THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP
Nov. 2, 2014
"Changed for Good"
As this Sunday’s service draws to its close, candles will be lit to honor the lives of those from our congregational family who died during the past year. The light that these dear ones drew from our Savior, the light of the world, and used to illuminate their part of the world will be celebrated as their names are spoken. This commemoration of All Saints Day provides the foundation for much of the rest of our worship this Sunday, as we explore the divine light that is available and accessible to each one of us.
Our text for this week, Ephesians 1, talks about this “light” that is the inheritance of all the saints, the gift of love to the body of Christ. In it, the writer expresses a desire that all know about the “great and mighty power that God has for us followers.” The same power source that was accessible to the saints of Bible times, as well as the saints of every age, is available to us, as well.
Hymns, prayers, scripture, and choral anthems presented by our children’s and adult choirs and the spoken word will call us to remember that each of us is an important part of Christ’s body, the church, filled with Christ himself, who fills us all. —Susan Dengler