Monday, November 1, 2010

All Saints' Day 2010

Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might;
Thou Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight;
Thou in the darkness drear, their one true light.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Oh, blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
Yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
(LSB 677:2, 4)

Today we are especially remembering two saints that we love that went to be with Jesus in the last year.

Timothy: January 13, 1948-December 29, 2009
61 years 11 months 16 days
Alive in Christ forever!

Roy: October 3, 1920-February 10, 2010
89 years 4 months 7 days
Alive in Christ forever!

O almighty God, by whom we are graciously knit together as one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of Jesus Christ, our Lord, grant us so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that we may come to those unspeakable joys which you have prepared for those who unfeignedly love you; through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. (LW page 116 All Saints' Day Collect of the Day)

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