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Pastor's Corner: Gratitude for all the saints

It is over a week away, but I'm already thinking about the Sunday after next, Nov. 1. Not because it's my husband's birthday (he's not much into big celebrations for his birthday). And not because it's the last Sunday before what will surely be a tense election week in what seems like a never-ending political campaign season. But because this is a year where the specter of death feels ever-present, and Nov. 1 is All Saints' Day.

This feast day of All Saints began many, many years ago to commemorate early Christian martyrs, those who had died as witnesses to the faith. Churches still remember b...


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