Pastor Kari Lipke gives our message on this All Saints' Sunday, with readings from Ephesians 1: 15-21 and Luke 6: 20-31. We also blessed the new banner artwork, "Festival of Lights" by John August Swanson, in memory of Doris Rolander.
"What do we want from others more than their understanding? What greater gift can we give someone else than to hear them and believe them when they tell us about their lives? Woe to you, then, is not a phrase of condemnation from Jesus. It's rather a precaution: a communal safeguard, a curb to bump up against, a provision for keeping us connected in honest, loving communities."