Better Angels

Better Angels

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This Sunday, November 6, is All Saints Sunday, the day we will remember our brothers and sisters who have died in the past year. Their names will be read at both 9 and 11:00 services.  Rev. Heaton’s sermon is “Better Angels” and the scripture text is Luke 20:27-38. (Rev. Heaton would like the congregation to know that next week’s message, the post election sermon, is already written. The Gospel is the same “Yesterday, Today and Forever.” Be at peace!)

The Worship Ensemble plays at the early service and at both services Brandon Mock will play “Carillon de Longpont” (by Louis Vierne) for the Prelude. At 11:00 the Chancel Choir will sing “Abide With Me” (arr. Gilbert Martin) and for the 9:00 Postlude Brandon will play “Forever” (by Chris Tomlin) and at 11, “Now Thank We All Our God” (arr. Fox).

Jeff Sharver and Kay Jester read scripture and at 11:00 Laura Stockstill leads the Psalter.


27 Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him 28 and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the manb shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; 30 then the second 31 and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless. 32 Finally the woman also died. 33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her.”

34 Jesus said to them, “Those who belong to this age marry and are given in marriage; 35 but those who are considered worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. 36 Indeed they cannot die anymore, because they are like angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection. 37 And the fact that the dead are raised Moses himself showed, in the story about the bush, where he speaks of the Lord as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38 Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive.”    Luke 20:27-38