All Saints Sunday 9am Sermon, The Rev. Elizabeth Blunt: "All Saints’ Day: A Mystical Meeting Place"
People have been making quilts for at least 5,000 years. Quilted fabrics are warm, tough, practical, and of course, beautiful. Mother Beth presented one pieced by her own great-great-grandmother during her All Saints’ Day sermon because the day itself, like many quilts, "is partly about memory."
Formerly a day when the church collectively remembered all martyrs, we now use this feast to "meet in prayer and hold in our hearts all those we love but see no longer.” From grandparents to neighbors to those who’s names might be lost us, but who have nevertheless “given our patterns meaning,” she invites us remember and give thanks for them today. Watch her sermon. The readings are Daniel 7:1–3, 15–18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11–23; and Luke 6:20–31.