November 1st is All Saints Day and each year on the Sunday following, the liturgical church, which Lake Waccamaw UMC participates, celebrates All Saints Sunday. This day of worship is one honoring those loved ones that have died over the last year and acknowledged as joining the “church triumphant,” of that “cloud of witnesses” (Heb. 12).
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, enjoyed and celebrated All Saints Day. In a journal entry from November 1, 1767, Wesley calls it “a festival I truly love.” On the same day in 1788, he writes, “I always find this a comfortable day.” The following year he calls it “a day that I peculiarly love.” UMC.org
This year, like every other year, we will be honoring the saints during worship. This is a courteous service, where we read the names of our loved ones, and honor them by lighting a candle in their honor. Were better to acknowledge, then at the Lord’s Table together, and so this unique service will be centered around communion. Come join us.