First published in the Nov. 3 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
A week after celebrating Reformation Sunday, Lutheran Church in the Foothills will celebrate another important date on the church calendar: All Saints Day.
On this day, congregants remember and honor their own lost loved ones, as well the saints celebrated throughout history.
“All Saints brings into focus our own beloved dead while also stretching our imagination toward the whole company of saints, more diverse and populous than we can fully comprehend,” according to the church’s governing body, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The festival originally honored those who were considered especially holy: heroic figures from the Scriptures and martyrs who had given their lives nonviolently in witness to the faith. However, according to the ELCA, it is an especially Lutheran accent for the feast to honor not only those who lived exemplary lives, but all who have been baptized into Christ’s death.
All Saints Day worship will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, with Pastor Chuck Bunnell, including music and choir led by Mark Anzelon and pianist Sun Coe. All are welcome. A livestream is offered on the church’s YouTube channel.
LCIF would like to thank its many volunteers for helping with last weekend’s “Trunk or Treat” carnival. Dozens of families enjoyed the free community event which included games, trunk-or-treating amid the many decorated car trunks in the church’s parking lot, and plenty of food and treats.
Visit lcifoothills.org for event details, including small group gatherings and opportunities to serve. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (818) 790-1951. The church is located at 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.