All Hallows' Day or the Feast of All Saints
Halloween is named as the “eve” of All Hallows Day. Our Western Christian practice would begin at Vespers (6:00pm) on the evening of October 31 (All Hallows' Eve) and end at the close of November 1. Today, we celebrate the faithful departed because we believe in a powerful spiritual bond between the church in heaven (the “cheering section”) and the mission church (those of us “still in the game”). So, this Sunday we give God thanks for the lives of the saints gone before us. Famous Saints - Paul the Apostle, Augustine of Hippo, John Wesley, Billy Graham, and the individuals who have personally led US to faith in Jesus—a grandmother or friend. You are invited this day to light a taper in memory of someone as Bascomb UMC gives thanks for: Emory Hedgepeth, Cheryl Klenzak, Pat Malone, Jim Neff, John Reichard, and Jackie McDonald.