Dear friends,

Well, yesterday the weather was not our friend when it came to gathering for worship. Let’s hope it cooperates for this this Sunday. Here is the link to RSVP:

This Sunday is All Saints’ Day, the day we remember those who are now what Paul calls “the great cloud of witnesses” and that we are all called to be saints of God. Part of our worship with be a reading of the names of those we love who have died. We automatically will include parishioners who have died in the past year and all of those who are buried in our memorial garden. If you would like to include other names please email them to me and I will add them to the list.

This Sunday also begins our host week for Family Promise. Many thanks to all of you who have brought grocery and gas gift cards, snack, supplies, and volunteered to spend the night. The only night that is not covered is next Wednesday, November 4. If you are able to spend the night at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church on Mt. Vernon Road in Dunwoody you can sign up by going to our website,, and clicking on the SignUp Genius button at the bottom of the page,

The service for this week’s Compline is attached:

Finally, I’d like to share this prayer I found to say when you’re putting on your mask. It’s a nice reminder that in doing so we are expressing our love of God by loving and showing concern for those around us.

A prayer as I put on my mask:
as I prepare to go into the world,
help me to see the sacrament
in the wearing of this cloth—
let it be "an outward sign
of an inward grace"—
a tangible and visible way of living
love for my neighbors,
as I love myself.
since my lips will be covered,
uncover my heart,
that people would see my smile
in the crinkles around my eyes.
Since my voice may be muffled,
help me to speak clearly,
not only with my words,
but with my actions.
Holy Spirit,
As the elastic touches my ears,
remind me to listen carefully—
and full of care—
to all those I meet.
May this simple piece of cloth be
shield and banner,
and each breath that it holds,
be filled with your love.
In your Name and
in that love,
I pray.
— Rev. Dr. Richard Bott, Moderator of the United Church of Canada

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