All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day falls on November 1, but is often celebrated on the first Sunday in November. Many Protestants easily confess their uneasiness with this event because they recall the excessive veneration of saints that was part of Catholicism at the time of the Protestant Reformation and they fear participation in such veneration.  However, today it can become a very meaningful observance by remembering that we owe gratitude and thanks to God for all those Christian people of every time and place who have gone before us. This “cloud of witnesses” is comprised of all those whom God has used to set the course for us, to form us, and to inspire us on our journeys.

Some possible Psalms to use for All Saints' Day:

Psalm 1
Psalm 15
Psalm 23
Psalm 24
Psalm 33
Psalm 34
Psalm 97
Psalm 116:12-15
Psalm 145
Psalm 149