2 Thessalonians 1; Matthew 26.36-46

All Saints Day is one of the major feast days in the Christian calendar.  This Sunday we remembered and were inspired by the lives of those who have gone before us.  Together we reflected on Christ's prayer in suffering, Paul's letter to a persecuted church, and the ways in which the Christian is called to die to this life and be live in the life of Christ.

We also joined our prayers with many on the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted church.  For info on the four highlighted countries prayed for this year see the attached file.