Prayer: God of all we thank you for those who have come before us and who in their wisdom have helped shape us into the believers who we are. Let their legacy live through us so we can be faithful examples for others. Amen.
Reading: Ephesians 1:11-23 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: This Sunday we celebrate all Saints Sunday. I am very grateful for those saints who have come before me and the lessons they have taught me. It has been many years since my Grandmother has passed away but I still remember her fondly as a person of great faith. She was one of those quiet, peaceful souls who lived her faith everyday by being kind to all. Her Bible sat on the end table in the living room and she did daily devotions. She marked verses in her Bible that meant a great deal to her. She was a wonderful example to me of how a person of faith lives. There are many saints in our lives that have made an impact on how we live our lives of faith. I hope you take some time to remember them today, and thank God for the influence they have had in your life. --Charlene Rineer
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