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All Saints

How do we recognize and remember people of great faith and action—whether ancient or contemporary, well-known or unknown—in Reformed worship? This issue of Call to Worship examines a recent proposal to introduce a Reformed calendar of commemorations and provides ideas for the church’s liturgy on All Saints' Day.

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In this issue

A Calendar of Commemorations, Task Force on Daily Prayer
A Calendar of Commemorations, Donald W. Stake
A Calendar of Commemorations: Alphabetical Index, Donald W. Stake
The Work of Our Hands: Carrying the Saints with Us, Megan Cochran
Praying with the Saints, Harold M. Daniels
Being with the Saints, Donald W. Stake
The Communion of Saints: The Communion of the Body of Christ and the Resurrected Body, Barbara J. Hedges-Goettl
Message, Medium, and Church Music, David W. Music

Inviting Children into All Saints' Day, Dawna M. Duff and Gary Neal Hansen
Somewhere in Between, Joshua Taylor
The Digital Cloud of Witnesses, John Vest
All Saints: Community, Ritual, and Celebration, Shawna Bowman

For God So Loved the World: A Lenten Worship Series, Michael Waschevski
A Eucharistic Prayer for All Saints' Day and for Select Funerals, Gail Ramshaw

Liturgical Art
Kelly Rider

Featured article

A Calendar of Commemorations, Donald W. Stake (PDF includes alphabetical index)

Learn more

Find art related to the Revised Common Lectionary readings for All Saints' Day: Year A | Year B | Year C (from Vanderbilt's Art in the Christian Tradition digital collection)

Further reading

Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Enuma Okoro, Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals (Zondervan, 2010)
Philip H. Pfatteicher, New Book of Festivals & Commemorations: A Proposed Common Calendar of Saints (Fortress Press, 2008)