All Saints Day is a time in which we remember and honor those in our church family who have gone on to be with God in this last year. All services provide a time to light a candle in memory of a loved one. Our scripture is from the letter to the Hebrews in which the original hearers were being encouraged to keep the faith. The writer gives a long list of heroes of the faith (chapter 11) before going into the sports analogy of running a race and instructing listeners to keep their eyes on Jesus, “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith” (chapter 12). They (and we) are to be encouraged by “the great cloud of witnesses” that surround us. As we come together this weekend, we will be thinking about those witnesses, saints, who continue to encourage and inspire us in our life and faith. We have saints above and saints below who are heroes in the faith to us. Who are your faith heroes? And in what ways are you encouraging the next generation as so many have and are encouraging you? Join us this weekend as we come to remember and give thanks for many.