November 1 - All Saints Day



Saint: We are all called saints that believe and have faith. The "celebrated" saints are people who lived extraordinary lives and can inspire us to do the same.

To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ in Colossae.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

(Colossians 1:2)

I sing a song of the saints of God (Lyrics)

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Joan of Ark

and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. 2 Corinthians 5:15

Florence Nightingale

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2 :10

Florence went against the wishes of her wealthy parents and defied social custom when she took up a career that no respectable woman of that day would even consider. She became a nurse. History knows her now as "The Lady with the Lamp." Night after night she walked among the cots of wounded soldiers, carrying her kerosene lamp to light the darkness and wearing her cape to keep out the cold. She was always ready to bandage the wounds of a bleeding soldier, give a drink of water to a thirsty patient, or write a letter home for a private on his deathbed. Up until Florence's time, the hospitals in England were a disgrace. Could she better conditions? She would have to overcome the resistance of high officials, the apathy of the public, and even the ignorance of doctors. Throughout her life, Florence remembered the entry in her diary when she was still a girl: "God spoke to me and called me to His service."

We borrow the Animated Hero Classics video of Florence Nightingale from church.

Amy Carmichael

A missionary that God used in India to rescue "temple girls."

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:27

O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted;
you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,
so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.

Psalm 10:17-18

Today girls are still in need of rescuing in India and around the world. Jessica's Noonday Ambassadorship helps artisans from India and around the world make a living wage to support their families. Noonday also partners with International Justice Mission.

"You can give without loving. But you cannot love without giving." - Amy Carmichael

We borrow "The Amy Carmichael Story" by The Torchlighters Heros of the Faith Series from the church library.

Amy Carmichael, Kindly Kidnapper by Dan Graves, MSL

John Bunyan

"But Peter and John replied, 'Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God.'"(Acts 4:18-20)

Bunyan was arrested November 12, 1660, for preaching without the approval of the Anglican Church. He was charged with "teaching men to worship God contrary to the law" and was in jail more than twelve years. (1)

Bunyan could have freed himself by promising not to preach but refused. He told local magistrates he would rather remain in prison until moss grew on his eyelids than fail to do what God commanded. (2)

Author of "Pilgrim's Progress" and many other books. Pilgrim's Progress on Amazon.com

We borrow "The John Bunyan Story" by The Torchlighters Heros of the Faith Series from the church library.

1. www.chapellibrary.org/literature/bunyan
2. www.christianitytoday.com/ch/131christians/musiciansartistsandwriters/bunyan.html