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As we prepare to celebrate All Saints Day in worship during the weekend of November 3-5, we want to let you know of the ways we will be highlighting this  special time.

At each of our regular worship services at St. Philip the Deacon (Saturday at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. and Monday at 7 p.m.), there will be candles placed at the baptismal font in memory of our friends and loved ones who have passed away during the past year. During the prayers we will also read their names aloud and give thanks for their witness and faith.

We invite you to join a special All Saints Day event to be held at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis on Thursday, Nov. 1. During a service of remembrance and thanksgiving for the saints at the beautiful chapel there, we will remember our loved ones, sing and share the sacrament. After the service, we will take a driving tour of the grounds. Lakewood Cemetery was founded in 1871. Our drive will take us through 135 years of local history and we will have the opportunity to observe some of the spectacular monuments and sculptures that make this cemetery so striking. For this event, the cost is $32 per person, which includes transportation and lunch at the French Meadow Cafe. The bus will leave St. Philip the Deacon at 9:30 a.m., returning by 2 p.m. Please register online  or contact Cindy Carlson at 763-475-7115.

We also invite you to attend a special All Saints concert by the National Lutheran Choir on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Central to this concert is the recitation of names of the saints. Come share the name of your loved one with our community for a deeply moving remembrance of those who are no longer with us. Tickets for adults are $30 and can be purchased in advance at nlca.com, or may be purchased at the door.

Please share these invitations with your family and friends. All are welcome to gather on this important day as we remember and give thanks for our loved ones in community.

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Martin Luther