All Saints' Day (observed)
As Jacob with travel was weary one day, / At night on a stone for a pillow he lay; / He saw in a vision a ladder so high / That its foot was on earth and its top in the sky.
This ladder is long, it is strong and well-made, / Has stood hundreds of years and is not yet decayed; / Many millions have climbed it and reached Sion's hill, / And thousands by faith are climbing it still.
Welcome, friends and family, to one of the happiest days in the church year. Today is the day when we recall the blessedness of those who have trod the path of faith before us. Today is the day when we get a glimpse into the magnitude of the Church, its size and the greatness of her glory. Today is All Saints' Day, a day to gaze upon the effects of Christ work, as He died and rose again, establishing the Church, His Bride, and granting entrance into her for many millions upon millions of saints.