from a council member…What is the communion of saints?

Lutherans believe that we are connected to all of the saints; those who have gone before, those who are in other places in the world, and those who will come.  Hebrews 12:1 proclaims that we receive encouragement from the ‘great cloud of witnesses’ who help us to run the race with perseverance.  That is a powerful image indeed…to be encouraged by our ancestors in faith, from those in the global church and from those who will inherit the faith from us and our descendants.  And we encourage others.  Let’s get to work. ~ Pastor Trudy