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All Hallow's Eve

posted Oct 9, 2011, 6:48 PM by Lorrie Slaymaker   [ updated Oct 10, 2011, 1:37 PM ]
When things go bump in the night - what do you do?  At St Matthew's we answer the unexpected thud with costumes, bonfire, cookout, and an All Hallow's Eve service.  All Hallow's Eve take's the "scary" of the unknown, and allows the light of Christ to shine into those darkened spaces.  We will gather on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 for an All Hallow's Eve celebration.  We begin in the church
with scripture readings, dramatically rendered by youth and adults.  With God present, there is nothing that can go bump in the dark that  we cannot handle.  With hotdogs, sundries, and s'mores, following we certainly make way for the goodness in the world.  The ancient tradition from the British Isles tames the changing of the seasons, the jack-o-lanterns, and skeletons and readies us for the expected All Saints Day, All Souls Day, and the Sunday after All Saints Day.