Jesus said, “Let the dead bury the dead” which seems at odds with his own Jewish heritage. Rabbinic tradition teaches us that burying the dead is our last mitzvah, our final tangible good deed for them. This Sunday’s service will include elements from All Souls, All Saints, Samhain, the Day of the Dead and the Kaddish prayer tradition. Everyone is invited to bring a picture of someone who is no longer living (or a picture of someone you consider to be a saint) to place on our altar. We will remember those who continue to influence us even after they are gone.
(You can watch our worship service streamed at 11 am on our Facebook page https://tinyurl.com/yfx9pnx6, or our website https://tvuuc.org/ and also on our YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/ycksxc98.)
Per the CDC, Knox County’s risk level has returned to LOW. No COVID-related restrictions are in place, though masks and vaccination are encouraged. The Lizzie Crozier-French room is designated for remote viewing with masks required for all over the age of two. You may also watch our services online. The full Covid policy can be viewed online here.