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The Tower: November 13, 2011

This week's edition includes a re-cap of Eldonna's, Janet's, and Jessica's trip to California, and an invitation to a very special set of twins' first birthday celebration!

News: The Practices of Being a Christian

Being a Christian involves, among other things, living as Jesus wants us to. And because the Jesus Way is so much against the grain of our or any culture, really living as Jesus wants us to live can be extraordinarily difficult. I recently came across the following story about Bud Welch, whose 23-year-old daughter, Julie, was killed in the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.

 

The Tower: November 6, 2011

There's a lot of youth information in this week's edition, including some pictures from the Sunday School kids' costume party. 

News: All Saints Day

All Saints Day has a long history in the Christian Church. In the early church, Christians would celebrate a martyr’s death for Christ, and this was known as the Saint’s “birth day.” In some cases, there was an all-night vigil, and the communion was celebrated over the tomb of the saint, or at the place of the saint’s martyrdom.  During the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletion (284-305), there was a general persecution of Christians throughout the Roman Empire. Estimates are that more than 3000 were killed and others tortured and/or jailed because of their refusal to deny their faith. It was during this time that the idea was developed to have a single day in the church each year when those who had been martyred for their faith would be remembered. In the western church (Roman Catholic and then Protestant), November 1 ended up being the day when all the saints of the church (Christians who had died) were remembered and commemorated.

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