This children’s sermon was written for All Saints Day, November 3, 2019.

Good morning girls and boys. Do you know what our special day this is today? It’s one of those days that’s sad and happy.  It’s All Saints Sunday, the day we remember and honor special people in our church family who’ve died this year.

I brought a book with me that I want to share called The Memory Box, by Joanna Rowland. It’s about a girl who had someone die in her family and she knows what it’s like to miss someone and be sad. As you listen, see what things she decides to do that seem to help her feelings.

(Read The Memory Box.)

When someone we love dies, we have all kinds of feelings, and those feelings are so important. It’s good to talk to people about all of our feelings- and to talk with God about how we feel. Our feelings are important to God.

Dear God, thank you for the love we have for our love for each other. Thank you for memories we make that will last our whole lives. When we miss people, we know you come close to us. Help us come close to you. We love you, God. Amen.