Welcome to All Saints’– a family committed to embracing the Divine in all through experiencing and sharing the compassionate story of Jesus Christ.
We are deeply rooted in the beauty of the Episcopal tradition while open to innovative ways of experiencing God's presence in all sacred traditions. We are committed to prayer, to compassionate engagement with the world, to spiritual formation and to the spirit of inclusion. All Saints’ is a house of prayer for all God's people - and we warmly welcome your presence at any of our services, classes or events.
It is the season of Advent. And we wait. We wait for the Christ to come and fill the empty places in our lives, in our relationships, in our hearts.
New Wisdom Class Book Study
We will begin our new book The Other Face of God: When the Stranger Calls Us Home by Mary Jo Leddy on Tuesday, November 29 or Thursday, December 1. Her experiences of creating a temporary shelter in Toronto, Canada for refugees. Through her life with the people she met in her work of temporary shelter for refugees in Toronto, she says that “the newcomer disrupts our lives and summons us to a new sense of ourselves, a fresh sense of Christ and a compelling vision of the church.” Books are available online or at the church office.
Adult Formation Class
Reclaiming the language of our tradition
Note: This class will not meet on Sunday, Dec. 4th.
Please join John Otto and Chuck Etheridge as we talk about some of the language that can become a barrier to our spiritual growth through semantics. How can we know what the early Desert Fathers really meant? What are some of the historical meanings of the many different Hebrew words now translated as our one word - Light. Let's unpack the language of our Faith in search of the deeper truths and continuing growing an adult faith. See you Sundays at 9:10 in the library.
One Wednesday - monthly first Wednesday interfaith gathering in silence - at 7pm
We gather in silence - without a leader other than our hearts. We pray or meditate in silence for 20-30 minutes. We depart in silence. This national project has the intention to invite people to gather in a church, synagogue, mosque, ashram, etc. each first Wedndesday of the month to spend 30 minutes in silence.
“Silence is the first language of God,” wrote St John of the Cross, “and it is the one language that needs no translation and allows all to be one.” http://onewednesday.org.
New Free Little Library Just for Kids
Have you noticed the new little library outside the church? It is our new Free Little Library just for Kids and it is filled with all kinds of picture and adventure books waiting to be read by a child or young person. It was designed and created by Chuck and Jan Hilton and has already had its first withdrawal. With school out for the summer, we are encouraging children and adults of all ages to use the “Free Little Libraries” here at All Saints’. So take a book to enjoy or bring a book to add to the library for someone else. Reading is a wonderful way to go on adventures to far off lands without ever leaving home.
Our regular worship and class schedule:
8 AM - Holy Eucharist without music - upstairs nave
9:15-10:15 AM - Spiritual formation classes for all ages (Sep-May)
- Holy Eucharist enriched with music - upstairs nave
Tuesdays: 11:40 AM Mid-day Holy Eucharist and Public Healing Service - upstairs nave
Children's Chapel - We offer a Children’s Chapel during the Sunday 10:30 am service as an option, as children are warmly welcomed at all of our services. Children can gather before 10:30 in the downstairs Oratory for activities to further their understanding of that Sunday’s lessons. The children are returned to their parents during the passing of the peace. Families will remain together for Eucharist and the completion of the worship service.