Who is All Saints?
A reflection on being part of the All Saints' community by one of our parish members:
The intentional, contemplative, mystical, and musical liturgy we experience at All Saints’ is without question what brought me back to the church after a lapse of many years. I am rejuvenated and refreshed in the unfolding of our liturgy that keeps me grounded in a modern world but also connected to the past. The prayers we pray go back to the early days of the church; reciting them or singing them in new ways is a tether to tradition. Experiencing our Sunday worship, walking our labyrinth, and participating in the many varied forms of formation is truly food for my spirit. Knowing each of you has changed and enriched my life. When my work takes me away for periods of time, I miss this congregation and the remarkable way we worship together and I cannot wait to return. I want us to continue to explore an ever broader and deeper experience with each other. A wise person is quoted as saying, “Life is not measured by its length but by its depth”. All Saints’ provides the tools and the expressions of love and liturgy that keep me digging deeper.
All Saints' is a family committed to embrace the Divine in all through experiencing and sharing the compassionate story of Jesus Christ. We are deeply rooted in Episcopal Tradition while we find innovative ways of experiencing God's presence in all Sacred Traditions.
All Saints’ is a place of freedom that allows you to discover your relationship with God and God’s relationship with you without being told what that is. Here, it is okay not to believe, it is okay to question. We recognize that the longing for God comes from within each person and this longing is also the expression and recognition of the Divine that dwells within us.
We are a welcoming place of spiritual and physical beauty - a place for you to enter into (and grow in) the heart of Christianity.
A Look at
began on the present Church of the Good Shepherd in 1949, their
former building, known as 'the little white church,' which had
been erected downtown in 1878, was taken outside the city limits
and set down in the midst of a landscape filled with cotton fields
at what is now 3026 S. Staples. One year later, this new mission
had been admitted to the Diocese of West Texas as a self-supporting
parish. The first service was held in the newly relocated church
on February 19, 1949. The church continued to grow in faith and
in numbers, and on November 5, 1964, the 'little white church'
was replaced by our present structure. In 1969 a new day school,
David Wicks School, was created and served many children in our
community from the late 1960's to the mid 1990's.
In 1995 the building
was renovated and expanded to meet new emerging needs and included
the addition of a Labyrinth and parish hall, the Oratory of the
Good Shepherd Chapel, a new kitchen, newly redesigned classrooms,
nurseries, and a new entrance.
We are on a journey to our spiritual
origins, a rediscovery. It is a journey of transformation, a reunion
with the truth of God that speaks and has always spoken to and within
the depths of our being. The journey is eternal and continually
changing. We have been blessed with gifted priests and lay leaders in this community to guide us on this journey. But it is also a symbol of the constancy of God; there
will always be an empty seat for all who search for God.
3026 S. Staples, Corpus Christi, TX 78404
Phone: (361) 855-6294
New ways to give
In an effort to try to make donating to the church easier, there are now two new ways of making your contributions to the church by using either our online giving portal or just a simple text message. If you need assistance, please contact the church office through the information above.
The entrance to our portal can be found on the front page of our website. Just click the button, found in the upper right hand corner and follow the instructions on your screen.
To donate using a text message, simply send a text to 361.384.4627 with the amount you would like to contribute. Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount. Example: $25. Within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and credit or debit card information. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically!