Welcome to All Saints’ Episcopal Church

  • All Saints' Church (photo Edward Haynes)
  • Thrift Shop fashion show (photo: Ed Haynes)
  • Untitled (photo: Ed Haynes)
  • Birdhouses for Habitat November 9 (photo: Ed Haynes)
  • Blessing of Animals (photo: Ed Haynes)
  • Consecration of Bishop Alan Gates (photo: Chris Mills)
  • All Saints' Bell Choir at Consecration of Alan Gates (photo: Chris Mills)
  • Welcome Back Cookout September 7, 2014
  • Village Harmony at All Saints' July 11, 2014
  • Maggie Marshall at the Association of Anglican Musicians conference in DC
  • Pentecost Music (photo: Edward Haynes)
  • Pentecost: Bow the Knee (photo: Edward Haynes)

We are a welcoming community that seeks to follow Jesus Christ with all that we are and all that we have. Through worship, fellowship, education, and mission we open ourselves to God and our neighbor.

Our Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:00 AM with Children’s Church School at 9:45 AM. Wednesday worship: noon in the chapel.  10 Billerica Rd. Chelmsford Center.   Whoever you are, we invite you to join us.

Sermon–November 23, 2014

Sermon

Last Pentecost—Year-A

November 23, 2014

William Bradbury

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Psalm 100

Ephesians 1:15-23

Matthew 25:31-46

I love the images of the shepherd in the gospels: Jesus is the shepherd who leaves the 99 alone on a hillside to bring back the one lost sheep; he is the good shepherd who calls all his sheep by name and who does not run away when the wolf attacks. His rod and his staff comfort us.

But today we get the shepherd who is also a King and a Judge, separating the sheep from the goats. Continue reading

Ringing the chapel bell

Our chapel has a bell tower and bell, which were added to the original structure in the 1890’s. Under the leadership of Dan Wilson, our high school youth are now ringing the bell at 9:55a.m. We hope that you will enjoy hearing a part of our heritage, and that you will use this sound as a signal to prepare for the start of our worship service with a time of silence and reflection.

Music for November 30

This Sunday’s music marks the beginning of the new church year – Advent 1. The word “advent” means coming into place; arrival. For the four Sundays of Advent, we are getting ready for the arrival of Jesus on Christmas Day. Over the next four weeks, you will be hearing terms for getting prepared and being ready. Although Santa and accouterments have been visible in malls since Halloween, you will see only foreshadowing of the birth of Jesus in this Advent season! The choir’s anthem is a Mendelssohn arrangement of the famous “Sleeper’s Awake,” and the organ voluntaries are Bach and Paul Manz arrangements of the same chorale.

Christmas Pageant 2014

nativityThe time to prepare for our annual Christmas pageant has arrived!  We will hold a brief organizational meeting this Sunday, November 23rd, immediately following the 10am service.  Kids and their parents interested in learning more, please join us for 15 minutes in the downstairs meeting room.  All kids interested in speaking roles, please plan on staying after for a chance to read.  If you are out of town this Sunday, but would like to be involved in the pageant, please contact Debbie Collins using the Contact Us form and selecting “Church School” in the “To Be Contacted” field.

Pageant rehearsals will take place after the 10am service on Sunday, December 7th, 14th, and 21st.  The Christmas pageant will be held during the 4pm service on Christmas Eve.

Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

Lessons & Carols, 2013

Lessons & Carols, 2013. Photo: Ed Haynes

Please plan to take time out of your holiday preparations to join all of the choirs on Sunday, December 14 at 4p.m. to hear the story of the birth of Jesus told through story and song. All four choirs have been working hard to prepare this long-standing All Saints’ tradition. Our snow date is December 21, but we are thinking positive!

Sermon–November 16, 2014

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Sermon

23 Pentecost—Proper 28-A

November 16, 2014

William Bradbury

 

Judges 4:1-7

Psalm 123

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Matthew 25:14-30

As you know I’m a movie guy so I hate to come into a movie late—even a little bit–and what I refuse to do is to enter during the middle, because I’m going to misunderstand what’s going on.

Same thing applies in our attempt to understand Jesus as he tells the parable of the talents today: Continue reading

Upcoming Sunday Forums

The forum for November 30, led by Rev. Bill Bradbury, kicks off the season of Advent. Advent means coming. We generally focus on Jesus’ first coming but today we’ll look at the Second Coming through the eyes of St Paul, whose teaching may surprise us.