Welcome to All Saints’ Episcopal Church

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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 services are at 8AM and 10:00AM in the church. There is a nursery at the main service and Children’s Church School. Wednesday worship: noon in the chapel.  10 Billerica Rd. Chelmsford Center. Whoever you are, we invite you to join us.

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Important Parish Meeting June 4th! Parish vote required

NEW PARISH BYLAWS:

A Special Parish Meeting is being called on June 4 following the 10AM service to approve a revision of the All Saints Bylaws.

For the last two years a team of dedicated parishioners have been working on some overdue revisions to the parish bylaws. On May 13 the vestry voted to accept the committee’s final draft and now, as required by canonical authority, a Special Parish Meeting is being called for June 4th   2017 following the 10AM service, for the congregation to vote on the revision.

Click here to learn all about the why, what, and how of the bylaws revision.

Thrift Shop Bag Sale

The Thrift Shop annual bag sale is fast approaching! We mark our end of the season by having a $5/bag sale during our last three days: May 31, June 1, and June 3 from 10:30-3. We supply the bag, and you are welcome to stuff as much into it as you can. Since we are staffed entirely by volunteers, we close for the summer, and open for business after Labor Day. If you are looking for a gentle and fun way to increase your involvement at All Saints’, consider signing up to volunteer. We are open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10-3, and shifts are usually 2.5 hours. Please speak to Maggie Marshall, Thrift Shop head, if you are interested.

The Thrift Shop will close at 12:30pm this Saturday, May 27.

Music for May 28

Music this Sunday, as well as the lessons, will celebrate Ascension Day, which is actually 39 days after Easter Sunday – May 25. The two organ voluntaries are based on the opening hymn – “Hail the day that sees Him rise.” Since many of the Parish Choir will be elsewhere, we are singing a simple Spiritual, It was poor little Jesus, that tells the story of Jesus from his birth to his ascension into heaven.

Sermon–May 14, 2017

Sermon

Easter 5, May 14, 2017

William Bradbury

Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14

I know some priests who when reading this gospel at funerals refuse to read the last line that says: “No one comes to the Father except through me”. They edit it out because of those Christians who have used this line as a cover for their arrogance and even violence against those who don’t believe exactly the same way they do. Continue reading

From the Rector

On Easter Day 2017, All Saints came together to participate in the on-going power of Resurrection in our lives and world. We all know how easy it is to slip into the cynicism that is gripping our country at the moment, so it is a profound act of healing and faith to gather as the Body of Christ to proclaim a different story, a story that starts in the Original Blessing of creation, goes through Israel, then comes to a point in the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. It is this story that frames our lives and transforms the entire cosmos.

Mary Magdalene received a sign of two angelic messengers in the tomb to open her heart to the Risen Christ standing right behind her. All Saints received the sign of Beauty, which was present in music, flowers, liturgy, and the gathered fellowship. This sign opened our hearts to the presence of the Risen Christ in Word, Sacrament, and Community.

I continue to be filled with awe and gratitude for those who use their gifts to make it possible for us to see Christ, and to know him, as the One who is forever with us and for us. Thanks to all of you who worked so hard during The Great Three Days to make our celebration of Resurrection so full of Alleluias!

 RESURRECTION IS!

 Bill

Beautiful video of All Saints’

This video was taken by a local amateur videographer named Damon L. Arcangelo who visited All Saints’. Enjoy.

As an amateur photographer, I think he captured an “essence” of All Saints’ that goes back generations, and has a great eye for some of the stunning views in our church. Absolutely beautiful. See if you agree…

https://youtu.be/DooM_ueF56g

Thank you Damon!