January 25, 2015
As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea– for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him. Continue reading
Here at All Saints’, we are organizing ourselves for our Habitat work into three working groups; The Muscle, The Money and The Food. No experience is necessary and you can join up for one or all! This is a wonderful opportunity to live out God’s love- and you would be surprised at the many ways you can be a part of it! Click here to read more, and if the spirit is calling you, join the team- we’d love to have you!
The memorial list (PDF) is available via the following link:
The January edition of our All Saints’ Church School Newsletter is now available! Click below to get the details on this months activities, including the 3rd Annual Parish Breakfast, the Family Service schedule, and a glimpse at our classroom plans. Enjoy!
from Matt Hickcox
Thank you to everyone who hosted a coffee hour in 2014. We had very few holes on the sign-up sheet over the past 12 months, which goes to shows that we Episcopalians can indeed voluntarily volunteer for things. But 2015 is wide open at this point, particularly the next couple of weeks, so please contact me with some possible dates (e.g. “the next open Sunday“, or “sometime in early February”) or sign up yourself on the sheet hanging in the kitchen. You can contact me using the Contact Us form (select “Coffee Hour Coordinator” for “To be contacted”). Thanks. Matt Hickcox
The discernment team has finished its effort having developed and delivered a recommendation to the Vestry regarding whether Rev. Bill Bradbury should be offered the position of permanent priest when his three year Priest-in-Charge period ends in March. Continue reading
On December 16th, the Vestry of All Saints’ Chelmsford accepted the unanimous recommendation of our Discernment Committee and voted, again unanimously, to call Reverend Bill Bradbury to be our next permanent Rector. Reverend Bill enthusiastically accepted the Vestry’s call and All Saints’ is now celebrating Reverend Bill’s continuing ministry among us and looking forward to many more years of working together to serve our community in Jesus’ name!
The wardens and Vestry will be working together over the next few weeks to plan an official celebration and installation ceremony with a representative from the Diocese. Stay tuned!
Dave Kuzara, Erik Forsberg, Wardens
All Saints Church offers a monthly family service which includes songs, prayers, a story, and Eucharist. It lasts about 30 minutes. We would love to have YOU join us! While these services are geared toward families with small children, ALL are welcomed and invited.
Our 2015 services are scheduled for: January 25, February 22, March 22, May 24 and June 14
If you would like to receive emails about up coming Family Services, please contact us using the Contact Us page, select “Family Service” in the “To be contacted” and you will be added to our contact list.
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.