The Discernment Committee has created a list of questions and answers about the Priest in Charge discernment process. This can be accessed from most website pages using a link in the sidebar (right after the QUICK LINKS).
We celebrate All Saints’ Day, this Sunday, November 2. In addition to remembering all of the saints who have gone before us, we are celebrating our Name Day. We will have one baptism at the 10a.m. service, and every All Saints’ piece that you would hope to hear. Our hymns are: “For all the saints,” “I sing a song of the saints of God, “ and “When the Saints go marchin’ in.” Our music will be enhanced by the trumpet playing of Kelly Bray and Scott Bempkins. All three vocal choirs will sing, and the handbell choir will play. One anthem that will be sung with combined choirs is “Goin’ Home,” by Dvorak/Robert Lehman. The theme is based on part of Dvorak’s “New World Symphony.” The words were written by one of Dvorak’s students, who also adapted and arranged the song in the style of a Spiritual. Contemporary composer Robert Lehman has made a newer arrangement, with the youth choirs acting as the solo.
On November 2, Cina Barker will lead a conversation about saints. What is a saint? What do we mean when we say someone is a saint? What qualities does that imply? Have you known a saint? Join us for this timely discussion on All Saints Day.
By now most of you have heard of the experiment in which subjects are asked to watch a video in which people are passing a basketball. The viewers are told to count the number of times the people dressed in white pass the ball to each other. After the short video viewers are asked if they saw anything unusual as they counted the passes. Most people say they did not notice the huge gorilla that walked across the screen. Continue reading
November 15th, 9 am
Calling all pie makers, crust rollers, and apple peelers!! If you can peel apples, mix the filling and/or make pie crusts, or if you have ever wanted to learn how, please join us in the Parish Hall on Saturday, November 15th for our annual pie-baking workshop for what has become a yearly tradition of making the best homemade apple and blueberry pies around, just in time for folks to buy for the holidays!! Continue reading
The Gingerbread Village Display has a new home- the event is being hosted by Greater Lowell Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 7, and Chelmsford Central Baptist Church: the event will be on Dec 6th & 7th at the Central Baptist Church, 9 Academy St., Chelmsford, MA.
We encourage everyone to go to this site for information on the 2014 Gingerbread Village Display: http://chelmsfordcrew7.mytroop.us/node/1478
The theme this year is
So visit the site, register to build, and break out the gingerbread!
Friends in Christ,
Below is the diocesan announcement of Bishop Shaw’s death. He was a wonderful man and great bishop. I will deeply miss his Christ-centered, Bible-focused, prayerful companionship.
Yours in Christ,
Bill Continue reading
The Church School Council invites All Saints’ members to join in! The Episcopal Partnership, of which All Saints is a founding member, is encouraging churches to build bird houses to raise funds to build homes. It’s easy and fun! Continue reading
The Church School Council is proud to present our first ever monthly newsletter! Here you will find updates on our Church School classes, as well as other important information for the month, such as the acolyte schedule, the children’s choir schedule, and a list of important dates. We hope you enjoy reading about the wonderful programs we have for our youth!