Welcome to All Saints’ Episcopal Church

  • All Saints' Church (photo Edward 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)
  • Four Choirs Festival (photo: Edward Haynes)
  • Epiphany 2014, Parish Choir (photo by Edward Haynes)
  • Lessons & Carols, 2013
  • Sermon, November 2013

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–September 14, 2014

Sermon

14 Pentecost—Proper 19-A

September 14, 2014

William Bradbury

 

Exodus 14:19-31

Psalm 114

Romans 14:1-12

Matthew 18:21-35

 

Every Sunday we say in the Creed: We believe in one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and then, in the Lord’s Prayer, we say “forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.”

Right here in the middle of it all we proclaim that our faith is not just about ideas on the existence of God, but about how we understand who this God is and how this God impacts our living.

The God revealed in Jesus is a forgiver of sins. He says to the woman taken in adultery:

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We have a new bishop!

bishop_alan_gatesFriends,

Last Saturday a great crowd of Episcopalians gathered at the Agganis Center at Boston University to witness and celebrate the consecration of Alan McIntosh Gates as the 16th Bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts.

All Saints’ Choir, led by Maggie Marshall, joined the 640-strong mass choir to lead the music and our bell choir, led by Debbie Psilopoulos, played a wonderful piece during the procession. Continue reading

Sunday Forum September 21

This week’s topic is “Dying and the end of life – A sacred chapter”, led by Lynne Grillo. Let’s start the conversation about how to talk about our (and our loved one’s end) of life. What if I am seriously ill or dying? What do I really want for medical care? What if I am unable to make my own decisions about my health care? How do I talk to my family about this? Lynne will have some resources for you, but most importantly, we will talk about what things we want and how we can be more likely to get them. For more information, you can contact Lynne. She can be reached using the Contact Us page by selecting Prayer as First Resort for “To be contacted”.

Church School Fall Planting

imagesAll Church School classes will be participating in our Fall Planning event on Sunday, September 28th. This will be a morning full of gardening fun for our students.

Parents, please drop your children off in the Parish Hall at 9:45 am. We will break into planting teams and spend our morning planting daffodils on the church grounds.

Please send your child with a hand trowel if possible, and please bring your child dressed for digging in the dirt!

We would greatly appreciate donations of daffodil bulbs! There will be a basket in the Narthex to collect daffodil donations over the next few weeks.  Thank you for your help!

Call for Acolytes

acolyteAcolyte Master Bob Andrews has provided an information sheet describing some of the basics of what it means to serve as an acolyte, age limits, how to get involved, and more. This is now a page on the website. You should always be able to reach that page by selecting Information for Acolytes from the main navigation WHAT WE DO menu. There is also a link to the page in the SELECTED PAGES list in the sidebar.

A parade of holy fools?

ASC_reflections_on_the_wayFriends,

On September 4th our lectionary remembers Paul Jones, Bishop and Peace Advocate, who in 1918 was forced to resign as Bishop of Utah because of his pacifism in the midst of World War I. Today most people recognize that war was a disaster in which 16 million died to accomplish nothing more that sowing the seeds of the next world slaughter in which 55 million died.

The drums of war are sounding again as ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) grabs land and kills those who refuse to embrace its violent ideology. Most of the people they kill are Muslims, but we have been transfixed by the videos of the beheading of two American journalists. Continue reading