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2017-2018 Church School Registration is OPEN

All Saints’ Church in Chelmsford is happy to announce that our 2017-2018 Church School Registration is open- we invite all families who are looking for a church home to visit us and learn more about our programs. We offer classes for children from pre-K to 10th grade, and a Youth Group for 7th-12th graders.

We seek to serve Christ in all people by loving our neighbors as ourselves. For our children, this means meeting each child’s needs and fostering a sense of belonging through our thoughtful community. Our Church School staff are CORI checked and trained in Safe Church procedures. We are committed to providing a safe and caring environment for all children.  We offer wonder-based programming for our youngest students, with creative and beautiful curriculum and materials. For our older students, we equip them with the foundations of the Episcopal Church and walk with them in their journey of faith.

All Saints’ Episcopal Church welcomes all people who seek the love of God without regard to ability, age, color, economic circumstance, ethnic background, family configuration, gender, nationality, or sexual orientation. We promise to “seek to serve Christ in all persons, …strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.”

There are no costs to attend.   To learn more, visit our CHURCH SCHOOL pageThe first day of Church School is Sunday, Sept. 10th at 9:45am.

Thrift Shop re-opening!

Open for early take-in: 8/30 and 8/31, 10a.m. – 2p.m. Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 10-3, beginning 9/6!

 

Accepting gently used fall and winter clothing and pocketbooks.

Thrift Shop volunteers needed and welcomed! Contact Maggie Marshall for more info.

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!