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.
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.
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!
All Saints’ is partnering with other houses of worship to build a home in Westford- The Interfaith Build. Click here to learn all about it, sign up for information, and consider donating.
Laura Marshall and Sharon West
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…
Thank you Damon!
Forward Day by Day is a booklet of daily inspirational meditations reflecting on a specific Bible passage, chosen from the daily lectionary readings as listed in the Revised Common Lectionary or the Daily Office from the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer.
You can get access to it online online, or you can sign up for an email subscription.
Here’s the link
Here’s the link to the 2016 advent calendar, with a new picture added every day. Thanks to Harry Taplin for providing pictures this year, as well as other All Saints’ photographers!
All white tickets are half price, and there are a ton of them. Come on down! We also accept clothing for consignment for the first two weeks of each month, so if you have in-season clothes in good condition (men, women’s, children), we’d love to have them. Thrift Shop hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10-3. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity at All Saints’ and like numbers, we are also looking for a new Treasurer for the Thrift Shop. Amy Hunter has been filling this job nicely, but would like to move on. This is an “at home/on your own time” job. Please let me know if you are interested. Maggie Marshall, Thrift Shop chair.
The Thrift Shop opens for business this Saturday, October 1, from 10am. – 3p.m. This consignment shop, run by dedicated All Saints’ volunteers since 1958, carries women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing and offers 50% to its consignors. Money raised by the Thrift Shop supports the church in many ways, as well as supporting other programs within the community. Please come by to check us out, and we would welcome your gently used fall and winter clothing. We are open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10am – 3pm, and accept clothing the first two weeks of each month. If you have never been in the Thrift Shop, come check us out after church on October 2. We have undergone a total renovation, and the results are amazing.
Our own All Saints’ Thrift Shop has been chugging along steadily since the late 1950’s, thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers. We are a clothing consignment store that raises funds to support the church and community projects. We will re-open on October 1, after an amazing renovation and update. The Thrift Shop is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10am – 3pm. Do you have 2.5 hours/month to keep this important institution and community resource on the right track? Do you think you can, think you can, think you can join us? Most needed are Saturday volunteers and substitutes. If so, contact Maggie Marshall, email@example.com, for your ticket aboard this worthwhile and enjoyable venture.