Service of New Ministry with Rev. Bill Bradbury Oct. 13 (photo: S. Grillo)
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 outreach we open ourselves to God and our neighbor.
Our Sunday Schedule: 8 AM + Holy Communion 10 AM + Holy Communion with music and nursery. Lower Church School gathers at 9:45 AM Upper Church School sits together in worship; classes begin at 11:20 AM
Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith: we invite you to join us!
Welcome! We are so excited to start a new program year for the All Saints’ Church School. You can help us get ready by registering your children HERE. The Church School program serves children and youth from ages 3 to 18 years old. There is no cost. Learn about our classes HERE.
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The gospels tell us that Jesus’s ministry consists of three basic things: as Matthew puts it, Jesus travels around “teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness.” Matthew 9:35 The ten lepers, who may have a variety of different skin diseases, understand that where Jesus is the Kingdom of God is and therefore God’s healing becomes possible. When he shows up in their border town these ten shout out hoping to receive from Jesus the merciful healing of the Realm of God he has given to others.
Sermon: Creation Care Sunday–October 6, 2019 William Bradbury
2:18-25, Psalm 148:7-14, Revelation 5:11-14, Matthew 6:25-34
You’re at a dinner party and a stranger asks: “Well, what’s your story?” What do you tell them? Do you tell them about–your job and family configuration? Do you go back to when you were born? Or
do you go back further still to what country your ancestors came from 5
When Rev. Bill asked me to say a few words about
why I give to All Saints, I had to think hard about it, because I wasn’t all
that sure myself. And after I thought
about it, it occurred to me that I was not sure I want to say all my reasons
for giving, and I was REALLY not sure anyone else wants to hear them”.
You know, talking about money is not a comfortable subject already…it’s not
polite, it’s “unseemly”. Dinner table
rules dictate that we don’t discuss politics, religion, sex or money, not
necessarily in that order. Plus, we have
to remember last week’s lesson of Paul’s letter to Timothy, which contains what
I think the most widely MIS-quoted passage in the bible: “the love of money is
the root of all evil“, which is usually quoted as “money is the root of all
evil”. Even Pink Floyd’s song “Money”
mis-quotes this passage. I came to the conclusion that I have my own reasons, and maybe some of them
are similar to yours, but I’ll bet I have some different ones, so here goes…
6:1a,4-7, Psalm 146, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31
This rich man has a problem—he has a life-threatening condition that he isn’t aware of. Every morning he gets up and cleans up. His wife fixes him two eggs over easy, toast, juice, and coffee. He reads the Jerusalem Post and laments the sorry state of politics. He tells the kids to be sure to take in their homework. He pats the dog. Finally, he puts on his suit jacket, kisses his wife, gets into his car, turns on NPR, and as he goes down his winding driveway, pushes the button to open the gate. He takes a right into the street and heads to his office. Living
The new stained glass window hanging in the Parish Hall was “found” by this year’s Summer Mystery Club. The Club Kids spent the summer learning about Christian Symbols and deciphering coded messages. In particular, they learned about the Trinity Symbol in the center of this window, which can also be found in the Rose Window in the Chapel. The Mystery Club window was made by artisans in NH and commissioned by the leaders of the Mystery Club- along with the “SMC” for Summer Mystery Club, there is one other detail that gives away its “mysterious” origins….can you find it?