Welcome to All Saints’ Episcopal Church

10 Billerica Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Phone: 978-256-5673 (LORD)

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  • New stone lighting - part of Living Stones projects

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!

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Christmas Memorial Gifts and Poinsettias

The poinsettias surrounding the altar on Christmas represent the memorial gifts of parishioners in remembrance of loved ones. You may also donate to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund or to the “In Thanksgiving For” category that we are adding this year for donations to the Endowment Fund in memory of a loved one.  The names of all those remembered will appear in the Christmas service leaflets.

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Daily Prayers – “Forward Day By Day” online

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

 

 

Sermon: Going All In On Repentance

      Sermon–William Bradbury

Advent 2-Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12

In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Well, if there is a kingdom coming there must also be a king close at hand—and that can be a very unsettling thing. It’s 1927 and word comes that King George V and Queen Mary are coming to visit Downton Abbey, in the recent movie of that name. The residents, both the Crawley Family that live upstairs and the servants who work downstairs are all in a tizzy. Some were thrilled with the honor, while others are overwhelmed with how this was going to change their lives over the next few weeks.

For Sunday, Dec. 15th

This is the 3rd Rehearsal for the Pageant- get a snack at coffee hour and then find your group below. Pay attention to giving space to the folks setting up for Lessons and Carols and the Altar Guild. Rehearsal ends at noon.

ACTORS: those with lines plus the Donkey and the Star. Meet your leaders in the COSTUME ROOM. ( the classroom across the hall from the meeting room) After you get your costume meet your leaders in the Narthex to start a run through.

DANCING ANGELS: join us for a short dance practice on the carpeted side of the meeting room. Pick up your costume at the end of practice if you don’t already have it.

STAGE CREW: gather to work in the room with tables by the downstairs kitchen. Goal for this week should be to finalize backdrops/ practice taking them down/ finalizing props/ assigning roles for performance.

If the children and youth who do not want to join in the pageant are looking for something to do, please join the Angel Tree team sorting and wrapping presents.ReplyForward

Sermon:Is Jesus’ Coming Good News?

Sermon–Advent One+-December 1, 2019+William Bradbury

Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:36-44

The word Advent means “coming”. Around here, facing a long winter, we say we can’t wait for the advent of spring. We usually think of the Season of Advent, as four weeks to prepare for our celebration of the first coming of Jesus, but the stronger focus is on the second coming of Jesus, when Jesus returns to fulfill the promise of the Kingdom of God, when, as Revelation 21 says, “God will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Upcoming music at All Saints’

Music for this Sunday (12/8) still has us watching, waiting, and preparing. The Parish Choir will sing a quodlibet, which is a piece that simultaneously interweaves one or more melodies. The anthem contains the Spiritual, Keep your lamps trimmed and burning, as well as a minor version of last Sunday’s hymn, Sleeper’s Wake, and finally, This little light of mine. All of the choirs have been working on music for our annual Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols, on Sunday, December 15 at 4pm. Through narrative and song, including congregational singing, one hears the story of the birth of Jesus. We hope to see you there, all are welcome, and child care is available.