Welcome to All Saints’ Episcopal Church

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

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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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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.

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Sermon: Got Hope? All Saints’ Sunday November 3, 2019

 William Bradbury

Daniel 7:1-3,15-18, Psalm 149:1-5, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31

It’s a paradox isn’t it! We live in a time of great prosperity, yet in our country, in the UK, Western Europe, and around the world, there is great fear that things are falling apart, that the center can’t hold. So, we huddle up in our separate tribes and hate those we think are ruining our world. I find following even a little news can create havoc in my head and heart.

Sermon: Trust the Mercy of God? October 27, 2019

Sermon: 20 Pentecost—October 27, 2019–William Bradbury–Sirach 35:12-17, Psalm 84:1-6, 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18, Luke 18:9-14

Decades ago, when I led the youth group in Saint Paul’s Church, in Augusta, Georgia we’d do the Trust exercise. You all know how it goes: you pick a partner and then you practice falling backwards into the arms of your partner. We’ve seen sitcoms where the person who is the catcher gets distracted and the one falling goes all the way to the floor, and gets a big laugh. So mostly we know you have to really trust the person who is behind you, otherwise you can get hurt and worse, appear to be a gullible fool. In our parable, today, we see two religious men given the chance to play the Trust Game.   

Thrift Shop Recognition

Thrift Shop recognition Sunday is this Sunday, November 3. We will be giving thanks for all the saints who have gone before us, and it seemed fitting to also acknowledge those “saints” who are “just folk like me” for over 50 years of volunteerism. We hope that many of you will wander over to the Grotto to see the display of Thrift Shop and Guild memorabilia during Sunday’s fellowship hour. 

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Stewardship Reflection by Carol Gilchrist

Good morning. My name is Carol Gilchrist and I have been a parishioner at All Saints’ since 1976.  When I was asked to give this brief talk, I began thinking about when and where I first was made aware of the need to give to one’s church.  When I was in kindergarten we moved to a neighborhood in Rochester, New York with a Catholic parish and grade school at the end of our street.  My mother was Catholic, my father was not.  I was enrolled in the school as was my sister a few years later.  I remember money was tight.  One fun memory that always stuck with me is when my parents would be gathering coins to amass 40 cents to buy a quart bottle of beer to share.  So, yes, money was tight. However, I also remember that when we went to church every Sunday and holy day, my mother ALWAYS had her envelope to put in the collection plate. 

Stewardship Reflection by Bob Andrews October 6, 2019

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…