New stone lighting - part of Living Stones projects
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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!
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.
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.
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Epiphany 2-A William Bradbury Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-12, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42
Twenty years after the crucifixion and resurrection, Paul, under the direction of the Spirit, plants a church in Corinth, stays a year and a half to get it going, and then heads off to plant another one, this time in Ephesus. Imagine how hard it must have been to grow a church in the middle of a cosmopolitan city in Greece. Corinth, which sits on the narrow isthmus between Athens to the north and Sparta to the south, is described by Paul, according to N T Wright, as “a lively and lascivious city, with its class distinctions and its law courts; its temples, markets, and brothels; its dinner parties, wedding, and festivals. Paul: A Biography, Page 209
Isaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 29, Acts 10:34-43, Matthew 3:13-17
One of my favorite collects starts this way: “O God…Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ….” Is it possible to share the divine life of Jesus in the midst of our life on earth?
All classes will meet at their regular times and places: pre-K thru 4th grade at 9:45am, 5th-12th grade after the 10am service until noon. This Sunday we will be celebrating the Baptism of Eliana Kwagala Nakimera and the children are invited to sit up front by the altar steps with their teachers so they can see.
Sunday, January 26th, will be our last day to celebrate with Bill. All Church School classes will be canceled so that our volunteers can all be present. The Nursery will be available and we have arranged for expanded babysitting in the downstairs meeting room for any of our children who need it.
The Epiphany + William Bradbury + Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7,10-14, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12
Some of you will remember radio personality Paul Harvey who had a regular segment that aired everyday called, “The Rest of the Story”, in which he would tell the unknown story behind the known story in the news of the day. In this moment of conflict and division we need to hear the rest of the story of the Wise Men.
Contemplative Service: John 1:1-18 + William Bradbury
The story of Christmas can only be understood within its proper context. Luke and Matthew tell the story Jesus’ birth within the context of the people of Israel living under the domination of the Roman Empire. When we forget this context, the story of Jesus becomes a fairy tale that doesn’t involve real people and nations, but stories about Santa Claus and winter fairy lands of snow.
This Sunday is our Dress Rehearsal for the Pageant. Our goal is to do two full run-throughs. And then celebrate with cookies in the Parish Hall. Rehearsal will run until 12:30.
CAST: Please have everyone in costume sitting in the pews as soon after grabbing a snack if you can. If parents can please come and stay- we would really appreciate it. It helps to practice in front of an audience.
CREW: We want to set up the backdrops, and run lights, props and roles for performance. Please start set up as soon after the 10am that we can. We can move all of our props and scenery into the cranberry room after the rehearsal to be ready for Christmas Eve.
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