Welcome to All Saints’ Episcopal Church

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

Click here for the All Saints’ Calendar

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 worship services are at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM in the main church. There is a staffed nursery for the 10:00 AM service. Church School begins at 9:45 AM. Wednesday worship is at noon in the chapel.  10 Billerica Rd. Chelmsford Center. Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith: we invite you to join us!

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No Church School Sunday, January 20th

Dear Friends-

Due to the fairly solid prediction that there will be a significant storm during church school hours this Sunday, I am officially cancelling Church School. There will be no programing offered.

Please know that children are always welcomed in the service, if you are planning on attending. We have “quiet” activity bags for the kids located in the Coat Closet near the Nursery to help occupy the littler ones during the service, if that is of any help. 😉
Have a safe and snug weekend!
Best,
Laura

Parking reminder

Access is a key part of our inclusion and welcoming at All Saints’.
With winter weather upon us, we’d like to remind parishioners of our handicapped parking opportunities. This is especially important in bad weather, but it applies all year.
There are several marked handicapped spots near the handicapped ramp and also by the parish hall and office entrances. Please remember that these parking spots are intended for people who need close access when they come to church. NO handicapped placard or license plate is required. (All Saints’ is private property, the police will not tow.) If you need it, please use it. Likewise, if you don’t need it, please leave it free for someone who does.
Additionally, we recommend that the hill in front of the church be used for parking by those who need closer access. For example, those that find it difficult to climb the hill from the parking lot. We appreciate your consideration for one another each week.

Christmas memorial gifts

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.

The donation page is here along with details:

2018 poinsettia

 

Church School Notices for Dec. 9th

All Church School Classes are meeting this Sunday.

Colors of Christ, Godly Play and Weavers are meeting at their regular time and place.

The kids in grades 7-10 will either be helping with the Pageant and need to check in with Elizabeth Danieli in the Colors of Christ room, or attending the Service and Learning Class in the Cranberry Room with Deb Forsberg. Both activities start at 11:15 and end at noon.

Pageant Rehearsal is this Sunday from 11:20-noon. Check the PAGEANT bulletin board for specific directions.

ADVENT doesn’t mind if you missed a week- you can still join in! You can pick up one of our ADVENT calendars to take home and a ADVENT FOOD DRIVE grocery bag. Both can be found in the Narthex.

We will have programming for the kids on Sunday, Dec. 30th. We will be having a Christmas Story Time in the Godly Play room for kids of all ages!

 

Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

Our annual service of Lessons and Carols will take place on Sunday, December 16, at 4p.m. All are welcome to hear the story of the birth of Jesus told through scripture and song. The Parish, B#, Disco Penguin, and Handbell Choirs have been preparing for this special service, which will also include plenty of congregational singing, and ends with the church bathed in candlelight.  We hope that you will find the time to center yourself and find the “reason for the season,” and feel free to bring a friend.

Church School Notices for Sunday, Nov. 18th

  • Church School classes are meeting at their regular times this Sunday.
  • Christmas Fair Fun! Church School Families are asked to donate items to their child’s class raffle basket for the Fair on Dec. 1st! The class themes are: Colors of Christ: Art Supplies! Godly Play: Game Night! Weavers: Animals! Upper School (7-10): Gift Card Basket! Donations to the raffle baskets can be left with teachers.
  • Pageant! A few quick facts about the Pageant: All kids are encouraged- no one will be turned away! (there were many shepherds in the field that night, and a multitude of angels!) Costumes are provided, though may need some tlc. And if you wonder about the time needed, here is a helpful chart:
    ROLE TIME COMMITMENT
    LITTLE KIDS ‘ANIMALS, ANGELS AND SHEPHERDS

    All kids who attend the service are enthusiastically encouraged to join in! 

    NO REHEARSALS REQUIRED.

    ARRIVE 20 MINUTES EARLY TO THE SERVICE TO PICK OUT A COSTUME. DIRECTIONS FOR PARTICIPATING ARE IN THE PROGRAM

    Kids are welcomed to attend the Dec. 23rd rehearsal on Sunday for a run through. Rehearsal on the 23rd ends at 12:30  with a cookie party.

    BACKSTAGE CREW, DANCING ANGELS, SKIPPING STARS, THE STAR, SHEPHERD POSSE, DONKEY

    These roles require rehearsals, but do not have lines to memorize

    REHEARSAL EVERY SUNDAY DECEMBER 2ND – 23RD

    These roles require practice time during rehearsals. 11:15-noon on the 2, 9, 16th. 11:15-12:30 on the 23rd.

    NARRATORS, GABRIEL, MARY, JOSEPH, INN KEEPER, HEAD SHEPHERD

    These roles require rehearsals,  and have lines to memorize- and/or read- though on the night of they will have their lines on props for help.

    REHEARSAL EVERY SUNDAY DECEMBER 2ND – 23RD

    These roles require practice time at home and during rehearsals. 11:15-noon on the 2, 9, 16th. 11:15-12:30 on the 23rd.

Sign up to join the fun at coffee hour the next two weeks, or e-mail Laura at DRE.Allsaints@gmail.com