Sunday and Beyond

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. – Matthew 18-20

Weekly celebration of the Eucharist on Sunday mornings is at the heart of All Saints’ Episcopal Church.  And our worship life as a parish is much bigger than Sunday.

The Liturgical Calendar shapes our worship life. The church year begins in late November or early December with the First Sunday of Advent. The seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter cover roughly half the calendar year and remember the life, ministry, passion, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The fifty days of Easter culminate in the Feast of Pentecost, celebrating the beginning of the Church.

The rest of the year is the Season after Pentecost, the place in which the Church lives now, proclaiming the coming of God’s reign while awaiting the return of Jesus Christ.

In any of the seasons there may be services observing particular holy days or honoring saints. Not all of these days happen on a Sunday.

In addition to following the liturgical calendar, we observe services that mark important events in our personal and corporate lives.