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Parish Forum on Two Services

Posted onAugust 1, 2016 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

As God continues to bless All Saints with more people, no doubt you’ve felt our walls close in a bit tighter. Our church is full of life, but it’s also feeling a bit cramped! Such growth is exciting to be a part of, but it does raise the question of how we are to be good stewards of it....Keep Reading

Growth Stewardship and the Mission of All Saints

Posted onMay 2, 2016 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

As God continues to bless All Saints with more people, no doubt you’ve felt our walls close in a bit tighter. Our church is full of life, but it’s also feeling a bit cramped! Such growth is exciting to be a part of, no doubt, but it can also raise some unsettling questions: How much longer can we all fit in here? How will this growth affect who we are as a church? Will I ever get to know these new faces? ...Keep Reading

On the Celebration of Pentecost

Posted onMay 2, 2016 | 0 comments

The celebration of Pentecost marks the completion of the Easter Season, which began on Easter Day, the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. This is the “Sunday of all Sundays,” the highest and holiest day of the year. The Easter Season is celebrated for seven weeks or fifty days. Within the Easter Season, forty days after Easter to be exact, the Church celebrates the ascension of Jesus on Ascension Day. Pentecost simply means “the fiftieth day,” and this celebration marks the end of the Easter Season. ...Keep Reading

Gardens R Us

Posted onMay 2, 2016 | by: David Knack | 0 comments

On a sunny Saturday, the weeds that had grown all winter were removed and new plants made their home in St. Patrick’s Place. Last year, All Saints donated over $300 of organic produce to the Jackson Harvest Share, and we hope to do even more this year. ...Keep Reading

St. Patrick's Day

Posted onMarch 14, 2016 | 0 comments

In the more solemn season of Lent, St. Patrick’s Day breaks our small acts of self-denial with a day of celebration. St. Patrick’s Day is often equated with Irish heritage parades, shamrocks, leprechauns, and beer. Recently, Benjamin, my six-year-old, asked me, “What’s the day people pinch you if you don’t wear green?” Here’s a little bit about the life of St. Patrick that might help us turn St. Patrick’s Day 2016 from a holiday to a Holy Day. ...Keep Reading

Bishop's Well

Posted onMarch 7, 2016 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

Beginning on February 14, All Saints will be participating in the 2016 Bishop's Well Project. For forty days during Lent, we are encouraging everyone to save their spare change to help save lives in Africa. At the end of the project, money collected will be sent to help dig wells for children and families in Africa who lack clean water....Keep Reading

Lent: The Path of Life

Posted onFebruary 3, 2016 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

Over the last few months, our church calendar has led us to anticipate and prepare for the coming of our King during Advent, and then to celebrate his humble arrival during Christmas, and then finally to gaze at the light of Jesus’ kingdom ministry during Epiphany. But as each of the four accounts of the Gospel attest, something significant happens at some point during Jesus’ ministry when he begins to turn his face toward Jerusalem and the looming fate that awaits him there: “When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51). As the Gospel reveals, the path of life is through the cross. ...Keep Reading