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Bishop's Well

Posted onFebruary 3, 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

Welcome Our New Pastor of Spiritual Formation

Posted onJanuary 4, 2016 | 0 comments

Ross Guthrie has been a follower of Jesus Christ for over thirty years. He was not raised in a Christian home. Growing up, he did not go to church except for more than a handful of times with his grandmother. He began attending a Southern Baptist church in Pinckneyville, Illinois when he was sixteen. ...Keep Reading

Christmas: A Night Like No Other

Posted onDecember 28, 2015 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

Heavenly Father, captivate our imaginations once again with the glory of this story, that we might be known to the world to be captive to the one who was first made known to us in a manger, in whose name, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen ...Keep Reading

Waiting for the Light

Posted onDecember 1, 2015 | by: Donald Jordan | 0 comments

Nearly two years ago, Debbi Wagner and I sat chatting about the wholeness of the Anglican worship tradition. The way our bodies and senses and spirits get wrapped up in the music, and the reading, and the sights and smells. ...Keep Reading

Anglican Symposium on the Family

Posted onNovember 9, 2015 | by: Brian Larsen Wells | 0 comments

I recently returned from the Anglican Symposium on the Family, a three-day meeting of clergy and laity to discuss the ever-changing landscape of family ministry and congregational life. While many denominations within the greater Christian Church continue to operate in seemingly outdated and irrelevant models, the Anglican Church in North America is actively seeking to address modern cultural concerns and to educate church leaders about the needs that arise in post-millennial society. We should note, for instance, that we exist in an education-rich, relationship- poor culture, that is one in which access to information is readily available but within which it is difficult to develop meaningful, long-lasting friendships. People feel alienated from one another, they feel too busy to engage with others, and they are often too distracted to realize how much they need one another....Keep Reading

Planting Anglican Churches in Chicago

Posted onNovember 9, 2015 | by: Danny Linton | 0 comments

I have felt the desire to do ministry since I was a child, and over the last several years I've followed that call in various ways. During my time as an undergraduate student at Union, I studied Biblical Languages during the year and did ministry each summer....Keep Reading

It's All a Gift

Posted onSeptember 30, 2015 | by: Ben Mehr | 0 comments

It’s that time of year for our emphasis on stewardship to be brought to our attention. While this always presents us with the annual opportunity to reassess our monetary contributions, this is only a part of what stewardship means. A biblical definition of stewardship is “utilizing and managing all resources God provides us for the glory of God and the betterment of his creation.” That’s why the theme of our stewardship series this year is this: “It’s all a gift.”...Keep Reading

Rector Emeritus

Posted onSeptember 30, 2015 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since Fr. Chuck Filiatreau retired as All Saints’ first rector. We are incredibly blessed to have him and his wife, Gretchen, continue to be a part of our parish. As a way to honor his presence among us and in order to better communicate with our newer folks that our former rector still serves among us, we plan to give Fr. Chuck the official title of Rector Emeritus on Sunday, October 11. This will also be the first Sunday since his retirement that he’ll preach God’s Word to us. We hope that you can join us....Keep Reading