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Kitchen Supplies for Refugees

Posted onDecember 5, 2016 | by: Brian Larsen Wells | 0 comments

During the season of Advent, our Youth and Children’s Ministries will be collecting kitchen items to donate to refugee families who have been resettled in Memphis, TN. Many of these families are from Burma, the Congo, Somalia, Syria, and Iraq. They have left their homes in the hope of finding safety here in Tennessee. We want to welcome them to our country and show them that we care about their situation, remembering always that our Savior Jesus Christ was once a refugee in need of sanctuary (Matthew 2:13-23). We will take all collected items to World Relief in early January, during the season of Epiphany (the season when we remember Christ’s refugee status). Please consider giving generously to this worthy cause!...Keep Reading

The Story of St. Francis

Posted onOctober 4, 2016 | by: Brian Larsen Wells | 0 comments

The man who would become St. Francis was born the son of a wealthy cloth merchant in the city of Assisi. When the boy was born, his mother asked that the he be named Giovanni, after John the Baptist, for she had great hopes that her son would grow to become a man of God, perhaps even a priest. The boy’s father wanted nothing to do with such religious nonsense. He defied his wife and had the boy named Francesco, which means “free one.”...Keep Reading

Stewardship Series: "Generous Living"

Posted onOctober 2, 2016 | by: Ben Mehr | 0 comments

Our Stewardship Series begins on Sunday, October 16, marking the time of year when we as a church focus our thoughts and prayers on our pledges to All Saints for 2017. It is also a time for reflection on how our monies have been used over the past year and how blessed we are at All Saints. Our slogan for the series this year is “Generous Living,” which describes the kind of lives we want to steward for God’s kingdom....Keep Reading

Making the Move to Two Sunday Services

Posted onAugust 31, 2016 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

Since the start of the new year, the vestry has been exploring what it means to be good stewards of our ongoing growth. Above all, it means remaining faithful to our mission: to share in the life of God for the life of the world....Keep Reading

Offering Prayer at JACOA

Posted onAugust 31, 2016 | 0 comments

At my ordination as a deacon, the bishop gave me a charge to work with my brothers and sisters in Christ to search “for the sick, the poor, and the helpless, that they may be relieved.” Each Wednesday, we find them at JACOA, an alcohol and drug dependency treatment facility here in Jackson that serves West Tennessee....Keep Reading

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