Worship Ministries Margie Harrison-Smith, Team Leader
All Saints' worship life depends on teams of devoted parishioners. Liturgical participants, liturgical design, music ministries, pastoral ministry, and support teams all work together to bring the rich liturgical resources of our Episcopal tradition alive in our community.
Eucharistic Ministers & Acolytes Margie Harrison-Smith, Ministry Head
Members of the congregation are licensed to serve as Eucharistic Ministers (EMs), serving Communion, and assisting the priest at the Lord's Table. On Sundays, EM's usually wear vestments (provided by the parish).
Acolyte means follower, or one who helps. All Saints' acolytes are trained to light candles, bear torches (and other ritual objects) in procession and at the altar. All Saints' acolytes are children who may one day grow into a call to serve as Eucharistic Ministers.
Eucharistic Visitors Betty Harrison-Smith, Ministry Head
Eucharistic Visitors are members of the congregation licensed to take communion to shut-in members of the congregation who are unable to join us in church. Every Eucharistic Visitor is also a trained and licensed Eucharistic Minister.
Prayer Team Jennifer Gillespie, Ministry Head
Prayer Team meets monthly and prays daily for the confidential prayer requests of anyone who asks. Prayer requests may be placed in the white box in the narthex of the church.
Wedding Coordinator Heidi Heiman, Ministry Head
Helping clergy and bridal parties prepare, practice, and celebrate their wedding plans, guiding visitors and vendors around the church campus, and coordinating with our parish ministries.
Funeral Coordinator Jan Logue, Ministry Head
Bereaved families receive loving support first from clergy, and then from the Funeral Coordinator, who works to meet the needs of family and guests, through the resources of our parish community, including musicians, liturgical ministers, administrative team, and hospitality ministers, as well as funeral directors and outside vendors.
Taize' Worship Candace Brown, Ministry Head
A candlelit prayer service open to all, consisting of meditative singing and reverent silences. This includes simple chanting with recorded music, Scripture, prayer, and silence. Participants enter and leave in silence.
The Taize' community in France was founded in 1940 as a shelter for political refugees fleeing persecution during World War II. Pilgrims still travel to the ecumenical, monastic community of Taize' for teachings on trust, peace and reconciliation.
All Saints Choir Deborah Divine, Director of Music
Sunday Choral Eucharist and Holy Day services include music. Organ and choir support congregational singing, and offer anthems which are integral to our liturgical experience. An All Souls Requiem Mass, and a service of Lessons & Carols at Christmas time are community favorites. All are welcome, no singing experience is necessary.
Lectors & Intercessors Margie Harrison-Smith, Ministry Head
Lectors & Intercessors are specially trained to read Holy Scripture and lead the Prayers of the People in worship.
Altar Guild Trudi Davis, Ministry Head
Four teams of laypersons rotate on a weekly schedule to maintain the ceremonial objects and elements of worship, including preparation of the sanctuary, and creation of floral arrangements.
Welcome Team Dan Spiess, Ministry Head
Smiling, cheerful people greet everyone who enters our doors on Sunday mornings. The Welcome Team opens the church before services, act as ushers to guide congregants and visitors to their pews and for Communion, hand out leaflets, receive the collection, arrange for presentation of the people's gifts at the Offertory, and assist anyone who becomes ill or distressed. At the end of our worship day, the ushers make sure the lights are out and the building is secure. Most ushers are scheduled to serve once or twice per quarter. This is a great ministry for getting acquainted with parishioners and newcomers!
Daily Offices Tuesday and Thursday, 8:45am, Chancel Ken Westrick & Rick Harrison Smith, Ministry Heads
The ancient monastic tradition of beginning the day in prayer is observed at All Saints. All are welcome to join us in prayer, and training is available for those who wish to help lead these simple services.
Stations of the Cross
A series of 14 carved images representing the sequence of events from Jesus' condemnation by Pilate to His crucifixion and burial, given to the parish by ECW (Episcopal Church Women) in 2015. Their presence is a year 'round teaching opportunity, and during Lent they are a focus of special devotions.