~ Every week at All Saints ~
10am Choral Eucharist
Preacher: The Rev. Steven Yagerman
9am Christian Education: Coming to Faith
Sundays at 9am, before church, we wrestle with texts and meaning in a kaleidoscopic quasi-rabbinical open-ended discussion. The conversation is always lively and stimulating, and many of us find it a good preparation for service. You're welcome to join us. More
We are continuing the Wednesday Eucharists in the chapel, resumed during Lent this year.
5-6:30 All Saints Community Meals
Hot meal in Levy Hall September through June. Volunteers welcome.
Saturday evening bag suppers are served in the garden during July and August each year.
Sunday, 19 May 2013,
we celebrated the Holy Sacrament of Baptism
Christina Bridget Ryan
Maddison Viviana Gauthier
Service music for this week
The weekly 10am service is a sung Eucharist.
Parish Picnic, Sunday, May 26th
Memorial Day Weekend cookout
in the garden following the 10:00am service.
All are welcome.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED ON SUNDAY MORNINGS.
For our Sunday worship service to run smoothly, we need some new volunteers. New readers / ushers, prayer leaders / ushers, sacristans, and sub-deacons are needed, and we would especially welcome new people to help with hospitality (costs can be reimbursed, and Calvin always fixes the coffee urn). The rota is posted on this website
monthly. Just let Viviana know you're interested by calling the church office or emailing email@example.com
, and we'll gladly show you the ropes.
All Saints Church has donated $5,000 to aid the resupplying of educational materials for schools damaged by hurricane Sandy in New York City.
What do you like about All Saints?
This beautiful gem of a church, in my neighborhood, has captivated my attention and provided me with the inspiration to make it through some very difficult times. I have been blessed with the caring concern of so many parishioners and the enormous spiritual comfort of our rector as I experienced many major changes in my life. The community of believers and seekers provides an experience of family that is something of a rarity in this city. The ministry to the sick, hungry and homeless provides a sense of purpose that lifts me out of a suffocating sense of self involvement. Each week between the readings, the sermons and communion, I feel a sense of peace and purpose. This church continues to be a beacon of hope, healing, and meaning. ~Florence A. 11/11/11
When I first visited All Saints last Easter, I was immediately impressed with the beauty of the liturgy (including the great music), the eloquence and authenticity of the rector's sermons, and most of all the friendliness, openness and salt-of-the-earth goodness of the people I met here. I feel fortunate to have found a church with such a perfect balance of the sacramental, the scriptural, and the social. ~Chris T. 2/7/10
Prayers for healing, with the laying on of hands, are offered during the service immediately after communion. Please come to the Chapel of the Magi (just right of the main altar) and a priest will come to you.
If you’d like us to pray for someone specific at the Prayers of the People, you have two options. If it’s a one-time request, simply mention it to the ushers before the service. However, if this is a request for a period of time (for instance, for someone whose recovery from surgery is likely to take awhile), call or email Viviana at the church office, and she'll be glad to assist you.
212-758-0447 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We would really love to hear from you:
Is there a ministry you would like to do?
Is there a poem you would like to share?
Is there something you would like to get involved with or a program you would like to develop?
Is there another church that does something that you wish we could do here?
Is there someone you would like prayers for?
Would you like to help in the Community Meal, but don’t know how?
Would you like to learn how to be a sub-deacon?
Would you like to speak to a priest about a troubling situation?
Please speak up!
We are as strong as your expressed interest.
What people seem to like here is that it is easy to step right in and get involved.
But maybe there is something you want to do that isn’t happening here.
With your help, your interest and your voice, we would like to encourage you to make it happen.
Ask, and you will receive.
DID YOU KNOW WE ARE FEEDING HOT MEALS TO ABOUT 80 PEOPLE A WEEK IN OUR SATURDAY COMMUNITY MEAL PROGRAM?
With the increasing cost of food and the greater demand, we could use your help now more than ever. To sponsor a meal in the name of a loved one, please contact the church office. On average each Saturday meal comes to between $150 and $200. Every Saturday some of us gather in Levy hall to prepare and serve a meal to those in need. We provide a hot entrée with salad, bread, fruit, cookies and beverages. This costs an average of $2.70 per person. When we started this ministry nine years ago, we could count on serving about 45 guests. Today we get between 70 and 80 and have had days when there have been more. We no longer receive either food or funding from the city or from Episcopal Charities, so full support of this important program falls to this parish.
We are always in need of volunteers and funds.
So much for the facts, now to the fun part. We start to gather at around 12:30 and are finished by 6pm. There are 3 parts to putting this together.
1. The cooks set their menu and do the shopping and cooking. Cooks are required to take a one day safe food handling certification course given by the Department of Health. We can always use an assistant to help with the food prep, which doesn’t require any certification.
2. Some volunteers come early to set the table, cut bread, bag cookies, and so forth, and are usually finished in an hour or two.
3. Others come later to serve, and then stay to help with the clean up.
If you’re interested in helping with any of these duties please speak to Robin Rule (212) 371-0932 or Florence Arwade (212) 751-0198.
All of our volunteers find happiness in following Christ's injunction to feed the hungry. Many find that volunteering at our community meals is the spiritual medicine that makes their life and their faith work.
| Katherine and George Schmidt|
|Horace M. Kilborn|
In the Middle Ages, stained glass windows were one way the biblical story was communicated to the people of God. For centuries this craft has enriched the worship and spiritual life of the church. All Saints parish has been blessed to inherit several windows of considerable beauty and spiritual import, many of them installed in the early years of our building around the end of the 19th century, when All Saints was known as St. Thomas Chapel. Now however, these treasured works of art are really showing their age.
The beautiful windows left and right are in our side chapel.
STAINED GLASS RESCUE
Although All Saints’ beautiful stained glass windows look stable and secure, they have only a mortal life. Annual expansion and contraction through the years have inexorably compromised the glass and damaged the frames. we can no longer defer repair and restoration of these historic artifacts in our care. The necessary maintenance and renewal are going to be a long and costly process we all must share. At this point, we have determined a triage strategy to fix the worst ones first, and then prioritize the rest as funds come to match needs.
More stained glass window photos and history updated 3/6/10