A shot from the belfry of the church. Photo courtesy of Paul Freeman.
Nestled in the midst of the Monadnock region, All Saints' Episcopal Church is a spiritual home for all who are seeking a welcoming, soulful, integrated and diverse Christian community. We are connected by our belief that the saving love of Christ Jesus calls us to be a people of hope.
We come as we are, young and old, dressed as we like, some cradle Episcopalians, others newcomers, some from different traditions or no tradition, as families, as partnered, as individuals, believers, searchers, and skeptics alike. All are welcome.
On Sunday's we worship by incorporating present realities and God's dream for us through the timeless tradition of the Book of Common Prayer and the Episcopal Hymnal in our services of Rite I and Rite II. Children are always in our midst, either in Sunday School, as acolytes, in the choir, or serving as Eucharistic ministers. Trusting in the gift of shared insights about scripture, we can also worship in our service of Rite Now at Reynolds Hall by circling around a free standing altar and by using traditional and contemporary prayers and hymns. In all ways at All Saints', we believe worship is our holy conversation with God.
We embrace our ever-challenging call to act on our baptismal identity to serve each other, to serve those in our neighborhoods and those in the world by contributing to justice, peace, education, and relief. We are formed by God's promise to us that we can make a difference in our world.
God is madly in love with us; and indeed we have been given the blessed assurance that there is a splendor burning in the heart of all things. Alleluia!
The Rev. Jamie L. Hamilton, Rector
Sunday Services at 8am: Rite I, and 10am: Rite II and Rite Now
All Saints' Performs with Monadnock Chorus
Several members of the All Saints' Church choir performed J.S. Bach's "St. John's Passion" this past weekend.
Sow A Row- Congregational Challenge
"Whenever you are reaping the harvest of your field and you leave some grain in the field, don't go back and get it. Let it go to the immigrants, the orphans, and the widows so that the Lord your God blesses you in all you do." Deut. 24:19
This summer, our church joins two other churches here on Concord St.- Peterborough to bring our children and families a summer spirit camp experience. It's exciting and fulfilling to be cooperating with our neighbors! Our theme will be stewardship of resources- food, shelter, clothing, transportation, education and technology.
How about sowing a row in your vegetable patches this summer, or planting a container barrel with peppers and tomatoes, or even just a few herbs on the patio? When you begin to harvest, share a bag or a box or even a paper plate with the folks at our food pantry. Imagine what an incredible addition good, fresh produce would be for their supper tables?
If you would like to participate, please look for the sign-up sheet and box of seeds at coffee hour in Reynolds Hall. Get ready to "Sow a Row" for your neighbors!
The next trip to Juarez is planned for June 23rd
Twenty people are going, many are All Saints’ parishioners. Please support us, Pastor Joel and the children by praying for us and, if you are able, by writing a check made out to All Saints’ with Juarez in the memo line. Thank you!
Also, please visit our new web site: www.hopeinjuarez.org and get updates on Centro Victoria and the children. Sign up for our newsletters and see All Saints’ and Benefit Wines (Andrew and Heidi Graff’s business) touted on the sponsor page, along with testimonials from our volunteers.
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