All Saints Church believes that worship is the proper response of created beings to the God who made them. In worship, the Church is called to “come up hither” (Revelation 4:1) and enter into the eternal worship of God the Blessed Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Together “with Angels and Archangels and the whole company of heaven,” we sing and worship God through the beauty of holiness and the holiness of beauty, “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of host” (Isaiah 6:3, Revelation 4:8).
Just as Psalm 96:9 calls us to “Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness,” Anglican liturgy, rooted in the Holy Scriptures, the Book of Common Prayer, and the rich tradition of English music, reflects the holiness and beauty of God and teaches us to approach God with reverence and awe, as well as confidence. Reverence and faith cultivate both the humility and confidence that enables us to receive God’s grace (Isaiah 57:15).
We worship God the Blessed Trinity according to the Biblical pattern of Word and Sacrament (Luke 24:13-31). As the Bible is read and preached, Jesus is revealed to us and our faith and personal responsibility grows. As we receive the Body and Blood of Jesus, our union with God is nurtured and matures in Christ through the Spirit; and we are united with each other in Christ. “We being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread” (1 Corinthians 10:17).
9:00 a.m. – Holy Communion with Hymns
At this service, our hymns are accompanied with organ and cantor throughout the service. The Scriptures are chanted and preached and the Holy Communion is celebrated.
10:30 a.m. – Choral High Eucharist
This service is truly the fullness of Anglican worship including Biblical preaching, chanting, incense, our whole musical tradition (minor propers and two musical additions by the Choir), and the celebration of the Holy Communion. First-time visitors are encouraged to attend the 10:30 service.
While children are welcome and encouraged at both services, we offer a staffed nursery only during the 10:30 service. Children may be brought to the nursery prior to the service and picked up in time to receive a blessing at the altar rail.
12:15 p.m. Monday through Saturday – Holy Communion
This is a spoken mass that does not include any organ, choir, or hymns. As a quieter service, attendees benefit from a contemplative worship setting led by a priest or, occasionally, in the absence of a priest, a deacon may distribute the pre-consecrated gifts.