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An Invitation for Healing, Hope and Support
We are beginning to see light at the end of a tunnel that none of us wanted to travel through. The approval and distribution of a COVID vaccine has breathed new life into our world. During the COVID pandemic, our lives were turned upside down and around, things we took for granted, like a sharing a meal or hugging family members were no longer possible. As I reflect upon the past year, I am reminded of the prayer used during funerals which says, … For to your faithful people, O Lord, life is changed, not ended… Over the past months, our lives have changed and sadly, for some our sisters and brothers, COVID did end their earthly lives.
As society prepares to open back up again, we must continue to remember those for which the pandemic has forever altered their lives. For people working in the medical field and social services, the trauma they have experienced may fade but it will never be forgotten. For children, teachers and those working with our aging and adult populations, life may never return to the way it once was. And for the disadvantaged, the working poor, and the unemployed, life will continue to be a struggle. The importance of community for support, healing and hope is as important as it ever has been. This is the area in which churches should strive.
Churches should be places of support, healing, hope and love. The central message of Christianity, To love our neighbor as ourselves is the foundation of the church. All Saints’ is here for all people, not only those that are comfortable with their faith but also those searching for community and peace, those yearning for connection, and those looking to increase their relationship with a living and loving God.
For almost 250 years, All Saints’ has endeavored to be a faithful witness to the unfailing love of God in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia. All Saints’ is a place where inclusion is expected, where people of all backgrounds are welcomed, and where we continually live into the challenge of expanding our capacity for diverse and dynamic celebrations of God’s inclusive love. If you are seeking to worship and serve Christ wholeheartedly; if you want to belong to a community of faith and be challenged to grow in your journey of faith; if you are seeking sanctuary and refreshment in God–then discover All Saints’.
All Saints’ is a place that is ancient and new, a faith that we hold going back to Jesus, back to his spiritual ancestors, back to those who walked the earth and found holy ground. And what we do is often based on ancient patterns—worship and music; loving service to the poor, the hurting, the lonely; working for justice and peace; lively, fearless education and formation of minds and souls. And that faith is also completely contemporary, engaged in the culture and the needs of the moment…
Whether you are looking for an in-person worship experience or an online experience, All Saints’ can accommodate you. If you are not ready to jump into worship within community in person or if you want to experience our worship anonymously? All Saints’ is here for you!
Looking for more information? Have questions about us or our worship, reach out to us.
Rector, All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Day School
The schedule of All Saints’ Worship Services is as follows:
Wednesday evening 6:30 p.m. Spoken Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. Spoken Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
Sunday morning 8:00 a.m. Spoken Holy Eucharist in the Sanctuary
Sunday morning 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music in the Sanctuary
You may also join us virtually on Saturday evening or Sunday mornings via FaceBook, Youtube or our website.
The sanctuary entrance is located on Frankford Ave at Fitler St.
The chapel is located on the parking lot level and can be entered either via the chapel door or through the main office entrance.
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