Advent & Christmas at All Saints'
Advent I, December 1 - Great Litany & Holy Eucharist , 8 am & 10 am
Advent II, December 8 - Holy Eucharist, 8 am; Mother Vicki's 25th Ordination Anniversary, 10 am - followed by a pot-luck lunch and a visit from St. Nicholas
Advent III, December 15 - Holy Eucharist, 8 am; Children's Pageant & Communion, 10 am
Advent IV, December 22 - Holy Eucharist, 8 am & 10 am; Greening of the Church, 11:15 am
Advent Quiet Evening, December 4, 6:30-8:30 pm in the Parish House Lower Room
This mini-retreat will help you be calm and grounded as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ...even in the midst of the December rush. It starts with a simple meal of soup and bread. The evening program will be led by the Rev. Shawn Carty, Priest Associate at All Saints'. There is no charge, but a free-will offering for the meal is appreciated. RSVP by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Eve Family Worship, 4:30 pm
Children's Procession to the Creche, Carols, and Communion
Candlelight Music, 10:10 pm
Featuring Marc-Antoine Charpentier's "Song of the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ" for soprano, tenor, chorus, and violins.
Christmas "Midnight" Mass, 10:30 pm
Holy Eucharist, Carols, and Candlelight
Christmas Day, 10 am
Communion, Carols, the Christmas Story, and the Blessing of Christmas Gifts
First Sunday after Christmas, December 29
8 am - Holy Eucharist; 10 am - Lessons & Carols
Please know that whoever you are, whomever you love, whatever your family looks like, wherever you are in your journey of faith with God, you are most welcome here to worship and find community.
Mother Vicki will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of her ordination to the priesthood on Sunday, Dec 8 at the 10 am service. We'll continue the festivities with a pot-luck lunch in the Parish Hall....and a visit from Saint Nicholas. Please join us!
Two recent parish sermons by Sr Monica Clare from the Community of St John Baptist in Mendham, NJ; and the Rev Shawn Carty, Priest Associate at All Saints'.
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Directions to All Saints'
The church sanctuary, both levels of the Parish House, as well as both of the upper level restrooms, are handicap accessible.
Children’s Corner – We have a corner of the church that welcomes parents with babies and toddlers who have a hard time sitting in a pew during worship. It has a bench, a rocking chair, space on the floor with a rug to come, and a basket of soft, quiet toys. Young children who can see and hear what is going on at the altar while they have the space to wiggle a bit are much more likely to be engaged with the service. They absorb far more than we often give them credit for. And it helps their parents, too! Come try it out!
Check our our Spiritual Connections page for ideas for prayer, Scripture reading, ways to cultivate awareness of God, practices in the the Way of following Jesus.
Twelve Baskets is our confidential church food pantry. For residents of Long Hill Township,Veterans (including residents of the V.A. in Lyons), parishioners and their families who struggle with food scarcity. Click here for more information.
Musikgarten is a program of Early Childhood Music taught at All Saints by Alison Siener Brown. Classes are available for babies and toddlers (with parents), pre-schoolers, and several levels of beginning piano students. Musikgarten incorporates social, developmental, and musical needs of young children. The program is offered under the auspices of Music in the Somerset Hills. Spring classes are forming now. Information and registration can be found here.
A Prayer for All Saints'
Lord Jesus, you call us to work, pray, and give for the good of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven: assist us with the grace of your Holy Spirit to live your goodness, justice, peace, and love in our lives, in our parish, in our neighborhoods, and in God’s world, so that heaven may become more real in this life. We ask this to God’s glory, and in the strength of your holy Name. Amen.