All Saints' Millington
Our Worship: both formal & friendly
Our formality comes from the tradition of our liturgy - we follow the Book of Common Prayer. This helps the congregation to pray and praise together, even while there is ample time for private prayer and devotion during the service. Several Bible passages are read aloud. The congregation sings hymns, accompanied by organ or piano, and our Adult and Junior Choirs sing anthems from a wide variety of sacred and spiritual music. The congregation prays for the the needs of the world and the Church, and we celebrate the Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion, the Lord's Supper) together. Our clergy and the lay people who assist in leading worship wear vestments, and the decorations of Church and altar reflect the times and themes of the liturgical seasons. It is our goal to offer God worship that is beautiful and reverent - the best that we can give.
Our worship is also personable and warm. We expect that you will bring your whole self to Church - joys, worries, sorrows, humor - and that you can feel free to share some of that with others. Some of us dress up for worship, others prefer to be more casual. Mid-way through the service we engage in passing the Peace with one another - a handshake and the words "Peace be with you" - sharing a sign of Christ's peace. Some people come out of their pews to greet friends or family elsewhere in the Church; others stay put and greet the person next to them. We know that children (and some adults!) are not always quiet. Everyone at All Saints' has been new to the congregation or new to faith at some point and knows that it can be hard to be new. After the 10 a.m. service there is always a social time of refreshments and getting to know one another at Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall. You don't have to drink coffee, and you don't have to stay an hour, but we would like to get to know you. Please be sure to speak to someone sitting near you after the service, introduce yourself to the clergy and sign our guest book next to the front door.
Most of all we expect that when we come to worship, God walks in the door with us and will fill our hearts and deepen our experience and our faith when we gather as a congregation. This gives us strength and courage to go out into the world and do God's work wherever our daily lives take us.
8 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I ~ This is a quiet contemplative time without music.
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II ~ This is our main service of the week. There is organ and piano music, Junior and Adult Choirs, and congregational singing. Nursery care is available for children up to age 3. Sunday School classes meet at 10 am. At the Peace, children from Grade 3+ join the service.
First Sundays - Family Service, children's homily, birthday and anniversary prayers.
Third Sundays - Healing Prayer available
Fifth Sundays - Morning Prayer
Wednesdays, 10:15 am
Bible Study in the Narthex
Thursdays, 7:00 am
This service is a simple gatherings for Communion & Healing Prayer, about 35-minutes. All are welcome to a simple breakfast & fellowship following the service.
Feast Days and Holy Days
The major days of the Church year are celebrated.