All Saints' Church will join our friends and neighbors tonight for an interfaith service of remembrance, one month after the mass shooting at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. The event will be from 7:30-9pm at Union Temple (17 Eastern Parkway). All are welcome. More information available here.
For more information about upcoming events - including the annual meeting, Christmas concerts, and TWO cookie swaps, click here.
Gratitude is the foundation of Christian spiritual life. Jesus gave thanks in good times and bad, and he inspires us to do the same in our own time. In this season of thanksgiving, may you find the time and space to offer thanks for the blessings in your life. God is always working in our lives in ways large and small, and to give thanks for these things puts us in right relationship with God and the people in our lives.
It is also difficult for me not to give thanks for our beloved parish community, which touches and lives of so many people. I am grateful for your generosity, faith, and above all, your love for this place and for one another. Let us give thanks for All Saints' Church and pray for continued blessings on our ministry!
May you and those you love have a very blessed Thanksgiving.
The Rev. Steven D. Paulikas
Click here to read more about upcoming events, the Diocesan Convention, and our Stewardship campaign.
Dear Friends in Christ,
Harvest Sunday is just a few days away, and with it comes our chance to offer our pledge for the ministry of All Saints' Church in 2019. After a season of prayerful reflection, this Sunday is the time for you to return your completed pledge cards--either at the 10am Holy Eucharist followed by a festive harvest brunch, or at the beautiful 5pm Choral Evensong.
Pledging is our offering to God out of the abundance in which we live. In this Sunday's liturgy we will hear these words from Hebrews 10: "let us consider how to provoke one another to love and to good deeds." We live in a time and place that desperately needs this holy provocation. Our generosity toward one another and the wider community is a fundamental part of living out this word from Scripture and a chance to be Christ's people in the world.
Filling out and returning your pledge card allows the Vestry to plan our scope of ministry in the coming year. It is only by reaching our 2019 pledging goal of $200,000that we will be able to maintain and expand the good we do in God's name. Our parish depends on your participation to reach this goal and ensure the many life-giving ministries of All Saints' Church in the coming year.
For more information on pledging including a printable version of this year's pledge card and online giving instructions, please visit allsaintsparkslope.org/giving. If you can't be in church on Sunday, please mail your completed card to the office or return by other means as soon as possible.
God bless you for your generosity, and God bless All Saints' Church.
The Rev. Steven D. Paulikas
Click here to read more about Harvest Sunday, Evensong, and other coming events.
A solemn Eucharist commemorating the faithful departed will take place on the Feast of All Souls, tomorrow, Friday, November 2, at 7pm. Please join us as we remember family, friends, and members of the community through this special worship service.
We celebrate the Feast of All Saints on Sunday, November 4 with a Festival Eucharist at 10am followed by the annual Stewardship Cafe, where you can learn about ways to get more involved in the life of All Saints' Church.
Click here to read more, including an update on the 2019 Stewardship Campaign, the Episcopal Church's response to the shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and some pictures from the 7th Ave Halloween Parade.