Sunday Gathering Information

 

Our gathering lasts a little over an hour, in which we follow an Anglican liturgy of prayer, scripture reading, confession, short sermon and weekly Eucharist (communion).

On a normal Sunday, we have a simple, intimate gathering - including many children, who we encourage to participate in as much of the service as they can.

All Saints Holland's Covid Policy

Values, Practices, Policies

As we’ve considered our path forward as a body during the pandemic and the present surge, we’ve taken time to revisit our values as All Saints Holland. It’s good to be reminded of who we are as the people of God in this particular time and place. The practices and policies we have established for our worship life, flow from our values, and a place of deep love and care for all of you.

We value the Eucharist

Our way of life together as an Anglican church necessitates that we physically gather together to worship the living God regularly, and we are nourished by His word and Sacrament when we come together.  This is the most important and orienting practice for any Christian.

Practice: We will continue to gather for in-person worship as long as there is a reasonably safe path forward, and we’ll encourage gathering together creatively, safely, and often outside of worship.

Policies

  • streaming services: Because many families are unable to attend worship in-person due to illness, the need to quarantine, or out of caution at this time, we are actively working to organize a livestream of our 4pm worship services. Look for our livestream to begin on Sunday, January 23.
  • personal agency, and community care: if you are ill or symptomatic, or have experienced a known COVID exposure, please follow CDC guidelines for your safety and that of our community.

We value Formation

As a community of disciples, we value and practice the biblical commands to submit to authority as part of our formation.  We will do what our bishop asks and obey our governing authorities in all things good and lawful, while we weigh the recommendations given by the many other community and government agencies.

Practice: Pray for and honor our Bishop and governing officials, pray for and trust the appointed All Saint leadership to make the best decisions for our body.

Policies:

  • regular monitoring: We will monitor and seek to follow the directives of our diocesan leadership and governing officials, looking to the Ottawa County Department of Public Health for particular policy guidance.
  • creation of COVID subcommittee: The Vestry will be taking a more active role in working with Father Brian and staff on evaluating concerns and setting COVID related policies through the creation of a COVID subcommittee. Please direct COVID policy related questions and concerns to this subcommittee through our Contact page.

We value Reaching Out

Our discipleship includes caring for one another and protecting the vulnerable in our community.  We are willing to be generous and accommodating for the sake of others, even if it stretches us to be uncomfortable and sacrificial.  We endeavor to bless and honor one another.

Practice: There will be space in our worship gatherings for those with different needs, and comfort levels, and to ensure that we minimize spread of the virus in our community.

Policies:

  • mask recommendation: The CDC and Ottawa County Department of Public Health recommends mask wearing for indoor gatherings. If you have underlying health concerns or are otherwise at risk, we particularly urge you to follow this guidance. We acknowledge that the most vulnerable among us may feel this recommendation does not go far enough, and for those brothers and sisters we are offering both the livestream option as well as an at-home eucharist option. Please connect with a subcommittee member if this is something you’d like to explore.
  • space for those wishing to mask and social distance: The balcony space and the marked space on the main floor of the sanctuary will continue to be reserved for those who will be masking during services and wish to maintain social distance. Out of love and respect for those with vulnerabilities or other concerns, we ask that everyone observe this set aside space.
  • masks for little liturgy and childcare: To respect the volunteers who are helping to make our children’s ministry happen, please have your children 3 and up wear masks. We will have masks available in the lower classroom areas as well.

When

Sundays at 4:00 pm

If you'd like to attend a  worship celebration, we are happy to welcome you! If you've got any questions, please send a message via the link below or on our CONTACT page.

Where

609 W 20th Street

Details

  • Mask use is recommended when you are not seated. We have children's and adults' masks available.
  • For social distancing purposes, the balcony and back 3 rows of the sanctuary are reserved for those wearing masks and social distancing. Thank you for helping us to show love to those who are practicing extra Covid-cautiousness.
  • We offer a nursery for toddlers to preschool-age. Caregivers wear masks.
  • For K to 2nd-graders, we introduce a Little Liturgy of song, story and response time to help transition them into adult worship. We ask that children wear masks in Little Liturgy.
  • There is an elevator on the north side of the building, if you need it.

Please join us! You are so welcome!

Little Liturgy

In Little Liturgy, a storyteller and 2 helpers guide children (grades K - 2) through an intentional order of worship: turning our attention to God, proclaiming His Word through story, responding to the story through conversation and activity, and listening and talking to God through prayer. Children are returned to the sanctuary at the passing of the peace to join in Eucharist. In this way, Little Liturgy operates like a stepping stone preparing children to participate in corporate worship when they are older.

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Daily Prayer Information

We're making our careful return to opportunities for corporate daily prayer. As we move along with an eye on Covid numbers and guidelines, we'll add or amend the schedule below. Check back here for changes.

Everyone in the community is welcome to come for prayer, in fact we encourage it! Sometimes there are 10 of us, sometimes only one, but you can count on someone being there each of the times and places below.

Prayer liturgies typically take about 30 minutes and include scripture reading, confession, and directed and spontaneous prayer. We find this is a peaceful and orienting way to begin the workday, to re-ignite at noon, and to usher in an evening freshly aware of Christ among us.

When

Mondays from 8:30 am to 9:00 am

Every other Monday from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm (January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21, etc.)

Where

via Zoom

Chapel at 74 E 16th Street, Holland

Please park in the street. The chapel is upstairs in the building at the back of the property.

Details

Morning Prayer

Zoom meeting ID: 401 097 2460; and passcode: allsaints

Evening Prayer for Women

Tuesdays from noon to 12:30 pm

Chapel at 74 E 16th Street, Holland

Please park in the street. The chapel is upstairs in the building at the back of the property.

Midday Prayer

Tuesdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This meeting may vary in location or be a Zoom gathering - please contact mcruz@allsaintsholland.org for the current information.

Evening Prayer with a discussion of the upcoming Sunday's scripture reading.

Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

PAUSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Chapel at 74 E 16th Street, Holland

Please park in the street. The chapel is upstairs in the building at the back of the property.

Evening Prayer

Check out this daily office site, there is an app, too. It provides you the correct office for whatever time of day that you access it - morning, midday, evening or compline.

Take a look at our RESOURCES page for more daily office help and ideas.

Weekly Evening Prayer

& Preparation for Sunday Worship

All Saints Discipleship Pastor Miguel invites you to join him Tuesday evenings for corporate evening prayer and a discussion of the upcoming Sunday's scripture readings. Come as early as 6:00 pm to chat, but make sure you're there before 6:30 pm for evening prayer. The group discusses the upcoming Sunday's scripture passages to prepare hearts and minds for worship. Miguel will wrap up by 8:00 pm. If you have questions, email Miguel at mcruz@allsaintsholland.org.

life together

Home Parish Gatherings

At All Saints Holland, life together gets lived out and expressed by all of us being linked into a Home Parish community.   Home Parishes are where we celebrate the joys of life and support one another through the sorrows.  Home Parishes are where we begin to use and grow the gifts entrusted to us by the Father.  Home parishes are the community in which we model and multiply His love and care for our neighbors.

Teen Events

Meets twice a month on Friday nights for different activities like bonfires, eating together, games, movie nights, spiritual discussions, etc. Reach out to us through our Contact tab for information.

Due to COVID-19, meeting intermittently outdoors as weather allows.