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) from the ACNA Book of Common Prayer.
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.
609 W 20th Street
(We share a building with La Casa de mi Padre and Real Life Fellowship.)
- 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. For K to 2nd-graders, we introduce a Little Liturgy of song, story and response time to help transition them into adult worship. More details below.
- There is an elevator on the north side of the building, if you need it.
Please join us! You are so welcome!
ALL SAINTS KIDS worship on sundays
Children of all ages are welcome in our worship and many families choose to keep even their youngest children with them to experience the richness of the liturgy, hear scripture and learn to quiet their hearts to hear God. Babbling babies and occasional screeches are a normal part of the noises of our sanctuary. If you have a child who is not ready for the entire service with mom or dad, we have care for children ages infant-1st grade.
NURSERY: We have trained staff to care for infants-preschool in a nursery. Parents pick up their little ones at the passing of the peace to join in Eucharist.
LITTLE LITURGY: Children preK-1st grade are invited to worship in Little Liturgy. A storyteller and 2 helpers guide the children in 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. In this way, Little Liturgy operates like a steppingstone preparing children to participate in corporate worship when they enter 2nd grade. Children are returned to the sanctuary around the time of the passing of the peace to join in Eucharist. Little Liturgy runs during the school year and takes a break for the summer.
Both of these rooms are down the steps and to the right from the main entrance.
Nursery and Little Liturgy policies:
- Food is not allowed in the kids' rooms.
- Per All Saint's’ safety policy, parents are not allowed to linger in the children's room. Our volunteers have been trained and screened and your children's safety is our priority. If your child will not be happy apart from you, please keep them with you in worship. We want this to be a good experience for everyone.
formation at home
We seek to empower parents as the primary shepherds of their children and we endeavor to support and resource you to help your kids know and love Jesus. We are working to build a culture of "family table" where multiple ages can meaningfully engage the Lord and each other, so it is common for kids to be included in most of our gatherings and to be encouraged to join in the work of the church as they are able. Visit our church calendar page for information about how to use the Liturgical Year to disciple your children at home.
Daily Prayer Information
Weekly Evening Prayer
& Sunday Scripture Reading Conversation
Time: Tuesdays 6-8pm
Location: 364 E 21st Street
All Saints Discipleship Pastor, Miguel, invites you to join in corporate evening prayer and a discussion of the upcoming Sunday's scripture readings. Come as early as 6pm to chat, but make sure you're there before 6:30pm for evening prayer. The group discusses the upcoming Sunday's scripture passages to prepare hearts and minds for worship. Miguel will wrap up by 8pm. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The Anglican Book of Common Prayer is our guidebook for personal and corporate prayer. In it are many liturgies and prayers to guide our devotion. It can be downloaded for free, you can purchase a book, or use the BCP app.
In this video, Pastor Miguel shows us how to use the BCP for personal, small group and family prayer and scripture reading. He answers questions such as, "What do the italicized texts mean? Where do I find the scripture passages assigned for the day? What can I do to simplify the prayers when I have time constraints or am praying with young children? Where can I find prayers for specific joys and concerns to help expand my prayer vocabulary? Is there a digital version of all this?"
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.
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.