Liturgy, Worship and Music

The purpose of All Saints Church is to celebrate God’s love, to seek and to serve Christ in all persons, and to go forth into the world rejoicing in the power of the Spirit. Your presence is a blessing regardless of your background, sexual orientation, gender identity, race or ethnicity, age or family structure, abilities or limitations or wherever you are in life’s journey.

Worship and Advisory Committee

photo 2The Rector of All Saints leads this segment of the church’s structure.  Contact Mother Laura through the Church Office at 503-777-3829 for more information.

 

Acolytes

  Acolytes are the youngest members of All Saints’ Worship Team.   They serve as crucifers, banner carriers, and  assistants to the Priest in the service.          

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is a dedicated (behind the scenes) group of men and women whose primary mission is to prepare and maintain our sanctuary for use by God’s family.  We prepare and maintain the altar and elements to be used in the Eucharistic Service (bread, wine, linens, napkins, chalice, etc.) for regular Sunday Worship Services, …

Banners and Liturgical Art

Banners and Liturgical Art have an important place in the life of All Saints Episcopal Church.  Seasonal banners are displayed on the back wall on either side of the organ as well as hung from the altar, pulpit, and lectern.  Other celebrations during the year such as the Feast of Pentecost bring out many more …

Chancel Choir

  The Chancel Choir is directed by our organist, Dr. James L. Denman, who is looking for more good, enthusiastic, dedicated singers to add to our wonderful 10:15 AM Service. Our music program also includes opportunities to praise our Lord through the music of guitar, trumpet, violin, etc.!  Let Jim know if you can serve the …

Episcopal Worship

A Brief Outline of How Episcopalians Worship The Episcopal Church of the United States of America (ECUSA) is a Liturgical Church, meaning that it performs solemn ceremonies, or rituals during public Worship Services. At All Saints, the Traditional Liturgy found in the Book of Common Prayer is conducted during most Sunday Services. Rite I is …

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers at All Saints are part of an important ministry.  Licensed for a period of three years, these members help distribute the consecrated elements of bread and wine during our Sunday Services.  If you have questions about, or are interested in this ministry, please contact Deacon Kathleen Borsch through the Church Office at 503-777-3829.

Family Choir

Family Choir has a mission statement:  ‘To sing to the glory of God with all our heart, with all our soul and with all our might for they who sing pray twice!’  The Family Choir sings at the 10:15 AM 4th Sunday Youth Service.  All children who love to sing are welcome.  Parents are also welcome …

Lay Readers

Lay Readers are those parishioners or youth that read at Sunday or special services.  If you would like to be a Lay Reader, please contact David Champion through the Church Office at 503-777-3829. Intercessors are those Lay Readers that read the Prayers of the People.  The Intercessors at All Saints Episcopal Church help lead the …

Ushers

Ushers are the first friendly faces people see when they come to worship at All Saints. Ushers greet those who enter the church before a Worship Service. They hand out the bulletins, take up the elements for Communion, and collect the offering.  As the Communion begins, Ushers invite those in each pew to come to …