Worship & Liturgy

Leadership: Rector, Deacon, Director of Music, Director of Liturgical Drama, Altar Guild/Liturgical Art Chair, Youth Director/Acolyte Leader, Lector and Eucharistic Minister Leader, Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Head Usher(s).

Chair/Liaison to the Vestry: Rector

Purpose: To lead the community in Worship through Liturgy and Music.

Description: Leaders of this Committee meet 2-3 times a year to plan, coordinate and implement the Worship of All Saints.  Leaders of this Committee represent Sub-Committees of volunteers that serve in Worship.  They are responsible for recruiting, identifying, training, and scheduling volunteers, as well as volunteer appreciation.

SUB-COMMITTEES

Clergy (Rector, Deacon, Assisting Priests), Altar Guild, Ushers, Chancel Choir, Acolytes, Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMS), Worship Leaders, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry

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 Lord …

Children’s Ministry – Sunday School

Children’s Ministry- Sunday School Children are an integral part of the life and community at All Saints Episcopal Church.  Children are always welcome to participate in the services at All Saints.  Christ welcomed children who wiggle and giggle and so do we. All Saints has two Church School classes, one for Preschool-aged children to 2nd …

Ensemble Four

A New Focus on Music for Family Sunday:  This fall, we inaugurate Ensemble Four, joining together voices and instrumentalists from the Family Choir and Fourth Sunday Ensemble into one entity–a varied program for the young and young at heart, including ~Music inspired by the Taize and Iona communities ~Traditional Hymns ~Spirituals ~Gospel ~and the best …

Lay 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.

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 …

Youth Ministry

All Saints Youth Ministries: Growing through Worship, Service, Fellowship and Formation All Saints Youth ministries serve the members of our congregation in grades 6-12.  Using the Episcopal Journey to Adulthood program, we gather weekly for fellowship and faith formation. We gather all together to serve in our various ministries to the church and the world- serving …