Welcome, Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas!

Please join us this All Saints Sunday Nov. 2 as we welcome the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas as our new associate rector.

She will be preaching at all our worship services (8 am, 10 am, and 5:30 pm), and she will join Rector Jim Richardson at our Sunday forum to answer questions and get to know you.



Commemoration of All Faithful Departed

Friday, October 31 - 12:15 p.m and Sunday, November 2 - 9:30 a.m.

MumsCommemoration of All Faithful Departed - One of the great traditions of the Church is a simple annual service when we remember all those who died in the last year, and anyone else we want to remember who has died. We are inviting members of the congregation to add names to the book, which are available in the narthex and the Chancellor Street entrance. Each name will be read aloud on Friday Oct. 31 at a service at 12:15 p.m. followed by the Holy Eucharist. We will also read the names of the dead at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday Nov. 2 in between the two morning services. All are invited to add names to the books and attend these services.


Daylight Saving Time Ends

Sunday, November 2

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour.


OfrendaOfrenda Table


The ofrenda, a tradition from Mexico's "Day of the Dead", is a special table set up inside the church where we place items that remind us of people we love who have died - small photographs, or a poem, or a candle, or a paper flower. The ofrenda table will be in the church starting November 2, remaining through November 29, and being dismantled on the First Sunday of Advent (November 30).  Please plan to bring items to add to the ofrenda starting November 2.


Advent Retreat: Expecting God – Advent Reflections with Julian and Mary, led by Gillian Breckenridge

Mary Waits

Saturday, November 29, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

On this year's Advent retreat, we will be reflecting on our waiting for God with the help of Julian of Norwich and Mary, the mother of Jesus. How does the language and experience of motherhood help us to reflect on what it means to wait for God in the season of Advent? What was this waiting like for Mary and how does Mary's waiting inform the waiting of the Church for Christ to be born in us? Why does Julian call Jesus "our true Mother," and how does this image help us to know God better, even as we wait for Jesus' birth? Please join us for this creative and informal retreat day as we reflect together on what it means to be "Expecting God" this Advent season. There are no prerequisites for this retreat! Free and open to the public. All are welcome!


Advent Wreath Making Event

Sunday, November 30

following 10:00 a.m. service

Advent Wreath


This festive inter-generational, family-friendly event will help prepare you to enter into Advent with your very own home wreath.  Kit, instruction and assistance will be provided.  If you have any cut greenery (boxwood, holly, etc.) to donate, please bring it to the parish hall on Saturday Nov. 29, or to church with you on Nov. 30.



Building Task Force Interim Report

View the Building Task Force Interim Report by clicking here.


Toy Offering

Sunday, November 30

Toy Offering

Our annual Toy Offering will be held on Sunday, Nov. 30. That morning, children and families -- and all parishioners! -- are invited to bring new or like-new (unwrapped) toys to the service and place them in front of the Holy Table when the children process into church from Joyful Noise.  After the procession, the gifts will be blessed and later shared with children in our community.  This year we are once again partnering with the Schoolhouse Thrift Shop, an outreach ministry of Region XV, for their annual St. Nicholas' Toy Drive.  Their toy drive is an effort to make Christmas more affordable for local families.  Money raised by the Thrift Shop goes to support Habitat for Humanity, the Alliance for Interfaith Ministries, Ministry with the Aging, and the Gertrude Mitchell House.  Please help support their efforts by contributing to our toy offering.


Vestry News

We now publish a monthly Vestry News article on our website. Typically included are a summary article, minutes and financial reports. See the link on the menu to the left or click here.


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Worship Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir, Joyful Noise worship for God's Children
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
12:15 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
5:30 p.m.
Evening Prayer