This year, we are choosing gratitude with joyful intentionality, in all we do.
“To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us - and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.
Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.” ~ Thomas Merton
Sunday, Aug 31 - Gratitude for the work we do
During all three workship services this Labor Day weekend, we will celebrate with gratitude the individual gifts God has given each of us to do the work we do in our daily lives. We invite you to wear your work clothes and bring any work tool or items that symbolizes your work. We will include it as a part of hte celebration and recognition of these gifts.
Sunday, Sep 14 - Semi-annual Parish Meeting
Our fall meeting is when we gather to elect four new members to serve on Vestry for the next 3 years. The parish has submitted their suggestions, and those choosing to enter the discernment process will have had their conversations and made their decisions about submitting themselves as candidates. The vestry will offer a slate of nominees for presentation to the parish. At our parish meeting we will have the election, and celebrate the many ministries and services of our church, while sharing a potluck lunch. And of course, we will have more expressions of gratitude for our life together at All Saints!
Children's Immigration Relief Response
We are grateful for the people of St. John’s Episcopal Church McAllen, Texas – and the aid they are providing for children and families. In response to the emerging crisis of children’s immigration along the South Texas border with Mexico, St. John’s Episcopal Church is McAllen is participating with local agencies to render aid. Care kits of water, toiletries, basic clothing and other comfort items are being assembled and distributed to local shelters. To make an offering in support of this work please make a contribution to the All Saints’Compassionate Living Fund and designate it for “St. John’s McAllen, aid for children and families.” This can be done through the Donate button to the left, or by mailing a check to the office, or through Sunday offerings.
Saturday, October 5 - All Saints' Rummage Sale
The Parish Life Commission invites you to begin gathering items that you no longer need, and that you feel may be useful or wanted by someone else, to donate for this year's sale. Its like recycling and gifting - all in one! Proceeds from this sale are used for scholarships for camp, spiritual formation retreats and other church ministries. Collection days for receiving your donations are Thursday, October 3 from 9am-7pm and Friday, Oct 4 from 9am-5pm. Please bring your items clean and priced. Volunteers are also needed for all 3 days. Sign up sheets are on the church bulletin boards. Thank you for your participation!
Welcome to All Saints' – a family committed to embracing the Divine in all through experiencing and sharing the compassionate story of Jesus Christ.
We are deeply rooted in the beauty of the Episcopal tradition while open to innovative ways of experiencing God's presence in all sacred traditions. We are committed to prayer, to compassionate engagement with the world, to spiritual formation and to the spirit of inclusion. All Saints' is a house of prayer for all God's people - and we warmly welcome your presence at any of our services, classes or events.