Thursday April 18th 2019
6:30 PM: Agapé Supper • 7:30PM: Holy Eucharist, Rite II & Stripping of the Altar • 9:00PM-12:00 AM: Prayer Vigil
On Maundy Thursday, we again bring body, mind and spirit into the worship of the day. The evening begins with a communal supper, then flows into the church for the celebration of the Eucharist. Two special things set this apart from all other services. The first is the “maundy” the ritual washing of feet that gives the day its name. The clergy wash the feet of any parishioners who come forward. It is a direct reminder of what Jesus did at the Last Supper. At the close of the service, the church and the altar are stripped of almost all ornamentation in reparation for the solemnity of Good Friday. The reserved Sacrament is taken to the Altar of Repose, the side altar which is decorated to be a reminder of the Garden of Gethsemane.
Friday April 19th • 9:30 AM
Join us for a newer All Saints tradition, where children of all ages help get the hallways of the church decorated for Easter! We will be creating arts and crafts to make a beautiful Easter garden and help the Easter Bunny get prepared for the annual Easter Egg Hunt!
Friday April 19th 2019
The Stations of the Cross (12 Noon)
The Stations of the Cross again finds us walking symbolically in the footsteps of Our Lord. As we process around the stations we read short pieces of scripture and pray collects that bring us from the trial of Jesus to Golgotha and the Tomb.
The Good Friday Liturgy (1PM & 7:30PM)
While this is not a three hour service ( Even if it feels like it!!!!) it is a solemn service that includes special prayers, a reading of the Passion, communion from the Reserved Sacrament and the opportunity for the veneration of the cross and meditation. The daytime and evening services are essentially identical.
Satuday April 20th • 8PM
This service is the very heart of the Church Year.It begins with the kindling of the New Fire, the lighting of the Paschal Candle and the singing of the ancient song of praise, the Exsultet. A series of wonderful readings and music then traces salvation history. That section culminates with baptism. We join in renewing our vows, and are made new and made ready truly to celebrate Easter. There are a few moments in the service that deserve not to be spoiled by being described. Just come and experience the Vigil!
Following the service we break our Lenten fast witha reception. (Caution: Don’t get between the Rector and his first chocolate in 40 days! 😋)
Sunday April 21st 2019 • 8AM & 10AM
"He is risen! Tell it out with joyful voice!"
We don’t like to boast, but there may not be any more beautiful place to celebrate Easter than All Saints. The flowers, music, and liturgy all proclaim the joy of the Resurrection. The 8:00AM service is a Rite I Eucharist (traditional language) with hymns. The 10:00 AM service is a Festival Holy Eucharist , Rite II (contemporary language) featuring special music. The celebration continues following the late service with a special coffee hour and the annual Easter Egg Hunt. We hope to see you!!
Saturday April 27th 2019 • 8PM - 10:30PM • The Common Room
All Saints presents the eleventh installment of our monthly series coffee house evenings featuring, and hosted by well-known local guitarist and singer -songwriter “Major Tom” Espenshade.
In addition to a set or two from Tom, there will be an open mic for those who wish to share a song or poem or even a little stand-up comedy. Slots are limited, and will be on a first-come, first served schedule. To sign up for a spot in advance, see Major Tom or call the parish office during regular office hours.
Guidelines: Acoustic music is the preferred genre, but all acts should require minimal set-up. A piano is available. All are welcome from novice to pro!
Admission is free. So come down and enjoy a night of fun and fellowship!
Sunday June 9th 2019 • 10:00AM Service • Common Room
“On the day of Pentecost, the disciples were gathered all in one place…” On Pentecost, the churches of the Flushing Deanery gather to celebrate the Birthday of the Churchand the gift of the Holy Spirit. We will gather for a festive outdoor service, featuring special music from "The Crooks", followed by a barbecue! It’s a highlight of the year. Be sure to wear something red in honor of the day!
Saturday, December 7th 2019
Bayside's Favorite Christmas Fair, The Holly Bazaar is held every year on the first Saturday in December. The event features all sorts of vendors, food items, and kids activities. Held on the first weekend of December, the Holly Bazaar is All Saints’ signature annual fund (and fun) raiser. In addition to hosting vendors of new and attractive items ranging from handcrafted jewelry to stained glass to festive socks, the Bazaar is a showcase for the talents of several groups in the parish.
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