Why did the Gospel book move?

a liturgical note from Fr. James Arcadi, Presiding Priest I received the question, “Why did the Gospel book move?” The answer is part pragmatics and part tradition, which emerged from a series of questions that I asked. The first question I asked was, “Can we put the sacred vessels on the altar for the entirety […]

Our Prayers as Incense

a liturgical note from Fr. James Arcadi, Presiding Priest Anglican worship is embodied worship; it is a multi-sensory experience. Too often in our day do we become disembodied consumers relegated to being avatars, profile pics, and bar codes. But when we come to worship, we bring all that we are, minds and bodies. In grade […]

Hands for Souls: A Prayer Shawl Ministry

a blog post from Laurel Dalrymple, Hands for Souls Coordinator In the Old Testament, prayer shawls were for men to wear when they prayed. The modern idea of making prayer shawls for those in difficult situations began in Connecticut in 1998.  Since then, the practice has spread far and wide, with the purpose of bringing […]

Why do we bless the cuddlies?

a blog post from Jennifer Merck, Pastor for Children October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. At All Souls, we typically honor and remember St. Francis on the Sunday closest to his feast day. We hope you were able to join us for this year’s Blessing of the Animals. If you’ve been […]

He was deeply moved in his spirit.

a blog post from Galen Dalrymple When Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews who had come with her crying, he was deeply moved in his spirit and troubled. John 11:33 (CSBBible) John 11 is my favorite narrative chapter in the Bible. It is full of drama, emotion, and wonder. The climax of the story […]

Handmade Paper Collages: Discovering the Creator at Play

Parishioner Jim Leonard has been making paper art works since about 2006. Perhaps his works can be called collages since they involve gluing paper to a surface, but Jim also uses tissue, inks, watercolors, acrylics, and natural objects like coffee chaff, grass and flower petals to create his pieces. The process often begins by making […]

Crumbs of Faith and Love

a Stephen Ministry introduction from Deacon Rob Lewis Do you want to get away? Jesus did.  But Jesus can’t get away. A Canaanite woman whose daughter is possessed by a demon accosts him. (Matthew 15:21-28; Mark 7:24-30) The story quickly gets complicated as it juxtaposes Jesus’ desire for solitude with the woman’s desperate love for […]

When the Storm Rolls In

a Stephen Ministry introduction from Deacon Joy Unger Sometimes you can see the storm developing around you. You can feel the winds pick up speed, feel the temperature drop slightly, see the clouds start to darken and cover the once clear sky. If you read the signs right, you can make your way inside and […]

Touching Jesus Robe

an introduction to Stephen Ministry from Galen Dalrymple She hides in the crowd, trying to remain invisible and unnoticed. She is depressed and ashamed. She doesn’t want anyone to know her secret. Yet her deep despair stirred something within her – a desire to get better – so she mustered her courage and sought help […]

Passover Supper for the Souls

God’s people passed through the water, to freedom. One of All Souls’ favorite gatherings each Holy Week is our Passover Supper. For years, we gathered — all together — in the Undercroft. As our congregation has grown, we moved into homes, gathering as families and as a church family for this family meal. While we’re […]