A WELCOME FROM THE RECTOR 
TO ALL SAINTS’, NORRISTOWN

. . . be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us . . .  Eph. 5:1-2 

Welcome to All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Norristown, PA, and welcome to our website.  I hope that this website conveys a sense of our community, the importance of our relationships with God and with each other, and the ministries we engage in together. We are indeed a community of God’s beloved children who seek to live in love, as Christ loved us.

Our church, a member of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America as well as of the worldwide Anglican Communion, is a place where God dwells. At All Saints’ we tap into the wisdom, power and love of Jesus Christ; we are fed by him weekly through the sacraments and fellowship with one another; and we aim to minister to one another and the world as Jesus Christ himself taught us and continues to direct us.

There are many reasons people walk into the doors of All Saints’:

  • To experience the presence of the Divine through worship, prayer, music, fellowship, study, connection with the wider church, and service to all God’s people and to this earth which God entrusted to us.
  • To raise families in the love of God and neighbor, according to the Great Commandment: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind;  and your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27; cf. Mark 12:30-31; Matthew 22:37-39) by joining Sunday School, children’s choir, Junior or Senior Youth Group, and other activities for all ages.
  • To care for one another – a primary task of our community – so that each of us is equipped, strengthened, and helped through any difficulties; Jesus calls us to minister to the world, and that task begins with ministering to the needs of those in our church community; only then does that love and concrete care radiate out into the world.
  •  To come to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting (not a ministry run by All Saints’, but an independent recovery group that meets in our Activity room), the Bread of Life Community Café (dinners for the hungry in our community), the Second Time Around Shop (a thrift shop aimed at providing very low-priced goods for people in our community), or to give to Interfaith food ministry.
  • To join in our music program, and express the love of God through singing, instrumental music, children’s choir and other musical programs, both traditional and contemporary.
  • To learn and study the scriptures and the world through education programs for all ages.
  • To find a place to be baptized, married, fed by the sacrament of Eucharist (also called Communion), nurtured and cared for through the ups and downs of life, and ultimately to be fully entrusted to God at the end of our own lives.
  • To feed the hungry, provide necessities of life to the needy, love the unloved, and to find and join groups of people committed to social justice, peace, and equality for all.

I have been at All Saints’ for two years, and praise God that this community is a kind and gentle group of committed Christians who want to grow and thrive while also maintaining the atmosphere of a large, diverse and deeply connected family.

Are you hungry – for a nourishing Saturday dinner or for a new or strengthened connection with God? I hope that you can find what you are searching for! Look through the links in this message, and the drop-down menus above – especially the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) if you have specific questions. I’m happy to be your initial connection to All Saints’, to make a personal connection and to answer any questions you have – just give me a call or send an e-mail, and we can meet and talk about you, about All Saints’, and about how God might be beckoning you to a closer walk and to that “peace which passes all understanding.”

Grace and peace,

Mother Sandra+

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