Worship and Music

Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. (Psalm 100:2)

Schedule of Services

Sunday Mornings: 8:00 am Holy Eucharist
  10:00 am Holy Eucharist (Nursery available for children under 5)
   
3rd Sunday of every month: 8:00 am Holy Eucharist
  10:00 am Contemporary worship, with communion, in the Activity Room


Anyone who is baptized is invited to receive communion (bread and/or wine).  Baptisms take place by request throughout the year.  Confirmation for children and adults is offered every two years.

Making Music at All Saints'

The All Saints’ Adult Choir helps lead worship at the 10:00 Sunday services from September to June.  Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings during those months from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.


The Children’s Choir meets as needed on Sunday, following the 10 a.m. service.  These young singers focus on songs that communicate a direct message of God’s presence.  Following rehearsal children then go to their Sunday School classes.


The Good Noise Band helps to lead the contemporary worship service, which is held in the Activity Room on the third Sunday of the month.  The Band includes two guitar players, a keyboardist, a percussionist, and three vocalists.  Band practice and set-up takes place each Saturday morning before a contemporary service. New members are always welcome.

 

All Saints' Memorial Music fund, which members and friends of the parish contribute to each year, allows the parish to hire outside musicians from time to time.  These donors and contributions are recognized each year on All Saints Sunday.  These occasional instrumentalists and vocalists enrich the worship and life of the congregation on Christmas Eve, Easter and at other special times in the life of the parish.

Contemporary Worship

The Good Noise Band and Contemporary Worship grew out of a desire to try something new and to offer a variety of worship styles. 

Participation is the key word for our contemporary services.  Songs are chosen for many reasons, but a key component is "ease of learning" – not only for the band members but for the congregation.  Six songs are practiced and picked for each service – a Prelude and five songs for worship.  The Good Noise Band has six sets of songs (36 songs).  That means you will not hear and sing the same music more than once every six months, and sometimes longer as the band add new songs to their repertoire.  Also, since the Good Noise Band is always looking for new songs to add to the sets, so you may hear different Prelude music or a new song in a particular set.

The Organ

The All Saints’ organ was built by the Austin Organ Company of Hartford, Connecticut in 1914 and is the firm’s opus 512.  The Austin Organ Company was founded in Boston in 1898 by John T. Austin who developed the Universal Air Chest system.  This system was used in the instrument at All Saints.  The organ has been modified over the years.  In the early 1990’s the organ underwent significant expansion and revoicing with much of the pipework being redone by the Schantz Organ Company.  In 2009, a chest was replaced by the Walsh Pipe Organ Company, as part of our ongoing maintenance of the instrument.  The original mechanical aspects of the organ remain for the most part intact.

The organ at All Saints’ comprises three divisions: Great, Swell, and Pedal.  The instrument is located high on a small balcony to the left of the nave, behind a façade. The console is located to the right of the nave.

 

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