A Christmas Message from Our Rector
This is the absolute worst time of the year to be in the emotional or spiritual wilderness of loneliness, or to feel left on the outside looking in. Yet, they are all around us. You will find them in stores working behind the cash register, standing in line at the post office, on the street, the coffee shop, and everywhere else.
Invite them to come with you on Christmas Eve and join us here at All Saints' Episcopal Church. Invite them to come with you. Give them the gift of unplugging from their electronics as you sit in silence before the prelude begins. Invite them to hear and feel deep within their soul the eternal message of Jesus when Deacon John Meengs proclaims the Solemnity of the Nativity. Invite them to feel the power and presence of God when we sing the beloved carols of God's love and our Lord's birth. Give them the opportunity to hear the age-old nativity story - the same one they heard as children. Give them the opportunity to come down the aisle, kneel at the communion rail and be in communication with God. Light their candle as we sing Silent Night at the conclusion of the services, and give them the heart-felt invitation to come back - often! - and experience the presence of God throughout the year.
The world is waiting, watching and hoping. The people around you are waiting and watching and hoping that you will take the initiative to invite them to join you.
Our services on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th, are at: 4:30, 7:30, and 10:30 p.m, and we eagerly anticipate you being with us.
For more information, please call All Saints' Episcopal Church at 269-857-5201.
8 a.m. - Rite I
10 a.m. - Rite II
All Saints' is always open for prayer and meditation
Rocky Kruithoff - Parish Administrator
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Fr. Cory can be found in his office most mornings, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until noon, or by appointment at 616-886-8007.
252 Grand Street - Corner of Hoffman and Grand
Saugatuck, Michigan 49453