Welcome to All Saints'– a family committed to embracing the Divine in all through experiencing and sharing the compassionate story of Jesus Christ.
We are deeply rooted in the beauty of the Episcopal tradition while open to innovative ways of experiencing God'#s presence in all sacred traditions. We are committed to prayer, to compassionate engagement with the world, to spiritual formation and to the spirit of inclusion. All Saints' is a house of prayer for all God's people - and we warmly welcome your presence at any of our services, classes or events.
Road Construction in Front of the Church
The street improvements on Staples street have reached the church. Traffic in front of the church has been reduced to two lanes making a left turn (from the direction of Baldwin Street) into the church parking lot difficult. If coming toward the church from Baldwin Street we recommend the following: turn left onto McClendon; turn right on Swantner and continue around the block to Texas Trail; turn right on Texas Trail; right onto South Staples; then make the easier right hand turn off of South Staples into the church parking lot. Drive safely, and we'll see you soon.
Council Volunteers Needed
The 116th Diocesan Council is just around the corner and we are looking for volunteers to help in several areas from making cookies for hospitality to helping with the registration check-in of all the clergy, delegates and alternates. All volunteers need to register for council. Please contact the church office for more information.
Cookies, Cookies, Council, and More Cookies
During the annual council of our Diocese, Episcopalians eat lots of COOKIES and we need your help.
At council there will be a hospitality table during all the business sessions filled with drinks and cookies. There are two ways you can choose to help out.
1. Volunteers are needed to help keep the cookie trays filled. Each shift will be about two hours or whatever time you can spare.
2. You can also make lots and lots of cookies, any kind, any flavor, sugar-free, gluten-free, etc., it is your choice. Please box them up with a card describing what kind of cookies you made, freeze them, and bring them to the church on February 16 or 17.
If you should have any questions or need additional information please contact Judy Haven at (361) 855-6294.
ASEC Social Justice Group going to Matamoros
On February 15th, members of the All Saints' Social Justice Group (Chuck Etheridge, Diana Naranjo and Donna Mehle) are traveling with a representative from the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen to the Asylum Camp at Matamoros, Mexico (Gateway International Bridge plaza) to deliver food and supplies. If you are interested in joining them (and have a passport), please email Donna.
If you would like to contribute donations for asylum seekers at the camp, the following items will be collected until February 9:
Twin air mattresses from Walmart @ $7.93 each
12-quart stockpots from Walmart @ $9.76 each
Plastic bowls and spoons from Dollar Store or Walmart
@ 2-4 for $1
Packaged Foods: Large bags of rice, sugar and oatmeal
Please place your donations in the boxes that are just inside our downstairs entrance. If you would prefer to make a financial donation, please write on the memo line of your check or on the envelope (if cash) that it is for Matamoros. If you wish to use the All Saints' online giving portal (upper right-hand corner of this page), please select the social justice category and in the text box type Matamoros. All donations need to be received by February 9.
If you have questions, please reach out to Donna.
Ashes to Go Training
This year Ash Wednesday falls on February 26th. We and other area Episcopal Churches will offer the opportunity to receive the imposition of ashes from a vehicle. If you are interested in helping in a manner of ways from directing traffic to administering the ashes, please come to a training session on Sunday, February 16 at 12:30 pm.
If you have previously participated, we ask that you please attend the training for a refresher and to select your time slot. On the day of the training, a sign-up sheet will be placed on the bulletin board downstairs. Please sign up for a two-hour slot. Any questions, please contact Father Jonathan or Mother Cynthia.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, February 25
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Donations accepted for our Youth Ministry Summer Mission Trip. You can make your donations at the Pancake Supper or through our online giving portal (button is located in the upper right-hand corner of this page).
Shrove Tuesday, or "Fat Tuesday" in some traditions, is the day before Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent. During Lent we are called to keep a fast, to give up some of the indulgences we enjoy, as a way to examine the order of things in our life. Shrove Tuesday is the last day to partake of some of those sweet things before we set them aside for the 40 days of Lent.