This is our current sign, obviously advertising the fun craziness that is Lent Madness. Yesterday we marked the first Sunday of Lent with the Great Litany at the beginning of each service. Meditation booklets from Episcopal Relief and Development are available at the back of the church, or you can sign up here to receive them by email. In the bricks-and-mortar world, All Saints is offering our annual Lenten Soup Supper Series, every Wednesday beginning at 5:30 PM. Come and enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread, and then move into the church, which will be set up for a time of contemplative prayer.
Whatever your own Lenten discipline is, we wish every blessing upon you!
Annabel Audet, who was a faithful member of this congregation serving on the Altar Guild and board of the Episcopal Church Women, died peacefully surrounded by her family on February 7, 2014 — two days after her 99th birthday.
Her funeral will be held at All Saints (2076 Sutterville Rd, Sacramento, CA 95822) at 2:00 pm March 1. Parking is available in our lot across 21st street from the church and also at Sacramento City College across Sutterville Rd.
A reception will follow immediately in the parish hall.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
The joyful shouts of children provided a delightful counterpoint to the dedication of All Saints’new play structure on this bright February morning. With Carol’s children Ann and Todd Doersch in attendance, the Revs. Michael and Betsey Monnot asked God’s blessing on the play structure and all the children who would enjoy it for many years to come.
All Saints will be participating in this fun AND spiritually enriching Lenten observance again this year. For those unfamiliar with Lent Madness, it is a bracket-style competition among saints, incorporating blogging, online voting, and plenty of humor, resulting in one saint being crowned with the “Golden Halo.” This year, though, you don’t have to have internet access to enjoy and participate! We have booklets available with descriptions of each saint and a bracket in the parish hall. Pick up a booklet, study the saints, make your picks, and fill out your bracket. Then put your name on it and bring it to church, along with $5, and enter it into the All Saints Bracket Competition. The winner will receive bragging rights and get to choose which Episcopal Relief and Development fund will receive the proceeds. Questions? Ask Betsey, Michael, or John Miller, or check out Lentmadness.org.
All Saints Episcopal Church
2076 Sutterville Road
Sacramento, California 95822
8:00 am Sunday Holy Eucharist, Rite II
9:15 am Sunday Adult Bible Study
10:00 am Sunday Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Nursery and Sunday School at the 10 am service.
All Saints Church is located across the street from Sacramento City College. Each semester we offer students the opportunity to purchase a pass to park in our parking lot Monday through Friday from 7:00 to 4:00. For more information see our parking pass information page.
Sermon for the First Sunday of Lent
Mr. John F. Miller
The opening scene for today’s sermon involves a boutique restaurant in a trendy part of some city somewhere in America. Three friends have met for lunch and are sitting outside on the patio waiting for their food.
You will soon understand that these three friends share a common world view – a world view that this restaurant is all to happy to cater to. So, as the waitress brings their orders she is not the least bit surprised to find that the topic of conversation has turned to the environment.
Sermon by the Rev. Betsey Monnot, March 2, 2014
Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Readings: Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 99, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9
In the lectionary that we follow for our Sunday readings, the Revised Common Lectionary, each year on the last Sunday before Lent we hear about the Transfiguration. It’s not the Feast of the Transfiguration: that takes place in August, but for one reason or another, the people who put together the lectionary saw fit to give us Transfiguration readings as we stand here on the cusp of Lent, just days before Ash Wednesday.
This sermon is from Evolution Weekend, Feburary 9, 2014 by Dr. Jill Joseph
Today we celebrate Evolution Sunday with the theme this year of “A Different Way of Knowing”. This is the 9th year that Christian and, but also Buddhist, Islamic, and Jewish faith leaders, call attention to the nature of science and religion, and especially to an endorsement and indeed a celebration of evolution. I begin these comments with two cautions.