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What to expect when you visit

Take an online tour of All Saints' here.

Where to park:

All Saints is located in the Edgewood neighborhood of Homewood, and while we have a small parking lot, many people choose to park on the streets around the church. There are several handicap spaces available in front of the church. 

Where do I take my children?

Children are welcome at all services. As you come in the front doors of All Saints' there is a rack with bags hanging on it for your children to bring into the nave if they wish. The folders have colored pencils and pages of activities they can do during the service. We have Children's Formation for children 3 years*- 6th grade at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m.  We also have professionally staffed nursery care available for all services on Sunday (except the 7:30) if you prefer to take your children there.

*Children must be three years of age and potty-trained by August 13, 2017 to begin.

The basics of our service:

Visiting a church for the first time can sometimes be intimidating. Many people who visit and join All Saints come from other denominations, and we promise do our best to make your first visit as comfortable as possible. When you visit All Saints', you will be our respected and welcome guest. You will not be singled out or asked to stand before the congregation.

What are the different books in the pews?

When you come in an usher will give you a bulletin that will guide you through the service and tell you what book to use when. The primary service book, which has a red cover, is called the Book of Common Prayer. It contains all the services authorized for use in the Episcopal Church in addition to many other helpful resources.

Our hymnal, which has a blue cover, is used at 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. for congregational singing. The music at 5:30 p.m. comes primarily from a songbook called Alleluia III.

Also in the pews are visitor’s cards. We encourage you to fill one out and put it in the offering plate when it is passed to you. This way we can send you more information about All Saints and put you in touch with a member of our clergy, if you wish. You can also fill out a visitor’s card online.

How will I know when to stand, sit, or kneel?

Generally, we stand to sing, recite the Apostle's Creed, for the reading of the Gospel, and to pray. We sit while the Bible is being read, during the sermon, announcements, and when the choir is singing. During the prayers, people in the congregation either stand or kneel – either is appropriate. Please don’t worry about doing the wrong thing at the wrong time – what matters is your communion with God during the service!

Receiving Communion at All Saints’

The center of our worship each week is the sacrament of Holy Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper). In the Eucharist we share in bread and wine in remembrance of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, just as Christ commanded at his Last Supper with his disciples. But we also experience the mystery of Christ’s presence among us here and now.

All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination, are welcome to participate in the Eucharist. When you come to the altar you may choose to receive the bread and wine, or just the bread. Those who have not been baptized may come to the altar rail to receive a blessing from the priest if they would like to do so.

Would you like more information about All Saints’?

Please fill out a contact form, and our church office will send you a Newcomer packet with information about all of our programs.