With Joy in our Hearts…
Here at All Saints’ we have 2 weekly services where we come together as faithful followers of Jesus to celebrate and be nourished through the service of Holy Eucharist. All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination are invited and welcomed to receive communion. Our Sunday service is a sung service of praise & thanksgiving with a choir and traditional music. On Wednesday we gather in the chapel for a more contemplative said service. A Service of Healing and a Family Service occur on a monthly basis on Sundays, as well as a recently reintroduced Choral Evensong which takes place on an occasional basis. On the 5th Sunday of the month our liturgy is from the Book of Common Prayer.
Services of Holy Eucharist
Sundays & Wednesdays at 9:30am
Services of Holy Eucharist in Community Facilities
Services of Holy Eucharist occur once a month at 4 different senior facilities; Fairvern & Muskoka Landing Nursing Homes and at Chartwell’s Roger’s Cove & Traditions Retirement Residences.
Our Family Services are generally held once a month, usually on the first Sunday of the month. The services are inter-generational and involve participation by our children and youth in many parts of the liturgy. Children and youth lead the prayers, read the scripture, serve as greeters and sidespeople. Music is contemporary, but also includes a good mix of traditional fare.
Church school uses the church liturgy and takes place during the school year. Gospel lessons are taught in a variety of ways using the Sparks Bible and the Revised Standard Bible with the children & youth retelling the story in a creative way. These methods stimulate an increased understanding of the gospel lessons, raise questions about what they are learning and more importantly, how to put God’s action into today’s way of everyday living. Our children & youth also participate in Advent & Holy Week services.
All Saints is blessed with an abundance of musical talent, both vocal and instrumental, some of whom have international reputations. Our music supports the liturgy as an important element of worship, engaging and connecting people with their voyage in faith. Much of the liturgy is sung and an eclectic mix of traditional and modern hymns, mostly from the Book of Common Praise (1998) is used.
Choral Evensong has recently been re-introduced at All Saints’ Church. Our first service was in May and was very successful, attracting a diverse congregation from the community, as well as from our own parish. A second Choral Evensong will be held this Fall, hopefully leading to a regular, perhaps quarterly celebration of this ancient and inspirational, uniquely Anglican service.
To explore baptism please call the church office (705) 789-2216. Preparation for Baptism is available on a regular basis. The Sacrament of Baptism is offered at appropriate times of the Church Year. Weddings, Unction, Reconciliation – these and other sacraments, please call to discuss.