All Saints Lutheran Church

2 San Marin Drive, Novato, CA 94945

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Sunday Services are at 9:30 a.m.

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  If I attend, what can I expect? What does worship at All Saints look like? A typical Sunday morning will see about 80 individuals, young and old, boisterous and quiet, all joining together to worship God with song, prayer, Bible readings, a message from the pastor, and a communion meal around the altar. What is communion? Communion is also called Eucharist.  It  is a meal of specially blessed bread and wine, which we believe contains the body and blood of Jesus alongside the bread and wine.  This meal is offered to all who accept Jesus as the risen Christ.  Communion is offered at all Sunday services and at most special services throughout the church year. When are the services? All Saints holds one worship service every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m., with additional services at Christmas and Easter.  During the summer we occasionally worship outdoors on our front lawn, and during the seasons before Christmas and Easter (Advent and Lent) we also worship on Wednesday evenings. Are children welcome in worship? Absolutely! All children are warmly welcomed in the sanctuary with supervising adults during the entire service. Parents of infants and children younger than about three years old,  if they are more comfortable doing so,  may leave their little ones with our children’s attendant in the nursery, located adjacent to the sanctuary in the Children Center, for the entire service.  Older children are invited to Children Message right before the sermon, and are then invited (but not required) to leave the sanctuary for  Church, returning in time for communion. What if I can’t sing? Lutherans are well known for their love of song, but it is  not a requirement for worship. Non-singers may simply listen and contemplate the message of the lyrics and the melodies. What is the dress code? Most of our worshippers wear casual business attire to worship.  A few wear dresses, suits and ties, yet we will welcome you with  shirt and shoes. What if I arrive late? Empty seats are always available toward the back of the sanctuary, and worshippers have been known to arrive in the middle of the service.  Late-comers will be greeted by an usher, and are asked only to come in quietly. How do I follow the order of service? The entire worship service, including all spoken sections, hymns, and instructions for standing and sitting, is written in a worship bulletin given to you by an usher when you arrive for worship. Come and see!   Edit this page...

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Second Mile Giving for January

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  There are three partners involved:  Lutheran Church synods in El Salvador, Rwanda and Taiwan.  Our own Sierra Pacific Synod has sister synod relationships with these  three church bodies.   The Lutheran Church of El Salvador, witch began in the late 1970s, has 33,000 members and is led by Bishop Rev. Medardo Gomez.  The Lutheran Church of Rwanda, which began in the mid 1990s, has 40,000 members and is led by Bishop Rev. Evalister Mugabo.  The Lutheran Church of Taiwan, which began in the early 1950s, has 18,400 members , and is led by Bishop Rev. Chen Chih-Hung.   Our Lutheran brothers and sisters in these three countries are proclaiming the Gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ and advocate for justice.  We celebrate their ministries.  Please join us in supporting these Lutheran Church bodies in prayer and financial support as you are...

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All Saints’ 2018 Visions

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

All Saints’ 2018 Visions

  1. Human Trafficking – This effort will continue the work started last Fall with outreach and educational opportunities for the community. 2.  Homelessness and Housing – A task force will be formed to explore ways in which the congregation can aid Novato citizens who struggle to find or remain in the homes. The congregation continues to lift up our Purpose Statement as the foundation of our ministries.   God calls us to spread God’s message of love and grace through word and action.   Guiding principles: 1.   Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior 2.  We Believe. We seek to continue to mature in our faith and relationship with God. We offer opportunities for all to come to know Jesus Christ. 3.  We Listen. We pray boldly, seeking the guidance and transforming power of the Holy Spirit. We seek to understand the needs of individuals and the community. 4.  We Act. We demonstrate God’s grace in our relationships with others through caring, sharing, and respect for all. We serve others first and seek justice and reconciliation in the church, community and the world.    ...

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