WELCOME TO WORSHIP
See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God;
and that is what we are.
1 John 3:1a
We invite all into the grace, love and acceptance we have from God.
We welcome you: who you are, as you are; where you are coming from.
all sexual orientations and gender identities
all ages, financial situations, married, divorced, single, with or without children
all racial, ethnic, and social backgrounds
all who are struggling with addictions and other personal hardships
all levels of physical and mental health and abilities
all faith backgrounds, those questioning their faith, and those new to faith
Everyone is welcome. We are a Reconciling in Christ congregation. We invite all to fully participate in the life
and ministry of All Saints Lutheran Church where we seek to share God’s love and grace, through word and action.
Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body.
And be thankful.
What is Baptism?In holy baptism, the triune God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) delivers us from the forces of evil, puts our sinful self to death, gives us new birth, adopts us as children, and makes us members of the body of Christ, the church. We live our baptism daily. Although a person is baptized once, the gift of baptism continues throughout life, a constant source of remembrance and reforming as we continue to promise: ~ to live among God’s faithful people, ~ to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s Supper, ~ to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, ~ to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, ~ and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth. Through these promises, we ask God to help and guide us as we say “Yes!”
What is Holy Communion?Holy Communion is the meal that Jesus shares with the disciples that wish to be continually reformed into the disciples needed for this world. Called and sent, Christ’s disciples seek to help reform this world into one where love is the greatest gift, and Jesus’ example is at the center of the faith that informs our actions. Since all are in constant need of the forgiveness and grace that God provides, Christ offers Christ’s self in the form of word, prayer, and this meal of bread and wine that transforms into Christ’s real presence, and we eat and drink Christ into our selves. By taking Christ in, we disciples are then sent out to the world to be Christ for all people. Both wine & white grape juice are offered, and gluten-free wafers are available on request. Anyone who prefers not to receive communion is welcome to come forward to receive a blessing; simply keep your hands folded to indicate this preference.
Who can receive Holy Communion?Everyone. We do not restrict Holy Communion from anyone at All Saints. If you have any questions, please have a conversation with the pastor prior to worship.
Prayer, simply, is a conversation with God. In prayer, we offer thanks to God for His presence in our lives, for gifts and miracles received, for life and for love. We ask God to help us in times of need: illness, grief, loss of a job, difficulties in relationships. And we listen, by being silent in meditation, and by being aware of God’s love in all we do. We can pray alone at any time -- driving on a crowded freeway, by our bedside morning or evening, watching ocean waves, in the midst of a crowd walking a busy street -- or we can pray with others: in church during a worship service, before meals, during any gathering with others who acknowledge God.
The Prayer Chain
All Saints Lutheran Church maintains an active e-mail “prayer chain” that quickly connects individuals all across the country and asks them to pray for individuals who:
Need God’s special care and attention
Have received a special gift blessing in their lives and wish to thank God
Prayer requests can be made by any individual by clicking the link below. The request can be as simple or detailed as you wish.