Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent. It occurs 46 days (40 fasting days, if the six Sundays, which are not days of fast, are excluded) before Easter. According to the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus Christ spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he endured temptation. Lent originated as a mirroring of this, fasting 40 days as preparation for Easter….Keep Reading
All Saints’ is pleased to offer services this Christmas for the whole family. Our first service will be the Family Service at 7:00 pm with a walk on Christmas Pageant for the children. This service takes a narrative form in telling the Christmas story as our young people participate in the drama of the story. Our second service is at 10:00 pm and is a traditional Christmas Eve sung service….Keep Reading
Please join us December 17th at 7:00 pm as the Lakeshore North Community Association gathers together for our tree lighting service here at All Saints. Following the tree lighting and a few carols, we will move inside for hot cider and treats in the youth sponsored bake sale before going into the sanctuary for more carols. Let’s take a little time in this busy season to pause, sing and be…Keep Reading
To support CLAY Summer 2018 in Thunder Bay. A silent auction and beef dinner fundraiser will be held December 1st. Doors open at 5 pm and dinner served at 5:30 pm. Tickets available from Leigh, Laura, or Sarah at coffee hour after church starting November 12. Cost is $20.00/adult and $15.00/children 12 and under. Limited tickets available. Donations of items for the silent auction are much appreciated and can be…Keep Reading
Please join us on December 9th from 9-11 am for a fun-filled morning of crafting, listening to music and spending time together in the season of Advent. Often in our society, we want to rush to Christmas, and the advertisements for Christmas specials would also have us rush to the malls. This Advent, we will take a few moments from the rush and business to spend a few others with…Keep Reading
A casual encounter with the scriptures. We meet once a month to explore the bible over a pint, reflect on the historical context and what the scriptures may have to say to us in our historical context. Each month we meet at Churchill Arms on Erb Street West to read the scriptures, explore our faith and dialogue about how we live that faith in the world today. Always a relaxed…Keep Reading
All Saints’ with our partner church St Columba are pleased to offer our first annual Women’s Retreat. This two-day event is an opportunity for Anglican women in Waterloo for fellowship, mutual support and understanding how best to draw out our spiritual gifts. Your thoughts and life experience are a great value in this conversation. The retreat will be led and facilitated by the Rev Julia Gill, rector of St Columba….Keep Reading
The first annual Saints’ dinner is scheduled for November 17th at Renison University College at 6:30 pm All Saint’s is pleased to announce that our guest speaker for the evening will be The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for the riding of Waterloo. Minister Chagger serves the people of Canada as Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Government House Leader. Tickets for the gala dinner are now on…Keep Reading
As we come to the end of another church year and summer’s long days are greeting us with warm sunsets, my mind has begun to drift to Sabbath time. Summer holidays will draw us away from All Saints’ for a short time as we visit friends, family and take a well-deserved break in our busy lives. It is my prayer that this time of Sabbath will be rejuvenating for each…Keep Reading
It is that time of the year again. Back to School commercials are flooding the airwaves, the days are getting shorter and yes, snow will eventually be on its way. As summer comes to an end, cottages are closed and vacations are sadly over, we are reminded that the new church year is just around the corner. Which of course means that Back To Church Sunday is also upon us….Keep Reading
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally, they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation. Whether it’s a group of…Keep Reading
All Saints is once pleased to play in and support the Diocese of Huron’s annual golf tournament in support of the Faith in Action Trust. All proceeds from the golf tournament go directly to supporting outreach ministries throughout the Diocese of Huron. This year the tournament takes place on SATURDAY, JUNE 17, at Pine Knot G.C, Dorchester, ON. If you like to register or if you would like to help…Keep Reading
Join us for our Men’s Retreat on Work-life Balance.
All Saints’ GIANT Yard Sale!! Now is the time to save all your cast-off treasures when you do your spring cleaning – all gently used items are welcomed! The day will also feature a BBQ in support of the All Saints SALT youth group and face painting for the children. Do plan on stopping by.
All Saints’ is honoured to be host Renison University College Founder’s Day Service and Convocation. The honourees at the service include: The Most Rev Colin Johnson, BA, MDiv, DD -Anglican Archbishop of Toronto and Moosonee and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario Mr Peter Ringrose, BA, BPhil -Former chair, board of governors, Renison University College. Retired Executive Director, Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region Mr Richard Green,…Keep Reading
All Saints’ is happy to host the next ALSOC weekend on April 22-23rd. ALSOC, Anglican-Lutheran Stewards of Creation was born out of the CLAY (Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth) gathering back in 2008 as youth groups from neighbouring churches gathered together for a mini 24-hour CLAY. Over the years, ALSOC has grown to include over 20 churches stretched across the Diocese of Huron and Eastern Synod of the Lutheran Church. At…Keep Reading
Palm Sunday is a feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels. Worship services on Palm Sunday include a procession of the faithful carrying palms, representing the palm branches the crowd scattered in front of Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem.
The culmination of Holy Week is the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus on Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday is the most holy and sacred day in the church calendar, but also one of great joy and celebration. At All Saints we will have two services on Easter Sunday, 8:00 am and 10:00 am. We look forward to welcoming you to All Saints on this most blessed of days.
Because the new liturgical day begins at sunset, the vigil begins between sunset on Holy Saturday and sunrise on Easter Sunday outside the church, where an Easter fire is kindled and the Paschal candle is blessed and then lit. This Paschal candle will be used throughout the season of Easter, remaining in the sanctuary of the church or near the lectern, and throughout the coming year at baptisms and funerals,…Keep Reading
As early as the first century, the Church set aside every Friday as a special day of prayer and fasting. It was not until the fourth century, however, that the Church began observing the Friday before Easter as the day associated with the crucifixion of Christ. First called Holy or Great Friday by the Greek Church, the name “Good Friday” was adopted by the Roman Church around the sixth or…Keep Reading
The name “Maundy Thursday” comes from the Latin Dias Mandatum, which is the “day of the new commandment,” the new commandment being that Christians should love one another, just as Christ has loved them. The ceremonies involved on this day are inspired by the events that occurred during the night Jesus observed the Passover with his disciples. One such ceremony is the washing of feet, which was incorporated around the…Keep Reading
Join us on February 25th as we tour the facilities of Monica Place as we continue to search for a local mission to call our own. The morning will include a tour of the facilities, opportunities to ask questions and learn about this vital ministry and a time for worship. We are to gather at Monica Place at 9:00 am. We look forward to seeing you there as we continue…Keep Reading
Join us for our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Shrove Tuesday is the last day of the liturgical season historically known as Shrovetide, before the penitential season of Lent. Popular practices, such as indulging in food that one sacrifices for the upcoming forty days is associated with Shrove Tuesday celebrations before commencing the fasting and religious obligations associated with Lent. Shrove Tuesday is also associated with the term Mardi Gras,…Keep Reading
This Holy Week All Saints in excited to offer a week of guided prayer.
Join us throughout Lent as we journey the Road to Baptism together. Lent is a time of reflection, often called a penitential season. During this time Christians around the world and of different denominations will reflect upon their lives and their relationship with God. Often in pop culture, Lent is associated with the giving of something up, like chocolate. While this is true in the sense that during Lent it…Keep Reading
The annual vestry meeting will be held on January 28th. To accommodate participation from both services, All Saints will be holding 1 service only at 9:00 am. The vestry meeting will begin immediately after the service. Do plan on joining us as we look to the future of All Saints and our work as the church in North Waterloo.
Today we commemorate an episode which is recorded in the Gospel according to Matthew — the epiphany or “manifestation” of Christ to “wise men from the East.” Such “wise men” were the high priests of an occult religion whose chief centres lay in Mesopotamia. They were supposed to have special insight into the ways of nature, interpreting dreams and reading the stars in order to determine the will of their…Keep Reading
Christmas Carols and Readings Sunday December 18th 3:30 pm St Columba Anglican Church 250 Lincoln Road,Waterloo Join us to hear the Christmas story. Featuring musical performances by students and staff of Lincoln Heights School and the choir of All Saints Anglican Church. Everyone is welcome, no admission charge
We look forward to welcoming you to our Christmas services. We will be holding to worship services on December 24th. The first will be a Family Service with Christmas Pageant and the building of the creche at 7:00 pm The second will be a traditional sung service at 10:00 pm On the nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, we will have 1 service at 9:00 am, December 25th Have a…Keep Reading
Please join us on December 8th at 7:00 pm for an evening of Lessons and Carols and refreshments. This evening is being hosted by the LIGHT and SALT youth groups and a free will offering will be taking up at the service. All proceeds will go to helping the Youth Group attend the upcoming CLAY 2018 gathering in Thunder Bay, or how the youth are calling it Thunder CLay!!