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  • HOME | All Saints

    COVID-19 Emergency Levels and Guidelines United as one in the body of Christ — in our faith, our worship, and our service to the community. Worship Services While All Saints typically gathers in two distinct styles of worship, in this time we believe it’s especially important to gather as one worshiping community, incorporating both styles of worship. Our Worship Service is livestreamed at each Sunday, and will then remain on our , , and this website for further viewing. 8:30 a.m. YouTube channel Facebook page You can find more of our YouTube videos on our page. LIVESTREAM Events and Sign-ups More Information Download Giving Card Sign Up Video Schedule (10/26 - 11/1) Find our videos on our YouTube Channel - Saints On High Pastor's Message; Daily Morning Prayer (DMP) Monday: Livestream Pastor’s Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; DMP Tuesday: DMP Wednesday: DMP Thursday: DMP Friday: Livestream Worship, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday: Sunday School Video Our Mission To give glory to God, share the good news of Christ, and grow in expression of faith and discipleship. ​ Our Vision To transform people into servants of Christ through the good news of the Gospel. 2 Corinthians 5: 7 For we live by faith During this Pandemic...

  • NEWSLETTER | All Saints

    Newsletters and Weekly Announcements All Saints produces a quarterly newsletter called "Saints Alive" as well as weekly announcements. Both are distributed by email, but paper copies can be requested by calling the church office. Be sure to at the bottom of the page to stay connected with all of our weekly and quarterly publications. subscribe Weekly Announcements October 23, 2020 October 16, 2020 October 9, 2020 October 2, 2020 September 25, 2020 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ "Saints Alive" Newsletters Saints Alive Fall 2020 Saints Alive Summer 2020 ​ Saints Alive Lent 2020 ​ Saints Alive Winter 2019

  • SERVICE | All Saints

    Service Opportunities at All Saints All Saints has a variety of ways to get involved in serving our community and abroad. We encourage you to contact our ( ), to learn more or to get connected to any of these ministries. Director of Adult Ministry, Ruth Ford ruthf@saintsonhigh.org Caring Community ​ Our Caring Community "shows God's loving care within the All Saints faith community by serving and supporting in times of personal and family need." It was the result of conversations that began in 2012, when people in the congregation saw a need to extend practical help to those within our own congregation. The most-often requested services are for friendly visits and for rides. We also provide simple meals, and send greeting cards and notes to those who are sick or shut in. Christmas With Dignity ​ 'Christmas with Dignity' is our annual food-assistance program for our friends in Ironton, Ohio. The event takes place in Ironton in December. Partnering with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, we are committed to providing 500 boxes of a week’s worth of frozen meat, vegetables and side dishes to serve a family of four. The price of one box is about $32. We also collect winter wear. ​ In 2019 we collected several hundred dollars for food boxes, 276 hats, 236 gloves, and 19 scarves (some handmade!). A huge thank you to the congregation, preschool parents, and the two participating Thrivent Teams. Habitat For Humanity ​ All Saints is proud to be a member of the Worthington Partnership of Habitat For Humanity. The partnership is a group of churches who finance and help build an area house each year. If you would like to help with building a house, the partnership workdays are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. No experience is necessary, and hand tools are provided. There are people on the site who will show you how to do a certain task, and work with you. Please contact Ruth Ford to learn more or to get involved. Hunger Task Group The Hunger Task Group engages with the congregation in helping meet the hunger needs of our community. The group facilitates volunteers to assist at two area food pantries, organizes food and hygiene drives for the pantries, and leads the 'Christmas With Dignity' campaign each fall. The group meets two to three times a year and welcomes anyone interested! ​ —Current Drives— "Thankfull" Holiday for LSS Pick up a bag with a grocery list and return it filled with all the fixings for a traditional holiday meal. We accept donations beginning in November. Worthington Pantry We have a new focus for the Worthington Pantry every month. Subscribe to our email list for more information. Look for the blue box near the office labeled “Worthington Food Pantry” and put your donations there. One More from the Store This ongoing effort asks the congregation to pick up an "extra" of one of their favorite items on each shopping trip to help our neighbors at the LSS pantries. Personal care items are always especially needed, as the pantry cannot buy them at a discount and they are not eligible purchases for those using government food assistance programs. Justice Ministry Our 'Justice Ministry Round Table' meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month (except in December). ​ “And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and walk humbly with your God.” — Micah 6:8 All Saints Lutheran Church will, with God’s help, fulfill our baptismal vow of working for justice by advocating for God’s children and preserving God’s creation. Justice Ministry challenges injustice and values diversity. We stand for policies that create opportunities to overcome poverty and hunger, promote peace and dignity and defend God’s creation. Justice Ministry takes Christ’s teachings outside the church walls and into our communities, state, nation and the world. We go to where people are, offer to walk with them and show them the love of Jesus Christ. Our Justice Ministry Round Table meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month, with a Christmas break in December. We offer a flexible format for networking and in-depth discussion on justice-related issues. Everyone has an equal right to participate. There is a place for you. The Laurels of Worthington Meets the third Sunday of each month at The Laurels of Worthington, 10:20 AM ​ The third Sunday of each month, we facilitate a worship service at 10:20am in the memory care unit at The Laurels of Worthington. By engaging in fellowship with the residents, we offer an avenue for residents to grow spiritually and to be a part of a worship community. Feel free to join us as we seek to share Christ's love. For more information please contact Ruth Ford ( ) or Heidi Lockhart ( ). ruthf@saintsonhigh.org hlockha@insight.rr.com https://lssnetworkofhope.org/foodpantries/ Lutheran Social Services Food Pantries ​ Lutheran Social Services (LSS) focuses their efforts on food, shelter, safety and healing for those in need in 27 Ohio counties. In 12 Ohio counties LSS provides food pantries, mobile food pantries and produce distributions to move their clients’ focus away from their basic needs. ​ —Current Projects— is asking for volunteers (yes, even during COVID-19). Volunteers will be prepackaging produce for clients to pick up. There will be no contact with clients. To sign up and access the volunteer hub. The Champion Food Pantry click here We are still looking for masks, gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer is especially critical at our shelter sites, food pantries, senior healthcare and living facilities, and our Health Center at Faith Mission. You can view other needed items on (scroll down to see the tabs on the page). Please deliver the items directly to our program locations. our wish lists ​ Thankfull Giving for details and the shopping list. Click here Operation Christmas Child Collections accepted in October and November. ​ All Saints collects gift-filled shoe boxes in October and November every year to support this global ministry. With these shoe boxes, Operation Christmas Child brings joy, hope and the good news of God’s love to children in difficult situations around the world. Stop by the table in the hallway to pick up box labels and/or drop off your donation. We have sample boxes on the table to help provide ideas of what could be included in your shoe boxes. ​ Helpful Tips to Remember: We can no longer put toothpaste or candy, of any kind, in the boxes There cannot be any kind of ornamentation on top of the boxes If wrapped, the box lid must be wrapped separately so the contents can be inspected and your $9 check for shipping can be applied. Prayer Shawl Ministry Meets the third Monday of each month, 1:30–3:30 PM ​ The Prayer Shawl Ministry crochets and provides shawls to anyone who is need of comfort and peace. The shawls are blessed by time in the midst of our congregation, knitted with prayers, exposed to Scripture, sermons and songs of praise. They carry the joys and heartaches of our people and are surrounded by love. These special shawls comes to offer you a reminder of God’s comfort and peace and with our blessings to you! The 'Serving You' Small Group Meets the third Tuesday of each month, 6:45 PM (Sept.–May) The 'Serving You' Group is both a Bible Study and service group. They meet to complete a Bible Study and discuss how they may serve the church and our community. Ongoing service includes collecting and delivering needed items for OSU Star House (a center that helps to connect homeless teens to basic services), collecting and delivering items for the homeless, and helping with Tools for School. All are welcome! Sew Sew Saints Tuesday afternoons, 1:30–4:00 PM (except December) ​ The Sew Sew Saints use donated fabric to sew useful items for persons in poverty around the community and world. All sewing skill levels are welcomed. People are needed to sort, iron and cut fabric, assemble quilt kits for congregation members to sew quilt tops at home, and then assemble quilt tops. The tote bags and baby layettes are easily learned as well. —Projects— Quilts for Lutheran World Relief Tote bags for an inner city giveaway Baby layettes for First English Lutheran Church in Columbus Tools For School Each year All Saints partners with St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ironton, Ohio, to provide children of Lawrence County with school supplies and backpacks. Nearly half of the students' families are unable to buy the supplies needed for school, and teachers continually express their gratitude to St. Paul's, and in turn churches like ours, for providing the necessary supplies to help their students get off to a good start in the fall. During July, help is needed to purchase, count and sort supplies, pack backpacks and deliver them to the children in Ironton the first Saturday in August. https://www.worthingtonresourcepantry.org/about-us Worthington Resource Pantry Meets the third Tuesday of each month, 6:45 PM (Sept.–May) Worthington Resource Pantry serves 8 zip codes in northern Franklin County and southern Delaware County. They provide food and personal care items to those in need. ​ —Current Projects— The Worthington Resource Pantry's March focus is 5 oz. cans of tuna (in water). To donate, look for the " " bin in the main office hallway. Worthington Resource Pantry

  • GUIDELINES | Mysite

    Re-engaging In-Person Worship and Ministry ASLC is currrently in Level 3, Red At its June meeting, the Congregation Council appointed a Re-engaging Worship team, consisting of medical personnel, Council members, and church staff members, to develop a list of criteria to help us to gather in person with minimal risk. Just prior to their meeting in July, the Ohio Department of Health came up with The Ohio Public Health Advisory Alert System. This system consists of the four levels listed here: Level 1 Public Emergency: Active exposure and spread. Yellow Level 2 Public Emergency: Increased exposure and spread. Exercise high degree of caution. Orange Level 3 Public Emergency: Very high exposure and spread. Limit activities as much as possible. Red Level 4 Public Emergency: Severe exposure and spread. Only leave home for supplies and services. This system became the tool the Re-engaging Worship team used to develop the levels for re-engaging in-person worship and ministry at All Saints, along with many other guidelines designed for churches. The chart here explains the guidelines All Saints will be using to determine when we will re-engage in in-person worship and ministry meetings. Because All Saints primarily serves two counties, Franklin County and Delaware County, both county levels will be taken into consideration. The highest or severest emergency level between the two counties will be matched with All Saints’ corresponding emergency level on the COVID-19 Emergency Level Guidelines chart. For example, if Franklin County is a Level 3 and Delaware County is a Level 1, All Saints would be at a Level 3 on the COVID-19 Emergency Level Guidelines chart. Purple ​ Click on the chart for a closer look.

  • BIBLE STUDIES | All Saints

    Bible Studies Pastor's Bible Study Wednesday Mornings at 10:30 AM ​ The Pastor's Bible Study examines the Bible readings assigned for the following Sunday from the Revised Common Lectionary. (Currently livestreamed on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM) Adult Sunday School Sunday Mornings at 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM, September through early June. DUE TO COVID THERE ARE NO CURRENT PROGRAMS ​ We engage in discussion on various topics, from straightforward Bible study to discussing "Emergence Christianity" and what the role of church is in the modern world. Usually led by members, the group also welcomes guest speakers from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, who can delve deeply into their areas of expertise. Women's Ministry Monday Evenings at 7:00 PM Join us at the Farm at Harvest Hill, located at 670 Hills Miller Road in Delaware. There are many open barn spaces to study, pray, etc. You could use this time to do your Tuesday or Wednesday Bible Study homework, be in prayer with a group from All Saints, or individually walk the farm and take in all God’s creation. Come every Monday, or just when you can! Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 PM We will offer zoom Bible Study for those who do not yet feel comfortable meeting in person, or for those who just prefer this style! Click here for information on how to participate in our Zoom meetings and on Facebook. ​ Wednesday Mornings at 10:00 AM (in Emergency Level 1 or 2) We offer in person Bible Study for up to 15 people, socially distanced, with masks. This will be the same study offered on Tuesday nights. We participate in a Bible study series that spans a 10-week period. The group enjoys discussion centered around our study, as well as current issues in women's lives. We also enjoy an annual retreat, local or on the road. ​ The current Women’s Bible Study is : Kelly Minter's All Things New Contact Lisa Brooks ( ) for more information about the Women's Ministry. lisab@saintsonhigh.org Men's Ministry Saturday Morning Bible Study at 10:00 AM using Zoom. Contact Associate Pastor Scott Nellis ( ) to get a Zoom invite. scottn@saintsonhigh.org ​ The Men's Ministry exists to strengthen a man's connection with God and other men, to better serve in the home, work place, and community. Our monthly Men's Wing Nights are a great time of friendly conversation and fellowship over a cold beverage and a plate of wings. The Men's Ministry also gathers seasonally, during Advent and Lent, for a deep dive into Bible Study and community, and monthly for our Men's Ministry breakfasts. ​ Men's Breakfasts Saturdays, 9:30 AM (Monthly) DUE TO COVID THERE ARE NO CURRENT BREAKFASTS ​ Contact George Schmidt ( ) to learn more and to get connected with the Men's ministries. georgeschmidt1949@outlook.com

  • FELLOWSHIP GROUPS | All Saints

    Fellowship Groups Daily Morning Prayer Monday–Thursday mornings at 8:30 AM (Streamed on YouTube beginning October 12, 2020) ​ A small prayer group that meets each week, and uses an abbreviated version of Luther's Order for Morning Prayer (pp. 293 in the ELW Hymnal). These meetings don't include any of the singing, only a reading from the Psalm and two Scripture readings based on the Daily Readings for that day. We also focus our daily prayers around a different theme for each day: Monday - the church and its mission Tuesday - individuals/families in need of care Wednesday - the nation, the world, and its leaders Thursday - care for God's creation To learn more, please contact Rick Bradley ( ). creativityrb@yahoo.com Lectionary Readings for 2020 Responsive Daily Prayers MOCA (Mothers of College Adults) Third Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM (Check for all specific dates) Calendar ​ MOCA (Mothers of College Adults) is a group of women from All Saints who have children in college (and beyond). They get together on the third Thursday of most months at 7 p.m. to enjoy dinner (or an appetizer) and a drink, at various surrounding restaurants. It’s a way to stay connected and to share fellowship with others in a similar phase of life. For more information please contact Lisa Brooks ( ). lisab@saintsonhigh.org Mom's Day Out (Various Weekdays) September – May ​ All Saints continues to offer a cooperative child-care program for parents of young children ages 15 months (and walking) to 4 years. With several groups, parents in each group rotate responsibility for caring for their group’s children in the . The cost is $3 per child, and staying parents do not pay for that week. Each day’s group needs a minimum of 8 parent participants, and caps the number of children at 10. The program is not limited to members, so let your friends and neighbors know about this great outreach! All Saints church nursery, on a selected weekday ​ For more information or to participate, contact Ruth Ford ( ). ruthf@saintsonhigh.org "Pray For Me" Campaign ​ In November 2019, All Saints launched the "Pray for Me" Campaign, connecting church members across generations with thoughtful prayer. Research shows that youth who remain connected to their church flourish in their faith, beyond high school, and had multiple adult believers (Prayer Champions) intentionally investing in their lives. To learn more — or to become a "Prayer Champion"— please contact Lisa Brooks ( ). lisab@saintsonhigh.org Seasoned Saints First Wednesday of the month (September – June) (Check Calendar for all specific dates) ​ Seasoned Saints welcomes people of all ages and is open to anyone who has the flexibility to join us for a luncheon, although it is most often aimed at those who are retired. It encourages social connection and gives the opportunity to learn about topics of all sorts — from history to religion to social issues — and sometimes just to have fun. Sign-up sheets are posted on our bulletin board in the Gathering Area each month. ​ For more information or to participate, contact Ruth Ford ( ). ruthf@saintsonhigh.org Yoga and Pilates (Check for all specific dates) Calendar ​ Yoga and Pilates classes are held at All Saints. Meeting times are: Mondays at 6 p.m. (Yoga) Wednesdays at 6 p.m. (Pilates) - currently on hiatus Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. (Pilates) Thursdays at 10:45 a.m. (Gentle Yoga) For more information please contact jhkyoga@gmail.com The Welcome Table -Free Monthly Meal- Last Tuesday of every month, 5:30–6:30 PM (Check for all specific dates) Calendar ​ The Welcome Table is a free meal offered to the congregation and community to foster friendship and fellowship. Different groups within the church take turns preparing a meal with support from the congregation when needed. Join us this month! For more information, please contact our Director of Adult Ministries, Ruth Ford ( ) ruthf@saintsonhigh.org

  • LIVESTREAM | All Saints

    Livestream and Online Videos All Saints has a number of online resources for you find God and community. Join us for our livestreamed worship services and bible studies. Find grace in our online music concerts. View all of them on our Saints On High YouTube Channel. Be sure to on our YouTube Channel to be notified when a new video is published. subscribe Online Videos Livestreamed Worship Services Weekly Messages Pastor's Bible Study All Saints Music Celebrating Our Youth Getting to Know Pastor Scott Livestream FAQs Q: "I've been watching the livestream for 15 minutes ... why hasn't it started yet?" Our audio/visual team typically begins the Sunday livestream on the "Saints on High" YouTube channel around 8:15 a.m., in order to test audio and visuals and provide a live image for those tuning in early. After the livestream ends, the video is automatically saved to YouTube and you can fast forward through any portion of the video to view parts of the service. You can drag the "timeline bar" forward until the recorded service begins. A: Q: "I couldn't hear sound at the beginning of the service, but now I can. What happened?" Our audio/visual team is diligently working to resolve all sound issues in our livestream recording. Often a microphone adjustment must be made, while recording live, and this causes a slight moment of silence. A: Q: "Do I need to view the worship service at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday?" No. We record and broadcast "live" on Sundays at 8:30 a.m., but the service will then be available for viewing at any time, on our YouTube Channel (search: Saints on High), our Facebook page (search: Saints on High), and our website (saintsonhigh.org). A: (All social-media links are at the bottom of this page) ​ Q: "What other online services is All Saints offering during this pandemic time?" Our weekly emails give a full list of all weekly online gatherings (please scroll down to the bottom of the page to subscribe!). We currently offer 1) Pastor's Bible Study, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. 2) Tuesday evening Women's Bible Study using the Zoom app 3) Weekly Facebook Sunday-school activities for youth 4) Sunday Worship livestreamed at 8:30 a.m. A:

  • OUR STAFF | All Saints

    Pastoral Staff , Lead Pastor Bonnie Gerber Bio bonnieg@saintsonhigh.org , Associate Pastor Scott Nellis Bio scottn@saintsonhigh.org , Pastoral Care Jeff Wise jeffw@saintsonhigh.org Office and Facilities , Parish Administrator Gloria Bock Bio gloriab@saintsonhigh.org , Bookkeeper Cathy Martin Bio cathym@saintsonhigh.org , Preschool Director Suzy Eakin suzye@saintsonhigh.org , Facility Manager Tom Oswald Bio tomo@saintsonhigh.org , Administrative Assistant Arlene Belter Bio arleneb@saintsonhigh.org , Director of Communications Abby Counts Bio abbyc@saintsonhigh.org Programming Ministries , Director of Faith Formation Lisa Brooks Bio lisab@saintsonhigh.org , Faith Formation Team Rachelle Kramer Bio rachellek@saintsonhigh.org , Director of Service Ministries Ruth Ford Bio ruthb@saintsonhigh.org , Scheduling Coordinator Kay Labosky kayl@saintsonhigh.org Music Ministries , Director of Music Ministry and Worship Lauren Grangaard Bio laureng@saintsonhigh.org , Joy! Chorus Director Russell Oates Bio , Director of Contemporary Worship Bio Alex Ford thegathering@saintsonhigh.org , Organist Tom Gerke , Organist Jan Sprecher , Accompanist Jen Shively Bio

  • WHO WE ARE | All Saints

    Our Hope and Heritage All Saints began and continues with people. On Feb. 11, 1962 All Saints became a mission congregation to create a community to worship, pray, study and serve people in need. They were organized as a member congregation of the Lutheran Church in America (LCA) with 154 baptized members. Members worshiped in Worthington’s Masonic Lodge Hall until 1963 when the congregation purchased the property at 6770 North High Street in Worthington. Here they built their first permanent home, including a sanctuary, church office, and a few classrooms. ​ After 57 years All Saints has flourished to over 2,500 baptized members and has gone through five Building Phases to accommodate its people in reaching its mission. All Saints continues the traditions of its founders through worship, service, study, witness and support for another. ​ To learn more about membership at All Saints, please contact Lead Pastor Bonnie Gerber or Associate Pastor Scott Nellis . ​ All Saints is a member congregation of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and its Southern Ohio Synod .

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