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- VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL | All Saints
Vacation Bible School at All Saints Every summer, All Saints hosts an energetic VBS program. The week is filled with faith, friendships and fun that include Bible stories, crafts, snacks, music and much, much more — all in a Christ-centered environment. VBS 2021 will be held July 12 - July16
- CHILDREN | All Saints
Children's Ministries All Saints offers Sunday School, First Communion, JAM (Jesus and Me), and VBS (Vacation Bible School), while finding new ways to partner with parents to raise faith-filled children who love Jesus. Sunday School Registration Here Sunday School Watch our Calendar for In-Person Sunday School and Take-Home Pack Pick-Up All Saints utilizes Group's Simply Loved curriculum, which is lectionary based, with activities, songs, and videos. —Monthly Sunday-School Offering— Pee-Wee Believers Pee-Wee Believers (PB) is our newest youth group for students who are currently enrolled (at their school) in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade. PB events are offered to provide opportunities for students to bond outside of Sunday School. Contact Lisa Brooks ( ) for all the details. email@example.com JAM (Jesus and Me) JAM is a youth group provided for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. JAM events are offered quarterly and provide opportunities for students to bond before their First Communion classes at the 5th grade level. In the past JAM events have been held at Star Lanes and Lazer Kraze. Contact Lisa Brooks ( ) for more information, or to participate. firstname.lastname@example.org 5th Grade Book Club The 5th-grade Sunday-School class holds semi-annual book clubs. The most recent was a meeting to discuss the book, " ." Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Contact Lisa Brooks ( ) for more information, or to participate in the next book club. email@example.com VBS (Vacation Bible School) We offer a fun-filled week of VBS for 3-year-olds through 6th grade. This energetic week is filled with faith, friendships and fun that include Bible Stories, crafts, snacks, music and much, much more all in a Christ-centered environment. Contact Lisa Brooks ( ) for more information or to register. firstname.lastname@example.org * 2020's VBS has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Faith Milestones All Saints provides several important "milestone" opportunities for young children to learn and grow in their faith. These milestones include: • Baptism • Kindergarten • First Communion Please contact Lisa Brooks ( ) or Lead Pastor Bonnie Gerber ( ) to learn more. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
- YOUNG ADULTS | All Saints
Young Adult Ministry Young-Adult Group Meets monthly (Check Calendar for all specific dates) The All Saints Young-Adult Group is focused on fellowship, ministry, service, and fun. We endeavor to deepen our faith as we navigate life. This group meets monthly to discuss scripture and faith. We also meet for service events and social outings in the broader community. For more information or to participate, contact our Director of Communications, Abby Counts ( email@example.com ) or Associate Pastor Scott Nellis ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
- WORSHIP ASSISTANTS | All Saints
Worship Assistants at All Saints We are called to serve God in this world, and many of those opportunities can come right here at All Saints. Join us in supporting worship ministries on Sunday mornings. If you have questions or want to sign up, please contact our Scheduling Coordinator, Kay Labosky ( ). email@example.com Registered Volunteer Sign-Up Readers Reader volunteers are called to participate in the lay reading every Sunday morning. Readers usually provide an Old Testament and New Testament reading in our traditional services. In our contemporary service, The Gathering, one of their two readings is typically from the Gospel. Deacons Deacons at All Saints assist with the distribution of communion. Deacons receive training prior to their first volunteer service. Altar Guild The Altar Guild prepares communion for all traditional and contemporary worship services every Sunday. Members work behind the scenes to change and maintain the paraments, the candles, and the altar area in the Sanctuary. Members also decorate the Narthex, the Sanctuary, and the Parish Hall for Christmas and Easter seasons. Training is provided. Contact for more information. Sue Shregardus Sacristans A Sacristan assists 'behind the scenes' at our traditional worship services. Arriving in the Sacristy 15 minutes before the beginning of an assigned worship service, a sacristan ensures that the acolyte and crucifer are robed, have necessary equipment and are in their assigned positions on time. After worship, sacristans make sure that robes and equipment are replaced in their proper places. Volunteers will be assigned to one service, one week per month (on average). The pastor in charge of worship will be available to help if needed. Ushers and Greeters Our ushers and greeters welcome members and visitors to All Saints. Ushers also collect the offering and distribute bulletins. Our ushers and greeters are always eager to incorporate more volunteers. Nursery Nursery volunteers assist in teaching 'Frolic in Faith' on Sunday mornings. The nursery is open to families during all of our regular Sunday worship services and some holidays.
- GLOBAL MINISTRY | All Saints
Global Ministry Partnerships Jesus called on his disciples to go into all the world to "make disciples of all nations..." At All Saints, we fulfill the Great Commission through partnerships with many organizations doing ministry around the world. Bible Faith Lutheran Church of India All Saints works with Bible Faith Lutheran Church (BFLC) of India, an independent confessional Lutheran church with headquarters in the southeastern Indian city of Guntur, about 40 miles from the Bay of Bengal. The BFLC supports various ministries including the Moriah Home (an orphanage with approximately 15 children) the Moriah School (a K-10th grade private Christian school), a seminary to train pastors, 42 Lutheran congregations in the State of Andrha Pradesh, and an annual Pastor's Symposium for area pastors. All Saints has supported various projects over the years, including providing the funding to build a new church building for the congregation in Nachugunta, India. Prior pastors and other members of the All Saints congregation have visited to support this important mission in sharing Jesus' love. ELCA World Hunger https://www.elca.org/hunger As a member church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, All Saints supports the ELCA's World Hunger ministry. Food For The Poor https://www.foodforthepoor.org All Saints works with this international organization on a number of projects, most often in Haiti, where All Saints' generosity has helped to fund housing and, recently, the Marchel Victory Garden, which will allow residents to grow their own food and extra to sell to supplement their incomes. When we partner on projects with Food for the Poor, we’re not simply donating to people less fortunate than us. We’re restoring hope to families. We’re providing economic opportunity. We’re empowering young and old to provide for their families. We’re allowing people to dream of what’s possible. Lutheran World Relief https://www.lwr.org All Saints works with Lutheran World Relief on various projects, including Sew Sew Saints’ annual effort to provide quilts for people in troubled parts of the world. Our Justice Ministry is currently looking at other ways to encourage partnership. We encourage our congregation to stay up to date on the organization, which works with partners in countries throughout the world to fight poverty. ELCA Global Church and Missionaries https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Global-Church As a member church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, All Saints supports the ELCA Global Church and its missionaries. The ELCA participates in The Lutheran World Federation, a community of 142 churches in 79 countries that are called to walk together, disciple, and restore communities. This community, the ELCA’s Global Church, endeavors to manage international ELCA relationships, listen and respond appropriately to companion churches, receive the gifts of Christian witness, fund and aid those who are victims of international disasters, call and prepare mission personnel, provide scholarships for international post-graduate study and tools, so that ELCA members may engage with the world. All Saints specifically supports two ELCA missionaries: —John Rogers— John serves as a librarian and teacher in the Evanjelicke Lyceum in Bratislava, Slovakia. —The Rev. David and Alicia Brondos— David serves as professor at the Seminario Luterano Augsburgo in Mexico City and his wife, Alicia, teaches English. 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. On October 18, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. we'll be having a shoe box packing party at our , and we are collecting items to prepare! to view a list of items that we need. Fall Festival Click here 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.
- COLLEGE | All Saints
College-Age Ministries All Saints strives to stay connected with our young adults and college-aged persons, through prayer, notes of encouragement and care packages as they enter into new phases of life. To stay connected to the College-Age Ministries, please email Director of Faith Formation, Lisa Brooks ( ). firstname.lastname@example.org
- YOUTH MUSIC | All Saints
Youth Music at All Saints All Saints offers a wide variety of music ensembles and choirs, for youth of all ages. To get involved, contact Director of Music Ministry and Worship, Lauren Grangaard ( ). email@example.com High School and Middle School Music High-School and Middle-School youth are encouraged to participate in the worship services. They are free to sing and play instruments in any of our existing music ensembles or to create one of their own. –Rehearsals– Parents and youth coordinate with the Director of Music Ministry, , to develop a schedule that works for them. Lauren Grangaard Cherub Bell Choir The Cherub Bell Choir is designed to help young children learn to read music and play an instrument in a relaxed setting. Children learn to play the bells using color-coded flashcards and later translate that skill to the page with color-coded music as well! –Rehearsals and Recording Sessions– Sundays at 12:30 PM; Outside on sunny days Sunday-School Christmas Program Kindergarten through Middle-School-aged youth are invited to participate in the Christmas Program each year. Middle-School youth auditions are held in October and all Sunday-School youth are able to participate in the choir. Email the Director of Music Ministry, Lauren Grangaard , to learn more or to be included in the program.
- Lauren Grangaard | All Saints
Lauren Grangaard, Director of Music Ministry and Worship Lauren serves as the Director of Music Ministry, Chancel Choir Director, the Hand Bell Choir, Cherub Bell Choir Director and Youth Music Ministry Director. Lauren is also a member of the AGO and the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. Prior to these roles Lauren taught choir for 13 years in public schools, most recently as the Middle School and High School Choir Director of Adena Local Schools. Outside of All Saints, Lauren sings with and serves on the board of the Columbus Symphony Chorus (through the Columbus Symphony Orchestra). Lauren also plays trumpet with the Heisey Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Russell Mikkelson, Director of Bands at OSU. Lauren is married to Andy and they have one daughter, Penny.
- WORSHIP STYLES | All Saints
Worship Styles at All Saints During this unprecedented time, the mission of All Saints is to be united as one in the body of Christ, in our faith, our worship, and our service to the community. 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 current worship service is livestreamed every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on our Saints On High YouTube Channel. Our health guidelines during this pandemic also allow for two concurrent worship services, both at 10 a.m. on Sundays. See our page for sign-ups and availability for these in-person services. HOME Traditional Worship Held in the Sanctuary, 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Our weekly traditional worship services feature music from our choirs and members of the congregation. We follow the liturgical calendar outlined in Evangelical Lutheran Worship, but we also change things up for special services. Contemporary Worship Held in the Parish Hall, 10:00 a.m. Our contemporary worship service, called The Gathering, offers the best in modern Christian music. The Word for the service is narrative-based, allowing those in attendance to follow along with the story.
- CHOIRS | All Saints
Choirs at All Saints All Saints has plenty of wonderful opportunities to participate in music, from vocal choirs, to soloists, to handbell choirs. To learn more, please contact our Director of Music Ministry and Worship, Lauren Grangaard ( ). firstname.lastname@example.org Virtual Choir All Saints Virtual choir is comprised of singers who enjoy the art of singing and choral community. They prepare classical choral works for the Sunday livestream worship services during the choir season. Virtual Meetings and Rehearsals Wednesdays; Labor Day to Pentecost (September through May) Virtual Rehearsal Details Handbell Choir The Hand Bell Choir at All Saints is a jubilant group of mixed-age ringers. The group enjoys performing a varied repertoire of music and always welcomes new ringers and those who are interested in learning to play the bells. The choir prepares an anthem for one worship service a month during the choir season. Virtual Meeting and Rehearsals Labor Day to Pentecost (September through May) Rehearsal Calendar