IN-PERSON, INDOOR WORSHIP AT 10:30 AM.
We continue to follow diocesan and town of Brookline COVID protocols which require masks at all indoor public gatherings, and distance between households to be maintained. We encourage everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated (for both flu and COVID) and to receive COVID booster shots (clergy, staff, altar ministers, choir members, and all volunteers who work with children are required to be vaccinated). We monitor CO2 levels during services and will occasionally open doors or windows for better air exchange. Please dress in layers and expect temperature fluctuations. Please click here to see our layered disease mitigation strategies.
We continue to live-stream services. Click here to view our livestream services.
Our 10:30 am service is a traditional, Rite II, service with hymns, readings, sermon, and Holy Communion.
What to Expect
On Sunday we gather for worship using The Book of Common Prayer and other authorized texts. The Book of Common Prayer is a treasury of prayer and liturgy that is a particular gift of the Episcopal Church. Our service is a traditional service in vernacular language with classical and contemporary Anglican hymns and anthems sung during the program year by the All Saints Choir or Schola (youth choir). All Saints is committed to using expansive (or sometimes called inclusive) language in our liturgy. Our service, while grounded in the Book of Common Prayer, seeks to expand the metaphors and images we use for God, so that all people, whatever their age, ability, race, ethnic group, sexual orientation, gender and gender expression, or religious background feel welcome in the Spirit of God’s love. We believe that the altar is God’s table, and that Christ is fully present in the Eucharists, therefore, everyone is welcome to come forward during Communion to receive the Sacrament or a blessing.
Our service is structured so that each week we hear the Word of God (Liturgy of the Word), and then respond to this Good News by offering our thanks and praise to God in the sacrament of Holy Communion (Liturgy of the Table—also called The Lord’s Supper, The Mass, The Divine Liturgy, The Great Offering, or Holy Eucharist). Being fed and strengthened by the Word and Sacrament we are sent out into the world to carry out God’s work in our own lives, what our rector sometimes refers to as the Liturgy of the Neighbor.
Our Sunday service usually also includes prayers for healing with the laying on of hands. A minister of healing prays quietly with all who come to our side chapel seeking healing for themselves or others. Healing prayers have been suspended during COVID due to distancing requirements. Votive candles are available for prayer intentions.
We welcome the presence and full participation of children and young people in worship and seek to encourage their spiritual growth. A rug area is available for families and children of all ages in the main church. Children and youth are encouraged to use their time and talents to support the life of the parish by participating in the service, just as adults do. Nursery care for babies and toddlers is provided each Sunday. Please see THIS PAGE for information on Children and Worship.
Each time we gather for church we hear the Word of God (Liturgy of the Word), and then respond to the Good News by offering our thanks and praise to God in the sacrament of Holy Communion (Liturgy of the Table—also called The Lord’s Supper, The Mass, The Divine Liturgy, The Great Offering, or Holy Eucharist). Being fed and strengthened by the Word and Sacrament we are sent out into the world to carry out God’s work in our own lives, what our rector sometimes refers to as the Liturgy of the Neighbor.