From the Rector

All Saints’ Church strives to be a welcoming, diverse, caring community where all people are embraced, newcomers find a home, and abiding relationships are formed and sustained. Whether one is searching and seeking meaning, lonely and seeking companionship, grieving and seeking solace, celebrating and seeking community, questioning and seeking answers, broken and seeking healing, content and seeking challenge, wandering and seeking God, this church opens wide its doors and bids welcome. My hope is that this website will give you a glimpse into the life of the parish and help you in connecting with our community. All Saints' is a special place and a special people, and you are both invited and encouraged to join us.

-- The Rev. Tanya R. Wallace, Rector

May God bless you with a restless discomfort
about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart.

May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression,
and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for
justice, freedom, and peace among all people.

May God bless you with the gift of tears to shed with those who suffer
from pain, rejection, starvation, or the loss of all that they cherish, so that you may
reach out your hand to comfort them and transform their pain into joy.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that
you really CAN make a difference in this world, so that you are able,
with God's grace, to do what others claim cannot be done.

And the blessing of God the Supreme Majesty and our Creator,
Jesus Christ the Incarnate Word who is our brother and Saviour,
and the Holy Spirit, our Advocate and Guide, be with you
and remain with you, this day and forevermore. AMEN.

a four-fold benedictine blessing - sr. ruth marlene fox, osb - 1985