Worship is what binds us together as a community of faith. We are a community made up of different people, living different lives, in different places, doing different things. And yet on a weekly basis, we come together as one people with one purpose – to worship the God of Love.
There are many reasons we may cite as to why we come to worship. But ultimately worship is not an end, but a means – to growing into a deeper relationship with God and our sisters and brothers; to understanding our sense of purpose in serving God; to acknowledging God’s profound desire for us; to delighting in God’s wondrous Creation.
At All Saints’ we draw upon the rich traditions of Christian worship that stretch back for centuries as followers of Jesus sought to offer praise and thanksgiving for God’s radically inclusive love. Whether it’s on a Sunday morning, Choral Evensong, or midweek Taizé services, we strive to keep these traditions fresh, alive and relevant to our lives in 21st century Southern California. We engage our minds and our senses to open ourselves more deeply to the divine mysteries of a God who loves us in the fullness of our humanity, honoring the truth that “there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God.”
That is the truth that will guide us along the path to living as Children of God, striving to bring about God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
Making worship happen is not the work of the few. It is the work of us all. Between the Altar Guild, the Ushers, the Choir, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, Vergers and MCs, more than 100 members of our parish take part in leading worship at All Saints’.
We hope that every member of All Saints’ will experience some aspect of leading worship during their life here. If you would like to explore how you might become involved in these ministries, please contact The Rev. Nat Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org