This Sunday at All Saints

 Join us this Sunday at All Saints for our Mothering Sunday Service.

Sunday 26th March
8.00am BCP Communion
10.00am All Age Mothering Sunday Service
6.30pm Evensong
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Lent & Holy Week 2017

Lent Courses are running throughout Lent. Please contact us for details Monday of Holy Week 19.30 Reflection Tuesday of Holy Week 19.30 Stations of the Cross Wednesday of Holy Week 19.30 Eucharist & Anointing Thursday of Holy Week 19.30 Eucharist & Foot Washing. Watch. Good Friday  09.30 Children's Workshop (until 13.30)
14:00 The Liturgy of the Cross Holy Saturday 20.00 The Service of Light Easter Day 5th April 08.00 BCP Eucharist,
10.00 Family Eucharist
18.30 Evensong Easter Monday 09.00 Breakfast then Easter Pilgrimage

Forthcoming Events

All the latest events coming up at All Saints.

Jesus writes in the dust

John 8:1-11

In China it is illegal for children not to visit their parents. In France, it is illegal to name a pig Napoleon. In England, it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

The world is full of some strange laws. Thankfully many of them are impossible to apply. They exist however, written somewhere, the unpicking and revoking of them considered too expensive and troublesome to bother with.

What law then do we find in our Gospel reading. We may take it on face value, that the Pharisees were enforcing a law from the old covenant that we find harsh and difficult.

And yet even in Leviticus we struggle to find the law as they present it. There are Laws against adultery and the punishment is harsh. But the process is more complex. Both parties must be brought for judgement. There must be witnesses to the act. Those witnesses must be willing to carry out the punishment. It is a law that existed and spoke of the seriousness of sin, and yet was almost impossible to apply. It was…

The Eyes of Faith

Mark 8:22-26
They came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, ‘Can you see anything?’ And the man looked up and said, ‘I can see people, but they look like trees, walking.’Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he looked intently and his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. Then he sent him away to his home, saying, ‘Do not even go into the village.’What condition are our eyes of faith in? What can we see when we look around seeking for the presence of God in the world? When was the last time when we saw Christ in the other person? What do we notice when we come to church and look around?

Do we find our sight captured by the beauty of holiness dwelling in this place? Or are our eyes distracted, or even looking down? Maybe our visual acuity has been deteriorating for some time?…

Prayer for chalking the doors at Epiphany

This morning at All Saints we blessed Chalk and sent it out with members of the congregation to mark our homes. We too would welcome the Magi as they return from their visit to the infant Christ and desire God's blessing on our households!

20 + C + M + B + 17
You can use this prayer.

Write 20+
Father, may we who use this chalk in faith to mark the doors of our homes remembering the Magi:

write C+ Melchior,

write M+ and Balthasar,

write B+know wisdom, prosperity and the presence of the Holy Spirit this year and always.

write 17
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen 
Or you can simply say:
“Christus Mansionem Benedicat”  which means
“May Christ bless this house”

Christmas Tree Festival Programme

Tuesday 13th 11am Opening Ceremony. With Mince Pies and mulled wine reception.
12:00 Noon lunch Club Christmas Eucharist

Wednesday 14th 11:00am St Pauls C of E JMI Choir.
6.30pm Leavesden Community Choir.
7:30pm Midweek Eucharist.

Thursday 15th 11:00am Christmas Reflections.
2:30pm South West Herts U3A Choir.
3:30pm South West Herts U3A players.
7:00pm Carols around the Christmas Tree

Friday 16th. 8:00pm All Saints Choir Practice.

Saturday 17th.  10:00am Organ Recital by Josh
11:00am Children's Christmas Movie Time.
1:30pm Leavesden Green Children's Choir.

Sunday 18th  10:00am Parish Eucharist
6:30pm All Saints' Carol Concert by candlelight
8:00pm Christmas Trees removal/display dismantling