All Saints Episcopal Church 

celebrating and sharing God's love for all

WORSHIP SERVICES
Thursday

10:00am

Live in-person, outdoor service and streamed on Facebook Live

Saturday

4:00pm

Saturday@5  

Live in-person, outdoor service and streramed on Facebook Live

Sunday

10:15am

Holy Eucharist II

Live streamed only, available on our website and on Facebook Live

Annual Meeting: Sunday, February 28
11:30am
Click here to download the Annual Report
Click here to read all of the 2020 Commission Reports
Rector’s Report from Annual Report

Rev. Denise Trogdon, Rector

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Romans 12:12

The apostle Paul’s words speak to us, as we have moved through this most challenging year. We have been called to rejoice in our hope for the future of All Saints, while remaining patient through this pandemic. It has certainly required prayer, hard work and the perseverance of many. This time last year, our new Vestry on retreat, renewed our commitment to All Saints Mission, and reshaped our vision and priorities for the year. Developing a new tag line- Celebrating God’s love for all- we began to put in motion a plan to review all of our current ministries and assess their vitality and needs for resources. At the same time, we hired three new part time staff and restructured their roles to better fit the needs of All Saints programs.

 

The story of this year has been strength and flexibility. Thanks to the creative and

faithful leadership of Staff, Vestry and volunteers, this community has remained faithful to its calling, to be a channel of God’s love. When the pandemic hit and the need for safety became the top priority, public indoor services were suspended and new opportunities were created for worship and ministry that could be done virtually. Since we had a plan in place to purchase streaming equipment, it was not long before we were able to live stream our services. There was a very steep learning curve, however, requiring parishioners also learn the technology to participate. Music ministry became creative in using the smaller chamber choir to minimize exposure and single cantors to keep our tradition of beautiful music. Ministry meetings remained vibrant and active utilizing the platform of “Zoom” even including Eucharist and fellowship opportunities. The work of the church continued, despite challenges.

 

A vestry subcommittee was formed to develop guidelines for re-gathering. This group has been meeting regularly to assess current levels of the virus and what safeguards must be in place. We have taken a very careful approach and are looking for a consistent pattern of decline in Covid cases, with no more than 5% positive. We are very hopeful given the vaccine availability and current numbers decreasing. We will proceed cautiously, still utilizing masks and social distancing to ensure parishioner safety as we develop a plan for reopening.

 

Who could have imagined live-streamed worship, Zoom hospitality hours and Bible studies, beach chairs in the parking lot for outdoor worship, and new ministries developing in the midst of this unprecedented shut down? Who could have predicted that we would welcome new families this year, even virtually? We have seen strong growth in our outreach ministries, as the needs in the community have grown. We have added new food pantry collections, a new partnership with the schools to provide internet access to families in need, and a new social justice ministry. We began planning for our Sacred Ground program that kicked off in January. Our adult formation has continued with Zoom Women’s Bible study, Men’s Forum, book groups and the development of the new Crossroads program that launched just recently.

 

Looking ahead, we must reassess ministry leadership, as this year has brought about several transitions. We are in the life cycle of this parish, that many who started ministries are now stepping down; some are relocating; and we have had some beloved parishioners pass away. On their shoulders a vibrant parish was built, and we have some important shoes to fill. I especially want to mention that Mark Szen, our faithful treasurer and his wife Nancy, will be relocating this summer. Mark has dedicated twenty years to stewarding our finances and the Szens will be greatly missed! We said goodbye to Roberta Koonce who handled our front desk and we put in place a system of volunteers to answer the phones and greet people. This helped us to restructure our staffing to include a new full time Buildings and Grounds Manager, Brian Hayes. There are many facility projects that will now be accomplished. The stewardship of our facility is an important priority and we are thankful for the dedicated leaders, Bob Reuter and Tony Rizza who have overseen this for so long. Brian will be busy this year!

 

There is much to look forward to as we elect our new Diocesan Bishop and plan our homecoming as a parish. The new vestry will be implementing a detailed plan for growth and moving us forward in our mission. I have missed seeing all of you as it seems I was just beginning to get to know you, when the pandemic began. I am so thankful to be in ministry partnership with you and so blessed with talented and creative clergy and staff. We will remain constant in prayer, patient in this time and rejoice when we can be fully together again.

 

Blessings and Peace,

Denise+

 

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Our Sunday 10:15am service is live-streamed and is available on our website and on Facebook.

The bulletin can be found by clicking here.

 

The Communion zoom link and Fellowship Hour zoom link are the same for both Saturday and Sunday and is available by clicking here. If asked for a passcode use 204135.

Join us for our Saturday@5 service which is held in-person and outdoors at its new time 4pm!

You can also watch it on Facebook Live at our new time 4pm or here on our website following the service. 

For those worshipping online, a zoom consecration and communion will be offered as the Eucharist is celebrated live with a zoom hospitality hour to follow. (The presider will tell you when to click over to your zoom link).

 

The bulletin can be found by clicking here.

 

The zoom link for the online communion and festive fellowship are the same and can found is available by clicking here. 

If asked for a passcode use 204135.

Night Prayer

Wednesday, March 3

The offering of prayer late in the evening, by laity, religious orders or clergy, often called Compline, has sometimes been described as the ‘goodnight prayer of the Church’. It rounds off the day and prepares us for a quiet night. As the psalmist wrote: “I lie down in peace and take my rest. For it is in God alone that I dwell unafraid.”

Night Prayer derives its content from the wisdom of the centuries in scripture and above all in the psalms, but also from contemporary Christian experience of God. It celebrates the awareness that each of us who tries to pray is a part of the human whole.

The bulletin can be found by clicking here. 

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On February 21, Dr. Jason Wright will host Jazz Vespers online that will be live streamed on Facebook and on our website at 3pm. Following the service, you are invited to join Dr. Wright on Zoom for a discussion about the important history and significance of jazz. 

 

The bulletin for the Jazz Vespers service can be downloaded by clicking here.

The Origin of Jazz Vespers handout can be downloaded by clicking here

 

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Join us on Zoom by clicking here.

Compline

Wednesday, February 24

 

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ABOUT US

All Saints Episcopal Church is the only Episcopal Church on Hilton Head Island. Join us for any of our services and hope you will call it home.

Someone will be available to take your call

Mondays - Thursdays from 10am - 1pm

ADDRESS

843-681-8333

 

3001 Meeting St

Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

 

office@allsaints-hhi.org

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