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A warm home.  Astonishingly, there are many homes in our backyard whose owners lack this basic need.  The All Souls community went out to winterize some homes for the coming cold.  Check out our project pictures and see what else All Souls does to serve as Jesus taught us.

All Souls Blessing of the Animals

Responding to God, the Community, and the World

All Souls Episcopal Church in Mechanicsville VAAll Souls Episcopal Church believes in doing. Time is set aside to give of our talents and resources in meaningful and material, ways. All Souls parishioners provide and take sack lunches to the homeless, help with clean-up at various local sites, work with shelter animals, visit with convalescing patients, do yard work at local schools, and help to winterize homes in the area.  In the past two years, through our community garden, we donated over three thousands pounds of fresh produce to local food pantries.

Other projects include mentoring and teaching at a nearby elementary school, taking part in Habitat for Humanity build days, and assisting with monthly ARC-sponsored dances in the community. We have a  yearly Blessing of the Animals, and many of our members take part in CARITAS hosting. Members who are unable to participate in some of the more physical activities, still support the work of the parish by providing food and drink, and through enthusiastic encouragement.

At All Souls, we serve as Jesus taught us. Our membership is actively engaged in the community, and in carrying out the Christian mission of God's hands on earth. We are an Episcopal congregation, celebrating diversity, inclusiveness, and the fellowship of believers, motivating each other to acts of love and good works. We welcome you to our faith-based community.

  Every autumn we pause to review our personal resources and pledge a portion our time, treasure and talent to support our church and its mission for the coming year.  For the next three weeks, pledge packets will be available in the Narthex at Messiah Lutheran and our Stewardship Team will be providing our members with information on the ways in which we hope to use our gifts and resources in the coming year.  This year’s stewardship letter has been attached for your...
  Morning Prayer Rite II and Hymn Sing this Sunday, 9:30 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran ~ For those of our members who will not be attending our parish retreat at Shrine Mont, we will be offering a service of Morning prayer along with an opportunity to enjoy your favorite hymns.  Our service will be led by Dorothy DeJong, our worship team leader, and other members of our worship team.  Please join us for this cherished liturgy of the Episcopal Church if you are remaining in town.
    Our Wednesday evening study and fellowship programming continues Oct. 1 with Centering Prayer at 6:00 p.m., followed by a soup and potluck salad bar supper at 6:30 and our Discussion group at 7:00.  We will be studying the Gospel of Matthew, using the Interpretation Bible Study guide by Alyce McKenzie to assist us in our discussions. This week’s discussion will cover chapters 3 & 4. The book can be purchased on Alibris.com for a very reasonable price.  Amelie...
  This weekend many All Souls members and their  families will be at Shrinemont. ShrineMont is a time and place for the All Souls family to come together… Travel the long & winding road to Orkney Springs and just let it be… Rest, relaxation, fun, peace, adventure, getting to know your family, and having lots of fun. ShrineMont Magical Mystery Tour