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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.

January 25, 2015     4 pm  Service and Holy Eucharist, followed by Annual Meeting and Crock Pot  Supper at Messiah Lutheran Church.  NO Morning service.      Mark your calendars for our 2015 annual meeting and service of Holy Eucharist, followed by our traditional “crockpot luck” dinner.  In addition to the election of new vestry committee members, the vestry will report on the accomplishments of our ministry teams in 2014 and our annual...
  Vestry Committee Nominations have been received ~ The vestry committee is pleased to announce this year’s slate for the two positions to be filled for the class of 2018.  Donald Brown, Denise Smith, and Sean Vail-Rhodes have graciously agreed to run for election to the vestry at our Annual Meeting on January 25.  Please join the vestry in thanking them, and in expressing your gratitude for our outgoing vestry members, Dorothy DeJong, who has served these past two years as...
Faith Formation will begin on January 14 with a continuation of our Study of the Gospel of Matthew.  At that time we will resume our usual programming with Centering Prayer at 6:00 p.m., followed by a hearty soup and salad bar supper at 6:30 and our discussion group at 7:15.  You are welcome to attend any or all of these offerings.  We will continue with our study of the book of Matthew. For questions, please contact Vicar Amelie.  
  Acolyte Training, Sunday, January 25, 2:30 p.m., Messiah Lutheran ~ Members ages 9 and older who are interested in serving as an acolyte during our worship services are invited to attend a training session to be held before our annual meeting.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact PJ Rhyne at aer1@verizon.net.   Training for Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Atlee House ~ Training for our members who desire to...