All Saints’ – The Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, Ohio since 1819

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, our building will remain closed until further notice.

ONE IMPORTANT EXCEPTION: Red Cross blood drive will happen at All Saints’, Tuesday, March 31.

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Although our building is temporarily closed, we will continue being the Church!

We will continue making our common supplication unto God while loving God and loving our neighbor, in whatever ways we can.

Join us daily as we pray and worship, streaming on our Facebook page, or join us Wednesday evenings for our adult forum as we discuss practicing The Way of Love in Lent via Zoom. Read the full schedule, below.

Online AA resources

All Saints’ is an open, engaged, and inclusive community from which members are called to restore all people to unity with God and with each other in Christ. We pursue this calling as we pray, worship, proclaim the Gospel, and promote justice, peace, and love.

Parish Events

Sundays

  • 11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer, Rite II on Facebook Livestream

Nightly

  • 9 p.m. Daily office of Compline (night prayer) on Facebook Livestream

Wednesdays in Lent (March 4 – April 8)

  • Stations of the Cross in front of the building on Court street, at your leisure
    • Self-guided; printed guides can be found at the first station.
  • 6:30 p.m. Adult Forum: Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent 
    • Join us electronically at  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/955767075
    • Join us by phone, call 1(929) 205-6099
      • Enter this meeting ID when prompted: 955 767 075#
    • Download/view the entire Wednesday evening curriculum, here.
    • Click here for a calendar filled with daily suggestions to help us live Jesus-centered lives during the 4o days of Lent.

Traveling the Way of Love

An Invitation from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry to practice The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Life

I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. – Ephesians 3:17-19

In the first century, Jesus of Nazareth inspired a movement. A community of people whose lives were centered on Jesus Christ and committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial, and redemptive love. Before they were called “church” or “Christian,” this Jesus Movement was simply called “the way.”

Today I believe our vocation is to live as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. But how can we together grow more deeply with Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, so we can bear witness to his way of love in and for the world?

The deep roots of our Christian tradition may offer just such a path. For centuries, monastic communities have shaped their lives around rhythms and disciplines for following Jesus together. Such a pattern is known as a “Rule of Life.” The framework you now hold – The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Life – outlines a Rule for the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.

It is designed to be spare and spacious, so that individuals, ministry groups, congregations, and networks can flesh it out in unique ways and build a church-wide treasure trove of stories and resources. There is no specific order you need to follow. If you already keep a Rule or spiritual discipline, you might reflect and discover how that path intersects with this one. By entering into reflection, discernment, and commitment around the practices of Turn – Learn – Pray – Worship – Bless – Go – Rest, I pray we will grow as communities following the loving, liberating, life-giving way of Jesus. His way has the power to change each of our lives and to change this world.

Your brother in the Way of Jesus,

+Michael
The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Primate and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

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