ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH

The Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, Ohio since 1819

We will continue being the Church, even during pandemic! We will make our common supplication unto God while loving God and our neighbor, in whatever ways we can.

NEW Gather with us each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in our Virtual Cafe.

All Saints’ Virutal Cafe is a safe space, open to all people, for questions, thoughts, or ponderings of any kind, not just theological.

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

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.

  • All Saints’ Church will continue to host the American Red Cross blood drive on the last Tuesday of each month. Click here for more information.
  • The recovery community who regularly meets at All Saints’ is displaced during the pandemic. We hope you will find these resources useful: online AA and recovery resources.

TRAVELING THE WAY OF LOVE

Presiding Biship Curry believes in us because he believes in the power of Jesus who offers us a unique path to travel as we follow Him.

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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All Saints' Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, OH