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The Purpose in a Cup of Coffee

We take coffee pretty seriously around here. We want the Sunday morning ritual of a cup of coffee before worship to be a time and place of friendship and welcome. We want the coffee to be good enough that people want to show up early and stay after, spending time with each other. That’s why we make coffee a line-item in the budget and buy our coffee beans from local coffee roasters...Read More

Annual Parish Meeting

God leads His people. He provides a place and a promise. There are times that we, as a church, are led to gather and be faithful stewards through communication and elections. This Sunday after each service, we will hold our Annual Parish Meeting in the sanctuary...Read More

Anglican Mission Winter Conference

All Saints Dallas is a member of the Anglican Mission in America, and I am the Apostolic Vicar of the AMIA. We are an Anglican society of mission and apostolic works that focuses on recognizing, raising up, resourcing, and releasing church leaders around the country to plant churches and start new works...Read More

Feast of the Epiphany

The Feast of Epiphany is an incredibly important day in the life of the Church. Celebrated upon the completion of the twelve days of Christmas, Epiphany falls on January 6th of each year and brings to completion what is called the Cycle of Light - the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany...Read More

Epiphany Proclamation of Easter

The church universal has a couple of significant and meaningful traditions related to The Feast of the Epiphany. First, it is a common practice to bless homes on the Feast of the Epiphany and during the following week. Second, the ancient Church had a practice of announcing the dates of Easter as well as other feasts and fasts that do not have a fixed date ...Read More

New Year’s Declaration

According to a Gallup poll report several years ago, there are six needs people have today. Frankly, I believe that all of these needs are ones that can be found, sustained, and grown in the life of a healthy church community. The only requirement, it takes your participation and desire to grow as a follower of Christ...Read More

Who I Know and What I Don't

As the new year approaches, the newspaper (yes I still read a paper newspaper every day) begins to fill with 10 best (and worst) lists, lists of who died and what big events happened and when, and lots of advice about what you should and shouldn’t be doing to make the new year your best year ever! As I have gotten older and lived through more and more of these cycles of remembrance, I have begun to look for something...Read More

Christmas Proclamation

The Christmas Proclamation historically is read or chanted on Christmas Eve. It sets the birth of Jesus in relationship to the events of the Old Testament as well as the Greek and Roman worlds preceding Jesus’ birth. It is a way of dating His birth different from modern dating systems...Read More

Faith Walk

My entire life has been a “faith walk” even before I was born. I say this because I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my grandfather’s faith. You see, my dad was born with a few rare diseases, including myasthenia gravis and retinitis pigmentosa, that made the doctor’s prognosis on his chances quite negative...Read More

Advent Transitions

This Sunday’s Gospel reading, Matthew 1:18–25, reflects a significant transition in the life of Joseph, the husband of Mary. He had heard of her pregnancy. They were engaged. He was perplexed, scared, and angry. Just imagine how he felt when Mary gave him the news, “I am pregnant...Read More