All Saints Church — Bay Head

All Saints Church Welcomes You!

Welcome to All Saints Church located on the beautiful Jersey Shore. We are entering the Advent / Christmas season during which our activities turn to preparing for and celebrating the nativity of Jesus Christ Our Savior.

Blue candlesWhat is it about the seasons of Advent and Christmas that gets our attention? Is it the frenetic pace that we find necessary to adopt in order to get so many things done? That is, buying presents, giving presents, receiving presents, making travel arrangements, sending out cards, preparing for great meals and parties, being with loved ones, and much, much more.

Well, all those things, and more, play into the whole exciting drama of the seasons we call Advent and Christmas. Now, it may be that there are more than a few “Bah, humbugs” out there. That can easily be understood. Yet, even with all those important things that need to be prepared for and done, there’s something even more important for those who call Jesus their Lord and Savior.Nativity

Jesus came into this world to save the world. He entered in one of the least dramatic ways possible. There were no fanfares, no carefully planned parties. And, yet, it came to pass. Jesus was born into a world that would have significantly mixed reactions to his presence. Some would fall down and worship; while, others would plot his down fall.

Those of us who call ourselves Christian—followers of Jesus—understand these seasons of Advent and Christmas:

• Advent is more than the time before Christmas. It is an annual experience that we are invited to have as we prepare our hearts, as well as our activities, for the glorious celebration of Christmas. • Christmas—all twelve days—is a time to worship and adore the God who loves us so much that God wanted to live among us as one of us—Emanuel. We gather in groups of both few and many to express our sincerest thanks for God’s love.

We will gather on several occasions to worship during the Advent and Christmas seasons. On Sundays during Advent, December 1, 8, 15 & 22, at 8:00 am and 10:15 am, we will celebrate of the Holy Eucharist. Following the service on Sunday, December 22, the Greening of the Church begins in preparation for the Family Service with the Pageant on Tuesday, December 24, at 5:00 pm. Later that evening, at 10:00, we will have a festive celebration of the Holy Eucharist beginning with a brief service of special music and readings. The following Sunday morning, December 29, includes both the eight o’clock and the ten fifteen services.

All are always welcome.

What is it about Advent and Christmas? Come and see.

Wishing you a very grace-filled Advent in preparation for a very blessèd Christmas,
The Reverend Robert A. Nagy, Rector

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All are Welcome!

Schedule of Services

Sunday (year round)
8:00 am Holy Eucharist: Rite One
Sunday (year round)
10:15 am Holy Eucharist: Rite Two
Sunday beginning September 15, 2019
10:15 am Church School


The Rev. Robert A. Nagy
Parish Administrator: 
Christine McLeod
9 am — 1 pm

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Upcoming Events

Stewardship Update
as of Wednesday, November 27
We’re off to a great start! As of this past Friday, the church has received 86 completed pledge cards for a total of $156,800 for 2020. If you have already turned in your completed pledge card, “THANK YOU VERY MUCH!” If you have yet to do so, please turn in yours as soon as possible. BE A “PLEDGING MEMBER” OF ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Also, check out the new posters about Stewardship. One is in the Narthex and one is in Bristol Hall.
Parish Family Christmas Tree Lighting and BBQ
Thursday, December 5, 6:00 pm
Parish family and friends are invited to our Christmas tree lighting, followed by a barbecue dinner in Bristol Hall. Dinner will be catered by Jersey Shore BBQ in Belmar, courtesy of John Tym Builders. Please let us know if you’ll be coming: email or fill out the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside Bristol Hall. And, let us know the number of people you plan to bring. All are welcome!
Bay Head Annual Christmas Walk
Friday, December 6, 5:30 - 8:30
Please join us at All Saints to welcome the season with our Christmas Tree Lighting, Caroling, and Christmas cookies & treats. The tree will be lit at 6:45 pm. We need volunteers to bake their favorite cookies and greeters to welcome visitors. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. Any questions call Julie Chowansky at 732-740- 9675
Outreach Support
through Sunday, December 8
We invite you to join Outreach to support MA22, a 501(c) 3 Jersey shore veterans support organization with an emphasis on helping veterans and their families prevent the devastation of military suicides. The "22" in their title refers to the 22 veteran suicides per day. Please use the 4th Outreach envelope in your current pledge packet and mark any check with MA22 in the memo line.
St. Gregory's Toy Drive
through Sunday, December 15
We have decked the Bristol Hall foyer with a Christmas Tree loaded with 'ornaments' listing the age and gender of the children of St. Gregory's clients. Please select an ornament and return an unwrapped gift to place under the tree by Sunday, Dec. 15th. Let's share our joyful spirit with the children of St. Gregory's Pantry.
Military Outreach
Once again the Outreach committee is asking for donations of new items for military personnel serving overseas. Check the flyer around town for a complete list, but please consider new socks for men and women, suntan cream, lip balm, bug repellent, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving supplies for men and women, hard candy, gum, pretzels, granola bars, and a holiday greeting card. There will be a box in Bristol Hall for your donations
Altar Flowers
Please consider donating flowers for the altar in honor or memory of loved ones. Many weeks for this year are still available. The sign up book is in the Narthex. The cost for Altar flowers is $55 and Font flowers is $65.
Recurring Events
Sundays and Wednesdays
Please view our events page for specific times.

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Church Directories
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