At All Saints' Church we gather to know 
Jesus Christ and make Him known.

Where did this man get 
all of this?  (Mark 6:2)

In this week's Gospel reading, Jesus returns to his hometown of Nazareth after a wildly successful ministry debut.  In the weeks preceding his return, he has developed a widespread reputation for his wisdom and authority.  He has proclaimed God's kingdom with provocative parables.  He has earned the trust of twelve loyal disciples.  He has exorcised demons, healed the sick, calmed a storm, and raised a little daughter from the dead.  He has become, in other words, the dream returnee. The hometown boy made good.

Or so we would think, if St. Mark didn't so quickly disabuse us.  In the reading from Mark, Jesus enters the synagogue of his boyhood, and begins to teach. At first, things go very well; Jesus is received with astonishment and curiosity: "Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him?  What deeds of power are being done by his hands!"

Join us this Sunday as we wonder together about what is most important about this story, and what part might be about us.

Volunteers needed for Bristol Lodge THIS Sunday - July 8

It is the second Sunday of the month, so it is our turn to prepare and serve the meal for the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen. Volunteers should report to the kitchen after the 9:00 am service. 

We also need a group to return to the church at about 4 pm to load up the cars and head over to the Soup Kitchen in Waltham.

Questions??? Email Brad Lehman at
Construction on the New Bathrooms began this week!

We are excited to report that construction on the new bathrooms began this Thursday! There will be a new bathroom in the classroom in the hallway on the way to the church, and a second one near the Narthex (in the courtyard you see as you walk down the hallway to the church on your right). We also create a Janitor's closet. 

The plan is for all the work to be completed by the fall!
All Parish Summer BBQ's

We are looking for a few volunteers to host an All Parish Summer BBQ in July or August. You pick the date that works best for you and we will get the word out.  Hosts are asked to provide the hamburgers and hot dogs. Everyone else is asked to bring a side-dish or dessert to share as well as your beverage of choice! Please be in touch with Cheryl at if you would like to host.

So far we have one scheduled! Be sure to mark your calendar.

All Parish Summer BBQ
Saturday, August 4
5:00 - 7:00 pm
At the home of Xiang and Eliza Wang
27 Grant Avenue, Belmont
RSVP to Eliza at or at 781-864-7247.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear 
Dr. Francis Collins speak on~

The Joyful Complementarity of Science and Faith

Saturday, July 28, 2018
7:30 PM
At Gordon College

Dr. Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD is a physician-geneticist noted for his groundbreaking discoveries of disease genes, as well as his leadership of the international Human Genome Project, which culminated in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book.

Dr. Collins is the author of numerous books, including New York Times best seller, The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief (2006), in which he describes his own conversion from atheism to Christianity, and presents the case for an intellectually satisfying harmony between the worldviews of science and faith.

Garry Haacke has purchased a block of 10 tickets (5 dollars a piece). Contact Garry asap if you would like a ticket at
All Saints' Window

Sunday, July 8, 2018  ~ 
7 Pentecost, Proper 9

Sunday's Readings/Track One
9:00 am - Holy Eucharist
10:30 am - Coffee Hour
and Bristol Lodge Meal Preparation

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