Ministries at All Saints'
Acolytes are lay people who take part in helping to lead the worship service. Each service requires a Crucifer, Torch Epistle, and Torch Gospel who lead the procession both in and out, plus serve the clergy in the service. Children ages 7 and up are welcome as well as adults!
The Altar Guild is responsible for preparing the Holy Eucharist for Sunday services. This joyful ministry takes about 30 minutes before and after each service. Usually two or more members work together in preparing.
The Congregational Development Ministry's mission is to gain widespread recognition of All Saints' Church in the surrounding community; to welcome newcomers into the fellowship of All Saints'.
The Flower Guild arranges the flowers on the altar each week and prepare small arrangements for delivery to those at All Saints' grieving, ailing, or suffering a life event. The time commitment is flexible and only requires a few hours once a month.
Lectors are parishioners who read the first lesson and the Epistle on Sundays and for special services. Time commitment is flexible.
Outreach & Missions Ministry
The Outreach & Missions ministry is dedicated to sharing the loving Gospel of Jesus Christ in our own community, in our nation, and throughout the world through the witnessing of our faith in service to others.
The Ushers of All Saints' are the first faces and smiles you see every Sunday morning while arriving for worship or services.
Prayer Chain Ministry
The Prayer Chain Ministry is a group of dedicated parishioners who take all prayer requests in the parish. All Saints' receives multiple prayer requests a week ranging from prayers of thanksgiving to supplication, which are prayed for by these parishioners.
Partners in Outreach
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD)
ERD is an international relief and development agency and a compassionate response to human suffering on behalf of The Episcopal Church in the United States. Their work to heal a hurting world is guided by the principles of compassion, dignity, and generosity.
Arm In Arm
Arm In Arm partners with the community to ensure the basic needs of food and housing and the means to sustain them for thousands of Mercer County residents of all ages. All Saints' has supported this program for many years through food donations, financial partnership, and in-person service with a number of initiatives.
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK)
TASK responds to the needs of people in the Trenton area by providing meals to all those who are hungry and by offering services that encourage independence and improve quality of life. TASK also raises awareness and informs our local community on the needs of the hungry and advocating for resources to meet these needs. All Saints' supports TASK through financial commitments and by preparing and serving lunch at the soup kitchen.
HomeFront works to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources, and expertise of the community. All Saints’ parishioners have prepared and delivered meals to homeless families supported by HomeFront, regularly delivered serviceable clothing to those in need, and organize an annual drive to collect Christmas presents for inner-city children. This year we have built a pergola on the grounds of HomeFront’s Family Preservation Center to shelter resident mothers as they supervise their children’s play.
Anchor House works with homeless, runaway, and abused children & youth from birth to 21 years of age. Anchor House seeks to enable these children and youth to utilize their strengths and the support of their families and communities to help create a stable and successful home environment. Several parish members participate in a 500-mile long fundraising bicycle ride for Anchor House every summer.