Welcome to All Saints!
Whether you are just having a look or are searching for a new place to worship, we are delighted to have you. All Saints is a warm and caring community of families and singles, young and old. We have members from all backgrounds and religious traditions. If you would like more information about our church community, or if you would like to know how to get connected, please click here (connect card), contact the church office (301-654-2488), or fill out a visitor pew card when you visit.
We are located on Chevy Chase Circle, between Western Avenue/Oliver Street and Grafton Street, on the DC/Maryland line.
Our Summer Sunday Services: 7:45 & 10:00 a.m. in the Nave
- 7:45 - a traditional, spoken Holy Eucharist Rite I service from the Book of Common Prayer. This service lasts 45 – 50 minutes.
- 10:00 - an hour-long Rite II Family Service with music. During this service children ages 4 years – 2nd grade leave to attend Kids’ Church and return in time for communion. Nursery is offered for younger children.
- Our less formal 10 a.m. “Family Table” service returns once more during the summer, on August 18th in the Nave, and then resumes for ongoing worship in the Great Hall on “Kick-off Sunday, September 8th – when our 2019-2020 program year begins and Adult Education and Sunday School resume at 9 a.m. and 11:20 a.m.
- You are invited to join us for coffee and a light breakfast after the 7:45 service or for Lunch on the Lawn (Great Hall, in inclement weather) after the 10 a.m. service.
What to Expect at a Sunday Service
For all services, ushers will be at the entrances to the Nave to greet you and to give you a copy of our worship bulletin. There is a time for quiet prayer and reflection before the service as we prepare our minds and hearts for worship.
We generally stand when singing hymns and either stand or kneel while praying. During the Scripture readings, we sit for the first reading and stand for the Gospel. However, please stand, sit, or kneel as is easiest and most comfortable for you.
At all services, an offering is taken and presented. All that we have comes from God and belongs to God: in joy, gratitude, and faith we return what God has entrusted to us, to spread the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ. If you are visiting, you are our guest. Please take a moment during this time to fill out a Connection Card and place it in the collection plate.
A note from our Rector
There was a long time in my life when I wanted to believe in something but could not see how it could be Jesus Christ and the unconditional love and forgiveness promised in Him. Now that seems to be about the only thing I can truly believe in.
If you have an obstacle to belief, a lack of peace of mind, or perhaps a problem with relationships or situations, please know that I would be very glad to sit and listen, or to just see you among us. Having walked your path myself, maybe I can listen and offer something to help. The Bible says that if you ask you will receive and if you knock the door will be opened. For a long time I never believed that, but now I know it to be true.
Please come to visit this or any Sunday. Or, just give me a call so we can set a time to sit together. I genuinely enjoy listening and sharing matters of faith and heart.
Ed Kelaher, Rector