Worship this Sunday:
Third Sunday after Epiphany:
Fish for people
Week of Christian Unity
This year, the Waterloo Week of Christian Unity service takes place on Monday, 22 January at the church of St-Francois d'Assise in Waterloo. Please put the date on your calendars and plans to support our community for this ecumenical worship.
Message from the Presiding Bishop
On 11 January, the Presiding Bishop issued the following statement on human traffiking.
As we observe National Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2018, it is important that we recognize trafficking in persons is a crime that goes against the most basic tenets of our faith. It is also, unfortunately, all too common and puts millions in danger every day.
Human trafficking manifests itself in a variety of ways and in a variety of industries from personal servitude to agriculture to hotels and hospitality or to commercial sex work. But what we know for sure is that in order for this crime to occur, perpetrators must devalue and dehumanize another person.
We must be clear that all human beings are made in God’s image and each deserves a life free from violence or threat of violence, exploitation, and coercion. We must also condemn structures and systems that make it all too easy for such evil to occur.
I commend the work of dioceses, congregations, and individuals across our Church and the Anglican Communion who are partnering to build awareness, support survivors, and protect against human trafficking. I urge all who follow Jesus to commit to further developing loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships with God and one another.
Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry
We are taking a break from donating fruit to Refugees. Please start bringing oranges and apples in again at the beginning of August. However, we will continue to take donations of sleeping bags, mens' clothing, shoes/ sneakers/ boots sizes 42-46, toiletries, and monetary gifts.
Prayer for the
O God, we pray for the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe as we discern and elect a Bishop to serve your people, build up your Church and proclaim boldly the Gospel to the world. Send us, we pray, an Apostle who is a wise counsellor, a merciful pastor, filled with your joy and grace. May your servant have the abundant gifts needed to lead your flock and the strength and courage to administer them. And may we renew and rededicate our lives to your will and service. All this we pray in the Name of our Great High Priest and Servant of the servants of God, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bishop Whalon and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry have both written good responses to the decision of the US president to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. Follow this link to read them on the Internet.
Sunday School Helpers required
We still need a few teachers and classroom helpers. Please get in touch with the church office if you'd like to help
All Saints’ Episcopal Church is a welcoming and dynamic church, home to Anglican Eucharistic worship since 1979. The only Episcopal parish in Belgium, we are linked to other Anglican churches in Belgium as fellow members of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and to other American parishes in Western Europe as a member parish of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe.
regular service time:
11am - 12pm
contact or visit us:
Chaussée de Charleroi 2
The Rev. Sunny Hallanan
+32 (0)2 384 7780
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Find out about the clergy and staff at All Saints' Church.
All Saints' Mission:
We welcome all with joy to our spiritual home. We seek to share and to deepen our faith and our love of God through Anglican worship, pastoral care, Christian nurture, and vibrant community life.
The Episcopal Church Europe Mission:
The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe is a welcoming community that knows God loves all people – no exceptions. We celebrate our diversity of languages, cultures and nations. Worshipping together, we rejoice in reaching out to the world and becoming One in Christ.
All Saints' Church, Sunday Creche, Sunday School and Youth Programs operate The Child Protection Policy of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe.
churchestogether.be is a useful resource for all Christians. As well as giving information about other English-speaking churches, there are links to many sources of information, resources for personal devotion, Bible study, Sunday school, church events and social facilities. And it’s worth looking from time to time to see what’s going on.
Responding to the Refugee Crisis in Belgium
Click HERE to read the article from the Episcopal News Service featuring All Saints' and its work with regufees in need.
Please visit the Facebook page of Refugee Support for information on how you can help and what specifically is needed for donations.
Check out our monthly newsletter which contains articles of interest to the parish as well as calendars and other important information.
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Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, and don’t forget: the last twelve issues of Saints Alive! are always available in our downloads section.
what we believe:
As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Episcopal Church has members in the United States, as well as in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Haiti, Honduras, Micronesia, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands.
We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.
The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity.
Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions and is celebrated in many languages.
Both men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests and bishops.
We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.
Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church.
Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members of the Episcopal Church.
We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.
We affirm that committed relationships are lifelong and monogamous. Episcopalians also recognize that there is grace after divorce and do not deny the sacraments to those who have been divorced.
We affirm that issues such as birth control are matters of personal informed conscience.
We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.
All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.
eFarmz is a food cooperative through which you can have fresh organic food delivered directly from farms to All Saints’ (pick it up when it arrives on Thursdays, or at church on Sundays). Sign up at www.eFarmz.be
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