Spirituality
We worship on Sundays at 9:15am and have Faith Formation at 10:45am.
Community
All Souls has become a haven for those who are hungry for community. Our small size makes it easy to become a part of our family.
Outreach
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Spirituality, Community, Outreach

We are a growing, vibrant Episcopal church in Mechanicsville, Virginia. At All Souls, we serve as Jesus taught us. Our membership is actively engaged in the community, and in carrying out the Christian mission of God's hands on earth. We worship in the Anglican Tradition, celebrating diversity and inclusiveness, and the Spirit of fellowship that motivates and supports us to live fully into the people God has uniquely created us to be.

We worship at Messiah Lutheran Church, located at 8154 Atlee Road on Sunday mornings. We welcome you to our faith-based community. Please join us.

Katherine Dougherty

Meet Our Vicar

The Vestry is very pleased and excited to announce that Rev. Katherine G. Dougherty was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The Rev. Dougherty was introduced to All Souls on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the 9:30 am Worship service. At 5 pm, we welcomed her at an All Souls “Fun, Fellowship and Food” event at the Atlee House. We are so excited that Katherine accepted our call, and how begins her ministry as Priest with us.

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Virtual Worship Opportunities

 
Sundays - 10am Morning Prayer
on our Facebook Page using the link above
 
Tuesday and Thursdays - 9pm Compline
on our Facebook Page 
 
Currently we are using Facebook as our live-streaming platform. You do not need to be a
Facebook member to view the page.
 
 
 

The Celebration of Easter Continues

Easter occurs the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox, sometime between March 22 and April 25 inclusive.  Eastertide if the time from Easter Vigil until Pentecost, approximately 50 days at Pentecost.

The feast of Easter is a season of fifty days, from Easter Eve through the Day of Pentecost. From early times the Greek word pentecost (fiftieth day) was used also for the whole Paschal season. During this season there is no fasting. The Council of Nicaea (325) directed that Christians are to pray standing. The word "alleluia" (praise the Lord) is said or sung repeatedly, which contrasts sharply with the season of Lent when the alleluia is omitted. The color of liturgical vestments and hangings is white or gold. The BCP notes that it is customary for the Paschal candle to burn at all services of the Easter season. The "Alleluia, alleluia" may be added to the dismissals and their responses during the Great Fifty Days. The traditional Christian Easter greeting (see Lk 24:34) serves as the opening acclamation at the Eucharist during the Easter season.

Our Ministries

Our firm belief is God is alive and working hard in our community to bring about healing. We also believe we have been called to join God in his work.

Our ministries reach into the community of All Souls as well as the broader Mechanicsville area.  Our Worship ministries includes members in music, as lay readers and Eucharistic servers, altar guild, greeters, and ushers.  Formation leaders work with children, youth, and adult education.  Our Hospitality team provides a tremendous service to welcome all into the life of All Souls, and our Pastoral Care team provides assistance to those that need all kinds of care.  Our outreach programs provide food for the hungry from our Community Garden, with the Sack Hunger Bags, and through the Caritas program with St. Anne's Catholic Church in Ashland, VA.  Other outreach programs help winterize homes in November, Bless Animals in October, provide a Halloween Party for Peter Paul Development Center in Church Hill, assist with school supplies and clothing for students at J.E.B. Stuart School in Richmond, and other small deeds of kindness.  

You are welcome to explore with us needs in our community, and help out any time!  Thank you very much!

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Our Sermons

Sermons by our Priest Katherine Dougherty are archived you to read.

Sermons by our former Vicar Amelie Wilmer Minor and Deacon Karla Hunt are also archived as well.  

Other sermons are by Rachel Eskite and Don Alexander.

 

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