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A warm home.  Astonishingly, there are many homes in our backyard whose owners lack this basic need.  The All Souls community went out to winterize some homes for the coming cold.  Check out our project pictures and see what else All Souls does to serve as Jesus taught us.

All Souls Blessing of the Animals

Responding to God, the Community, and the World

All Souls Episcopal Church in Mechanicsville VAAll Souls Episcopal Church believes in doing. Time is set aside to give of our talents and resources in meaningful and material, ways. All Souls parishioners provide and take sack lunches to the homeless, help with clean-up at various local sites, work with shelter animals, visit with convalescing patients, do yard work at local schools, and help to winterize homes in the area.  In the past two years, through our community garden, we donated over three thousands pounds of fresh produce to local food pantries.

Other projects include mentoring and teaching at a nearby elementary school, taking part in Habitat for Humanity build days, and assisting with monthly ARC-sponsored dances in the community. We have a  yearly Blessing of the Animals, and many of our members take part in CARITAS hosting. Members who are unable to participate in some of the more physical activities, still support the work of the parish by providing food and drink, and through enthusiastic encouragement.

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 are an Episcopal congregation, celebrating diversity, inclusiveness, and the fellowship of believers, motivating each other to acts of love and good works. We welcome you to our faith-based community.

Wednesday night Lenten Suppers
Wednesdays in Lent:  “The Priesthood of all Believers”                                        6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Each week we will join with Messiah Lutheran for a community Soup and Bread Supper followed by a discussion of the ways we are each called, by virtue of our baptism, to the Pastoral...
Compost Bin is ready for your contributions! ~ Did you know that the vegetable & fruit peels, skins, and parts you don't want to eat along with egg shells, leaves, and other garden debris makes great compost?  We now have a large compost bin area close to the garden for your kitchen & garden items.   If you are not familiar with composting, it's really simple - just a few rules:        Nothing animal or animal fat (but egg shells are great)...
Palm Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite II: Sunday, March 29, 9:15 am, Messiah Lutheran (Note earlier start time this week!) On this day, we re-enact the procession of Jesus into Jerusalem with a blessing of the palms, songs of Hosanna, and a procession into the church.  The tone of the liturgy then turns from celebration to solemnity as we read the Passion Narrative and as observers, experience the wide range of emotions and responses to Jesus’ betrayal and crucifixion. Faith...
We continue through Holy Week, not as observers, but as participants in Jesus’ walk toward the cross, the tomb, and the resurrection.  The first three days of Holy Week are times for prayer and reflection, and our church offers meditative evening (vespers) services on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 03/30     6:00 PM        Holy Monday Vespers, Messiah Lutheran   03/31     6:00 PM  ...