Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner

Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas time is always busy, so this year, Chef Bruce decided to make it timely and cook for us. We will be having a Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner at 7:30 p.m. this year on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th.

All Saints' Sunday

All Saints' Sunday

What a beatiful time we had last Sunday! All the services were amazing and with soloists, brass and timpani and the installation of Larry Helton as our newest Verger - we thought you might want to relive those moments.

Soul in the City Recap

Soul in the City Recap

What a great event! We had around 100 people show up over the course of the morning and we touched a lot of lives. Deacon Bob will be getting us an article very soon here to go into more detail of the day, but in…

Walking & Running Club

Walking & Running Club

Meet at Lake Hollingsworth by 8:00 a.m. followed by Breakfast at Fred's (9:00 a.m.)

 Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner

Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas time is always busy, so this year, Chef Bruce decided to make it timely and cook for us. We will be having a Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner at 7:30 p.m. this year on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th.

Soul in the City Recap

Soul in the City Recap

What a great event! We had around 100 people show up over the course of the morning and we touched a lot of lives. Deacon Bob will be getting us an article very soon here to go into more detail of the day, but in…

Walking & Running Club

Walking & Running Club

Meet at Lake Hollingsworth by 8:00 a.m. followed by Breakfast at Fred's (9:00 a.m.)

All Saints' Sunday

All Saints' Sunday

What a beatiful time we had last Sunday! All the services were amazing and with soloists, brass and timpani and the installation of Larry Helton as our newest Verger - we thought you might want to relive those moments.

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hospitality cartAll visitors are our honored guests. If you would like a tour of the church during your visit, please let the clergy know ahead of time when you’ll be visiting, and they’ll schedule a time after worship to give you a tour of the church and introduce you to our family.

When you enter our church for worship, you will be greeted by one of our Stewards (ushers) who will give you a worship bulletin and answer your questions. If you would like more information about our parish, they have guest material they can give you.

We have a Welcome Center with a Coffee Bar. If you are interested, please ask for directions to it. Here you will find fresh coffee and you will be able to socialize with our family. Sunday visitors may also enjoy breakfast, September - May, from 8:15 - 10:15 a.m.

As you enter our sanctuary, you will experience an atmosphere of beauty and reverence. Episcopal churches are built in many architectural styles; but large or small, elaborate or plain, your eye will be drawn to the altar and historical stained glass windows. Your emotions and thoughts will be taken at once to God in this ambiance of holiness.

We observe the traditional Christian worship seasons - Advent, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and Pentecost. Our sanctuary allows you to experience many worship arts, particularly the radiant colors of these changing holy seasons in which time is sanctified.

churchAll Saints' worship involves the congregation. In the pews, you will find the Book of Common Prayer, the use of which enables the congregation to share fully in worship. We also have Bibles in the pews for study and reflection.

As a liturgical church, you may wonder when to stand, sit, and kneel. A general rule is that we stand to sing, to say the Creed and for the reading of the Gospel. We sit during anthems, readings of the Bible, and the sermon. We kneel for prayer as an act of humility before God. Some Episcopal congregations stand for prayer. You are free to stand for prayer at All Saints', if that is your tradition.

Our main worship is the Holy Eucharist, which means 'thanksgiving', thus the central focus of Episcopal worship is the altar, the saving work of Christ.

While parts of the service are always the same, others change. At Holy Eucharist, for example, Bible selections are read. These change each Sunday, as do the psalms. Certain prayers also change according to the worship season. Page numbers for parts of the service are printed in the worship bulletin you receive from the Steward.

Following worship, the clergy will greet you as you depart. Be sure to let them know if you are a guest. Refreshments are served on most Sundays at the entrance after the 10:50 a.m. worship service.

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You're Invited to Come and Worship God with Us

202 South Massachusetts Avenue
Lakeland, Florida

Phone: (863) 688-4502

Our Regular Services Schedule:

  • Saturday Service: 4 p.m. (Organ)
  • Sunday Services: 7:30 a.m., 8:50 a.m., and 10:50 a.m. (Music at 8:50 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.)
  • Sunday School: 10 a.m. (Infant – Adult Classes)
  • Worship Wednesdays: 12:10 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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Scripture Readings for Sunday, December 17

First Lesson Isaiah 61:1-4 , Isaiah 61:8-11
Psalm Psalm 126
Second Lesson 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
The Holy Gospel John 1:6-8 , John 1:19-28
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Upcoming Events

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Dec
All Saints Episcopal Church
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Lakeland
Date: 13 December 2017
Wednesday Morning Bible Study with Fr. Reid

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Dec
Lakeland
Date: 13 December 2017
OSL Healing Service

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Dec
Lakeland
Date: 13 December 2017
Wednesday Evening Eucharist

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Dec
Date: 13 December 2017
We have separate MS and HS group times in the 6:00 o'clock hour and we are doing a simple dinner with our

13
Dec
Date: 13 December 2017
Nov. 29th 6-7:00 p.m. First Pageant rehearsal for k-5th graders (no kid's club or God Squad) This day we

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Dec
Date: 13 December 2017
World Religions By, The Rev. Dr. L. Reid Hensarling September 6 Overview of The World's Religions September 13 The Development of Religion September 20 Ancient and Primal Religions September 27 Hinduism

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Dec
Date: 13 December 2017
The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story Textbook: The God who Is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story by D.A. Carson Susan Waldron September 6 The God Who Made Everything September

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Dec
Date: 13 December 2017
 Ignacio Morrell & Deacon Bob Johnson The History of Christianity From Pentecost to the Reformation Textbook: The Story of Christianity (Vol. 1 & 2) By Justo Gonzalez September 6

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Dec
Date: 13 December 2017
Old Testament Textbook: Old Testament Essentials, Creation, Conquest, Exile and Return by Tremper Longman III A Bible and notebook for journaling and class notes will needed (The Bookstore

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Dec
All Saint's Episcopal Church
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Lakeland
Date: 15 December 2017
Friday Morning Men's Bible Study with Fr. Reid

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