Currently all buildings are closed to the public but some meetings are being allowed. The listings below indicate the current status of each group, meeting either by Zoom or other online methods and/or in person. As we begin our post-pandemic re-gatherings, please contact the leader of each group for the most current information.
Adult Ed Forums (Suspended TFN)
Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Kinsolving Parish Hall (Suspended)
Bailey Lecture Series
Annual 3-day lecture series featuring well-known speakers. This series is free and open to the public. (TBD)
Book Group (In-Person and Zoom beginning June 2021)
Once a month, usually the third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Masterson Library in Gregg House. For more information, contact Wini Wood at [email protected]
Centering Prayer (Zoom, tentatively scheduled September 2021 to resume in-person)
Led by Betsy Aylin at [email protected], this group meets on Zoom from 4:45 to 6:00 every Sunday. Contact Betsy for the link at 512-695-4431 or email at [email protected]. This group does a period of silent prayer followed by a discussion of various topics related to spiritual development and contemplative practices. There has been an 11 a.m. Saturday group led by Bert Meisenbach at [email protected] that is suspended TFN.
Lectionary Study Group (Hybrid In-Person and Zoom beginning June 2021)
Sunday morning discussion at 11:00 a.m. in the Masterson Library. Contact Anne Province at [email protected] or Arthur Callahan at [email protected]
Adult Ed Committee (Suspended)
Our Adult Education Committee does ongoing planning to bring programs that provide a wide range of interesting topics designed to best suit our parish’s needs/availability and concerns. The Committee meets seasonally to brainstorm and schedule speakers for Sunday mornings and weekday programs. Speakers are invited to share their expertise in conversational style integrating theory and their personal experience. The success of our program is evidenced by participation, enthusiasm, and positive feedback the committee receives. Adult Education topics includes: Spiritual Formation, Episcopal Life, Biblical Study, Current Issues, Life Stages, Church and the Arts, and Theology and Philosophy. For more information, contact Don Carlson [email protected]
Art Guild (Suspended TFN)
This is a group that was formed to promote Art appreciation by displaying artwork by parishioners on the All Saints' campus. In the past there has been a photography exhibit, a quilt exhibit, and an exhibit of the Stations of the Cross. The Church is currently displaying paintings, murals, art prints, a mosaic design, and photographs at various locations.
Daughters of the King (Zoom)
Founded in 1885, The Order of the Daughters of the King is an order of women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, each Daughter takes a lifetime vow to live by the Rule of the Order. Our Rule of Life and our vision of the Daughters of the King is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others, and to become reflections of God’s love throughout the world. A Daughter pledges herself to a life of prayer, service and evangelism, and she is dedicated to the spreading of Christ’s Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish.
The Order of the Daughters of the King will resume meeting in person every second Sunday (11:30 a.m.) in Masterson Library located in Gregg Parish House. We invite all women of the parish to come as our guests. For more information, contact Mary Irvine at [email protected]. Prayer requests can be made here.
Environmental Guild (Suspended TFN)
Anyone interested in being part of a low-key group focusing on environmental activities that would benefit our church and our fellow parishioners is welcome. Our group is small, and we will meet as we can. To get on the e-mail list, please contact Carolyn Croom at [email protected]
Flower Ministry (Suspended TFN)
Every week volunteers of the Flower Ministry create at least three arrangements and sometimes as many as five from the large Altar flower arrangements. They then deliver those new arrangements to our sick or homebound parishioners. This procedure is also done with the lilies after Easter and Poinsettias after Christmas. This ministry is an opportunity for parishioners to act as an important link between the Church and those unable to attend services.
Extending God's love through presence, listening, and spiritual support - Grace Ministry is a lay pastoral care program intended to provide parishioners with a supportive, caring presence during difficult times. Not meant to replace the pastoral care of the clergy, Grace Ministry is an extension of pastoral care and an integral piece of the community of caring in All Saints' Church. Grace Ministers can be available to meet with fellow parishioners and provide a one-to-one, confidential, empathetic listening presence, with an intentional, spiritual component. "Grace is love in action," wrote Dr. Gerald May and it is the intent of Grace Ministry to be a vehicle for sharing God's love with parishioners. Many circumstances might prompt a request for a Grace Partner. They range from joyful occasions, such as welcoming a new child into the household, to sorrowful ones, such as death of a spouse. In addition, Grace Partners may be of help when a parishioner wants to talk about spiritual issues. Grace Ministers are not counselors; however, they have had extensive training in empathetic listening, spiritual practice, community resources, the grief process and a myriad of other topics and participate in ongoing continuing education at their meetings. Other care-giving ministries are also invited to attend these presentations as appropriate for their missions. Grace Ministry is completely confidential.
Hospitality - Heavenly Hosts (Suspended TFN)
Heavenly Hosts Chairs:
(H) 512-474-5228; (C) 512-415-5228
(H) 512-476-7643; (C) 512-968-5800
Heavenly Hosts is All Saints’ lay hospitality ministry whose mission is to be a welcoming and gracious presence to all who enter our doors for both celebratory and funeral receptions. Its main purpose is to involve parishioners in the preparation and staffing of these receptions and is comprised of approximately 40 volunteers who help with setup, food preparation, serving, and cleanup. Because of Covid, Heavenly Hosts suspended its reception activities. However, we look forward to resuming our responsibilities when the Diocese permits.
Kitchen Guild (Suspended TFN)
The Kitchen Guild's was mission is to facilitate cleanliness and safe food-handling by the many kitchen users. The Kitchen Guild strives to make the kitchen user-friendly while at the same time maintaining its guidelines. Our plan is to call a workday twice a year to clean and reorganize the kitchen and new members receive on-the-job-training.
St Clare's Guild (Hybrid meeting in the Masterson Library at the church for
in-person and Zoom access 9:00-noon. Meets in conjunction with St. Monica's Guild.)
We are a guild of needleworkers who meet the third Saturday of the month. We knit, crochet, tat and sew to create prayer shawls, baptismal blankets, Confirmand crosses and prayer monkeys which are then presented at designated services for a special blessing. We welcome all who wish to participate in doing this work and will gladly help those who want to learn the fine art of needlework. Offers of yarn for blankets and fleece batting for stuffing sock
monkeys are appreciated. Contact Lana Placek at [email protected] for questions about projects.
To get on the reminder list for meetings, contact [email protected].
St. Monica's Guild (Hybrid meeting in the Masterson Library at the church for
in-person and zoom access 9:00-noon. Meets in conjunction with St. Clare's Guild.)
This group meets once a month on the third Saturday to work on personal projects or group endeavors. As quilts are completed they are blessed at the Altar during a Sunday worship service, and are then given to a charitable organization for distribution. Over the years, these have gone to Dell Children's Hospital, Breast Cancer Resource Center, Helping Hand Home, SAFE, Jeremiah Project and more. If you are interested in this ministry, simply come to the next meeting, or contact Wini Wood at [email protected] for more information. No experience is required, just the desire to help. You don't sew, but like geometry and color? Come help cut with a straight edge and rotary cutter. We'll find a way for you to participate. Previous projects
have included no sew fleece blankets for distribution to homeless individuals, pillow case dresses for children living in orphanages in Africa.
We appreciate offers of cotton/high percentage cotton fabrics, thread, large remnants of flannel, fleece; maybe something else. Please email Wini to discuss what you may have that needs a new home.
St. Lucy's Guild (Contact Patti Woolery-Price)
We send handmade cards to homebound parishioners and others needing a kind word, and Kairos Ministry for women prisoners in Lockhart. All talents are welcome! For more information contact Patti Woolery-Price at [email protected]
Woman to Woman Mentoring Ministry (not currently meeting)
Woman to Woman is an All Saints’ mentoring ministry to women who have been released from prison. Our mission is to provide practical, emotional, and spiritual guidance to one woman at a time for a limited period to assist her in becoming a self-sustaining, emotionally stable,and spiritually whole person, with appropriate life skills to successfully achieve her goals.
For more information, contact one of the Woman to Woman team members: Sandy Apperley, Harriett Choffel, Ruth Davies, Barbara Hannon, Mary Irvine, Lisa McCafferty, Barbara Reyes, and Patti Woolery-Price.