Adult Ed Forums
Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Kinsolving Parish Hall
Lectionary Study Group
Sunday morning discussion at 9:30 a.m. in the Masterson Library
Bailey Lecture Series
Annual 3-day lecture series featuring well-known speakers. This series is free and open to the public.
Centering Prayer Group
4:45 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. Saturday
Once a month, usually the third Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Daughters of the King
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 meets in the Masterson Library on the second or third Wednesday of the month (11:30 a.m.) in the Masterson Library, (Gregg House), and on the second Sunday of the month (9:30 a.m.) in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. We invite all women of the parish to come as our guests. Prayer requests can be made here.
If you are interested in meeting and getting to know other women at All Saints’, this group is for you! This group usually meets on the last Sunday of the month for “Bible Tasting” at the All Saints’ Cottage with Madre Cynthia leading the Bible tasting. Some months the group also has a “Ladies Night Out” where the members go out to eat or attend cultural activities, according to the interests of the members.
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.
St Clare's Guild
The Prayer Shawl Ministry We are the guild of needleworkers who meet the third Saturday morning of the month in the Masterson Library. 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.
St. Monica's Guild
This group meets once a month on the third Saturday to work on quilts. As these quilts are completed they are blessed at the Altar during a Sunday service, and are then given to Dell Children's Hospital and Shiver's Cancer Center. If you are interested in this ministry, simply come to the next meeting, or contact Wini Wood for more information. No experience is required, just the desire to help.
St. Lucy's Guild
We send handmade cards to homebound parishioners and others needing a kind word, and Kairos Ministry for women prisioners in Lockhart. All talents are welcome! Cards and supplies are furnished. We meet the first Sunday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Laura Corner Library. Check out and return cards anytime from the labeled clear file boxes are in Masterson Library during the week, and in the Welcome area on some Sundays. Contact Tracy Gossard at [email protected] or 512.350.3193
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.
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] or 512.459.8063.
Hospitality - Heavenly Hosts
Heavenly Hosts (HH) is All Saints’ lay hospitality ministry of people who help with setup, food preparation, serving, and cleanup for receptions.
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.
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.
Adult Ed Committee
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 Committees include: Spiritual Formation, Episcopal Life, Biblical Study, Current Issues, Life Stages, Church and the Arts, and Theology and Philosophy.