All Saints Episcopal Church is Blessed by a Modest Sized but Close and Active Congregation
Spacious and Accommodating Oakley Hall's Main Hall is 40' x 60' with Great Windows and Natural Lighting as Well as Overhead Florescent Lighting. It has HVAC for Year Round Heating and Cooling for Events. It Has a Completely Equipped Full Kitchen. The Hall Has Large Clean Separate Men's and Women's Restrooms. The Grounds Support Ample Parking with Full ADA Accessibility with Ramp Access to Main Entryway and Within the Building.
Contact Nancy Zearfoss, Treasurer at 301-769-3125 Home, 703-455-6616 Cell, and firstname.lastname@example.org for Price and Availability
All Saints Church is in the Process of Restoration, and while NOT in Use for Sunday Services, All Saints Conducts Sunday Services at its Oakley Parish Hall a Short Distance from the Church
Come Join with Us and Get Involved with This Great Restoration Project with Your Interest and Support. We Look Forward to Recovering and Opening the Time Capsule. Please Help Us Restore the Historic All Saints Church Building. You May Make Your Generous Tax Exempt Donation to the "Church Restoration Fund" and address it to All Saints Episcopal Church, Oakley Parish, P.O. Box 307, Avenue, Maryland 20609
On Sunday March 31st the All Saints Junior Warden, Jack Pratt, Restoration Administrator, Met with Donald Cropp (Colony Builders) and Both Reached an Agreement to Have Mr. Cropp Lead and Manage the Restoration of All Saints Episcopal Church! All Saints is Very Excited to Have Mr. Cropp, an Award-winning Expert in Restoration, Take on This Project! https://www.colonybuildersmd.com/
For More Information or to Comment Contact Jack Through this Website, and
Follow the Restoration Details and Our Progress on this Webpage
and Our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/officialsite2019/
All Saints Episcopal Church Oakley Parish
All Saints' Church is an Episcopal Church in the diocese of Washington, D.C. It was established in 1642 by Sir Thomas Gerard, a Roman Catholic, for his Anglican wife as a "Chapel of Ease". The first Church was built on the site in 1750 and called Tomakoken Church after the nearby creek. In 1823, the Church became known as All Saints' Church of King and Queen Parish now Oakley Parish. The present church building was constructed in 1846. "A more peaceful spot would be difficult to find than the little church and cemetery," wrote Robert E. T. Pogue, in his book "Old Maryland Landmarks" - how very true - and therein the All Saints Cemetery lies Robert, resting in peace.
The Holy Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 10:00am.
Father Harry Harper has well served as Rector and still conducts services.
For further information, please contact:
Bruce Blackistone, Senior Warden, All Saints Episcopal Church
(301) 769-2627 Home 301-247-3996 Cell and Ask for Bruce
Saving and Restoring the All Saints Church Building
WE who cherish All Saints Church in Avenue, Maryland are dedicated to saving and restoring this historic building. All Saints is a testament to the principles of religious tolerance and religious freedom practiced by the predominantly Catholic community. Many of the stained glass windows in the current Church, some over 150 years old, were given in honor of well-known families of St. Mary's County, and the cemetery is truly ecumenical providing a final resting place for those of Episcopal, Catholic, and other denominations. Saving and restoring this historic religious landmark is a way of honoring and preserving those principles of religious tolerance and religious freedom established by the wisdom and grace of our Catholic forebears for future generations.
We are in need of assistance as we move forward in our efforts to save and restore this beautiful Church and we welcome all contributions. We would be pleased to provide more information about our plans and discuss several unique opportunities to recognize donors as we proceed with our restoration efforts, and please feel free to contact Bruce or Jack.
The All Saints Church Congregation Consists of the Vestry Leadership Team of Bruce Blackistone, Senior Warden; Jack Pratt, Junior Warden; Dr. Nancy Lord Zearfoss, Treasurer; and Richard Lord, Registrar and Editor of the Bulletin & Newsletter; Vestry members Chris Brownrigg, Joanne Glandon, and Myra Hughes; and All Saints Member Chuck Brownrigg plus others.
"Though She Be But Little, She is Fierce" in the Service of the Lord, All Saints Church, and to One Another.
A Midsummers Night's Dream
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Each Sunday at 10:00am at Oakley Hall.
Coffee Hour Follows Services.
Bible Study to be announced with all welcome. Call 301-769-2627 for more details.
There is a new website entitled "Comprehensive Guide to the 7th District" www.7thDistrict.org that showcases All Saints Church, the Church restoration, and Oakley Hall
Files coming soon.
When Jesus, shortly before his crucifixion, was questioned by the official governmental representative of the Roman Empire, Pontius Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world; if my kingdom was of this world my servants would fight, that I not be handed over to the Jews …"
Not of this world. So we live in two worlds. Every day we wake up to live our lives under a secular government, which we helped to elect. We live, breath, work and love and if necessary will fight and die for that portion of this world where we live.
As Christians we also are citizens of another world. The world of the Kingdom of God. Baptism is when we entered God's Kingdom. Our baptism introduced us to the possibility of a life of conflict. It's easy to forget to which kingdom we owe the greater loyalty. When confronted with the conflict it's ours to decide.
Here's a poem along that line by an Anglican layman and influential churchman, John Oxenham.
"To every man there openeth
A way, and ways, and a way.
The high should climbs the high way,
The low soul gropes the low,
And in between, on the misty flats
The rest drift to and fro.
But to every man there openeth
A high way, and a low.
And every man decideth
The way his should shall go"
The Reverend Harry Harper
Dr. Rev. Robert T. Phillips of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington shall conduct Sunday services and fellowship with us on August 25th at Oakley Hall.
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