"For All To Know Christ"
In many Lutheran congregations, worship concludes with the call and response:
”Go in Peace. Serve the Lord.”
“Thanks be to God!”
At All Saints we add our Mission Statement to that volley so that the congregation responds, “For All to Know Christ! Thanks be to God.”
Keeping our mission before us all as we go out into the world from worship reminds us that we serve the Lord so that people might know Christ. It reminds us that we go in peace so that people might know Christ.
How do the people of All Saints live out this mission? Each of us lives out our faith in a different way: some of us serve at PADS, or swing a hammer for Habitat for Humanity; others are compelled to share their faith with their neighbors, still others commute downtown and share their faith through the decisions they make in their job. We live out our mission in a variety of ways, but most importantly, we believe that we are all called to be people of faith so that others might know Christ through our actions and the way we live our lives.
We are a diverse but united family of God’s people, committing ourselves to God’s Service. We will celebrate our diversity, unity, and commitment to Christ, whose Spirit guides us in church and home, workplaces and communities.
All Saints Church will be a gathering place filled with its family members from morning to night and from Sunday through Saturday.
We will worship the Lord through a variety of forms of music and liturgy. We will provide learning opportunities for all. We will sponsor programs so that everyone may find a spiritual home with us. We will have fun and fellowship, celebrating both ordinary and special times together.