Spreading the Good News of Joy

Dear Friends Last Saturday, I took my own advice, given in last week’s Dear Friends letter, to take some time away from the busyness treadmill, and Tracey and I explored places on the Open House Chicago Tour. We spent time downtown and in Humboldt Park, returning to All Saints in the afternoon. We knew we […]Read more “Spreading the Good News of Joy”

We are more than getting things done

Dear Friends After Colin’s beautiful letter last week, I’m newly aware of how busy we can get in our jobs, with our families, and here at All Saints! I have a predilection towards busyness, feeling like I’m “Getting Things Done,” checking off boxes on my to-do list. I’m not proud of this tendency, though I […]Read more “We are more than getting things done”

Signature Sunday: Pet Blessing!

Dear Friends,  Sunday, October 2 is one of our “signature Sundays” at All Saints: the Pet Blessing!  On this Sunday, we remember and honor St. Francis of Assisi, that holy one who sought to follow Jesus by embracing poverty and the way of humility. Along the way, he became the patron saints of animals and […]Read more “Signature Sunday: Pet Blessing!”

News for the Week of September 11, 2022

Dear Friends,  I write this letter in the wake of the death of Queen Elizabeth, after watching the news coverage of the reaction in Britain and around the world, and I am surprisingly sad and moved.  I am no lover of monarchy, and the past few decades certainly revealed that the royal family has all the […]Read more “News for the Week of September 11, 2022”

News from the Week of September 4, 2022

Dear Friends,  As we approach Labor Day and the start of our program year, I want to give a shout out to my great colleagues, all of whom are creative, fun, and “all in.” There’s been a lot of change in staff at All Saints this year: new Rector, new Associate Rector, and new Director […]Read more “News from the Week of September 4, 2022”