2020 Worship Updates

This page contains updates and important information about worshiping at All Saints' during the COVID-19 pandemic. The most recent updates are at the top, with latest changes in red.  Please call the office at 914-941-6955 or contact us with any questions or concerns. 

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Click here to view reopening guidelines and COVID related updates from the Episcopal Diocese of New York  


PUBLIC WORSHIP RESUMES AT ALL SAINTS' 

One Sunday service, outdoors in the courtyard, at 9:30 a.m.

The service will be live-streamed and available for online viewing. We are mindful that many will not be ready to join us in person at this time. We encourage each person to make use of our virtual and online resources until the time comes that you are personally comfortable returning to public worship services.

What you need to know to join us in worship:
  • Our Sunday school will hold an in person gathering, once per month. This will take place outside, weather permitting, at the same time as the Morning Prayer service.  Holy Communion Class is on hold for the time being.   The Sunday school team is planning to create video content for the weeks that they do not meet, beginning in late September.  Please contact Deacon Connie with any questions about Sunday School. 

  • Services will be livestreamed on our Facebook page, either from the courtyard (if open to the public) or from the sanctuary (if public worship was cancelled due to weather). An edited version of the live video will be posted later, to the YouTube channel. The edited video may include some additional content (such as music) but the substance will be mostly the same.   

  • At this time, service will be Morning Prayer, with no Communion. When we do celebrate Holy Eucharist again, Communion will be only in “one kind,” meaning bread alone. 

  • We will keep a list of everyone who attends our services, for contact tracing purposes. Please be prepared to provide your name to an usher when you arrive and be aware that we will give these names to contact tracers, if requested, in the case of a COVID outbreak connected to All Saints’.

  • In the event of bad weather, the service will be cancelled. 

  • Please stay home if you have a weakened immune system, or if anyone in your household has a fever or other symptoms of illness.

  • Everyone must wear a mask. We will have spares available for those who forget them.

  • Bring your own seat or blanket. We will have a few backup chairs for visitors.

  • Social distancing will be maintained by household unit. 

  • There is no choir or congregational singing for now. 

  • There will be no passing of the peace, handshaking, hugging, etc. 

  • Service will start promptly at 9:30, and there will be no coffee hour, etc. afterward.

  • The inside of the building is still closed to the public. Bathrooms will be available for emergencies only and those who use the bathroom must follow a cleaning protocol before returning to their seat.

 Other Announcements

Lay Weeders Volunteers Needed Sept. 19th

The lay weeders will meet to care for the All Saints' flowerbeds, on Sat. Sept. 19th, from 9 am to noon.  There are several socially distant gardening projects to accomplish. All are welcome to participate. Please wear masks and bring gardening gloves. 

Save the Date: Sept 26th

On Sept 26th, The Rev. Kevin Veitinger will be installed as Rector of All Saints' Church. Details about the service will follow. 

Prayer List Updates

The names on the prayer list are published in the Sunday bulletin and the weekly email. Names are kept on the list for one month.

To add or to keep a name on the prayer list, please contact Father Kevin:   or 914-941-6955 x3.

Staying Connected During Shutdown: What's Going On at All Saints' these days?

The best way to stay connected is through the All Saints' email list. Click here to sign up. 

We will let you know of important updates and changes to our service schedule. We send a weekly email on Wednesday with worship resources, information about upcoming events, and more. 

For our parishioners who have limited access to email/internet, or who have difficulty engaging with the online format, we will send print copies of sermons, announcements, devotionals and other materials. Please contact Sara in the office to request this.

Many of our ministries are continuing to meet virtually, including those which normally break for the summer such as choir, Women's Bible Study, book group, and REPAIR.  If you would like to be a part of any of these, if you would like to submit a reflection to the newsletter, or if you have other ideas or programs that you think might be of interest to our community, please get in touch with us.