All Saints Lutheran Church is a young and diverse congregation filled with families that enjoy worshiping and working together in various ministries of the church. All Saints is an ELCA Lutheran church in Orlando and located near pleasant residential area's Hunter's Creek and South Chase in South Orlando. Our congregation thrives on being a fellowship oriented community of faith. Everyone feels at home when they walk in the doors and kids are welcome. If you are looking for a community of faith to begin or strengthen your relationship with Christ, All Saints is the place for you!
Devotional Thoughts from Pastor Brian
I’m sure most of you have heard the statement; garbage in garbage out. This holds true for almost every aspect of our lives. If we eat nothing but junk food our bodies will soon look like nothing but junk. Everything we allow into our lives should be scrutinized to see if it brings us closer to God or not.
Have you ever stopped to think what you put into your mind can be even more harmful than eating the wrong things? Everything we read, see or talk about affects us in some way or another. Therefore we must be diligent in preventing harmful material from entering into our hearts and minds. The Bible makes it very clear the lengths we need to go to avoid sinful things. It says “If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell” (Matthew 5:29-30 NRSV) Obliviously we don’t do this but it does demonstrate how careful we need to be in order to avoid sinning.
According to the New York Daily News in an article written by David Hinckley the average American watches 5 hours of TV a day. That’s 35 hours a week! That’s a lot of time for potentially harmful material to enter in and move us away from God.
Since we watch TV we must always be thinking about what we are viewing. Ask yourself this question; is this television program harming or helping my relationship with Jesus? (Also ask the same question about anything you allow into your mind). The TV is a gift from God but if misused it can become very destructive.
An example would be all the “reality” TV programs. Are they really harmless fun or are they promoting and showing some of the worst behavior possible just for ratings? You may think it’s harmless, it is not. This is clearly not what Jesus wants us to be “consuming”.
Pray about the material you allow into your lives. If possible find the programs that reflect Biblical principles and not programs that show sinful behavior. The material you watch, read or listen too should all be leading you towards Christ and not sin.
God has given us the gift of free will, use it wisely. Just because Hollywood is putting something on TV doesn’t mean it is good for you or your relationship with Jesus.
The simplest and safest thing to do is ditch the TV and spend that time with God. When it’s all said and done, on judgement day do you want to be able to tell God about the latest reality show or how much you loved getting to know his Son?
A Message of Welcome From All Saints Lutheran Church
Hi! My name is Pastor Brian George and I want to extend a warm invitation to you to come join us here at All Saints Lutheran Church. Our Mission is to know, Serve, and Promote Jesus Christ through worship, fellowship, education and outreach. Here at All Saints Church we see ourselves as the center of spiritual growth where God is praised and his loving message is proclaimed through worship and music that is energizing, inspiring and uplifting. Worship and music inspires the worship participant to be blessed so that they become a blessing to others. At All Saints a warm and loving welcome is extended to all and everyone belongs. Our congregation is growing larger and smaller at the same time; meaning you can always find your place here in one of our smaller groupings. At All Saints we grow spiritually through daily devotions by being a part of a small group and by giving and sharing our blessings with others. At All Saints we discover our God-given gifts and are inspired to use them. Here at All Saints we are known on the community grapevine for being a congregation that reaches inward in ministry and reaches outward in mission. We are “The Church With Open Arms!"
Worship Service 9:30 AM
Sunday School 10:30 AM
Coffee/Fellowship 10:30 AM
Choir rehearsal 11:00 AM
A nursery is provided during worship services and Sunday School