This is Christ’s church. There is a place for you here!
We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person—questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.
All Saints Lutheran Church is a parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America. This congregation was first organized when East Aurora was just fields and prairie dogs. The first building on site (our present friendship hall) was completed in June 1979. A second worship service was added in 1984. In 1996 several families of this congregation accepted the challenge to help start a new Lutheran congregation in Southeast Aurora. This new congregation (Lord of the Hills) is now a thriving congregation.
All Saints supports multiple outreach programs like Aurora warms the night and Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers from our congregation help provide meals and visitation to our Church Family. We also support several scout groups, and provide meeting space for a variety of community groups. In addition, we have active youth, music and adult programs. But our strongest suit is doing things to help those in need!
By now you have discovered that we are a liturgical church. Liturgy is the prayers, songs, and other sung responses that are used during the worship service. Using a liturgy helps us keep in touch with Christ’s church across the ages. All of the ingredients found in our services can be traced to the earliest worship experiences of the Christian church. If you get lost during a service, please feel free to ask for help!
Pastor Penni Walsh
Intentional Interim Pastor
“Hi, I’m Pastor Penni Walsh and I’m excited about working with you for the next several months as your Intentional Interim Pastor. And that long title tells you something about me. First, my work as an interim is Intentional, I chose to move from a regular call to interim work because I felt called to this work. It is different, I am here to help you move through a transition and transitions are special times where the work of the Holy Spirit moves a community from its past into the new future that God is calling it into. And I love this luminal time, it is so fully of promise and excitement. The next word is important too, Interim, I will only be here for a time. Long enough for you to be ready for your next pastor but then it’s my time to move on and I will. And finally but certainly not least, I will be your Pastor in times of joy and sorrow. I will lead you in worship and study, manage the books as needed and plunge toilets when necessary.
Just a few nuts and bolts:
- I was born in Estes Park and have lived most of my life in Colorado
- I grew up Boulder in the 1960’s-70’s
- I am a widow and I had two children, my son died in 2010, my daughter lives in Aurora with 3 cats, her husband died last year.
- My sort of daughter in law and her two cats live with me, I’ll explain that later
- I love dogs and recently lost my 13 year old Golden, a new dog will be on the horizon
- I don’t like sweets and that includes chocolate, I know it’s weird
I very much look forward to the days ahead, in Peace, Pr Penni”.
Kate Heukels, Office Administrator
John Richard, Music Director
Nancy Rhodes, Accompanist
President, Lee Lotter
Vice President, Ardell Zeiler
Treasurer, Jan Luptak
Secretary, Mona Marquardt
Worship and Music, Patti Mather
Education, Jessica Huntington
Property, Keith Schultz
Ministries, Johnson Singh