All Saints’ Church celebrated the dedication of their new building Friday through Sunday, October 7-9, 2011 starting with a classic car show and outdoor Christian band performances on Friday night. The car show included a variety of cars such as a 1930 Model A Roadster and a 2010 Dodge Challenger. Embrace the Flood, a band of All Saints’ youth, was the first band to perform for a large crowd at an outdoor venue behind the church. Other performers during the weekend included the Brother Sister Band, Addison Road, Shane and Shane, and Dan Morgan & Friends. Visitors from the local community came to participate and find out more about the new building. Kids played in “moonbounces” and there were tents with prayer teams available throughout the weekend.
The new facility was dedicated and consecrated on Saturday morning. The large congregation included local pastors and members of partner congregations, clergy from the Diocese, local dignitaries, as well as the engineers, lawyers, architects, and bankers who supported the construction of the new church. Amid joyful praise and worship, the Rt. Rev. John A. M. Guernsey consecrated the sanctuary, the altar, the pulpit and the organ. The Rev. Dan Morgan gave an inspiring sermon, reminding the congregation that the new building is a starting point for sharing God’s love and healing power in the community, not the finish line of a building project.
Before the Holy Eucharist, Va. State Delegate Scott Lingamfelter presented Rev. Morgan with a Virginia State flag that was flown atop the Virginia State Capital. Other dignitaries in attendance Lingamfelter ‘s wife, Shelley Elizabeth Glick; Prince William County Supervisor Maureen Caddigan; and Prince William County Supervisor John Jenkins with his wife Ernestine Jenkins.
A festive lunch reception followed the dedication of the new facility.