Music & Arts
The Music & Arts Ministry exists to help the church and our city more fully and deeply know, worship, and serve God. Through nurturing fellowship, spiritual growth, service, and creative collaboration, our ministry also seeks to develop our community's artistic gifts and encourage loving engagement with the culture so that we may more truly reflect God's beauty and show His love in Christ to the world. From our weekly services to the concert series, art gallery, and the various creative and cultural events throughout the year, we offer a wealth of opportunities to enjoy, grow in, and share God's beauty, creativity, and goodness.
- PSALMS - Summer Community Show
- Featuring artists, writers, and poets from the All Saints community.
- June 16 - August 11
- Gallery reception: Thursday, June 20, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
For our second-annual, Summer Community Art Show, we've chosen the Psalms, God's songbook, as our jumping off point for artistic reflection on God's Word. Full of faithful worship through poetry, revealing truth about God through rich metaphor, appealing to the full range of human senses, experiences, and emotions, and all of it created through a community of God's people, the Psalms provide, as beautifully put by our friend David Taylor, "a vision of a community of artists, of all kinds... who over a long period of time make art for God's sake and for the sake of the world... They do so in poetically rich, aesthetically intensive, and contextually meaningful ways. They do so in ways that both comfort and disturb, in faithfulness to the Word of God."
My prayer is that this show, comprised of work made by our community of artists and reflecting on particular Psalms, will, itself, embody this very vision of worship-through-art that we see in the Psalms. May our artists' faithfulness, expression, creative reflection of God's Word, and offering of their work for Him and the world, lead all of us to know, love, and serve God and neighbor more deeply and fully, in Christ.
-David Lutes, Director of Music & Arts Ministry and Gallery Director
Previous Visual Artists & Poets
- Melissa Bernard
- Sandra Bowden
- Susan Breeding
- Michael Clark
- Mary Kat Cone
- Nancy Donaldson
- Kady Dunlap
- Rebecca Giddings
- Luis Guerra
- Jerry Hood
- Erika Huddleston
- Delia Hunt
- Erin Keller
- Sara Lathan
- Jennifer Lind
- Marlin Linville
- Jennifer Noel
- Cassie Marino
- Sonya Berg Menges
- Piper Shows
- Allison Streett
- Courtney Thrash
- Monica Tornoe
- Asher Wood
- Marlon Wood
- Missy Wood
Stay tuned for more information about upcoming concerts and events.
Previous MUSICAL ARTISTS
- Sandra McCracken, Nashville, TN
- Band of Heathens (Gordy Quist & Ed Jurdi), Austin, TX
- Andy Gullahorn, Nashville, TN
- Rob Lutes, Montreal, Canada
- Jake Armerding and Kevin Gosa (The Fretful Porcupine), Boston, MA
- Tess Wiley (from Six Pence None the Richer), Germany
- Kelly McCrae, Brooklyn, NY
- Doug Burr, Denton, TX
- Eric Peters, Nashville, TN
- Connie Mims, Houston, TX
- Nathan Tasker, Australia & Nashville, TN
- B. Sterling, Austin, TX
- Michael Thorne Jarrett, Waco, TX
- Dennis Welch, Austin, TX
- Christa Wells, Nashville, TN
- Betty Soo, Austin, TX
- Jessica Campbell, Nashville, TN
- Ashley Daneman, NYC
- Brent Palmer, Austin, TX
- Rachel Zylstra, NYC
- Joe Deegan, Houston, TX
Cross & Culture Series
As All Saints seeks to “live as the body of Christ in Austin for the world” we are continually asking how we are called to engage with the culture of which we find ourselves a part. The Cross & Culture series is a launching pad for thoughtful discourse on the dynamic and complex parts of our culture in which we participate daily, including everything from music and literature to movies and politics.
The topics and speakers selected help us to not only recognize Christ’s transforming presence at work in these aspects of our culture but, instead of simply navigating past them, to also participate in them more thoughtfully and faithfully.
Previous Cross & Culture Events
- 2018: Creation Care
- 2017: Family, Friendship, and Celibacy: A Gospel-Centered Conversation on Homosexuality
- 2016: The Art and Impact of Documentary Film-making: IMBA MEANS SING
- 2015: Visual Arts in Culture, Christian Life, & Worship | Praying with the Eyes
- 2014: Re-Imagining Hymns | Matthew Smith & Indelible Grace
- 2013: Faith & Politics | Rafting the Political Rapids
All Saints' choir is welcoming new members throughout the spring and summer and will be participating regularly in worship! Ages 12 and up are welcome, and some previous choir/singing experience suggested. We'll take a break from Wednesday evening rehearsals for the summer. Visit the choir page or contact Jamie Taylor for more information.
Singing Stones - All Saints Hymns
"I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out." - Luke 19:40
Listen to the All Saints musicians as they perform fourteen favorite hymns, including "Be Thou My Vision", "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross", and "In Christ Alone."