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.
Current Show: Advent
Featuring the work of Sandra Bowden
Advent is a season of preparation and waiting that equips us for the entire church year - we prepare and wait to celebrate Christ's first coming at Christmas as a way to better prepare and wait throughout the church year (and our lives) for Christ's second coming.
Our Advent gallery show, featuring work by our friend, Sandra Bowden, helps us to more clearly see what it means to wait, prepare, and long for Christ's coming with hopeful anticipation. The show, combining works from two of her shows, Word as Image and Cradle to Cross, features Sandra's beautiful use of imagery, colors, materials, textures, and Hebrew scripture as a way to imagine God's Word as not only being the foundational origin and ultimate end of all creation but also the Word that became flesh at Christ's incarnation, dwelt among us in perfect obedience, was crucified for us, resurrected, and that will ultimately return in a "cloud with power and great glory" (Luke 21) when all is finally made new and right.
Sandra's show will then evolve as we add vibrant, gold-leaf pieces over the seasons of Christmas and Epiphany, helping us to both celebrate the light of Christ coming into the world and reflect on His earthly mission and ministry.
May this show help us wait well. May it also resonate deeply with our worship, help us more fully comprehend God's great love for us through Christ's incarnation, and bless our community life over the coming months as we wait, love, and serve, with hope, together.
- David Lutes, Director of Music + Arts Ministry and Gallery Director
Music & Arts Lunches
Whether you're a creative professional, serious hobbyist, or are just beginning to explore your creative interests, join us for our monthly Music & Arts gatherings and enjoy food, fellowship, encouragement, and opportunities to discuss, learn, and serve with fellow creatives.
Lunch (and childcare - please just bring your child's lunch) is provided with an RSVP to David Lutes.
Fall dates: Dec 5
Spring dates: Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8
Our Concert Series has wrapped up for the season and will resume in the spring. Save the date for our next concert on April 5.
- 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
- Christa Wells with Jessica Campbell, Nashville, TN
- Ashley Daneman, NYC
- Brent Palmer, Austin, TX
- Rachel Zylstra, NYC
Cross & Culture Annual 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 each year 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
- 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 this fall and will be singing regularly! Rehearsal is on Wednesday nights, 7:30-8:30 PM, in the Sanctuary. Come early for coffee and fellowship. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Some previous choir/singing experience suggested. 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 14 favorite hymns, including "Be Thou My Vision", "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross", and "In Christ Alone."