Upcoming Church Events
Rector’s Forum: I Believe in the Holy Spirit
Time: 10:15 a.m.
Location: Great Hall
Join Fr. Ed and Fr. Nate in this five-week course that will deepen you understanding of and relationship with the Holy Spirit. This week: How the Holy Spirit Works
- Family Forum
Time: 10:15 a.m.
Location: Memorial Hall
The Family forum is continuing its marriage series, Stronger Together: Building a Healthy Marriage that Will Last a Lifetime. This week’s topic is Extended Family Conflicts.
Coffee and doughnuts are available in the hallway outside the Great Hall after the 7:45 service. A full Continental Breakfast will be served outside the Great Hall from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Standing under the Scripture Readings
Acts 2:14a, 36-41
1 Peter 1:17-23
Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17
- Stewardship Quote
We should seek to make the Lord’s work a priority in our lives as we seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).
299 pledges totaling $1,450,019
682 households in the parish.
44 % participation to date.
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Check out our March Edition of Full Circle, which can be found throughout the church or online at http://allsaintschurch.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Full-Circle-March-2017.pdf.
- Men’s Breakfast Series
Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 6:45 – 8:30 a.m.
Location: Great Hall
The six-week breakfast series launches this Tuesday and will Run through the end of May. Come share good food, comradery, and inspiration as we host a different speaker each week. This is a great opportunity for the Men of All Saints to invite their male friends. The buffet line opens at 6:45 a.m. and we adjourn ant 8:30 a.m. For more information, please contact Charles Sullivan at email@example.com.
You are invited to stop by the church a little earlier and join us for Morning Prayer in the Nave at 6:40 a.m., prior to the start of the breakfast.
Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
All Saints Church has been working with Rebuilding Together for virtually all its 33 years in the DC area. We will be working at the home of Mrs. Jewerlean T. Brailey, a lovely faith-filled senior citizen living in a house that needs TLC. This is an amazing opportunity to share our faith, get down and dirty, and have a huge amount of fun. All participants must be 14 years or older and fill out the volunteer waiver at http://tinyurl.com/rtdc (select “All Saints Church” as the group).
For more information, please contact the church office (301-654-2488), Mark Pape (301-986-4941), or Steve Bowser (301-320-3626). There is a lot of work, so whatever your skill level, join us and do a great deed of outreach and service!
- Parent’s Night Out Saturday
Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Great Hall
Grab your spouse, neighbors, and friends, and leave the kids with us! Head out for a nice dinner together or with friends while your children enjoy dinner, games, activities, and time with their own friends at church. Space is limited, and to safely accommodate all of the children, pre-registration by April 25th is required. The cost is $10 per child for the evening.
RSVP to Liz McReady Liz.McReady@allsaintschurch.net.
- On the Circle: Everyday Prayer
Date: Wednesday, May 3
Time: 6: 15 p.m.
How would life be different if we could think, see, and do all things in the light of the person and work of Jesus? On May 3rd, Scotty Smith will be ON THE CIRCLE to help us learn to pray the Scriptures through the lens of the gospel, mining the resources of God’s grace and applying them in every season of life. This month, Scotty invites us to meet a God who frees us to abandon any posing or pretending in favor of an honest, no-spin relationship with the one who calls us as his own. We hope you’ll join us for an evening you won’t forget. Everyday Prayer (PDF, 1.9 MB)
- Flower Mart
Date: Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6
Where: Washington National Cathedral
Every year, All Saints Church donates cookies to the Washington National Cathedral’s Flower Mart. If you are interested in making cookies, please bring them to the Church Office by Thursday, May 4 at noon. Thank you and hope to see you there!
- Annual Parish Meeting Sunday, May 7, 10:15 a.m., Great Hall
Our 2017 Annual Meeting will be at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 7, in the Great Hall. An election of Vestry members will take place, among several other agenda items.
Vestry Candidate Bios
Can I vote as a Member at the Annual Meeting? The Episcopal Church requires that you be a Church Member to vote and that all Bylaws criteria be met. The Bylaws require all of these four items: (1) Your baptism took place at All Saints or your baptism is otherwise recorded with the parish; (2) You have regularly participated in worship services at All Saints this past year; (3) You are 18 or older; and, (4) You have been a contributor of record this past year evidenced by a honored pledge card, offering envelope, or other documented giving identification on hand with the Treasurer.
The Following highly qualified individuals have agreed to stand for election to the Vestry:
Many people assume they can vote, but the opposite is true! Let’s start by making clear that the parish extremely desires that you be a voting Member. We long for you to be a formal part of this loving family in Christ. However, you may be one of a large number who were not baptized at All Saints and who have never had a baptism or Letter of Transfer recorded here from another church or who make no record of giving to our ministries. A list of Qualified Voters is available through the church office. If you are not a Member but wish to be, let’s get that taken care of right away! It would be our joy to have you formally as a part of this family. For more information, please contact Cathey Dugan in the church office at 301-654-2488.
- Confirmation Sunday, June 4, 9 a.m. Family Service
Confirmation is a rite of the church wherein individuals make a mature and public affirmation of their faith, confirming the vows made on their behalf at baptism. Others who have been previously confirmed in another tradition may be received into the church. Confirmation and Reception are the official means through which we declare our membership into the Episcopal Church and, as such, are important milestones in our faith. While youth confirmation prep classes are already underway, we would love to speak with adults in the parish who desire to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church by Bishop Little. If you are interested in being confirmed or received, or should you desire more information, please contact Jonathan Rosnick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Stewardship Numbers
- Missions Trips
- Student Ministry Middle School Summer Camp
- Vacation Bible School Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23
To register you children or to register as a volunteer, please visit https://vbspro.events/p/events/ascvbs
- Continental Breakfast volunteers
- Support the Dominican Republic Missions Team
On June 24th, a team of 15 servants from All Saints, including ten students, will be heading down to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for an eight-day mission trip working alongside Dr. Silvia Martinez of The Luke Society. Our church has been so generous the past few years in supporting the teams financially and with prayer. In the next few weeks you will be hearing of some wonderful ways to be involve; right now, you can help one of our deserving students be a part of this great adventure by making a tax-deductible donation (please make checks out to “All Saints Church” with “DR2017” in the memo) to help with the cost of airfare, lodging, food and construction supplies. Your help is greatly appreciated!
- The Great Escape
Date: Monday, July 24 – Saturday, July 29
Location: Johnstown, PA
Calling all All Saints middle schoolers and friends! Join us in Johnstown, PA for a weeklong, high-energy summer camp experience with The Great Escape. The week will be packed full of recreation and activities as well as dynamic speakers, musicians, and other artists who understand how to communicate in real ways with young people. The Great Escape is open to all rising 6th through 9th grade students. The cost is $500 per person with scholarships available. Space is limited, but a $100 deposit (made out to “All Saints Church” with “GE 2017” in the memo line) will reserve your spot! For more information, email Gary Wieder at email@example.com or check out The Great Escape website: http://ycmhome.org/the-great-escape/.