Monday, April 4th: Prayerful yoga –Creating space in the body through breath, movement, and stillness creates space in your heart and life. Join instructor Beth Lefevre in Seccombe Hall from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. No previous yoga experience is required. Donations go to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund.
Tuesday, April 5th: Come Knit (Crochet, Quilt) with Us! Prayer Shawl Ministry will be held in Classroom A from noon until 1:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch. We’ll even teach you how to knit. If you would like to contribute to the supply of shawls/lap robes but cannot come to the meetings, let us know. (Claudia, 373-5069)
Wednesday, April 6th – Bible study – at 10:30 a.m. in Grant Hall. We are studying the Epistle to the Ephesians, led by Bill Reed and Pastor Amber.
Morning Prayer – Join us for Morning Prayer, with Bible readings, prayers and hymns, daily at 9 a.m. in All Saints’ Chapel of Saints Benedict and Scholastica (entrance on 9th Street) All are welcome.
Lenten Giving Boxes – It is time to turn in your mite box offering. The proceeds will be sent to St. Patrick’s School in Haiti. Bring your box to the church on Sunday or to the office, which is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. E-leg Mesi (Thank you!)
Please Plan to Attend the Installation of the Rev. Amber Sturgess as our Priest-in Charge
Come celebrate the start of our new joint ministry with the Rev. Amber Sturgess! Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves will be preaching and presiding at Amber’s Installation Ceremony on Sunday, April 10, at 4:00PM. We will have torches and candles and beautiful music to celebrate this wonderful new beginning for All Saints’. A gala reception will be held after the ceremony so we can all raise a glass and rejoice together. There will be no 8:00 a.m. service that morning and we will have Morning Prayer at 10:30 a.m. The 4:00 p.m. installation will replace the 5:30 p.m. service.
An Introduction to Centering Prayer with The Rev. Amber Sturgess – Saturday, April 23, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $25.00 suggested donation includes lunch (but no one turned away for lack of funds). SPACE IS LIMITED: Deadline for registration is April 18. To sign up, please call the church office. Here’s the prospectus:
Would you like to deepen your prayer life? In this one day retreat we will learn about prayer and contemplation and the method of Centering Prayer, “the prayer of the heart,” a form of Western Meditation which is rooted in Jesus’ teachings and widely used for over 1,500 years – sustaining great spiritual masters like Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and Thomas Merton. This ancient discipline has the power to gradually transform and heal our relationship with the Divine, others and ourselves. It’s even been scientifically proven to reduce our susceptibility to stress. Come and experience it yourself!
Opportunities for the good of our Community:
Clerk of the Vestry: Are you good at taking minutes? We need you. This is critical. Please call Ray in the church office for information: 624-3883. This is an important task which will require your time once a month to attend the vestry meeting and write up the minutes afterwards.
Welcome Ministry: We need someone to chair this ministry. We have a real need for greeters at the door and to follow up on new people to the area. This is different than ushering. If you would like to help, talk to Candace or Claudia.
Missing persons! If you notice someone missing in the pew, give them a call. People are bashful; maybe all they need is a ride. This is an opportunity to reach out in community to our members.
Donations for the Food Pantry – The food pantry can use canned meats, tuna, peanut butter, canned fruit or vegetables. Please place donated items in the basket at the entrance to the church to be brought forward at the offertory. Thank you for your generosity towards those in need.
Have you ever wanted to toll the bell? All Saints’ has a great bell; just stand out in front when it is rung! A small contingent of Carmelites is now tolling the bell twelve times at noon each day at All Saints’ and Church of the Wayfarer. They are looking to add a few more people to the list. Would you be interested in signing on to toll the bell one day a week at noon? If so, talk to Ray in the church office. 624-3883
Announcement deadline – To be included in next Sunday’s bulletin, your announcement must be submitted by 11 a.m. on the preceding Wednesday. Most special parish events are included in the announcements for three weeks before they occur. Contact Ray Krise in the office at 624-3883, ext. 14 or firstname.lastname@example.org.