Jesus Movement

All Saints' Church E-Newsletter
  We gather to know Christ and make him known. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day ~ Follow this link to learn about St. Patrick!

In this issue:
The First Sunday in Lent
Lent Madness!
Women's Fellowship
Godly Play Foundation Fundraiser
Work-day - April 8
Agape Meal
Easter Flowers

 C alendar
All Saints' Window
The 3rd Sunday 
in Lent

8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist

9:15 AM
Choir Rehearsal

10:00 AM
Holy Eucharist
Godly Play 

11:30 AM
Coffee Hour

Coming up!

Friday, March 24
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Women's Fellowship 

Friday, March 31
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Godly Play Foundation Fundraiser at All Saints'

Sunday, April 2
After the 10 am
A Conversation about Solar Power

The Third Sunday in Lent
~ The Samaritan Woman: An outsider who helped spread the good news!   (John 4:5-42)

The much-loved story of the Samaritan woman at the well is the second of four encounters with Jesus in John this Lent. 

Each reveals some-thing about who he is, some gift he brings to us on this year's Lenten journey.  

This Sunday's story begins with social boundary-crossing, typical of Jesus in all of the gospels, when he asks the Samaritan woman for a drink.  She is surprised that he is interacting with a Samaritan, and the narrator explains why her surprise is justified.  Then the disciples will later be particularly concerned that he is talking with a woman.

Join us Sunday as we consider how this "outsider" helps to spread the good news and how we might be inspired to go and do likewise!

Lent madness continues! 

The competition has been tough to make it to the second round of Lent madness: the saintly 16. The winners to date include: Stephen, Henry Beard Delany, Moses the Black, Mechtild of Magdeburg, Florence Nightingale, Henry Budd, Odo of Cluny, Augustine of Canterbury, and  Martin Luther. Read all about them at www.lentmadness .org - and make your voice heard for the remaining competitions by voting!

We will keep track of those who make it to the next round on our own bracket at All Saints' and hope everyone will begin campaigning for their favorite during Coffee Hour throughout Lent.
Women's Fellowship will gather on
Friday, March 24 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
women's fellowship
All the women in the parish are invited to gather at the home of Nancy Morrison (56 Claremont Avenue in Arlington) for Women's Fellowship. We will begin with 
refreshments at 7:00 pm followed 
by a program led by April French.
Godly Play Foundation Fundraiser Planned
Friday, March 31 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm

On Friday, March 31st All Saints' will host a fundraiser for the Godly Play Foundation. All are invited for a festive evening of wine (provided by Spirited Gourmet of Belmont) and food, and an opportunity to hear about the amazing work the Foundation is doing and hopes to do in the coming years. 

Click here to RSVP: E-Vite 

And to learn more about the work of the Godly Play Foundation please follow this link to read a copy of our quarterly newsletter, "The Circle."

The Godly Play Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational corporation incorporated in the State of Texas in the United States of America.

The Godly Play Foundation was created for the purpose of promoting and guiding Godly Play practice through research, training, and resources. These activities are carried out by the Foundation's divisions, subsidiaries, and strategic alliances including:
  • The Center for the Theology of Childhood (our own Cheryl Minor is the Director of the Center)
  • Godly Play College of Training
  • Godly Play Resources
  • The Godly Play International Council, which brings together our global Godly Play associations
  • Our publishers, Church Publishing, Inc
The Foundation's vision is to provide opportunity for all to explore the mystery of God's presence in our lives, to hear God's invitation for spiritual experience, to listen to what God is saying, and to make authentic and creative responses to God's call in our lives. We believe that the Godly Play curriculum practices provide that opportunity.
Should All Saints' "Go Solar?" 
~ Come and join the conversation 
   on Sunday, April 2 after the 10 am service.

This past month the Vestry and Officers began a conversation about solar power. For many, the desire to reduce our carbon footprint stems from our conviction that we are stewards of God's glorious creation, and as such need to take concrete steps toward the effort to address climate change. 

A second motivation is that energy costs are climbing, and as we see our building usage grow we need to find a way to bring our costs down. 

Could solar power be the answer?  We have contacted a few companies specializing in solar to get some answers. 

Join us on Sunday, April 2 after the 10 am service as we consider the options and wonder together about whether this might be the right step for our community.
Work-day scheduled for Saturday, April 8!
Church Work Day
Volunteers needed on Saturday, April 8 to help prepare things for Holy Week. Additionally, we will need a crew to do some "heavy-lifting" - moving debris from the basement to a dumpster.

We will work from 9:00 am - Noon.
Plans underway for this year's Agape Meal - Thursday, April 13th at 6:30 pm
Plans are underway for this year's Agape Meal - always a highlight of Holy Week at All Saints'. Please make a reservation (the hall is limited and this service is very popular), and as always, sign up to help if you can. 

We need volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up, table hosts, and people to make soup!
We are collecting donations toward 
the Easter Flowers!
Lilies on Easter Sunday
Plans for Holy Week and Easter are well underway. Flowers have been ordered and are set to be delivered on the Saturday before Easter. 

We hope many of you will consider making a donation toward the flowers in memory of a loved one. Envelopes were mailed to your homes this week, and they are also available on the table in the Clark Street Vestibule. 

Be sure to print the names you want in the Easter service leaflets carefully (so Cheryl can read them!).

Our purpose
is to know Jesus Christ and to make him known.

Our vision is to be a center of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church.

Our mission is to communicate the universal church's witness to Jesus within the congregation and to the world thereby making disciples of Jesus Christ who personally know Jesus and strive to make him known.