All Saints Episcopal Church

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023


Soup, Salad , and "The Chosen"

The Adult Education and Spirituality Committee invites you to Soup, Salad, and "The Chosen" on March 8th, 15th, and 22nd (Wednesdays) from 6PM-8PM. While fully engaged in the Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, we will share a very simple meal and view selections from the highly-acclaimed TV series “The Chosen” to see how our discipleship and appreciation for the mystery of God-in-Jesus might be enhanced. A sign-up sheet is posted in the narthex.

A Word From Our Rector

Dear All Saints Family,

 I'm finding so many blessings to celebrate in the ongoing ministries in our community. This Lenten season into Easter is a good time to highlight many of these jewels. As I hope each of you experience on your birthdays, I received a card from Sally Myers & the Parish Life team the week before mine, telling me that on the Sunday ahead, worshipers would give thanks to God for my birthday. I was also invited to worship at the service of my choice. Isn't that a wonderful way to help deepen one's sense of being valued by our community? Sally and the Parish Life ministers with her so enrich what we're about. "I'm finding so many blessings to celebrate in the ongoing ministries in our community. This Lenten season into Easter is a good time to highlight many of these jewels. If your birthday is NOT being celebrated in these ways, we may not have your date in our parish records. Please contact Christina Atkinson our Administrator if you want to give her your birthdate (year is not required!). Her email address is: <> .     

   Alongside them, the Flower Guild, chaired by Joan Smalley often separates the altar flowers after our services into smaller vases that are given to folks who are celebrating birthdays, or are sick, heading into surgery, or are poised for other significant life moments. It is wonderful to be part of a church where care for one another in joy and sorrow is practiced so lovingly....and I haven't yet even mentioned our pastoral care network. More on them in the weeks ahead.     The Lenten banners hanging in the sanctuary punctuate with color and motion the walk we take with our Lord through this season. They are the work of our Altar Guild, co-chaired by Jennifer Adams-Falconer and Ann Laugher.

   Tonight is another jewel, as we gather for our first of four Lenten soup/salad and film nights, from 6-8pm, thanks to Sally's team, many who are bringing food, and the Adult Ed. and Spirituality team, led by Wayne Barry. I have watched a small clip from the highly acclaimed film series, "The Chosen," and found it compelling. I invite you to this contemporary presentation of our Lord, his disciples and their journeys. "Come, taste the goodness of the Lord."

Love, Rev. Cindy

The Second Sunday in Lent

March 5th, 2023

Worship Bulletin

Lenten Season Services

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Race and Interracial Experiences

Please join Wayne Barry, Spottswood Graves, and Lloyd Brinson on Tuesday, March 7th, at 7 PM in the Conference Room as they help us develop comfort in talking about race and our interracial experiences.

This is a follow-up session to the All Saints After Dark course that was offered on “Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and Me.” Please consider joining us!!

Food For Thought

Food For Thought Needs Volunteers: Food for Thought is off to a great start! We meet at the warehouse across from the Roanoke Island Aquarium at 10:00 am on Thursdays. All Saints volunteers are needed for March 16th and March 29th. See Bob Baldwin or check the sign up notebook in the Narthex for more information.

Labyrinth Walk

Please join Wayne Barry for a prayerful walk of the Labyrinth on the 19th of each month for the purpose of improving race relations through understanding, dialogue and reconciliation of all parties concerned.

All Saints' Book Club


All Saints’ Book Club always welcomes new friends to join! Colleen and Mary are the co-administrators, also humorously known as Partners in Bookish Crimes. The Club’s next meeting is on March 20th, 2023 at 2PM in the Choir Room and the book of choice is Broken Harbour by Irish writer Tana French. Please reach out to Colleen or Mary if you are interested.

Caregiver Education Conference

Heron Pond Montessori School Pancake Fundraiser

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Fundraiser invitation to support our school and others. Heron Pond Montessori School is having a pancake fundraiser on April 6, 2023 for all campuses, which includes: The All Saints’ School campus, the Unitarian campus, and the Secondary Campus. The Pancake Fundraiser benefits our Teacher Fund, which supports our teachers attending seminars, conferences for their professional development during the school year. All teachers at The All Saints’ School will be selling tickets starting March 13th at $10 each, which includes coffee, tea, and coke products. Please mark your calendars for April 6th, 2023 from 5:30PM - 7:30PM at Stack ‘Em High Restaurant at MP 4.5. Hopefully we can support our school & its teachers with a delicious meal to enjoy!

Why Safe Church Online Training Matters

When the Episcopal Church presented All Saints with a set of Model Policies last summer, one of our first assignments was to go through a security screening. Many have completed that screening. The

second assignment for all Episcopal Churches involved completing the safe church online training. Completion of the training, like the screening, is required for all who are helping in the ministry of our

church. The training is critical for creating a safe and holy church community. Some parishioners have completed all the training; some have begun the process, and a few have not started the training. It’s

critical, if you hold any position in the church, to complete the training by early Lent or you may be suspended from those ministries for which you were screened.

Beyond the mandate from the Episcopal Church, here’s why I think the training is important. I admit that when I first went to Praesidium Academy online and saw the 10 or so modules, the effort to even start the process seemed daunting. But I dove into the work anyway because I’m on the Vestry, and the choice was clear. I am grateful that I did. The training is precise, simple and fail-proof. Each module takes about 5 to 10 minutes; and I guarantee that even if you think you know everything you need to know about creating a safe and inclusive environment for every age group, gender identity/expression, and culture, you will learn valuable information about power, confirmation bias, and blind spots. As one of the few people in the LGBTQ community at All Saints, I especially want to know that everyone has taken that module. But, in truth, every single one of the modules is important and has good information, most

of which you already know and some of which will be new to you.

Plan to take all the training some morning, all in one lump, or pace it out as a module a week.

-Suzanne Scott Constantine

Safe Church Training Guide

The All Saints Servant Ministry Committee


The All Saints Servant Ministry Committee is fortunate to have a large amount of funds to distribute for Outreach this year. The majority of this money is provided by our very successful fundraising programs, Holly Days and After Dark. Other funding comes from your pledges and individual donations.

In January, we divided $14,000 in equal amounts between the following local Service Organizations: Beach Food Pantry, Community Care Clinic of Dare, Children & Youth Partnership, Food for Thought, Interfaith Outreach, Outer Banks Relief Foundation & Room in the Inn.

This month, $5,000 is to be distributed to Episcopal Relief & Development for Turkey-Syria Earthquake Response Fund. ER&D is working with Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance), who is on the ground in these two countries providing aid.

Also, three local organizations will each receive $2,000 donations to support their missions: Dare Minority Coalition (working on affordable housing and assisting formerly incarcerated individuals transition back into the community), Crossroads OBX (aiding local folks with addiction), and the Kitty Hawk Elementary School PTA (raising funds to build an inclusive playground open to all children).

The Servant Ministry Committee is honored to represent All Saints in its Outreach Ministry. Committee members are available to provide more information and to research additional organizations that should receive consideration for funding or volunteer support from All Saints.

-Tim McKeithan 

Servant Ministry Committee:

Bob Baldwin, Charles and Jeanne Coppage, Blair Engelken, Carole Kimmel (Secretary), Ann Laughner, Sue Lynch, Tim McKeithan (Chairperson), Larry Morrow, Vip Vipavetz, Rob Holmes (Vestry Liaison).

Episcopal Church Lenten Resources


 Click the button below for new and updated resources for individual and small groups



Very Happy Birthday Wishes to:

3/6: Suzy Rich

3/7: Lynleigh Blanchard

3/8: Rob Bachman

3/9: Robert Davenport

3/11: Connie Dillingham

 Ongoing Facility Use & Meeting Schedule



8 am to 10 am – Gathering Space - Emmanuel Lutheran Church        

9:30 am to 10:15 am – Conference Room - Adult Bible Study  

5:30 pm to 6:30pm – Gathering Space - Al-Anon

7 pm to 8 pm – Gathering Space - Alcoholics Anonymous



1st Monday of the Month – 10 am to 12 pm - Conference Room - 

   Adult Education & Spirituality Committee       

2nd & 4th Monday of the Month – 4 pm to 5:30 pm - Study in the Admin Bldg -

    Women’s Spirituality Circle   

3rd Monday of the Month – 5 pm to 6:30 pm - Conference Room -

  Vestry Meeting

7 pm to 9 pm – Reception Area - Prayer Shawl



2nd Tuesday of the Month - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Conference Room - Servant Ministry



9:30 am to 12:00 pm – Choir Room - Mahjongg



9:30 am to 10:30 am – Conference Room - Men’s Cursillo  

9:30 am to 1:00 pm – Choir Room -Hand and Foot Card Game

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Sanctuary - Choir Practice

All Saints Episcopal Church

40 Pintail Trail, Southern Shores, NC 27949


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