June 2021
This month, read about the many different ways God's love is in action in and through All Saints!
Welcome our new Seminarian Intern,
Zacher Bayonne!
by Father Matthew Kozlowski
Zacher comes to us from Virginia Theological Seminary, where he is pursuing his Master in Divinity and call to the Episcopal priesthood. Of course, you may already have met Zach and his wife, Emily, as they often attend All Saints. Zach plays percussion in our worship band at the Family Table service. He and Emily also lead an online community group of All Saints parishioners.

Starting in July, Zacher will take on more responsibilities at All Saints, as he begins his internship with us.

Some things to know!
  • Zacher grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • He has a deep faith in Jesus Christ and a passion for Scripture.
  • Zach works as a Business Analyst in Arlington, Virginia.
  • He played Tuba in the University of Maryland marching band!

Please welcome Zacher, and keep him in your prayers as he begins his next step in ministry here at All Saints.
Departing for Uganda
by Richard & Catherine Ranger
Richard and Catherine Ranger will depart for Uganda on June 17, to serve God’s Kingdom at Uganda Christian University.  They will fly via Amsterdam, arriving the night of June 18 (it’s a long trip, even in the jet age). Their virtual commissioning service on Zoom on May 15 was a time of joyous prayer, presided over by Father Ed and Bishop Ed Little. Friends of the Rangers joined not only from our All Saints family, but from as far away as Uganda, Alaska, Chile, and Hawai’i ...

... read more HERE about the work the Rangers will be doing in Uganda and how you can support them!
View Bishop Little's wonderful sermon from the
May 15 commissioning service, below.
Love in Action

Helping Hands

Father Ed, Patty Kelaher, and Mark Pape, came to the rescue in mid-April, when All Saints parishioner Judy Vandegriff found her car with a faulty remote and a dead battery!  Judy thanks Mark for the trip home to get a newer remote, Patty for water and a sandwich, and Divine Intervention – with a special hands’ on assist from Father Ed and AAA! – for fixing her car.  
Spreading God's love with flowers

The All Saints Visiting Ministry team and the Flower Guild have launched a new joint effort to serve our parishioners. Each week, Guild volunteers will use flowers that are donated on Sundays for special memorials and thanksgivings to make small flower arrangements for the Visiting Ministry team to take to shut-ins, the elderly, and sick and injured parishioners. We believe that this is a great way to repurpose the flowers in a meaningful way to bring warmth and good cheer to fellow parishioners who can’t attend services.

We have printed small cards that say, “These flowers come to you from our altar at last Sunday’s service. They have heard our hymns and shared in our prayers. They also come with our continued prayers for you.  The Visiting Ministry at All Saints Church.  

Thank you for all your beautiful memorials and thanksgivings that enhance our worship and for your support of the Visiting Ministry team. Through you we can truly bless others in multiple ways! (by Elizabeth Stuckle, Visiting Ministry Team)
Thank you from Dr. Silvia of the Dominican Republic
All Saints parishioners - alongside the Missions and Outreach team - raised and donated $5000 in May towards the vital work of our ministry partners in The Dominican Republic – Dr. Silvia Martinez and The Luke Society.

Covid numbers are on the rise, schools are closed and there are curfews in place making it difficult for the on-going ministry in Santo Domingo and beyond.
 
Dr. Silvia extends her heart-felt gratitude for the people of All Saints church whom she has grown to love and hold dear. We keep praying for our country and for your country and for the world as we are going through this crisis from Covid 19. God is good all the time! Thank you for partnering with us over the years.”
Kingdom Moments

Student Ministry get-together at a local park last month -

Finally, in person!
Did you miss the May issue? We enjoyed remembering this year's wonderful Easter celebrations at All Saints!

Previous issues of the Connect! celebrating God's faithfulness to us and work among us are available on the website HERE.

Please join us in continuing to celebrate the good news of God working in our midst - ideas for the Connect newsletter are always welcome! You may submit possible topics, photos, or short (1 - 3 paragraph) articles to Communications Manager Teri Ballou.
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