News for the Week of:

April 2, 2023

Dear Friends,


We are about to enter the hinge of the Christian year: Holy Week. This is the week when we slow down to follow the steps of Jesus day by day from the triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through the mandatum that we love one another and the institution of the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, to the Way of the Cross and the Passion remembered on Good Friday, the grief and silence of Holy Saturday, and the celebration of Resurrection at the Vigil (with baptisms!) on Saturday night and Easter morning. These are the events that animate our faith, that changed the structure of the universe.

Christ’s passion is at the center of our faith and continues wherever there is persecution; resurrection continues wherever there is love. This week, we hold together all the passion and death and hope of this world and of our faith. You don’t want to miss a minute.

Faithfully, Suzanne+

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Palm Sunday: April 2

Holy Eucharist at 8:00, 9:00, and 11:00am

This service remembers Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem with palms being raised in celebration. At 9 and 11, we begin in the parish hall, then process outside, entering the church building to sing "All Glory, Laud, and Honor."


Morning Prayer at 8:30am on Zoom

Start your weekdays in Holy Week with morning prayer. Download the morning prayer booklet HERE.

Holy Monday: April 3

Healing Service at 7:00pm

This service is not meant just for the ill or grieving. This is a healing service, and don't we all need healing of some sort? Bring your "ills" (anger, grief, loss, anxiety) and present them to be healed by God's gracious and loving power.


Holy Tuesday: April 4

Holy Tuesday Evening Prayer at 7:00pm

Online Only (Zoom)

Meeting ID: 821 1952 4132

End the day with quiet and contemplation. Download the bulletin HERE.

Holy Wednesday: April 5

Tenebrae at 7:00pm

This meditative service is characterized by prayer, readings, and music, and ends with the extinguishing of candles, marking the beginning of the Triduum.

Maundy Thursday: April 6

Service with Foot washing and Eucharist at 7:00pm.

Livestreamed on our Facebook page.

On this night, we follow Christ's mandate to love one another as we wash one another's feet and keep the feast that was established by Christ all those years ago the night before his trial and crucifixion. The church will be available for personal prayer until 11:00pm. Confession available from 9-10:30pm. Sign up sheet on the Rector's office door. 


Good Friday: April 7

Stations of the Cross at 12:00pm

Evening Service: The Seven Last Words at 7:00pm

The evening service will be Livestreamed on our Facebook page.

Join us for prayerful meditation with music and art on Jesus' last words and veneration of the cross.


Holy Saturday: April 8

Service of the Day at 10:00am*

Keep the solemnity of the service - the quietest day of the year - with this prayer service. Stay after to help prepare the church for the Easter Vigil.


Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00 am

All children between 0 and 8 to come and hunt for eggs, and rumor has it the Easter Bunny will be stopping by!

Easter Vigil at 8:00pm**

The evening service will be Livestreamed on our Facebook page.

Join us for Christianity's holiest of nights where we experience light piercing the darkness as we light the new fire, hear the story of God's salvation, baptize and renew our baptismal vows, and celebrate Christ's triumph over death!


Easter Day: April 9

Holy Eucharist at 8:00, 9:00, and 11:00am**

Our Easter celebration continues with our online service on Sunday. Dress up in your Sunday best--bow ties and fun hats welcome! The 11:00am service will be broadcast on our Facebook page.

* Volunteers needed to help clean the Church after the 10:00am service.

** Attendees are requested to bring bells for ringing during services.

Worship and Service at All Saints

Interested in volunteering at St. Leonard’s Ministries?

Sign up to join us on Sunday, April 16 when we gather with residents to prepare and share a meal. We'll depart from All Saints around 3:00pm and return by 7:00pm. 

We can only accommodate 10 volunteers. However, if there's a lot of interest, we can ask for additional dates. Sign up here to volunteer. And contact Courtney with questions. 

Are you curious about the Care Ministries at All Saints?

What has been your experience with Love on a Plate?

What makes you feel cared for?

The Care Ministry team wants to hear your thoughts on these and other care questions at our coffee hour discussion on Sunday, April 23. Join us to learn more about Love on a Plate and the other ways we care for each other during times of challenge and change. Share your thoughts on needs within our congregation and how these ministries could expand in the future.

Questions? Get in touch with Kelly McNees or Abby Wentworth Joseph.

Want to Hear More During Worship?

We have Assistive Listening!

We have options for folks who need help hearing the spoken word in our sanctuary!

If you're interested, contact our Audio Guru Eileen Krause. You can find her in the northeast corner of the church by the AV station during the 9:00 and 11:00am services. Her contact information is also in our Breeze database if you'd like to email her.

Calling all visual artists!

Do you draw, paint, or illustrate? Work with fabric or mixed media? We need you! We'd like to gather a group of visual artists to look at our space and help the assembly prayerfully enter each liturgical season with the aid of liturgical art and environment (just as we did with our Lenten cross).

For more information or to get involved, please contact Colin by phone (773-750-8237) or by email.

Formation and Fellowship

All Saints Holy Saturday Egg Hunt –

Saturday April 8, 10:00 to 11:30am

(rain or shine!)

Children ages 0-8 are invited to participate in one of the season's most joyous traditions. There'll be Easter craft projects as we gather before the hunting proper begins promptly at 10:45am - don’t be late! Afterwards, snacks will be served. Older children are welcome to come and assist.

Please RSVP to Polly Tangora with names and ages of your children so we can plan for the eggs needed and the food.

ALSO: we could really use some help to make this a success!

Donations of boiled/dyed eggs, chips, raw carrots, and cookies

Help to set up from 9:00-10:00am

Help with craft projects and hunting from 9:45-11:00am

Help with clean-up from 11:30am-12:00pm so the parish hall is ready for Easter

Volunteers should feel free contact Polly Tangora for more details at [email protected].

New to All Saints?

Ready to throw your lot in with us?

Participate in the Rite of Welcome on Sunday, April 16.

If you've been coming to All Saints and think this is the place where you want to grow in faith through worship, fellowship, and service, consider participating in our Rite of Welcome on Sunday, April 16 at the 9:00 or 11:00am service.

During the service, we'll recognize you and ask if you're willing to commit to All Saints for a time, the congregation will commit to walking with you, and then we’ll say a brief prayer. Though this isn't necessary to be a member at All Saints, participate, or be involved, it's a nice way to mark your next step in faith. 

Let us know you’re interested by signing up here. And if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Courtney or Suzanne.

Save the Date - Episcopal 101 is coming soon! 

Are you new here at All Saints? Been coming for a while, but still have lots of questions about what this “Episcopal” church is all about? Would you like a deeper understanding of our worship and why we do what we do? If so, the Episcopal 101 Class is just for you!

This four-week class will meet on Wednesdays beginning April 26 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Parish Hall. Topics include an introduction to the Episcopal Church, discussion about how Episcopalians view the world, sacred scripture, theology and ethics. The class also serves as preparation for adults seeking to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church.

You can sign up here. The sign up form includes a place to note topics or questions you want to make sure we cover in the class. 

Please consider hosting coffee hour!

Coffee hour is back to being warm and cozy thanks to all the incredible hosts we've had over the past several months. Thank you all! 

We've lightened the burden on our hosts and on the Earth, adding new compostable materials and collection receptacles thanks to our All Saints Sustainability Committee. 

Please sign-up HERE to host coffee hour during the months of April, May and June. Don't worry, the clipboard will also be circulated again this weekend during coffee hour if you'd rather talk to someone about volunteering.

Thank you all for making coffee hour more sustainable!

One Book, One Diocese: Resurrection Hope

An invitation from the Peace and Justice Committee


In 2023, the Peace and Justice Committee invites the diocese to participate in its inaugural "One Book, One Diocese" discussion of Resurrection Hope: A Future Where Black Lives Matter by the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas.


We’ll host our own book discussion at All Saints during coffee hour on May 7. 


The Diocesan Peace and Justice Committee will also offer online discussions on Zoom on April 13 and April 25 at 7 pm. Kelly Brown Douglas will be part of the discussion on April 25. 


Register for the Diocesan Conversations HERE.

All Saints Book Club

The All Saints Book Club is now supporting the book sanctuary initiative. We plan to include at least one banned book each year in our 2023 reading plan. 

The All Saints Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm on Zoom. If you are not a regular attendee, email Mike Burke at [email protected] for a meeting invite and our spring schedule.

Our next scheduled meeting will be on April 13, 2023 during which we'll discuss The Splendid & the Vile by Eric Larson.

Outreach and Justice

UPDATE: Refugee Family Arrives April 6!

The family we will welcome had their flight from Turkey postponed from last week to Thursday, April 6. It's a reminder that the work of resettling people en masse happens on the ground, one by one, and always subject to change.

April 6 is Maundy Thursday and occurs during Spring Break at Chicago Public Schools. If you're looking for something meaningful to do with your kids during Holy Week, sign up to help move this family move in!

You'll come to Annie Logue and Rik Lantz's house at 3737 N. Paulina, put whatever will fit in your car, and take it to our family's apartment (most likely in Rogers Park). Then, you can help unpack. This is a family activity that'll keep your kids busy while helping them make a difference in the life of a new neighbor.

Please email Annie for more details, [email protected]

We're gearing up for the Ravenswood Run!

This neighborhood 5K, founded and owned by All Saints, benefits the food pantry and community kitchen operated by Ravenswood Community Services out of our church building. Mark your calendars and get ready to walk, run, cheer, and/or volunteer as thousands of runners join us at the corner of Wilson and Hermitage on the morning of Sunday, April 30. Registration is open for runners AND volunteers!

NOTE: there will be no 8:00am or 9:00am service on race morning.

Food donation needed for RCS After School Pantries

Ravenswood Community Services is seeking donations of food items for its after school pantry program. Specific items are needed and include - canned pasta sauce, plastic jars of peanut butter, kid friendly cereal, and cans of chicken noodle soup.  Any brand of these items is acceptable, however, please do not donate any item in a glass jar. 

How to help:

● You may purchase any of these items and bring them to church where we will have collection boxes just inside the front doors.  

● You can purchase any of the items using the links below and ship them directly to Ravenswood Community Services, 4550 N. Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60640.


Canned pasta sauce

Plastic jars of peanut butter


Kid friendly cereal


Cans of chicken noodle soup


● Or you can donate directly to RCS here.


Any way that you choose to give will make a difference for the families we serve. And if you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer, you can learn more here or email Parker Callahan.

We Pray For

Those who suffer in mind, body, or spirit: especially for Johnathan Larson, Ora Washington and the Washington family, Carol, Christina, Katrina, Frederick Johnston, Ruth Lantz, Melodee, Romey, and Jane, Susan Bowers, Patrick Crowley, Ann Beal, Mary K. Williams, and for those whose hurt, burdens, and fears go unspoken.

For those on our long-term prayer list: Peg Deppe, Ken Reid, Ashton Christy, Kirsten Rehnberg, Debi Armstrong, Mickey Safranek, Suzanne Shear, Ann J, Clyde Propst, Peter Donalek, James Guite, Nina Chinn, Jim Crandall, Juleigh Ruby, Lionel Edes, Clara Maddox, Kamila and Kathy, Paul, Mary Logue

For those around the world: the people of Ukraine and all affected by war; and our brothers and sisters in Cuernavaca, Mexico; Renk, Sudan; and throughout Latin America and East Africa

For those who celebrate birthdays this week:

4/2 - Caleb Nicholson

4/3 - Nick Klensch, John Hoesley, John Sattelmeier, Talia Wechsler, Charlotte Haas,

Katie Nolan

4/4 - Katy Kelsey-Morgan

4/5 - Andrea Garland

4/6 - Dennis Smith

4/7 - Patrick Hatzis, Abby Wentworth Joseph

4/8 - Bart Hanson, Jack Moore, Lexy Sandin

For those who celebrate anniversaries this week:

4/4 - Steve Larson & Jack Zibert

4/8 - Gretchen Schlabach & Lorraine Langer

For those who celebrate: especially Anika and Tobias Lohse who welcomed the birth of their daughter Lucia Margret

For those who have died: especially Gerry Delgado, friend of Ahn Gallagher, and Jean Zender, mother of Anne Zender. May their souls and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

If you'd like to have someone included in our community prayers, visit our website.

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