March 28, 2024 Edition

Collect and Readings for March 31, 2024 | Easter Sunday

This Week

Church Office Hours | Please note that the church office will be closed on Friday, March 29, in observance of Good Friday and on Monday, April 1 in observance of Easter, in order that our staff can participate in Holy Week worship and rest.

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Good Friday, March 29, at All Saints' | This year, you are invited to participate in a variety of Good Friday meditations. At 10:30 AM, we will offer a Stations of the Cross for Children and Families in the Parish Hall. The Solemn Liturgy will be at Noon in the Nave. The Community Stations of the Cross will begin at 3:30 PM, starting in the sanctuary of Grace Lutheran Church (58 Chestnut Dr. SW, Concord). The walk will take place in the Logan Community, with 14 station readings throughout. Then, at 7 PM at All Saints', EfM will lead a Good Friday service of "The Last Words" by Ronald D. Vaughan, a Tenebrae drama based on the seven words from the cross. All are welcome!

The Annual Good Friday Offering will be collected during services at All Saints'. As The Episcopal Church’s Good Friday Offering prepares to mark 102 years, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites the whole church to collective giving to support siblings in Jerusalem and the Middle East. “We will not forget those caught in the crossfire between warring factions in the land where our Lord walked,” Curry writes in his annual Lent letter. To find out more about the Good Friday Offering, click here.

You are invited to bring favorite treats to share at the Easter Revels, following the 8:30 PM Easter Vigil service on Saturday night as well as our fellowship time after the 9 AM and 11:10 AM Easter Sunday Services.

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Upcoming Events

The Grace Lutheran & All Saints' Fellowship Dinner has been moved to Thursday, April 25 at 6 PM, in the Parish Hall. All Saints' parishioners are invited to bring main dishes to share. Make plans to attend April's Fellowship Dinner!

Grapevine | News from the Parish

We offer praise and thanks for the birth of Josephine Eliza Black, child of Kat and Joey Black, born on March 15, 2024. Grandparents Ragan and Sharon Kearns are delighted to welcome Josie into their growing family. We rejoice and share in their joy.

The Phillips family experienced a house fire on March 10, 2024. The family was able to evacuate in time, but the house is a near total loss. The immediate need is not for physical goods, but for prayers and support in the form of gift cards to restaurants or unspecified gift cards. Assistance can also be given via this GoFundMe fundraiser. All Saints' is responding and will continue to during the family's long process of recovering and rebuilding. When the time comes for accepting physical items (which may be some time), Fran Burkett is agreed to coordinate the ingathering.

Please note: All Saints' responds to special needs through our Assistance Fund, an auditable fund of the vestry, and we are aware of the needs of the parish. However, gifts that are directed to be given to a specific person are not considered a "donation" for tax purposes by the IRS. Donors can be assured that gifts to the Assistance Fund will be distributed to those with pressing needs.

We offer praise and thanks for the birth of Ryland Pickrell, child of Alex and Lauren Pickrell, born on March 7, 2024. Kinsley is being a great big sister! We rejoice with the family and share in their joy.

We offer condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Perry Liles Lucas, daughter of Jane Liles, who entered into the Resurrection on March 7, 2024. Here is Perry's obituary. We offer God's comfort and love to her family.

Opportunities to Worship

Worship on Sundays

All Saints' invites you to Holy Eucharist Services on Sundays. 

The first service is at 9 AM in the Parish Hall. The second service is at 11:10 AM in the Nave.

Both of these services are also live-streamed via Facebook Live and our YouTube Channel

Nursery is provided during both Sunday services, from 8:45 AM-12:30 PM, for children ages infant to 3-years-old.

Christian Formation | Sunday School for all ages at 10 AM.

EYC Youth (both Middle and High School) meet from 4:45-6:45 PM on Sundays in the Community & EYC rooms.

During the Week

Compline is led by our Compline Team on Facebook Live every Tuesday at 8 PM.

Noonday Prayer provides spiritual encouragement via Facebook Live on Wednesdays at Noon.

All Saints' Choirs 

The Resurrection Choir meets Sundays at 8:15 AM. The Choir of All Saints’ meets Sundays at 10 AM and Wednesdays at 7 PM. Bells of All Saints’ meets on Wednesdays at 6 PM. St. Nicholas Choir meets on Tuesdays, 5:30-6 PM. The Junior Choir of All Saints’ meets on Tuesdays, 6-7 PM. For details, contact Brian Sapp-Moore.

Older Wiser Laity (OWLs) typically meet in-person at the church on the second Thursday and have Zoom gatherings on the fourth Thursday of the month. For details, email Deacon Vern or call/text him.

Prayer Shawl Ministry meets in-person, in the Welcome Center on the second Tuesday of the month, from 10 AM-Noon. For details, email Jan Millar or call her.

Saturday Morning Men's Group meets at 8 AM in the Welcome Center. Contact Mark Robinson or Chuck Collier for details.

Prayer Requests

Prayer is the foundation of the ministry of this parish. If you would like to request prayers, please share here. If you are hospitalized, please let the church know. If you are unable to make the call yourself, ask for the chaplain on call and they will make it for you. The church phone number is 704-782-2024.

Prayers have been requested for the Ukrainian people and their friends, Barry, Joyce, Thomas, Lynda, Princess Kate, King Charles, Logan, Jessica and family, Courtney, Forrest, and Elizabeth. We continue to keep Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in our prayers.

The Lord be with you.