Message from the Rector
Lent is almost here! This coming Lenten Season will focus on prayer in hopes of continuing to connect with our God who strengthens us and calls us to do Christ’s work in this world. As the practice that undergirds all of what we do, our prayer life is always something that can be shaped and molded to help meet our needs so that we can then meet the needs of others.
Here are the extra offerings I’d like you to put on your calendars:
- Outreach Breakfast - Sunday, February 19
- Pancake Dinner—Tuesday, February 21
- Ash Wednesday Services—Wednesday, February 22 at 12pm and 7pm
- A Lenten Book Study—Sundays from 9:15am – 10:15am
- Morning Prayer via Zoom at 8:30am Tuesday - Friday throughout Lent
- A Focus on Prayer—Wednesday evenings in March will be our Lenten Study on Prayer
- 6:30pm is Stations of the Cross in the Sanctuary
- 7:00pm is Prayer Discussion (learning about different types of prayer each week) in the Upper Parish Hall, with Zoom available
A separate email with more detailed information about Lent, and how to fully participate in observing a Holy Lent, will be sent out early next week.
PS- Bring you old palms to church on Sunday. The ashes for Ash Wednesday are made from the old palms from last year's Palm Sunday.
Turkey Earthquake Relief: Flash Drive to Donate!
As you all know, the earthquake in Turkey has devastated the lives of millions. Because of a longtime partnership that the Rev. Jeff Hual, rector of All Hallows Edgewater, has had with a Syrian refugee agency in Turkey, I am strongly advocating we support and send funds directly to those hardest hit. The community that Jeff has worked with for over 8 years, Syrian refugees in Şanlıurfa, is one of the cities closest to the epicenter of the earthquake zone.
Beginning this Sunday, we will be raising funds for two weeks in a Flash Drive to help get financial aid directly in the hands of those who need it most.
CLICK HERE for the detailed information about this organization.
To donate, click here:
OR make checks out to All Saints with Turkey Earthquake Relief in the memo line
We pray for the people of Central Turkey and North West Syria, whose lives have been devastated by the earthquake.
Be present, O Lord, our Good Shepherd, to bring comfort, relief, shelter and human kindness. Shield the people who suffer, console those who are bereaved, prosper the provision of relief, strengthen the work of emergency teams, and shine your light and hope in the midst of despair, and .
We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!! Below is a list of upcoming events we hope you will put on your calendar and look forward to!
Our regular monthly business meeting will be held on this Saturday, February 18th from 9-11 AM in the Heritage Room (upper level Parish Hall). We will have a Zoom link set up for those who cannot make it in-person. If you need the Zoom link, please text Deb Shupe at 410-231-8150 before 8:45 on Saturday morning.
Project Spudnik is gearing up for the 2023 growing season. Youth and adults are welcome to our first meeting 1 p.m., Monday, Feb 20 (no school that day) in All Saints' parish hall lower level. Discover the science magic of growing food. We'll watch parts of "The Martian," the movie that started our program and discuss plans for this season. Master Gardener sponsors will sign off for students' volunteer community service hours. For more information, call Mimi Miller, MG, at 410-257-9051 or email her at email@example.com Bring your friends, enthusiasm and appetite for pizza! RSVPs to Mrs. Miller much appreciated!
Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) is excited to announce The Rainbow Initiative, a 2023 project focused on working with Episcopal congregations to bring visibility and aid to LGBTQ+ forced migrants. Participation is also encouraged in an online survey
“This initiative is a direct response to General Convention Resolution D045 ‘On Supporting LGBTIQ+ Refugees and Asylum Seekers’,” said Sarah Shipman, operations director for EMM. “While EMM has been engaged in this work on the local affiliate level, we see this as an opportunity to further engage the wider church on the plight of LGBTQ+ forced migrants and the ways we can work together to provide education and support.”
EMM is partnering with Max Niedzwiecki, who holds a doctorate in cultural anthropology and whose work has focused on the intersection of forced migration, LGBTQ+ communities, and faith within The Episcopal Church and more broadly. Through this work, EMM will focus on activities in June 2023 including Pride marches, Pride services, and World Refugee Day (June 20), as well as foster new partnerships involving Episcopal congregations, forced migrants, U.S.-based resettlement agencies, community groups, and more. Episcopal Migration Ministries will also be conducting a thorough review of all its materials and procedures to ensure that they are fully inclusive of LGBTQ+ forced migrants.
Everyone connected in some way to The Episcopal Church is invited and encouraged to participate in the launch survey, an opportunity to share their experience, ideas, resources, and interest related to LGBTQ+ forced migration in the context of The Episcopal Church. The online survey will remain open until Feb. 20.
Celebrate Shrove Tuesday at All Saints Pancake Supper 5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 21. Same great fellowship as with the Outreach Breakfast featuring blueberry and plain pancakes, sausage, bacon, spiced apples and beverages. Adults 13+ $10; children 6 – 12 $5; children 5 & under free. Come to the Parish Hall, 100 Lower Marlboro Rd, Sunderland at the intersection of Rts 2 and 4. Handicap accessible.
Please use the attached flyer and help us spread the word with a personal invitation to your family, friends and neighbors in the Calvert Community. In fact, bring a friend or two with you and we will give them a friendly All Saints welcome!
The Pancake Supper is an ECW fundraiser that helps us raise money to keep the kitchen functioning and helps us support various missions at All Saints Parish. Please be sure to mark your calendar now and plan to support and celebrate with this ECW fundraising event.
Voice of Remembrance: Understanding Black History Through Spoken Word Poetry
Thursday, February 23, 2023
7:00 - 8:00 pm ET
Virtual Event using Zoom
If you enjoy music, but don’t necessarily care to sing, please consider joining the All Saints Chime Choir! Being able to read music is not essential, as the parts to play are all color coded and the rhythms are easily explained. We will begin rehearsing for Lent and Easter on February 12th after the 10:30 service that day. (Of course, we always welcome folks to the choir, which rehearses at 9:15 Sunday mornings in the Choir Room - the entry door is to the right of the altar in the church.) Hope to see you there!
This recap video was shown at our Annual Meeting, 1/29/23, to show some of the amazing things our congregation did in 2022, the year of "returns", and to celebrate an unbelievable year! VIDEO
The lections for this Sunday are available online
For those not attending in person, the 8 AM liturgy is live streamed on our Facebook page. You may tune in at 8 AM by clicking on this link:
The bulletin may be found just below. [Please note: unlike our 10:30 AM service on Zoom, the 8 AM service is not interactive. You will be able to view the liturgy and the sermon, but will not be able to see or speak with the other viewers.]
Link to our 8 AM bulletin >>> BULLETIN
To join the 10:30 AM service by pc, laptop or smart device, click on this link:
If you are asked for a password, enter 014954
(You may join directly through the Zoom app by entering the Meeting ID: 715 310 766 and then the Password: 014954)
To join by cell phone (audio only)
Call in number: 1-301-715-8592 When asked for the access code, enter: 715310766# When asked for the password, enter: 014954#
To join by landline:
Dial: 1 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 715 310 766 Password: 014954
Link to our 10:30 AM bulletin >>> BULLETIN
NO Healing Service on Ash Wednesday.
Worship leaders for February
4 - Madeleine Blake
4- Emily King
11- Katie Blake
12- Lorraine Shefflette
14- Stepahanie Watson
27- Jerri Bell
27- Anne Cerrito
28- Gaines Mckenzie
28- Ian Mckenzie
Happy anniversary to Thomas & Sue Pierce on the 18th
Please remember each and every one on their healing journey.
Ersky “Butch” Freeman
Annie & Andre Henderson
Corben & Michael
Sharon Denise Powell
Those who face mental health challenges, Wanda and her clients, those experiencing homelessness, caregivers
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