Annual Meeting

Our Annual meeting will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. We'll get copies of the Annual Report, hear updates from clergy and staff, and vote on upcoming Vestry Slate. Standing for election are: Jill Browning, Nikole Brundick, Steve Crum, Dan Huebner, JoAnna Hughes, Lorraine Kituri, and Rosie Russo. Bios are available around the building, or here.

Keeping the Body Healthy and Connected here at All Saints'

In response to directives and guidance from Governor Hogan and Bishop Sutton, and in conversation with our staff and leadership, we have made several changes to our operations.

Learn more on our Staying Connected page

At All Saints’, public worship will cease beginning Sunday, March 15, including Sunday and Wednesday weekly worship. We will increase our virtual offerings during this time, including Morning and Evening Prayer, Compline, Healing Prayer, and Sunday worship (see below). Bulletins can be found here:

In addition to our spiritual offerings, the National Cathedral will live-stream worship each Sunday at 11:15 am.

To ensure the safety of our community and do our part to "flatten the curve," our staff is working remotely for the foreseeable future. For immediate assistance, email our staff or reach out via cell, and they will do their best to assist you remotely. We will have inconsistent access to our physical mail, so please do as much correspondence as you can through email. If you have a pastoral emergency, please call the church office for automated instructions to reach the clergy-on-call.

We have also chosen to suspend all church events effective March 13. This includes all in-person meetings, both on- and off-site. We encourage our leaders to get creative, and use zoom, chat, phone, and video meetings to their advantage. Now more than ever, this is a time for us to stay connected even as we increase physical distance. If you are part of a small group or ministry, we encourage you to check in with one another.

Our building will be closed to all outside groups and rentals beginning Monday, March 16. We are giving our groups an opportunity over the weekend to connect with their participants. This decision does not come lightly, and we are striving to balance the needs of the individual groups that have found a home at All Saints’ with the needs of our wider global community.

May God’s loving embrace quell our anxiety and inspire us to care for one another, and all those in need in our wider community.

Yours in God’s peace,
Mtr. Adrien & Rev. Jess

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O God of compassion, giver of life and health, we pray your healing mercies upon all who are in any way affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Comfort and sustain those who have been stricken; relieve their pain, and restore to them your gifts of gladness and strength. Grant to all in authority the courage to make wise decisions that are essential for the common good, and strengthen them to lead institutions that care for those whom they serve. Watch over all first responders and those in the medical professions whose duty it is to care for the sick; guard them from all danger, and keep them safe in the knowledge that is through their sacrifice and service that the health of the whole community is promoted. Mercifully accept these our prayers, O God of all comfort, and our only help in time of need. Amen.

Read our March 20 e-blast
Read our March 16 e-blast
Read our March 13 e-blast
Read our March 12 e-blast
Read our March 6 pastoral letter

Summer Worship Begins June 9

Sunday
8:00 AM - Rite I Eucharist in Historic Church
9:00 AM - Fellowship in the Garden
10:00 AM - Rite II with Music
     June 9 - 23: Historic Church
     June 30 - July 28: Great Hall
     August: Historic Church
     Sept 1: Great Hall
6:00 PM - "Sundays @ 6" Holy Eucharist, Historic Church

Wednesday
5:30 PM - Eucharist with prayers for healing - Chapel

Thursday
8:00 AM - Lay-Lead Morning Prayer (No Eucharist) - Chapel

Weekdays
7:30 AM - Daily Office: Morning Prayer (No Eucharist) - Historic Church

"Program Year" returns Sept. 8

Beginning on Sept. 8, we'll return to our "Program Year" schedule, with Sunday worship at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 6 p.m., and Formation Hour at 10 a.m. We hope to see you then! Learn more about our services

Sign up for Formation now!

Our Children and Youth Formation programs are an integral part of growing up in the Christian Faith. We hope you'll join us on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. during our Formation Hour to experience the transformative power of God's Love. Learn More. Download a Youth Registration form or Children's Registration form now.

Join us in Ash Wednesday Worship

We invite you to begin the holy season of Lent with us. Our Ash Wednesday services are:

February 26, 2020

7:30 AM - Morning Prayer with Ashes Download bulletin
12:00 PM - Rite II
6:00 PM - Rite II with Music

Ashes to Go
12:00-1:30 PM - Market & Church

Holiday Gifts and Greens Sale

Thurs., Dec. 5: 10am-7pm; Lunch 11am-2pm
Fri., Dec. 6 10am-4pm; Lunch 11am-2pm
Sat., Dec. 7 10am-7pm; Food 11am-7pm; After 4pm: Beer & Wine
Free Admission

Come shop and eat with us to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Christmas season. Our mouth-watering lunches are available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday and on Saturday there will be food from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. with beer and wine after 4 p.m. New this year, crafters and artisans will offer their hand-created items for sale on the upper level in our Parish Hall. We are handicapped accessible with elevators available.Learn more

Singing at Sunset: A liturgy of Advent Lessons & Carols

Join us Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. for a liturgy of Lessons and Carols that will immerse you in music, Scripture, mood, and meditation. It is a perfect way to prepare the heart and mind for the coming of Christ.

Join us in Christmas Worship

We invite you to celebrate this exciting and holy season with us. Our Christmas services are:

Christmas Eve: Tuesday, Dec. 24 in the Historic Church
4:00 PM - Pageant and Eucharist — 3:40 Prelude
7:00 PM - Festival Eucharist — 6:40 Prelude with Choir and Harp
10:00 PM - Festival Eucharist — 9:40 Prelude with Choir and Harp

Christmas Day: Wednesday, Dec. 25 in the Historic Church
10:00 AM - Holy Eucharist

Dec 29 Worship

Our services on Dec. 29 will be held:

8:00 AM - Rite I Eucharist in the Historic Church
10:00 AM - Christmas Lessons & Carols in the Historic Church

Holy Week & Easter Worship

Palm Sunday: April 5
10:00 AM - Palm Sunday Worship - Youtube
11:00 AM - Virtual Fellowship - Zoom
or Call-in (929)205-6099, Meeting ID 409600750

April 6, 7
7:30 AM - Morning Prayer - Conference Call: 712-770-5505, 219716#
5:30 PM - Evening Prayer - Facebook Live

Holy Wednesday: April 8
7:30 AM - Morning Prayer - Conference Call: 712-770-5505, 219716#
5:30 PM - Tenebrae - Facebook Live

Maundy Thursday: April 9
7:30 AM - Morning Prayer - Conference Call: 712-770-5505, 219716#
5:30 PM - Evening "Agape Meal" - Facebook Live
9:00 PM - Watch Begins - Facebook
Sign up for the Watch on Sign-up Genius

Good Friday: April 10
7:30 AM - Morning Prayer & Close of Watch- Zoom
or Call-in (929)205-6099, Meeting ID 211888916
12:00 PM - Good Friday Liturgy - Facebook
4:00 PM - Resurrection Rolls Cooking Class - Facebook Live
5:30 PM - Good Friday Evening Prayer - Facebook Live 7:00 PM - Stations of the Cross - Zoom
or Call-in (929)205-6099, Meeting ID 526682469

Holy Saturday: April 11
7:00 PM - Vigil: Readings by Candlelight - Facebook/Youtube

Easter Day: April 12
10:00 AM - Virtual Fellowship - Zoom or Call-in (929)205-6099,
Meeting ID 251500798
11:00 AM - Worship with the Diocese - Cathedral of the Incarnation

Celebrate the Resilient Women in your Life!

Join us as we celebrate amazing women in our community. Nominate a woman, become a sponsor, or buy tickets to our March 8 event!
Learn more now!

March Madness

Want a fun and meaningful way to follow the excitement of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship tournament? Join the All Saints March Madness Bracket Challenge! The entry fee is $20 and 40% of the proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County, an organization that gives youth a safe place to develop essential skills. First, second, and third place finishers will receive 30%, 20%, and 10% of the pot, respectively, while last place will receive $20. This Bracket Challenge will be played entirely online at Yahoo.com and detailed instructions for creating your bracket will be emailed the morning after Selection Sunday. The deadline to purchase an entry into this March Madness is Sunday, March 17.

Register for Camp Now!

Come join us for VBS Camp! We'll have a week of fun crafts, games, music, and bible discovery from June 22-26 at the Claggett Center. Registration is now open, and the deadline is May 17, 2020.

Download your paper forms for Campers and Junior Counselors now.

This year we will also offer the opportunity to sign up for our Summer Day Camp Online! Please note that this is only for registration, not payments. If you would prefer a paper form, those are still available as well! Camp is June 22-26. Any questions, please contact Rev. Jessica at jholthus@allsaintsmd.org.

Because of COVID-19, there is a chance that the shape camp takes will change; please fill out a registration form to show your interest so we can adjust if necessary and contact you.

To register your camper (entering grades K-6) click here.

To register your Jr. Counselor (entering grades 7-12/Freshman in College) click here.

For Pre-K half-day, click here.

Want to sign-up to volunteer? Click here.

Slow Down! Rest. Enter a Holy Advent.

"This calendar is crazy. Phew. I don't know what I'm gunna do . . ."

St. Mary's Annual Book Sale

The Nineteenth Annual All Saints' Book Sale will be held July 27-30. If you are moving, downsizing, or experience some life-changing event, you may have to dispose of books now and not later. If you have a large collection of quality books, please contact us to see if arrangements can be made to accept your books early. We will open for general donations on April 18.

St. Mary's Annual Book Sale

The Twenty-First Annual All Saints' Book Sale will be held July 25-28, and we are now accepting donations! When you bring in your books and other media, please put them in the cabinet located in the foyer of the Patrick Street entrance. If you have too many books to easily bring yourself, please call the church office to request a volunteer to pick up your donations. If you need a receipt, they are located in a pocket posted on the bulletin board next to the donations cabinet. Please spread the word to your friends that we need quality book donations, and Thank You! More info about the Book Sale

Lao Tizer and his Quartet are Back!

Enjoy the fusion of smooth and modernist jazz as Lao and his crew join us on Friday, Sept. 13. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the concert will begin at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $20 each. Learn More.

Annual Meeting

Our Annual meeting was held Feb. 8, 2020. View our annual report here. We also have an updated version of the 2019-2020 Financial Highlights, 2019 Balance Sheet, and 2020 Budget Detail from the annual meeting. Your vestry class of 2023 is Jill Browning, Dan Huebner, Lorraine Kituri, and Rosie Russo, and Steve Crum will fill our vacancy in the class of 2022.

 

News

Take a look at this week's announcements from All Saints':

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month—On April 16, 2020 at 7 p.m., All Saints’ and Heartly House will virtually host an event specifically focused on Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. One in six males are abused before the age of 18. It’s time we started talking about it. The event title C.A.P.E.S – Community Awareness Promoting Empowerment to male Survivors is sure to be moving, thought provoking and most importantly empowering. Please consider attending. Please watch the weekly blasts and website for more information on how to connect to this event. If you have any questions, you can contact parishioner Doug Tinder at doug.tinder@verizon.net or 301-788-6049.

ALL ABOARD for VBS Camp!—Calling all campers, Jr. counselors, and adult volunteers. Even amidst the SARS-CoV-2 (covid-19) pandemic we are still planning to have a fun camp week this summer! Currently, registration is all online. To register, visit allsaintsmd.org for the links to the camper, junior counselor, adult volunteer, and pre-K camper forms. You can also download a pdf to print, complete, and mail to the Church office. You must complete a separate form for each individual person. Questions? Please contact Rev. Jess at jholthus @allsaintsmd.org or 301-663-5625 or Angie Richards 303-514-3191 or angmrich@gmail.com.

Are You Grieving a Loss? Join us in... WALKING THE MOURNER’S PATH: A Faith-based Grief Support Program — Walking the Mourner’s Path is a ministry of healing and connection for those feeling disconnected after the death of a loved one or other significant life loss. Dates are tentative, but we are looking for interest. please email Rev Jess if you are interested in participating in Mourner's Path.

We need YOU at the 2020 Holiday Gifts and Greens Sale!—Planning is already underway for the 2020 Holiday Gifts and Greens Sale to be held Dec. 3-5. While the St. Mary's Chapter volunteers are happy to host the annual fundraiser, we need the participation of many Saints to make this year's event a success.Please consider volunteering a little of your time and talents---even just for an hour or two---over the 3-day event. We need volunteers to assist with everything from setting up, to greeting guests, to helping with sales and kid-focused activities at Santa's Workshop (a new feature). We are not asking for a formal commitment---just a showing of hands of who might be available. Please email, call or text Sandy Dunning (sdunning0117@gmail.com or 978-806-7894), Marty Young (martyy@communitylivinginc.org or 301-639-0248) or Dan Lajewski (danoflyfish@comcast.net or 301-667-0536) to express your interest. Closer to the date, we'll get in touch to determine how you’d like to participate and then firm up a schedule.

Trinity Treks—Once it is safe to gather in groups again, we are planning on doing an all-inclusive hike where we are going to do the Trees of Frederick Walking Tour to enjoy some unique trees in our neighborhoods. This hike will be welcoming to all ages and will be around 1-1/2 miles. The next hike will also be nice for all age groups as we are going to go down to the C & O Canal Towpath near Monocacy Aqueduct to enjoy the wildflowers and water fowl of the area. Please join us! Please keep checking the e-blasts for updates. For additional details contact Randy Querry at r_querry@yahoo.com.

Outreach

Lenten Rice Bowl—This Lent the funds from Rice Bowl donations will be used to support the Religious Coalition. The Coalition offers a variety of supports for those in our community who are facing housing insecurity. An example of one program called “after the storm” which helps clients either after they have left the program or while in the program with work related or car related expenses. Rice Bowl offerings may be place in the wooden “rice bowl” in the center isle by the piano.