Open for Prayer: No matter your situation or circumstances, we hope you'll join us in prayer:

Daily Office: Every weekday at 7:30 a.m. in the Historic Church

Centering Prayer: Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Room

Our Historic Church is open for prayer during business hours.

2020 Stewardship Our annual Stewardship campaign has begun. Life gives us so many opportunities to learn grow, and travel together as the Body of Christ. Please prayerfully consider your pledge to All Saints' for 2019. Download a 2020 Pledge Card, or pledge your work, wealth, and wisdom online now!. You can also read our pleddge letter.

The Sunday Special Kind of like the diner where they know your name, come get a warm welcome, a generous smile, and a plate of warm breakfast at the table of belonging. Join us at 10 a.m. on the first Sundays of each month (September's will be on the 8th).

 
 

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.

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

Could you be our next Administrative Assistant?

We are look for an individual with a passion for communications and community to be our new part-time administrative assistant. Could that be you? Find out more in our position summary, and get the finer details and how to apply in our full job description. Resumes will be accepted through July 7.

"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

Invisible Systems: Feb. 24, 7 p.m.

Join us for a special, two-woman show that is a powerful chronicle of growth and realization. Songstress Lisa Bromfield's eyes were opened to systemic privilege, societal positions, and racism and advantage. Through the process, she was inspired to create Invisible Systems with Angela Bowden, which has been described as a "powerful and profound" evening of song and word. Tickets are $10 or pay-what-you-can, and proceeds will benefit AARCH and I Believe in Me, Inc. Learn more about Lisa at bromfieldmusic.com.

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
8:00 AM - Rite I Eucharist - Historic Church
10:00 AM - Rite II Eucharist with Music - Historic Church
    Meet-up Location TBD
6:00 PM - Holy Eucharist - Historic Church

Morning Prayer each weekday at 7:30 a.m.

Holy Monday: April 6
12:00 PM - Holy Eucharist - Chapel

Holy Tuesday: April 7
12:00 PM - Holy Eucharist - Chapel

Holy Wednesday: April 8
12:00 PM - Holy Eucharist - Chapel
5:30 PM - Holy Eucharist - Chapel

Maundy Thursday: April 9
12:00 PM - Holy Eucharist - Chapel
7:30 PM - Holy Eucharist - Historic Church
9:00 PM - Watch Begins - Chapel

Good Friday: April 10
8:30 AM - Close of Watch - Chapel
12:00 PM - Good Friday Service - Historic Church
3:30 PM - Family Journey Through Holy Week
5:30 PM - Good Friday for All Ages - Great Hall

Holy Saturday: April 11
7:00 PM - Great Vigil of Easter - Historic Church

Easter Day: April 12
8:00 AM - Easter Eucharist - Historic Church
9:00 AM - Easter Eucharist with Sermon for All Ages - Great Hall
11:00 AM - Easter Eucharist with Choral Music - Historic Church

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! This year we will be offering 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 24-28. Any questions, please contact Joanna Gibb at joanna.rizzo.gibb@gmail.com or 719-359-3111.

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

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

Help with Ashes to Go?—It's become an annual tradition for our clergy and staff to offer Ashes to Go on the corner of Market and Church Streets during the lunch hour. Interested in helping? Join us for this rewarding ministry as we bring Ash Wednesday to those unable to attend church—we often have business people who can't take a long lunch break, the homeless, even a delivery driver has dropped by! Email Mother Adrien with your interest: adawson@allsaintsmd.org.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Feast!—Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Feb 25 at 6 p.m. for our annual Pancake Feast! The youth will be flipping pancakes on Shrove Tuesday as a way to lead the congregation into Lent. We will be burning palms from last year's Palm Sunday in preparation for Ash Wednesday. Bring any and all palms you may have to the Pancake Feast. Youth, please plan to arrive early (around 4 p.m.) to prepare for the feast, set up, and start cooking! Contact Scarlett Gibb (scarlett.gibb@gmail.com) for more information.

Celebration of New Ministry—On Sunday, Feb. 23 at the 11am service, we'll include prayers to mark the beginning of Adam Koch's ministry among us as Director of Music.

Invisible Systems: Feb. 24, 7 p.m.—It's almost here! Singer-songwriter Lisa Bromfield's eyes were opened to systemic privilege, societal positions, and racism and advantage. Through the process, she was inspired to create Invisible Systems with Angela Bowden, which has been described as a "powerful and profound" evening of song and word. Tickets are $10 or pay-what-you-can, and proceeds will benefit AARCH and I Believe in Me, Inc. Visit allsaintsmd.org now to get your ticket! Learn more about Lisa at bromfieldmusic.com.

Lenten Quiet Day—Save the date: Saturday, March 7! The Daughters of the King will host a Quiet Day of guided meditation and individual reflection, lead by Bishop Sutton and Angela Furlong. All are welcome. Watch upcoming bulletins and newsletters for more information.

Are You Grieving a Loss?—Join us in ‘Walking the Mourner’s Path,” a Faith-based Grief Support Program, Thursday evenings, April 30 - June 18, ~ 5-6:30 pm. 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. Led by trained Mourner’s Path facilitators Rev. Jess Holthus and Doug Tinder, you’ll participate in eight weekly small group meetings, grounded in prayer, structured on the Walking the Mourner’s Path© Workbook, with take-home meditations and exercises to enhance the experience and healing. Please PRE-REGISTER NO LATER THAN March 29 by contacting Rev. Jess at jholthus@allsaintsmd.org or calling 301-663-5625, 105. Fee: $75 for the cost of materials; scholarship funds are available. All participants must pre-register and be able to commit to the full 8-week session. No walk-in participants can be accepted. The group is limited to 6 – 10 people.

College Scholarship Opportunity—Attention high school seniors and undergraduate college students! The Episcopal Orphan House (EOH) Scholarship Committee is now accepting requests for applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. This scholarship has a rich history related to ASEC, however any Frederick County resident is eligible and encouraged to apply! These awards may be renewed each of the student's 4 undergrad years (Note: current recipients must reapply each year). Applications are due March 31. To receive an application form, please e-mail a request to elizabethlanegregory@gmail.com. Please provide both a mailing address and an e-mail address. We will e-mail you the application form as soon as we receive the request.

Fellowship

St. Mary's Chapter—will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, Mar. 2, at noon in the Parish Hall. A freshly cooked luncheon, at a cost of $5.00, will be served before the program and business meeting. In keeping with our presentations of Frederick City/County nonprofits that are of interest to the All Saints' family at large, Cindi Pollicove Diamondstone and Cathy Anderson (former parishioner from All Saints') from the Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP) will speak about how people can help out children who have either one or both parents in jail or prison.

Join Raising Saints!—Are you new to All Saints'? Are you helping to raise a child or grandchild? We want you to know about our young families group, Raising Saints! Providing fellowship and support for those forming the youngest members of our congregation, we meet every fourth Sunday for coffee at 10 am (everyone brings a snack to share). We use the time to caffeinate and to catch up with each other and share ideas on how to meet the needs of young families at All Saints'. Learn what's already going on and tap into our community to share your own ideas! Stay in touch by joining us at coffee hour and on our private Facebook page by "friending" Rebecca Couture! Our next coffee hour is Sunday, February 23 in the Great Hall following the 9 am service. Hope to see you there!

Outreach

Red Cross Blood Drive—We'll host a spring Blood Drive on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. If you're unable to give, please consider recruiting others as a way to support the drive. With questions, or to make a reservation, contact Rosie Russo at rosierusso@comcast.net or 240-818-7672. Or visit redcrossblood.org -> Find a Drive.