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Featured Ministry: Sustainable World

by Mark Edwards

I was in a dry spell, feeling like I wasn’t contributing very much of myself beyond my regular business as a construction manager and architect. The issues of sustainability, a significant focus in our design and construction work, nagged at me to be more active beyond that work venue. Further than that, our business sent me to Nigeria several times where I observed some of the most dramatic examples of un-sustainable systems and living. This experience finally pushed me to find a place where I might begin to participate in a useful way.

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A Lenten Discipline of Sacred Resistance

A week from today is Ash Wednesday: the first day of the 40 day journey to Easter we call Lent. It has been our custom over the last few years to offer daily Lenten Meditations on this blog … written by staff members and reflecting on the Lenten themes of prayer, study, self-examination and repentance. This year, we will offer those reflections through the lens of a Lenten discipline of sacred resistance.

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Responding to Fear and the Crises of our Time

Saturday, April 1st

All Saints Church will be the venue for Responding to Fear and the Crises of our Time with the Spirituality of Francis of Assisi and Thomas Merton — a Lenten Retreat with Dan Horan. Over the last year we have witnessed an increase in racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and other forms of fear of the ‘other’ in our society. This day-long retreat/workshop seeks to draw on the rich spiritual traditions of Francis of Assisi and the late Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton to provide us with resources for both prayer and action.

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Screening of “Harvest of Empire”

Sunday, March 5

At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, this powerful documentary examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.

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Jazz Vespers: Bill Cunliffe’s Big Band BACHanalia

Sunday, March 12

We welcome back to Jazz Vespers our own Grammy Award-winning arranger and composer-in-residence Bill Cunliffe — widely known for his swinging and lyrical pianism and his creativity and invention as a composer and arranger of jazz. Bill will be joined by special guests Denise Donatelli and Dawn Bishop.

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Featured Ministry: Parish Celebrations

Every week we celebrate one of the many ministries that make up the work and witness of All Saints Church. This week our featured ministry is Parish Celebrations … and our featured blogger is ministry member Shannon Bankhead.

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For Everything There Is A Season

from Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church

It is with a heavy and grateful heart that today I accepted the letter of resignation of All Saints Church Director of Music James Walker, effective the end of July, 2017. Heavy because for 34 years, James has been more than a music director but a spiritual and pastoral leader in this congregation, and his loss to us will be keenly felt. Grateful because, during his time here, James has shaped All Saints as a creative community and enriched the tapestry of our worship in countless ways, the benefits of which will be felt for generations to come.

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Winter New Member Classes Forming Now!

March 2 – April 6

Registration is open now for our Winter New Member Class! Designed for folks from other faith traditions, from no faith tradition, and for lifelong Episcopalians, the All Saints New Member Class is a place to explore your journey of faith with presentations by All Saints staff members and reflections in small groups.

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“You Have Heard that Our Ancestors Were Told…”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, February 12, 2017:

“When we share comfort, healing, forgiveness, and acceptance with one another, we become one together, leaning and depending on one another. As community, we learn that we do not have to bear our burdens alone. We have each other.”

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Ash Wednesday

Lent looms. Ash Wednesday — the beginning of our annual forty day journey to Easter — falls on March 1st this year. And so it’s not too soon to mark your calendar and plan to be with us at All Saints Church for one of our four Ash Wednesday services.

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