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September 21, 2017

 

New This Week   Save these dates!
  • Finding the Holy Spirit
  • Small Group Leader Training
  • Prayer at the Pole
 
  • Oct 9: Men's Golf Outing & BBQ
  • Oct 31: Shine Your Light
  • Nov. 10-12: Men's Retreat

Want to get a head start on the readings for Sunday's services? By request and with great joy, here they are!

 

Jonah 3:10-4:11

Ps 145:1-13 (BCP)

Phil 1:21-30

Matt 20:1-16




 

 
 Reminder: New Sunday Service Hours

Service times are 8:15 and 11 a.m., and Discipleship Hour is 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

 




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See You at the Pole!
http://www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/uploads/syatp.jpgStudents across the nation will be arriving at school early Sept. 27 for the National Prayer at the Pole observance. They will be praying for their schools, their nation, and for each other, to stay safe and to prosper in the year ahead. Most prayer groups are meeting between 15 and 30 minutes before classes begin, so enquire first to arrive on time.
 
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Cookies and Prayers needed for Kairos!

During Kairos Weekend #38, four women from All Saints' will travel to a local prison to share the gospel with inmates Oct 19-22, and you can help. First, consider praying for the team while they are there by serving as part of the prayer vigil being held through the weekend. Second, they could use all the cookies they can get. Requirements for cookies are quite specific, so please check on the website for more information, or contact Suzy Speare at suzyspeare@aol.com or Debbie Morrison at 2157cats@gmail.com.


Bill Mehr Fundraiser Banquet
"Homeless: Could it be You or Me?"
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Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7 p.m. Hosted by the Cooperative Council of Ministries, and located at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 12351 All Saints Place, Woodbridge VA 22192. Keynote Speaker will be Kelly Wright, co-anchor of Fox America's News Headquarters, gospel singer, and ordained minister. Admission is $25.00 per person/$45.00 per couple. No Tickets available at the Door- seating is limited to 120 guests. All proceeds for the gourmet meal and silent auction go to support The Bill Mehr Drop in Center. To purchase tickets go to: www.billmehr.eventbrite.com. Contact Terry O’Connor at teniel3@aol.com; Cell phone: 571-723-7065

First Friday Worship Night
Join us for a time of worship and bonfire fellowship Friday, October 6 in the All Saints’ Church at 7:30. Invite others who might be looking for A Place to Belong! Worship will last approximately an hour, and there's always fellowship afterward.

Men's Golf Outing

Join us for an afternoon of Golf and Barbecue on October 9, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Broad Run Golf Club, 10201 Golf Academy Drive, Bristow, VA 20136, on route 28 near Bristow Road. Cost are as follows: $23 for golfing and cart; $6 for food only; $3 additional to participate in the putting competition (total for all is $32). 
Registration Deadline is Oct 6. Questions? Contact John Coppersmith: trainman181@MSN.com

Healing Room of Woodbridge
Healing prayer will be available on Sat., Oct. 14, 1-3 p.m. in the All Saints’ Prayer Center. Prayer is offered for healing by trained prayer teams on a “first come, first served” basis. Contact Ed Speare at 703-400-4659 for more information.

Kids' God's Team Worship Bags Available

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Elementary-aged children are invited to check out a God's Team worship bag from the children's wing before Sunday services. Inside, they will find an age-appropriate Bible, clipboard with Bible coloring and activity pages, colored pencils and crayons, and some surprises. Children may enjoy the contents of the bag during the service, return the bag thereafter and take any completed work home.


Protecting God’s Children at All Saints’ Church
Protecting God’s Children, a required workshop for all those age 14 and older who volunteer with youth and children (nursery, Sunday school, Children’s Church, Youth Group,  etc.), will be offered on Thursday, Sept. 28  from 7–9:30 p.m. in the Children’s Wing.  Nursery and child care for children third grade and younger will be made available upon request by Sept. 25.  Please register for the workshop at http://www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/pgc. 


Blessing Bag Supplies Needed
http://www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/uploads/supplies.jpgThe All Saints' Church Blessing Bag program is a parishoner-led effort to provide women's supplies to support women who are homeless, underprivileged, or in domestic abuse situations. All items collected are sorted and used to fill purses, bags, and satchels (also donated) that can often become all a woman owns, particularly for women who leave their homes in a hurry. Please consider purchasing some items (small and trial size) and leaving them in the box in the atrium on Sunday mornings. Current needs include: face wash, tweezers, "Wet Ones" packs, pens, notepads, gloves, socks, tissue packs, nail ciippers, shower puffs, hairbrushes, gum and bandaids. 


    


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Fall 2017: The Greatest Journey
http://www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/uploads/greatest_journey.jpgMillions of boys and girls in more than 100 countries around the world are participating in The Greatest Journey—a follow-up discipleship program for children who receive Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. This fall, children at All Saints’ Church will go through these same 12 discipleship lessons.  God is using The Greatest Journey to raise up an army of young evangelists around the world to transform entire communities through the Gospel. We are thrilled to join in this exciting program and see our young saints reach out for Jesus in our area! Find out more about the program here.


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Conversations That Count
Do you sometimes hesitate to share your faith? Feel awkward or worry that you don't have all the answers? "Conversations that Count" will help women at whatever stage or position in life (single, married, divorced, with kids, without kids, working in the business world, government, military or inside the home or both) to thoughtfully share their faith and give reasonable answers for what they believe. Your registration fee includes dinner on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday morning. Price: $129/person.
For more information, go to http://www.cslewisinstitute.org/WACinfo.


Newcomers' Class
Even if you've been coming to All Saints' for a while, the whirlwind of activity and opportunities surrounding your new church can sometimes create more questions than answers. Are you searching for ways to plug in? Explanations about why we do what we do? About what we believe? Where to turn for assistance? All this and more can be answered by attending the Newcomers Class, a three-part program that will be held on Sunday mornings to teach you all about life at All Saints'. This is not a membership class. It is simply an opportunity to learn a little about our history, ways to get involved, hear about the many opportunities we have available here, and most importantly, to ask questions. Classes are held on Sundays during the Discipleship hour. Please RSVP: Call Naomi Iber (703)670-0093 ext.106 or email niber@allsaintswoodbridge.org. Childcare will be made available upon request.
 

Foundations for Ministry Course Sign-up
It's not too late to sign up for Foundations for Ministry, an adult Bible study designed to equip participants to meet the challenges of daily opportunities for ministry in the Church and in the world through the study of God’s Word.  This two-year course of Bible study is divided into two academic years but students commit to one year of study at a time. Class combines teaching and small group discussion based on weekly homework and meets from 6 to 8 p.m. each Sunday evening during the school year.  We are beginning a new two-year cycle in September and registering for Year One: Old Testament.  For more information and to register for Foundations, please go to the Foundations web page available on the church website at www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/foundations. 

No one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” -- 1 Corinthians 3:11

Finding the Holy Spirit
http://www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/uploads/hsclass_guthrie.jpgHave you ever felt God calling you to be a person that prayed for others to be healed? Wondered about the historical place that healing has held in the life of the Church? P
ondered the theology or behind a ministry of healing? Have you ever said, “There has to be more to the Christian life and my walk with God?” If you answered maybe, or yes to these questions, then we have an opportunity for you to be a part of a beta-test program that presents the ministry of healing, and other spiritual gifts in a historical, theological, biblical understanding and prepares you to for ministry in these areas. 

The two-day course will be held at All Saints' Church Friday, September 29, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Instructed by Rev. James Guthrie, this course will assist in completion of his D. Min dissertation and is part of his research for the project. Participants will be asked to take part in three online surveys to assist in the research part of the project. There is no charge for the conference. Please register at thcimhealingconference@gmail.com so enough materials can be prepared for the event.  

 
Bible 101
http://www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/uploads/Bible101header.jpgBible 101 is a course for those who would like to develop more confidence in reading and studying the Bible. Participants will become familiar with God’s Word making it less imposing and more engaging and understandable. Considering that the Bible is the primary way of understanding God’s character and His plan for us “from the beginning,” this course will be an important step in uncovering the common threads that come together to make the Bible the greatest book ever written.

We will study the Bible's basics, organization, and consistent message. The structure of the class will be a period of instruction followed by discussion, questions, and a short Bible study keyed to the lesson. Each participant will be asked to sign a covenant agreement for the nine sessions, pledging to commit to every meeting, unless unforeseen circumstances make attendance impossible.

Week 1:  Introduction: “The Inspired Word of God”
Week 2:  The Pentateuch
Week 3:  The Historical Books
Week 4:  The Poetical Books
Week 5:  What is Prophesy?   The Major and Minor Prophets
Week 6:  The Gospels and Acts (Historical Books)
Week 7:  The Epistles
Week 8:  Revelation/ Parables
Week 9:  Praying the Word/ Review/What’s Next?

For more information contact Walt DeHoust at 703-878-0785, or by email:
wfdehoust@gmail.com


Goliath Must Fall

Please join us for Pastor Louie Giglio’s new Bible Study, Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants. “Many of us have giants in our lives—hang-ups and habits, fears and insecurities that keep us from reaching our full potential. Frozen, we lose sight of the promise God has for our lives and settle for far less than best. But there is a better way forward… Louis Giglio offers powerful insights from the Biblical story of David that will help you overcome your giants once and for all by fixing your eyes on the size of your God, not the size of your giant.”

We meet in All Saints’ multi-purpose room each Tuesday from 10 a.m.—noon. This is a great way to introduce a friend to Bible Study. Whether you’ve done many Bible Studies or none, all women are welcome, and we’ve saved a place for you. The cost for this DVD based series and workbook is $9. Free childcare is available in the church nursery. Contact Chloellen@comcast.net for more information, to order a workbook, or to reserve a place in the nursery for your child.


Women's Thursday Morning Bible Class: Acts of the Apostles, Part 2

Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Class has resumed with the continuing study of the Acts of the Apostles. Join in the study and discussion of the exciting story of how the gospel spread after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Read about the transition from Judaism to Christianity and discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in guiding the apostles (especially Peter and Paul) in the early development of the Christian church. Follow the apostles' travels and hardships they encountered in laboring to obey the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Acts 1:8. Learn ways that Christians today can continue to obey and carry out the Great Commission. Class convenes on Thursdays from 9: 30 to 11:30 am in the lower level multipurpose room. The final session is December 7.  Contact Connie Odems at (703) 583-0391 with any questions. Click here to register online.





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Small Group Leader's Training - Fall Session
http://www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/uploads/smallgrouptraining_proj-1.jpgSmall Group Leader's Training will be offered at All Saints' Church Sat., Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a lunch break at noon. Look for the sign up sheet in the atrium beginning September 18.  Contact Ed Speare at 703-400-4659 for more information.


Gideon Drive Clean-up
As part of our commitment to "Keep Prince William Beautiful" our next clean-up day along Gideon Drive will be on Saturday, September 16, starting at 9:30 a.m.  Clean-up will be conducted rain or shine.

Volunteers needed for December Chili Cook-off and Hoedown
We're looking for a group of folks who enjoy a good time and don't mind putting in some elbow grease to make it happen. This annual gala is one of All Saints' most popular fellowship events, but requires a bit more advanced planning than some others. We could use help planning, decorating, judging (chili and desserts), setting up, and tearing down. If you're interested, please call Cathy Riddle at 703-670-0093 or email her at office@allsaintswoodbridge.org.

Looking to "Plug in"? Extra Hands are always Appreciated
Please consider giving an hour or so of your time weekly or monthly to All Saints' Church by serving in one of the many volunteer opportunities. There's a spot for you wherever you would feel most comfortable serving--in the kitchen, in the nursery, in the office, helping to set up the altar, helping during the service as a reader, usher, chalice bearer or working in the audio-visual booth. If you are being called to serve, please contact the office at 703-670-0093 or via email to office@allsaintswoodbridge.org. Training will be provided if needed on an individual basis.



To add your event to the calendar, e-newsletter and Sunday morning’s bulletin, email announcements@allsaintswoodbridge.org. Announcements and additions to the "Prayers of the People," must be submitted by Mondays, 12 noon. All Saints' Church
14851 Gideon Drive
Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
T:703-670-0093 | F: 703-670-0094
allsaintswoodbridge.org