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April 13, 2018

Community VBS Needs YOU consider praying about whether to open your doors, your back yard, your porch, or even your driveway to host a Community VBS in your neighborhood. When you commit to two hours a day for five days (June 25-29), we will provide the teacher, an assistant, and all props, supplies, decorations and refreshments to proclaim GAME ON! in your community. If God is nudging you to host CVBS at your home but you would like to learn more about it before our May 1st sign-up deadline, come to one of our two information sessions at All Saints' Church for prospective host homes (childcare is provided). The sessions will be held April 19 and April 25. Both one-hour sessions start at 7:30 p.m. For more information on this and other ways to volunteer, visit

"Second" Friday Prayer and Worship TONIGHT
               ...singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, 
with thankfulness in your hearts to God. -- Colossians 3:16 

Last week's "First" Friday Worship and Prayer Service was moved to tonight, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Come join in an hour of fellowship, during which we sing praises to the Lord with both lively and reflective music, pausing occasionally to pray and listen for His voice. 


Of Note This Week   Save these dates!

  • April 14: Run 4 Hope; Walk 4 Life
  • April 15: Taste of Heaven (No Service at All Saints')
  • May 5: Food Fight Packing Day

  • May 6: Newcomer Class
  • Visit from Jan Nel
  • June 25-29: CVBS Game On!
  • July 15-22: Aliquippa Mission Trip

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


NOTE: This Sunday there will be no services or
classes at All Saints' Church. Join us instead at
Hylton Memorial Chapel (next door) for
"Taste of Heaven." See details in text below.



Upcoming Events


Run 4 Hope; Walk 4 Life
Care Net is hosting its first combined 5K Fun Run and 1-mile Walk, tomorrow, April 14, combining the Warrenton, Manassas and Woodbridge walks into one event in the heart of Manassas. Walk, run, sponsor, lead, or volunteer in many other ways in this effort to raise funds. Money raised helps Care Net PRCs provide free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests and options counseling to women and men facing unplanned pregnancy in our community. The event starts with a registration hour at Harris Pavilion (9201 Center St. in Manassas) at 8:30. Register online ($15) or at the door ($20) at Email or call 703-330-4572 for more information.

Taste of Heaven (No Service at All Saints' April 15)
The annual Unity of Worship Service, A Taste of Heaven, is a combined creative worship service celebrated by churches throughout the region. There will be no services at All Saints' Church April 15 so we can all participate. Service starts at 11 a.m. in the Hylton Memorial Chapel, where we will celebrate this year's theme, "We All Are One."

Youth Yard Sale Time -- Seeking Donations
We hope you've set aside those no-longer needed, but good-quality treasures, appliances, and furniture amassed during Spring Cleaning, because it's time to give them a second life. Bless someone else with your treasures by donating them to the Youth Yard Sale, which will be held May 12 in the church Atrium. All proceeds from the sale are applied toward financing the Youth Summer Mission Trip to Aliquippa, PA. Bring your donations to the church beginning May 9--please, no adult clothing. If you require assistance with large furniture, contact Mario to arrange pick-up. 

Men of All Saints', Get Your Hike On!
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place... -- Psalm 8:3

The Men of All Saints' will gather to ponder God's creation as they hike along the Potomac River, April 28 at Leesylvania State Park. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., they will hike between 2 and 2-
1/2 miles, stopping midway to discuss the verse above and give the little ones a rest (children 5 and older are welcome, as are pets). Free parking is available in the May’s community culdesac. Expect to wrap up around noon. For more information, contact Bobby Demott.

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

If you are distressed by the news around the world and want to do something to help, please consider this prayer opportunity. We meet the second Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is Tuesday, May 8  at 7:30 p.m. in the All Saints’ Prayer Center.

Ladies' Worship and Prayer
The twice-monthly women's gathering for worship, prayer and fellowship at the home of Kelly Mine has been moved to the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The next meeting will be April 17, from 7-9 p.m., at 14713 Parson Weems Loop, Woodbridge. Hope to see you there!  

Connecting Women
The Women’s Council will be holding a monthly casual get together for the women of All Saints'. "Connecting Women" will meet every third Saturday of the month upstairs in Wegman's from 1-2 p.m. (the next meeting is April 21). This is a casual social event. Just grab a coffee and connect and get your weekly shopping done at the same time.


A Biblical Worldview on Abortion Workshop
Join us for this important equipping workshop so that we can minister to men and women who have participated in abortions and need healing, and to those facing an abortion decision. The workshop will be held Wednesday, April 18 at Occoquan Bible Church (3700 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge). A light Breakfast will be provided. This is a free event but registration is required! Register at

Navigating the Caregiving Journey Conference
Caring for a loved one? Have caregiving challenges and questions? This conference is designed to empower family caregivers with resources and knowledge. It will be held Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This conference can help those who: Care for (or will care for) a family member or friend; work with (or want to work with) persons requiring care; and those who offer products and/or services for family caregivers. Registration is required ($25). The cost includes a program guide, access to the exhibitor hall, educational sessions, and lunch. Respite care will be provided by our sponsor Griswold Home Care NoVA West but that service must be reserved no later than TODAY, April 13. For more information visit


Women's Thursday Bible Study: The Epistle of Jude
Join the Thursday morning Women's Bible for an in-depth study on the New Testament Book of Jude. Written by the half-brother of Jesus Christ, Jude is one of the shortest books in the Bible. Why is this study so important for today's Christian? For one, it helps us to identify and combat the false teachings and prophecies that are so prevalent today. Secondly, the study teaches us the meaning of contending for our faith and gives us handles on how to do it. Finally, Jude will provide us with encouragement and help as we live and interact with a culture that is hostile to our Christian faith. This is a five-week study beginning April 26 and ending May 24. The class meets on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon in the Administrative Conference Room. For more information contact Connie Odems at (703) 583-0391. To register, click here

Protecting God’s Children Class
Protecting God’s Children at All Saints’ Church, 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 Saturday, April 21,  from 9:30 a.m. until noon in the Children’s Wing. Nursery and child care for children third grade and younger will be made available upon request by Wednesday, April 18.  Please register for the workshop at

Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study
This Lent we are studying the Ten Commandments based on a Lenten sermon series Bishop John Guernsey preached at All Saints’. These teachings explain that the purpose of God’s law is not to make us perfect but to show us how much we need Jesus.  We’ll examine how the Ten Commandments point us to Jesus and guide us after we become His followers. No fee for this study—your Bible is the only textbook you’ll need.  Please join us in the ASC multipurpose room 10 a.m.—noon each Tuesday, March 6-27. Free childcare is available in the church nursery. Contact for more info or to reserve a place for your child in the nursery.  

Newcomer Class
Beginning May 6, All Saints' Church will hold a Newcomer Series of Classes. If you are a newcomer (been here less than 2 years), or you just want to know more about All Saints' Church (perhaps you never made it to the newcomer class before), you will benefit from this series. Perhaps you took the series before but missed a particular week--just sign up for an individual week. Plan on fun, informative classes as we learn more about the church and its many ministries. The Newcomer Class consists of four, one-hour sessions delivered Sunday mornings during the Discipleship Hour (9:45-10:45), and culminating with a dinner at the home of Father Dan and Kristin Morgan. The series will cover: (Week One) Our History; (Week Two) Prayer and Worship; (Week Three) Spiritual Gifts; and (Week Four) Anglicanism. For more information, contact Naomi Iber at (703-670-0093) ext. 106 or 



Take Part in a Food Fight!
Take a stand in the international fight against hunger! All Saints' will be participating in the annual Feed My Starving Children food packing event on May 5, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dulles Expo Center. All Saints' has pre-registered space for 33 volunteers. To register as a volunteer, to learn more about, or to support Feed My Starving Children financially, click this link

CVBS Mission Mondays
On Mondays through June 4, all are invited to spend whatever time you can on Monday mornings helping to prepare for the Community VBS mission.  We will gather between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room and paint, cut, sort, count, and ready all things needed for the Lord’s big mission.  Join in when you can, as many hands make light work and there is a job for everyone!

American Heritage Girls Want Your Retired Flags
The American Heritage Girl troop at All Saints’ will be conducting a proper United States flag retirement ceremony during the troop spring camp out on April 27-29. If you have a flag ready for retirement, please leave it in the box marked in the Atrium by April 26, we would be honored to retire it for you. If you are not sure if your flag should be retired or repaired, please visit this website for details: If you have any questions, contact Heidi Reichert by email at
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 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 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