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August 31, 2018

 

Farewell and Thank You

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A Huge thank you from Kristin and me for the love and blessing that was shown to us these past few weeks. You all will forever live in our hearts for the years that we have been blessed to be able to serve you and lead you in your walk with Christ.

We are praying for you as God leads you to your next chapter and brings to you a leader for the next season. We leave with joy, having been honored, and hopeful for what God has planed for each of us.

Remember to Love, Grow, Serve, and Go, in Jesus . . . Living out His great commandment and fulfilling his great commission.

Blessings,
Father Dan

                             

Of Note This Week   Save These Dates!

  • September 7: First Friday Worship
  • September 16: "You Belong Here" Sunday
  • 2018 ASC Softball Team Forming 
 

  • October 19-20: Women's Stay-retreat
  • October 26-28: Saints' Together Weekend

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


 


Deuteronomy 4:1-9

Psalm 15

Ephesians 6:10-20

Mark 7:1-23
 


 

 Upcoming Events
 
 

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Invite Someone to "You Belong Here" Sunday
http://www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/uploads/YouBelongCard2.jpgFor the second year, All Saints’ Church is one of many across the country participating in a national effort to bring our neighbors to church, or back to church, in some cases. This year’s theme is “You Belong Here.” Are there people in your day-to-day lives who are struggling without Jesus? People you’d love to see discover the joy that comes with living in the Truth of God’s Word? Would you say they Belong Here? If so, here are some basic steps you can take to help them take the first steps toward finding, and perhaps joining a church in this area.

1.  Pray.Start now, by asking God to bring to mind anyone He would have you invite. Pray He would stir their hearts and that they be open to an invitation.
2.  Invite.We will have invitation cards in the Atrium starting this weekend that you can personalize and deliver, inviting your friends and neighbors to All Saints’ on September 16th. Of course, they can come sooner, but that day will be just a tad more festive than others.
3.  Offer to drive. Or, if they don’t need a ride, arrive early and be waiting in the Atrium so you can welcome them and show them around, introduce them to other church members. Wear your name tag that day (if you don’t have one, stop at the Newcomer kiosk and be sure and order one).
4. On the 16th, bring with you a plate of ready-to-serve breakfast food, such as fruit, pastry, etc. There will be NO online signup sheet for this, but we're counting on the Body to set out a table that says "WELCOME" in a big way. More on this next week.

5.  Point your visitors to (and offer to join them in) the “Next Step.” We have a great learning and growing opportunity planned for both new and seasoned All Saints’ members coming up: a church-wide small group study that Think, Act, Be(lieve) Like Jesus, which will be getting underway September 30. Books are available for $10 each in the Atrium on Sundays. See the "Grow" section of this newsletter for more information. 


ASC Softball Team Forming Now
The 2018 season starts September 7 and we're putting together our team right now. If you love to play ball and you're at least 15 (minors must have parental consent) contact Douglas Morris or Jill Clifton to join the roster. Just a fan of the game? We love fans in the stands! Games are played Fridays (in case of rain-out, they're moved to the following Monday. A list of dates and times will be posted on our website when it becomes available. 

Searching for Exchange Student Homes
Do you live in the Potomac High School district? Do you have room in your family for a teenager wanting to experience American life, culture, and high school? Such a family is needed immediately to support either a girl from Brazil, or a boy from Mexico, Spain, Vietnam, or China for at least 4 weeks, but ideally through the school year (May '19). If you are interested or have questions, please contact Kristie Halander at kristiehalander@yahoo.com (or 253-973-9609).

CareNet Banquet
Please consider attending the CareNet Pregnancy Resource Center's annual fundraising banquet, October 26, at 6 p.m. in the Westfields Marriott, Chantilly. Evening highlights include client testimonies and a powerful address from keynote speaker David Bereit, Author and Former CEO of 40 Days for Life. For more information, visit www.voice4life.org/banquet.


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 this Saturday, August 18). This is a casual social event. Just grab a coffee and connect and get your weekly shopping done at the same time.


GROW

Think, Act, and Believe Like Jesus (Books Available!)
http://www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/uploads/bookCover.jpgAll Saints' Church will be reading Think, Act Be(lieve) Like Jesus by Randi Frazee together as a community this fall. Beginning the week of September 30, we will be covering 2 topics each week for the following 10-12 weeks, concluding in mid-December.  The sermons and the Sanctuary Sunday school class will cover one of the topics for the week and small groups will cover the other. 
We are encouraging everyone to be part of a small group for this season and we are providing sign-up sheets in the Atrium throughout the month of September. Many groups will meet during the week at various times and places. There will also be small groups meeting during the Education hour (Sunday mornings, 9:45-10:45 am.). If you are already part of a small group, check with your group leaders for further details. If you are not part of a small group, now is a perfect time to join one – it is a rich way to experience this study and connect with others. Books for the study can be purchased for $10 each in the Atrium on Sundays. They are also available at online bookstores for just a tad more. Find more information and a projected schedule at www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/believe

Men's Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men's Bible study resumes September 1st. This fall we will be studying the Book of Acts. Spread the word and invite your brothers to join us. We meet every Saturday at 8 a.m. in the sanctuary.  

It's All about the Journey
Women's Stay Retreat

 This year's fall women's retreat will be a "Stay" retreat, held over two days at All Saints' Church. Our guest speaker this year will be Celeste Minns, who will  lead us in a focused study of Hebrews 12:1-3. The conference will take place Fri., Oct. 19 (6-8:30 p.m.) and Sat., Oct. 20 (9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.). The cost is $45 per person (includes lunch), and childcare will be available with advanced reservations. Register at the bottom of this page.

Foundations for Ministry
Foundations: Year Two - New Testament is now open for registration. Go to www.allsaintswoodbridge.org for more information and to register.

Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation
On October 28, our Bishop will be at All Saints’ Church to Confirm, Receive and Reaffirm members of our congregation who would like to take this next step in their faith. This opportunity is available one Sunday each year, so please prayerfully consider whether this is the year for you.  The course, “Learning & Confirming What We Believe,” starts September 16, and runs through October 21 in the Bishop’s Conference room, every Sunday at 9:45 a.m.  These classes explain how the Anglican Church started and what we believe. Those participating in the service can choose to:
* Be Confirmed (must not have previously made an adult, public profession of faith in Christ through Confirmation or adult baptism) [Confirmation Course Required]
* Be Received into the Anglican Church (may have previously made an adult, public profession of faith in Christ in another denomination) [Confirmation Course Required]
* Reaffirm Faith (was previously baptized, confirmed or received into the Anglican Church and wants to reaffirm faith in Christ)
* Take the course ONLY (for general knowledge, not Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation preparation purposes)
To register or to find more information, visit www.allsaintswoodbridge.org.


HEART
HEART, a ten-week Bible study for women who have had an abortion, is a confidential, non-judgmental, and safe place to share your experience. Come and receive God’s healing, restoration and hope.  A new group will be starting Wednesday, September 19. For more information, contact Suzy Spear at 703-861-5994, or email arc@carenetprcs.org. 

Loss of Spouse Workshop
All Saints' Church will be hosting a Loss of Spouse Workshop on Saturday, September 22, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose room. The Loss of Spouse (produced by GriefShare) seminar is a 2-hour event designed for people facing life after a spouse’s death. This practical, hope-inspiring seminar features video interviews with top Christian experts on grief and recovery topics from a biblical perspective and personal testimonies from widowed men and women.
The video seminar is combined with support group discussion of the materials presented during the video, and those who attend will receive a booklet filled with practical tips, encouraging words, a gospel presentation, journaling ideas, and exercises for daily help in their life ahead. There is no cost for this event. Childcare is not available. Please call Deacon Julie Tilton at 703 670-0093 ext. 102 or email caringministries@allsaintswoodbridge.org for more information.


C.S. Lewis Institute two-day event. Choose one or both! 
Friday, September 21, 7 - 9:30 pm at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC. Discover the state-of-the-art Museum of the Bible with its breathtaking presentation of the fascinating impact and history of the Holy Scriptures. Be entertained and inspired at our Gala event that Friday evening on the beautiful 6th floor of the Capitol view atrium. As guests of the Institute you have free access to the museum as well as a 1-hour VIP docent led tour at 2 p.m., which you can sign up for during registration.

Saturday, September 22, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Immanual Bible Church, Springfield, VA. Equip yourself and grow in your understanding of the inspiration and authority of the Bible from leading Bible scholar and dynamic teacher, Dr. Darrell Bock from Dallas Theological Seminary along with Old Testament expert, Dr. Scott Redd, and Christian Apologist, Dr. Art Lindsley at Saturday’s conference focused on God’s powerful Word. This conference entitled, “Building Your Life on Truth” is sure to give you a renewed confidence in the power of the Scriptures and strengthen your faith in Jesus Christ. 

For information about both these events, visit their website at http://www.cslewisinstitute.org/

Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study resumes September 20
Have you ever wondered what happened to 1st century followers of Christ after His resurrection and ascension? We know Christ gave a commission
(Matthew 28: 19-20) and a commandment (Acts 1: 8) to share the gospel message and make more disciples. How did Christ followers go about doing this? The Book of Acts and the Epistles answer some of these questions but there are many more about the work of hundreds of faithful followers down through the centuries up to this present time. Who were these faithful followers? What did they contribute? What problems did they face? How did Christianity and the Christian church grow and expand? Has the role of the church changed?
This 12-week study will provide an overview of the growth of Christianity, the expansion of the “church”, and the development of doctrines we believe today. Through reading and discussion the class will examine some of the religious, societal, political and cultural issues that the early church faced and compare these with issues facing the church and Christians today. Class begins Sept. 20 and will meet from 10 a.m.-noon in the Administrative Conference room. The book, Church HistoryMade Plain will be available at the first class for $10. For more information contact Connie Odems at (703) 583-0391. Register online at www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/thursmorn.

Fall Newcomer's Class
All Saints' Church will hold a Newcomer Series of Classes September 23, 30, and October 7 . If you are a newcomer (been here less than 2 years), or you just want to know more about All Saints' Church, you will benefit from this series. This is a relaxed setting where you will learn about All Saints', meet church leadership, and have plenty of time to ask questions. It's also a good opportunity to get to know each other. For more information, contact Naomi Iber (703-670-0093) ext. 106 or email newcomer@allsaintswoodbridge.org. 

New Tuesday Morning Bible Study begins Sept. 4

Perhaps you’ve asked God for a specific answer to your prayers, but the outcome wasn’t what you wanted. Join us each Tuesday, Sept. 4-Oct. 2, for Laura Story’s DVD based study, When God Doesn’t Fix It: Learning To Walk In God’s Plans Instead Of Our Own. Learn how Laura’s struggles to accept devastating news changed her and ended some dreams, but as God rewrote her story she found deeper joy and intimacy with Him; and so can we. Despite our flaws, God uses crises in our lives and in our biblical heroes lives to draw broken people closer to Him and lead us on the path He has planned for us to follow. Even if our situation doesn’t get better, we can become better with God’s help. We meet each Tuesday in the multipurpose room at All Saints' Church from 10 a.m.-noon. All women are welcome and we’ve saved a place for you. Contact Chloellen@comcast.net for more information or to order a workbook. Contact Melissa, mbyers@iachurch.org  for childcare during this Bible Study
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Faith Ministries Presents
Invitation 2018: Healing of a Woman's Heart Conference

When Life Hurts, Where is God? Join us September 15, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for this discussion on Psalm 42:3: "My tears have been my meat day and night while they continually say unto me, where is thy God?" The event is free (and includes lunch) at Marsh Road Baptist Church, 1514 Old Marsh Road, Woodbridge, VA 22191. Guest speakers and special music by Tara Johnson (author, singer, songwriter), Marcie Gray (speaker, singer, songwriter), and Patsy Hockaday (speaker, singer). Find registration online at www.faithministries.MarshroadBC.org
 
 



SERVE

Looking to "Plug in"? Extra Hands 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.

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What Did you Do This Summer?

Send us your best photo and a few lines about your mission trip. All Saints' parishioners have been all over the world sharing the Good News of Christ and serving as the Hands and Feet of the Body. We'd love to hear what you've been up to.  Email announcements@allsaintswoodbridge.org and we'll add your story to this page.                           




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
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