All Saints Church

Newsletter

April 26, 2019



http://www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/uploads/LoveGrowServeGoLogoSM.jpgThe Institution of Rev. Scott Bailey

Please join us in a joyous event to celebrate new beginnings at All Saints’ Church, May 4, as we witness the institution of our new rector, Scott Bailey, by Bishop John Guernsey.  The service will begin at 10 a.m. and a reception will follow, which will be hosted by the congregation. Those who plan to attend are encouraged to sign up using the potluck form at www.allsaintswoodbridge.org.
 

Of Note This Week Save These Dates!
  • The Kids Want Your Stuff! (See Youth Yard Sale)
  • Sewing Projects for Children's Ministry (See Serve)
  • May 5: Newcomer Class Begins
  • May 9-11: Youth Missions Yard Sale
  • May 29: Serving at Streetlight
  • June 24-28: Community Vacation Bible School

Want to get a head start on the readings for Sunday's services? By request and with great joy, here they are! (from the ESV unless otherwise noted).





Acts 5:12a, 17-29 

Psalm 111 (BCP)

Revelation 1:9-19

John 20:19-31

 
 
 
Prayer for All Saints' Church
Every other week, post a new prayer for our church. Please add these to your prayer routine throughout the week. This prayer can also be found in the Prayers of the People section of the weekly bulletin: 

We give thanks and praise for God’s loving provision through Easter, and for a season of new beginnings this spring, for each of us, for All Saints’ Church, and for those who do not yet know Him.

 

Upcoming Events

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But First, a Word From Your Bookkeeper
By now everyone should have received an electronic copy of their first-quarter giving statement. Statements have also been sent to those who do not have computer access. If you haven't received this statement, please contact Lori Sandoval as soon as possible to ensure she has your latest contact information.

Name Tag Sunday!
Let's make it easy for Rev. Scott and his family to learn our names. Please remember to wear your name tags for the Installation service May 4, and hang on to it for the following day. This will also help newcomers (and us old folk who just cain't remember) to match names with faces as we get to know each other as well. Anyone who would like a name tag made can leave their request at the newcomer kiosk in the Atrium and we'll try to get it to you before the Big Day!

The Kids Want Your Stuff!
Once again we are asking for your good “junk.” Look around your homes for items in good condition but no longer of use to you, and consider donating them to help our youth raise funds for their summer missions. We do accept children’s clothing but NOT adult clothing. Nor can we accept large appliances or non-flat-screen TVs.  Drop off donations at the church Atrium any time after 9 a.m. Thursday, May 9.  To arrange for someone to pick up large or heavy items, please contact Mario at msandoval@allsaintswoodbridge.org.  The yard sale will be Saturday, May 11 in the Atrium. Invite everyone to come and shop! Come to the Early Bird, treasure hunt special on May 10. For teens going on the mission trip helping is mandatory. For those teens not going on the mission trip, we could still really use your help!


Old Retired Guys
An opportunity for retired men to get together for breakfast and fellowship. We will meet at Bob Evan's on Smoketown & Gideon on May 21 at 8:15 a.m. in the back of the restaurant. Bring a friend and come chin wag with fellow retirees. For more information call Dick Preston at 571-553-3270 or 703-626-6578. 

Hang on to Your Onion Bags!
Your CVBS organizers are soliciting onion/clementine, or any similar food netted bags, plastic drink rings from 6/8-pack beverage sets, and gently used, good condition OR new stuffed animals NOT to be returned. The animals we're seeking are small to medium sized (think Beanie Baby and slightly larger.) WILD ANIMALS such as deer, fox, wild birds, wolf, owl, moose, elk, raccoon, squirrel, otter, snake, beaver, groundhog, bear, panda, cheetah, jaguar, cougar, hippo, giraffe, lion, tiger, coyote, antelope, monkey, elephant, dolphin, whale. No domestic animals such as dogs and cats please.
Please drop off your donations at the CVBS table in the Atrium. Thank you for helping to support the CVBS mission in our community and around the world!

Christian Education Celebration Sunday
Christian Education Sunday (the last Sunday before we break for the summer) is an opportunity to Praise God and give thanks for all who serve in Adult Education, in  Children’s Ministry, and with our youth. Please consider sending a picture or note or some other expression of thanks from you and your children to their teachers to celebrate Christian Education Celebration Sunday May 27. 

For Graduating Seniors 
We would like to honor your grads, whether they’ve completed High School or College, attained a Master’s, a Doctorate, or reached any other milestone this school year, please email their names to the Communications Director at announcements@allsaintswoodbridge.org (and include the degree earned and school), and we’ll include it in our Graduation bulletin. Please submit names by May 22.  
AND,  we will hold a Graduation Service for our High School seniors, to launch them into the world with prayer and blessings. The service will be held Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m. Please contact Mario (msandoval@allsaintswoodbridge.org) for more information.

Ukraine Harvest Mission Spaghetti Dinner
The Moas family adopted their daughter from Ukraine in 2016. The following year they returned to their daughter’s village to help conduct a summer CVBS camp for around 40 orphanage and village children. Last year, they led a mission team which expanded the CVBS camp to more than 120 children and assisted with construction work at the local village church. This year, the Ukraine Harvest mission team is planning to conduct two different camps: a CVBS camp for children ages 3–11 and a sports camp for teens. We hope this will reach even more children with the hope we have in Jesus. To make all this happen we need help raising money to buy the supplies for the camps and help the orphanage and church in the village. Please consider coming Friday, May 10th, 5:30–7:30 pm. in the ASC multi-purpose room to hear more about the mission and how God is alive and moving in Ukraine! 
While there, enjoy a spaghetti dinner served by our team—no reservations needed. We offer good food and fun. All donations received will go towards the CVBS camps, church service projects, and orphanage.  Please visit https://give.woee.org/en/uhm2019 to make a tax-deductible donation.
 
Women's Ministry
All Saints’ women are invited to join the Women’s Ministry Team in the Prayer Center at 5:30-6:30 p.m., on the first Monday of every month. We will be praying for our discernment of God’s plan for the future of the Women’s Ministry. Please join us in prayer, either at the Ministry Center or at home. Contact Julie Tilton at 703 730-5894 if you have any questions or hear from our Lord regarding Women’s Ministry.

National Day of Prayer May 2
http://www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/uploads/NtlDayofPrayer_spot.jpgA prayer breakfast will be held on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 2, at 7:15 a.m. at Hylton Memorial Chapel. We have purchased tickets, a table of 10, for the Prince William Ministerial Association National Day of Prayer. This is an annual event sponsored by the PWMA and is an important way in which we can fulfill our vision to partner in unity with other churches to lift up Jesus. Tickets are $15; make checks payable to ASC, note National Day of Prayer in the memo line. Pick up your ticket in the church office.




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New Sunday Morning Small Group
John, “the beloved disciple,” tells us of Jesus, “which we have heard, which we have seen with our own eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life.” Using a Life Change Bible Study guide to John’s first letter to the Church, let’s learn together John’s unique perspective of Jesus, his example of God’s love, and grow in our love for our Savior. Study guide $12; bring your Bible. This group meets Sunday mornings from 9:40-10:40 a.m. in the Bishop’s Conference Room,  April 28-June 9. 

The Ministry & Teaching of Jesus
“The Ministry and Teaching of Jesus: Studies in the Gospel of Luke” examines the earthly ministry of Jesus beginning with the calling of the first disciples. Each teaching will examine Jesus’ ministry from Luke’s unique point of view. How did Jesus teach? How did He heal then and now? How did He prepare his disciples and how does He prepare us for mission in the world? Bring your Bible and a heart to look deeper at Jesus’ ways. This group meets Sundays mornings from 9:40-10:40 in the Sanctuary.

Fingerprints of God Bible Study
God desires a personal relationship with each of us, one that warms our hearts, values and affirms us, and guides us as we journey through life with Him. This study will help us recognize six ways to experience God’s touch:  “honor, intimacy, shelter, guidance, redemption, and refinement.” Come study with us Tuesdays through June 11 at 10 a.m.  in the multipurpose room as Jennifer Rothschild leads us on a journey to discover God’s fingerprints on our lives. Contact Chloellen@comcast.net for more information. 

Small Group Leader Training Course
A Small Group Leader’s Training Course is planned for Saturday, May 18 at All Saints’ Church from 9 a.m. until 1p.m. The course is designed for those who want to lead an All Saints’ Small Group who have no prior training, as well as experienced small group leaders who would like a refresher course. Please sign up online through the All Saints’ web site or in the sign-up book in the Atrium, as a minimum of 4 attendees are required.  Child care may be available if there is enough demand. For more information contact Ed Speare at 703-878-7706, or e-mail fast1edd@aol.com .

Protecting God's Children
Protecting God’s Children at All Saints’ Church, a required workshop for all those 14 and older who volunteer with youth and children (Community VBS, Nursery, Youth Group, etc.) will be offered Monday, May 6 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 May 3. Everyone who plans to attend the workshop is asked to register at www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/pgc.

Newcomer's Class
http://www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/uploads/Spring-Newcomer-2016-spotlight.jpgIf you are a newcomer (been here less than two years), or you just want to know more about All Saints’ Church, you will benefit from this four-week series. We will meet in the Administrative Conference Room from 9:45-10:45 a.m., beginning May 5. 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 and find ways to plug in. For more information, contact Naomi Iber at (703-670-0093 ext. 106) or email newcomer@allsaintswoodbridge.org.

Learn About Global Teams Missions
All men and women are invited May 7 to come listen to special guest speakers, Sheryl Shaw, the North American Director of Global Teams, and Yvonne North, a Global Teams missionary from Immanuel. Sheryl and Yvonne will share about this international mission that extends to unreached people groups around the world. You may not be called to the international mission field, but God asks each of us to reach out to someone who has never heard the Good News about Jesus. Come and be encouraged by the ways God is transforming lives for His glory. A love offering will be taken for this ministry. We will meet in All Saints' lmultipurpose room from 10 a.m.—noon.  Contact Chloellen@ comcast.net for more information.

Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study: Acts
Each Saturday at 8 a.m., ASC hosts a Men’s Bible Study in the Church Sanctuary. These studies take the group on a book-by-book, in-depth discussion on God’s word with emphasis being placed on the modeled male leadership within the Body of Christ. We are currently in the Book of Acts. The class is led by a cadre of teachers from our Parish men’s ministry team. For questions or additional information, please contact any member of the men’s ministry leadership team, or Deacon Andy Terry.


Young Adults
Hungry for an authentic encounter with God? The Young Adults Ministry at All Saints' Church is a place to grow, share, and hang in a relaxed setting with friends who value pursuing a genuine expression of faith in Christ. This group is for college-age through 35-ish and is for both married couples and singles. Friends and co-workers are welcome. For more information contact Aram Rice at onerice@gmail.com. 


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Serving at Streetlight
All Saints’ Church is one of many area churches in a rotation that keep the hot meals coming at Streetlight Ministries for the homeless. We will be sponsoring our next Wednesday serving at Streetlight on May 29 at the Pathway Vineyard Church, 1550 Prince William Parkway.  Look for the sign-up table in the Atrium.  For further information, please contact Owen and Lynne Cheney, Lindsey and Bruce DeSoto, or Deacon Andy. 

Exciting Happenings in
Sunday School and Children's Church

Dear All Saints’ Parents of Elementary Aged Children: I am delighted to share with you the exciting direction we are taking in Sunday School and Children’s Church each week through Memorial Day weekend. For training purposes, we need to film the LIVE teaching of our Bible Study lessons, crafts and games for Community Vacation Bible School to place on our CommunityVBS.org website. To facilitate that, we will set up a mock CVBS site in the children’s wing complete with a pop up canopy, and other In the Wild CVBS decor.  We will combine our classes, ask the kids to wear a provided CVBS t-shirt over their clothing, and test out our lessons, games and crafts!   Our worship videos have already been filmed so we won’t include those on Sundays.
For the Sunday School hour, your child will be checked in at their classroom at 9:45 each week, and we will ask you to sign a form allowing them to participate in the filming for that day.
For those who participate only in Children’s Church, we will need to receive your permission to include them in the filming of the craft or game for that day so please accompany your child to the children’s wing as they are dismissed following the Gospel.
Our CVBS Leadership Team and our Sunday School teachers are excited about this fun opportunity to work together in such a powerful and fun way with your children!
Grateful for your partnership,
Lindsey 
 

CVBS: How Shall I Serve?
http://www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/uploads/InTheWild.jpgWill I SERVE GOD by providing a Host Home?
Host Homes provide a space outside for children and leaders to gather for CVBS for two hours each day.  That space could be a front, side, or back yard, or a deck, carport or driveway area.  Host homes are given all necessary decorations, yard signs, invitations, registration forms, snacks, training and support to welcome children and their families to VBS.
Will I SERVE GOD as a Host Home Assistant? 
(Open to High School Age & Older): Host Home Assistants are assigned to one host home for the entire week. They help welcome children and their families and provide an extra set of hands and feet for this important work. If the host home family has children too young for CVBS, they may be asked to provide childcare support.
Will I SERVE GOD as a Bible Study Leader? 
(Open to High School Age & Older): Bible Study Leaders are assigned to one host home for the entire week. They have the Spiritual Authority for the Bible Study site that they are assigned to. They provide the Biblical teaching each day and have the most direct contact with the children; they present God’s Plan of Salvation!
Will I SERVE GOD as a Craft Team Member? 
(Open to Rising 6th graders & Older): Craft Team members travel to three different host homes during their two hour shift and help children create prepared crafts which underscore the Bible lesson for the day.
Will I SERVE GOD as a Worship Team Member? 
(Open to Rising 6th graders & Older): Worship Team members travel to three different host homes during their two-hour shift and teach children at each site CVBS songs, hand motions and how to worship Jesus.
Will I SERVE GOD as a Recreation Team Member? 
(Open to Rising 6th graders & Older): Recreation Team members travel to three different host homes during their two-hour shifts and play games with children at each site which underscore the Bible lesson for the day.
Do I Love Spaghetti? 
On Friday, May 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  at All Saints’ Church,  enjoy a spaghetti dinner, fun fellowship, and learn how God is moving in the Ukraine Harvest Mission team through CVBS.  The meal is free, but donations are appreciated and will help support their mission.


Sewing Projects for Children's Ministry 
The Children's Ministry is recruiting individuals who know how to sew and/or can use a sewing machine to help complete various projects for our young ones, beginning with a collection of Jesus dolls.  We also hope to create or collect Biblical-era-type clothing for adults and children to add dimension to Children's teaching, Vacation Bible School and/or Children's Christmas performances. For more information, please email Lindsay Rixey or Tricia LaGrange at office@allsaintswoodbridge.org. 

Usher Team Seeking New Members
Looking for something fun to do on Sunday mornings? Why not join the Ushers? Regardless of which service you attend, we would love your help. Responsible Preteens and Teens are encouraged to sign up as well. Interested? Contact John Jagielski.

CVBS Mission Mondays

Every Monday through May 20, you are invited to spend whatever time you can on Monday mornings helping to prepare for the Community VBS mission. We will gather between the hours of 10 a.m. - Noon 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!

Food Pantry Update
Thank you for your continued support of our Food Pantry! Since November 1, 2018 we've collected more than 300 cans of soup, vegetables and ravioli, 40 boxes of cereal, 53 packages of tuna and chicken salad and so much more! We've helped 12 families over the past 3 months and we couldn't have done that without your support! Check for updates each month on how our Food Pantry is making an impact in our community.

Seeking Trained Videographer

All Saints' Church is seeking a skilled videographer to volunteer 5-10 hours per month as needed to: 1) Provide educational and consulting assistance to the Communications Director; 2) Assist us with video projects of varied size and scope; and 3) mentor our talented and eager-to-learn rising videographer, all with the goal to bolster and enhance our video program and capabilities. Please email office@allsaintswoodbridge.org if you can assist us in this area.  

Nursery Volunteers
We have a job opening for staff positions in the nursery at the 11 a,m, service. These are paid positions ($10/hour) and are open to All Saints parishioners who have attended the church for at least six months, and have completed the Protecting God’s Children workshop, and have lots of love and patience with little ones. (The next Protecting God’s Children workshop is Saturday, January 5, at 9:30 a.m.) If you are interested, please see Asteir Shokai or Nan Shotwell for an application and more information.

We also would love to have a few more volunteers to help one Sunday per month by volunteering in the nursery or at the nursery check-in desk. Again, please see Asteir or Nan for an application. Volunteers must have been a part of All Saints for at least six months, and have completed Protecting God’s Children workshop, and be at least 16 years old.

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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Cookies and Prayer for Kairos
“I came for the cookies and I’m leaving with Jesus.” 
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Thank you for partnering with us in the Kairos #41 weekend at CVCU #13! We had 27 women complete the weekend and we welcomed two more sisters into the Kingdom! We also had one woman, who had previously accepted Christ, ask to be baptized. Your prayers were instrumental in helping many women break through the bonds of unforgiveness. The cookies were amazing...you provided 132 dozen cookies! And, the women just love receiving the placemats made by the children of All Saints'.  Thank you again for "going" with us into CVCU#13. What a mighty God we serve!
Yours in Christ,   Anne, Debbie and Lynn
Mt 25:31-45