All Saints Church

Newsletter

May 24, 2019



Lawn and Garden Teams Forming

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We will be forming teams and discussing what needs to be done throughout the summer. No experience is necessary.
If you cannot attend either meeting yet would like to help, please contact Jean McCleerey at mccleerjean@gmail.com.
 

Of Note This Week Save These Dates!
  • May 29: Serving at Streetlight
  • June 1: Convoy of Hope
  • June 3: Heroin's Grip
  • June 11: Spirit Night at Nando's Peri-Peri
  • June 24-28: Community Vacation Bible School
  • July 14-21: Youth Mission to Aliquippa

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 14:8-18

Psalm 67 (BCP)

Revelation 21:1-4, 22 and 22:1-5 

John 14:21-29


 
 
 
All Saints' Church Congregational Prayer
Please add these petitions 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 pray for discernment and guidance from the Holy Spirit for this new season of our life together as a church. Pray for a fresh sense of direction for our ministries and leaders..

 

Upcoming Events

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Men's Friday Fellowship
Men of All Saints! Rekindle your fire. Join other like-minded men around the fire pit at the church on Friday, June 14, for the first of many Friday nights of fellowship and fun (the second Friday of each month), whenever weather permits. Bring a lawn chair and a snack or something to wet your whistle (non-alcoholic). From 8:30 p.m. until the fire goes out. See you there!

One-Time Time Change for Needlework Ministry
The Needlework Ministry meeting time for Saturday, June 1, has been changed from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Missing Baby Bottle Mystery

Check under the couch, behind the fridge, perhaps even in the trunk of your car! The CareNet team is searching for nearly 100 baby bottles that went out to parishioners but never found their way back. If you have one, even if it's still empty, please return it, as you would save CareNet the cost of replacing the bottles. Thank's a bunch! 

Convoy of Hope
If you or someone you know is currently experiencing a season of need, stop by the Convoy of Hope event June 1 at Hylton Chapel starting at 10 a.m. This faith-based community event is one of many held around the nation to provide groceries, shoes, health services, nutrition education, family portraits, veterans services, haircuts and more for those seeking assistance.


Still Seeking Onion Bags and Small Critters
Your CVBS organizers are soliciting onion/clementine, or any similar food netted bags, as well as 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!

School Supplies Needed for Jamaica Mission Team
Over the past few years, the Jamaica Mission team has developed profound relationships with students and their parents through offering Community VBS in a small schoolhouse in an impoverished region of the island. They will be returning to that school, laden with as many backpacks full of school supplies as they can pack into extra suitcases. If you'd like to help, please drop any of the following into the box in the atrium: Backpacks for boys and girls, composition notebooks, pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, and crayons (regular and jumbo). Thank you in advance for helping us bring the love of Jesus to Jamaica!


Jamaica Luncheon
On Sunday, June 16 at 12:30p.m., join John & Michelle Chase and team in the Atrium as they host their annual Jamaica Mission Luncheon! Learn about last year’s mission, what’s occurred in the interim, and plans for this year’s mission! BBQ, sides, and drinks will be served for a donation! Bring your father to a special Father's Day luncheon and support our team as we follow God's call back to Jamaica!

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 June 19 at 8:15 a.m. in the back of the restaurant. Bring a friend and come chin wag with fellow retirees. For more info call Dick Preston at 571-553-3270 or 703-626-657.

 
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.

Heroin's Grip
Osbourn High School (1977 Eagle Way in Manassas) will show the movie, "Heroin's Grip," on Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m. The documentary, which is free to all, shares stories from the front lines of the heroin and opioid epidemic. 


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Protecting God's Children
Protecting God's Children at All Saints’ Church, a required workshop for all those age 14 and older who volunteer with youth and children (Community VBS, Nursery, Sunday School, Youth Group, etc.) will be offered on Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Children’s Wing. This is the last PGC scheduled before CVBS. Nursery and child care for children third grade and younger will be made available upon request by May 30. Everyone who plans to attend is asked to register at http://www.allsaintswoodbridge.org/pgc. 

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 Sundays from 9:40-10:40 a.m. in the Bishop’s Conference Room, through 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 Sunday 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. 


Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study: Romans
The Men’s Ministry of ASC sponsors a Saturday morning Men’s Bible Study, meeting in the Sanctuary at 8 a.m. each Saturday. The group recently completed a study through The Acts of the Apostles and has begun a study through the Letter to the Romans. All men are welcome, and we’d encourage you to invite a friend. See Deacon Andy, or any member of the Men’s Ministry Leadership Team.


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 
 

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. 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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Bethany Fair is in Africa!
Please remember to keep Bethany in your prayers while she is on her mission through the end of May. She is serving in ESwatini, (formerly called Swaziland) with other SNU students, bringing Jesus' love to those in need. The team is partnering with churches and communities to accomplish many civic projects and sharing the Gospel. Follow her adventures on fb at "Eaton Swazi Journey." 
 
 
SOMA

Now in its 40th year, Sharing of Ministries Abroad is an international mission agency called by God to serve the Anglican Communion and the worldwide Church through short-term, cross-cultural missions both locally and abroad, ministering to the clergy and lay leaders alike.

The International Board comprises Anglican Renewal leaders drawn from ten nations together with the National Directors. The International Chairman is Rt Revd Ben Kwashi of Nigeria. There are also National SOMA offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Nigeria, Singapore, New Zealand, South Africa, and Uganda.  

If you feel tugged to serve on an international mission, SOMA (somausa.org) is a good place to start, as is the tri-annual New Wineskins Conference, which is being held this year, Sept. 26-29 at Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, NC. 

There are many people in the All Saints' Congregation who would love to talk to you about missions. Contact Ed Speare, Tim McCleerey, Carol Updike, or Ron Davis for starters..