Current News at All Saints'

Outreach Committee—Come join the Outreach Committee on Sunday, March 26th, at 10 AM, as we continue our Forum of Faith Lenten Series. This Sunday we will be delving deeper into formulating some tangible ideas to help Advocates for Homeless Families by breaking into several small groups to discuss how our parish can participate and make a real difference in the lives of those who are striving to make a better life for themselves and their children. We had a wonderful turn out last Sunday, so let's keep the momentum going and be a "beacon of light" to those in need. All are welcome and if you've never participated before, please join us! Friendships are formed, fellowship is achieved and food will be served. Most importantly, we get to help those less fortunate!! So please come be with us!!

Safe Guarding God's Children—training will be offered here at All Saints' this Sunday, March 26, 11am——1pm. All teachers and volunteers who interact with children or youth are required to attend this training in efforts for us all to provide a safe and secure environment for all ages. Though this training is geared towards our formation teachers, by starting immediately after the Formation Hour, anyone in our church community can attend! Vestry members, ministry leaders, worship coordinators, pastoral care teams, all are welcome to attend the training. Please rsvp to Rev. Jessica at jholthus@allsaintsmd.org

 Incense during Holy Week—On principal feast days of the Church year, it is traditional in many Episcopal Church congregations to use incense ("Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as incense" — Psalm 141:2). Incense will be used as part of our Holy Week observation: at the Easter Vigil service, and at the Easter Sunday 11 a.m. service. If you are allergic or sensitive, we recommend that you sit away from the center aisle during those worship services.

Flowering of the Cross—If you are planning to attend the 9a.m. Great Hall service on Easter, please bring a flower or two from your garden to help decorate the cross before the services.

Formation

Baking Communion Bread—Throughout Lent the children and youth formation classes will be learning about Jesus' last supper and baking (gluten free) communion bread during the 10 a.m. Formation Hour. This week the Sr. High class will bake bread. The bread will then be used for communion during the 11 a.m. service. Come to the 11 a.m. service to support our children and youth and experience delicious hand crafted communion bread.

Fellowship

St. Mary's Chapter—St. Mary's Chapter will hold its next monthly meeting at noon on Monday, April 2 in the Parish Hall. A delicious home—cooked luncheon will be available for the nominal cost of $5. Our guest speakers will be Officers Stephanie Sparks and Lauren Sinay and Lt. Bruce DeGrange from the Frederick City Police Department, who will give information on how to keep yourself safe from all the scams that bombard us via the telephone and mail on a daily basis. Because of popular demand, the police are returning again this year to provide additional tips for the members of the parish, so please invite your friends to attend this most informative session.

Gourmet Night—will be held on April 12. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30. This month's menu is: Roasted Monkfish, Lobster Veloute' on Artisanal Pasta, Honey and Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts, and Dessert by Dan. We'll also feature a small bite of 'Try it, you'll like it': Mushroom Consomm√©. We will be offering a gluten free version but please make note of it with your reservation. Call the office to make your reservation, or pay online at allsaintsmd.org/gourmet—night.php. For our Agape' menu, the cost is $18.00 per person. Childcare is provided—please be sure to mention it when you RSVP.

Outreach

Diocesan Annual Ministries Appeal—This year 16 different ministries will be supported as a result of the Annual Ministries Appeal. Formerly the Bishops' Annual Appeal, the Annual Ministries Appeal is an opportunity to support the ongoing work of each of these ministries. A gift to the Annual Ministries Appeal means a week at camp for a child who may have an incarcerated parent or be suffering with sickness. A visit with a chaplain for someone at Johns Hopkins Hospital. A summer of mentoring and learning life skills for a Baltimore city high school student. A meal companionship and a place to talk about faith and doubt for a college student. Plus, many more life—changing encounters, services and support throughout the diocese to give and to find out more information about each of this year's ministries visit www.episcopalmaryland.org

In the Community

Feed A Family Food Bank—Donors are always needed to provide meals, especially in the coming months. You will find a sign—up sheet in the Lower Gathering Space. Informational flyers are located in the pocket near the sign—up sheet. Anyone may contribute other non—perishable food items by placing them in the bin in the Lower Gathering Space.

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