Current News at All Saints'

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Have you bought your 275th Birthday Bash tickets yet?—If not, here's what you need to know: --We're 25% sold out, so get your tickets and enjoy a cupcake today in the Lower Gathering Space, checks, cash (small bills please!) or credit cards are welcome! --Or purchase online at www.allsaintsmd.org/birthday – secure and simple! --Dietary restrictions are being accommodated – so if you are a vegetarian or gluten free, we have you covered! --Anyone (no matter how old you are) eating lasagna in the Great Hall at our birthday party needs an adult ticket, $15. Why? Because there are two parties that night! Kids 12 and under ($7.50) are having their own birthday party with snacks, pizza, cake, ice cream and all kinds of birthday fun in the Jr./Sr. High classroom. Family Packs (2 adults and 2 or more children who are 12 & under) are only for families with children who are 12 and under. --Nursery children, up to preschool age are welcome to pizza, cake and ice cream, but only with a parent's permission. There is no charge for our littlest guests. --Do you have questions about our party or want to help out? Do you have an item, service or gift to contribute to the silent auction? Contact Rebecca Couture, rcouture@comcast.net or (603) 496-0229.

What are your gifts?—Stewardship season is here! This year we are focusing on the theme of gift. Please check your mail for pledge materials. If you are not on the mailing list, the materials are also available in the worship spaces. Please prayerfully consider your plans to share your gifts in 2018. Please return your 2018 pledge card in the offering plate or to the Accounting office. Thank you!

Thanking our Veterans—On November 12, join us in thanking our veterans for their service to our citizens and our country. Please send the name and branch of service of a veteran you would like to thank to churchoffice@allsaintsmd.org, or call 301-663-5625. Deadline: Nov. 6

Concert Series: Lao Tizer—Support a wonderful cause and sway to the smooth sounds of The Lao Tizer Trio on Friday, Oct. 27. Lao is an internationally renowned jazz musician sure to reach the soul. Tickets are $20, available at allsaintsmd.org/concertseries. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the music begins at 8. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Platoon 22, which aims to drastically reduce the number of Veteran suicides each year. AutoNation Toyota Leesburg is continuing to sponsor our series. There will be a cash bar wine and cheese social hour hosted by The Hospitality Committee prior to the concert in the Parish Hall. Complimentary childcare is available for the evening.

Gospel of Mark Study Group—Are you interested in taking an in-depth look at the Gospel of Mark? On Oct 23 we will begin a several week study of this gospel. We will follow Jesus through his ministry days and discuss how his ministry still impacts us today. Please join us on Monday evenings starting Oct 23 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Attendance each week is not required, come as you are able. Please contact Sue Fowle at 301-694-6866 or suefo1@yahoo.com for materials or more information.

Leadership Development Series—This fall we began a leadership development program that meets once a month from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on the last Saturday (except Nov. and March). Anyone in the parish is invited to attend and learn more leadership skills. Come for our second installment, 'Family Systems Theory' on Oct. 28. And mark your calendars for our Nov. 18 session, 'Anglican Spiritual Practice.' Join us to better understand what is going on in our own experience and to interpret the experiences of others.

Daylight Saving Time—Nov. 5 is the end of Daylight Saving Time, so be sure to set your clocks back an hour on Nov. 4.

Organ Concert: Hector Olivera—Maestro Hector Olivera, a world-renowned organ virtuoso, will perform an organ recital on our new Allen Digital Custom organ on Sunday, November 12 at 4 p.m.. You do not want to miss this performance! Maestro Olivera is considered by even the most sophisticated and demanding organ aficionados to be one of the greatest organists in the world today!

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Youth: Corn Maze and Campfire—Calling All Youth! We're heading to Winterbrook Farms for a corn maze, pumpkin picking, apple cannons, and a bonfire! October 29 from 3-7. Meet at the church at 2:15 and pick up at church at 7:30. Cost is $9 per person over 4ft tall and bring a few extra dollars for apple cannons or to purchase a pumpkin. RSVP by Oct 26 to Joanna Gibb at 719-359-3111 or joanna.rizzo.gibb@gmail.com.

Fellowship

St. Mary's Chapter—will hold its luncheon and meeting on Monday, Nov. 6, at noon in the Parish Hall. The cost of the luncheon is $5. Mother Adrien will be with St. Mary's members to continue the conversations begun at the October meeting: "What is the heart of St. Mary's" and "What is God calling St. Mary's to grow into." This is an exciting time for St. Mary's; please join us and share your thoughts on the growth and future of St. Mary's.

Gourmet Night—will be held on Nov 8. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30. This month's menu is Our Riff on Thanksgiving Dinner: Smoked Turkey Roulade with Apple-Cider Gravy; Butternut Squash with Rice and Mushroom Stuffing; Potato Gratin with caramelized Vidalia Onions; Sautéed Garlicy Haricot Verts; and Pumpkin Bourbon Mousse with Spice Cake Trifle. The main course is gluten free, and we will have a gluten-free dessert option. Call the office to make your reservation, or pay online at allsaintsmd.org/gourmet-night.php. Reservations should be made by noon on Monday, Nov 6. The cost is $18.00 per person. We have complimentary childcare—please be sure to mention it when you RSVP.