Current News at All Saints'

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Feast!—Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Feb 25 at 6 p.m. for our annual Pancake Feast! The youth will be flipping pancakes on Shrove Tuesday as a way to lead the congregation into Lent. We will be burning palms from last year's Palm Sunday in preparation for Ash Wednesday. Bring any and all palms you may have to the Pancake Feast. Youth, please plan to arrive early (around 4 p.m.) to prepare for the feast, set up, and start cooking! Contact Scarlett Gibb (scarlett.gibb@gmail.com) for more information.

Invisible Systems: Feb. 24, 7 p.m.—It's almost here! Singer-songwriter Lisa Bromfield's eyes were opened to systemic privilege, societal positions, and racism and advantage. Through the process, she was inspired to create Invisible Systems with Angela Bowden, which has been described as a "powerful and profound" evening of song and word. Tickets are $10 or pay-what-you-can, and proceeds will benefit AARCH and I Believe in Me, Inc. Visit allsaintsmd.org now to get your ticket! Learn more about Lisa at bromfieldmusic.com.

Lenten Quiet Day—Quiet Day on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bishop Eugene Sutton is leading us this year, with a focus on intercessory prayer. Our wonderful intern, Angela Furlong will be returning to our parish for this event and leading the last hour (1-2 p.m.) of the Quiet Day. If you plan on coming, please help us be prepared by providing an RSVP to June Miller, our Chapter President, at iluv2labs@comcast.net. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Quiet day is always open to the parish – not just women. We hope you can make it!!

Are You Grieving a Loss?—Join us in ‘Walking the Mourner’s Path,” a Faith-based Grief Support Program, Thursday evenings, April 30 - June 18, ~ 5-6:30 pm. Walking the Mourner’s Path is a ministry of healing and connection for those feeling disconnected after the death of a loved one or other significant life loss. Led by trained Mourner’s Path facilitators Rev. Jess Holthus and Doug Tinder, you’ll participate in eight weekly small group meetings, grounded in prayer, structured on the Walking the Mourner’s Path© Workbook, with take-home meditations and exercises to enhance the experience and healing. Please PRE-REGISTER NO LATER THAN March 29 by contacting Rev. Jess at jholthus@allsaintsmd.org or calling 301-663-5625, 105. Fee: $75 for the cost of materials; scholarship funds are available. All participants must pre-register and be able to commit to the full 8-week session. No walk-in participants can be accepted. The group is limited to 6 – 10 people.

Singing at Sunset—Join us for a series of Choir and Congregational singing! Each "First Saturday," Mar. 7, April 4, and May 2, come at 5 p.m. to sing praises with our wonderful choir. Enjoy great shopping downtown, stop by for worship, and have a delicious bite to eat downtown.

Formation

Lenten Discovery Box Small Groups—In Lent we are having several small group bible studies, using the Discovery Box method of exploring scripture, poetry, and a wondering object. Groups will meet once a week for an hour and a half in a host’s home during the five weeks of Lent (March 1—April 4). Each week the various groups will reflect on the upcoming Sunday’s gospel passage. Currently we have nine host sites available, including a Family group, a Youth group, daytimes, evenings, and one here at Church (Early Birds). Groups are filling up fast, signup today! Signups are located in each worship space during Sunday morning worship. For more information, contact Rev. Jessica at jholthus@allsaintsmd.org or 301-663-5625.

Fellowship

St. Mary's Chapter—will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, Mar. 2, at noon in the Parish Hall. A freshly cooked luncheon, at a cost of $5.00, will be served before the program and business meeting. In keeping with our presentations of Frederick City/County nonprofits that are of interest to the All Saints' family at large, Cindi Pollicove Diamondstone and Cathy Anderson (former parishioner from All Saints') from the Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP) will speak about how people can help out children who have either one or both parents in jail or prison.

The Sunday Special—Kind of like the diner where they know your name, come get a warm welcome, a generous smile, and a plate of warm breakfast at the table of belonging. Join us at 10 a.m. March 1 for our "Sunday Special."

Gourmet Night—will be held on March 11. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30. This month's menu is: Three Soup Night, Green Minestrone with Kohlrabi, Olives and Spinach Pesto (vegetarian); Yellow Tomato with lamb meatballs; Potato, Leek, Watercress and Bay Scallop; Salad; Bread; Dan's Cookies. Call the office to make your reservation, or pay online at allsaintsmd.org/gourmet-night.php. Reservations should be made by noon on Monday, March 9. The cost for soup night is $10.00 per person. We have complimentary childcare—please be sure to mention it and your children's ages when you RSVP.