Current News at All Saints'

Youth Advent Service: Sunday, Dec. 15, 9 am in the Great Hall—In December, our youth will lead a special holiday service, including prayers of petition, thanksgiving, and intercession, that have been offered by All Saints' parishioners. In the weeks leading up to the service, please place your prayers in the Youth Prayer box in the Great Hall, which they will use to write Prayers of the People for their service. And be sure to come to the service on Dec. 15 to support the youth.

Youth Christmas Cookie Party!—Immediately following the Youth Led Service on Sunday December 15, all youth are invited to participate in a Christmas Cookie Party at church from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.! We will have fun baking, decorating, and yes, eating different cookies. Our goal will be to make several dozen cookies to donate for the All Saints’ hospitality center during the Houses of Worship Tour. Bring a friend, a smile, and a sweet tooth! Lunch will be provided in addition to cookies. Please RSVP so we can get a general headcount. For more information please contact Rev. Jess at jholthus@allsaintsmd.org or 301-663-5625.

Fellowship

St. Mary's Chapter—St. Mary's Chapter will hold its December holiday meeting at noon on December 9 (please note the date change) in the Parish Hall. A holiday luncheon will be served at a cost of $5. Because of the date change (the original date would have interfered with the setup and food preparation for the Gifts and Greens Sale), the Joy Bells handbell choir, which was to have been our scheduled entertainment, is unavailable. We will, however, have a discussion of how the Gifts and Greens Sale fared! Please do come out and have some pre-Christmas cheer with St. Mary's!

Gourmet Night—will be held on Dec. 11. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30. This month's menu is: Dry rubbed smoked Strip Steak, House made Pappardelle pasta with baby spinach, cherry tomatoes in a Mustard Alfredo finished with shaved parm, and Ricotta Cassata Cake. Call the office to make your reservation, or pay online at allsaintsmd.org/gourmet-night.php. Reservations should be made by noon on Monday, Dec. 9. The cost is $20.00 per person. We have complimentary childcare—please be sure to mention it and your children's ages when you RSVP.