Current News at All Saints'

Holthus Baby Shower!—August 27 at 11:30 in the Parish Hall--Shower Rev. Jess, Nick, and Emilia with your support as they welcome a new little squirt to their family! Come have a whale of a time! The theme for the Baby Girl's room is "Under the Sea." Rev. Jess is registered at Babies R Us, and Amazon.com. If you would like to donate food items for Rev. Jessica's shower, please contact June Miller at 301-662-5936 (h) or iluv2_labs@verizon.net.

End of Summer Youth Cookout—Calling all youth entering grades 7 through 12! We're having a summer Youth Cookout at Dan's house! On Monday, August 28 at 5:30 p.m., we'll gather for food, fellowship, and festivities. At the cookout we'll reveal the fun events planned for this coming program year and get your input on how YOU want to shape Youth Formation. Hope to see you there! Questions or concerns, contact Rev. Jess jholthus@allsaintsmd.org or Dan Lajewski 301-667-0536.

Decades of Defense—On August 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, a male survivor of childhood sexual abuse will share his personal journey to a road of healing. The goal is to bring awareness to the impact abuse can have on male victims, what is experienced in healing, and what can keep 1 in 6 men in silence for decades. For those that may be survivors, you are not alone. A peer support group for male survivors will begin on September 13 at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints' and continue on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. For more information or questions, contact Doug Tinder at 301-788-6049 or 242daytime@gmail.com.

Fall Schedule and Formation begins Sept. 10—Sunday worship will return to 8, 9, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Formation Hour will start back up at 10 a.m. Our Wednesday evening 5:30 service and Thursday 8 a.m. Morning Prayer will continue as usual.

Open House—Come to our Open House to start off the year! Sept. 10, we'll switch to our Program Year Worship Schedule. During our 10am Formation Hour, we'll have a Formation Open House. Wander our building and meet your formation teachers and fellow students, help make a new Great Hall banner, enroll youth and children, get your Youth events calendar and participate in our Youth Snapchat scavenger hunt, and learn about our Fall adult series. You'll also have a chance to pick up our brand-new bumper magnet -- don't miss it!

Fellowship

St. Mary's Meeting—St. Mary’s Chapter will begin its 131st year on Monday, September 11 with a luncheon and business meeting in the Parish Hall. As is our custom, we will meet at noon in the Parish Hall for a delicious meal, followed by a business meeting. We welcome everyone from All Saints’, both men and women, to join us for fellowship and fun, and also to help with our yearly fundraisers, the summer book sale and the winter greens sale and luncheon. Dues are $5 for the year and the cost of the luncheon is $5. There are no reservations, so please plan to join us!

Gourmet Night—will be held on Sept 13. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30. This month's menu is Poached Halibut with Ponzu, Lemongrass and Sake Sauce (The halibut was line caught by Chef Dan in Alaska); Pickled Daikon Radish and Fresh Corn Salad; Nori Sticky Rice; Key Lime Pie. Call the office to make your reservation, or pay online at allsaintsmd.org/gourmet-night.php. Reservations should be made by noon on Monday, Sept 11. The cost is $18.00 per person. Childcare is provided—please be sure to mention it when you RSVP.