Current News at All Saints'

Curious?—Wondering how it all comes together on Sundays? Feeling curious about possibly being able to put your talents to work, for the good of others? We need you. Are you age 9 to 99? We are Currently recruiting acolytes, chalicists, lectors and future leaders of All Saints'. Like flowers? You have a gift for putting together beautiful arrangements? We have have a place for you too. Please contact Peter Vazquez via email at or text via 301-47-6103. Let's talk!

March for Our Lives: Washington DC—In support our fellow students in Parkland, Florida, the Youth of All Saints' are leading a group to join the March for Our Lives for an end to Gun Violence. We want you to join us as we travel to Washington DC on March 24. Details are still in the works but tentative plans are to leave Frederick early in the morning on the 24th, and return in the evening. So we can make plans for transportation and to send out information, please sign up at If you have questions or would like to help in another way please contact Steve Percy at

March Leadership Session Postponed—We have decided to postpone this month's leadership development session, so that those who wish are available to participate in the 'March For Our Lives' in Washington DC that same day. All our topics will now be moved back one month, and we'll conclude our series on June 9. Join us for 'Skillful Feedback and Trust Development' on Apr. 28, 'Conflict Management' on May 26, and 'Community Organizing Tools' on June 9, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Procession of the Palms—On Palm Sunday, March 25, we'll join with ERUCC and other downtown churches for the Procession of the Palms. Meet outside the Baker Park Fountain on Bentz Street at 10 a.m.!

Stay With Me, Pray With Me—The Maundy Thursday Night Watch- March 29--Be part of the annual Night Watch by signing up to watch and pray for one hour in the Chapel. Beginning at 9 p.m. after the Maundy Thursday service, one hour prayer shifts will be available overnight through the next morning, Good Friday, and ending at 8:30 AM before the Friday chapel service. Sign up on the boards available at church. More than one person may sign up for the same slot. The Night Watch is conducted in St. Paul's Chapel in the undercroft. Parking spaces will be blocked off on the street and the door to the undercroft by the chapel will be unlocked. For further information, please contact June Miller, Secretary to the InSpired Daughters of the King chapter at

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

Easter Egg Hunt—On Easter Sunday, April 1, at 10 a.m. please join us in the Lower Gathering Space for an Easter Egg Hunt! Kids of all ages are welcome!

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.

Family Journey Through Holy Week– Friday, March 30, 3-5 pm—This year, we have a very special Good Friday workshop, March 30 at 3 p.m., where we will gather as families and learn more about Holy Week, with a special focus on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. All children and youth will create their own box to go home with, full of symbols to represent the events of Holy Week. We'll enjoy a simple meal and then gather at the 5:30 pm in the Great Hall. Those with last names ending in A-G should bring salads, H-M main dishes (meatless welcome) and N-Z fruit and snacks. Please RSVP to Ann Cramer, The event is also posted on the Raising Saints Facebook page. Not on there yet? "Friend" Rebecca Couture and she'll add you right away! This is an intergenerational event. Everyone is welcome.

Men’s Group Breakfast: April 7—The Men's Group will hold our next monthly gathering on Saturday, April 7, 8 – 10 a.m. We will gather in the Parish Hall for breakfast, fellowship and prayer, then engage in lively conversation. At the March meeting, we decided as a group to take on the book "The Will To Change: Men, Masculinity and Love" by Bell Hooks. Each man is responsible to purchase his own book, which costs less than $10 on Amazon. We will review Chapter 1 at the April meeting. So guys, please come join us on April 7! (And please come even if you do not get the book. I am confident that discussion will be broad enough to be interesting to all. For further information, please contact Stu Scarborough (301-524-5400 or or Bill Gibb (240-215-7394 or


Reminder: No Formation—on Palm Sunday, March 25, or on Easter Sunday, April 1.


St. Mary’s Chapter April Meeting—St. Mary's Chapter will hold its next monthly meeting at noon on Monday, April 9 in the Parish Hall. Lunch will be served at a cost of $5 and everyone in the parish, as well as guests from outside the parish, are most welcome. Our speaker will be Tommy Turbyville, our Senior Warden, who will share his experiences as he traveled to India with his sister as she adopted Vignesh and what his life is like today.


Lenten Rice Bowl Project—Throughout the season of Lent, we ask parishioners to pray and meditate on their blessings and what they are able to sacrifice in order to support and give hope to those less fortunate. The year's Rice Bowl project will raise funds for SOAR, Supporting Older Adults through Resources. This Frederick County non-profit assists senior citizens 65+ who are having challenges meeting their basic needs. SOAR assists with medications, transportation, in-home support services, food, clothing, household items, in-home modifications as well as assistance in accessing different services available in Frederick County. For more information on SOAR, please visit their website at Drop your donation in our offering plate with "Rice Bowl" in the memo line, or look for our actual Rice Bowls in each of our worship spaces.

In the Community

Scout Mulch Sale—Just in time for your after Easter gardening, Troop 2017's Annual Mulch Sale is underway. Order will be taken through March 28 with delivery the weekend of April 7th. Order forms can be found in the Gathering Spaces or downloaded from Thank you for your support.