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  • Compline - Fourth Sundays

    This Sunday, September 23 with the Men's Schola

     

    Compline is the final service in the daily office of the Book of Common Prayer. Originating in the 4th century, Compline follows the traditional pattern of brief psalms, a reading, prayers and the Nunc Dimittis (the Song of Simeon). The word “Compline” comes from the Latin word for “completions,” as we pray in thanksgiving for the day that is completed, and for safety in the coming night. Services are Fourth Sundays at 8:00pm in the main church from September through April with the Men's & Women's Schola of All Saints'. This is a ‘come as you are’ service and congregants may choose freely to participate in the liturgy or to simply sit in quiet prayer and/or mediation. All are welcome.


    2018 Dates: September 23, October 28, November 25, December 23

    2019 Dates: January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28

     




  • The Feast of St. Michael & All Angels

    Choral Mass - Sunday, September 30 at 11am


    At our 11am services for selected feast days, our Choirs will sing a special choral mass -- much like our former Fourth Sundays at 11am.  There will be incense along with the amazing repertoire of sacred music to pay homage to our tradition. Sunday, September 30 will feature the Communion Service in F by Harold Darke. 

     

    Our next choral masses will be the feast of All Saints on November 4 and the feast of Christ the King on November 25.

  • Sunday Adult Christian Education

    September 9, 16, 30: A Rule of Life for Busy People

    What habits, spiritual and otherwise, give you joy and renew your

    spirit and body? What drains you and drags you down? In these three interactive sessions, led by Father Reed, we will explore how to create a “Rule of Life,” an individualized action plan for spirituality, health, and happiness.


    September 23: Lord, Teach Us To Pray

    This Sunday promises fun opportunities for the whole family to learn together. Learn about the Lord’s Prayer throughout history and some fun tricks for helping children to memorize it. Open to all ages.


    October 7: no education classes because of Blessing of the Animals.


    October 14: On this Day School Sunday, guest preacher Dr. Serena Beeks will also lead our class. Dr. Beeks is the Executive Director of the Commission on Schools at the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, and has been instrumental in helping us establish and grow our Haiti partnership.


    October 21: Come learn about the new Bishop of Arizona, who will have been elected that weekend, and about how we discern and elect bishops in The Episcopal Church (Fr. Reed)


    Rosary Prayer: Every Sunday at 10:15am in the Chapel



  • What's Up For Children, Youth & Families


    All Saints’ Nursery for babies to 4 years

    Sunday mornings 8:30am to 12:30pm in the church’s north wing.

      

    Children's Chapel this Sunday at 9am.  


    Sunday Christian Education:  

    All children and youth are invited to participate in the Intergenerational class, "Lord, Teach Us Pray," in St. Barbara. Fun opportunities for the whole family to learn together.  Learn about the Lord's Prayer throughout history, and some fun tricks for helping children to memorize it. Open to all ages.  


     

  • Women's Breakfast

    Our Newest Fellowship Group to Gather: Next Breakfast Tuesday, October 9. 

    Join us for breakfast, once a month, for conversation and breakfast at Scott's Generations Deli on the Northeast corner of 7th Street and Glendaleon the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9am. Contact Joyce at jamoderow@gmail.com or 602-957-3211 for more information, or to let her know how many chairs to save!


  • Men's Breakfast

    Next gatherings:  Thursday, October 11

    Join the men of All Saints' for breakfast and conversation on the second Thursday of each month, from 7-8am at Scott's Generations Deli on the Northeast corner of 7th Street and Glendale (Madison Village Marketplace, 742 E. Glendale Ave).  All ages welcome. 



  • SAGES

    Wednesday, October 10


    Join us for the healing Eucharist at 10:00am in the Chapel followed by the class: “All About the Saints” at 10:45am in St. Barbara II. Everyone is welcome. We will meet in the St. Barbara meeting rooms for lunch and the program at 12:00pm.    The October Program features parishioner, Sue Kapp sharing her adventures around the world in pursuit of seeing all of Vermeer's 36 paintings.  She has seen 35. 


  • All Saints' Prison Ministry

    Send a Prisoner a Message of God's Love

    Matthew 25:36 "For I was in prison and you visited me."


    As Episcopalians, we promise in our Baptismal Covenant to "strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being."   Many of the prisoners experience isolation, rejection by family, and suffer deeply from being separated from their children.  A few encouraging words from your heart can brighten their day and uplift their hearts.  


    Donations of cards and stamps are gratefully accepted for this ministry.  If you would like more information, contact Lora Villasenor at lmvillasenor@msn.com.

     

    September 1 through 30: 

    The prison ministry, in collaboration with the artist community, presents “The Art of the Women of Perryville.”   Hear and share in the message of hope and carry home images.  If you are interested in purchasing any of the art, please contact Stephanie Cambio at SLCambio@q.com. All proceeds go directly to the inmates. 


    “Walk in Their Shoes” Shoe Collection

    For the entire month of September, the Arizona Episcopal Prison Ministry team will collect new or gently used men’s and women’s shoes to donate to Perryville and Lewis Prisons. We are collecting casual shoes for men and women. Women’s shoes cannot have a heel higher than 1 inch.

    When people are released from prison, they rely on family or friends to bring them clothing and shoes to wear. If a person has nobody to meet them with clothing they are obligated to clothe themselves in items that have been donated to the prison. Shoes go quickly, and if there are no shoes available, releasees leave the prison without footwear. Leave your shoes in the red bins in the narthex/lobby.

     


    September 25 at 6:30pm

    Greeting Card Ministry in St. Barbara

    Send a birthday greeting with a message of hope to a Perryville inmate.


    October 3 at 7:30pm in the Urbano Library

    Join the Book Discussion Group to discuss "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson, an eye-opening, thought-provoking book about America's justice system. 



  • Evening Prayer

    An Invitation to Deeper Faith and Sustaining A Tradition

    Evening Prayer every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 5:30pm in the Holy Innocents' Chapel. 


  • Centering Prayer

    Saturdays 8:30am, the All Saints’ Centering Prayer Group has weekly meetings in the Chapel. This time of prayer is open to anyone who is interested in practicing the ancient, yet timely practice of Centering Prayer, or learning more about it. The Practice of Centering Prayer familiarizes us with God’s first language – SILENCE. Participation in a weekly Centering Prayer group encourages perseverance in your individual practice, further input through resources and discussions, and an opportunity to share the spiritual journey. Additional information can be found in the Centering Prayer brochure, located in the tract rack, or by contacting Robin Wright at rbnrit@cox.net, Sara Soller at sara.soller@gmail.com, or Jennifer King at jbk393@yahoo.com.


     

  • Got Prayer?

    Are you happy with your prayer life? Would you like to learn more about prayer? Would you like to join with others and explore the practice of prayer? The Prayer Team offers a class that is a general primer on prayer and provides the background required for an invitation to potentially join the All Saints' Prayer Team ministry. For more information:  Contact Tim Hyland at thyland@cavanaghlaw.com.  


  • Special Programs for Caregivers

    INTRODUCING A NEW RESOURCE FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS: FINDING MEANING AND HOPE

    Program starts at All Saints' on Thursday, October 4.


    Duet: Partners In Health & Aging has launched Finding Meaning and Hope, a free ten-part video discussion series based on the book Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief, by Pauline Boss, PhD. Finding Meaning and Hope is designed for full-time, part- time, or long-distance caregivers of loved ones with dementia or other conditions where the care recipient is psychologically absent.


    The video series is the basis for structured weekly conversations led by a trained Duet facilitator, to help equip caregivers with tools to reduce stress and build resilience. To learn more or to sign up for the

    10-week series on Thursday evenings at 7pm in St. Barbara, contact Janet Richards, the facilitator, at 602-478-9138 or janetsrichards@cox.net.



    Family Caregiver Symposium:  Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Join Duet and expert speakers as they share insights on how to find hope along the caregiving journey. 

    Location: First Christian Church of Phoenix, 6750 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix

    Cost: $20 family caregivers; $40 professionals. Includes FREE, on-site, non-medical adult day-care for loved ones, provided by Beatitudes at Home. Reservations required.


    Register: www.duetaz.org


    Expert speakers include: Pierre N Tariot, M.D., Director, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Research; and Pauline Boss, PhD, Family Therapist and author of “Loving Someone Who Has Dementia.”  For additional information regarding Duet’s services call 602-274-5022.

  • The Book Discussion Group

    The first Wednesday of the month from 7:30 – 9:00pm in the Urbano Library (September through April)

    The Book Discussion Group welcomes anyone who enjoys challenging reading and spirited discussion. The group reads mainly nonfiction books, and the occasional novel, that is selected to help develop spirituality and a greater understanding of our faith and the faith of others. Click here for the Book Discussion Group 2018-2019 Reading List.


  • Outreach Opportunities  

    FAITH IN ACTION Opportunities

    Are you seeking ways to give back to our community? Are you in need of tangible ways to say thank you for all the gifts you’ve been given?  Here are some opportunities to provide your time and talents to some of our partner organizations:


    To volunteer with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance:

    http://volunteer.firstfoodbank.org


    To volunteer with Andre House:

    http://andrehouse.org/volunteer-information/


    To volunteer with ICM Food and Clothing Bank:

    http://www.icmaz.org/Volunteers/Volunteers.aspx


    To volunteer with Feed My Starving Children:

    https://www.fmsc.org/get-involved/volunteer-now


    To volunteer with Homeward Bound Pathways Out of Poverty: 

    http://www.homewardboundaz.org/get-involved/volunteer/


    To volunteer with Phoenix Rescue Mission:

    http://phoenixrescuemission.org/you-can-help/


     

  • All Saints' New Choral Music Program for Children

    All Saints’ is very pleased to offer a new choral program which embraces the tradition of children’s voices.  For nearly one thousand years, children (primarily boys until the last fifty years!) have sung daily services in the great cathedrals and collegiate chapels of England. This new program is based on the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) curriculum entitled “Voice for Life” and provides youth with a musical education which includes music theory, music history, and vocal training. In addition, choristers learn about the liturgy and history of the church.  


    Who can join? Any child in grades K-12.

     

    What are the requirements?  A love of music and commitment to the singing schedule.

     

    Do I have to belong to the church? Membership to the church is NOT required, nor do you have to be an Episcopalian.

     

    What does my child get out of it?

    A first class musical education by highly experienced and trained professional musicians and lasting friendships.

     

    What is the cost?

    All admitted choristers receive FREE tuition as well as the opportunity to take a variety of music lessons on scholarship. The cost is simply a time commitment.

     

    Why do we rehearse twice a week?

    The choristers prepare and sing a lot of music during the spring and fall terms. It is necessary to rehearse twice a week in order to give the choristers time to learn music, theory, sing at a high level, do homework, and have fun!


    To learn more, contact Director of Music, Joseph Ripka at jripka@allsaintsoncentral.org

     


  • All Saints' Music School (ASMS)

    ASMS is an outreach ministry of All Saints' Episcopal Church and Day School serving the community through music instruction. ASMS is open to all persons regardless of religious affiliation. You need not be a member of All Saints' to receive music instruction. 

     

    Offerings include private and group instruction on a variety of traditional instruments as well as the New Community Chorister Program and group classes for young children.

     

    Voice, Piano, Violin, Saxophone, Tuba, Trombone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Flute, & Cello.

     

    All Saints’ Music School is committed to developing and encouraging musical skill and appreciation in each student, regardless of age or ability. In an artistic and nurturing environment, our instructors offer a first-rate musical education for all through professional instruction and inspiring musical experiences as an outreach program of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Day School.


    Piano Preparatory Program for Younger Children

    (Birth to 5th Grade) Parents and tots learn rhymes, lullabies, floor and lap games, action songs and dances that stimulate your child’s natural response to music. Older children work on musical literacy through songs, games, and playing percussion and Orff instruments. These classes will lead into the extremely successful, non-traditional Simply Music Piano Program! Group piano classes start at age 5.


    To learn more, contact Director of Music, Joseph Ripka at jripka@allsaintsoncentral.org

     

  • Choral Evensong

    First Choral Evensong of the Season:  Sunday, October 14


    Evensong will now start at 4pm featuring the Choirs of All Saints'. The organ recital will follow the service at 5pm with a reception after in St. Barbara.

    A deeply moving service with candlelight, sung prayers, chant, and incense. Sung the Second Sunday of the Month, October through April. Evensong is one of the jewels of the Anglican tradition, with sung settings of the psalms, evening canticles and prayers from the 1662 Prayer Book. Experience the timeless texts of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis as interpreted by celebrated composers.

    The November Evensong service is our annual Solemn Requiem for All Souls' with Holy Eucharist starting with a choral prelude at 3:30pm. The December Evensong service is an Advent Procession with Lessons and Carols. February Evensong honors our Legacy Circle. March Evensong celebrates our Saint John's Bible. 


    2018 Dates: October 14, November 11, December 9

    2019 Dates: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12