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  • Our Community Pilgrimage Through Lent

    Together We Will Experience God’s Presence

    with Prayer, Learning, Service & Connection

     

     

    Experience A Special Presentation by JustFaith Founder on Wednesday, March 13, 6:30-8pm in Manning Hall

    Jack Jezreel, creator of JustFaith, nationally celebrated speaker and author of the new book, A New Way to Be Church, will speak to the vision of God’s healing presence in the world and offers a tool called JustFaith for churches who want to deepen and expand the work of social transformation. There is no fee, but registration is required to reserve a seat. Register at justfaith.org/phoenix-workshop.

     

    Lenten Evenings: Thursdays, March 21, 28, April 4, 11


    5:30pm Evening Prayer in the Chapel (optional)

    6:00pm Potluck in St. Barbara

    6:30pm Program in St. Barbara

    “Demystifying the Bible: Paul’s Epistle to the Romans.”

    Join Pastor Emilie Finn on Thursday evenings during Lent

    for a four-week study of Paul’s masterwork, the Epistle to the Romans. Discussions will include the historical context in which the letter was written and the purpose it was intended to fulfill, as well as a deeper look at what Paul says about God, love, righteousness, the body of Christ, and Christian community.

    7:30pm Compline in the Chapel

     

    Lent I: March 10—The Saint John’s Bible Sunday

    All 7 volumes on display at 9am, 11am, and Choral Evensong 4pm.

    10:10am Adult Education Hour:  Join guest presenters from the Franciscan Renewal Center, Susan Rose and Marge Woods, for their insights on the illuminations of the Saint John’s Bible volumes: The Historical Books and the Wisdom Books. 

     

    Lent II: March 17 - Lenten Labyrinth Walk

    Begin your Lenten pilgrimage this year with a journey into the labyrinth. A labyrinth is a walking meditation that represents an individual’s journey through the world in search of God. One of      the oldest symbols known to humankind, the labyrinth is an ancient geometric shape that does not occur in nature, but    that has  existed since at least 440 BCE. In Medieval Europe, walking a cathedral labyrinth became a substitute for a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, a long and arduous journey that not everyone could make. All youth in grades 4-12 are invited to join the Junior Youth Group and the Youth Confirmation class in a labyrinth walk from 10:10-10:50am on Sunday, March 17. Adults and families are invited to participate following the 11am service. Come and see where    your journey will take you!

     

    Choral Evensong: March 10 and April 14 at 4pm

     

    Compline + Contemplative Prayer: March 24 at 7:30pm

     

    Sunday Christian Education: March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14,

     

    Walk the Way of the Cross with us for Holy Week:   Palm Sunday, April 14 through Easter Day April 21

     

    “Socks for Souls” Collection Lent I through Palm Sunday

    Make someone else's Lenten pilgrimage a little bit easier this year by donating socks to make sock giveaway bags for those who attend the Maundy Thursday Foot Care Clinic. This Holy Week, the ASU Community Nursing program and members of Episcopal congregations from around the diocese will take the foot-washing out of the church and into the streets to wash and care for the feet of those who are experiencing homelessness in downtown Phoenix. Please place your package of new black or white men's or women's socks in the red collection bins in the Narthex/lobby between March 10 and April 7. For more information, or to volunteer for the Foot Care Clinic, contact Pastor Emilie Finn at efinn@allsaintsoncentral.org.


     

  • Compline - Fourth Sundays

    NEXT COMPLINE SERVICE: SUNDAY, MARCH 24 AT 7:30PM


    This Lenten March Compline service will begin with a 30-minute Centering Prayer instruction and practice to give you one more "tool" of prayer for your Lenten devotional time.  Led by our All Saints' Centering Prayer Ministry, followed by our traditional Compline service, sung by 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.


     

     




  • Choral Evensong - Second Sundays

    Next Choral Evensong: Sunday, April 14, 2019


    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.

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

      

  • Wednesday 12:10pm Holy Eucharist  

    THE NEW TIME IS OFFICIAL

    Holy Eucharist & Healing Service at 12:10pm


    We’ve moved our 10am Holy Eucharist & Healing Service to a  better time for people to stop by from work for a short spiritual boost. It’s a short service, approximately 30 minutes, so you will still have time for lunch.  For you early birds, there is still a 7am Holy Eucharist & Healing Service every Wednesday also.

     

  • Adult Christian Education

    SUNDAY MORNINGS in St. Barbara at 10:10am


    March 3: Keeping a Prayer Book Lent. What does our Book of Common Prayer suggest to us about how to keep a holy Lent?

    (Fr. Reed)

     

    March 10: Saint John’s Bible Sunday. Join guest presenters from the Franciscan Renewal Center, Susan

    Rose  and Marge Woods, for their insights on the illuminations of the Saint John’s Bible volumes: The Historical Books and the Wisdom Books. 

     

    March 17: The Real Saint Patrick. Who was Saint Patrick, and what can his life teach us about following Jesus in our own day?

    (Fr. Reed)

     

    March 24: Haiti Update. Join parishioner and school faculty member Dr. Beth Carson as she shares the latest on the recent turmoil in Haiti. 


    March 31: Learn about our Community of Hope

    A Community of Hope International Circle is a lay led, Benedictine-based community designed to provide various forms of pastoral care. Being “present” in a listening, compassionate and non-controlling manner is one key role of the pastoral care giver. Ongoing practical lessons, spiritual formation, and interaction with other COH members prepares and maintains one for this servant ministry. All Saints’ will begin the training process for a new class to join our circle of care. If you would like to find out more about how this group can help you or someone you love, or are interested in more information about the formation, join us for an adult education class on Sunday, March 31 at 10:10am. If you need more information contact Erin Oney at erin2@cox.net.

     

    Rosary Prayer Sunday 10:15am in the Chapel


    Monday Bible Study 

    On hiatus until Deacon James Bade is back to health.  call the Church Office more information. 

     

    The Path of Discipleship (Adult Confirmation Class)

    Tuesday Evenings from 6-8pm:  March 12 - April 30, 2019

    This is not your usual “class,” but a group committing to support one another as we walk together the path of faith, following Jesus. We get to know each other, pray, and study the Christian faith in the Episcopal tradition. Father Poulson Reed and parishioner Michael King are the mentors. This group is for adults who wish to be baptized, confirmed, or received into The Episcopal Church (including those already confirmed in other denominations), and Episcopalians who wish to reaffirm their commitment of faith. To reserve your place, email Fr. Reed at preed@allsaintsoncentral.org.


  • 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 at 9am in the Chapel  


    At 10:10am:  Christian Education Hour

    Children through Grade 3:  Day School Library

    Youth Grades 4-7: Manning Hall

    Youth Confirmation Class: Manning Hall


    Youth Service Project: FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

    All youth in grades 7-12 are invited to join the All Saints' Senior Youth and the All Saints' Youth Confirmation Class on Wednesday, March 27, from 3:15-5:30pm at Feed My Starving Children (1345 S. Alma School Road, Mesa, AZ, 85210). Come and see the positive impact that a little time and effort on our part can have on the lives of people around the world. Please wear comfortable clothes, closed-toed shoes, and NO JEWELRY. Volunteer spots are limited. RSVP required. To sign up, contact Pastor Emilie at efinn@allsaintsoncentral.org.

     

     

     

  • Women's Breakfast

    Our Newest Fellowship Group to Gather: Next Breakfast Tuesday, April 10

    Join us for breakfast, once a month, for conversation and breakfast on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9am. This month, we will meet at Scramble on the Northwest corner of 7th Street and Mountain View. 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, April 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 On Central

    Year-round monthly opportunity for 60ish+ to enjoy the pleasures of lunch, enriching conversations and social engagement.  A class taught by the clergy, "All About the Saints" meets at 11am in St. Barbara first. Then lunch starts at 12noon with a delicious seasonal meal provided by Heavenly Scent,  just $7. The program starts at 12:30pm and rarely goes past 1:15pm.

     

    Although the focus is on seniors, all ages are welcome to join us. Please RSVP to the Church Office at 602.279.5539 - but should you forget to do so, come anyway!

      

    Next gathering: Wednesday, April 10

    “About the Saints” starts at 11am in St. Barbara II with Pastor Emilie Finn.  Everyone is invited (not just SAGES, if you are coming to the new 12:10pm Holy Eucharist, why not learn about one of the saints of our tradition first).  


    Crime Fighter turned Award-Winning Crime Writer, Isabella Maldonado, is being hosted at the Sages on Central for our April gathering.  Maldonado, a retired police officer, moved to the Valley to take up a new career writing mystery thrillers. She recently released her latest novel, “Death Blow,” the third in the Veranda Cruz detective series set in Phoenix. Author, Maldonado, always engaging and fun, will do some Q&A and have prizes for the best answers from the audience.  She also promises to share some of the “inside scoop” from her days as a cop and will have her latest book available for purchase and autograph. Lunch begins at noon. The community is invited to join the SAGES for lunch but asked to call the Church Office at 602-279-5539 by April 9 to reserve places for lunch. The author program begins at 12:30pm. Reservations are not needed to attend only the program.

     

     

     

  • 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. Now is the time to recycle your unused Christmas cards, help us get started for next year!


    Tuesday, March 26, from 6:30-8pm in St. Barbara.  We will begin to fill out over 500 mothers day cards.  Many hands will be needed.  


     


      

     

  • 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.  


  • 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' Choral Music

    Program for Children

    All Saints’ is very pleased to offer a comprehensive 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, Percussion, French Horn, & 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