Church Revisited 2020

Uncertainty. Confusion.  Anxiety.


These are all feelings most of us are all experiencing first hand at this unpredictable time in our history.  However, our hope at All Saints' is that we can bring some of the normal patterns of our faith, worship, and community connection to comfort you in this unsettling time.  


On this page you can get information about worship opportunities we will be bringing you online, resources for prayer and spirituality, and a knowledge that there are real people who care about you behind the scenes -- there for you whether it is phone, email, text, or video. 



Regathering - Give us your input.

We really thank you for your continued support, patience, and connection. Yes, we have all learned some new words (i.e., flattening the curve, Zoom, social distancing, etc.)and new ways of living our faith.  


Bishop Jennifer Reddall and The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona has set forth some particular guidelines that will help us through the regathering/reopening process when the time is right.

The criteria that will determine our opportunity to advance to Phase II Reopening includes:


· A move to Phase II for the State of Arizona by Governor Doug Ducey

· City and local officials' lifting of stay at home restrictions

· A sustained decrease in new COVID-19 cases, and availability of testing in your

congregation's county (here is a link from Arizona Dept. of Health Services with up-to-date information)

· Compliance with the guidelines listed in the Bishop's statement below

· Approval, by the Bishop of Arizona, of a detailed congregational plan for Phase II, compiled by the All Saints' Staff and Vestry. By doing the short survey below, you help us to build the "Plan."


Below on this page is Bishop Reddall's video from May 11, 2020  and a PDF of her letter to the people of our Diocese.  It will be helpful to watch the video and/or read the statement. 

Click here to view or print the Bishop's Statement


Given all this, we have just a few survey questions to help us create the congregational plan  

needed for entering Phase II. It will only take 2-3 minutes to complete.

Think of it as an RSVP for WHEN we get the green-light to reopen

Please click HERE to answer a few questions.

 

We truly appreciate your input. May God bless you and keep you safe. Please complete this survey by June 7, 2020.

PRAY . . .

We hope you join us for our Worship Services available through our Facebook Page and on You Tube: some streamed live, some recorded. 


We thank you in advance for your patience and grace with any technical issues you may experience.  Every device, platform, and app has different settings - all of which means getting the correct volume and photo resolution may take some experimentation.  


Click on this icon     and put All Saints' Episcopal Church-Phoenix in the search bar.


Click on this icon for the All Saints' Episcopal Church, Phoenix channel.  



* Sunday, June 7 at 9am for Trinity Sunday

      on FACEBOOK AND YOU TUBE

     Click here to view or print the bulletin


Join Us for a Virtual Coffee Hour on Zoom following the 9am service.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81463143280?pwd=eHRuMmI4T3lhdXVLa2pMTTQ2NUhzZz09

Click the link above, or enter this info to join:

Meeting ID: 814 6314 3280

Password: 419309

 

Or, to call in, dial:  +1 669 900 6833

then enter the meeting information when prompted:

Meeting ID: 814 6314 3280

Password: 419309


*  Sunday 10:15am Rosary Prayer with Ken on FACEBOOK

      Click here to view or print the Rosary Prayer Guidebook


* Sunday Children's Chapel at 11am on FACEBOOK and YOU TUBE


* Monday-Fridays 9am  Morning Prayer with Pastor Emilie on FACEBOOK


* Monday-Thursdays 5:30pm Evening Prayer on FACEBOOK


*  Saturday 5pm Evening Prayer and Fellowship on Zoom

https://zoom.us/j/93006764454?pwd=cWpxVTg4dTBRb2VtUFJlbmljR1g1dz09Click

Click the link above to enter. If promoted, type in the meeting information below.

Meeting ID: 930 0676 4454

Password: 245551


If you wish to dial in, use one of the numbers below, then enter the Meeting ID and password above:

+1 253 215 8782 US

+1 301 715 8592 US   



Learn . . .

Watch for upcoming classes that we will be broadcasting online.  

Here are some online resources for the "tools" of our trade.  


Book of Common Prayer


Daily Prayer by Forward Movement


All Saints' "How to Pray Morning and Evening Prayer"


Daily Bible Readings


Oremus Bible Browser


Brother, Give Us A Word (Society of St. John the Evangelist)


Quick-Links Page on AllSaintsOnCentral.org



WATCH RECENT SERMONS FROM ALL SAINTS' CLERGY   Click here



NEW VIRTUAL BIBLE STUDY GROUP FORMING

Deacon Bade is starting a virtual Bible Study class on the Book of Micah to begin during the third week of May. He is open to suggestions about the day of the week and time of day: morning, afternoon, or early evening. We will use Zoom teleconferencing so that participants can see and interact with one another. Anyone interested in joining our class on this interesting Prophet, please email Deacon Bade: jbade@allsaintsoncentral.org. Indicate in your email, your preferred time of day (morning, afternoon, or early evening), and any days of the week when you normally COULD NOT join the group.



Eastertide Series 2020: Relationship is Essential

Join us for a 3-part weekly teaching series on All Saints’ YouTube channel which premiered Thursday April 23, 2020,  led by Lucian Taylor. Being in relationship with God and each other is essential to living a heathy and whole life that  accomplishes God’s purposes and brings us the happiness and contentment we so desire. This series will explore why we need relationships, why we avoid the relationships we need, and how  we can make the relationships we have richer and more fulfilling, even in a crazy Coronavirus world where we may not always be with each other in person. 


Week 1:

Relationship is Essential to Being

Week 2:

Relationship is Essential to Becoming

Week 3:

Relationship is Essential to Belonging


Additional weekly episodes may follow later this spring or summer  


Lenten Series 2020

Lucian Taylor's "Walking the Road to Resurrection" Lenten Series Week One

Lucian Taylor's "Walking the Road to Resurrection" Lenten Series Week Two

Lucian Taylor's "Walking the Road to Resurrection" Lenten Series Week Three

Lucian Taylor's "Walking the Road to Resurrection" Lenten Series Week Four

Serve  & Connect . . .

Right now, while in-person gatherings are discouraged, please call friends and family to check in with one another.  Particularly, check in on those who are not comfortable online or have Internet access. Not everyone texts. So be conscious of your loved ones' preferred method of communication. 

 

For those battling any form of mental illness, be it anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, etc. times like these can be truly overwhelming. We may be required to physically distance ourselves from others, but we need to keep in contact in any other ways we can. So call, text, FaceTime, Skype, use social media, send a card, whatever, but keep in touch, especially with those you know are also battling other issues. We all need to know there are people out there who care about us right now.


By taking care of each other is the best way we can serve the common good. 



Upcoming Fellowship


Virtual Men's Breakfast NOW EVERY THURSDAY

Deacon Bade invites the All Saints’ men to come together for a Virtual Men’s Breakfast on Zoom every Thursday at 8am.  To join on the day, click on the link to Join the Men’s Breakfast Zoom Meeting below. If you have not previously participated in a Zoom meeting, when you click on the link you will be asked to download the Zoom app for your device, desktop, laptop, apple device, or android device. This is a recurring meeting so the same link will work every week.  Join us when you are able.  Bring your favorite coffee mug, tea cup, and breakfast;  be that fruit, toast, or fried eggs and sizzling bacon. There is no agenda for the gathering, just friendly conversation and comradery.  Y’all come!  Any questions, please email Deacon Bade: jbade@allsaintsoncentral.org.

 

To Join the Men’s Breakfast Zoom Meeting Click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87120792718?pwd=aWgxV2VyN2VWRlBPV1dobklOWm1ZZz09



Women's Breakfast

Our next gathering is scheduled for Tuesday, June 9 at 9am. It's a "BYOC" (bring your own coffee). Pastor Emilie Finn will be our "Zoom gatekeeper." She will provide a secure link from the allsaintsoncentral.org website. Feel free to check in with her at efinn@allsaintsoncentral.org



"The Gathering to Grow" Home Study Group with Patrice & Lucian Taylor will host a summer session. Throughout the centuries, Christians met in intimate settings for prayer and community for good reasons. In a small setting you can share your struggles and ask hard questions. You can really know and be known, a very rare thing in a country where one in four of us have no one with whom to share important news. You can grow in your spiritual walk because you are accountable to other believers who care about you. It’s scary but it’s also a special gift, this type of connection. The members of the Gathering to Grow home study group have experienced this connection, even as we moved from meeting at home to sharing all our homes via Zoom.


Members of the Spring 2020 cohort were “amazed and grateful at how quickly and with such open arms” they were welcomed. They found group meetings “thought provoking and enlightening” and “are grateful to have the Gathering” as a support in difficult times. They welcome you to join them this summer, as do Lucian and Patrice. On the second and fourth Monday’s of June, July, and August we will gather via Zoom from 7:00pm-8:30pm for fellowship, study, and Compline. Please join us by emailing Patrice at palshatti@allsaintsoncentral.org by June 1. In gathering, we all grow.





Resources for Children, Youth & Families

We will share curriculum, coloring pages, and other materials to keep your family active and faith-focused through this extra time at home. Just click on the links to access the documents.


Children's Chapel on Sundays at 11am on You Tube and Facebook. 


Pastor Emilie's "Story of the Lord's Prayer" Coloring Book

This booklet was created by Pastor Emilie to help children learn the Lord's Prayer. Children can color each page, read the prayer to their parents, or have their parents read it to them, and even use it as a fun tool for memorization over time.


Weekly Gospel-themed Coloring Pages

Click here to print a page that ties in with the current's week Gospel lesson that children can color and parents can teach from.


LAST Youth Confirmation Class meets SUNDAY, May 31, from 11am-12pm on Zoom!

To create a Zoom account, just go to https://zoom.us, click the "sign up for free" button, and follow the instructions.  To get the link for our meeting, please email Pastor Emilie at efinn@allsaintsoncentral.org. See you Sunday!