Lent, Holy Week, and Easter 2019

Lent

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, March 5, 5:00–7:00 p.m., Ellis Hall
Pass the syrup and enjoy a final feast before Lent begins. The men of Covenant Community prepare our decadent Shrove Tuesday meal of pancakes, bacon, and more. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children, ages 3-12; proceeds go to Covenant Community. Register online at allsaintsatlanta.org/pancake-supper. For more information, contact Anne Henn at ahenn@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 

Burning of the Palms

 

Burning of the Palms and Burying of the Alleluias
Tuesday, March 5, 6:00–6:30 p.m., Kennedy Courtyard
After supper, bring your palms from last year’s Palm Sunday service (if you still have them) and we will burn them to create the ashes for Ash Wednesday. Our Cherub and Primary Choirs will lead us in singing our final Alleluias before Lent begins and Children’s Ministries will help us pack away our Alleluias for the season. For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Ash Wednesday Worship Services
Wednesday, March 6
7:30 a.m., 12:05 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II, in the church
5:00 p.m., Worship Service for All Ages, in the church
For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Ashes to Go
Wednesday, March 6
8:30–10:00 a.m., North Ave and Midtown MARTA Stations and Technology Square
5:00–6:00 p.m., North Ave MARTA Station
Not able to make it to one of our Ash Wednesday Worship services? Pause during your commute and get Ashes to Go at the North Avenue or Midtown MARTA Stations or Technology Square. For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

The Great Litany in Procession
Sunday, March 10, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship services, in the church
On the first Sunday of Lent, we will process to The Great Litany, a chanted prayer that is the oldest original English language rite and offers all-encompassing prayers for ourselves and for the world. For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Midtown Assistance Center Food DriveMidtown Assistance Center (MAC) Canned Food & Supply Drive
Throughout Lent, Ellis Hall Foyer

MAC will collect canned foods and supplies for low-income families who need emergency assistance. Needs include items like paper products, laundry detergent, cereal, peanut butter, pancake mix, and canned meats, fruits and vegetables. Throughout Lent, bring your donations to the collection containers in Ellis Hall Foyer. For more information, contact Tori Cole at torilcole@yahoo.com.

Being Disciples by Rowan WilliamsOne Book, One Parish: Being Disciples by Rowan Williams
Throughout Lent, on our Facebook page or on our website

During Lent, join your fellow parishioners in reading together one book, Rowan Williams’ Being Disciples, which explores how life and faith intersect. Follow us on Facebook or visit this page on our website to view weekly meditations from Simon on each of the book’s six chapters. You can purchase the book at the Cathedral Bookstore or online here. For more information, contact Jocelyn Cassada at jcassada@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Lenten Meditations
Each week during Lent, we will post a meditation written by a parishioner. Read this week’s meditation at allsaintsatlanta.org/lenten-meditations-2019. For more information, contact Gretchen Chateau at jetteyeknight@hotmail.com.

The Prayer Book as a Guide for Spiritual Life
Sundays, March 10, 24 and 31, 10:20–11:05 a.m., Ross Room, Parish House
Sunday, March 17, 10:20–11:05 a.m., Shaffer Room, Parish House
Led by The Rev. Tim Black

We often think of Lent as a time to remove things from our lives, but we can also add or deepen spiritual practices like prayer and the study of scripture. During this four-week series, take a fresh look at the Book of Common Prayer, with new insights and practical applications to help us strengthen our relationships with God and one another during Lent and beyond. For more information, contact the Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James ConesBook Study & Pilgrimage: The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone
Sundays, March 10 and 17 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree St NE;
Sundays, March 24 and 31 and April 7 in Ellis Hall, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
April 13: Pilgrimage to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, Alabama
During Lent, join Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, for a five-week book study for parishioners here and at St. Luke’s based on The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone. The book study culminates in a pilgrimage to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which commemorates the 4,000+ victims of lynching from 1877 to 1950. Please note that the meeting location changes each week; participation in the book study is required to go on the pilgrimage. Register online at stlukesatlanta.org/lent-series-for-the-evil-done.html.

Adult Inquirers’ Class
Wednesdays, March 13 through April 17, 6:30—8:00 p.m., Ross Room, Parish House
Led by The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring
Our rector leads this six-week class designed for anyone who wants to learn more about the Christian faith as expressed in the Episcopal Church. Participants might include those interested in growing in faith or in connection to the church, being confirmed or received, or growing in community with others. The class focuses on learning from and about one another as well as pursuing questions of faith at a deeper level. There is a $25 fee, which can be paid at the time of class, and childcare is available upon request. Come a little early and get dinner at Wednesday Night Supper before. For more information or to request childcare, contact Pat Kiley at patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Women’s Retreat
Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31, Montara Farm, Clermont, GA
The Rev. Kim Dawsey-Richardson
Registration Closes March 15

Need the perfect excuse for a weekend escape? The Women’s Retreat has you covered. Enjoy non-stop friends, food, and fun, with programming around mindfulness and activities like yoga, massages, and hiking. Sign up at the Parish Life Table on Sundays or register online by March 15 at allsaintsatlanta.org/womens-retreat-2019. The cost for the weekend is $325 and scholarships are available. For more information, contact Anne Henn at ahenn@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Refugee Ministries: Spring Break Day Trips
Monday, April 1, Wednesday, April 3, and Friday, April 5
Help us provide supervision, entertainment, and nourishment for refugee children on spring break while their parents are at work at the chicken factories:
Monday, April 1: Help families with smaller children have a picnic in the Decatur Toy Park, 11:00 a.m. —1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3: Bring elementary aged children to Leapin’ Lizards for bounce house fun, 11:00 a.m. —1:00 p.m.
Friday, April 5: Chaperone older kids to a theater movie (time TBD)
Sign up to volunteer at allsaintsatlanta.org/rm-spring-break. For more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Monastery of the Holy SpiritLenten Prayer Retreat
Saturday, April 6, 10:30—3:30 p.m.,
Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA
Led by The Rev. Kim Jackson
Registration closes on Monday, April 1 at noon

Disconnect during a day retreat for contemplation and prayer at the inspirational home of Georgia’s Trappist Monks. The cost is $30 per person and includes a boxed lunch; scholarships are available. Space is limited to 30 people. Register online at allsaintsatlanta.org/prayer-retreat. Please note that registration has closed.

Better the Block and Youth G.O.S.H. (God Ordered Service Hours)
Saturday, April 13, 8:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m., church campus
Join your fellow parishioners, All Saints’ Youth, the Mainwarings, and Maurice Reddick, our Project/Facilities Manager, to help make our campus beautiful before Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday. For more information, contact Maurice Reddick at mreddick@allsaintsatlanta.org, or for youth, contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 

Holy Week

Palm Sunday Worship
Sunday, April 14

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite I, in the chapel
9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II with Reading of the Passion, in the church (begins in the Kennedy Courtyard)
9:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II for All Ages with Reading of the Passion, in Ellis Hall (begins in the Courtyard)
5:30 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II, in the chapel
For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Palm Sunday

Rector’s Forum: For the City
Prophecy as Putting the Body where the Mouth is with Luke Timothy Johnson
Palm Sunday, April 14, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House
We’re excited to welcome Luke Timothy Johnson, Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, to discuss how the church is called to embody and proclaim God’s vision for the world. He will also join us at lunchtime on Monday, April 15 to kick off our Holy Week Speaker Series. For more information, contact The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring at smainwaring@allsaintsatlanta.org

Tenebrae Worship Service
Sunday, April 14
8:00 p.m., in the church
Tenebrae is the Latin word for “darkness” or “shadows,” and refers to the observance of evening prayer in the final days of Holy Week. Celebrated after sundown, a striking feature of this ancient liturgy is the gradual extinguishing of candles to the point of complete darkness, foreshadowing the bleakness of Good Friday. This year’s Tenebrae service will feature music of eighteenth-century French composers, with settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah by François Couperin and Nicolas Clérambault’s Miserere mei. Members of the All Saints’ Choir will be joined by Nathan Medley, countertenor, and Elise Eskew Sparks, mezzo-soprano. Dr. Kirk M. Rich, Director of Music, will play our newly-renovated harpsichord, along with viola da gambist Martha Bishop. For more information, contact Kirk Rich at krich@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Holy Week Noonday Speaker Series: Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church
Monday, April 15 through Wednesday, April 17, 12:00—1:30 p.m., Ellis Hall
Join us this Holy Week for a three-day lunchtime learning series in which we will explore how the story of Holy Week might inspire us to be a prophetic church in the life of our city.
Monday, April 15: Luke Timothy Johnson, Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University
Tuesday, April 16: Stefanie Taylor, Priest Associate & Chaplain to St. Martin’s School
Wednesday, April 17: Natosha Reid Rice, Associate General Counsel for Habitat for Humanity and an Associate Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church
Luke Timothy Johnson will also join us for a Rector’s Forum on Palm Sunday, April 14. Please RSVP online at allsaintsatlanta.org/speaker-series. For more information, contact Anne Henn at ahenn@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Stations of the Cross for All Ages
Wednesday, April 17, 6:15—6:45 p.m., Kennedy Courtyard
Walk the Stations of the Cross in the courtyard with Children’s Ministries as we try to imagine and honor Jesus’ walk toward death and resurrection. Children will take home a booklet explaining the story and symbols. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Maundy Thursday FootwashingMaundy Thursday Agape Supper & Footwashing
Thursday, April 18, 5:30—7:00 p.m., Ellis Hall
Just as the Last Supper happened 2000 years ago, we will host a simple Mediterranean-style Agape Supper on Maundy Thursday. We will provide soup and everyone is encouraged to bring breads, cheeses, and olives to share*. After the meal, there will be a chance to take part in the profoundly strange and holy ministry of foot-washing, which is one of the ways that Jesus showed us how to love one another.
*Foods to share: last names beginning with A–H please bring crusty bread, I–O please bring olives, and P–Z please bring cheeses. Register for the Agape Supper online at allsaintsatlanta.org/agape-supper. For more information, contact Anne Henn at ahenn@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Maundy Thursday Liturgy
Thursday, April 18
7:30 p.m.
, Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar, in the church
For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Good Friday Liturgy
Friday, April 19, 12:00—1:00 p.m., in the church
For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Midtown Stations of the Cross
Friday, April 19, 1:00—2:00 p.m., meet in front of the church
Walk the Stations of the Cross through the streets of Midtown after the Good Friday worship service, pausing at symbolic locations to discuss how they relate to Jesus’ journey to the cross. For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

In the Garden: A Vigil for the City
Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m., Dockside, Clara Meer Dock at Piedmont Park
During this Saturday evening vigil, we will welcome the Resurrection light as it breaks into the darkness of night. Join us in the midst of our city as we unite our hearts to the earliest followers of Jesus in this ancient service of story and song, shadows and light, creatively imagined for our time and place. This service will take place at the iconic dockside landing in Piedmont Park, accessible from 12th Street and Piedmont Avenue. Seating will be limited, so bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Singers of all skill-levels are invited to rehearse at 7:00 p.m. and to sing in our “pickup” choir, and all are welcome (but not required) to bring a dessert to share as we begin the Easter feast together! For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 

Easter

Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ at one of six Easter Day worship services. Greet the morning at the Great Easter Vigil, when the Paschal candle will be lit from the bonfire in Kennedy Courtyard. Or join us in worship later in the morning for Holy Eucharist in the church or with all ages in Ellis Hall. The day will be filled with celebratory music featuring the All Saints’ Choir and brass quintet, and the church will be filled with beautiful flowers to the glory of God. Bring a few freshly cut flowers with you to help flower the cross on our front lawn, transforming it into a beautiful symbol of the Resurrection.

Easter Day Worship
Sunday, April 21
6:00—7:30 a.m., Easter Vigil and Festal Holy Eucharist Rite II, in the church (begins in Kennedy Courtyard)
8:00—8:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite I, in the chapel
9:00 a.m., Festal Holy Eucharist Rite II for All Ages, in Ellis Hall
9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Festal Holy Eucharist Rite II, in the church
5:30 p.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II, in the chapel

Please note that the church office will be closed after Easter on Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23.

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