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, 17, and April 7 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree St NE;
Sundays, March 24 and 31 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. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

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.

Easter Flower Donations
Sunday, March 17 is the deadline
Our Easter tradition to adorn the church with beautiful flowers is made possible by generous donations from this parish. Remember a loved one, honor someone special, or give thanks by making a donation at allsaintsatlanta.org/easter-flowers. All donations are due March 17 to be acknowledged in the Easter bulletin. For more information, contact Betsey Gibbs at bgibbs@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.

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
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-retreatFor more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@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 SundayTenebrae Worship Service
Sunday, April 14
8:00 p.m., in the church
For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Noonday Speaker Series: Voices of the City 
Monday through Wednesday, April 15—17, 12:05—1:00 p.m., Ellis Hall
During Holy Week, join us for lunch while you listen to guest speakers from all over our city. Register 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, 6:00—6:30 p.m.
Walk the Stations of the Cross with Children’s Ministries and engage in an interactive learning experience as we imagine Jesus’s final days and resurrection. 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

Midtown Stations of the Cross
Friday, April 19, 1:00—2:00 p.m., meet in front of the church

Midtown Stations of the CrossIn the Garden: A Vigil for the City
Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m., Location TBD
During this Saturday evening vigil, we will welcome the Resurrection light as it breaks into the darkness of night. Join us as we unite our hearts to the earliest followers of Jesus in this ancient liturgy of story and song, darkness and light, creatively reimagined for our time and place. 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 Flower Donations
Sunday, March 17 is the deadline
Our Easter tradition to adorn the church with beautiful flowers is made possible by generous donations from this parish. Remember a loved one, honor someone special, or give thanks by making a donation at allsaintsatlanta.org/easter-flowers. All donations are due March 17 to be acknowledged in the Easter bulletin. For more information, contact Betsey Gibbs at bgibbs@allsaintsatlanta.org.

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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