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A Note From the Rector

Dear Saints,

We meet once more this Sunday to remember and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King’s legacy is a multi-faceted gift, for our city and for the nation beyond. This year, our preacher-teacher on Sunday will be Greg Cole, the Executive Director of Emmaus House, just down the road in Peoplestown, Atlanta. The work of Emmaus House reminds us of King’s work in his last years to combat poverty, a facet of our local and national life that still draws us up short in our hopes for God’s kingdom for God’s people on earth. I invite you join us on the block this weekend, seeking inspiration to find your own way to build God’s beloved community this coming week and in the year ahead. Blessings to you all.

Peace,
Simon+


This Sunday

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Hot Sunday Breakfast
8:00—9:00 a.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House
Take the scramble out of your Sunday morning and let us cook the eggs, fry the bacon, boil the grits, and bake the biscuits for you. We also have an assortment of cereals, milk, juices and of course, coffee. $5 will keep your stomach quiet during church; all proceeds go to the Men of Hope. No RSVP necessary.

The Singing Sisters
Sunday, January 20, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship services, the church
The Singing Sisters from Ebenezer Baptist Church, led by Laura English-Robinson, will join us as our guest choir for the 11th consecutive year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday. For more information, contact Kirk Rich at krich@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Rector’s Forum: For the City
Sunday, January 20, 10:20–11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall
Preacher-Teacher: Greg Cole
Join our rector for the first forum in a year-long series that will explore the intersection of faith and the life of our city. We will welcome Greg Cole, Executive Director of Emmaus House, as our Preacher-Teacher to discuss the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Great Performers of Classical Music with Bob Edge
Sundays through February 3, 10:20–11:05 a.m., Ross Room, Parish House
Bob Edge will lead the third session in his five-week series of music appreciation classes to help both music lovers and novices hone their listening skills and enjoy great music. Explore the works of tenor Luciano Pavarotti, pianist Van Cliburn, violinist Jasha Heifetz, conductor Robert Shaw and other legendary performers. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Jesus on the Front Page
Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m.,
NEW LOCATION: P305/306, Parish House
Facilitator: Matthew Wilson
This month, Jesus on the Front Page takes a look at the Christian’s role in the public arena with two members of the Georgia House of Representatives, Mary Margaret Oliver on January 6 and 13 and Matthew Wilson on January 20 and 27. The group will explore the important issues, the distractions, and how we can make a difference. Please note that the location recently changed to P305/306. For more information, contact Ethel Ware Carter at ecarter@rccatl.org.

Youth Formation (grades 6—12)
Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
All youth are required to be registered every year; please register online (allsaintsatlanta.org/youth-registration). For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Children’s Formation (grades K—5): MLK Prayer Walk Around the Block
Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m., 2nd floor, Pritchett Children’s Center
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Children’s Ministries will lead an interactive learning experience with a walk around the block to explore themes of service, justice, equality, and the Way of Christ. Make sure to wear a warm coat! All children are required to be registered for Children’s Formation every year; please register online (allsaintsatlanta.org/childrens-registration). For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Worship

 

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Noonday Prayer
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 12:05—12:20 p.m., in the church
We recently began Noonday Prayer during the week, in addition to our usual Wednesday Eucharist. The brief service provides a time for restful contemplation during the busy workday and a chance to pray with the Midtown community. For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.
Please note that there will be no Noonday Prayer on Monday, January 21. We will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

A Service of Recovery & Healing
Sunday, January 27, 5:00—6:30 p.m.,
33 North Ave., Atlanta
Once a month, The Rev. Robert Book leads a Holy Eucharist service that is based on the 12 Steps of AA and is open to everyone. For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Adult Formation

 

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Wednesday Morning Discussion Group
Wednesdays, 10:00—11:30 a.m., P307, Parish House
Facilitated by The Rev. Dr. Jim Donald
For more information, contact The Rev. Dr. Jim Donald at jasdonald@aol.com.

Jezebels: Women’s Book Study
Wednesdays, 5:00—6:00 p.m., P201, Parish House
The group is currently reading Frederick Douglass by David Blight. For more information, contact Mimi Spang at mimispang@comcast.net.

Contemplative Prayer
Wednesdays, 7:00—8:30 p.m., P202, Parish House
For more information, contact Gretchen Chateau at jetteyeknight@hotmail.com.

Rector’s Forum: For the City
Sunday, January 20, 10:20–11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall
Preacher-Teacher: Greg Cole
Join our Rector for the first forum in a year-long series that will explore the intersection of faith and the life of our city. We will welcome Greg Cole, Executive Director of Emmaus House, as our Preacher-Teacher to discuss the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Jesus on the Front Page
Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m.,
NEW LOCATION: P305/306, Parish House
Facilitator: Matthew Wilson
This month, Jesus on the Front Page takes a look at the Christian’s role in the public arena with two members of the Georgia House of Representatives, Mary Margaret Oliver on January 6 and 13 and Matthew Wilson on January 20 and 27. The group will explore the important issues, the distractions, and how we can make a difference. Please note that the location recently changed to P305/306. For more information, contact Ethel Ware Carter at ecarter@rccatl.org.

Great Performers of Classical Music with Bob Edge
Sundays through February 3, 10:20–11:05 a.m., Ross Room, Parish House
Bob Edge will lead the second session in his five-week series of music appreciation classes to help both music lovers and novices hone their listening skills and enjoy great music. Explore the works of tenor Luciano Pavarotti, pianist Van Cliburn, violinist Jasha Heifetz, conductor Robert Shaw and other legendary performers. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Welcoming the Stranger
Sunday, January 27, 10:20–11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall
We’re excited to welcome Matthew Soerens, the U.S. Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief, which is the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals. In that role, he helps churches understand the realities of refugees and respond in accordance with biblical values. He is also the author of two books, Welcoming the Stranger and Seeking Refuge. Matthew will give us an overview of the current state of the refugee crisis, and we will connect this to the work of our parish. For more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Safeguarding God’s Children Certification Class
Sundays, January 27 through February 10, 10:20–11:05 a.m.,
The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
This in-person course builds awareness and skills to ensure that our community follows best practices for protecting children. Certification is required for anyone who works with children or youth in any Episcopal parish or diocese. Register online at allsaintsatlanta.org/safeguarding. For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Parish Forum: The Episcopal Community Foundation
February 3, 10:20 – 11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House,
Facilitated by The Rev. Tim Black
Join us for an informational session on the spiritual and material importance of supporting the poor and the oppressed. Learn how Episcopalians in our parish and around the Diocese are caring for the least among us. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Walking the Mourner’s Path:
Transforming Grief into Joyful Living
Thursdays, February 7 through March 28, 7:00 p.m.
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 4393 Garmon Road, NW, Atlanta 30327
We’re partnering with two other Episcopal churches, St. Anne’s and St. Dunstan’s, to sponsor an eight-week workshop for anyone mourning the loss of a loved one. The workshop is centered in prayer and carefully crafted by an Episcopal church in Arizona to answer the question, “Where is God in my pain?” The cost is $75 and scholarships are available. If you are interested in registering for this workshop, or another one later this spring, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Novel Theology: Beloved by Toni Morrison
Wednesday, February 20, 7:00—8:00 p.m., P307, Parish House
Facilitator: Mark Johnson
Once a month, this group meets to discuss encounters with Christ in literature. In February’s novel, Beloved by Toni Morrison, an escaped slave struggles with the physical, emotional, and spiritual devastation of her past. For more information, contact Amelia Tuttle at amelia.tuttle9@gmail.com or visit allsaintsatlanta.org/novel-theology.

 

 


Youth Formation

 

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Youth Formation (grades 6—12)
Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
All youth are required to be registered every year; please register online (allsaintsatlanta.org/youth-registration). For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

High School B.S.
Wednesday, January 23, 7:00–8:00 p.m., The Attic
Bible Study for high schoolers meets on Wednesday evenings. For more information, contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Happening 71
Friday, February 15 – Sunday, February 17,
Camp Mikell, Toccoa, GA
Happening 71 is a high school retreat at Camp Mikell, centered on spreading the love of Jesus Christ. The program is led by high schoolers, with supervision from clergy and adults. Zack and Joel will provide transportation. Learn more and register by February 2 at eycdioatl.org/happening.html. For more information, contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 

 


Children’s Formation

 

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Children’s Formation (grades K—5)
Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m. on the 2nd floor, Pritchett Children’s Center
All children are required to be registered every year; please register online (allsaintsatlanta.org/childrens-registration). For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

MLK Prayer Walk Around the Block,
Sunday, January 20, 10:20–11:05 a.m., 2nd Floor, Pritchett Children’s Center
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Children’s Ministries will lead an interactive learning experience with a walk around the block to explore themes of service, justice, equality, and the Way of Christ.  Make sure to wear a warm coat! For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Parish Life

 

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Blog: With Great Love
A new story, titled “Healed by Grace,” is available on our blog. We share a new post every two weeks; follow along: withgreatlove.org

Wednesday Night Supper
Wednesday, 5:00—7:00 p.m., Ellis Hall
Join us on Wednesday nights for great food, fellowship, and a 7-minute worship service at 5:55 p.m. The cost is $10 per adult and $4 per child (ages 3-12); enjoy wine and beer for a minimal donation. Reserve your seat before 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior online at allsaintsatlanta.org/wns, at the Parish Life table on Sunday mornings, or email Anne Henn at ahenn@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Music

 

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The Singing Sisters
Sunday, January 20, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship services, the church
The Singing Sisters from Ebenezer Baptist Church, led by Laura English-Robinson, will join us as our guest choir for the 11th consecutive year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday. For more information, contact Kirk Rich at krich@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Organ Recital by Dr. Kirk Rich
Sunday, January 20, 3:15 p.m., The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Rd. NW
Dr. Kirk Rich, our Music Director, will present a thirty-minute organ recital with music from Litaize, Daquin, Frescobaldi, and Mendelssohn prior to the 4:00 p.m. service for the Feast of Martin Luther King, Jr. at The Cathedral of St. Philip. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kirk Rich at krich@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Concert Series: Vega String Quartet
Monday, January 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m., the church
The Vega String Quartet is the Quartet-in-Residence at Emory University. They concertize both nationally and globally, and are featured at many music festivals. They are the recipient of multiple awards for their superb playing. Purchase tickets online or at the door based on availability. For more information, contact Kirk Rich at krich@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Children’s Musical: By the Sea
Sunday, February 10, 10:20–11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall
Each year, our Junior and Primary Choirs perform a musical based on stories from the Bible. This year’s musical is By the Sea, which tells the story of three seekers who look for Jesus by the Sea of Galilee. Along the way, they encounter others who tell them of seeing Jesus at Capernaum, during the Sermon on the Mount, at the Feeding of the 5000, and even in Jerusalem at the Passover. For more information, contact Karol Kimmell at karolkimmell@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 

 


Service

 

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American Red Cross Blood Drive
Sunday, January 20, 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Fireplace Room, Tate Hall
The American Red Cross is facing a severe shortage of blood donations; please consider participating in the blood drive to help save lives on Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday. Walk-ins are welcome, but scheduling an appointment is encouraged. Book a time slot online at redcrossblood.org (code “allsaintsatlanta”) or by phone at 1-800-733-2767. For more information, contact Anne Henn at ahenn@allsaintsatlanta.org.

MLK Day 5K for Covenant Community
Monday, January 21, 8:00–10:00 a.m., Piedmont Park
Run or walk the MLK Day 5K with a group from our parish. Register online at mlkday5k.com and select Covenant Community as your team to donate $5 from your registration directly to them. It’s a fun event and a qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. For more information, contact Ann Stuart Pearce at 404-308-0636.

SOAP Up (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) Service Day
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House
We’re teaming up with the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta’s Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Commission to help victims of domestic minor sex trafficking during the Super Bowl. During SOAP Up, we will label soap bars with the national trafficking hotline, become trained on the signs of trafficking, put together educational packets for hotels, and deliver the soap bars and packets to hotels around Mercedes Benz Stadium. Why soap? The hotel bathroom is one of the few places victims are alone and therefore one of the best chances to help them. Learn more and register for the event online at https://tinyurl.com/supersoap2018. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Open House for Service Ministries
Sunday, January 27, 10:20–11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall 
Stop by the tables in Ellis Hall to learn how to get more involved with our four core service ministries: Threads, Covenant Community, Midtown Assistance Center, and Refugee Ministries. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Earth Stewards: Green Team Summit
Sunday, January 27, 2:00–8:00 p.m.,
The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St. NE
Join our Earth Stewards Ministry for an interfaith summit featuring a keynote address by the Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, educational workshops, and a farm-to-table dinner. Learn more and register at gipl.org/event/green-team-summit-2019. For more information, contact Nancy Daves at nancydaves0711@gmail.com.

Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) Annual Celebration of Service Luncheon
Thursday, February 7, 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.,
Ansley Golf Club, 196 Montgomery Ferry Dr. NE, Atlanta
MAC will host their annual luncheon to honor key supporters from the past year, and to recognize supporting congregations, corporate partners, board members, and volunteers. Purchase tickets online by February 3 at www.midtownassistancectr.org/mac-luncheon/. For more information, contact Chris Furgsuson at chris@midtownassistancectr.org.

Share a Meal with the Men of Covenant Community
Mondays, February 25 and March 11, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Covenant Community
Bring dinner yourself or with family, friends or co-workers.  To volunteer, contact Barbara Blender at bblender@bellsouth.net.

Threads Needs
Baby boys’ warm clothing, all sizes; girls’ long-sleeve shirts, sizes 5-16; and men’s small pants. For more information, contact Threads at threads@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Giving

 

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Pledge: /plej/ : a promise or undertaking
A pledge is a promise to bring your faith to our common table in the form of a financial commitment to the work of this parish. We’re grateful for the pledges we have received from 723 households so far and we need yours too. Fill out a form on the round table in the Egleston Hall foyer or pledge online at allsaintsatlanta.org/pledge-2019 (no login required). For more information, contact Ellen Hayes at ehayes@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Year-End Statements
Year-end statements were mailed this week, so please review your statement for errors and let us know if you have questions. Thank you again for your generosity. For more information, contact Betsey Gibbs at bgibbs@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 

 


General

 

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Email Phishing Scam
Some of our parishioners recently received a fraudulent email from a someone impersonating Simon, asking for a favor and then asking for gift cards. Please do not respond to that email, or any emails that appear to come from our clergy and ask you to send money quickly or provide personal information. Always cross-check the sender’s email address with the email addresses on our clergy page. If the sender’s email address is anything other than what’s listed on the clergy page, do not respond and report the false email address to help others avoid being scammed. We’ve created a page on our website with tips to help you identify potential email phishing scams and information about how to report them: allsaintsatlanta.org/email-scam

Summer Housing for Seminary Student
A seminary student from Vanderbilt University seeks housing in Atlanta from May 28 to August 9 while she works as a summer intern with St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Church of the Common Ground. If you’re able to provide housing, please contact Pat Kiley at patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Diocesan News and Events
Stay informed about events and news happening all over our diocese at connecting.episcopalatlanta.org.

 

 


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