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Evensong

Sunday, March 1, 5:00 p.m.
Evensong for the First Sunday in Lent will be sung in the Chapel of St. Mary. A reception hosted by the Young Adult Group will follow in the Parish Hall.

Stations of the Cross

Fridays in Lent, February 28 – April 3, Noon & 5:30 pm (Church)

The Stations of the Cross is a solemn meditation on the events of the Passion of our Lord. The service is approximately 30 minutes in duration and takes place in the Church. On Friday, April 10, Good Friday Liturgy with Adult Choir will take place at noon and Children’s Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m. in the Church.

Father Mac Stewart

Father Stewart will preach on Saturday, February 29 at the 5:30 p.m. Holy Communion service and both Sunday morning services on March 1.  He will also host a day of reflection on Quiet Day.   Call the church to register for Quiet Day if you plan to have lunch or need nursery care.

Quiet Day

 “He Loved Them unto the End:
Meditations on Jesus’ Farewell Discourse” 

Tuesday, March 3, 9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Reflections for Quiet Day with Father Mac Stewart
9:15 a.m. Session I: Wash
11:15 a.m. Session II: Breathe
Noon – Angelus and Noonday   
Prayers and Lunch
1:15 p.m. Session III: Fructify
2:15 p.m. Session IV: Sanctify
3:15 p.m. Closing Prayer
Childcare: Nursery is available with registration in the church office.

Lenten Dinner Speakers Series

Potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m. and Lenten speakers at 6:45 p.m.  Children’s activities will take place on the lower level following the dinner.
March 4th ~ Host ~ Vestry
A-I Salad
J-R Vegetable
S-Z Main Course
March 4: Fr. Mac Stewart, “God and Disability”

March 11: Tricia Everest

March 18: Fr. Andy Johnson, Associate Rector

March 25: Deidre Franklin, Pastor of Women’s Ministry, Crossings Community Church, Spiritual disciplines

April 1: Interview with Deacon Easter

Lenten Resource

The Children’s and Adult Libraries at All Souls’ offer selected reading material and and resources for individuals and families during Lent.  Books are available for checkout.

iPray App for the iPhone

The Anglican Foundation has made it possible for the iPray BCP app to be downloaded now through Good Friday for $0.99.

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings

Blessings will take place in the Chapel after the 10:00 a.m. service during Lent.

Work Day

Saturday, February 29, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Looking for a way to volunteer?   Tom Williams, All Souls’ Senior Warden, is organizing a work day to make minor repairs in all areas of our church campus.  Please consider joining us in the effort to keep our church in great shape.

Episcopal Church Women
Grant Application

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is funding grants to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations whose mission is congruent with the mission of All Souls’ Episcopal Church. Funding priority will be given to Christian programs and programs that serve to alleviate human needs in the greater Oklahoma City area. Applications are available at the front desk or contact Katie Blaik James at OKCKatie@cox.net or 405-641-9404.  The application deadline is April 1, 2020.

Diocesan News

Consecration of New Bishop of Oklahoma 

Saturday, April 18

The Rev. Poulson Reed will be Ordained and Consecrated as Bishop Coadjutor on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Henry J. Freede Wellness
Center at Oklahoma City University by The Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.  Bishop-Elect Reed will serve as Bishop Coadjutor until Bishop Koniecnzy’s retirement at the end of the year, after which he will become the Bishop of Oklahoma.

The Rev. Reed most recently was the Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Day School in Phoenix, AZ. He served as the spiritual and managerial leader of both the church and school staffs.  He is married to Megan Reed and they have three sons.

Join the Consecration Choir!

A Consecration Choir for the Ordination of The Reverend Poulson Reed as Bishop Coadjutor of Oklahoma is being formed and is open to choristers from all parishes of the diocese.  The choir will be responsible for leading congregational hymns as well as singing anthems.  The Consecration service will take place Saturday, April 18th at 11:00 am at the Freede Wellness Center on the campus of Oklahoma City University. Applicants must register online by March 15.  More details can be found on the choir registration website.

Other News and Events:

Reception for Father Johnson and Family – ECW will host a reception on Sunday, March 8, 11:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  Please join us to welcome the Johnsons to All Souls’.
iPhone class – March 10, 1:00 p.m. in the South Lounge 
Scout Sunday – March 29, 10:00 a.m. service.  We invite all Scouts to wear their uniforms and Eagle Scouts to wear their pins.
Parenting Toolbox – Sunday, March 29, 11:30 a.m. in the Christian Family Life Center
Blessing of the Redbud Runners – Sunday, April 5 prior to the beginning of the race.

VBS – Knights of North Castle:

Quest for the King’s Armor 

June 1-5, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Children will discover how the protective armor of the Lord works in their lives as they follow and serve Him!  VBS welcomes children 4-year-olds (potty-trained) through rising 6th graders.  Adults will have plenty of volunteer opportunities before and during VBS.  We would welcome your assistance! (Nursery care will be provided for younger children of VBS volunteers during that week!)  If you have questions or would like to assist, please contact Susan Borgan (susanborgan@gmail.com) or Alicia Fay (alfay@allsoulsokc.com).  On-line registration will begin March 29th!   Armor up!

All Souls’ to Host

The Living Church Institute Conference

Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5

What is Anglican Christianity? Where did Anglicanism come from, and what should we hope for its future?  This conference will take up these questions in order to inspire a new generation of Anglican Christians seeking faithfulness and holiness within the wider Church Catholic. Find registration details and schedule of events here.

Children

Sunday School Registration – Forms for Godly Play and Children’s Sunday School are located at the reception desk on the lower level.
M&M  Mission and Ministry – 9:15 a.m. (Purple Room, lower level)   
Children 3 years through 5th grade participate in fun and meaningful mission projects or learn a new skill during Adult Sunday School.
Ages 3-Kindergarten – Children gather in the back of the church and process behind the crucifer to receive a blessing at the altar.  They attend Children’s Chapel and Sunday school on the lower level during the 10:00 a.m. service.

Grades 1st-5th – Children sit with their families at the beginning of the service.  During the sermon hymn they follow the crucifer to the Chapel of St. Mary.  Sunday School follows on the lower level during the remainder of the service. 

Infant and Toddler Childcare – (Purple and Yellow Rooms, lower level)    Childcare is available for both Sunday morning services. Pagers are available for parents.
Youth
Confirmation Class – 9:15 a.m. (Yellow Room, lower level)
Youth Sunday School – 9:15 a.m. Grades 7-12  (Kennedy Parlor)
“THE WAY” – 11:31 a.m. Grades 6-12 (Christian Family Life Center)
Youth gather for food, study, prayer, fellowhip and fun.  You are welcome to bring a change of clothes.

ASYM Ski Trip – March 13-18, Copper Mountain – Spaces available for skiing or snowboarding in the snow-covered mountains of Colorado!  Contact Terry Prather (405) 206-4215 or Matt Bell (405) 831-5970 if you have questions.  ASYM also needs help funding two scholarships.

Adults

All Classes Meet at 9:15 a.m. 
Rector’s Forum – (Parish Hall)  Journey through the Old Testament: Our Lenten series explores some of the key episodes in the story of our creation and redemption by the Lord God.
Gospel of Grace at Home  – (South Lounge)  
All young adults and parents are invited to join in discussion and prayer on the book of Mark.
Coffee Break – (Red Room, lower level)  
 A casual, conversation-style class.  We offer an opportunity to connect with each other and talk about how to apply scripture in daily living. 

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