Sunday: 9:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
Shrove Tuesday 3/4 Pancake Supper 5:30 to 7:30 PM at All Saints
Ash Wednesday 3/5 Worship Service 5:30 PM Paulsen Manor
We move into Lent through our Ash Wednesday service. During the service we focus on our finite and sinful nature and the necessity of Christ's suffering and death to insure our salvation. Ashes are used to remind people of their physical mortality -- that "you are dust, and to dust you shall return." This is the beginning of a penitential period. The Lenten season is symbolic of the time Jesus spent in the wilderness during which he was tempted by Satan, so it is a time to reflect on how we are tempted.
It also is a time to sweep away the spiritual cobwebs from our lives. Did you know that in the past spring-cleaning was part of the Lenten ritual? First you cleaned your soul by shriving (aka confessing), then you cleaned your kitchen (and consumed things that would spoil hence our pancake supper), then you cleaned the rest of your house. People spiritually and physically made themselves ready for the celebration of our salvation and rebirth in Christ.
But our brokenness is only the point of departure, we do not linger there. Rather Lent leads us to the wonder of our resurrection through Christ.
The Great Vigil marks the end of Lent and in the past this vigil was the only time during the year for baptism. Those being baptized were removed from the congregation, went into a separate room where one by one they would disrobe, be baptized by immersing themselves in moving water, then be robe in white. All the newly baptized would gather in a room still secluded from the congregation, and then at sunrise on Easter day they would emerge. That must have been a powerful and moving moment. Their emergence was done as a symbolic resurrection to emphasize the radical change that had occurred through their baptism.
Today, some people give up something as a figurative sacrifice for the season like chocolate, but this seems like such a minor sacrifice. I also recommend setting aside some time for self-examination. For each of us, Lent should be a time to take a hard look at our lives in order to push away the pride of the Pharisee and embrace the humility of the tax collector found in Luke 18:9-14. In addition to a sacrifice and self examination for Lent, I would suggest that you take on something that leads to spiritual growth and invigoration like reading a Psalm each morning.
You are invited to join us each Sunday as we move through Lent and grow in Christ.
The week-day celebration of the Holy Eucharist is 7:00 a.m. every Wednesday at our Riverside Center office.
COFFEE HOUR-Please join us for coffee after each service in the Fellowship Hall.
Belly Bustin' Shrove Tues Pancake Supper Tues Mar 4th 5:30 to 7:30 pm All-You-Can-Eat pancakes, sausage, apple sauce and King Cake.
Adults $7, 10 to 4 years are $4, and 3 years and under are free.
Proceeds go to our Jan 2015 mission trip to Holy Cross Anglican School in Belize.
3/15 The Bradley University Choir will be joining us
3/30 Bishop Lee will be celebrating with us
4/13-19 Holy Week
FEEDING THE 5000 ONE CAN OF SOUP AT
A TIME - we continue our effort to collect 5000 cans of soup in a year in response to our Deacon’s Challenge to feed the hungery.
MISSION TRIP to Belize January 2015, contact Liz Hungerford at email@example.com
STUDY-The Bible study, led by Rev. Peggy, that meets on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.in the church office.
MONDAY BIBLE STUDY – Our Monday Bible Study, led by Rev. Roger, meets at 2:00 p.m.
OUTREACH: All Saints gives $600 per year to the Churches United of the Quad Cities’ operating budget.We also send $1200 per year to CareLINK. This ministry provides special financial assistance to people in extremis. Christian Friendliness, CareLINK, Winnie’s Place, and YouthHope are a few of the ministries of Churches United. This money comes from the contributions you make to the Allemeier Angel Fund.
The food you donate (primarily soup at the moment) and the loose offerings from the plate on the first Sunday of each month goes to the Christian Friendliness food pantries.
The toiletries you donate are contributed to Winnie’s Place, a shelter program for women, with or without children. They operate Winnie’s Wishes Resale Shop to which we donate gently used and new items. They also collect used cell phones.
YouthHope’s Moline Youth Center offers a safe haven for youth at risk. This is where we drop off our food pantry offerings.
CHOIR PRACTICE-Monday at 5:00 p.m. at the church office. Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. Come join the fun!
Sunday School/Nursery – If you have a child or know of one who might like to attend, please contact the church office.
Chain - Please contact Cheryl Hagerman at 797-4257 if you need to add
someone to our prayer chain.
The Reverend Roger Hungerford
Phone numbers: 309-797-2515 and cell 1-757-639-5610
All Saints Vision Statement:
Called by God, we are a community of faith guided by His wisdom, truth, and light as revealed in the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.