Dear saints,

A late mentor of mine used to take his vestry on retreat each year and ask this singular question to help them to get to know one another on the first night: "When did Jesus become more than a name for you?"

He would put them into pairs and they would spread themselves across the retreat campus in the warm evening sun of coastal California sharing a story from their lives, the significance of which never ceased to astound both the hearer and the speaker. 

To bend the title of Stephen Prothero's book, Jesus is not one. Jesus is manifold, not simply because so are we in this beautifully diverse human family, but because you and I don't remain the same along our life's journey. 

Who was Jesus to you when you were a child?

I can vividly recall the Jesus I knew as a child chorister, standing in the choir stalls vaguely out of breath at the end of Stanford's Te Deum, with the words "O Lord, in Thee have I trusted. Let me never be confounded," still ringing in my ears. That was Jesus. The one in whom I trusted. 

That is still true today, but Jesus has become so much more. 

I hope and pray that All Saints' is a place in your life where your vision of Jesus is being deepened and enriched. If it isn't, try turning to the person next to you on Sunday and ask them when Jesus became more than a name to them. You'll be amazed at what you'll hear. 

For the gift of our multiplicity, thanks be to God.



The Second Sunday in Lent

Sunday, February 25, Church

Weekly Service Times*

  • 8:00 a.m. (Traditional Language, No Music) 
  • 9:00 a.m. (Contemporary Language, Choral Music) 
  • 11:15 a.m. (Contemporary Language, Choral Music) 
  • 5:00 p.m. The Welcome Table (Contemporary Language, Contemplative Music) 

ALERT: On February 24 and 25, the Publix Atlanta Marathon and Half Marathon will take place in Centennial Olympic Park. Expect traffic delays throughout downtown Atlanta.

PARKING: Overflow parking is available at Bank of America. Please request validation tickets from an usher upon arrival or exit in the Narthex. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: For evening service attendees (The Welcome Table), The Fox Theatre’s Hamilton showings may impact traffic, travel times and/or impose detours en route to church. 

Sport and the Common Good 

Sunday, February 25 and Sunday, March 3, 10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall 

This course, led by The Rev. Dr. Andrew Barnett, will engage the formative role that sports can play in our personal and collective lives, for good and for ill. How might we leverage the power of sport to advance the common good? Is there a role for the church and Christian theology in this visible public space? 

Retirement as Vocation: Discerning God’s Call and Practical Considerations 

Sunday, February 25 and Sunday, March 3, 10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m., P 305/306 and on Zoom

“Should I retire? What will I do? Who will I be if I am not working?” These questions are not at all uncommon as we get into and past middle age. In this course, led by The Rev. Karen Evans, we will talk about retirement in its various stages and how we can answer God’s call to a new way of living out our Christian life. The class is encouraged also to participate in Legacy Sunday on March 10 in Ellis Hall, where we will speak practically about making wills, health care powers of attorney, funeral preparation, and the other decisions that are prudent to make before they are needed. To participate in this class via Zoom, please visit and enter password “AdultFormation2024”.

Share Your Thoughts: Future Of Our Block Town Hall

The town hall style conversations about the future of our block have completed. Now, we encourage you to sign up for one of several home gatherings to follow the town hall series at: And for more information about the block discernment process please visit:

Join a Home Gathering

Share Your Vision for Our Block

E-Mail the Steering Committee

Learn More About the Future of Our Block

Review the Future of Our Block Introduction PDF

Join the Habitat Build 

We are off to an amazing start with the Habitat Build! We are so thankful for all of the volunteers who have come on-site to build and those who have helped make lunches for our builders. Our building teams are full for the remaining build days, but we still have opportunities to help with lunch items (Make Lunches for the Build Crew). For more information contact our build co-chairs, Jack and Clifton Askew-Norton in the courtyard between services this Sunday or contact them at

Lenten Food Drive 

Sunday, February 18 – Sunday, March 17, Ellis Hall 

We hope you will participate in the MAC Lenten Food Drive! Last year, MAC distributed 8,485 bags of groceries to 1,902 households. Please grab a bag with a list of needed items on your way out of church on February 18 and return them filled throughout Lent to the bins outside Ellis Hall. Contact Jenny Jobson at

Everyday Connections 

Sundays, 10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m., Parish Hall 305 

The proclamation of the Gospel during worship is the beginning of an ongoing dialogue between the text and those who hear it. The homily is a first response that begins, but does not end, this divine conversation. The “Everyday Connections” class provides a continual opportunity for participants to add their voice to the conversation by exploring the significance of the week’s Gospel reading for our everyday lives. To participate in this class via Zoom, please visit and enter password “AdultFormation2024”. 

Jesus on the Front Page 

Sundays, 10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m., Parish Hall 307 

Join this ongoing discussion of the news of the day and how we are called as Christians to respond in the public arena, in our private lives, and in our prayers. 

The Welcome Table: Sunday Evening Worship Service and Dinner  

Sundays at 5:00 p.m., In the Chapel and Ellis Hall  

Before your busy week begins, the Welcome Table is a place to join with others and find rest and refreshment. Come to the Welcome Table: a service of music (song and solo instrument), prayer (together and in ways that speak to us individually), and communion. A community dinner for all participants follows the service. 

NOTE: Thanks to parishioner Neal Idnani and our friends at NaanStop, we are pleased to share that we can meet most dietary restrictions at the Welcome Table dinner. In addition to the beautiful homemade meals that our parish will offer, we can also prepare delicious Indian food on request. 

Photo of the Week

This past Sunday at All Saints’, our parish marked the start of Lent with two sermons: one from The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile, who joined us at our 9:00 a.m. service. Zscheile shared a bit about his personal history and early encounters with Christian faith, emphasizing the need to share the love of God and faith in Jesus with family, friends and neighbors.

Meanwhile, at the 11:15 a.m. service, The Rev. Natosha Reid Rice (pictured) preached on embracing the Lenten season as a "wilderness opportunity" full of moments to refocus our lives, shifting our living to more closely align with God's vision, individually and in community.

To listen to these sermons and many more, we invite you to visit us online at

We would love to get to know you! Our community looks forward to you joining us for upcoming services and events throughout the year! For more information visit


The Cornerstone Society recognizes parishioners who have made a planned gift to All Saints'. Join the more than 200 members who have made this important commitment. 

Consider offering a gift to All Saints' future. A planned gift is offered today to support the church after your death. This is a thoughtful way to show your loved ones what matters to you. These gifts remain and grow in the All Saints' Endowment fund. This is a carefully managed fund that supports ministries and programs now and long into the future.

For more information contact the Planned Giving Committee, Chair: David Begley

Important Pledge Payment Note: If you have set up your pledge to be paid with a credit card, check now to see if the charges are indeed going through. Look at your January statement. Do not wait until December to realize your card needs updating. Thank you so much! 


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Classes and Groups

  • Novel Theology >> Meets one Wednesday a month on Zoom from 7:00-8:00 p.m.. Click the link above to learn more and register.

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Easter Flower Donations 

As we prepare ourselves during Lent to meet our risen Lord on Easter Sunday morning, we also prepare our worship spaces to celebrate His resurrection with bountiful floral offerings. These offerings are completely funded by donations from grateful parishioners in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for blessings of all types. Donations can be of any amount and can be made online ( or in person in the courtyard between the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services (February 25, March 3 and March 10). Your dedication will be acknowledged in our Easter bulletin. All donations must be received by Sunday, March 10.  


All Ages Lenten Devotional Materials 

For Lent 2024: Wednesday, Feb 14, 2024 – Thursday, Mar 28, 2024 

Pick up your choice of Lent Devotional Materials for all ages. The children and youth team purchased two amazing resources for the parish for Lent devotions, one about Climate Change and one using Mary Oliver poetry. Parishioners can choose which one they would like to use as individuals or families. These printed resources will be available at Wednesday Night Supper on Wednesday, February 14 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in Ellis Hall. Digital versions are available on our website at

Bonhoeffer's Worldly Christianity and Its Relevance Today 

Wednesdays in winter, beginning February 21 – March 20, 6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m., P 305/306 

Many U.S. Christians are drawn to Dietrich Bonhoeffer—the twentieth-century, German, pastor-theologian and Nazi resister—because he courageously lived what he believed. While plenty of Christians admire Bonhoeffer as a historical figure or an exemplar of Christian faith, far less do the harder work of reading his theology. After gaining an overview of his life and work through the documentary, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Pacifist, Nazi Resister, this course, led by The Rev. Dr. Jennifer McBride, will introduce participants to some of Bonhoeffer’s most compelling theological concepts and explore their relevance for Christian discipleship and public engagement today. To participate in this class via Zoom, please visit and enter password “AdultFormation2024”.

All Saints' CONNECTS: Lent Spiritual Conversations 

All Saints’ Connects is our small group ministry for spiritual conversation. The Lent groups will run from the week of Ash Wednesday (the week of February 11) through Holy Week (the week of March 17). There are multiple days and times to choose from. Our small groups meet weekly for one hour by Zoom. To sign up for a group, contact Jilli Robertson at

The Journey Bible Study  

Mondays in winter at 11:00 a.m. on Zoom

The Journey Bible Study will be walking with Jesus on his way to the Cross onto the joy of the Resurrection. We will be reading the Gospel of Luke, Chapters 22-24.  The Journey meets online. To join please send an e-mail to The Rev. Karen Evans, Parish Priest Associate, at and you will be sent the link. 

Contemplative Prayer 

Wednesdays in winter and spring, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Parish Hall 202 

Join fellow parishioners for contemplative prayer after Wednesday Night Supper. As Richard Rohr says, “In contemplation—the practice of being fully present in mind, body, and spirit—we join in deep solidarity with other spiritual traditions in working toward the healing and restoration of ourselves and our world.” Participants read aloud from and discuss contemplative writers in the first half hour, then practice silent centering prayer in the second half hour.  


Wednesday Night Supper  

Wednesdays in winter, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Ellis Hall  

Enjoy an evening meal in community followed by a casual worship service and communion. The cost is $11 for adults and $5 for children and youth and college students. You may register here ( and pay online or pay at the door. 

All Saints’ Goes to the Capitol 2024 

Tuesday, March 5, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Off-Site 

Join Faithful Advocates to talk with legislators about pending legislation. Don’t worry if you’ve never gone before! Others will be there to help guide you through the steps. Mark your calendars! For more information contact Suzanne Wakefield at 

All Sorts’ Gaylight Savings Lunch 

Sunday, March 10, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Ellis Hall 

Join All Sorts, the All Saints' LGBT+ and friends group for formation and fellowship for our launch lunch on March 10 in Ellis Hall. Sign up via the link below for the potluck if you can participate, or just bring yourselves!  Families are welcome: 

CORRECTION: Novel Theology: “The Heart of the Matter” by Graham Greene 

Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Ross Room and on Zoom 

This month we will be discussing “The Heart of the Matter” by Graham Greene. The discussion will be led by Stan Hitron. 


Weekly Children & Youth Formation 

Nursery/Little Saints: Birth-Pre-K, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1st floor of the Pritchett Center 

Children’s Church: K-5th grade, 8:40 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., 2nd floor of the Pritchett Center 

Children Formation: K-5th grade, 10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m., 2nd floor of the Pritchett Center 

Youth Formation: 6th-12th grade, 10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m., The Attic (3rd floor of the Pritchett Center) 

SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School (VBS) has been scheduled for June 3 - 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, with after-care available. Watch this space for additional information about VBS

SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School (VBS) has been scheduled for June 3 - 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, with after-care available. Watch this space for additional information about VBS

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Fowling Social 

Saturday, February 24, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Fowling Warehouse 

Join us for some friendly competition as we try our hand at this bowling and football combination game of Fowling. Dress in activewear is suggested and small bites will be provided. Please contact Tasia at

Young Adults' Brunch 

Sunday, February 25, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., The Ross Room 

Come enjoy a delicious meal and lively conversation with the All Saints' Young Adults'. All are invited – whether you're looking to connect for the first time, reconnect after a long while, or keep connections going! Childcare is available upon request. Please contact Tasia at

Young Adult Fellowship Online! 

Are you in your 20s or 30s and interested in fellowship, discipleship, and service? Reach out to Tasia Blair at to receive our monthly newsletter, get added to the WhatsApp group chat and find out what events we have coming up! 

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Core Ministries’ Progressive Dinner 

Wednesday, February 28, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Ellis Hall  

Join us for an amazing Italian dinner from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and enjoy a tour of our Core Ministries from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Children are welcome! Bring one friend who didn't attend the dinner last year and get their entry free! Register here:

Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) Sunday 

Sunday, March 3, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Church and the Kennedy Courtyard 

Join us for MAC Sunday on March! Representatives from MAC will speak at the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services. And please stop by the courtyard between services to learn more about MAC and opportunities to engage in MAC's work. 

Volunteer at MAC during Lent 

During the Season of Lent, we are called to give. Giving not only expresses our faith but puts loving our neighbors as ourselves into action. We invite you to volunteer at MAC—we need you!  For more information, contact Julie Thompson at

Threads Clothing Needs

The Threads shop requires the following items: 

  • Tween girls’ tops in sizes 12, 14 & 16. 
  • Tween girls’ dresses in sizes 6 to 14. 
  • Books for all age kids  


And if you want to know what the exciting Threads shop is all about, please stop by the shop on the block and drop off a donation! Thanks so much! 


To help us replenish, shop at Thank you in advance!

Threads Welcomes Families for Shopping

Threads welcomes families for in-store shopping Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Interested in volunteering? Contact Marcia Mayfield at 

Respite Care Atlanta 

Respite Care Atlanta is a daycare for people with dementia. The program is from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday at 2nd Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Buckhead. This is a very flexible fun-filled volunteer opportunity! The next information session will be Monday, March 11. Contact Susan Virgin at

Read The Faith and Justice Collective's

February Newsletter

The Faith & Justice Collective is part of the mission of Adult Formation. Comprised of All Saints’ ministries committed to serving others as part of our Baptismal Covenant, the Collective provides information about initiatives, people, and educational opportunities in the parish and in our city. The February issue includes:

  1. Covenant's Recovery Resources Program Restores Lives and Families
  2. Singing Sisters Return for February 11 Services
  3. First Female Episcopal Priests in Spotlight at February 11 Luncheon
  4. Highlights from Epiphany Pilgrimage to Charleston
  5. Faithful Advocates Plan Visit to State Capitol
  6. Black History Month Events across Atlanta
  7. Carter Center Sponsors Prayer Service for Our Nation

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