Dear saints, 

When I first traveled to India, a little more than 30 years ago, I met an English linguist who was fascinated with my last name. The linguist was fluent in around nine or so languages, including a very local one called Lepcha. Apparently, my namesake, General G. B. Mainwaring, rather eccentrically claimed back in the late 19th century that Lepcha was the language of Adam and Eve. He asserted that Lepcha was our one, common linguistic ancestor, the tongue we all might trace a line back to if we wished to find our first common ground for communication.


Finding common ground for communication feels like an almost impossible task when it comes to the Middle East, particularly with the terrible bloodshed we have seen there over the past several months. Perhaps the only authoritative place people can speak from is their very own, their particular social location. This year's Holy Week Speaker Series attempts to draw from that authority as we are invited to contemplate what it means to be people of faith in a time of heartbreak. If the Easter story draws us to that part of the world, then our faith asks us to find a faithful response to what we see there. 


For three lunchtimes, starting at noon this Monday, I will be in dialogue with a guest who brings their own perspective on the crisis and on the role of faith. Each has personal stories that interweave with the narratives any of us might see on our screens or in the newspaper. It promises to be a time of deep listening and I hope a time of profound learning. I welcome you to join us. Details can be found below.


Of course, the three lunchtimes of our Holy Week speaker series are followed by the great three days that lead us to Easter Day. You'll find all you need to know about our services below. Whether you are here for Easter or traveling, whether you intend to worship in person or online, I pray that each of us might find the sacred in the story, a small shaft of light for a world in need of hope. Hope is our language. It is the sound of a human life speaking of the God who will love us no matter how far we stray from the path of justice and peace. May we all hear that voice speaking in us this Holy Week, and as we do, let us pray for peace for all the peoples of the Earth.


Click Here to Register for the 2024 Lunchtime Holy Week Speaker Series


Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 24, 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) 
Click Here to Access the Holy Week Service Schedule

PARKING: Overflow parking is available at the Bank of America—get a validation ticket upon entry. Please request an additional validation ticket from an usher in the church narthex upon arrival or exit. Use both validation tickets upon exiting the Bank of America parking deck to park free of charge.

Palm Sunday 

Sunday, March 24 

We celebrate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, processing palms around the block before we move inside to hear the dramatic retelling of his passion with live actors, music and holy communion. The choir will be joined by soloists Indra Thomas and José Montañez at the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services:

  • 8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Chapel 
  • 9:00 a.m. - Procession of the Palms and Holy Eucharist with Children's Choirs (Ellis Hall) 
  • 9:00 a.m. - Procession of the Palms and Holy Eucharist with Adult Choir (Church) 
  • 11:15 a.m. - Procession of the Palms and Holy Eucharist with Adult Choir (Church) 
  • 5:00 p.m. - The Welcome Table in the Chapel 

And join us from 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. in Kennedy Courtyard for pictures with the donkey. 

Holy Week Speaker Series 

Monday – Wednesday, March 25 - 27, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Ellis Hall 

As we prepare to make our way to the foot of the cross this holy week, this year's speaker series focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The series will ask what it means to be people of faith and agents of God's reconciliation in a time of war. Speakers include voices from Israeli and Palestinian perspectives, including The Rev. Canon John Peterson, The Rev. Dr. Fahed Abu-Akel and Rabbi Lydia Medwin. A light lunch will be served. To RSVP visit—the cost is $15 per lunch, or you may bring your own! To volunteer to help or for more information contact Annette Sullivan at

Share Your Thoughts: Future Of Our Block Town Hall

The town hall style conversations about the future of our block are complete. Now, we encourage you to contribute to the Future of Our Block survey. Also, we encourage you to sign up for one of several home gatherings (Home Gatherings Sign-Up) and to take the Future of Our Block survey (Future of Our Block Survey).

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. 

Photos of the Week

Here we are saints! Seen in these pictures are some of our Day 8 / Final Build Day Habitat for Humanity parishioners and volunteers. Together we worked to clean the interior of house, do some touch-up painting, remove debris from the property and install landscape materials (sod, plants, trees, etc.) for William Ross’ house. And in the middle of it all, we hosted an emotional house Dedication Day during which our community of parishioners, volunteers, Habitat for Humanity staff, friends, neighbors and community members witnessed Ross and his family cut the ribbon on the home!

The celebration continued on the following day on our block at 10:20 a.m. in Ellis Hall, when our parish community hosted a party to mark the conclusion of this build. We enjoyed party food, funny awards and a slideshow of pictures from the build.

In the picture above, Lyn Haney presents the new homeowner, William Ross, a signed picture of the Day 1 build crew. Later, our parish surrounded Ross and some of his family members in prayer , as The Rev. Dr. Andrew Barnett asked God's blessing over Ross, his family and his new home.

Finally, our Rector, The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring took time to thank the build co-chairs, Clifton Askew and Jack Norton (all pictured) for their work making the build happen.

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


Planned Gifts, those gifts offered now to be given after your death, are an important part of the generosity we are invited into as a church community. Here is another question in our series of information on planned giving: 

Q: How is a planned giving decision regarding All Saints’ different from other philanthropic decisions? 


A: Any giving decision to All Saints’ is fundamentally rooted in your individual relationship with God, and, as you ponder this decision, affords you the opportunity to deepen that most personal connection, to call on the voice of the Holy Spirit, and to be enriched and guided by what you hear. 

“Annual giving, offerings and pledge commitments are essential to the church too. This Lenten and Easter season, please offer your giving to All Saints' Church.”  


- Bill Fryer, member of the Planned Giving Committee - 

To contact the Planned Giving Committee, e-mail David Begley at

 The Planned Giving Team

David Begley, Kathryn Graves, Missi McMorries, Bill Fryer with Ellen Hayes 

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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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Maundy Thursday 

Thursday, March 28, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Church 

Holy Eucharist and Tenebrae with Adult Choir: On this day, we observe Jesus' invitation (from which Maundy Thursday takes its name) "That you love one another, as I have loved you." We participate in foot washing, celebrate the institution of the Lord's Supper and follow the story's arc from celebration to abandonment. 

Good Friday and Midtown Stations of the Cross 

Worship Service: Friday, March 29, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Church  

Stations of the Cross: Friday, March 29, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Meet in the Kennedy Courtyard 

We pray in the shadow of the cross, reflecting on Christ's last words and the meaning of the cross in our lives. Then we collaborate with neighborhood churches to pray the stations of the cross across Midtown Atlanta 

Good Friday Labyrinth Walk 

Friday, March 29, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., the Chapel 

Join the Good Friday Labyrinth Walk and participate in embodied prayer as the Lenten season comes to a close. This will be a peaceful pause in the Chapel as we look toward to the appraoch of Easter joy. 

Easter Day 

Sunday, March 31 

  • 6:00 a.m. - The Great Vigil of Easter in the Church 
  • 8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Chapel 
  • 9:00 a.m. - Festival Holy Eucharist with Children's and Youth Choirs (Ellis Hall) 
  • 9:00 a.m. - Festival Holy Eucharist with Adult Choir (Church) 
  • 11:15 a.m. - Festival Holy Eucharist with Adult Choir (Church) 


NOTE: There is no The Welcome Table service at 5:00 p.m. on Easter Day. 

Refugee Ministries Sunday 

Sunday, April 7, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Church 

Refugee Ministries Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of the ministry. We give thanks for the hundreds of parishioners over the last three decades who have given so much of themselves in helping welcome survivors of war to have the chance to rebuild their lives here in the U.S. 

Join the Flower Guild  

The Flower Guild invites new members as young as 4th graders and those who are young at heart. We need help with Feast Days (Easter, All Saints' Day, Christmas) and weekly Sunday services. No experience needed. For more information, contact Beth Chaplin at 


School of the Spirit: Making Sense of the Old Testament 

Wednesdays in winter and spring, 6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m., Parish Hall 305/306 and on Zoom 

Join Ryan Bonfiglio for a twelve-week course that not only examines the contents of the Old Testament, but also its significance today. The course is 12 weeks long and those weeks are broken into three blocks: Remaining sessions will be held on April 10, 17, 24 and May 1. Registration is still available! Visit us online at 

School of Spirit: Welcoming the Stranger 

Sunday, April 14 and 21, 10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall 

This two-session course, taught by Louisa Merchant, will explore the question of immigration through a biblical and theological lens. We will examine the history of U.S. immigration law, how Christians engage immigration issues and the significance of Refugee Ministries at All Saints'. 

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. 

Walk Through Holy Week 

Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., in the Kennedy Courtyard 

Join us for this all-ages Walk Through Holy Week where we will walk around the campus and experience the events leading from Palm Sunday to the Crucifixion of Christ. 

Planning Meeting for New Men's Spirituality Group 

Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Ross Room Several parishioners are forming a men’s group aimed at supporting spiritual growth and friendship. Join us as we plan and come early at 5:00 p.m. for Wednesday Night Supper in Ellis Hall! We will end our time together with a short Compline service. Questions? Contact The Rev. Dr. Jenny McBride at

Novel Theology: “The Human Stain” by Philip Roth 

Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Ross Room and on Zoom  

This month, we will be discussing The Human Stain by Philip Roth. The discussion will be led by Emilie Hitron. 

Save the Date: Women’s Retreat at Montara Farms 

Friday, April 19 at 4:00 p.m. – Sunday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m., Montara Farms 

Save the date for the Women's Retreat on April 19 - 21, 2024 at Montara Farms. More information to come. If you have any questions, please contact Annette Sullivan, Director of Parish Life, at 

2026-2027 Vestry Nominations 

We welcome nominations for 2026-2027 Vestry leadership from all eligible parish members who are confirmed, over eighteen, who regularly attend worship and who have made a financial pledge to the church. Between Friday, March 1 and Friday, April 12, Vestry nominations may be submitted either by e-mail or written notice to the Rector's Executive Assistant, Tracey Sage ( Please include all of your church involvement in your submission. Vestry members will be elected during the Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday May 12. 


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) 

Sunday Night Live (SNL) 

Sundays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., The Attic 

All youth in grades 6th-12th are invited to join us for dinner, fellowship, and fun as we gather for Sunday Night Live, our traditional youth program! We gather at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and end at 7:30 p.m. 

Easter Sunday Bulletin

Easter Crafts and Goodies  

Sunday, March 31, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., in the Kennedy Courtyard 

Make sure to come by the tables in the courtyard to get some Easter goodies and do a craft before the service starts 

Nursery Easter Egg Hunt 

Sunday, March 31, 10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m., the Playground 

Little Saints' folks (and parents!) from birth to PreK, please join us for an Easter Egg Hunt on the playground between services.  We will meet in the nursery with your Easter basket and walk out together to hunt for an egg of each color (parents are needed to help).

Parenting with God 

Sunday, April 14, 10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m., the Playground 

Gather with other parents, grandparents, godparents, and parent figures as we learn about how God informs us, walks with us, and models for us how to parent our children.   

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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Easter Brunch & Bible Study

Sunday, March 31, 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 Blair at

Young Adults Attend a Braves Game 

Sunday, April 7, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Truist Park 

Join the Young Adults as we cheer on the Braves at the baseball game following the 11:15 service! We will plan to carpool from All Saints'. Tickets are limited so please reach out Tasia at to reserve your seat!

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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Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) Lenten Food Drive Update 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the MAC Lenten Food Drive! With your generosity, All Saints has contributed more food than ever before.  For those who still have your bags, it is not too late.  MAC needs food all year.  Please feel free to return your donation to the MAC bin in the hallway leading to the parking lot between Ellis and the library or behind the counter in the Ellis foyer.  

Refugee Ministries Sunday Forum 

Sunday, April 7, 10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall 

Please join us in Ellis Hall for an interview with Loyda Paz Perez, residential coordinator at Casa Alterna, a community for asylum seekers in Grant Park that we partner with. Learn more about how Refugee Ministries began welcoming asylum seekers. Light breakfast provided. 

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 

All Saints' Volunteer Receptionists Needed 

Do you have good phone etiquette? Are you eager to learn the administrative side of the church? Do you enjoy helping with projects? Then you should become a volunteer receptionist at All Saints’!  Our volunteers work on a bi-weekly schedule covering a 4-hour shift. If interested, please contact Marie Louisa Muhumuza at or Tracey Sage at

Read The Faith and Justice Collective's

March 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 March issue includes:

  1. Louisa Merchant and the Power of Presence
  2. Philadelphia Eleven Film Repeated: See the special All Saints' connection
  3. Habitat builders still need sandwiches
  4. Young Adults assist the unhoused

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