January 25, 2020, 10 am to Noon
at All Souls in the Chapel of the Holy Nativity (entrance on Cedar Street)
5G will bring a huge increase in radiation, virtually overnight, everywhere—in cities, suburbs, parks, nature preserves, wildlife refuges, oceans, Greenland, and Antarctica. Instead of cell towers every few miles, there will be cell towers—small but powerful—in front of every third to fifth home. Instead of 2,000 satellites orbiting the Earth, there will shortly be 50,000.
There is now an International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space, which calls on the world’s governments. To support this effort, we are offering contemplative prayers that support human life, plant life, animal life and spirituality. The Vigil combines contemplative music and time for reflection to inspire collective faith and hope. You are invited to join us in Prayers, Poems and Blessings from around the world including prayers for healing, prayers for life, and prayers of the Saints.
Please come together for our Annual Meeting: a time to hear about the budget, to listen to stories from this past year and many years past, and elect our new leadership. Please bring food to share! Childcare will be available on the courtyard; Sunday School does not meet this day.
New Adult Formation classes are coming February 2, 9, 16, & 23. The Rev. Michael Lemaire will be teaching on Death & Dying in the Parish Hall, and our seminarians Annie Jones and Will Bryant will be leading a class (with hands-on projects) on Anglican Prayer Beads in the Common Room. Both classes will be held during Formation Hour, which is 10:15a-11:05. All are welcome!
Come on out to have breakfast for dinner, or the best jambalaya in town. Celebrate the last night before Lent and get your Mardi Gras beads. Light the holy fire in the courtyard and step into Lent with your All Souls family. If you still have palms from last year, bring them for the fire! Tickets are $10 adults / $5 kids / $25 max per family, and proceeds go to support the Youth Immersion Trip this summer.
Services at 7:00 am, 12 noon, & 7:30 pm
Come together to begin Lent on Wednesday, February 26. Services are at 7:00 am in the chapel, and at noon and 7:30 pm in the sanctuary. The morning service is simple and spoken. The midday service is simple as well, but includes some music, and the evening service includes full choral music. We’ll be sharing the imposition of ashes, a reminder that we are mortal and belong to God, at all three services.