We are in Advent

Increase, O God, the spirit of neighborliness among us, that in peril we may uphold one another, in suffering tend to one another, and in homelessness, loneliness, or exile befriend one another. Grant us brave and enduring hearts that we may strengthen one another, until the disciplines and testing of these days are ended, and you again give peace in our time; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

~A Prayer in Times of Distress (BCP)

What a time to be the Church. The Spirit is before us. Jesus is King of the World. We are not ceasing from being the church–how could we? The Spirit of God has made us who we are. We will be in this new place as God’s people. And we will love God’s world with courageous love.

 

How We Will Meet

Other than a few scheduled Sundays (when we will meet outdoors at the Waldorf School Pavilion), we will meet online via Zoom at 10:30 am each Sunday morning. Here is the link to our zoom gathering space: All Souls Zoom Link and here is a detailed guide providing all the instructions for Zoom via computer or phone. Our Sunday morning worship will be recorded each week and shared on Sunday evenings on our Facebook page.

Our liturgy guide for this Sunday: Morning Worship | November 29

Our Next In-Person Worship: TBD

 

Upcoming Gatherings

November
Sunday, Nov 8 | Online: Cherith Nordling
Sunday, Nov 15 | Online: David Bailey
Sunday, Nov 22 | Online: Rule of Life Sunday
Sunday, Nov 29 | Online: Brendan Jamieson 

December
Sunday, Dec 6 | Online: Cherith Nordling
Sunday, Dec 13 | IN-PERSON WORSHIP @ WALDORF
Sunday, Dec 20 | Online
Thursday, December 24 | CHRISTMAS EVE @ WALDORF
Sunday, Dec 27 | Online

January
Sunday, Jan 3 | IN-PERSON WORSHIP @ WALDORF
*All other Sundays online

February:
Sunday, Feb 7 | IN-PERSON WORSHIP @ WALDORF
*All other Sundays online

Plans for the Spring

As of now, we are hoping to begin meeting weekly at Waldorf in March. We will, of course, continue to make those worship gatherings available via Zoom. We do not anticipate meeting anywhere indoors until school gets out sometime in mid June. We are holding all these plans loosely, and are in continual conversation and discernment about what is wise for our community. We welcome any feedback you have to give! 

 

Loving Our Neighbors & Each Other

Our Common Purse | If you know of someone in our church who has a financial need, please send the details to commonpurse@allsoulscville.com. If you’d like to donate (or offer some of your government stimulus check to others), you may give online (make sure to choose “our common purse” as your gift’s designation).

The City Schools are working to provide breakfast and lunch bags for students and families affected by the loss of school lunch. The distribution sites will be spread throughout the city. They need volunteers to work at these drop off points (and one of them is Venable Elementary). If your family needs access to food, or if you want to volunteer at one the distribution sites, here is the info.

Support Cville is a wonderful aggregate site for those of us wanting help–and those of us in need of help.

The Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition offers resources and support for mental and emotional wellbeing during the pandemic.