All Angels’ Weekly Update – June 21st

  • Your Daughters Will Prophesy series continues with a sermon from Director of Children & Youth Ministries, Mary Ellen Lehmann
     
  • *NEW* Wednesday Nights
    • Prayer @ 6:00 PM
    • Study @ 6:30 PM
       
  • June Study–Witnessing Whiteness, with Dr. Kris Norris–concludes this week asking: What can we do to confront whiteness in the church?
     
  • Psalm 91 funds still available

Your Daughters Will Prophesy…

At the very first Pentecost, St. Peter stood before the crowd gathered in Jerusalem, and addressed them with these words from the prophet Joel:

“In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
    and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy” (Acts 2.17).

This Pentecost season, we will to acknowledge this truth, spoken at the very first Pentecost, by honoring the voices of women in our pulpit. Over these ten weeks, we will feature ten women from our congregation who have been called as teachers and preachers of God’s word.

Mary Ellen received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Arizona. She has worked as a speech-language pathologist and as an assistant principal in schools serving children and adolescents with physical, language, and learning disabilities. In 1989, she moved to New York City and joined All Angels’ Church. While raising her four children, Mary Ellen has been involved in many ministries at All Angels’, including a five-year term as a junior warden and leading mothers’ groups. She also founded and directed a homeschool co-operative and established a foundation to assist families in need of homeschooling scholarships. She is a homeschool veteran of nineteen years and she and her husband, Mike, live on the Upper West Side.


As we begin to grapple with all that’s happening around us, I’m inviting us to start with what the church has traditionally called “self-examination.” More specifically, we are going to spend the weeks of June deconstructing the ways in which Christianity in America has been entangled with ideologies and systems of white supremacy.

Our guide for this study will be Dr. Kris Norris, author of Witnessing Whiteness: Confronting White Supremacy in the American Church. Dr. Norris is a Visiting professor at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA and a consultant for the Center for Public Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC.

In our final session for this week, we will ask: What can we do to confront whiteness in the church?

Please RSVP to YJ@allangelschurch.com to participate. Hope you can join us!


Things have been hectic over the past few months, as the life of our community has moved online in the midst of the pandemic. We are committed to staying available to you and for your needs. At the same time, we also know that whenever it is that we begin to start moving back toward in-person public worship, it will take a lot of work from all of us. Because of this, we’ve decided to slow down for the summer before ramping things up again in the Fall.

Among the immediate changes we are planning are (1) reducing the number of weekly e-mails and (2) consolidating our weekly prayer into one midweek gathering night (Wednesday). We will keep you up to date as other changes are made.


As we slow down for the summer, the first step we’re taking isto consolidate all our weekly adult education classes and prayer services into one hour on Wednesday evenings. Each Wednesday we’ll say a half hour evening prayer service, following by a half hour study.

During the month of June our prayer service will be the Litany for the Dead we began last week. The thirty minute class will be called “Witnessing Whiteness.” More information can be found below.

Both the prayer service and the study will take place on Zoom. Please RSVP to YJ@allangelschurch.com to participate. Hope you can join us!


For those needing financial relief in the midst of this pandemic, there are still funds available in our Psalm 91 benevolence fund. We encourage you to reach out. These funds are here to help.

You can apply for assistance by filling out this form and emailing it to relief@allangelschurch.com.

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