- Your Daughters Will Prophesy series continues with Pastoral Resident, Jordan Wesley.
- All Angels participates in “The NYC Blessing” video project
- NEW Wednesday series–“Priests on Zoom Getting Coffee”
- “Streams in the Desert” video project
- 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.
Our preacher for this Sunday will be our Pastoral Resident, Jordan Wesley. Jordan Wesley has been a member of the All Angels community since 2011, and served on the Vestry from 2015-2019. She is also the head of our stewardship committee. Through weekly liturgy, house church, parish retreat dance parties and many tears of joy and sorrow, this sacred place has become her home away from her Texas family. She holds an MA in Christian Ministry and an MS in Social Work from Abilene Christian University and has worked for churches and youth development organizations over the past 12 years. Jordan is a wannabe yogi, a devoted herb gardener and a resident of Harlem.
Over the past few months, a worship song by Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes, called “The Blessing,” has been turned into a series of viral videos sung by churches offering blessings for “the cities in which they dwell” (Jeremiah 29:7). This past week, a hundred churches in New York gathered together to sing this blessing for our city, and All Angels was among them. Click the link below to watch the video in full.
We haveconsolidated all our adult education 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.
This Wednesday, our prayer service will be Evening Prayer. Afterwards, we’ll launch our new Wednesday evening series called Priests on Zoom Getting Coffee. Playing off Jerry Seinfeld’s popular Netflix show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” two of our priests–John Schmidt and Jimmy Lawrence–will host short conversations around various topics related to the church.
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!
Praying During Social Isolation
Session 1: “Why and How Do We Pray?”
Have you ever had a long chat with your best friend and left recharged or felt known? Do you think talking with God can have a similar effect? And if Christians say prayer is a foundation of a relationship with God, then what does that actually look like? Is there a right or wrong way to pray? Join Jimmy and John as they share some personal prayer stories, theology, and practical application in prayer. Let’s learn how and why we might pray.
“Behold, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming.
Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness and
streams in the desert.”
Recent months may have felt like the wilderness, the desert. But even here, God is present. What is being made new? Where have you seen hope? Do you have an anecdote to share or a word of encouragement for your fellow parishioners? We want to hear your stories. Write a few lines or make a video clip and email it to email@example.com. All are welcome!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.