All Angels’ Weekly Update — July 12th

**Click here for this week’s worship bulletin**

  • Your Daughters Will Prophesy series continues with Carolyn Carney, National Director of Spiritual Formation with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
     
  • NEW Wednesday series–“Priests on Zoom Getting Coffee” 
     
  • Great volunteer opportunity with “New City Kids”
     
  • “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 parishioner Carolyn Carney. Carolyn has been a parishioner at All Angels Church for over 20 years. She has served on the vestry, as a warden, a past presenter at the Parish retreat, as a planner and presenter of the Women’s Retreat since its inception, and loves serving on the healing prayer team. She is the National Director of Spiritual Formation with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship; and also offers spiritual direction (MSFL Spring Arbor University).

Carolyn has served on staff with InterVarsity for nearly 40 years, including two+ years in South Africa.   She lives in that magical Jersey City community, with her husband, David, and their perfect dog, Keeley. She enjoys hiking, photography, conversation, travel, a good movie, excellent dark roast coffee, and red wine in the winter, a dry, crisp white or rose in the summer. You can contact her at carolyn.carney@intervarsity.org


We have consolidated 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 2: “How to Pray During Tough Times”

Sometimes, times are tough. We go through seasons of life when we feel like the world is against us. Maybe we or someone we love is dealing with a health crisis, a financial issue or difficulties at work. From global pandemics to economic collapse and social isolation, even if we are doing ok personally it’s fair to say that at the moment times are tough. So how do we pray in tough times? This week on “Priests on Zoom getting Coffee” Jimmy and John will be talking with John Wagner on this topic. He will be sharing from his experience and offering practical tips on how to pray.

If you missed last week’s episode, check out the link below.


New City Kids is a nonprofit in Jersey City that many All Angels folks have been involved in for 25 years. They serve kids, families, and teens in the Jersey City area, providing safe after school programs that mix academics and music, as well as a year-long teen employment program. This summer they have a fun volunteer opportunity through their Epic! Summer Literacy Program. This reading program lasts throughout the summer, helping 1-8th graders to read and fight summer learning loss. Many of our students are English language learners and could benefit from reading with native English speakers. We need volunteers to read with kids over Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-3pm. You can sign up for one or both days, and it can even be a great opportunity for older kids to volunteer as well! If you are interested, sign up here and you will be invited into a volunteer orientation. 


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.
” 

-ISAIAH 43.19- 

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 covid19@allangelschurch.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 relief@allangelschurch.com.

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