All Angels’ Weekly Update – August 2nd

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

  • Your Daughters Will Prophesy series continues with Chelsea Horvath, Director of Community Ministries
  • “Priests on Zoom Getting Coffee” talk charismatic prayer
  • Rebecca VanderMeulen shares an expression of gratitude as part of our Streams in the Desert 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 is Director of Community Ministries, Chelsea Horvath. Chelsea oversees the programs and initiatives of the church that foster the compassionate care, life transformation, and spiritual formation of individuals who struggle with homelessness, addiction, and mental health challenges. She recently received her Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Hunter College, with a focus on Organizational Management and Leadership. 

Prior to her work at All Angels’, Chelsea worked in Shanghai, China with a faith-based organization dedicated to the city’s arts and culture sector, its impact on local communities, and the discipleship of artists. Chelsea moved back to the U.S. in 2013 to attend the Trinity Forum Academy as a residential fellow, where she developed a thesis on the studio as liturgical practice.

Chelsea has a B.S. in Art Education from a joint program at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her artistic practice continues to inform the way she leads a complex (and often times messy) ministry that makes visible the glory of the invisible God.

We have consolidated all our adult education and prayer services into one hour on Wednesday evenings. Over the summer, two of our priests–John Schmidt and Jimmy Lawrence–have introduced a new series of videos called “Priests on Zoom Getting Coffee.” Each video includes a mixture of theology, personal stories, resources of going deeper in prayer and most importantly: coffee. You can watch last week’s episode here. Next week, John and Jimmy will be talking about charismatic prayer.

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

Praying During Social Isolation

Session 5: “Charismatic Prayer”

This week on Priests on Zoom getting Coffee we are talking about charismatic prayer. If you’ve ever wondered what it is or where is comes from, then this is the conversation for you. We’ll be asking if charismatic prayer was just something for the early church and what it might look like for a community to engage in this type of prayer. Join us on Priests on Zoom Getting Coffee this Wednesday at 6pm for a conversation on the what, why and how of Charismatic Prayer!

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

Miss last week’s episode? Check out the above to hear John and Jimmy talking with Rev. Dr. Courtney Bryant about Intercessory Prayer.

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

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