- The Rev. Jimmy Lawrence preaches on “Jesus the Self-Emptying Messiah“
- Moving to Morning Prayer until September 6th
- Wednesday Night Class: Worship in the Anglican Tradition
- Report on collaboration with NYC Relief
- Pathways collecting clothing donations
- All Angels hiring PT Communications Assistant
- Psalm 91 funds still available
“Jesus the Self-Emptying Messiah”
In our Gospel reading for this Sunday, Jesus tells his disciples to “take up their cross and follow me.” These are familiar words for most Christians and maybe as a result they have lost some of their impact. This Sunday Jimmy will help us look again at the context in which those words were spoken, and discover just how unexpected Jesus’ message was and how necessary it is today.
Moving to Morning Prayer until September 6th
On Sunday, August 16, we announced our intention to start using the office of Morning Prayer as our principle Sunday morning worship service. This will continue until the end of the summer (September 6). During that time, we will also host a series of conversations to help deepen our understanding and appreciation both for worship in the Anglican tradition generally, and Morning Prayer in particular. Through these discussions, we hope to hear from many of you about your hopes for worship at All Angels as we launch into a new program year on September 13.
For more information on this decision, click here.
This past week, we began a new Wednesday evening class entitled: “Worship in the Anglican Tradition.” It’s commonly said that there are “three streams” in which the waters of Anglicanism run: (1) a “Protestant” stream; (2) an “Anglo-Catholic” stream; and (3) a “Charismatic stream.” This past week, we heard about the Charismatic stream. In the remaining two weeks, we’ll hear about the Anglo-Catholic and Protestant streams.
More information on our speakers can be found below. RSVP to YJ@allangelschurch.com to join.
September 2nd–The Rev. Dr. Matthew Olver, Professor of Liturgics and Pastoral Theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, will speak about “Anglo-Catholicism.”
September 9th–The Rev. Dr. Jono Linebaugh (returns!), Professor of New Testament at Cambridge University (UK), will speak on “The Protestant Face of Anglicanism.”
Bishop Greg Brewer on Charismatic Worship
We have consolidated all our adult education and prayer services into one hour on Wednesday evenings. Please RSVP to YJ@allangelschurch.com for the Zoom link. Hope you can join us!
Collaboration with NYC Relief
In the past few weeks, local papers such as the West Side Rag and the New York Post have written extensively about the four new shelters that have taken residence in vacant hotels on the Upper West Side, just around the corner from All Angels’ Church. There are varying viewpoints about how the shelters were brought to the neighborhood, their impact on the quality of life in our community, and how to best manage the influx of new residents. Our All Angels’ family may also encompass varied perspectives, however as a church committed to loving our neighbors experiencing homelessness as “one community in Christ,’ we are prayerfully considering how we ought to respond to the needs of the community.
As an immediate response, we invited NYC Relief to the Pathways Drop-in program on Thursday, August 18th from 11am-2pm to do outreach. This was a pilot outreach to connect new shelter residents to the community, seek peace among our neighbors, and help us see where the greatest need is. We served 70 meals and passed out 75 toiletry kits outside the church that day, on top of the regular services offered indoors. Read more about the collaboration in the West Side Rag article here: https://www.westsiderag.com/2020/08/21/relief-bus-parked-at-church-helps-homeless-people-with-meals-and-supplies.
Collecting Clothing Donations for Pathways
We are collecting Men’s and Women’s pants (all sizes) and comfortable walking shoes for our shower program. If you have items to donate, drop them off at the front desk on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8am-2pm or MWF 12-3pm. Please only bring the requested items!
We’re hiring a Part Time Communications and Administrative Assistant! Please check out the job description here. If you or someone you know has these skills and is interested, please apply or share the link with your friend.
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.