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Preaching and Celebrating This Sunday: Rev. Martin Smith

Rev Martin SmithOn Sundays through October 23, The Reverend Martin Smith will preach and celebrate at both masses (8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.) and will lead Adult Forums at 10 a.m. in the undercroft. 

 

The topic for adult forum on October 2 will be "What Good are the Creeds?," in which we will address some issues that people have with the creeds.

We welcome again to our pulpit as guest preacher and celebrant The Reverend Martin Smith, a favorite of All Souls. Father Smith is well known thoughout the Episcopal Church and beyond for his roving ministry of spiritual formation as a retreat and conference leader, teacher and preacher, and through his books exploring contemporary spirituality, including The Word is Very Near You, A Season for the Spirit, Reconciliation, Compass and Stars, Love Set Free, Go in Peace. He has lived in Washington for 14 years, and until his retirement served as Senior Associate Rector of St Columba’s parish. 

 


 

St. Francis Sunday
October 2nd at 3 p.m.

St Francis Drawing

Join us on the front lawn of the church for Evening Prayer and the Blessing of the Animals at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 2nd. Please bring your own animal companions, as we give thanks to God for all the special creatures that grace our lives. As a treat, there will be dog and cat treats (with a note from our church) that will be given to those pet owners who attend.

Worship Week Ending October 2, 2016

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost 
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Low Mass, 8:30 a.m. 
Sermon by the Rev. Martin Smith

At "Low Mass" the service is simple, with no music, incense, and minimal ceremonial.  The worship follows the Book of Common Prayer, Rite I and includes scriptures, prayers, a sermon, and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
 

Adult Forum, 10 a.m. 

Adult Forum meets in the church's undercroft for 45 minutes every Sunday at 10 a.m. in a relaxed and informal setting. Lessons and discussion topics vary widely and range from the study of scripture and religious books to art, culture, and current events.
 

High Mass, 11 a.m. 
Sermon by the Rev. Martin Smith

At "High Mass" there are candles, incense, bells, and music.  The worship follows the Book of Common Prayer, Rite I and includes scriptures, prayers, a sermon, and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
 

Child Care
Child care is offered each Sunday morning in the nursery on the lower level, just off the undercroft, or social hall. Child care is available from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Weekday Worship
Wednesday: Low Mass with Healing Rite, Noon
Thursday: Morning Prayer (Matins) at 7:15 a.m.; Low Mass, 7:30 a.m.

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