Community-Wide Bible Study

Tuesdays through February 25

Come join us for the last “Conversations for Community” small group study. This series is co-hosted by All Saints Lutheran Church, Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Hibben United Methodist Church, and Olive Branch AME as an act of unity and solidarity. The conversations happen on Tuesday evenings at 7pm at Olive Branch at 1734 Highway 17 N., Mt. Pleasant. A light meal is served. Plan to join us tonight!

Lent 2020

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, the forty-day journey toward Easter. Marking our foreheads with dust, we acknowledge that we die and return to the earth, tracing the life-giving cross indelibly marked on our foreheads at baptism. We heed the prophets’ call to “return to the Lord” with the disciplines of Lent: opening our hands to the needy, fasting from self-indulgence, and renewing our commitment to devotion and prayer.

7pm, Wed, Feb 26, Ash Wednesday Service with the Imposition of Ashes

     Lenten Devotionals

Daily Lenten Devotionals are available in the Narthex for your personal or family devotion time during this season. Please pick one up!

This year, our Lenten theme will be “Sabbath,” as we remember God’s commandment to honor the Sabbath day and keep it holy. All congregational ministries are encouraged to refrain from scheduling events on Sunday afternoons/evenings, so that we can embrace God’s gift of rest. The pastors will provide Sabbath Practices for you to do at home each Sunday afternoon in Lent.

5-7pm, Wed, March 4, Lenten Soup Suppers & Series Begin

       Mid-Week Lenten Series

During the Mid-week Lenten Series we will also study the theme of Sabbath. The pastors will guide us through a study on the book 24/6 by Matthew Sleeth, M.D.  Please join us Wednesday evenings:

5:30 pm, Soup Supper (Parish Life Center)

6:00 pm, Pastors’ Class (Parish Life Center)

7:00 pm, Closing Vespers (Sanctuary)

Nursery will be available.

       Lenten Soup Suppers

Our thanks to the Parish Neighborhood Ministry team for coordinating the Wednesday evening soup suppers starting March 4.  We invite you to help by providing a crockpot of soup!  A sign up list is available at the Narthex counter.  Choose a day that works best for you!

April 5-12, Holy Week & Easter

Can We Play in the Dirt? Lettuce Turnip the Beet

On Saturday February 29th at 9:00 am, construction of the initial two raised beds in the Community Garden will begin. All are invited to participate. We will build the bed boxes, fill them with a mix of black topsoil and compost and lay the mulched borders and pathways. Please join us! No experience necessary!

Also, On Wednesday March 4th at 4:00 pm, members of the Community Garden Group will meet before the Lenten Supper and Vesper Service, to plan our 2020 spring, summer and fall/winter vegetable plantings.  Our planting guide will be a survey of ECCO food pantry clients conducted in 2019 at the East Cooper Community Outreach Client Choice Wellness Pantry, our community partner who will distribute the produce from the All Saints Community Garden. All are welcome to join us on March 4th to help plan the 2020 Community Garden!

 

The All Saints Community Garden effort is led by four Teams, each devoted to a specific focus and co-led by members of the Community Garden Group (Jim and Carolyn Brueggemann, Coordinators).  We invite you to join us!

To volunteer for a Team or simply to get more information, here are the Teams, their Co-Leaders and the focus effort of each Team:

Construction Team (Co-Team Leaders Paul Albright, Pete Moberg) – site finalization, layout, bed and walkway construction, fencing; eventually, a rainwater capture and watering system

Planting Team (Co-Team Leaders Carolyn Brueggemann, Marilyn Sonnenberg) – crop planning, planting schedules, planting of seeds and transplants

Watering, Harvest and Distribution Team (Elizabeth Abel, Judy Young) – watering schedule, harvesting schedule, distribution of produce to ECCO (East Cooper Community Outreach)

Composting Team (Lori Moberg, Cindy Teeter) – composting system for All Saints, manage composting effort