THE GOOD NEWS A N ewsletter of All Sai nts Luther an Chur ch 15 62 5 E I li ff Ave - Aur or a, Co 80 01 3 P hone (3 03 ) 752 .408 3 Fax (3 03 ) 7 52 .0 17 1 i nfo@allsai ntsnet.or g He Is Risen Indeed! Ctrl left click on “The Good News” above to go to the allsaintsnet.org homepage. Volume 34, Issue 4 This year in the Wednesday Lent services, Pr John is highlighting service ministries that All Saints April 2011 is involved in. Each week will focus on one and there will be guest speakers. The schedule is: Mar 16—Colorado Council of Churches, Dr Jim Ryan Mar 23—Stephen Ministry, speaking Evvy Barnes & Gerry Cosentino Mar 30—the ELCA, Pr John speaking From the Pastor 2 Apr 6—Lutheran Family Services Stephen Ministry 3 Apr 13—Habitat for Humanity ESL Class 3 At All Saints we hope you‟ll hear how God considers you His “beloved” Bowling League 4 this Lent. We hope you will be motivated to “go about doing good.” Calendar 5 Here is the schedule during Lent: Habitat Dinner 6 Mar 30 Soup supper at 6:00p hosted by the Choir, service at 7:00p Apr 6 Soup supper at 6:00p hosted by the Council, service at 7:00p Sunday School 7 Apr 13 Soup supper at 6:00p hosted by the Youth, service at 7:00p Youth Ministry 7 Apr 17 Palm Sunday Birthdays 7 Apr 21 Seder Meal at the church, 6:00p, hosted by the confirmation class Apr 22 Good Friday Service, 7:00p at All Saints Hymn Notes 8 Apr 23 Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00a at the church, hosted by Sunday School Apr 24 Easter Pancake Breakfast, 6:30-11:00a, hosted by volunteers and teens Easter Worship, 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30a This year we’re encouraging members to invite non-member friends to share the Lent Sup- pers and Services with us. Pick up a few “FREE Lent Supper” coupons in the narthex and give them to your friends to have dinner on us. Easter Egg Hunt—Apr 23, 10:00am We are the entire surrounding community to come to our annual egg hunt. It begins at 10:00 and we‟re asking children to bring a basket (no grass) and meet at the entrance to the church. If you can fill some plas- tic eggs with candy that would be great. We have a huge box of them in the narthex, grab a bag, take home some eggs, fill em, and just make sure they are back here no later than Good Friday (April 22nd). Everyone is welcome to attend, this is always a really fun day! All Saints is a Lutheran community Hard Boiled Eggs for Tennyson Center Apr 17 open and affirming to all celebrating the love and The confirmation class will go to the Tennyson Center to dye Easter Eggs with the kids there. This grace of Christ through is an annual outing and always a tremendous experience for our kids. We need: 13 dozen hard Worship boiled eggs and dye kits. These need to be at the church Sunday, Apr 17. The group will leave Sacrament around noon and grab a bite to eat enroute (bring money). We‟ll be back to the church around Fellowship 5:00 but will call parents on the way back. If you can help drive, contact Cindy Womeldorff at 303- and Service 617-1466. If you can bring eggs or dye, sign up in the entrance. Thanks! From the desk of Pr John Remembering Father Fahlman The way he told the story, a sizeable group of men worked and worked and worked and couldn't get the remains of "Santa Fortunata" Fr. Francisco Fahlman served the people of Mo- out of the church. Not long afterward, Fr. Fahlman had his first heart quegua, Peru for over 35 years. He died at age attack while serving Mass. Many of the people were convinced that 74 in 1997. I met him in 1995 through a Habitat Santa Fortunata was getting even with Fr. Fahlman for trying to put for Humanity Global Village trip to Moquegua. her out of the church. An astute parish politician, he said, "After that, The word moquegua is Quechua in origin and means "quiet place." there was never much hope of making a change." Possibly, it was named that for its pleasant climate, which is the rea- The local orphanage began during his tenure when someone left a son it is sometimes known as "sleepy Moquegua" in Peru today. (The baby on the church steps. They took the child in, and soon they had town plaza was designed by Gustave Eiffel--yes, that Gustave Eiffel.) three or four more. Suddenly, they were operating an orphanage. They Our first evening in Moquegua, we had dinner with the local Habitat decided they could not take more than ten children. When they got up board, among whom was Fr. Fahlman. He also served as our inter- to around 15, they decided that 20 was the absolute limit. When they preter. He was actually a Canadian by birth, which is how he knew hit 25, they absolutely, absolutely could not take more than 30. English, but had been in South America for so long that he now When we were there--this was 1995--there were 186 children in the thought and dreamed in Spanish, and had for quite some time. orphanage. The nuns were quite accomplished at pointing out the He was then 72 and the only priest in a large parish. Two nuns were cramped conditions and the special challenges of their situation. They also assigned to the congregation, but they spent most of their time survived on contributions, after all, and, as I myself like to say, running the orphanage next door to the church. Fr. Fahlman had 400 "Donations are always cheerfully accepted." Besides, having seen children in confirmation! those little Peruvian faces, how could you not? As one of the few people in the city with advanced education, he was Fr. Fahlman was a prime mover in the local Habitat affiliate, though he also in demand for community service, such as serving on the Water was not alone in this. Local Habitat boards are organized the same Board, other civic associations--and, of course, the Habitat board. way around the world. The Moquegua board seemed representative As the only priest in a city of 30,000, he presided at several Masses of the community and had a high level of commitment. The project we each week, at least a few funerals, and special Masses for special were working on was called the "City of Angels" project--Cuidad Los occasions. "If it's National Firefighters Week," he said, "the firefighters Angeles. The planned 200 homes have been completed for some want a Mass." time now, of course, providing safe and decent housing for at least 1000 people. He took Wednesdays off and drove about 45 minutes to Ilo, which is on the Pacific coast. This is where he found the vast majority of his pre Fr. Fahlman died on August 22, 1997 during heart surgery following -Columbian artifacts. Over the years, his collection had grown quite his fourth heart attack, a priest to the end. I heard they renamed the extensive. He persauded the local copper mine--the fourth largest in Cuidad Los Angeles project after Fr. Fahlman. They have also named the world--to support forming a museum around his collection, the a school after him, and, I believe, a local park--also, apparently, a local Museo Contisuyo in Moquegua. sports team. Fr. Fahlman could get quite animated, in his quiet way. He was no He had come to visit not long before. He stayed at our house and friend of "liberal economics." Back in the 1980's, "liberal economics" wanted to see as many of his Colorado friends as possible, not realiz- was all the rage in Peru. Presidential candidate Fujimori was pushing ing that we lived all over a very big state. Over a week's time, we did it at the time, and Fr. Fahlman voted for Fujimori when he first ran. He re-connect with a few, showing him big chunks of the Rocky Moun- did not vote for Fujimori when he ran for re-election because, as Fr. tains along the way. Of course, when you have the Andes in your Fahlman acidly said it, "Liberal economics 'helps' poor people by get- backyard, the Rockies don't make the same impression as they do if ting rid of poor people." you're from North Dakota. When we weren't doing that, he liked to watch television. "Wow, you must have 50 channels," he'd say. Turns Fr Fahlman's theology was "liberationist." This was not simply an aca- out, it's not that hard to entertain someone from the third world. demic position, nor an intellectual one. Quite the contrary, it was prac- tical and down-to-earth. Fr. Fahlman's people were poor, and he was He also happened to be in town during a time when I was likely to be on their side and he was sure God was too. Theologians call it "pre- called to the particular congregation I serve now. Before the final deal ferential option for the poor." Fr Fahlman called it "following Jesus." had been struck, however, we needed to have dinner with the congre- gation. Of course, we brought Fr. Fahlman as a guest. I don't think it Moquegua has a fall holiday known as the Festival of Santa Fortunata. hurt my prospects any that I was able to introduce someone to them The alleged bones of "Santa Fortunata" were brought to Moquegua in whom I regarded as a saint. the 1700's. Fr. Fahlman said nobody really knows who the remains actually were, but somehow they wound up being Santa Fortunata. I was once asked my favorite memory of Habitat for Humanity. I have "And the Franciscans did this!" he said, with great indignation, an in- several, but if I had to choose one, it would be the final worship service dignation made even sharper by the fact that he was also Franciscan. of our week at Cuidad Los Angeles in Moquegua. We were all gath- ered under a tent on the Habitat site. A slight breeze caught Fr. One of the features of the Festival of Santa Fortunata is the local cus- Fahlman's vestments every now and then while we and our Peruvian tom of offering a toast before one downs a local drink known as a friends sang joyful songs in Spanish. Most of us did not know the Pisco Sour. The toast, if I remember correctly, is "no soy un protes- words, but it didn't seem to matter that much. Besides, el amor de tante," which means, "I am not a protestant." Fr. Fahlman didn't care Jesucristo is not that difficult to translate. much for this practice, not least because it seemed to say that the drunker you were, the better Catholic you were. Fr. Fahlman is a hero to the people of Moquegua, and to me, and I hope also, dear reader, to you. He went on a campaign against it. He wanted to have the so-called remains of the so-called Santa Fortunata removed from the church. The reasoning he presented to the church was that Santa Fortunata was an Italian and the church should honor a Peruvian saint, such as St. Rose of Lima, for example, or St. Martin de Porres. Both, he also pointed out, helped the poor. 2 Stepping Out of The Comfort Zone A little less than a year ago I was approached by my sister and brother in law to join the church council. With very little hesitation I agreed to it asking what role they needed to be filled. There were several open and I decided "Fellowship" was my calling. 24 hours after agreeing to all of this I had time to realize I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I'd never been on council before. I hardly volunteered to help with anything. I basically came to church to get out of my house every week and socialize a little bit. For the most part I don't think many people knew my name, and just knew me from either my mother or my boys. However, instead of backing out, I went forward and joined council. The first thing was to figure out what "Fellowship" was. I asked several different council members and basically got the feeling that no one really knew the answer. I came away knowing that I take charge of the Ash Wednesday, Chili Supper, Funerals (which already has a group of amazing women who do everything), and church picnic. I thought "that's it?" There's got to be more to it than that. So, I did my own research and basically decided that I should be the event planner. It's still a new role and one that I struggle with. However, it has been so much fun. I have enjoyed the past year so very much. I feel like I finally have a purpose. That God was calling me to take this on. With all of this being said... I want to put a challenge forward to members of the congregation as council positions are becoming available. Take a step out of your comfort zone. If you have thought for even a brief second "I'd like to do that", "I'd like to change that", "why do we do that?" then you should be on council. It's not a lifelong commitment. You don't have to sign anything in blood. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month (that's 1 time a month). The council needs some new faces. It's not that we don't love and appreciate the council members that are there but, some of our council members have been chair hopping for decades just to fill in the gaps and it's time for them to get a chance to put their feet up and let others step in. Take a moment and think about what you can do to help All Saints. The answer is right there in front of you... "Take a Step!" Written by Vanessa Mullen Blood Drive Mar 27- 8:00-noon We‟ve been part of the Bonfils Blood Drive program for many years. A loyal following of generous folks now donate each time we have a drive. If you would like to join them please sign up in the nar- thex. If you‟d like to host a drive or have questions about donating, call Rebecca Weiner (303-750-5185). ESL (English as a Second Language) Nominating Committee at Work Our ESL Winter session ends April 11, with our Cul- tural Potluck for both classes at 12:30 and at 5:30. If Nominating Committee Each year half of the council is elected for a 2 year term. anyone would like to make his/her favorite casserole, Council members can serve 2 consecutive terms in the same position. Sometimes dessert, or salad, we would love to have you join us. council members change responsibilities after they have begin to serve. The Nomi- nating Committee talks with current council members and other members of the Our students make their favorite recipes, and we have congregation to find a slate of willing and able persons to serve on council. These two International feasts! Our table reflects all the are placed in nomination at the congregational meeting, and others can also be cultures of our students. nominated from the floor. If you know someone you think would make a good council leader, contact Phil Chipouras, Rosie Jacobs, Mike Ludwig or the office. The posi- April 17 is also our ESL Volunteer Recognition Sun- tions that will be voted on this year are: day. All of the volunteers (and anyone interested in ♦ President ♦ Vice President our ESL program) will meet between services, April ♦ Worship and Music ♦ Education 17, in the Conference room. We would like to debrief ♦ Evangelism ♦ Future Planning about our Winter session and make plans for our fall ♦ Stewardship ♦ Property session to start in August. Our program has had at ♦ Youth least 20 students each Monday, and we would like to If you think you‟d enjoy serving on council or would like to recommend someone share ideas for the fall session while the classes and to serve, call the office or talk with a council member. Congregational meeting numbers are fresh in our heads. We need volunteers May 1 between services, 9:30.. to help us!!!! 3 Caring For Others Social Ministry Suppers Bunch In our world today, global disease epidemics are closely linded to hun- April 4th 6:15pm ger and poverty. That is why the Evangelical Lutheran Church in This month we will meet at America (ELCA) works to address hunger, poverty and disease using Las Hadas in the shopping connected, comprehensive community-based strategies. Through our center on the SW corner of support of ELCA World Hunger, lives are saved, health is restored and communities are transformed. Chambers & Hampden for supper. Meet us there at 6:15 p. Any- one who would like a night out is welcome. The food and company Linda's Story is great! Signup in the front entry so we will know how many to Caregivers from the church stopped to talk to Linda. She was lying on make the reservations for. a small mat outside her family's home in Chimoio, a village in Mozam- bique. Linda was thin and weak. Her body wracked by three deadly diseases--AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. The church caregivers asked Linda how she was feeling. "I am hungry," she said. Linda BOWLING - May 9th struggled with three serious illnesses, but what she felt most acutely, and what was making her fight against these diseases so difficult, was All Saints bowling league will start a lack of food. Monday May 9th. Bowling is from 6:00-9:00. On the 9th, we will have Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and pro- a short meeting at 5:30 to get all claiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and set up. This is a short summer every sickness among the people. Matthew 4:23 league consisting of 4 person Just a little from us can help so many. What can we do? GIVE to teams. If you have a team in mind already, great! If it is just you, ELCA. It can make a life-saving difference for neighbors around the no problem. We will put a team together for you. If you are inter- world and close to home. Go to www.elca.org/hunger/donate. PRAY. ested, please contact Gerry Peralez, 303-306-0282. Incorportate special prayers of healing on World Malaria Day, April 25. Consider buying an animal to give hope and a source of income to families around the world. You will see an Easter tree with options to Thrivent Dollars buy 10 chicks for $10, or a duck for $20. Or pick Thrivent has changed how they award matching fund dollars to up a "Buck-a-Chick poster and give one dollar churches. Rather than have coordinators decide where Thrivent for each poster picked. Your donations will go to ELCA Good gifts "Buck-a-Chick" program. For dollars will be given, now each Thrivent member is given control more information contact: Rebecca Weiner So- over a portion of these funds. If you are a Thrivent member, you cial Ministry can decide where you would like your Thrivent Choice dollars will go. All Saints is one of the authorized recipients, but other excel- lent organizations are as well, like: Lutheran Family Services, Lu- Martha’s Table theran World Relief, World Hun- Having surgery, the loss of a loved one, or just struggling. We can ger, etc. If you have not yet done help!! We would love to help by providing you with a couple (or more) so, now is a great time to get on delicious homemade meal. If you or a loved one could use some help line or call Thrivent and let them from this ministry please do not hesitate to contact the office either by know where you would like your phone or email, 303-752-4083 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This helps us dollars to go. It‟s simple and will make sure that we are using this Ministry to its full potential! Special not take long. Call 800-847-4836 thanks to Charlie N, Rebecca W, JoAnn G, Linda J, Marian E, Wendy or log into www.thrivent.com and N, Val S, Sandy M, Becky E, Sandy F & Marsha H for signing up for select Thrivent Choice. providing food for Martha‟s table! A new sign up for April, May & June is in the entrance. All you need to do is provide a casserole, soup or any dish that is freezer friendly, then we take care of the rest! So don‟t Rocky Mt Synod Assembly—Mar 12-14. This is the annual meet- forget to give this ministry a try! Questions call Kate in the office. ing of members of synod congregation representatives. If you would like to go, let Pr John know. Deadline to register: Apr 5 Pack the Pantry The church has a facebook account. It‟s filled with fun and in- formative info. Check it out at: The first Sunday of every month is designated for “Pack the Pantry”. We ask that you bring www.facebook.com and search for all saints lutheran one (or more) non perishable food item to help Check out the church‟s TWITTER account to find out what keep the food pantry stocked. Regular items events are happening this week at the church. Go to: that are needed are: canned veggies/fruit, canned meats, pastas, pasta sauce, rice, ce- www.twitter.com/allsaintslc real are just a few examples. Just remember www.forallthesaints.net that YOU make it possible for us to reach out & help in our community! Ctrl left click above to go to the Church blog 4 Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 April 8:00 Habitat 8:00 Habitat work- workday day 9:00 TOPS 8:00 Exercise Line 6:00 Bunco Dance Group Adult night out 9:00 CEA to Stampede 10:00 CODA 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 4th Sunday in Lent 12:30 ESL 6:15 Suppers 10:00 Women’s Bible 9:00 Quilters 9:00 TOPS 8:00 Exercise Line 8:15, 10:45 Setting 3 5:30 ESL Bunch, Las Hadas Study 6:30 TOPS Dance Group 9:20 Intergenera- 6:30 WINGS 7:00 Scouts 5:45 Al-Anon 6:30 Grief Min 8:30 Financial tional Sunday School 7:00 SAA 6:00 Soup Supper 7:00 SAA Seminar 9:20 Choir Rehearsal (Council) 9:00 CEA 9:40 Pastor’s Class 6:30 FA 10:00 CODA 12:45 Korean Worship 7:00 Lent Service 6:00 Habitat Din- 7:00 Youth Group 7:00 Korean study ner and Auction 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 5th Sunday in Lent 12:30 ESL 7:00 Scouts 5:45 Al Anon 8:00 Exercise 9:00 Men’s Cof- 9:00 TOPS 8:15, 10:45 Setting 8 5:30 ESL 6:30 FA Group fee at Carinos 9:20 Sunday School 6:30 WINGS 6:00 Soup Supper 9:00 CEA 9:20 Choir Rehearsal 7:00 SAA (Youth) 9:00 Quilters 10:00 CODA 9:40 Pastor’s Class 6:00 HOA 6:00 Exec mtg 10:00 EGA 12:45 Korean Worship 6:30 FA 6:30 Grief Min 7:00 Youth Group 7:00 Lent service 6:30 TOPS 7:00 Korean study 7:00 SAA 8:00 SM supervision 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Palm Sunday 6:30 WINGS 7:00 Council 5:45 Al Anon Maundy Thursday Good Friday 8:00 Exercise Line 8:15, 10:45 Simple 7:00 SAA 7:00 Scouts 6:30 FA Dance Group 7:00 choir rehearsal 9:00 Quilters 9:00 TOPS Eucharist 2 liturgy 8:30 Men’s Break- 7:00 Korean study 6:00 Sedar Meal Filled Easter 9:20 Sunday School fast 6:30 TOPS eggs due 9:20 Choir Rehearsal 9:00 CEA 6:30 Grief Min 7:00 Good 9:40 Pastor’s Class 10:00 Easter Egg 7:00 SAA Friday Service 12:00 Confirmation Hunt at Church 7:00 HOA at All Saints to Tennyson Center 10:00 choir 12:45 Korean Worship 10:00 CODA 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Resurrection of Our Lord 6:30 WINGS 7:00 Book Club 5:45 Al Anon 6:30 Pancake break- 9:00 Quilters 9:00 TOPS 8:00 Exercise Line 7:00 SAA 7:00 Scouts 6:00 Pastor’s Class Dance Group fast 6:30 TOPS 6:30 FA 6:30 Grief Min 9:00 CEA 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 7:00 Korean study Easter Worship 7:00 SAA 10:00 CODA 7:00 SM supervision 12:45 Korean Worship 7:00 Youth Group Coming Up in May 1 Council Elections Easter Breakfast 8 Mother‟s Day Join us on Easter morning for a pancake 9 Bowling League starts breakfast. We will start serving at 6:45 and 15 Confirmation Sunday end about 11. We will not only have delicious Blood Drive pancakes but also, sausage, oatmeal and fruit. 22 Graduate Sunday You can purchase tickets in advance. $6 ea or 27-28 Garage Sale $20 per family 5 Small Groups Events Lunch Bunch Bible Study Group HABITAT Fund Raiser—April 9 will meet on Wednesday, April 13 at 10:00a in rm 12. We will be studying the two lessons in the March/April Lutheran Woman Today Make Plans to join us for dinner and auction on magazine. Please join us for an interesting study, and enjoyable Saturday, April 9, 6:00-8:00p. This is our lunch at a local restaurant afterwards. annual fund-raiser for Holy Hammers. It‟s a special time because this year Quilters we‟re building our 26th house! We‟ll have lots of great items to bid on, Quilters have received a beautiful door prizes, quilt drawings, you‟ll hear hand sewn quilt top and now have it one of our new home owners share finished. We are raffling it off for what it has done for their family to be Habitat for Humanity. We will be able to own their own home. We will doing the quilt raffle at our annual have a speaker from the Habitat of- Habitat silent auction on the 9th of fice, and it is going to be a great eve- April. Ticekts may be purchased on ning of fun and fund-raising. The cost is only $10 per adult, kids are Sundays or at the auction. Regular FREE. Check out some of our auction items on our “Shingles of quilters are Rosella Jacobs, Linda Hope” Habitat house in the entrance. The menu is: lasagna, baked Jackson, Jan Winter, Joan Becak, Mildred Dosen and LeAnna Sko- spaghetti, bread, salad, and desserts (many bake sale items you can gen. Quilters meet every Thursday at 9:00 am in rm 12. It is a fun purchase to cap off a great meal!) activity and we would love to have more people join us. Shepherding Teams at All Saints Adult Night Out, April 1 Here at All Saints we are blessed to be part of such a caring com- Looking for a break? Then we have just munity. We are in the process of forming shepherding teams to the thing for you. Join us on April 1st for enable us to express that caring to those we have been missing at an evening of fun and country dancing at worship & other activities. Could you help in any way? We need the Stampede (2430 S Havana St).. those who can: There is a sign up in the entrance, also Provide 1/2 hr to 1 hr in-home visits monthly to 1-3 home-bound let us know if you will need childcare. members for visiting & Scripture reading & prayer, if they desire. Questions contact Vanessa. Call those who have been absent. Provide rides for worship and/or church activities. How to Make a Difference by Giving Back Convey needs/concerns of visited members to Pastor John/ Charlie as appropriate. FREE Seminar led by Bob Apmann on charitable giving. Learn ways your giving can decrease your taxes or supplement your retirement Call the office (303-752-4083), Ingrid Waggoner (303-690-9080) or Charlie Neumann (303-766-9649) for questions, to volunteer, or income, Sat, Apr 9 at All Saints, 8:30-10:30a. Breakfast provided by with names of members needing our extra care. Thanks for caring! Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. RSVP by Mar 28 to 303-690-8924 or email@example.com. Book Club Mens Ministry will meet the 4th Tues of each month from Coffee at Carino's falls on April 14. How about joining us at 9 am 7:00-8:30 in rm 12. The next gathering will and bringing a friend. Also join us on Saturday April 23rd for break- be Apr 26 and the book is “The Girl with fast at the Athenians. We will meet there at 8:30am. Hope to see the Dragon Tattoo”. Jan Winter is leading you there! Questions, Hal Olson, 303-750-9026. this discussion. For more info call Jeannie Lantz at 303-306-6695 GARAGE SALE - May 27th & 28th Start gathering your unwanted treas- ures for this year's ginormous garage Metro East Cluster Women of the ELCA sale! We will start collecting and sort- Spring Tea on the Plains: Saturday, April 9 11-1pm, at Saron Lu- ing on May 22nd. We need many theran Church, 1656 Main Street Strasburg CO 80136. Bring your volunteers to help make this a big favorite tea cup that you‟d like to share with us. Bible Study and success: setting up, sorting, pricing, fellowship. Bring a gift to benefit Lutheran Family Services (items cashiers, working the floor during the for the kitchen or bathroom). If you would like to join us please sign sale and to run our food court. If you up in the entrance or RSVP to 303-622-9877. We will be setting up can help in any way, please contact Gerry Peralez 303-306-0282. carpooling so circle it on the sign up if you would like to and some- As we get closer we will have signup sheet out. Thank you all in one will contact you. Questions? Contact Marian 303-364-8301. advance! 6 Happy Birthday Just for Youth! Birthdays: Neumann, Charlie 17 Nessler, Robert 2 Sandhagen, Cory 20 Skogen, Leanna 3 Fagan, Karen 21 Youth Groups Fagan, Sydney 5 Sandhagen, Cory 20 WE ARE THE BODY Stay Home Mission 2011 Frazier, Kobe 6 Sigaty, David 22 Young, Jennifer 6 Steger, Bob 23 Watch for our posters in the narthex and entrance in April! Richard, Jeremiah 7 Scharringhausen, Walter 24 We will have sign up sheets on each ministry poster that Lotter, Douglas 9 Ziegler, David 24 tell you where we need help. We will be looking for peo- Heuton, James 10 Fagan, Grace 25 ple to provide meals, transportation, supplies donations, Nelson, Martha 11 Love, Nicole 25 and more. Our goal is to have tons of congregation in- Labelle, Don 12 Kinard, Dani 27 volvement and support- this mission isn't just for the Sandhagen, Sheila 12 Baker, Anne 28 youth! It is for the body of All Saints-- you included! Chambers, Kyla 13 Stevens, Autumn 28 Birely, Jillian 14 Mcintosh, Kyle 29 Middle School Kirkegaard, Keian 14 Anderson, Nancy 30 Join us on April 17th at noon, for a Community Outreach Landwehr, Christy 14 Kirkegaard, Keir 30 Event to the Tennyson Center. We will be providing the Jackson, Linda 15 children there with hard boiled eggs and helping them dye Wade, Laurel 15 If your B-day is not included them for Easter. We will be stopping for lunch on the way Trabert, Megan 16 here call the office at so be sure to bring some extra money for this. Questions, Miller, Karissa 17 303-752-4083 call Cindy 303-548-6131. Nell, Jennifer 17 FOGEYs Intergenerational/ PJ Sunday - Sunday, April 3 What does FOGEYS stand for? Well it stands for Follow- ers of God Encouraging Youth. It is a group made up of Join us for "PJ" Sunday. During Intergenerational Sunday School parents & adults who want to support our youth in tangible we will be hosting "Stump PJ.„ Come with your historical/ biblical ways. This group believes in our youth, & are eager to questions and see if PJ knows the answer. There will also be a help plan, evaluate, support & work with out youth leaders chance for PJ to stump us. We'll be meeting in the Fellowship Hall to make a great youth program happen. We‟re looking for at 9:20am - for all Ages (1st grade and Up). Also, to go with the adults who will meet once a month between services. Is theme of "PJ" Sunday, come with a $1.00 and get away with wear- that you? See Bruce Alison. Hope you‟ll join us! ing your PJ's. Encourage your children to wear their jammies, bring a blankie or stuffed animal. Adults, feel free to wear comfy clothes and some slippers. Don’t Throw Them Away Adopt a Church Sunday School needs you to start saving both your Please join the Sunday School children old toilet paper & paper towel rolls. They will be this Lenten season and used in some future projects. Also we are request- “Adopt a Church” ing new medium sized Elmer's glue bottles. We The Churches hanging on the walls of would like to stock each room with 10 bottles, so we will need about All Saints need to be “Adopted” 50. There is a box in the narthex. Thank you for your support! and to be covered in God‟s Love. Every week we will be learning a new lesson in Foster Parents Needed! our Sunday School classes about Lutheran Family Services has a need for additional foster fami- Jesus‟ “road to resurrection.” lies. They will hold recruitment events on Wed, Apr 27, 7:00 to After each lesson the children will add a new 9:00pm. at Wystone’s World Teas, 7323 W. Alaska Drive in “symbol” from the lesson onto their church. the Belmar shopping center in Lakewood. Space is limited, so As an adult you may join the reservations are necessary! Please RSVP to me by Mar 16 for children in their lessons the March event, and no later than Apr 20 for the April event. or feel free to “Love” your church in your own way. The evenings will include refreshments, speakers and informa- Tell us what your faith story is. tion about LFS and the services we offer through our Foster Care program. Please note that no child care will be provided, Please don‟t leave any of our churches to so please plan to leave the children at home. If you have any care for themselves (blank). questions, please don‟t hesitate to contact me. Thank you, Rita Every church wants to be adopted. Harding, Lutheran Family Services of Colorado, 303-217-5869, firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to reflecting on this time with everyone and walking the… 7 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED AURORA,CO A LL S AINTS L UTHERAN C HURCH PERMIT #133 WE’RE ON THE WE B ! ! ! W WW. ALLSAINTSNET. ORG Hymnotes by James Sucha Were You There, When They Crucified My Lord? Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble Were you there when they crucified my Lord? This beloved African-American spiritual has origins before 1865 in America‟s South. It is soulful, and yet a powerfully moving song that captures the whole story in its stanzas of Christ‟s crucifixion on Golgotha that Good Friday so long ago. It also makes us aware of the parallels of suffering and endurance by the African-American community that was in slavery in the early history of the USA. Use of the word “tree” in the 2nd verse gives significance to those who had wit- nessed lynchings. The last stanza brings hope and deliverance from their situation with Christ‟s rising at Easter. Here is the last verse. Were you there, when he rose up from the tomb? Were you there, when he rose up from the tomb? Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble Were you there, when he rose up from the tomb? As in all spirituals, there is a double meaning or hidden message. This spiritual was one of many sung by the slaves when one of their own was murdered, captured, or severely beaten after escaping. Sometimes it would be sung when someone captured had escaped again, and was successful. The last Easter stanza let everyone know he/she had become free in the North. In ELCA Lutheran hymnals, it was the only spiritual introduced in the red 1958 Service Book & Hymnal. It was included in the green 1978 Lu- theran Book of Worship, and now the red Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal where it joins dozens of beloved spirituals sung today. (ELW features a simple, plainer harmony whereas the LBW/SBH has the richer harmonization.) It has become a standard in Lutheran churches since its introduction in the 1950‟s and is much loved during Holy Week during the Three Days concluding with Easter. It makes us deeply contem- plate what Christ endured and helps us know that he died and rose from the dead for you and I so that we would believe.