Saints Alive!


Financial Report

December – On the Numbers
At year-end, our total income came in a little over 100% of budget: $1,058,975 vs. $1,055,140. In 2016, our total income received was $1,030,340. The difference in income of $28,635 from 2016 to 2017 represents an increase of 2.8%.
Year-end expenses came in at $1,040,266, which was 99% of the budgeted amount of $1,055,140. The excess revenue over expenses of $18,709, was allocated to the Festival designated fund for $4,500 and Property Reserve for $14,209 after approval from Council. After that allocation was made our expenses totaled $1,058,975.
Summary       YTD Actual      YTD Budget     Variance
Income           $  1,058,975     $  1,055,140    $   3,835
Expenses        $  1,058,975     $  1,055,140    $   3,835
Net                 $              0      $              0    $          0
Thank you to the members and friends of All Saints for your continued financial support of the ministries of our church. We are grateful for your faithfulness and generosity. May God Bless.

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Learning Opportunities

Adult Sunday School
Offered at 9:30 a.m. Sundays in Rooms 12/14
They offer topical studies, facilitated by various members and guest teachers.
On Feb. 4 and 11, the Rev. Dr. Brad Binau will share on "Soul Care: Surviving and Thriving When Life Gets Crazy." How do we survive, and even thrive, when life seems to move faster than we can manage? We'll discover the historical and contemporary meanings of "soul" and explore how we can engage in "soul care."

Children's Sunday School
For ages 3 through 8th grade
Offered at 9:30 a.m. Sundays, age-level rooms
They are using the WHiRL curriculum, which follows the Lectionary readings with age-appropriate stories, activities and videos.

How Can I Get Involved?

Depending on your interests, there are many opportunities to be a part of the fun here at All Saints.

Middle School Youth
Confirmation Classes for 6th-, 7th- and 8th-graders meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at All Saints. Contact Lisa Brooks for more information.

High School Youth
Meets every Sunday evening at 6 p.m. Contact Lisa Brooks for more information. We have many fun activities both on-site and off, and gather for engaging conversation.

Volunteer Opportunities
See "How to Give Back" below

Yoga and Pilates
Meets: Mondays at 6 p.m. (no Monday Yoga on Presidents' Day, Feb. 19)
          Wednesdays at 6 p.m. (no Wednesday Yoga on Ash Wednesday,
             Feb. 14)
          Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. (Pilates)
          Thursdays at 10:45 a.m. (Gentle Yoga)
Contact Jane Karras for more information.

Centering Prayer
Meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the Youth Room. Contact Scott Heller for more information.

Music and Choirs
We offer a wide variety of age-level and interest-focused choirs and musical opportunities. Contact Lauren Grangaard for more information.

This week, we are highlighting Joy! Joy! sings more accessible traditional music, and strive to maintain a flexible rehearsal schedule to accommodate busy lives and families. The members of Joy! are dedicated to building and maintaining relationships through their fellowship and love of making music, in worship, to praise God. Joy! rehearses from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. every other Tuesday evening and alternately Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:15p.m. (during the choir season), in the choir room. The group participates in worship, as a group, twice a month. Times of the services vary depending on the worship schedule.

Fellowship Opportunities

Beer and Hymn Sing Souper Potluck!5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8
Your presence and monetary donations (on-line or at the door) will help support LSS food pantries.
Bring a dish to share and your own beer for the hymn sing.
Tickets will be available to vote for best dish made with soup.
Sign up Sunday on the bulletin board in the coatroom hallway.

Seasoned Saints Luncheon
Wednesday, Feb. 7
12 p.m. catered lunch by Corporate Caterers ($10 per person)
12:45 p.m. presentation on “Mr. Lincoln’s Newspaper” by Dr. Violet Meek.
Dr. Meek is a Lutheran clergy person, and also a retired OSU Chemist. She will share how the development of new ways of communicating has made a difference in politics and communities throughout history. We see today how this has continued to evolve into the power that the media holds in swaying our view, and even forming public opinion based at times, on incorrect or skewed information.

Lent Men's Breakfast Study
Men’s Lenten Breakfasts 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 17 through March 24
Great Food. Great Faith. Great Friendship.
7-week video series, "Godspeed"

The word ‘Godspeed’ comes from the old English phrase God Spede – meaning “may God flourish you.” This Lent, slow down and learn how to flourish by living at the speed of the Spirit, God-speed. Come join us!

Lent Simple Suppers
Wednesday evenings, Feb. 14 through March 21.
6 p.m. Dinner; 7:45 p.m. Lenten worship with devotions.
Wednesday evenings during Lent we gather as a church family to eat, share, worship and pray together. Plan to come and join your All Saints family. We welcome soup or salad donations for the meal. Stop by the Gathering Area to sign up, or contact Ruth Ford.

Welcome Table

Served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month. We host our community friends and share a great meal.

Planning Ahead

Summer Dates

Vacation Bible School
Theme: Shipwrecked!
Two weeks offered; choose which works for your schedule
June 11-15, 2018
June 18-22, 2018
We invite teachers, teen helpers and students! Registration will open in April.
Contact Lisa Brooks for more information.

Summer Camp
At Lutheran Memorial Camp
June 24-29, 2018
Kindergarten through 8th-grade welcome; registering now.
Contact Rachelle Kramer for more information.

ELCA National Youth Gathering, Houston, TX
June 25-July 2, 2018
Current 8th-graders through 12th-graders.
Contact Lisa Brooks for more information.

How to Give Back

Opportunities to Serve
We regularly accept donations for Lutheran Social Services Food Pantries. We deliver donated items to the LSS Champion Avenue Pantry; the LSS Delaware Pantry on London Road, and the Worthington Resource Pantry. The Resource Pantry's February focus is diapers, wipes and infant formula.

The LSS Champion Avenue and LSS Delaware Food Pantry locations depend on volunteers from All Saints to assist with preparing for pantry clients. Contact Ruth Ford for more information.

Volunteer Open House to meet new staff and learn about the new LSS pantry system and new volunteer opportunities.
LSS Delaware Food Pantry
Feb. 5, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
73 London Road, Delaware, OH 43015

Lent Simple Suppers
Wednesday evenings, Feb. 14 through March 21.
6 p.m. Dinner; 7:45 p.m. Lenten worship with devotions.
Stop by the Gathering Area to sign-up to bring food, help set up or clean up. You may also contact Ruth Ford.

Student Success Stores
Justice Ministry, along with Student Success Stores at Columbus Global Academy, are collecting:
-- new or gently used shoes in good condition, sizes 3 -- 12 (boys and girls)
-- ski mask-type hats for students who walk to and from school
-- junior sizes winter clothing
Please leave donations in the brown bin in the hall near the office.

Magazine Donations
Have magazines you've read and don't want cluttering up your table? Bring them to a bin in the Narthex hallway and near the drinking fountain. The high school youth will be cutting out pictures from the magazines to go to Nationwide Children's Hospital for craft projects for patients.

Recognize and Celebrate

Brian and Melissa Martz on the death of Brian’s father, Earl Martz, on Jan. 2; Pastor Mike and Darcy Weaver on the death of Pastor Mike’s grandmother, Marjorie Weaver, on Jan. 6; Deb Seckel on the death of her mother, Jean Tyler, on Jan. 11.

Married 50 years or more...
Each month we recognize couples celebrating 50 years of marriage with an anniversary that month, but we have no such anniversaries recorded for February.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Lectionary Texts: Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-11, 20c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39
8:15 a.m. Chancel Choir; Holy Communion
9:30 a.m. Special Music
11 a.m.    Special Music; Holy Communion
9:30 a.m. Contemporary