Prayer and Bible Studies

Centering Prayer

Meets on Mondays  7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. in the Chapel

Perhaps you are an early riser?  Perhaps you meditate early in the morning?  Perhaps you might enjoy meeting with our small group on Monday mornings at 7:30 in the Chapel at All Saints for our beloved Centering Prayer time.  It is such a very special intimate way to begin the week with God.  Perhaps you have heard about our small special group?  We meet in silence with low lighting and quiet music playing.  Then three chimes and a sweet short message is offered by the Facilitator.  Then complete silence for 20 minutes.  Then three chimes and again soft music.  Finally, off we go to bless each other for the week and offer thanks for this wonderful time with our Dear Lord.  Perhaps you would like to join us?  Perhaps?" 

 

Meets on Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel and then we move to the Bride's Parlor for discussion from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 
Our Latest Series - The Positive Effects of Centering Prayer on Our Spiritual and Physical Health

On three successive Advent Wednesday evenings, December 5, 12, and l9, Mary and Paul Zahl will lead discussions in the Winderweedle Center (Bride's Parlor) concerning the positive effects of Centering Prayer in relation to physical health and to the toll the aging process can sometimes take on our personal feelings of hope.  During the three sessions, Mary will talk about listening to the body, focusing on issues of acceptance, acquiescence, and a welcoming disposition when it comes to physical health. Her insights are for all ages, not just people in the second half of life. Recent experience has only confirmed the healing practices taught by the late Father Thomas Keating (1923–2018), who was one of the principal architects and teachers of the Christian contemplative prayer movement in America.  Paul, a retired Episcopal minister, will discuss the theology of Centering Prayer in relation to the New Testament passage "Christ in you, the hope of Glory." What does the teaching on the True Self and the False Self contribute to our hopes for existence after death? "I Know Where I'm Going is not just a great English movie from 1945,” says Paul. “It's a certainty— for our True Self!”


We begin in the church with a period of centering from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Then we walk across the lane to the Bride's Parlor for this special Advent series. Our group discussion will adjourn at 7:30 p.m. sharp.  Everyone is welcome! There are no prerequisites (except being a questing human being).


Men's Bible Study

Meets on Tuesdays 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. in the Mary Martha Parlor

Join our Men's Bible Study group each Tuesday morning in the Mary Martha Parlor for discussion, fellowship, and coffee. If you would like more information, contact Larry Standish at (407)291-8608.

Women's Evening Bible Study

Meets on Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. at the home of Lynn Ivanek

The Wednesday evening Womens' Bible Study meets weekly through November 14 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.. The book study is Psalm 23, The Shepherd With Me by Jennifer Rothschild. The workbook is $12.99 and can be purchased online. There is an eBook option, available for immediate download. For more information contact Lynn Ivanek at lynn@gracemedicalhome.org

Thursday Women's Bible Study

Meets on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in  the Bride's Parlor

  

Join us as we study Adam Hamilton's Creed. Come out to explore what Christians believe and why. This group of ladies varies in age and is always warm and welcoming. For more information contact Carole Rohr atcgrohr@earthlink.net

Thursday Night Bible Study

Meets on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. 

We are currently studying Unity. Please join us if you would like to learn more about this group.  Please join us for a time of fellowship, prayer and a cup of coffee. Everyone is welcome.

Daughters of the King

Meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel for prayer and then we move to the Bride's Parlor  for our meeting

 

Daughters of the King (DOK) is a group of women who have pledged themselves to a lifelong program of prayer, service, and evangelism for Christ’s kingdom. Prayer is the foundation of the Daughters of the King's service.  The DOK is a national organization comprised of Episcopalians, Lutherans, and Roman Catholics. More information about the DOK as an organization can be found on their website at doknational.org.


The St. Clare Chapter at All Saints meets monthly for prayers and Eucharist followed by a book study. The members maintain a prayer list of parishioners and friends who are in need of prayers for special concerns, including health, personal loss, military service, travel, and even thanksgiving. These names are prayed for daily by DOK members.  If you know someone in need of prayer, the name can be added to the DOK  prayer list by notifying Michelle Christoph in the parish office  at (407) 599-4304, or michellec@allsaintswp.com.


Details of the concern are not needed, just the first name and last initial and the category of the prayer. When there is resolution, please notify Michelle that the name can be removed.  For more information about the St. Clare Chapter, contact Rafalar Lynch at rafalarlynch@gmail.com

Fellowship Guild

Meets on the second Monday of the month at 11:00 a.m. in the Bride's Parlor.

 

The All Saints Fellowship Guild invites you to join them on any second Monday of the month at 11:00 am. Their purpose is to share God's love through fellowship. They meet in the Bride's Parlor for a relaxed hour with friendly, caring members of All Saints Church. Bring a bag lunch for yourself and coffee will be provided. You may contact Joan Hootman at hootmanjoan@gmail.com or (407)830-5903 for more information.