June 20, 2021 - Fathers Day - 4th Sunday after Pentecost
“A great prophet has arisen among us! God has visited His people!” Luke 7: 16
Scripture Readings: 1 Samuel 17: 1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49; Psalm 9: 9-20; 2 Corinthians 6: 1-13; Mark 4: 35-41
Father's Day Memorials
Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers and Grandfathers, both here present and those who have passed on before us.
Our annual Father’s Day Memorial Booklet will be available for pickup at the Church on Father’s Day (June 20th). After that time it will be permanently available under The Candle section of our website, or you can go directly to it by clicking here.
Our First Ever On-Line Auction was a huge success. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we raised over $2,400.
We want to say a special thank you to everyone who donated and bid on the items. A special thank you to the ACW for the delicious homemade cakes and cookies, to Rev. Sam and Aura for securing so many donations, to Ralph for assistance with the advertising of the auction, and especially to Joanne Simfukwe who organized and managed it all.
All feedback has been very positive, with the common thread being that it was a lot of fun, and that we need to do another. So who knows, perhaps we will plan another for later in the fall - stay tuned.
If you have not already done so, please contact our office at 834-4501 or email email@example.com to let them know your plans for picking up your items. Once again, thanks a million for your generous support.
Cemetery Sod Cutting Party
A group of men from our Parish joined in with Rev Sam on Thursday to cut some 1000 square feet of sods, and then transported them to our Dunns Hill Road Cemetery where they were immediately laid, and covered 30+ graves. The weather was hot, but our spirits were hotter.
Our thanks to everyone, and a special thanks to David and Jean Coffin for donating the sods, and David Arnott for organizing it. (Photo from left to right: Noah Porter, Kevin Hunt, Heber Best, Rev Sam, Dave Arnott, and hiding behind the camera was Ralph Fagan). Click here to enlarge the photo. And don't be fooled, Rev Sam was not the only guy working all day in the hot sun - LOL.
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, June 21st in celebration of the Discovery Day holiday, and will reopen on Tuesday, June 22nd
Our ACW Team are pleased to be able to once again host our annual Flea Market on Saturday, July 3rd, from 9:30am to 3:00pm.
You are also invited to come and enjoy a feast of moose burgers, hamburgers and hotdogs between 12:00pm and 1:30pm
Tables may be rented at a cost of $15 each, or two tables for $25. To book a table, please contact Barb Tilley at 834-4795, or Aura Farrell at 834-9384 or 682-3775. Thank you for your continued support.
Our 2021 Flower Services are a GO !!!
Our Flower Service at Dunns Hill Road will be held on Sunday, July 25th, starting at 2:00pm, and the Church Road Flower Service will be on Sunday, August 01st, starting at 2:00pm. Following tradition, if the Sunday afternoon has inclement weather, the service will be moved to the next available suitable weather evening, starting at 7:00pm. We will post any updates here on our website.
As with all gatherings during COVID, pre-registration is required, and can be done by either calling our Parish Office at 834-4501, or by registering online at our website by clicking here. Of course these current plans are subject to change, depending on pandemic conditions, and the guidance of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Click here to read the complete current Diocesan guidelines with respect to safely managing outdoor cemetery flower services, issued on May 30, 2021, however, it it is expected the Diocese with soon have another update based the the NL Governments recent program announcement, Together Again.
AGM Scheduled for October 3rd
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is currently scheduled for Sunday, October 3rd, starting at 6:00pm. Because of the variability of safety guidelines due to changes in the COVID pandemic, more information will be made available as that date draws nearer. We will be setting our seating capacity based on the guidelines at that time. Please keep checking back to this website for updates.
Do we have your eMail address ??
Now, more than ever, email is becoming one of the safest and quickest ways for our Parish to keep you informed. If we do not already have you email address on file, and you are not regularly receiving our bulletins and information updates, we would love for your to provide it to us.
Please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply please click here to complete our online email registration form.
Our Alongsider's Team would like to make their current monthly prayer services available to you simply by clicking here.
Please click the Kids Corner button to the left to reach our resource area for a variety of Christian Youth Education activities.
If you would like to be a part of this exciting Ministry, please let us know by clicking here.
All Saints is Open for Live Services
Our Parish has resumed operations based on February 01, 2021 version of the "Many Members - One Body" (MMOB) guidelines document. This includes meetings of Vestry, ACW, Men’s Fellowship, Bible Study, etc…
- All attendees MUST pre-register for ANY gathering. You may do so online by clicking here, or you may call our Parish Office at 834-4501
- The maximum capacity at indoor gatherings is 100
- People may share a pew with any of their 20 consistent close contacts
- Masks must be worn at all times at all indoor gatherings, except to consume the Eucharist, or by a speaker or solo performer.
- During a 60-minute service, there can only be a maximum of 30 minutes of singing by a soloist or choir. The congregation is only permitted to sing one hymn, which must be just prior to exiting.
- Virtual or curb-side drop-off fundraising may resume with a maximum of 50 volunteers in the building
The Candle - Our Weekly Newsletter
For many years now, our Parish has published our weekly information bulletin, The Candle, that was handed out at each Sunday service. It was our way to keep our Parishioners informed about what was happening in our Parish, and a medium to seek support when we needed it. The current COVID pandemic has offered many challenges to our community, none the least of which is our ability to physically gather together in person on a weekly basis for our faith worship. We also loose the ability to "really" carry out some of our traditions that helped bind and grow our family spirit.
The Candle, like most other things these days, is now shared digitally, and can be found not only on our website, but we also attempt to email it to those for whom we have contact information for. To get added to that distribution list, simply click here to send us your details.
We would also like to ask you that if you have any items you would like to share, such as birthday greetings (oh how we miss the fun spirit of our Birthday Sundays) or anniversaries, or even an article that you may have seen or read that you feel others might enjoy, please feel free to pass them along to email@example.com. Together we can start "feeling together" once more - if not in body, then in spirit.
Also, as you will note when you read The Candle, you have the opportunity to bring special attention to a loved one by actually sponsoring The Candle for a given week, or even place a full page memorial, complete with a picture.
Pandemic Messages from the Diocese
- May 30, 2021 - Archdeacon Charlene - Letter - Guidelines for Outdoor Cemetery Flower Services
- April 14 - Archdeacon Charlene - Letter - COVID Update
- March 27 - Bishop Sam - Video and Letter (annotated) - Level-2 reopening guideline updates
- March 23 - Bishop Sam - Video - Easter Message - "Rolling Stones"
- March 19 - Diocesan Executive - Letter (annotated) - Level-4 Update
- March 12 - Bishop Sam Rose - Video - COVID Revised Level-4 Diocesan GuidelinesLink caption
- March 11 - Bishop Sam Rose - Video - Prayers in Pandemic: 1st Anniversary
- March 03 - Bishop Sam Rose - Letter - To Diocese re 2021 Diocesan Budget
- March 03 - Diocesan Executive - 2021 Diocesan Budget
- February 19 - Bishop Sam Rose - New Appointments (Burrows & Westcott)
- February 01, 2021 - Many Members One Body (MMOB) - Diocese COVID Safety Manual
2021 Offertory Envelopes
You may also e-Transfer us your offering via your bank’s Interac service simply by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. And of course, we always encourage you to consider signing up for our eGivings program which automatically sends us your offering at whatever interval you choose and are comfortable with. Please click here to register online, or go to our website and follow the eGiving notes. If you have any questions, please email your Finance Team at email@example.com, or call our Office at 834-4501.
Now is a good time to consider signing up to our eGiving program, which is an excellent way to continue your financial support of your Parish during this COVID-19 Pandemic. It is a very quick and easy process. The quickest and most convenient way is to complete the web-based form here. As soon as you click the SEND button, your work is done, without even leaving your home! You may also download a printable authorization form here, and when you have completed the form, you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can place it in our mail drop-slot, which is located at the top of the stairs, just to the left of the main entrance of our Parish Hall. If you have any questions, please call our Office at 834-4501.
All Saints Pastoral Messages
- April 04 - Rev Wayne and Rev Sam Easter Message - Video
- February 16 - Rev Wayne and Rev Sam - Video
- February 10 - Rev Wayne - Letter
If you are interested in placing an advertisement in our Anglican Life newspaper, please click here for more information.
Click here to view the January 2021edition of the Anglican Journal. It contains a couple of interesting articles regarding transformations within the Church, and the use of digital technology. The Anglican Journal is the national newspaper of the Anglican Church of Canada. Editorially independent, the Journal publishes news, features and opinion related to Anglicanism and religion in Canada and abroad. Click here to view the General Synod Weekly
Frequently Used Links
Rev Wayne's Letters
Rev Sam's Reflections
Bishop Sam's Messages
Primate Linda Nicholls' Messages
New Year's Day Message January 2021