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September 25, 2022 -  16th Sunday after Pentecost

You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for our sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich.      2 Corinthians 8: 9

Scripture Readings: Jeremiah 32: 1-3; Psalm 91: 1-6, 14-16; 1 Timothy 6: 6-19; Luke 16: 19-31


Hiring - Office Administration Clerk

Vestry has approved the hiring of an Office Administrative Clerk, and will be inviting interested applicants to express their interest by submitting a resume to External link opens in new tab or windowoffice@allsaintsparish.ca   Details regarding this position will follow shortly, or you can reach out to our Churchwardens for details.


Luncheon and Card Game

Our All Saints Parish ACW are hosting a Luncheon and Card Game on Thursday, October 13th starting at 12:00 noon.   The meal will be Jiggs Dinner with all the trimmings, dessert, tea/coffee at a cost of only $15.  The cost for the game of cards is just $5.  If you plan on attending this event, please call Barb at 834-4795 or Dot at 834-5052 to place your order.  Everyone is welcome, so please pass this along to family and friends.



Fall Fair Meeting

Our first Fall Fair meeting will be held this coming Monday evening, October 5th, starting at 7:00pm.  We would really appreciate the help of as many people as possible to once again make this a great success.  Many hands make light work.  If you can not make this particular meeting, but would like to help out, please contact the Office at 834-4501, or via email at office@allsaintsparish.ca.



Thanksgiving Vegetable Drop-Off

Thanksgiving Service Vegetable Drop-Off – Our Church will be open on Saturday, October 8th, between 9:00am and 4:00pm for those who would like to drop off vegetables, fruit, etc. for our Thanksgiving Church Service on Sunday, October 9th.  If you have any questions, please contact our Office at 834-4501, or via email at office@allsaintsparish.caThanksgiving Service Vegetable Drop-Off – Our Church will be open on Saturday, October 8th, between 9:00am and 4:00pm for those who would like to drop off vegetables, fruit, etc. for our Thanksgiving Church Service on Sunday, October 9th.  If you have any questions, please contact our Office at 834-4501, or via email at office@allsaintsparish.ca


Food Bank Appeal

With the increase of new clients since the start of the COVID pandemic, the Conception Bay South / Paradise Community Food Bank shelves are emptying very fast!!  They are appealing to the parishioners of All Saints Parish to help restock these shelves.  They especially need sugar, rice, pasta, tin foods for lunch boxes, cereal, and crackers etc.  They are also accepting hats, coats and hoodies.  A monetary donation may be made to External link opens in new tab or windowdonations@allsaintsparish.ca  Thank you for your continued support.  For more information please call 834-2800, or email External link opens in new tab or windowcbsparadisefoodbank94@gmail.com.  You may visit them at 81-3 Conception Bay Highway (next to Mary Brown’s in Manuels), Tuesday-Friday, 9:00am-2:00pm.


Bible Study Series

Our weekly Bible study is being held each Tuesday at 10:00am.  This is an eight week program, and all are invited.  We will be looking at different ways of reading the Bible by utilizing the readings for the following Sunday.  These sessions will last an hour.  Please pass this notice along to family and friends.


Confirmation Registration

Confirmation registration will take place on Sunday, October 2nd at 2:00pm in the lower level of the Parish Hall.  Confirmation is open to anyone who will be 11 years old by December 31, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Joanne at External link opens in new tab or windowjoannesimfukwe@gmail.com


Leaders for our Children's/Youth Program

We are currently seeking volunteers to help on Sunday mornings during the 10:00am service with our children and youth program.  If you feel that you are being called to assist in this very rewarding ministry, please contact Joanne at 682-8103 or joannesimfukwe@gmail.com


For Reflection - by Rev Hobbs

As we grow into Christ, we do less and less, and God does more and more, until he is doing everything.  Our challenge is not to do but to surrender. (Teressa of Avila)As we grow into Christ, we do less and less, and God does more and more, until he is doing everything.  Our challenge is not to do but to surrender. (Teressa of Avila)


Office Hours

Our office hours are currently Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 1:00pm.  For business issues outside of the above summer hours, please contact either of our Church Wardens: Aura Farrell at 682-3775, or Percy Greenslade 682-1180.  Of course Rev Sam is available at 689-4501 for all pastoral matters.


Parish Hall Available for Rentals

External link opens in new tab or windowOur Parish Hall is once again available for any and all types rentals.  We encourage you to pass this along to family, friends, and any business associates that you feel might have a need that we can fill.  External link opens in new tab or windowClick here to view our rental brochure.




Digital Roadside Bulletin Board

All Saints is very active in our community and beyond, and it is important that we reach as many people as possible.  Our list of mission work is very extensive: Liturgical Services, Mission & Outreach, our weekly Tea Room fellowship, our various fundraising activities including Take-Out Dinners and Craft Fairs, Catering, Hall Rentals, as well as community service events such as Blood Donor Clinics, Flu Shot Clinics, COVID vaccination clinics, and the list goes on.  And there is also the opportunity for a new revenue stream by selling public advertisement space.  To date we have collected $5,090 towards an ‘expected target’ of $45,000. We welcome your generous support.


The Canadian Blood Services Need Volunteers

The Canadian Blood Services are looking for volunteers to help them at their blood clinic’s they hold at All Saints Parish every 2 months.  They are wondering if our church would have a group that might be interested in taking this on?  Their next Blood clinic is on August 2, 2022.  Please contact Susanne Stevenson, Coord - Volunteer Resources, Donor Relations & Collections ATL, ONN :: 709-758-8055  |  C  709-351-6402 :: External link opens in new tab or windowsusanne.stevenson@blood.ca


Holy Baptism – 2nd Sunday of Every Month

We are delighted to announce that Holy Baptism has returned to be a part of our regular Sunday morning service.  This is a great opportunity to welcome new families into our Parish as we ‘Pass the Light’ to these young children. Tentative days are September 11th, October 9th, November 13th, and December 11th.



Would You Like to Get More Involved in Your Parish

All Saints has witnessed many changes in our Church over the past three years, and in our efforts to move forward within our “new normal”, we are hoping to rebuild our numerous groups and ministries.  Each Team provides an opportunity for fun and fellowship.  We look forward to seeing you as a member of one of these wonderful Ministerial Teams:  Altar Guild, Communications, Eucharist Assistant, Funeral Reception, Lectern Reader, Liturgical Planner, Offertory Counter, Server (must be confirmed), Sides Person, Greeter, and many more.  Simply call our Office at 834-4501 or email us at External link opens in new tab or windowoffice@allsaintsparish.ca.  You may also visit our website at External link opens in new tab or windowallsaintsparish.ca to complete our External link opens in new tab or windowonline form, or download the form for printing and completion, which you can then drop in a collection plate or at the Parish Office.


Men's Fellowship Group Is Back

We are delighted to announce that our Men’s Fellowship group has returned, and that they had a good turnout at their first meeting on April 21st.  We invite others to please join us monthly in our Parish Hall for some renewed fun and fellowship.  One of our first projects is to prepare a luncheon for the Confirmation Candidates and Bishop Sam during their rehearsal on April 30th.


If you have any questions, please contact Percy Greenslade at 682-1180


PWRDF - Ukraine Effort

Ever since the war in Ukraine began on February 24, over five million Ukrainians have been forced to flee their country for safety. 


You can help PWRDF to support Ukrainians with your donations, either by dropping it in our collection plate or our secure dropbox, or by eTransfer to External link opens in new tab or windowdonations@allsaintsparish.ca.


Please be sure to indicate to us that your donation it is for Ukraine.



Join Our Live Streaming Team

There are a growing number of Parishioners, as well as non-Parishioners who depend on our live streaming in order to participate in regular Sunday worship.  We have grown to the stage that we now need to expand beyond our current Team members.  If you are able to help us with this very rewarding ministry, we would love to have you on our Team.  It is not as complicated as you might think, so there is no need to feel intimidated just because you have never been involved in broadcasting before.  Neither were we!!!!  We will sit with you while you get up to speed, and feel comfortable on your own.  If you are able to help in any way, we would very much love to hear from you.  Just drop us a note at External link opens in new tab or windowcommunications@allsaintsparish.ca



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 communications@allsaintsparish.ca, or simply please click here to complete our online email registration form.



Birthday Sunday

Out traditional “Birthday Sunday”, which is held on the first Sunday of every month, has returned.   


This is a time when we as a Parish Family acknowledge all those who are celebrating a birthday in the new month.  So if you know of someone celebrating a birthday, let us know, and we will post it on our live stream on that Birthday Sunday.



All Saints Tea Room

Our Tea Room has reopened to full capacity, and there is no longer a need to pre-register.  We would like to thank all those who continue to attend and support our Wednesday luncheons, and we certainly look forward to seeing you each week for some great food, fun, and fellowship.   Many thanks to Enid and her Team. 


If you have any questions, please contact Enid Haines at 682-9367, or Aura at 682-3775.


Alongsiders' Monthly Prayer Schedule

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Our Alongsider's Team would like to make their current monthly prayer services available to you simply by External link opens in new tab or windowclicking here.  To visit all past issues click External link opens in new tab or windowhere.


Alongsiders are members of our Parish who, due to circumstances of sickness, mobility, age, etc., can not physically attend a worship service at our Church.  However, they still want to be part of the worship, and where possible, to help from home.  The Alongsiders program accomplishes this.  Each month, a service for each Sunday is prayerfully put together, similar to the in-Church service, and is then delivered to each Parishioner as part of a home visit.  A vital part of our ministry is ‘praying alongside’ our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Currently we have 14 members in the Parish of All Saints.


Have You Considered Advertising in Anglican Life

·      External link opens in new tab or windowOur newspaper reaches thousands of people across Newfoundland and Labrador,

·      Anglican Life is printed and is available online for even larger readership

·      Competitive rates with various sized ads available to meet all your advertising needs


External link opens in new tab or windowClick here to view Anglican Life online, or contact Rev Fred Marshall, Officer of the Anglican Joint Committee at 709-727-7346, via email at fred.marshall@enljointcommittee.com


All Saints CBS is Live-Streaming 10:00am Services

Every Sunday morning at 10:00am, All Saints Anglican Parish CBS will be live streaming our Holy Eucharist service on External link opens in new tab or windowFaceBook, and it will later be archived on External link opens in new tab or windowYouTube as well.  While we are becoming familiar with this new technology, and adding a new feature each week, we may have a few bumps along the way.  Please offer us your patience and feedback in this regard.  We can be reached by emailing us at  External link opens in new tab or windowcommunications@allsaintsparish.ca



Now is a good time to consider signing up to our External link opens in new tab or windoweGiving 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 External link opens in new tab or windowprintable authorization form here, and when you have completed the form, you can email it to donations@allsaintsparish.ca  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 External link opens in new tab or windowany questions, please call our Office at 834-4501.

 

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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 External link opens in new tab or windowour 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 External link opens in new tab or windowclick 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 communications@allsaintsparish.ca.   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.


Offertory Envelopes

If you have not yet picked up your offertory envelopes, please pop by the Parish Office to pick them up, or simply request to have them delivered.  In the interim, please continue using those you currently have, and simply place them 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 do not have any Church offertory envelopes, please simply use a plain white envelope, and write your name and envelope number (if you know it) on the outside, and then drop it in the drop-slot.

 

You may also e-Transfer us your offering using your bank’s online Interac service simply by emailing it to External link opens in new tab or windowdonations@allsaintsparish.ca.  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 External link opens in new tab or windowclick here to register online, or go to our website and download the External link opens in new tab or windoweGiving application.  If you have External link opens in new tab or windowany questions, please email your Finance Team at External link opens in new tab or windowfinance@allsaintsparish.ca, or call our Office at 834-4501.


Anglican Journal

Click External link opens in new tab or windowhere 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 External link opens in new tab or windowhere to view the General Synod Weekly


Frequently Used Links

For those unable to attend our in-person Church services, we are continuing to pre-record weekly services.  These recordings may be viewed by clicking  External link opens in new tab or windowhere.  To locate the books below, simply click on the blue links.

External link opens in new tab or windowThe Common Lectionary - These readings are from the Anglican Church of Canada’s adaptation of the Revised Common Lectionary

External link opens in new tab or windowThe New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) of The Bible - Be sure to select the NRSV version, which is an English translation of the Bible published in 1989 by the National Council of Churches.

External link opens in new tab or windowThe Book of Alternative Services (BAS)The contemporary, inclusive-language liturgical book used alongside the Book of Common Prayer (1962) (BCP) in most parishes of the Anglican Church of Canada.


External link opens in new tab or windowThe Book of Common Prayer (BCP)The short title of a number of related prayer books used in the Anglican Communion, as well as by other Christian churches historically related to Anglicanism.




Rev Sam's Reflections

External link opens in new tab or windowChristmas Greetings December 2020  ::  External link opens in new tab or windowKindness is Contagious 200610 :: External link opens in new tab or windowGive Back - Pay It Forward 200516

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Messages from the Diocese

  :: External link opens in new tab or windowLenten Pastoral Letter 220301::   External link opens in new tab or windowChristmas Message 211216 :: External link opens in new tab or windowCOVID Video Update 210209 :: External link opens in new tab or windowCOVID Video Update 210128 :: External link opens in new tab or windowChristmas Greetings December 2020  ::  External link opens in new tab or windowMessage to the Diocese 201216


There will NOT be any pre-registrations accepted effective December 23, 2021.