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Laughing child

January 16, 2022 -  2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Jesus manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.        John 2: 11

Scripture Readings:  Isaiah 62: 1-5; Psalm 36: 5-10; 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11; John 2: 1-11

2022 Church Envelopes Are Now Available for Pick up

The 2022 Church Envelopes are now ready for pick-up at the Church Office.  Due to current COVID restrictions, the Office is still closed to the general public.  However, between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm, there will be somebody available all week to pass your envelopes out through the window next to the drop-box.  For your safety and ours, we ask that you please wear your mask.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 834-4501, or email us at office@allsaintsparish.ca

 

It's Time to Expand Our Live Streaming Team

Our Parish has been receiving some great feedback with respect to our Live Streaming of Church services on FaceBook, and later archiving them on YouTube.  This takes a degree of effort, and we have grown to the stage that we now need to expand beyond our current Team of two.


If you feel you could help us with this very rewarding ministry, we would love to have you on our Team.  It is not as complicated as one might think, so please do not be intimidated just because you have never been involved in broadcasting before.  Neither were we!!!!


We are certain that we could get you up to speed very quickly and painlessly.  Perhaps you have youth within your household that might like a little challenge, or perhaps you have older youth (40’s, 50’s, 60’s or beyond) as well.  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


Pastoral Message from Rev Sam and Rev Wayne

Please click one of the following links to view a pastoral message delivered on January 9th from Rev Sam and Rev Wayne, with comments regarding the impact on us all with respect to the latest COVID announcements.  External link opens in new tab or windowFaceBook or External link opens in new tab or windowYouTube


Revised COVID Update

Please visit the Diocesan Facebook page External link opens in new tab or windowhere to read the latest January 17th update from Archdeacon Charlene.  Also, effective January 4th, the Diocese has revised its "External link opens in new tab or windowThe New Has Come" document which replaces all previous versions (External link opens in new tab or windowclick here to view).  In it was announced there will be no formal gathering within a Church building.  This includes in-person gatherings such as Worship, Faith Formation and Study, Vestry Meetings, Committee Meetings, Sunday School, Youth Groups, and Fundraising Events, just to name a few. These gatherings may be provided for through on-line means as available and necessary.


The following are some summary key items, however, the document itself prevails:

  • Funerals, Baptisms and Weddings (necessary for pastoral reasons) may be provided with strict adherence to these guidelines
  • Live Streaming is permitted utilizing minimum required personnel, and no congregation or spectators present
  • Church offices are closed to the public, and may be accessed only for essential purposes
  • Recognized businesses and organizations are permitted to use our property if they are authorized by CMOH and are fully compliant with regulations
  • Church buildings are not permitted to be used for private social gatherings
  • Home visitation should be avoided except for emergency or urgent pastoral consideration


All Saints Tea Room - Hopes to Resume Wednesday, January 19th

We would like to thank all those who continued to attend and support our Tea Room Luncheon every Wednesday at noon.  We certainly always looked forward to seeing you each week for some great food, fun, and fellowship.  Our Christmas luncheon on December 1st had over 180 people in attendance, and all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Dinner.  Many thanks to Enid and her Team.  We will be returning on January 19th.  Please be aware that due to COVID regulations and limited seating capacity, you have to pre-register.  To help us avoid congestion at the door, especially with the unsettling fall weather, please contact Enid Haines at 682-9367, or Aura Farrell at 682-3775.  Please stay tuned for potential changes due to current COVID enhanced restrictions.


Parish Hall Available for Rentals

We are pleased to announce that our Parish Hall is once again available for rentals.  Please make yourself familiar with the new revised guidelines listed below.  Also, we encourage you to pass this along to family, friends, and business associates.


Parish Hall Heater Replacement Campaign

We are more than delighted to say that our Parishioners really stepped up to the plate, and we have surpassed our target for the Parish Hall Heater Replacement Project, and have a total of $16,901!!

 

These heaters were ordered in November, and we have just been advised that they will ship from Montreal on January 11th, with an expected transit period of one week.  They will then be installed with new modern thermostats which we expect will improve our current monthly electricity costs.

 

On behalf of your Vestry, we offer our sincere thanks.  We can now repay our temporary loan back to our AJIF investment account for future use.


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.


Alongsiders' Monthly Prayer Schedule

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.


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


Meet Your Vestry

Many thanks to the 40+ Parishioners who attended our Annual General Meeting on Sunday evening (October 03).  It was great to see such a good turn-out, considering that COVID has caused us to defer it for two years.  There were six Vestry positions either elected or appointed as applicable, and the current Vestry membership which were commissioned at our 10:00am service on October 17th can be viewed External link opens in new tab or windowhere.


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


Diocesan Guidelines for Worship and Parish Gatherings

“The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5.17 NIV)


The Diocese COVID-19 guidelines document, External link opens in new tab or windowThe New Has Come  is being continuously updated.  This new guidance has been devised based upon consultation and direction from Public Health, and is subject to change as further restrictions are eased or reinstated.



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.


All Saints Pastoral Messages

  • April 04 - Rev Wayne and Rev Sam Easter Message - External link opens in new tab or windowVideo
  • February 16 - Rev Wayne and Rev Sam - External link opens in new tab or windowVideo
  • February 10 - Rev Wayne - External link opens in new tab or windowLetter


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 Wayne's Letters

  External link opens in new tab or windowPastoral Letter 210210 :: External link opens in new tab or windowAdvent & Christmas Message December 2020 ::  External link opens in new tab or windowPastoral Letter and COVID Appeal 201103 :: External link opens in new tab or windowCOVID Update 200329 :: Letter-1


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


Bishop Sam's Messages

   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


Primate Linda Nicholls' Messages

External link opens in new tab or windowNew Year's Day Message January 2021



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