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September 19, 2021 - 17th Sunday after Pentecost

God has called us through the gospel, so that we may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2: 14

Scripture Readings: Jeremiah 11: 18-20; Mark 9: 30-37


COVID Guidelines Update - Archdeacon Charlene

Effective September 18, 2021 masks are mandatory in all indoor spaces.  Masks are required to be worn by individuals, at all times, indoors, including while singing, while on Church Properties.  The only exemption is for children under the age of 5 and those who are prevented from wearing a mask due to physical or mental health conditions.  Masks may only be removed to physically eat or drink. 


AGM Scheduled for October 3rd

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is currently scheduled for Sunday, October 3rd, starting at 6:00pm.  There are a number of Vestry positions and Synod Delegate positions coming vacant, and a number of parishioners have already agreed to seek election.  However, we continue to encourage any others that might be interested to contact the chairperson of the Nominating Committee, Calvin Butler at 746-9697, or email him at calvin.butler@hotmail.com


Also, we would also ask the various committees and teams to get their activity reports for the 2019 and 2020 seasons in to the Parish Secretary, Cal Taylor, at External link opens in new tab or windowsecretary@allsaintsparish.ca   They will be required by September 22nd in order to prepare the AGM Reports Document for distribution.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to any of the existing Vestry Members.


While pre-registering is not required, we still must record our contact tracing list of names and telephone numbers, so we still encourage you to pre-register online by clicking here, or by calling the office at 834-4501.  We ask that you please pass this along to family and friends, because it is important that we notify as many who may be interested as possible.  Please keep checking back to this website for updates.


All Saints Tea Room - Every Wednesday at Noon

We would like to thank all those who attended our re-opening on September 15, and we look forward to seeing you Wednesday at noon for some great food and fellowship.

 

Please be aware that because of COVID regulations and limited seating capacity, you will have to pre-register.  So help us avoid congestion at the door, especially with the unsettling fall weather, and contact Enid Haines @ 682-9367, or Aura Farrell @ 682-3775.


A Big Thanks to the Porter Boys

Hurricane Larry managed to cause some damage to the siding on our Church building and our Parish Hall.  However, thanks to Joe, Noah, Steve, Dick, and Cory Porter, the Church siding has been re-installed (replaced), and the issue with the Parish Hall is also being repaired.  Many thanks to the guys for taking this initiative so quickly - and all volunteer!!!


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


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 and friends.


Revised Diocesan Guidelines for Worship and Parish Gatherings

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


The Provincial Government continues to lift long-term public health measures surrounding the COVID- 19 pandemic, which effectively means our MMOB guidance document has run its course, and therefore effective August 10, 2021 we will be using our new guidelines document titled, External link opens in new tab or windowThe New Has Come.  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.


Some highlights of "External link opens in new tab or windowThe New Has Come" guidelines:

  • Face masks, while not mandatory, are still recommended Effective September 18th, masks MUST be worn at all times except eating
  • Congregational and group singing permitted (maximum 30 minutes within a 60 minute service), and while not mandatory, masks are recommended
  • Each bubble must have their own entry/exit point
  • Pre-registration, while not mandatory, is still recommended, however, maintaining a contact tracing list is mandatory
  • Indoor public worship and faith based activities are limited to 500 people, providing physical distancing can be achieved
  • Physical contact between people is still not permitted - this would include handshaking, hugging, sharing the peace, and passing the collection plate
  • Home visitation is permitted, as well as acute care, long term care, and personal care homes
  • Faith formation gatherings of children are permitted, and should follow NL Gov "After School Programs" guidelines
  • Common use items such as prayer books and hymnals, etc is permitted if set aside 24 hours between uses
  • Consecutive multiple gatherings must allow time between them to avoid contact between those exiting and those entering, and for disinfecting
  • Food or drink provided at Church organized social gatherings must be individually served by designated servers who are wearing masks
  • Parish run social gatherings are permitted, while following specific guidelines
  • Indoor use of Church properties for private rentals is permitted, however, they must provide a contact tracing list, and must sign a designated policy statement




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.



Children's BBQ and Campfire an Overwhelming Success

 Our Children's BBQ and Campfire which was held earlier in July was an overwhelming success.  The rain finally let-up just before startup, and even though the wind was from the Northeast, it did not dampen the spirits of some 30 children, parents and grandparents. 

As a follow-up, we plan to host another youth social early in the fall.  Please stay tuned for details.





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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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.

 

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Kids Corner

Please External link opens in new tab or windowclick 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 External link opens in new tab or windowhere.


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.


2021 Offertory Envelopes

If you have not yet picked up your 2021 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 from 2020, 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.


Pandemic Messages from the Diocese

  • August 10, 2021 - Diocese of ENL - External link opens in new tab or windowGuidelines Document - New COVID guidelines document, "The New Has Come"


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



 The Newspaper of the Three Anglican Dioceses in Newfoundland and Labrador:   External link opens in new tab or windowApril 29, 2021 - External link opens in new tab or windowFebruary 2021 - External link opens in new tab or windowDecember 2020 - External link opens in new tab or windowNovember 2020 - External link opens in new tab or windowJune 2020 


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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 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