Thanksgiving Day Worship
Thursday, November 27 at 10 am
A simple service of Holy Communion, Thanksgiving hymns,
piano and organ music. Come and give thanks to God for all your blessings!
And this Sunday, November 23 at the 10 am service the Sunday School will be collecting non-perishable food for the Food for Friends pantry at St. John's in Dover. What do we need? Canned stews & soups (with pop-tops), boxed mac 'n cheese, canned fruit and vegetables, powdered milk, juice boxes, rice, pasta, canned tuna and meats, dried fruit, simple cookies. Donations can also be left in the food barrel in the side entrance of the Church. Thank you. Your contributions help feed hungry people.
Advent starts November 30 and runs through the morning of December 24. It is the season in which Christians prepare for the coming of Christ - in the celebration of his birth at Christmas and in the anticipation of his return to renew humanity and all creation. During this time we wait with hope and look for God's justice and peace.
Save the Date! Friday, December 5 at 7 pm
for a performance of
The Other Wise Man.
Tickets are $10 /$5 for kids age 12 and under. All tickets at the door.
This is an Advent and Christmas tale in which a fourth Wise Man goes in search of the Christ Child, but at every turn encounters people in great need. It's a story for adults that is also good for kids. Written by Henry Van Dyke in the 1920s, it has been adapted for the stage by William Ward, specifically for All Saints’. This costumed reading by professional actors will take place in the Church. Proceeds will benefit North Porch, which provides emergency supplies to babies and toddlers. We’ll also be collecting jars of baby food for all ages: fruit, veggies and first foods at the door.
Festive Advent Evensong
Sunday, December 7 at 4 pm
in celebration of the 20th Ordination Anniversary of our rector
the Rev, Victoria Geer McGrath.
Scripture readings, canticles by Stanford, anthem by Bruckner, and our Director of Music Alison Siener Brown has written a new hymn for the occasion.
A Pot-Luck reception will follow. Hope you can join us!
Upcoming Outreach Opportunities
Family Promise Homeless Shelter at the Shrine of St. Joseph the week of Nov. 16. Many local congregations help to staff this program for needy families. Volunteers from All Saints’ serve one week night to shop, cook a meal, serve a meal, spend the night; these are each different positions.
Food for Kids – our annual Sunday School in-gathering for the food pantry on Sunday, Nov. 23 Children bring non-perishable foods that appeal to kids. They will offer their donations as part of the opening procession for worship at 10 am. The full list of needed items can be found in This Week @ All Saints' elsewhere on this site.
Knitting for Seafarers – All Saints’ donated 22 knitted items in our last shipment to Seaman’s Church Institute for their Christmas at Sea program! We are always looking for knitters for this ministrydirections and yarn, and then you work on the project on your own time. Your gift will help keep a seafarer warm this winter.
How to find us?
15 Basking Ridge Road, Millington, Long Hill Township, NJ 07946 (at the five way intersection)
908-647-0067 * firstname.lastname@example.org
We'd love to have you visit and worship with us, share with you what God is doing in this Christian community of faith as we follow Jesus and serve our neighbors, and hear your questions, experiences and wisdom in your spiritual journey.
Blessings, Vicki McGrath+, Rector
8 am - Holy Eucharist, Rite I;
a quiet contemplative service
10 am - Holy Eucharist, Rite II; Sunday School & nursery care, instrumental music, choir,
hymns, optional refreshments and conversation following the service.
12 noon - All God's Children (third Sundays)
for special needs kids and families;
30 minutes of singing, movement, prayer, Bible story and optional Communion.
7 am - Holy Eucharist and Healing Prayer;
light breakfast available afterwards.
Check out the Spiritual Connections page
for on-line Morning Prayer, Noonday Prayer,
Evening Prayer, and Compline.