This week’s announcements are below. Please look particularly at:
· Food Pantry – Helping Hands
· Small Saints Choir (new) & Junior Choir – Worship & Music: Music for Kids
· Rummage Sale – Fun & Fundraising
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This Sunday, July 26 we’ll have a guest preacher and celebrant, the Rev. Derek Darves-Bornoz. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Father Derek is the Manager for Church Research at the Church Pension Group New York. He is an avid cyclist and runner. Please welcome him!
Mother Vicki is at RSCM choir camp and will be back in the back in the office on July 27 & 28 before starting her summer vacation.
Funeral Service for William Halsey – It was announced last week that William Halsey, father of Betsey Wallace, died, His service will be on Friday, August 14 at 3:00 pm at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow at the Halsey home on 36 Craig Street in Basking Ridge. Please keep Betsy, Jim, Will, Chrissy, and their extended family in your prayers.
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FUN & FUNDRAISING
The Rummage Sale is coming! Tell your friends and neighbors! Collection starts on Sunday, August 2, 11:30-2 pm in the Parish Hall. Please bring your good, clean, useable items: toys, kitchen wares, boutique items, lawn & garden, tools, furniture, small electronics, lamps, linens & bedding, etc. What don’t we take? Tube TVs, cribs, tires, books for grown-ups, clothes/shoes, anything that is broken and belongs in the trash! and we need help in the following areas:
· sorting and pricing, especially the Boutique items
· put up the tents, Geof Kimak will teach/help you
· baking for the Bake Sale table
· making chili for the food table
· bringing rummage!
Please sign up if you can help. Sale date is Sept. 19. Questions? Speak to Kimberly Celeste.
WORSHIP and MUSIC
Music for Kids – as you look to September, please keep these opportunities in mind for your children:
Junior Choir, Grade 2 and older, Thursdays 5:15 – 6:30 pm
Small Saints Choir, K/Grade 1, Thursdays 5:15 -5:45 pm ***NEW***
Both groups learn the basics of music and singing through games, activities, instruments and songs. They become part of a supportive community, make friends, and have fun.
Junior Choir sings at the 10 am Sunday service weekly.
Small Saints Choir sings at 10 am once a month.
The choir program starts on September 10 and meets in the Choir Room (lower level of the Church). Small Saints singers can be supervised until 6:30 pm if they have older siblings in Junior Choir.
Musikgarten classes for children from birth through age 8 are also available at All Saints’ under the auspices of Music in the Somerset Hills. They are taught by Alison Siener Brown. For classes, registration, and fees, please go to http://musicsh.org/musikgarten/
Summer Choir – August 30. Show up at 9:15 am to rehearse the anthem and then sing for the 10 am service. This will be a great time to “try on” choir – either for the day or as an intro to next fall.
Adult Choir Do you love to sing in the shower? in the car? Do you want to learn to sing better? Learn more about music? All Saints’ Adult Choir is all of that….and more! We serve God and our parish, and have fun in a loving and supportive community. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:30 pm (starting in September) and we sing Sundays at 10 am. We’d love to have you and a friend or neighbor sing love to have with us. Interested? Please speak to Alison Siener Brown.
Sunday Child Care - Children are always welcome in worship, but if they (or you) need a break, child care is available in the Nursery in the Church Undercroft (downstairs) during the 10 am service. The summer Nursery staff schedule is posted on the door. There are toys, books, games, etc. in a warm and caring environment.
Acolytes Needed to assist with Sunday worship. High School and Middle School students who are interested in serving in this ministry should speak to Janice Lettieri.
Food for Friends - We are expanding our food pantry ministry through St. John’s, Dover (a very under-served area), becoming a partner agency with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ). This will take two forms:
· assembling single meal take-out bags at All Saints’ for the Dover homeless
· increasing our pantry staples donations for Dover people who have housing.
Soon we will also be able to take cash donations to buy staples in bulk from CFBNJ for $.09-$.13 a pound – some for the take-out bags, and some for the residential pantry at St. John’s. Currently 90 individuals and families are being served each month (through the pantry directly and through referrals from North Porch at St. John’s). That is the current limit the pantry can handle because the food supply is limited. A greater volume of food will reach more people. Look for more information soon about when this will start and how it will work.
We hope to have the Parish House pantry fully stocked, dedicated, and ready to go by the end of August! Look for more information soon. In the meantime, please pray for the growth of this ministry; and we thank you for your continuing donations of non-perishable food each week.
Family Promise Homeless Shelter – is the Morris County program for homeless families and individuals that is hosted and served by houses of worship in many different communities. Our next opportunity to serve will be in November. Watch for e-mails and bulletin announcements to volunteer. Interested? Speak to Kathy Pfeil.
Sunday School for age 3 through 8th grade starts again on September 13. You can pick up a Sunday School registration form and preliminary schedule on the table in the Narthex. We always need volunteer teachers and helpers. For more info e-mail the parish office: email@example.com.
Confirmation Class for youth in Grades 9 & 10 will begin in October and meet two Sundays a month after coffee hour (most likely on the 2nd and 4th Sundays). The class will be taught by Mother Vicki. The service of Confirmation will then take place in April at the Cathedral in Newark. Older teens who have not yet been Confirmed may also be included in this class. More information will be coming at the end of August.
Adults wishing to be Confirmed or formally Received into the Episcopal Church by Bishop Beckwith next April should let Mother Vicki know of their interest and a group will be formed to meet several times in preparation for the rite.
Bible Study is taking a summer break. We’ll be back August 26 at 10:15 am in the Rath House. The book we are using a book to guide our study is: Bible Women, All Their Words and Why They Matter, by Lindsay Hardin Freeman. We’ll be discussing Chapters 5 & 6 next time. And we are always happy to have new people join us at any time.
Women's Book Group is on break for August. We’ll meet again September 16. The book for discussion will be All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.
Save the Date! Sunday, September 13, for the Welcome Sunday Hot Dog Picnic. There’s a sign-up sheet in the Narthex to let us know you are coming and what you can bring.
Sunday School Ice Cream Social, Fri. Sept. 11@7 pm. This is a fun event to get together with friends, classmates and teachers before Sunday School begins. There’s a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Friends are welcome, too!
Thanks to everyone who came out for the Parish Baseball Outing last week and to Greg Story for organizing it. We had a great time!
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Summer Schedule The Rector’s vacation runs from July 29-August 25; she’ll be back in the office on August 26.
During that time, pastoral emergencies will be covered by the Rev. Paul Olsson from St. Paul’s, Morris Plains. If you have other concerns please call the Wardens Jackie Sullivan or Greg Story.
The Sunday worship schedule for August is as follows:
8/2 Holy Eucharist, 8 am & 10 am
8/9 Morning Prayer, 8 am & 10 am Choral Quartet
8/16 Holy Eucharist, 8 am & 10 am
8/23 Morning Prayer, 8 am & 10 am Choral Quartet
8/30 Holy Eucharist, 8 am & 10 am Mother Vicki back; Summer Choir
The Rev. Stephen Galleher will be our guest celebrant and preacher on August 2 & 16. Fr. Galleher has been at All Saints’ in the summer for quite a number of years. Please welcome him!
Staff Summer Office Hours are as follows:
Molly Faerber (Book Keeper)
Thursdays 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20; 10 am-12 noon
Susie Harris (Parish Administrator)
Mondays 7/20, 7/27, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31; 9:30-3:30
Thursdays 7/23, 8/20, 8/27; 9:30-3:30
~ on vacation 7/30-8/15
Alison Siener Brown (Director of Music)
No set office hours, available by phone, e-mail.
~ on vacation 7/28-8/9
FOR ALL THE SAINTS
July 27, William Reed Huntington, Priest, died 1909
“First presbyter of the Church,” was the well-deserved, if unofficial, title of the sixth rector of Grace Church, New York City. Huntington provided a leadership characterized by breadth, generosity, scholarship, and boldness. He was the acknowledged leader in the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church’s General Convention during a period of intense stress and conflict within the Church. His reconciling spirit helped preserve the unity of the Episcopal Church in the painful days after the beginning of the schism, led by the Assistant Bishop of Kentucky, which resulted in the formation of the Reformed Episcopal Church.
In the House of Deputies, of which he was a member from 1871until 1907, Huntington showed active and pioneering vision in making daring proposals. As early as 1871, his motion to revive the primitive order of “deaconesses” began a long struggle which culminated in 1889 in canonical authorization for that order. Huntington’s parish immediately provided facilities for this new ministry, and Huntington House became a training center for deaconesses and other women workers in the Church.
Christian unity was Huntington’s great passion throughout his ministry. In his book, The Church Idea (1870), he attempted to articulate the essentials of Christian unity. The grounds he proposed as a basis for unity were presented to, and accepted by, the House of
Bishops in Chicago in 1886, and, with some slight modification, were adopted by the Lambeth Conference in 1888. The “Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral” has become a historic landmark for the Anglican Communion. It is included on pages 876–878of the Book of Common Prayer, among the Historical Documents of the Church.
In addition to his roles as ecumenist and statesman, Huntington is significant as a liturgical scholar. It was his bold proposal to revise the Prayer Book that led to the revision of 1892, providing a hitherto unknown flexibility and significant enrichment. His Collect for
Monday in Holy Week, now used also for Fridays at Morning Prayer, is itself an example of skillful revision. In it he takes two striking clauses from the exhortation to the sick in the 1662 Prayer Book, and uses them as part of a prayer for grace to follow the Lord in his
sufferings.” ~ Holy Women, Holy Men
Question for reflection: What are the things that divide us from other Christians? How might the Holy Spirit be asking us to be more united?
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“Worship is the submission of all our nature to God.
It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness;
the nourishment of mind with His truth;
the purifying of imagination by His beauty;
the opening of the heart to His love;
the surrender of will to His purpose —
and all of this gathered up in adoration,
the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable
and therefore the chief remedy for that self-centeredness
which is our original sin and the source of all actual sin.”
~ William Temple (1881-1944), Archbishop of Canterbury