The Rummage Sale is this Saturday, with lots of opportunity to shop, volunteer, spend time with fellow parishioners, and welcome the public to our Church grounds. Please come and lend a hand in whatever way you can. Thanks
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Dedication of the New Parish House Entryway and Open House - Next Week! Dedication of the New Parish House Entryway -September 29th at 11 am. The Rev. Canon Greg Jacobs from the diocese to be here as our celebrant at the 10 am service and will then dedicate the new entryway. Please be on hand to give thanks for this wonderful achievement and resource in our ministry of community hospitality, in memory of Delano May.
And please sign-up to contribute refreshments for the reception and help make our party lively, delicious, and heart-felt! We need finger foods (small sandwiches, fruit salad, cookies, brownies, veggies and dip, cheese and crackers, etc.), punch and coffee.
The Bible Challenge /Bible Study morning group meets on Wednesdays at 10:15 am in the Rath House. The Wednesday evening group meets at 7:45 pm in the Rath House on the 2nd & 4th weeks, preceded by Evening Prayer at 7:15 pm. Where are we in our Bible Challenge? Today (9/19 ) is Day 221! The readings for today are Isaiah 16-18, Psalm 31, 2 Thessalonians 3. If you’d like to jump in with either group, you are most welcome to do so. You may also follow this program on your own; there is an accompanying guide book available from Mother Vicki. No previous experience with Bible study needed. And of course, in this year we are committing ourselves to the more attentive hearing of Scripture when it is read in Church…a challenge for all of us!
Women’s Book Group meets on Wednesday, October 16th at 7:30 pm in the Rath House. We will be discussing The Unfinished Child, by Theresa Shea. Hope to see you then; happy reading!
Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis – Sunday, October 6 at 5 pm in the Memorial Garden. Bring your pets (on a leash or in a cage for their own safety) for this fun and casual 30 minute service, giving thanks to God for our animal friends and companions.
Adult Choir & Junior Choir - If you like to sing, please consider giving choir a try; newcomers are always welcome! Junior Choir is open to all boys and girls in grade 3 and older. They meet weekly on Thursdays from 5:00-6:15pm to rehearse in the choir room in the Undercroft of the church. Adult Choir is open to all voice parts and practice on Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 pm. The show goes live on Sundays at 10:00 am! For more information, email Dr. Jody: firstname.lastname@example.org
All God’s Children, our monthly service for special needs kids and their families, meets the third Sunday of each month; next service is October 20 at 12 noon. We welcome the community to this non-denominational Christian service designed to engage children with Autism, ADHD, ADD, Down syndrome or any other developmental, emotional or physical challenges. Please extend an invitation to those who might be interested; all are welcome! Contact Mother Vicki with questions.
Mid-Week Services – Evening Prayer, Wednesdays at 7:15 pm (2nd & 4th weeks); Eucharist and Healing Prayer, Thursdays at 7 am (followed by a light breakfast). Come for a mid-week faith boost!
FUN & FUNDRAISING
Argyle Fish & Chips is Thursday, October 17th. Suzanne Traub and Betsy Wallace will co-chair this event. We aim to raise over $2000 this year; please help it be a success again this year. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex to help out – we need set-up, servers, dessert bakers, adult “runners”, clean up, etc. Eat in or take out. Tickets in advance are $18 for adults, $9 for kids. Hold the date and be sure to invite your friends and neighbors!
Call for Artists: All Saints’ Community Art Show – We welcome parish artists and their friends – adults and children – to exhibit at our second annual show on October 20th. Each artist may contribute 2 or 3 pieces in whatever medium they choose; all artwork must be ready for hanging or presentation. There will be a nominal entry fee. Please let Nancy Mink know if you are interested in participating: email@example.com
We are looking for a new Clerk for the Vestry. The job entails taking the minutes at monthly Vestry meetings (3rd Tuesdays of the month) and the Annual Meeting, then e-mailing to the Vestry. This is an important role. If you are interested, please speak to Tom Day or Mother Vicki.
The Flower Ministry takes the Sunday altar flowers and delivers them to parishioners and others who are ill, home bound or in need of prayer and support – or sometimes just to say “thank you”! We need another person or couple to join this ministy; it is a once a month commitment. Interested?
Speak to Marcie Teele, Liz Gorny or Mother Vicki.
Food for Friends is the food pantry at St. John’, Dover. All Saints’ is the primary support for this pantry. In addition to parishioner contributions, we also pass along donations from Whole Foods Market. Thank you for your participation in this ministry. Please remember to pick up some non-perishables for the food barrel when you shop.
The last thing we are waiting for at the Parish House is the railings for the front step and the walkway and ramp. Once we are in the new space we will then need to sort out and rearrange some of our storage areas and room set-ups, but that’s an ongoing project, along with landscaping and painting the exterior of the existing building. The asphalt for the parking lot is scheduled to be poured and rolled on the 25-27th. Until then, parking will still be disrupted. Please be careful, and thank you for your patience!
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“To Americans, usually tragedy is wanting something very badly and not getting it. Many people have had to learn in their private lives, and nations have had to learn in their historical experience, that perhaps the worst form of tragedy is wanting something badly, getting it, and finding it empty.” ~ Henry Kissinger