By now you should have received your Stewardship packet, outlining All Saints’ ministries, some financial information and a pledge card.If you did not receive this mailing, please let the office know and we will get one to you. Please return your pledge card by November 4th, either in the offering plate or in the mail. Thank you for prayerfully considering what pledge of your time, talent and treasure you will make to God’s work through All Saints’ in 2013.
Also, All Saints' Day (Nov. 1) is our Parish Feast Day, as well as an important day in the Church calendar. Last year we were not able to celebrate it on the day itself, what with sabbatical and the October snowstorm. I hope you will consider being part of the Parish Pot-Luck Supper, or the All Saints' Day Eucharist, or both. More details are below.
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This Sunday October 28 – Kids’Trunk or Treat and Ministry Fair, 11:15 am.Children are invited to wear their Hallowe’en costumes to Church and “trunk or treat” from car to car in the parking lot after the 10 am service.Kids will gather (with or without costumes) in front of the Church after worship for an outdoor parade while the trunk or treating gets set up.Parish organizations will also staff tables at the Ministry Fair with handouts about their different ministries that you can be involved with. Something for everyone!
All Saints’ Day – November 1 –International Pot-Luck Supper, 6 pm in the Parish Hall. Celebrate our parish feast day with a feast! Plan to bring a main dish, side dish/salad or dessert that comes from your family background. Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex (for set-up and clean-up, too).
All Saints’ Day Worship, 7:30 pm. If you have the names of friends or family who have died that you would like to have
remembered in the Necrology(either on 11/1 or 11/4), please give the names to the Parish Office by 10/29.
November 4, All Saints’ Sunday- 8 & 10 am (remember to move your clocks back 1 hour).Family Service at 10 am;
the Necrology will be chanted at the start of both services.
Bible Study this Week:Wednesday, October 31 at 10:15 am.The passage for discussion is Hebrews 6. The next evening
Bible study is Nov. 7 (Genesis 9 & 10).
Mid-Week Services: Holy Eucharist and Healing Prayer, Wed. 9:30 am and Thu. 7 am.
The next Evening Prayer is Wed., Nov. 7 at 7:15 pm
November 11 – Veteran’s Day Evensong, 4 pm at St. Mark’s, Basking Ridge.This is a combined service with the other four Conover parishes (our “sibling” congregations). All Saints’ Choir will participate with the choirs from the other parishes. It’s a great way to honor our veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present.
Women's Book Group - will next meet on Tuesday, November 27 in the Rath House at 7:30 pm. The book for discussion will be non-fiction: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. It’s about the origin of the HeLa cells used for decades in
important medical research and breakthroughs.
Family Promise Homeless Shelter (St. Joseph’s Shrine, Stirling) – our next time to serve at the shelter is January. We need a volunteer from All Saints’ to coordinate our parish’s participation in this very worthy ministry. If you are interested or have questions, please speak to Steve Liesch or Mother Vicki.
All Saints’ Care Circle - this ministry is one of the ways we care for one another by offering rides to the doctor, making a meal for a family or individual, running an errand, giving a ride to Church or any other sort of short-term need. We have moved this ministry
from a commercial website to an in-house e-mail distribution list.If you would like to be a Care Circle minister, please let the office or Mother Vicki know.Thanks!
Save the date – more information to come! January 26 – Grateful Gathering Dinner & Trivia Night, 6 pm. Fun and delicious!
Thank you for all the prayers and for everyone who came out for the first All God’s Children (AGC) service last
Sunday!We had a great first effort. Our next AGC will be Nov. 18, 12 noon.If you would like to volunteer to help,
please see the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. And if you know a family in your neighborhood who could benefit from the chance to worship together with their special needs child, tell them about ACG!This is not just for All Saints’members or even Episcopalians!
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“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and all who dwell therein” ~ Psalm 24:1
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A Prayer for All Saints’ Eve (Hallowe’en)
God we are surrounded by a cloud
Faithful witnesses who have gone before
Those who have loved where we would have hated
Those who have healed where we would have hurt
Those who have spoken out when we would have remained silent
God may we walk in their footsteps
Learning courage from their sacrifice
Gaining strength from their faithfulness
May we learn to give so that others may receive
May we learn to love so that others may be set free
May we learn to die to ourselves so that others might live
God may we join that cloud of faithful witnesses
Treading paths of loving obedience
Leaving footprints that others desire to walk in
God may we too lead kingdom lives. Amen.