Here are the announcements and the links for Sunday’s worship.
- Third Sunday after Epiphany Worship
- Prayer List/Prayer Chain
- Diocesan Learning Event
- Christian Practices
Sunday Worship – Third Sunday after the Epiphany Jan. 17th – 10 am
Service of the Word on Zoom, followed by Coffee Hour. Please send an e-mail to email@example.com for the Zoom link. The bulletin is on our home page.
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Compline - this time of prayer is offered on Facebook Live every night at 9:30 pm on All Saints’ page. This is an opportunity for a short time of peaceful prayer at the end of your day. Compline is led by five different All Saints’ parishioners. We welcome your participation whenever you can join us.
Choirs are on Thursdays; Junior Choir at 5:30 pm and Adult Choir at 7:30 pm - check-in, fellowship, and learning music for our next virtual choir anthem projects for our on-line worship. Even in these virtual circumstances we welcome anyone who loves to sing! Contact Alison Siener Brown firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom credentials.
Prayer List/Prayer Chain - To add someone to the Prayer List, please send an e-mail to Mother Vicki email@example.com. Our Prayer Chain is a group of parishioners who exercise a ministry of intercessory prayer on an emergency basis when needed. If you have an immediate request or would like to be part of the Prayer Chain ministry, please contact Kathy Bousquet.
Statements of Contribution for 2020 were mailed to you via USPS. Please look your statements over. If you have a question, or did not receive one, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for all your support in 2020 - every donation was crucial!
Bible Study is on Wednesdays at 10:15 am. Our current study Ephesians in the New Testament. This week we will read and discuss Ch. 4. To participate in this Zoom class, or if you have questions, please e-mail Mother Vicki at email@example.com.
Diocesan Event On-Line: “Faith Groups: Sharing our Lives, Growing in Faith,”
What to expect: On Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 PM, we will come together to hear from Bishop Hughes about the importance of finding new ways of being Church and how we can build stronger communities through intentional small groups. We’ll break into small groups online to give an example of what these gatherings can look like and then conclude the evening in worship together. On Saturday, Jan. 30 from 9 AM until 12 noon, we’ll gather online for more information about how to use this pattern in your church and how it can deepen your faith. We hope that every parish will be represented at this event. For more information and to register online below by 5 PM on Thursday, Jan. 28, go here: https://dioceseofnewark.org/event/faith-groups
* Due to the pandemic, Diocesan Convention is postponed until Summer 2021,
date to be announced.
Parish Schedule this Week
Sunday Worship & Coffee Hour – 10:00 am; Zoom, posted later to YouTube and our website
Compline - daily, 9:30 pm; Facebook Live
Bible Study - Wed, 10:15 pm; Zoom
Office Angels - Thu, 11:00 am; Zoom
Junior Choir – Thu, 5:30 pm; Zoom
Adult Choir - Thu, 7:30 pm; Zoom
Parish Office - Mon & Thu, 10:00 am-5:00 pm (usual hours).
Please call ahead if you need to do in-person parish business.
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Christian Practices: Faith Journaling
Many people like to write down their thoughts and reflections – on a regular basis, or from time-to-time. They find it helps them to understand themselves better, savor an event or idea, or see a situation more clearly.
Faith journaling can help us in similar ways to be more aware of God’s presence in our lives, to be more intentional about prayer and gratitude, to listen for the Spirit’s guidance and wisdom.
One simple way to begin is to choose a Bible verse or a prayer or the text of a hymn that speaks to us. Write that text down – computer is good, paper and pen or pencil is better. Then read it through several times, whether silently or out loud, and jot down what the words make you think of.
Is there a visual image for you? A memory? A feeling? An idea or question? Write that down, too.
Ask God to help you notice what might be important or meaningful. It doesn’t have to be something big to be valuable. Then pray that you will be able to put into practice or keep in mind whatever it is you noticed.
I hope that you will try this exercise and see if it helps you draw closer to God.