Our Annual Parish Meeting is this Sunday, and I hope to see you all there. Please see the details, and the rest of the announcements below, especially:
- Choral Benefit Concert (Music Events)
- Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper (Prayer & a Party)
- Breaking Bread with the Bishop (Diocesan News)
- Gifted, Called, and Sent: Bishop Carlye’s Convention Address (Diocesan News)
The Annual Parish Meeting of All Saints’ Church will be held this Sunday, February 10 at 11:15 am in the Parish Hall. This is an important time in our community life to hear from our leadership, to elect new Vestry members and diocesan convention deputies, and to gather for conversation with fellow parishioners. Please plan to be there. Childcare will be available during the meeting.
Those standing for election are:
Roger Kosempel, Warden (2nd 2-year term)
Anthony Saitta, Vestry (1st 3-year term)
Linda Kestler, Vestry (2nd 3-year term)
Barbara Barbeau, Vestry (1st 3-year term)
Randy Gaulke, Vestry (unexp 1-year term)
OPEN, Vestry (unexp 2-year term)
Ellen Lewis, Deputy (3-year term)
All Saints’ Choirs and Friends will present a benefit choral concert, “Holy is the True Light” on Feb. 24 at 4:30 pm. All proceeds from the concert will go towards the start of a repair and restoration fund for our Resurrection altar window, which will be 100 years old at Christmas 2019. Admission to the concert is by free will offering; minimum suggested donation is $10. Please invite your friends and neighbors! A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Please sign up to contribute an appetizer, cheese & crackers, or fruit.
Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 10:15 am in the Rath House. We are reading and discussing the Gospel of Mark – this week, the second half of Chapter 10. We’d love to have you join us. Questions? Speak to Mother Vicki.
Our Narnia Book Club for families, kids, and adults is continuing this winter/spring. We’ll be reading “The Magician’s Nephew” from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis starting February 24, with the first discussion after the 10 am service on March 3. Brochures with a reading schedule are on the book case in our Narnia Corner near the choir stalls. Copies of the book are available for $5, also on the Narnia book case.
And in the summer, our inter-generational Vacation Bible School will be Narnia-themed: Aslan On the Move (June 23-27, 6:00-8:30 pm).
ShopRite Cards– everyone needs groceries! You may purchase ShopRite cards as a gift or for yourself on Sundays during Coffee House or at the parish office. You pay face value and 5% goes to All Saints’ ministries. Please speak to Barbara Barbeau.
PRAYER & A PARTY
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on March 5, 5:30-7:30 pm. This year we’ll be inviting our Veteran friends and Seniors in our community, as well as parishioners. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday – traditionally a time for using up all the butter/oil/sweets in the house – hence the pancakes! $5 per person/$20 maxmum per husehold/kids under age 3 are free. Sign up on the sheet in the Narthex so we know you are coming. And if you would like to help cook/set-up/serve, please also indicate that on the sign-up sheet.
Looking Ahead -- Sunday Night Supper: Chili Cook-Off & Game Night – March 31, 5 pm-7 pm in the Parish House Lower Room. Bring your best chili, cornbread, and favorite board game! For the whole family. A great time to have some fun and relaxation with your fellow parishioners. Sign up on the sheet in the Narthex and put it on your calendar...and bring a friend or neighbor!
Photos Welcome! Please help us by taking photos of parish events and Sunday services – with your camera phone or a regular digital camera, and then sharing the file with us. We use these photos for our website, Facebook page, and print communications. These pictures help us tell the story of All Saints’ in images. Questions? Speak to Parish Admin Susie Harris. And remember to check in at All Saints’ on Facebook and Instagram!
Bishop’s Convention Homily and Address: Gifted, Called, and Sent – Bishop Carlye preached Friday at noontime, and then her Convention address was divided into three sections – Friday night, Saturday morning (during the Eucharist) and Saturday afternoon. Here are links to all of those, posted on You Tube. Please take time to listen to one (or all three) of these truthful, hopeful, and inspiring set of remarks!
Friday Noon homily: https://youtu.be/GA5vpmvoPM4
Convention Address Part 1: https://youtu.be/AsFvQCBnXCU
Part 2: https://youtu.be/PytmA_NGe38
Part 3: https://youtu.be/9ewDwOxThqQ
Breaking Bread with the Bishop. From the diocesan website: Bishop Carlye has said several times that she has “fallen in love with the people of the Diocese of Newark” and she wants to meet, greet and break bread with YOU!
You, your family and your congregations are invited to partake of a light meal and then engage in a relaxed exchange of information, ideas and dreams with each other and with Bishop Carlye.
You can select from one of these four gatherings, each with a light supper at 6:30 PM, program at 7-9 PM:
Thursday, Feb. 28 at Epiphany/Christ Church, Orange RSVP deadline Feb. 21
Thursday, Mar. 7 at St. Michael’s, Wayne
RSVP deadline Feb. 28
Tuesday, Mar. 19 at St. Paul’s, Chatham
RSVP deadline Mar. 12
Thursday, Apr. 4 at Messiah, Chester
RSVP deadline Mar. 28
2/10 Annual Meeting Parish Hall 11:15 am
Confirmation Class PH Lower Room 1:30 pm
2/12 Finance Committee Rath House 7:30 pm
2/13 Bible Study Rath House 10:15 am
2/14 Communion & Healing Prayer Church 7:00 am
Junior Choir Choir Room 5:15 pm
Adult Choir Choir Room 7:30 pm
For a full schedule of our buildings check the website calendar www.allsaintsmillington.org.
Community – an important part of Christian faith is the understanding that we are all part of the Body of Christ. That means that no one believer is isolated or cut off from others. That is true on a spiritual level, but it is also true on a human, practical level. As we gather with our brothers and sisters in Christ in church, at coffee hour, in small groups or ministry teams, or at fellowship events, we offer strength and support to one another, as well as different perspectives and wisdom; we learn from each other. Participating in Christian community is an important part of our growth as disciples of Jesus, and of our witness to the world around us.