Dear Friends in Christ,
Preparations for Holy Week and Easter are in full swing. So also are our plans for the Parking Lot Challenge – the Gala Kick-off Brunch and the Fish and Chips Dinner are described below. The second handicapped bathroom in the Parish House is now painted and fully usable; thanks to Charlie Hogan and Tom Day for seeing this project to completion!
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Easter Flower Donations - if you would like to donate to our Easter decorations
in memory of or in thanksgiving for someone, please put your contribution in the Easter flower envelope you’ll find in the pews & write the name(s) of the person to be honored, as well as your name. All names will be listed in the Easter bulletins. Donations must be received by April 10th. Questions? Speak to Janet Mansfield.
MiddleSchool/High School Artists Needed, April 10.We need help making signs to put around town for the Fish and Chips dinner! If you have neat writing and can copy an example, please come to coffee hour on April 10 at 11:15. We’ll have all the materials you need. Please let Mother Vicki or Kimberly Celeste know if you can help.
Retreat for High Schoolers, Sunday, April 17, 11:30 am-2:00 pm, Rath House
Please come to the 10 am service to celebrate Palm/Passion Sunday.
Having heard the Passion read in church we'll reflect and respond to
the passion, death and resurrection of Christ through conversation,
art, and music. Bring your iPod and we'll find music that reflects
how we feel and experience Holy Week. Please bring snacks to share,
too. Questions? Contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-615-4778.
Small Saints’ Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 23, 10:15 am in the Parking Lot (following the Kid’s Holy Saturday Service at 10 am). For children in Grade 2 or younger – and their siblings! Please sign-up on the sheet in the Narthex. We’ll need a few parents to fill and hide plastic Easter Eggs and someone to bring some refreshments (juice, cookies, coffee). Come and be a part of this fun All Saints’ tradition!
Maundy Thursday Seder Supper – April 21, 6 pm in the Parish Hall. Pot-Luck supper with a seder plate at each table. We’ll tell the story of the Exodus and the release of God’s people from slavery in Egypt and the ways that Christian faith connects to that experience. Come for food and fellowship as we begin our Maundy Thursday celebration. All ages are welcome. Sign up on the sheet in the Narthex.
Prayer Watch (after the Maundy Thursday service) – time for individual prayer and meditation. Come keep watch with Jesus for 30 minutes between 8:30 pm and midnight in our own Garden of Gethsemane, set up in front of the baptismal window. The Watch will conclude with Good Friday Morning Prayer and Communion from the reserved sacrament. Sign up for a time slot on the sheet in the Narthex.
Fish and Chips Dinner (by Argyle of Kearny) – Thursday, May 5th, 5:30-7:30 pm, eat in or take out. $13 per person/$6.50 for kids – pre-sale prices. Pick up an order form in the Narthex or call the Parish Office. Prices at the door are $14 for adults/$7 for kids. Tell your friends! And check out the sign-up sheet in the Narthex to see how you can help – we need desserts (no nuts/or peanuts, please). Proceeds from this dinner will go towards our Parking Lot Challenge.
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You are invited to a
Sunday, May 1st
11:15 am in the Parish Hall
to launch our
Parking Lot Challenge Campaign!
Join us in meeting the challenge of our matching grant
as we make our church grounds
more safe and welcoming to the wider community.
Bring an appetizer, finger food or dessert to share
RSVP by April 27
or via the sign-up sheet in the Narthex
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Lent 2011 – Day 28
We find life rushed, noisy, never free from movement. If we are to remain spiritually alive we need determination and skill to train ourselves to be flexible, that is, to turn from work to prayer and back again without the work suffering from lack of concentration or the prayer becoming mechanical. It is not that the Christian is to leave people and the world to pray and be holy; he or she is to be holy wherever he or she is in the noise and disturbance of modern conditions.
R.E. Charles Browne (1906-1975)