The announcements for the week are below. If you are on Facebook and haven’t yet “liked” the All Saints’ Facebook page, please do so. It’s listed as “All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Millington, NJ”. Also, Sunday, June 29 is “Social Media Sunday” for the Episcopal Church. We’ll get some information out about it during the week, but you can read about it on the diocesan website here: http://www.dioceseofnewark.org/event/social-media-sunday .
Finally, Alison Siener Brown is away for the next two Sundays as part of her vacation – a rest well-deserved! While she is away we will have two different guest organists. This Sunday our musician is James D. Hicks. For over twenty-five years Jim was the Director of Music at the Presbyterian Church of Morristown. He now spends time recording giving concerts. Jim studied at the Peabody Institute of Music, Yale, and the University of Cincinnati. Come enjoy his music on Sunday and make him feel welcome!
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Christian Arts Camp – Christian Arts Camp – July 7-11! 2:00-5:00 pm. We’ll spend the week working on a musical: “Table for 5…Thousand”. Sets, rehearsals, costumes, songs, with speaking parts and solos for those who are interested. For kids who have completed Grades 1-8. Cost is $40 per family and includes the cost of a CD to help you learn the music. We can also use the help of older students! There is a flyer/registration form on the Narthex table. Pass it along to friends or neighbors who might be interested. For more information speak to Alison Siener Brown firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Bible Study Group, 10:15-11:30 am in the Rath House. We start a new topic this week: The Parables of Jesus. We’ll read and discuss some of the stories that Jesus used for teaching, and they way they apply to our lives today. The dates of this are: 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16. Newcomers to Bible reading are welcomed and encouraged. We’ll provide you with a Bible if you need one. Come and try us out! Questions? Speak to Mother Vicki.
Refreshment Hosts Needed! During the summer months we hold our refreshments outdoors under the trees on the Parish House Lawn. We have a table, cloth and cups. You provide iced tea, lemonade and cookies. Please sign up for this on the sheet in the Narthex. Questions? Speak to John McGrath
Small Saints Arts Workshop, August 28, for Kids age 4-8; 9 am-12 noon. Music, crafts, snacks and games; $5 per family. A fun way to spend a summer morning before! There’s a flyer on the table in the Narthex.
Support Your Family’s Faith and Spiritual Growth at home! Vibrant Faith Ministries offers a website full of prayers, articles, activities, blogs, rituals and more for families of all ages and stages – Vibrant Faith at Home: www.vibrantfaithathome.org. It is an ecumenical Christian endeavor, supported by a wide variety of main-line churches, including the Episcopal Church. This is a great year-round resource, but especially helpful during the summer when Sunday School is on break. Explore the website and see how it can work for your family!
Women’s Book Group was rescheduled to July 16 at 7:30 pm in the Rath House. The book for discussion will be The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd. Come for a fun evening of friendship and discussion.
Joe Hall to be honored at Diocesan Senior Ministries Evensong & Lifetime Achievement Award - Sunday, June 22, 2014, 3:00 pm at Christ Church, East Orange. Each year the diocese asks every parish to honor one member over the age of 60 who has made significant contributions to the life of the congregation. This year’s honoree is Joe Hall. Joe has served on Vestry, been the Chair of the Organ Campaign, served as Major Gifts Chair for the Centennial Campaign, devised our system of counters and tellers (processing the Sunday collection) when he was the Head Teller, and has sung in our Adult Choir for 21 years! Congratulations to Joe, and please consider attending the Evensong at 4 pm, preceded by a reception at 3 pm.
Commemoration Day at Community of St. John Baptist, June 21 – the Sisters have invited us to their annual festive event at the Convent in Mendham at 10:30 am. It will include Eucharist, a short address by Sister Eleanor Francis about the work of the Community over the past year, and a celebratory lunch outside in the cloister. If you’ve never been to the Convent, this is a great chance to see what it is all about. If you have been there before, you know that walking their lovely grounds or labyrinth, worshiping with the Sisters, or just sitting in a quiet corner can be very peaceful and restorative. Want to know more? Contact Sr. Monica Clare at email@example.com.
Summer Choir “Try It” - On Sunday, July 27, all singers are invited to sing in a special summer choir. You do not need to be a regular member of the choir to sing this day. We'll meet at 9:00am on that Sunday morning to learn an anthem that we will sing in worship the same day. No long term commitment or previous choral experience is needed! If you like to sing, please come join us! For more information, contact Alison Siener Brown. Junior Choir Open House - August 28, 5:00-6:30 pm. For boys and girls grade 2 and older. Does your child love to sing? Would you like him or her to learn the basics of music, make friends, be part of a supportive community and have fun? Come and learn more about our Junior Choir and have a chance to try it out – and bring a friend! For more info contact Alison Siener Brown. Summer Worship at All Saints’ continues with our regular services: 8 am and 10 am. The Church is air-conditioned and child-care is available for young children in the Nursery at the later service. Although our choirs are finished for the season, Alison Siener Brown is looking for adults or kids who would like to play an instrument (solo, duet, small ensemble) or sing once during the summer at the 10 am service. Share your musical talents with God and the rest of us! If you have questions about this, Alison’s e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org STEWARDSHIP
Rummage Sale – September 20! Our annual parish fundraiser needs all hands on deck…and we need your rummage! Rummage Drop-off will begin Sunday, August 3 in the Parish Hall. What do we collect? Furniture, house wares, sports equipment, bikes, toys, linens, kids’ books (none for grown-ups, thanks), tolls, gardening items, lamps, small appliances, boutique items, holiday decorations – almost anything as long as it is clean and in working condition. Note – we do not take clothes, shoes, large TVs or tires. Sign-up sheets for volunteers are in the Narthex. If you help with sorting and pricing you can now do it in air-conditioning the Parish Hall! If you have questions please speak with Kimberly Celeste.
Snow and Heating – Recently we sent out a letter to the parish outlining the cost of snow removal and heating for the Church buildings that went over budget for the past winter – due to the extreme cold and snowfall; it was $7000. We are asking each household (if possible) to make a donation of $80 to offset this expense. We know that not everyone will be able to do this, and that some can do a bit more. However you can help is very much appreciated. Checks can be sent to the Parish Office or put in the offering plate, marked “Snow.” Thank you to everyone who has already contributed. We are getting close to our goal, but we are not there quite yet. If you have any questions about this, please speak to the Wardens – Tom Day and Jackie Sullivan, or to Mother Vicki.
Food for Friends – the food pantry at St. John’s, Dover is a year round ministry. Families with children are particularly in need during the summer when school is out and the school breakfast and lunch programs are not available. What is needed? Rice, beans (canned and dried), tuna, canned vegetables and fruit, juice boxes, parmalaat milk, crackers, canned soups, stews, mac & cheese, peanut butter, jelly, dried fruit – anything non-perishable and nutritious. Thank you; your contributions make a difference to hungry people!
Knitting Ministry – We knit hats and scarves for the Christmas-at-Sea program at Seaman’s Church Institute. Remember we collect yarn—so in your travels please pick up yarn from friends/relatives or in your yard sale ventures. Deeper, masculine colors are most appreciated! And new knitters/crocheters are always welcome; we have patterns and can provide you with yarn. For more info speak to Janet Mansfield.
PARISH CALENDAR THIS WEEK
Sun 6/22 Diocesan Evensong 4 pm, Christ Church, East Orange
Wed 6/25 Bible Study 10:15 am, Rath House