This Sunday is Trinity Sunday and Father’s Day. Please take a look at the week’s announcements, in particular:
- Choir Sunday (Worship)
- Rummage Sale Sign-ups (Stewardship)
- Hymn Sings (Worship)
- Narnia-themed Vacation Bible School for All (Christian Formation)
- Way of Love Podcast (Christian Practices)
Choir Sunday, June 16, is the world premier of the anthem “Ubi Caritas” that All Saints’ commissioned in honor of Bill Smullen’s fifty years in our choir. We are honored that the composer R. Douglas Helvering with us to conduct the piece. Please be on hand for this wonderful event!
Summer Hymn Sings – during the last two Sundays in June and all of July we’ll begin our 10 am services with a Hymn Sing. That means you get to suggest a favorite hymn and we’ll all sing a verse or two. The tradition of summertime Hymn Sings is part of the American Protestant side of our spiritual heritage, reflecting the joy of gathering to sing God’s praises in a more relaxed and informal way. Come and lend your voice and heart!
Happy Father’s Day! At both our Sunday services white carnations will be available to celebrate and remember all our fathers. Please take one to give to your father later in the day, or to remember or honor him in some way.
Vacation Bible School - for Kids, Adults, & Families - Aslan is on the Move: based on ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ Sunday, June 23–Thursday, June 27, 6:00-8:30 pm. This is an inter-generational Christian experience for kids, adults, and families...in evening time slot, starting with a simple dinner. Invite your friends and neighbors! The program is open to anyone age 6 and older. The cost is $75 per family for the week. For more information please contact Alison Siener Brown (Director of Music at All Saints’): firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at 908-647-0067.
Themes that are part of this program:
- How our view of truth & reality affects our behavior.
- How our values lead us to action.
- The difference between fear and love.
- The power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
- Willing sacrifice, abiding belief, grief, and joy.
Bible Study this week, Wed. at 10:15 am in the Rath House. We’ll discuss Chapter 9 of Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense by N.T. Wright –“God’s Breath of Life”. Questions? Speak to Mother Vicki.
The Rummage Sale is Coming! September 28! And we need your help. There are jobs that everyone can do – including praying for good weather, safety, and the success of the Sale. This is a multi-purpose event: our biggest fund-raiser; an outreach for families on a tight budget; a community festival; and an environmental ministry to help reuse, recycle, and keep items out of the landfill. The volunteer sign-up poster is in the Narthex. Maybe there is a job that you’d like to take on that you need more information about. Speak to Kimberly Celeste. And invite a friend of parishioner to join you in what you are doing – it’s more fun that way, and gets others involved. Thanks!
Coffee Hour this Sunday is hosted by Dorothy Smullen and Diane Smullen Hyle. Come to the Parish Hall to celebrate All Saints’ Choir and music ministry, and Bill Smullen’s fifty years in our choir.
Summer Refreshments after our 10 am worship begin June 23 – iced tea, lemonade, cookies on the lawn. Please look at the sign-up sheet in the Narthex and see if you can provide this ministry of hospitality and refreshment one week. This fellowship and conversation after worship is always an enjoyable time with our fellow parishioners and visitors.
6/18 Vestry Meeting Rath House, 7:30 pm
6/19 Bible Study Rath House, 10:15 am
6/20 Eucharist & Healing Church, 7:00 am
For a full schedule of our buildings check the website calendar www.allsaintsmillington.org.
Way of Love Podcast – Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has launched a new series of weekly podcasts on the Way of Love, the Episcopal Church rule of life (practice of faith and spirituality). The first episode is a very brief introduction. The second is a thirty-minute long segment “What is the Way of Love: What Does it mean to Follow a Rule of Life?” More will come each week. You can find the podcast here, as well as on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts: https://wayoflove.episcopalchurch.org/episodes/DFMS1394582501
The Way of Love was launched last summer by Bishop Curry as a vision for the whole Episcopal Church to learn and grow in Christian spirituality as we follow Jesus.This will be a great opportunity over the summer to learn from our Presiding Bishop more about faith, prayer, and Christian service.