October 1, 2018
Article by: Thomas Ramsay
Good Morning All Saints’ Family,
Sunday morning was sunny and cool, a beautiful autumn day! There were 11 people at the 8:00 AM service and 68 in attendance for the 10:00 AM service. It was the Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost. The Processional Hymn was, “Ye Watchers And Ye Holy Ones” and the Sequence Hymn was, “Where Cross The Crowded Ways Of Life.” The Gospel Reading was from Mark 9:38-50.
Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest.
My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another, you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner's soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
We learn from this passage once again Jesus telling of his passion and resurrection, the disciples again misunderstanding Jesus’ message and Jesus once again teaching them about discipleship. The Rev, Marjorie Boyden Edmunds, her daughter Margot and grandson David joined us for our service. David and Margot thanked everyone for their generous gifts and well wishes in their new journey together. The Offertory Anthem was, “Balm In Gilead.” The Communion Hymns were, “O God Of Bethel By Whose Hand” and “My Faith Looks Up To Thee.” The Recessional Hymn was, “Go Forth For God.”
The altar flowers were given by Paul and Susan Parfrey to the glory of God and in celebration of Marta Parfrey’s birthday. The Sanctuary Lamp was given by Tom and Jeanine Carroll to the glory of God and in loving memory of Leon Phillips. The Vigil Lamp was given by Melissa Madden to the glory of God and in loving memory of her father, Peter Sagoras on the anniversary of his birth. The bread and wine of the Eucharist was given by Tom and Jeanine Carroll to the glory of God and in celebration of Clif Seale.
The Coffee Hour was filled with laughter and chatter as our parishioners and guests greeted one and other. The Coffee Hour was hosted by Father Byrne in celebration of The Rev Marjorie Boyden Edmonds’ birthday. There was cake and cookies for all to enjoy. It was another wonderful Sunday at All Saints’!
The day continued with our outing to Citi Field to see the Mets home closing game against the Marlins. It was a great afternoon with fantastic weather! We even got to see the Mets win the game!
Weekly Heaving Services
The healing services have resumed. The services, which last about 30-40 minutes include: prayers and anointing for healing (for oneself or others,) a conversational homily, and Holy Communion. These informal services are held in the All Souls Chapel at 12:30 PM every Tuesday.
Thanks to a donation from Gregg Sullivan, we have vouchers available for the Broadway hit, “DESPERATE MEASURES.” The show is a musical comedy loosely based on Shakespeare’s “MEASURE FOR MEASURE.” A voucher for 2 tickets is available for $30.00 (a savings of $150.00!) See Father Byrne to purchase.
Full Events Schedule
Have a great week and hope to see you all next Sunday, for our first Youth and Family service of the new church season.