November 12, 2018
Article by: Thomas Ramsay
Good Morning All Saints’ Family,
It was another wonderful and busy weekend at All Saints’! Saturday evening 27 people came to All Saints’ “Major Tom’s” Coffee House to enjoy some great music, readings and fellowship. This wonderful outreach continues to grow and draw in new talents and listeners.
Sunday morning was sunny and cool. There were 9 people at the 8:00 am service and 60 in attendance at the 10:00 am service. It was the Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost. The Processional Hymn was, “O God Of Every Nation” and the Sequence Hymn was, “As Those Of Old Their First Fruits Brought.” The Gospel Reading was from Mark 12:38-44.
As Jesus taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
We learn from this passage the issue of wealth and of whom gives the greatest, as shown by the poor widow who all of her riches. The Offertory Anthem was, “Now Thank We All Our God.” The Communion Hymns were, “Lord Make Us Servants Of Your Peace” and “Eternal Father, Strong To Save.” The Recessional Hymn was, “God Of Grace And God Of Glory.”
The altar flowers were given to the glory of God and in loving memory of all veterans who served our country. The Sanctuary Lamp was given by Paul and Susan Parfrey to the glory of God and in loving memory of Carolyn Tesar.
The Coffee Hour, as usual, was bursting with energy, as our parishioners greeted one and other. The Coffee Hour was hosted by the Vestry. There was brownies, cakes, cookies and fruit for all to enjoy with their coffee and tea.
Meanwhile, in the Choir Room, there was the monthly meeting of the ECW. Our church women were busy discussing the issues of the day.
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Have a great week and hope to see you all next Saturday and Sunday!