November 19, 2018
Article by: Thomas Ramsay
Good Morning All Saints’ Family,
Sunday morning was overcast and cool. There were 12 people at the 8:00 am service and 73 in attendance at the 10:00 am service. It was the Twenty-Sixth Sunday After Pentecost. The Processional Hymn was, “O Day Of Radiant Gladness” and the Sequence Hymn was, “Thy Kingdom Come On Bended Knee.” The Gospel Reading was from Mark 13:1-8.
As Jesus came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.”
When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?” Then Jesus began to say to them, “Beware that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birthpangs.”
We learn from this passage, once again, of the what will become of Jesus at the end of his life, when he tells the disciples of destruction of buildings and also the claim of many whom will come saying they are him. The Offertory Anthem was, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” The Communion Hymns were, “Father Eternal, Ruler Of Creation” and “Faith Of Our Fathers.” The Recessional Hymn was, “All My Hope On God Is Founded.”
The altar flowers were given by Ed and Nancy Benedict to the glory of God and in celebration of Kimberly’s birthday, Lori and Theresa. The Sanctuary Lamp was given by Ed and Nancy Benedict to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Vigil Lamp was given by Ed and Nancy Benedict to the glory of God and in loving memory of Ed’s sister, Rita Ryan (10/29/18). The bread and wine of the Eucharist were given by Ed and Nancy Benedict to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for their families and their Church family.
The Coffee Hour was full and energy and chatter, as our parishioners greeted each other. The Coffee Hour was hosted by the Church School teachers. There cakes, cookies, eggs and sandwiches for all to enjoy with their coffee and tea.
It was the Holly Bazaar Ingathering Sunday and it was in full swing yesterday morning. The choir room had been turned into Raffle Basket central and thanks to Betty Doyle, Sally Bergmeyer, Carol Crowe, Stella Elder, Karen Friedl, Nina Gonzalez, Gloria Maldonado, Diane Obiol and Michele Stewart, all the baskets were made up, wrapped and ribboned for the bazaar. Meanwhile downstairs Susan Parfrey, Kem Rutledge and Diana Schillizzi were getting the Toy Room and Elsie’s Corner set-up with the help of Albert Agyeman, Teddy Byrne, Joe Gonzalez, Jack Oshier, Tom Ramsay and Paul Walton.
Meanwhile in church, Susan Byrne had the first rehearsal for the Christmas Nativity pageant with the help of Father Byrne, Arkady Leytush and Tom Espenshade. All of the music sounded wonderful! It was another busy and fantastic Sunday at All Saints’!!
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Have a great week, hope to see many of you on Wednesday evening and if not, have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, and see you next Sunday!