February 11, 2019

Article by: Thomas Ramsay

Sunday morning was cold and sunny. There were 9 people at the 8:00 am service and 53 in attendance at the 10:00 am service. It was the Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany. The Processional Hymn was, “God Is Love, Let Heaven Adore Him” and the Sequence Hymn was, “They Cast Their Nets In Galilee.” The Gospel Reading was from Luke 5:1-11.

Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch." Simon answered, "Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets." When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!" For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people." When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.

We learn from this passage of Jesus speaking at lake of Gennesaret to the people and how he instructs Simon to cast out the nets to catch fish, even though Simon and the others fished all net. The nets were cast and so many fish were caught that two boats were needed to haul them in and all were amazed. Jesus said to Simon that he and the others would now be catching people and they followed Jesus. The Offertory Anthem was, “Here I Am, Lord.” The Communion Hymns were, “In Your Mercy, Lord You Called Me” and “Round The Lord In Glory Seated.” The Recessional Hymn was, “Ye Servants Of God, Your Master Proclaim.”

The Sanctuary Lamp was given by Tom and Jeanine Carroll to the glory of God and in joyful anticipation of successful surgery and healing for April Schnabel. The bread and wine of the Eucharist were given by Tom and Jeanine Carroll to the glory of God and in celebration of the marriage of their daughter, Joann Valle Gonzalez to Bob Clements.

The Coffee Hour was once again filled with energy as our parishioners greeted one another after the service. The Coffee Hour was hosted by Mary Ang, Carole King and Mary Yee in celebration of Chinese New Year. There was fried rice, lomaine and beef broccoli with fortune cookies for all to enjoy as well as cake and cookies. It was a wonderful celebration!

Meanwhile, in the choir room, the ladies of the parish held their monthly ECW meeting. It was another wonderful and busy Sunday at All Saints’!

It was another great Sunday at All Saints’!

Thank You:To:Carole King and all who baked treats for the bake sale to benefit the Church School. $238.00 was raised! To:Ed Benedict, Albert Agyeman, Christopher and Daniel Batashoff and Hervey Monfiston for taking down and putting away the outdoor crèche!

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