May 13, 2019
Article by: Thomas Ramsay
Sunday morning was cool and rainy. There were 14 people at the 8:00 am service and 55 in attendance at the 10:00 am service. It was the Fourth Sunday Of Easter. The Processional Hymn was, “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” The Psalm was, “The King Of Love My Shepherd Is” and the Sequence Hymn was, “Jesus, Our Mighty Lord.” The Gospel Reading was from John 10:22-30
At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly." Jesus answered, "I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name testify to me; but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father's hand. The Father and I are one."
We learn from this passage how the Jews question him about him being the Messiah and how he tells them that they do not believe. He explains that they are not his sheep and that his sheep hear his voice and follow him. He is the Good Shepherd. The Offertory Anthem was, “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need.” The Communion Hymns were, “Shepherd Of Souls, Refresh And Bless” and “At The Lamb’s High Feast We Sing.” The Recessional Hymn was, “Alleluia, Alleluia, Hearts And Voices Heavenward Raise.”
The altar flowers were given by Rose Lynch to the glory of God and in celebration of Alexandria Lynch’s birthday and by Diana Schillizzi and family to the glory of God and in loving memory of Joseph Schillizzi on the anniversary of his birth. The Sanctuary Lamp was given by Rose Lynch to the glory of God and in loving memory of Clyde Lynch. The Vigil Lamp was given by Taylor, Tina and Jeff Dugas to the glory of God and in celebration of Thomas Carroll’s birthday. The bread and wine of the Eucharist was given by Jeanine Carroll to the glory of God and in celebration of Thomas Carroll’s birthday.
The Coffee Hour was full of energy and chatter as our parishioners greeted one another and wished all our moms a Happy Mother’s Day! The Coffee Hour was hosted by Jack Oshier and Ellen Russell. There were bagels, cake and doughnuts for all to enjoy. Meanwhile in the Christian Service room, the Confirmation class had a meeting. It was a wonderful Sunday at All Saints’!
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Have a great week and hope to see you all next Sunday.