September 17, 2018
Article by: Thomas Ramsay
Good Morning All Saints’ Family,
It was a busy and fantastic weekend at All Saints’! Saturday evening was the fourth installment of Major Tom’s Coffee House. Forty five people attended to perform or watch. There were several new acts that came to sing or play instruments. It was a wonderful, fun filled evening with great fellowship and entertainment. Our next Coffee House is Saturday, October 20th.
Sunday morning was sunny and warm. There were 10 people at the 8:00 AM service and 76 in attendance for the 10 AM service. It was the Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost. The Processional Hymn was, “Lift High The Cross” and the Sequence Hymn was, “Take Up Your Cross The Savior Said.” The Gospel Reading was from Mark 8:27-38.
Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.
Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”
He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
We learn from this passage of Jesus asking his disciples who they think he is and then telling them not tell anyone about him. He explains to them what it destined for him. Peter rebukes this and Jesus tells him he is wrong in the way he thinks. He then addresses the crowd and tells them if they are to be his followers, then must take up the cross and follow him. By doing this, they will be saved forever. The Offertory Anthem was, “The Heavens Are Telling.” The Communion Hymns were, “In The Cross Of Christ I Glory” and “Day By Day.” The Recessional Hymn was, “All Praise To Thee, For Thou, O King Divine.” It was great to see our Church School teachers and students back in full swing!
The altar flowers were given by Nina Selvaggio to the glory of God and in loving memory of her mother, Elizabeth Selvaggio. The Victory Altar flowers were given by Paul and Susan Parfrey to the glory of God and in loving memory of Charlotte Smith. The Vigil Lamp was given by Tom and Jeanine Carroll to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for Nancy McCarthy’s continued health. The bread and wine of the Eucharist were given by Tom and Jeanine Carroll to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for Georgia Libone’s continued health.
The Coffee Hour was buzzing with excitement as our parishioners greeted one another. The Coffee Hour was hosted my Shirley and Michael Della Vecchia. There were cookies, donuts, cake and fruit for all to enjoy with their coffee and tea.
Meanwhile in the Christian Service room, there was a planning meeting for the 76th Annual Holly Bazaar Saturday, December 1st. Present were Chairperson, Tom Ramsay, Father Byrne, Nancy Benedict, Robert Earle, Stella Elder, Marje Eisenman, Olive Demetrius, Megan Monfiston, Diane Obiol, Susan Parfrey, Ronnie Scanlon, Diana Schillizzi, Nina Selvaggio, Michelle Stewart, Pat Walton and Paul Walton. Robert Earle and Nina Selvaggio volunteered the Treasurers. Stella Elder and Stephanie Hornback are in charge of vendor contracts, which were sent out on 8/23/18. Two vendors have returned contracts to date for a total of three spots taken. Raffle books have to be ordered and Tom asked Ronnie Scanlon to drop off request for printing at Palladino Printing. Pat Walton will once again record the receipStella Elder and Stephanie Hornback are in charge of vendor contracts, which were sent out on 8/23/18. Three vendors have returned contracts to date for a total of four spots taken. Raffle books have to be ordered and Tom asked Ronnie Scanlon to drop off request for printing at Palladino Printing. Pat Walton will once again record the receipts of the raffle books and money returned. Paul Walton volunteered to be Santa Claus and Megan Monfiston will again take the photos with Santa. Tom Ramsay, Joe Gonzalez and crew will be on doing the Common Room Café. Diana Schillizzi, Justine Spicer, Kem Rutledge and hopefully Nina Gonzalez will be doing Elsie’s Corner. Tom has to contact Betty Doyle to see if she will coordinate doing the Raffle Baskets again. Susan Parfrey will be doing the Toy Room; Susan Byrne will handle Teddy’s Room; and Marge Eisenman, Judy Batashoff, and Connie Knight will coordinate the Jewelry Table and get additional volunteers. Shirly Della Vecchia will head up the Baked Goods table, but will need assistance. Stella Elder is handling advertising and getting the wreaths, trees and poinsettias. Carole King was not present, but said she would handle the Crafts/Stationery table. The Thrift Shop will be open and Pam Dobuler, Jack Oshier and Rose Lynch have to be asked to run it. Father Byrne said he will take care of the signage for outside and inside for the Bazaar, as well as finding a place for the banner. The Ingathering will take place on Sunday, November 18th. There was a discussion about set-up of tables, since we cannot put on the same day as Ingathering. It was decided we will discuss further and pick a day to set up the tables. Kem Rutledge and Brianne Dougherty have generously donated a tent that will be set up in the Common Room backyard for the Bazaar. Diane Obiol and Karen Friedl will once again coordinate the Silent Auction. Stella will coordinate doing the Holly Bazaar Luncheon. Breakdown and set up for the luncheon on Saturday and breakdown and cleanup on Sunday need volunteers. The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 PM.
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.
Healing Services & Book Group
The weekly healing services will resume this Tuesday, September 18th at 12:30 PM. 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.Book Group resumes at 1:15 PM. “The Book Of Joy” by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, is the first book for the season.
Monday September 17th
Vestry Meeting 8pm
Full Events Schedule
Have a great week and stay dry and safe. Hope to see many of you on Saturday for our fourth Coffee House and if not, next Sunday, when we welcome back our Church School staff and students and have our first Holly Bazaar planning meeting!!