May 15, 2022 - 5th Sunday of Easter
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you. John 11: 34
Scripture Readings: Acts 11: 1-18; Psalm 148; Revelations 21: 1-6; John 13: 31-35
Open Mic at All Saints
All Saints CBS are hosting an OPEN MIC NIGHT on Saturday, May 21st. The doors open at 7:00pm, and the music begins at 7:30pm. Come and enjoy the wonderful music of our local talent. The cost is only $5, and canteen service will be available. We invite you to share this with family and friends. If you have any questions, please contact Sandra at 240-2114.
Ascension Day Holy Eucharist Service
Thursday, May 25th is Ascension Day, and Rev Everett Hobbs will be hosting a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 10:00am in our Chapel. All are invited!!!
Annual General Meeting
Our AGM is set for Sunday, May 29th, starting with coffee, tea, and treats at 6:00pm, with the meeting getting underway at 6:30pm. There are currently three positions open for election and/or appointment. They are Rector’s Warden, People’s Warden and one 3-year “At Large” position. If you are interested in becoming a part of this exciting and necessary management Team, please forward your name to the Parish Secretary at… firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father’s Day Memorials
We are inviting all who would like to place Memoriams in our annual Father’s Day Memorial Booklet to get them to us by end of day on June 16th. To place your memoriam simply call our Parish Office at 834-4501, or send us an email at email@example.com.
A digital version of this booklet will also be made available on our website. We once again would like to thank you for your continued support.
Italian Night – Sponsored by The Tea Room
On Friday, June 24th, starting at 7:00pm, our Tea Room group are hosting an Italian Night celebration. It will consist of a homemade Italian Dinner, followed by music and a dance. Tickets are limited to 150 people, and the cost is only $30 each. There will be a door prize, as well as throughout the evening we will be hosting a 50/50 draw. To get your tickets, please call our office at 834-4501, or contact Enid at 682-9367, or Aura at 682-3775. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for a night out.
Our Sunday School is Back !!!
We are extremely pleased with the growing participation in our children’s Sunday School Program.
Electronic Roadside Bulletin Board
For several years now, Vestry and the Finance Team have been considering the erection of a roadside electronic bulletin board, but like many things, it was placed on the back-burner due to the challenges of COVID-19. Vestry and many Parishioners view this project as a way to enhance our Parish’s profile within our community, and to promote our activities such as liturgical, mission & outreach, and fundraising.
We are proud that we are a very active Parish, and we must be able to maximize the benefits of any fundraising efforts and services that we make available to the public, including Sunday School, Youth Programs, Catering Services, Take-out Dinner Sales, Weekly Tea Room ministry, Blood Donor Clinics, Flu Shot Clinics, COVID vaccination clinics, and the list goes on. We also have a need to continuously let our congregation know about the myriad of Church services and celebrations that we host from time to time. And of course, there is also the opportunity for a new revenue stream by selling public advertisement space.
This project was unexpectedly given a wonderful kick-start by the recent request to fulfill the wishes of one of our most active Property and Planning team leaders and workers for many years, the late David Butler. To date we have collected $3,495 towards an ‘expected target’ of $15,000 to $20,000 (price to be finalized over the coming weeks.). We welcome your generous support, and we will begin providing weekly donation updates in The Candle.
Holy Baptism – 2nd Sunday of Every Month
We are happy to announce that effective June 12th, Holy Baptism will commence as a part of our regular Sunday morning service.
This is a great opportunity to welcome new families into our Parish as we ‘Pass the Light’ to these young children. Please contact our Parish Office at 834-4501 to arrange for your child to be baptized.
Join One of Our Teams
All Saints has witnessed many changes in our Church over the past three years, and in our efforts to move forward within our “new normal”, we are hoping to rebuild our numerous groups and ministries. Each Team provides an opportunity for fun and fellowship. We look forward to seeing you as a member of one of these wonderful Ministerial Teams: Altar Guild, Communications, Eucharist Assistant, Funeral Reception, Lectern Reader, Liturgical Planner, Offertory Counter, Server (must be confirmed), Sides Person, Greeter, and many more. Simply call our Office at 834-4501 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit our website at allsaintsparish.ca to complete our online form, or download the form for printing and completion, which you can then drop in a collection plate or at the Parish Office.
Men's Fellowship Group Is Back
We are delighted to announce that our Men’s Fellowship group has returned, and that they had a good turnout at their first meeting on April 21st. We invite others to please join us monthly in our Parish Hall for some renewed fun and fellowship. One of our first projects is to prepare a luncheon for the Confirmation Candidates and Bishop Sam during their rehearsal on April 30th.
If you have any questions, please contact Percy Greenslade at 682-1180
PWRDF - Ukraine Effort
Ever since the war in Ukraine began on February 24, over five million Ukrainians have been forced to flee their country for safety.
You can help PWRDF to support Ukrainians with your donations, either by dropping it in our collection plate or our secure dropbox, or by eTransfer to email@example.com.
Please be sure to indicate to us that your donation it is for Ukraine.
Join Our Live Streaming Team
There are a growing number of Parishioners, as well as non-Parishioners who depend on our live streaming in order to participate in regular Sunday worship. We have grown to the stage that we now need to expand beyond our current Team members. If you are able to help us with this very rewarding ministry, we would love to have you on our Team. It is not as complicated as you might think, so there is no need to feel intimidated just because you have never been involved in broadcasting before. Neither were we!!!! We will sit with you while you get up to speed, and feel comfortable on your own. If you are able to help in any way, we would very much love to hear from you. Just drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Diocese of ENL - Business Plan
The Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador has been experiencing a devastating effect on the revenue of many of our parishes, and in particular the budget for the Diocese. This is due to the slow growth and the impact of COVID 19. A subcommittee of the finance committee was appointed to prepare a budget for the Diocese for 2021, also to prepare a plan forward for the ongoing ministry and financial stability ministry of the Diocese. It also submitted a Diocesan Restructuring Proposal. All Saints CBS falls within "Cluster B", which encompasses St. John the Evangelist (Topsail), All Saints CBS (Foxtrap), and St.Peters (Upper Gullies). We encourage you to familiarize yourself with this proposal which will be getting much discussion at the upcoming Synod 32. Click here to read the entire document (All Saints included in pages 44-53).
Parish Hall Available for Rentals
Our Parish Hall is once again available for any and all types rentals. We encourage you to pass this along to family, friends, and any business associates that you feel might have a need that we can fill.
Do we have your eMail address ??
Now, more than ever, email is becoming one of the safest and quickest ways for our Parish to keep you informed. If we do not already have you email address on file, and you are not regularly receiving our bulletins and information updates, we would love for your to provide it to us.
Please email it to email@example.com, or simply please click here to complete our online email registration form.
Out traditional “Birthday Sunday”, which is held on the first Sunday of every month, has returned.
This is a time when we as a Parish Family acknowledge all those who are celebrating a birthday in the new month. So if you know of someone celebrating a birthday, let us know, and we will post it on our live stream on that Birthday Sunday.
All Saints Tea Room
Our Tea Room has reopened to full capacity, and there is no longer a need to pre-register. We would like to thank all those who continue to attend and support our Wednesday luncheons, and we certainly look forward to seeing you each week for some great food, fun, and fellowship. Many thanks to Enid and her Team.
If you have any questions, please contact Enid Haines at 682-9367, or Aura at 682-3775.
Alongsiders' Monthly Prayer Schedule
Alongsiders are members of our Parish who, due to circumstances of sickness, mobility, age, etc., can not physically attend a worship service at our Church. However, they still want to be part of the worship, and where possible, to help from home. The Alongsiders program accomplishes this. Each month, a service for each Sunday is prayerfully put together, similar to the in-Church service, and is then delivered to each Parishioner as part of a home visit. A vital part of our ministry is ‘praying alongside’ our brothers and sisters in Christ. Currently we have 14 members in the Parish of All Saints.
Have You Considered Advertising in Anglican Life
· Anglican Life is printed and is available online for even larger readership
· Competitive rates with various sized ads available to meet all your advertising needs
Click here to view Anglican Life online, or contact Rev Fred Marshall, Officer of the Anglican Joint Committee at 709-727-7346, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Your Vestry
Many thanks to the 40+ Parishioners who attended our Annual General Meeting on Sunday evening (October 03). It was great to see such a good turn-out, considering that COVID has caused us to defer it for two years. There were six Vestry positions either elected or appointed as applicable, and the current Vestry membership which were commissioned at our 10:00am service on October 17th can be viewed here.
All Saints CBS is Live-Streaming 10:00am Services
Every Sunday morning at 10:00am, All Saints Anglican Parish CBS will be live streaming our Holy Eucharist service on FaceBook, and it will later be archived on YouTube as well. While we are becoming familiar with this new technology, and adding a new feature each week, we may have a few bumps along the way. Please offer us your patience and feedback in this regard. We can be reached by emailing us at email@example.com
Now is a good time to consider signing up to our eGiving program, which is an excellent way to continue your financial support of your Parish during this COVID-19 Pandemic. It is a very quick and easy process. The quickest and most convenient way is to complete the web-based form here. As soon as you click the SEND button, your work is done, without even leaving your home! You may also download a printable authorization form here, and when you have completed the form, you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can place it in our mail drop-slot, which is located at the top of the stairs, just to the left of the main entrance of our Parish Hall. If you have any questions, please call our Office at 834-4501.
The Candle - Our Weekly Newsletter
For many years now, our Parish has published our weekly information bulletin, The Candle, that was handed out at each Sunday service. It was our way to keep our Parishioners informed about what was happening in our Parish, and a medium to seek support when we needed it. The current COVID pandemic has offered many challenges to our community, none the least of which is our ability to physically gather together in person on a weekly basis for our faith worship. We also loose the ability to "really" carry out some of our traditions that helped bind and grow our family spirit.
The Candle, like most other things these days, is now shared digitally, and can be found not only on our website, but we also attempt to email it to those for whom we have contact information for. To get added to that distribution list, simply click here to send us your details.
We would also like to ask you that if you have any items you would like to share, such as birthday greetings (oh how we miss the fun spirit of our Birthday Sundays) or anniversaries, or even an article that you may have seen or read that you feel others might enjoy, please feel free to pass them along to email@example.com. Together we can start "feeling together" once more - if not in body, then in spirit.
Also, as you will note when you read The Candle, you have the opportunity to bring special attention to a loved one by actually sponsoring The Candle for a given week, or even place a full page memorial, complete with a picture.
You may also e-Transfer us your offering using your bank’s online Interac service simply by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We always encourage you to consider signing up for our eGivings program which automatically sends us your offering at whatever interval you choose and are comfortable with. Please click here to register online, or go to our website and download the eGiving application. If you have any questions, please email your Finance Team at email@example.com, or call our Office at 834-4501.
Click here to view the January 2021edition of the Anglican Journal. It contains a couple of interesting articles regarding transformations within the Church, and the use of digital technology. The Anglican Journal is the national newspaper of the Anglican Church of Canada. Editorially independent, the Journal publishes news, features and opinion related to Anglicanism and religion in Canada and abroad. Click here to view the General Synod Weekly
Frequently Used Links
The Book of Alternative Services (BAS). The contemporary, inclusive-language liturgical book used alongside the Book of Common Prayer (1962) (BCP) in most parishes of the Anglican Church of Canada.
The Book of Common Prayer (BCP). The short title of a number of related prayer books used in the Anglican Communion, as well as by other Christian churches historically related to Anglicanism.
Rev Sam's Reflections
Messages from the Diocese