We celebrate Holy Eucharist every Sunday at 10:00am. Join us in-person, or vitually via our Facebook Live-Stream.
Office Hours :: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-2:00pm :: Pastoral Care - 24 hours
For after-hours business issues please call Calvin Butler at 746-9697, or Percy Greenslade at 682-1180
Please email your kind donations to email@example.com
November 26, 2023 - Last Sunday after Pentecost - The Reign of Christ
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming. Mark 11: 9-10
All Saints Tea Room Christmas Luncheon
The amazing folks of All Saints CBS Tea Room hosted their Christmas Luncheon on December 6th, which was attended by some 230+ "Friends of the Parish". As a result of this overwhelming success, they were able to pass along the CBS/Paradise Foodbank $1,500 plus a cart full of food items. Kudos to Enid and her amazing team, who were supplemented today by the ACW ladies, the All Saints Choir, and some other "friends of the Parish". What a wonderful outreach ministry!!!
The Tea Room is taking a well deserved break, and will return to their normal schedule on January 17th.
To view a short video clip of this amazing event, click here.
Parish Hall Roof Repair AppealAs a result of loosing quite a few shingles during several high-wind storms, we have developed a number of leaks in the roof of our Parish Hall. Vestry have secured several quotations, and have awarded the project to Turner Enterprises, who will cover the existing shingles with metal roofing at a cost of about $70,000.
Blue Christmas Service
The Christmas season is often hard on those whose hearts are hurting. All Saints Parish CBS will be holding its annual Blue Christmas Service on December 10th at 7:00pm. Please join with us as a Church in special recognition of those in our congregation who may be struggling with the loss of a loved one, or any other pain they may be carrying. As many of us tend to get caught up in the celebrations of the season, we sometimes forget those silently carrying a burden. Candles will be lit as a memorial to those we love but see no longer.
· The first candle is to remember those persons whom we have loved and lost;
· The second candle is to redeem the pain of loss;
· The third candle is to remember ourselves at Christmas time;
· The fourth candle is to remember our faith, and the gift of hope.
Everyone is welcome to come along and to invite their friends.
Christmas Memorial Booklet
We are once again publishing our annual Christmas Memorial Booklet. It is a place to remember loved ones who are no longer with us, or to give thanks for something dear to you.
Please email your memorials to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 709-834-4501 To ensure we have time for printing, our target cut-off date is noon on December 21st.
Christmas Bulb Memorials
We invite you to remember your loved ones this Christmas season by placing a Christmas bulb ornament on our Christmas tree which will be prominently located on our Altar. If you wish to take them home to hang on your own tree, you may do so on Christmas Eve.
For your kind donation you can purchase these ornamental bulbs from the Parish Office. Alternatively, you may email us at email@example.com, and we will reserve one for you, and you can then forward your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org, and kindly mark it “Christmas Bulb”.
An act of blessing even while we acknowledge the sorrow and loss often associated with the remembering. Each bulb also represents truth that the light we hold in out hearts never goes out.
Confirmation Class Schedule
Confirmation is open to anyone who will be 11 years old by December 31, 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact our Confirmation Coordinator, Joanne Simfukwe, at 709-682-8103 or email@example.com.
Little People’s Church is our new children’s program which includes conversations with the children while they are enjoying fun filled activities in our Chapel, such as coloring, making crafts, etc.. Little People’s Church is held each Sunday morning during our regular 10:00am service.
Family members are welcome to join the younger children in The Chapel during this period. For any youth or adults who may be interested in helping with this growing ministry, please contact Wendy Taylor, our Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-330-1053.
If for some reason our Little People’s Church has to be cancelled for a particular Sunday morning, we will post an advance notice on both our All Saints Parish Facebook page, as well as our Parish Webpage
Welcome to The C.L.B., an organization with a rich history of empowering youth through faith, camaraderie, and personal development. For over a century, the C.L.B. has been dedicated to nurturing well-rounded individuals by providing a diverse range of activities, skills, and experiences that foster discipline, leadership, and self-esteem. With a strong emphasis on community and spiritual growth, the C.L.B. continues to be a beacon of hope, inspiration, and unity for young people across the nation. Join us on this remarkable journey, and discover the incredible opportunities awaiting you and your family at The C.L.B. Membership in the CLB is open to everyone.
The CLB is divided into five age groups:
- Little Training Corps (LTC) – grades K and 1
- Young Training Corps (YTC) – grades 2–4
- Junior Training Corps (JTC) – grades 5–7
- Senior Corps (SC) – grades 8–12
- Officers – ages 19+
CBS/Paradise Food Bank
The CBS/Paradise Food Bank depends on your continued support. The following items are in great demand at this time: Sugar, Flour, Cake Mix, Cereal, Juices, Soup, Soup Mix, Spaghettios, and Kraft Dinner. If you wish to make a monetary donation towards a gift card for a Christmas Hamper you can give as you are able. There are three sizes of hampers valued at $50, $75, and $100. If you know of someone in need of a Christmas Hamper, they are to call the Food Bank at 834-2800. The deadline to register for the gift card is Friday, December 1st.
'Life is Beautiful' is a film about the human spirit and its resilience. It's about life's possibilities even in horror. It asks us what it might mean to lay aside your self in order to find it. Marl Oakley
Bishop's 2023 Advent Letter
Click here to read the Bishop's 2023 Advent Letter to the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.
Setting Sail - Strategic Plan, Diocese of ENL
The Diocese has embarked on a three-year strategic plan titled, ‘Set Sail: Charting the Course for Christ’s Church’. There are four phases (focus areas): Deepening Relationships, Transforming Discipleship, Renewing Stewardship, and Engaging Partnerships. We are delighted to say that All Saints CBS has already undertaken advancement in several of those areas. To view the details of this plan you can visit the Diocesan website or simply click here.
The Diocese has recently produced two short videos in an effort to familiarize member of or Diocese with this plan.
Video Vignette :: Cemetery #1 Heritage Site
As a part of our Cemetery Management Project, we are delighted to provide this wonderful video of our Cemetery #1 (click here) which is a designated Heritage Site, located on Oakes Lane.
Our sincere thanks to Ed O’Reilly for producing this fabulous vignette. As a fellow sailor, who has a passion for utilizing his drone to capture some of his sailing adventures, Ed has captured a number of wonderful sites and events around our great province. His videos can be viewed at youtube.com/@EdOReilly
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.
To make a booking for your event, please call our Parish Office at 834-4501, or email us at email@example.com. Click here to view our rental brochure.
Do we have your eMail address ??
eMail has become one of the safest and quickest ways for our Parish to keep you informed about what's happening in our busy Parish. If we do not already have you email address on file, and you are not regularly receiving your personal copy of 'The Candle', or our other bulletins and information updates, we would love to add you to our distribution list.
Please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply please click here to complete our online email registration form.
If you need Offertory Envelopes, please call 709-834-4501 or email us at email@example.comAlso, offertory envelopes are always available at the Parish Office. You may continue to utilize our secure 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 do not have any Church offertory envelopes, please simply use a plain white envelope, and write your name and envelope number (if you know it) on the outside, and then drop it in the drop-slot.
You may also e-Transfer us your offering by using your bank’s online Interac service, and 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 709-834-4501.
Restrictions Lifted on Common Cup and Baptism Water
Effective May 28, 2023, the Bishop has given permission for the return of the shared chalice at the Holy Eucharist, and the sharing of the baptismal water among candidates within the liturgy of Holy Baptism. This is only for those who wish to receive, and it does not mean that anyone who is uncomfortable with receiving the chalice must receive it - it is entirely left to the person's own discretion. The practice of intinction (dipping the host into the wine) is not permitted. Also, the sharing of consecrated water from the font among multiple baptismal candidates is now permitted, with the priest wearing a mask and sanitizing their hands between candidates. If a parent is uncomfortable, they may ask for separate consecrated water. Once again, nobody should feel uncomfortable asking to be excluded from this open practice.
Meet our Saints Alive Band
All Saints Anglican Parish CBS is delighted to highlight our Parish band members who play an active role in the music ministry of our Parish. The Saints Alive Band typically play on the second Sunday of every month. However, over the next number of weeks while our organist is away on a well deserved vacation, they will be providing our music each and every Sunday morning.
The members are, from left to right: Sandra Taylor (accordion), Shirley Noseworthy (guitar and vocals), Norman Noseworthy (guitar), Alvin Beck (guitar and vocals), Frank Hender (bass guitar), Percy Greenslade (guitar and vocal), and Jane Peach (harmonica)
Digital Roadside Bulletin Board
All Saints is very active in our community and beyond, and it is important that we reach as many people as possible. Our list of mission work is very extensive: Liturgical Services, Mission & Outreach, our weekly Tea Room fellowship, our various fundraising activities including Take-Out Dinners and Craft Fairs, Catering, Hall Rentals, as well as community service events such as Blood Donor Clinics, Flu Shot Clinics, COVID vaccination clinics, and the list goes on. To date (August 06) we have collected $31,775 towards an ‘expected target’ of $55,000. We welcome your generous support.
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.
Prayer Chain Update
We are happy to announce that our "Prayer Chain" has been updated and our new coordinator is Linda McDonald. The prayer chain is available to anyone who would like our prayer warriors to pray to our Heavenly Father on their behalf. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us and to you. God's blessings to you all. "Carry one another's burdens." Galations 6:2
Prayer Chain Contacts:
- Blanche Baker 834-4255
- Selina Benson 834-5960
- Cynthia Bishop 834-2601
- Aura Farrell 682-3775; 834-9384
- Doris Halfyard 834-4416
- Enid Haines 682-9367 / 834-3778
- Carol Kennedy 834-4063
- Ruby Kennedy 743-0175; 834-3566
- Madonna Lawrence 697-3897
- Linda McDonald 834-1720; 351-4008
- Brenda Petten 834-4887
- Betty Rideout 749-4682
- Madonna Rideout 728-9104
Join One of Our Many Ministry 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.
Join Our Servers Team
We are inviting anyone who is confirmed, and who is interested in becoming a server, including all former servers, to join our revived Server Team. For further information, please contact Gerry Fagan 834-5303 or Joanne Simfukwe 682-8103.
All Saints Communications Team
We just wanted to remind you that we have a “Communications Team” in place at All Saints. We all need to be mindful that the lines of communication must be kept open so that all information gets broadcasted by whatever tools we have available to us in our Parish. If you feel something needs to be addressed by our Communications Team, please feel free to send us an email, and we will attempt to address it in a timely manner, or perhaps get it out there through The Candle, our FaceBook page, our Webpage, or our Roadside Bulletin Board. Our e-mail address is email@example.com
Birthday Sunday - 1st Sunday Every Month
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.
Holy Baptism – 2nd Sunday of Every Month
We are delighted to announce that Holy Baptism is now a part of our regular Sunday morning service on the second Sunday off every month.
This is a great opportunity to welcome new families into our Parish as we ‘Pass the Light’ to these young children.
Anglican Life is the Tri-Diocesan newspaper for the three dioceses across Newfoundland & Labrador. Click here to read a story about All Saints Parish CBS in the January 2023 digital edition. Your subscription will get you (1) stories and photographs from our many contributors; (2) regular and guest columnists providing spiritual and thought-provoking insight on a variety of topics; (3) and your subscription includes The Anglican Journal, the newspaper for the Anglican Church of Canada, bringing you news from across the country and beyond. If you are a member of one of our congregations, you can receive the Church’s newspaper for free by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Rev Fred Marshall, Officer of the Anglican Joint Committee, at 709)-727-4346. (221106)
Men's Fellowship Group
We are delighted to announce that our Men’s Fellowship group has returned, and we invite others to please join us monthly in our Parish Hall for some renewed fun and fellowship.
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
All Saints Tea Room
All Saints Tea Room is so glad to be back on track. We are back up in our attendance – getting close to 100 each Wednesday. Our menu alternates with *Soup, *Beans & Toutons & Bologna, *Stew, and *Sausage & Mashed Potatoes/Peas/Carrots, and always including a delicious dessert. Not only do you get an enjoyable meal, but we have great fun and fellowship. Come and join us some Wednesday from 12:00-1:30. The Tea Room Team
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 email@example.com 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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