Office Hours :: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-2:00pm :: Pastoral Care - 24 hours
For after-hours business issues please call Aura Farrell at 682-3775, or Percy Greenslade at 682-1180
January 22, 2023 - 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Jesus preached the gospel of the kingdom and healed every infirmity among the people. Matthew 4: 2
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 9: 1-4; Psalm 27: 1, 4-9; 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18; Matthew 4: 12-23
2022 Offertory Income Tax Receipts
We are almost ready to print the 2022 Income Tax Receipts for distribution. If you would like your receipt emailed instead of picking it up at the Church or the Office, or being mailed via Canada Post, please let us know at email@example.com as soon as possible. You must include your full name in your email.
2023 Offertory Envelopes
Your 2023 Offertory Envelopes are now available for pick-up in the Church vestibule on Sunday mornings.
Please check the printed list provided to see if you are actually required to pick up replacement envelopes.
Please call 834-4501 if you have any questions, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our AGM is set for Sunday, March 12th, starting with coffee, tea, and sandwiches at 5:30pm, followed by the Congregational Meeting at 6:30pm. In order to permit time for the compilation of our Parish Annual Report, all Committees are asked to have their reports submitted to the Parish Office by February 19th. There are a number of positions on Vestry open for election and appointment, so if you are interested you need only simply to reach out to any existing Vestry member to put your name forward. This is YOUR meeting, and we encourage all parishioners to attend as we review our past successes, and plan for our future growth in the upcoming year.
Bible Study - Tuesdays at 10:00am
The four-week Bible Study on “The Sermon on the Mount” that was being offered on Tuesday mornings, starting at 10:00am in the Parish Hall will soon be completed. Stayed tuned for the announcement of an upcoming Lenten Programme.
For Reflection - by Rev Hobbs
Manifest plainness - embrace simplicity - reduce selfishness - have few wants. Chinese Saying
The Joys and Rewards of Volunteering
We have six ladies from All Saints Parish who take part in the School Breakfast Program at St. George's School. The final breakfast serving before school holidays was one week before Christmas. Just as the team was finishing up, a young girl from grade two or three came to one of the ladies and held out her hand holding two loonies. She told her, "My friend and I want you to have this". It brought tears to that lady's eyes as she gave her a hug and thanked her. After the children left, the lady went to the office and gave the money to be put in a fundraiser ticket bottle for school supplies.
What a wonderful story of the presence of God in our lives and of God using us to carry out His work here on earth. It is amazing how He continues to place us where He needs us to be. He sent those ladies to that school to bring breakfast to children who otherwise would go hungry. In return, the ladies received blessings in abundance. Just as Jesus called His disciples to carry out His work so many years ago, so He continues to call us today to do His work here on earth. Let us pray that our hearts will be open to continue responding to His call.
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.
God at Work Through Our Youth
A "new" thing is happening at All Saints CBS - our Youth Ministry has taken on a new post-COVID look. Following our recent Confirmation Program that saw 39 young Parishioners confirm their faith during two sessions with Bishop Sam back in May, they continued to volunteer to read and take part in our Church services every week. This continued throughout the summer, and though the numbers were reduced, the excitement grew. Since the fall has begun we have rebranded our Sunday School program, and have launched our new Kidz Klub. We hope to have great success in this program as the year progresses. Click here to read our exciting report. If you would be interested in helping out with this rewarding ministry, or if you have any questions, please contact Joanne at email@example.com or 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Click here to view our rental brochure.
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. And there is also the opportunity for a new revenue stream by selling public advertisement space. To date we have collected $8,490 towards an ‘expected target’ of $45,000. We welcome your generous support.
Anglican Life is the Tri-Diocesan newspaper for the three dioceses across Newfoundland & Labrador. 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 email@example.com or by calling Rev Fred Marshall, Officer of the Anglican Joint Committee, at 709)-727-4346. (221106)
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 has returned to be 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. Tentative days are October 9th, November 13th, and December 11th.
Would You Like to Get More Involved in Your Parish
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 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
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.
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
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.
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 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