October 29, 2018
Article by: Thomas Ramsay
Good Morning All Saints’ Family,
It was another busy weekend at All Saints’. Saturday morning a crew showed up for the Parish House Clean-up and the Altar Guild came up to prepare the church for our All Saints’ Sunday celebration. A big thank you to Mary Ang, Ed and Nancy Benedict, Joe Gonzalez, Carole King, Marc Palmieri and Tom Ramsay for clearing out the gym floor and getting thing ready to bring over next Saturday and to our Altar Guild ladies who worked so hard to make the church sparkle and shine!
Sunday morning was overcast, then sunny and then overcast again! There were 14 people at the 8:00 AM service and 81 in attendance at the 10:00 AM service. It was All Saints’ Sunday, celebrating our 126th year! The Processional Hymn was, “For All The Saints” and the Sequence Hymn was, “I Sing A Song Of The Saints Of God.” The Gospel Reading was from John 11: 32-44.
When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved. He said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to him "Lord, come and see." Where have you laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come and see." But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?" Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, "Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days." Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?" So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, "Father, I thank you for having heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me." When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!" The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."
We learn from this passage of Jesus’ love of Lazarus and raising him from the dead. “Take My Life And Let It Be”, was the hymn before the Renewal of Baptismal Vows. We dedicated the Sanctuary Lamp and Chapel Altar Frontals and had Acolyte Recognition. The Offertory Anthem was, “Ye Watchers And Ye Holy Ones.” The Communion Hymns were, “Jerusalem The Golden” and “O What Their Joy And Their Glory Must Be.” The Recessional Hymn was, “Ye Holy Angels Bright.” All of the service music was composed and played by Arkady Leytush. A big thank you for his wonderful ministry at All Saints’!
The altar flowers were given by Susan and Paul Parfrey to the glory of God and in celebration of Maya Shea Parfrey’s 8th birthday. The Victory Altar Flowers and the Vigil Lamp were given by the Selvaggio family to the glory of God and in loving memory of Elizabeth and David Selvaggio. The Sanctuary Lamp was given by Susan and Paul Parfrey to the glory of God and in loving memory of Kevin. The bread and wine of the Eucharist were given by Diana Schillizzi to glory of God and in celebration of the wedding anniversaries of Gina and John Bacile and Janet and Joe Szokoli.
The Coffee Hour was full of energy and chatter as our parishioners and guest greeted each other. The Coffee Hour was hosted by Jen and her family. There was cake and cookies for all to enjoy with their coffee and tea. It was another wonderful weekend at All Saints’ and a beautiful celebration of our name day!
Thank You To:
Nina Selvaggio and family for our beautiful new Sanctuary Lamp given in memory of her parents, Elizabeth and David. The candle burning in the lamp is an indication that the Sacrament is reserved in the tabernacle.
Diana Schillizzi, Kem Rutledge and Mary Yee who took on the project of making new seasonal frontals for the altar in our All Souls Chapel. Their work in finding the right materials and crafting the frontals was an offering and labor of love.
All Saints' Acolyte Guild Recognition:
Third Year- Ashley Agyeman
Fourth Year- Daniel Batashoff, Dominique Earle, Jack Obiol, Justin Obiol, Chiara Osborne and Dominick Spicer.
Fifth Year- Emily Poyser.
Sixth Year and Beyond- Christopher Batashoff, Head Acolyte, Albert Agyeman and Melanie Dobuler, 7 years; Seth Monfiston, 8 years; Teddy Byrne 9 years, Head Acolyte Emeritus; Tom Ramsay, Acolyte Emeritus 53 years
Holly Bazaar Sign-Ups and Donations - 33 Days and Counting!
Saturday, October 27th
Please sign up to do your part. There are sign-up sheets in the office hallway. As always, we are in need of quality items for the raffle baskets and Silent Auction. We also need gently used items for Elsie’s Corner and the Toy Shop. The raffle books will be available for pick-up in the Narthex next Sunday.
A word on stewardship – INTENTIONALITY.
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Have a great week and hope to see you all next Sunday.