June 4, 2018
Article by: Thomas Ramsay
Good Morning All Saints’ Family,
It was a very busy weekend for All Saints’! Friday evening was the Annual Penny Social and parishioners, friends and neighborhood people enjoyed a fun evening. Thank you to all who helped set up on Thursday evening, to all who attended, to those who helped clean up, but mostly to those whom donated prizes and baked goods. We were able to make a pure profit of $1,167.00! Great job by all!!
The activities continued on Saturday at Bayside High School Athletic Field, where the “All Saints’ Angels” participated in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Bayside. It was fun day with great music, activities, fun and fellowship. The day ended with the Luminaria Ceremony, which was as always, moving and emotional. Thank you to all whom donated to this great cause and to those who came to support the team. The generous donations from the All Saints’ family and friends raised $2,350.00 for the cause. Thank you everyone for your support!
Sunday morning was overcast and cool. There were 10 people at the 8:00 AM service and 53 in attendance at the 10:00 AM service. It was the Second Sunday After Pentecost. The Processional Hymn was, “Hail To The Lord’s Anointed” and the Sequence Hymn was, “There’s A Wideness In God’s Mercy.” The Gospel Reading was from Mark 2:23-3:6.
One sabbath Jesus and his disciples were going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food? He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions.” Then he said to them, “The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.”
Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come forward.” Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.
We learn from this passage of Jesus’ explanation that worship was created for humankind and not humankind for worship to the Pharisees. They watch him cure a man, which the right thing to do, even on the sabbath, but nonetheless, they conspired to destroy Jesus. The Offertory Anthem was, “Blessed Assurance.” The Communion Hymns were, “Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind” and “What Wondrous Love Is This.” The Recessional Hymn was, “Praise To The Lord, The Almighty.” Thank you to Tom Espenshade for leading the congregation in all the music while Arkady Leytush was away. Also, thank you to Nancy Benedict, Joe and Nina Gonzalez, Carole King and Tom and Eileen Ramsay, for collecting the luminaria bags, that were displayed in church.
The altar flowers were given by an anonymous parishioner to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for Arkady Leytush and the choir for their beautiful music. The Sanctuary lamp was given by Susan Parfrey to the glory of God and in loving memory of Carol Hill. The Vigil lamp was given by Hervey and Iris Monfiston to the glory of God and in celebration of Seth’s graduation from Fordham Prep. The bread and wine of the Eucharist were given to the glory of God and in celebration of Samantha Osborne’s 5th birthday by “Grandma and Grandpa D.”
The Coffee Hour was once again, full of energy and chatter. The Coffee Hour was hosted by Jeanine Carroll and Nina Selvaggio. There was bagel, cakes, cookies, fruit and pastries for all to enjoy with their coffee and tea. It was another fabulous weekend at All Saints’!!
Relay for Life of Bayside
The “All Saints’ Angels” once again made a great showing at the Relay for Life of Bayside and raised $2,350.00! Many thanks to team captain Tom Ramsay and all who took part in the fight against cancer.
Comittee Chairpersons Meeting Wednesday June 6th
There will be a meeting on Wednesday June 6th at 7:30 PM with all Committee Chairpersons to discuss and plan for the fall Committee fair. If you are a chairperson of a committee or head of any organization, please plan to attend the meeting Wednesday evening. Thank you!!
Flag Pole Dedication
The new flag pole will be dedicated and blessed at the 10:00 AM service next Sunday, June 9th.
Full Events Schedule
Have a great week and hope to see everyone next Sunday!!