July 2, 2018
Article by: Thomas Ramsay
Good Morning All Saints’ Family,
Sunday morning was sunny and hot! There were 14 people at the 8:00 AM service and 44 in attendance at the 10:00 AM service. It was the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost. The Processional Hymn was, “Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation” and the Sequence Hymn was, “Thine Arm, O Lord, In Days Of Old.” The Gospel Reading was from Mark 5:21-43.
When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.” So he went with him.
And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.” Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, ‘Who touched me?’” He looked all around to see who had done it. But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”
While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house to say, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?” But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. When he had entered, he said to them, “Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was. He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha cum,” which means, “Little girl, get up!” And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement. He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.
We learn from this passage of the miracles of healing by Jesus of a woman, whom had been suffering for twelve years and of the daughter of Jairus, the leader of the synagogue, who was dying. If we have faith and belief, our problems and concerns will be answered and cured. The Offertory Hymn was, “The Church’s One Foundation” and the Communion Hymn was, “O Bless The Lord, My Soul.” The Recessional Hymn was, “God Of Our Fathers Whose Almighty Hand.”
The altar flowers were given by Rose Lynch and family to the glory of God and in loving memory of Clyde Lynch and in celebration of Tadia Lynch’s birthday. The Sanctuary Lamp was given by Ed and Nancy Benedict to the glory of God and in loving memory of Carol Gazzetta. The bread and wine of the Eucharist were given to the glory of God and in celebration of Peter and Lenore Bavoso’s Golden Wedding Anniversary by Judy, Mike, Christopher and Daniel Batashoff.
The Coffee Hour was full of energy and chatter as our parishioners caught up with each other. The Coffee Hour was hosted by “Amana.” There were bagels, cakes, cookies and cupcakes for all to enjoy with their coffee and tea. It was another wonderful Sunday at All Saints’!
All Saints at General Convention
The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be held in Austin, Texas July 5-13. Several events are held in conjunction with Convention. Teddy Byrne will be part of the delegation for the Young Adult Conference. Father Byrne will be attending the National Altar Guild Triennial. In case of any emergency, please contact Tom Ramsay or Nancy Benedict for assistance, while Father Byrne is away.
Full Events Schedule
Have a great week, stay cool, have a Happy and Safe July 4th celebration and hope to see you all next Sunday!