July 23, 2018
Article by: Thomas Ramsay
Good Morning All Saints’ Family,
It was a fantastic weekend at All Saints’! Saturday evening was the second All Saints’ “Major Tom’s “ Coffee House and it was a wonderful evening of music, fellowship and fun! There were 36 people in attendance and our advertising brought in people from the community, which is the objective of the event. There were wonderful performances and audience participation. It a great and successful evening! Our next Coffee House will be Friday, August 17th at 8:00 PM. Mark your calendars, tell your family and friends and sign up to perform, if you so desire.
Sunday was overcast and breezy. There were 11 people at the 8:00 AM service and 66 in attendance at the 10:00 AM service. It was the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost. Our praise band, The Crooks and our organist, Arkady Leytush, performed all the service music. The Prelude was, “Building Block” and the Processional Hymn was, “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee.” The Gospel Acclamation was, “Carribean Hallelujah.” The Gospel Reading was from Ephesians 2:11-22
The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.
When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.
We learn from this passage the beginning of Christianity that began from the history of the people of Israel and the bringing of peace between the Gentiles and Jews. The Offertory Hymn was, “Lean On Me.” The Communion Hymns were, “Amazing Grace” (instrumental) and “I Am The Bread Of Life.” The Recessional Hymn was, “They”ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love.” A big thank to our praise band, The Crooks, Dan Bosko, Bass, Teddy Byrne, Alto Sax, Tom Espenshade, Guitar, Diana Gilday, Guitar, Violin, Andy Hornback, Baritone Sax, Arkady Leytush, Piano, Charles Olouch, Tenor Sax, Greg Thompson, Drums, Mandolin and Seth Monfiston, Percussion. The music was fantastic!
The altar flowers were given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Jane Sandrowsky by her family on the anniversary of her entering into larger life. The Sanctuary lamp was given by John and Carol Crowe to the glory of God and in loving memory of Jane Sandrowsky.
The Coffee Hour was full of laughter and chatter, as always. The Coffee Hour was hosted by members of the parish, There was cake, cookies and cupcakes for all to enjoy with their coffee and tea.
Meanwhile, the Vestry met and went over the contracts submitted. They discussed them and voted on the contractor, Keith Hutson. He has done several jobs similar to our Parish House with great reviews and he will work with us to maximize our savings. Mr. Hutson and Church Insurance will be contacted this week and hopefully the work will began soon.
It was really a wonderful and joyful weekend at All Saints’!
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St. John's Episcopal Hospital Back to School Iniative
The ECW will be collecting school supplies for the St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Auxiliary. See flyer attached.
Have a great week and hope to see you all next Sunday!