August 27, 2018
Article by: Thomas Ramsay
Good Morning All Saints’ Family,
Sunday morning was sunny and cool. There were 10 people at the 8:00 AM service and 27 in attendance at the 10:00 AM service. It was the Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost and Morning Prayer, Rite II was said at both services. The Processional Hymn was, “Lead On, O King Eternal” and the Canticle Hymns were “Before The Lord His Eternal Throne” and “Blessed Be The God Of Israel Who Comes To Set Us Free.” The Sequence Hymn was, “Surely It Is God Who Saves Me.” The Gospel Reading was from John 6:56-59.
Jesus said, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.” He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum.
When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But among you there are some who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him. And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.”
Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”
We continue to learn, from this passage, of Jesus telling all that by eating his flesh and drinking his blood, will live forever. His disciples find this hard to accept and Jesus continued to explain to those that would listen, that it is the spirit that gives life and many are then convinced of his words. The Offertory Hymn was, “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place” and the Recessional Hymn was, “Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus.” A big thank you to Tom Ramsay, for once again, Officiating at both services, while Father Byrne was away.
The Coffee Hour was full of energy and chatter as our parishioners and guest greeted one another. The Coffee Hour was hosted by Tom Ramsay and Susan Parfrey. There were cakes and cookies for all to enjoy with there coffee and tea. It was a beautiful Sunday at All Saints’!
RIP Ted Rivera
Former, long time parishioner, Ted Rivera, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Please see his obituary attached. Ted was a member of the Vestry and served All Saints’ with all his heart. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Thanks to generous donation we have a number of ticket vouchers for the current Broadway hit musical, “DESPERATE MEASURES.” The vouchers, which are good for two tickets each are available for $30.00. Please see Father Byrne to purchase the vouchers.
Holly Bazzar Meeting – Sunday September 16th
It’s that time of year again to plan the 76th Annual Holly Bazaar! We will have our first meeting on Sunday, September 16th after the 10:00 AM meeting. Please plan to attend, since we need everyone’s ideas and volunteers to help make this our most successful event!
Full Events Schedule
Serving Next Sunday: September 2nd, 2018
Altar Guild: Team 5: Susan Byrne, Karen Friedl
Chalice: 8:00 AM - Tom Ramsay 10:00 AM - Susan Byrne
Lector: 10:00 AM- Peter Bavoso
Acolytes: Christopher Batashoff, Albert Agyeman, Jack Obiol, Justin Obiol
Ushers: John Crowe, Nina Gonzalez, Richard Obiol
Have a great week and hope to see you all next Sunday!