September 10, 2018
Article by: Thomas Ramsay
Good Morning All Saints’ Family,
It was busy “Welcome Back” weekend at All Saints’! Saturday evening was our “Stars*Under*The Stars*” movie, but the weather did not cooperate, so the movie was shown in the Common Room. We enjoyed “A Wrinkle In Time” with popcorn, candy and hot dogs. It was a great film and all those who attended had a fun evening.
Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.
Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure, saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”
We learn from this passage of Jesus traveling from region to region and his attempt to stay out of sight, but this does not happen. He cures a young girl from the demons within her and makes a deaf man hear and speak. He asks the people not to say anything about him performing these miracles, but they could not and told of them to all. The Offertory Anthem was, “Just As I Am.” The Communion Hymns were, “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us With Your Love” and “Give Praise And Glory Unto God.” The Recessional Hymn was, “O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing.”
The altar flowers were given to the glory of God and in celebration of John and Carol Crowe’s wedding anniversary by their family and in celebration of Diane Obiol’s birthday by her family. The Sanctuary Lamp was given by Tom and Jeanine Carroll to the glory of God and in loving memory of Alexis Henry. The Vigil Lamp was given by Tom and Jeanine Carroll to the glory of God and in loving memory of Belinda and Charles Henry’s daughter. The bread and wine of the Eucharist were given by Claudia Hajian to the glory of God and in celebration of her niece Olivia’s 11th grade.
The “Welcome Back” picnic was in full swing after the service. Tom Ramsay began cooking the hamburgers and hot dogs with the help of Nancy Benedict. The tables were set up in the Common Room and the salads and side dishes were brought out. Everyone sat down to eat, as the burgers and franks came in from the grill. It was once again, a well oiled machine. All were satisfied and the desserts, coffee and tea were then served. The clean-up began soon after. The grill was cleaned, the leftovers were wrapped up, the dishes and cups cleaned and the tables and chairs put away. It was another wonderful Sunday at All Saints’ and a great way to begin our new church season!
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.
The weekly healing services will resume on Tuesday, September 18th at 12:30 PM. The services, which last about 30-40 minutes include:prayers and anointing for healing (for oneself or others,) a conversational homily, and Holy Communion. These informal services are held in the All Souls Chapel.
Thursday September 13th – Primary Day Reminder
NY State Primaries are on THURSDAY September 13th. No matter who your candidate may be, exercise your right to cast a vote.
Saturday September 15th – Major Tom's Coffee House IV
Come enjoy an evening of acoustic music and entertainment from 8:00-10:30 PM.
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Monday September 17th
Vestry Meeting 8pm
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Have a great week and stay dry and safe. Hope to see many of you on Saturday for our fourth Coffee House and if not, next Sunday, when we welcome back our Church School staff and students and have our first Holly Bazaar planning meeting!!