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The Ramsay Report


November 13, 2016

Sunday was another beautiful sunny, crisp and cool morning. There were 13 people at the 8:00 AM service and 63 in attendance at the 10:00 AM service. It was the Twenty-Sixth Sunday After Pentecost. The Processional Hymn was, “All My Hope On God Is Founded” and the Sequence Hymn was, “O Christ, The Word Incarnate.”  The Gospel Reading was from Luke 21:5-19. When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, Jesus said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.”  They asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and what will the sign that this is about to take place?” And he said, “Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is near!’ Do not go after them. “When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.” Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and plaques; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven. “But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you; they will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of my name. This will give you an opportunity to testify. So make up your minds not to prepare your defense in advance; for I will give you words and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your souls. We learn from this passage, that some will come to undermine Jesus’ name and claim to be him and that wars and catasrophies will occur and many will be betrayed because of their allegiance to God. Jesus tells us to still be strong and follow his words and they will saved and gain their souls.  The Offertory Anthem was, “O How Amiable.” The Communion Hymns were, “Thy Kingdom Come On Bended Knee” and “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah.”  The Recessional Hymn was, “Lord Christ, When First Thou Cam’st To Earth.”

The altar flowers were given by Ed and Nancy Benedict to the glory of God and in loving memory of all of our veterans and their families. The Sanctuary Lamp was given by Tom and Jeanine Carroll to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the continuing recovery of Lois Pagliaro. The Vigil Lamp was given by John and Carol Crowe to the glory of God and in loving memory of John’s recently departed sister, Katherine Crowe Fuller. The bread and wine of the Eucharist were given by a “grateful citizen” to the glory of God and in honor of those who have served in the armed forces of our country.

 

HOLLY BAZAAR SIGN-UPS AND DONATIONS-Thanks so much to all who have signed up for various parts of the Holly Bazaar. We need EVERYONE to participate in the Holly Bazaar to make it the most wonderful one ever! Please sign up on the board outside the sacristy to donate your time, talent, and whatever else you can. Paraphrasing President John F. Kennedy, “Ask not what All Saints’ can do for you but rather, what can you do for All Saints’” We need your help in volunteering, no matter how much time you can spare! 

 

HOLLY BAZAAR INGATHERING NEXT SUNDAY-It’s finally here: The day to bring in the stuff for the Bazaar! Please bring it with you next Sunday so that your donations can be sorted and go to the right parts of the Bazaar. There is still a need for items for the raffle baskets, Silent Auction, Elsie’s Corner and Toy Room. Thanks in advance for your generosity!  Please bring the items to the Christian Service room next Sunday.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOLIDAY SEASON SHARING-We have three opportunities for Holiday Season outreach this year: The Seaman’s Church Institute, Assemblyman Braunstein’s drives for children and veterans and Adopt-A-Family. Information for all three are on the bulletin boards outside the Common Room.

 

This past week we elected a new President and though the country is divided on Donald Trump, it is a time right now to pray for him and our country. We must stand strong together and hope that he and all our leaders move forward and do what is right for all of the citizens of our country.

 

Tuesday November 15th-Holy Eucharist and Healing Service 12:30 PM. Book Group 1:15 PM

 

Thursday November 17th-Thrift Shop 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Choir Rehearsal 7:30 PM

 

Sunday November 20TH-Holy Eucharist Rite I 8:00 AM. Church School 9:45 AM. Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00 AM. Christmas Pageant Rehearsal and Holly Bazaar Ingathering 11:30 AM

 

BEHOLD! TIDINGS OF THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT-The first pageant rehearsal AND an important parents’ meeting will be held at 11:30 AM next Sunday in the Choir Room. Please make every effort to attend.

 

Have a fantastic week and hope to see you all next Sunday!

Service Times & Directions

Weekly Services

Tuesday:  12:15 pm  Holy Eucharist & Healing Service

Sunday:       8:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                      9:45 am Sunday School

                    10:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
 

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