October 22, 2018

Article by: Thomas Ramsay

Good Morning All Saints’ Family,

It was a busy weekend at All Saints’. Saturday evening our “Major Tom’s” Coffee House program continued. There were 35 in attendance and all enjoyed music and readings. There were four new people who participated. It was a great evening of fun and fellowship and outreach for All Saints’!

Sunday morning was sunny and cool-a crisp autumn day! There were 10 people at the 8:00 AM service and 54 in attendance at the 10:00 AM service. It was the Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost. The Processional Hymn was, “O Worship The King All Glorious Above” and the Sequence Hymn was, “From God’s Christ Deity Came Forth.” The Gospel Reading was from Mark 10:35-45.

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

We learn from this passage of James and John wanting to be at the sides of Jesus and be like him and how this annoys the other disciples. Jesus then goes on to explain to them that being like him is not to be like royalty, but rather he was sent to serve mankind and give his life for it. The Piano Mediation was, “October” and the Offertory Anthem was, “Fairest Lord Jesus.” It was the Annual Fall Ingathering for United Thank Offering. The Communion Hymns were, “Draw Nigh And Take The Body Of The Lord” and “Before Thy Throne, O Lord, We Kneel.” The Recessional Hymn was, “O Zion, Haste, Thy Mission High Fulfilling.”

The altar flowers and Sanctuary Lamp were given by John and Irma Sommer to the glory of God and in loving memory of Riley, Carol, Samir, Habib, Paul, Alexander, Peter, Adela and Samir. The Vigil Lamp was given by John and Irma Sommer to the glory of God and in loving memory of Adil and Family. The bread and wine of the Eucharist were given by John and Irma Sommer to the glory of God and in loving memory of Riley Christopher Abdelnour.

The Coffee Hour, was as always, full of energy and chatter, The Coffee Hour was hosted by John and Irma Sommer. There were bagels, cake, cookies, fruit, potato salad and vegetables for all to enjoy with their favorite beverage.

Meanwhile, The Altar Guild had their fall meeting in the Christian Service room to plan for the coming events for the rest of the year. It was another busy and wonderful weekend at All Saints’!

Sort, Sclep, Store & Toss

Saturday, October 27th
Help is needed to expedite the delivery of the Parish House to our new tenants. If you can help organize please come on October 27th (This Saturday) at 9:30 AM. We especially need help moving some tables.

Carol Walker

Carol Walker fell and is convalescing at the Rehabilitation Center up the hill from North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset NY. She expects to be there about 3 weeks. She is in good spirits and would love calls and/or visits. Please call the Parish Office for her contact information.

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Have a great week and hope to see many of you next Saturday and Sunday!

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