July 30, 2018

Article by: Thomas Ramsay

Good Morning All Saints’ Family,

Sunday morning was sunny and breezy. There were 12 in attendance at the 8:00 AM service and 36 people at the 10:00 AM service. It was the Tenth Sunday After Pentecost. We welcomed The Rev. Marjorie Boyden-Edmonds as the Officiant for both services of Morning Prayer, Rite II. The Processional Hymn was, “O Day Of Radiant Gladness” and the hymn before the Psalm was, “Blessed Be The God Of Israel, Who Comes To Set Us Free.” The hymn between the Lessons was, “How Wondrous And Great Thy Works, God Of Praise.” The Gospel Reading was from John 6:1-21

Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”

When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.

We learned from this reading the miracle by Jesus of feeding 5000 people with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes. The Sermon Hymn was, “My God, Thy Table Now Is Spread.” After the Sermon, Deacon Marjorie and some members of the choir sang, “Here I Am, Send Me.” The Offertory Hymn was, “Before Thy Throne, O God” and the Recessional Hymn was, “Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us.”

The altar flowers were given by Stella and Drew Elder to the glory of God and in loving memory of Jane Sandrowsky and Summer Peck. The Sanctuary Lamp was given by Ed Benedict to the glory of God and in celebration of Nancy Benedict’s birthday.

The Coffee Hour was, as always, full of chatter and laughter. There was a “Grandmother Shower” for Deacon Marjorie in celebration of her impending grandson, David’s, adoption by her daughter. There was cake, cookies, pies, fruit, meatballs, pizza bagels, rice pudding and salad for all to enjoy. Deacon Marjorie was overwhelmed with the gratitude of all the parishioners and their generous gifts. A big thank you to Karen Friedl for coordinating the shower and to all of our parishioners for bringing donations of food and gifts. It was a fantastic Sunday at All Saints!

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Serving Next Sunday: August 5, 2018

Altar Guild: Team 5: Karen Friedl, Susan Byrne

Officiant: Tom Ramsay 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM

Lector: 10:00 AM- Judy Batashoff

Acolytes: Christopher Batashoff, Albert Agyeman.

Ushers: Dean Yee, Marje Eisenman

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

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