SUNDAY, MAY 19
FEAST OF PENTECOST
In our All Saints' tradition, everyone is asked to wear a lot or a little something RED to church on Pentecost to commemorate the Holy Spirit coming upon the disciples who were gathered in a house in Jerusalem, seven weeks after Christ's Ressurection.
Red is the liturgical color used for the day and symbolizes the flames of fire distributed and resting on each of them.
Syrinx Presents Four Spring Concerts
My A Cappella singing group Syrinx has been learning a program called "Madrigals, Old and New, and Lots of Broadway". We will sing three Renaissance madrigals and seven 20th century madrigals inspired by the earlier pieces, all very beautiful. And we will include a generous helping of Broadway favorites like "Blue Moon" and "I Got Rhythm". Marga and I hope you will come enjoy our singing at one of the following concerts:
Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 PM at the Converse Home.
Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 PM at Allenwood
Tuesday, June 4, 12:00 Noon at St. Paul's Cathedral
Tuesday, June 11, 7:30 PM at Wake Robin
New Prayer Group
The group meets on the first and third Mondays of each month in the Nave from 6:30PM -7:30PM.
The objective of the prayer group is to strengthen our faith by drawing closer to God in prayer and by reading the scripture promises regarding prayer. Two or three of us meet to pray for the requests of others from the prayer request boxes, the Book of Common Prayer, the names on the prayer chain list and urgent and personal prayer requests. James 5:16 says the prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective, so we are thanking God for all the answered prayers.
Please email your prayer requests ot firstname.lastname@example.org or put them in the prayer request boxes at the front or the back of the church.
Pray without ceasing!
The Rev. Sherry Osborne
Supply Priest on May 12
The Rev. Sherry Osborne, a member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Vermont and the Commission on Ministry Committee on Discernment will be the supply priest on Sunday, May 12, while David is at the CREDO conference.
Sherry is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and most recently was rector of St. Mark's Church in Springfield, VT. At present, Sherry lives in Charlotte, and is supplying throughout the Diocese, as well as leading retreats. We look forward to having Sherry at All Saints on May 12, and also on select Sundays in the coming summer.
An Introduction to Christian Meditation
A four session experience of the spiritual practice of Christian meditation will be held on successive Wednesday evenings beginning on May 8 and continuing through May 29. The sessions will be from 7:30-8:30 PM. Those attending will learn how to continue meditation as an individual practice, or we might consider starting a meditation group which meets regularly. Please sign up on the sheet on Margaret's desk.
God and Science Discussion Group
A new discussion group will meet to discuss the book Science and the Search for God by Gary Kowalski, a Unitarian minister in Burlington, VT. The author lists many thought-provoking questions to use for group discussion. You can find the book at a library, bookstore or online.
We will meet initially in the DeForest Room on Friday, May 31, from 7-8 PM. Depending on interest, more meetings may be scheduled. If you plan to attend, please contact Becky at email@example.com by 5/25/13.
The All Saints Summer Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, June 22 from 9AM - 2:30PM. All Saints will offer a Pie Sale, redesigned White Elephant Sale, Book Sale, Furniture Area and Snack Bar, offering both breakfast and lunch items. Vendors will set up both inside and outside the church.
We also plan to celebrate the Summer Solstice with guided tours of The Community Labyrinth. Additional plans will be announced in the June Messenger.
Rock Point Open House
Sunday, May 12, 1-5 PM
Everyone is invited to the Annual Rock Point Open House on Sunday, May 12 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM. Come early and enjoy a Mother's Day Brunch. This is a great way to introduce young people to Rock Point Camp. There will be Summer Staff available for tours of the camp and information about our great facilities at the Bishop Booth Conference Center. Please come and bring your family and friends.
Coffee Hour Servers Needed
As of this writing, we are very short of coffee hour servers. We are nearing the summer months when some team members will be away, and it would be appreciated if a few more people would consider signing up to host. Since we will be moving to an earlier hour, we encourage you to make things a little simpler.
Prayer Shawls Needed
If you are a knitter or crocheter, we need your help. The prayer shawl ministry combines the love of knitting or crocheting with a prayerful spiritual practice that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy.
We have many pastoral needs at All Saints right now and we have given away all of our prayer shawls. We need more to bring comfort. A prayer shawl measures about 60 inches long by 2 feet wide, takes about 3 skeins of yarn, and can be made in any color or pattern. It's a great project for a winter's evening and carries our thoughts and prayers for the receiver.
David blesses each shawl before it is given to someone. If you want patterns, if we can teach you to knit or crochet, or if you have someone to whom you would like to give a shawl, just talk to me! You may leave completed shawls with Margaret or in the sacristy.
Emergency Food Shelf Suggestions for Any Time
Cereal (low sugar)
Baby Food, Baby Formula, Diapers
Canned Soup (low sodium)
Canned Fruit (in juice or light syrup)
Pork and Beans
Canned Vegetables (low sodium)
Dry pasta: Spaghetti, Macaroni, etc.
Juice (100% juice, canned concentrate)
Meals in a can
AVOID GLASS CONTAINERS, WHICH CAN BREAK
If you wish to make a monetary donation, every gift helps. Just one dollar buys three cans of beans. $3 buys eight cans of soup. $5 buys seven boxes of cereal.