This Sunday’s music begins supporting the themes of waiting/expecting/preparing. For any of you new to the Episcopal church, you won’t hear true Christmas carols until Christmas eve, although we do sneak some in at our 12/13 service of Lessons and Carols. There are many great Advent hymns, and this week’s include: Lo! He comes with clouds descending, Sleepers, wake!, and Signs of ending all around us. The middle hymn is based on Bach’s famous chorale, “Wachet auf,” which will be the opening voluntary. The Parish choir will be singing How beautiful upon the mountains by English composer John Stainer (1840-1901). For the four weeks of Advent, we will revert to a more contemplative closing of our service, where the dismissal will come after the closing voluntary.
HOMESPUN HOLIDAY FAIR
Saturday, Dec. 5th
Come shop, eat and be merry!
For the details, click HERE.
November 22, 2015
2 Samuel 23:1-7, Psalm 132:1-13, (14-19), Revelation 1:4b-8, John 18:33-37
Pilate asks Jesus: “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answers, “My kingdom is not from this world.”So what does this encounter that took place 2000 years ago have to tell us about what Jesus might be doing in our present moment of fear and confusion? Continue reading
Nov. 22 OR 29- casting meeting after the 10 am service in the upstairs meeting room.
Rehearsals: Dec. 6, 13, 20 after the 10 am service until noon.
Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, Dec. 22 4- 5 pm.
Pageant! Thursday, Dec. 24th 4 pm service
For information, and to register online, go HERE.
To give our editors a chance to fix a big meal or to go over the river and through the woods, we ask that next week, all e-bulletin information is submitted to the office by Tuesday, November 24, at noon.
Save the date: Our Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols will be on December 13 at 4pm, and will include all of our choirs. We hope that you will take time from the Christmas rush to enjoy the “reason for the season.” It’s your only chance to sing Christmas carols in Advent. Shhhh. Don’t tell!
It’s that most wonderful time of the year – a chance to make a short term commitment to singing with the Parish Choir for Lessons and Carols (12/13 at 4pm) and/or Christmas Eve at 10pm. All voice parts are welcome, and tenors will be given red carpet treatment. Rehearsals will be 11/19, 12/3, 12/10 from 7:45-8:45pm, and on 12/12 from 1-3pm. Singing in the choir is not only a tension reliever, but is also a great opportunity to be part of a special faith community. Please speak to Maggie or any choir member if you have questions.
Download the flyer: gingerbread_2015.pdf
October 25, 2015
Good morning. When I sat down to write this, I decided to begin by looking up the definition of the word “stewardship.” According to Merriam-Webster, it means “the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.” And then I thought about what that “something entrusted to my care” is when it comes to my stewardship here at All Saints’.
Most of us are aware of the many physical needs of our parish – the aging building, the routine maintenance and upkeep costs, etc. But those aren’t typically the things with which I’m actively involved, so they aren’t the first things that come to mind when I think of my own stewardship at All Saints’. Continue reading