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Self-help to God-help
October 19, 2012
Philippians 2:12, 13
12 Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;13 for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”
This scripture appears to point to the need for both self-help and God-help.
Introduction: I am addicted to bookstores. I wander around pondering the titles as a kind of contemplative practice. But this is no mindless exercise, for I am looking for something: I am looking for that next book that will save the day; that will save me from myself. Continue reading
19 Pentecost—Proper 24-A
October 19, 2014
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
In today’s hyperventilated 24/7 “gotcha politics” media environment the question would have been: Okay, Jesus we know you’re slick but since you’ve recently driven out the money changers from the temple it’s time to come clean for our viewers:
“Do you think our good Jewish people should pay taxes to Rome? Continue reading
By now most of you have heard of the experiment in which subjects are asked to watch a video in which people are passing a basketball. The viewers are told to count the number of times the people dressed in white pass the ball to each other. After the short video viewers are asked if they saw anything unusual as they counted the passes. Most people say they did not notice the huge gorilla that walked across the screen. Continue reading
This week’s music includes more from the “old chestnut” school of hymns: O God, our help in ages past, Take my life, and let it be, and Rise up, ye saints of God. The opening and closing voluntaries are by J.S. Bach, with the Prelude and Fugue in G major, and his famous, “spooky” Toccata in d minor as our homage to Halloween. The Parish Choir’s anthem, Eternal God, is by British composer Richard Shephard, who is at Yorkminster (UK) Cathedral, and writes in many musical genres, but is best known for his anthems and service music.
The Gingerbread Village Display has a new home- the event is being hosted by Greater Lowell Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 7, and Chelmsford Central Baptist Church: the event will be on Dec 6th & 7th at the Central Baptist Church, 9 Academy St., Chelmsford, MA.
We encourage everyone to go to this site for information on the 2014 Gingerbread Village Display: http://chelmsfordcrew7.mytroop.us/node/1478
The theme this year is
So visit the site, register to build, and break out the gingerbread!
For 10/26, the topic will be God’s Call to Serve, led by Ruthann Savage-King. What is the job of a deacon – even a deacon in training? Deacons are to be messengers of servanthood, and interpret the needs and concerns of the world to the institutional church. Yikes! What does that mean? Just how much of the world – local or global? Are there issues that are just too big or complicated for the church to solve?
On November 2, Cina Barker will lead a conversation about saints. What is a saint? What do we mean when we say someone is a saint? What qualities does that imply? Have you known a saint? Join us for this timely discussion on All Saints Day.
Friends in Christ,
Below is the diocesan announcement of Bishop Shaw’s death. He was a wonderful man and great bishop. I will deeply miss his Christ-centered, Bible-focused, prayerful companionship.
Yours in Christ,
Bill Continue reading
November 15th, 9 am
Calling all pie makers, crust rollers, and apple peelers!! If you can peel apples, mix the filling and/or make pie crusts, or if you have ever wanted to learn how, please join us in the Parish Hall on Saturday, November 15th for our annual pie-baking workshop for what has become a yearly tradition of making the best homemade apple and blueberry pies around, just in time for folks to buy for the holidays!! Continue reading
The Church School Council invites All Saints’ members to join in! The Episcopal Partnership, of which All Saints is a founding member, is encouraging churches to build bird houses to raise funds to build homes. It’s easy and fun! Continue reading
The Church School Council is proud to present our first ever monthly newsletter! Here you will find updates on our Church School classes, as well as other important information for the month, such as the acolyte schedule, the children’s choir schedule, and a list of important dates. We hope you enjoy reading about the wonderful programs we have for our youth!