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Advent One—Year B
December 3, 2017
Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37
Today we start a new year in the church, so it is appropriate for the gospel reading to draw our attention away from trivial things, so we can face important things: things like how are we supposed to live as Christ’s Body in a world that is always close to falling apart? In the beginning of Mark 13, which sets the context of our gospel reading, we hear this: “As Jesus came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 2 Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.” Continue reading
The poinsettias surrounding the altar on Christmas represent the memorial gifts of parishioners in remembrance of loved ones. You may also donate to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund or to the ‘In Thanksgiving For’ category for donations to the Endowment Fund in memory of a loved one. The names of all those remembered will appear in the Christmas service leaflets.
The link to the form is here: 2017 Memorial Christmas Donations
A beautiful video has been made introducing All Saints’, and it’s now available for anyone.
Feel free to share it!
And many thanks to Patrick Snow of Chelmsford for making this and allowing us to use it.
Hi All Sainters’! It’s that time of the year! We would love to have everyone in the Christmas Pageant! Check out the roles and times and register your casting preferences. We are hoping to have all casting complete by Sunday, Nov. 26th. But don’t hesitate to reach out to us at anytime if you have someone who would like to be a part of the Pageant.
All the best,
Follow this link to the Pageant Page
24 Pentecost—Proper 28-A-2
November 19, 2017
Zephaniah 1:7,12-18, Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 12, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25:14-30
I want to go against the flow today. After 2000 years this parable has become so domesticated that it’s little more than a story for our kids: God is the man who gives the talents and the three slaves show us how to use them. So we say, “listen up, children: you’ve inherited talent from God (and your multi-talented parents!) and now it’s time to work hard to develop that talent. Can’t sit back and count on Mommy and Daddy to bail you out when you bury your talent, like the third slave. You’ve got to work hard to develop your gift. (By the way, when a child makes good grades, don’t tell her how smart she is, compliment her on how hard she worked.) This is a perfectly fine story, but it has become a nothing burger without depth, density, or challenge. Continue reading
3 new 2017 mosaics are now hanging in the parish hall in celebration of All Saints’ 150th anniversary. Each of them consists of over 5000 individual images that were taken from all sorts of parish life events including services, parties, marriages, and fellowship events throughout the years.
I’m fairly certain that each of you can find yourself somewhere in them! OK maybe you won’t be able to find yourself, b ut it’s very likely that YOU ARE THERE!