Bishops here, there, and everywhere! If seeing and hearing our own Bishop Alan Gates wasn’t enough for you, there is another great opportunity just around the corner. Bishop Michael Bruce Curry will be installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church on November 1 at noon at the Washington National Cathedral. According to the Episcopal News Service, The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, was elected and confirmed as the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church at the 78th General Convention on June 27. According to the Canons of The Episcopal Church, he becomes Presiding Bishop on November 1. Bishop Curry is the first African-American to be elected Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. Continue reading
The Welcome Back cookout is being held on this Sunday, September 13th after the 10am service outside the Parish Hall, hosted by the Parish Life Committee. Hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers (plus all the fixings) and potato chips and beverages will be provided.
We welcome all side dishes from members of the congregation, i.e. salads, sides, and desserts. Bringing a dish to share is not required but if you feel so moved, please bring something from one of the above three categories.
Rain will move the cookout into the Parish Hall but will not cancel the event. We hope to see you all there – this is a fun event and it is great to see everyone after the long (not long enough in my opinion) summer!
The British ARE coming! As many of you know, All Saints’ has hosted musical visitors three times from St. Peter’s Collegiate School, in Wolverhampton, England. If you are wondering how to spend next February vacation, worry no more – I have just the solution for you – open your homes and hearts to either students or adult chaperones from this school. They will be flying into NYC on 2/9, and will arrive here late afternoon 2/12, and will fly out of Boston on 2/18. This time, the Concert Band and Choir will be coming. Many more details will be forthcoming. They will be playing for a concert at All Saints’ on 2/13, and probably several times throughout the week at other venues. They will be doing group activities like snow tubing and sight seeing in Boston. We will be hosting somewhere between 60-75 students and adults. I will also be looking for help with logistics. These trips have resulted in lifelong friendships, and many who have hosted in the past have made visits to Wolverhampton to see their friends. Many Wolverhampton students have also returned here to visit. Please let me know if you are interested in learning more, or if you are willing to help me with this magical week. You can contact me using the Contact Us page, choosing Choir Director from the “To be contacted” menu.
Maggie Marshall, Minister of Music.
Come one, come all, to the 3rd annual parish breakfast hosted by the Parish Life Committee, being brought back by popular demand! It is a delicious hot breakfast including eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, two types of strata, as well as breads, fruits, muffins, juice and coffee.
Food will be served between the two services on Sunday morning, January 25th, beginning at 9am. Put this event on your calendar with a reminder so that you remember it — you’ll be glad you did. Hope to see you all there!!
from Matt Hickcox
Thank you to everyone who hosted a coffee hour in 2014. We had very few holes on the sign-up sheet over the past 12 months, which goes to shows that we Episcopalians can indeed voluntarily volunteer for things. But 2015 is wide open at this point, particularly the next couple of weeks, so please contact me with some possible dates (e.g. “the next open Sunday“, or “sometime in early February”) or sign up yourself on the sheet hanging in the kitchen. You can contact me using the Contact Us form (select “Coffee Hour Coordinator” for “To be contacted”). Thanks. Matt Hickcox
O, COME, LET US ADORE HIM!
January 6 – 7p.m. – The Epiphany – come join all of the choirs as we celebrate the 12th Day of Christmas. Followed by a dessert potluck in the Parish Hall.
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 bonfire is being hosted at the home of
Anne Ludlow and David Kuzara
111 Robin Hill Road, Chelmsford
Please bring a folding/camping chair for a great night of campfire sing-a-longs. We will be providing hotdogs, mulled cider, hot chocolate and toasting s’mores.
The Sunday after Labor Day, the Parish Life Committee will be hosting the annual Welcome Back cookout. It is the beginning of our church school program year as well as other regular activities that tend to “go on vacation” during the summer. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. served in the inner courtyard following the 10am service (or in the Parish Hall in the case of inclement weather). If you would like to bring a salad or a dessert to share it will be greatly appreciated; everything else will be provided.
Hope to see you all there!!
I was fortunate enough to attend my 13th conference of the Association of Anglican Musicians last week in Washington, DC. I went two days early, to finish out my 2 year commitment as secretary on the AAM Board, at our pre-conference board meeting. Continue reading