New stone lighting - part of Living Stones projects
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We are a welcoming community that seeks to follow Jesus Christ with all that we are and all that we have. Through worship, fellowship, education, and outreach we open ourselves to God and our neighbor.
Our Sunday Schedule: 8 AM + Holy Communion 10 AM + Holy Communion with music and nursery. Lower Church School gathers at 9:45 AM Upper Church School sits together in worship; classes begin at 11:20 AM
Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith: we invite you to join us!
Shop recognition Sunday is
this Sunday, November 3. We will be giving thanks for all the saints who have
gone before us, and it seemed fitting to also acknowledge those “saints” who
are “just folk like me” for over 50 years of volunteerism. We hope that many of
you will wander over to the Grotto to see the display of Thrift Shop and Guild
memorabilia during Sunday’s fellowship hour.
Good morning. My name is Carol Gilchrist and I have been a parishioner at All Saints’ since 1976. When I was asked to give this brief talk, I began thinking about when and where I first was made aware of the need to give to one’s church. When I was in kindergarten we moved to a neighborhood in Rochester, New York with a Catholic parish and grade school at the end of our street. My mother was Catholic, my father was not. I was enrolled in the school as was my sister a few years later. I remember money was tight. One fun memory that always stuck with me is when my parents would be gathering coins to amass 40 cents to buy a quart bottle of beer to share. So, yes, money was tight. However, I also remember that when we went to church every Sunday and holy day, my mother ALWAYS had her envelope to put in the collection plate.
When Rev. Bill asked me to say a few words about
why I give to All Saints, I had to think hard about it, because I wasn’t all
that sure myself. And after I thought
about it, it occurred to me that I was not sure I want to say all my reasons
for giving, and I was REALLY not sure anyone else wants to hear them”.
You know, talking about money is not a comfortable subject already…it’s not
polite, it’s “unseemly”. Dinner table
rules dictate that we don’t discuss politics, religion, sex or money, not
necessarily in that order. Plus, we have
to remember last week’s lesson of Paul’s letter to Timothy, which contains what
I think the most widely MIS-quoted passage in the bible: “the love of money is
the root of all evil“, which is usually quoted as “money is the root of all
evil”. Even Pink Floyd’s song “Money”
mis-quotes this passage. I came to the conclusion that I have my own reasons, and maybe some of them
are similar to yours, but I’ll bet I have some different ones, so here goes…
The new stained glass window hanging in the Parish Hall was “found” by this year’s Summer Mystery Club. The Club Kids spent the summer learning about Christian Symbols and deciphering coded messages. In particular, they learned about the Trinity Symbol in the center of this window, which can also be found in the Rose Window in the Chapel. The Mystery Club window was made by artisans in NH and commissioned by the leaders of the Mystery Club- along with the “SMC” for Summer Mystery Club, there is one other detail that gives away its “mysterious” origins….can you find it?