February 17, 2021
All Saints Episcopal Church
Celebrating our Life Together in Christ
100 North Drew Street / Appleton, Wisconsin 54911 / 920-734-3656 
Parish Office Hours: (during COVID-19) Mon. 9am-12pm, Thurs. 9-11am, Fri. 12-3pm
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see
the schedule of servers for upcoming Sundays.
From Fr. Christopher Wilkerson
An Invitation to the Observance of a Holy Lent
 
My dear sisters and brothers in Christ,
 
The Lenten season is upon us! As of Ash Wednesday, we bade adieu, for a while, to the green of ordinary time which we’ve enjoyed in the season after the Epiphany, and we have now embraced the purple that ever reminds us of the inner reflection and penitence that are the hallmarks of the journey to Easter.
 
As you may know, the observation of Lent as a liturgical season has its origins in the disciplines and practices of the early Church. Easter, the great feast celebrating the resurrection of Our Lord Jesus, was understood from the earliest days of the Christian era to be a proper and fitting time for new converts to the faith to be baptized. 
 
Preparation to receive the sacrament of baptism involved a great deal of prayer, instruction, study, prayer, contemplation, penitence, and prayer, in a process that took up to two full years. And the final forty days leading up to the converts’ baptism at Easter marked a period of particularly intensive prayer, fasting, prayer, devotion, prayer, penitence, and prayer (notice a theme developing here?).

From the Youth Minister, Erin Wolf
A blessed Ash Wednesday to all!
 
Ash Wednesday – Youth Group will be watching the Ash Wednesday service this evening beginning around 7:00pm. If you’d like to join, contact Erin Wolf at asygappleton@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
 
Black History Month resources are still available via the Resources webpage of the All Saints Youth Ministry website or by CLICKING HERE.
 
We are still in need of secondary adult support on Wednesday evenings for our Youth Group gatherings. We meet from 7:00-7:45pm via Zoom. If available and willing to assist, contact Erin Wolf for more information.
 
EpiscoUnity Night: Students in grades 5-12: Mark your calendars now! We are having a combined youth group Zoom gathering with students from around the diocese next week Wednesday, February 24 from 6:30-7:30pm. Links will be sent out via email.
 
FDL Summer Camp: If safe enough to offer camp in-person, we will be heading to Waypost Camp in Hatley, WI (east of Mosinee and southeast of Wausau). Our group will be the only one on-site during our time there, and there are lots of cool new activities and program opportunities available to use, including a low ropes initiative course, gardening/composting, and bread making.
 
At-home camp activities will still be made available for families who are unable to join in-person, yet still want to be connected. If conditions become such that it is not safe to offer in-person camp at all for 2021, we will return to the Camp @ Home model from 2020.
 
COVID-19 precautions and safety measures will be put in place, and we are working with Waypost Camp, Crossways Camps, our diocesan COVID-19 Task Force, and guidelines set out by the American Camping Association to help provide as safe an environment as possible. Registration, volunteer staff applications, and more details coming soon. Updates will be shared via official diocesan channels – diocesan website, FDL Summer Camp webpage, diocesan Facebook page, @diofdlyouth Instagram account, and Scattering Seeds newsletter.
 
Senior Camp (completed grades 9-12 & high school 2020 grads): June 20-26, 2021
Middler Camp (completed grades 6-8): June 27-July 1, 2021
Junior Camp (completed grades 2-5): June 27-July 1, 2021
Kinder Camp (ages 4-7 with adult): July 1-3, 2021
 
Have a safe and blessed rest of the week, all!
January 2021 Treasurer's Report
All Saints Events
Ash Wednesday
This morning Fr. Christopher held an Ash Wednesday Service of Spiritual Communion via Facebook Live. If you missed it, the service is available to watch on Facebook at any time.
Annual Meeting - Feb. 28
2021 All Saints Episcopal Church Annual Meeting registration is open and the annual meeting report packet will be available in advance by email or mail to parishioners this week. 

  • Annual Meeting: Sunday, February 28, at 2:00 p.m.
  • Practice Session #1: Monday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m.
Or
  • Practice Session #2: Tuesday, February 23, at noon

Please join a practice session to help you be prepared for this new meeting format. Advance registration will help the planning team finalize the meeting details and also help with the formality of taking attendance during the annual meeting. Look for the links to register for the annual meeting and the practice sessions. Or, if you plan to join the meeting by dialing in by phone, please register for a practice session and the Annual Meeting by contacting Emily in the parish office at 920-734-3656. She will give you the phone number to use.

The meetings will be hosted on Zoom, an online video meeting platform. You can join the meeting from a smartphone, tablet, desktop computer or dial-up phone. Zoom has an excellent online help center (www.support.zoom.us). A Zoom account is not required for you to join this meeting. We are committed to helping everyone join the meeting. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the church office, or members of the Online Ministry Team to help you connect.
2021 Parish Directory
Emily is starting to assemble the 2021 parish directory! If your address, phone number, or email has changed since February 2020, or if you've joined us since then and would like to be added to the directory, please contact the parish office.
Prayer Shawls
We may not be gathering in the building yet, but the prayer shawl ministry is still active! If you'd like to pick up a prayer shawl for yourself or to give to someone who needs it, please contact Dolores Wiseman.
Book of Common Prayer Access
With our worship remaining online for the time being, below are some options for access to the Book of Common Prayer at home if you do not currently have a copy handy. Of course, having your own BCP is valuable anytime for daily prayer, the Catechism, the Daily Office Lectionary listings, the Psalter, and more. Explore this treasured resource! 


Parish Birthdays & Anniversaries
February Birthdays
2/4 - Ana Retzlaff
2/10 - Erin Dobkoski
2/12 - Cherie Krynock-Morris
2/17 - Tom Erickson
2/19 - Diane Bunger
2/25 - Alexander Blesch

If you'd like your birthday or anniversary included here, please contact the office.
Diocesan & Community Events
Diocesan Guidelines for In-Person Worship
Bishop Matt Gunter has announced that starting the First Sunday in Lent, February 21, congregations may expand in-person attendance worship services to no more than 50 persons, or 25% of space capacity, whichever is fewer. More information is available on the diocesan website.
Opportunities to Serve
Pillars Shelter Volunteering
Our volunteer ministry with Pillars Adult and Family Shelter is still on hold until it becomes less risky.

Hearty thanks to Sue and Phil Stenz for their many, many years of skillful and cheerful coordination of this ministry, even after they moved to Waupaca! We will be looking for new leadership once we begin again, but for now contact Sarah Gilbert with any questions.
Stephen Ministry:
Bringing Christ's healing love to hurting people

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What is a Stephen Minister?
Could you or someone you know benefit from the Christ-defined, confidential care of a Stephen Minister? Do you feel called to be part of this caring ministry?
Contact: Susan McCardell 920-915-0288 or Susan

Calendar of Upcoming Events
All Saints Online Weekly Schedule
NOTE: Even if you're not on Facebook, you can still view the livestreams or any other information on the All Saints page by clicking the links below.

Sunday
9:30 a.m.:     Principal Worship - Facebook livestream
                       
10:30 a.m.:   Virtual Coffee Hour - Zoom                     
 
Monday
11:00 a.m.:   Weekly Lectionary Bible study - Zoom                    
 
3:00-5:00 p.m.:    Pastoral Care “Office Hours”
                       ~ Fr. Christopher (920.266.9262)
 
7:30 p.m.:     Compline - Facebook livestream
                       
Tuesday
9:30 a.m.:     Morning Prayer - Facebook livestream
                       
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.:   Pastoral Care “Office Hours”
                       ~ Fr. Christopher (920.266.9262)

5:30 p.m.: Evening Prayer - Facebook livestream
 
Wednesday
9:30 a.m.:     Ante-Communion Service with Spiritual Communion - Facebook livestream 

7:45 p.m.:     Compline - Facebook livestream                   
 
Thursday
12:00 p.m.:  Faith Talk - Zoom                     
 
6:30-8:30 p.m.:    Pastoral Care “Office Hours”
                       ~ Fr. Christopher (920.266.9262)
 
7:30 p.m.:     Compline - Facebook livestream
                       
Friday
5:30 p.m.: Evening Prayer - Facebook livestream
Serving Schedule
Sunday, February 21
First Sunday
in Lent
Rite II

Lector
Peter Gilbert
Genesis 9:8-17
1 Peter 3:18-22

Intercessor
Emily Gilbert

Cantor
Erin Wolf
Psalm 25:1-9
Sunday, February 28
Second Sunday
in Lent
Rite I

Lector
Abby Wolf
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Romans 4:13-25

Intercessor
Mike Gadzik

Cantor
Matt Kierzek
Psalm 22:22-30
Sunday, March 7
Third Sunday
in Lent
Rite II

Lector
Joanne Bozeman
Exodus 20:1-17
1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Intercessor
Sarah Gilbert

Cantor
Eric Neiswender
Psalm 19
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