January 6, 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) Monday 9-11am, Thursday 9-11am
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see
the schedule of servers for upcoming Sundays.
From the Youth Minister, Erin Wolf
Epiphany blessings, family and friends of All Saints!
 
Sunday School and Youth Group are back! Our first Sunday School gathering of the new year was this past Sunday, and Youth Group gatherings will resume this evening. Be sure to check your email for fresh Zoom links for each. If you’re not currently on our email list and would like to be, please send a request to Erin Wolf at asygappleton@gmail.com.
 
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. THANK YOU to those who have helped us since October!
 
At this time, we will continue to gather virtually until further notice. We are following advice put out by Bp. Matt Gunter, the diocesan COVID-19 task force, and All Saints parish leadership. We realize this is not ideal for many families, and we thank you for your continued perseverance and patience during this time.
 
Finally, I'd like to leave you all with a poem by Howard Thurman, The Work of Christmas. This will also be part of our discussion for the next few weeks with Youth Group as we continue hearing stories from scripture and sharing our own. 
 
When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with their flocks,
the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among the people,
to make music in the heart.
 
Have a safe and blessed rest of the week, all!
All Saints Events
Intercessions List
It's time to refresh the list of names to be prayed for during the Prayers of the People. Please contact the parish office with any names that you'd like to keep on the list.
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.
Annual Meeting - Jan. 31
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held virtually on Sunday, January 31. More information to follow.

If you have a report to submit for the meeting, please get it to Emily by Sunday, January 24.
Alternative Gift Market Update
Our online Serrv sales totaled $1230, earning $246 for All Saints. Thank you to all who participated!
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

Saturday(services TBD)
Notes
 
*         Morning Prayer @ 9:30 a.m., Evening Prayer @ 5:30 p.m., and Compline @ 7:30 p.m. (7:45 on Wednesdays) services can be lay-led, and at least some of them should be lay-led. Anyone interested in leading any of the Daily Office prayer services should contact me @ fatherchristopherallsaints@gmail.com   ~ I am happy to provide any needed guidance and/or training (hint: it’s pretty easy!). I will also be leading these services, myself, but I really want to get more of the parish involved with leading prayer.
 
**       I will announce at the appointed hour via the All Saints Facebook page that I am available and post my Google Voice phone number (listed above), inviting folks to share comments and conversation, and I will use that time to check in with folks, answer questions, and make appointments for private pastoral conversations as needed.
 
Thank you, everyone, for your patience and flexibility as we have worked to put together an online presence for All Saints Episcopal Church. It is a steep learning curve, and I (like many of you) had to start largely from scratch. As we go forward, please let us know what is working, what could work better, and what else you would like to see as part of our online ministry and outreach. I am putting together a new ministry team to oversee our digital presence and ministry; if you would like to get involved, please send me an email and let me know.
 
Blessings,
Christopher+ 
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
January Birthdays
1/7 - Dean Kaul
1/7 - Fr. Patrick Twomey
1/17 - Andrew Fischer
1/23 - Bill Crabb
1/24 - Erin Wolf
1/30 - Chris Mitchell

January Anniversaries
1/19 - Phil & Faith Sealy

If you'd like your birthday or anniversary included here, please contact the office.
Diocesan & Community Events

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 events are canceled until further notice.
Serving Schedule
Sunday, January 10
First Sunday
after Epiphany

Lector
Sarah Gilbert
Genesis 1:1-5
Acts 19:1-7

Intercessor
Mike Gadzik

Cantor
Dean Kaul
Psalm 29
Sunday, January 17
Second Sunday
after Epiphany

Lector
Emily Gilbert
1 Samuel 3:1-20
1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Intercessor
Sarah Gilbert

Cantor
Carol Jegen
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
Sunday, January 24
Third Sunday
after Epiphany

Lector
Nancy Krueger
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Intercessor
Abby Wolf

Cantor
Matt Kierzek
Psalm 62:6-14
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