July 29, 2020
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

From the Youth Minister, Erin Wolf
Greetings, All Saints families and friends!

We offered our first week of “Prayer @ Home” the first week of July. This was an exercise to encourage everyone to continue to intentionally build prayer time into their every day while also exploring some potentially new and/or engaging ways to pray. Prompts for July included 1. Engaging in daily worship through the Daily Offices; 2. Praying with the 5 Finger Prayer & a Prayer Board; and 3. Diving deeper into the questions found within our Baptismal Covenant.
 
The second week of Prayer @ Home will take place Aug. 2-8, and the three daily prompts will include: 1. Engage in daily worship with the Daily Offices; 2. Exploring the Lord’s Prayer; and 3. Practicing sharing pieces of our faith stories with others (also known as evangelism ). There will also be a mid-week check in on Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 6:45-7:30pm via Zoom.
 
The daily prompts may be found on the All Saints Youth Ministry website , the All Saints Youth Ministry Facebook group , and the All Saints parish Instagram account . Zoom call details may be found HERE or via the Youth Ministry Weekly Update email ( CLICK HERE to sign up).
 
From the Parish Treasurer, Alicia Bayambang
Hello friends ~

Beginning in June, All Saints began to see the negative financial impacts of current events. Due to a strong cash position we are able to meet our current financial needs but we are seeing a drop in giving in June that has also carried over to July. We are planning to send semi-annual pledge reports out in the next few weeks. 

Please find the June financial reports below. As previously reported, All Saints did receive $30,670 in assistance from the CARES ACT Paycheck Protection Program so we continue to keep our Rector, Youth Minister, Secretary, and both Sextons employed with the same rates and hours they earned prior to March 2020. 

From the Finance Committee
All Saints is so grateful to all those of you who have been able to continue fulfilling your pledges as we've adjusted to a new way of living together as a parish. Our outgoings continue through this time of change, and your faithfulness has helped us continue to meet those expenses through the midpoint of the year. Now that we're returning to long-range thinking, we're planning for a future that will inevitably bring new needs, both in our church family and in our service to the greater community. 

With fewer of the usual indicators that mark our pace through the year – the liturgical colors, the changing hymns, the rhythms of Sunday School and choir – it can be harder to keep track of our giving. If you're able to faithfully continue or return to your regular pattern of giving, that will help assure that our income stream continues to match our budget. We know you will be prayerfully reviewing your own outgoings as your own situation changes with the times. Perhaps new circumstances have made it necessary to review your commitment; perhaps, as a gesture of silent friendship to those who can do less at this time, you may even find it possible to consider increasing your giving. 

Gratefully, 
Susan Allen
Chair, Finance Committee

All Saints Events
Secretary On Vacation
Parish secretary Emily Gilbert will be on vacation August 1-16 . For church-related questions, please contact Fr. Christopher at 920-266-9262 or here .
Lectors & Intercessors Wanted
We are expanding our online worship! If you have access to Zoom (and a decent internet connection) and would be interested in serving as a lector or an intercessor (reading Scripture or the Prayers of the People) as part of our Sunday morning live stream worship service, please contact Father Christopher at  fatherchristopherallsaints@gmail.com .
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 ~ virtual “brown bag lunch” - Zoom                      
 
6:30-8:30 p.m.:    Pastoral Care “Office Hours”**
                        ~ Fr. Christopher (920.266.9262)
 
7:30 p.m.:     Compline - Facebook livestream
                       
Friday and 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+ 
Parish Birthdays & Anniversaries
July Birthdays
7/2 - Alexander Laswell
7/6 - Heljun Bayambang
7/8 - Catherine Neiswender
7/15 - Faith Sealy
7/18 - Heather McCombs
7/24 - Eric Javoroski
7/24 - Anne Wilkerson
7/25 - Sara McPherson
7/26 - Marion Bowers
7/28 - Andrew Ring

July Anniversaries
7/11 - David & Nancy Aronson (45th wedding anniversary)
7/11 - Nancy & John Krueger
7/15 - Pam Sealy & Steve Gilling
7/19 - Chris & Wendy Laswell

August Birthdays
8/1 - David Aronson
8/2 - Erik Lepisto
8/9 - Elisabeth Laswell
8/9 - Jeannine Rice-Crabb
8/11 - Stephen McCardell
8/14 - Ian Bates
8/17 - Joan Hendry
8/20 - Peter Gilbert
8/20 - Cyd Olson
8/25 - Mike Gadzik
8/27 - Caroline Augustine
8/27 - Phil Stenz
8/28 - Tammy Augustine
8/28 - Marilyn Elm
8/29 - Georgia Parnau
8/31 - Al Olson
Last week in August - Carol Jegen

If you'd like your birthday or anniversary included here, please contact the office .
Scrip
Scrip is still available while we are social distancing. Buying gas and groceries has not been cancelled and are easy ways to support the church. The only change you would see is that you buy a gift card to pay for your groceries instead of using cash or credit cards. If you are afraid you might buy more than you need, try starting small with a $10-$50 gift card. Also, the value does not expire so you can buy one large gift card and use it multiple times. If you would like to make a Scrip order or want to know more, please contact Suzanne at 920-850-9255

Suzanne has offered to deliver the cards to your home. Currently in stock we have Bath and Body Works cards (with all that hand-washing wouldn't it be nice to have some unique smelling soaps?), Barnes and Noble (can be used online to have the summer literary thrillers delivered right to your door), Kwik Trip gas cards, and Pick-n-Save grocery cards. 

Suzanne can also order anything you may need. Check out all the deals at https://shop.shopwithscrip.com - the All Saints enrollment code is  AB959F476L496 if you see something you like and want to order it yourself on the website.  

Please contact Alicia if you need assistance setting up an online account that can be used to make orders for both physical and electronic gift cards. 

Thank you again for your support of this ministry.

Alicia (920-216-6006) and Suzanne (920-850-9255)
Diocesan & Community Events
Eucharistic Festival - August 29
In 1960, Bishop William Brady worked with members of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac to establish a gathering of the diocesan community for worship and fellowship. The day typically includes Holy Eucharist, the Bishop’s Picnic, Evening Prayer, and the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. While this tradition continues, the 2020 Festival does come with notable changes.
 
The Eucharistic Festival date has moved to August 29, 2020 , and for the first time ever, will be held virtually, beginning at 11:00am. You can find more information at the diocesan website .
 
This year’s preacher is Mother Hilary Crupi, OJN. She is the Guardian of the Order of Julian of Norwich ( orderofjulian.org ), a contemplative monastic Order of monks and nuns of the Episcopal Church.
Opportunities to Serve
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

Emergency Shelter Servers
From Sue Stenz:

Dear wonderful volunteers,

Once again, we have to make a decision about serving meals at the Shelter.

After discussion with team leaders, we have decided we will take the summer off and reevaluate the beginning of Sept.
If you have a desire to prepare a meal or dessert or donate money ….the shelter staff would be delighted. Make sure you let them know you are members of All Saints.

Thank you for your continued volunteerism and generosity to the shelter. Thanks to Emily for keeping the congregation updated.

Any questions?  Email or call 920-787-7921.

Feeling so blessed.
Sue
Calendar of Upcoming Events
All events are canceled until further notice.
Serving Schedule
Worship services are suspended until further notice.

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