July 8, 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

Rector on Vacation
Fr. Christopher will be on a well-deserved vacation with his family beginning Monday, July 6th through Sunday, July 19th .

For any needs or concerns please contact senior warden Sarah Gilbert (contact info found in the parish directory) or Emily in the office (920-249-4147 or allsaintsappleton@gmail.com ). Fr. Christopher will be accessible in the case of an emergency.

Virtual lay-led worship services will continue:
Sunday: 9:30 am Morning Prayer followed by Zoom coffee hour
Monday: 7:30 pm Compline
Tuesday: 9:30 am Morning Prayer
        5:30 pm Evening Prayer
Wednesday: 9:30 am Morning Prayer
       7:45 pm Compline
Thursday: 7:30 pm Compline
From the Youth Minister, Erin Wolf
Greetings to All Saints family and friends!
 
Anti-racism resources can be found on the All Saints Youth Ministry website under the “Resources” tab ( CLICK HERE ). This includes recommendations for a wide range of ages for personal study and/or having conversations at home. If anyone has any recommendations that might be beneficial to this list, please contact Erin Wolf or Fr. Christopher .
 
Prayer @ Home Summer Program
Thank you to everyone who helped provide feedback about summer programming. At this time, All Saints will not be providing any in-person youth ministry events for Summer 2020. However, we are in the middle of our first of two weeks of “Prayer @ Home”, which is a week of daily prompts that encourage us to engage more intentionally with our prayer life.
 
This first week, July 5-11, provides opportunities for us to: 1. Engage in daily worship with the Daily Offices; 2. Learn and practice the “5 Finger Prayer” with a prayer board activity; and 3. Dig deeper into the Baptismal Covenant and the five key questions that come with it. The week also includes a mid-week check-in that will take place tonight, July 8, from 6:45-7:30pm via Zoom.
 
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).
 
Eucharistic Festival
The Eucharistic Festival date has moved to August 29, 2020 and will be held virtually beginning at 11:00am. You can find more information at the diocesan website ( CLICK HERE ). 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.
From the Parish Treasurer, Alicia Bayambang
Hello All Saints family, 

All Saints continued to thrive during May. We met our financial needs despite the 'safer at home' situation. June preliminary numbers indicate the usual summer delay in giving has not skipped 2020 and I expect to report a deficit for June. 

Please find the May financial results below. There is a ($38,864.11) figure on the May Bequest Income line. That is a result of the Vestry voting to allocate the Bequest received in March toward a capital project for the Bell Tower. Therefore, it can no longer be reported as income. 

Pledges for May are $19,818 versus the budgeted amount of $18,333. YTD Pledges are $19,428 over budget. 
 
Ministry expenses, at $2,497, are less than the budgeted amount of $4,082 due to not incurring choir scholarship payments and Altar flower expenses. 
 
Minister expenses at $13,754, are less than the budgeted amount of $16,507 due to the reduced need for our musician and nursery teams and timing of pay periods. Please know that our Rector, Youth Minister, Parish Secretary, and two Sextons are still receiving their full pay. 
 
Facility costs came in at $1,739 compared to the budgeted amount of $3,058, due to lower than planned costs associated with boiler maintenance; boiler costs are typically seasonal.
 
Operation costs came in at $856, compared to the budgeted amount of $1,198, causing a favorable variance due to lower than planned maintenance and office expenses.  
 
Peace,
Alicia Bayambang
All Saints Events
All Saints Online Weekly Schedule
During Fr. Christopher's vacation (July 6-19), please see the schedule of services at the beginning of the newsletter.

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.:   Noonday Prayer & 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 - Anne Wilkerson
7/25 - Sara McPherson
7/26 - Marion Bowers
7/28 - Andrew Ring
Eric Javoroski

July Anniversaries
7/11 - David & Nancy Aronson (45th wedding anniversary)

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)
Prayer Shawls
The prayer shawls that Fr. Christopher blessed during a recent Sunday service are available at the church to give to anyone in need. Please contact Dolores Wiseman (734-0642 or deewiseman5@gmail.com ) if you'd like to pick one up .
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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