March 18, 2020
All Saints Episcopal Church
Celebrating our Life Together in Christ
100 North Drew Street / Appleton, Wisconsin 54911 / 920-734-3656 
Parish Office Hours: 9am to 3pm, Mon-Wed and Fri., 9am-12pm Thurs.
Summer Office Hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day): 9am-12pm Mon-Fri
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see
the schedule of servers for upcoming Sundays.
From Fr. Christopher Wilkerson
My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

As of this week, at the directive of The Rt. Rev. Matthew Gunter, Bishop of Fond du Lac, we are suspending all public worship at All Saints Episcopal Church. This change in plans is a new development, and I am currently awaiting further news and instructions from our bishop, but in the meantime we need to get the word out that all services at All Saints have been cancelled until further notice.  

Furthermore, until further notice, I am also closing the church buildings to public/outside use, and I am directing the staff to do as much of their work remotely from home as possible.  Any regularly scheduled meetings or gatherings , therefore, that are on the calendar to take place within our building are as of now also cancelled until further notice.

My dear friends, these new developments weigh heavily on my heart--it is a key component of our Anglican identity that we gather together in communal worship. After all, our principal act of worship as Episcopal Christians is Holy Communion. That said, I completely and wholeheartedly concur with Bishop Matt's decision. At this moment, our priority is to demonstrate, to act out, our love for one another by doing everything in our power to keep each other as safe and as healthy as possible.

From the Youth Minister, Erin Wolf
We’ll begin with “A Prayer for Facing Uncertainty” from the New Zealand Prayer Book:
 
"God of the present moment, God who in Jesus stills the storm and soothes the frantic heart; bring hope and courage to us as we await in uncertainty. Bring hope that you will make us the equal of whatever lies ahead. Bring us courage to endure what cannot be avoided, for your will is health and wholeness; you are God, and we need you. AMEN."
 
THANK YOU to the Youth Group (with a couple Sunday School students) for putting together some blankets for the Saving Paws Animal Rescue no-kill shelter here in Appleton.
 
THANK YOU to everyone who has called, texted, emailed, or in some other fashion checked-in, offered support, shared feedback, or has stayed connected over the last few days. We are certainly living through strange times, and as I’ve said before, I am grateful for this community. The current situation with COVID-19 keeps changing, and I thank you all in advance for your patience and flexibility as we continue to navigate this new territory.
Effective immediately,  under the directive of Bishop Matt Gunter, all worship services and programs at All Saints are suspended until further notice. Please refer to Fr. Christopher’s newsletter update for more information. All the latest COVID-19 updates for All Saints will be posted to the new blog page of the Youth Ministry website ( CLICK HERE ).

All Saints Events
Server Training Postponed
The server training planned for March 15, 22, and 29 will be postponed until further notice. Stay tuned!
Bible Study Canceled
The Monday morning Bible study and the Sunday morning study of the Desert Fathers and Mothers are canceled for the time being.
Lanterns for Caneille Regional Development Fund
At the 2019 Alternative Gift Market, we partnered with the Caneille Regional Development Fund to donate solar LED lanterns and phone chargers from LuminAID . Rebecca and Oliver Zornow, the founders of CRDF, recently returned from a trip to Caneille, Haiti, where they distributed the lanterns.

From Rebecca's blog post describing the trip:
We also distributed dozens of LuminAIDS to our sixth grade students, school cooks and security guards, and community members. Thank you to LuminAID and All Saints Episcopal Church for this great donation.

Many thanks to everyone from All Saints who donated a lantern! Click here to read the whole blog post and see more photos.
Diocesan & Community Events
Spring Taiz é Services Canceled
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Taizé services planned for this spring are canceled. We hope to return to the regular schedule in the fall.
Northeast Wisconsin Passion Play - Apr. 2-5
Xavier Theatre and ALL RISE! The Northeast Wisconsin Passion Play are committed to the health and safety of our staff, patrons and performers. We are closely monitoring information from the CDC and our local health agencies. At this time, we are suspending ticket sales to All Rise! The Northeast Wisconsin Passion Play, while the unprecedented nature of this situation is being assessed. In the event that a performance would be cancelled, we would do our best to contact patrons by phone and/or email. Information on patron options would also be posted at www.newpassionplay.org
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
Our thanks to all those who volunteer to serve meals at the Pillars emergency shelter!

Below is the schedule for the next two months. If you're unable to serve, please find a substitute and notify your team leader. Team leaders, please call the members of your team a few days in advance to remind them of the date. 

For more information please contact  Sue Stenz  (920-787-7921).

April 21, 2020
Team Leader:  Suzanne Fischer
Servers:  Terry Rebholz, Ruth & Andrew Ring, Mike Gadzik, Laurie Leonard
Desserts:  Suzanne Fischer, Brenda Perkins

May 19, 2020
Team Leader:  Marlene Angevine
Servers:  Sue & Phil Stenz, Ellen Watson, Mike Gadzik
Desserts:  Marion Bowers, Barb Schoenike
Calendar of Upcoming Events
All events are suspended until further notice.
Serving Schedule
Worship services are suspended until further notice.

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