JULY 15, 2021
Each year, All Saints collects school supplies for youth in need throughout the Jacksonville community.  EVERY SUNDAY IN JULY through August 8th, you can drop off any and all school supplies in the outreach barrels in the Narthex of the church or in the Parish Hall. On August 8th, we will bless the backpacks of all our All Saints youth preparing for school to start and load up the last barrel of school supplies to deliver to St. Mary's in downtown Jacksonville.

This year we again need:
Pencils, Pens, Crayons, 3 Pronged Paper Folders with Pockets, Hand Sanitizer, Tissues, Colored Pencils, Kid-Friendly Scissors, Pencil Boxes, Packs of Lined Paper, Composition Books, Construction Paper, Copy Paper, Glue Sticks, Index Cards, Sticky Notes, Erasers, Color Safe Markers, Highlighters, Liquid Hand Soap, and Flash/Thumb Drives. 

Our CREW kids will gather together all supplies in early August and start getting them delivered to children in need. So start picking up school supplies NOW (or drop a check with "Stuff the Bus" in the memo line) and help some Jacksonville kids get ready for the upcoming school year! 
The Order of the Daughters of the King is an order for women in the Episcopal Church. We are like minded women who have chosen to follow a pattern of regular prayer, study, and devotion, forming a personal rule of life. Making a commitment to the order requires a discernment period, which includes individual & group study to learn about the Daughters of the King. it's goal to further Christ's kingdom, and how each individual can contribute. All Saints' Saint Teresa of Avila Chapter will be holding group study for anyone interested in learning more and/or contemplating installation into this international Order. Join us in the CEB for light breakfast and study from 8:30am-12:30pm THIS SATURDAY, July 17th. P.S. WE HAVE FUN TOO!
Blessing Backpacks RETURNS on August 8th!
Heading into the upcoming school year of 2021, All Saints is ready to bless some more fresh, new BACKPACKS for our young students! On Sunday, August 8th, at the 10am Holy Eucharist, your child is invited to bring the backpacks they will be using for the new school year for a prayer and a special blessing with Fr. Donavan's "Holy Water Super Soaker"! We will also have special backpack tags for each student with a scripture verse. Don't miss the return of All Saints Blessing of the Backs for the 2021-2022 school year!
Donuts and Coffee in the Parish Hall!
THIS SUNDAY, the Men's Breakfast Committee will be serving individually packaged donuts and fresh, hot coffee in the courtyard, INSIDE THE PARISH HALL, starting at 9am! It's not exactly the full breakfast buffet All Saints was known for prior to the pandemic, but it's our next step back in that direction! And following the 10am service, the coffee will be refreshed for a "Coffee Hour" for anyone who'd like to gather in the courtyard and the Parish Hall to catch up with friends at church!
So, start planning to arrive at church a little early again on Sunday mornings or stay a little late for "Donuts and Coffee in the Courtyard" at All Saints!
We are back to collecting food for UCOM and they are in desperate need of breakfast foods and canned goods! You are more than welcome to donate almost any food item. Please place all food in the Outreach Barrel just inside the front entrance of the church for our Outreach Committee to pick up and deliver.
Thank you for helping to feed those who are hungry in our community!
Bible Study! Every Wednesday after the 9:30am
Holy Eucharist!
Bible Study is back at All Saints! With the reopening of the church for worship services, Deacon Mark is now connecting our regular Bible Study to the Wednesday morning Holy Eucharist service. This is allowing those who come into the church for Wednesday worship to STAY after the service for the Bible Study. Deacon Mark begins the Wednesday Bible Study every week around 10:15am, so please plan on bringing your Bible with you to the church this Wednesday to join the discussion! And if you know someone who might not be receiving the newsletter, please pass along the good news so they can join in the Bible Study, as well!
All sermons are available
NOW online!
Want to hear or listen again to one of Fr. Donavan's sermons from the past year? Did you miss a sermon from our NEW CURATE, Mtr. Sarah Minton? If so, ALL of our All Saints sermons are available online! Check them out here now, and subscribe to 'Sunday Sermons at All Saints' on your favorite Podcast app! Right on!
Phase 2 removal of COVID restrictions & COMMUNION WINE offered again on Sunday mornings at All Saints
On Pentecost Sunday, All Saints moved into Phase 2 of our removal of COVID restrictions inside the church. Following the direction of the CDC and the state of Florida, with the approval of the Bishop, masks are now optional for wearing inside the church on Sunday mornings and at all other worship services. We will continue to ENCOURAGE the wearing of masks inside the church, especially for anyone who has not yet been vaccinated or has an immunocompromised condition, and for the time being, Fr. Donavan will continue to wear a mask when distributing Holy Communion.

All Saints has also removed social distancing ribbons from all pews in the front of the church. This is to encourage anyone who has been fully vaccinated to use the open pews, while allowing for more space in socially distanced pews at the middle and the back of the church. For the time being, ribbons will remain for social distancing seating in those seating areas.

Finally, on Pentecost Sunday, Fr. Donavan made COMMUNION WINE available to anyone who felt safe receiving it. Consecrated wine will continue to be offered in small silver chalices for intinction (dipping) only. Two Eucharistic ministers will be stationed at each side of the steps leading up to the altar to allow anyone who'd like to dip the consecrated host into the chalice after Fr. Donavan or another clergy person has placed it in their hands.

Receiving the communion wine is completely optional, as it was before the pandemic. No one who feels uncertain or unsafe should feel obligated to receive Holy Communion in both kinds (both bread and wine). Our Lord Jesus Christ can be received FULLY in the consecrated bread alone during Holy Communion.
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