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The Season After Pentecost
November 2, 2018
Time Change Weekend
On your mark…get set… SLEEP! It’s time to bid a fond farewell to Daylight Savings Time and enjoy an extra sixty precious minutes with your pillow and blankets in the wee hours of Sunday morning. You will reap this benefit only if you remember to set your clocks back an hour before you tuck yourself in on Saturday evening, though, so make sure to make the adjustment! With luck, the extra snooze-time will leave you well-rested, ready for all the adventures of All Saints’ and hungry for….
IN THIS ISSUE
Time Change Weekend
Breakfast on Sunday!
Directory Photos
Godly Play This Sunday
All Saints and Choral Evensong
Annual Parish Meeting
Gift Cards for MetMin
Free Veterans' Day Concert (11-11)
Looking Ahead (Dates to Note)
Presiding Bishop Letter (Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack)
Meetings This Week
Serving on Sunday
Lectionary and Hymns
Breakfast!
… which will be served at 9:00 a.m. in the Undercroft by those gifted chefs the Stones. Cost is $5 per person, with a family maximum of $20. Come hungry, leave contented and ready to indulge in the education class of your choice.
Directory Photos on Sunday
If you haven’t been photographed for the online directory recently – or at all! – now’s the time, while you’re rocking your other-worldly All Saints glow from your own magnificent virtue and your extra hour’s sleep. If you’d like to be recorded for posterity – or at least till the next first-Sunday opportunity – seek out Jim Milburn after whichever service you attend, and he will be happy to take your picture.
Godly Play on November 4
Regular Godly Play will be held for Elementary School at 9:30 a.m.  If your children are going to process in at 10:45 dressed as a saint, please come to the Godly Play room at 10:15 to help them with their costumes . Every child is invited to participate.
 
There will be no Pre-K-K Godly play because of the Baptism. If you do not want your children to sit in church with you, please take them to the nursery.
 
Vivian Dodds
All Saints’ Services and Choral Evensong
Procession of Saints -- Grace’s youngsters are invited to dress up as the saint of their choice and walk down the aisle during the processional. This is a great opportunity to investigate the strange and inspiring world of saints, teach your kids about some unique individuals and their many forms of faith and get them to pick a favorite. The possibilities are endless – there were bearded ladies, saints who fought dragons, saints who charmed animals, and other fascinating variations. Pinterest has some easy costuming possibilities. If you need an old-fashioned robe, there are plenty in our Christmas boxes which are in the supply closet.
 
Service of Choral Evensong – Come and end your day in peace with choral Evensong later in the day. The choir will sing music by Stanford ( Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis ), Victoria (a lovely polyphonic anthem), and Sanders (Preces and Responses), and you will hear scripture and sing hymns and be free in about an hour to return to the world in a serene frame of mind – a rare treat in these times. The service will begin at 4:00 p.m.
Annual Parish Meeting
Before you turn your minds to turkey and cranberry sauce and questions about fir, pine, or artificial, please note that another landmark event will occur in the next couple of weeks -- the Annual Parish Meeting! Scheduled for Sunday, November 18, it offers the opportunity to see where we are as a congregation, learn about the financial challenges of the church, and elect four new Vestry members to help steer us through the next three years. In order to minimize the impact of the meeting on parishioners’ time and also to assure that child-care will be available, the schedule has been tweaked in the following manner:
 
·       a SINGLE LITURGY at 9:00 a.m.
·       Meeting in the Undercroft after the conclusion of the service ( 10:15? 10:30?? )
·       Lunch for all in the Undercroft – free of charge!
 
Childcare will be available during the service and meeting; the kids are welcome to join you for lunch, where there will be some kid-friendly eats available. With luck, you should be on your way rejoicing shortly after noon, full of tasty food and satisfied that you have fulfilled the role of Virtuous Citizen of Grace Episcopal Church.
Thanksgiving Gift Cards for MetMin
As you prepare to challenge the fortitude of your dining room table (or someone else’s) with various dishes of succulent abundance, consider making the holidays a little more plenteous for some of our neighbors whose tables will not face such trials of strength. Next time you’re at the grocery, buy a gift card in any denomination to give to Metropolitan Ministries. They will distribute the cards to their clients to help fatten up the Thanksgiving spread a little. You may put the cards in the alms-bags any time before Thanksgiving or bring them to the office.
Free Veterans’ Day Concert
This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I. In remembrance of the achievements and sacrifices of those who fought it, the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Chattanooga Music Club and Lee University Singers invite you to a concert on Sunday, November 11, at 4:00 p.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. A variety of patriotic pieces will pay tribute to those who have served their country. 
 
There is no charge to attend the concert.
Looking Ahead
Though it is but the first weekend in November, the month will doubtless sprint along with such speed that Rudolph and his buds will be landing on the roof before we’ve even come to terms with the falling leaves. See below for some events and dates to keep in mind as the month speeds on:
 
Tuesday, November 20 --   Thanksgiving liturgy and supper, 6:00 p.m.
                                                
Sunday, December 2 --        Advent Wreath-making, 9:30 a.m. (replaces Godly                                              Play
                                                Advent Lessons and Carols, 5:00 p.m.
 
                                                 St. Nicholas Dinner 6:00 p.m.
 
Sunday, December 16 --      Children’s Christmas Pageant
                                                  during the 10:45 a.m. liturgy   
(rehearsal on December15).                                            
Presiding Bishop on the Tree of Life Attack
October 27, 2018
 
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued the following statement:
 
Dear Friends, 
 
I’m here in Des Moines, Iowa at the convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa. It’s Saturday, and several hours ago you learned, as did we all, that a gunman entered Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. A number of people have been killed and wounded. Our Jewish neighbors, our brothers and sisters, are fearful and we must stand with them and provide comfort and support for them and for all. It is reported that the gunman not only ranted anti-Semitic sayings, he has also ranted and spoken against immigrants and refugees and other peoples.
 
We must pray, we must pray for him, we must pray for the spirit of our nation, that a spirit of love and compassion and goodness and decency would pervade, and that spirits of hatred and bigotry would be cast away. But, above all, at this time, pray for those who have died and for their families and their loved ones. Pray for those who are wounded. Pray for the first responders, pray for our brothers and sisters in the Jewish community. Pray for the Tree of Life synagogue. Pray for the City of Pittsburgh. Pray for America. Pray for us all.
 
And then, go out and do something. Do something that helps to end the long night and helps to bring in the daylight. Visit a neighbor. Remind our Jewish brothers and sisters that they do not stand alone. Care for someone. Love. Stand for what is right and good. Then pray. And then act. 
 
And pray: 
 
Our Father, who art in heaven,
            hallowed be thy Name,
            thy kingdom come,
            thy will be done,
            on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our trespasses,
            as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
            but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
            for ever and ever. Amen.
 
God love you. God bless you. And may God hold us all in those almighty hands of love.
 
The Most Rev. Michael Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Centering Prayer (Barth Room) -- Friday, 1:00 p.m.
Serving This Sunday
At the 8:00 a.m. service : Lectors, Amie Brien-Slack, Diana McMurray; Intercessor, Mairi Wright; Chalice, Jim Milburn; Acolyte, Andy Lane
 
At the 10:45 a.m. service : Lectors, Joyce Ivey, Joy Jones; Intercessor, Jim Harris; Chalice, Breezie Finley, Dick McGee; Oblations, Kevin Boles, Will Pinson; Acolytes, Mary Cooper, Sean McEwen, Riley Hendrix, Ouisi Hamilton

Lectionary Readings
Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalm 24, Revelation 21:1-6a, John 11:32-44                 
(texts can be found at http://www.lectionarypage.net/ )

Hymns
For all the saints , v. 1,2,4,6-8 (Hymnal 287); Give us the wings of faith (Hymnal 253); I sing a song of the saints of God (Hymnal 293); Rise up, ye saints of God (Hymnal 551) By all your saints still striving (v. 1, All Saints’ verse, v. 3); Jerusalem, the golden , Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Hymnal 618)
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