June Edition
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JUNE EVENTS CALENDAR



Welcome to our virtual worship for the Day of Pentecost!

You may read the texts for Sunday by following this link:   http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/APentDay_RCL.html

It is customary on the Day of Pentecost for us to 'Rock the Red.' So consider this your invitation to don your brightest shades and deck the walls and halls - even the pets - in the color of the feast. What's that color? RED!

As always, we will open the worship space at 9:45 AM to give everyone a chance to do a little greeting before the service begins at 10. And, remember to wear red!

To join the service by pc, laptop or smart device , click on this link:

If you are asked for a password, enter 014954
(You may join directly through the Zoom app by entering the Meeting ID: 715 310 766 and then the Password: 014954)

To join by cell phone (audio only)
Call in number: 1-301-715-8592 When asked for the access code, enter: 715310766#  WHen asked for the password, enter: 014954#
To join by landline:
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Our bulletin >>> Bulletin


All-Parish-Leadership COVID-19 Meeting Outcomes
 
Your Parish leadership met via Zoom on May 27 th  to think through the process of regathering when it is safe and appropriate to do so. Here are some takeaways from that discussion. In our Parish, regathering will be a deliberately slow and patient process. It will be tailored to our particular parishioners and their needs, as well as our belief that we need to continue to be about the Lord’s business in our community. We will, of course, comply with the Bishop’s conservative approach and take no action inconsistent with it or the requirements of law. It appears that it will be some significant time before the public health conditions required by the Diocese before we may move forward will exist in our County. In any event, we see no need to rush. The life of our Parish has gone on well despite the COVID-19 challenges, and will do so whether we meet in our Sanctuary, through the wonders of technology or both at the same time. We have identified a variety of options and approaches. We will examine each carefully, consult with our sister parishes, develop a conscientious plan, and be guided by the respective decisions of the Rector and the Vestry for this Parish. When we are satisfied that we have arrived at the most appropriate approach for our Parish we will go to the Bishop for approval, and only then will we gradually begin to implement a regathering process. 


Implementation will take into account each specific activity and circumstance, including the foreseeable risks and benefits of each. Changes from the status quo will be modest and incremental. We will ensure that safeguards are in place for each increment and everyone in the Parish will have a place in what we do, whether she or he chooses to join limited in-person activities, or to participate via Zoom or another remote alternative. This gradual process will need the help of almost all of us in one way or another. Frankly, ensuring one another’s safety and continuing ability to worship meaningfully will require a lot of work, but we’ll ask everyone to help as able, and spread the effort for the common cause. Finally, understanding that times of difficulty are also times of opportunity we’ll stay attuned to the lessons we’re learning and what they may offer for our future, confident that our God intends only what is best for us.
 
Father Ken Phelps and Senior Warden Kip At Lee,
on behalf of the All-Parish Leadership

A Prayer for Our Uncertain Times

May we, who are merely inconvenienced, remember those whose lives are at stake. May we, who have no risk factors remember, those most vulnerable. May we, who have the luxury of working from home, remember those who must choose between preserving their health and making their rent. May we, who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close, remember those who have no options. May we, who have to cancel our trips, remember those who have no safe place to go. May we, who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market, remember those who have no margin at all. May we, who settle in for a quarantine at home, remember those who have no home. As fear grips our country, let us choose love. And during this time when we may not be able to physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be present with our families, friends, and neighbors. Amen.
Submitted by Fr. Michael Graham, S.J. 
Thank You for Your Continuing Generosity and Faithfulness
 
Words can little express our appreciation for the continuing generosity and faithfulness of Parishioners and Friends of All Saints! While we understand that the current crises makes it difficult for some to continue to support the church as generously as they would like, we have been awed by the faithfulness of those who are able to do so, and indeed go beyond. We were able to handsomely meet our commitment to cover the needs of the Calvert Churches Community Food Pantry for the month of May with gifts nearing $7000. Thanks to you we have been able, so far, to continue to operate the financial affairs of the Parish in the black, and to meet the increased needs of others who need to rely on us for assistance. For those looking for an effective way to make Sunday offerings, or any form of gift for the work of the Parish, our website provides the means of doing so thanks to the efforts of Deb and Dave Shupe. This can be done through Internet secure online connections and by text, using a variety of financial media and with a note to be sure the gift is used as you prefer. Thank you for what you have done, and for what you will be able to do in the future. 
PLEASE NOTE AND RESPECT

Parish buildings are not open now, and only individuals specifically authorized for an essential service may be in them (e.g., Heartfelt food packing). Those authorized individuals must wear masks, must practice social distancing and must sanitize touch areas as they enter and as they leave. This is not a matter of personal choice and applies to everyone including volunteers, business suppliers, and contract personnel. If you note a deviation you may politely remind the individual. If you are not comfortable doing that or doing so doesn’t correct the problem, please contact a church officer.

There is now a sign-in sheet located on the desk by the downstairs entrance and another upstairs outside the lady's room. Please use these to sign-in with date and time in and out of the Hall.
June Birthdays
Join Barbara Brown and Lisa+ Siciliano every Thursday, 7-8 pm on a conference call devoted to prayer. This is an opportunity for anyone to bring concerns and have everyone on the call pray for such concerns. (This is separate from being able to contact Barbara to arrange individual prayer.) New contact and access numbers are below:

Call: 701-802-5452
Access: 4672453   


Date: Thursday's start time: 7:00 pm
End time: approximately 8:00 pm

Contact info:
Barbara Brown, Lisa+ Siciliano
barbara_brown1@verizon.net; deaconlisasomd@gmail.com
June Vestry Meeting
 
The next meeting of All Saints Vestry will be virtual, via Zoom, Tuesday, June 9th, at 7:00 pm. All parishioners are welcome to "attend".  Considering recommendations from the earlier All-Parish Leadership meeting, the principal focus of the Vestry Meeting will be review, modification as needed, and approval of a Parish plan for regathering. Connection information and the draft agenda will be provided by email.
Upcoming Events
Honoring our Graduates

On Thursday evening, June 4, at 7 pm, we will honor our graduates with a small outdoor ceremony on the All Saints campus which will be made available on Zoom. Our grads - members of All Saints and others who are participants in our youth ministries - will receive a blessing, a certificate acknowledging their achievement, and a small token - a cross on a chain - to carry with them in the next chapter of their journey. 
Graduating from Northern High School
Rose Marquis
Alex Marquis
Carmen
Sara Fields
Graduating from Huntingtown High School
Cole Baugess
Jazmine Arias
Abigayle Cockrell
Kyle TenHoeve
The Latest on All Saints Cooks and
Skills Extravaganza Scheduling for June


The schedule for All Saints Cooks and Skills Extravaganza programs will be changing in June. We've had a series of excellent programs (all available in video form on All Saints website) and are indebted to Mary Ann Munn, Norm Flora, Deb Watson, Sherrill Munn and Jim Thrift for their gifts of time and talent. We look forward to an equally enjoyable and informative "Zoom" line up for June (see separate articles about some of these). What is changing is the schedule: in June these programs will be alternating with each other on Saturday mornings, leaving Thursday evenings at 7:00 open for on-line prayers led by Prayer Warden Barbara Brown and Deacon Lisa Siciliano.
All Saints Cooks PRESENTS

The Secrets of Dolmadakia

This Saturday, May 30 th , at 10:00 AM on Zoom, Kathryn and Erick Marsh will share one of the most cherished secrets of Greek cooking, how to make lamb-stuffed Dolmadakia (grape leaves stuffed with lamb and other delicacies). Please join them in their kitchen to take part. 


Click Here to Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81882920709?pwd=THIycHRERWt0Nzl1UCtGYzhCQnd1QT09 and use this Password: 011574

OR Use the Zoom App
Meeting ID: 81882920709
Password: 011574

OR

Call from any telephone :  
Dial +1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 818 8292 0709
Password: 011574
Share-A-Skill Extravaganza - coming next:
 
Small Engine Repair, June 6th,
by John Overstrom - watch the weekly newsletters for more about this.







OR join by using the Zoom App
Meeting ID: 843 5827 7091
Password: 031300


OR Dial: 1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 843 5827 7091
Password: 031300
Did You Miss an Episode?
If the answer is YES, you can watch the video recordings that can be found on our website. Simply go to our website at www.allsaints1692.org. All Saints Cooks and Skills Extravaganza recording links can be found on the HOME page in the picture carousel.

Men's Breakfast at Trader's is canceled until further notice.
Women's Breakfast at Dreamweaver is canceled until further notice.
"SEE" YOU FRIDAY the 5th
In need of intellectual stimulation? Read a good book. Looking for the chance to strut your knowledge of all things trivial in front of a captive Zoom audience? Well, here's your chance...

On Friday evening, June 5, we will once more into the trivia breach. Game begins at 7 pm. 

The game room will open at 6:40 so you have time to register your team or individual 'trivia' name - I'm still laughing over 'I am Smartacus' - and do some last minute cramming for the quiz.
This month's theme is: 'June Got Busted, It's All Over' (with apologies to Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. With luck, you may not have to answer any questions about the musical  Carousel,  their personal favorite).

Here is the link, your key to an evening of trivial frivolity:

On your lap top, pc, or other smart device, click on this link:

If you are joining over the Zoom app, enter the meeting ID and password when prompted:
Meeting ID: 854 2143 1414
Password: 018091

Feel free to invite friends and family to play. Please have them contact us at  allsaints1692@allsaints1692.org  so we can identify them when they arrive for the quiz. And, before the game, please check out the specials at the Scorpion Brewery in Owings - our partner in trivia for the past five years. Through our monthly contests, we have raised thousands of dollars in support of youth leadership development in Calvert County. 
The knitting/crafting group continues to meet via Zoom on Thursdays from 1 - 3 pm. If you would like to join us and are not receiving our emails, please contact Cindy Overstrom at  cynthiaoverstrom@gmail.c om .  If you would rather not attend with your computer, you can also call in with any phone. 
The next Zoom ECW meeting will be on Saturday, June 20 at 1 pm. If you are not receiving the email invitation for these monthly meetings and would like to attend, please contact Cindy Overstrom at   cynthiaoverstrom@gmail.com . If you would rather not attend with your computer, you can call in with any phone also. 
For decades, week-in and week-out, the people of All Saints have delivered meals to the elderly and shut-in through the Meals-on-Wheels Program. This ministry has always been about more than food delivery, as important as that is. It often provides the patrons with not-so-frequent opportunities to share a greeting and a smile, and be reminded that they have a place of importance in all our lives. During the pandemic, the County has had to modify the delivery program to ensure higher levels of protection for the recipients, but at some loss of personal contact. We look forward to being able to resume our participation on a personal basis. 

There is another way that you can support Calvert County Meals-on-Wheels in June. Consider participating in the fundraiser hosted by Chesapeake Grille and Deli in Dunkirk on June 2 from 11 AM - 8 PM. In the meantime, please keep all the people of Meals-on-Wheels in your prayers.

Patti At Lee, Chair, Giving Back Commission.
Reading Camp Calvert (RCC)
We began 2020 planning for our regular summer camp at St. Paul’s in Prince Frederick. We were going to bring back the ever-popular Olympics theme that campers have enjoyed in the past and teachers were brainstorming about books, learning activities, field trips and art and craft projects. How quickly things changed!

Even though we cannot hold an on-site camp this year, Reading Camp Calvert (North and South) are excited to roll-out our 2020 plans for a remote camp. In the past, every camper has gone home at the end of camp with a backpack containing books for their home library. This year, we will distribute backpacks at the beginning of camp with books and related activities before our “camp from home” begins. This year’s remote camp will not be focused on specific skill-building. (Campers will have just completed several months of “virtual” school and surely will not be interested in what will seem like MORE school.) Instead, our focus will be on providing fun reading activities related to the ten books that will be included in each camper’s backpack. We are expanding our camp from five to ten days (one day for each book) and there will be activities provided for the “book of the day”.

This year, both camps are focusing on children in Title 1 schools and those participating in the Free and Reduced Meal program. These children remain food insecure and most likely do not have a home library with pleasure books to read. In the past, RCC has provided two meals a day for our campers during camp week. For our 2020 remote camp, we are very thankful that St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Prince Frederick has generously offered to provide non-perishable food for our at-home campers.

Applications for the 2020 Reading Camp Calvert session will be distributed to principals by 5/31/20.

If you would like to help us provide books and activity supplies to our campers, please use the following link to donate online:


HOW DOES OUR GARDEN GROW?

Community Events

Yes, it is yet another Census 2020 public service announcement! There are thousands of folks across the country who are now going door-to-door to get responses for those addresses that have not yet responded.  The response goal in 2010 was 80%. Calvert made the goal, but as documented in the last monthly newsletter, the county loses out on funding for every child, youth and adult who is not counted. There are several groups that are historically undercounted, including children under 5, young adults 18-24, veterans, non-English speakers, immigrants, persons with a disability and seniors.

This year the response goal is 90%. Census predictions show that the following towns in Calvert will have a response rate of 80% or less without extra encouragement: North Beach, Chesapeake Beach, Prince Frederick, Lusby and Barstow. Each of us can help get Calvert to the 90% response goal by encouraging friends, family and neighbors to participate in this vitally important process. We need strong communities and we need everyone’s participation to make them work for all.

Of course, if you have not yet completed your census form, you can easily do so by clicking on the  my2020census.gov  link to begin the short process. It takes only a few minutes to complete.

BE COUNTED!
Prior Census Participation Rates in Surrounding Counties
90% - That's the GOAL!
June 2 is the last day to vote or mail in your absentee ballot.
Any questions, check online at  www.vote411.org .  
Community PSAs
A Public Service Announcement from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency:

We have received notifications from our federal partners that there are scams you should be aware regarding to Coronavirus. Some of these types of scams include:

• Individuals and businesses selling fake cures for COVID-19 online and engaging in other forms of fraud,
• Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
• Malicious websites and apps that appear to share virus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until payment is received,
• Seeking donations fraudulently for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations, and more.

Additionally, you may come across these scams through text messages, phone calls, email messages, etc. Here are somethings to consider when overwhelmed with Coronavirus info found online.
Before you act, stop. Ask yourself: 
1. Who is the message from?
2. What do they want me to do?
3. What evidence supports this message?

It is for this reason that we are issuing this alert to provide you with resources to help keep you and your families safe. Unfortunately, scams do often appear during times of emergency, disaster, and uncertainty. For us to keep people safe, we really do need to rely on you to help carry our message to those who need to hear it. Please, take a moment to read over all of these resources and share them with your loved ones. These tools will help all of us stay alert and resilient, even during this pandemic challenge.

Thank you for your time and commitment to help keep your fellow Marylanders safe. We have to continue to be each others' heroes by staying home, continuing to physically distance ourselves, and always washing our hands. We keep saying it, but it truly is a community effort.

U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
If you know someone (a family member, a friend, a neighbor or co-worker in Maryland) who currently does not have health insurance, please pass this information along.
Calvert Arts Festival
Make sure your calendar is marked with the new October date!
From the Connections Commission
Sharing information via our All Saints’ newsletters, midweek email updates and snail mail communications continue to be a work in progress. We would like to thank all who contribute the information we include and we encourage all Parish members to submit “news” items and photos that would be of interest to our Parish family and friends. 


Info and flyers to be posted in the  June  monthly newsletter need to be received via email by Wednesday, May   26th. Please send information to allsaints1692@allsaints1692.org  AND  allsaints1692connections @gmail.com. This allows time for editing and clarification when needed. 

Please refer to the publicity guidelines on our website for more information.


1. Love and Acceptance of Neighbor : Work toward alleviating suffering and bringing healing to our communities in acts great and small. Welcome with love, compassion, and care all who engage with All Saints. Strive to bring together in love and fellowship those who otherwise may be divided. Promote equality, human rights, inclusion, dignity, and respect for all.
2. Worship and Formation : Create disciples through worship, education, and coming together in fellowship. Demonstrate and share the love of Jesus with others. Offer creative and enriching programs for adults, children, and youth. Promote worship activities that strengthen congregational relationships and bring our community together in love and mutual respect. 
3. Valuing and Sharing Our History : Respect, maintain, and share our sacred space and the stories of those who have worshipped here for over 300 years. Encourage understanding and enlightenment through listening to and learning about our history.
Worship Commission:
Deb Watson 301-801-0960 
Dennis Laurie   410-714-2533 
Parish Family Commission:
Hope Sayles 301-855-0251 or 301-467-1467 
Kelly McDonald 864-556-2555
Christian Formation Commission:
Paul Dickson  410 257-3893 
Erryn Fleming 764 913-4042 
Living Our Values Commission:
Sherrill Munn 443 404-7560 
Genny Nesslage 410 474-8695 
Giving Back Commission:
Patti At Lee 202 669-5594 
Finance Commission:
Patrick Herlihy 202 603-3273 
Connections Commission:
Deb Shupe  410-231-8150 
Lisa Herlihy 410-610-1084
Property Committee:
Tom Hyde 443 684-4583 
Penny Dorsey 410 257-3305
Planned Giving Board:
Ken McKenzie 703 675-4476
Episcopal Church Women (ECW):
Cammie Weaver 410 474-3008 
Calvert Arts Festival:
Lisa Herlihy 410-610-1084
Cemetery Committee:
Brian Dowell 410-257-5449