October 2020 Edition
SAINTS' ALIVE
All Saints' Parish
Stirring up things since 1692
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Welcome to virtual worship for this, the 17th Sunday after Pentecost

You can access the texts for Sunday by following this link:  
 
This week, Track 2 takes us back to the prophet Ezekiel and the birth of 
the phrase 'sour grapes'; Paul recites an ancient hymn in the letter to the 
Philippians; and Jesus tells a story about a man with two sons, stop him if 
you've heard this one...

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, we will 
once again be called into silent reflection before the service begins.

Assisting this week will be: Martha Grahame (Ezekiel), Hope Sayle (Philippians),
and Patti AtLee as prayer leader. 

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#
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Link to our bulletin >>> Bulletin
From the Rector:

I do not need to tell you that these are stressful times. 

Though - contrary to popular opinion - I did not grow up during the Great Depression or the Second World War, a period of our history which pushed our courage, resolve and our hope to its limits, I do, with apologies to the Apostle Paul, consider the sufferings of the present time are comparable to those known by our recent forebears. Just as they waited anxiously in the growing darkness wrought by destitution and war, so we strive to carry on in the growing darkness wrought by the twin pandemics of COVID and racism, the ravages of our changing climate, the fracturing of civility and concern for the common welfare, and the designs of those who seek to gain or hold onto power. Though every age has its moments of reckoning, I want to acknowledge that we may now stand in ours. And, whether or not we are mindful of the impact it has on us - physically, emotionally, spiritually - or whether or not we can even find the words to express what we feel - again, to paraphrase Paul - to some extent we are all groaning under the weight of this moment, hoping and praying that it will pass, yet fearful of what the outcomes might be.
We need each other more than ever, now. And saying that, I also need to acknowledge the incredible spirit and light and goodness that is being generated by our community in spite of the spiraling crises. Though 'normal' Sunday mornings have been denied us, we have found other ways to connect. And our vital missions, the things we do that define who we are as agents of the Gospel in this place, have not missed a beat. As our Presiding Bishop reminds us, if we are not engaged in a mission of love, we are not the Church, and we have never been the Church more fully - from our feeding ministries to our community engagement and to the unsung heroes of prayer - rising to the challenges of life under a pandemic.

Now, I admit I get a little tired of sitting when it is my fifth or sixth Zoom meeting of the day, but I am so energized by those things that we do online to feed each other. Seeing your faces on Sunday morning, or sipping coffee together online, or gathering for prayers of healing, or playing trivia, or learning how to make 'church crack' - these are priceless moments, and you also may not be fully aware of how they might impact you spiritually, emotionally and physically in very good and very necessary ways. I urge you to continue participating and if you have not, to wade in sometime. Let me also remind you that I have Zoom office hours every Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 4 and I am glad that some of you have taken advantage of that. The agenda is always yours to set. All you need to do is email, text or call.
 
Let me close this mini-sermon by risking a few Pauline-like exhortations. I know that we are tired of restrictions and perhaps even more fearful of their easing, but I urge you to always exercise caution and common sense. We all crave normalcy in some form but this is why they say that patience is a virtue. (A lost art in this 'me' and 5G culture - we want it now!) Always wear that mask in public, have your hand sanitizer handy at all times and avoid gatherings in enclosed places if at all possible. If not for you, then for others. And, lastly, 'bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.' And, continue to pray for each other and for the lifting of darkness, seek out the ways that you can help to lift it, and never - so far as it depends on you - lose heart. 

Peace,

Ken 
P.S. By the way...It’s Time for an Update - Sunday, October 11th 
 
All Saints has been doing incredible things this year! But, sometimes contending with multiple crises can be distracting. As the old saying goes, “When you’re up to your neck in alligators, it’s hard to remember you’re there to drain the bayou!” As a Parish we resolved to continue the practice of having occasional update services in our year of worship to provide you with All Saints’ progress towards our collective objectives. Even a pandemic won’t stop us. Sunday, October 11th is the day! We’re planning a virtual service that will combine elements of morning worship with select, brief reports from Committees, Commissions and Officers – all to be done in about the usual time of our virtual services. Ahead of the service you will receive a concise update by mail or email that includes accomplishments of all the committees and commissions, and there will be opportunity to discuss those. 
From our Music Director:

Since we are still gathering for Virtual Sunday Services and we are using primarily pre-recorded music, the need to create videos and PowerPoint presentations has become our modus operandi. It would make those presentations much more personal if, in their creation, I could use some photos that are special to our own folks. If you would like to share photos for this purpose of scenery from your travels or local scenery, flowers, gardens, wildlife...the list goes on...please email them to me at:  dewatson94@comcast.net
Thanks so much!
Deb Watson


Urgent
Requires immediate response

An Opportunity to Help Veterans
 
All Saints Strategic Objectives include reaching out to military families. Here is an opportunity you may wish to consider to act on their behalf.
 
We’re about to lose an opportunity to help the veterans of Calvert County and their families, and you could save that situation. Calvert County has about twenty thousand veterans, and little to offer them and their families to help with the injuries, both physical, MENTAL and spiritual, resulting from their service to our county. We have a potential opportunity to create a Veteran’s service center in our County. This needs study, but could likely be done with a public-private partnership to obtain the necessary funding. It has considerable potential because we have an historic site in the County that could serve as the facility -- and the catalyst for fundraising. But, we’re about to lose it before the necessary study can be given the possibilities. The Board of County Commissioners is about to release an open-ended request for a proposal (RFP) to sell off the historic Armory in Prince Frederick which is ideally situated to become such a service center. However, If the Commissioners do release the open-ended RFP, the Armory could be sold for almost any purpose (think yet another gas station or chain store) – whoever/whatever comes in with the highest/best bid.
 
The alternative is to slow the process down to carefully consider designation of the Armory as an historic site. (There is little question that it would qualify since it was the home of a distinguished combat engineers company.) Additional time would also allow consideration of funding sources and partnerships with state, federal and private organizations to provide for the refurbishment of the building and range of services our veterans need.  As part of a Veterans’ center, the Armory could house other state and county assistance offices to help our Veterans and other county residents.
 
This potential may be irretrievably lost if the Board of County Commissioners moves ahead – as they plan -- with approval of such an RFP as soon as this coming Tuesday, September 29th.   Your email now could make the difference between carefully considering how we could serve those who have served us, and unnecessary haste to lose the opportunity.  Please consider copying, pasting and editing to your individual style, the information below and sending it to:  commiss@calvertcountymd.gov . It needs your action before Tuesday, September 29th, when the commissioners next meet. Please forward this message to as many friends and family as possible immediately. Time is of the essence. Thank for supporting our Veterans.
 
Suggested email for you to adapt as you think appropriate:
 
Dear Commissioners
 
Please do not approve releasing a request for a proposal (RFP) for sale of our historic Armory in Prince Frederick. I am concerned that such an action will prevent giving appropriate consideration to how we can best serve the brave Veterans of Calvert County who have served all of us. The Armory, if designated as an historic site, has the potential of providing a perfectly situated Veteran’s service center to take care of our Veterans’ needs. Because of its place in history and physical location, it also has the potential for being the catalyst for a public-private partnership to organize the necessary private, state and federal resources for a viable center. I understand this needs study, and that’s why I’m writing now. If you move ahead with a process to sell off the Armory without that study being done, you will too hastily – and irretrievably -- sell off an opportunity to help our veterans and their families, many of whom have been so seriously wounded in body, mind and spirit. Please allow time to study this matter adequately, move forward with the proposal to designate the Armory as an historic site, and allow opportunity to restrict the RFP to conversion of the Armory to a Veterans' Support Center.
 
Thank you for considering this request to help our Veterans.
 
[Name and Address]

If You’re Looking for Good News Look Here!
 
Done and Begun! We’ve known we need to be about the Lord’s business in a significant way, and a way that is relevant to All Saints’ history and All Saints’ character. And we’ve been thoughtfully and prayerfully considering what our Principal Mission should be for about a year now. Thanks to you, and to the dedication of our Living Our Values Commission, “By God, we think we’ve got it!”
 
Acting on the unanimous votes of the many parishioners who participated in the process, the Vestry has adopted “housing needs” as the Principal Mission of All Saints. Perhaps at this point a reminder of what our Principal Mission will be, and will not be, may be appropriate. It will not replace the things that we already hold close to our hearts for serving the community, although it might help us focus and adjust priorities. It will not be a thing quickly done and we move on. It will be a process over years to allow All Saints to be an even greater force for good in our community, and to build on our history as we seek our future. It will not be something we do alone, but it will invite the participation and investment of many.
 
It will be a mission to help those who struggle for safe and respectable housing. So far the collective thinking points towards a course that allows us to address three key areas of concern: public servants whose income is inadequate to allow them to live in dignity in our County (think about hospital workers, first responders, teachers…); people whose families, because of past institutional injustices, have been prevented from building relative financial security (think about the victims of “redlining” and discriminatory lending practices); and, seniors who, because of societal ills like multi-generational food insecurity or drug addiction, have given so much of themselves to care for others that they are now left without a decent place to live. And, in addressing these areas, building in an emphasis to care for descendants of the enslaved people who built our now-historic church and are among these people in need.
 
Consistent with All Saints’ history as a catalyst good – people who help start good things and empower others to join in and continue them (think about Project Echo, Trail of Souls, the Food Pantry…) -- we are thinking about creating a new, replicable model for good. A model that could be used across the region and the country. A model for good that will interest and inspire a broad range of talent and investment, and be welcomed by local planning authorities in different areas. Right now, it seems that it could be something like relatively small, diverse, multi-generational communities that include appropriate commercial activities to help offset costs, provide immediate housing for the people described, and allow many of them to build equity and conditions that will qualify them for a home of their own. A place that is not intended to be their permanent home, but a place that helps them create a permanent home in a few years. In such a way many different people could be served over time. (For more detail about such “early days” thinking, click here).
 
Finally, as we talked at Annual Meetings and elsewhere, by having determined our Principal Mission (whatever specific form it may actually take over time), we have begun our search for Father Ken’s successor upon his retirement next year. As we begin our search process to call our new Rector, this decision will help prospective priests understand who we are, and where we hope to go. It will also allow us to include in our process a better description of the person who may best help us move into our future of service.
Dear Friends,

When we set “Faith-Filled Generosity” as the theme for this year’s stewardship campaign, none of us could have known what this year would be like. I need not remind you of the disruptions, losses, and anxieties that this year has brought to our communities, for we are all still living with the impacts. I can say, however, that although the current strife has tested our resolve, it has not tested our faith. We are stronger, more resilient, and more connected than we have ever been as a Church and as a community of neighbors. Thank you. Thanks to each one of you doing your part in your homes, workplaces, schools, neighborhoods, families, and here in our virtual but also very vital church. Our stewardship and our mission have always been focused on service. As we experienced weeks of not being able to gather in person, the usual focus on weekly worship was spread throughout the week as we found ways to gather virtually, taking more time to pray for each other’s needs and serve our communities. You used this time to discover, hone, and put to use the gifts you have received from our Creator God and to serve one another. Even though we are apart physically, you have still used your resources for the mission of the Church and to help each other. I have found it inspiring and hopeful as we plan our work together in 2021. This coming year, we will explore the way that our generosity is inspired by our faith, how we are formed and led into relationship with each other as we share our gifts with the world. How will you discover and use the gifts you have been given to help our church this year? How will you hear the Gospel call to seek and serve Christ in all people, and respond with generosity? As I look at each family, each individual in our community, I realize that we are the stewards of God’s manifold grace because we give to the world from what we have received. This year, our annual pledge drive will begin on October 11 and conclude with our virtual Commitment Sunday on November 22. Your stewardship committee will be sending you a packet with your pledge card but this year you may also go to our website to complete an online pledge. I invite you to receive this with grace and prayer as you consider how you will share with God and God’s Church from what you have received. In the spirit of generosity and love,

Patrick and Ken+ 
Rector's Discretionary Fund

The COVID pandemic has placed additional stress on many agencies and organizations as they stretch resources to meet the needs presented by our neighbors for food, utilities, medicine and rent. But, those closest to home are also being impacted by this health crisis and the rector's fund is one way that our members are able to find assistance with a myriad of issues in strict confidence. Normally that fund is fed by donations made for weddings, funerals, baptisms and other occasions where the donor wishes to honor someone's memory or celebrate an anniversary. All are great ways to play forward our thankfulness. But, need is outstripping the ability to offer even nominal assistance, and so Ken+ is asking those who are so moved and able, to offer a gift - large or small - that could become a utility bill, or prescriptions or even gas to get to the job for an essential worker.

To make a contribution, CLICK HERE.  Many thanks for your generous consideration. We are all in this together.  
October Birthdays
Conference Call for Prayer -

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
Virtual coffee shop We will gather virtually for coffee, tea and conversation on Thursday mornings. The Coffee Shop will open at 9 AM, and close at 11. Feel free to pop in anytime, and stay as long as you like.
To access the coffee shop on your pc, laptop or smart device, just click on this link: 

Or... If you have the Zoom app, open it and enter the Meeting ID: 878 1395 1329  and then the Password: 027593

Or...you can also join us on your cell phone (audio only) 
by dialing 1-301-715-8592. When prompted, enter the access code: 87813951329#  and then the password: 027593#  
October Vestry Meeting
 
The next meeting of All Saints Vestry will be virtual, via Zoom, Tuesday, October 13th, at 7:00 PM. All parishioners are welcome to "attend".
Upcoming Events
"All Saints Skills Extravaganza continues in October with fabulous opportunities to learn from some of our gifted members. Each will present on Zoom a fascinating and quite different variety expertise. You will not want to miss these programs.

Who needs Jacques Pepin or America's Test Kitchen when we have Filo Blake. Filo, trained as an expert meat cutter by Nicks of Calvert, on Saturday, October 10, 10 am, will teach us the proper way to butcher and prepare various cuts of meat. Join him to improve you culinary abilities, whether in the kitchen on the grill. Watch for details coming soon.

We are looking for others with special expertise to share. If you have a skill, hobby, or particular interest that you would like to present on All Saints Skills Extravaganza, you are invited to join the fun. Please contact Sherrill Munn, email: njoydancin@aol.com or phone: 410-286-7586 to let him know your skill and schedule you program."
Share-A-Skill Extravaganza -

Yarn Without Needles

Crafting with looped yarn. Using looped yarn is an easy way for anyone, any age, to make scarves, blankets, hats or house decor. No needles or hooks are required. Susan Custis will show the basics, as well as a few special techniques, of using this yarn to make your own creations.  Join her on Saturday, September 26, at 10 am.

Join by clicking here:
Password: 844126
 
OR Use the Zoom App 
Meeting ID: 83771253857;
Password: 844126
 
OR, call from any phone: +1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 83771253857
Password: 844126
In case you missed the last 2 shows , you can see using these links:
 
How to start a small business with Maria Feaster  
 https://www.dropbox.com/s/p5h8pg8etnacu9o/All%20Saints%20Skills%20-%20A1E10%20%20How%20to%20Start%20a%20Small%20Business%20by%20Maria%20Feaster.mp4?dl=0

Canning Brinjal Relish with Mary Ann Munn

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y3l1ekfp1budn5j/All%20Saints%20Cooks%20-%20S1E10%20Canning%20Brinjal%20Relish%20by%20Mary%20Ann%20Munn.mp4?dl=0

Did You Miss Other Episodes?
If the answer is YES, you can watch other video recordings. 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.
Friday evening, October 2 at 7 PM is the time and date for our next Trivia showdown. This month's contest is entitled "October Skies" which at least in theory is a tribute to the incredible astronomical events occurring during the tenth month and all of the attendant myths, legends and, oh yeah, science. 

So, come prepared for a star-themed evening and we'll see what the stars have arranged for you, quiz-wise.

The game room will open at 6:40 so you have time to register your team or individual 'trivia' name and do some last minute posturing and/or trash talking with your opponents. 

Here is the link, your gateway to the stars:

On your laptop, 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 going on six years. Nothing like a friendly growler and some exotic food truck offering to get you ready to rumble. Through our monthly contests, we have raised thousands of dollars in support of youth leadership development in Calvert County, and also money to feed hungry families and individuals in our communities. 
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.com. If you would rather not attend with your computer, you can also call in with any phone. 
Les Saints du Vin will meet on Sunday, October 11 from 4 - 7 pm
The next Zoom ECW meeting will be on Saturday, October 17th at 8:30 a.m. 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. 
Donations of Clorox or Lysol wipes or
store brand equivalent still needed

We need people to buy disinfecting wipes in preparation for the church reopening and leave them in the church near the PA equipment. You can email Cindy to let her know items have been dropped off. If you would like to be reimbursed, you should also tape your receipt to it with your name. cynthiaoverstrom@gmail.com Many thanks to those who have donated wipes, hand sanitizer and made and donated masks. 

I Am Thankful for…

This has been a very, very unprecedented year with unbelievable changes and situations out of our control. The coronavirus pandemic and the pandemic of the rise in hate crimes against people of color have both impacted all of our lives tremendously, but as faithful Christians, we know the importance of staying grounded in our faith and of giving thanks to our God no matter what the situation is. I saw a prayer this week that I thought was so timely:

                               I Just Want to Thank You Lord!
                                      “We don’t have to…
                                               Know it all,
                                                  Do it all
                                                      Or
                                               Have it all.
                                           We just have to …
                                                 Trust You
                                                  Through
                                                    It All.”
                                             Just Thank You
                                                    Lord!!

In a few weeks, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving and I know that we have so much for which to be thankful. Giving thanks is a part of our daily lives, but it plays a major role in any Thanksgiving celebration. This year at All Saints, we would like for you to share with all of the parishioners some of the things that you are thankful for and use a canvas board to display your thoughts. For example, if you are thankful for the sun, you could draw a sun, cut out a picture of a sunrise from a magazine and paste it on the board, paint a sun, however you choose to visually express your items of thanksgiving. If you’re thankful for your family, paste pictures on your board. Use your imagination and creativity. Display whatever comes to your mind and use whatever art medium you choose. Color, paint, write, cut/paste, photos…. All are welcome. 

Our renowned in-house artist, Deb Watson, will put all of the 5x7 boards together and make a huge collage showing what we’re thankful for at All Saints. She will be using a bulletin board in the Parish Hall and we will take a picture of the collage and display the picture in the church newsletter. We will mail each parishioner a 5x7 canvas board along with a stamped, addressed envelope, so that you can return your artwork to Deb Watson. If you need paint, Deb is willing to supply it.  If you would like to participate in this fun, church-wide, Thanksgiving project, please call Hope Sayles on (301) 855-0251(home) or (301) 467-1467(cell) or send her an email at ahopesayles@aol.com to request a packet. We can also have packets available in the back of the church. Remember, you can use anything that you have at home to illustrate what you’re thankful for. We want to have 100% participation to show how we’re thankful!

 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
                                                                              1 Chronicles 16:34

Peace,
Adriane Hope Sayles
This “Outreach Minute” is simple, direct and heartfelt. (Okay, pun intended.) Your generosity this year has been phenomenal! While you have been contending with the challenges of a pandemic and many other things, it’s been very clear that the welfare of others has been uppermost in your minds and hearts.  Never has All Saints received such gifts designated for the care of others and it has allowed us to do just that – help in a very meaningful way to meet the needs of those whose needs are greater than our own. The Parish’s refusal to accept cancellation of the Calvert Arts Festival (CAF) as the end for the charities it serves is yet another, huge example. Instead of accepting that some facts are beyond our control, the resolution of the Parish to someway, somehow raise the $10,000 for the charities anyway has been awesome! It’s crystal clear that we can and we will “get it done” through our commitment to the CAF Benefit for Children. The Giving Back Commission thanks you for being the loving, giving, determined people you are!
Outreach Breakfasts Resume!
 
For many years, Outreach Breakfasts have been on of the mainstays of All Saints outreach to care for others. The Breakfasts are not only fun and tasty, but we count on them to raise about $500 a month that is essential to our efforts to feed others.
 
Well, we’re not going to let a little thing like a pandemic get in the way of such goodness! Next virtual breakfast will be Sunday, October 11.  You’re invited to fix your favorite breakfast and a cup of coffee or whatever you prefer, and “bring them” to the same Zoom address that we use for each Sunday’s church service at 9:00 to share in conversation with other breakfasters. And while you’re doing that, please connect to the Parish easyTithe link on the Church Website and make the same (or even better) donation that you’d make if we were at the Parish Hall together.
 
If you can’t make the “Breakfast”, please make your EasyTithe donation when you can, or send a check to Steve Watson, our parish Treasurer. However you donate, please include a note that it’s for the “Outreach Breakfast.”
 
Thank you! The Giving Back Commission is looking forward to seeing what you’re having for breakfast!
On the HeartF.E.L.T. Front
Don’t forget that All Saints will host the monthly “Drive Through” Food Drive on October 4th from 10AM - 2PM!
Someone will be in front of the church, observing safe pandemic practices, to receive your donation. Please wear masks and enter the North side (parish hall end) of the campus driveway and exit on the South side (Rte. 2-4 side.)
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO TO HELP US FEED EMPTY LITTLE TUMMIES!


Dropped off items for



HEARTF.E.L.T.

Allison worked hard



packing the bags.
“We Love Calvert Arts Festival $10K Benefit for Children”  

KEEP CALM…THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN! Five days until the beginning of our “Calvert Arts Festival $10K in 10 Days Benefit for Children” fundraiser. As you know, our goal is to raise $10K in 10 days beginning October 1st. (Wouldn’t it be AMAZING if we could exceed the $10K goal?) Five charities that support the children in Calvert County have been chosen as the fundraiser beneficiaries. All serve the vulnerable children in our community. You can help us meet (and hopefully exceed) our $10K goal with a donation to our benefit fund starting on October 1st.

The easiest way to make a donation is by clicking on this secure easyTithe link:
 
 
Of course, you can also mail a check to All Saints (P.O. Box 40, Sunderland, MD 20689). Please note CAF $10K Benefit on the check.
 
As a reminder, we need your help to publicize All Saints’/CAF support of local businesses on social media. Take a few moments every day to go to the CAF Facebook page and support the posts about the $10K Benefit fundraiser. Support is as simple as “Loving” the post, “Liking” the CAF Facebook page, making a quick comment and sharing each post. You would be amazed how much you can increase visibility (reach) when you engage on social media! If you have not already done so, you can also support the $10K Benefit fundraiser starting today by emailing the flyer out to your friends, family, neighbors, etc. Your encouragement will help us ensure a successful ”We Love Calvert Arts Festival $10K Benefit for Children”.  When the actual fundraiser begins on October 1st, you will find the daily results on our All Saints’ website (www.allsaints1692.org) HOME PAGE and on Facebook. Let’s blow-out our goal by October 10th!
Community Events
Community PSA's
Early Voting is scheduled for October 26th through November 2nd, including the weekend. The hours are updated to 7am to 8pm (previously it was 8am to 8pm). Calvert will still have the one Early Voting site in Prince Frederick.  On Election Day, there will be five voting centers in Calvert, equal to the number of high schools plus our early voting center. The Board of Elections is in the process of determining the best sites for the vote centers.  

The mail-in ballot applications were mailed out this week and should arrive in voter mailboxes within a week. Be sure to check your mailbox. It does include a pre-paid postage envelope to return it.  They are looking into adding two more drop boxes for the County, one in the northern end and one for the south end. Stay-tuned!

The LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS strongly encourages people to request their absentee ballots online. If you have not received one by September 8, please contact the Calvert County Board of Elections at (410) 535-2214 or visit https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineMailinRequest.. Applications must be received by the Board of Elections by Tuesday, October 29, 2020. They also suggest that you consider dropping off your completed, signed ballot in one of the dropboxes that will be made available. This will ensure that your ballot is received on time (8PM on Election Day, November 3). Be sure to track your absentee ballot online.

Please share with family and friends via email, social media or any other way you can reach the largest population of people.  
We're looking forward to gathering together virtually on October 16th, 2020 for our 38th Annual Conference!

This year, our conference will focus on presentations hosted by national and state decision makers, content experts, and advocates.
Workshop Highlight:
Youth: Trauma and Mental Health in the Time
of COVID-19
Dr. Stuart Varon, American Psychiatric Association
Gloria Seo, Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at the
Kennedy Krieger Institute

The impact COVID-19 is having on children and youth is profound. Combined with school-related stress, racial trauma, and social isolation, and it becomes imperative that caregivers and providers understand how to give desperately needed support.

This presentation will provide education on symptoms and behaviors in children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. There will be a brief review on appropriate evidence-based, trauma-informed interventions to reduce symptoms and behaviors related to trauma. The impacts of COVID-19 and current events on trauma treatment will also be discussed.
Other notable presenters at our virtual conference include: Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Secretary of Disabilities Carol Beatty, and the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Robert Green.


We expect this to be a full event, so reserve your spot and register now while you still can!
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 November monthly newsletter need to be received via email by Tuesday, October 27th. 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.

Note: please send your submission as you'd like it to appear. We'll edit for spelling and punctuation but submissions should be written as they will appear instead of as requests.
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 ladies room. Please use these to sign-in with date and time in and out of the Hall.
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 
Christian Formation Commission:
Paul Dickson 410 257-3893 
Erryn Fleming 764 913-4042 
Living Our Values Commission:
Sherrill Munn 443 404-7560 
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 
Planned Giving Board:
Carl Bucheister 301-855-4687
Episcopal Church Women (ECW):
Cindy Overstom 410-474-0086
Calvert Arts Festival:
Lisa Herlihy 410-610-1084
Cemetery Committee:
Brian Dowell 410-257-5449
Parish Leadership

Senior Warden - Kip At Lee
Junior Warden - Patrick Herlihy
Property Warden - Tom Hyde
Program Warden - Deb Shupe
Prayer Warden - Barbara Brown
Treasurer - Steve Watson
Music director - Deb Watson
   
Vestry Members
Bryan Dowell - 2021
Tom Hyde - 2021
Patrick Herlihy - 2021
Nate Pope - 2022
Deb Watson - 2022
Sherrill Munn - 2022
Dave Shupe - 2023
Lissi Mojica - 2023
Barbara Brown - 2023