October 2022 Edition

All Saints' Parish
Stirring up things since 1692

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Message from the Rector

This coming Sunday is a BIG Sunday! It is our annual Blessing of the Animals, in honor of St. Francis. That’s right—this is the Sunday to bring your scaly, furry, or feathered friends/family to church and receive a blessing. I love this day, because it reminds us of God’s deep love for all of creation and that God’s love is not just confined to humans…dare I say, the unconditional love many of us have felt from a pet is an excellent model for how we should be loving others, tails wagging and all! 

While both our services on Sunday will celebrate our pets, the 8:00am will be PET FREE. Please only bring your pets to the 10:30am service—worship will be indoors, so be ready for a chaotic and fun service!

And also, since in this community we never miss an opportunity to provide ministry and outreach, the Human Society of Calvert County has been invited to bring and highlight a dog in need of a home. Meet Hadley…the HSCC says, “She is a sweet, spunky, energetic little 13 y/o chi! She is a love bug! Love everyone! Can be a little forward with new dogs then great once she knows them. Pee pad trained, crate trained. Loves her food and snuggle. We call her “Tator” aka Tator Tot.” If interested in adopting, simply come to the 10:30am service. 

Andrew +

PS- This Sunday also begin our Children’s programming between services from 9:15am – 10:15am, as well as having a fully staffed and operating nursery (available to all from 9:15am – 11:45am). Please read the announcement below for more in-depth information. 

Children's Church School and Nursery back at All Saints

After many months of planning and coordination, children's programming is back at All Saints! We (a number of dedicated volunteers/parents) have adopted a "Rotation" Model of Sunday School. With this model, there will be 4-5 chunks of time throughout the church year, each lasting 5-6 weeks at a time, focusing on different Biblical stories. Each week, the children will learn the story in different ways, like arts, media, drama, etc, and each "rotation" or chunk, will end with a fun Saturday evening activity. 

Beginning this Sunday, October 2, our church school begins the first 6 week rotation, learning all about the Ten Commandments. Our church school meets between the Sunday worship services, from 9:15am - 10:15am (coinciding with our Adult Formation hour). This rotation will meet every Sunday morning from 10/2 - 10/30, and the last / sixth week will meet Saturday evening, November 5 at 5:30pm. 

Along with church school starting, we are happy to announce that our nursery will be open and available every Sunday from 9:15am - 11:45am beginning this Sunday. 

Having these ministries back is a huge step toward welcoming the families in our community! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Andrew +

Music Notes

Music is an important element of our worship at our 10:30 services and at other special worship events. We are blessed with some dedicated singers and musicians! However, due to some choir members moving away and/or retiring, it’s time to rebuild our choir! We have some opportunities coming up to join us as we make a joyful noise unto the Lord.

Time seems to be flying by lately and before we know it, All Saints Day and Advent will be upon us, quickly followed by Christmas! Andrew+ and I are already beginning to plan music for All Saints Day, November 6, 2022. We will hopefully have as our guests that day, the Voices In Praise Children’s Choir in their debut performance. VIP Children’s Choir is for children in fourth and fifth grades and is directed by our own Mary Flora*. That day, we’ll also be including some ringing by our Chime Choir along with special music by our own All Saints Choir. All Saints’ Day will be a time to include lots of special music to celebrate our parish’s Feast Day!

If you enjoy singing and would like to participate in the Music Ministry in some way, the Choir rehearses at 9:15 on Sunday mornings in the Choir Room (which is the room opposite the Sacristy at the front of the church.) Chime Choir will begin rehearsing after the 10:30 service on Sunday, October 16th in preparation for All Saints Day, and we will soon begin working on Advent and Christmas music for both the Choir and Chime Choir. You may join us just for certain Holy Days, or we’d love to have you join us any or every Sunday!

With today’s technology, there are alternative ways to learn the songs if you’re not all that great at reading music, so if you’d like to give the Choir or Chime Choir a try, let’s talk.

Peace and blessings,

Deb Watson

Music Director


To contact Mary Flora regarding VIP Children’s Choir, you may phone her at: (410) 693-0670

Welcome to the 17th Sunday after Pentecost

The texts are available online http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp22_RCL.html

We encourage everyone to read them before Sunday. If you haven’t done so previously, give it a try & see if you get something new or different when you hear them again on Sunday.


8 AM:

For those not attending in person, the 8 AM liturgy is live streamed on our Facebook page. You may tune in at 8 AM by clicking on this link:  


The bulletin may be found just below. [Please note: unlike our 10:30 AM service on Zoom, the 8 AM service is not interactive. You will be able to view the liturgy and the sermon, but will not be able to see or speak with the other viewers.] 


Link to our 8 AM bulletin >>> BULLETIN


10:30 AM:

To join the 10:30 AM service by pc, laptop or smart device, click on this link:


password 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)

1-301-715-8592 Access code: 715310766#  Password: 014954#

To join by landline: 1 301-715-8592   Meeting ID: 715 310 766 

Password: 014954


Link to our 10:30 AM bulletin >>> BULLETIN

Worship volunteers for the month of October

Weekly Healing Service – Wednesdays at 10 AM 

Your healing service bulletins and join info for the week ahead can be found each week in the weekly newsletters. 


password 015568

To join by cellphone (audio only)

Dial 1-646-558-8656   

When prompted, enter the access code 479413263#

And then the password 015568# US 

By landline, dial

    +1 646 558 8656  

Then enter the meeting ID and password when prompted to do so

Meeting ID: 479 413 263

Password: 015568

Link to >>> BULLETIN 

Scenes from Friday night at the Hymns Around the Campfire fellowship event. Great music and delicious s'mores, of course!


Saturday’s Bag Hunger SOMD was a huge success THANKS to ALL who helped. We had over 104 volunteers at All Saints ages 3-80 and all had a fabulous fun time in conversation, laughing, and some friendly competition across the production lines. The young ones were impressive with their artwork on the boxes. This ranged from “Jesus Loves You”, animals, rainbows and abstract drawings. Overall, we exceeded our goal and packaged 186,219 meals (5 different varieties) across six sites with All Saints Parish volunteers packaging between 26,000 – 28,000 meals. The meals were distributed to 44 organizations across SOMD (e.g. food pantries, homeless shelters, and soup kitchens). The meals will serve 1,500 families each week. It was an event that brought people of 6+ different faiths together to serve God and practice our faith to help those in need.  You can see more photos on All Saints Facebook, and Instagram or by search the hashtag #baghunger SoMD. Stay tuned for next years event.

Humbly Glenn Iona

Looking for a parking space to call your own when you come to church? Now's your chance to use this "special" space in front of the church for the month of October. A donation of $50 will get you this very special spot. Please contact Patti At Lee to coordinate (202-669-7463).

Access the most recent updates on the Bishop Search Committee's progress here >>> https://episcopalmaryland.org/bishop-search/

Please Support Hurricane Recovery Efforts.

Episcopal Relief & Development mobilizes in coordination with local partners to provide assistance to those affected by hurricanes. Please contribute to the Hurricane Relief Fund to support relief and recovery efforts.

October Birthdays

Lloyd Kinch—1

Andy Cerrito – 3

Tam Timmermann – 3

Martha Grahame – 4

Pat Mann—11

Babs Bucheister— 15

Filo Blake— 16

Dave Trimble—16

Catherine Grover—17

Nate Pope— 17

Jack King—26

Skye Silver—27

Dick Holler— 28



 A very Happy Anniversary to Gle & Tami Iona on the 6th, Mike  & Anne Cerrito on the 24th , Dick & Sandy Holler on the 27th

Andre & Annie Henderson

Judy Severson

Mark Pierce

Catherine Grover

Sue Pierce

Bobby Yates

Alice Adams

Inez Boone

Gary Brown


Philicia Collins

Jason Cross

Ersky “Butch” Freeman

Michael Freeman

Michael & Corben


Virginia Guilford

Dennis Laurie

Joe Lewis

Sharon Powell

Bob Sheskin

Harold Klausner

Penny Dorsey

Pat Mann

Audrey S.

John S.






Those who face mental health challenges, Wanda and her clients, Those experiencing homelessness, Caregivers

Upcoming Events

The Men’s Breakfast Is This Saturday

Our Men’s Breakfast convenor, Jim Thrift, advises that we’ll be continuing the All Saints Men’s Breakfast tradition on the first Saturday of each month, at 9:00 AM, at Trader’s Restaurant, 8132 Bayside Rd, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732.  Plan on eating on the Deck as weather permits. The purpose of the Breakfast is pretty simple: get together, have a breakfast of choice, and light conversation – or to put it another way, exaggerate like heck! “Membership Criteria” also simple – anyone who wants to take part!  It’s a pay as you go arrangement, so bringing some small bills is helpful.

Calling ALL All Saints' Ladies!

Looking for fun and fellowship? Ladies who attend All Saints Church are invited to join together at our no-host first Saturday breakfasts. We will meet again at Dream Weaver Café, 114 Solomons Island Road North, Prince Frederick this Saturday, October 1st, at 9 AM. No reservations required. After you order your breakfast, join us in the back section of the restaurant, down the hall on the way to the restrooms. No agenda. Just coffee or juice, yummy food and good conversation.


Looking for Garden Angels to help care for the campus gardens.  We will meet twice a month late afternoons (weather permitting) for approximately 2 hours.  Our first work session is scheduled at 4 PM on Thursday, 10/6.  If you would like to be an All Saints Garden Angel, please call Patti At Lee (202-669-5594) for more details.

BIBLE STUDY Hosted by Christ Church, Calvert - Open to all, In The Book of Exodus, God reveals himself to the Israelites and the Egyptians when he delivers his people out of bondage with mighty acts so powerful that all will know "...I am the Lord your God." Come listen in on the conversations between Moses and the Lord as they cry to Pharaoh, "Let my people go", follow God's people through the wilderness, and see how the Lord reveals Himself in His law. Classes are interactive with weekly homework. A Bible of your own is required. Classes meet weekly at three different time slots either online or in person. All classes cover the same material. Select the time and format that fits your schedule the best: Wednesday nights 7:00 - 8:15 pm (zoom only); Thursday mornings 9:15 - 10:30 (zoom only); or Thursday mornings 10:45 - 12:00 (in person only - meeting at Christ Church, Calvert). Classes will begin Wednesday, September 7th and Thursday, September 8th, respectively. Contact Cheryl Garcia, ccgarcia.va@gmail.com or 703-349-9319 to register and/or with questions. Invite a friend to come with you.  

Cheryl C Garcia

703-349-9319 (cell) 

The knitting/crafting group continues to meet 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. 

Christmas Market 2022

The 17th Annual Christmas Market is only two and a half months away (71 days to be exact)! This is the ECW’s biggest fundraising event and we need YOUR HELP. As you know, a successful event takes many hands to bring it all together.  Lissi and her team have been working hard behind the scenes to get everything organized and now it is time to start recruiting our volunteers. We will need help to set up, take down and, best of all - help with the festivities throughout festival day. Please review the many volunteer slots that need to be filled, and sign up, as soon as possible, HERE.


You can also make a difference by helping us publicize the event beginning NOW! Send the flyer to friends and family with a personal invitation.  Give a copy of the flyer to neighbors and co-workers and suggest they do their Christmas shopping at All Saints. Post the flyer several times between now and the event day on your Facebook and Instagram feeds with a personal invitation. And finally, please be sure that you have liked both the All Saints Parish and All Saints Christmas Market Facebook pages and interact (like, comment and share) regularly to make sure the Facebook algorithm moves our event out to others in the community. (Be a Digital Dynamo!) The more you engage with our Social Media, the more customers/visitors will join us on December 10th.


There are many ways to participate - there's something for everyone to do. Come and have a great time!


If you have any Christmas Market questions, please email Lissi Mojica at allsaints1692christmasmarket@gmail.com.

Oxford House Needs Our Help Quickly 

As we transitioned the Rectory back to its original use, we and the Oxford House Region staff helped the Residents relocate to  suitable locations.  That’s gone so well that an additional Oxford House is now opening. But, they need furniture and need it quickly. 

Below is a list of things that they need. If you can donate any  serviceable items on this list, or similar to them, please either sign up on the list that will be at the back of the church near the font THIS Sunday, OR send an email to Kip At Lee  (kip.atlee@comcast.net) no later than Sunday morning. Either way please give your name and contact information, what you have to donate including quantity and type (e.g., 2 kitchen chairs).  We’ll send Oxford House leaders the list and then let you know what they would like and arrangements to get it to them. Please DON’T bring anthing to the church campus unless you are contacted and asked to do so.

Needed: Dressers, bookcases, chairs, tables. If you have other items you think may be helpful, you may include them in your list.

Local food pantry info available HERE

Don't Forget...
All Saints Parish 1692 is on YouTube

The Connections Commissions now has a YouTube channel for all of our Zoom videos, including our Skills Extravaganza, All Saints Cooks and Spudnik Training episodes. Sermons and special services are now being recorded on Zoom and added on YouTube as well. You might be amazed at the things you will learn! You can find us on the All Saints Parish 1692 You Tube Channel and here's the link.
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. 

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.
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 and Music Commission:

Deb Watson 301-801-0960  

Parish Family Commission:

Kelly McDonald 864-556-2555

Christian Formation Commission:

Rev. Andrew Rutledge  

Living Our Values Commission:

Sherrill Munn 443 404-7560 

Giving Back Commission:

Patti At Lee 202 669-5594 

Finance Commission:

Ken Mackenzie


Connections Commission:

Deb Shupe 410-231-8150 


Property Committee:

Glenn Iona 301- 802-9162

Planned Giving Board:

Carl Bucheister 301-855-4687

Episcopal Church Women (ECW):

Deb Shupe 410-231-8150

Calvert Arts Festival:

Barbara & Steve Buck: 


Cemetery Committee:

Brian Dowell 410-257-5449

Calvert Concept for Reconciliation and Housing: 

Kip At Lee

410 474-3008

Parish Leadership

Senior Warden - Adriane Hope Sayles
Junior Warden - Vacant
Property Warden - Filo Blake
Prayer Warden - Barbara Brown
Treasurer - Steve Watson
Music director - Deb Watson

Elected Vestry Members

Bryan Dowell (2022)       

Glenn Iona (2023)             

Ken McKenzie (2025)        

Deborah Plumley (2025)  

Norm Flora (2025)         

Lloyd Kinch (2025)          

Lissi Mojica (2022)           

Malane Silver (2025)       

Matthew Schatz (2025)