December 2022 Edition

All Saints' Parish
Stirring up things since 1692

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Message from the Rector

I can’t believe December has come already. More than most in the past, this year feels like it has flown by—time flies when you’re having fun! But during this season of Advent, we are reminded to intentionally slow down…to be present in the here and now. It is tempting to rush this season to get to the big finale of Christ’s birth, but there is so much to be gained during the journey towards that festive occasion. 

Believe me, I love the holidays as much as anyone (reminder, the Holiday Rectory Open House is this evening from 6-9pm—hope to see you!!), but along with just celebrating and taking in all this season gives us, I invite you to look seriously at volunteering at some of the many opportunities we have to slow down, pause, be present, and give back.

On Saturday, 12/3, from 9am-1pm, there is a Clean-Up Day at the church to help prepare for Wreaths Across America and next week’s Christmas Market. Speaking of Christmas Market, we still need volunteers for next weekend to help this event be successful and raise the funds needed for the ECW to do their (and God’s) great work. And please consider signing up to volunteer for Safe Nights (January 1-8), where we house those without a home during these cold winter months (see announcements below in newsletter for details).

It is in giving that we also receive, and what better way to help prepare for the ultimate gift of our Redeemer, Jesus, on Christmas than through practicing that giving ourselves. 

Advent blessings,

Andrew +

Worship leaders for the month of December 2022

It's time to order your poinsettias and send in your dedications to the office. There are also copies of this form in the back of the church for your convenience.

Adult Formation--Advent Book Study

Starting November 27th from 9:15-10:15am (formation time between services), our Ministry Intern, Jen Altomare, will lead us through an Advent Book Study. This will be a three week offering, and the book will be provided. Please find Jen on Sunday to receive your book!

Plans have been finalized for a Christmas party for Calvert County foster kids on Sunday the 11th from 1-5 pm. We'll be hosting a pizza party lunch with Santa and treats and games sponsored by Calvert Family Advocates and the Foster Parents Association.

All Saints Campus FUN, FOOD, and FOLIAGE Cleanup 


Come out tomorrow, December 3rd, 9 AM – 1 PM alone or with your family to help beautify our Campus ahead of December 10th Christmas Market and our 1st ever Wreaths Across America on December 17th to honor the veterans in our cemetery. The weather looks to be dry and near 60 degrees.  This is perfect to have fun in the leaves with your kids and others so we can showcase a clean Campus for the community to see at these events.


All you need to bring is your gloves, rakes, tarps, blowers and above all yourself to make this another successful clean-up day. Come for a few hours or stick around for a free light lunch thanks to the Episcopal Church Women (ECW). Refreshments will be provided throughout the da.y 


For more information, contact Glenn Iona, 301.787.6133 or sign-up on

Christmas Market 2022 – The finish line is close!

This year’s Christmas Market is only a week away. We have a fewitems on our to-do list to focus on and complete and we need your help.

1.   We still need a few folks to sign up to volunteer. You can SIGN-UP HERE or you can sign up in person at the back of the church or by calling Tam. We would like to have all the slots filled by 12/4 for planning purposes.

2.   Bake sale items are needed. The more the merrier - we always sell out!  Please drop off baked goods (cookies, pies, cakes, bread, muffins or candy) in the kitchen on Friday or before 9 am on Saturday morning before the Market opens for customers.

3.   Invite your friends and neighbors! Personal invites are great publicity.

4.   Engage in social media to help publicize the event. Go to the All Saints Christmas Market Facebook page and LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE!

5.   Consider purchasing 50/50 raffle tickets and/or selling tickets to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Tickets will be available at coffee hour on Sunday and at the Christmas Market. It's a great way to increase our ECW earnings and to increase the winner's earnings!

If you volunteer and would like a boxed lunch, please let Lissi know via email ([email protected]) by 12/5. Please give her your choices from the following, so she can purchase the food:
Rye or Wheat bread                      Mayo or Mustard
Ham or Turkey                               Lettuce Tomato  Onion
Swiss or Provolone cheese            Diet Pepsi Sprite Water
Most importantly, come, have fun, shop ‘til you drop and catch the Christmas spirit!

Please help the Silent Auction with your Donations 


The Christmas Market is just over a week away!  Please consider donating to help us raise funds for the many worthy charities, community causes, and our parish. Some ideas include quality items from your home, collectables, memorabilia, gift baskets, gift cards for spa or dinner at your favorite restaurant, or just about anything with retail value that will solicit bids of $20 or more. Thank you for your consideration and generosity.


Don’t forget to check the All Saint’s Social media sites for an early look at some goodies you may want to bid on.


Please contact Glenn lona by email [email protected] or cell (301.787.6133) to arrange for a pickup or drop off for your donations. A photo, description and fair market value for each item will be helpful.

Safe Nights Sign-up

With the help of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, All Saints will be Hosting Safe Nights January 1-8, 2023 this year.

Safe Nights provides winter protection for Calvert County’s homeless population by offering shelter in a clean and safe environment. Host shelters will provide a warm bed, breakfast, a bagged lunch and dinner. Shelter hours are 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., seven days a week. Learn more about Safe Nights at this LINK

There are many ways to participate. To sign up, please visit the link below, use the sign-up sheet located in the back of the church, or contact Fane Lineback at 240-721-0529.

Wreaths Across America at All Saints


Every year since 2008, Congress proclaims a Saturday in December as National Wreaths Across America Day. This year, it will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. This is the first year that All Saints cemetery will participate in this very special program, and currently the only location in Calvert County to do so! Be a part of the ceremony to Remember and Honor the veterans who were buried in our cemetery at noon on December 17th. As Americans, we have much to be grateful for, and countless heroes to thank!

Did You Know? 

2022 Wreaths Across America Theme: Find a Way to Serve

The inspiration for this year’s theme came from a few different places and seemed to be a recurring conversation throughout the last year. Notably, the American Rosie Movement which highlights the stories of the World War II-era women known as Rosie the Riveters, or simply “Rosies.” These women pulled together to do the work that needed to be done for our freedom. The movement encourages youth to get involved in their own communities to serve in small ways that can make a big impact.

At the last Outreach breakfast, in a heartfelt commemoration, the kitchen was dedicated in loving memory of Ed Dorsey for his many years of commitment to the All Saints community. Here are some memories from that day.

December Birthdays

2 - Bryan Dowell

4 - Bud Miller

10 -Emily Crumbacker

12 - Chuck Shefflette

14- David Bury

14 - Jon Bury

16- Alison Schatz

20 - Xavier Dailey

24 - Sam Schatz

25 - Gloria Fleshman

26- Judy Seversen

27 - Betty MacDonald

A very happy anniversary to David & Cammie Weaver on the 6th, Dave & Kathy Trimble on the 20th, Joseph & Betsy Van Auker on the 20th & Norm & Mary Flora on the 28th

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

Recurring Events

The Men’s Breakfast Is Saturday December 3rd 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.

Our  final ECW meeting of 2022 will be held at Dream Weaver in Prince Frederick on December 17th at 9AM. All women (18 and older) are welcome to participate!

The knitting/crafting group continues to meet on Thursdays from 1 - 3 PM. Every other week is in- person. If you would like to join us and are not receiving our emails, please contact Cindy Overstrom at [email protected]om. If you would rather not attend with your computer, you can also call in with any phone. 

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.

Welcome to the 2nd Sunday of Advent

The texts are available online

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

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 

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: 

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 - Ken McKenzie

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)