Weekly Saints' Alive
This Weekly Newsletter provides quick reference information for the members and friends of All Saints. We invite you to find full descriptions, flyers and lots of other information at the:
All Saints Facebook Page - facebook (link)
Website - allsaints (link)
Other future events and details can be found on our Parish website calendar or on Facebook. The calendar can be found on the link below:
Announcing the creation of the All Saints Coronavirus Helpline

443-684-6115

In an effort to ensure that the members of the parish are getting the support that they need during this health crisis, we have established a Helpline – a special number for members to call during off hours (between 2 PM and 9 AM) if they need assistance in securing food or medicine, or if they just would like someone to talk with them or pray with them. The line will be monitored when the office is closed and your call will be returned in short order by one of our parish volunteers.

Here is the number:  443-684-6115 .

When to use it:
-         If you need help securing groceries and other household items.
-         If you need help in getting medicines and other health aides.
-         If you would just like some one to talk with you or pray with you.

Again, the number is  443-684-6115 . Until further notice, use it during those hours when the office is closed (2 PM until 9 AM the following morning)

If you have a medical emergency and/or need transport to a medical facility, dial 9-1-1.

If you have a pastoral emergency and would like to speak to Fr. Ken, please call him directly, anytime of day or night, at 410-790-1631.

And please, if a pipe bursts, call a plumber, but in all other situations of need, please call the Helpline:  443-684-6115 .

We are all in this together and together we will see it through.

Peace and blessings!
Wednesday Healing Service

Please join us for our weekly healing service, Wednesday at 10 AM.
Our liturgy begins with lectionary readings assigned for the Saint of the day, and a brief biographical remembrance of their life and ministry. This is followed by a litany of healing and then specific prayers for those for whom our prayers have been asked and those known only to us. After the peace, we share in a simple eucharist and depart.
Those who have made this service part of their personal discipline have found it a wonderful time to connect with each other in prayer and in spirit with all those who suffer from any illness or need. 

Wednesday, March 25⋅10:00 – 11:00am
(Weekly on Wednesday; will use the same meeting ID)
Description:
All Saints is inviting you to the Wednesday Healing Service on Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting  (Just click on the link on your PC or smartphone)

To join by cell phone:
Dial +16465588656  Then add code 479413263#

For landline:
Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656
         Meeting ID is 479413263


Announcements
Parish Status Updates:

God is at work through people of All Saints as we come together to help each other during this health crisis. Thank you for responding so quickly to the Spirit’s call to meet the needs of – and contribute to the health and safety of – the members of our parish, our communities and beyond! Here’s a quick, partial update. 

(Please contact our respective commission and committee chairs or your Rector and Wardens if you would like more information).

-    The Connections Commission (CC) is keeping us connected despite the new challenges of doing so. Please be watching for updates related to evolving response as the situation evolves.

-   The Parish Family Commission (PFC) has launched a team of parishioners, each taking responsibility for weekly checking on the welfare of our members who are homebound or who have special needs, and they will arrange assistance if needed; They have also created an after-Parish-Office-hours emergency number (443 684-6115) for people in need of assistance (other than emergency medical or police help) to reach out for help in solving their problems.
-   Our HeartF.E.L.T. team is continuing to feed the children we sponsor in coordination with school officials, and has contacted several of the food and housing programs we support to determine how we may help them.

-    Father Ken+ , and Deacon Lisa +. supported by the Worship Commission and other volunteers, have continued Pastoral support to individuals. (If you have a pastoral emergency or just wish to speak or pray with the Rector, please contact him directly at 410-790-1631) . We are conducting worship online. Be watching for the links to use so that you can join us on your PC, smartphone or even by landline. The Wednesday morning healing service will be added to the virtual list. Again, watch for announcements via email and FaceBook as to how you can participate.

-   Our Campus Use Coordinator and the Finance Commission have contacted the guest-users of our Campus and made arrangements with them that are appropriate to their respective needs; arrangements have also been made for additional cleaning and sanitizing of our facilities.

-    Our Prayer Warden is available to coordinate private prayer sessions with you, with our Deacon, and others.

-   The Living Our Values Commission (LOVC) convened the first of several Parish meetings to explore possibilities for our Principal Mission that will begin next year (you’ll be hearing more from them).

Lent madness , join the fun! If you’re looking for a Lenten discipline that is fun, educational, occasionally goofy, and always joyful, join the Lent Madness journey. Lent needn’t be all doom and gloom. After all, what could be more joyful than a season specifically set aside to get closer to Jesus Christ? Lent madness voting opportunities are e mailed, posted on facebook and can be followed at https://www.lentmadness.org/
Our Treasurer and Finance Commission are monitoring our financial status as we continue to serve the community, and with the CC, have implemented new secure, online methods to give and keep up to date on pledges (on the Parish website ( https://www.allsaints1692.org ), click on “Giving” and then click on “Click here to give on line”) or Facebook; Individual parishioners are continuing their pledges and other giving, and some have made special gifts to assist in the present circumstances, and we cannot thank you enough for your continued support and generosity in these times of uncertainty.
The Knitting Group is making arrangements to get together regularly online using Zoom; and, plans are in the works for on-line Parish Trivia and “Jeopardy” play-offs. 

We welcome  everyone’s  ideas for supporting and encouraging each other, and our community. “Ah, but a [person's] reach should exceed [their] grasp, Or what's a heaven for?” (With apologies to Robert Browning).
HEART F.E.L.T. will still function and still needs these items. Pasta sauce with and without meat, pasta sauce w/cheese or white sauce. Small boxes of spaghetti, pasta.
No glass jars please . Cans or plastic jars only. We have a good amount of peanut butter but are low on squeeze bottled Jelly, Jello - type pudding in individual containers, and fruit cocktail or fruit in jello individual serving size packs. Also needed are individual packs of cookies, fruit roll ups, bags of different snacks. Soups, Canned vegetables, for example: green beans, corn, carrots, mixed vegetables are running low, as well as fruit juice in small containers/individual boxes. We have 20 children in the program this year so please buy in bulk when possible. Thank you for supporting this important ministry.
The 2020 Census is here. The results will shape the future of your community. You can complete the Census today at   https://2020census.gov/en.html . It takes less than 10 minutes to complete!
BE COUNTED!  
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