This Week's Announcements
July 8, 2019
Message from the Rector
July 8, 2019

The Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves....See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."                      Luke 10:1-3, 19-20

During the first half of the liturgical year, we focus on God's relationship to us through Jesus Christ--his incarnation, the numerous manifestations of his power and identity, his passion, death, and resurrection, his ascension, and finally the descent of the Holy Spirit. In Ordinary Time, the season after Pentecost, we focus on our relationship to God and each other. Today's subject addresses us as disciples of Jesus Christ to go and make more disciples. Being a good disciple for God is not about keeping the message to ourselves, but rather about sharing that message with those around us. And what is the message? That God is a God of infinite, unconditional love, who created us in his image; therefore, we are expected to relate to each other with respect, recognizing God in everyone and acting accordingly.

This week's gospel lets us know that this Jesus movement is something we can all be a part of. We are the heirs of the seventy who were commissioned. The harvest is great, but the laborers are few. There are a lot of folks out there who are waiting to hear about something good, something positive, something uplifting, and we can be a part of that by sharing the good news with others. Yesterday we celebrated Graduate Sunday. I said to them that the reason they are pursuing bigger and better things (higher education or a good job) is not so that they can make lots of money--although that would be nice to have--the reason for pursuing bigger and better things is so that they can make a difference in the world and make the world a better place in some way. This is good advice for all of us. Even if the difference we make seems small and insignificant to us, the impact we could have on someone else, or our community, or the workplace, could have profound and far-reaching effects. The harvest is plentiful. Our passions, the things that excite us, and the things we like to do can be the starting place for improving the lives of the people around us.

Also, we shouldn't let our baggage get in the way of carrying out our commission. It's real easy to complain; complaining makes us feel better. Sometimes we have stuff that we just need to get off our chest, things we need to put out on the table to help us deal with it or think through it. But we can often get so encumbered by negativity that it clouds our vision of the opportunities before us. Jesus said, "Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals, greet no one on the road." In other words, let go of the heavy stuff, the weighty stuff, the things that are holding you back. The advice to greet no one on the road doesn't mean we shouldn't be hospitable or nice; rather, it means we should stay focused on the story we have to tell, or the difference we intend to make. As Christians, our story is where the good news is: how we survived a great challenge; how we achieved some great milestone in our life; how good we feel today; how the things that excite us direct our actions to make a difference. The gospel tells us to keep on keeping on, because God is in the midst of it all.

Finally, as disciples we must remember that we are lambs sent out in the midst of wolves. So much of what we hear about in the news or read on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram these days promote individualism, selfishness, isolationism, hatred, lack of respect for others, and survivalism. These are the wolves of the world. But as disciples of Christ, as Christian women and men who are supposed to be the laborers in the field, we cannot let the wolves of the world eat us up. Christian discipleship isn't just a bunch of empty words, but principles for daily living. The world wants to lead us to hate, the world wants us to be selfish, the world wants us to discriminate, but Jesus Christ said all along, "There's another way." We don't have to be the way the world wants us to be; there's another way-a way of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Paul called those the fruits of the spirit.)

"The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few." But, if we can go out and spread even just a little good news to a world longing to hear something good, then we, too, will be able to rejoice like the seventy when they returned, having felled some of the demons that plague our life and the lives of those around us. Discipleship is hard work, because, it is work. W e labor to share the message that there is a better way with a world starving to receive some good news of God in Christ Jesus. Amen.



Congratulations, Graduates!
Class of 2019


Jordin Gravesande
Anubis Khan
Jessica Persaud
Chelsea Ann Ramsammy
Devin Ramsammy*
Devon Ramsammy
Judith Rojas*
Veronica Rojas*

God of our beginnings, we thank you for these graduates, and we give you praise for their achievements. We pray that you will grant them a bright future. Comfort their fears with the full knowledge of your divine presence, strengthen their resolve to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, and protect them on their journeys. Bless them with an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works: in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

May God who has blessed you with great achievements guide you in realizing your future goals and dreams!

*Recipients of the John T. Schnabel Scholarship in the amount of $250 given by St. Hilda's Guild to high school graduates who will be attending college in the fall.



Events this Week
(Proper 9)

Monday, July 8
7:45 PM - Events & Planning Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 9
7:00 PM - Family Movie Night
"Aladdin"

Wednesday, July 10
7:00 PM - Low Mass

Friday, July 12
9:30 AM - Low Mass
7:30 PM - Enseñanzas para la Vida Diaria

Saturday, July 6
9:00 AM - Cemetery Cleanup
10:00 AM - Youth & Children's Garden
10:30 AM - Altar Guild Mass & Monthly Meeting

Sunday, July 14
(Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)
7:45 AM - Said Mass
9:15 AM - La Misa en Español
11:00 AM - High Mass
1:00 PM - St. Hilda's Guild Meeting

Events this Week
Family Movie Night
this Tuesday

July 9, 2019
7:00 PM

Pizza, snacks, popcorn, & cold drinks.  Fun for the whole family!



Movie Schedule
July 16
The Secret Life of Pets
July 23
Jurassic Park
July 30
Annie
August 6
Alvin and the Chipmunks
August 13
Samson and Delilah
August 20
High School Musical 2
August 27
The Incredibles 2




Bring the kids. Keep the garden growing!

Every Saturday
10 AM - 12 PM
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The tomatoes are growing.

The garden looks great, but it needs some attention.



Cookout on the Lawn
this Sunday

Grilled Hamburger, hot dog, chicken, and sausage meals with salad will be available after the 11 AM Mass on Sunday for $10. Free coffee and tea.


Parish Town Hall Meeting

Sunday, August 4
12:30 PM


  • Would you like to commemorate a birthday or anniversary?
  • Would you like to offer a memorial on behalf of a loved one?
  • Would you like to simply thank God for his amazing blessings in your life?

Consider donating a vase of flowers, making a contribution toward the bread and wine we use at mass, or contributing toward the cost of the candles we light at the altar, the Blessed  Sacrament candle beside the tabernacle, or the candles in the Shrine of Our  Lady of Walsingham. The breakdown of donations is as follows:

$10 (each)
Bread, wine, Blessed Sacrament Candle, Shrine candles
$30
One vase of flowers for the High Altar, Shrine, or in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLG)
$75
Three vases of flowers for the High Altar
$100
Full church (three vases of flowers at the High Altar, one vase in  the Shrine, and one vase in front of OLG)








Donations must be placed in one of the white envelopes from the back table  in the nave (ushers or altar guild members can assist you in finding one).  Please indicate what your donation is going toward and write your name or  put your pledge envelope number at the top, so it can be recorded for your  giving statements. Envelopes should be given to Rena Chetram (7:45), Aura  Troché (9:15), or Hazra Whitney (11:00). The funds are given to the Altar  Guild for the purchase of these items.
Do you like planting flowers?
Are you interested in helping beautify the church grounds?

Consider being part of the Garden Guild. If you're interested in participating, please speak to Claudette Wharton.

LIVING OUT OUR MISSION
Articles, photos, and videos about how All Saints is living out its mission.

The mission of All Saints Church is to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord by our participation in the Eucharist, our fellowship in oneness and diversity, by respect for each other, and through outreach into the community.

If you have an interesting story, photo, or video that features an example of living out All Saints' mission, please e-mail it to Fr. Whitmire by 6 PM on Sunday.

Parish Hall Renovation Update

The documentation necessary for the final inspection of the elevator and connection of kitchen equipment has gone through. New locks are being installed on the main doors, and the automatic door opening mechanism is to be installed soon. Your prayers and patience are greatly appreciated.

Upper Level
Upper Level

 

Fireplace
Lower Level














Kitchen
Kitchen














Stairwell

        



Your support is CRITICAL. Please keep up with your pledges.

Our financial situation is extremely tight at present. For All Saints Church to do its ministry and mission, we require an average weekly pledge of $4,000. This week we received $2,318 in pledge support.
 
You can pay your regular pledge and make other contributions to the General Church Fund online, or you can check the status of your contributions. Go to our church management page, called OnRealm. Contributions can be made by e-check (preferred) or by credit/debit card, and are automatically credited to your church record within one or two business days.  Click here to be directed to OnRealm to sign in or create a password. If you have any questions or trouble signing in, please send us an e-mail or call the church for assistance.
Update your information.
Actualiza tu información.
 
Please click below to be directed to our website where you can download the Demographic Information Form. You may attach it to an e-mail and send it back to the church, or place it in the designated box on the table in the rear of the church.
 
Por favor, haz clic abajo para dirigirte a nuestro sitio web donde puedes descargar la forma demográfica. Puedes adjuntarla a un correo electrónico y enviarla a la iglesia, o ponerla en la caja designada en la parte de atrás de la iglesia.
 


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