This Week's Announcements
May 21, 2018
Message from the Rector
May 21, 2018 
"Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs-in our own languages we hear them speaking about God's deeds of power."                     
Acts 2:7b-11

On the day of Pentecost, Jerusalem was bursting with holy energy! You see, fifty days after Passover came the Jewish festival of Shavu'ot. According to the Book of Leviticus, there was to be a festival of the first fruits the day after seven Sabbaths had passed. 7 weeks = 49 days + 1 day = 50 days. That is the day of Shavu'ot, or the Festival of Weeks. People had come to Jerusalem from all over the known world to celebrate the Festival of Weeks. In Koine Greek, which was spoken during the time of Jesus and the first apostles, Shavu'ot was called 'pentecost ē ' , which means fifty. Our celebration Pentecost has its origins in that festival. And from among that gathering of devout Jews, the Holy Spirit descended upon them; they heard a message from God each in their own language.

The Day of Pentecost represents the final manifestation of the fullness of God in God's three natures. Christ's presence on earth gave to humanity a renewed understanding of what our relationship is between us and God the Creator, and how that translates into our relationships with each other. God's manifestation in Christ is about relationship, but God's manifestation by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost is about experience. It is through our experience of God that God is made real to us.

Pentecost may mark the end of the Great Fifty Days of Easter, of Eastertide. We may put away the Paschal Candle, change the liturgical colors, and stop saying Alleluia as much, but Pentecost isn't the end of the story. It is, in fact, the beginning. It is the beginning of the Christian story that we have been commanded by Jesus Christ himself to tell and share the experience of the transcendent God among us and to share the message of love, respect, and renewal that he brought to us. Life is so full of uncertainty, change, and chaos. Sometimes we may think we have it all in control, but we really don't. Sometimes we may think that others are in control, and they may be for a time, but in the end, they aren't. Ultimately, God is in control and he wants his creation to live in the beauty of his kingdom and to trust him in his faithfulness and love. Pentecost is about an experience--how we experience God in our lives, how he moves us and transforms us. Paul said in his First Letter to the Corinthians that there are varieties of gifts given to us by the Spirit. We all have gifts that we are supposed to use to share our experience of God. Pentecost is about how we can use our gifts, share our experience, go out, and transform the world.

Pentecost, Nicolás Borrás (1530-1610)

On Whitsuntide
by Lance Davis

Whitsuntide is one of the great octaves of the Church, running from Whitsunday  through Trinity Sunday. Its origins date to the early 1st millennium.

The giving of the Law by Moses prepared the way for the outpouring of  the Holy Ghost. The hearts of all Catholics, beloved, realize that today's  solemnity is to be honoured as one of the chief feasts, nor is there any  doubt that great respect is due to this day, which the Holy Spirit has hal lowed by the miracle of His most excellent gift. For from the day on  which the Lord ascended up above all heavenly heights to sit down at  God the Father's right hand, this is the tenth which has shone, and the  fiftieth from His Resurrection, being the very day on which it began, and  containing in itself great revelations of mysteries both new and old, by  which it is most manifestly revealed that Grace was fore-announced  through the Law and the Law fulfilled through Grace. For as of old,  when the Hebrew nation were released from the Egyptians, on the fiftieth  day after the sacrificing of the lamb the Law was given on Mount Sinai,  so after the suffering of Christ, wherein the true Lamb of God was slain  on the fiftieth day from His Resurrection, the Holy Ghost came down  upon the Apostles and the multitude of believers, so that the earnest  Christian may easily perceive that the beginnings of the Old Testament  were preparatory to the beginnings of the Gospel, and that the second  covenant was rounded by the same Spirit that had instituted the first.

The Spirit's work is still continued in the Church. By these and other  numberless proofs, dearly-beloved, with which the authority of the Di vine utterances is ablaze, let us with one mind be incited to pay reverence  to Whitsuntide, exulting in honour of the Holy Ghost, through Whom  the whole catholic Church is sanctified, and every rational soul quick ened; Who is the Inspirer of the Faith, the Teacher of Knowledge, the  Fount of Love, the Seal of Chastity, and the Cause of all Power. Let the  minds of the faithful rejoice, that throughout the world One God, Fa ther, Son, and Holy Ghost, is praised by the confession of all tongues,  and that that sign of His Presence, which appeared in the likeness of fire,  is still perpetuated in His work and gift. For the Spirit of Truth Himself  makes the house of His glory shine with the brightness of His light, and  will have nothing dark nor lukewarm in His temple.
Pope St. Leo the Great, AD 395 - 461

Events this Week

Monday, May 21
7:30 PM - Monthly Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, May 22
7:00 PM - Bible Study
Philadelphia: The Faithful Church

Wednesday, May 23
(Ember Day)
7:00 PM - Low Mass
7:45 PM - Choir Rehearsal

Friday, May 25
(Ember Day)
9:30 AM - Morning Prayer
7:30 PM - Estudio Bíblico

Sunday, May 27
(Trinity Sunday)
8:00 AM - Said Mass (Rite 1)
9:30 AM - La Misa en Español (Ordo Luterano)
11:00 AM - Procession & High Mass (Rite 2)

Tuesday Evening Bible Study

Revelation: The Seven Churches of Asia
7 PM in the Rectory

Potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share.

May 22             Philadelphia: The Faithful Church
May 29             Laodicea: The Lukewarm Church

Visioning Sunday

Sunday, June 10, 2018
One Mass at 10 AM

This special Sunday will offer another opportunity for us to come together as one parish family to discuss our life together. Este domingo especial ofrecerá otra oportunidad para que nos unamos como una familia parroquial para discutir nuestra vida juntos.

Special Guests
The Rev. Canon Claire Woodley, Canon for Ministry Support (Diocese of LI)
The Rev. Lamont Wells, Assistant to the Bishop
            & Director for Evangelical Mission (ELCA Metropolitan Synod of NY)
Grad Sunday
June 17, 2018

If you are a member of All Saints, and you are graduating this year, please sign up for Grad Sunday!

Graduates include anyone who is finishing one level of school and progressing on to the next level. (Elementary to middle/junior high school, junior high to high school, high school to college, or college to grad school). It does not include those persons simply moving from one grade to the next.

Parish Hall Construction Update

Sheet-rocking of the walls has begun and insulation is being installed in the walls. Thank you for your prayers and patience.



Friday, November 30, 2018
8 PM - 12 Midnight

Roma View
160-05 Cross Bay Blvd.
Howard Beach

Adults - $100 per person
Children (3-12) - $60 per child
Children under 3 - Free

Your pledges are important.

In order for All Saints Church to continue its ministry and mission, we require an average weekly pledge of $4,000. This week we received $1,626. 
Did you know that you can pay your regular pledge and make other contributions to the General Church Fund online? Simply go to our church management page and set up a personal password. Once it is set up, you can contribute online and see the record of your contributions at any time.  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 our church management system. 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.

Pastoral Care Opportunities offered by Pastor Leticia
Oportunidades de Cuidado Pastoral ofrecidas por Pastora Leticia

Sometimes we all need a listening heart to process the questions we face.

Give yourself the gift of a confidential conversation that is nonjudgmental, open to YOUR questions and spiritual challenges, and fully supportive of your life quest and spiritual needs.  Hard or challenging times need not be walked alone.  All Saints wants to be there for you, whatever the pain or need.

To schedule a conversation or visit, please call 718-350-9536 or 
click here to e-mail Pastor Leticia.

Hay tiempos cuando todos necesitamos un corazón que escuche para poder procesar las cuestiones que la vida nos presenta.

Date el regalo de una conversación confidencial donde no serás juzgad@, donde lo que importa son TUS preguntas y donde encontraras apoyo para tu búsqueda personal y tus necesidades espirituales.

En tiempos difíciles no es necesario caminar solo.  ¡Todos los Santos quiere estar ahí para ti!

Para acordar una convarsación o visita, llama al 718-350-9536 o envía un correo electrónico a Pastor Leticia, por tocar aquí .

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Donate to Disaster Relief in the US and Worldwide

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas & Louisiana and Hurricane Irma in The Caribbean and Florida, there are many places in need of disaster relief.  Natural disasters are happening all the time around the globe.  You can contribute to the many relief efforts through Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD).
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