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)
January monthly Newsletter (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:
And, welcome to the first Sunday after the Epiphany - The Baptism of our Lord

The texts for the day may be accessed here:

We begin with the beginning of one of the most familiar passages in the Bible, the opening verses of the first of the creation myths found in Genesis. There is so much going on here and fans of the Babylonian story of Tiamat and Marduk (are there fans?) know that they are lurking here, but on a deeper foundational level... well, can't spoil the plot. The lesson from Acts - those who are taking our adult ed course on the New Testament will note that Apollos is in Corinth while Paul is away elsewhere... there is a letter to the Corinthians in the works, I'll wager once Apollos leaves town. Finally, we read from the opening of Mark's gospel, and while the details differ from the stories told by Matthew, Luke and John, one wonders why the lectionary cut off the opening verse that pairs with the creation story.. 'The beginning of the Good News...' Seems a natural fit, but I wonder...

Our readers for Sunday are Lisa Herlihy (Genesis) and Deb Shupe (Acts), and our prayer leader is Cheryl Thompson The seventh lecture in our adult formation series - addressing worship, order and oversight in the churches established by Paul - begins at 11:30. (I would wager that the name of Apollos might drift in at some point)

To join the service by pc, laptop or smart device, click on this link:
If you are asked for a password, enter 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)
Call in number: 1-301-715-8592 When asked for the access code, enter: 715310766#  WHen asked for the password, enter: 014954#
To join by landline:
Dial: 1 301-715-8592   Meeting ID: 715 310 766  Password: 014954

Link to our bulletin





ANNOUNCEMENTS

January Trivia Night

Friday evening, January 8 at 7 PM is the time and date for our next Trivia showdown. This month's contest is entitled "2020 Hindsight" which will consist of numerous questions from past quizzes in 2020. (If only you had written them down and studied...)
So, come prepared for a New year's trivial walk down memory lane and we'll see who gets to raise that cup of kindness.... and the cup of bragging rights.
The game room will open at 6:40 so you have time to register your team or individual 'trivia' name and do some last minute posturing and/or trash talking with your opponents. 
Here is the link:

On your laptop, pc, or other smart device, click on this link:
If you are joining over the Zoom app, enter the meeting ID and password when prompted:
Meeting ID: 854 2143 1414
Password: 018091

Feel free to invite friends and family to play. Please have them contact us at allsaints1692@allsaints1692.org so we can identify them when they arrive for the quiz. 

The latest Adult Formation offering is the lecture series Understanding the New Testament by Dr. David Brakke, based on his book. Dr. Brakke is the Joe R. Engle Chair in the History of Christianity and a Professor of History at The Ohio State University. Each lecture is about thirty minutes in length and will be followed by discussion of the material presented... at least as our starting point.
We convene on Wednesday mornings at 9 AM with a repeat on Sunday morning at 11:30. Here are the links:
If asked for a password, enter 015568

If you are asked for a password, enter 014954

A study guide will be provided to each attendee (PDF format via email). We hope that you will join us. 
Joint Epiphany Book Study:

We've had so much fun worshipping together that we thought we might try a little reading together.

Members of All Saints, Sunderland, St. Paul's, Prince Frederick, and Christ Church, West River, are invited to come together on Wednesday evenings in Epiphany - beginning January 13 - for a study of our Presiding Bishop's book, Crazy Christians. 

Everything you need to know about time, how to order the book, and most importantly... the Zoom link that will lead you to the conversation, can be found by following this link:  https://conta.cc/3hThcVG

News flash: During Lent we will gather once again as our own Dr. Sherrill Munn takes us into the book of Revelations. Stay tuned...

Hope you can join us.
Les Saints du Vin will meet on Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 4 - 7 pm
The next Zoom ECW meeting will be on Saturday, January 16 at 8:30 a.m. If you are not receiving the email invitation for these monthly meetings and would like to attend, please contact Cindy Overstrom at  cynthiaoverstrom@gmail.comIf you would rather not attend with your computer, you can call in with any phone also. 
Dear All Saints Friends, This year's Master Gardener Seed Swap will be a virtual one.  You can order seeds before midnight January 13 by going to this link: UMD Master Gardener Seed Swap Form. Happy thoughts of spring and your upcoming vegetables, fruits and flowers!

QUESTIONS CONTACT: UME CALVERT 30 DUKE STREET, PRINCE FREDERICK, MD (Across from Prince Frederick Post Office) 410-535-3662 or email: calvertmg@umd.edu

CHOOSE seeds listed on our seed catalog on our website. ORDER FORM available December 12-January 13th (midnight). 

Limit 15 SEED PACKETS per household. We are limiting some categories due to seed availability. Seeds will be given first come first serve by google form. Accepting donated seeds until January 16th. Drop-off location: UME Calvert deck (in blue bucket) Not Accepting: Bulk | GMO | PVP | Non-Divided Seeds Harvested (2018-2020), packaged & labeled 

Thanks,
Sherrill and Mary Ann

No All Saints Cooks tomorrow.
Watch for upcoming details of the next exciting show.
Conference Call for Prayer, Thursdays 7- 8 PM, Dial-In-Number: (701) 802-5452, Access Code: 4672453. People are welcome to contact either Barbara or me with questions, prayer requests, etc. Our contact information is: Prayer Warden, Barbara Brown, barbara_brown1@verizon.net; Deacon, Rev. Lisa Siciliano, elizabeth.d.siciliano@gmail.com 
Virtual coffee shop  We gather virtually for coffee, tea and conversation on Thursday mornings. The Coffee Shop opens at 9 AM and closes at 11. Pop in anytime and stay as long as you like.
To access the coffee shop on your pc, laptop or smart device, just click this link: 

Or... If you have the Zoom app, open it and enter the Meeting ID: 878 1395 1329 and then the Password: 027593

Or...you can also join us on your cell phone (audio only) 
by dialing 1-301-715-8592. When prompted, enter the access code: 87813951329#  and then the password: 027593#  
PLEASE NOTE AND RESPECT
Parish buildings are not open now. Only individuals specifically authorized for an essential service may be in them (e.g., Heartfelt food packing). Those authorized individuals must wear masks, must practice social distancing and must sanitize touch areas as they enter and as they leave. This is not a matter of personal choice and applies to everyone including volunteers, business suppliers, and contract personnel. If you note a deviation, you may politely remind the individual. If you are not comfortable doing that or doing so doesn’t correct the problem, please contact a church officer. A sign in sheet Is at each entrance. Please fill it out with your name, date and time in/out of the parish hall. Thank you.
Reminder From the News Team. Info and flyers to be published in the December monthly newsletter needed to be received via email by Tuesday, January 26. Please send information to allsaints1692@allsaints1692.org AND allsaints1692connections @gmail.com. This allows time for editing and clarification when needed. Please submit your event in the form you wish it to appear and complete. Example: If it's a cooking show, please include the recipe with the copy.
All Saints Coronavirus Helpline

443-684-6115
Birthdays In January