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)
October 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:

Welcome to virtual worship for this, the 18th Sunday after Pentecost

You can access the texts for Sunday by following this link:  
This week, Track 2's text from Isaiah - a poem about a vineyard and poor stewardship of it - forms the basis of a parable that Jesus' utters in Matthew. As always, things are never what they seem. And, there is also a bit from Paul's letter to the Philippians, though nothing to write home about.

We will open the worship space at 9:45 AM to give everyone a chance to do a little greeting before the service begins at 10. And, we will once again be called into silent reflection before the service begins.

Assisting this week will be: Patrick Herlihy (Isaiah), Cheryl Thompson (Philippians), and Barbara Brown as prayer leader. 

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 >>> Bulletin

Friday, October 10, at 6 PM will be the grand finale of the We Love Calvert Arts Festival $10K Benefit for Children.  Funds will be distributed to charities that support Calvert County children: HEART F.E.L.T., Children’s Advocacy Center, Community Ministries of Calvert County, Calvert Churches Community Food Pantry and Safe Harbor. Please join the fun and safely celebrate the fundraiser’s success by being in our parade.  Drive to the north end of the lower parking lot of All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Road, by 5:45 PM, October 10. Bring COVID-safe masks, noisemakers (bells, horns, pots and pans), congratulations signs, flags – whatever the spirit moves you to bring. Bring a few bucks cash or check to top off the fund – even if you’ve already contributed generously to the fundraiser. 

All Saints has been doing incredible things this year! But, sometimes contending with multiple crises can be distracting. As the old saying goes, “When you’re up to your neck in alligators, it’s hard to remember you’re there to drain the bayou!” As a Parish, we resolved to continue the practice of having occasional update services in our year of worship to provide you with All Saints’ progress toward our collective objectives. Even a pandemic won’t stop us. Sunday, October 11, is the day! We’re planning a virtual service that will combine elements of morning worship with select, brief reports from Committees, Commissions and Officers – all to be done in about the usual time of our virtual services. Ahead of the service, you will receive a concise update by mail or email that includes accomplishments of all committees and commissions; there will be opportunity to discuss those.

Mark your 📅 calendars- October 10 from 1-4 PM for Project ECHO Homeless Shelter's Empty Bowl Picnic at Running Hare Vineyard!
Visit http://EmptyBowlPicnic.com and get your 🎫tickets (tickets will not be sold at the door)
There will be 🎸🎤 live music from Eclectic Wave, 🍺🍷 cash bar, 🥣 hot soup, and a wide-open field perfect for a picnic with your family!👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 If you don't want to stay, 🚗🚐drive-through and get your soup and 🥣 bowl without leaving your vehicle.
This evening, October 2 at 7 PM is our next Trivia showdown. This month's contest is entitled "October Skies," which at least in theory is a tribute to the incredible astronomical events occurring during the tenth month and all of the attendant myths, legends and, oh yeah, science. 

So, come prepared for a star-themed evening and we'll see what the stars have arranged for you, quiz-wise.

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, your gateway to the stars:

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. 
And, before the game, please check out the specials at the Scorpion Brewery in Owings - our partner in trivia for going on six years. Nothing like a friendly growler and some exotic food truck offering to get you ready to rumble. Through our monthly contests, we have raised thousands of dollars in support of youth leadership development in Calvert County and also money to feed hungry families and individuals in our communities. 
Don’t forget that All Saints will host the monthly “Drive Through” Food Drive on October 4 from noon - 2PM!
Someone will be in front of the church, observing safe pandemic practices, to receive your donation. Please wear masks and enter the North side (parish hall end) of the campus driveway and exit on the South side (Rte. 2-4 side).
Watch Shows You Have Missed
Due to conflicts, there will be no All Saints Cooks show Saturday, October 3, but All Saints Skills will be on the following Saturday and All Saints Cooks will resume after that. From the All Saints homepage, click on VIDEOS to see the selection of All Saints Cooks and Skills Extravaganza that you may have missed.
This Sunday Outreach Breakfast Returns
Mark your calendars now. Our Outreach Breakfast is coming back...virtually. Ken+ will open the Zoom meeting at 9 AM, Sunday October 18, for those who would like to have time to chat, drink a cup of coffee or have your breakfast together. We might not be sitting next to each other in the Parish Hall, but we can certainly creatively continue the tradition online. As we gather together, please consider an Outreach donation as you would when we gather together for a delicious breakfast provided by our Parish chefs. Use this link to donate: https://app.easytithe.com/App/Form/75a4c0ce-62fc-401c-abaf-991d27947bcf . 
Skills Extravaganza
Who needs Jacques Pepin or America's Test Kitchen? We have Filo Blake. Filo, trained as an expert meat cutter at Nicks of Calvert! On Saturday, October 10, 10 AM, Filo will teach us the proper way to butcher and prepare various cuts of meat. Join him to improve your culinary abilities, whether in the kitchen or on the grill.

We are looking for others with special expertise to share. If you have a skill, hobby, or particular interest that you would like to present on All Saints Skills Extravaganza, you are invited to join the fun. Please contact Sherrill Munn, email: njoydancin@aol.com or phone: 410-286-7586 to let him know your skill and schedule you program.
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 
Les Saints du Vin will meet on Sunday, October 11 from 4 - 7 PM.
October Vestry Meeting The next meeting of All Saints Vestry will be virtual, via Zoom, Tuesday, October 13, at 7:00 PM. All parishioners are welcome to "attend."
The next Zoom ECW meeting will be Saturday, October 17 at 8:30 AM. 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. 
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#  
"Thanks to everyone who donated disinfecting supplies and masks to the church. We have enough of everything for now." The ECW 

“We Love Calvert Arts Festival $10K Benefit for Children”
The countdown to our $10K Benefit for Children began September 1. We completed our September “Focus on Our Artisans” Facebook promotion. Be sure to visit the Calvert Arts Festival page and support our loyal artisan friends. Shop online for unique holiday and birthday gifts or even a one-of-a-kind special gift for yourself. 

We need your help to publicize All Saints’/CAF support of local businesses on social media. Several artisans were featured on the CAF Facebook page each day. You can help us support these businesses, even though the drive is over, by visiting the CAF Facebook page. Support is as simple as “Loving” the post, “Liking” the artisan’s Facebook page, making a quick comment and sharing each post. You can also support the $10K Benefit fundraiser NOW by emailing the flyer to your friends, family, neighbors, etc. Your encouragement will help us ensure a successful ”We Love Calvert Arts Festival $10K Benefit for Children.”  

Now that the fundraiser has begun, you will find the daily results on the homepage of All Saints’ website (www.allsaints1692.org). While our goal is to raise at least $10K, breaking that goal would be AMAZING!
I Am Thankful For....
We will celebrate Thanksgiving very soon. (Can it be that Thanksgiving is less than 2 months away?) Even though this year has been difficult for all of us, we have so much for which to be thankful. Giving thanks is a part of our daily lives, but it plays a major role in any Thanksgiving celebration. This year at All Saints', we would like you to share with all of the parishioners some things that you are thankful for. If you have not yet read the email sent on Whas been a difficult ednesday, click https://conta.cc/3hKpaPe to find out about the parish-wide project that the Parish Family Life Commission has in store for us!
Project Spudnik and All Saints' Core Values

,An old Chinese curse says, "May you live in interesting times." We are certainly doing that in 2020, to include keeping the Spudnik garden going. Fortunately, thanks to some very dedicated people, we have succeeded even beyond what we thought possible.

We started the year with 26 volunteers: 12 teens, 6 pre-teens and 10 adults. These wonderful folks laid the foundation for success before COVID caused us to suspend total participation. That is when two families in particular stepped up to keep Project Spudnik going. The Dickson-Burkes from All Saints and our neighbors and committed volunteers, the McCauleys. Building on the firm foundation of all of our volunteers, they continued the work that has culminated in adding a shed, building a Children's Garden and, as of Sept 28, contributing 561 pounds 3 ounces of garden produce to local food pantries to help feed the hungry of our County. That amount exceeds last year's record harvest by almost 100 pounds and we are still harvesting.

I want to lift up all of our volunteers before the congregation and especially our two families who carried on even with COVID as examples of living All Saints' Core Values in their very special and focused way. They have significantly contributed to the education of our youth in responsible gardening practices that help care for God's good earth and helped feed our neediest in Calvert County. Their work and accomplishments are clearly consistent with All Saints' tag line, "Loving Our Neighbors." Loving our neighbors and helping alleviate suffering are central to our Core Values.
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 November monthly newsletter needed to be received via email by Tuesday, October 27. 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.
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