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)
July 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 6th Sunday after Pentecost

You can access the texts for Sunday by following this link:   http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp10_RCL.html

We will be following Track 2 once again which means that our Hebrew Scripture for the Day will come from the 55th Chapter of Isaiah, the end of the portion of the book known as  Deutero-Isaiah, a  contribution from an anonymous writer who lived during the exilic period in the 6th century BCE. A bit of an agrarian theme which carries into the Psalm and the Gospel of Matthew. And, then, of course, there is Paul (Ba Dum, Tsss). Speaking of Matthew, Jesus gives us the parable of the Sower, based on the original version which appears in the Gospel of Thomas, but which was most likely copied by Matthew from Mark. Also copied was Mark's interpretation of the parable, slightly altered to mirror Matthw's situation. I give both evangelists and A- for effort. (We'll talk about that...)

As always, 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.

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

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Announcements
"That we may seize the opportunities of this time to perfect our Nation and rid it of injustice, and not look back on "now" as another opportunity lost."

All Saints Leadership Inequities Meeting Outcomes
 
On July 9 th , the Vestry and Chairs of committees met to consider the appropriate role for All Saints in the current discussion of racial, economic and justice inequities. The meeting was facilitated by our friends at the Calvert Mediation Center. The discussion first addressed everyday situations that each of us are likely to encounter, such as words or actions by others that indicate lack of awareness of such inequities, opposition to achieving equity, or indifference. It became apparent that considering such potential situations in advance can be of considerable help in responding constructively, and the moment passing too quickly for immediate response may not relieve us of the responsibility to reengage at a later time. (Some examples of such situations can be found at this  LINK  and are worth review and thought.) The main focus of the discussion, though, was to consider the equity issues existing in Calvert County that could realistically be affected by All Saints. The intention is to identify a small number of these for which we are well-positioned to help our community achieve immediate and constructive results. There was a consensus that we should avoid diffusing our efforts across many issues, concentrate our efforts narrowly, and partner with similarly-minded entities. The list of potential issues created in the meeting will be considered by the Vestry on July 14 th , with the objective of selecting the right issues for our attention. If you have issues you would like to be considered then please contact a Vestry Member before that meeting.
All Saints Parish Family,
 
As most of you know, after receiving some expressed concern from key members of our team, we put out a short poll asking whether those who normally volunteer for the Calvert Arts Festival would be willing to support our event in October given that a vaccine for COVID-19 would not be available until 2021. The resulting opinion was that the majority (more than 2:1) would not be able to give their support to an in person event, but almost all of those who responded said that they would support a virtual event (like a silent auction) online. Thus we are officially (but sadly) cancelling the Calvert Arts Festival for 2020, and praying for its triumphant return in 2021. Never fear! Our awesome All Saints family remains dedicated to raising funds for the charities that normally benefit from the CAF, and will be back soon with our plans for our online auction event. We are asking for anyone who has had experience with these kind of events to please lend their expertise and we put our plan together, and prayers from all are welcome.
 
Your CAF Chair Leads,
 
Lisa and Patrick Herlihy
Les Saints du Vin

Sorry that we are not able to get together in person but I have faith that someday we will be able to see everyone in person again. We will be having our fourth Zoom wine tasting this Sunday July 12th at 4:00. Below is the information to log in, please RSVP if you plan to participate:

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking here :
 
OR
Use the Zoom App  with this information:
Meeting ID: 818 8292 0709
Password: 011574
 
OR
Call from any telephone:  
        +1 301 715 8592 US
       Meeting ID: 818 8292 0709
       Password: 011574

There will be no All Saints' Cooks this weekend. Want to know why? Nobody volunteered to lead a program for this week. We have many wonderful cooks with lots of delicious recipes in our Parish. If you like to cook and have a yummy recipe to share, please contact Patti At Lee at 202-669-5594.

In case you missed to last episode of All Saints' Cooks with Maria Feaster's Spaghetti Carbonara, you can access it with this link:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/ycfv6un8x84e9iq/All%20Saints%20Cooks%20%20S1E6%20-%20Maria%20Feaster%27s%20Spaghetti%20Carbonara.mp4?dl=0
The ECW meeting via Zoom on the 3rd Saturday of the month is changed to 1 pm for the duration of the quarantine.
Conference Call for Prayer
Join Barbara Brown & Lisa+ Siciliano every Thursday, 7-8 pm on a conference call devoted to prayer. This is an opportunity for anyone to bring concerns and have everyone on the call to pray for such concerns. [This is separate from being able to contact Barbara to arrange individual prayer.]

Call - 701-802-5452
Access: 4672453   
Virtual coffee shop We will gather virtually for coffee, tea and conversation on Thursday mornings. The Coffee Shop will open at 9 AM, and close at 11. Feel free to pop in anytime, and stay as long as you like.
To access the coffee shop on your pc, laptop or smart device, just click on 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#  
All Saints Coronavirus Helpline

443-684-6115
All Saints’ supports students in need at Beach Elementary School throughout the school year with HeartF.E.L.T. backpacks filled with food for weekend meals. Did you know that during the past school year,198 meals were provided through our backpack program each week (792/month) to  F   eed  E   mpty  L   ittle  T   ummies? With the instabilities caused by the COVID-19 virus, All Saints’ will continue to provide weekend backpacks throughout the summer. We usually accomplish our obligation and privilege to  F   eed  E   mpty  L   ittle  T   ummies by collecting canned food and cash donations. Unfortunately, Covid-19 makes food collection difficult and perhaps dangerous. 

Our last major food order was about $2200. We have additional students receiving HeartF.E.L.T. backpacks this summer and the  Giving Back Commission   is asking us to rise to the challenge of raising $2500 through monetary donations to provide summer weekend meals for participating students. If you would like to help us support young students through the HeartF.E.L.T. backpack program, you can generously give with this link: (   https://app.easytithe.com/App/Form/80443fca-1722-411e-99c1-895fd8fcce13   ) or by mailing a check to All Saints’ Parish, P.O. Box 40, Sunderland, MD 20689. Don’t forget that nearly every form of “plastic” and fund transfers will work with easyTithe. Thank you!!!
Donations needed
Pump bottle hand sanitizer and sanitizer wipes We need people to buy these items in preparation for the church reopening and leave them in the church near the PA equipment. You can e mail Cindy to let her know items have been dropped off. If you would like to be reimbursed, you should also tape your receipt to it with your name.  cynthiaoverstrom@gmail.com  
Special Projects of All Saints’ Regathering

As we look forward to a gradual, optional regathering of the Parish many of us think fondly of our beautiful and historic campus and look forward to being there together again. The fact is, though, that our lovely campus could benefit from some sprucing up to be ready for our return.  And, that’s where you come in! We’re inviting each person and household of All Saints to adopt a small part of the Campus to have it in readiness. That could be a garden in need of weeding, a doorway needing painting, a pathway needing repair…any number of things. (See the partial list below, some perfect for families to involve their children in a safe “adventure”.) The plan is for the people to be able to work on their particular project at their own preferred times, socially distanced and otherwise following safe practices. Charles Sadler, our Campus Use Coordinator, has kindly agreed to coordinate this effort. He will link people with projects, ensure you have the appropriate information and materials for the project, keep track of progress, and put together the honor roll to recognize each individual or household who played a part. If you’d like to adopt a project, or discuss it, please reach out to Charles as follows:   charlessadlerjr@gmail.com  or 301/807-4548 (cell & text).
Special Projects:
- Sanctuary North doors painted
- Sanctuary South doors painted
- Sanctuary Arched window painted
- Parish Hall Upper outside doors painted
-  Parish Hall Lower outside Portico repaired and door painted
- Parish Hall Exterior kitchen window painted
-Ladies Room (lower) painted and diaper changer installed
- Flower beds freshened (several opportunities)
- Resetting some pathway blocks on sand base
- Other projects you’d like to suggest?
PLEASE NOTE AND RESPECT
Parish buildings are not open now, and 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. There is now a sign in sheet at both entrances. 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 posted in the August monthly newsletter needed to be received via email by Tuesday, July 28th. Please send information to allsaints1692@allsaints1692.org AND allsaints1692connections @gmail.com. This allows time for editing and clarification when needed. 
July calendar
Birthdays In July
Special birthday wishes on July 24th to Mr. Kip At Lee whose name wasn't included in the report above.