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 7th Sunday after Pentecost

You can access the texts for Sunday by following this link:  

We will be following Track 1 for a change which means that our Hebrew Scripture for the Day comes from Genesis, where Jacob has a rather vivid dream not far from where Abram first pitched his tent, which was called Bethel - the place or house of God, or El (Obviously this is one of God's favorite haunts in Genesis... tread lightly). The better pairing of texts this week is between Romans and Matthew, where Paul undermines the false duality set up decades later by Matthew or one of his many editors in a very misleading 'explanation' of Jesus' parable of the weeds in the field. (I can't wait, how about you?)

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

Link to our bulletin >>> Bulletin

Announcements


VESTRY DISCUSSION OF THE OUTCOMES OF THE JULY 9TH SPECIAL LEADERSHIP MEETING ON RACIAL, ECONOMIC AND JUSTICE INEQUITIES

As reported earlier in Parish communications, a Special Parish Leadership Meeting was held on July 9th to discuss potential All Saints actions in response to racial, economic and justice inequities in our community. The focus of that meeting had been, “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.” The meeting resulted in a fairly long list of potential actions. At the Vestry meeting on July 14th the members of the Vestry continued this process to develop a short list for action. Vestry Members were first invited to identify potential actions from the July 9th list that they thought particularly appropriate, given the criteria of being: practical; consistent with our priorities/values; and within All Saint’s capacity alone or in partnership. After a “shorter list” had been developed, Vestry members were invited to advocate for and discuss those actions they thought most appropriate. Following thoughtful, and at times spirited, discussion, the following four actions were identified as best suited for All Saints to address this year to improve local racial, economic, and justice inequities: 
- Improving housing for those affected by current and past inequities (noting this aligned well with the current directions of the Principal Mission parish discussions, and could include special attention to Seniors, descendants of enslaved workers who created All Saints, and the past effects of “redlining”);
 - Increasing the Sheriff’s Department’s transparency and citizen input/oversight;
- Becoming less comfortable with the status quo, including understanding privilege disparity, how the present has been affected by the past, focusing less on “feel good” outcomes and more on effectuating change--  translating this into showing up at public gatherings that address racial issues and speaking up in a public way.
 
The Vestry agreed that these outcomes would be reported to the Parish and implementation measures begun. 

As part of these discussions, Parish leaders noted that we should strive to make the Parish more welcoming, including attention to ensuring different views are welcome and heard regardless of agreement, distinguishing between issues and politics and speaking accordingly; as well as improving information flow and outreach to Hispanics.
From our Music Director:

Since we are still gathering for Virtual Sunday Services and we are using primarily pre-recorded music, the need to create videos and PowerPoint presentations has become our modus operandi. It would make those presentations much more personal if, in their creation, I could use some photos that are special to our own folks. If you would like to share photos for this purpose of scenery from your travels or local scenery, flowers, gardens, wildlife...the list goes on...please email them to me at:  dewatson94@comcast.net
Thanks so much!
Deb Watson
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
SKILLS EXTRAVAGANZA!
Join Cheryl Thompson tomorrow, July 18 and learn how to crochet any picture using two different techniques.  
Crocheted Graph-ghan Sampler: Two Methods
Participants will create a crocheted sampler from a graph.
For those who might want to "Crochet-Along" and want the materials ahead of time;
1 skein each of 3 colors of worsted weight yarn (background = main color, black and white); an H/8 (5.00 mm) hook, scissors and a tapestry needle.

Join Zoom Meeting, Click here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83771253857  ; and use this Password: 844126

OR Use the Zoom App  with this Meeting ID: 837 7125 3857, and this password: 844126

OR Call from any telephone  :  +1 301 715 8592, Providing this Meeting ID: 837 7125 3857, and Password: 844126, when asked.

All Saints Cooks - Dessert: No gluten, no refined sugar,
no dairy but De-licious!
Deb Watson, who for many years, by necessity, has followed a diet avoiding gluten, sugar, dairy (and yeast) will be baking “Very Vanilla Almond Cupcakes”* - yum! Some folks will remember having tasted these at Les Saints Du Vin Wine Tastings, but she’ll add a twist or two for variety. Deb will also talk about some ways to convert traditional recipes to ones that avoid the ingredients listed in the title: gluten, sugar and dairy. Join us at 10 a.m. Saturday July 25th!
* Sorry, this recipe does contain eggs, but egg substitute could be used...
Join by clicking here:
 
OR Use the Zoom App    with this information: Meeting ID: 81882920709; Password: 011574
 
OR, call from any phone   : +1 301 715 8592 and provide the following when asked: Meeting ID: 818 8292 0709; Password: 011574

Recipe will be provided next week.
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.