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 8th Sunday after Pentecost

You can access the texts for Sunday by following this link:  
 
We go back to Track 2 for our OT text - an ironic story about Solomon, given what we know about him and the notion that history is written by the winners; in a familiar passage from Romans, Paul makes a subtle shift in perspective; and, in another cut and paste text from Matthew - we know what;s going on here - Jesus delivers a rapid-fire series of parables about the kingdom. Something for everyone...

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
Message from our Rector

As we grow more comfortable with Zoom I wanted to announce the opening of virtual office hours. I will make myself available for thirty minute to one hour time slots for any purpose under heaven, every Wednesday and Friday, between 1 and 4 PM. Please email me at phelpsjrko@gmail to make an appointment, (Anything from theology to baseball to mission to just checking in, the agenda is yours.)

As always, for pastoral emergencies and other urgent matters, never hesitate to call or text me at any time on 410-790-1631.


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
IT’S COMING……….! WATCH FOR IT IN THE AUGUST NEWSLETTER…….! All the mysteries of the “PGB” disclosed. The veil of the unknown pulled back. How the power of you can create wonders!
HeartF.E.L.T BREAKING NEWS:  We are going to start “A Drive Through Drop Off” the first Sunday of each month, starting August 2, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Someone will be at the in front of the church observing safe pandemic practices. 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). Glen Iona has volunteered to coordinate our food drop-off program. If you have any questions, please send him an email at therave_1999@yahoo.com.

I f Sunday does not work for you, you can always drop off items at the back of church near the audio equipment, anytime. Please text Patti At Lee at
202-669-5594 to let her know the food is there.

Thank you for all you do, to feed those empty little tummies!

We pack for 22 children each week, so each week we need 22 of each item.  At that rate, food for "our" children moves our very quickly and we regularly need to replenish our shelves. With that in mind, we are once again looking for donations to feed empty tummies especially during these trying times. If you are able, it would be very helpful if you pick two or three items to buy in multiples of at least 22. (Every month we use 88 individual items of each type.)   We are out of the snack items and need those immediately. They are at the top of the list and have asterisks. Anything on the list that you can donate would be GREAT and appreciated.

Fruit Roll ups individual bags*
Fruits snacks individual bags*
Boxes of Multi bags of cookies*
Boxes of Multi bags of chips*
Indiv. Bags of Cheezits*
Indiv. Bags popcorn snack size*
Snack sleeves of crackers w/peanut butter*
Boxes of Pasta, (any kind) Spaghetti, Mac&Cheese, 
Pasta Sauce and or Spaghetti Sauce (all kinds)
Tomato Soup
Individual packs or sleeves of Saltine crackers
Boxes of individual packs of Rice Krispies
Small jars of peanut butter in plastic jars
Grape or strawberry jelly in plastic squeeze jars
Boxes of Brea to fast bars, granola, etc.
Packs of Vanilla or chocolate pudding
Boxes of Multi packs of Oatmeal
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
SKILLS EXTRAVAGANZA!

Continues on Saturday August 1, 10 am. The topic will be Preventing and Controlling Pests and Disease in Your Vegetable Garden, presented by Sherrill Munn. If you want to learn ways to protect your veggies and to fight back when pests and disease appear, please join us on Zoom.


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.
Wine & Cheese Tasting Event
Socially Distanced/Socially Responsible
 
Lissi Mojica organized a youth group at the church to help aid residents of Puerto Rico in their recovery from the hurricanes and earthquakes they have experienced in recent years. The group was able to travel to Puerto Rico for the past two years as a mission to help people rebuild their homes. This year they were not able to travel due to COVID-19, so they have changed this year's mission to assist the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maryland (located in North Beach) by constructing a shed to house the food for their food pantry.
 
The fun part is that you can help support their effort by drinking wine!
 
Lissi has arranged for a wine tasting at Friday's Creek Winery on Thursday July 30th at 7:00 as a fundraiser for their project.
For more information view the flyer >>> HERE
 
Click Here to reserve your space. Space is limited so get your tickets today!   https://bgcsm.net/events/wine-cheese-tasting-event/
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
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 published 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 TODAY to Mr. Kip At Lee!!!