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 5th Sunday after Pentecost
(And, a Happy 4th, btw!)
You can access the texts for Sunday by following this link:   http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp9_RCL.html    
(We will be following  Track 2  this week)
Which means we begin with another prophet! It is Zechariah this time - writing during the reign of Darius, King of Persia - and who gives us an image that Matthew will later use in telling his passion story. In the Romans' passage, Paul is seemingly at war with himself over doing the very things that he does not want to do; and, in Matthew, Jesus proclaims that the yoke is on us. (Deacon emeritus Betsy VanAuker+ will unlock the texts for us this week).

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
"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."

Our Parish Leaders are continuing their conversation about All Saints' response to the ongoing, momentous national conversation about racial, economic and justice inequities. In the first part this conversation the
Vestry addressed matters appropriate for prayer. A copy of the outcomes of that discussion can be found here LINK

On July 9th from 7:00 -9:00 PM the Vestry and Chairs of committees will continue this conversation via Zoom, discussing challenging situations that could occur to any of us, and creating a "short list" of equity issues for which All Saints might have a positive and immediate impact in our County. Please contact any member of the Parish Leadership to pass on thoughts you'd like included in this conversation.


Trivia Night

TONIGHT~ , July 3, we will tempt fate yet again with monthly foray into all things trivial. Game begins at 7 PM. 

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 trash talking with your opponents.
This month's theme is: It's the End of the World as We Know It (And, I feel fine...)
Here is the link, your key to an evening of trivial frivolity:

On your lap top, 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. 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.
Skills Extravaganza - TOMORROW
Celebrating Independence Day with Amusements from the Past
 
In keeping with the times of the Revolution, the All Saints Skills Extravaganza on July 4 th , 2020, at 10:00 AM, will feature homespun entertainments from the past. Some may recall your childhood or just give you some fun things to share with children you know. Despite his grandchildren’s conviction that he actually  remembers  colonial times, our Senior Warden, Kip At Lee, will share simple do-it-yourself amusements that were just passed on to him, some from those times and all from earlier times. Among them will spinners, a magical belt hanger, a self-propelled boat, a Chinese paper ball; a willow whistle; and miniature rockets that actually take off! (Not a battery or computer chip in sight.) You can join in these Fourth of July festivities on Zoom with this information:
 
Join by clicking here:
 
OR Use the Zoom App  with this information: Meeting ID: 83771253857; ; Password: 844126
 
OR, call from any phone : +1 301 715 8592 and provide the following when asked: Meeting ID: 83771253857; Password: 844126
Join us for a Women's Happy Hour where you can get to know the women of All Saints and enjoy a cool drink all at the same time!! This Sunday at 4 PM

To join on your laptop, pc or smart device,    click on this link:

To join on the Zoom app   , enter the Meeting ID: 898 7271 0177
and then the Password: 680248

To join by cell phone    (audio only)
Call 1-301-715-8592
Access code: 89872710177#
password: 680248#
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 will not take place this week but will resume the following week.
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