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)
August 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 11th Sunday after Pentecost

You can access the texts for Sunday by following this link:  
For the next two weeks we will use Morning Prayer for our liturgy. 
Textually, we stick with Track 2 for our OT text - and find ourselves back in Isaiah, but this time with the third of the prophets whose writings are included in this book, who offers encouragement to those returning to the ashes of Jerusalem after the time of exile in Babylon. In Matthew, after offending the Pharisees, Jesus gets his comeuppance from a Canaanite woman with a killer one-liner. 

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

Message from our Rector

 I am looking forward to a little down time - a chance to catch up on some pleasure reading, create some music, attempt a few recipes, do a little writing and focus on family and friends. 
In my virtual absence from my virtual office, know that you can call on our regional deacon Lisa Siciliano for pastoral emergencies and our leadership for other issues, great or small.

I know that these are trying times for all of us. The isolation and anxiety we feel, the disruption of familiar routines, abetted by the roller coaster of the daily news cycle, effect us all to different degrees. But there is an impact just the same. It is cumulative, and as the days melt into weeks it conspires to rob us of our energy and resolve. 

Be strong. While I am away remember to be kind to yourself and to all others. Be patient - especially with yourself. And take time to do something that brings you joy, that recharges you. That restores hope and renews your passion to be part of what brings forth the kingdom of Love. 

I'll see you soon. Until then, know that you are all held in prayers.

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

There are now children's face masks available in the church. Thank you, Sue Pierce!
In case you missed it, here's the link to Sherrill's "Bugs, Beasties and Bad Stuff in the Garden" Skills Extravaganza Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mbv01pq0eoy0je5/All%20Saints%20Skills%20%20Sherrill%20Munn%20on%20Bugs%2C%20Beasties%20and%20Bad%20Stuff.mp4?dl=0

And, here is the link for Cammie's "Almond Roca Candy" All Saints' Cooks episode: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rxiue9qiicxfdkd/Untitled%20Project.mp4?dl=0

Skills extravaganza Do you have an antique mechanical clock that runs for a bit but then stops prematurely? Routine cleaning and lubrication were unexpected parts of owning these clocks. With that in mind, many were designed for ease of maintenance. In John Overstrom's talk, he will discuss how these clocks work and go over some basic steps you can do to get your clock running again. Tune in to Skills Extravaganza 10 a.m., Saturday, August 29, to learn more.
The ECW meeting via Zoom on the 3rd Saturday of the month is changed to 1 pm for the duration of the quarantine.
Virtual coffee shop is on hiatus until August 27th. 
All Saints Coronavirus Helpline

Donations still needed especially wipes
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 
Many Wounds to Heal: Health Care (In)Equity - How Does It Affect Me?
Don’t forget to mark your calendar now for the next BIG CONVERSATION:  Many Wounds to Heal: Health Care (In)Equity - How Does It Affect Me?  This event will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 2-5pm online. You Must Pre-register: https://bit.ly/BigConversation91320
An expert panel will address historical inequities in Southern MD healthcare, implicit bias in healthcare delivery, systemic and environmental impact on health outcomes, and lack of trust in healthcare.
Panelists include: Dr. Meenakshi Brewster – Public Health Officer – St. Mary’s County
Shellnice M. Hudson, RN – Director of Quality Assurance, Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
Dr. Laurence Polsky – Public Health Officer – Calvert County
Cheri C. Wilson, MHS - Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions
Malcolm Funn, JD – Calvert NAACP
Moderator: Lauretta Grier, MA – Concerned Black Women of Calvert
Following the panelist discussion, there will be small group discussions online. For more information, email - bigconmsp@gmail.com or check the website - dismantleracism.org.

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, August 25th. 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.
August calendar
Birthdays In August