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)
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 our Virtual Worship for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 19

You can preview our texts here: 

(This week, we begin with a St. Peter tour de force: A public speech in Jerusalem - actually, the second portion of his Pentecost speech, from the book of Acts - and a snippet form the first Letter of Peter. Ironically, Peter gave neither that speech - it was written by the author of Luke/Acts - or wrote that letter - it is a good text, but is dated from the mid-second century - but let's not dwell on that now. The Gospel of John gives us the story of the disciples sheltering in place after the resurrection, including cameo appearances from Thomas the Twin and Jesus... and the Holy Spirit).

For your convenience, a copy of the virtual bulletin is attached. There will also be four musical offerings with accompaniment and lyrics provided. 

The service begins promptly at 10 AM but once again we will open the service at 9:45 so we may do a little greeting beforehand, and we certainly invite you to hang out afterwards for virtual coffee hour and conversation.

Once again we will 'mute all' for certain portions of the service, when other noise and side conversations can be distracting. It is not a fool proof system. So, be sure to monitor your own screen and make sure that you are muted when you need to be. Those who are reading, leading prayers, etc, can unmute in order to participate. Thanks for all you do to make this a meaningful community gathering.

To join by pc, laptop, or smart device, click on this link:
When asked for a password, enter this number: 014954
To join by cell phone:
Call-in number: 1-646-558-8656
When asked for the access code, enter: 715310766#
When asked for the password, enter: 014954# 
To join by landline:
Dial: 1-646-558-8656  
Meeting ID: 715 310 766
Password: 014954


Announcements

Senior Warden’s Update:
 
At the Vestry Meeting this week, the members were unanimous in their appreciation of all our parishioners have done to help each other, and to help our neighbors through this crisis. Help has been in many forms, including keeping food going to the kids of HeartFELT even though they’re not in school, weekly contacts with every member of the parish with known special circumstances, standing up a Parish Help Line, staying in touch institutionally and individually, transitioning nearly all the services and events of the Parish to “virtual” form, keeping up our commitments to the charities we support and keeping pledges and other giving current…it’s all been extraordinary! Kudos to the entire Parish!
 
As to the future: For planning purposes, the Vestry is planning near-term activities with the assumption that we’ll need to be in “virtual mode” through May and perhaps beyond. The Calvert Arts Festival has been rescheduled to October 10 th  and applications for artisans are being accepted to the jurying process. The Parish Family Commission has begun planning a Blessing of the Backpacks service, and a time to recognize all the young people associated with our Parish who are graduating this year from high school or college. Repairs and upgrades consistent with the Governor’s guidance are underway. Ideas are fermenting for Zoom talent shows, cooking shows, and share-a-skill shows. You’ll be receiving specific dates we’ll be planning towards and opportunities to join in. In all things, we’ll be flexible and ready to alter plans as needed. The Connections Commission has done a phenomenal job getting the word out and is committed to keep it up as we continue through a sometimes confusing, but always challenging new world. Many things may still change, but Christ’s love for us remains the bedrock we know will never change.
 
Our prayers for your safety and for your families and friends, and our thanks for being worthy successors to more than 16 generations of hardy Christians who have called All Saints their spiritual home.
 
Kip At Lee
Senior Warden

Governor Hogan has said starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 18, all Marylanders must wear a mask or face covering inside retail establishments, including pharmacies, grocery stores and convenience stores. There is now a basket of cloth face masks available in the church if anyone needs one. 
Thank you Sue, for taking care of us.

Trivia Tonight Game begins at 7 PM. You can log on starting at 6:40 to register yourself or your 'team' for the contest.
Les Saints du Vin is holding a virtual wine tasting on Sunday, April 19 at 4:00. 
Here’s how to join the meeting:
 
For “one click” joining on a smartphone, tablet or computer, click on this link:     https://zoom.us/j/91203846397
                                                             
 (You may still have to put in the Password: 371742 )
 
  • If you prefer, you can download the Zoom App to your device (it’s free), select “Join”, and insert this Meeting ID:  91203846397
 
  • If asked for a Password, use this: 371742
 
  • If all else fails, use a regular phone and call this number: 1 646 558 8656, when asked for meeting ID use this: 91203846397,
     when asked for Password use this: 371742
 
When you join, you’ll probably enter a “Waiting Room”, fear not; you’ll be admitted to the meeting from the Waiting Room shortly.

Donations
The wine tasting group is a major contributor to the church's community outreach via our monthly wine voting, and those outreach missions are on-going and growing in importance during the COVID-19 outbreak. Due to the sudden rise in unemployment the local food pantry is seeing a large increase in demand at a time when they can no longer receive direct food donations, so they are greatly in need of funds to purchase food. We can donate to the church's outreach online, and direct that donation to the food pantry. Steve Watson (church treasurer) will be monitoring the contributions during the wine tasting and can let us know in near real time how much money our group has raised.  

The church's website is:
Here's a link directly to the donation page:
To donate by credit card click on the "CLICK HERE TO GIVE ONLINE" button
 Once there click on "choose a fund" and select "Giving Back to Our Community" then select "Calvert County Food Pantry CCFP" as a sub category.
You can also put in a note that says you are part of the wine tasting group.

There is also a PayPal donation button; this option also allows you to add a notation to associate the donation with wine tasting and direct it towards the food pantry. But I do not think Steve can monitor these donations in real time.


 Spudnik Tomato plant and worm tea sale -  Garden is selling tomato plants and worm tea to raise money to help support and maintain our community garden. If you would like to purchase plants or tea, please contact Sherrill Munn at  njoydancin@aol.com

Tomato plants are $2, or 3 for $5. Worm tea is $10 per liter (undiluted). We’ll
provide payment and pickup instructions later.
The Parish Life Commission  is planning an event to recognize the Class of 2020 high school and college graduates. If you have a student graduating at the end of this school year, please send (name and school to  allsaintsparishfamily@gmail.com . We want to congratulate and celebrate their achievement! More details to come.
 As the "Stay-At-Home" order remains in effect, we will be hosting a  Virtual Outreach Breakfast  from the comfort of your home on April 26th to replace our typical monthly on campus breakfast. As you eat breakfast on the 26th, take a moment to think about your church family and pray for all we do to support our Calvert community. To keep our Outreach fully funded as planned, consider making a donation as you would at our regularly scheduled Outreach Breakfast. You can donate online via easyTithe or you can mail a check to the church (be sure to note Outreach Breakfast on the check!  
All Saints Coronavirus Helpline

443-684-6115

We have a new date!  With input from our artisans, the decision has been made to host Calvert Arts Festival 2020 on October 10th. It will be just as much fun in October as it always is in May. Stay tuned for more information and mark your calendars with the new date today. Octoberfest theme!
Reminder From the News Team.  Info and flyers to be posted in the May monthly newsletter need to be received via email by April 26th This allows time for editing and clarification when needed. Thank you.
Those celebrating birthdays in April: