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 5th Sunday of Easter.

You can preview the texts here: 

(This week, in the book of Acts, Stephen takes Bob Dylan a bit too literally, perhaps; the author of the first letter of Peter gives a spiritual building lesson; and in John's gospel, Jesus abides his time...)

The bulletin is attached for your convenience. 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.

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 bulletin >> Bulletin
Prayer of healing
Gracious and loving God,
In this time of uncertainty and crisis, we raise before you our fear, our anxiety, our deepest concerns and our greatest hopes. 
We pray for all who are stricken by this virus, that you grant them courage and strength; 
we pray for those who labor at personal risk to bring comfort and healing, that you protect them from all harm and bless the application of their skill and experience;
we pray for all who have been impacted financially - those who have lost jobs, those who are hungry, those who fear the loss of home or business, and those already on the margins whose suffering has increased - that you may be a source of hope for them and an inspiration to others who have the power to alleviate their anguish; 
And, we pray that you will bring us together in this moment as a nation, that we rise to the single purpose of doing all we can to support the healing and safety and recovery of our neighbors near and far, that in committing ourselves to the welfare of the other we may discover that the love that binds us is greater than anything that might separate us;
all this we ask in your most Holy name, for you are the source of all healing, all hope, all love and all peace. Amen

Announcements
May Vestry Meeting
 
The next meeting of All Saints Vestry will be virtual, on Zoom, Tuesday, May 12th, at 7:00 PM. All parishioners are welcome to "attend". Details for the Zoom connection will be made available a week before the meeting.


All Saints Cooks

We are so excited to begin the All Saints' Live Cooking Class Series on Saturday, May 9th at 10AM.  Mary Ann Munn will be our chef du jour in Episode 1 teaching us how to make hummus. If you would like to make the hummus as Mary Ann is teaching or review the recipe ahead of time, you can find it below the join instructions.



Phone one-tap:
Meeting URL:
Meeting ID:
818 8292 0709
Password:
011574
Join by Telephone
For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location.
Dial:
US: +1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID:
818 8292 0709
Password:
011574
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 (978) 990 - 5000. Use access code: 559918
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#  
ECW Zoom meeting 

The next Zoom ECW meeting will be on Saturday, May 16 at 10 am. If you are not receiving the email invitation for these monthly meetings and would like to attend, please contact Cindy Overstrom at  cynthiaoverstrom@gmail.com  If you would rather not attend with your computer, you can call in with any phone also.  
How Change your Background in Zoom to an All Saints Background
We thought it might be fun if the congregation could join Sunday virtual services with a Zoom background from All Saints! If you are interested, you may access a folder (link below) of recent pictures taken in and outside of the church (or you can always use your own), and follow the steps below to set up your own background.
To add an All Saints background, access the images here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-236Dp4u9uHTC_S_DLkZGWDWrhGuCK5i
1.   Select and download your desired image
2.   From your “ Downloads ” folder Move your desired background to your “ Pictures ” folder
To change your Zoom background:
1.   Log into Zoom meeting
2.   On the lower left side of the screen, click the up arrow symbol next to “ Start Video
3.   Select Choose Virtual Background from menu
4.   In the Choose Virtual Background box below the preview pane, click the + in the upper right corner
5.   This will open your folders. Navigate to the Pictures folder where you saved your desired background
6.   Click on your desired background to add it to the Choose Virtual Background box
7.   You should now see your background in the preview pane.
8.   Click the X in the upper right corner of the preview pane to exit and return to the meeting.   
Hope to see you on Sunday sitting in your virtual All Saints seats (or even out in the labyrinth garden)! 
A HUGE Thank You to all of our busy mask makers!  If you are in need of a mask and cannot get to the church to pick one up, please call Lissi Mojica at 443-362-0479. She will arrange to have a mask delivered to you.
News from the Parish Family Commission  with a reminder to parishoners to submit the names of members who are graduating from high school and/or college. We are planning to recognize them in June and details about the Graduation Recognition will be forthcoming.  

The HELPLINE is still available for emergencies. Feel free to access when necessary (443-684-6115) Thanks and with God’s help, we will get through this having learned lots of lessons about love and serving others!
 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, pray for all we do to support our Calvert community and pray for those who have been impacted by Covid-19. 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!  
Les Saints du Vin – Save the Date


We had a good turn-out for the April virtual wine tasting, so virtual wine tasting will be back by popular demand on the 17th of May at 4PM. Mark your calendars now and we will see you on Zoom soon! More details to come.
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!
Text2Give

Have you tried our new giving method - Text2Give? It's a super easy, extra way to give on-the-go. All you need is your smartphone.
  • Text the word GIVE to 14103046141.  
  • If it’s your first time, you’ll be prompted to click a link directing you to the online giving page to complete a one-time registration. 
  • Click SIGN IN then click REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT"at the bottom of the page. 
  • Complete contact information then click REGISTER. 
  • Enter the secure PIN that the system texts you. 
  • Select the fund and subfund and enter the donation amount and payment information before completing your gift. 
  • Click SAVE PAYMENT to keep your payment information securely saved for future gifts. 
  • To text a donation after the one-time registration, you can give immediately without having to re-enter any of your information. 
  • Simply text the desired amount and the fund keyword to the text giving number. Ex: 250 tithe for $250.00 to the Tithe fund  
  • Or you can click the link that you receive and it will take you directly to our giving form.
Reminder From the News Team.   Info to be posted in the weekly newsletters needs to be received via email by Wednesday each week. This allows time for editing and clarification when needed.    Info and flyers to be posted in the June monthly newsletter need to be received via email by Wednesday, May 27th This allows time for editing and clarification when needed. Thank you.



Happy Birthday to those celebrating in May and special birthday wishes to Tom Hyde whose birthday is May 13th