Holy Eucharist Rite II - Sunday - 10:00 am
Coffee Hour following the service
A Message from the Rev. Deacon Nancy O’Shea
“To do good and to distribute, forget not, for with such sacrifice God is well pleased.” (Book of Common Prayer - 1928)
I heard this Offertory sentence every week at my parish in Kansas City, St. George’s, reminding us that not only were we contributing to the upkeep of the church, but we were also donating our clothing and food items to be given to those in need. We had a large wicker basket for the food, and it was brought to the altar along with the bread and wine. St. George’s is gone now, but I know that many people were helped during its many years in the city.
At All Saints’, we have our own neighborhood, Sea Isle, to identify and help individuals and families, as well as other places like Constance Abbey near downtown, which have requested our aid. If we can get in the habit of putting a can of food near our car keys on Saturday evening, we won’t forget to bring it to church on Sunday. Susan and Beverly are our main volunteers to distribute from our food pantry and clothes closet. Sea isle School, just up the street, is a beneficiary of various gifts from us throughout the school year, including underwear and socks for the students, but any items are always welcome. Susan keeps us informed of any current needs they may have. Constance Abbey, which is a ministry to homeless adults, always welcomes personal hygiene supplies and especially men’s clothing.
We are preparing for our annual pledge time at All Saints’, when we are asked to prayerfully consider our offering to our church for 2020. Along with our monetary contribution, let us also include regular contributions to those less fortunate, who depend on a little help to get by. We have been greatly blessed, with a beautiful building, surrounded by park-like grounds. We have plenty to eat, adequate clothing for all seasons, and transportation to where we need to go.
Let us share our blessings with gratitude.
The best breakfast in town is back
All Saints' Episcopal Church
Thanks to Cain and Karen, the resident chefs, they are serving a delicious breakfast on the First Sunday in October.
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Sunday November 3, 2019 after the 10:00 service
The Mission of All Saints' Episcopal Church is to explore and celebrate God's infinite grace, acceptance,
WEBPAGE UPDATE October 12, 2019