THIS SUNDAY'S READINGSPs 17, 2 Thess 2:13-3:5, Luke 20:27-38

VILLAGE OF CHURCH FAIRS THANK YOU- A huge thank you to all of our ASAC volunteers for a wonderful day during the Amesbury Village of Church Fairs last weekend- what a great welcome to our Amesbury community.  A special thank you to Janet McBrien, Patty Champion, Cheryl Etu, and Rebecca McBrien for their coordination of this event, and of course to all our vendors. 

ADULT SPIRITUAL FORMATION THIS WEEK- Sunday morning Adult Spiritual Formation will continue this morning in the lower hall immediately after our worship service.  Canon Ross will present the second of a four week series on some of the themes and highlights of St. Paul’s “love letter” to the Philippians, with an emphasis on how St. Paul’s exhortation to that community relate to our lives today.

PASTORAL CARE AND PARISH NEEDS- In this season of transition, Canon Susie Skillen will be serving the All Saints family as pastoral liaison. If you have a pastoral need, please e-mail Canon Skillen at Susie.Skillen@allsaintsamesbury.org or Fr. Lance Wiliams, pastoral care coordinator at pastoralcare@allsaintsamesbury.org. All other matters of inquiry, can be e-mailed to the parish office at office@allsaintsamesbury.org

RIVER’S EDGE SHARING GARDEN EVENT UPDATE- Are you excited about feeding the hungry in Amesbury? Can you only spare a small chuck of time during your busy week? If so, you are invited to join the River’s Edge Sharing Garden members in completing some small garden projects that will help  prepare for the Spring planting season. We will be meeting for the next four Tuesday afternoons starting November 5th, from 2:30 to 4:30. Dress for the weather and come help us grow! We will also be meeting on Sunday, November 17th (following Spiritual Formation hour)- join us! (rain date: Sunday, November 24th). 

SAVE THE DATE: ADNE SYNOD, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th- On Saturday, November 16, the Anglican Diocese in New England will hold its 11th annual Synod: Always North. Holy Eucharist will be held at 10:00 AM and a lunch for all who have registered will be served at noon, followed by Ministry updates and highlights from around the diocese and from Bishop Andrew. All are invited to register and attend to find a spot. Please visit: adne.webconnex.com/synod2019

24-7 PRAYER FOR SYNOD- Come pray on Sunday, Nov. 10th from 8-9 a.m. with others for the Diocesan wide Annual Meeting (Synod, 2019). And begin praying in advance in your Home Groups, your family or in your quiet times. Please plan to join the intercessors a little bit earlier than usual to pray together from 8-9 a.m. on Nov. 10th. We will be praying in the lower church hall.

MISSIONARY JACK MELVIN VISITING, WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17TH - Jack Melvin, missionary in Honduras will be visiting with us on Sunday the 17th.  Jack will also be visiting with some of our Home Groups during the following week.  Take whatever opportunity you can to welcome Jack to All Saints and learn more about what is happening in Honduras. 

MEN’S ENCOUNTER WEEKEND, NOVEMBER 22-24TH- The Encounter God Weekend is a life-changing retreat designed to bring each believer into a renewed relationship with the living God. Many of us are weary of struggling to reach a soul-satisfying level of holiness and acceptance before God, and feel as if we are missing out on the abundant life of joy and freedom that Jesus promises. The Encounter weekend makes the basic truths of the gospel so fresh and real that our hearts will be marked by a new picture of freedom, identity, and healing from God. Registration can be found at https://www.idachurch.com/encounter/

BISHOP ANDREW'S "WATCHWORDS" - Are you looking for a daily word of encouragement- you can subscribe to the Anglican Diocese of New England "Watchwords" from Bishop Andrew Williams here: http://www.ad-ne.org/

GOT THE MUSIC IN YOU?- Interested in using your musical or vocal gifts while leading others on Sunday mornings? See Fr. Bill, or drop him a line at blomquistians@gmail. We’re always looking for ways to increase  our blessing to others!