THIS WEEKS READINGS: Psalms 46, Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 23:35-43
GIVING TREE: AMESBURY HOLIDAY PROGRAM- We welcome Karen Parady and the Amesbury Holiday Program this Sunday- a program that helps provide gifts for children and families in our community. Please consider taking a candy cane with a tag from the giving tree at the back of the church. On the tag is the gender, age of a child and some gift suggestions. We invite you to pray for, purchase, and return the unwrapped gift to the giving tree with the tag taped to the gift. Gifts will be delivered to the program December 15th for wrapping and they will be distributed to families on Friday, December 20th. Feel free to include a Christmas greeting and prayer with your gift.
ADULT SPIRITUAL FORMATION THIS SUNDAY- Sunday morning Adult Spiritual Formation will continue this week in the lower hall immediately after our worship service. Canon Ross will present the last 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.
AMESBURY COUNCIL OF CHURCHES LAY PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD AND ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE- Patty Champion will be receiving the Lay Person of the Year Award given by the Amesbury Council of Churches. We invite you to join us to thank her for the many ways that she blesses All Saints and the Amesbury Community. The award will be given in the context of the Thanksgiving Service this afternoon at 3pm at the Seventh-Day Adventist School, 285 Main Ave, South Hampton, NH 03827. Rev. Ross Kimball will be giving the homily. Thank you to all who have contributed desserts.
2020 GIVING ENVELOPES- If you would like to receive giving envelopes for 2020, please find your name and mark “Yes” on the sheets printed in the back of the sanctuary by December 8th. If your name is not on the list and you would like to receive envelopes, please write in your first and last name. As a reminder, you can always give online at https://allsaintsamesbury.org/give/
RALF L. HARTWELL MEMORIAL SERVICE - A memorial service will be held for Ralf Hartwell, a beloved former parishioner of All Saints on Saturday, November 30th at 10:00 am at Christ the Redeemer in Danvers.
SAVE THE DATE- UPCOMING ADVENT CELEBRATIONS
(Please note: Adult Spiritual Formation will resume in January)
December 1- Advent Wreaths: Join us for making Advent Wreaths and an Advent devotional with Rev. Susie Skillen following the morning service. Please RSVP at the back of the church (last day to sign-up today) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request materials to make a wreath or just come and enjoy the devotional. Invite your friends and neighbors! If you can help out with this event, please contact the Parish Office- help is needed.
December 8- Celebration Sunday: Join us for a warm meal and fellowship following the morning service in Lower Hall.
December 22nd- Greening: Join the Altar Guild following the morning service to help green the church in preparation for Christmas. A light lunch will be provided.
Christmas Eve Service- December 24th, 4pm: Join us and invite family, friends and neighbors for a special candlelight service to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Christmas Day Service- December 25th, 10am
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/
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 email@example.com. All other matters of inquiry, can be e-mailed to the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.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.
A NEW POWERPOINT TEAM IS BEING CREATED- We are looking to create a committed team of people to guide the congregation through liturgy and song with projectors and screens. The new team will have training prior to beginning. For more information on this upcoming ministry speak with Bruce McBrien or contact Fr. Bill at email@example.com.