THIS SUNDAY'S READINGS: Psalm 122, Isaiah 9:2, Matthew 24:29-44,
CONGRATULATIONS TO PATTY CHAMPION- Patty Champion received the Lay Person of the year award during the Amesbury Council of Churches Thanksgiving Service last week. Thank you to the many from All Saints who came out to support and encourage Patty in this well-deserved award. Check out the All Saints FaceBook for photos of the event.
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.
GIVING TREE: AMESBURY HOLIDAY PROGRAM- Our giving tree for the Amesbury Holiday Program is at the back of church. As a reminder, this program helps provide gifts for children and families in our community. Last week, during our first week- all of the tags were taken- thank you! We’ve added additional tags for those that were unable to get one or would like an additional tag. On the tag is the gender, age of a child and some gift suggestions. Please note the following regarding your gifts:
- Please return to the tree by December 15th unwrapped (you can place the gift in a paper bag)
- Please remember to attach the tag from the candy cane to the outside of the gift- this makes it easier for the program to sort.
- You may include a note, a prayer, a card with the gift- be sure it is attached in some way so it does not get lost.
- 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.
ADVENT WREATH MAKING AND DEVOTIONAL- THIS WEEK- Join us for making Advent wreaths and an Advent devotional with Rev. Susie Skillen following the morning service. Come make a wreath or join us for the devotional and fellowship.
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/
CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL FLOWERS- If you wish to contribute, in Loving Memory or in Celebration, toward the greenery and flowers that decorate the Church, please place a completed red insert in the offering plate. In order for names to be listed in the Christmas Eve program, the DEADLINE is Advent 4 (Sunday, December 22nd) or by mail to the Parish Office by Friday, December 20th. (If contributing by check, please put “Christmas Flowers” in the Memo line.)
SAVE THE DATE- UPCOMING ADVENT CELEBRATIONS
(Please note: Adult Spiritual Formation will resume in January)
December 8th- 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. All other matters of inquiry, can be e-mailed to the parish office at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.