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1110, 2019

Re-introducing: The Rev. Can. Brian Bethke

October 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Weekly Reflections|Tags: |0 Comments

Dear friends, It is such a privilege to share in this season of transition with you. I find myself continually reflecting on your extraordinary history as a church family. You are the community that the Lord entrusted with a million-dollar painting because He knew He could trust you to spend every cent on ministry in the increase of His Kingdom. In your history is a wonderful season of healing prayer where many received remarkable healing in the Lord. You are the church family upon which the Lord has established an entire Diocese and I know that you have sacrificed much in this self-giving process. With all my heart, I truly believe that the Lord desires to encourage, bless and honor you as we seek His leading for the future. He has set His very great hope in you. To that end I am extremely grateful to everyone who is leaning in and working hard to keep the ministry of All Saints going and indeed thriving. I also want to extend the warmest, heartfelt welcome to all those who have recently joined us. We are made richer for your presence. Welcome home. May I take this moment to re-introduce you to [...]

910, 2019

Upcoming Events, Week of October 13, 2019

October 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

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 As a kindness to our new Bishop and to new members of the All Saints Church family, it would be much appreciated if we could help by wearing name tags during our morning services. Ushers will have materials available as you enter.  VILLAGE OF CHURCH FAIRS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND- Join us as we join our Amesbury neighbors in the Village of Church Fairs, Saturday, November 2nd.  Help is needed Friday and Saturday for making soup, decorating, hosting, set-up and clean-up.  If you are interested in holding a table as a vendor, please contact Janet McBrien. We still have room!  Please set this day aside to welcome our neighbors during this community-wide event. For more information, contact Patty Champion at patty.champion@comcast.net or Janet McBrien at janet.mcbrien@gmail.com.  Please note: We are postponing our annual November All Saints party to a [...]

410, 2019

Welcome Home (Again)

October 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Weekly Reflections|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dear friends, I was extremely encouraged by our time together last Sunday. Your heart in prayer and worship moved me and blessed the Lord. Thank you to everyone who labored in myriad ways to gather us in a time of worship where His name was glorified, and His presence was manifest. We continue to extend a very warm welcome to those who joined us for the first time and to say how blessed we all were to see returning family members enrich our community. Until such time as a new Rector is appointed, as the new Diocesan Bishop, I will continue to pastor the All Saints family with the Godly assistance of Canon Susie Skillen. This Sunday we continue our new series under the heading “Welcome Home” that seeks to unpack the Father’s love and the great scandal of His grace, as described by Jesus in his parable of the prodigal son. This week we move our focus to the younger son and discover that he was even more lost than we might have first appreciated and therefore the grace of God is even more spectacular than we may have imagined. Please do join me in praying daily for the [...]

210, 2019

Upcoming Events, Week of October 6, 2019

October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

AMESBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT CHILI COOK-OFF, THIS SATURDAY OCT 5TH, 12-4PM- A collaborative team from All Saints, Rock Church and Just Church - “Holy Smokes,” will be at the 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, October 5th from noon-4:00PM in the Barking Dog Parking Lot. The fundraiser benefits the Amesbury Fire Fighter’s Local 1783. Tickets are available at the entrance near the Amesbury Fire Department for $5 and kids under 12 are free. If you’d like to make cornbread for the team the day before, or help with breaking-down our station when the event finishes, please contact Patty Champion at patty.champion@comcast.net or Nate Etu at nathan.etu@gmail.com. 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 As a kindness to our new Bishop and to new members of the All Saints Church family, it would be much appreciated if we could help by wearing name tags during our morning [...]

2709, 2019

Welcome Home

September 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Weekly Reflections|Tags: |0 Comments

Dear friends, All Saints finds itself in an important and exciting moment of transition. Until such time as a new Rector is appointed, as the new Diocesan Bishop, I will be pastoring the All Saints family with the Godly assistance of Canon Susie Skillen. This Sunday we begin with a new series under the heading “Welcome Home” that will seek to unpack the Father’s love and the great scandal of His grace, as described by Jesus in his parable of the prodigal son. Please do join me in praying daily for the All Saints family as we seek the Spirit’s leading for the future. These words from the book of Haggai encouraged me as I have been praying for you and I hope the Lord meets you with the same spirit of assurance, expectancy, faith and hope. Be strong, all you people of the land declares the Lord. Work, for I am with you, declares the Lord of hosts, according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not…And in this place I will give peace, declares the Lord of hosts. I will take you…and make you [...]

2709, 2019

Upcoming Events, Week of September 29, 2019

September 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

PASTORAL CARE AND PARISH CONCERNS- 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 concerns, can be e-mailed to the parish office at office@allsaintsamesbury.org As a kindness to our new Bishop and to new members of the All Saints Church family, it would be much appreciated if we could help by wearing name tags during our morning services. Ushers will have materials available as you enter.  FINANCES AND MISSION: THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH- Following our worship service this week, the Vestry would like to invite you to a special all-parish informational session on All Saints' current finances. If you have questions you'd like to see addressed, please email Chris Sherratt at christine.sherratt@gmail.com COME SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY & THE FIRE DEPARTMENT! OCT 5TH- A collaborative team from ASAC, Rock Church and Just Church - “Holy Smokes,” will be at the 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, October 5th from noon-4:00PM in the Barking Dog Parking Lot. The fundraiser benefits the Amesbury Fire Fighter’s Local 1783. [...]