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1608, 2019

An Update from Rachel Danley

August 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Mission Moments, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

"...true religion is a union of the soul with God, a real participation of the divine nature, the very image of God drawn upon the soul; or, in the Apostle's phrase, it is Christ formed within us."—Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man, pp. 6-7 At 20 years of age, Henry Scougal became a professor at King's College at the University of Aberdeen (where I'll be going for my Ph.D.) in 1760 started the first Christian student club on record in the world.  This quote is from a small devotional book he wrote for a group of divinity students encouraging them in their faith as they prepared for ministry.  The book was later passed on to John and Charles Wesley by their mother and became the guide for their "Holy Club" at the University of Oxford.  This group became the model for future Christian student clubs and small groups to this day.  These groups were committed to studying the Word of God, prayer, accountability, and sharing their faith with others in word and deed similar to our home groups. I share this story because it draws together the past and the future of my ministry.  This [...]

1508, 2019

Upcoming Events, Week of August 18, 2019

August 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

RACHEL DANLEY FAREWELL, SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH - The ASAC family has been enriched by Rachel’s presence among us during her studies at GCTS. Rachel will be leaving to enter a three-year doctoral program in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland this fall.  Join us in praying for Rachel in this next step. There will be a brief reception following the service for personal thank yous and farewells.  MINISTRY LEADERS--SAVE THE DATE: AUGUST 25th- Ministry leaders, please join us following Rachel’s reception on August 25th for a discussion with Vestry officers about how things are going, and how All Saints might better serve those who serve us so well each week. Our hope is to pray and think together about adjustments we may need to make as we get ready for the Fall. Ministry team leaders and coordinators, please RSVP to office@allsaintsamesbury.org. We hope to see you on the 25th for this conversation. Lunch will be provided. If you’re a regular volunteer on a ministry team, and you have thoughts and reflections to share, please connect before the 25th with your ministry team coordinator or with a Vestry officer (Chris Sherratt, Alan Carter, Nate [...]

908, 2019

Missionary Update: The Johnson Family

August 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Mission Moments, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Family is returning this week from their missions work in Uganda to resettle in the United States following 3-years abroad.  Jillian shared that Ryan's involvement in the Batwa Community, her work at the Girls School, and raising two little ones has come with unexpected challenges, and they have felt it is time for their family to return permanently and start over here in New England.  ASAC has been a part of their support team during the last 3 years. The Johnson’s will be living with Jillian’s parents in the transition- looking for more permanent housing and employment.  Specifically, they ask for prayer for the transition home in finding work and a home that will accommodate their needs for this chapter. The Johnsons will be starting fresh here in the New England-- so some specific prayer requests and/or items that are needed for now are: a vehicle, stroller, booster seat, smaller child items, and household items. Please pray for God’s continued provision and care for this family. The Johnsons (Ryan, Jillian, Matthew, and Aveline)

808, 2019

Upcoming Events, Week of August 11, 2019

August 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

BAXTERS ON VACATION--Fr. Nathan, Tiffany, Kira, and Brendan are away on vacation in Oregon, visiting Fr. Nathan’s extended family. Keep them in your prayers as they’re away. They’ll be back soon. RACHEL DANLEY FAREWELL, SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH - The ASAC family has been enriched by Rachel’s presence among us during her studies at GCTS. Rachel will be leaving to enter a three-year doctoral program in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland this fall.  Join us in praying for Rachel in this next exciting step in ministry training. There will be a brief reception following the service.  MINISTRY LEADERS--SAVE THE DATE: AUGUST 25th - Ministry leaders, please join us following Rachel’s reception on August 25th for a discussion with Vestry officers about how things are going, and how All Saints might better serve those who serve us so well each week. Our hope is to pray and think together about adjustments we may need to make as we get ready for the Fall. Ministry team leaders and coordinators, please RSVP to office@allsaintsamesbury.org. We hope to see you on the 25th for this conversation. Lunch will be provided.  If you’re a regular volunteer on a [...]

3107, 2019

Upcoming Events, Week of August 4, 2019

July 31st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

WELCOME MISSIONARIES FRED AND CAROL SCHAEFFER- This week, we welcome our missionaries Fred and Carol Schaeffer, who serve with A.C.T.S. (Aboriginal Christian Training Services) in Australia. They’ll be offering a brief update on their ministry activity during the announcements time, and then will be available during the coffee hour following the service.  ST. AIDAN'S RENOVATIONS- AUGUST 1-12th- St. Aidan's will be undergoing floor renovations starting next week, August 1st.  Access to the building will be limited during that time. ADNE and ASAC offices will be open regular hours, but personnel will be working from off-site to accommodate the work.  Please e-mail or call as needed. ORDINATION OF BRIAN DOUGLAS BETHKE- SATURDAY, AUG. 31ST- By the Grace of God, The Right Reverend Andrew T. Williams Bishop of the Anglican Diocese in New England will ordain Brian Douglas Bethke to the Sacred Order of Priests in Christ's One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Four o'clock in the afternoon at All Saints Anglican Cathedral. A reception will follow Any Questions contact Brian Bethke (562)322-4194/ brian.d.bethke@gmail.com. Please RSVP at https://www.evite.com/event/0149V76R3EAY7MMWCEPJVF63E6AFPI/rsvp GIVE TO ALL SAINTS ONLINE- As we often find ourselves away from home during the summer [...]

2507, 2019

Upcoming Events, Week of July 28, 2019

July 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

ORDINATION OF BRIAN DOUGLAS BETHKE- SATURDAY, AUG. 31ST- By the Grace of God, The Right Reverend Andrew T. Williams Bishop of the Anglican Diocese in New England will ordain Brian Douglas Bethke to the Sacred Order of Priests in Christ's One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Four o'clock in the afternoon at All Saints Anglican Cathedral. A reception will follow Any Questions contact Brian Bethke (562)322-4194/ brian.d.bethke@gmail.com. Please RSVP here.  ST. AIDAN'S RENOVATIONS- AUGUST 1-12th- St. Aidan's will be undergoing floor renovations starting next week, August 1st.  Access to the building will be limited during that time. ADNE and ASAC offices will be open regular hours, but personnel will be working from off-site to accommodate the work.  Please e-mail or call as needed. GOSNELL FAMILY FAREWELL- The ASAC family has been blessed by the Gosnell family over this last year, and we are grateful for their work, ministry and friendship among us. We were grateful to celebrate with them last week on their last Sunday.  Fr. Adam, Rebecca, Joseph, and Violet are moving to his parents' in Austin, TX for a season of preparation and fundraising before moving to Chicago, IL to [...]