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     All Saints' Episcopal Church

282 Bound Line Road P.O. Box 6015

Wolcott, Connecticut 06716

Church Office Telephone: 203-879-2800

e-mail:  allsaintswolcott@att.net

  http://www.allsaintswolcott.org

Priestly Perusings

 

“The gifts (Christ) gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11) If you have ever longed to sing in the choir, join a Bible study, teach Sunday school, help with coffee hour, or any number of activities of the church family, now is the time to begin! Is Christ calling you to serve? Is the Holy Spirit nudging you to something new? Fall is a great time to “try on” something you’ve never tried before and learn if it “fits.” There is plenty of opportunity for every member of the parish to use the gifts God has bestowed upon them for the greater good. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Church school teachers and aides are always needed for children from 6 -14 years of age. No experience is necessary; training and support are available. A team of two, three, four, or more persons who wish to help our children learn the love of Jesus would be ideal. While we particularly need a couple of adults, this is a perfect opportunity for our confirmed youth to volunteer their time and talent to serve our younger children. At the time of every Baptism, each of us promises – promises! – to do all in our power to support that person in his or her life in Christ. Adults over the age of 18 must submit to a simple background check and attend the one-time diocesan Safe Church training at some point in the fall. (That training is offered multiple times throughout the year.) If you feel called to that important ministry of faith formation, please speak to me, or to Jackie Pineau to learn more. Want to work with the Toddlers (we have quite a number of them!)? Speak to Donna Lydem or Joelle Lamontagne.
  • Would you like to help with our year-round stewardship program? Speak to Rhonda Mazur (Chair) or to Jackie Pineau. How about our Youth Ministry? Speak to Michelle Byram. Coffee hour or other hospitality events? Speak to Donna Lydem or Tim Milligan. Sing in the Choir or play an instrument? Speak to Yves Venne. Women’s Group? Speak to Nancy Renner. Men’s Card Night? Speak to Peter Marcisz.
  • Is God calling you to serve at the altar as an acolyte or Eucharistic Minister? Please speak to me. Each will be trained individually. We start out each acolyte as a torch-bearer, and let them work their way up to Crucifer/Server.  

Holy Scripture teaches us that each of us, at our Baptism, has been given gifts for ministry and the Holy Spirit will help us to use them effectively. I invite and encourage you to pray about what Christ may be calling you to do to serve God and the Church and, by so doing, make this world a better, more faith-filled place. Your heart and your soul will be the better for it!

 

Faithfully,

Susan+

 

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM will be administered on Sunday, September 30, to Owen Hector Medina, son of Joelle Lamontagne and Hector Medina, sister of Adelyn Medina, and granddaughter of Marion Bullis. Please keep Owen and his family and Godparents in your prayers as they prepare for this important step in his spiritual life.

 

SAVE THE DATE: The ecumenical Blessing of the Animals on the Wolcott Green is set for Sunday, October 7 at 1 PM.  This annual, brief service of blessing by the clergy of All Saints’, St. Pius X, St. Maria Goretti, and the Wolcott Congregational Church is a joyful time for all creatures great and small and their human companions.

 

ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY THIS YEAR IS NOVEMBER 4. This will be our 58th anniversary as a parish of the Episcopal Church of Connecticut. Please plan to be in church that day to help celebrate our anniversary with great festivity! That is also a perfect day for Baptism. If you or yours is interested in receiving the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, please speak to Mother Davidson.

 

THE FIRST “WAKING UP WHITE” DISCUSSION on participating in God’s mission of racial reconciliation is tentatively scheduled for October 14, after church. Watch the bulletin board for further information and consider becoming a part of this holy work.

 

YOUTH GROUP

The annual All Saints Veterans' Breakfast hosted by the youth will take place on Sunday, November 11th immediately following church service. All are welcome!

 

STEWARDSHIP CORNER

Scripture tells us that God first placed human beings in a garden to practice stewardship:  cultivation, tending, toiling and caring for God’s garden (Genesis 2:15).  From the opening verses of Genesis, God blesses and calls all of creation to be fruitful and flourish.  As God’s stewards, it is our highest privilege to use the gifts that have been entrusted to us – relationships and resources – to ensure that the entire created order reaches its potential of life abundant.

     ---The Episcopal Network for Stewardship

 

 

CHURCH SCHOOL

The church school calendar is printed on the last page.


 

My Annual Spiritual Checkup

Your view of money is the chief spiritual issue of your life, says Bruce Rockwell.  Has your relationship with money turned toxic?  Take the "7 Questions" quiz and find out.

Do you ever worry about having enough or keeping what you have?

_____ yes _____ no

Do you ever envy what others earn, have inherited, or have been able to do because of money they have and you don’t?

_____ yes _____ no

Do you ever get anxious about what inflation has done to depreciate your savings and your preparation for retirement?

_____ yes _____ no

Do you ever equate your value as a person with what you earn?

_____ yes _____ no

Is bill - paying stressful for you?

_____ yes _____ no

Has money ever been the source of an argument or misunderstanding with a loved one?

_____ yes _____ no

Do you ever spend more time thinking about money in any one day than you do in prayer?

_____ yes _____ no

If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, it might be time to re-think your relationship to money!


Date

Activity

9/23/2018

Ice Cream Sundae Social

9/30/2018

Church School

10/7/2018

Family Day, Columbus Day

10/14/2018

Church School

10/21/2018

Church School

10/28/2018

Church School

11/4/2018

Family Day, All Saints

11/11/2018

Church School, Veteran's day

11/18/2018

Church School

11/25/2018

Family Day, Thanksgiving

12/2/2018

Church School

12/9/2018

Church School

12/16/2018

Church School

12/23/2018

Family Day, Christmas

12/30/2018

Church School

1/6/2019

Church School

1/13/2019

Church School

1/20/2019

Family Day, MLK

1/27/2019

Church School

2/3/2019

Church School

2/10/2019

Church School

2/17/2019

Family Day, Pres. Weekend

2/24/2019

Church School

3/3/2019

Church School

3/10/2019

Church School

3/17/2019

Church School

3/24/2019

Family Day

3/31/2019

Church School

4/7/2019

Church School

4/14/2019

Family Day, Palm Sunday

4/21/2019

Family Day, Easter Sunday

4/28/2019

Church School

5/5/2019

Church School

5/12/2019

Family Day, Mother’s Day

5/19/2019

Church School

5/26/2019

Church School

6/2/2019

Church School

6/9/2019

Family day, picnic