30. November, 2017Weekly Messages

On Sunday, December 3, All Saints will celebrate the First Sunday of Advent at 8 am and 10 am.  The coffee hour is POTLUCK.  Caroline Westin-Garcia will teach Church School.


Britta Wigren, Caroline Westin-Garcia’s grandmother has passed away in Stockholm, Sweden (her home) and Caroline will be traveling there for a memorial service.  Notes of condolence may be sent to Caroline and her family at 35 Hawthorne Terrace, Leonia.


This Saturday, December 2 at 5 pm, you’re invited to gather in the Guild Room for an ALL SAINTS POTLUCK SUPPER.  Bring a dish or beverage if possible, but most of all BRING YOURSELF!


On Saturday, December 9 from 9:30-1:30, Lynne and I will offer an Advent Quiet Day at Church of the Atonement.  Please read the flyer attached to this email and RSVP by sending Robin an email atparishadministrator@allsaintsleonia.org.


Christmas is coming!  All Saints is collecting funds for Apostles’ House, a Diocesan ministry in Newark which helps homeless families with children.  Please make a donation of $25 or more and make your check payable to “All Saints” with “Apostles’ House” on the memo line.  Our goal is to exceed last year’s gift of $680 and to do so by Sunday, December 17.


Christmas is coming – Part II!  Please give a poinsettia for the Christmas services and dedicate it to a loved one.  The suggested donation is $25 and a sign-up form is attached to this email and will also be in Sunday’s bulletin.


Christmas is coming – Part III!  All Saints will worship on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24 at 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm with special music at each service.  Note, however, we will not have services on Sunday morning, December 24.


It’s Annual Giving Time!  You may make your pledge Sunday or at any time at the church office.  A letter and pledge card will also be mailed.  Pledge cards will be available Sunday and one is attached to this email.  Your 2018 offering envelopes, and the new 2017-2018 parish directory, are also ready for you to pick-up.


As I’ve been reporting, squirrels entering the sanctuary building have been a persistent, expensive problem.  Recently, squirrels have eaten through wires connecting the fire alarm!  So, we’ve brought in a pest-control company to “squirrel-proof” our buildings.  If you can help to pay for the squirrels’ removal, please write a check to “All Saints” with “squirrels” on the memo line.  Through November 30, we’ve received $1,000!


God bless you and all whom you love.