19. October, 2017Weekly Messages

All Saints will worship Sunday, October 22 at 10 am only.  Terri Donati will lead you in Morning Prayer.  Church School will be taught by Nicolette Martin.  The coffee hour is POTLUCK.


Lynne and I will be away at the Annual Diocesan Clergy Conference.  I will return for the Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday evening and I will be in the church office on Thursday.


I was especially proud of you for All Saints’ eighth “A Fair in the Fall.”  Thanks be to you for making it a special day for the many visitors.  We also raised about $13,000 from the Fair Journal and Fair sales combined, a significant sum to be divided between All Saints and the Center for Hope and Safety.  Thank you to Julie Marshall, chair, and the Fundraising Committee whose 20 or so members work together to make the Fair and the Pasta ThrowDown unique contributions to Leonia and its surrounding communities.


On Sunday, October 29, we’ll worship at 8 am and 10 am and celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation which began on October 31, 1517 when Luther, an Augustinian friar and seminary professor, posted his “95 Theses” (ideas for reform) on the door of the Wittenberg (Germany) Castle Church.  We’ll have a special adult education class at 9 am.  Come and hear what meaning Luther has for our lives today.


On Sunday, November 5, All Saints Sunday, All Saints will worship at 8 am and 10 am.  Departed loved ones will be remembered in prayer at each service.  Please contact Robin Kantrowitz at parishadministrator@allsaintsleonia.com to include your loved one’s names in the prayers.


On Sunday, November 12, All Saints will have its Annual Giving Sunday with a brunch and worship in Davidson Hall.  You’ll also hear brief talks about All Saints from two or three of your fellow worshipers and have then the opportunity to make your pledge for 2018.


A matching grant has doubled the first $900 raised for Hurricane Relief but consider giving again.  With many without drinking water or electricity, the need in Puerto Rico is especially great.  They are our sisters and brothers in Christ, and also, since 1917, U. S. citizens.


God bless you and all whom you love.