ALL SAINTS - NOVEMBER 3
On November 1 of each year, the church celebrates the feast of All Saints, commemorating the heroic witness of the saints in every age. Due to the signups for Christmas Food Baskets, we'll observe All Saints next Sunday, November 3, as the principal celebration at our regular service. Join us for this festive Eucharist with Word and Sacrament and Music
If you're curious as to why we celebrate All Saints, I commend to you this article by Fr. Stewart Clem
May the ever-blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints
pray for us, now and always. Amen.
ALL SOULS - NOVEMBER 6
Following our observance of All Saints, we pause to remember the faithful departed and to bear witness to their life of faith and entry into the church expectant. As is our custom, we will observe the occasion with a Requiem Eucharist which will be held next Wednesday, November 6, at our regularly scheduled service of 5:30 pm.
In that service, we recall both collectively and by name, those who have died in the hope of the Resurrection. If you have not yet included a loved one on our Requiem Necrology, sign up sheets are available in the church until just before the service. You may also send names to Fr. Ben for inclusion.
If you've never joined us for a Requiem Eucharist, I highly encourage you to attend. It is a particularly moving service.
May the souls of the faithful departed
through the mercy of God rest in peace,
and may light perpetual shine upon them. Amen.
TRUNK OR TREAT - CANCELLED
Due to some scheduling misses and the predicted poor weather on Thursday evening, we have decided to cancel our Trunk or Treat for this year. Next year, we will meet on the same day as the downtown Trick or Treat event, so start planning your car decor and costumes now.
CHRISTMAS FOOD BASKET SIGNUPS
We are in need of volunteers to help with the Christmas Food Basket signups this weekend. The signups will be from 12 to 4 pm on Friday, November 1, and from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday, November 2. You don't have to stay for the whole time, as even 30 minutes or an hour can really make a difference.
TRINITY ON THE MOVE - JOE'S PIZZA
After church Sunday, we'll head over to Joe's Pizza for November's Trinity on the Move. Signups are available at the back of the church, or may be sent to Fr. Ben. Please signup by Friday so that we can give Joe's a number to expect.
Henry Visitation and Funeral: Eddie Henry died Friday, October 25. The visitation will be Tuesday, October 29, from 5 to 8 pm, and the Funeral will be Wednesday, October 30, at 10 am. Both will be held at Hughey’s Funeral Home.
Some Housekeeping Reminders: Please be sure to double check on the thermostats in the church and the parish hall before leaving. If you've adjusted it, make sure that it is back to the "Run" setting and not on "Hold" so that it will follow the programmed schedule. This helps us keep the bills down and also makes sure the buildings are ready for use, particularly on Sundays.
Also, be sure to check on food before throwing it away. A few recently opened packages of cookies were thrown away. They had been set aside for use at Coffee Hours when no one was signed up, as was the case on Sunday. Admittedly, they looked like some others that had previously been sitting there, so the mistake is a honest one.
We will observe the feast of St. Simon and St. Jude on Wednesday, October 30, during our regular Wednesday Eucharist.
Be sure to have your calendar marked for Thursday, November 21, for the Chili Luncheon. Tickets are available in a basket in the Parish Hall.
Time changes back next Sunday. Be sure to check your watch before heading to church.
The clergy of the Diocese will be meeting next week, November 4-6, at Toddhall for the annual Clergy Conference. Fr. Ben will be out of town for those days, but back in time for service and study on Wednesday.
Fr. Ben will be traveling to South Carolina to spend Thanksgiving with his family. Our Thanksgiving observance this year will be incorporated into the Sunday service on November 24.
Parish Prayer List:
Please take a look so we can pray intentionally for each name on the list. Can someone be moved off our prayer list? Do you know someone we should add?
Altar Flowers and Coffee Hour:
With the end of summer and the start of the school year, it's a good time to take a moment to check out the altar flowers
and coffee hour
signup sheets. These are important ministries to our ongoing life together.
5-8 PM - Henry Visitation (Hughey's)
Wednesday, 10/30 - St. Simon & St. Jude
10 AM - Henry Funeral (Hughey's)
5:30 PM - Mass
6:15 PM - Revelation Class
7:15 AM - Morning Prayer
12-4 PM - Christmas Food Basket Signups
9 AM - 12 PM - Christmas Food Basket Signups
Sunday, 11/3 - All Saints
*** Time Changes Back 1 Hour ***
9:15 AM - Rosary
9:30 AM - Sunday School
10:30 AM - Mass
11:45 AM - Coffee Hour
Diocesan Clergy Conference
Wednesday, 11/6 - All Souls
5:30 PM - Requiem Eucharist
6:15 PM - Revelation Study
7:15 AM - Morning Prayer
Office Hours This Week
Wednesday, 3 to 5 pm, King City Books
Thursday, 8 to 10 am, Farmhouse Bakery
11/3 - Mary Nelle Campbell, Esther Schelosky
11/10 - Tami Cralley, Kathy Lewis
11/17 - Jo Williams
11/24 - Tracy Adams, Joyce Bruce
11/3 - Trinity on the Move, Joe's Pizza
11/10 - Emery Family
11/17 - Margaret Carr
11/24 - TBD (Open)
11/3 - Will Adams
11/10 - Jim Adams
11/17 - Tracy Adams
11/24 - Jim Adams
11/17 - Esther Schelosky
11/3 - Sheila Thompson
11/10 - Susan Stransky
11/17 - Tami Cralley
11/24 - Randy Winn
11/3 - Esther Schelosky
11/10 - Tami Cralley
11/17 - Doug Williams
11/24 - Tracy Adams
11/3 - Jim Adams
11/10 - Kathy Lewis
11/17 - Will Adams
11/24 - Anne Campbell
11/3 - TBD (Open)
11/10 - Craig Emery
11/17 - Tracy Adams
11/24 - Esther Schelosky
Hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest
November 3, 2019 - All Saints
The Collect: All Saints
Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow thy blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
The Lesson: Ecclesiasticus 44:1-10,13-14
Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers in their generations. The Lord apportioned to them great glory, his majesty from the beginning. There were those who ruled in their kingdoms, and were men renowned for their power, giving counsel by their understanding, and proclaiming prophecies; leaders of the people in their deliberations and in understanding of learning for the people, wise in their words of instruction; those who composed musical tunes, and set forth verses in writing; rich men furnished with resources, living peaceably in their habitations—all these were honored in their generations, and were the glory of their times. There are some of them who have left a name, so that men declare their praise. And there are some who have no memorial, who have perished as though they had not lived; they have become as though they had not been born, and so have their children after them. But these were men of mercy, whose righteous deeds have not been forgotten.
The Psalm: 149
1 Hallelujah! Sing to the LORD a new song; * sing his praise in the congregation of the faithful.
2 Let Israel rejoice in his Maker; * let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise his Name in the dance; * let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp.
4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people * and adorns the poor with victory.
5 Let the faithful rejoice in triumph; * let them be joyful on their beds.
6 Let the praises of God be in their throat * and a two-edged sword in their hand;
7 To wreak vengeance on the nations * and punishment on the peoples;
8 To bind their kings in chains * and their nobles with links of iron;
9 To inflict on them the judgment decreed; * this is glory for all his faithful people. Hallelujah!
The Epistle: Revelation 7:2-4,9-17
Then I saw another angel ascend from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God upon their foreheads.” And I heard the number of the sealed, a hundred and forty-four thousand sealed, out of every tribe of the sons of Israel. After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels stood round the throne and round the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God for ever and ever! Amen.” Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and whence have they come?” I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night within his temple; and he who sits upon the throne will shelter them with his presence. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
The Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12
Seeing the crowds, Jesus went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
PRAYER OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 29: James Hannington and Companions
Precious in thy sight, O Lord, is the death of thy saints, whose faithful witness, by thy providence, has its great reward: We give thee thanks for thy martyrs James Hannington and his companions, who purchased with their blood a road into Uganda for the proclamation of the Gospel; and we pray that with them we also may obtain the crown of righteousness which is laid up for all who love the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever . Amen.