Outreach - Anglican Church Women's Guild
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."
In order to fulfill our Lord’s “Great Commission,” we support international mission efforts through our national province, the Anglican Province of America. Recently, during Lent, we supported a drive to help the rural Anglican churches in the Philippines.
“For you always have the poor with you”…
Those are Jesus’ words to his disciples, but it wasn’t a statement of approval, just a sad statement of fact in this fallen world. In order to help alleviate some of the suffering in our community that poverty brings with it, All Saints is involved in giving aid to many who are unfortunate around us.
During the Holiday seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas, giant food baskets are prepared and delivered to the needy of the area. A list of deserving families is obtained from the local food pantry. Usually a large turkey is included in these baskets with all the trimmings supplied for the entire meal. These are also distributed to families in our own parish who are in need of assistance.
As an adjunct to the Outreach of our organization, we work to support the work done by the local “Christian Service Center” and also the local “Bread of Life”. These centers are assisted not only with contributions of supplies, food & clothing, but by the service of some of our members.
We are particularly pleased to be able to participate in a ministry in which The Upper Room booklet is distributed to area Sr. Centers, Nursing homes, and residential retirement areas. Our outreach efforts to the needy in our community are our way of being the eyes, hands, and feet of Jesus, to those in need.
Women of The Church
The All Saints Women's Guild exists for the women of the parish who are 18 years of age or older. The Guild is set aside for the purpose of encouraging Christian fellowship; to seek the opportunities for service to others; to perform good works in the Name of Christ and to share God's love. The Guild meets on the third Sunday of each month in the parish Hall, following services. Please set aside time to come, meet and share your ideas in the Service of Our Lord.
Children’s class is designed to meet during the sermon and then the children rejoin us to participate in the Sung Eucharist.
Fr. Frank leads a discipleship forum in the parish hall on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. (after services). This informal group gathers to enjoy soup and sandwiches and discuss issues of faith and practice, and our ongoing Christian formation. The format varies between book studies, a DVD curriculum, workbooks, etc., but there is always a lively and open discussion.
Local Parish Ministries
Maintains and prepares the Altar and church for each worship service.
Altar Guild Notes
by Constance Murray Ribble. 1952
Serves at the Altar and assists the priest from the side table.
To work with the Organist and Priest to develop the musical needs of the parish and to support the services with music.
Creates and prints the weekly service bulletin and Old Testament readings. Maintains monthly parish calendar, and supplies notices for weekly newspaper publication, and special events.
Grounds & Buildings:
Maintains the church campus and performs minor maintenance for the buildings and grounds, general gardening for flower beds and Memorial Garden.
Furnishes lunch or snacks after Sunday and Wednesday night services. Prepares food and maintains the kitchen and parish hall, and sees that the garbage is carried out. Maintains needed supplies for kitchen.
Reads Old & New Testament lessons for the service, and if authorized, reads Morning and Evening Prayer. Delivers lay readers sermon if authorized.
Committees to call during times of need and visit those in the parish who are sick.
Web page Maintenance:
Originates updates and changes to parish website and coordinates with Webmaster.