Thursday, March 31, 2011

Karen Sullivan at All Saints this Sunday

Want to see a great example of folks doing good in our community? Look no further than nearby St. Philip's Episcopal Church, whose food ministry serves over 100 hungry families every month.

This Sunday, the Rev. Karen Sullivan, deacon at St. Philip's, will be joining us for mass and for an after-church forum, where we can learn more about this valuable community service. All Saints parishioners have helped out with this ministry from time to time, most recently by sharing the proceeds of our annual yard sale with the food pantry.

We're excited to welcome Karen to All Saints to learn more about how we can partner to help the neediest in our community.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Echoing Air Concert — April 1, 7:30 PM

As part of its Lenten series, Christ Church Cathedral presents Echoing Air, a vocal ensemble with baroque instruments.

The concert will feature works by Campian, Couperin, Frscobaldi, Humphrey, Maris, Purcell, Roe, Sch├╝tz Telemann Torelli.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Latest from the Friary by Steve Jamison

It's been a while since I informed AS what is up here. Things are going well. I have been very busy. I gave my first sermon the Sunday before Lent. It went well. I didn't get tomatoes thrown at me. Now I am working on "Day of Reflection" for April. We have these reflections once a month. My clothing date has been sent (aka receiving the habit or brown dress). It will be either May 19th or 20th. I forgot which it was. I will send an update when I get it confirmed. Things have picked since Lent started. We have groups coming in on the weekends number up to 40 people. It's lots of fun. Meeting new people. I have been doing a lot of baking bread. We bake about 90 loaves a week. I have been brave and have been driving around in the area. I am now trying to decide which drivers are worse, the ones here in NY or in Indy. That has been all thus far.

I do miss All Saints and all the people there. Tell all I said HI and keep me in your prayers.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Vestry Meetings rescheduled

The vestry normally meets on the third Monday of each month, but we've had to move some things around to accommodate travel schedules and the search process timeline.

The March meeting will be Monday, March 28 at 6:30pm in the parish hall.

The April meeting will be Monday, April 11 at 6:30pm in the parish hall.

We will resume our regular schedule in May.

Any member of the congregation is welcome to attend.

Search Committee Nominations Open Sunday, March 13

We will begin accepting nominations for the clergy search committee on Sunday. Nominations will remain open for four weeks. The search is an involved process, expected to last up to a year. During parts of the process, the committee will be meeting as often as once per week.

The clergy search process relies to a high degree on trust: trust in God to guide the process, and trust in those we charge to serve on the committee to work faithfully on behalf of the whole church. As you consider nominations, think of those in the parish with some of the following characteristics:

- Faithfulness in worship and prayer
- Good listening skills
- Respect for confidentiality
- Good organizational skills

A nomination sheet will be included in the worship bulletin beginning this week and for the next four weeks. Drop your nominations in the offering plate, or give them to a vestry member. The committee will begin its work after Easter.

Coins for Camp - thanks for your support!

The generosity of the congregation in supporting the Coins for Camp collection shows how far a little generosity can go. Rose Lane reports:

Your “pocket change” collected the last two Sundays totaled $271 that can be used to help send some of the younger members of our parish to Waycross for summer camp. Thank you so much for your generous giving. Waycross has a policy that no child shall be denied a camping experience as the result of financial needs; however, the amount of scholarships given always exceed the amount of the scholarship fund. As such, parishes are encouraged to help and I am proud to be able to say we can do that. There’s generally a 1/3 expectation when a scholarship is being requested: the family pays 1/3, the parish pays 1/3 and Waycross will cover the final 1/3. With our $271, we should be able to provide 1/3 of a week at Waycross to two children and perhaps three. If we don’t need to use the money for members of All Saints, the fund will be transferred to Waycross for its scholarship fund. If you have a child interested in attending Waycross this summer, there are camp brochures on the table in the back of the church. If you need to request some tuition assistance, please call the church office

Missing Painting Returns

This painting of the Madonna and Child was recently restored by Jean Easter of Easter Services and has now been returned to its place in the parish hall library. The restoration was generously funded by gifts from two parishioners.

Dayspring Center celebrates its 25th anniversary

Our neighbors at Dayspring Center will be in the church to celebrate their 25th anniversary on March 16 at 11am. Their mission humbly began as a feeding program and a place for the homeless to sleep on a pew. Today, 25 years later, they have become a full service agency, providing emergency assistance (food, clothing and safe shelter) and vital services to homeless families with children in central Indiana. To date, nearly 4,000 families, including over 12,000 children have found hope and a new beginning at Dayspring Center! Please join them at All Saints as they begin their next 25 years