This Weeks Bulletin – November 26th, 2017.

26th November 2017
Last Sunday after Pentecost

Announcements, news and other items for inclusion in this weekly insert, which is also sent out via email to those who subscribe to it (by signing up on our website) should be sent, no later than Thursday of each week, to the Parish Office: parishoffice@allsoulsmb.or

Fr. David Waweru

Once again we welcome Fr. David Waweru to All Souls’ as the celebrant and preacher at the Eucharist this morning

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day falls this week on Thursday 23 November. The Episcopal Church first began celebrating Thanksgiving Day after the American Revolution. The first American Prayer Book, in 1789, replaced the four national days of the 1662 English Book of Common Prayer with propers for Thanksgiving Day, which coincided with the first observance of Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday in the United States in 1789. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln instituted the tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving Day each year on the last Thursday of November.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, page 246

Search Corner Information
Work has begun on the Parish Profile and the first draft should be ready within the next week for review by Susan Czolgosz and Bishop Eaton.
We ask that you hold each member in your prayers as they discern suitable candidates to become the next rector of All Souls’:

Sheila Collins and Freddy Tovar (Co-Chairs), Aracelis Mullings (Vestry), Kathi Armbrister, Laura Keith, Rafael Padilla, Glen Velker and Jim Carlton (Chaplain).

Gracious and loving God, prosper with your blessing the mission of All Souls’ Episcopal Church.  Deepen, we pray, our love for Christ Jesus and for one another.  As we lift the members of the Search Committee to you, we ask that your guidance and light may be upon them. Fill them with wisdom, and grant them courage and boldness as together they discern your will for a new priest and pastor for this congregation. Surround them with your unconditional and abiding love and illumine them with the glorious light of your salvation. We ask these things in the holy and sacred name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  

Amen.

Post Irma ….

The Bishop’s Appeal for hurricane relief remains open and you are invited to leave a gift in the offertory on any Sunday. Checks should be made payable to All Souls’ Episcopal Church and marked “Hurricane Relief” in the memo

A Seraphic Fire Christmas

Tickets are available now for this concert of Christmas music performed by Seraphic Fire in All Souls’ on Saturday 9 December at 7.30pm. For more information and to buy tickets the website is www.seraphicfire.org

Hanging of the Greens

Christmas is coming! Please join us on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 10am, for the annual hanging of the greens. We need a few folks with healthy backs who can carry decorations, Christmas trees, big wreaths, etc. up from our basement into church. And then they, with other volunteers, set up the trees, add ornaments, and hang wreaths in and outside the church. With about six people we usually finish in a couple of hours.

The Altar Guild needs different sets of hands to physically clean the altar candle sticks, tabernacle, sanctuary lamp, carried crosses, and altar vessels to be used. Gloves/cleaning solutions are supplied. Please see Sheila or Joyce for details to sign up for this important work.

We all start promptly at 10 a.m. Donuts & coffee will be supplied!

Hospitality

If your surname falls in the range of A-E, you are reminded that you are asked to kindly provide for our hospitality next week. Please check with Joyce Foreman this morning and let her know what you are able to bring to the table.

Calendar

Sunday 26th : Last Sunday after Pentecost
Christ the King
Holy Eucharist 8.00am
Choir Rehearsal 9.30am
Sung Eucharist 10.30am
AA Meeting, Conference Room, 7.00pm

Tuesday 28th|
hoir Rehearsal 7.00pm

Thursday 30th : Andrew the Apostle
Friday 1st

World AIDS Day

Saturday 2nd
Centering Prayer, All Souls’, 10.30am

Sunday 3rd :
Holy Eucharist 8.00am
Choir Rehearsal 9.30am
AIDS Sunday Sung Eucharist 10.30am
Bays Oaks Home Communion 1.30pm
AA Meeting, Conference Room, 7.00pm

We Hold in Prayer:

The peace of the world.
Our military men and women serving at home and overseas.
Veterans and their families.
Wounded warriors and the work of the VA.
The Wardens, Vestry Members and Deacon Charles.
The work of the Search Committee.
The strengthening of our congregational life in this time of transition.
The work of recovery and restoration after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate.
Relief and aid agencies at work throughout the region, especially in the Keys and Puerto Rico.
Episcopal Relief and Development
Developing our vision for ministry and mission.
Those living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
Those living with addiction & those in recovery.
The AA Meeting at All Souls’.
Bishop Peter and Kate Eaton.
The Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry.
Refugees and asylum seekers.|
Our visitors today and new members.
Our Companion Dioceses: Bishop Laish Boyd and the clergy and people of the Diocese of the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands; Bishop Julio Holguin and the clergy and people of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic; Bishop Todd McGregor and the clergy and people of the Diocese of Toliara; Bishop Jean Zache Duracin and the clergy and people of the Diocese of Haiti.Congregation members living in Aventura, North Miami Beach and Sunny Isles Beach.
Those celebrating birthdays & anniversaries.
Mount Sinai Medical Center: staff and patients.
Hospital Chaplains – Fr. David Collins and Deacon Charles
For Healing: Carolyn Gentry, Pastor Hans, Bronwen, Danielle Gladd, Robert, Melania, Manjoi Siu, Darryl Ellis, Linda Fennel, Nellie Mahfood, Sheila Foster, Elaine Francis, Lydia Laygo, Jeff, Robert Horton, Stephanie, Ken, Deacon Charles, Gary, and Residents of Bay Oaks Home.
We pray for the soul of Vito Garcia this week.
The dying and those who watch with them.
Those who mourn for their lost and dead.
The Departed: may they rest in peace.

Almighty God, you have given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech you that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of your favor and glad to do your will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in your Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to your law, we may show forth your praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in you to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 Book of Common Prayer, page 820

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