This Week’s Bulletin – January 21st, 2018

The Third Sunday after Epiphany

Third Sunday Outreach
This Sunday is our monthly opportunity to reach out to the homeless and hungry with a gift of hard-boiled eggs. If you have bought eggs for the Feed My Sheep feeding program in down-town Miami, please leave them in the crate at the back of church – and thank you!

Search Corner Information
The Search Committee will meet this Sunday to finalize the recommendations which were received from Consultant/Adviser, Susan Czolgosz for the Parish Profile and OTM. The Committee held a very productive conference call with her on January 8th, and will be meeting with Bishop Eaton and the Wardens of the Vestry on Tuesday January 30.

We ask you to hold in your prayers the members of the Committee as they continue their important work of discernment:

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

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.

Seraphic Fire
This afternoon, at 4.00pm, here at All Soul’s: The Little Match Girl Passion, David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, opens Seraphic Fire’s three-part Parables of Passion series. “Poignant” and “consoling” (The New York Times), this haunting setting of the Hans Christian Andersen tale is spoken much in the manner of a classic Bach passion. For more information and tickets check the website

If your surname begins with S-Z, a reminder that there’s an opportunity for you to provide for our hospitality next Sunday. Please check with Joyce Foreman this morning and let her know what you are able to bring to the table.

Sunday 21st : Epiphany 3 : “Eggs-to-Go” Sunday
Holy Eucharist 8.00am
Choir Rehearsal 9.30am
Sung Eucharist 10.30am
Seraphic Fire, All Souls’, 4.00pm
AA Meeting, Conference Room, 7.00pm
Tuesday 23rd
Choir Rehearsal, 7.00pm

Thursday 25th : The Conversion of St. Paul
Saturday 27th
Centering Prayer, All Souls’, 10.30am
Sunday 28th : Epiphany 4
Holy Eucharist 8.00am
Choir Rehearsal 9.30am
Sung Eucharist 10.30am
AA Meeting, Conference Room, 7.00pm
Tuesday 30th
Choir Rehearsal, 7.00pm

Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow into joy. Grant this, Father, for the love of your Son, who for our sake became poor, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, page 826

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, Gary, Juliet, Delores Soto, Phillip Sutherland, Eddie Hooker Junior, Rev. Santos, Tina Justo, Barbara Carvajal, Santos Ordonez, Rosario James, Gwendolyn Carvajal, Richard Swartz, Derek Salisbury, and Residents of Bay Oaks Home.
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