This Week’s Bulletin – May 13th, 2018

Parish News

All Souls’ Episcopal Church

Miami Beach

 13th May 2018

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Search Corner Information

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 (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.

 

Baptismal Service

Baptisms on Pentecost Sunday May 20th Anyone who wishes to be baptized or arrange for a baptism should speak to Fr. Harvey in the upcoming Sundays to make necessary arrangements.

We invite our parishioners to wear something RED next Sunday which is Pentecost when the liturgical color is red.

Health Tip: Disjointed Fingers

Question: I recently dislocated a finger while carrying a heavy plastic shopping bag.  What’s the best way to treat it?

Answer: Dislocations occur when two bones normally connected by a flexible joint pop out of alignment.  Fingers are the most common site for those injuries, since they’re used so frequently and are relatively fragile.  Your primary-care doctor can usually pop the bone back into place.  As long as an X-ray shows no signs of fracture, a simple splint to allow healing of the stretched tendons is all that’s needed.

(Consumer Reports “The Best of Health”)

Altar Flowers this week

Please consider donating $50 in thanksgiving for a special occasion or a special person. Two arrangements are used on the main altar. One is later placed in the Memorial Garden and you may take home the other one. An acknowledgment of your contribution will be in the Parish Newsletter.

Dn. Charles Nominated to Council of Deacons

Bishop Eaton has asked Dn. Charles to assist our new Archdeacon Faye Sommers in forming a Deacons Council.   A 2 day workshop in June at St. Andrews,  Boca Raton is planned.   This will be for creating uniformity of diaconate functions in all 78 diocesan churches to the Bishop’s direction. Our 27 deacons while being assigned to specific parishes report solely to the Bishop but work under congregational rectors.

Third Sunday Outreach

Sunday May 20th  is our monthly opportunity to reach out to the homeless and hungry with a gift of hard-boiled eggs. Please bring as many hard-boiled eggs as you can manage for the Feed My Sheep feeding program in down-town Miami, and leave them in the crate at the back of church – and thank you!

Hospitality

If your surname begins with M-R, a reminder that there’s an opportunity for you to provide a much needed food item for our hospitality Sunday, May 20th. Please check with Joyce Foreman this morning and let her know what you are able to bring to the table.

Calendar

Sunday May 13th: Seventh Sunday of Easter

Holy Eucharist 8.00am

Choir Rehearsal 9.30am

Sung Eucharist 10.30am

Seraphic Fire concert 4 pm

Monday May 14th

Deacons Mass at Trinity Cathedral 12noon

Tuesday May 15th

Choir Rehearsal 7.00pm

Thursday May 17th

Girl Scout Closing Ceremony

Saturday May 19th  

Centering Prayer, All Souls’, 10.30am

Girl Scout Recruitment Party

Sunday May 20th: Pentecost

Third Sunday Outreach: Eggs-to-Go!

Holy Eucharist 8.00am

Choir Rehearsal 9.30am

Sung Eucharist with baptism 10.30am

Concert, St. Thomas Coral Gables “Rutter Gloria”

Monday May 21st

Deacons Mass at Trinity Cathedral 12noon

Tuesday May 22nd

Choir Rehearsal 7.00pm

Saturday May 26th

Centering Prayer, All Souls’, 10.30am

Sunday May 27th: Second Sunday of Pentecost

Holy Eucharist 8.00am

Choir Rehearsal 9.30am

Sung Eucharist 10.30am

 

We Hold in Prayer:

For peace throughout the world.

All military women and men serving at home and overseas. Veterans and their families. Wounded warriors and the work of the V.A.

The Wardens, Vestry Members, Fr. Errol Harvey, our supply priest for April and May, and Deacon Charles. Our Choir, Organist, Altar Guild, Lectors, Altar Servers, and Eucharistic Ministers. The work of the Search Committee. Tony Guzman and our Centering Prayer Group on Saturday’s.

The work of ongoing restoration after hurricanes by relief and aid agencies in the Keys and Puerto Rico.

Episcopal Relief and Development developing our vision for ministry and mission. Thanksgiving for ongoing refurbishment of our church facilities. All Souls Episcopal Church Foundation, Inc.

Those living with HIV/AIDS, their families, and the work of Deacon Charles at Care Resource.

Our Diocesan Recovery Ministry and those living with any addiction and those in recovery.

Our Bishop Peter and Kate Eaton, Canon John Tidy and Jill. The Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry.

Refugees, Dreamers, and asylum seekers.

Our visitors today.

Seafarers House, Port Everglades and Lotus House Women’s Shelter.

Our Companion Dioceses: Diocese of the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands; Diocese of the Dominican Republic; Diocese of Haiti; Congregation Toliara. Congregation members living in Broward, Miami-Dade, Aventura, North Miami Beach, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbor, Sunny Isles Beach,  and Surfside.

Those celebrating birthdays & anniversaries.

Mount Sinai Medical Center staff and patients.

Hospital Chaplains – Fr. David Collins and Deacon Charles

For Healing:  Rev. Hans, Nellie, Sheila, Ken, Gary, Richard, Mark, Bob, Paul, Laura, Rick, Jim, Karen, Bobby, Rev. Santos, Santos, Daphne, Bishop Sturdy, Rose, Rito, Darryl, Gail, Tania, Deacon Katon,  and Residents of Bay Oaks Home.

All Hospice and Palliative Care Units

The dying and those who watch and care for them, and mourn for their loss.

The Departed: may they rest in peace.

Blessed Jesus, we seek your mercy for all who are dying. May death become for them, as it was for you, a birth to everlasting life. May their soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen †

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.