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All Saints Weekly Newsletter
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January 18th, 2021

      

The News in a Nutshell

          ·      Annual Parish Meeting- Sunday, Jan 31st  

·      Epiphany- What and Why?

          ·      2021 Liturgical Calendars- Are In

          ·      Confirmation Class- Underway

          ·      Let us Know- Feedback on Live Stream

          ·      Prayer for our Nation

          ·      All Saints Has Reopened

          ·      Live Streaming Service- FYI

          ·      Online Giving Options- Now Available

 

For more information see the full announcements below

 

 

 

Annual Parish Meeting- Sunday, January 31st  

We will hold our Annual Parish meeting immediately after services on Sunday, January 31st. The meeting will also be streamed through Zoom for those not able to attend in person. I will send out the Zoom link closer to the event. Please mark it on your calendar and plan to attend.

 

 

Epiphany- What and Why?

Epiphany is a major feast of the Church year. Remember, the major feasts on our calendar are a big deal because they point to and celebrate a major aspect of the redemption that Christ accomplished for us. Thus our service is drawn from Scripture and drives us back to Scripture. Notice then Epiphany celebrates the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. As such, it underscores God’s love for the world and His faithfulness to His promise to send a redeemer for all mankind.

In fact, Epiphany is literally the Christmas of the gentiles. It is the reminder that what God did in the manger He did for us as well. We too have been invited to the party.

At the same time, Epiphany also reminds us that we are the witnesses who are to carry that Gospel out into the world. Notice then it is traditional that the Christ Candle, the Christmas tree, and all your decorations and lights remain up and are put away on Epiphany. Why? It is not that we are taking the lights down and moving on. Rather, it is that we quite literally are the Christmas lights (proclaiming, celebrating, and shining forth the good news that unto us a Savior is born).

 

 

2021 Liturgical Calendars- Are In

The liturgical calendars for 2021 are in. You may pick one up in the in the parish hall on the church information table. The cost is $5.00

The calendar shows the liturgical color for each season, the major celebrations, as well as the saint or martyr commemorated on any given day. As such, you can use the calendar as an important aspect of your devotional life. You can read about a particular saint on the day they are remembered and reflect upon their example (see the “Lives of the Saints” feature on our web page). You will be alerted to important events in the church year (such as the Transfiguration) and can use the collect and readings found in the Prayer Book for that day in your own devotional time.

Another good resource to use in conjunction with the calendar is Omer Englebert’s book, Lives of the Saints which follows along chronologically through each day of the month giving a well-balanced description of the particular Saints and their ministries being remembered on that day. You can find a copy here for a very reasonable price: LINK

Regardless, the liturgical calendar is a wonderful devotional tool and one that I recommend to each family in the church.

 

 

Confirmation class- Underway

Our kids will continue their confirmation class this week (2 questions a day for 5 days a week). Please pray for them. Also, we will set up a weekly zoom meeting time when our class can meet to go over the material.

 

 

Let us Know- Feedback on Live Stream

Let us know if there are any problems (especially persistent ones) that you are encountering with the live stream of our service (things like: sound issues, volume that is too high or low at some portion of the service, poor picture quality, or the internet is glitchy).

Since we are doing the service live, we have no way of knowing any of the problems that you are experiencing, which, if they were fixed, would improve the quality of the service for everyone.

Keep in mind that sometimes the problems are not on our end and might be beyond our control. Nonetheless letting us know anything that we can improve, will help us out immensely- Thanks, The Amish

 

 

Prayer for our Nation

Please remember to pray for our nation during this time of unrest.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogancy, 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 thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy 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 thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

All Saints Has Reopened

We are delighted to announce that All Saints is opened and that we have resumed our regular Sunday Services. I have included a link to a video that we made that goes over what to expect when you return to church. You can find that video here LINK

Also, in the first attachment to this edition of the newsletter you will find the procedures that you will need to follow when returning. Please be sure and read it.

Finally, we will of course continue to live stream our services on line. We have made a few changes and improvements to our live streaming service and the service materials for each week. Please be sure to read our announcement below for more information

 

 

Live Streaming Service- FYI

Our live streaming services will

will begin the live stream at 10:25 with prelude music. This will give folks time to tune in, get settled, and prepare their hearts for worship

The service itself will begin at 10:30

The Service can be viewed:

1)   On a smart TV, streaming device, computer, or phone- by going to our church’s new YouTube channel. You can find the channel here: LINK

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From within the YouTube app, you can search “All Saints Anglican Church Greenville SC

Remember to “subscribe” to the channel in order to save it and thus avoid having to use links and searches each time

 

2)   You can view the service on our All Saints Webpage. Here is the LINK:

 

3)   If you have been viewing the service on our Facebook page, you can continue to do so. You will just need to click on the video screen to start the video. You can find the link to our live services at the top of our Facebook page here: LINK

 

4)   However, if you have been using Facebook Watch on a smart TV, you will need to switch over to You Tube (see #1 above)

 

5)   All the material that you will need for our Sunday service can be accessed here: LINK    

I will also send out all the service material in an email each week.

The purpose of these two service material options is to allow you to watch the service on a streaming device or smart TV and have the material on a handheld device so you can follow along

 

6)   To easily view a recording of this week’s service at a later time, go to our YouTube channel and you will find all our past services listed there. The most recent service will be the first one on the list.

 

 

Online Giving- Now Available

As a reminder, if you prefer, you can always simply mail in your contribution.

We have integrated a secure online giving option so you can continue to tithe even while we are under these precautions. There are three ways you can make use of this option:

1.   You can give by clicking on the “Link” embedded in the service material at the Tithes and Offering portion of the service. Click and follow the easy instruction

2.   You can give by clicking on the “Link” button embedded on the live stream page of our website and follow the instructions: LINK

3.   You can download the free App from either the Iphone App Store (LINK) or from the Android Google Play Store (LINK). Download the desired version of the app and then follow the simple set up instructions.

Let me add that for those who would like to retain the option of online giving as a part their regular tithing, the app provides the quickest and most efficient means to do so.

 

 

How can we pray for you?
If you have any special prayer needs or praise reports that you would like to share with the group, feel free to email them to me (or you can call me if you prefer) and I will be glad to include them in our weekly newsletter.

Prayer Requests

 

For our nation during this election process.

 

That God would send revival to His people and through them to this nation

 

Lois Killinger who broke her foot

 

Betty and Ray Froman- for health concerns

 

David Crossman- who battling cancer

 

Pat Childers- for continued strength, health and recovery

 

All those serving in our armed forces, especially Matthew Orders, Eden Basinger, Devin Willis, and Samantha Childers Leamy

 

 

 

 

~Dates to Remember

Please, email your events to Fr. Charlie with a brief description. Your description should include: date, time, location, cost, as well as the name of the parishioner participating in the event (when applicable).

 

 

 

Church Yard Sale                                   TBA

 

Movie Night (Emmanuel)                        TBA

 

Annual Episcopal Visit                            March 21st, 2021

 

Diocesan Synod                                     Sept 17-18th, 2021

                                    Nazareth Church,

Moncks Corner, SC

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