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All Saints Weekly Newsletter
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August 3rd, 2020

                                                                                              Transfiguration Edition

 

The News in a Nutshell

          ·      Transfiguration- What Why and When

          ·      Transfiguration Collect- Included Below

          ·      Let us Know- Feedback on Live Stream

          ·      Pray- For our Nation

          ·      All Saints Has Reopened

          ·      No Sunday Sing- July and August

          ·      Changes To Our Live Streaming Service

·      How Do I View a Recording- of this Week’s Service

          ·      Online Giving Options- Now Available

 

For more information see the full announcements below

 

 

The Transfiguration- What and Why

The Transfiguration is an important celebration of the Church year. It occurs each year on Aug 6th. This year the Transfiguration will be this Thursday

So what is the transfiguration and why do we celebrate it each year? Two words describe the Transfiguration: preparation and foretaste (Preparation is the what. Foretaste is the how)

The Transfiguration is important because God uses it to prepare Christ, His disciples, and through them His Church for the Cross and the salvation that Christ is going to accomplish. Notice then the theme of preparation throughout the Gospel account: Christ is ministered to by Moses/Elijah. Immediately after, He begins to teach His disciples about His death/Resurrection, and the Spirit preserves this preparation for us in the pages of Scripture.

Next notice how God prepares: God prepares Christ/disciples/Church by giving them a foretaste of the glory of the resurrection life Christ was going to accomplish.

Given all of that why do we stop, remember, and celebrate the Transfiguration? The reason is that in the midst of our mission (just as the Transfiguration occurred in the midst of Christ’s ministry), we stop and remember where we are heading, the certainty of our mission, and the fullness that awaits us. As such the transfiguration gives focus and hope as we turn our attention to the work that lies ahead.

 

 

Transfiguration Collect

O GOD, who on the mount didst reveal to chosen witnesses thine only-begotten Son wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistering; Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may be permitted to behold the King in his beauty, who with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

 

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

 

 

Pray- For Our Nation

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

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech thee, bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride, arrogance, and deception, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, rights, and freedoms; and fashion into one united people the multitudes who came here from many nations. Endue with the spirit of truth, wisdom, and honor those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, so 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; all of this 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

 

 

No Sunday Sing- July and August

There will be no Sunday sing for July and August. It is our normal practice to take these months off and we will do so this year. Sunday Sing will resume the first Sunday in September

 

 

Changes To Our Live Streaming Service

Our live streaming services will continue on what we intend to be a permanent basis. However, we have made a few changes and improvements to the services

We 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.

 

 

How Do I View a Recording of this Week’s Service

You can easily view a recording of this week’s service at a later time. All you need to do is 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.

You can still access a recording of the service through our Facebook page by clicking the video screen in our live stream post (just like you do to watch it live) and then on the ensuing page click the blue All Saints logo just below the live stream screen. That will take you to the list of recorded services. However, that said, it will be much easier just to go right to our YouTube channel

 

 

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 and all those hurting, angry and afraid during this time of civil unrest.

 

For our Law enforcement officers and their families

 

For our Law enforcement departments

 

For our state and nation during this Spike in Covid 19

 

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

 

David Crossman- who is having surgery and chemo

 

Pat Childers- for continued strength, health and recovery

 

Paul Dowdy (Darlene’s dad)- who has Pancreatic cancer

 

For the Jerdan family as they mourn the death of Fr. Jerdan from cancer

 

Katie Killinger- for Christian fellowship and a smooth transition

 

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

 

REC General Council                             Canceled due to virus

(Charleston SC)

 

Diocesan Synod                                     September 18-19, 2020

(Nazareth, Monks Corner)

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