All Saints’ Episcopal Church
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A Letter from Father David "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. (Luke 10:2)
Volume 11, Issue 10
Vision Statement: All Saints’ strives to be a place where people come to know Jesus Christ, are transformed to His glory, and become witnesses to God’s unchangeable word.
Inside this issue:
Letter from Fr. David
God’s Older Children
Messages from the Body 3‐5 Announcements
Calendar of Events
Dear All Saints’ family, I am writing this on the first day of autumn which is one of my favorite seasons of the year. Although it is still dark at my normal wake up time I really enjoy watch‐ ing the sun rise on cool mornings. (When it’s not raining like it is today.) I also love the way the landscape changes when the trees turn color in preparation for their winter rest along with the transition to cooler weather. Naturalist and writer Edwin Teale wrote, “For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad”. Most of us relate the season with harvest festivals, pumpkin patches, and leaf raking, but Teale’s idea of sow‐ ing and scattering makes me think about what God teaches us about Himself through nature. Nature teaches us that during the growing season seeds for the next harvest are created and eventually fall to the ground getting ready for the time when they will become the future harvest. This scattering of seeds reminds me of our call to pro‐ duce spiritual fruit in our own lives in order to sow the seeds of our faith to others. We do both as we feed our minds and spirits with the riches of the Word of God. We strengthen our faith as we gather together to worship God, partake of His sac‐ raments, and fellowship with one another in His name. In the months ahead ,we will have plenty of opportunities for all of the above. I urge all of us to take advan‐ tage of the various studies, fellowship events, and worship times we offer here at All Saints’. Together we will grow to be fruitful and faithful servants of our Lord, Jesus Christ to His glory and honor. In Christ, Fr. David
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10 Commandments of Holistic Health
Provided by God’s Older Children
1. Buckle up. Always wear seat belts. 2. Put it out. Don’t smoke — anything! 3. Waist management. Keep your weight under control. 4. Food for thought. Avoid fast, fatty foods and lots of food additives. Volume 11, Issue 10
5. Get movin’. Even a little bit of exercise helps. 6. Get out. Be outside for at least 15 minutes every day. 7. Pray each day. Take time every morning to speak to God. 8. Lots of love. Good relationships, family and friends have been proven to help extend life, improve health and in‐ crease happiness. Jesus told us, long before the research‐ ers proved it, to love one another, to honor our parents, to avoid at all costs calling our brother a fool. 9. Believe. Study after study confirms that those who have a deep faith live longer, healthier lives. 10. Good upkeep. Treat your body like the temple of the Holy Spirit. Jesus taught us that we are one with him. (John 14:20) ‐ Leah Curtin, R.N., ScD(h), F.A.A.N.
From the Library Corner
by Barbara Carr
Studies in the Sermon on the Mount– By Oswald Chambers
spiritual concentration in under‐ standing scriptures.
This devotional study, based on Matthew 5‐7, contains timeless truths relevant to Christian life and the challenge of discipleship. Although it is only 107 pages in length, this book is a dynamic reminder of our responsibilities, as heirs to Christ’s kingdom.
Read this concise, powerfully written study to learn more about the motive of Godliness, why we should be “the salt of the earth” building spiritual castles, effective character building, and many other meaningful lessons for daily living. This study is organized for short devotional sessions.
We are urged to know Christ as a savior because we need His gift of Chambers ends by reminding us the Holy Spirit to develop our that it doesn’t matter what others think of us as long as we are obey‐
ing the teachings of Jesus Christ. We want to hear him say, “Well done, my good and faithful ser‐ vant.” This book can be found on the table in Groff Hall. Other books by Chambers are available in our library. My Utmost for His Highest, and The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers.
AlSo Update All Saints’ Church members shown pausing on the grand staircase of Clifton Mansion, the country estate of Johns Hopkins, during ALSo Tour #22 in September. The group also visited Baltimore Cemetery and the renovated Brewery Building, current home of Humanim.
My name is Debby Sass and I came here five years ago. The love I felt here has made me stay. The love of God is what causes me to tithe. I trust God. He gives me everything I need when I need it, and all that I have has come from Him. That is why I tithe. The greatest gift He has ever given me is His son Jesus Christ. Jesus suffered and died on the cross to take away all my sins and give me eternal life through His resurrection. Can you imagine doing that for anyone? Test God. It sounds scary and almost blasphemous. But God says exactly that in Malachi 3:10 "Test me in this
[giving Him the full tithe the full share of offering]" says the Lord God Almighty, "and see if I will not pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it." I give not to budget, not for building, but in loving re‐ sponse to what God has given me. There is no limit on God's generosity or on our responses. Faithfully yours in Christ, Debby Sass
SHHHHHH!!!! THE AUCTION IS BACK!!!! ATTN: MINISTRIES AND PARISHONERS: The Silent Auction is up and running once again. We are ask‐ ing for donations of “baskets” from parishioners and minis‐ tries for the Fall Festival on October 22. We would like value of baskets to be in the $20 range. We don’t want people to break the bank on their contributions but still want the joy of bidding on fun stuff. Contact Susan Ryder at 410‐848‐5662 or Tirzah Stenner at 650‐228‐4056 to sign up for your entry. We hope all ministries will participate in this special project. See you at the Festival!
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Page 4 Prayer Shawl Ministry October 22nd Fall Festival – Don’t forget to stop by the Prayer Shawl Ministry exhibit table. Come see the many beautiful and various items we make for hospital and hospice patients. If you like, we will teach you how to knit, crochet and make blankets, hats and shawls, or just stop by to chat with us. Hope to see you October 22nd. From Susan Ermatinger
WE SALUTE OUR VETS!!!
Veterans and families of Veterans: We will celebrate the service of our Veterans on Sunday, November 13, 2011. If you are known to be a Vet or an active duty ser‐ viceman, you will receive a personal invitation. If you are a Vet or know of anyone on active duty who has not received an invitation by mail, please contact Neil Haynie and let him know. Families of deceased Veter‐ ans are also encouraged to contact Neil and provide him with the name, branch
2:30pm – Military Celebra‐ tion and Memorial Pro‐ gram at the All Saints’ Cemetery. Everyone is Our celebration will include encouraged to attend this the following events: event. 7:45am, 9am, 11am ‐ All services will recognize our Veterans’ service.
of service, and any perti‐ nent information you have relative to their service.
12:30pm – A free lunch and recognition program will be held in Groff Hall (Due to space limitations in Groff, we will have 200 tickets printed and will give vets and their families first pref‐ erence.)
Fall Festival is just around the corner!!!!!!!!!!! Saturday, October 22 from 9 am ‐ 2pm Lunch 11:30 am – 1 pm. For this to be a fun event we need your help either by participation or donation: Donations, Donations, Donations • Baked Goods: Sign up for what you can donate. Drop off your baked good on Friday, October 21st. • Attic Treasures: Drop off in Groff Hall after September 11th. Please put all items on the stage. Please NO ex‐ ercise equipment or computers. Only CLEANED items in working order will be able to be sold. • Crafts: If you are donating a craft, or would like to help with making craft items, please contact Anne Pearsall. • Lunch: Please donate bottled water and soda. (Please bring in before October 16th, so that we know what we need to purchase.) Children’s Area The youth group will be running the children’s area. Thank you, thank you! So they are able to have fun things for our church kids and the community that we invite to join us, we are ask‐ ing for monetary donations to offset rental and purchase costs. We are hoping to get a moon bounce, snowball machine, popcorn and pumpkins for decorating. For all monetary donations, please make checks payable to All Saints’ Church, and in the memo line write Fall Festival. Fall Festival Book Nook needs……BOOKS! We are looking for donations. Any type of book is appreciated, from children’s books to biographies. We are also looking for magazines this year; “O” Magazine, Family Circle, Women’s Day & Food Network are just a few examples. Any & all donations can be left on the right hand side of the stage in Groff Hall. Thanks and God Bless!! We need many hands to help! There is a need for a co‐chair to the baked goods area and to run a cake walk. If you are interested in helping please talk to Terry Kratz after church or email (email@example.com)
1 Corinthians 3:7‐9 7
So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 8 The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. 9 For we are co‐ workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.
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Page 6 Special October Birthdays Douglas Falkner
Janet Lewis st
will celebrate her 81 birthday on
will celebrate his 85th birthday on
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
(7200 Third Ave., Apt. C050
(253 Oak Drive,
Sykesville, MD 21785‐5238)
Orrtana, PA 17353)
Doris Gugel Volume 11, Issue 10
will celebrate her 81st birthday on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 (326 Lauren Hill Drive Reisterstown, MD 21136‐6513) Congratulation
HAPPY OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
Joanne Gingrich Raver & Jeffrey Robert Bakhsh were united in marriage on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at All Saints’ Church, Reisterstown
Marge Ewertz, October 1 Terry Kratz, October 2 Adonis White, October 2
Special August Anniversary
Penny Grimes, October 5
John & Rachel Westerlund,
Richard Reier, October 7 Michelle Stewart, October 7
Special September 50 + Anniversary
Frank and Lillian Mitchell will celebrate their th 55 wedding anniversary on Friday, October 28, 2011 (225 Bond Ave. Reisterstown, MD 21136‐1314)
Jennifer Bandzwolek, October 8
Tessa McNamara, October 9
Terry and Steve Kratz,
Bailey Parton, October 9
Judy Wroe, October 11 Alexander Gabriel, October 14
Natalie Woolford, October 18 Lily Bott, October 20
Richard Lyle Daniel
James “Toby” Long
Jalyn Bosley, October 24
(Estale Daniel’s husband and
(husband of Patricia Long)
Verna Sanacore, October 28
long‐time All Saints’ member)
died September 4, 2011
Marcia Henshaw, October 29
died August 22, 2011
(127 Main Street
(2717 Appleseed Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136‐1211)
Janet Stenner, October 26
Katelyn Wright, October 29
Finksburg, MD 21048‐2204)
Note from the Parish Office: If you know of anyone who will celebrate their 80th birthday or older– or who will have a 50th wedding anniversary or higher, please call the parish office to make sure we are aware of the information. Thank you.
October 2011 Sun
1 Women to Beth Moore
2 11:00a Young Adults 12:00p Youth for Truth
7:30p Alanon 8:30p A.A. 9 11:00a Young Adults 12:00p Youth for Truth 12:30p G.O.C.
7:30p R.O.G./GH 10
7:30p Alanon 8:30p A.A. 16 11:00a Young Adults 12:00p Youth for Truth
7:30p Alanon 8:30p A.A. 23 11:00a Young Adults 12:00p Youth for Truth
7:30p Alanon 8:30p A.A.
5 10:00a Craft Workshop
7:00p Women’s 7:00p Men’s Fellowship 8:30p A.A.
7:00p Youth Study 8:00p Choir Rehearsal
11 10:00a Bible Study
12 10:00a Craft Workshop
7:00p Vestry Planning 7:00p Women’s 7:00p Men’s Fellowship 8:30p A.A.
7:00p Youth Study 8:00p Choir Rehearsal
18 10:00a Bible Study 7:00p Women’s 7:00p Men’s Fellowship 8:30p A.A.
19 10:00a Craft Workshop 7:00p Youth Study 8:00p Choir Rehearsal
13 10a-3p Franklin Garden Club
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1-3p Prayer Shawl Workshop
All Saints’ Fall Festival
7:30p Catonsville Kennel Club
Setup for Fall Festival 24
7:30p Alanon 8:30p A.A. 30 11:00a Young Adults 12:00p Youth for Truth 4:30-6:30p YfT Trick or Trunking
4 10:00a Bible Study
25 10:00a Bible Study
26 10:00a Craft Workshop
7:00p Women’s/ FH 7:00p Men’s Fellowship 8:30p A.A.
7:00p Youth Study 8:00p Choir Rehearsal
7:00p - 9:00 Chartley Homeowners Assoc. GH
7:30p Catonsville KC Board
Schedule of Special Events
Prayer Garden Dedication 12pm ‐ October 22nd Pet Dedication 12pm ‐ October 22nd
Sunday Services 7:45a Holy Eucharist (Quiet) 9:00a Holy Eucharist (Contemporary Family) 9:15a Children’s School 11:00a Holy Eucharist (traditional)
Wedding setup and Rehearsal (GH, Church)
WEDDING, Church & GH
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
203 E. Chatsworth Ave.
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Coming up next month…. ALL SAINTS’ GOT TALENT Sponsored by God’s Older Children It’s time to get your clarinet out of the closet and practice a tune or two. Yes, the Tal‐ ent Show is just around the corner, believe it or not. November 5th is the time for all good men (and women) to come to the aid of their church. You know the routine. Get ready to perform for our congregation in Groff Hall. We know it will be a great time for everyone. It’s free. We have food. And talk about talent!!! We got it. Contact the parish office or Susan Ryder to sign up (410‐848‐5662).
If you are not going to perform, then surely you will be there to encourage those brave souls on the stage. “If you sing it, they will come.”