December 16th – The Third Sunday of Advent
10am – Choral Eucharist service sheet
readings track 2 for 2018
A note about the readings: We are now in year B, which began on the first Sunday of Advent. All Saints uses Track 2 in which the Old and New Testament readings are thematically chosen to relate to the day’s Gospel. Year A Gospel readings focused on Matthew, Year B focus on Mark, and Year C will focus on Luke. (Track 1 is a semi-continuous Old Testament reading and includes Genesis through Judges in year A; the Davidic Covenant and Wisdom literature in Year B; the prophets Elijah, Elisha, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Joel and Habbakuk in Year C.)
Our sister church in London, St. Clement’s, continues to minister to evacuees from buildings neighboring Grenfell Tower. St Clement and St James serve the parish covering North Kensington. Please pray for our friends in London. Fr. Yagerman and Fr. Alan Everett have been in touch, and All Saints collected and sent financial help. To learn more, click anglicannews.org for an article about their important relief response, quoting Fr. Everett: “Because of this church’s longstanding community outreach work, it is a highly trusted place. We are trusted by people of all faiths. This response is the social gospel. In the wake of the tragedy people might ask where is God? God is present in the hands that are reaching out to help.” In this video, Bishop of Kensington Rt. Reverend Graham Tomlin describes St. Clement’s relief efforts. The June letter below from Fr. Yagerman has more information.letter June 27
Click on the Levy Choir School page to see a retrospective of the school’s first year.
We welcome those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, straight, gay, confused, well-heeled or down-at-heel. We especially welcome wailing babies and excited toddlers. We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury or haven’t been to church since Christmas 10 years ago. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet and to teenagers who are growing up too fast.
We welcome keep-fit moms, football dads, starving artists, tree huggers, latte sippers, vegetarians, junk food eaters. We welcome those in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like organized religion. We’re not that keen on it either. We offer welcome to those who think the Earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because Granny is visiting and wanted to come to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither.
We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids or got lost and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters and you.
[a welcome used by Coventry Cathedral]
Our sister parish in London: St. Clement (spring photo), and historic St. James’ Church Norlands (winter photo), together serve a parish covering the neighborhoods of Notting Dale, Notting Hill, North Kensington, and Holland Park. Visit their website and a wikipedia entry to learn more about them. Fr. Alan Everett, vicar for six years, has invited us to visit when in London. One All Saints parishioner attending St. Clement’s service in February was gratified to hear our parish named specifically during the Prayers of the People, and after the service, she enjoyed a delicious lunch with the vicar and his wife and daughters before flying back to New York. Read Fr. Yagerman’s introductory letter to our sister parish on their website by clicking here.