Prepare for the laugh-out-loud sections as Bogyo recounts the beloved foibles of his subjects and then, in perfect balance, throws in an anecdote or two sure to draw a tear.
Doggos who Bogyo profiles in the book -- several of whom will get the spotlight on February 21 -- include Bandy Nauta, "a self-conscious Husky (among other things)," Tigger Knapp, "a VERY bad golden Lab," Sandy Parsons-Cone, "a free-spirited Welsh Corgi (mostly)" Molly Maulo, the brown and white English Springer Spaniel who Bogyo reports "disdained characterless tap water and much-preferred drinking straight from the toilet."
“A Dog’s Life,” is filled with appreciation and tribute for wonderful creatures whose eccentricities and loveable imperfections touch us, make us laugh, move us, and fill us with love.
Meet Peter Bogyo and his gallery of memorable dogs on Perfect Paws Zoom, Sunday, February 21 at 4:15 p.m. The ministry's monthly service follows immediately after, at 5 p.m. All are welcome.
The link to the Author's Reading at 4:15 p.m. is
https://zoom.us/j/990855545?pwd=YVN4bzFhOEpLZkY3Y1dxQkt2OTJMdz09 Meeting ID: 990 855 545 / Password: Saintfranc
From The Rev. Marya DeCarlen
We are living in uncertain times and fear can consume us. Many of us may not know what to do beyond engaging in safe behaviors for our own families.
Our faith commends us to to put our trust in God and be on the Way of Love toward God’s mission of reconciliation in the face of illness.
Now is the time for us to be the church that God wants us and needs us to be. Let us pray together, as we discern how we are called to use “resurrection hope” and embrace others with JOY!
Prayer for a Pandemic
May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those that have no safe place
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin
May we who settle in for a quarantine
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country,
let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
--by Cameron Bellm
Blessings to you all, Marya+
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All Saints, a robust community that sticks together even virtually.
Join us through zoom.us, the online conference and community conferencing platform.
If you haven't used Zoom before, it's pretty easy to navigate.
Go to https://zoom.us and click on
"Join a Meeting,." Key in the Meeting ID if requested. The links to our coffee hour, Bible study and Sunday Worship services are listed below.
Before you join a meeting for the first time, you will need to download the small Zoom applet. You can do so here: https://zoom.us/download
MEETING LINKS AND IDS
IN PERSON (8:30 AM)
& ON ZOOM (10 AM)
For in-person, please
call the Parish office (978-774-1150)
or Sign up below to register:
10 AM Worship on Zoom
Coffee hour on Tuesdays at 10 AM
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Meeting ID: 201 985 541
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+ 1 929 205 6099
Bible Study on Thursdays at 10:00 AM
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Meeting ID: 870 3403 5263
Morning Prayer on Fridays at 8:30 AM
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Meeting ID: 967 6077 5904
Phone +1 929 205 6099 US
Perfect Paws Pet Ministry
3rd Sunday of each month at 5 pm
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Frank Time Discussion on second Wednesdays of each month at 5:15 PM
Meeting ID: 854 9994 9543
Phone +1 929 205 6099
EVERY SUNDAY --
8:30 AM In Person in the sanctuary
To participate in-person:
Call the Parish office (978-774-1150) or Sign up below to register: https://tinyurl.com/3eoqttpn
on Zoom at
Meeting ID: 134 596 872
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Join in our Spiritual Communion and Agape meal ... bring to worship a piece of bread and a small glass of wine or other beverage to share virtually.
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Meeting ID: 435 208 411
By Phone: (929) 205 6099
Celebrating our 10th Year!
PERFECT PAWS PET MINISTRY
SERVICE EVERY 3rd SUNDAY,
5 - 5;30 PM
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Read all about us.
The Rev. Marya DeCarlen, officiating
Steve O'Connell, guitar and vocals
A Virtual Gathering of Caring Love, Community and Hope in the time of COVID-19, on Zoom
Share with us in the joy of community as we come together through our individual desktop computers, tablets, smartphones and even landline phones! You don't even need a camera or microphone on your device to participate.
Our 'live' online Perfect Paws service and Spiritual Communion -- an Agape feast (see below) -- as we gather to celebrate our love of God and all creation and appreciate the animal companions who enhance our lives. Joining with others from all over the world, from our respective homes, we hear and listen, sing and pray and participate in a cherished event that will bring us closer together to heal and renew and appreciate our world, even in this time of pandemic.
The Agape Meal:
Bring a piece of bread and a glass of wine or other beverage to share virtually in this Spirit-filled gathering of love. Find us on Zoom.us:
Meeting ID: 990 855 545 / Password: Saintfranc
Landline call numbers from all over the world -- most free -- are available here
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Night prayers from our Seminarian, Brett Johnson. You can follow along in the Book of Common Prayer, page 127.
Also known as Complin, Night Prayer, or the Prayers at the End of the Day, Compline is the final church service (or office) of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours. The English word compline is derived from the Latin completorium, as Compline is the completion of the working day.
The word was first used in this sense about the beginning of the 6th century by St. Benedict. Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, and certain other Christian denominations with liturgical traditions prescribe Compline services.
Compline tends to be a contemplative Office that emphasizes spiritual peace. In many monasteries it is the custom to begin the "Great Silence" after Compline, during which the whole community, including guests, observes silence throughout the night until the morning service the next day.
RESUMES IN SEPTEMBER
The power of prayer and faith, the joy of community! Enjoy wading through rich scriptural text with our Rector in a lively and informative weekly Bible Study. Join us. You will be so welcome here. Go to:
Our meeting ID is 406-697-768
**Watch last week's Bible Study on the 23rd Psalm here.
We are worshiping on line through our Zoom Internet conferencing platform, and it's wonderful. Follow along by downloading the weekly service bulletin. You can retrieve it below.
We are working to strengthen our community connections during this time is through“Love on the Line and Love on a Plate.” (All Saints Chicago uses this phrase!). It's an initiative for people who feel physically isolated and could use the connection of a phone call, or could benefit from someone from All Saints bringing groceries. Sign up below to offer your gifts or state your need or those of others.
Note: Calls and food deliveries will be made on Sundays. If you indicated that you'd like to be called, please share with us your availability by selecting Sunday afternoons, Sunday evenings, or both. Thank you!
I am excited for the vision and opportunity we have to re-imagine “church” and “pastoral care” in this new age. We can connect in deeper, intentional ways that will change our experience of God and each other . — Brett Johnson, seminarian
The Rev. Marya DeCarlen
Mondays from 9-12
The Rev. Jim Chapman
Thursdays from 9-12
Fridays from 9-12
Homilies are reflections following the particular scriptural readings heard at a given service that explain their practical and moral implications. Often tinged with humor, personal life stories and references to today's world, the homilies of The Rev. Marya DeCarlen, our rector, and The Rev. Jim Chapman, our deacon, provide the congregation with a welcome way of "connecting the dots" and growing in understanding of their faith.
More than 40 different ministries stand ready to engage your heart and nourish your soul. From our Feeding and Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministries to our Church School, Worship Planning, Finance and Property Oversight to Perfect Paws Pet Ministry, Vacation Garden School, Hospitality, Newcomers and Special Events -- each offers exciting opportunities to dive deep into mission and service.
Walk with us in love and faith; share life's journey through the arc of life. Our priest -- along with our faith community -- celebrates the joys of baptism, confirmation and weddings with you; offers comfort and care during difficult times, and provides deep, compassionate support during times of crisis and loss.
Discover our newest offering: The St. Francis Meditation and Pet Memorial Garden recently dedicated by Episcopal Bishop Gayle Harris.
All Saints has accessibility ramps, a wheelchair lift, copies of our service bulletins and the Book of Common Prayer in Braille, and, we recently installed a hearing assistance system with portable receivers available for those needing assistance. Please ask an usher for the use of a unit. You will be welcome here!
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46 Cherry St, Danvers, MA 01923, US