Dear Beloved of All Saints:
Usually, before Palm Sunday, I write a letter to you about our Holy Week and Easter services at All Saints, inviting you to participate as you are able, because these central stories of our faith can deepen our personal experience of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
This year, during our wilderness time of COVID-19, full of death and fear, but also simple grace and loving community, the themes of Holy Week feel very close. We have all heard stories of costly
tenderness, and new life that unexpectedly rises. Through it all, God is present in the hell of suffering
and in unimaginable love. Please join us for the full roster of Holy Week and Easter events you'll find on the downloadable schedule here.
I ask you to continue to remember, honor and celebrate those we love with a donation at Easter. There are many occasions for which you might wish to donate. This year, we hope you will honor a friend or colleague whom you feel is extending the love of Christ to others during this time of isolation and unknowns. Easter is a wonderful time to do this, as it is the time when we celebrate that Jesus Christ is risen, bringing us the gift of new life.
Your Easter gifts make a big difference. They empower us to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness, even though we are doing it differently this year. Together, we are still the mystical body of Christ. The number of people zooming our worship has grown rapidly. We are apart, but still together, as we walk the way of the cross to the resurrection of our Lord.
To make a gift to the glory of God honoring a loved one, simply give online , or mail a check, along with a note including:
In memory of________________
In thanksgiving for____________
In honor of__________________
The deadline for listings in the order of service is Wednesday, April 8. Your recognition will be listed in the Easter bulletin posted on our website, and used during our Easter Day Agape Meal.
All Saints is fully alive. Our staff and volunteers are working to keep us connected to each other, as we learn
how to serve those in greatest need. So, I thank you in advance for your gift. It means more than ever now that we will not have people gathered in the church to make their Easter offering. Please be sure to join our Worship via Zoom at 10:00 am Easter Sunday, April 12.
May the resurrected and living Lord be a part of your daily life,
-- Marya +
Feeling alone? The answer may be with 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. Youu can do so here: https://zoom.us/download.
A Spirit- and Hope-Filled Pastoral Reflection from our Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Alan Gates
"In these troublous times, we find ourselves struggling for the right words to say to God and to one another. We search for the right forms, individual and communal. In our longing for normalcy, we may strive to replicate the most familiar ritual elements and routines. Other times we may seek fresh inspiration for our prayers and expressions of community. And sometimes we will need simply to know that for now we are fasting in the wilderness. Sacramentally and socially, we are fasting – yet we are doing that together with one another around the globe, which is its own gift." and grace. Read it all here.
FROM OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR
For those who may be seeking music to add to their worship during this very special Lenten season, I have compiled a list of Taizé chants. Taizé is an ecumenical monastic community, located in a village in central France, known for its beautiful chants, many of them composed by Jacques Berthier.
Religious chanting may have psychotherapeutic effects. We know from personal experience that the repetitiveness of chanting often has a soothing, calming effect upon us. Part of this effect may be the result of the communal experience of singing with the congregation. Perhaps the next best thing for us will be singing along with the virtual congregation in the YouTube clips,
presented below. Please accept this small gift of music, curated expressly for All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore. Click here for the music sound files.
With my best regards,
Find Holy Week at a Glance here.
Includes links/Meeting Ids to all
FESTIVE EASTER SUNDAY
April 12, 2020 at 10 a.m.
Agape meal with Alleluias and Champagne/Sparkling Water
Bring to worship three nails, bread, champagne or sparkling cider and Alleluia Banners (Make your own Alleluia Banners to wave at the beginning of our worship together and then hang on your front door or the front door of All Saints!!!)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 435 208 411
AT ALL SAINTS OF THE NORTH SHORE
Holy Week Guide
Maundy Thursday 7pm
Virtual Agape Meal, followed by a Virtual Vigil in the Garden of Gethsemane at 8pm
Please bring on a table near your zoom screen: table cloth, candle, cross, bread, wine and 3 nails. We will share an agape meal together, strip the table in our own homes. We will then be invited to take an hour between 8pm and 6am to attend a vigil in virtual Garden of Gethsemane, either in your own home/yard or by linking to our website. Scripture, the Book of Common Prayer and Sound links available here or silence can be held.
Please sign up for Garden hours by calling parish office at 978-774-1150.
Bulletin is available here .
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 231 426 382
Phone: 929 205 6099
Maundy Thursday Scripture and Art Resources
Good Friday 12pm -1pm
Virtual Good Friday Service with reflection by Ginna Coulson
Please bring with you three nails, a candle and a Book of Common Prayer (on line or in hand)
Sound links will be made available
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 274 886 800
Phone: 929 205 6099
Good Friday Book of Common Prayer, Scripture and Art Resources
Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 11 at 7pm
Easter Vigil at Home. Those who would like to use the bulletin materials with others are welcome to do so by Zoom at 7 pm. Those who use the materials on their own can join the zoom call at 8 pm for a brief time of prayer to close the day. Download the bulletin here
(starting on page 22)
Go to https://zoom.us
Meeting ID: 531 122 0311
Phone: (646) 558-8656
Get all the details for Easter Sunday.
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.
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.
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Discover our newest offering: The St. Francis Meditation and Pet Memorial Garden recently dedicated by Episcopal Bishop Gayle Harris.
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