An excerpt from the October 2012 All Saints' Beacon Newsletter
My dear Church Family and Friends,Let us, in one accord, pray that we continue in His teachings, His business and let us share the Good News with someone as we reach out to others for Jesus. Share your faith; invite someone to church. You will be blessed.
If any member of our church would like Father Dwight to bring them Holy Communion, please call the church 802-282-8098. 9 9 9 9
Mark your calendar!
Solemn Evensong & Benediction will be offer once a month.
Every second Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. we will offer the opportunity to return to the church to worship again. Evensong is one of the two prayer offices of the Anglican Church. It is an opportunity to offer pure worship to God and to express our love for God's many blessings. The liturgy has two parts. In the first - Evensong or "Evening Prayer"- is sung, psalms are chanted, and lessons from the Scriptures are read. Then, the Sacred Ministers (the priest presiding at the liturgy, an assisting priest or deacon, and a representative of the laity) change vestments and immediately begin a form of worship known as Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The gathered congregation praise God and engage in meditation upon the Sacrament and they are then blessed with the Blessed Sacrament, which is Christ's sacramental presence in our midst. This liturgy lasts approximately forty-five minutes to one hour.
The Sacraments: Many are aware that there are seven Sacraments in the Church. The two Dominical Sacraments (i.e., holy Baptism & holy Eucharist) and the five Sacraments of the Church (i.e., Confirmation, Confession, Matrimony, Ordination and Anointing) are marked moments of God’s presence, grace and healing. There are many good reasons to seek the assurance of pardon and absolution given in the Sacrament of Confession: there are times when we need marked moments of God’s healing grace and power in our broken lives; times when we are in need of Godly counsel and direction from our priest; times when we need to unburden a troubled conscience; and of course, times when we have fallen into most grievous and willful sin. Confession is a Sacrament of Healing, not judgment. It is an invitation for Christ to enter the deep places of our heart and to heal us. In Holy Confession, Christ comes to us as our Divine Physician, not as our Judge. By His grace, we are washed clean in His blood and restored to a right relationship with Him and His Church. Advent and Lent are particularly good times to seek the assurance of God’s grace and forgiveness offered in Holy Confession. The Sacrament of Confession is available by appointment. Please speak to Father Dwight or call at 802-282-8098. (source HTAC)99999