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Dear Beloved of All Saints,

Lent brings not only a change in church seasons, but visible changes to the service and content of the service.  Usually, the most noticeable change is that of color, including the altar frontal banner and the priest’s stole and chasuble.  (The use of purple symbolizes both the pain and suffering leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus, as well as being a color of Jesus’ royal kingship, and of his royal priesthood.) There are no  flowers on the altar during Lent, again reflecting the focus on repentance over celebration. We will have to use our eagle eyes on Zoom to see these changes.

Also, music tends to be more somber. Usually, we offer a silent procession, but in this pandemic, we will not be processing.  We sing the Kyrie or Lord have Mercy in place of the Gloria. Alleluias are dropped during Lent, reflecting that Lent is, again, about penitence over celebration. We will be using more silence between our readings, both during the in-person services and on Zoom. Members of our worship team have taken on the discipline of writing special prayers for Lent, including the Prayers of the People, and the Agape Meal Prayer (Zoom worship).  The corporate confession will also will be composed especially for Lent. Usually, we begin our worship with the Penitential Order, which focuses on confessing our sins and receiving forgiveness from the very beginning of our worship. We also say The Decalogue (the Ten Commandments), to remind us that we worship a holy God, and that being in relationship with God means we are called to be holy, ourselves. 

Although advised especially during Lent, the sacrament of confession or, as the Book of Common Prayer notes, Reconciliation of a Penitent, is not very well understood. You may ask yourself, why tell God something that God already knows in the presence of another person? Quite simply, because all of us hold onto things or circumstances that block us from growing spiritually. They stand between us and God, and we get stuck. Confession, or reconciling ourselves to God and others, is a spiritual practice urging us to take stock of our brokenness. Sitting with another can help us to develop clarity about the realities of our behavior(s), and how they impact all creation. To make a confession can be a very healing experience.

The Sacrament of Confession is a matter of strictest confidentiality. 

To make a time for Reconciliation (in person or on Zoom), please contact Rev. Marya here.

Marya+

   
Hadley and Marley Beaulieu enjoying a King’s Cake on Shrove Tuesday, at home, pandemic-style…I wonder who bit into the baby Jesus baked into the cake?

Sung Great Litany available throughout Lent 
Brett Johnson, our seminarian and professional musician, and Allen Hill, new parishioner and the director of the Protestant Choir at Brooksby Village, have partnered to offer us a way to pray, by singing us through the Great Litany, which is the first prayer composed in the English language for use in public worship.  In many churches, it is chanted in procession around the perimeter of the worship space. Brett and Allen will be singing without procession! The Sung Great Litany is available here:
https://youtu.be/a82tFHFbvnY
Lenten Devotional to honor the memory of Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya
Download the Lenten Devotional here.  
Entitled "Planting Seeds of Hope" this beautiful devotional has daily prayers and reflections. It was written to honor the memory of Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya, the bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Swaziland and the chair the Anglican Communion Environmental Network (ACEN) for many years.
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; God has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise of the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”
-  Isaiah 61:1-3 

We believe that God is a Healer. God’s heart is, and always has been, to HEAL, RESTORE, AND RECONCILE us to new life. During Advent, after our Zoom worship concluded, usually before 11:00 am, worshippers were invited to join folks in Zoom break-out rooms for confidential healing prayer. We will resume this special prayer time again each Sunday in Lent.  Please join us.

Pet lovers: celebrate Valentine's Day a few days late this year by joining author Peter Bogyo on Zoom, Sunday, February 21, at 4:15, as he offers samples from his delightful (yes, DELIGHTFUL!) book of ... ahem ... dog obituaries, "A Dog's Life." The reading is hosted by All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore's Perfect Paws Pet Ministry, whose monthly service at 5 p.m. will immediately follow the special event. All are invited to attend by joining the Zoom meeting (Meeting ID: 990 855 545 / Password: Saintfranc)
Read more here!
Care, Caring and the Dementia Caregiver
Please join Rev. Marya for this seminar on how to care more completely, for those in our midst…and share this link with others who may benefit from it.


 
From Church Pension Group - Passionate About Our Purpose
With Hearts and Hands: Dementia Caregiving Conversations
Today, more than 16 million Americans are caring for someone suffering from dementia.* The experience can take a toll on caregivers, and those who support them, as they face the demands of helping their loved ones.

Join the Rev. Jean Denton, retired cleric and healthcare administrator, as she leads a series of conversations focused on supporting dementia caregivers.

Jean, joined by current caregivers, kicks off the series on February 25 with a conversation about the realities of caregiving, the motivations behind care, and finding support in the caregiving role, among other topics.
 
You Are Not Alone –
Care, Caring, and the Dementia Caregiver


Thursday, February 25, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
Who should attend?
Dementia caregivers and those who minister to them.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Highlights:
  • The special needs of caregivers and those who support them
  • Finding strength within your community
  • Candid discussions with current caregivers
 
HOST
Krishna Dholakia is the Senior Health Education Specialist for the Church Pension Group. She has 14 years of experience working in the health and wellness field as a registered dietitian, diabetes educator, and 500-hour certified yoga teacher.



PRESENTER
The Rev. Jean Denton completed her BSN at Cornell University, her MA at Columbia University Teachers College, and her certification as a spiritual director at Haden Institute. After a long career in nursing education and health care administration, she was ordained deacon, focusing her service on parish-based health ministry. Later ordained as a priest, Jean served as Senior Associate Rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Indianapolis. She left full-time parish ministry to support her husband during his thirteen-year struggle with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Important Worship Update
Our vestry voted to change in-person worship to 8:30 am going forward, which began on January 17th. 
IN-PERSON WORSHIP
 
Please remember:
  • Masks must always be worn inside the church.
     
  • Always maintain 6-foot distancing.
     
  • Please call in or register online by 11:00 am Friday
     
  • Communion wafers will be distributed to parishioners in their pews; there will be no wine.
  • Enter the church using the front door only. Use the center aisle to enter the sanctuary, and the side aisles to exit.
     
  • The only available restroom will be the narthex restroom.
     
  • Please do not linger after the service, or arrive early.
Register Here to Attend In-Person Worship
Office Hours
The church office is normally open on Thursdays 8:30-1:30; other weekdays, the Parish Administrator works remotely. 
All COVID safety guidelines will be enforced, including registration of visitors for contact tracing; masks and social distancing will be required.
Worship on Sundays at 10 am
https://zoom.us/j/134596872
Meeting ID:134 596 872
Phone 929-205-6099

Coffee hour on Tuesdays at 10 am
Meeting ID: 201 985 541
Phone + 1 929 205 6099
 
Frank Time Discussion on second Wednesdays of each month at 5:15 pm
Meeting ID: 854 9994 9543
Phone +1 929 205 6099
 
Morning Prayer on Fridays at 8:30 am
Meeting ID: 967 6077 5904
Phone +1 929 205 6099 US

Perfect Paws Pet Ministry, 3rd Sunday of each month at 5 pm
3rd Sunday of each month at 5 pm
 https://zoom.us/j/990855545?pwd=YVN4bzFhOEpLZkY3Y1dxQkt2OTJMdz09  
Meeting ID: 990 855 545 
Password: Saintfranc

All Saints' Bible Study Thursdays starting Sept 24 10 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87034035263
Meeting ID: 870 3403 5263
+1-929-205-6099

Compline Available Every Evening
Link here.
Community News
The Town of Danvers is seeking people who might be willing to help seniors with snow shoveling and/or plowing.  They are inundated with requests for assistance in this area, especially with the frequency of snowstorms as of late. Any questions can be directed to Cathy Andre, Volunteer Coordinator at 978-762-0208.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Vaccine Website
Need help scheduling your vaccines? Olivia Adams, an Arlington, MA software engineer has created a website showing open vaccine slots in your area. It's easy to use and is updated every 5 minutes:
https://www.macovidvaccines.com/

She has also started a GoFundMe campaign in order to help facilitate the vaccine campaign on a national level.

Companion Vaccines
If you would like to join one or more people over 75 in obtaining a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, by arranging an appointment for them and yourself online, and providing transportation to and from the vaccination site, please call or email the office (978-774-1150), and we will contact you so you can be paired with someone over 75 who is in need of support.  Please note that companion vaccines are not available at town-run vaccines sites, only the state-run sites.
 
Danvers Interfaith Partnership Youth Program
Dear Youth and Families,
This time last year, we were making final plans for our Youth Overnight with City Reach, Boston.  Cars were overloaded with food and clothing donations, and we joined eleven other youth groups for a great experience with the City Reach Team. We certainly have all been through a lot since then and so have those in Boston suffering from isolation, housing insecurity and homelessness.  Common Cathedral and the City Reach Team have found creative ways to meet the needs of so many through ongoing donations and care packages. While we will not be able to travel in for an overnight at St. Paul's this winter, we can show our support by sending a care package from Danvers.  
I hope you'll participate and share details with your family, friends and church.
Click on the link for my message or see the attached flyer.
https://vimeo.com/505799526

Thinking of you all, and looking forward to spring, when we can meet in person again.  
peace this day, 
Pastor Pam
Maple Street Congregational Church
for the Danvers Interfaith Partnership Youth Group
revpammsd@gmail.com
Diocesan News
If you know a young adult that might benefit from guided reflections during Lent…..
40Form: A Digital Approach to Purpose-Finding
Offered free to young adults...unlock insights to shape your most authentic life. 

This Lent,​ the Young Adult Network is hosting a 47-day discernment program called 40Form to​ guide participants to better understand their purpose. Grounded in lived experience, 40Form guides reflection on personal experiences, values, inherent nature, current realities, faith, and aspirational growth to unlock insights about individual purpose.

Those who register will receive daily emails to their inbox with suggested journal activities to help them reflect on the stories they tell themselves, the influences in their lives, their strengths and weaknesses, the opportunities and threats that enable their purpose, and how they approach decision-making.

In addition to receiving the daily emails, participants looking for greater connection with peers can choose to sign up to join a weekly on-line discussion group to share with others their reflections, questions, ponderings, and prayers.

The program is being offered free to participants. Simply sign up using the link below. (For community, use "EDOM Young Adult Network".)

Those interested in joining a discussion group to reflect weekly with others on their responses as part of a community of journeyers, should register for the program and then contact the Rev. H. Mark Smith, Missioner for Youth and Young Adult Ministries.
Register Now ("EDOM Young Adult Network")
Send me information on joining a weekly discussion group, too!
For more on the 40Form Curriculum
Resources for Lent
More resources will be posted in early February on the website, but here are a few for starters:

Children’s Formation:
Lenten Resource Round-Up with Sharon Ely Pearson – register for the recording here.
Godly Play – Lent at Home
Illustrated Ministry – Lenten Resources
Please visit the FORMA Facebook page where resources and ideas are posted often.

Adult Formation:
Lenten Resources 2021
Living Compass: Living Well Through Lent 2021: Listening With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength and Mind. Booklets are available at no cost and the booklet is also available as a download. More information is here and a flier is available here.
Episcopal Relief & Development: “As Lent approaches this year, we lament.” Lenten meditations booklet and more information available here
Virginia Theological Seminary Stations of the Cross, a 30-minute video production of the liturgy with music, and paired with new images of the stations by artist Margaret Parker. More information here.
Retreat:
“Lent and the Longing for God” – an online retreat facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas on March 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration and more information are found here. There is no cost for the retreat. It is being made available to the people of the dioceses of Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts.
 

     

Preaching Series during Lent

This Lent, the annual preaching series at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston aims to lift up the voices of leaders who are fairly new to the greater Boston area, or who have come to see the area anew. 

The series takes place online via Zoom on Thursdays, February 18-March 25, at 12 p.m., featuring a brief service of noonday prayer with guest sermon, followed by conversation with the preacher and other attendees.

All are welcome and registration is required here

  • Feb. 18: The Rev. Morgan S. Allen--Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Boston 
  • Feb. 25: The Rev. Gregory G. Perez--Priest-in-Charge, St. Stephen's Memorial Episcopal Church, Lynn
  • March 4: Ms. Omalara Fatiregun-Cheng--Fellow and doctoral student, Harvard Graduate School of Education (invited)
  • March 11: Mr. James Rutenbeck--Filmmaker, Lost Nation Pictures, "A Reckoning in Boston"  
  • March 18: The Rev. Kate Bast--Rector, Trinity Episcopal Parish, Melrose
  • March 25: Dr. Sujin Pak--Dean of the Boston University School of Theology

    

This online retreat is co-sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, and open to the people of both. 

Event URL: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehinaaxmabbcc951&llr=s4blzzbab
 
Register Now:https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehinaaxmabbcc951&oseq=&c=&ch=

 

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All Saints News


Dear Beloved of All Saints,

As we approach Lent next week, I am thinking about intentionally finding quiet places to sit for a few minutes every day, to come into God’s presence and pray. This prayer may be of help to you, as it is to me, especially as we face more time in pandemic isolation, without our usual routines with our family, friends and colleagues:

When creation is overcome by the chaos from which it springs, peace be with you.
When the sweet darkness of sleep never comes, peace be with you.
When the light of the day overwhelms you, peace be with you.
In the broken heart and risen body of Christ, peace be with you.


About 10 years ago, I held a daily practice of writing to God.  I was becoming a single mom, and feeling very vulnerable.  It was a place of solace for me, where all my worries, resentments and fears could be held safely in God’s embrace. Last week, a parishioner wrote to me and told me about a friend whose sister died suddenly.  Her writing reminded me of my own previous scribbles to God.  She wrote to her friend:
Don’t underestimate grief.
Hug those you love tighter.
Grab joy in the moments they appear.
Take time for your own inner self to heal.


I thanked her for her words, and told her I wanted to add one line at the end: 
Practice believing and knowing that God is near you, always. 

Click here to continue reading how I found my quiet time in my letter to God this week.

Marya+

There is an opening for the sanctuary lamp on February 28. Contact Barbara Hooper.

Birthday Request
If you're new, or if you didn't show up in our weekly birthday prayers this year, please email the office and provide BIRTH DATES for you (and your household). We will add you to our birthday prayers the week of your birthday!
Important Worship Update
Our vestry voted to change in-person worship to 8:30 am going forward, which began on January 17th. 
Register Here to Attend In-Person Worship
Community News
Vaccine Website
Need help scheduling your vaccines? Olivia Adams, an Arlington, MA software engineer has created a website showing open vaccine slots in your area. It's easy to use and is updated every 5 minutes:
https://www.macovidvaccines.com/

She has also started a GoFundMe campaign in order to help facilitate the vaccine campaign on a national level.
Diocesan News
News from The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
Visit Our Website
All Saints News


Dear Beloved of All Saints,

Lent brings not only a change in church seasons, but visible changes to the service and content of the service.  Usually, the most noticeable change is that of color, including the altar frontal banner and the priest’s stole and chasuble.  (The use of purple symbolizes both the pain and suffering leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus, as well as being a color of Jesus’ royal kingship, and of his royal priesthood.) There are no  flowers on the altar during Lent, again reflecting the focus on repentance over celebration. We will have to use our eagle eyes on Zoom to see these changes.

Also, music tends to be more somber. Usually, we offer a silent procession, but in this pandemic, we will not be processing.  We sing the Kyrie or Lord have Mercy in place of the Gloria. Alleluias are dropped during Lent, reflecting that Lent is, again, about penitence over celebration. We will be using more silence between our readings, both during the in-person services and on Zoom. Members of our worship team have taken on the discipline of writing special prayers for Lent, including the Prayers of the People, and the Agape Meal Prayer (Zoom worship).  The corporate confession will also will be composed especially for Lent. Usually, we begin our worship with the Penitential Order, which focuses on confessing our sins and receiving forgiveness from the very beginning of our worship. We also say The Decalogue (the Ten Commandments), to remind us that we worship a holy God, and that being in relationship with God means we are called to be holy, ourselves. 

Although advised especially during Lent, the sacrament of confession or, as the Book of Common Prayer notes, Reconciliation of a Penitent, is not very well understood. You may ask yourself, why tell God something that God already knows in the presence of another person? Quite simply, because all of us hold onto things or circumstances that block us from growing spiritually. They stand between us and God, and we get stuck. Confession, or reconciling ourselves to God and others, is a spiritual practice urging us to take stock of our brokenness. Sitting with another can help us to develop clarity about the realities of our behavior(s), and how they impact all creation. To make a confession can be a very healing experience.

The Sacrament of Confession is a matter of strictest confidentiality. 

To make a time for Reconciliation (in person or on Zoom), please contact Rev. Marya here.

Marya+

   
Hadley and Marley Beaulieu enjoying a King’s Cake on Shrove Tuesday, at home, pandemic-style…I wonder who bit into the baby Jesus baked into the cake?
Important Worship Update
Our vestry voted to change in-person worship to 8:30 am going forward, which began on January 17th. 
Register Here to Attend In-Person Worship
Community News
Vaccine Website
Need help scheduling your vaccines? Olivia Adams, an Arlington, MA software engineer has created a website showing open vaccine slots in your area. It's easy to use and is updated every 5 minutes:
https://www.macovidvaccines.com/

She has also started a GoFundMe campaign in order to help facilitate the vaccine campaign on a national level.

Companion Vaccines
If you would like to join one or more people over 75 in obtaining a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, by arranging an appointment for them and yourself online, and providing transportation to and from the vaccination site, please call or email the office (978-774-1150), and we will contact you so you can be paired with someone over 75 who is in need of support.  

Companion vaccines are only available at state-run vaccine sites, not town-sponsored vaccine sites.
 
Diocesan News
News from The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
Visit Our Website






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