Mass Schedule – Week of Trinity XVII (October 12, 2014)
13, St. Edward, King & Confessor
17, No Mass
18, St. Luke Evangelist
+ Almost all that we know about Luke comes from the New Testament. He was a physician (Col 4:14), a companion of Paul on some of his missionary journeys (Acts 16:10ff; 20:5ff; 27-28). Material found in his Gospel and not elsewhere includes much of the account of Our Lord’s birth and infancy and boyhood, some of the most moving parables, such as that of the Good Samaritan and that of the Prodigal Son, and three of the sayings of Christ on the Cross: “Father, forgive them,” “Thou shalt be with me in Paradise,” and “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.” In Luke’s account of the Gospel, we find an emphasis on the human love of Christ, on His compassion for sinners and for suffering and unhappy persons, for outcasts such as the Samaritans, tax collectors, lepers, shepherds (not a respected profession), and for the poor. The role of women in Christ’s ministry is more emphasized in Luke than in the other Gospel writings. In the book of Acts, we find the early Christian community poised from the start to carry out its commission, confident and aware of Divine guidance. We see how the early Christians at first preached only to Jews, then to Samaritans (a borderline case), then to outright Gentiles like Cornelius, and finally explicitly recognized that Gentiles and Jews are called on equal terms to the service and fellowship of Christ.
+ The Monday morning Bible study has begun a six week study entitled “Rising to the Call of Leadership” by Kay Arthur and others of Precept Ministries. As we mature as Christians, God calls each of us to be leaders – in our homes, in our communities, in our churches, in our world. But what does God expect of those He places in positions of leadership? This study explores the lives of four leaders in the Old Testament, some good, some not. But by looking at them, we will get a clear picture of God’s requirements for leaders.
+ This coming Wednesday is Agape & Christian Education and I hope you all can come out as well as bring a friend. Thanks goes out to all our cooks, teachers, and helpers and especially to Jackie Jamison for her leadership in organizing and developing our Wednesday Agape. Jackie says, “Things will proceed similarly to last year with three classes led by the same teachers (Sr. Lynda for the preschoolers, me for the elementary kids, and Charlie for upper elementary and middle school). I want to encourage parents to encourage kids not to “age up” to Charlie’s class before fourth grade. Even though that class right now is small, if we let the age creep downward, it won’t serve its purpose as a place for older kids who do end up coming! Another thing that hasn’t changed is our need for a second adult volunteer in each of the three classrooms. I have made a schedule for the first two weeks (see below) that is just parents, and during that time we will recruit non-parent volunteers as well. Two changes are planned: First, we will have a member of the choir run the communal music time at the beginning of the children’s classes each week. I think the plan is for that time to sometimes include a short bit of musical instruction, and then learning a song together. And secondly, we will ring the church bell when the classes start at 6:30 so all kids will know when it’s time to head to class. Please tell your kids that the bell ringing means they need to be in Sr. Lynda’s classroom!”
+ Daily mass is celebrated Monday through Saturday at 12:15 p.m. You and your family members are all remembered by name at the Altar of God every week. Please take an All Saints parish prayer list home with you & remember your fellow parishioners in your prayers.
+ All Saints Men’s Group will meet next Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ All Saints parishioner may obtain a Mass card from the Church office. A Mass card is a greeting card given to someone to inform him or her that a deceased loved one or friend was remembered and prayed for at a weekly Mass. It is a specifically Christian way to express one’s love. Call Julie McDermott at the Church office (434-979-2842) and she will help you fill out the form. The celebrant will sign the card and we will mail it from the Church to the family of the loved one.