January 2008 - Saints` Episcopal Church


January 2008 - Saints` Episcopal Church
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
106 West Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701
What's in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other word would smell as sweet.
(the balcony scene, Romeo and Juliet)
Happy New Year! It’s time for
new beginnings, even some
changes – like remembering
to write “2008.” When you
read this, I will have enjoyed
celebrating my first New
Year’s in Frederick, while securing a temporary place to
live and doing other things to
prepare me for my move here
later this month. (My first Sunday to worship with you will
be February 3.)
In the church, January 1 is celebrated as the Feast of
the Holy Name – eight days after Jesus’ birth, a time
when Jewish baby boys are named. “And he was
called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he
was conceived in the womb” (Luke 2:21). Names are
important, usually given before birth. In Jesus’ time,
they had great meaning and weight.
In the New Year, there will be three All Saints’ clergy
with the name “Thomas” – Deacon Tom Claggett; Father Tommy Rogers; and me. (Rumors that the
church’s name will be changed to “St. Thomas” are
greatly exaggerated.) All Saints’ is a large parish, so I
think there’s room for lots of Toms, Ricks or Marys.
Yet whenever new Episcopal clergy arrive, folks always ask the question: “What do we call him (or her)?”
I’d like to tell you what the options have been historically, what they are now – and what I would prefer.
(Those who just want the “bottom line” can skip to the
last two paragraphs.)
A quarter-century ago, when women were first becoming priests in the Episcopal Church, Eleanor McLaughlin and Julia Gatta wrote an article entitled “What do
you call a woman priest?” They argued that “Mother”
was the most appropriate form of address. Only
"Mother," they concluded, "can most easily incorporate
January 2008
[ordained] women into the ongoing tradition of the
Church -- a tradition which has recognized the spiritual
motherhood of saintly women and of the God whom
they served" (Episcopal Times, October, 1981, p. 4).
“Mother” works for some people, but not for those who,
raised Catholic, would prefer to save that title for Mary
or for nuns. Those raised Protestant, who typically call
clergy “Reverend,” cite Holy Scripture: “Call no man
‘father’” (Matthew 23:9).
“Such opposition,” one religion professor says, “is
ironic in the context of church history…American Protestants regularly called their clergy ‘Father’ 200 and
300 years ago, and some continued to do so a century
ago. And during the same years, Protestants addressed venerated women in their churches as
‘Mother’” (David L. Holmes, “Are ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’
Appropriate Titles for Protestant Clergy?” The Christian
Century, December 4, 1985).
“One title,” this professor suggests, “may stand out
from the others: ‘Pastor.’ ‘Pastor’ is at once biblical,
historical, gender-free, reflective of a deeply caring relationship, and consistent with Reformation teachings
about priesthood and vocation. It is also the most ecumenical of all possible titles, being used by Christian
clergy from storefront preachers to the pope” (ibid.).
“Pastor” is the title commonly used by our Lutheran
sisters and brothers. Even though the Episcopal
Church is in full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (of which our good friends at
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, are a part),
we are still Episcopalians. “Pastor Tom” is just fine with
me, but I would guess it does not trip lightly off the
tongue for most of you.
Sometimes titles like “Father” or “Pastor” can create a
barrier for people. So…what do I want to be called? If
you are comfortable with nicknames, I prefer Tom. But
this may feel too informal or familiar. Perhaps you prefer a title. If you need or want to use a title, Father Tom
– in this parish, at this time – would likely be confusing
to us. Father Momberg seems a bit too formal. However, I have always liked the title a youth group gave
me years ago: “Father Mom.” I am (cont. pg 5)
INTERMEZZO: Notes from the Interim
Dear Friends,
One of the certain realities of interim ministry is that it usually seems incomplete, but actually that’s the way of it for
all kinds of ministry. There is always more to do than there is time and energy to do it all.
I stated repeatedly to anyone who asked me that my call to All Saints’ was the best match in my time in ordained
ministry. I thank God for my time with you, and I thank you for your patience, honesty, and openness with me.
I will take away a number of memories –
• The laughter in the office that seemed to center around Andy Jones, Tommy Rogers, and Rick Hirschman.
• The excellence of musicianship of Carroll Howe and Lynn Staininger that made the Sunday services a worship
time for me as well.
• The chairs in the Great Hall.
• The ambo in the Great Hall.
• The esprit de corps in the kitchen while preparing the Community Dinners.
• The actors in two sermon dramas.
• Commissioning a mission team seemingly every month.
• Seeing Robin Taylor begin her time as a Postulant for Holy Orders and JoEllen Nutter launch her ministry in
And much more
The calling of a Rector to be a “strong spiritual leader” has happened and you are on your way to an exciting revisioning with Fr. Tom. I will be following what you do with great interest to see where the Holy Spirit does in fact
lead you. Although you will likely go some where you have not been before, you will be in good hands.
I hope you will:
• Support JoEllen Nutter in her work as a medical missionary.
• Continue to improve on the number of people pledging and the number of people heading towards tithing.
• Give Fr. Tom the time and space he needs to learn who you are, permission to make a mistake or two and try
again, and plenty of prayerful support.
• Be open to the movement of the Holy Spirit in all times and places as this good parish becomes a great parish.
I want to thank all of you who have contributed to making the ministry of All Saints the vital force that it is. I especially want to the thank the Vestry, Strategic Planning and Profile Teams, the Search Committee and the staff for
doing a lot of the heavy lifting during the interim period. I like to think that we did focus, tighten, and deepen.
God be with you in the days and years to come.
The Rev. Philip Wiehe,
Interim Rector
P. S. I am going to Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Harrisonburg, VA, as Interim Rector beginning January 13.
Weekly Worship Schedule
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
9:15 AM
10:30 AM
10:30 AM
5:30 PM
Holy Eucharist - Nave
Holy Eucharist - Nave
Christian Formation for All Ages
Holy Eucharist with Contemporary Music- Great Hall
Holy Eucharist - Nave
Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing - Chapel
I can’t believe it’s now 2008! As I write this we are
still in the throes of Advent and looking forward with
excitement and anticipation not only of Christmas,
but of our new rector. The month of January promises to be a busy and exciting time around All Saints
as we prepare for Fr. Tom’s arrival. Everett+ and
Columba+ will be helping me in January during the
“in-between” time of Fr. Philip’s departure and Fr.
Tom’s arrival. A number of different ministry areas
have been reflecting on their mission and ministry
and writing up pieces for Fr. Tom to read prior to his
arrival so he can hit the ground running in February.
Scarborough, who was a member of All Saints for quite
some time and is now serving Gathered by Christ Episcopal Church in Buckeystown will be ordained to the
priesthood at 11:00 a.m. by Bishop Rabb at St. John’s
Hagerstown. I encourage you to make every effort to
attend this special occasion to support one of our own
in this region. If you’ve never been to an ordination it is
quite an amazing event and I know it would mean a lot
to Anjel to have a good contingent from All Saints present.
Know that this comes with my prayers and best wishes
for an incredible 2008!
Some other items to look forward to in January and
early February are Robin Taylor, our postulant for
Holy Orders will be preaching in all the Nave services January 26-27. On Sunday, February 3 The
Rev’d Canon Mark Gatza, the deployment officer for
the Diocese of Maryland, will be preaching at all
Sunday morning services to help us prepare the way
for Fr. Tom’s arrival.
I look forward to seeing you in Church!
God’s peace,
And looking forward to February, The Rev’d Anjel
Junior Daughters of the King
In the Parish Hall
January topics and speakers to be announced.
Thank You to the Daughters of the King for including
us in the Advent Quiet Day. It is always nice to spend
time together.
In the Conference Room
We Need Your Help
The cold winter weather is here to stay! Jr. Daughters
of the King are beginning a blanket project for the
homeless in Frederick. We will be handing out fleece
blankets to people living on the streets beginning in
January so that they can stay warm this winter. We are
accepting monetary donations to purchase fleece or
donations of fleece. The fabric we are using is fleece in
solid colors, two yards per blanket. We hope to make
many people’s winter a little bit warmer this season.
Please contact or see Chelsea Cox (301-834-6902) or
Laura Overs (301-663-3873) if you have any questions
or to make donations.
January 6- “Epiphany Joy” – Matthew 2:1-12
January 13- “John Baptizes Jesus” - Matthew 3:13-17
January 20- “Lamb of God”- John 1:29-42
January 27- “Chosen to Follow”- Matthew 4:12-23
Led by Ray Pratt in the Undercroft.
Everyone at All Saints who attends a meeting (which is
almost everyone at All Saints) can help be a good
steward of our physical plant by doing the following:
• If you are the last person to leave a room, turn out
the light
• Clean up after a meeting or event
• Put chairs and other equipment back where they
This kind of good stewardship is even easier than tithing!
The Feast of Holy Innocents
The Jr. Daughters will once again be traveling to
Washington DC to observe the Feast of Holy Innocents
with Trinity Episcopal Church on December 28, from
12:30 to 3:00 p.m. The Feast of Holy Innocents is a
day set aside to recognize killing of innocent children
by King Herod's order. We take time to recognize and
to pray for children that have passed during the year.
We will gladly collect names and requests for prayer to
take with us. Please see any Jr. Daughter or send an
email note to Alison Cox. Alison Cox
Frederick School of Religion
The Frederick School of Religion is an inter-faith organization providing religious education in the greater Frederick
community. A dozen or more All Saints parishioners have taken advantage of one or more of the courses each
year. (The courses generally change each year). This year classes will be meeting at Glade United Church of
Christ, in Walkersville.
Why don’t you consider spending six evenings or six afternoons during Lent at the course of your choice. The offerings are
MONDAYS: February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10 SNOW DATE: March 17
1 Basic Judaism
1:00 - 3:00 PM
2 Bibliodrama: Bible Study as Sacred Play
1:00 - 3:00 PM
3 Lay Reading
1:00 - 3:00 PM
4 Fruit of Blessing, Root of Evil: Money in the Life of Faith
7:30 - 9:30 PM
5 Handel’s Messiah – Prophetic Message and Profound Music
7:30 - 9:30 PM
6 Rediscovering Lost Christianities
7:30 - 9:30 PM
TUESDAYS: February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11 SNOW DATE: March 18
7 Presidential Politics and Church/State Separation
8 Good and Evil
9A Psalms Singing, Proverbs and Job
9B Psalms Singing, Proverbs and Job
10 Deepening our Spiritual Lives
11 Introduction to Islamic Spirituality, Shari’ah Law and Ethics
1:00 - 3:00 PM
1:00 - 3:00 PM
1:00 - 3:00 PM
7:30 - 9:30 PM
7:30 - 9:30 PM
7:30 - 9:30 PM
Prior registration is expected. Cost is $22 per class. Further information, including a description of each course, is
available in brochures available in the Nave tract rack, on the table in the upper-level Greeting Space, from Judy or
me, or on the website www.frederickschoolofreligion.org Tom Haines 301-682-9756
St. Mary's Chapter will meet for lunch on Monday, Jan 7 at noon in the Parish Hall - yes, we
are meeting in January. Our guest speaker will
be Greg Galaida, Executive Director, of Advocates for the Homeless. Please call the church
office to make your reservation - everyone welcome.
Rector Search: The Old-Fashioned Way
Notice in the Frederick Town Herald, July 3, 1819.
All Saints’ Church
This church being vacant by the resignation of the
Revd. Mr. Hatch, The Vestry have appointed the first
day of September next for the election of a Rector of
this church, and invite the attention of the clergy until
that period. By order of the vestry
D. Schley, Reg’r
We are still gathering recipes for The All Saints’ Cookbook. The deadline to submit recipes has been extended to January 15. Forms are available through out
the buildings and can be dropped off in the office when
completed. St. Mary’s Chapter will be hosting the Sunday Coffee hour after the 10:30 a.m. services on January 20 to promote the cookbook. Join us then to preview some of the recipes that have been submitted.
Sara Gibson and Lucy Claggett
Each week the church provides an opportunity to donate flowers in memory of loved ones or in
thanksgiving of an event or person. No altar flowers are placed on the altar during Lent. Please
watch for the special Easter Lily memorial/ tribute in next month’ issue.
Please fill out the form below and place it in the offering plate, or send it to the church office at 106
West Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701 along with a donation. Be sure to mark your check “Altar Flowers” and
make it payable to All Saints’ Church. Suggested donation $35.
Weekends Available (please circle one): Jan. 6 th 13th
Feb. 3rd
Given by: __________________________________________________________________________
In Memory of: ______________________________________________________________________
In Thanksgiving for: _________________________________________________________________
Daytime Phone number: _____________________________ Amount: _________________________
♦ Children and Youth ♦
Name (Continued)
pleased to be a symbol of both the fatherhood and the
motherhood of God.
In the Classrooms
In January, the Pre-K through 2nd graders will experience the Godly Play stories of Epiphany, Baptism, and
the parables of The Good Shepherd and The Good
Samaritan. The 3rd and 4th graders will also study
Epiphany, the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt and the
parables of the Three Servants and the Prodigal Son.
The 5th graders will study the flight into Egypt, the Parable of the Sower, and they will begin a unit on the
Episcopal Church service.
As we begin to share life and ministry with each other, I
hope you will introduce yourself to me and tell me how
you prefer to be known. I also hope, as fellow pilgrims
and followers of the One named Jesus, we will come to
know each other quite well indeed.
Yours in Christ,
What are your “REFRAINS”?
Each month my Saints’ Alive! column will be called
“refrains,” a word with multiple meanings. This month’s
refrain is “What’s in a name?” You might have a refrain
on which you’d like some reflection. If so, just drop off
your ideas in writing to the church office to be forwarded.
Out of the Classrooms
Third through fifth grade participated in two outreach
projects for Christmas! The 3rd/4th grade class sent a
care package and homemade Christmas cards to an
Air Force unit in Qatar. The 5th graders visited folks in a
nursing home. Thank you to all the parents, teachers,
and children who participated!
January Birthdays
Operation Christmas Child
We sent 36 Love Boxes to children throughout the
world! Many thanks go to Teddie Kiley, who organized
this project, and to the parents and children who participated!
1– Barbara Zentner, Mary Ann Simmons, Vickie Darr, Tyler Cox; 3– Mildred Cody; 4– Brice Gambill; 5–
Dorothy Rust, Robert Pyles, Niki
Thrash, 6 –Nancy Bruchey, Ruth
Stark, Helen Percy, Bennett Procter,
Duncan Besch; 7– Ted Ranft; 8–
Abbie Ricketts, Debbie Richardson, Jonathon
Percy; 9– Skylar Andrews; 10– Marcia Walker,
Kelli Goetz; 11– Paul Gorgol, Chris Standing, Annette Stephens, Rebecca Smith; 12– Peggy
Strawsburg, Barry Churchill Jr.; 13– Vivian Sperry;
14– Randy Hemp, Jennifer O’Rear; 15– John
Nutter, Elizabeth Tyeryar-Nagle; 16– Alec Gregg,
Lisha Utt, Chelsea Giffin; 17– James Randle, Peter Worden Jr.; 18– Everett Francis; 19– Mark
Hedges, Kaitlyn James; 20– Susie Beard, Christopher Wright, Madeline Wheeler; 21– Susie
Walker, Heather Nichols, Megan Hildebrand; 22Rachel Querry, Brodie Gregory, Thomas Utt; 23–
John Insley, Bob Rice, Alina Schodroski; 24–
Tony Kitchen; 25– Jeanette Insley, Christiana
Mees; 26– Jeanne Lawrence, Frederick Procter,
Thomas Geppi Jr., Tammy Fox, Jonathan Rojewski, Caroline Browning, Meredith Flynn; 27–
Denise Parker, Gail Bartlett, Erin Lucke; 28– Alison Hegamyer, Wendy Krauch, John Aulls, William Schaffer, Alison Livelsberger; 29– Neil Bainbridge, Eric Bertulaitis; 30– Ethelyn Gebrowsky,
Julianna Mees, Alex Richardson; 31– Mary Alma
Quill, Robert Trout
If you have questions about the Children’s Christian
Formation program, please contact me at church (301695-5625), home (301-696-0172), or [email protected]
January 9
Take a break from all the hustle and bustle.
A wonderful, inexpensive gourmet meal!
Braised Beef with Capers
Polenta with Gorgonzola
Millionaire’s Broccoli
Pears with Chocolate Sauce
In the Great Hall
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.)
$12 per person, $35 family cap.
For reservations, contact the Church Office
by January 7 by 4:00 p.m.
(From a letter dated December 2, 2007)
Dear Brother and Sisters in Christ,
tant change in our Panama leadership structure coincides with the joyful news that All Saints’ has called as
their new rector, the Reverend Thomas A. Momberg,
effective February 2008. This important restructure of
our Panama leadership team will allow me to focus on
strengthening All Saints’ tri-fold ministry approach to
our outreach mission work locally, nationally and internationally. Please celebrate with me all of this joyful
news, as we continue to hold our Panama regional
mission work in prayer.
Exciting news is indeed hard to contain.
So it is with great joy that I write this letter to each of
you. Each day as I pray my favorite prayer, the Prayer
of Jabez, I am reminded of how God works in different
ways in all of our lives.
"And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, "Oh,
that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that you
would keep me from evil that I may not cause pain!"
So God granted his request." 1Chronicles 4:10
My favorite part of this prayer is, “Oh Lord, that you
would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory for
your greater glory.” That particular part of this prayer
has become my mantra for so many of the ministries to
which God has called me, but especially for our regional work in Panama which supports the Diocese of
Panama’s Medical Project. God has had such wonderful plans for our mission work with our brothers and
sisters in Panama, far beyond my finite vision. I never
dared to dream that a vision which began with my husband Wil and me in 2003 would be embraced with
such fervor by our regional churches, the Frederick
community and by new lay leaders. Nor did I ever dare
to dream that HE would call forth an Episcopal Church
USA missioner, JoEllen Nutter, to be the director of
operations for the Panama Medical Project. God indeed has enlarged many of our territories!
The Reverend Sandra Kay Rice, Director
Panama Mission 2004-2007
Being asked to become the team leader for the Maryland Mission Team that goes to Panama is a blessing
and the best Christmas gift I have ever received. However, I must admit that my discernment was accompanied with some negativity. When Reverend Kay and I
discussed this opportunity, I immediately thought why
now; why me; I have too much to do; can I still go fishing with Lute? It seemed to me that I could not juggle
this additional task with everything (real and imagined)
that I am doing.
I started to reflect on my previous trips to Panama and
could only think how these opportunities have strengthened me personally and spiritually. From the beauty of
the Panamanian countryside, to meeting new friends in
this area as well as Panama, my initial negative feelings were being neutralized.
One of the exciting tenets of diaconal ministry is that at
ordination I was charged to bring the needs of the
world to the church and to prepare and empower others to lead. I have learned over time that I am blessed
indeed to be the conduit for others to move in the
grace which calls them into ministry. The beauty of this
calling is to watch and pray with others as God calls
them forth. It is with great joy, that I announce to you
that effective January 1, 2008 I have appointed Dan
Lajewski as the 2008 Panama Maryland Team Leader.
Dan has prayerfully accepted this important leadership
role. You only have to watch and listen to Dan as he
speaks about our beloved Panama mission work to
know that God has anointed him for this ministry. Dan
will be responsible for the day to day preparation and
leadership of our regional Panama team, beginning
with the February 2008 mission.
As my discernment process continued, in early December, I listened to the sermon delivered by Bishop Michael Creighton. His message was more of a challenge
by suggesting that we as Christians must get outside of
ourselves and live for others, with others, in order to
look after the well being of other people. He continued
to explain how Christianity is a communal life and if I
stand by your side, others will stand by my side, and
no one will ever be depleted. These words inspired me
to accept this new opportunity.
As I accept this new role and receive this gift of opportunity, I ask each of you for your prayers and support.
Please continue to stand by my side to serve our Lord.
I will continue in my capacity as All Saints’ Outreach
Director with our regional Panama mission as one of
the programs for which I have oversight. This impor-
Thank you for this wonderful Christmas gift.
Dan Lajewski
As some of my friends at All Saints know, I have been
serving in a Christian prison ministry, called Kairos, at
the Maryland Correctional Institution (MCI) for the past
six years. Resident inmates are introduced to this ecumenical ministry through a three day retreat that is conducted within the prison walls. From November 8-11, a
team of 30 Kairos brothers, including myself, conducted the seventh Kairos weekend at MCI for 55 resident inmates.
Habitat for Humanity, International is a nonprofit, ecumenical, Christian housing ministry that works in partnership with God and people everywhere to build decent, affordable houses in which people can live and
grow. Since 1976 Habitat has built tens of thousand of
houses around the world. Last year in Frederick
County alone, numerous Habitat houses were built and
occupied by pre-selected families who provided sweat
equity in the building of their new homes. This exciting
new All Saints’ outreach ministry will replace our existing partnership with Rebuilding Together, Frederick
County. Over the last several years, potential Rebuilding Together homeowners who need assistance have
dwindled substantially. In fact Rebuilding Together has
taken on the responsibility of building a Habitat Home.
Negotiations are in the process with Habitat for Humanity, Frederick County to undertake the partnership
of building a home on Madison Street in Frederick City.
Ground breaking is schedule for May 2008 with building to begin in June. This will be an intergenerational,
skilled and unskilled project, requiring any number of
levels of preparation and activities. Activities may
range from, administrative work, construction, scheduling, coordination, meal set-up, meal preparation, publicity, fund raising, and developing and coordinating
children’s activities. For more information, call Rev.
Kay Rice, (301) 662-2104, or Joey Romagnoli, All
Saints’ Habitat Team Leader, (240) 694-6251.
MCI houses about 2300 inmates; many have committed very serious crimes. However, I know that God
loves each one of them as much as He loves me. The
motto of Kairos is “LISTEN, LISTEN, LOVE, LOVE.”
So what happened on this weekend? Do you remember the lyrics from an old hymn, “GREAT THINGS
Holy Spirit showed up and great things happened! As
the Kairos team submits to doing His perfect will, God
works on the heart of each of the residents. Most of the
others either committed their lives to Christ for the first
time or recommitted them.
The retreat concludes with a closing program. The residents are asked to answer three questions. Below is a
sample of the answers we heard at this closing.
What spiritual condition were you when you arrived for
this weekend? We were lost, broken, up against a wall,
hopeless, fearful, stagnant or searching.
What did you receive during this weekend? We found
peace. We found answers to questions. We found
agape love. We received forgiveness. We found Jesus.
We found friends and men we can trust.
“When they saw the
star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great
joy; and going into the
tehchild with Mary his
mother, and they fell
down and worshiped
him.” - Matthew 2: 9b-11
What are you going to do with the gifts you received
this weekend? We are going to spread God’s love to
others inside this prison. We want to continue to grow
as Christians in the fellowship of other Christian brothers. We want to change this institution.
There were many individual testimonies at the closing;
these two are typical. One man who was in his late
30’s said, “After saying a prayer to Jesus before bed
last night, I slept all night for the first time in 10 years!”
Another man in his late 60’s said with tears streaming
down his face, “I have been incarcerated here for 37
years and I received more love (agape) over these
past three days than I had received over the whole
time I have been in prison.”
For more information contact: The Reverend Kay Rice
Director, Outreach Ministries
Church: 301-663-5625 Extension 108
Home: 301-662-2104 Email: [email protected]
Kairos International website:www.kairosprisonministry.org
Michael Betteridge
All this month All Saints’ will focus attention on ministering to the “least of us” – the homeless, the hungry, and
those who are threatened by homelessness and hunger. We will continue to highlight our support of the Alan P.
Linton, Jr., Cold Weather Shelter Cold Weather Shelter. In addition to providing volunteers and shelter managers,
we will be asking for donations of items given to each shelter guest. Throughout January there will be a box in the
Gathering Space where you can drop off your donations. There will also be a list of items that are needed. In particular, the following are urgently required:
Men’s Winter Gloves
Men’s T-Shirts
Men’s Briefs
Men’s Crew Socks
Non-Alcoholic Mouthwash
Women’s Briefs
Women’s Crew Socks
Feminine Products
Double-Edge Shaving Razors
Maruchan “Instant Lunch”
Men’s & Women’s Hats
Men’s & Women’s Deodorant
Foot Deodorizer Spray
Travel Size Kleenex
Hot Cups
In addition to our ministry at the Shelter, we will also be drawing attention to other ministries at All Saints’ and ministry opportunities in the wider community that impact the homeless, those who are at risk of becoming homeless
and those who are struggling to rise out of homelessness. These ministries include: Advocates for Homeless
Families, Hope Alive, Frederick Rescue Mission, Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs, Frederick
Community Action Agency (Food Bank, Soup Kitchen, etc.), Way Station, and many more. During the month,
please visit the Gathering Space to get more information on how you can reach out to “the least of these brothers
and sisters.”
If you want to volunteer at the Cold Weather Shelter, there are two more opportunities to get trained and sign up
for a shift: Sunday, January 6, and Sunday, February 3. Veterans’ training is 1:00-1:30 PM and new volunteers’
training is 1:45-2:30. Call Bill Lindeman at 301-401-3627 for more information, or call the Shelter at 301-631-2670
to register.
“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” - Matthew 25:40
Bill Lindeman
All Saints’ continues it’s support of the Rebuilding effort in Biloxi , Mississippi in conjunction
with and in support of The Church of Redeemer. Currently we have two trips planned
with hopes of a third later in the year. The first
trip will be led by Eric Percy during the heart of
Lent March 1-9. The second trip will be led by
Cam Overs and is tentatively set for June 1422. Please contact Eric Percy at [email protected] or 301-668-5262 is you wish to
be a part of the important and spiritually fulfilling
Outreach Mission.
Please sign-up to participate in Feed-A-Family
for the next month.. Information is located in the
lower Gathering Space. As part of All Saints’
advocacy to the homeless and those in need,
we are also collecting non-perishable food
BANK. Please place your offerings in the Gath- Gifts surround the Tree of Giving to bless needy families through the Freering Space. Coordinator: Ruth Roney, 301-663
derick Rescue Mission, the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human
Need, and Hope Alive. A special thanks to all who participated.
The Budget and Finance Committee has been meeting
to develop the 2008 Budget that will be presented to
the Vestry at their January meeting. The 2008 Budget
is going to be a very tight budget and prior to presenting a budget to the Vestry; the Committee wants to obtain the final and complete financial net income or loss
for the year 2007 in addition to the projected income
late summer 2008.
As you can see, the Budget and Finance Committee
has many tough issues and decisions to make prior to
finalizing the 2008 Budget. The Committee has elected
to place a hold on the purchases of new equipment
and supplies that is not necessary until the 08 Budget
is presented and approved.
If there are any questions for the committee, please
direct them to my attention and I will address the question with the committee and will respond to the sender.
Please keep the Budget and Finance Committee in
your prayers as they prepare the 2008 Budget that is
best for our Parish Family.
Happy New Year,
Denise Parker
The Committee has developed 3 budgets to consider
depending on the projections for 2008 and the results
from 2007. The initial low budget for 2008 projected a
deficit of $125,000. There are several reasons for the
large deficit but the major reason is the delay in selling
the rectory. Once the rectory is sold, the receipts from
the sale will be applied to the principal loan balance
which will greatly reduce the amount of interest payment each month. At this point, the projected sale is
Psalm 145 :7: “They will celebrate your abundant
goodness and joyfully sing or your righteousness.”
Nave behind the sanctuary and on the side have been
refurbished thanks to St. Mary’s commitment and dedication and the work continues preserving All Saint’s
Pledge goals and results for the 2008 Campaign:
350 pledges
totaling $700,000.00
Received: 258 pledges
totaling $612,000.00
Pledging Shortfall
Did you know that the Stewardship committee has
open enrollment? There is no tuition or fees, no tests to
take. Is it hard? Yes. Does it take time? Yes. Do we
need you? Yes. We meet the 2nd Thursday of every
Have you made your financial commitment to All
Did you know that there are pledge materials including pledge card, automatic withdrawal forms on our
website –check out the Ministry page! Or that you may
be able to have your employer match your Pledge?
“We’ll give thanks to You with gratitude for lessons
learned in how to trust in You, that we are blessed beyond what we could ever dream in abundance or in
need.” The music “Gratitude” by Nichole Nordeman
was performed by Devon McCurdy in the Great Hall.
Thanks Devon for sharing your God gifted talent with
Faithfully, Sharon O’Rear, Chairperson
Did you know that the last Sunday of the month in the
Great Hall the men’s choir sings and all men are welcome to join in?
Did you know that the stained glass windows in the
Notice of Annual Meeting
We'll be electing four new Vestry members at our Annual Meeting on February 17. To date the nominees
are: Darren Andrews, Ian McGreevy, Denise Parker,
Eleanor Peckham, and
Lynne Price. Pictures
and statements from the
nominees will be available in mid-January.
Judy Haines
Sunday, February 17, 2008
In the Nave
9:00 a.m.
Please be sure to attend.
All Saints can offer you the convenience of having you pledge payment deducted automatically from you bank account on a monthly basis. If you would like to use this service, please complete this form and send it to Sandi McIntyre at the church office.
Here are two good reasons to do this:
First, good stewardship means putting God first; paying your pledge automatically insures that you will do this.
Second, you enable good cash flow for All Saints because the Treasurer will have a better idea of when your
pledge is coming in as well as the assurance that it will be paid even if you are out of town.
If you have any questions, please call Sandi McIntyre at the church office (301) 663- 5625 ext. 115.
The authorization agreement follows here:
I (we) hereby authorize All Saints’ Episcopal Church, hereinafter called CHURCH, to initiate debit
entries to my (our) Checking or Saving Account indicated below at the depository named below,
hereinafter called DEPOSITORY, to debit the same to such account.
DEPOSITORY NAME (Your Bank)____________________________________
ROUTING #___________________________ACCOUNT #_________________
This authorization is to begin January 2008 or _____________, and to remain in full force and effect until
CHURCH has received written notification from me (or either of us) of its termination in such time and in such
manner as to afford CHURCH and DEPOSITORY a reasonable opportunity to act on it.
PRINT YOUR NAME (S)____________________________________________
YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER_________________________________
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
Detach and Retain for your Records
Monthly amount for Annual Stewardship$____________________
Monthly amount for Capital Campaign$______________________
Monthly date of ACH transaction 8th or 23rd.
If at any time you wish to terminate or change the date or amount of this authorization,
please contact Sandi McIntyre at (301) 663-5625, ext. 115.
Acolyte Group
Contact: Katy Carmel
Altar Guild
4:00 PM, Parish Hall
Saturday, January 19
Contact Dottie Pratt
Bridge Club
7:30 PM, Kindergarten Room
Friday, January 18
Contact: Ann Lebherz
Budget and Finance Committees
7:00 PM, Conference Room
Monday, January 14
Contact: Denise Parker
Christian Formation Committee
Contact: Connie Devilbiss
Communications Committee
6:00 PM, Conference Room
Tuesday, January 8
Contact: Waymon Wright
Community Night Dinners
6:30 PM, Great Hall
Wednesday, January 9
RSVP to Church Office
Contact: Harry Lawrence
Daughters of the King
10:30 AM, Conference Room
Saturday, January 12
Contact: Netta Paulson
Diner’s Out
Contact: Alec and Paula Gregg (301) 8651069 or Randal Gunn and Paula Gregg
(301) 865-5172.
Education for Ministry (EFM)
7:00 PM, Sr. High & Conference Rooms
Contact: Jack Anderson
Flower Guild
Contact Harriet Litras
Green Committee
Contact: Rick Hirshman, Parish Admin
Junior Daughters of the King
Noon, Memorial Lounge
Sundays, January 13, 27
Contact: Jennifer Mariano
Music Ministries Rehearsals
Contact: Carroll Howe (Nave) or Lynn
Staininger (Great Hall) 301-663-5625
Adult Nave Choir
7:30-9:00 PM Thursdays
Nave Choir Room
Genesis Ringers
6:30 Mondays
Parish Hall
Great Hall Choir
7:00 PM Thursdays
Great Hall Choir Room
Men’s Choir
Fourth Sundays, 9:30 AM
rehearsal prior to 10:30 Great Hall service.
Junior Choir
4:15-5:05 PM Wednesdays
Nave Choir Room
Youth Choir
5:15-6:05 PM Wednesdays
Nave Choir Room
All Saints’ Handbell Choir
6:30-7:45 PM Thursdays
Parish Hall
Men’s Breakfast
8:30 AM, Parish Hall
Saturday, January 26
Contact: Cam Overs
Newcomer’s Committee
Contact: Jonathan Gambill
Outreach Committee
Orientation of Panama Team
1:00 PM, Parish Hall
Sunday, January 6
Contact: Rev. Kay Rice
Prayer Shawl Ministry
10:00 AM, Memorial Lounge
Saturday, January 5
Contact: Jackie Marsh
St. Mary’s Chapter
Chapter president– Sara Gibson
Luncheon and Meeting
Noon, Parish Hall
Monday, January 7
RSVP to Church office
St. Elizabeth’s Guild
10:00 AM, Memorial Lounge
Tuesday, January 15
Contact: BJ Starr
Strategic Planning Committee
Contact: Linda Procter
Stewardship Committee
7:00 PM Memorial Lounge
Tuesday, January 8
Contact: Sharon O’Rear
7:00 to 9:00 PM, Jr/Sr High Room
Tuesday, January 15
Contact: John Aulls
Women’s Sharing Group
11:00 AM, Memorial Lounge
Fridays, January 11, 25
Contact: Colleen Geppi
Youth Group
Contact: Ashley Miller
[email protected]
Youth Council Meeting
4:00 PM, Jr./Sr. High Classroom
Sunday, January 6
First Sunday Service and Dinner
6:00 PM, Parish Hall and Youth Room
Sunday, January 6
Pre-College Group (11th-12th grade)
11:00 AM, Parish Hall Basement
Saturday, January 26
106 West Church Street
Frederick, MD, 21701
(301) 663-5625
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Frederick, MD
All Saints’ Clergy and Staff
All Saints’ Vestry
John Aulls, Sr. Warden
Dan Lajewski, Jr. Warden*
Dunbar Ashbury. Treasurer
Gary Crump, Registrar
Jim Cox
John Frye
Bill Gibb
Judy Haines*
Chuck Hedges*
Hunt Hendrickson
Michelle Leveque*
Tom Litras
Jennifer Mariano
Waymon Wright
The Rev. Thomas Rogers, III
Assistant Rector
[email protected]
Rick Hirschman
Parish Administrator
[email protected]
The Rev. Columba Gilliss
Assisting Priest
[email protected]
Betsy Lalley
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
The Rev. Tom Claggett
[email protected]
Carroll Howe
Music Director
[email protected]
The Rev. Kay Rice
Deacon, Outreach Ministries
[email protected]
Lynn Staininger
Assistant Music Director
[email protected]
Sandi McIntyre
Assistant Treasurer
[email protected]
Saints’ Alive! Submissions
[email protected]
Rixey Hoult
Children’s Christian Formation
[email protected]
Ashley Miller
Youth Minister
[email protected]
Linda Monroe
Youth Representatitves:
Chelsea Cox (alternate)
Jonathan Weber
Charles Stephanoff
Weekend and Evening Sexton