Prayers for our Nation
In the coming days, as we near Inauguration Day, please pray for our nation. This collect for our nation is adapted from the Book of Common Prayer collect “For the Nation,” p. 258.
Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Pour out your love and blessing on the United States of America in this time of transition and turbulence. Keep the people of our Nation in safety. Guide those in authority and give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
ECW News & Updates
Here are this week’s update from ECW:
(1) UTO Diocesan Coordinator Janelle Hall has been advised by our National Coordinator Reverend Canon Heather L. Melton that 100% of all funds collected last year will be awarded in the Spring of 2021 to support ministries addressing COVID-19 and the economic downturn. Thanks to everyone at All Saints who participated in our Spring Ingathering which generated a $5,596.38 contribution.
(2) Our ECW was proud to nominate Carol Nissen for the Broward Deanery Distinguished Woman 2020. Thanks for all your votes, ladies. Even though Carol didn’t win, she is OUR most distinguished woman and more than deserving of the title. Thanks, Carol, for all you have done and continue to do for our Church and the community.
(3) SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, February 6, is the Diocese’s [Zoom] ECW Saturday. Details will be forthcoming. Hint: our ECW will have a role!
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All Saints Prayer Shawl Ministry
Is there someone you know whom you would like wrapped in prayer? All Saints is ready to accept requests for prayer shawls. Please submit your request to the office with the name of the person and why they are in need of a prayer shawl. We will arrange to get a blessed prayer shawl to you or the person in need of prayer.
Calling all knitters and crocheters! If you knit or crochet, we can use your talent to help us make these cherished prayer shawls. Please contact David Emert at (609) 828-6327 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All skill levels, from beginners to advanced, are welcome. We are also accepting financial donations to buy yarn. Please make your donations to All Saints Episcopal Church, care of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.
Our wonderful team of over two dozen Congregational Caregivers continues to reach out to many people in the parish, regularly calling almost 150 people. We are incredibly grateful for all those who minister in this important effort.
We are excited to say that two of these caregivers, John Jennings and Michael Zukowski, are taking on leadership of the Congregation Care program. John and Michael have such a heart for this ministry and look forward to expanding the work we do.
If you have any questions about Congregational Care, would like to be added to its call list, or are interested in calling some of our parishioners, please contact John and Michael at their home: 954-532-9994 or by email to John at email@example.com or Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.