Visit All Saints at 151 N. Main, Brooklyn, MI 49230 (517) 592-2244. See map below.


 Welcome to All Saints Episcopal Church



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If you are interested in receiving a weekly Sunday service mailed to your home please email allsaints49230@gmail.com and Anne will mail one out to you.
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May 10, 2020
Cole Seeler Weekly Message
Good evening All Saints family.

Good evening my friends and family from All Saints.

Happy Mother’s Day, to all the wonderful Moms at All Saints. It has been a busy week. I had a one hour conference call with Bishop Perry on Monday with Priests of the Diocese and Cannon Carter. We discussed the phase two plan for reopening the Churches down the road. The guidelines are attached. Also on Thursday I had a one on one call with Jim Gettel, to discuss the reopening guidelines, as well as to see how the congregation was holding up. Then today I had a Lyster Deanery call to discuss a Pentecost service the Deanery is planning to live zoom at 10:30, three weeks from today. More details to come next week. Enough about the meetings.

On a good news front, A Big Hip, Hip, Hooray goes out to Jim Muncy for his expert carpentry skills in replacing the trap door and the flooring in the hall closet, pic attached, where we had the water heater leak. John and I were there as grunts, to help Jim anyway we could. Thank you Jim and John for all you do!!! On a side note, as Jim and I went to pick up supplies at Menards, and then Lowes, everyone at Menards was wearing a mask, including Jim and I, but at Lowes, only about half the people were wearing masks. Please have a mask whenever going into a store or gas station as a precaution and curtesy for both the employees and your own safety.

Anne will be sending out an updated directory week. Thank you Anne for all you do. As always if anyone needs anything , please call my cell.

Next Sunday I will try and reach out to each of you between 10:30 and 12.

 

“God of all people through whom all people are related; Call us to the kinship of all your people. Grant us vision to see through the lens of our Baptismal Covenant, the brokenness of the past; Help us to listen to you and to one-another, in order to heal the wounds of the present; And, give us courage, patience and wisdom to work together for healing, and hope with all of your people, now and in the future. Mend the hoop of our hearts and let us live in Justice and Peace. Through Jesus Christ Our Savior, Amen.”

 

Blessings and Stay Safe,

 

Cole

Sunday service starts at 10:30 a.m. followed by coffee and snacks in Foster Hall
Church Happenings


Special Notice:
All Saints is sad to announce that in order to minimize the spread of Covid-19, All Saints will be suspending church services until after Easter. Bishop Bonnie Perry has made this decision for the entire Diocese with a tentative restart of mid-April in the hopes of keeping everyone from harm's way.

Be assured, however, we are still holding services on Sunday at 10:30 even if we are all in our respective homes! Bulletins have been sent out to everyone with the idea that we will still hold worship in our kitchens and living rooms at the same time. If you would like to participate and haven't received a bulletin please email the church at allsaints49230@gmail.com and I'll get one right out to you.

Next week will be a full Eucharist. We will mail out to you the wafers however you'll have to supply your own wine or water. There will be someone here to conduct the service appropriately and you're encouraged to participate in spirit. 

In Christ and in love,
The family of All Saints

 




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A dream came to light for Cathy King when a recently renovated barn was fitted up with a couple of chandeliers taken from All Saints in the mid 1960's. The barn will now be used as part of Hollerfest for stage and other activities at the Frog Holler Farm this summer. 


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On January 3rd All Saints was given the opportunity to work with the Brooklyn branch of the Jackson county library to host a wildlife presentation. Featuring a Bald Eagle, Kestrel, and Great Horned Owl, the presenter is shown here encouraging an eagle to spread it’s six-foot wingspan to the delight of the audience.

What goes into planning a funeral service? A lot! Would like to plan your service, pick out the hymns that are meaningful to your life along with corresponding scripture and liturgy? Anne is offering to meet with anyone who is interested either as a group or individually.


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Al-Anon will be holding weekly meetings here on Thursdays starting at 7:00 pm. This is an open group and anyone is welcome 

We have several lay Eucharistic Visitors who are ready and willing to deliver Communion to anyone who requests it. If you know someone please contact Cole to set an appointment.
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There are many worthy causes to which you may donate time, food, money, and clothing: Warm the Children, InterFaith Shelter, Food Pantries, Toys for Tots, Adopt a Family. Check with the Community Action Agency for more information on these and many other organizations that work with people in need.


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The Diocese is looking for volunteers to help staff several committees. Please check their webpage for more information if you are interested: https://www.edomi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/120-Day-Mailing-Booklet-Fillable-1.pdf    
  

If you need a pledge card or number please see Cole or Harry.
Have a Cool Idea for church-related activities? Contact any BC member or come to one of our meetings.

If you would like to contribute to the altar guild for flowers or candles, please contact Holly or Anne. The guild does not have fundraisers or special monies and so they are dependent on the generosity of individuals like you.

We are using the favorite hymns suggested by several parishioners. If you would like to see one of yours incorporated into the service write down the name and put it on the secretaries desk.

There are several Sundays still available for memorial flowers. Please see Holly or check out the chart in the Guild Hall for details and dates.






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All Saints Episcopal Church
151 N. Main Street, Brooklyn, MI 49230
www.BrooklynAllSaints.org

The Right Rev. Bonnie Perry, Bishop
The Rev. Linda Shafer, Deacon

Cole Seeler, Warden
104 Camelot, Brooklyn, MI 49230
734-231-8903

Anne Schepeler, Secretary & Treasurer
517-592-2244 (church)     248-752-6000 (cell)

John Messimer
517-592-2244 (church) or 517-937-7774 (cell)

Bishop's Committee Members
Wanda Muncy - Cole Seeler - John Messimer - Mollie Wolfe
Holly Cogan  - Jim Muncy - Anne Schepeler - Lori Mckay



Worship Leaders
Cole Seeler    John Messimer
Anne Schepeler

Lectors
Anne Schepeler   John Messimer   Cole Seeler
Wanda Muncy   Paul Newsom   Kathy Holmes


Eucharistic Ministers
Cole Seeler   Anne Schepeler
John Messimer   Paul Newsom

Alter Guild
Holly Cogan   Marion Campbell
Mollie Wolf   Kathy Holmes   Yvonne Clark


Eucharistic Visitors
Sandy Benes     Cole Seeler
Anne Schepeler     John Messimer

Ushers
Cole Seeler   Harry Cogan   Jim Muncy

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