All Saints News Sheet

It is with great sadness that we learned yesterday of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.

Resources for private prayer and public worship have been made available through the Church of England, and include the following prayer:

Condolence Books
A book of condolence will be available to sign at All Saints after the Morning Worship Service at 10h30. There is also a digital condolence book and memorial site at www.royal.uk and the Church of England online book of condolence for Her Majesty The Queen here

If you are new to All Saints and are considering making us your spiritual home, please say “hello” to one of our Welcomers. All Saints is in interregnum and we have no Chaplain at the moment. For questions related to All Saints, please contact either the Church Wardens (Mike Stead (0798699440, michael.stead@span.ch) | Vanessa Jefferiss-Jones (randvjj@hotmail.com)) or the Church Administrator, Louise Bowley (admin@allsaints.ch)).

If you would like to receive our weekly E-News from Louise, our Church Administrator, and details about the Sunday Services by email, you will need to fill in a GDPR form (available  here as an online form ). If you are interested in your children attending our children and youth programs, you will need to fill in a GDPR form for them too (available  here as an online form). So that we can welcome each child individually, please complete one GDPR form for each child. Please contact Louise Bowley, our Church Administrator (admin@allsaints.ch), if you have any questions. You can also find tonnes of information about our Church on this website.

In common with the rest of the Diocese in Europe, we have robust procedures to ensure the safety of young children and vulnerable adults.  Our Safeguarding Officer is Mark Barneche who can be contacted on safeguarding@allsaints.ch. Please contact him with any safeguarding queries or concerns. Our two Safeguarding Assistant Officers are Louise Bowley and Mary Sidebottom.  Please contact them with any queries about your safeguarding clearance or safeguarding training.


“The Bishop in Europe is pleased to announce that he has offered the two posts of Chaplain of All Saints Chaplaincy in Vevey, and Chaplain of St Peter’s Chaplaincy in Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland, to the Revd. Mark Fletcher, currently Minister in Charge of the ‘Church on the Corner’, Islington, in the Diocese of London. Mark has accepted this, though of course the offer is subject to completion of the usual formalities. Mark and his wife Angela expect to move to Vevey once he has fulfilled his notice period to his current Parish and the necessary formalities have been finalised.” The two licensing services will be organised once a better understanding has been made of the timeframe for the process of obtaining the necessary work clearances.

We would like to add that this is really excellent news and almost brings to end what has been a much longer vacancy period than any of us had thought at the onset. The process to find our new Chaplain has been a long and careful one and I would particularly like to give thanks to all those who have been part of this discernment process, especially Revd Richard Bromley at ICS. Thanks also to all those who have worked so hard in keeping our mission and ministry activities on-going. I would also ask that you hold Mark and Angela in your prayers as they bring to an end their ministry in the Diocese of London, and prepare to come to join us in Switzerland.

Join us In Person and by ZOOM at 10h30 at All Saints this Sunday for Morning Worship. We welcome Revd Chris Jervis who will be joining us by Zoom. The service sheet linking to the songs is available here on the church website. Please contact the Church Administrator (admin@allsaints.ch) for a link by Saturday afternoon.

You can also listen to the sermon preached at St Peters here from Monday onwards.

In general, on a Sunday morning, we try to keep the Church Carpark free for the older members of All Saints as well as families with babies or disabled members. The Church Council is aiming to provide two parking spaces in the Church Carpark for people with disabilities. Currently one space (by the Church Hall) is marked on Sunday mornings with a traffic cone. Thanks for respecting this! More formal signage will appear soon.

Alternative parking can be found along the Route de Blonay (above the railway bridge).

PASTORAL COVER – Calen Gayle, our Youth Pastor, will offer emergency Pastoral Cover. Calen can be contacted by email (allsaintsyouthvevey@gmail.com).

ALL SAINTS CONTACTS – For questions related to All Saints, please contact either the Church Wardens (Mike Stead (0798699440, michael.stead@span.ch) | Vanessa Jefferiss-Jones (randvjj@hotmail.com)) or the Church Administrator, Louise Bowley (admin@allsaints.ch)).

Little Arrows, the Toddler group at All Saints, meets on Wednesday and Thursday mornings during the school term. Please contact the Church Administrator, admin@allsaints.ch, if you would like more information about joining this group in the Autumn term.

If you have a heart to help welcome mums and toddlers on a Wednesday or Thursday morning,  please contact Jo Longson via the Church Administrator, admin@allsaints.ch.  Jo would love to hear from you. 

Blonay, Lausanne and Villars Small Groups are all meeting online or in person and anyone can join. For more information please contact our Church Administrator, Louise Bowley, admin@allsaints.ch.

The Wednesday Small group meets In Person at All Saints every Wednesday evening at 20h00. For more information please contact our Church Administrator, Louise Bowley, admin@allsaints.ch.

The Leysin’s Lady’s small group is meeting every Wednesday evening at 18h00 via ‘Google Hangouts’. If you would like to join , please contact Carol via admin@allsaints.ch.

If you are not getting our emails, it is very possible that we don’t have your GDPR permission form. Please contact Louise Bowley, our Church Administrator (admin@allsaints.ch) to get connected.

All Saints’ has a Facebook Page. Please click here to Like the page. If you would like to receive details from this page, also click Get Notifications (found by clicking the arrow on the Like button). Please share articles from this page to increase publicity for our events. If you have any photographs of current or previous events, please contact Louise Bowley on email admin@allsaints.ch

James 5.16
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”

EVERY SUNDAY
Great news! Members of the Prayer Ministry team are now available in person after the service to minister to your prayer needs. Privacy and discretion are guaranteed.  Please note masks are required during prayer.

If you cannot be present in person, you can also send your prayer requests to our new email address: allsaintsprayerministry@gmail.com and we will carry you in our prayers throughout the week. You are not alone and we would be honored to stand by your side in intercession.

DURING THE WEEK
If you want to carry others in prayers, or if you feel the need to pray with others, feel free to join us in our morning prayers on Tuesdays and Thursdays by Zoom. For the Zoom links please contact the Church Administrator (admin@allsaints.ch).

LECTIO 365 is a daily devotional resource that helps you pray the Bible every day. Written by leaders from the 24-7 Prayer movement, and produced in partnership with CWR, this resource helps you engage with Scripture to inspire prayer and shape your life. Journey through the year with Pete Greig, Carla Harding, Phil Togwell, Jill Weber and international guest writers. Lectio365 is based upon the simple model of P.R.A.Y. Pausing to be still; Rejoicing with a Psalm and Reflect on scripture; Asking God to help us; and Yielding to his will in our lives that day, come what may.

You can listen to or read short daily and evening prayer sessions. This Advent, pause and pray the Christmas story every day with Lectio 365 and Lectio for Families. The Journey to Jesus series will be running on both apps, with daily content focused on the Christmas story as told in the book of Luke. For more information, click here.

To download Lectio 365, click here

Lectio for Families is a free app for families to do together. It features daily Bible readings, a weekly memory verse, engaging questions to pause and talk about, and prompts for reflection and prayer.

The app can be downloaded here by parents and carers onto a mobile device. Families can then choose to either listen to the audio content together, wherever and whenever they are together, or they can read it as they pass the device to each other.

Daily Prayers
Like Lectio 365, Lectio for Families follows a simple P.R.A.Y. pattern each day:
P:ausing to be still
R:ejoicing with, and Reflecting on, verses from the Bible
A:sking for God’s help
Y: saying YES to God’s ways.
On Sundays there is a special Sabbath prayer, and occasional pauses of the regular pattern to celebrate heroes of the Christian faith.

Who is it for?
The Lectio for Families app has been designed for families with children aged between 7-11 years old, but is likely to be suitable for those who are younger and slightly older too!
The Lectio for Families team includes adults and children who are part of the 24-7 Prayer movement around the world.

The EasyEnglish New Testament app is available free of charge and has already been downloaded in 150 countries around the world. The EasyEnglish Bible is a new version of scripture using a limited vocabulary of just 1200 words and simple syntax which was devised by a small team of MissionAssist volunteers. It is ideal for people who are learning English, or speak English as a foreign language. Find it here (www.easyenglish.bible).

Sethule Orphan’s Trust would like to invite you to read their latest newsletter here. Sethule Orphan’s Trust is one of our Mission Partners, and is based in Zimbabwe. They would like to inform you about the progress achieved this year in their various activities. Thank you for supporting the work of Sethule!!

Please note that the bank details for Sethule have changed. Should you wish to make a donation electronically, the bank details are:
Swiss Friends of Sethule Orphans Trust
Banque Raiffeisen
Alpes Chablais Vaudois
IBAN CH19 8080 8006 4294 9373 3

Sound Desk
All Saints wants to grow the number of volunteers responsible for the Sound Desk at either the 10h30 service. This service opportunity is open to anyone and will involve some training in addition to working alongside the current team. If this would interest you, please contact the Wardens (admin@allsaints.ch).

Children and Youth
Working with Children and Young People is a daunting task, the noise, the energy, the chaos, the incessant questions. But it is also one of the most rewarding and fulfilling roles there is within the life of our church. We are at a point within the life of All Saints that we need more volunteers to help with our youth and children’s work especially Holiday Bible Club 2022 this Easter. If you can make juice, or can play games, or can lead a discussion group, or can make crafts I would love to meet you. And if you can’t do all that, well, maybe we can meet anyway. Write allsaintsyouthvevey@gmail.com or reach out via phone: 076 652 8999.

Flower Arranging
Please contact the Wardens if you would like to help with this creative ministry.

A question has arisen regarding giving, particularly for those of us who give primarily during the Offering at our Sunday services. With details available on the church website, you can make a donation at any time.

Our Cluster scheme provides practical support to Church members in times of need in areas such as cooking a meal, offering a lift etc. It relies on the help of volunteers to function and we are now looking to replenish our lists of willing helpers. Please consider if you may be able to spare a little bit of time occasionally to serve those who need help. If the answer is yes then you will find sign-up sheets in Church and also on the All Saints website. Please place completed forms in the box at the back of Church or return to me. If you have any questions about the scheme please do not hesitate to speak to the Wardens.

Are there people in your community with professional skills and a solid faith who desire to put these and their compassion to work by applying for a position with Medair in the field or in our Swiss headquarters? Are there prayer warriors in your community who are willing to pray for our work, our teams and the nearly two million people in crisis we serve each year? If so, we would love to connect with them, because without them we cannot do this work. Please contact Medair for more information.

UCB, United Christian Broadcasters, will be familiar to anyone from the UK & Ireland, where they have provided high quality Christian radio for many years. Their aim is to provide local content in English and French for this region. You can find out more by clicking on the link here.

Neuchâtel English Church have resumed monthly Holy Communion services on 28th September and 26th October all at 18.00 at their premises at Poudrières 21, Neuchâtel,. They will be conducted by either Revd Helen Marshall or her husband David from St Ursula’s in Berne

Please periodically check their website, www.neuchatel-english-church.org, for additional information and updates.

Bernice Cooke works as a midwife at the CHUV and they are looking for clothes for newborn refugee babies and their mothers. If you can help, please contact her on bernice@cooke.ch.

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