All Saints News Sheet

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 has a new Chaplain, Revd. Mark Fletcher. For questions related to All Saints, please contact either Mark (chaplain@allsaints.ch) 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.

If you want to access My ChurchSuite, our church database designed to help you access and engage with the life of All Saints’, please click here.

PASTORAL COVER – Revd Mark Fletcher, our new Chaplain, will offer Pastoral Cover and can be contacted by email (chaplain@allsaints.ch).

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 by filling in an online form here. 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 by email at safeguarding@allsaints.ch.

If you are considering being a volunteer with children and vulnerable adults at All Saints, you can find more about the safeguarding process at All Saints here.

We are delighted to announce that the Reverend Mark Fletcher has been appointed as our new chaplain. For more information about Mark and his wife, Angela, read here.

Join us at 10h30 at All Saints this Sunday where our Youth Pastor will be giving a reflection on “Worth the Wait” and he and his Youth Team will be leading the service. The service sheet is available here on the church website. Please dress warmly – energy costs will be high this winter.

If you miss this service this Sunday, you can also listen to the sermon preached by Revd Mark Fletcher at St Peters here from next Monday onwards.

Join us on the First Sunday of Advent (November 27th) at 19h00 for Gospel Carols, led by Rev Ken Kvistad and featuring Gospel Sound Lausanne!

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).

Christmas is fast approaching and that means it’s almost time for our carol service. This year the carol service will take place on Sunday 18 December at 19:30

Rehearsals will take place on Saturday 17 December from 10:00 – 12:00 and on Sunday the 18th before the service, from 18:00 – 19:00.

If you are interested in joining this year, please add your name to the list on Church Suite by clicking the invitation below , or alternatively contact Anne-Marie van Eeden via admin@allsaints.ch.

We are usually short of men’s voices! Just for the record. 😁

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 or fill in our online form here.

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. The current series is led by The Most Rev Justin Welby on Reconciliation. This week the series is exploring what it looks like to follow Jesus in a fractured and conflicted world, . We will be drawing wisdom from the Difference course, and exploring how the reconciling habits of being curious, being present and reimagining can help us be a peacemaker.

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.

St. John’s Territet are embarking once again on a Restoration project inside the Church and there are two piano recitals to help support the project, to which you are warmly invited:

Sunday, the 27th November at 17.00 in St. John’s Church by Sophie Leacacos
Sunday, the 11th December at 17.00 in St. John’s Church by Kseniya Mardyan & Lorris Sevhonkian (concert a quatre mains)

No charge / chapeau a la sortie

The Christmas Tree is a a symbol of family meetings, presents and a time where everyone can give and receive. If you would like to give to a child in Vevey whose family may be having a difficult year, this is your chance to help.

All you have to do is:

  • Go to the Sapin Solidaire stand in front of Manor in Vevey on Friday 2,9 and 16 December until 20h00 or Saturday 3, 10 and 17 December from 10h00 to 17h30
  • Pick a card from the Christmas tree and buy the present listed on the card (up to a maximum of 40CHF)
  • Bring the gift back to the Sapin Solidaire stand.

The organisers of Le Sapin Solidaire will then distribute the gifts on your behalf.  For more details, click here.

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.

Your support is urgently needed to help Medair respond to humanitarian catastrophes in a number of countries.

How can All Saints Church help?
• Prayer: As a Christian organization, Medair depends on prayer, knowing that we can not do this work without God’s help. We also ask you to join us in praying for the people of Ukraine, Madagascar and Afghanistan.
Donate: If you are planning on giving to help in these countries, please consider Medair. 93% of all donations received go to the field.

Michel Schadt from the Swiss EERV church is collecting English Christian books for Prison Ministry in Switzerland. He welcomes any donations from All Saints. If you can help, please bring the books to church (with a clear label). His details are michel.schadt@eerv.ch For more details click here.

Are you interested in hosting a young refugee at yours on a couple occasions per month, sharing a meal, a laugh, a time of encouragement? Then do consider Action Parrainage! Contact Kelly Barneche or Calen Gayle for more details.

PARTAGE-RIVIERA is the result of the merger of two associations of the Riviera:
• L’Etape based in Vevey since 1997 is a non-profit organization. It provides a welcome and meeting place open to all, organizes various activities of mutual help and sharing with the respect of the convictions of each. In particular, it distirbutes unsold food on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 p.m.
• Le Coup de Pouce is based in Clarens since 2012 and is a non-profit association. Distribution of unsold food takes place on Thursdays from 2 p.m.

You can help them by volunteering in person (Calen allsaintsyouthvevey@gmail.com organises a group of our youth to help each month) or donate food or money. For more infomation click here (English) or (here (French).

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