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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org) | Vanessa Jefferiss-Jones (email@example.com)) or the Church Administrator, Louise Bowley (firstname.lastname@example.org)).
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 (email@example.com), 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 Team comprises Mark Barneche and Louise Bowley. Please contact them with any queries or concerns. The email for the Safeguarding Team is firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are welcome to join us for our Youth Service on this Sunday 28th November In Person or online. Alex Bates will be reflecting on Genesis 1:1-4 and John 1:1-18 and Calen Gayle and his Youth Team will be leading the service.
The good news is that you no longer need to register in advance to attend this Sunday’s service In Person but you will need to bring your COVID certificate and some proof of identification.
Alternatively you can join the service by Zoom. Please contact email@example.com for a link.
Please note that the service sheet with links to the songs is available on the church website here. A recording of Sunday’s Zoom Service will be available from next Monday. Louise Bowley, our Church Administrator, will send out an email with the link.
Come celebrate the birth of Jesus with us at All Saints!
12th December at 10h30 Nativity Service
12th December at 19h00 Jazz Carols
19th December at 17h30 Christmas Carols
24th December at 23h00 Christmas Eve Midnight Communion
25th December at 10h00 Christmas Day Family Communion
This Advent and Christmas the Church of England has produced an app with daily reflections starting on Monday 29th November for Advent and on Christmas Eve for Christmas. Please click here to download the app.
For families there is a daily Advent calendar which can be found 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.
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.
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 week you can start the new daily series “Be Still” joining Brian Heasley who will be launching Be Still: A Simple Guide to Quiet Times, a practical, easy-to-read guide exploring the rhythms of Christian prayer and devotion, enabling you to build prayer practices into your everyday life. For more information click https://www.24-7prayer.com/bestill.
To download Lectio 365, click here
“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.”
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 (email@example.com).
THIS MONTH – ALL SAINTS’ PRAYER COURSE
The course will take place on the 20th and 21st of November at All Saints. The sessions will be from 09h00 to 17h00 on Saturday 20th November and from 09h00 to 10h00 on Sunday 21st November.
Each session is made up of a small video, discussions in small groups and practical prayer activities. The course and material will be in both languages, EN and FR. Location: All Saints Church hall. For further details: click https://prayercourse.org/home/ or https://courspriere.org/.
Signup can be done either on Church Suite here, by email or on paper sheets (at the entrance of the church building). We encourage families with teens from 13 and above to sign up and also practice at home, as part of the family spiritual life.
For any enquiries, please contact Véronique by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through Church suite
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 and would like to inform you about the progress achieved in their various activities this year in spite of the difficulties arising from Covid-19. 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
Alpes Chablais Vaudois
IBAN CH19 8080 8006 4294 9373 3
It was wonderful to welcome people from across the diocese to join us with such passion at our event on the eve of COP-26. Thank you so much to all those who attended on Zoom or watched on our YouTube. A huge thank you also to chaplaincies for sharing stories, videos and contributed to the content of the event, not least to Mmeso Mba, our fabulous soloist from St George’s, Paris!
If you or anyone in your chaplaincy missed the event, you can watch the livestream here:
St Ursula will be holding their normal Christmas Bazaar on the 26th and 27th November. There will be some exciting outdoor and indoor stalls like the British Food store with many expected Christmas specialities, Raffle prizes to win, homemade Christmas Wreaths & Christmas Decorations, Christmas Cakes, Mulled Wine & Mince Pies, creative patchwork items, Tombola prizes as well as their BOOK SALE and our RESTAURANT & CAFE proposing delicious homebaked goods! You will also be able to pre-order online your items on our website www.sale-stursula.ch. You are warmly welcomed to join them.
Little Arrows, the Toddler group at All Saints, will meeting on Wednesday and thursday mornings starting from September 22nd. Please contact the Church Administrator, email@example.com, if you would like more information.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Jo would love to hear from you.
PASTORAL COVER – Rev. Ken Kvistad will offer emergency Pastoral Cover starting from Monday 8th October. Ken can be contacted by phone (079 318 27 99) or by email (email@example.com)..
ALL SAINTS CONTACTS – For questions related to All Saints, please contact either the Church Wardens (Mike Stead (0798699440, firstname.lastname@example.org) | Vanessa Jefferiss-Jones (email@example.com)) or the Church Administrator, Louise Bowley (firstname.lastname@example.org)).
Our search for a new chaplain has started! The post is now closed and the interview process has started. Please keep praying for ICS and the representatives from All Saints and St Peter’s for discernment, wisdom and guidance!
Everyone is now eligible to receive a vaccination against Covid-19. There are a number of centres offering the vaccine and it is a matter of choosing the centre that you prefer. There is further information available on the following website: www.coronavax.ch There is also a cantonal vaccination Hotline – 058 715 11 00.
Vaccination Update: All adults over 65 can now sign up for a booster vaccination. You can read more details here https://www.vd.ch/toutes-les-actualites/hotline-et-informations-sur-le-coronavirus/ and https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home.html. There is further information on how and where to book on the following website: www.coronavax.ch There is also a cantonal vaccination Hotline – 058 715 11 00.
Note: the closest vaccination centre to Vevey is Rennaz which is open for vaccinations on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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 (email@example.com).
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out via phone: 076 652 8999.
Please contact the Wardens if you would like to help with this creative ministry.
The Lord often blesses us when we step out of the boat! If you feel prompted to get out of your comfort zone and contribute to our live / zoom / hybrid services, Maxine would love to hear from you! We are specifically looking for people who can read the Sunday bible passage or lead prayers for our church family and beyond. Both these things can be done either online from home or in person at church. So if you are an enthusiastic reader or passionate prayer let us know and we can add you to the rota. Please contact Maxine directly or via the Church Admnistrator (email@example.com).
Data Protection Laws changed in 2018. Your privacy is important, and All Saints wishes to ensure that the manner in which we handle your personal data, complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We do need your permission to continue to contact you by email. If you haven’t done so, please fill in the online form. Here’s the link. This will only take a few minutes and it will allow us to keep you informed with what’s going on and enable us to use your personal data (address, telephone number and email address) to contact you. Sadly, if we do not receive your consent, we will no longer be able to contact you in line with this legislation. Thank you on behalf of Louise, the Wardens and Calen in the Church Office.
If your children and young people attend events at church or on a Friday, you need to also fill out a GDPR Form for them. It’s such a great help to help you and them keep in touch. Please click this link to the form.
Blonay, Lausanne and Villars Small Groups are all meeting online and anyone can join. For more information please contact our Church Administrator, Louise Bowley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Cantonal and Federal directives and in order to reduce the risk of exposure, the Neuchâtel English Church committee has decided to cancel, until further notice, their regular formal services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month and bible study are cancelled. Instead they will be joining All Saints worshipping online every Sunday and an online Bible Studay is being held on Wednesdays at 2pm.
Please periodically check their website, www.neuchatel-english-church.org, for additional information and updates.
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.