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, 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 Team comprises Mark Barneche and Louise Bowley.  Please contact them with any queries or concerns.  The email for the Safeguarding Team is safeguarding@allsaints.ch.

You are welcome to join us for Holy Communion on this Sunday 24h October In Person or online. Our Archdeacon, Revd Canon Adèle Kelham, will be preaching and celebrating Holy Communion.

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 admin@allsaints.ch for a link.

Please note that the service sheet 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.

Hello!

There’s no Climbers and Explorers gathering this Sunday !(tear).

Closest you’ve got right now is Core Junior, meeting for 11-14s during service and online (check your local listings, but you ll find it in an email from calen first)

Core Senior is NOT meeting, nor is there PLace2BE, Face2be Ripple schmipple, etc.

Come back for YOUTH CHURCH October 31st.

cg

” … and it was very good.”

These words from Genesis (1:31) are the inspiration for the 2021 Annual Service of the Friends of the Diocese in Europe, which will take place on Monday 25 October at 1100 hours (BST) or 1200 hours (CET). At a time when we are yearning for the worst effects of the global Pandemic to pass, this service celebrates God’s Creation, and why our Faith is a constant source of hope for us. The service will be streamed live from the Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Brussels. The celebrant will be the Rt Revd Dr Robert Innes, Bishop in Europe and among others taking part will be the Archdeacon of Gibraltar, and of Italy and Malta; the Diocesan Environment Officer; and members of the Friends’ Committee. Please join them via Zoom (link on request from the Church Administrator 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.”

 
THIS 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.

THIS 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).

THIS MONTH
If you want to explore prayer further, 24/7 Prayer International are holding The Gathering Online 2021, an online weekend prayer gathering, from 29th October to 31st October. For more information and to sign up click https://www.24-7prayer.com/events/GatheringOnline21


NEXT 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 allsaintsprayerministry@gmail.com or through Church suite

We propose to participate to a nature workday organised by A Rocha in collaboration with Volontaire Montagne in the Alpage des Parchets in Pays d’en-Haut, near Rougemont. (Open the link to see the location )

We will be helping preserve a pasture by cutting and collecting small fir trees that are gradually taking over.


When ? Saturday, October 30th from 9am to 5pm approximately.

Program:
We will meet at 9am at Rougemont train station.
We will organise as much as possible a car share so please indicate on the sign up sheet how you plan to travel and if you can give someone a lift.
From the train station we will go closer to the site by car and then we have a 45 min walk to the pasture.
We will finish work around 4 pm and return to Rougemont station at 5 pm at the latest.

What to bring?
If you have garden gloves of your own, please bring them but we can also provide some
Snack breaks and a fondue for lunch will be provided .
Bring sufficient drinks and a heat resistant glass or cup.
Clothing adapted to the weather and the terrain (good shoes, long pants), gardening gloves if possible.

Here is the link to the sign up sheet in English. For the signup in French, click here.

If you would like any more information please contact Ursula Peutot : Ursula.peutot@arocha.org

Little Arrows, the Toddler group at All Saints, will meeting on Wednesday and thursday mornings starting from September 22nd. Please contact the Church Administrator, admin@allsaints.ch, 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, admin@allsaints.ch.  Jo would love to hear from you. 

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

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 (kakjrkvistad@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)).

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!

UPDATE: 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.

Note: the closest vaccination centre to Vevey is Rennaz which is open for vaccinations on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Going Away Soon? Dog and Pet Loving couple, Ken and Milli Kvistad will care for you pets and/or your home during your absence. Impeccable references. email: Kakjrkvistad@gmail.com

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. 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.

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 (admin@allsaints.ch).

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.

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.

Sethule Orphan’s Trust would like to invite you to read their latest Christmas newsletter here. Sethule Orphan’s Trust is one of our Mission Partners and is based in Zimbabwe and are currently experiencing a number of difficulties arising from Covid-19 and the current drought. 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

Let’s not underestimate the encouragement a phone call can bring. Why not set yourself the challenge of calling one person in the church family each day?

All editions of Contact Online can be watched here.

Blonay, Lausanne and Villars Small Groups are all meeting online and anyone can join. 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.

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.

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

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.

Bernice Reid 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 breid@bluewin.ch.

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.

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.

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

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