All Saints News Sheet
We would like to invite your children (from 4 years old) to this Fun Friday event.
We will be having some space themed fun, using extra activities from this year’s Holiday Bible programme.
Please sign up by Tuesday June 19th. Just click on the invitation below and fill in your children’s details
Don’t hesitate to contact Jo with any questions. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 (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.
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 Care – Revd Mark Fletcher, our new Chaplain, is available for pastoral care and can be contacted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 new Safeguarding Officer is Claire Daglish who can be contacted by filling in an online form here. Please contact her 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 email@example.com.
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.
All Saints will be gathering to worship this Sunday to meet with God and find strength and comfort in Him, and to care for one another. It will be a service of Holy Communion, and our Chaplain, Mark Fletcher, will be preaching on Psalm 1.
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).
ICS is the Intercontinental Church Society, they are our Patrons and partners in proclaiming the good news to the world. The Director is Richard Bromley who spoke at our Church Weekend Away last year.
This year is their 200th Anniversary and we are celebrating with them. One way they are marking the auspicious occasion is by giving away £200,000 to new work over the coming year as a great way to celebrate the legacy of ICS.
Little Arrows, the Toddler group at All Saints, meets every Wednesday and Thursday morning from 09h45 to 11h30. Please contact the Church Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like more information about joining this group in the Summer term.
The theme this term is “On the Farm”.
24/25 May Chickens
31/01 June Cows
07/08 June Tractors
14/15 June Horses
21/22 June Cats
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, email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
The Leysin Small Group is meeting in person every Wednesday evening from 17h00 to 18h30. If you would like to join , please contact Carol via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com) to get connected or fill in our online form here.
All Saints’ has two new Instagram accounts as well as a Facebook Page. To follow the Instagram accounts, click here and here, and to follow the Facebook page, click here. Please share posts to increase publicity for our events. If you have any photographs of current or previous events, please contact the Chaplain or Kelly Ehiorobo on email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesus said, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
Prayer is the back-bone of our life at All Saints and the power-house driving every aspect of church life. We believe that the Lord means what He says when he encourages us to pray and believe Him for results, in accordance with His word.
In addition to the public intercessions led each week by different members of the congregation, we have a dedicated Prayer Ministry Team that will be eager and willing to pray with you personally at the end of each Sunday service (and also during Holy Communion). Please feel free to come forward and ask for prayer for yourselves and your loved ones, whether it be for spiritual growth, health concerns, relationships, work and family issues and indeed for all the variety of challenges we face in our daily lives.
In addition, you can always send us a prayer request by e-mail and the All Saints Prayer Ministry Team will gladly support you in prayer. You are not alone and we would be honoured to stand by your side in intercession. The e-mail address for this has changed in April 2023 and so please, in the future, use email@example.com in order to send us your requests.
DURING THE WEEK
Another vital part of our church prayer life takes place every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7.30 a.m. when some members of the church congregation meet together on Zoom to pray for the needs and activities of the church as well as for events going on in the wider world. This is a wonderful and uplifting way to start the day and so please feel free to join us whenever you are free. For the Zoom links please contact the Church Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
At All Saints we encourage one another to grow in our faith through regular personal Bible reading. There are many Bible reading tools available and one way that may be helpful to do this is with LECTIO 365 – an excellent 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 read or listen to short morning and evening prayer sessions day by day to be refreshed, directed by the Lord and to grow in your Christian life.
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.
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).
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 Chaplain (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 especially Holiday Bible Club 2023 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 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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org organises a group of our youth to help each month) or donate food or money. For more infomation click here (English) or (here (French).
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 via email@example.com.