The season of Advent is a time of joyful anticipation for Jesus' coming into the world. There are so many ways to observe a holy Advent at All Saints'--from our festive 5pm Sunday Evensongs beginning this Sunday with the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn to the Christmas Pageant on Dec. 18 to helping decorate the church for Christmas.
For me personally, this is also a week of anticipation before the Diocese of New York elects its 17th Bishop on Saturday. Jesse and I want to thank you for all your prayers and kind words as we have journeyed through this process with you. Please be assured that we will communicate the results of the election as soon as possible. In the meantime and if you are interested in following along, you can check out the bishop search website here.
In addition to being the Second Sunday of Advent, Dec. 4 is also the date of our annual meeting. I encourage you to come to the 10am service of Holy Eucharist and stick around for the meeting afterward so that we can be together as a church family in prayer and deliberation. And please don't forget to submit your 2023 pledge card, which you can do easily online at: https://www.allsaintsparkslope.org/pledge-card-2023.html
May God bless you, and I look forward to seeing you at All Saints' Church!
Steven D. Paulikas