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Saint Lucy by Cosimo Rosselli, Florence, c. 1470
The Week of Advent II at All Saints

December 10, Octave
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 11, Octave
   7 a.m. - Men's Group
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 12, Octave
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 13, St. Lucy, V.M. (see bio below)
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 14, Octave
   10-11:45 a.m. - Mother's Coffee Hour in the Undercroft   
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 15, Octave, Conception, B.V.M.
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

Lay Ministry & Hospitality Guild - Dec. 16
All Saints Lay Ministry and Hospitality Guild's fall semester discussion will be on Sunday, December 16, during coffee hour, and will approach a difficult yet common circumstance we encounter as Christians: "Lay Ministry When Someone Is Not Recovering."  Several parishioners have brought up their unsureness of expectations we have as Christians when  we are visiting a fellow parishioner or someone we love, such as family, who is not getting better, is despondent, or even perhaps in a illness-related cognitive decline, someone who has not been restored to health and is weakening. If you plan to join the discussion, please read The Order for the Visitation of the Sick in the BCP, pp. 308-320, and note a prayer/Psalm especially fitting for this setting.

All Saints Women's Advent Brunch
Women of the parish, please join us for an Advent brunch on December 15 from 9-11 a.m. at the parish. RSVP to:
Weeklings Volume IV
Weeklings Volume IV will be available on either Epiphany or Advent III, depending on rate of submissions to editor Isaac James. Please send your short stories and poems to Isaac during Advent at:
All Saints Missions Committee
Please take a moment to learn more about the work of our parish missions committee, and how you can get involved, on the bulletin board in the Undercroft -- and read the purpose statement below! Speak to Paul Moruza, committee chair, with any questions.

Missions Committee Purpose Statement:
The All Saints Missions Committee has four specific functions: to vet ministries for All Saints to support using the committee's Vetting Guidelines; to provide service opportunities for All Saints parishioners; to educate the parish on missions-related topics; to submit an annual budget to the Vestry.

Icon of the Last Judgment

Fr. Dan Sermon for Advent II - Audio available here.
Fr. Sean's Advent Poem Series

Justice (II)
George Herbert


O Dreadfull Justice, what a fright and terrour
                                            Wast thou of old,
                                            When sinne and errour
                    Did show and shape thy looks to me,
                    And through their glasse discolour thee!
He that did but look up, was proud and bold.

The dishes of thy ballance seem’d to gape,
                                            Like two great pits;
                                            The beam and scape
                    Did like some torturing engine show;
                    Thy hand above did burn and glow,
Danting the stoutest hearts, the proudest wits.

But now that Christs pure vail presents the sight,
                                            I see no fears:
                                            Thy hand is white,
                    Thy scales like buckets, which attend
                    And interchangeably descend,
Lifting to heaven from this well of tears.

For where before thou still didst call on me,
                                            Now I still touch
                                            And harp on thee.
                    Gods promises have made thee mine;
                    Why should I justice now decline?
Against me there is none, but for me much.
Saints Bio: St. Lucy

The early Roman lists of martyrs commemorate Lucy, virgin and martyr, on 13 December, and her name, with that of Agatha, appears in the Roman Liturgy as an example of those who have gone before us, in whose company we join in giving thanks and praise to God. Aside from this, little is known of her, except that she lived in Syracuse in Sicily, and probably died around 304. Her name, which means “light,” probably accounts for the story that her eyes were put out and her eyesight miraculously restored. In Sweden and elsewhere, the day is observed by having one of the daughters of the house dress in a white robe with a crown of lighted candles and go singing from room to room early in the morning when it is still dark to awaken the other family members and to offer them St. Lucy’s Cakes and hot coffee. Ember Wednesday (of the winter season) is defined as the Wednesday after Lucy’s Day. Agatha was from Catania in Sicily, and probably martyred in the late 200’s. Nothing else is known of her.

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:42

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