News and Notes

Weekly Worship and Fellowship Opportunities:

Sundays: Morning Worship at 10:00 a.m.

Mondays: Sung Compline at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Wednesdays: Evening Prayer at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Every Monday and Thursday, the rector offers a brief reflection, streamed on the All Saints YouTube channel. Subscribe to be notified when there is a new edition!

Liturgies and connection information are found here.

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Protocols for in-person worship on the lawn at Holy Innocents, Sundays at 10:00 am:

  • Masks are required. Singing is not permitted at this time.
  • You must keep 6 feet between yourself and non-family members whether or not you are wearing a mask.
  • Sign-ins are required for contact-tracing purposes.
  • A limited number of print bulletins will be available. Please use your devices to access the bulletin using the link above or in the Sunday morning e-blast.
  • Eucharist will continue to be bread only.
  • The service will be livestreamed on Facebook. In the event of rain, the 8:00 a.m. e-blast will provide instructions. If outdoor worship is cancelled, those participating in worship will meet at the church and livestream from there. Everyone else can join in on Facebook.
  • If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to Pastor Elaine (ethomas@allsaintshoboken.com).

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All Saints Night at the Hoboken Shelter: September 16 is the 3rd Thursday of the month, which is our night at the shelter. Join us from 5:00-8:00 pm. as we prepare and serve meals for the guests. You must sign up in advance so please contact the parish office if you can volunteer.

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The Episcopal Diocese of Haiti is the largest diocese in the Episcopal Church. Episcopal Relief and Development has been working in that country to provide help following disasters over the years and continues that work now. Please give generously to provide assistance in the aftermath of last week’s earthquake.

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Afghanistan – how can we help? The situation is dire and overwhelming. However, we are not helpless. 

  • First, we pray. We pray for the people who are suffering, the leaders who are now responsible for guiding that country, and for our own military and political leaders as the pullout continues. See the prayer below, sent out this week by the presiding bishop’s office.
  • Second, if you are concerned about the status of refugees, especially women and girls, contact the White House and your representatives to encourage them to evacuate and admit into this country as many as they are able to get onto airplanes. 
  • Third, support the International Rescue Committee which works around the globe to assist refugees and others in danger and is currently helping the refugee effort in Afghanistan. Episcopal Migration Ministries also assists with special immigrant visas. Locally, Welcome Home Jersey City is already working with at least one family that left Afghanistan after coming under threat for their assistance to the US. Welcome Home anticipates refugees arriving in this area, and while they may need household supplies eventually, right now, what is most needed is financial support. Find out more here.

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The Jubilee Center building at 601 Jackson Street was sold to the City of Hoboken last week with the understanding that it will continue to be used for educational and community space. We give thanks for the legacy of the work we began there and pray for the Jubilee Center board as it continues to discern next steps for the organization.

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Meeting Community Needs:

The Lighthouse of Union City: support this home for asylees with your monetary donations.

Hoboken Shelter: ​​monetary donations, or donate paper plates and bowls, latex gloves, bleach, breakfast cereal, coffee, and individual packets of sugar, salt, and pepper, and paper napkins, or order from their Amazon wish list.

Hoboken Community Center Food Bank at 1301 Washington: donate diapers, wipes, formula, pet food, hygiene items, adult diapers, and sanitary supplies. Find more information here.

In Jesus’s Name Charities: shop online for what is most needed or you may send a check to them at 411 Clinton Street, Hoboken.

Lunchtime Ministry and Streat-ery at SMT: donate ready-made sandwiches, pop-top canned soups, socks, and bottled water. Monetary contributions may be made here, noting Lunchtime Ministry.

DJ’s Free Market: find a complete list here of needed items.

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And for All Saints:

You can affirm the unity and vitality of the Church during this time of uncertainty and change:

  • Please prayerfully consider making, renewing, or increasing your pledge to the life and ministry of this parish in the coming year;
  • If you are a pledger (or a regular non-pledge giver), and you are in the habit of making gifts during services, you can make those contributions electronically here or by mail.
  • Please contact the church office (office@allsaintshoboken.comwith any questions about pledging or giving.


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