News and Notes

For weekly worship and fellowship opportunities, please see the current information on the Worship page.

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Information about upcoming dates:

POSTPONED until October 9!

  • All Saints Fall Celebration at Holy Innocents from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with food, games, and time to get reacquainted! Sign up here to let us know you are coming (so we buy enough burgers and hot dogs!) Contact Lisa Vickery if you’d like to help organize this (lisa.vickery@wsj.com). 

Sunday, October 2, 2022

  • Fall Arts & Music Fest, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – come spend time at our table showing a good All Saints welcome to our Hoboken neighbors. Sign up here if you can help at the table. Contact Audrey Truschke for more information. (audrey.truschke@gmail.com)

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

  • Blessing of the Animals on St. Francis Day at 6:00 p.m. on the lawn at Holy Innocents.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

  • HoBOOken 5k: We’ll have a table again this year, cheering on the runners with giveaways for everyone. Contact Audrey Truschke for more information. (audrey.truschke@gmail.com)

Sunday, November 6, 2022

  • Evensong for All Saints’ Day, 5:00 p.m.

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Kids’ Corner

Last Sunday, the Sunday School met as one again to discuss baptism. The questions were: What is baptism? What does it mean to be baptized? After listening to the story of the Baptism of Jesus from the Jesus Storybook Bible, we spoke of baptism as a promise and commitment. Then together we reviewed the verse we learned the week before – Let everything that you do be done in love (1 Corinthians 16:14) and made a commitment to do our best to act with love as Jesus did, even though that’s a really difficult thing to do! Next Sunday, we will have our first Sunday School in 3 age groups – PreK – K, grades 1-4, and grades 5 and up. We are grateful for all the Sunday School teachers volunteering their time and talent!

We need volunteers to provide juice and cookies after the 9:00 service each week (sign up here). Children will have about five minutes following the service to have a light snack before going to Sunday School. Food and beverages will not be permitted in the school. Please monitor your children when they are serving themselves snacks. Hand sanitizer is available.

A reminder to parents that they need to pick their children up from Sunday School. We do not want children to be wandering around looking for you!

Please respond to the questionnaire Ms. Mauldin sent to all families. If you did not receive it, you may find it here.

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Name tags! With all of the new people who have joined us over the past couple of years, it is good hospitality to welcome each other by name. If you do not have one, please fill out this form and we will make sure that you do! Remember to pick yours up as you enter the church in Sunday mornings!

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Ministry updates: As we begin a full schedule of services and activities, we need more people to help make it all happen! Please consider of you might be able to serve All Saints in the following ways:

  • Altar Guild: Help set up/clean-up for each of the three Sunday services. Contact Pastor Elaine (ethomas@allsaintshoboken.com).
  • Acolytes: We need adults to help coordinate our acolytes and children from 2nd grade and up to assist in our 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. services. Contact Pastor Elaine.
  • Eucharist ministers: Have you ever wanted to serve the wine chalice during communion? We would love to have you do that (and can train you to do it!). Contact Pastor Elaine.
  • Readers: Children and adults are invited to read our lessons. If you’re worried about words or names you can’t pronounce, Pastor Elaine can help with that! Contact the parish office (office@allsaintshoboken.com).
  • Hospitality: Join the hospitality team to provide refreshments after services and to help organize community events. Contact Lisa Vickery (lisa.vickery@wsj.com).
  • Community Engagement: It takes many hands to set up, take down, and represent All Saints at the various events we are part of around Hoboken. Contact Audrey Truschke (audrey.truschke@gmail.com).

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Complete the congregational survey hereYour input is important as we plan for our future.

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Puerto Rico relief: Our neighbors on Puerto Rico had not yet recovered from Hurricane Maria which devastated the island five years ago when Hurricane Fiona slammed into it. Please help as you are able through Episcopal Relief and Development’s Hurricane Fund.

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Jackson, Mississippi relief: The Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi is helping to provide fresh water to residents of Jackson. You may read more about the issue here and contribute here selecting “discretionary fund” from the drop-down menu and entering “Jackson water” in the box.

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Ukraine assistance: Episcopal Relief and Development is working to help refugees fleeing from the violence in their country. Please give generously! Also, Welcome Home and the City of Hoboken have partnered with the city of Białystok, Poland, to provide Rent for Refugees. You may contribute to this home-grown effort here.

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It is not too late to make a pledge for 2022! If you just haven’t gotten around to it, you may still make a pledge to the life and ministry of this parish. A pledge is a way of saying, “I’m in!” Contact the rector or a member of the vestry if you’d like to discuss your pledge or what it means to pledge. You may find a link to the pledge form and more information here.

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Meeting Community Needs:

The Lighthouse of Union City: support this home for asylees with your monetary donations. Contact Jill Singleton at jillsingletoncoggins@gmail.com for more information.

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.

Welcome Home Jersey City is committed to providing educational, employment, and material support to refugees, asylees, and asylum-seekers in the Jersey City area. Go to their website to contribute, donate items, or volunteer.

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 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 by making, renewing, or increasing your pledge to the life and ministry of this parish in 2022.

  • You may submit a printed pledge card or pledge online here.
  • If you are a pledger (or a regular non-pledge giver), you may contribute during services, or electronically here, or by mail.
  • Please contact the church office (office@allsaintshoboken.comwith any questions about pledging or giving.


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