Weekly Worship and Fellowship Opportunities:
Services at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. are on Zoom and streamed to Facebook Live. You may join on either platform at the following links:
If there is a snag in transmission to Facebook, join the service in Zoom.
Coffee Hour follows the 10:00 a.m. service at the same Zoom link. Following the service, you will be able to turn on your video and join in a time of fellowship with other members of All Saints.
Mondays: Sung Compline at 9:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: Evening Prayer at 6:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, there is a morning YouTube reflection by the rector. Subscribe @allsaintshoboken
And don’t forget Percolate with the Pastor on Thursday mornings at 8:00 a.m., right here on Zoom video or by phone, 646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 695 114 085.
Liturgies and connection information are found here.
Our bishop has issued a statement on the Journey Forward toward the resumption of public worship. You may read that here.
The annual meeting of All Saints Episcopal Parish, Hoboken, NJ will be held on Sunday, June 7, at 10:45 a.m., after the 10:00 a.m. service. We will use the same Zoom link we use for worship and coffee hour. All members of the parish are encouraged to attend this virtual meeting. There is one vestry election: Molly Gallentine is nominated for a two-year term, replacing Alison Seanor who has completed three two-year terms and is therefore not eligible for re-election. The Annual Report of the Parish will be distributed in advance of the meeting.
Mask-makers needed! Do you sew? Have you been creating masks for friends and family or first responders? When the day finally arrives that we can have in-person worship, we may need some masks to give to people who may show up without them or who have forgotten to bring them along. Face-coverings will be part of our time together for a while to come, so we would like to offer this as a sign of hospitality. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can produce a few for us.
From the Diocese of Newark: Church Leader University will be held (via Zoom) on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Stay at home and join us online (for workshops relevant to this extraordinary time) via computer, tablet or smart phone! Further information, including how to register, is on the diocesan website: dioceseofnewark.org/clu-
Hey, kids (of all ages), are you ready for Pentecost? Download and color this Holy Spirit graphic and send a picture of it (and you if you want) to the office no later than Friday, May 29. We’ll show them during worship on Pentecost, May 31!
Are you shut-in or health compromised? If you are unable, for whatever reason, to get out for groceries or other needed supplies, we have people who would be willing to add your items to their shopping. Contact the parish office if this is something you need: 201-792-3563 or email@example.com
Conversation with the bishop: As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, the bishop is holding regional Zoom conversations with the people of the diocese. Our region is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m. Mark your calendar now; Zoom information will be circulated closer to that date.
Meeting Community Needs:
Hoboken Shelter: Current needs are: CASH donations, prepared sandwiches, latex gloves, bleach, breakfast cereal, coffee, and individual packets of sugar, salt, and pepper. There is also an Amazon wish list so that your items can be delivered directly to the shelter at 300 Bloomfield Street.
The Jubilee Center: The Jubilee Center is staying in touch with students and families in its after-school program and providing needed resources. The best way to help is with a financial contribution.
In Jesus’s Name Charities: There is always a shortage of emergency food supplies. You may shop online for exactly what is most needed or you may send a check to them at 411 Clinton Street, Hoboken. Since the grounds of Our Lady of Grace are closed, there is currently no in-person drop-off.
Lunchtime Ministry at SMT: Many of the same people who utilize shelter services also come to St. Matthew Trinity’s Lunchtime Ministry, now providing take-away lunches and coffee. Open Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – noon, they are in need of ready-made sandwiches, pop-top canned soups, granola bars, and boxed juices. Monetary contributions may be made here, noting Lunchtime Ministry.
And for All Saints:
You can affirm the unity and vitality of the Church in this time of crisis:
- 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.
- If the current economic disruption threatens your income or livelihood, be assured that your pledge is not a debt, and that generosity can only be measured in terms of your personal circumstances. A decreased pledge does not necessarily equal decreased generosity.
- If you are in a position to increase your pledge, doing so in a time of crisis is a powerful sign of the mutual care to which all members of the Church are called.
- If All Saints is your church, and you have not made a 2020 pledge, please contact the church office for a pledge form. Especially in difficult times, your financial commitment to the mission of the Church is a sacramental sign that we are all in this together. Contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with any questions about pledging or giving (or anything else).
Mental Health Resources
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Call (800) 950-NAMI (6264) Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm ET for mental health resources or email email@example.com.
- NAMI Crisis Text Line: Text “NAMI” to 741741 to chat with a trained crisis counselor. Free 24/7 text line for those in crisis (English only).
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call (800) 273-TALK (8255) If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
- The Trevor Project for LGBTQ youth: Call (866) 488-7386, Instant Message a counselor on their website, or text “START” to 678678 24/7.
- The NJ Mental Health Cares Help Line: Offers live help, emotional support, and assistance. 1-866-202-HELP (4357)