News and Notes

Weekly Worship and Fellowship Opportunities:

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

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

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

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 not required except when we are singing. Congregational singing of hymns is now permitted!
  • You must keep 6 feet between yourself and non-family members whether or not you are wearing a mask.
  • Coffee hour is now permitted although we will likely not resume this for a few more weeks.
  • We will continue to ask for sign-ins 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. You are welcome to join us in the church as long as you wear a mask at all times and maintain distance from those outside your household. The service will be livestreamed on Facebook for everyone else.
  • If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to Pastor Elaine (ethomas@allsaintshoboken.com).

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Parents! If you want to continue to help your child grow in faith, don’t forget that we have a weekly email with links to Sunday School materials and a video message and song on the theme for the week. Sign up here to receive these weekly Small Saints e-blasts. We are also preparing a Mini Vacation Bible School of online materials that will be posted periodically on our Google page.

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Get ready for this year’s All Saints Summer Read!

The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became the Gospel Truth by Beth Allison Barr

“Biblical womanhood–the belief that God designed women to be submissive wives, virtuous mothers, and joyful homemakers–pervades North American Christianity. From choices about careers to roles in local churches to relationship dynamics, this belief shapes the everyday lives of evangelical women. Yet biblical womanhood isn’t biblical, says Baylor University historian Beth Allison Barr. It arose from a series of clearly definable historical moments.

“This book moves the conversation about biblical womanhood beyond Greek grammar and into the realm of church history–ancient, medieval, and modern–to show that this belief is not divinely ordained but a product of human civilization that continues to creep into the church. Barr’s historical insights provide context for contemporary teachings about women’s roles in the church and help move the conversation forward.

“Interweaving her story as a Baptist pastor’s wife, Barr sheds light on the #ChurchToo movement and abuse scandals in Southern Baptist circles and the broader evangelical world, helping readers understand why biblical womanhood is more about human power structures than the message of Christ.” 

And it isn’t just evangelical circles. Even in the Episcopal Church, women clergy still do not have parity with their male colleagues and, in some dioceses, women are less welcome in leadership roles. Come join the conversation about this fascinating look at how sexism and misogyny became so prevalent in the Church.

Four consecutive Sundays at 5:30 on Zoom, beginning July 18. Register here. The book is available from your local, independent bookseller. You may also find it online.

Meeting Community Needs:

The Lighthouse has re-opened in Union City. Please keep this organization in your prayers. We will keep everyone up-to-date on what might be needed as the Lighthouse welcomes its first residents.

Hoboken Community Center Food Bank at 1301 Washington is in need of non-food supplies for those in need. Diapers, wipes, formula, pet food, hygiene items, adult diapers, and sanitary supplies are most welcome. Find more information here.

Hoboken Shelter: ​​Current needs are: CASH donations, paper plates and bowls, latex gloves, bleach, breakfast cereal, coffee, and individual packets of sugar, salt, and pepper, and paper napkins. There is also an Amazon wish list so that your items can be delivered directly to the shelter at 300 Bloomfield Street.

In Jesus’s Name Charities: There is always a shortage of emergency food supplies and baby needs (diapers and formula). You may shop online for 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 and Streat-ery 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, socks, and bottled water. Monetary contributions may be made here, noting Lunchtime Ministry.

DJ’s Free Market: redistributes God’s abundance by delivering Joy and much-needed items from those who have much to those who have little. Non-perishable food and non-food items are needed. You may find a complete list here.  Contact Audrey Truschke audrey.truschke@gmail.com) if you have questions.

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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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