All Saints Parish Newsletter
Second Sunday before Lent
Sunday’s Gospel reminds us of the story of Jesus calming a storm. In this part of the Gospel, we are reminded that he is seen as the lord of the elements. The power possessed by God in the Old Testament is now seen to be present and at work through Jesus in the New Testament. So, the revelation of Jesus continues, and just as people prayed to God for deliverance from the perils of the sea in the past, so now, the disciples turn to Jesus to save them.
We recite much on a Sunday and throughout the week, a well-rehearsed combination of prayers and statements of faith, ancient stories and even commentaries on the Christian life remind us of God’s grace, faithfulness and hope for creation. I am sure that many of us hope to find the power of God alive and active, genuinely influencing our common life together. Our Christian faith is not demonstrated only through a recitation of facts, in which we are caught up day by day, but by a perception and faith in God. This faith reveals our wholehearted acceptance of God’s promise of a better world and seeks to witness to the transforming power of God’s existence and love. This can be evidenced in sentences and repetitive formulae, but in truth, can only be revealed when we put our trust in him for our good, and through us, he is glorified and we are nurtured.
Take the risk today, trust in God and witness to his saving presence.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday or soon.
Please pray for Christopher Ryan, Michael Harris, Linda Orme, Mary Barnet, Joshua Levy, Audrey Patterson, Celia Shore, Michael Sullivan, Rachel Clayton, Heather Walker, Brian Sparkes, John Rogers, Mason Jacobson, Barbara Laws, David Day, Timothy Montgomery, Timothy Harding, Andrew Tillyard, Jonathan Jennings, Caroline Chartres, Melanie, Rosie Flack, Richard Turner, Isabelle Stoughton, Patricia Capon, Sheila Miller. The Recently Departed: Jacqueline Day, Duncan Pingrift. At the anniversary of their death: Sarah Hutchinson, John Rose, John Pollard, Florence White, Pamela Powis, Alfred Buhagiar, Sydney Barradell, Cecila Gamble, Agnes Theobald, Vera Aspinall, Marjorie Hague, Dorothy Collins, Philip Morell, George Venn, Sarah Hudson, Iris Harrison, Norman Holden, Ron Pethers, Donald Scott, Beatrice Reed, Jane Twinch, Dorothy Dent, Grahame James.
Solemn Evensong & Benediction – St Cyprian’s Church. Presentation of Christ in the Temple 2nd February 2013 at 3:00pm – Responses: Thomas Ebdon – Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Stanford in G, Anthem: Edward Bairstow – ‘Save us O Lord’ – With the St. Cyprian’s Singers Directed by: Julian Collings
February 10th – 11:00am High Mass with Baptism- Fr. John Pritchard’s Last service as Assistant Priest at All Saints.
High Mass – 6:30pm with Ashing. Preacher: The Vicar.
Feb 14. Immersed in joy: Baptism and Confirmation.
Feb 21. Sharing Joy: the Eucharist.
Feb 28. Joy Heals: Reconciliation.
Mar 7. Joy Heals: Anointing the Sick.
Mar 14. Joy Bears Fruit: Ordination.
Mar 21. Joy Bears Fruit: Marriage.
THE KING of INSTRUMENTS A series of short organ recitals at 7.15pm following Solemn Evensong and Benediction on our superb 1910 four-manual Harrison & Harrison organ. Sunday 10th March – Charles Andrews, Associate Director of Music
Monday 11th March 7:30pm – The Licensing by The Bishop of Southwark of Fr. John Pritchard as Priest-in-Charge, St John The Evangelist, Upper Norwood SE19 2RX – (Nearest Train Station – Crystal Palace). ALL WELCOME