Welcome to All Saints'
ANNUAL VESTRY MEETING
FEBRUARY 26, 2017
Important News regarding the future of the Anglican-Lutheran Churches of Peterborough:
1. Final report from the Commission - Click here
2. Letter from Bishop Patrick White - Click here
3. Motion for Approval in Principal - Click here
4. A note from Bishop Patrick. Click here
5. A letter from Father Geoff Click here
A Special Meeting of Vestry for All Saints was held on 12 February in the nave of the church for the purpose of presenting a Motion from the Covenant process for a vote by parishioners.
BE IT SO MOVED that
the option as recommended by the Bishop’s Commission in their Final Report of Options for the Best Use of the Resources to Support the Mission and Ministry of the Anglican and Evangelical Lutheran Church in the City of Peterborough of October 19, 2016 to reduce the current five parishes of All Saints’ Anglican, Christ Evangelical Lutheran, St John the Evangelist Anglican, St Barnabas Anglican and St Luke’s Anglican to two parishes, each with a new name, two governance structures, worshiping at two locations be approved in principle;
AND that the Anglican Bishop of Toronto and the Bishop of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) establish an Assessment Commission made up of two Anglican clergy and two Anglican lay members of Synod, nominated by the Anglican Bishop of Toronto, plus one Evangelical Lutheran member, nominated by the ELCIC Eastern Synod Bishop, to evaluate and assess each parish facility, programs and ministries and recommend which two parishes are best suited to implement the recommended option and report their findings/recommendations by May 31, 2017 to the Anglican and Evangelical Lutheran Bishops.
The Motion was passed by 97% percent of the people present. The same Motion was passed in favour by the other Anglican-Lutheran churches in Peterborough in substantial majorities.
- Early March 2017 – Diocesan Bishops to establish an ‘Assessment Group’ (a Bishop’s Commission, Canon 13)
- 31 May 2017 – ‘Assessment Group’ to report their recommendations to the Diocesan Bishops. Copies of the ‘Assessment Group’s ’ Report to be distributed to all parishes
- 30 June 30 2017 – Anglican Diocese of Toronto and ELCIC Eastern Synod governing councils to approve the recommendations conveyed by the Bishops
- September 2017 – Implementation process begins
February 12 Pub Chorale - Photo Gallery Click here.
Our Annual Parish Vestry will be held on Sunday February 26th. There will be ONE SERVICE again that day at 9.30am followed by the annual meeting.
In preparation for our Annual Vestry could all members of the parish please go to this link http://www.toronto.anglican.ca/parish-life/social-justice-and-advocacy/social-justice-vestry-motion/
and read the background information to this motion.
As you all know this is an ongoing issue that has and will leave a lasting legacy on the soul of our country.
Vestry Motion for 2017: Continuing the Call to Reconciliation
As part of our efforts to continue to respond to Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), the 2017 social justice vestry motion will once again focus on addressing these Calls to Action by encouraging parishes to carry out reflection and study within their congregations as well as calling on the government to implement one of the key elements of the TRC’s calls. We hope that your parish will join us in undertaking this work by passing the 2017 vestry motion and committing to continue working towards reconciliation at every level of the church and in all parts of the country.
All Saints Pancake Supper is on Shrove Tuesday, Feb 28th at 5pm. Dave and Philip are warming up the grill so come and join in the fellowship, the fun and the fabulous food. $7 per person or $20 for a family of 4. Please invite friends and family.
March 1 - Ash Wednesday
There will be the imposition of Ashes and Holy Ei=ucharist at All Saints' at 12:00 noon.
There will be a joint Lutheran-Anglcian Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist at St. Luke's at 7:00 PM.
Letter from Father Geoff - January, 2017 Click here
Four main ways to support the Ministry of All Saints'- Click here
*** It has been confirmed that a Service of Institution and welcome to Trent Durham Area for +Riscylla Walsh Shaw will take place on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm at St. John's Peterborough. A reception will follow the service and there will be plenty of parking available on the day. ***
A Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Johnson regarding Same Sex marriage. Click here.
Pastoral Guidlines regarding Same Sex marriage. Click here.
On the Theology of Money: A Resource for Study and Discussion. Click Here
Layreaders and Intercessors: Please check out "Leading Prayers in Church" under "Our Ministries -> Layreaders, Intercessors,..."
All Saints’ is a welcoming faith community that affirms and celebrates the diversity of God’s people respecting the dignity of every human being. Equal opportunity and respect exists for all. We value your unique spiritual journey whether you are a newcomer, seeker or doubter. We respect the opinion, leadership and participation of all regardless of gender, age or sexual orientation. If you are looking for a church that is inclusive, tolerant, respectful and celebrates all God’s people please visit or contact us. If you are looking for a church of acceptance with opportunity for spiritual nurture, growth and service then All Saints’ may be the home for you.
We provide a spiritual oasis of comfort for refreshment and renewal. All Saints’ is an historic church in the heart of the Peterborough with members from all over the region and from a variety of faith backgrounds. We are known for uplifting and meaningful choral worship services. We offer opportunities for spiritual nurture, education and growth. We provide enjoyable and fun social occasions to better know each other.
All Saints' also challenges us to better serve our neighbour by attempting to live as people of integrity and faith. We follow the example of Jesus to nurture and serve all God’s people. We attempt to discover where God is active beyond the church. We strive to create new opportunities for connecting in service with our neighbourhood and the neighbourhoods in which we all live. We are concerned with those who are marginalized, impoverished and experience injustice. We are engaged in ways to renew and re-strategize our mission.