All Saints Church — Bay Head


Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality Hour following 10:15 a.m. service on Sunday sets Bristol Hall buzzing. Everyone has the opportunity to greet newcomers or chat with parish family members they haven’t seen during the week.

Coffee, juice, baked goods, and the occasional breakfast casserole or sandwiches are provided by a group of volunteers dedicated to our Hospitality ministry. Their offerings have become even more delightful and delicious as the cooks and bakers gained a spacious commercial-grade kitchen as a result of our expansion project in the early 2000s.

Hospitality Hour took on special significance to our parish family during our time in exile at St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea in Point Pleasant Beach. During those 14 months, parishioners crowded into the parish hall there to reunite with friends displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Many who were living in Bay Head, Mantoloking, and Point Pleasant immediately following the storm did not have a fully operational kitchen in their own homes, so Hospitality Hour gave them not only a chance to savor some hot coffee or a cold drink along with various tasty treats but also to find comfort and emotional support from parish family members.

All guests who arrive should be received as Christ, for he himself will say, “I was a stranger and you took me in.” The Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 53: The Reception of Guests


photo of coffee cup with coffee beans and spices

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Upcoming Events

Newsletter Deadline
Wednesday, August 21
Please submit all articles to Linda Gyurko.
Outdoor Eucharist
Saturday, August 24, 5:30
This special outdoor service takes place at 5:30 pm on Saturdays (Memorial Day weekend through the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, September 2) in the Memorial Garden. If the weather is inclement, we take the service indoors. With summer activities gearing-up, this could fit very nicely into your summer-Saturday schedule
Friendship Dinner
Sunday September 8, 4:00 pm
hosted by the Outreach Committee at Harvey Memorial United Methodist Church in Pt. Pleasant. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for volunteers to help set-up, serve, and clean-up, as well as volunteers to make macaroni salad for the dinner. We hope you will support this ministry.
Church School Resumes
Sunday, September 15, 10:15 am
Registration forms will be available for you fill out at that time. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Concert at All Saints Episcopal Church
Sunday, September 22, 4:00 pm
The Rector, Wardens, and Vestry of All Saints Episcopal Church cordially invite you to attend a concert and reception in honor of the 130th anniversary of the parish. Mezzo-soprano Melissa Juska, well-known in Monmouth and Ocean County areas for her concert and oratorio performances, will sing a varied program including such sacred favorites as Ave Maria, O divine Redeemer, and Panis angelicus. She will be accompanied by pianist Jeff Unger. A sherry reception will follow immediately after the program in Bristol Hall. For additional information, see Stephen L. Pinel after the service any Sunday, or ring him at (609) 448–8427. Parishioners and friends are encouraged to join us. All are welcome!
Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 5, 11:00 am
We will host our Fourth Annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi in the Memorial Garden. If there should be inclement weather, we’ll be in Bristol Hall. Everyone is invited to bring their beloved animals to the church for a blessing. Horses and other large animals are welcome, too. Also, you do not have to bring an animal to attend—All are welcome! There will be refreshments for both humans and animals following the service.
Altar Flowers
Sunday
Please consider donating flowers for the altar in honor or memory of loved ones. Many weeks for this year are still available. The sign up book is in the Narthex. The cost for Altar flowers is $55 and Font flowers is $65.
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