Blessed are you when people hate and revile and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is in heaven. Luke 6:22-23

Eternal God, neither death nor life can separate us from your love: grant that we may serve you faithfully here on earth, and in heaven rejoice with all your saints who ceaselessly proclaim your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever Amen

Readings for Sunday 6th November
Daniel 7:1-3,15-18; .. Psalm 149; . .. Ephesians 1:11-23; ….Luke 6:20-31

Readings for Sunday 13th November

Isaiah 65:17-25; …A Song of Isaiah; … 2Thesslonians 3:6-13; … Luke 2:5-19,

A very special welcome to all our visitors who have had a connection with All Saints, Yamba over the years, and have joined us this week to celebrate the 50 years of
worship and ministry done in this particular place. It is a great joy to have you with us again. Special thanks to Father George Markotsis who has returned to be our guest preacher today.

Rectors Ramblings
We are celebrating so much this Sunday. I’m excited to be combining as one community to join with the Yamba Congregation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the current church building of All Saints. Of course, All Saints Yamba has been around for much, much longer than 50 years, but today we recognize all the work done in and from this particular building and it is a joy to welcome back some folk who worshipped with us at some stage of those 50 years. This is also the Sunday we observe the joint feast of All Saints and All Souls. What’s that about?

All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows, is celebrated on 1 November in honour of all the saints. Christians have been honouring their virtuous folk from the earliest days of the religion by canonizing them. But with thousands of canonized saints, only a small percentage are recognized regularly. In the seventh century, All Saints’ Day was estab-lished in order to honour all the saints to-gether. This takes into account both the named Saints (canonized) and all the saints as referred to in the Epistles (any member of the body of Christ).

All Souls’ Day (2nd November) is traditionally a time for the Church to remember all those Christians who have lived before us. Some are the named and canonized Saints. Some are the great teachers and prophets from history. Some are those who’ve taught and inspired us personally. Some are our friends and family. We thank God for their witness, and for the way they have transmitted the faith down the generations. We learn from their lives. We take time to be grateful for what we’ve received, and to recommit ourselves to follow in their footsteps

LLM Formation Day – cancelled

The Labyrinth Workshop
Facilitated by the Cathedral Chapter Grafton and to be held at Dorrigo Anglican Church hall, Kurrajong Street, Dorrigo on Saturday 19th November. This workshop is open to ALL LAY PEOPLE as well as clergy /retired clergy and LLMs. Please call Canon Mike Ridge 0427 524 246, the deadline for registering is Friday 11/11.

Parish Council
Our next meeting is next Monday, 14th November. If you are responsible for reports or wish to add items to the agenda please send them to Kim in the office before Thursday 10th. Minutes of the September meeting are available for viewing on church centre notice boards.

12th November 10am LLM formation intensive—cancelled
26th November 10am Cursillo caring and sharing morning tea to be held in the Ministry Centre Maclean
27th November—Advent begins
3rd December—Combined Churches and School Christmas Fun Day and Carols and Pacific Valley Christian School from 2pm (Carols early evening).
4th December—6pm Cristingle returns!

Bereavements: We give thanks for the life of Ainsley Van Houten and pray for strength and comfort for his wife Debbie and their family and friends.

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