November 2023 Edition

All Saints' Parish
Stirring up things since 1692

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As we journey on the Way of Love, this Sunday, we dive deeply into the spiritual practice of "worship." Bishop Curry beautifully captures the essence when he says, "When we worship, we gather with others before God. We hear the Good News of Jesus, give thanks, confess, and offer the brokenness of the world to God. As we break bread, our eyes are opened to the presence of Christ. By the Holy Spirit's power, we become one body, the body of Christ, sent forth to embody the Way of Love."

It brings me great joy to share that we will be graced by the presence of retired Bishop Chilton Knudsen, who will be preaching, presiding, and enlightening us during our formation hour on the subject of "worship." She loves our parish and she eagerly anticipates reuniting with all of you.

On the note of worship, I'd like to remind everyone that this is the last Sunday to submit your prayer flags, destined to adorn our sanctuary for our All Saints Day celebration. These flags serve as a poignant reminder of our departed loved ones, making them a part of our All Saints "worship."

Lastly, please consider joining us to hang these prayer flags on Thursday, November 2 at 6 pm. It's a serene yet joyous occasion, and to add to the fun, we'll have pizza!

Andrew +

Stewardship Season: "Why I Give"

In case you missed Steve Buck's or Mary Benson's talk on why they give to All Saints Parish, please click the video link below.

Bishop Chilton Knudsen Visiting All Saints Parish

Mark your calendars! Sunday, October 29, Bishop Knudsen will be preaching and presiding at both services, AND she will be leading our Adult Formation hour focusing on the spiritual practice of "Worship" from the Way of Love.


On Sunday, November 5, as part of our annual celebration of the Feast of All Saints, we'll remember loved ones who have died. We invite you to make prayer flags for your beloved dead. Colored paper is available at the back of the church.

And if you'd like to help out with the hanging of the flags, we'll gather at 6:00pm on Thursday, November 2 for a time of prayer, hanging of flags, and pizza!

ECW News

Thanks to all who attended our monthly meeting last Saturday! As you can imagine, we spent the majority of the time discussing Christmas Market, Christmas Market, CHRISTMAS MARKET! Updates were given and details were ironed out and there is lots of ECW excitement for our upcoming event.

We are so pleased to announce that we now have an Assistant Kitchen Coordinator. THANK YOU, EVELYN CHANEY, for volunteering to fill the position.

Don't forget the Ladies Luncheon on November 5th after the late service. Come meet, greet and mingle with other women in the parish. It will be great fun and fellowship! Be sure to RSVP to Patti At Lee by Monday, before she puts food plans in motion. Send her a text, or call her, on 202-669-5594.

And finally, based on the busy parish schedule between now and the end of the year, the ECW Fellowship breakfasts scheduled for November and December have been CANCELED. We will reconvene in January!


You can be an Outreach patron and have a parking place reserved for you anywhere on the Parish campus!

A $50 dollar donation to the Outreach fund will not only benefit our parish charities, but will also give you a reserved parking place on the campus for a whole month!

But wait!  As a special good deal, you can specify a location on the campus and the sign will be moved to that location for your month(s)! Just put a check in the offering plate with the notation:  “Outreach Parking ” and we’ll be in touch for the month or months, and the location. You can also use Easy Tithe with the same note (pick fund categories and sub-categories that seem close, include the notation and our wonderful Treasurer will know what to do.)

Thank you for giving back to the Community! 

Your Outreach Commission.

The 2023 Trails of Souls: Libration through Education

November 4th from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM. 

In person and livestreaming from All Saints’, Sunderland; Emmanuel, Cumberland; and Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Thurmont.

Opening worship at All Saints’, Sunderland with the Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, Elizabeth Comer of the Catoctin Furnace historical Society, and virtual address by the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas. Panelists and in-person attendees will frame the discussion around the criticality of education and acknowledgement of past events, including historical sins of the church. This knowledge affects the present and future of society in America and of the church.

Songs of lament, work, liberation and freedom will ground and guide attendees through a virtual pilgrimage from rural Southern Maryland to the iron workers of Catoctin Furnace to the tunnels under Emmanuel Church, Cumberland that enslaved persons used to escape to freedom. Come and listen, learn and grow in the pursuit of justice.

"Nobody’s free until everybody’s free." – Fannie Lou Hamer 1917-1977. Please use this link to Register .

Trot down memory lane with Project ECHO's first 5K's.

As we gear up for this year's Thanksgiving Day race, we're trotting down memory lane and you're invited to reminisce with us. From the excitement of race day to the camaraderie of the running community, we're reliving the memories that keep us lacing up our athletic shoes year after year. Share your own Turkey Trot tales with us through social media - we'd love to hear your stories and see your photos! Join the race! Click HERE

Christmas Market 2023 News

Christmas Market Volunteers Needed

The Christmas season will soon be upon us and that means the ECW Christmas Market is right around the corner...the 50 day countdown has begun! It takes many volunteers to ensure the event runs smoothly and everyone has fun. As always, we hope that everyone in the parish and others in the local community have a chance to come and help us on Friday, December 8th to help with vendor set up and on Saturday, December 9th to help customers, vendors and the many ECW sponsored tables.

It takes many helping hands to pull off successful fundraising events. As we have done in the past, we are using to line up our volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please SIGN UP HERE.

There will also be a sign-up sheet in the back of the church starting this Sunday, if you would prefer not to do a digital sign-up.

Please take some time to look at the different tasks; and if you are able and available, please select one or two slots. Add your name today to a great team of volunteers! If you have any questions, please email


The annual All Saints' Christmas Market

Silent Auction is a major source of income for ECW projects. We are looking for donations for the 2023 Silent Auction. Items likely to get bids above $100 would be greatly appreciated. (Please, no items valued under $20.)

Here are some donation ideas:

--- Unique items of value (e.g. artwork, prints) or seasonal crafts

--- Tickets to sport or concert events

--- Gift certificates (e.g. hotel, “hot” restaurant) or a collection of gift cards

--- Wine, golf, weekend getaways with no strings attached

--- Theme baskets such as gardening, travel, reading, coffee, Christmas

Please contact Glenn Iona by email ( before December 2nd to arrange for a pickup or drop off of your items. It would be very helpful if you can provide a photo, description and fair market value for each item. The photos will be used for social media advertising.

NEW IN 2023!

We are close to running out of boot mugs. This year we will have these cool, new mugs to sell at the Glühwein/hot cocoa booth at the Christmas Market. The design on the mug was created by Deb Watson. It is great to have such creativity within our group. Thanks, Deb!


There are lots of craft fairs and holiday shopping events scheduled in Southern Maryland between now and Christmas. You can help us increase visiblity to our Christmas Market by inviting family, friends and coworkers. Feel free to print copies of this flyer and hand them out at activities you may participate in between now in the market or take a flyer to work and post it. Another idea would be to send the flyer to all on your distribution list! The more people who know about our Christmas Market, the more who will attend! As a parish, let's do everything we can to help make this a super successful event!

Welcome to the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

The texts are available online

We encourage everyone to read them before Sunday. If you haven’t done so previously, give it a try & see if you get something new or different when you hear them again on Sunday.

8 AM:

For those not attending in person, the 8 AM liturgy is live streamed on our Facebook page. You may tune in at 8 AM by clicking on this link:  

The bulletin may be found just below. [Please note: unlike our 10:30 AM service on Zoom, the 8 AM service is not interactive. You will be able to view the liturgy and the sermon, but will not be able to see or speak with the other viewers.] 


Link to our 8 AM bulletin >>> BULLETIN

10:30 AM:

To join the 10:30 AM service by pc, laptop or smart device, click on this link:  

If you are asked for a password, enter 014954

(You may join directly through the Zoom app by entering the Meeting ID: 715 310 766 and then the Password: 014954)

To join by cell phone (audio only)

Call in number: 1-301-715-8592 When asked for the access code, enter: 715310766#  When asked for the password, enter: 014954#

To join by landline:

Dial: 1 301-715-8592   Meeting ID: 715 310 766  Password: 014954


Link to our 10:30 AM bulletin >>> BULLETIN

November Birthdays

7- Kathryn Dailey

10 - Ellie wilson

10 - Geri Werdig

15 - Cheryl Thompson

16 - Patti At Lee

20 - Kelli Horn

24 - Sarah Kinch

26 - Mary Flora

27 - Susan Custis

A very happy anniversary to Eric & Kathryn Marsh on the 10th

Wanda Rose

Andre & Annie Henderson

Judy Severson

Catherine Grover

Sue Pierce

Alice Adams

Tim Blackwell

Gary Brown


Philicia Collins

Jason Cross

Ersky “Butch” Freeman

Michael Freeman

Michael & Corben


Valerie Price

Virginia Guilford

Sharon Denise Powell

Bob Sheskin

Harold Klausner

Penny Dorsey

Pat Mann

Audrey S.

John S.






Those who face mental health challenges, Wanda and her clients, Those experiencing homelessness, Caregivers

Recurring Events

The Men's Breakfast is always the first Saturday of every month at 9:00 am at Traders Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach. Jim Thrift, our convener, will be in attendance setting up the room before 9:00. The breakfasts are for all Christian men for fellowship and fun. We discuss most everything except religion. Plan to attend and bring a friend as all are welcome, especially newcomers. If you attend you'll have fun, if you don't, we'll talk about you.

The knitting/crafting group continues to meet on Thursdays from 1 - 3 PM. Every other week is in- person. If you would like to join us and are not receiving our emails, please contact Cindy Overstrom at If you would rather not attend with your computer, you can also call in with any phone. 

Local food pantry info available HERE

Don't Forget...
All Saints Parish 1692 is on YouTube

The Connections Commissions now has a YouTube channel for all of our Zoom videos, including our Skills Extravaganza, All Saints Cooks and Spudnik Training episodes. Sermons and special services are now being recorded on Zoom and added on YouTube as well. You might be amazed at the things you will learn! You can find us on the All Saints Parish 1692 You Tube Channel and here's the link.
From the Connections Commission

Sharing information via our All Saints’ newsletters, midweek email updates and snail mail communications continue to be a work in progress. We would like to thank all who contribute the information we include and we encourage all Parish members to submit “news” items and photos that would be of interest to our Parish family and friends. 

Note: please send your submission as you'd like it to appear. We'll edit for spelling and punctuation but submissions should be written as they will appear instead of as requests.
1. Love and Acceptance of Neighbor: Work toward alleviating suffering and bringing healing to our communities in acts great and small. Welcome with love, compassion, and care all who engage with All Saints. Strive to bring together in love and fellowship those who otherwise may be divided. Promote equality, human rights, inclusion, dignity, and respect for all.

2. Worship and Formation: Create disciples through worship, education, and coming together in fellowship. Demonstrate and share the love of Jesus with others. Offer creative and enriching programs for adults, children, and youth. Promote worship activities that strengthen congregational relationships and bring our community together in love and mutual respect. 

3. Valuing and Sharing Our History: Respect, maintain, and share our sacred space and the stories of those who have worshipped here for over 300 years. Encourage understanding and enlightenment through listening to and learning about our history.

Worship and Music Commission:

Deb Watson 301-801-0960  

Parish Family Commission:

Malane Silver 443-624-4691

Christian Formation Commission:

Rev. Andrew Rutledge  

Living Our Values Commission: 

Giving Back Commission:

Patti At Lee 202 669-5594 

Finance Commission:

Ken Mackenzie


Connections Commission:

Deb Shupe 410-231-8150 


Property Committee:

Glenn Iona 301- 802-9162

Planned Giving Board:

Carl Bucheister 301-855-4687

Episcopal Church Women (ECW):

Deb Shupe 410-231-8150

Calvert Arts Festival:

Barbara & Steve Buck: 


Cemetery Committee:

Brian Dowell 410-257-5449

Calvert Concept for Reconciliation and Housing: 

Kip At Lee

410 474-3008

Parish Leadership

Rector- The Rev. Andrew Rutledge


Senior Warden - Adriane Hope Sayles


Junior Warden - Ken McKenzie

Property Warden - Filo Blake

Prayer Warden - Barbara Brown

Treasurer - Steve Watson

Music director - Deb Watson


Vestry Members

Deb Watson (2026)      

Glenn Iona (2023)             

Ken McKenzie (2025)        

Deborah Plumley (2025)  

Norm Flora (2025)         

Lloyd Kinch (2025)          

Deb Shupe (2026)           

Malane Silver (2025)       

Matthew Schatz (2025)