Story Walk 2022

Story Walk 2022

Story Walk greets passersby with displays that will change every few weeks.

Story Walk 2022

Story Walk 2022

A page from the current display "Twas the Morning of Easter" by Glenys Nellist.

Story Walk 2022

Story Walk 2022

Joy greets Betty along the Lake Avenue side of the display.

Easter 2022

Easter 2022

Easter 2022

Easter 2022

Hand bells rang out!

Easter 2022

Easter 2022

The joy of the Feast of the Resurrection echoed in the music of the choir, string quartet, oboe, and harpsichord!

Easter 2022

Easter 2022

The Rev. King surprises the parish with a special banner declaring "Alleluia."

Easter 2022

Easter 2022

The Rev. King engages eager listeners in a homily for children.

Easter 2022

Easter 2022

A special surprise--a proposal followed the postlude (she said "yes")!

Alleluia banner

Alleluia banner

The finished product!

Banner in the making

Banner in the making

Barbara Tuzio and the Rev. King worked in secret to make a beautiful Alleluia banner which was unfurled at Easter Vigil.

Bread bakers

Bread bakers

Volunteers were busy baking bread for Easter Eucharist.

Filling the eggs with joy!

Filling the eggs with joy!

Thank you to all the volunteers who made the egg hunt a success!

Volunteers at work

Volunteers at work

Those eggs aren't going to stuff themselves!

Easter 2022

Easter 2022

The Easter egg hunt is on!

Easter 2022

Easter 2022

A little wind and cool temperatures did not deter the younger set from joining in the Easter egg hunt!

Maundy Thursday 2022

Maundy Thursday 2022

"A beautiful entrance to the Triduum," notes the Rev. Kathryn L. King.

Maundy Thursday 2022

Maundy Thursday 2022

Congregants prepare for meal commemorating the Last Supper.

Maundy Thursday 2022

Maundy Thursday 2022

Service includes music with violin and harpsichord (which our organist, Stephen Pinel, built himself).

Maundy Thursday 2022

Maundy Thursday 2022

The liturgy with foot washing follows in the nave.

Palm Sunday 2022

Palm Sunday 2022

Our first Palm Sunday in person since 2020 begins in the churchyard.

The congregation assembles

The congregation assembles

Palm Sunday 2022

Palm Sunday 2022

Palm Sunday 2022

Palm Sunday 2022

Palm Sunday 2022

Procession

Procession

Palm Sunday 2022

Palm Sunday 2022

Palm Sunday 2022

Preparing the Lord's Table for the 107 faithful in attendance at 10:15 a.m. service.

Samples of bread

Samples of bread

The Rev. King discusses the bread baking ministry with Terry Williams. We will be having bread baked by Terry, Katherine Benzinger, and others at communion in the weeks ahead.

Fun, friendship, and learning

Fun, friendship, and learning

Before everyone enjoyed lunch together on 4/9/2022, they learned about Easter and completed a craft in Bristol Hall.

Planting seeds

Planting seeds

On 4/9/2022, the skies cleared in time for everyone to go outside.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities

The Rev. King and the Church School teachers found everyone enthusiastic about creating living Easter baskets!

Making friends

Making friends

New Church School members met in the churchyard on 4/9/2022.

Newest members

Newest members

The senior warden greets the baptismal candidate and his parents, who took part in the activities for new Church School families.

Acolyte in training

Acolyte in training

The Rev. King instructs Hunter, who is joining our acolytes!

Choir returns

Choir returns

The choir (with organist Stephen Pinel, at left in front) returned in full and unmasked on 3/27/2022.

The Draesels

The Draesels

The Rev. Bert Draesel and Ada Draesel before the premiere of his composition on 3/27/2022.

Prayer for Ukraine

Prayer for Ukraine

The Rev. Bert Draesel plays his setting for the Archbishop of Canterbury's Prayer for Ukraine. Altha Morton was the soloist. 3/27/2022

customized chasuble

customized chasuble

On 3/22, the Rev. King explained the meaning and evolution of the vestments, which have become more customized in recent years. At right is the chasuble she wore at her ordination (quilting from fabrics donated by family and friends).

vessels

vessels

The vessels used at Eucharist may also bear unique designs and significance. The Rev. King showed us ones with patterns for baptism (at left) and ones depicting Jerusalem.

stoles

stoles

The Rev. King shared the stories behind the unique stoles, such as the cutwork vine design (second from right), which she has worn at Eucharist.

sophia in bishop's attire

sophia in bishop's attire

The Rev. King crafted Sophia, who shows us examples of a bishop's cope and mitre (in size 2T).

chasuble

chasuble

The Rev. King, who was the Women's Guild guest speaker on 3/22/22, introduced the meaning of clergy vestments and the vessels used at Holy Eucharist.

Kathryn's chasuble (2)

Kathryn's chasuble (2)

The Rev. King explains the chasuble that she hand-painted, including the image of her grandmother (along the hem), from whom the Rev. King inherited her faith.

Pancake Breakfast - March 2022

Pancake Breakfast - March 2022

Thanks to Ken Yersin on the second griddle, embellishing pancakes with blueberries. Yum!

Griddle Man

Griddle Man

Many thanks to Paul Chowansky for manning one of the griddles, skillfully coaxing those golden beauties to perfection!

More happy customers

More happy customers

Among the many hungry saints who enjoyed the pancakes on March 6, 2022, following 10:15 service.

Happy Customers

Happy Customers

Vestry members tuck into pancakes, bacon, and sausage approvingly!

Kitchen magician

Kitchen magician

Julie's orchestrated efforts kept the hot food rolling out to the hungry crowd!

Barbara & Steve

Barbara & Steve

The senior warden and vestry member do a taste test.

Mardi Gras 2022

Mardi Gras 2022

Loading up on jambalaya and po'boys. Thanks to cooks and servers!

Mardi Gras 2022

Mardi Gras 2022

Bill dons a hat and beads as we prepare to bury the Alleluias.

Mardi Gras 2022

Mardi Gras 2022

Joy makes a guest appearance and gets some love from Holly (in mask).

Mardi Gras 2022

Mardi Gras 2022

Penny amuses a masked Betty.

Mardi Gras 2022

Mardi Gras 2022

Barbara and Jane and friends start to gather.

Mardi Gras 2022

Mardi Gras 2022

Jeannette decorated Bristol Hall and herself!

The Revs. King and Draesel prepare to lead a prayer before burning the palms.

The Revs. King and Draesel prepare to lead a prayer before burning the palms.

Evangelism

Evangelism

A regular attendee at Sunday 10:15, Rosie brings her humans Bert & Ada Draesel with her.

Mardi Gras 2022

Mardi Gras 2022

The evening ends with the burning of the palms (not a Druid ceremony).

Sunny Springsteen

Sunny Springsteen

Baptism of Sunny Patricia Springsteen, daughter of Erin Springsteen & Kyle Murray, 9/5/2020 - submitted by Rev. Schjonberg

Evan

Evan

Evan Veenboer returns to acolyte duties along with his grandfather, Dick Hewson (not shown).

Baptism of Noelle Leaman

Baptism of Noelle Leaman

Great granddaughter of Jeanne Guempel, granddaughter of Scot & Nancy Guempel, daughter of Jennifer & Tom Leaman, sister of Scotlyn - 9/27/202 - submitted by S. Guempel

Finn Leo Mackin

Finn Leo Mackin

Baptism 10/24/2020, shown with parents Lindsey & Chris Mackin - submitted by Rev. Schjonberg

Jeanne Guempel

Jeanne Guempel

Former directrix of the Altar Guild and perennial rose of ASC - submitted by S. Guempel

Baptism of Luke Matthew Lawson

Baptism of Luke Matthew Lawson

Shown with his parents, Matt & Lindsay. His baptism capped the Rev. King's first Holy Eucharist at ASC 11/21/2021 - submitted by the Lawsons

Making mitres

Making mitres

Nicholas King helps young visitors make mitres like St. Nick's during the Bay Head Christmas Walk

Modeling the finished product

Modeling the finished product

Nicholas King, the Rev. King's son, models a successfully completed mitre - 12/3/2021.

St. Nicholas Visits ASC

St. Nicholas Visits ASC

St. Nicholas, as embodied by Chris Niebling, is shown with Rev. King 12/5/2021

St. Lucy visits ASC

St. Lucy visits ASC

Holly Canales, shown with Barbara Kelly, introduced ASC to St. Lucy 12/12/2021

Rev. Kathryn King

Rev. Kathryn King

Our new rector arrives 11/2021

Church reopens

Church reopens

Rev. Bert Draesel presides, assisted by Ted Griffin, when ASC reopened in June 2021

Social Hour

Social Hour

Enjoying fellowship safely on Wed. & Sun. afternoons during the pandemic

Altar Guild 2014

Altar Guild 2014

Jeanne Guempel & Lynn Wiss prepare the altar for reconsecration of ASC, following our return after Superstorm Sandy - submitted by S. Guempel

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