All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter, June 10, 2018
God in all things, people of all kinds.
Vision and Mission Statement 

Vision Statement
We, the community of All Saints',  endeavor to live the love of Christ, as we embrace and serve all of creation as one family.
 
Mission Statement
1. To become a community of people who worship together and live the Gospel of Christ to the fullest.
 
2. To become a community of people who practice the Baptismal Covenant and respect the dignity of all people.


3. To become a community of people who, on a daily basis, welcome, empower, and equip one another for the individual ministry to which one is called.
 
4. To become a people who incorporate the best from the past, embrace the best of the present and prepare for a better future.

Movie Night 

The EfM group at All Saints' will be hosting movie night on Saturday, June 30th at 6pm. We will be watching The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Zoo Day!

On July 14th Deacon Kaye is hosting a trip to the Little Rock Zoo. If you and/or your family would like to attend, please contact Deacon Kaye at 479-970-9316.
Vacation Bible School



It's time again to assemble the crew. This year's theme is "Shipwrecked" and All Saints' is hosting!  July 22nd-25th. 

Sunday, July 22nd with Registration 4:30 - 7:30
Monday and Tuesday July 23rd-24th 5:00 - 7:30
Wednesday, July 25th Closing Program (Families Invited)

To Register as a Volunteer, Click Here
To Register your child, Click Here. 
*Please print and return this forms to the All Saints' Office or Mail to 501 S. Phoenix Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801


Volunteer Opportunities:

Adults:

1. Decorating and Clean-up
2. Registration.
3. Crew Leaders and Crew Helpers (Pre K - 1st Grade, 2nd - 3rd Grade, 4th -5th Grade)
4. Games
5. Snacks
6. Crafts
7. Daily Bible Lesson

Set up On Friday 20th and Saturday 21st

Teens (13-17 years of age):

1. Group Helper , Pre K - 1st Grade, 2nd - 3rd Grade, 4th - 5th Grade

2. Game Helper,

3. Craft  Helper 

4. Clean Up 

5. Opening and Closing Program.

*Question Call Kimby Tackett 479-747-3757 or479-968-3622.

If you are interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church, you are invited to join us for five conversations on consecutive Sundays, beginning on July 8th and going though August 5th, from 6 to 7 pm in the library classroom. While these classes are especially important for anyone desiring to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, they are open to all -- newcomers as well as those who have been Episcopalians for years. The Schedule of topics and presenters are as follows:
 
July 8th -- The History of the Episcopal Church, Teri Daily
July 15th -- Sacraments and the Prayer Book, Teri Daily
July 22nd -- The Discernment of Gifts, Kaye Staggs
July 29th -- The Bible in the Episcopal Church, Dave Daily
August 5th -- A Tour of the Church and the Practice of Prayer, Kaye Staggs
The Christ Haunted Landscape-Four Southern Authors Talk About Their Religious Experience 

On two Sundays in June and then again in July, Deborah Wilson and Charles Tyrone, who teach English at Arkansas Tech, will lead a discussion of four authors' short stories and interviews, showing the imprint of "old time religion" on their writing and lives.
 
June 17 Lee Smith, "Tongues of Fire"
July 8 Larry Brown, "A Roadside Resurrection"
July 15 Randall Kenan, "The Strange and Tragic Tale of Mabel Pearsall"
                                          
The classes will meet starting at 9:00 AM in the Faith and Reason classroom. Copies of the stories and interviews from Susan Ketchin's book will be available, or you can send an email to ctyrone@atu.edu, and a copy of the stories and interviews will be sent to you.
Contribution Request for Church Mower Replacement 

I am sure that by now most of you have heard that while using the church's old orange mower on April 21st, it caught fire and severely burned the mower. The estimated cost of repair was way beyond the value of the mower once repaired. Considering it is about 13 years old, and was already showing extensive wear, it was depreciated beyond the ability to file an insurance claim. So, it is time for us to replace the mower and we need to find a way to fund it ourselves.
 
As a result, I am starting a designated fund to enable us to purchase a replacement with a mower more appropriately sized and designed to the large task of mowing our extensive grounds with so many trees.
The old mower was sold for parts/scrap and one donation has already been received giving us some "seed money." A couple more pledges have also been offered that, when received, will be added to the fund thus enabling us to build upon this Mower Replacement Fund until the purchase can be made.
 
Since the mower we will need will be quite expensive, I am asking for donations to help us replace our old church mower. Please include in the memo line of your check "Mower Replacement" so we know exactly where to apply the funds.
I am always proud of All Saints' and their commitment to rally around any need.
KaDee McCormick, Parish Administrator
The Letter of James
 

The Wednesday Morning Bible Study is beginning a study of the letter of James. This short book of the New Testament is thought by many to have been written by James, the brother of Jesus. It is an exhortation to moral behavior within a Christian community, a piece of religious instruction. Bible study begins at 10 am in the Faith & Reason Classroom, and all are welcome to attend.
Bishop's Visit, August 12, 2018

Bishop Larry R. Benfield will pay his yearly visit to All Saints' on August 12th. If you would like to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, or if you have any questions at all, please contact Rev. Teri.

Do you enjoy coffee and snacks on Sunday morning? Every Sunday a wonderful offering of snacks is provided by volunteers from the parish. These snacks, provide a welcoming environment for visitors and parishioners alike. We are always seeking new volunteers to bring snacks, so if you would like to join in please Contact Marcia Van Horn. (479) 967-4215.
Host Family Needed for Student from China 

A graduate student from Arkansas Tech is interested in being part of a host family over the summer in hopes of improving her skills in conversational English. If you may be interested in hosting this student and would like more information, please contact Stan Lombardo.
Neighbors Table

Join us on Sat. June 16 for our weekly meal served from 12:00-1:00 PM
 
Thanks to those whose generosity helps us serve delicious, nutritious meals every Saturday. We continue to welcome newcomers to Neighbors Table nearly every week. Please remember Neighbors Table in your prayers.
 
Volunteers are welcome to join the teams on Saturdays from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM or for a couple hours during this time to help prepare food, serve or clean up after lunch. Schedules and dates are listed on the sign-up white boards in Sutherland Hall. Anyone with questions or would like to serve in other ways contact Sue Hastings-Bishop at shastingsbishop@gmail.com or by phone 231-349-3671.
 
June 16 Team Melissa Simpson (Lead) and Central Presbyterian
            Menu: Chicken Tenders, Macaroni and Cheese, Salad Dessert: CP
 
June 23 Team Carolyn McLellen (Lead), Steve and John, along with 3 LDS
            Missioniaries.
            Menu: Ham and beans, Cheese Biscuits, salad, Dessert: Baked item.

Meet Your Fellow Parishioner: Dr. Glen Bishop, Associate Professor, ATU

Dr. Bishop received his BS from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, his MS from Texas A & M University and his PHD from Michigan State University. On May 10th of this year, Dr. Bishop was recognized and honored for reaching his 20-year milestone in his service to the Arkansas Tech University faculty. Tech is blessed to have his knowledge and passion for sustaining our national parks and resources in the Natural State.

Dr. Bishop is credited for bringing the LEAVE NO TRACE (LNT) program to Arkansas Tech! His enthusiasm for protecting our State's natural resources is contagious and his efforts with the Leave No Trace campaign has been implemented within the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Hospitality Administration. The students at Tech can access all the wonders of our Natural State and practice the LNT seven principles of conservation.  

Glen was born in the village of Dobbs Ferry, New York, which was ranked seventh in the list of the top ten places to live in New York State in 2014. Dobbs Ferry is also the first village in New York certified as a Climate Smart Community, the highest level given out in the state. Glen spent his high school years in the "Garden State" of New Jersey. The state ranks second in the country in production of both culinary herbs and blueberries and 17% of the state's land mass comprises vineyards, orchards, horse farms and livestock farms. When Glen graduated from high school he enrolled in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan State in Ann Arbor. Glen's passion for preserving God's creation had been ignited.

While attending U-M, Glen elected to do summer field work at Camp Filibert Rothon Golden Lake in the Ottawa National Forest located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The camp prepared the students to meet the emerging environmental challenges in the late 1960's, 1970's and 1980's by adding environmental communication courses and resource ecology and landscape architecture. Glen then traveled to Texas A & M in College Station, Texas where he acquired his MS in studying the State Parks of Texas and how well the parks are represented by the native flora, wildlife, and landscape. Also, while working on his Master of Science, Glen met the woman who would change the course of his life, the multi-talented and energetic dynamo, Sue Hastings, who would become Mrs. Bishop on May 26th, 1985.

When I asked Glen, "What is the single, most influential variable that has been the impetus for your success?", he replied, "My wife." Sue has led me down paths, discovered towns, camps, and so many places in this beautiful country that I never would have experienced if left to my penchant for being by myself and being an introvert as well. We spent our first summer, as newlyweds, at a Girl Scout Camp in Ten-Sleep, Wyoming. At opposite ends of the camp, no less. Glen is quick to say that Sue is the interesting one, but I believe that it is because of that quiet demeanor and humbleness that God's creation and our natural resources have benefited from Dr. Bishop. The legacy continues with Ann, Sue and Glen's daughter, completing a BS in Natural Resources from Colorado State Univ. and pursuing a MS in Marine Biology.

See you next month with another "Meet your fellow parishioner" ... by Dodie Lamb-Roberts.
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Pam Van Horn, Bobbie Hlass, Aaron Tackett, Lillian Tweed, Joyce Desiderio, Leanne and her children, Craig and Fran Ferris, Bernice, Tom.

Long Term Prayers:
Sandy Britt, Matthew Hlass, Nancy Smith, Don Lee Sr., Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Jim Tischhauser, Robert Woods, Barbara Johnson, Dr. Allison Hodge-Selig, Mark Brandhorst, Alison Millsap, Caleb Judd, Aja Estes, Bobbie Edwards, Irene Thuston, William Gillum, Anne Hartschlag, Donna.

Weekly Service Times

Sundays: Holy Eucharist 8 & 10:30 am
Spiritual Formation on Sundays: 9:15 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Children's Sunday School 9:00 am  
(On break for Summer)
Kids Connection 10:15 am 
(On break for Summer)
EfM 2:00 pm 
(On break for Summer)

Activities During the Week

Mondays: 
 AA Meeting 12:00 noon

Tuesday: 
 Healing Prayer by appointment
Comfort Zone 12:30 (1st Tuesday)
Yoga 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 
 Fit Girls 5:30 am
Bible Study 10:00 am
Daughters of the King 4:30 pm. (1st. Wed.)
Diabetes Support: 11:00 am (2nd Wed.)
Holy Eucharist 6:30 pm
Choir Practice 7:15 pm

Fridays:
 Fit Girls 5:30 am
AA Meeting 12:00 noon

Saturday: 
 Neighbors Table: 12:00 noon

Contributions Statements: Please Check


Your contribution statements are now available online anytime you want to check on the fulfillment of your pledges or contributions. Click on the MEMBERS tab to login to your account. You will find all your gifts separated by designations on the giving tab. Please go to  http://www.allsaintsrussellville.org.
All Saints' Episcopal Church 
501 South Phoenix Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801
479-968-3622
www.allsaintsrussellville.org
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