All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter, January 21, 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.

Reminders for the coming week:
  • Movie Night Jan. 20th at 5:30 pm. Pizza and Popcorn Provided. Bring your pillows! We will be showing Pete's Dragon.
  • Annual Meeting is scheduled for January 21st at 9:00 am with a potluck brunch, followed by the Nursery and Toddler Room Open House.
The Comfort Zone

The Comfort Zone will be meeting at Pat Applebaum's home, 701 Hamilton Cove on the first Tuesday in February, Feb. 6th, at 12:30 p.m.  Please bring a brown bag lunch; beverages will be provided. Our group offers support for anyone who is either grieving or caring for someone with a chronic illness.  For information, contact Pat at 479-968-0915 or Joyce Desiderio at 479-968-7625.
Spiritual Literacy: Recognizing the Sacred in Each Other and Everyday Life

Based on the Spiritual Alphabet developed by Frederic and Mary Brussat, this seven-week series will explore spiritual practices that cultivate our ability to see the sacred in our midst. Such practices are not the property of any particular religion; instead, they are the basis of a healthy spiritual life for people of all religions, those of no religion, and those who consider themselves "spiritual but not religious." This series is open to everyone.
When: Sunday Afternoons from 5-6 pm, February 11th through March 25th
Where: All Saints' Episcopal Church, 501 South Phoenix Avenue, Russellville
February 11:      Attention
February 18:      Beauty
February 25:      Compassion
March        4:    Forgiveness
March      11:     Gratitude          
March      18:     Hospitality
March      25:     Justice

The Community is invited to Dog Ear Books,
on Thursday, January 18 at 5:30pm to an event called "A Conversation: Our Moral Response to Racism."

Program Sponsors are "Building Bridges for the Common Good" and Dog Ear Books.

We'll have a conversation with Denise Donnell, of Just Communities Of Little Rock about these topics:

-Current problems of racism in Arkansas
-How we can make a difference in our communities to stem injustice
-How to create communities marked by kindness, equity and friendship.

There will be Coffee and Hot Chocolate for our guests!

Questions? Email

Building Bridges

A local group called Building Bridges for the Common Good  is gathering support for the annual Martin Luther King Day Observance organized by New Prospect Church. All are welcome to attend all or part of the activities.
On  Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018  the day's events will begin with a service at  9:30 am  at New Prospect Church,  321 So Houston, Russellville . Worship will be followed by the annual group walk to Hughes Center where the New Prospect Men's Group serves a lunch. All are welcome.

Join us on Sat. Jan. 27 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 or by phone 231-349-3671.
Team Leaders and Members for Jan. 27: Sue Hastings-Bishop, Chrsy McKnight and the Community Improvement Project Group.
Team Leaders and Members for Feb. 3: Carolyn McLellan, Travis and Melissa Simpson, need two more volunteers.

Snacks Needed

If you would like to help as a snack provider, please contact Marcia Van Horn. 479-264-1119.
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Diana Harvey, Betty Carpenter, Roy Staggs, John Rowe, Sharon Willenberg, Jinny Wooten, Laura Beasley, Barbara Stoltz, Larry and Lois  Amundson, Joy Anderson, Samantha Meredith, Tiffany McCutchen, Sue Akel, and the Draughon Family.  

Long Term Prayers:
Greg Tackett, Sandy Britt, Susan Shelton, Matthew Hlass, Ester Smith, Dick and Nancy Smith, Don Lee Sr., Gib Bewley, Mac and Donna Van Horn, Pam Van Horn, Tom Munson, Larry Amundson, Jim Tischhauser, Betty Coffey, Robert Woods,             Vernon Rylee, Barbara Johnson, Dr. Allison Hodge-Selig, Matt and Kaye Abbott, Mark Brandhorst, Alison Millsap, Caleb Judd, Aja Estes, Sara Keech. 

Weekly Service Times

Sundays: Holy Eucharist 8 & 10:30 am
Spiritual Formation on Sundays:
Sunday School 9:00 am
EfM 2:00 pm

Activities During the Week

 AA Meeting 12:00 noon
MOPS 9:00am (2nd Monday)

 Healing Prayer by appointment
Comfort Zone 12:00 (1st Tuesday)
Yoga 5:30 pm

 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

 Community Market 4:00 pm

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

 Neighbors Table: 12:00 noon

Contributions Statements: Please Check

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All Saints' Episcopal Church 
501 South Phoenix Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801
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