All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter, March 11, 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.

Lent 2018 at a Glance

Sundays
8 am Holy Eucharist

9:00 am Christian Formation

10:30 am Holy Eucharist

5 pm Spiritual Literacy:  The Sacred in Everyday Life
 
Wednesdays
5 pm Soup Supper and Program

6:30 pm Holy Eucharist
 
Fridays
6:30 pm Stations of the Cross (Starting on Feb. 23rd.)
 
Childcare Available for Events Sunday - Wednesday
All Saints' Member Reminder

If you are not receiving birthday or anniversary cards from All Saints', then please check with the church office to make sure we have the relevant information. We want to remember your special days!
Movie Night



Join us for Movie Night, March 10th at 5:30 pm, featuring the movie, All Saints.

Pizza, Popcorn, and drinks will be provided. Childcare will also be provided along with an age appropriate movie in the toddler room. Donations are accepted and all proceeds go toward our Camp Mitchell Scholarships.
Romeo and Juliet 


Students at Arkansas Tech University will re-tell one of Western civilization's most well-known stories when they stage a theatrical production of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" March 8-11.

Performances will be offered in ATU's Techionery Theatre, 1502 N. El Paso Ave. in Russellville, nightly at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10. A 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 11, will close the production.
Admission will be $8 for general admission and $5 for those with a valid ATU identification card. Tickets will not be sold in advance.

Jacob Smith of Little Rock and Diana Morris of London will play the title roles.
Dr. Ardith Morris, professor of communication and theatre at Arkansas Tech, is directing the play. Students Robert Warner of Little Rock (assistant director) and Holly Willmon of Bauxite (stage manager) are also serving in leadership positions.
Dr. David Eshelman, associate professor of communication, directs the ATU theatre program.

For more information, contact the ATU Department of Communication and Journalism at (479) 964-0890.
Welcome Michaelene Miller To All Saints'!

Michaelene Miller will be coming to All Saint's this July as our curate. She will be ordained to the transitional diaconate at Trinity Cathedral on March 17th at 11 am. All are invited!


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

*Childcare is available. 

The Human Condition & 
Centering Prayer as Divine Therapy

Centering Prayer Retreat
St. Scholatica Monastery
Fort Smith, AR
 
March 22-25, 2018
Facilitated by Nick Cole
 
Cost $250
Includes housing and meals
 
For more information and to register go to
stscho.org
Seder Supper


All Saints' will host their annual Passover Seder Supper on Palm Sunday, March 25th at 6:00 pm. The supper is an opportunity to better understand the background of Christian communion services and presents the story and symbols of the Hebrew people as they remember their escape from Egypt and prepare for the return of the Prophet Elijah. The celebration will include a traditional menu, scripture and songs of praise. For more information, contact Sherrie Cotton or the church office.
Easter Is Almost Here!

Easter Candy
Donations are needed to help with our Easter Egg Hunt. Donations can be dropped off in the church office. If you would like to help with filling eggs, please contact the office.





Easter Brunch Potluck
We will have a pot luck brunch on Easter Sunday between services. Please join us and bring a dish to share.


Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Conversation

All Saints' is hosting a panel discussion on free speech and hate speech in which we will explore the following questions: What limits (if any) are there to free speech? What responsibilities come with free speech? How does hate speech affect our public conversations and life together? How does it influence the lives of our young people, especially in the form of bullying? What are the philosophical and theological underpinnings of responsible speech?
 
The following persons will comprise our panel, with each panelist speaking for 5-6 minutes: John Van Kleef, J.D. - Attorney at Law, Legal Parameters of Free Speech and Hate Speech
Dr. Chris Housenick - Dept. of Political Science at ATU, The First Amendment and Hate Speech (historical and current context)
Dr. Jay McDaniel - Dept. of Religion at Hendrix College, The Philosophical and Theological Underpinnings of Responsible Speech
Rashad Woods - Dardanelle City Councilman, Hate Speech and Our Common Life
Sheila Jacobs - Principal of Russellville High School, Hate Speech and Our Youth
 
Following statements from each of our panelists, we will encourage responses and questions for the audience. This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Sean Huss, Professor of Sociology at ATU.
 
When: Thursday, April 12th, at 6:30 pm
 
Where: All Saints' Episcopal Church, 501 South Phoenix Ave. Russellville, AR.

Summer Camp
If your child is interested in going to camp this summer, please fill out an application form on the Camp Mitchell Website, https://www.campmitchell.org/
If a scholarship is need, please contact Kimby Tackett or David Williams at the church office.
Neighbors Table

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.
 
Team Leaders and Members for March17: Jeff Aulgur (AS Lead) and Central Presbyterian (Full). 

Team Leaders and Members for March 24: Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead), Community Improvement Program (CIP), Chrys Ruiz and Leah.
Gabriel Tackett, Junior Honors Society.


Snacks Needed


If you would like to sign up to be a snack provider, please contact Marcia Van Horn. 479-967-4215.
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Larry and Lois Amundson, Joy Anderson, Mark Hlass, Jeffery Sherman, Dave, Martin Guerrevo Castillo, Candy Welcher, Bill Post, the Coffey Family, Anne Hartschlag, Landon Burns and Family, Sara.

Long Term Prayers:
Greg Tackett, Sandy Britt, Susan Shelton, Matthew Hlass, Ester Smith, Dick and Nancy Smith, Don Lee Sr., Gib Bewley, Donna Van Horn, Pam Van Horn, 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.

Weekly Service Times

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

Activities During the Week

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

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

Thursdays:
 Community Market 4:00 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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