All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter
November 22, 2020
Our Vision: A community living and growing in unity with God and all people through Christ.

Our Mission: To seek God in reverent worship, service to neighbors, gracious hospitality, and the pursuit of wisdom.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community

Trouble Finding Our Services Online?

Join us Sundays at 10:30 am for Holy Eucharist and Wednesdays at 6 pm for Evening Prayer. Each service will be streamed or uploaded to our YouTube page, but sometimes the video is not easy to find.

  • From our church website, you can click on the graphic at the bottom of the page that links to YouTube. There you will also find the service bulletins.
  • If you're late to the service, don't worry! We have it enabled for you to rewind the service while we're live so you can start from the beginning.
  • If you miss the service completely, we will post the links on Facebook and our website once the video is done processing on YouTube.
  • If you would like to request a DVD of the previous services please let our office know.
  • Please feel free to interact during the broadcast in the comment section.

If you are having trouble finding the video, go to the All Saints' YouTube page, click on videos tab under the All Saints' page. Then you should see the Live video. If the time of the service arrives and the video is not active, simply refresh the page. Make sure to subscribe to our channel, where you'll receive alerts when we go live or have new videos. We look forward to seeing you online!

Services This Sunday

Due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19 in Pope County, we will have two services this Sunday morning. The 10:30 am Eucharist will be streamed online. A noon service of Morning Prayer or Antecommunion will be offered in the All Saints' parking lot, with the service being broadcast into cars via an transmitter to 98.9 FM. This way everyone can remain safely in their cars while still gathering. Charlie Tyrone will be our preacher at both services.
Office Closed

Our office will be closed Thursday November 26 and Friday November 27 for Thanksgiving Holiday.
How To Reach Rev. Teri
Many of us have multiple social media accounts, email accounts, and even phone numbers. I have several of the above, but I do not check all of them equally. Some parishioners have asked how I can best be contacted. I wanted to take a moment and address this, because I do not want to miss any time-sensitive messages.
The best way to contact me for routine or non-emergency matters is by email: However, if you have a pastoral emergency, please get in touch with me by phone: 479-774-2722. If I am not able to answer, leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can.
Many thanks,
Practicing Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Tree
"Our knowledge of God is perfected by gratitude: we are thankful and rejoice in the experience of the truth that [God] is love."
Thomas Merton

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we have an opportunity to cultivate gratitude in our lives. We as Christians actually practice gratitude every Sunday in the Eucharist, "a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving' we say in the liturgy. (In fact, the Greek word Eucharisteo means "thanksgiving.") But perhaps this year, when our lives are upended, is precisely the time to intentionally foster a grateful heart. 

A metal tree has been placed to the left of the outdoor altar and will remain in place through Thanksgiving. Feel free to come to the outside altar and say your own prayers of thanksgiving. Then write what you are grateful for on a strip of fabric (which is provided, along with markers), either tying or clipping the fabric to the branches of the tree. As a community we will create a tree full of our gratitude.
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Face Masks Available

With increasing numbers of Covid-19 in the River Valley, we still have cloth masks on hand for anyone who made need them. Please contact the office and we can drop them off on your front porch or mail them to you.
Planning for Advent

As we plan for a socially distanced Advent season this year we would like to make sure families have the supplies they need to make an advent wreath at home.

If your family is in need of an advent wreath candle holder or the candles, please let Melissa Simpson or your group leader know by November 20 and we will order them.

Group 14 members, please contact Melissa Simpson directly.

Family packets will be available for pickup on November 29 at our outside service.
Sacred Ground Training to begin December 3rd on Zoom

Join us for our next session of Sacred Ground training offered from the Episcopal Church. This will take place on Thursdays at 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Zoom and facilitated by Melissa Simpson. Join our Facebook group here:

  • Sacred Ground is a sensitive, prayerful resource that creates space for difficult but respectful and transformative dialogue on race and racism.
  • It invites participants to walk back through history in order to peel away the layers that brought us to today, reflecting on family histories and stories, as well as important narratives that shape the collective American story.
  • It holds as a guiding star the vision of beloved community – where all people are honored and protected and nurtured as beloved children of God, where we weep at one another's pain and seek one another’s flourishing.

We will engage over 10 sessions using films, videos, written materials and each other as a group study. There is no cost to join and only two books to purchase if you'd like to do so. Everything else will be provided online through an online portal to the Episcopal website. This is not limited to just Episcopalians attending. Everyone is welcome. Visit their website to read more on it

Dates are:
December 3, 10, 17
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18

For more information please contact Melissa Simpson at Previous attendees were Rhonda Wolf, Nancy Smith and Brenda Smith if you have any questions about the material.
Young Adult Survey

All Saints' would like to hear from our 18 to 35 year old members and guests on programs they'd like to see in the future. Please take a moment and fill out this survey.

Join us for evening prayer on Wednesdays on YouTube or Facebook at 6 p.m. This week we had Charles Tyrone lead us in worship.
Neighbors Table Thanksgiving!

This Saturday we are celebrating Thanksgiving at Neighbors Table. Our partner church
New Prospect Missionary Baptist are our main cooks, with help from Central Presbyterian who bought and cooked most of the turkeys, and All Saints who provided condiments and desserts. The menu is: Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, homemade yeast rolls, and pumpkin rolls for dessert. In our 9th year, this feast has truly become a community feast, a blessing of abundance that begins with God, travels through friendships, and ends with a delicious meal and giving thanks.

We give grateful thanks for the abundant support that our church and our community provide this ministry. Please remember Neighbors Table in your prayers. If you’d like to join our team of joyful workers, just text or call Catherine at 479-264-4346. We follow safety precautions from start to finish. We’ll find a time and task that suits you, and show you how we do it now.
Bath Soap, Cereal & Milk, Toothbrushes & Toothpaste for Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes, a part of the Neighbors Table ministry, asks for donations of bath soap to provide to our guests. Also needed are soft and medium toothbrushes and toothpaste. Cereal and shelf stable or dry milk are also requested by our guests. Due to Covid precautions, Neighbors Table asks that you bring your donations to All Saints’ Episcopal Church on Saturdays between 9:00 AM and 12:30 PM. Please place your gifts in the Loaves and Fishes Wagon at the door outside Sutherland Hall. As a reminder, you can support Neighbors Table with a donation to Food Ministries in the Giving tab at the All Saints’ webpage.
Faith and Reason Sunday School

Join the Faith and Reason class every Sunday at 9 .m. Lead by Bill Parton and Paul Gray

Use this link to join the Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 958 5975 7730
Passcode: 1234

Meeting should open around 8:50am.
Practicing Prayer
New Time 5:15 to 6:15

We’ll begin with 20 minutes of silent prayer and then continue our discussion of Thomas Keating’s book, Manifesting God, p. 34. To receive a Zoom invitation, please email Catherine Crews,, with your contact information. All are welcome!
Enneagram on Zoom

The Enneagram in Love and Work by Helen Palmer, weekly book study, begins October 6th on Zoom at 7pm-8:30 pm.

Meeting ID: 886 1035 0105
Passcode: 867714

All are welcome. While the book is helpful you do not have to read it to participate. The leaders are Suzanne Alford, Sheila Jacobs and Rhonda Wolf. 

If you have questions please call or email Rhonda Wolf at (719) 650-6021 or

Please celebrate the following birthdays this week with us: Destiny Kellner.

O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on
your servants as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow
in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness
all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For those celebrating an anniversary this week:

O gracious and everliving God, look mercifully upon your servants who come to renew the promises they have made to each other. Grant them your blessing, and assist them with your grace, that with true fidelity and steadfast love they may honor and keep their promises and vows; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Please let the office know if your birthday or anniversary has been missed.
Remembering in your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:

We pray for Miguel, Jon & Pam, Lisa, Nancy, Kenneth, Melissa, Bruce, Barbara, Teresa, Walter, Joseph, Dave, Jenny, for all who have contracted the Covid-19 virus, and for those who have lost loved ones in the pandemic.

Long Term Prayers:
Sandy Britt, Jack & Carol Lee, Charlie Busch, the Busch Family, Susan Durham Shelton, Bernice & Carina, Tom Munson, Don Cave, Tom Tyler, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, Sarah Lee, the Kellner Family, Rodolpho, Bernice, Marilyn Tischhauser, Bob, Robby, Israel Delabra, Wyatt Sherman, Ann McCorkle, Jeffrey & Jennifer Whitehead, Jordan Hein & family, and Kenny.

To request changes or updates to our weekly or long term prayer list, please contact our office at
Readings for Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
Please click on the blue scripture to link to the readings

The First Lesson

The Response

The Epistle

The Gospel
All Saints' Staff

The Rt. Rev. Larry Benfield - Bishop of Arkansas
The Rev. Teri Daily - Rector
Tim and Kristin Smith - Music Ministers
Melissa Simpson - Director of Christian Formation for Children, Youth, and Young Adults 
KaDee McCormick - Parish Administrator
Sherrie Cotton - Administrative Assistant
Marcia Van Horn, Ron Anderson - Office Assistants
All Saints' Vestry & Officers
Carolyn McLellan - Senior Warden
Don Hill – Junior Warden
Ron Anderson – Junior Warden
Mary Ellen Patton
Thomas Parton
Diane Yarbrough
Elaine Tise
Brandon Etzkorn
Rudy Delabra

Lori Price - Treasurer
Sherrie Cotton - Secretary
Giving at All Saints'

During this time of social distancing and staying home, it is important that we are still able to support our parish and our community through our financial gifts. Contributions may be mailed to the church office or to give online, go to and click on GIVE located on the bottom of the web page. You can designate your donation toward a specific ministry or our general fund.