All Saints Episcopal Church

Thursday September 29th, 2022

PHOTO CREDIT:  Lloyd Brinson's Son on Duty in Norfolk Wednesday Night

"Thanks be to the God who sees us through all things and assures us the light prevails over all darkness"

A Word From Our Rector

Dear All Saints Family,

Hurricane Ian and the tragic tumult in the life of our parish administrator, along with other swirling issues of the day accentuate the unpredictability and fragility of our earthly existence. As you may well know, Kim Lane, our administrator of six months, tragically suffered a massive stroke over the past weekend and is as of this writing, hospitalized on life support. I reported mistakenly yesterday so will practice more caution going forward. Her son has been by her hospital bedside today. She served us with her whole heart, and I am glad we had a chance to get to know her. I understand from a close friend that she thoroughly enjoyed working at All Saints and felt warmly welcomed here. That is good news. May our prayers continue for Kim and for her family. Thank you to all who have already offered to volunteer in the office and help with what needs doing. To participate in a rotation please contact our Sr. Warden, Dawn Kiousis at or text at 252-619-1387. 

Let us love each other and serve God wholeheartedly, knowing that our lives are precious and each day a treasure. Moreover, may we cherish those creatures with whom we share this extraordinary planet as we worship this Lord's Day come heaven, hell and/or high water. It looks likely to be an indoor Blessing of the Animals morning, and all are still welcome (leashes and cages as is best for critters).  Let's continue with plans to conclude 8:30 worship by 9:15am and begin the later service at 10:00.

The following Sunday, October 9, I will be away at my annual Simpson apple butter reunion. The Rev. Berkley Ford will preach and celebrate at both services, and you may learn a bit about him below. He and his wife Marion have been worshiping with us for several months when he's not busy at other parishes. Retired priests are often ministering in all kinds of ways, as do so many who note retirement can be busier than ever.

Abundant blessings to you in all of the wonderful ministries in full swing and in varied stages of preparation. It's a lovely season to embrace what is and what is yet to be, even amidst storms. Thanks be to the God who sees us through all things and assures us the light prevails over all darkness.

Love, Rev. Cindy


A Word From Our Senior Warden

It is with a heavy heart that I turn our attention to the everyday needs of the church during this difficult time. As we sift through our bewilderment and grief, we will find gifts of grace, courage and resolve in our midst. All Saints has always been, and always will be, a community of compassionate warriors. No matter what the challenge, time and again, our collective spirit has ushered us forward, reminding us that with love all things are possible.

In the coming days and weeks, I ask you to prayerfully consider lending a hand to the various and vital administrative tasks that allow our ministries to flourish. From document preparation to newsletter creation, to correspondence, to answering the phone, to picking up stamps there just might be a job that is right for you once or once a week. Some of these responsibilities can also be accomplished remotely. Thank you to those of you whom have already started volunteering in the office and signing up for future shifts. Your quick response and generosity was and is much appreciated.

This endeavor will certainly evolve in the coming days and weeks, and I appreciate your patience as we stumble down this path. Please direct any questions or concerns to my email: or to my cell phone by texting or calling 252-619-1387. I am still working so I may not be able to answer you right away, but I will get back to you as soon as I am able. 

Click below to be directed to the SignUp Genius Worksheet organizing volunteers.

On behalf of Rev. Cindy, myself and the vestry, I thank you sincerely for your time and consideration.

Gratefully and With Love,

Dawn Kiousis



Monday through Thursday the Office Will be Open

9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Closed From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Closed Fridays


Racial Healing Commission Reading List

Available by Popular Demand!

All Saints has long been committed to building relationship bridges across all sorts of divisive chasms, including racial issues. Parishioner, Lloyd Brinson, is also co-chair of our diocese's Racial Healing Commission, where he assembled a rich reading list for those particularly interested in this journey. As several folks have asked for copies of this list,

Lloyd and Wayne Barry decided to make this available to all of us: what a marvelous gift! 

Thank you Lloyd, Wayne, and our Adult Spirituality team.

CLICK HERE to access the reading list RHC Reading List.

Worship Services

The Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost October 2nd, 2022

8:30 & 10:00 a.m.

Our Services will be held in the Sanctuary.

However, if the weather permits we will worship with the critters outside at the 10 am service.

We hope to see you there!

Sunday Service Bulletin

Join us on Facebook Live at 10:00 a.m.

Join us on YouTube at 10:00 a.m.

Please join us for Coffee Hour on the gazebo following each service.

Adult Sunday Bible Study

Continues today at 9:30 am in the Conference Room

(across the gazebo in the administration/education building).

Godly Play will not meet today so children may enjoy this wonderful service with their animals whether living, stuffed or depicted in art.

Seeking Lay Eucharistic Ministers and Lay Readers


Are you interested in serving as a part of our services on Sunday?

Are you confirmed in the Episcopal church?

Then you could serve as a Lay Eucharistic Minister or LEM. 

Would you be interested in reading the lessons or prayers of the people? You could be a lay reader in our services. 

We would love to have more parishioners participate in our services and are looking for people that would be interested in one of these roles especially at our 10:30 services.

Cindy would provide training for these roles.

If you are interested, please contact Nancy Atkinson at or 804.874.0508. 

Room in the Inn returns this season, November 2022 through April 2023.  All Saints will provide meals for one week, probably in mid-January.  Please contact Tim McKeithan at 757-672-3045 if you are interested in being the Welcoming Coordinator or if you just want to learn more about his important program.  

Welcome to All Saints Book Club!

We have chosen our next book, Faithful Place by Tana French.

Our next meeting is on Monday October 3, 2022, in the choir room at 2:00pm.

All are welcome!

If you would like to join the book club, please use this link: Any questions, please contact Mary Moynahan (, or Colleen Sargent (

Invite Welcome Connect Blair Engelken, Mary Moynahan, and Tim McKeithan

Holly Days Bazar and Arts Festival

Friday Nov.18th and Saturday Nov. 19th

The Holly Days volunteer sign-up sheets are located in the Narthex. We will need many volunteers for the major All Saints sponsored event.

Contact one of the following to get involved today!

Holly Days Events Coordinator, Betsy Brown

Holly Days Jewelry Coordinator, Sally Myers, Donations welcome!


Holly Days Toy Booth Coordinator, BJ Betz Donations welcome!


Holly Days Co-Chair, Vip Vipavetz

Holly Days Co-Chair, Arline Arnold



Very Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Oct. 2nd - Jacob Thomas

Oct. 3rd - Carol Davis

Oct. 4th - Dale Draper

Oct. 4th - Jenn Swaringen

Oct. 7th - Tom O'Brien



Very Happy Anniversary Wishes to:

Oct 3rd - Jennifer Adams-Falconer and Luke Falconer

Oct. 7th - Dawn and Nick Kiousis

Oct. 7th - Rob and Laura Holmes

 Ongoing Facility Use & Meeting Schedule



8 am to 10 am – Gathering Space - Emmanuel Lutheran Church        

9:35 am to 10:15 am – Conference Room - Adult Bible Study               

5:30 pm to 6:30pm – Gathering Space - Al-Anon

6:30 pm to 9 pm – Gathering Space - Alcoholics Anonymous



1st Monday of the Month – 10 am to 12 pm - Conference Room -

                      Adult Education & Spirituality Committee       

2nd & 4th Monday of the Month – 4 pm to 5:30 pm - Choir Room -

                    Women’s Spirituality Circle   

Third Monday of the Month – 5:30 pm to 7 pm - Conference Room -

                    Vestry Meeting

7 pm to 9 pm – Reception Area - Prayer Shawl



2nd Tuesday of the Month - 2 pm to 3:30 pm Conference Room -

                   Servant Ministry



9:30 am to 12:00 pm – Choir Room - Mahjongg



9:30 am to 10:30 am – Conference Room - Men’s Cursillo  

9:30 am to 1:00 pm – Choir Room -Hand and Foot Card Game

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Sanctuary - Choir Practice

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Those Who Serve in this week's Worship Bulletin by


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