All Saints Episcopal Church
All Around All Saints'
Thursday, November 11th, 2021
This season brings us to celebrating anew that God invites us to be key servants in the sacred work of building a better world. We’re rejoicing that, indeed...
WE ARE VESSELS OF HOLY SPIRIT!
Deepening Our Servanthood
Reaping With Joy
Giving Our Best
My name is Jack Myers. My wife Sally and I have been members of All Saints for over fifteen years. Throughout the years, both of us have been involved in various capacities which we have greatly enjoyed. I am currently serving as one of the Junior Wardens on the All-Saints vestry. Sally currently serves as Chairperson of the Parish Life and Hospitality Committee.

For the last two years, all of us have been affected by the covid virus. In spite of this pandemic, which has been very challenging, we continue to receive God’s blessings. All Saints as we all know is a wonderful, loving and open-minded parish. You, our members, are known for having a generous and caring spirit. This year’s stewardship campaign theme speaks to us, “We Are Vessels of Holy Spirit.” God has blessed each of us with unique talents and gifts. We can use these gifts to continue the work of many of All Saints’ important ministries.
All Saints has been very supportive of the many charitable organizations in our community through the hard work of many of our parish volunteers.

Due to covid we have not been able to have our usual fund raisers Holly Days, Lobster Fest and After Dark. In the past, the money raised from these fund raisers went to support these charitable organizations. This Year All Saints will provide financial support to these charities through our outreach budget. Please keep this in mind when making this year’s financial pledge. In addition to financial support, in the past, All Saints has been fortunate to provide leadership support for the success of All Saints’ various outreach ministries, such as Room in The Inn, Ruthie’s Kitchen, Migrant Farmworkers, Beach Food Pantry and Food for Thought, just to name a few.

We are very blessed to have in-reach ministries such as The Shepherd’s Program, Coffee Hour, Bible Study, Godly Play, Vacation Bible School, the Invite Welcome Connect ministry and others. Those ministries provide opportunities for our parish community to express God’s love for each other.

We are lucky to enjoy beautiful grounds, a columbarium, a labyrinth and two spacious buildings. With the age of the Church and Administration Buildings, both have now reached the point of needing major repair and maintenance to keep them in good condition. We are looking at the replacement of the roof, painting both buildings, replacement of aging HVAC units, and paving the parking lot. Your financial support will be an important part of financing these expenditures.

As you are aware, this year’s Stewardship Campaign is well underway. If you haven’t already, I ask that you seriously consider how you can best use your talent, as well as providing your financial support to enrich our parish ministries and building and grounds maintenance. Remember, each of us is a "Vessel of Holy Spirit" filled with God’s power to make positive change. We can do this by Giving Our Best, and being good stewards of God given resources, in our parish, in our community and in the world. May God Bless You, and thank you for your commitment to this year’s All Saints Stewardship Campaign.
-Jack Myers

As of this past Tuesday:
Total Pledges Received – 37
Total Pledge dollars - $110,340.
Thank you to all who have already pledged!! Thank you to all who will pledge in the coming days......
It takes everyone to keep All Saints poised for what God intends for us!!
Stewardship packets are available in the narthex today or can be mailed to all who have not received one. Please contact the office if you need a packet mailed to you. Thank you!
On this Veteran's Day, we express our gratitude to all of those who have worn the uniforms and served in our armed forces, wearing the cloth of our Nation.
Celebration of the Life of
Howard Victor James
Saturday, November 13th, 2021, 11:00 a.m.
Giving Thanks to God for the Life of Howard Victor James, with Memorial Service and Interment to follow. 

Vic James' family would love to know how many worshipers to expect at their father's services. They are planning for food thereafter. 
Please Kindly RSVP if you knew Vic and plan to attend. 
Thank You So Much!
It really has been an incredible three and a half years! I am absolutely filled with gratitude for the honor of working with and for this wonderful congregation!

Though I am saddened to be leaving the role of Parish Administrator, I hope to continue to remain connected to All Saints through the powerful, priceless friendships that I have been blessed with here. I would love to be able to thank everyone individually for all the kindness, patience and care you have shown me - and so many in this wonderful beach community! Know that I wish all of the wellness, love, joy and laughter possible to you, the All Saints Family!

Thank you so very, very much!
With Love, Jenn Swaringen
Parish Administrator Needed
Dear All Saints Family,
Please help us find a new Parish Administrator by sharing this job announcement with anyone you think might be interested in this wonderful opportunity. The full information is listed below and also linked electronically.
Thank you!!!

The Parish Adminstrator Search Committee
Nancy Atkinson, Tess Judge, Brooks Sutton, Rev. Cindy

Parish Administrator
All Saints Episcopal Church
Southern Shores, NC 27949
$20,000 - $30,000 a year
  
*All Saints Episcopal Church is seeking a part time Parish Administrator to provide support to the Rector and daily operations of the church.
 *The position is 24-28 hours per week, preferably M-F. There is some flexibility with days and hours.
 *The position pays $16 - $20 per hour, dependent upon skill level and experience.
  
Responsibilities:
  *Website and social media management and updating
 *Preparation of the weekly bulletin and online newsletter
 *Providing general secretarial and administrative assistance to the Rector
 *Provides routine daily office tasks: answers phone, greets visitors, responds to phone and email messages, maintains church calendar etc…
 
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
·        Minimum HS Diploma
·        Must be proficient with computer software. Examples include Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher
·        Well organized, able to focus on multiple tasks as needed
·        Relational and communication skills congruent with pleasant and positive interactions with Rector, church members, various groups and individuals
·        Enjoys a quiet to active work environment, adapts with a steady and supportive attitude in the midst of change
 
Job Type: Part Time

Download this information HERE.
We are Vessels of Holy Spirit!! 
Discerning New Vestry Leadership
This is the season to be considering Vestry service - terms of three years, if any are interested they will need to be confirmed or received In the church and would become more involved in worship and ministry.

This year's Nominating Committee will recommend nominees for open Vestry positions at our Annual Meeting in January, 2022, and will discern possible persons to put forward between now and mid-December. Feel free to visit with any current Vestry member or with a Nominating Committee member for more information.

If someone is interested in Vestry service, is not confirmed or received in the Episcopal church (though would like to be), please speak with a Nominating Committee member, Vestry person or Rev. Cindy.

The Nominating Committee will also seek three delegates and two alternates to represent our parish at the in-person Diocesan Convention on Feb. 11 -12 at the Hotel Ballast in Wilmington.

The Nominating Committee's co-chairs are Jen Adams-Falconer and Maureen McGrath. Other members are outgoing Vestry women Katie Blanchard and Carole Kimmel, plus Mary Moynahan.
Sunday Worship Services
Sunday, November 14th
8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

Our Sunday Services will be inside the Sanctuary. Godly Play and Facebook Live at 10:30. Given the ongoing Covid variants, we ask that all worshipers continue wearing masks. We hope to see you there!

Adult Bible Study Group at 9:25a (Between services)
"Sunday school? Bible Study?" What EXACTLY happens in the All Saints library from 9:25 to 10:15 each Sunday? The Adult Education and Spirituality Committee (AESC) prefers to think of it as “Living Faith.” Please feel free to join the 5 or 6 “regulars” in the and live your faith with us each Sunday. We meet in the admin. building's conference room.



Get to Know the Morrows!
Linnea and Larry Morrow moved to Grandy, North Carolina from West Suffield Connecticut in July of this year, are both retired - and both lifetime Episcopalians!

Larry tends to favor Outreach missions, likes bike rides, going to the beach and golf. Linnea enjoys puzzles, going to the beach, and reading.

Larry and Linnea have two children: a son and a daughter, and four grandchildren between the ages of 8 and 17: 3 granddaughters, 1 grandson, and they live in Massachusetts. The Morrows' favorite team is the Boston Red Sox!

The couple have met a dozen or so parishioners, and have noted that they were drawn to All Saints by the welcoming spirit and Rector Cindy's commitment to this parish. They look forward to meeting more parishioners, and the learning more about the activities available at All Saints!
Adult Education and Spirituality Committee
All Saints Adult Ed and Spirituality Committee is looking to begin its study of "Sacred Ground", a 10-session curriculum developed by the National Office of the Episcopal Church to advance the church's 50-year commitment to racial reconciliation.

Study will begin in January, an overview session or two will be held in December. Parishioners should feel free to invite a non-parishioner to join you in your exploration of this aspect of what it means to be Episcopalian.

Please visit episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground/ and call or text Wayne Barry (434.996.6479) if you would be interested in attending an overview session. (You can email your interest to Wayne as well: cstw4@msn.com)
Labyrinth Walk for Racial Reconciliation
Friday, November 19th, 12:00p
Please join us for our 2nd Labyrinth Walk for Racial Reconciliation at noon on Friday, November 19th. We will prayerfully walk the labyrinth on the 19th of each month - excepting December, March, June and September - until racial reconciliation is achieved in our community.
-Adult Education & Spirituality Committee
Upcoming Worship Service Highlights
Nov. 19 - 12p - 2nd Labyrinth Walk for Racial Reconciliation

Nov. 28 - First Sunday in Advent
Dec. 5 - Second Sunday in Advent
Dec. 12 - Third Sunday in Advent

Dec. 18:
  • 11am - Giving Thanks to God for the Life of Elizabeth Humrickhouse Secules - Memorial Service and Interment
  • 5pm - Service of Lessons and Carols- light reception on the Gazebo to follow

Dec. 19 - Fourth Sunday in Advent
Community and Outreach Events
Beach Food Pantry
Beach Food Pantry’s procedure for Holiday Meal Bags are a bit different this year. There is not a “One bag in, One bag out” program as used for many years. The Pantry is now offering Online Ordering for clients.
Volunteers will bag items for pickup with clients having options for choices specific to their families as some families don’t celebrate with a “traditional” Thanksgiving dinner.

Fresh produce will be added to these bags for the first time ever. Donations of food by parishioners will be greatly accepted in the Narthex as in the past. Cash donations allow flexibility to purchase items based on actual demand for products. If you prefer to make a cash donation, please make checks payable to the Beach Food Pantry. Theses checks may be included in Sunday’s collection or taken to the church administrative office Monday-Thursday, 9-am to 1pm. The deadline for donations is TOMORROW, November 12th . Thank you for making a difference through your compassion and generosity.
OBX Women's Club Angel Gift Program
It’s time once again for the Angel Gift Program sponsored by the Outer Banks Woman’s Club! Families and children are selected by Dare County Social Services and referred to the Woman’s Club as needing assistance. This year, All Saints has 15 children of all ages to provide gifts for. There are clothing choices and gift requests for most children, but those 9 and above are given gift cards by the Woman’s Club so that they can choose clothing for themselves. In those cases, there are only gift requests, some of which are gift cards from local stores or for particular items.

Signup sheets for clothes and gifts will be available on Sundays for the next couple of weeks. Even better, you can sign up online to choose the gifts you want to buy using the link below. Just enter your name and telephone number, then check off the gifts you want to buy. You will be sent an email reminder of the gifts you have chosen with further instructions. Please bring gifts to the church by 5:00 pm Wednesday, December 1st, and leave them in the reception area outside the church office. DO NOT WRAP GIFTS, although you can provide gift bags if you want. The gifts will be blessed at the 10:30 service on Sunday, December 5, then delivered to the Baum Center.

Help us make Christmas a happy time for these children! Contact Carole Kimmel for questions and information, 252-564-4428.

Sunday Meals Needed!
Hop on the Meal Train!
We have the opportunity to join St. Andrews In providing meals for a Honduran family living in Kill Devil Hills & seeking asylum. If you would like to provide a meal on a Sunday, please choose a date from the attached Meal Train sign up list and contact Donna Trivette (252-202-1080) or Tim McKeithan (757-672-3045) for delivery coordination.

In May, St. Andrews Outreach adopted a Honduran family who is officially seeking asylum in the US. Because they are officially seeking asylum, they do not receive any help from the government. They reside in Kill Devil Hills and need our help. The family consists of a father and his 8 year old daughter (Nassar and Abigail). They are both learning English. Nassar has a full time job that is weather dependent. Abigail is enrolled in Elementary School. They have been assigned a social worker who helps navigate the school system, make and keep appointments and with parenting.

Nassar's only form of transportation is a moped. His only relative in the county is a distant cousin who helped him find a place to live and set up utilities. Nassar is learning to put together healthier meals for Abigail especially since she underwent dental surgery last week. Our support will continue to include a home cooked meal on Sundays. Please go to the link below and sign up to make them a meal. An outreach committee member will take the meal to the family each Sunday after church.

ROOM IN THE INN
WHOLE LOTTA THINGS going on with Room in the Inn (RITI)! For All Saints, it’s all packed into December.

And yes, December brings a whole lotta things, PERIOD – including a whole lotta ways to give. So take a breath, think about what’s most meaningful to you, and choose how you will love God and neighbor as we prepare to welcome The Ultimate Gift. Maybe there are friends and family members you can honor with a donation instead of a THING this year.
The ANNUAL RITI FUNDRAISER takes place December 5, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, in the form of a takeout meal prepared by Kelly’s Catering, with a choice of seafood jambalaya or meatloaf (famous sweet potato biscuits included, of course). Tickets ($25) are available for sale now, either online or through Leckie Conners. Details are available on the original flyer, plus there’s a bonus Q&A sheet with more helpful information. Take a look [HERE].

But wait, there’s more! All Saints will provide MEALS FOR RITI GUESTS the weeks of December 5-12 and 19-26. The sign up forms are available online (see that [HERE] and [HERE]!) and at the church.
So you’ve looked at all this and still have questions? No worries - contact Leckie Conners at LMSAC51@hotmail.com, 252-202-9776, or in person on Sundays. Thank you in advance for your generous participation in this important community ministry!
TO "THOSE WHO SERVE"!
 
Sunday, November 14th, 2021
The Rev. Cindy Simpson, Celebrant 
Steve Blackstock, Organist and Choirmaster
Vestry Person of the Day: Katie Blanchard
Welcoming Coordinator: Sally Myers
Altar Guild: Audrey Esposito, Carole Kimmel, Susan Lang, Evelyne Ottavio
Flower Guild: Paula Myatt  
Counter: Katie Blanchard, Jen Adams-Falconer

8:30 a.m.
Greeter: Betsy Brown
Usher: Audrey Esposito
LEM: Deb Hunton
Lector: Wayne Barry

10:30 a.m.
Nursery Volunteer: Roisin McKeithan, Barbara White
Godly Play: Susan Rich, Ann McDowell
Greeter: Kaye White
Ushers: Karen and Kenny Murrill
LEM: Leckie Conners
Lector: Nancy Atkinson
Facebook Coordinator: Charlie Andrews

Find all of the news about All Saints' - check out our website! You can find special events, photos, and "All Around All Saints" in one location at any time. Please click on the following link to visit our website: www.allsaintsobx.org. Please note: All Saints' Financial Reports are always available on the church website, www.allsaintsobx.org as well as on the Vestry bulletin board in the sanctuary hallway.

MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES  

Thursday, November 11
9:30 am - Men's Cursillo Reunion Group
9:30 am - Hand and Foot Card Game
7:00 pm - Choir Practice

Saturday, November 13
11:00 am - Celebration of the Life of Howard Victor James

Sunday, November 14
8:30 am - Sunday Worship
9:20 am - Adult Bible Study Group
10:30 am - Sunday Worship
6:30 pm - AA Meeting

Monday, November 15
7:00 pm - Prayer Shawl

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

Birthdays:
Nov. 12 - Wayne Barry
Nov. 13 - James Witter
Nov. 16 - Dave Briggman
Nov. 17 - Aubrey Dunning, John Blackstock
Nov. 18 - Joan Bishop
Nov. 19 - Ruthie Charlton
Nov. 20 - Arline Arnold, Gary Kimmel, Caroline Sorey
Nov. 21 - Susan Clissold
Nov. 22 - Ron DeVeau
Nov. 24 - Mary Moynahan, Shirley Votaw
Nov. 25 - Mark Kasten

Anniversaries:
Nov. 24 - Andy and Mary Moynahan
Nov. 25 - Andy and Paula Mohr

PRAYER REQUESTS
Your prayers for healing are requested for Matt, Moira, Rachel, Anthony, Joshua, Larry, Jenn, Dana, the Thomas family, Evan, Josh and Mary and family, Aaron, Kathy, Lacy and Mark, David and Peggy, Val, Lucy, Connie, Geody, Sandy, Kelsey and Jake, Carol, Patty, David, Don and Carol, Christopher, Elizabeth, Glen, Jo and George, Kelsie, Pete, Tatum, Kiki, Bunny, Joe and Mary Anne, Dick and Miriam, Marcia, Anthony, Pat and Tom. We give thanks for the life of Pat Ambrose, friend of many All Saints' parishioners, and offer prayers of comfort for her family and friends.

We pray for our armed forces and those in harm's way, our enemies and those who wish us harm, and the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison. We pray for our companions in ministry: For Rob, our Bishop; for Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury; Pope Francis in Rome; The Anglican Church of Australia; Keith and the lay people of Emmanuel Lutheran; From our Diocese: Ray and Adam from St. Paul’s in Wilmington, and all who minister in our church, and all who minister in our church.

Should you know of other sites that should be shared, please contact Jenn in the church office. If you or your committee would like to have an announcement included in the weekly newsletter, please call or email the church office by Tuesday of each week.
All Saints Episcopal Church - 252. 261. 6674
40 Pintail Trail, Southern Shores, NC 27949
allsaintsobx@gmail.com
www.allsaintsobx.org

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