All Saints Episcopal Church

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Tim McKeithan on break after a full day of furniture moving & Holly Days set-up

Our Office Foyer as of Wednesday

Holly Days Announcements!

Holly Days Needs Volunteers!

Thursday P.M. 11/16 and 11/17 A.M. & P.M. - 11/18 A.M. - Bake, decorate and deliver items for gourmet bake sale

Saturday 11/18 4:00 PM - Move items out of truck into Sanctuary, Nursery, Godly Playroom and all other church areas

Sunday 11/19 11:00 A.M. - Move all furniture back into School classrooms

We will try hard to be sure we are able to begin on time to perform all moving tasks.



Holly Days Parking

All Saints Volunteers Holly Days Parking information as follows:

1. Friday November 17, 2023 – Please Park at the Duck Woods

Country Club at the parking area closest to the pool.

2. Saturday November 18, 2023 – Please Park at Kitty Hawk

Elementary School.

3. Those volunteers who are unloading items at the church, please

move your car to the locations identified above after unloading.

There will be pick up and drop off volunteers at each location.

Delivering Bake Sale Items

Please deliver your items:

Thursday night Nov 16, Friday morning Nov 17,

Friday Night Nov 17 or Saturday morning Nov 18

in the Teen Room in the Admin building. There will be an All Saints Holly Days Gourmet Bake Shop sign over the door. We always have more shoppers on Friday so, please keep that in mind.

There will be screens set up in the room – just put your items behind the screen and sign the log so we know what the item is and who delivered it.

We always appreciate those who are talented to identify and decorate your contributions as pretty as possible. If you cannot do that, well, those goodies will be at my mercy and I am not so artistic.

Saturday Dinner for Volunteers

There will be a dinner following restoring the church on Saturday Nov 18, hosted by Dawn and Nick Kiousis. 

Part of the 623 bags of

Christmas Crunch

A Word From Our Rector

Dear All Saints Family,

Life at the church this week is all about Holly Days. Furniture is going to all sorts of places & trucks whilst more and more holiday greenery, decorations and goods are appearing. Reports of homemade peanut brittle, pecan pies, breads & much more pour from bakers' lips, and 623 bags of Christmas Crunch are ready! Nearly every possible space is becoming a shop brimming with gifts. 

Co-chairs Arline Arnold and Vip Vipavetz maintain their keen oversight whilst transformations abound: countless parishioners are preparing today for the weekend. It is an amazing sight to behold. I look forward to the coming weekend and its festivities, though have many cookies to bake....

On another note, in our awareness of the wider world which we inhabit, the arrival of The Wall That Heals* this weekend & crises we're tracking in Ukraine, Israel, Gaza and beyond, I commend to you an article written by one of our resident scholars and priests, The Rev'd Dr. Ignacio Gotz. He is Lawrence A. Stessin Distinguished Professor Emeritus at New College of Hofstra University, where he taught for thirty-five years. He invites us to remember what binds us together as humanity and gave his blessing to share it with you. Look just below for his gift of wisdom and challenge. He is published frequently, as was this article, in The New York Times. Thank you, Ignacio.

I look forward to seeing you this weekend at Holly Days and of course on Sunday.

Every blessing,

Rev. Cindy

*Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica and Mobile Education Center

An Article from

The Rev'd Dr. Ignacio Gotz

Some people in college campuses have been critical and, I think, forgetful. The Nazis bombed Guernica. The Japanese destroyed our fleet at Pearl Harbor. Hitler rained V-2s on London. The Allies "blanket bombed" Dresden and Hamburg, and then, again, Hanoi. And going back more than two thousand years, the Romans razed Carthage to the ground and spread salt over the remains so nothing would grow there any more. They were leery of the pesky city to the south, in North Africa, that kept challenging them. So, Israel trying to get rid of Hamas is nothing new under the sun. And civilians getting caught in the fray is not new, either. The best way to prevent all this is to wake up to the realization that Palestinians, Israelis, Turks, Americans, Europeans, Chinese, and Russians, have all identical DNAs -- we are ALL members of the HUMAN community. And so, as Donne once wrote, the death knolls of bells do not toll for strangers: they toll for us!


They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit. 

- Jeremiah 17:8

Discerning how we will share our fruitfulness to expand God’s work

in the world.

November 5-December 3

This Sunday's speaker is Susan P. Smith!

  We extend profound thanks to Susan for her homily this past Veteran’s Day and for her Stewardship reflection today. She is chair of our 2024 Vacation Bible School and is involved in other ministries as well. Susan retired from Atlanta with husband Fred in 2003 after vacationing on the OBX together for almost 30 years.  She enjoys living on Ginguite Creek with her poodles, Cocoa and Bennie, playing Mahjong on Wednesday at All Saints and enjoying the beaches of the Outer Banks. 

Sunday, December 3 - Parish-Wide Breakfast at 9:30am plus Worship

at Tables

You are warmly Invited to a Parish-Wide Breakfast followed by

Worship and Communion at Tables in the Sanctuary as we Celebrate God's Overflowing Love and Blessings

and Dedicate our 2024 Pledges to the Ministries of All Saints in the World.

Breakfast begins at 9:30am and Worship follows immediately thereafter.

In order for us to prepare, kindly RSVP by Nov. 30 via email or telephone the office at or 252-261-6674.

Steve Hotchkiss will be our Stewardship speaker during the service.

The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

November 19th, 2023 

Click below for this week's Worship Bulletin

Worship Bulletin

To keep up with our Facebook or to live-stream our 10:30AM service, please click HERE

To live-stream our 10:30AM service on YouTube,

please click HERE

Parish Office Closed For

Thanksgiving Holiday

The Parish Office will be closed November 22nd and 23rd. Rev Cindy will visit family from Nov 22-25 and The Rev. Spottswood Graves will provide emergency pastoral coverage. He may be contacted by his cell phone (252)216-6863 or email at We look forward to seeing you on Monday, November 27th with office angel BJ Betz graciously filling in from 9am-12pm and Rev. Cindy will be working as well!

Labyrinth Walk

There will be a labyrinth walk for racial understanding and dialogue this Sunday November 19th, at noon.

The Angel Gift Program is here again! Sponsored by the Outer Banks Woman’s Club, this program collects for gifts for children in families needing assistance selected by Dare County

Social Services. All Saints will be collecting gifts for 15 children of this year. Gifts of clothing and toys will be collected for children under 9, while those 9 and above are given gift cards for

clothing so that they can choose for themselves. Please include gift receipts, if possible.

You can sign up online to choose the gifts you’d like to buy using THIS LINK. You will be sent an email reminder of the gifts you have chosen with further instructions. Signup sheets for clothes and gifts will also be available on Sundays for the next few weeks.

Please bring gifts to the church no later than 12 noon pm Monday, November 27, BUT NOT BEFORE HOLLY DAYS (Nov.

17-18) 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 3, then delivered to the Baum Center.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation for gifts, please do so as soon as possible so that we have time to shop for all the gifts. Make your check out to All Saints and note “Angel Gifts” in the memo line. Place your contribution in the collection plate, the Treasurer’s slot in the office workroom, donate via our Vanco link, or give it to one of the members of the Angel Gifts Committee: Carole Kimmel, Sally Myers, Laura Holmes, Tess Judge, or Ann Laughner.

Help us make Christmas a happy time for these children! Contact Carole Kimmel or Ann Laughner for questions and information.

Seeking New Lay Eucharistic Ministers

Training will be provided! Contact Christina in the office, Nancy Atkinson (804) 874-0508 or Rev. Cindy.

All Saints' Book Club


All Saints’ Book Club plans to meet Monday, November 27th, at 2PM in the Choir Room. We will be reading Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. All are welcome! Stay tuned for our Christmas meeting/party and plans for 2024! Please reach out to Colleen Sargent at 703-338-9239 or Mary Moynahan at 252-267-3993 if you are interested.

Support OBX Room In The Inn

Support RITI, the Outer Banks Homeless Shelter, by purchasing Lunch To Go. Mike Kelly’s OBX Catering will prepare these delicious meals which will be available for pickup 11 AM to 3PM, Sunday, December 3. Christina, Paula & Tim have tickets.

Father's Tabernacle Children Christmas Shopping December 8th and 9th

Last year 8 All Saints parishioners had the wonderful opportunity to assist in Father’s Tabernacle Church’s Children Christmas Shopping which provided many children the ability to get presents for their family. We have been invited again this year to assist members of Father’s Tabernacle Church, Manns Harbor in their wonderful Holiday shopping opportunity for children of the Outer Banks and adjoining counties. We will help set up Friday, Dec 8 4-8 & then assist Saturday 8-1 during the Christmas Shopping.

Contact Elanor, Leckie, Carole Kimmel, Maureen, Roisin or Tim for more information about last year’s very rewarding & worthwhile experience.

Please text Tim 757-672-3045 to sign up.

Advent Calendars for 2023

Submitted by Wayne Barry from Building Faith: A Ministry of Virginia Theological Seminary

Advent calendars and similar traditions can be helpful tools for faith formation at home. Here are a number of options, some of which are free and some require purchase or donations.
To read the complete article, please click HERE

We celebrate the instructors, "our own" Dr. Wayne Barry and the Revs. David and Dr. Gaye Morris!

Mark your calendars to join the Good Book Club with daily scripture readings, reflections, and teachings, during Epiphanytide, starting January 6. 
If you are looking for support on your journey through Genesis in 2024, check out A Journey Through Genesis, with daily reflections on each of the readings for the entire Book of Genesis. Written by scholars, lay leaders, and clergy around the world, these reflections will help deepen your encounter with the sacred story of God’s saving love for humanity.

Very Happy Birthday Wishes to:

11/16: David Briggman

11/17: Molly Harris

11/17: Aubrey Dunning

11/17: John Blackstock

11/18: Joan Bishop

11/19: Ruthie Charlton

11/20: Arline Arnold

11/20: Gary Kimmel

11/21: Susan Clissod

11/22: Ron DeVeau

 Ongoing Facility Use & Meeting Schedule



9:30 am to 10:15 am – Conference Room - Adult Bible Study  

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

7 pm to 8 pm – Gathering Space - Alcoholics Anonymous



1st Monday of the Month – 10:30 am to 12 pm - Conference Room - 

Adult Education & Spirituality Committee 

2nd & 4th Monday of the Month – 4 pm to 5:30 pm - Study in the Admin Bldg - Women’s Spirituality Circle   

3rd Monday of the Month – 5 pm to 6:30 pm - Conference Room -

Vestry Meeting

7 pm to 9 pm – Reception Area - Prayer Shawl



2nd Tuesday of the Month - 2:30 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 - Choir Room - Choir Rehearsal

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