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25th Sunday after Pentecost - November 19, 2023

From the Vicar

“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”

---Luke 2:10-11


Step into the season of Advent with All Saints' as we embrace the theme "Be not afraid." In this time of anticipation and reflection, we invite you to join us in a series of services designed to cultivate a spirit of courage and hope.

Wednesday nights in December (6th, 13th, and 20th) at 6:30 p.m., experience the tranquility of our Taizé services, where soothing music and contemplative prayer create a space for stillness and connection.

On December 12th at 6:30 p.m., we gather to honor the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a celebration of faith and unity that holds a special place in our hearts.

Recognizing that the holiday season can be a difficult time for many, join us on December 21st at 6:30 p.m. for our Blue Christmas service. In this gentle and supportive gathering, we acknowledge the emotions that may accompany the season, providing solace and understanding.

Come, and embrace the Advent message of courage and fearlessness. All are welcome as we journey together toward the joyous celebration of Christmas.

A Note from Bishop Benfield -

Giving Thanks for Our Clergy

This week was the diocese’s annual clergy conference at Camp Mitchell, and having been there with deacons and priests from across the diocese, I simply want to say thanks for this great group of people. This is a diocese where the hierarchy among members of the clergy is minimal; these people are more focused on healthy and vocationally life-enhancing relationships. It was a joy to watch everyone chatting and laughing and telling stories. Indeed, that is what I hope happens when any group of church members get together.

This is a time of year when we make a conscious effort to give thanks for the blessings that we have. I know that these people have been a blessing to me personally as I have carried out my work these many years in Arkansas, and I trust that you find their work among you as a blessing in your lives as well.

Bishop Larry Benfield

Welcoming Bishop-Elect Harmon

Bishop-Elect John Harmon will be in the diocesan office beginning the week after Thanksgiving. If you would like to contact him, he can be reached by email at

Saturday Night Services

After careful consideration, we have decided to discontinue our Saturday night services with the last one being November 25th. This decision is influenced by the importance of congregating together on Sunday mornings, strengthening our communal bond. Additionally, low attendance at Saturday night services has played a role in this adjustment.

We appreciate your understanding and encourage your continued participation in our Sunday morning gatherings. After the first of the year we will evaluate how we can incorporate a service on Sundays that will be quiet and meditative like the Saturday night service. Please reach out to Fr. Brandon if you have any questions.

Good Shepherd in Pea Ridge Thanksgiving Meal

On Saturday, Nov. 18, 12 noon–2 p.m., Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 9829 White Oak Hollow Road, will host the Pea Ridge Community Thanksgiving meal. Good Shepherd will provide all the food, and everyone is invited to enliven the fellowship.

Education & Formation

The Adult Christian Education class continues to meet on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:30, both in-person and via Zoom (your choice), and we’d love to have you join us!

Our typical routine is to visit for a few minutes, watch a 30-minute lecture, and then discuss it. No prior knowledge is necessary, and the lectures are such that you can join at any point. We are an open-minded, thoughtful group that also loves a good laugh.

No matter where you are in your journey, or what your theological views are, you are welcome to drop in for some stimulating conversation and fellowship. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ralph Kunz at

Altar Flowers - Debbie Seifritz

You can sign up on the sheet in the hallway. Suggested donation is $40-50 and is tax-deductible. You can also provide your own flowers if you want! Contact Debbie Seifritz if you have any questions.

Vestry Contact Information

Julia K Bailey (2023-2026) - Finance Committee, Stewardship, and Outreach

Senior Warden

Ellen Corbett-Welch (2022-2024) - Acolytes

Lee Davis (2022-2024) ECW

Toni Letempt (2023-2026) - Finance Committee and Youth Program


Mary Beth Miller (2022-2024) - Music

Junior Warden

David Schieffler (2021-2023) - Adult Christian Education and Youth Program


Tom Throne (2023-2026) - Hospitality/Food Pantry

Reserving the Parish Hall or Classroom

If you or someone you know needs to reserve the Parish Hall or Classroom for an event, please contact Father Brandon,

Si usted o alguien que conoce necesita reservar el Salón Parroquial o el Salón de Clases para un evento, comuníquese con Padre Brandon,

Discretionary Funds Needed

Did you know that we get calls every week (nearly every day) requesting assistance for rent/utilities/gas/household goods? Gas cards and gift certificates (Walmart, Dollar General) are always welcome, as we try to help however we can. When we provide aid, we pay the companies, landlords, etc., directly. Assistance will continue through the time of transition.

Little Free Pantry & Library - Pam & Tom Throne

First, we’d want to thank all those who have taken the time to make donations to our food pantry box. Judging by the pantry’s use, we’d say it is a worthwhile opportunity to serve the area.

As we look at the items being donated, one thing that could be used is canned fruit. If you can, please put a couple of cans in your donation, it would be appreciated.

Please do not put perishable items in the pantry as they will spoil quickly and we don’t want people getting sick.

Also, please no clothes, shoes, purses, etc. However, personal items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and deodorant are always popular.

Pam Throne, food pantry coordinator

Tom Throne, Vestry food pantry liaison

Liturgical Readings for Sunday

You can find daily Scripture readings on The Lectionary Page.

Weekly Schedule of Services and Meetings

November 16 - Thursday

November 17 - Friday

6:00 pm


Parish Hall

November 18 - Saturday

8:00 & 11:00 am
Parish Hall

November 19 - 25th Sunday after Pentecost

9:15 am

Adult Education


11:00 am

Holy Eucharist


November 20 - Monday

6:00 pm
Parish Hall

November 21 - Tuesday

November 22 - Wednesday

12:00 noon

Prayer Study


6:00 pm
Parish Hall

7:00 pm


Ministry Leaders Information

It takes many people to support the ministries of All Saints'. Here are email links for leaders of lay ministries. If you have any questions or would like to help, please reach out. There is a place for you. Your participation is much needed and appreciated!

Acolytes - Ellen Corbett-Welch

Altar Guild - Jennifer Stoner

Bread Guild - Pedro Alegria

Chalice Bearers - Ralph Kunz (Sunday) and Marj Bernhardt (Saturday)

Creation Care - Jackie Bromley and Susan Woodruff

Diversity Representative - Julie Collins

ECW - Lee Davis. all women of the church are encouraged to attend!

EfM - Lori Snelgrove and Jayme Amonsen

Flower Guild - Debbie Seifritz 

Food Pantry Coordinators: Tom and Pam Throne

Hospitality - Lou Honderich

Interfaith representative - Rev. Kathy Corbett-Welch

Lectors - Brittany Valentin (Sunday) and Marj Bernhardt (Saturday)

Music - Jayme Amonsen

Newsletter - Sandi Lynn, feedback and suggestions are always welcome!

Photography/Social Media - Belinda Ostrowski

Vestry - Julia Kilbourne-Bailey, Senior Warden

Website - Sandi Lynn, Marj Bernhardt, and Meg Eichelberger

Youth Ministry - Mandy Stiglets

Church Phone Number, Email, and Office Hours

Church phone: 479.715.5182


Office hours: Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and other times by appointment.

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