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We live into the love of God for all through our prayer, praise, and service.

15th Sunday after Pentecost - September 18, 2022

From the Vicar

What a wonderful weekend at All Saints’! Y’all knocked it out of the park with celebrating Fr. Kathy and Ellen’s blessing and welcoming Rev. Jason Alexander, Canon to the Ordinary, for services and for our Appreciative Inquiry. Even before Sunday, though, a small but mighty crew showed up to make sure we got our section of 8th Street cleaned up (pictured above), and our grounds crew had the landscape around the church looking beautiful.


Inside and out, All Saints’ is a wonderful place to be. Like any community, we’re not perfect: sometimes it’s going to be too hot or too cold and other times not everyone is going to agree. It is how we navigate through all the adventures of being in community, of living, learning, and growing together as Christians that others witness how God works in our lives.


Rev. Canon Alexander spoke with us about the transition toward the hiring of the next Latinx Missioner for the diocese who will serve at our Spanish services. We talked about how we are one congregation and about the role of the missioner, and we responded to questions asking us about a highlight in our congregational life, a ministry we appreciated from a priest, and what we look forward to accomplishing in the next three years. Yes, we covered a lot, but it was wonderful to hear from everyone who was there. If you have thoughts to share, I can certainly pass them along. The responses will be consolidated, and we’ll share them when we get them back so we can see what stands out and what we have to look forward to.

 

Sunday’s readings: Amos 8:4-7 | Psalm 113 | 1 Timothy 2:1-7 | Luke 16:1-13

Church Finance at a Glance

Online offerings can be made at any time HERE

Our pledge drive has begun, and we hope you are at services to hear some of the many reasons why our saints give to our church and consider what you most appreciate about All Saints’, too. (Thanks, Mandy!)  If you have any questions regarding finances or wish to see our balance sheets, please contact Leigh Cole, treasurer@allsaintsbentonville.org.  If you need a summary of your donations and pledges, please contact me jkb@theridgeway.com or Edie Paxton bookkeeper@allsaintsbentonville.org.

Continuing the Conversation - Sept. 15th

Shared in the calendar of events during Welcoming Week NWA, the monthly conversation continues with a look at a guide to anti-racism, along with community observations and opportunities for building relationships. All are welcome at 11:30 at 211 Cafe (at the Bentonville Public Library). Find info about the event here.

September means Bingo Sportsball Night!

Grab your favorite jersey, sports paraphernalia, and gametime good luck charms as we celebrate this month’s Bingo night on the 17th, raising money to help with sports equipment for area youth. We will have a link to volunteer on SignUp Genius in next week’s newsletter (or you can let Ashton know!), and you can buy tickets through Eventbrite, which is also on the event’s Facebook page. Invite your family and friends! Last month we ran out of tickets, so please buy/reserve tickets online! (The Eventbrite service fee of about $3/ticket really helps us facilitate the ticket sales, administration, and record keeping.)

Godly Play Resumes!

Godly Play is at 1:45pm on Sunday afternoons, for ages 4-10. If you have questions or want to be involved in supporting our youth programs, please contact Mandy Stiglets (youth@allsaintsbentonville.org). Our EYC program for kids 11+ will begin at the same time on Sept. 25th.

Interfaith Peace Walk - Sept. 18th 2-4pm

After Welcoming Week NWA, further interfaith relationships by participating in the Interfaith Peace Walk, an annual event of the Benton Co. Interfaith Alliance. https://welcomingweeknwa.org/#calendar-e9de34aa-376f-44d6-96fd-3723893b3a57

Interfaith Book Club - New Book!

Tonight we begin the book Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. We meet on Facebook; Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm. Please let Sandi Lynn know if you need a link to the room.

Vestry Meeting Sept. 20th

Our next vestry meeting will be on Tuesday, September 20th, at 6:30 pm at church. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Arkansas Youth Event (AYE)

This is our fall weekend retreat hosted by the Diocese of Arkansas for 6th-12th grade youth. It is a great kick-off to the new school year, a chance to spend some time with old friends, and a time to make new friends from all over the state.

 

More information visit them online here.

Camp Mitchell Board of Visitors

Annual Gathering

The Camp Mitchell Board of Visitors invites you to its adults-only Board of Visitors event.

 

Due to safety concerns, most meetings will be held in the Chapel of Transfiguration. Masks are recommended when we are inside and optional when outside.

 

The proceeds from this year's fundraising goal of $50,000 will go toward renovations to Newport Cabin. The space will be upgraded to include much-needed meeting space and an indoor chapel.

 

Stay the night on the mountain. Please contact Sean at 501-908-1965.

 

Registration includes Lunch but please register before September 14, to secure a meal.

 

Register on Eventbrite.

Welcoming Week NWA!

Participate in events throughout NWA to highlight our diversity and opportunities to build relationships with one another. Learn more and view the schedule of events at https://welcomingweeknwa.org/.

Ministry Fair - Sign Up Your Ministry

for Sept. 25th!

On Sunday, Sept. 25th, ministries are invited to host a table and share what their ministry is all about after the service. If you want to have a table/presence, please contact Mother Sara. Only those who commit to being present will have a space and the opportunity to share and be listed among our ministries, unless other arrangements are made.

Online and Printed Directories

Our congregational directory is available 24/7 online through Instant Church Directory. There’s even a convenient app for your phone/tablet. We will be printing copies to distribute at our Ministry Fair in September, so all updates need to be made by the first week of September. You can submit changes online—including a picture you choose rather than one we find of you!—by logging in, using your email, the same one receiving this newsletter, and whatever password you set. If you have difficulty, you can contact Sandi Lynn for help.

Altar Flowers

Hello Everyone! Altar flowers make a great dedication for birthdays, anniversaries, remembrance of our loved ones, or just because. If you would like to donate flowers for the altar, please contact me, Judi Sturgill, at judi.sturgill@yahoo.com. Thank you & I look forward to hearing from you!

Assisting the Community

Our discretionary fund continues to be a source of funding for assistance to the community for rent and other needs. So far this year, we have assisted our local community with $7,964.89. If you are able to contribute, please mark “Discretionary Fund” on your donation. We also welcome Walmart gift cards to give for assistance for gas or groceries. You may drop those off to Mother Sara at the church.

Little Free Pantry & Library

These always need loving attention! Ready-to-eat and easy-to-open foods are best for the pantry, as are protein-rich snacks. Both the pantry and library welcome kid-friendly snacks and books. A huge thank you to Connie Woodbury and her special helper for filling the pantry after school one day!

Noon Bible Study

We are moving along in our study of the Book of Daniel Tuesdays at Noon (except the 2nd Tuesdays!), and you’re welcome to read and discuss with us, via Zoom or in-person. On Sept. 20th we will continue with Ch. 4. Contact Mother Sara if you have questions or would like an email reminder.

6th Annual Native American Cultural Celebration

Honoring the Lessons of Mother Earth is MONAH’s 6th Annual Native American Cultural Celebration. This 3-Day hybrid event will highlight the work of Native scholars across the continent who lead the fight in Indigenous environmental activism! MONAH is also celebrating the work of Native voices in pop culture, food, and music to create an immersive experience through lectures, workshops, and performances! WHEN: September 19 09:00 AM - September 21 05:00 PM; WHERE: Museum of Native American History

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Diocesan ECW Fall Gathering - Save the Date!

October 22, 2022, the Arkansas ECW Fall Gathering will be held at St. Francis’ Episcopal Church in Heber Springs. Authors of the ECW's book Surrounded by a Cloud of Witness II will be featured. Come and see women from around the Diocese of Arkansas read their offerings from the book, which will be available to purchase. Registration Information will be sent soon!

Mark the Calendar: Pet Blessing will be Sunday, Oct. 2nd, at 2:00 pm

Weekly Schedule of Services and Meetings

At All Saints’, we encourage you to do what is best for you and your family. All are welcome to full communion, and we also welcome you to wear a mask, though not everyone will be wearing one. We will keep our Sunday services on Facebook Live for those who attend virtually, and many meetings also have a Zoom option. Truly, all are welcome.

September 15 - Thursday

8:00 am
Morning Prayer

7:30 pm

Interfaith Book Club

September 16 - Friday

8:00 am

Morning Prayer

Facebook

6:00 pm

AA

Parish Hall

September 17 - Saturday

8:00 & 11:00 am
AA
Parish Hall

5:00 pm

Holy Eucharist

Church

September 18 - 15th Sunday after Pentecost 

9:15 am
Adult Christian Education

Zoom/Church

11:00 am

Holy Eucharist

Church/Facebook
12:30 pm

Holy Eucharist - Spanish

Church

1: 45 pm

Godly Play

Church

September 19 - Monday

8:00 am
Morning Prayer
6:00 pm
AA
Parish Hall

September 20 - Tuesday

8:00 am
Morning Prayer

12:00 noon

Bible Study

Church/Zoom

5:15 - 6:45 pm

Sacred Ground

Church

6:30 pm

Vestry Meeting

Church

September 21 - Wednesday

8:00 am
Morning Prayer
5:30 pm
Healing Service
Church
6:00 pm
AA
Parish Hall
7:00 pm
Choir
Church
Prayers - Please Pray With Us For...
  • Lindy
  • Powell family
  • Lou
  • Karen
  • Shanie, Scott
  • Chris
  • Tina
  • Rosa
  • Hewitt and the Sluyter family
  • Amanda
  • Peter and family
  • Jan
  • Leigh
  • Mary
  • Julie
  • All who grieve
  • Carol
  • Shawn
  • Carey
  • Sally
  • Immanuel
  • Alex
  • Mavia
  • Karrie
  • The people of Ukraine, Sri Lanka, and all affected by war and unrest
  • Cameron
  • Kelly
  • Rose
  • Hospitals and healthcare workers
  • Julian
  • Jerry
  • Harry
  • Carolyn
  • Nancy
  • Samantha
  • Cesar
  • Jan
  • Victims of gun violence - those who've died and those who mourn
  • Knox
  • Adrienne
  • Mary Sue
  • Camp Mitchell
  • Refugees
  • The housing insecure

Prayers for the departed: Nancy Powell (friend of Barbara Youree), Mary Lee Hay (friend of Deb Shoemaker), Rosemary, Queen Elizabeth, all who have died from sickness and at the hands of violence and injustice and others whom we hold in our hearts.


O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of your servants and grant them an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Ministry Leaders

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 Allegrio

Chalice Bearers and Lectors - Lou Honderich (Sunday) Marj Bernhardt (Saturday)

Creation Care - Jackie Bromley and Susan Woodruff

Diversity Representative - Julie Collins

ECW - Ellen Corbett-Welch. all women of the church are encouraged to attend!

EfM - Mtr. Sara Milford

Facebook - Belinda Ostrowski, pictures are always appreciated!

Flower Guild - Judi Sturgill 

Hospitality - Connie Woodbury

Interfaith representative - Rev. Kathy Corbett-Welch

Music - Jayme Amonsen

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

Theology Pub - Sandy Wylie

Vestry - Julia Kilbourne-Bailey, Senior Warden

Youth Ministry - Mandy Stiglets

Church Phone Numbers and Office Hours
Church phone: 479.802.0302
Office hours: Tues - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and other times by appointment.

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