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

24th Sunday after Pentecost - Nov. 20, 2022

From the Sr. Warden

I often feel All Saints’ is a special space in which thanksgiving presents itself all year round. We fill our church with radical hospitality through our individual and collective efforts by welcoming all and reaching out to our community through a spirit of compassion, inclusivity and … fun (have to mention Bingo!) Our efforts form in a variety of groups including Adult Christian Education, ECW, EfM, Hospitality Guild, Interfaith Bookclub, Sacred Ground, Winter Women and so on. These groups provide a sense of fellowship but they all point to the deeper longing to belong in the family of God. The ultimate membership All Saints’ offers is joining the Body of Christ. There is a paradox in our faithful participation: although the church is not yours or mine, it is our church under Christ. 


Pledging is a statement of thanksgiving and an outward commitment by giving as God gives to us. It is a powerful example of the intention to do good and benefit others. Pledging speaks volumes regardless of the dollar amount. Your pledge is your response to God’s abundance in our shared lives. Thank you to those who have already pledged for 2023. You are helping our treasurer and the finance committee build a solid budget that will enable All Saints’ to keep thriving. The number of households to pledge thus far is at about 35 and we need to receive more pledges in the coming weeks. If you have not pledged yet, please contact me or our treasurer Leigh Cole treasurer@allsaintsbentonville.org and a pledge card will be sent to you.


May peace and God’s abundance be with you this Thanksgiving week.


Julia Kilbourne Bailey


Sunday’s readings: 

Jeremiah 23:1-6 | Psalm 46 | Colossians 1:11-20 | Luke 23:33-43

Church Finance

THANK YOU to all who turned in their pledges for the upcoming year. If you haven’t yet, don’t worry! Pledge cards are still available in the nave, just inside the door. You are welcome to put them in the offering plate. 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 Sr. Warden Julia Bailey jkb@theridgeway.com or Edie Paxton bookkeeper@allsaintsbentonville.org.

Christian Education & Formation

We have you covered when it comes to opportunities to learn more about our faith and growing as Christians in the Episcopal tradition. 

  • Youth: Godly Play is at 1:45pm on Sunday afternoons, for ages 4-10. Rehearsals for the Christmas Pageant begin at 2pm each Sunday through Dec. 11. All youth can have a role! If you have questions or want to be involved in supporting our youth programs, please contact Mandy Stiglets (youth@allsaintsbentonville.org). The performance of this one-of-a-kind Christmas Pageant will be on Dec. 18th at 1:45pm. 
  • Older Youth: Our EYC kiddos will join the other youth for Christmas Pageant rehearsals.
  • Adults: We meet Sunday mornings at 9:30 am – Zoom (link here) or in-person in the back classroom. The current lectures and discussions are on The Historical Jesus, based on lectures and scholarship of Dr. Bart Ehrman.
  • Intro to The Episcopal Church: Father Kathy continues to lead discussion about our church and traditions after Sunday’s service. Grab coffee and some eats and meet in the back classroom, bringing all your questions

Advent Wreath Workshop

Sunday, November 27th, 12:00-2:00 pm, we will be making “live” wreaths using fresh greens. Oasis, chargers, candles and candle holders and some decorations will be provided at no cost. We have enough supplies for 20 wreaths only. Sign up will be first come first serve so sign up early! Plan to bring your own cutting shears and any additional decorations you may want to use. Need more information? Call Judi Sturgill or Connie Woodbury.


This is a family/child friendly activity!


The Tradition

Traditionally, Advent Calendars have five candles on an evergreen wreath; three purple, one pink, and one white.

The evergreen wreath represents eternal life.

The first candle (purple) is the Prophecy Candle. It represents Hope or expectation of the coming Messiah.

The second candle (also purple) is the Bethlehem Candle. It represents Love and Christ’s birth.

The third candle (pink) is the Shepherd’s Candle and represents Joy.

The fourth candle (purple) is the Angel’s Candle. It represents Peace.

On Christmas Eve a white candle is placed in the center of the wreath.

This candle represents the light of the life of Christ that has come into the world.

Altar Flowers

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 Judi Sturgill, at judi.sturgill@yahoo.com.

Thanksgiving Boxes for Neighboring School

Thank you to all who made the Thanksgiving boxes possible, especially our ECW who donated the gift cards for the perishable items!

Discretionary Funds Always 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. If you have questions on how the account is used or how requests for assistance work, just ask Mtr. Sara. So far this year, we have distributed $9040.61 in assistance to folks.

Little Free Pantry & Library

Many thanks to all who contributed to the Little Food Pantry this past week! We are back in business and very much appreciated by our neighbors who rely on the LFP.


Reminder: donations do not need to be large or burdensome on your budget! A single can of soup, a jar of peanut butter or a box of crackers goes a long way!

Noon Bible Study

November presents many challenges to meeting on Tuesday, so we will be engaging in independent reading through the month, suggested reading of a chapter a week in the book of Daniel (ch 8-12). On Tuesday, Nov. 29, we will meet to conclude our study of Daniel, in person or via Zoom.

Jingle Bingo - Dec. 3rd!

Save the date for Dec. 3rd, our last bingo night of 2022 – Jingle Bingo! The event will fundraise for the discretionary fund to assist families through the holidays. You can sign up to volunteer through the SignUp Genius, and you can purchase or reserve tickets in advance through Eventbrite. Thanks to everyone who makes these events possible! We will also collect non-perishable food and hats, gloves, coats, etc. Wear your favorite sweaters/holiday garb for this very non-Advent event. (Lord, forgive us!) ;)

Save the Date: Advent Retreat Dec. 10th

The Episcopal Church Women of St. Tabitha’s Guild invites all women to save the date for an Advent retreat on Saturday, Dec. 10th from 9am-12pm (plus lunch time). Stay tuned for more information, or contact Lee Davis to RSVP.

Christmas Parade Dec. 10th

We made it into the Bentonville Christmas Parade! If you would like to prepare the float and/or be in the parade, please let Mother Sara know ASAP! Showing up at city-wide events has been named as a way to bring more awareness of All Saints’, and this is a great opportunity to share the love and light of the season.

Camp Mitchell Work Day

Our next Volunteer Work Day will be Saturday, November 19th. The volunteer work-day will begin Saturday from 9 am- noon! Join us for a picnic lunch following the workday!


Want to find out more ways to volunteer at Camp Mitchell? Follow the link below to receive information about upcoming volunteer workdays and other opportunities to serve camp year-round.


Camp Mitchell Volunteer Newsletter Sign-Up

Understanding Islamic Culture

Dr. Hamed Alalamat, a professor at NWACC and an Imam at the Bentonville Islamic Center, will share a presentation on Islam and Islamic culture. The presentation will cover topics such as faith, culture, food, and traditions.



This program is intended for non-Muslims seeking to understand Islam and Islamic culture. Registration is not required. Info about the event can be found on Facebook.

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.

November 17 - Thursday

8:00 am
Morning Prayer

7:30 pm

Interfaith Book Club

Facebook

November 18 - Friday

8:00 am

Morning Prayer

Facebook

6:00 pm

AA

Parish Hall

November 19 - Saturday

8:00 & 11:00 am
AA
Parish Hall

5:00 pm

Holy Eucharist

Church

November 20 - 24th Sunday after Pentecost 

9:15 am
Adult Christian Education

Zoom/Church

11:00 am

Holy Eucharist

Church/Facebook

12:15 pm

Intro to the Episcopal Church

Classroom

12:30 pm

Santa Eucharista

Church

1: 45 pm

Godly Play

Church

2:30-3:30 pm

Christmas Play rehearsal

Parish Hall

November 21 - Monday

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

November 22 - Tuesday

8:00 am
Morning Prayer

November 23 - 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...
  • Kitty
  • Ed & Sue
  • Lou
  • Stan
  • Lynn
  • Khaled
  • Thanksgiving for the baptisma of Levon and Emmy
  • Mike
  • Barbara
  • Lindy
  • Rosa
  • Peter and family
  • Leigh
  • Julie
  • All who grieve
  • The Bishop search process
  • Manny
  • Joni
  • Vonnie
  • Katrina
  • Lynn
  • Mike
  • Carol
  • Shawn
  • Carey
  • Alex
  • Mavia
  • Karrie
  • The people of Haiti, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, and all affected by war and unrest
  • Cameron
  • Hospitals and healthcare workers
  • Laura
  • All who are traveling
  • Sara
  • Loretta
  • Jerry
  • Harry
  • Carolyn
  • Samantha
  • Cesar
  • Victims of gun violence - those who've died and those who mourn
  • Adrienne
  • Mary Sue
  • Refugees & Immigrants
  • The housing insecure

Prayers for the departed: 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 - Lee Davis. all women of the church are encouraged to attend!

EfM - Mtr. Sara Milford

Facebook - Belinda Ostrowski, pictures are always appreciated!

Flower Guild - Judi Sturgill 

Food Pantry Coordinators: Tom and Pam Throne

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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