All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter
November 24, 2019
Our Vision : A community living and growing in unity with God and all people through Christ.

Our Mission : To seek God in reverent worship, service to neighbors, gracious hospitality, and the pursuit of wisdom.
Thanksgiving Office Closed

Our office will close at Noon on Wednesday November 27 and open on December 2nd in observance of Thanksgiving. We wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community
Apron Donations for Neighbors Table

Thank you to Candace Welcher for the handmade aprons for our Neighobrs Table volunteers. Pockets were even thoughtfully sewn for cell phones.
Sweater/Coat Drive at Pope County Library
The Pope County Library picked Neighbors Table as the recipient of their November sweather/coat drive through AETN. The drive will go until November 27 and sweaters/coats will be donated to Neighbors Table patrons on December 7th. Check your closet and take sweaters/coats to Pope County Library in Downtown Russellville.

We will be gathering for soup suppers at 5:15 pm on the following Wednesdays in December: December 4 th , December 11 th , and December 18 th . While share the meal together, Charlie Tyrone and Deborah Wilson will lead us in a study of poetry for the season of Advent. All are welcome. A sign-up sheet for soup and bread, as well as set-up and clean-up, can be found on the bulletin board in Shoemaker Hall.
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New Office Hours:
9 am to Noon, Monday - Thursday

Beginning December 2nd, our church office will be open to answer questions and assist you from 9 am to noon, Monday through Thursday. We are grateful for our volunteers who work many hours each week in the office. We are hopeful that this new schedule will allow them an hour or two to complete administrative tasks in the afternoon before heading home.
EYC/EKC Art Project

Be sure to check out the EYC/EKC artwork in Shoemaker and the Parlor this Sunday. They were prompted on what they are "grateful" for and this is their interpretation. We have some very talented children that attend faithfully Wednesday nights at 5:30pm. All children in Kindergarten to 12th grade are encouraged to join us in fellowship, fun and food!
Kids in Kindergarten to 5th grade are welcome to join us every Sunday in our K-5 class at 9:15 am to 10 am for Sunday School! This Month we're focusing on What Makes My Church Special. November 24th, the kids will learn about our Stain Glass windows and make some themselves. In December we'll focus on Advent!
In our 6-12th grade class Casey Anderson start to tackle Samuel, Saul, and David. All three are significant and we may be spending several Sundays on these important figures from the Bible.
Kid's Chapel is offered every Sunday from 10:30 am until the Peace where kids in K-6th grade discuss, make crafts or play games in that coincide with the Gospel of the day. Children meet in the EYC room off of Sutherland Hall.

Children older than 6th grade are welcome to attend and help lead in the discussion.
A Book Study of Riso and Hudson’s “The Wisdom of the Enneagram”

Enneagram class will not meet on November 26. Join us again on Tuesday night, December 3rd in the All Saints’ parlor at 5:30pm. Suzanne Alford-Hodges and Rhonda Wolf will facilitate the discussion. Books may be ordered at Dog Ear Books or used copies purchased at in-line sites. Please let Suzanne know if you’d like to join the study. 479-970-8058. 
Wednesday Bible Study
Reminder: No Bible Study on November 27

Our Wednesday morning Bible Study meets at 10 am. We are currently doing a survey of the books of the bible. No prior bible knowledge is needed to be part of this class. Just come and join the discussion! 
Practicing Prayer
Exploring and Expanding our Friendship with God

Please join us November 24 at 4:00 in the parlor. We’ll pray in silence for 20 minutes and then continue our discussion of Paul Knitter’s book: Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian, pages 213-217, “Conclusion: Promiscuity or Hybridity.” All are welcome.
EYC will not meet on November 27 and resume on December 4
Please place toiletry items in laundry baskets located in the office or Shoemaker Hall.
Thursday Book Talks

Readers will not gather in December but will resume on January 9 from 12-1 in the library to discuss Fire in the Ashes by Jonathan Kozol. For more information, please see First Thursday Book Talks at All Saints' on Facebook, the display in the hallway outside the nave, or call or text Elizabeth Franks at 479-264-0336.
Sunday Morning Hospitality Ministry Needs You!
Thanks so much to all who have provided snacks for our hospitality table on Sunday mornings! 

We now need some additional parishioners to join us in this wonderful ministry so we can continue to extend our hospitality to our visitors and each other. Light sweets and fruit, as well as eggs and other seasonal goodies, are always appreciated. If you would like to help with this ministry please contact Sherrie Cotton in the church office.
Turkeys and Pies for Annual Thanksgiving
Neighbors Table Sat. 11/23/19
 
Thank you to everyone who cooked turkeys, baked pies or serves on Saturday to help provide a home cooked meal and safe space for our neighbors.
Neighbors Table
Neighbors’ Table
Join us on  Sat. Nov.30  for the Neighbor’s Table Meal served from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.
 
Thanks to those whose generosity helps us serve delicious, nutritious meals every Saturday.  We continue to welcome newcomers to Neighbors Table nearly every week.  Please remember Neighbors Table in your prayers.
 
Volunteers are welcome to join the teams on Saturdays  from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM or for a couple hours during this time to help prepare food, serve or clean up after lunch.  Schedules and dates are listed on the sign-up white boards in Sutherland Hall.  Anyone with questions or would like to serve in other ways contact  Sue Hastings-Bishop at Cell Phone 231-349-3671 or Gmail,  shastingsbishop@gmai.com .
 
Nov. 30  Carolyn McLellan (AS Lead)   with Jeff and Laura Price, Cindy Lenk and Diane Yarbrough   and Tom Parton   for Neighbor’s Table . Menu to be Announced
 
Dec. 7  Catherine Crews/Suzanne Hodges (AS Leads) with CIP and Crys and Leah. Menu: Ground Turkey /w vegetables, salad, bread and peach crisp for dessert.
 
Dec. 14  Sue Hastings-Bishop   (AS Lead)with Carol Lee, Rikki Dufee, and Xessica Garcia will need 2 more volunteers.  Menu: Chicken, bread, mac and cheese, salad. Dessert: TBA
 
Dec. 21  Need AS Lead with Tom Parton  and 5 volunteers  for the  Annual Christmas Neighbor’s Table Dinner . Menu: Ham, Sweet Potatoes, Vegetables, bread. Dessert: Ice Cream and X-mas Cookies.
All Saints’ Shirts

Christmas Gift Idea!

Maybe there’s someone on your gift list who would enjoy a comfy new t-shirt, bright red, and with the All Saints’ logo?

The second order of the new All Saints’ T-shirts will be placed right after Thanksgiving, in time for the shirts to arrive in early December. Sizes are available from Toddler through Adult XXXL. Cost is $8 for child to adult sizes up to XL, with $2 extra for each X above XL.

To request a shirt, sign up on the list posted in Shoemaker Hall; payment will be collected when shirts are delivered to you at All Saints’.
Altar Flowers for November 24 were given in memory of Judge Richard Mobley and Louise Mobley by their children and grandchildren.
Remembering in your Prayers
 
Weekly Prayers :
 
Miguel, Jeffrey & Jennifer Whitehead, Mary Lu Garrett, Barbara Stoltz, Pat Bryan and Ascelia Espanosa Arcelia.
 
Long Term Prayers :
 
Sandy Britt, Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Caleb Judd, William Gillum, Lillian Tweed, Mike Miller, Jeannie McCabe, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, Sarah Lee, the Kellner Family, Christine Ivy, Rodolpho, Jon & Pam Lundquist, Maxima Vargas, Don Hudson, Joy Anderson, Robert Woods, Jim and Marilyn Tischhauser, Don Price, Jenni Green, Tony Pusey, Robert and Steven, Bernice and Jerry and Carina Dipaolo, Israel Delabra, the Espinosa family, Jack & Carol Lee, James and Loretta Tyson, Nyssa and Athena Menchacha and Wyatt Sherman.

Readings for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Christ the King

 
Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the Lord. Then I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and they shall not fear any longer, or be dismayed, nor shall any be missing, says the Lord.
 
The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: "The Lord is our righteousness."

Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength, *
a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, *
and though the mountains be toppled into the depths of the sea;
3 Though its waters rage and foam, *
and though the mountains tremble at its tumult.
4 The Lord of hosts is with us; *
the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
5 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, *
the holy habitation of the Most High.
6 God is in the midst of her;
she shall not be overthrown; *
God shall help her at the break of day.
7 The nations make much ado, and the kingdoms are shaken; *
God has spoken, and the earth shall melt away.
8 The Lord of hosts is with us; *
the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
9 Come now and look upon the works of the Lord, *
what awesome things he has done on earth.
10 It is he who makes war to cease in all the world; *
he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear,
and burns the shields with fire.
11 "Be still, then, and know that I am God; *
I will be exalted among the nations;
I will be exalted in the earth."
12 The Lord of hosts is with us; *
the God of Jacob is our stronghold.


The Second Reading Colossians 1:11-20

May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers-- all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.


The Gospel Luke 23:33-43

When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing." And they cast lots to divide his clothing. The people stood by, watching Jesus on the cross; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah of God, his chosen one!" The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!" There was also an inscription over him, "This is the King of the Jews."

One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, "Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!" But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong." Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." He replied, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise."

Weekly Service Times

Sundays :
Holy Eucharist - 8 & 10:30 am
Sunday School - 9:15 am
Informal Service "The Banquet"- 5:30 pm
Wednesdays : Evening Prayer - 6:30 pm
 
Activities During the Week
 
Sunday :
Practicing Prayer - 4:00 pm
AA Meeting - 6:00pm
Young People's AA Meeting - 6:00 pm
 
Monday :
AA Meeting - 12:00 noon
 
Tuesday :
Daughters of the King - 5:15 pm. (1st. Tues.)
Yoga - 5:30 pm

Wednesday :
Fit Girls - 5:30 am
Bible Study - 10 am
Diabetes Support - 11:00 am (2nd Wed.)
ACA 12 step Program- 12:00 noon
EYC/EKC - 5:30 pm to 7pm
Old Hymn Sing 5:45 pm (3rd Wed.)
Choir Practice - 7:15 pm
 
Thursday :
Book Talk - 12:00 noon (1st Thursday)
@TheTable - 7pm (1st and 3rd Thursday) 
Vestry - 6pm (4th Thursday)
 
Friday :
Fit Girls - 5:30 am
AA Meeting - 12:00 noon
 
Saturday :
Neighbors Table - 12:00 noon
All Saints' Staff

The Rt. Rev. Larry Benfield - Bishop of Arkansas
The Rev. Teri Daily - Rector
The Rev. Kaye Staggs - Deacon (Retired)
Tim and Kristin Smith - Music Ministers
Melissa Simpson - Director of Christian Formation for Children, Youth, and Young Adults 
KaDee McCormick - Parish Administrator
Sherrie Cotton - Administrative Assistant
Marcia Van Horn - Hospitality Coordinator, Office Assistant
Laura Flake, Katy Hodge Cook - Early Childhood Teachers
 
All Saints' Vestry & Officers
 
Sheila Jacobs - Senior Warden, and
Adult Formation and Stewardship
Ron Anderson (buildings), Don Hill (grounds) - Junior Wardens
Ricky Duffee 
Jane McGregor 
Carolyn McLellan  
Mary Ellen Patton 
Thomas Parton
Sandy McGregor - Treasurer
Sherrie Cotton - Secretary
Phone Number for Pastoral Emergencies

The priest of All Saints' wants to provide her personal contact information so that, in case of a pastoral emergency, you can easily reach her. Please save these in your personal records. This information is also available on Realm, All Saints' online directory.   
 
The Rev. Teri Daily: 479-774-2722
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