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

9th Sunday after Pentecost - August 7, 2022

From the Vicar

Saturday’s Bingo night was another success, raising $900 for Camp Mitchell! We are only able to donate the majority of proceeds to the benefiting organizations because of the generosity of folks like you who provide food, drinks, and fabulous prizes, and it’s only fun because of many volunteers who serve. Thank you! The table of folks above won a couple of prizes (lucky table!) and shared on Facebook. I greatly appreciate that our event welcomes members of the church and the community at large. More and more people are finding out that All Saints’ welcomes all and seeks to serve all, beyond our worship services. 

 

This coming weekend gives us another chance to have fun, immersed in nature. The Feast of the Transfiguration (August 6) will find several of us on the Elk River. You can still sign up to participate or show up the day of (see below for more info). I know many have wanted to do this for years, and I’m glad that we finally have a date set. The weather looks like it’s going to cooperate, too! In yet more acts of generosity, several have offered scholarships so that others can attend who might not otherwise be able to due to financial constraints. There’s a precedent for this kind of generosity in Acts (2:44-47).

 

Our community is marked by generosity, hospitality, and care. When we can’t give in treasure, we can give abundantly in prayers. So many are going through all kinds of circumstances in life. Whether it’s a concern of mind, body, or spirit, we do well to uplift our neighbors in prayer—I know I appreciate all the prayers offered for my family and me! Keep praying. Keep loving. Keep finding ways to share love and joy.

A Note from the Standing Committee:

Bishop Search Update

The Standing Committee is preparing to appoint the Search Committee for our next bishop. The role of the Search Committee is to create a profile of the diocese, receive and vet candidates, and present a slate of nominees to the Standing Committee. Most of the Search Committee’s work will happen between September 2022 and July 2023, with two mandatory retreats scheduled for September 16–17, 2022 and May 18–20, 2023.


We are looking for 8–12 prayerful people, both clergy and lay, who are team players, well-organized, and able to make a significant time commitment. Particular skills essential to the Search Committee include: leadership, oral and written communications, recruiting, screening, and interviewing, and proficiency with technology.

Applications for the Search Committee will be received from July 20 – August 16. To be considered:


You can download a print version here. The deadline for receipt is Tuesday, August 16.


Please help us generate as wide a pool as possible by considering who in your parish or diocesan networks might be called to this role, and personally inviting them to apply. The Standing Committee may also invite individuals with particular skills or qualities to apply. We hope to appoint and announce the Search Committee by early September.

Church Finance at a Glance

Online offerings can be made at any time HERE


The 2022 Budget can be viewed here. If you have any questions regarding finances or wish to see our balance sheets, please contact Leigh Cole, treasurer@allsaintsbentonville.org. We are so thankful to everyone for making our budget sustainable.

Sacred Ground - Julia Bailey

You are invited to attend the 11-part Sacred Ground series which will meet each Tuesday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm starting August 23rd.


Sacred Ground is a film and readings based dialogue series on race. Grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America's history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. 


This series is open to all, including all faiths.

Float Trip This Saturday!

Saturday, Aug. 6, on the Elk River in Missouri. If you wish to carpool, meet at the church at 8:30am that day. If you prefer to meet us at the river, arrive at Big Elk Floats and Camping, 5029 S Business, Hwy 71, Pineville, MO, at 9:30am. Cost per person is $30, which covers boat, life jacket, paddle, and shuttle and will be paid on site. You may pay with a card, but bring cash to avoid the 3% fee. Please don’t let cost deter you, as we have some funds available, especially for youth. BYO lunch, drinks, and coolers, though we’ll have a couple of extra group coolers, along with some group dry bags for storing wallets, keys, etc. Plan for the 4-mile float to take most of the day, though if all goes according to plan we should make it back in time for you to attend Sat. night Eucharist, if you wish. Beginners welcome! We’ll do a short paddling/river safety demo before we shove off, and some experienced paddlers will be there to assist you. Be prepared to get wet and have some fun!


To claim your spot(s), sign the sign-up sheet in the church lobby or email David Schieffler at dschieffler@gmail.com or Mandy Stiglets at youth@allsaintsbentonville.org by Thurs., Aug. 4.

Potluck Sunday! - Connie Woodbury

It's potluck time this Sunday! Bring a dish, hot or cold, and let's enjoy a meal together! Ice cold lemonade and sweet tea on tap!

Scholarships - Float Trip & Campamento Familiar

If you would like to sponsor someone’s float trip or camp experience, please make a check out to All Saints’ and put “Float Scholarship” or “Camp Scholarship” in the memo. Float trip is $30/person, and camp is from $138-$172. Any amount is appreciated so we can make accessing these opportunities available for everyone!

Save the Dates!

Sunday, August 14: Backpack Blessings! (during services)

Sunday, August 21: Back to School Pool Party (3-6pm) @ Mother Sara & Casey’s

Saturday, August 27: Bingo! Benefitting Clothed with Compassion (6-9pm)

Fri-Mon, Sept. 2-5: Campamento Familiar (Family Camp) @ Camp Mitchell

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!

Education for Ministry

If you have been considering learning more about our faith tradition and exploring how you see God at work in your life and in the world around you, now is the time to contact Lori Snelgrove or Jayme Amonsen. Lori is our mentor here at All Saints’, and Jayme is a mentor at Grace in Siloam Springs. We have many EfM alumni here at All Saints’. Thank you for your prayerful discernment.

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 $6,406.50. 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, especially in the summer months. Thank you for helping our neighbors!

Noon Bible Study

Main lessons from the Book of Revelation: God is #1 and no idolatry. It wasn’t nearly as scary as some have made it out to be, and such is the power of reading for ourselves and studying what things mean. Many references to the Book of Daniel occurred in our study of Revelation, so we’re going back to the Old Testament with a study of the Book of Daniel beginning August 16th, Tuesday at Noon. You’re welcome to read and discuss with us, via Zoom or in-person. Contact Mother Sara if you have questions.

Campamento Familiar (Family Camp)

in September!

We are excited for folks to be back at camp! The first weekend in September (2-5), we’ll take advantage of the Labor Day weekend for an extended time of fellowship and worship for our Hispanic community. The camp is open to all of All Saints’! Mother Sara plans to go, and worship materials will be offered with translation. This is a wonderful immersion experience and a great time to get to know one another. There is a cost for the weekend. If you are interested in signing up and/or interested in supporting scholarships, please be in touch with Mother Sara. Registration is now open! $172 for adults for the whole weekend; $166 for 7-18yo’s; children under 6 are free. You may pay for half at time of registration or in full; the remaining balance is due by August 21.

Camp Mitchell Merch!

You can now order your favorite merchandise from Camp Mitchell. T-shirts, stickers, masks, and water bottles are featured in the store and can be shipped to your home. Visit the Camp Mitchell store.

Provide relief and help communities recover from flooding and fires

Deadly flooding and fires in southern and western parts of the US are displacing thousands and creating a financial burden on the most vulnerable. Episcopal Relief & Development is working with church and local partners to provide help where it’s needed the most. Your swift response and compassionate gift to the Episcopal Relief & Development Disaster Fund will provide supplies to help communities in Kentucky, Virginia, Missouri, California and other places make a full and sustained recovery. Visit episcopalrelief.org to make a contribution today.

Province VII ECW Fall Gathering

All Episcopal women are invited to attend the Province VII ECW Fall Gathering at the Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas, Texas, (or via Zoom) on Sept. 9–11. For more information and to register, visit provinceviiecw.wordpress.com/ecw-fall-2022/.

Episcopal Public Policy Network

Election Activator


Episcopal Election Activators is an Episcopal Church program, run by the Office of Government Relations, that seeks volunteers to help promote and facilitate local non-partisan voter engagement efforts for the 2022 U.S. midterm elections and beyond. We hope to identify a team of dedicated volunteers across the Church who will then help Episcopalians and local communities cast their votes. Hear from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry about why you should become an Election Activator and learn more by visiting this link.

Back to School Events

There are several Back-to-School events upcoming! Register for the one above on August 5th through this Facebook event link. There are also opportunities to volunteer to help stuff backpacks for another event happening at the Jones Center on August 6th alongside the Salvadorean Festival (in case you’re not going on the float trip!). We’ll have our own Blessing of the Backpacks for our kiddos and staff on Sunday, Aug. 14th.

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.

August 4 - Thursday

8:00 am
Morning Prayer

August 5 - Friday

8:00 am

Morning Prayer

Facebook

6:00 pm

AA

Parish Hall

August 6 - Saturday

8:00 & 11:00 am
AA
Parish Hall

8:30 or 9:30 am

Float Trip

Church (8:30) or Elk River (9:30)

5:00 pm

Holy Eucharist

Church

August 7 - 9th Sunday after Pentecost 

9:15 am
Adult Christian Education

Zoom/Church

11:00 am

Holy Eucharist

Church/Facebook

12:00 noon

Potluck Hospitality

Parish Hall

12:30 pm

Holy Eucharist - Spanish

Church

August 8 - Monday

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

August 9 - Tuesday

8:00 am
Morning Prayer

August 10 - 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...
  • All bishops and leaders gathered at Lambeth, esp. Bp. Benfield
  • Gail
  • Hewitt and the Sluyter family
  • Gavin, Mattie, and Jackson
  • Gene & Tim
  • Florence
  • Cheryl
  • Jayme
  • Amanda
  • Ben
  • Peter and family
  • Jan
  • Leigh
  • Mary
  • Julie
  • All who grieve
  • Carol
  • Terry
  • Shawn
  • James
  • 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
  • Joyce
  • James
  • 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: Charles Day, Rev. Jim Dalton, 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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