February 5, 2020
All Saints Episcopal Church
Celebrating our Life Together in Christ
100 North Drew Street / Appleton, Wisconsin 54911 / 920-734-3656 
Parish Office Hours: 9am to 3pm, Mon-Wed and Fri., 9am-12pm Thurs.
Summer Office Hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day): 9am-12pm Mon-Fri
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see
the schedule of servers for upcoming Sundays.
From Fr. Christopher Wilkerson
Sunday, February 16, 2020, is the date of Bishop Matt's official episcopal visitation at All Saints, so I thought I'd take advantage of the opportunity to share some general information about holy orders in our Anglican church tradition and about episcopal visitations, specifically.

One that distinguishes The Episcopal Church from other liturgical Christian traditions that maintain the historic episcopate* is that in our Church, "Canon law requires every diocesan bishop to visit every congregation in his or her diocese at least once every three years. The canonical purposes of a visitation are for the bishop to examine the condition of the congregation, oversee the clergy, preach, confirm, preside at the eucharist, and examine parochial records. The BCP also assumes that the bishop's visitation will be an occasion for baptism, and that the bishop will preside." 1
These purposes and obligations are in keeping with our Church's understanding of the special (specific) vocations of bishops. From "The Catechism" in of The Book of Common Prayer :
           
Q. What is the ministry of a bishop?
A. The ministry of a bishop is to represent Christ and his
Church, particularly as apostle, chief priest, and pastor
of a diocese; to guard the faith, unity, and discipline of
the whole Church; to proclaim the Word of God; to act
in Christ's name for the reconciliation of the world and
the building up of the Church; and to ordain others to
continue Christ's ministry.
(p. 855)

*The words episcopal, episcopate, and bishop all derive from the same Greek work that literally means "overseer." Thus, the primary function of a bishop is oversight ~ of the faith, of the diocesan congregations, of the clergy serving under the bishop, and ultimately of the "cure of souls" in the bishop's see (territory, i.e., the diocese).

From the Youth Minister, Erin Wolf
Food Drive Challenge: The Youth Group has been challenged to bring in non-perishable food items to donate between now and Sunday, February 23 rd . While food pantries are usually remembered very well during the holidays, donations are always needed the rest of the year, too. Thus, we would like to extend the challenge to the rest of the congregation to bring in donations to support St. Joseph’s Food Pantry.
 
30 Hour Famine is coming up Feb. 14-15 at St. Thomas, Menasha. This year, the event is sponsored by the Diocese of Fond du Lac! We will gather at 6:00pm on Friday and end by 6:00pm Saturday. This is open to students in grades 6-12 and adult leaders. CLICK HERE to sign-up! No cost to attend.

Youth Group Adults Needed: We need assistance with Youth Group Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm. If interested, please contact Erin Wolf at asygappleton@gmail.com . Thank you!

Stephen Ministry:
Bringing Christ's healing love to hurting people
Thanks Be to God

From Antoinette Bosco’s The Pummeled Heart: Finding Peace Through Pain :

When the reaction to the blows of life is serious depression, it takes something close to a miracle to help melt the ice and get unstuck so as to go on with life, with hope, and finding joy again. But it can be done, and once you are in the light again, life takes on a beauty you couldn’t have imagined before….

Often when we are at a crisis point in life, in desperate need for help or solace, a gift is given to us in the form of a thought, sermon, book, or, most often, a person. Thanks be to God. We also have times when we get a personal revelation about ourselves that helps to strengthen our self-awareness and self-esteem, both of which are essential ingredients for coming to peace with pain.

When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…
Do not be afraid, for I am with you….
-- Isaiah 43: 2-3, 5 (New International Version)
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 What is a Stephen Minister?
Could you or someone you know benefit from the Christ-defined, confidential care of a Stephen Minister? Do you feel called to be part of this caring ministry?
Contact: Susan McCardell 920-915-0288 or  Susan

All Saints Events
Giving Statements
2019 giving statements are at the back of the church, alphabetized by last name. Please pick yours up.
Valentine Bake Sale - Feb. 9
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How Sweet it Is! Valentine’s Bake Sale this year will take place on Sunday, Feb. 9 between the services in the Palmer Parlour/Room 22. 

Dig out those cherished recipes — whether it's those crunchy cheese sticks of Maud Wiley's, or Aunt Tizzie’s famous Snickerdoodles, toasted almonds or healthy 12 grain bread, please bring the bounty of your kitchens to sell and put a smile on everyone’s faces.   Marlene Angevine and Marion Bowers will help to distribute these delicious treats for sale, so mark your calendars now.
Bishop's Visitation - Feb. 16
Sunday, February 16 is Bishop Matt Gunter's annual episcopal visitation to All Saints. He'll celebrate at both the 8am and 10am services, and there will be a time after each service for him to talk with parishioners. Please join us if you can; this visitation is an important part of the Episcopal tradition.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper - Feb. 25
Join us in Kemper Hall on  Tuesday, February 25, 5-7 pm , for a meal of pancakes, potato pancakes, and sausages to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, the last day before Lent! Our cooks will keep the pancakes coming, so you're welcome to drop in any time during the evening. A free will offering will be collected.
Ash Wednesday - Feb. 26
The Ash Wednesday services will be held at 12 noon and 6:30 pm on Wednesday, February 26. Both will include Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes. Please note that the time of the evening service is different from previous years.
Diocesan & Community Events
Winter Taiz é Services
Everyone is welcome to join in an evening of contemplation and song. All Taizé services begin at 5:30 pm and will be followed by a light meal.

Sunday, February 23: All Saints
Sunday, March 8: Sabin House (corner of Alton & Meade Sts. on the LU campus)
Opportunities to Serve
Emergency Shelter Servers
Our thanks to all those who volunteer to serve meals at the Pillars emergency shelter!

Below is the schedule for the next two months. If you're unable to serve, please find a substitute and notify your team leader. Team leaders, please call the members of your team a few days in advance to remind them of the date. 

For more information please contact  Sue Stenz  (920-787-7921).

February 18, 2020
Team Leader:  Mike Krynock
Servers:  Matthew Payne, Steve Gilling, Maria & Ellyn Lepisto, Suzanne Fischer
Desserts:  Barb Fetterolf, Joan Hendry

March 17, 2020
Team Leader:  Sarah Gilbert
Servers:  Peter & Emily Gilbert, Mike Krynock, Maria & Ellyn Lepisto
Desserts:  Joanne Bozeman, Jeannine Rice-Crabb
Calendar of Upcoming Events
WED February 5
9:00 am Holy Eucharist/Holy Unction/St. Mary's Chapel
6:30-8 pm Youth Group

SUN February 9
Celebrant: The Rev. Christopher Wilkerson
The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
8:00 am Holy Eucharist
Valentine Bake Sale
8:45 am Choir Rehearsal
8:50-11:00 am Nursery
9:00 am Sunday School
10:00 am Holy Eucharist
Coffee: The Ring Family
Valentine Bake Sale
Vestry Meeting

WED February 12
9:00 am Holy Eucharist/Holy Unction/St. Mary's Chapel
6:00 pm Finance Committee Meeting
6:30-8 pm Youth Group

FRI February 14-SAT February 15
6:00 pm 30 Hour Famine - St. Thomas, Menasha

SUN February 16
Celebrant: The Rt. Rev. Matthew Gunter
The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
8:00 am Holy Eucharist - Bishop's Visitation
8:45 am Choir Rehearsal
8:50-11:00 am Nursery
9:00 am Youth Choir Rehearsal
10:00 am Holy Eucharist - Bishop's Visitation
Coffee: Reception for Bishop Matt

TUES February 18
4-7:15 pm Pillars Emergency Shelter

WED February 19
9:00 am Holy Eucharist/Holy Unction/St. Mary's Chapel
6:30-8 pm Youth Group

SUN February 23
Celebrant: The Rev. Christopher Wilkerson
The Last Sunday after Epiphany
8:00 am Holy Eucharist
8:45 am Choir Rehearsal
8:50-11:00 am Nursery
9:00 am Sunday School
10:00 am Holy Eucharist
Coffee: The Gadzik Family
5:30 pm Taizé Service - All Saints

TUES February 25
5-7 pm Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

WED February 26
12:00 pm Ash Wednesday Eucharist
6:30 pm Ash Wednesday Eucharist
Serving Schedule
Sunday, February 9
Fifth Sunday
after Epiphany
Celebrant:
Fr. Christopher Wilkerson

8:00 am
Chalice Bearer
Paul Tilman

Lower Station
Volunteer

Acolyte
Judy Hebbe

Lector
Robert Schimmelpfenning
Isaiah 58:1-12
(Lect. pg. 29)
1 Corinthians 2:1-16
(Lect. pg. 30)

Ushers
Ken Schoenike, Mike Soffa

10:00 am
Chalice Bearers
Suzanne Fischer, Bill Reeves

Lower Station
Dolores Wiseman

Acolytes
Chris Laswell - Cr.
Alex Laswell, Tina Wilfer

Lectors
Matthew Payne:
Isaiah 58:1-12
(Lect. pg. 29)

Heather McCombs:
1 Corinthians 2:1-16
(Lect. pg. 30)

Altar Guild
Joan Hendry

Ushers
Al Olson, Cyd Olson

Greeters at Drew St. Entrance
Volunteer

Counters
Tina Wilfer, Suzanne Fischer

Nursery
Andrew Ring

Coffee Hour
The Ring Family
Sunday, February 16
Sixth Sunday
after Epiphany
Celebrant:
Bishop Matthew Gunter

8:00 am
Chalice Bearer
Judy Hebbe

Lower Station
Volunteer

Acolyte
Barb Schoenike

Lector
Judy Gaines
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
(Lect. pg. 32)
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
(Lect. pg. 33)

Ushers
Chuck Morris,
Cherie Krynock-Morris

10:00 am
Chalice Bearers
Sarah Gilbert,
Nancy Krueger

Lower Station
Tim Peterson

Acolytes
Tim Peterson - Cr.
Jorden Karstetter,
Abby Wolf

Lectors
Tim Peterson:
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
(Lect. pg. 32)

Ellen Watson:
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
(Lect. pg. 33)

Altar Guild
Catherine Neiswender

Ushers
Mike Gadzik, Henry Gadzik

Greeters at Drew St. Entrance
Joanne Bozeman,
Ken Bozeman

Counters
Mike Gadzik, Faith Sealy

Nursery
Andrew Ring

Coffee Hour
Reception for Bishop Matt
Sunday, February 23
Last Sunday
after Epiphany
Celebrant:
Fr. Christopher Wilkerson

8:00 am
Chalice Bearer
Paul Tilman

Lower Station
Volunteer

Acolyte
Judy Hebbe

Lector
Robert Schimmelpfenning
Exodus 24:12-18
(Lect. pg. 38)
2 Peter 1:16-21
(Lect. pg. 39)

Ushers
Tom Erickson, Tom Aerts

10:00 am
Chalice Bearers
Mike Gadzik, Emily Gilbert

Lower Station
Suzanne Fischer

Acolytes
Mike Gadzik - Cr.
Henry Gadzik,
Fletcher Retzlaff

Lectors
Bill Reeves:
Exodus 24:12-18
(Lect. pg. 38)

Emily Gilbert:
2 Peter 1:16-21
(Lect. pg. 39)

Altar Guild
Sarah Gilbert

Ushers
Steve Gilling, Chris Laswell

Greeters at Drew St. Entrance
Volunteer

Counters
Marlene Angevine,
Ellen Watson

Nursery
Andrew Ring &
Mallory Retzlaff

Coffee Hour
The Gadzik Family
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