All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter
January 10, 2021
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.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community

Trouble Finding Our Services Online?

Join us Sundays at 10:30 am for Holy Eucharist and Wednesdays at 6 pm for Evening Prayer. Each service will be streamed or uploaded to our YouTube page, but sometimes the video is not easy to find.

  • From our church website, www.allsaintsrussellville.org you can click on the graphic at the bottom of the page that links to YouTube. There you will also find the service bulletins.
  • If you're late to the service, don't worry! We have it enabled for you to rewind the service while we're live so you can start from the beginning.
  • If you miss the service completely, we will post the links on Facebook and our website once the video is done processing on YouTube.
  • If you would like to request a DVD of the previous services please let our office know.
  • Please feel free to interact during the broadcast in the comment section.

If you are having trouble finding the video, go to the All Saints' YouTube page, click on videos tab under the All Saints' page. Then you should see the Live video. If the time of the service arrives and the video is not active, simply refresh the page. Make sure to subscribe to our channel, where you'll receive alerts when we go live or have new videos. We look forward to seeing you online!

Presiding Bishop Curry Calls the Nation to Prayer after the events at the Nations Capitol on January 6, 2021.
10:30 am Service This Sunday on YouTube

This Sunday, January 10th, our 10:30 am worship service will be conducted on YouTube with Rev. Bob Brown presiding.

Then a 4 p.m. bilingual service will be offered via Zoom for our Karen and Clarksville community with Rev. Teri Daily. The link can be found here:

Call for Reports for Annual Meeting

All Saints Ministry/Program Leaders: It’s time to start planning the Annual Report for the January 2021 Annual Meeting. The All Saints’ Episcopal Church 2021 Annual Meeting is Sunday, January 24th, 2021.
Are you one of the All Saints Program/Ministry Leaders or Co-Leaders? Program and Ministry Reports are due on or before Monday, January 11th, 2021. Please submit the reports in word-processor (e.g. Microsoft WORD) format to church office at allsaints@allsaintsrusellville.net or to the Parish Administrator at kadee43angel@yahoo.com prior to the January 11th noon deadline.

Thank You; KaDee McCormick Parish Administrator
Annual Meeting

Each January All Saints’ gathers to talk about how we have felt the Holy Spirit at work in our midst the previous year, where we feel the Holy Spirit leading us in the year to come, and the logistics on how we will strive to fulfil that calling (budget, staff, building concerns, etc.). In addition, we vote for on-coming Vestry members at this meeting. This year our annual meeting will be held on January 24th at 9 am via Zoom. We will be voting for new Vestry members via an online platform during the meeting, as well as through email or US mail prior to the meeting. This is an important part of our life as an Episcopal congregation, and we hope to see you online for the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 844 2284 8821
Passcode: saints
New Vestry Nominees

We have received 3 nominees to replace our outgoing 3 vestry members. We will present a short biography about each one before our annual meeting.

Carol Lee:
"I came to All Saints in 1972 as a newly minted Episcopal having converted from the Roman Catholic Church. Through the years All Saints has helped to raise 6 children. I am married to John “Jack” Lee. 

I am a lay reader, attend EFM and the Zoom Sunday School and Centering Prayer classes. In the I have served on the Vestry several times, taught Sunday School, been the Christian Ed director, worked on search committees and the Ministry of the Sink. This is my second time to be doing EFM. "

The vestry of a church has three main responsibilities. The first two are managerial: to take care of the finances of the parish and to take care of our buildings and facilities. The third responsibility is that of filling various representative and leadership positions, such as choosing delegates for diocesan convention, selecting those to fill positions stipulated by the canons (treasurer, junior warden, and secretary), and in the case of a parish selecting a rector. But the importance of the vestry to the life of our congregation doesn’t end there. The vestry also takes an active role in discerning our vision for ministry here at All Saints’.
Join us for evening prayer on Wednesdays on YouTube or Facebook at 6 p.m. This week we had Catherine Crews lead us in prayer.
Neighbors Table

Thanks to everyone whose Poinsettia donations came this year to Neighbors Table. The support our congregation gives: prayers, baking, help with Loaves and Fishes, and many other contributions, keeps this ministry alive and thriving. Currently, several grant applications are in progress that will also help support Neighbors Table.

Thanks to Carol Lee, Suzanne Alford-Hodges, and Michelle Schoenberg for volunteering their expertise in grant application. We give grateful thanks for the abundant support that our church and our community provide this ministry. Please remember Neighbors Table in your prayers. If you’d like to join our team of joyful workers, just text or call Catherine at 479-264-4346. We follow safety precautions from start to finish. We’ll find a time and task that suits you, and show you how we do it now.
Feminine Hygiene Products and Adult Underwear for Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes, a part of the Neighbors Table ministry, asks for donations of feminine
hygiene products, especially tampons, and adult disposable underwear, unisex - all sizes but especially small and medium sizes.

Due to Covid precautions, Neighbors Table asks that you
bring your donations to All Saints’ Episcopal Church on Saturdays between 9:00 AM and 12:30 PM. Please place your gifts in the Loaves and Fishes Wagon at the door outside Sutherland Hall. As a reminder, you can support Neighbors Table with a donation to Food Ministries in the Giving tab at the All Saints’ webpage.
Practicing Prayer
New Time 5 pm to 6 pm

We’ll begin with 20 minutes of silent prayer and then conclude our discussion of Thomas Keating’s book, Manifesting God, with Chapter 15, “A Response to the Signs of the Times,” and the appendices. To receive a Zoom invitation, please email Catherine Crews, catherine.crews@icloud.com, with your contact information. All are welcome!

Our next book is What do We do with Evil?: the World, the Flesh, and the Devil. This is expected to be Richard Rohr’s last book. Books are available from the Center for Action and Contemplation, www.cac.org.
Enneagram on Zoom

The Enneagram in Love and Work by Helen Palmer, weekly book study, will resume January 21, 2021.

All are welcome. While the book is helpful you do not have to read it to participate. The leaders are Suzanne Alford, Sheila Jacobs and Rhonda Wolf. 

If you have questions please call or email Rhonda Wolf at (719) 650-6021 or rhondawolf@live.com

Please celebrate the following birthdays this week with us: Bobbie Doll, Harper Melton, Jeannie Rodriguez, and Bo Smith.

O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on
your servants as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow
in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness
all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For those celebrating an anniversary this week:

O gracious and everliving God, look mercifully upon your servants who come to renew the promises they have made to each other. Grant them your blessing, and assist them with your grace, that with true fidelity and steadfast love they may honor and keep their promises and vows; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Please let the office know if your birthday or anniversary has been missed.
Remembering in your Prayers
 
Weekly Prayers:

Miguel, Jon & Pam, Katie, Jan, Walter, Randy, Kathie, Deborah, Tony, Frances & Jerry, William, and Michael; for all who have contracted the Covid-19 virus; for those who have lost loved ones in the pandemic.

Long Term Prayers:
 
Jack & Carol Lee, Charlie Busch, the Busch Family, Susan Durham Shelton, Bernice & Carina, Tom Munson, Don Cave, Tom Tyler, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, Sarah Lee, the Kellner Family, Rodolpho, Bernice, Bob, Robby, Israel Delabra, Wyatt Sherman, Ann McCorkle, Jeffrey & Jennifer Whitehead, Jordan Hein & family, and Kenny.

To request changes or updates to our weekly or long term prayer list, please contact our office at allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.net
Readings for First Sunday after Epiphany
Please click on the blue scripture to link to the readings

The First Lesson

The Response

The Epistle

The Gospel
All Saints' Staff

The Rt. Rev. Larry Benfield - Bishop of Arkansas
The Rev. Teri Daily - Rector
Tim and Kristin Smith - Music Ministers
Melissa Simpson - Family Ministry and Special Projects Coordinator 
KaDee McCormick - Parish Administrator
Sherrie Cotton - Administrative Assistant
Marcia Van Horn, Ron Anderson - Office Assistants
 
All Saints' Vestry & Officers
 
Carolyn McLellan - Senior Warden
Don Hill – Junior Warden
Ron Anderson – Junior Warden
Mary Ellen Patton
Thomas Parton
Diane Yarbrough
Elaine Tise
Brandon Etzkorn
Rudy Delabra

Lori Price - Treasurer
Sherrie Cotton - Secretary
Giving at All Saints'

During this time of social distancing and staying home, it is important that we are still able to support our parish and our community through our financial gifts. Contributions may be mailed to the church office or to give online, go to allsaintsrussellville.org and click on GIVE located on the bottom of the web page. You can designate your donation toward a specific ministry or our general fund.