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All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter

August 14, 2022

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.

Trouble Finding Our Services Online?

Join us online Sundays at 10:30 am for Holy Eucharist. The service will be streamed to our YouTube page.

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Schedule for Worship

August 14-Rev. Dennis Campbell

August 21 - Rev. Don Brown

August 28-Rev. Dennis Campbell

Wednesday Evening Prayer @ 6:30pm

Parish Photo

Join us Sunday August 14 after the 10:30 am service for a parish photo in our memorial garden. We will be using a drone to take the photo.

Backpack and Educator Blessing

Save the date, August 14 at both the 8am and 10:30am services. Please feel free to bring a backpack, lunchbox, planner, electronic device or even pencils to get blessed. Each person will receive a tag to put on their blessed item.

Save the Date- Rally Day

Join us for Rally Day between the services on September 11. Hear about all the Christian Formation offerings we have for this year and enjoy a breakfast prepared by our young adults.

EfM (Education for Ministry) Enrollment Is Now Open

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a four-year program of study that is presented under the auspices of the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee. EfM provides theological education for lay persons to help them discern and prepare for their ministries.

Year 1 students study the Hebrew Bible; Year 2 students study the New Testament; Year 3 students study Christian history; and Year 4 students study Christian theology, ethics, and interfaith encounters. Several times during the year all students read common books and discuss them.

The EfM group meets weekly. Beginning again this fall, the group will resume face-to-face meetings with an option to stream the class sessions via Zoom to participants who are not able or comfortable with attending F-2-F meetings. In the weekly meetings, the group worships

together, discusses the readings assigned for the week, and engages in the unique EfM practice of Theological Reflection.

If you are interested in joining the All Saints’ EfM group, enrollment is now open for the 2022-2023 class year. Talk to or contact Charles Tyrone at (479) 857-0480 or email ctyrone_49@hotmail.com for enrollment information and access to the enrollment links. Tuition is $330 for the 2022-2023 term, and financial aid is available.

Fantasy Football

Do you like football and statistics? Join us this fall for our first Fantasy Football league. We will use the free phone /computer application ESPN Fantasy Football. This takes place from the start of football season in late August until the Super Bowl in February.

We will draft our players on August 28. This can be done remotely too. You also don't need to be a member of All Saints' to play, all are welcome! You don't need to even know football to play!

Entry is $10 a team. 1st Place winner gets 50% of the pot, 2nd place gets 30%, and 3rd place gets 20%.

To signup by August 27, contact Melissa Simpson.

Sign up here for the All Saints' Fantasy League.

Yoga and Chair Class offered at All Saints'

I will be away Aug. 9-18, resuming classes on August 22.

Attached are the handouts I'm giving out in class this week.

Here are some yoga classes you can do at home while I'm gone:

1. Topic: 5 Warriors Yoga Video

Start Time: Jun 18, 2022 05:24 PM

Meeting Recording:


Access Passcode: *9EW?aXT

2. Topic: Yoga Ease Zoom Video

Start Time: Jun 20, 2022 07:55 PM

Meeting Recording:


Access Passcode: eQt?22ze

3. Yin Yoga classes with Bernie Clark [originator of Yin Yoga]; video begins after ads:

Yin Yoga Live with Bernie 12 05 2021 - YouTube

Yin Yoga Live with Bernie 12 12 2021 - YouTube

Yin Yoga Live with Bernie 12 19 2021 - YouTube

4. Yoga Sequences: Find a Workout for your Home Practice - Yoga Journal

See you this week, next Monday and August 22 and beyond!


Cynthia Reynolds

Youth and Family Events

Car Wash August 27

Join us for a car wash Saturday August 27 from 9am to 1pm to help benefit the Pope County Sheriff's Office and National Child Safety Council. All Money raised will help the sheriff's office purchase handout material for our children and community like manuals, brochures, badges, stickers and other items that help teach the fundamentals of child safety and drug awareness.

All volunteers will get breakfast donuts and pizza for lunch.

Kid's Chapel

Next Kid's Chapel is August at 21 10:30 am. We will work on our pumpkin patch.

Starting September 4th, we will transition to every Sunday 10:30am for Kid's Chapel and a new lesson plan of Building our Faith Brick by Brick using Lego and going through the Bible.

EYC Pool Party-Rescheduled

Join us for an EYC Pool Party on August 13 at 3pm at Noma Kellner's House. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Bring a friend. Message Melissa for more information.

EYC to Resume

Episcopal Youth Community will resume August 31 at 5:30pm. This weekly group is for youth 12 years to 18 years old and lead this fall by Lukas Turner.Signups for helping with meals will be in Shoemaker Hall next week.

EKC to Resume in September

Episcopal Kids Community for ages 5 to 11 years old will resume September 4 after the 10:30am service. This gathering will take place the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.It will include food, fellowship, fun games or crafts and music.

Lego's Needed

Starting in August our Kid's Chapel will journey through the Bible with Lego's. Each child will get to build based on the story we go over, so extra legos are very much needed. Used Legos are perfect too. Any type! Please bring to office.

Christian Formation

Faith and Reason

8/14 --- NO CLASS

8/21 --- NO CLASS

8/28 & 9/4 --- First Fall Classes, topic/details TBA, starting at 9am

9/11 --- Rally Day (and no class)!

Also, in the "interim thoughts" vein, here is a thoughtful and timely essay from Dr. Carl Krieg:


Faith and Scripture Bible Study

Faith and Scripture resumes August 14 at 9am and will start with the Gospel of Matthew.

Young Adult Meeting

Our next meeting will be Tuesday August 23 at 6pm at Retro Roasts in downtown Russellville.

Sacred Ground Starting in September

Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. There are 12 spots available for this journey. We will meet in person in the large classroom and via zoom. Participants 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 is a heavy reading class and videos series.

The 11-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people talk with other white people. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.

Dates for classes are:

September 15, September 29, October 13, October 27, November 10, December 8, January 5, January 19, February 2, February 16, and March 2nd. Time will be 6pm to 7:45pm.

Facilitator is Melissa Simpson. Please RSVP with her if you're interested by September 12. This will be her 3rd time offering this class.

Enneagram Returns in September

Are you on the journey of self growth and discovery?  The Enneagram provides tools to understand yourself and journey closer to who you are meant to be.  It is also a great way to understand others.  All are welcome to join our weekly book study.  Please refer to the weekly newsletter for details or contact Rhonda Wolf (479) 518-4150.

Volunteers welcome:

Book Study Facilitators 

Help with snacks

Join us September 15th and the 22nd at 6:30 pm to 8 pm for an introduction to the Enneagram. 

Neighbors Table Update

We continue to have larger numbers of drive through guests than in the past. Last week 107 were served meals drive through and 68 were delivered to families in the community and parish. Our totals were 175 meals to 92 families. Our chicken and dumplings meal prepared with Charlie’s grandmother’s recipe was delicious. We

prepared this meal with food from the Food Bank. For Loaves and Fishes we were able to offer fresh local peaches, eggs and ground beef thanks to our Blue and You grant specifically for healthy fruits, veggies and proteins. We are grateful to everyone who helps us keep in compliance with our State Laws for our Certified Kitchen. Thank you.

This week our menu is Lori’s chicken enchilada dish with green salad, fresh fruit, mozzarella cheese sticks, and cookies for dessert. We will have eggs, fresh milk and peaches from our Blue and You grant, and cereal from our Loaves and Fishes ministry. We are hoping the many children we serve will get off to school with a good breakfast.

Please keep Neighbors Table in your prayers. We greatly appreciate the many helpers who pray for us and contribute their time, talent, and treasure! If you would like to know more, or volunteer, please contact Catherine Crews, catherine.crews@icloud.com, 479 264-4346, or Charlie Tyrone, (479) 857-0480, ctyrone_49@hotmail.com.

Cereal, Dish Soap, Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Toothbrushes ; Toothpaste for Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes, a part of the Neighbors Table ministry, asks for donations of cereal, dish soap, toilet paper and shampoo to provide to our guests. Also needed are soft and medium toothbrushes and toothpaste. Children’s toothbrushes are welcome donations. Please place your gifts in the Loaves and Fishes Wagon in the nave.

As a reminder, you can support Neighbors Table with a donation to Food Ministries in the Giving tab at the All Saints’ webpage.

NT is also asking for reusable bags to help distribute our Loaves and Fishes
items on Saturday. If you have any extras, please bring to church.

Practicing Prayer

This week we will begin with 20 minutes of silent prayer, and then read together with

Lectio Divina “Poem of the One World,” by Mary Oliver.

All are welcome! To receive a copy of this poem, and to receive a Zoom invitation, please email Catherine Crews, catherine.crews@icloud.com, with your contact information.

We pray for those who have birthdays this week: Deborah Wilson, Sandy

Wright, and Diane Yarbrough.

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, so that we may add the date to our records.

Remembering in your Prayers


Weekly Prayers:

We pray especially for Miguel, Kathie, Arcelia, Cody, Pamela, Jimmy, the victims of fires and floods, and the people of Ukraine, Russia and Myanmar.


We pray also for those serving in the military, especially Brian, Sarah, Anthony, Cameron, Cody, Adam, and Travis.

We pray for those expecting a child, especially for Thaw & Blut Soe.

Long Term Prayers:


Inette, David Cleaver, Jimmy McKnight, Barbara Johnson, Bryan Wilson, Marian Duffee, Larry Newton, Tony Lee, Pearl, Cynthia, Sandy Vestal, Susan Price, Barbara Stoltz, the McCorkle Family, Helen, Patsy, William Gillum, Susan Durham Shelton, Carina and Bernice, Tom Munson, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, Sarah Lee, the Kellner Family, Wyatt Sherman, Jeffrey & Jennifer Whitehead, Jordan Hein & family, Ellis, Yvonne, Antony, Eduardo Ezquerro, Betty LaGrone, Dorothy Daunhower, Rudy Jr, Molley Wiley, Tami Robinson, Amber Beatty, and the People of Afghanistan.

To request changes or updates to our weekly or long term prayer list, please contact our office at allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.net.

Readings for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 14

Please click on the red scripture to link to the readings.

The Liturgy of the Word

The First Lesson

Isaiah 5:1-7

The Response

Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18

The Epistle

Hebrews 11:29-12:2

The Gospel

Luke 12:49-56

Communion is available:  If you are unable to attend or still uncomfortable with attending Holy Eucharist services in person, you may schedule communion to be brought to you by contacting the church office (479-968-3622; allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.net)
All Saints' Staff

The Rt. Rev. Larry Benfield - Bishop of Arkansas
Tim and Kristin Smith - Music Ministers
Melissa Simpson - Family Ministry and Special Projects Coordinator 
Trevor Coats - A/V Director
KaDee McCormick - Parish Administrator
Sherrie Cotton - Administrative Assistant
Marcia Van Horn, Karen Davenport, Rhonda Hlass - Office Assistants
Lukas Turner - Youth Intern
Jada Potter and Jireh Gonzalez - Childcare Providers
All Saints' Vestry & Officers
Carol Lee - Senior Warden, Stewardship, Outreach
Brandon Etzkorn - Junior Warden for Buildings, Stewardship
Candy Welcher - Junior Warden for Grounds
Rudy Delabra - Parish Life
Htee Hsee - Karen Community Liaison, Parish Life, Outreach
Tracy Cole - Parish Life
Bill Parton - Christian Formation
Bruce Moore - Parish Care
Lukas Turner - Evangelism, New Member Support
Lori Price – Treasurer
Sherrie Cotton - Secretary
Giving at All Saints'

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.

Text "allsaintsgift" to 73256 to give using your mobile device. This number will never send unsolicited texts to you. To cancel further messages, text STOP. If you need assistance with text giving, text HELP. Standard text message and data rates may apply.

Submitting Announcements 

If you would like to have an announcement appear in the church newsletter, please submit your announcement to allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.net no later than Noon on the Wednesday before the Sunday you would like it to appear.
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