All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter
August 11, 2019
Our Vision Statement: A community living and growing in unity with God and all people through Christ.
 
Our Mission Statement: To seek God in reverent worship, service to neighbors, gracious hospitality, and the pursuit of wisdom.
Blessing of the Backpacks

We are sending our students back to school with our prayers and blessings.  All kids, preschool through college, and all teachers, are invited to bring their backpacks/briefcases on Sunday, August 11 and join us for this special time of blessing as they prepare for an exciting new school year!


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Community Prayer Meeting
 August 12 , 8:00 AM  Depot Park

Come join in prayer with our friends from New Prospect Church for peace among neighbors in our community, our nation, and throughout the world.
Practicing Prayer:  Exploring and Expanding our Friendship with God

Practicing Prayer is a gathering for those interested in deepening their friendship with God.   Our next meeting is August 11 at 4:30 to 5:30 in the Parlor. We will pray in silence for 20 minutes and then continue our discussion of Richard Rohr's new book The Universal Christ ; we'll finish the final chapter and appendices. Please come even if you have not yet read it. All are welcome.
Induction of the Rev. Teri Daily as Rector of All Saints'


"When all the Saints go marching in....!"
There will be a celebration at All Saints' on Sunday, August 18, when Bishop Benfield comes to induct the Rev. Teri Wooten Daily as our Rector.  The Induction Service is set for 6:30p.m.; a festive reception for Teri will follow in Sutherland Hall. The Jazz Reunion will play; and all members and friends of All Saints' are invited to the party.
 
There will be sign-up sheets posted in Shoemaker Hall on Sunday, August 11, where you can volunteer to bring fruit platters or cheeses to share at the reception. Contact Carolyn McLellan (479 264-5969) or Ricki Duffie ( 518 651-4045) with questions.
All Saints' T-Shirts

Last Chance!  Deadline for ordering the new All Saints' T-shirts has been extended to Sunday, August 11. Sign up on the list posted in Shoemaker Hall to receive your t- shirt with the first order ( and in time for Rally Day on September 8). Cost is $8 each and sizes are available from Toddler-4 up through children's size Youth Large (14-16). Adult sizes are Small through XXXL (add $2 for each X beyond Adult XL).
Contact Carolyn McLellan with questions ( 479 264 5969).
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News from the All Saints' Kitchen

The 38 drawers and doors in the island work station now have useful new knobs thanks to Eva Cole and KaDee McCormick. Eva suggested the improvement after working in the kitchen on a recent  Saturday morning; she was making her Famous Brownies, the favorite dessert of our Neighbors Table guests. Now, thanks to Eva's expertise with power tools, and Kadee's stash of potentially useful items, it's a little easier for All Saints' cooks and other NT Team members to come up with the 60+ meals offered here each week to our hungry neighbors.

First Thursday Book Talks

Readers will gather on Thursday, September 5, from 12-1 in the library to discuss Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward.  For more information, please see First Thursday Book Talks at All Saints' on Facebook or call Elizabeth Franks at 479-264-0336
Neighbor's Table
 
Please join us!  We serve lunch every Saturday 12:00 to 1:00 PM. All are welcome!

Thanks to those whose generosity helps us serve delicious, nutritious meals every week.  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  Catherine Crews at 479-264-4346 who will be coordinating the bulletin and team volunteers  while Sue Hastings-Bishop is out of town June 9-August 19.
   
August 10:  RUMMAGE SALE DAY!  Carol Lee and Suzanne Alford with Crystal and Leah and CIP group.  Chicken Strip sandwiches, new potatoes, salad, watermelon for desert.  Serving in Shoemaker Hall.  

August 17:  Catherine Crews and Central Presbyterian Church.  Menu to be determined.

August 24:  Sue Hastings Bishop with Ricki and Ruby, Tony Lee, and one more volunteer.  Menu to be determined.

August 31:  Sue Hastings Bishop with Tony Lee.  Need more volunteers. Menu to be determined.
Loaves and Fishes
 
Your response to our Loaves and Fishes Ministry over the last few weeks has been terrific! Thank you, Saints'! Of course, this is an ongoing need. We encourage you to continue you to support for our Neighbors' Table guests. Your offerings can be placed in the little red wagon that sits in the hall behind the Nave.  Gifts placed in the wagon are blessed each Sunday at the Offertory and distributed at Neighbors Table by Phala Anderson and her team. Contact Phala with questions at 479 886-0116.
Remember In Your Prayers  
Weekly Prayers:
Pam Van Horn, Tony Lee, Patrick Jiminez, Sandy Pittman, Donna Van Horn, James and Loretta Tyson, Kay, Bernice Delabra and Carina, Israel Delabra, Brenda Jackson, Tanya Bloodworth, Dodie Lamb-Roberts, Alan Sutherland, David, and the Espinosa family.
 
Long Term Prayers:
Sandy Britt, Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Caleb Judd, William Gillum, Lillian Tweed, Mike Miller, Michelle, Jeannie McCabe, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, Sarah Lee, the Kellner Family, Christine Ivy, Rudy Jr., Pam Lundquist, Henry Wilkinson, Susan Shelton, Maxima Vargas, Don Hudson, Joy Anderson, Robert Woods, Jim and Marilyn Tischhauser, Diane Tollison, , Bill and Milly Chevaillier, Mary Lu Garrett, Barbara Stoltz, Jack and Carol Lee, Don Price, Jenni Green, Tony Pusey, Robert and Steven, and Nyssa and Athena Menchacha.
Readings For the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

The First Reading                                            Genesis 15:1-6

The word of the  Lord came to Abram in a vision, "Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great." But Abram said, "O Lord  God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?" And Abram said, "You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir." But the word of the  Lord came to him, "This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir." He brought him outside and said, "Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your descendants be." And he believed the  Lord; and the  Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness.



Psalm 33:12-22

12  Happy is the nation whose God is the  Lord! * 
happy the people he has chosen to be his own!
13 The  Lord looks down from heaven, * 
and beholds all the people in the world.
14 From where he sits enthroned he turns his gaze * 
on all who dwell on the earth.
15 He fashions all the hearts of them * 
and understands all their works.
16 There is no king that can be saved by a mighty army; * 
a strong man is not delivered by his great strength.
17 The horse is a vain hope for deliverance; * 
for all its strength it cannot save.
18 Behold, the eye of the  Lord is upon those who fear him, * 
on those who wait upon his love,
19 To pluck their lives from death, * 
and to feed them in time of famine.
20 Our soul waits for the  Lord; * 
he is our help and our shield.
21 Indeed, our heart rejoices in him, * 
for in his holy Name we put our trust.
22 Let your loving-kindness, O  Lord, be upon us, * 
as we have put our trust in you.



The Second Reading                             Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he stayed for a time in the land he had been promised, as in a foreign land, living in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. By faith he received power of procreation, even though he was too old-- and Sarah herself was barren-- because he considered him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one person, and this one as good as dead, descendants were born, "as many as the stars of heaven and as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore."
All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth, for people who speak in this way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of the land that they had left behind, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; indeed, he has prepared a city for them.



The Gospel                                                        Luke 12:32-40
                           
Jesus said to his disciples, "Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
"Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.
"But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour."

Weekly Service Times

Sundays: Holy Eucharist 8 & 10:30 am
Sunday School for Adults 9:15am
Kids Sunday School and Kid's Connection - summer break
Wednesdays: Holy Eucharist 6:30 pm
 
Activities During the Week
 
Sunday:
Practicing Prayer 4:30-5:30pm
@TheTable - summer break
 
Monday:
AA Meeting 12:00 noon
 
Tuesday:
Healing Prayer by appointment
ACOA Meeting 8:00 am
Yoga 5:30 pm
 
Wednesday:
Fit Girls 5:30 am
Bible Study - summer break
Diabetes Support: 11:00 am (2nd Wed.)
ACOA Meeting 12:00 noon
Daughters of the King 4:30 pm. (1st. Wed.)
Episcopal Youth Community - summer break
Old Hymn Sing 5:45 pm (3rd Wed.)
Choir Practice 7:15 pm
 
Thursday:
Book Talk 12:00 noon (1st Thursday)
Vestry 6-8pm (3rd Thursday)
 
Friday:
Fit Girls 5:30 am
AA Meeting 12:00 noon
 
Saturday:
Neighbors Table: 12:00 noon

Phone Numbers 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
Contributions Statements: Please Check


Your contribution statements are now available online anytime you want to check on the fulfillment of your pledges or contributions. Click on the MEMBERS tab at the bottom to login to your account. You will find all your gifts separated by designations on the giving tab.
 
 
Everything that All Saints' does is supported by your gifts.
We welcome pledges and contributions in any amount.
Pledge online at allsaintsrussellville.org, Click Give.

Scheduling and Submitting Announcements 

Scheduling for the Church Calendar
If you would like to schedule an event or book a room for a meeting, please contact Sherrie Cotton at the church office (479-968-3622, during office hours) or send an email request to allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.net to secure your appointment in the church calendar and to avoid double booking with another group.

Submitting an Announcement for the Newsletter
If you would like to have an announcement appear in the bulletin and/or in our church email, please submit your announcement to allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.net no later than 10am on the Tuesday before the Sunday you would like it to appear.
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