All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter
October 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.

Trouble Finding Our Services Online?

Join us online 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. A link to the Sunday morning service will also be posted to our Facebook page and website each week before the service begins.

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A Single, Combined Worship Service on October 10th

We will have one combined worship service on Sunday, October 10th, when the bishop visits for confirmation and reception. The service will be at 10:30 am and, weather permitting, will take place outside. Some chairs, benches, and tables will be available for seating, but please bring a chair with you if possible. We look forward to seeing you!

The service will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube account by 3 pm.

As is tradition, the undesignated plate offerings for those services are given to the Bishop for use in his Discretionary Fund. The Bishop Discretionary Funds can make a difference in the lives of those who are in need.
For Those Being Confirmed/Received

This weekend will be a busy one! For those planning to be confirmed or received (and their sponsors), there will be a practice on Saturday, October 9th, at 2 pm. The following morning (Sunday, October 10th) those being confirmed and received will meet with the bishop in the Sanctuary at 9:30 am. We've changed the location of meeting the bishop to the Sanctuary from Sutherland Hall due to choir practice.
Fellowship of the Sink 

We will hold a meeting after the 10:30 service on October 24, 2021. If the COVID numbers are too high, we will schedule a zoom meeting for later during that week. We need to organize for the remainder of fall and the upcoming Advent and Christmas seasons.

However, the event we need to prepare for immediately is the Bishop's visit.

We will need to set up chairs on Saturday the 9th at 3:00 PM and remove the chairs after the 10:30 service on the 10th. We will be serving lemonade, coffee and cookies after the service and so need to ensure that it happens.

If you have time to help with the Bishop’s visit, please let me know. Phala Anderson is taking the lead on the bishops visit and will need all the help we can give her.

If you are interested in participating with the Fellowship of the sink, please plan on attending the meeting on the 24th.

Thank you.

Carol Lee

October Usher/Greeter Schedule

October 10
Greeter: Diane Yarbrough
Ushers: Mary/Hugh Silkensen
Gift Cards for Meals

Our office is starting a new collection of gift cards to be used to help people with meals during transitions in their lives. This will be an ongoing effort to help our church family and others in need. If you'd like to do donate toward this fund, any gift card for restaurants or dining establishments in Johnson, Yell, and Pope County will be welcomed.
Community Prayer
October 11 at 10:00
Chevalier Chapel in the Park
All Saints Episcopal Church

Come join in prayer with friends from New Prospect, First United Methodist, and other faith communities. Together we pray for peace among neighbors in our
community, our state, our nation, and throughout the world.
Safe Zone Training

Reminder of Safe Zone Training on Saturday October 16 at 2pm to 5pm. Any questions please contact Rev. Teri Daily.
With the generous support to the #NeighborsWelcome: Afghan Allies Fund, we have raised $229,119.99 from 1,209 donors. This financial support is integral to supporting our Afghan neighbors as they resettle here in the U.S. These funds will be used to provide housing and basic support services.
We are grateful for any support you can provide. You can still make a gift by clicking here or by using your smartphone to text 'EMMALLIES' to 41444 (messaging and data rates apply). Thank you!

To donate by mail send checks to:
DFMS-Protestant Episcopal Church US
P.O. Box 958983
St. Louis, MO 63195-8983
(Include Episcopal Migration Ministries – Neighbors Welcome: Afghan Allies Fund in the memo line.)

Episcopal Migration Ministries
Youth and Family Events
Howl-Ween at the Zoo October 30

All Saints' Episcopal Church would like to take your family to the Little Rock Zoo for Halloween. This year we will not be handing out our Candy on Halloween, but instead treating our families to a day at the Zoo.

If your family is interested in going, we will pay for your admission, which is $6 per person over the age of 3 as a group rate.

I was thinking we could get there at 10am and go in as a group. Parking per car is $3.

So far we have 15 adults going, 13 kids, and 2 under the age of 3.

Please let me know by October 13 (changed to give more time) if your family would like to attend. or 479-280-9551.

~Melissa Simpson
Family Director
All Saints' Episcopal Church
NEW: Youth Craft Evening

When: Thursday October 14 at 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Youth ages 5 and above are welcome to join us for a youth craft evening in our park. We will have stations set up to make jewelry or paint. Older youth are welcome to help supervise the kids.

Please bring masks or we will have some available.

Prepackaged snack and juice boxes will be available.
Kid's Chapel

Please enjoy our video from this past Sunday. On Sunday October 10 Melissa will be reading a book about Eucharist for the kids.

You can find Kid's Chapel online on YouTube here every Sunday at 9am.

When Covid-19 numbers are better we will let parents know when this program will resume to in person on Sundays.
EYC to Gather October 20

Our Episcopal Youth Community will gather again in person on October 20 at 6pm - 7 pm. We will meet in our Silkensen Park next to the church weather permitting, talk about our highs and lows of the new school year, and talk about a future youth sponsored service project. We will provide dinner from tacos. Water bottles will be available or feel free to bring your own drink.

Please let me know if your child can attend so I order enough food.
This is for ages 12 and up. Masks are required only if we cannot maintain 6 feet of distance apart.

I will have hammocks available and camping chairs, but feel free to bring your own.

Melissa Simpson
New Teen Reading Club

We are starting a new Teen Reading Group with Kaylynn Taylor and Elizabeth Franks helping to facilitate. If you have a teen age 14-18 interested in being in our monthly reading group please email Elizabeth at

Books will be purchased for the teens. October book is "Bad" by Jean Ferris.

The group will meet on a Thursday evening once a month (probably the 4th Thursday of October and then 3rd Thursday of November and December due to the holiday.)
New Dungeons and Dragons Teen Group/

Next meeting is October 19 at 6pm

We are starting a new Dungeons and Dragons Teen group on Tuesday nights, to run at the same time as our Young Adult group. Currently our Young Adult group is full, but we wanted to offer it to our youth who we know love the game as well.

Dungeons and Dragons is a role playing game where you can create your character, go on adventures, and be in control of the outcome all from your imagination.

Greg Simpson is going to be the Dungeon Master for the first campaign. We can have up to 6 teens join this game. Ages need to be 12+. Face masks will be required. The teens will meet in the room next to the young adults so they can be supervised.

If your teen would like to join this group for our first round of play, please message Melissa Simpson at 479-280-9551. There's no cost to play.
Christian Formation
Bible Study Restarts Wednesday, October 13th, at 1 pm

We are finally restarting Bible Study! Bible Study will begin Wednesday, October 13th, at 1:30 pm (the new time for Bible Study going forward). We will be using Brian McLaren's book We Make the Road by Walking.

Each chapter begins with three short passages of scripture, then four pages of Brian McLaren's thoughts, then a few questions for conversation. The "lessons" are short enough to be read together, and so no advance preparation is needed. This book does not dive into the particulars of biblical history as much as it aims to change the way we see faith and the world. McLaren writes in the Preface:

"I’ve written We Make the Road by Walking to help individuals and groups seize this moment and walk wisely and joyfully into the future together. ... The title suggests that faith was never intended to be a destination, a status, a holding tank, or a warehouse. Instead, it was to be a road, a path, a way out of old and destructive patterns into new and creative ones. As a road or way, it is always being extended into the future. If a spiritual community only points back to where it has been or if it only digs in its heels where it is now, it is a dead end or a parking lot, not a way. To be a living tradition, a living way, it must forever open itself forward and forever remain unfinished—even as it forever cherishes and learns from the growing treasury of its past."

We will meet in-person in Shoemaker Hall, and we can also provide a Zoom option for those who would find that preferable.
Young Adult Prayer Meeting: Time Change

Please join us next week on October 11 at 6pm formation in our park. Feel free to bring a camping chair. Young adult is 18 to 35, but no one will be turned away.

Our discussion will center around Introduction to Rachel Held Evans "Searching for Sunday" book read we are going to do together for the next 7 weeks. It's also available on I've purchased some books for the group but it's not too late to join.

Faith & Reason Sundays at 9 am

Due to the bishop's visit, a large confirmation class, the blessing of the outdoor Chevallier Chapel, the first full choir since the beginning of the pandemic, and the many people involved with all of these things, there will be no Faith & Reason class this Sunday, October 10.

Also, we will be returning to in-person classes on October 17th. We will still be using Zoom to facilitate remote attendance and participation, but vaccinated and masked parishioners are encouraged to attend in person in the seminar/library room at 9:00am.

Join us Wednesday October 13 at 6pm for Evening Prayer weather permitting outside with Melissa Simpson.
Neighbors Table Update

Last week we served 166 meals: 103 to our drive-thru families and the rest to our delivery and pick up families. This week our menu looks back to our beginnings. We will serve Chicken Spaghetti, the main dish we served on March 31, 2012 at our opening
meal. This week our meal will also include green beans with onions and potatoes, garlic bread, fresh fruit, and assorted desserts.

If you’d like to contribute desserts they would be greatly appreciated! Bring desserts for a few or for many; everything helps meet the need. We serve cookies or bars, store bought or homemade. You can put them in the big freezer in the Loaves and Fishes room, or bring them on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning when our teams are working.

Our ministry continues in its 10 th year because of the generosity of everyone who contributes time, treasure, and talent. Thank you!!
If you’d like to help for about 2 hours on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning, please text or call Charlie at 479-857-0480 or Catherine at 479-264-4346. Or take a look at the whiteboards in Sutherland and sign up for a day and job. All volunteers must be fully vaccinated and wear masks; we still follow safety precautions from start to finish.

Please remember Neighbors Table in your prayers. We give grateful thanks for the abundant support of our church and our community.
Items Needed This Week for Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes, a part of the Neighbors Table ministry, needs to restock its cupboard.
Here are items needed now for our guests:
  • Cereal and oatmeal
  • Small containers of shelf stable milk
  • Wrapped packages of peanut butter crackers, cookies, granola bars, etc.
  • Feminine hygiene products – pads and tampons
  • Bath soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrushes (adult and children’s), toothpaste, and floss
  • Dish detergent
  • Baby wipes
  • Children’s and adult socks
  • Adult disposable underwear – men’s medium and women’s small and large
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. Also, you can place your donations on Sundays in the wagon that will be in the narthex. As a reminder, you can support Neighbors Table with a donation to Food Ministries in the Giving tab at the All Saints’ webpage.
First Thursday Book Talk for November 4

First Thursday Book Talks will meet on Thursday, November 4, to discuss Promises I Can Keep by Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas.

Promises I Can Keep offers an intimate look at what marriage and motherhood mean to these women and provides the most extensive on-the-ground study to date of why they put children before marriage despite the daunting challenges they know lie ahead.

The meeting will open at 11:30 for visiting, and discussion will be from 12-1. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Franks at 479-264-0336. All previous book readings are in our history hallway library and available for free for people to read afterward. Just look for the sticker!

Zoom Meeting ID: 868 5101 0812
Passcode: books
Enneagram on Thursdays

There is no meeting for Enneagram tonight on Zoom. Please join us next week at 7pm.
Practicing Prayer

This week we’ll meet via Zoom at 5:00, begin with silent prayer as always, and then discuss Chapter 15, “Stage 5: “The Messianic Trinity,” in The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three, by Cynthia Bourgeault.
All are welcome!

To receive a Zoom invitation, please email Catherine Crews,, with your contact information.

We pray for those who have birthdays this week, Gina Kersh, Joe McCorkle, Susan Durham, and Catherine Crews.

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: Joe and Ann McCorkle, Rhonda and Thomas Wolf.

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, the Lundquist family, Ann, Charlie, Rhonda, Tayler, Kenny, Thomas families; Allen, Pearl, Kaylynn,the Staggs family, for those with Covid-19, and those who have lost loved ones in the pandemic.

Long Term Prayers:
Inette, Barbara Johnson, Barbara Stoltz, William Gillum, the Busch Family, Susan Durham Shelton, Carina, Tom Munson, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, Sarah Lee, the Kellner Family, Israel Delabra, Wyatt Sherman, Jeffrey & Jennifer Whitehead, Jordan Hein & family, Ellis, John & Gerda, Yvonne, and the People of Afghanistan.

To request changes or updates to our weekly or long term prayer list, please contact our office at
Readings for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 10
Please click on the orange 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 
Trevor Coats - Technical Director
KaDee McCormick - Parish Administrator
Sherrie Cotton - Administrative Assistant
Marcia Van Horn, Ron Anderson - Office Assistants
All Saints' Vestry & Officers
Mary Ellen Patton - Senior Warden
Brandon Etzkorn - Junior Warden
Ron Anderson
Diane Yarbrough
Elaine Tise
Rudy Delabra
Carol Lee
Htee Hsee
Tracy Cole

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 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.