All Saints Episcopal Church

Thursday, December 8th, 2022


A Word From Our Rector

Dear All Saints Family,

This past Sunday was my first time to gather with believers at tables for breakfast and remain there for worship. I loved it and hope you enjoyed the morning as well. Surely the Lord was with us.

Your wonderful leadership made so much possible. The delicious food came by way of Ann Rust, Dawn Kiousis & Tess Judge, along with many kitchen supporters Carol and Don Davis, Suzanne Utley, Carol Cowell and others. The beautifully set tables were so festive, thanks to Sally Myers. Greeters Tim McKeithan & Troy Burchett were on the case and liturgists Charles Coppage and Nancy Atkinson were ready and spot-on. Children's leaders Ann McDowell, Suzy Rich, & Roisin McKeithan were doing their wonderful things and Steve Blackstock's music was sublime and superbly timed. Ushers Bob Baldwin and Paula Myatt worked their creative wonders. Priests and LEMS at tables hosted graciously and the communion vessels in their variety were beautiful as was the altar, thanks to Ann Laughner and the Altar Guild. Betsy Robbins' altar flowers sang to the glory of God. Sound and recording were super, thanks to Karen & Kenny Murrill, and Etta Lanuti's communion bread was as appealing to the eye as to the palate. We also blessed the impressive collection of Angel Gifts for children, with kudos for Carole Kimmel and her great oversight. Tom Rust gave an impeccable and moving invitation to each of us to share what time, talent and/or treasure we have in abundance. What a gift he gave us; each person who attended graced the community with her/his presence, also rich gifts.

I sensed a positive Spirit and energy moving through and around us. What a delightful way to close our stewardship focus and celebrate life together as the Family of God in this good place. Your engaged presence and support made for a joyous time together. May this gathering fuel our preparations yet ahead to welcome Christ afresh in our lives and our world. 

With thanksgivings for you all and for the One who holds us in Love, 

Rev. Cindy

Stewardship Update: 

We gratefully continue to receive pledges.  So far 42 parishioners have pledged a total of $218,410.00.  Thank you to all who are preparing the way for robust ministries in 2023.

Worship Services

The Third Sunday of Advent

December 11th, 2022

8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

Our Services will be held in the Sanctuary.

We hope to see you there!

Sunday Service Bulletin

Please join us for Coffee Hour

on the gazebo following each service.

Godly Play will meet for children ages 4-5th Grade at 10:30 am.

Adult Sunday Bible Study continues today at 9:30 am in the Conference Room in the administration building.

Christmas Eve Pageant anyone?  

Organizational Meeting this Sun., Dec. 11 after the 10:45am service!

Katie Blanchard will direct a simple pageant in which interested children & youth (possibly adults too) will read the nativity lessons that are interspersed with carols: during carols, children & youth bring the figures related to the scripture to the stable in front of the altar. Costumes could be involved if participants want to wear them.

Would you and/or your children be interested in this experience this Christmas Eve at 5pm? Would you be interested in helping out, whether you have young ones in your household or not?

We'll hold an organizational session after the 10:45 service this coming Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022 to see who is interested, etc. Please plan to attend or get in touch with Katie to note any folks in your household who may want to participate.

Advent to Christmas Worship and Devotions

Sun. December 11

3rd Sunday of Advent - 8:30 and 10:30 am Services

Sun. December 18

4th Sunday of Advent - 8:30 and 10:30 am Services

Festival of Lessons and Carols - 5:00 pm

Sat. December 24

Family Christmas Eve Service with Children’s Pageant and Communion

5:00 pm

Festival Candlelight Christmas Eve Service with Organ, Choir and Communion

7:00 pm

Sun. December 25

Christmas Day Service - 10:00 am! Christ Is Born!

Sun. January 1

2nd Sunday of Christmas/Happy New Year Service - 10:00am  

Christmas Poinsettias

For those wishing to order poinsettias for Christmas please

CLICK HERE to download the order form.

Orders should be submitted to the office no later than December 15th. Please contact the office or a member of the

Flower Guild with any questions.

Angel Gift Program

Angel Gift Update - Thanks again to all of you who contributed to the Angel Gift Program this year. Our gifts were delivered to the Baum Center on Monday where everything is processed and gifts are given out to families. Because of your generosity, we were able to fulfill all the wishes of our 15 children, and to provide a check for $356.08 to the Outer Banks Woman's Club to purchase gifts for other children. What a wonderful outpouring of love for the children of Dare County!

All Saints' Book Club

All Saints' Book Club celebrates this wonderful season! Pictured from left to right are Roisin McKeithan, Etta Lanuti, Colleen Sargent, Mary Moynahan, Judi Smith and Ruthie Charlton. Colleen and Mary are the co-administrators, also humorously known as Partners in Bookish Crimes. The Club's next meeting is at 2pm on January 16. All are welcome, & they are currently polling for their next book choice.  

Adult Education and Spirituality Committee

All Saints' monthly labyrinth walk for racial understanding, racial dialogue, and racial reconciliation/reparation will be held on Monday, December 19, 2022 at 12PM. Please join those who pray through walking the labyrinth. Please join others in the parish's quarterly walk of the labyrinth on December 21, 2022 at 12PM to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Winter Solstice is that time in the year when the Earth's poles reach their maximum tilt away from the Sun. Astronomically the celestial event marks the beginning of lengthening days and shortening nights - December 21st will be the shortest day of the year.

News from the Flower Guild

Altar Flower Sign-Up

The Altar Flower Chart for 2023 is in the narthex. A donation of Altar Flowers is a lovely way to honor or remember a loved one on the Sunday of your choice. The cost is $45. Make check payable to All Saints and note “Altar Flowers” in the memo line. The Flower Guild members will purchase and arrange the flowers for you!

Greens and Small Glass Vases Needed

Flower Guild member are always in need of greens for altar flowers arrangements and small glass vases that can be used for arranging altar flowers. It you have some shrubs in your yard that we may use, could you please call or text Paula Myatt (256-2552) and the information will be passed on the Flower Guild members.


New Members Welcome

We invite anyone who may wish to join the Flower Guild. We train and mentor all new members pairing them with someone who has flower arranging experience. You can let any Flower Guild member know if you are interested or call Paula Myatt for more information.

Thank you so much for your support in so many ways!

After Dark at All Saints:

What started out as simply a way to beat the winter blues and have some fun has grown into a much-anticipated tradition on the Outer Banks! We are excited to offer classes on a wide variety of fascinating topics, open to everyone in the community. When: January 30, 2023 to February 17, 2023. Online Catalog available: December 17, 2022. Online registration starts Saturday January 7, 2023.



Very Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Dec. 7th - Jeanne Hughes

Dec. 7th - Kate Power

Dec. 10th - Rich Angileri

Dec. 10th - Byrde Wells Jr.

 Ongoing Facility Use & Meeting Schedule



8 am to 10 am – Gathering Space - Emmanuel Lutheran Church        

9:30 am to 10:15 am – Conference Room - Adult Bible Study  

5:30 pm to 6:30pm – Gathering Space - Al-Anon

7 pm to 8 pm – Gathering Space - Alcoholics Anonymous



1st Monday of the Month – 10 am to 12 pm - Conference Room - 

   Adult Education & Spirituality Committee       

2nd & 4th Monday of the Month – 4 pm to 5:30 pm - Study in the Admin Bldg -

    Women’s Spirituality Circle   

3rd Monday of the Month – 5 pm to 6:30 pm - Conference Room -

  Vestry Meeting

7 pm to 9 pm – Reception Area - Prayer Shawl



2nd Tuesday of the Month - 2 pm to 3:30 pm Conference Room -

  Servant Ministry



9:30 am to 12:00 pm – Choir Room - Mahjongg



9:30 am to 10:30 am – Conference Room - Men’s Cursillo  

9:30 am to 1:00 pm – Choir Room -Hand and Foot Card Game

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Sanctuary - Choir Practice

All Saints Episcopal Church

40 Pintail Trail, Southern Shores, NC 27949


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