All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter
July 14, 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.
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Caring for Creation: A What, Why and How

Caring for Creation: A What, Why, and How
Please join us in Sutherland Hall at 6:00 pm on  July 14 for the final class in this series. This series was developed by Jolyon Larson, a native of Conway who grew up attending St. Peter's Episcopal Church. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont. He has developed this curriculum to be an interdisciplinary dialogue about the scientific basis for human impacts on the planet, the ethical basis for action, the role of faith, and the personal and policy choices for change.
Rev. Teri on Vacation Week

Rev. Teri will be out of town from July 8th through the 16th. If you have any pastoral or church needs during this time, please contact the church office. For any emergency needs, please contact Rev. Michaelene.
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 July 14 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, with Chapter 13, "It Can't Be Carried Alone." Please come even if you have not yet read this. All are welcome.
Engagement Party for Michaelene and Ernest!

Engagement Party for Michaelene and Ernest!
Michaelene Miller and Ernest Perez are engaged and we are finally celebrating! Join us in the Parish Hall at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church (20900 Chenal Pkwy Little Rock, AR 72223) on Saturday, July 20th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm in the afternoon for drinks, snacks, and games honoring their love. To access the Parish Hall, park in the upper parking level. Please RSVP withRevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com by July 12th.
Coffee with the Clergy

If you are "newish" to All Saints' (however you would like to define that), Revs. Teri and Michaelene invite you to coffee in the church office on Sunday, July 21st at 9 am. This is a time of fellowship and of getting to know one another better.
Rotating Conversations on
Spirituality

Each of us lives out our spirituality in a slightly different way from anyone else. Join us on Tuesday, July 23rd, at 6:30 pm at Dog Ear Books for rotating conversations on spirituality. People from different faiths will gather. We will have brief one-on-one conversations about our spiritual life, trading conversation partners every 10-15 minutes. It's a great way to learn about other faiths, as well as about different expressions of the Christian faith. All are welcome. This event is sponsored by All Saints' Episcopal Church and the Center for Process Spirituality.  
Episcopal Evangelism 101

"Hi, have you heard about the Episcopal Church?" was the conversation opener used by the Curate and the volunteers tableing at the Arkansas Tech Community Involvement Fair last Fall. Out of the hundreds of students that came by the All Saints' booth promoting the new @TheTable ministry, only three answered affirmatively. From this moment on, it only became increasingly more obvious that part of being an Episcopalian in Russellville meant joining the movement of Episcopal Evangelism and the effort to show up and be more visible in the community in order to spread the news that the Episcopal Church welcomes all. In order to be more prepared to face another Involvement Fair and be better evangelists, meaning better storytellers of the good news, Jerusalem Greer, the Staff Officer for Evangelism on the Presiding Bishop's staff, is coming to All Saints' to offer an "Episcopal Evangelism 101" class for all who are interested in learning how better to talk about their personal faith and life in this Episcopal community. Evangelism 101 is a not-so-basic training designed to introduce a fresh, humble, effective and Episcopal approach to the spiritual practice of evangelism. All are invited to join us in Sutherland Hall from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Thursday, July 25th. Email RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com to RSVP. 
Interfaith Book Study

Lexie Burleson, a rising junior at Hendrix College, is spending this summer studying interfaith work. She has been assigned to our congregation for much of this work.  
 
Lexie will be facilitating a study of Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor (an Episcopal priest) on Tuesday, July 30th, at noon. All are welcome to join us for this study, and feel free to bring a brown bag lunch with you. Let's support Lexie and explore what we have to learn from other faith traditions!   

All Saints' Annual Rummage Sale

The annual All Saints' Rummage Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10.  All parishioners are encouraged to bring gently used and working items to sell.  Donations can be brought to the church beginning on Wednesday, August 7 to Sutherland Hall be be sorted and priced.  Loretta Cochran is heading up our sale this year, and encourages every one to participate.  We will need help with set up, sales the day of the sale, and cleanup afterwards.  If you have large items that need to be picked up, contact Loretta at 479-567-9037 or the church office.
All Saints' T-Shirts

Crimson T-Shirts with the All Saints' logo will be available soon!
To order yours, sign up on the list posted in Shoemaker Hall and indicate the size you need; you can pay upon delivery.   Shirts cost $8, including shipping and tax, for sizes adult Small to XL. There will be an additional $2 charge for each X added beyond size XL. Sign up soon; the order will be placed in early August and we plan to have the shirts by Rally Day on September 8. 
Questions answered by Carolyn McLellan, 479-264-5969.
Neighbor's Table

Neighbors' 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 12.
   
July 13  Melissa Simpson with Diane Roach, Ricki Duffee, Jeannie Stone, and David Williams. Menu: Sloppy Joes on buns, pasta salad with veg., Dessert:  TBA
 
July 20 Carol Lee with Central Presbyterian. Menu: TBA
 
July 27 Carolyn McLellan with Ricki Duffee and Ruby, Jeannie, David Williams. Menu: TBA

Loaves and Fish
 
Loaves and Fishes for Neighbors Table
The Loaves and Fishes Ministry at All Saints' was inspired by the needs of our Neighbors Table guests and by Matthew's Gospel, chapter 13. Sometimes entitled "Feeding the Five Thousand," the story tells us that Jesus blessed just five loaves and two fish, but this small amount of food was enough and "all ate and were filled."  The people in the crowd offered what they had, and it was sufficient to meet the need. Some profound moments of blessing over food take place each Saturday at All Saints', and the food the Parish offers there is sometimes supplemented with take-home sack lunches, cereal, detergent, personal hygiene items and toilet paper. Your offerings of these items 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.
Contact for Sexton

Please contact KaDee McCormick if you have any housekeeping or other facility upkeep requests or concerns.
Remember In Your Prayers  
Weekly Prayers:
Don Price, Jeni Green, Pam Van Horn, Tony Pusey, Tony Lee, Katie Owen, Bill and Milly Chevaillier, Mary Lu Garrett, Barbara Stoltz, Robert and Steven, Sandy Bogger, Dominic Desiderio, Mary Ann King, Mercedes Mos, and Patrick Jiminez.
 
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, Donna Van Horn, Rudy Jr., Israel, Bernice Delabra and Family, Espinosa Family, Pam Lundquist, Henry Wilkinson, Susan Shelton, Maxima Vargas, Don Hudson, Joy Anderson, Robert Woods, Jim and Marilyn Tischhauser, Diane Tollison, James and Loretta Tyson, and Jack and Carol Lee.
Readings For the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

The First Reading                                       Deuteronomy 30:9-14

Moses said to the people of Israel, "The  Lord  your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all your undertakings, in the fruit of your body, in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your soil. For the  Lord  will again take delight in prospering you, just as he delighted in prospering your ancestors, when you obey the  Lord  your God by observing his commandments and decrees that are written in this book of the law, because you turn to the  Lord  your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

"Surely, this commandment that I am commanding you today is not too hard for you, nor is it too far away. It is not in heaven, that you should say, 'Who will go up to heaven for us, and get it for us so that we may hear it and observe it?' Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, 'Who will cross to the other side of the sea for us, and get it for us so that we may hear it and observe it?' No, the word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart for you to observe."

Psalm 25:1-9

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;
my God, I put my trust in you; *
let me not be humiliated,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
2 Let none who look to you be put to shame; *
let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes.
3 Show me your ways, O Lord, *
and teach me your paths.
4 Lead me in your truth and teach me, *
for you are the God of my salvation;
in you have I trusted all the day long.
5 Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love, *
for they are from everlasting.
6 Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions; *
remember me according to your love
and for the sake of your goodness, O Lord.
7 Gracious and upright is the Lord; *
therefore he teaches sinners in his way.
8 He guides the humble in doing right *
and teaches his way to the lowly.
9 All the paths of the Lord are love and faithfulness *
to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

The Second Reading                               Colossians 1:1-14
 
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. You have heard of this hope before in the word of the truth, the gospel that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from the day you heard it and truly comprehended the grace of God. This you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf, and he has made known to us your love in the Spirit.

For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God's will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God. May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
follow this rule-- peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
 
The Gospel                                                        Luke 10: 25-37
                           
Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he said, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? What do you read there?" He answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live."

But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, `Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.' Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?" He said, "The one who showed him mercy." Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."

 
 
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 priests of All Saints' want to provide their personal phone numbers so that, in case of a pastoral emergency, you can easily reach them. 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
 
The Rev. Michaelene Miller: 501-944-0673

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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