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All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter

September 25, 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.

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Schedule for Worship

September 25 - Rev. Dennis Campbell

October 2nd. - Rev. Bob Brown

October 9th. - Rev. Don Brown

October 16th. - Rev. Dennis Campbell

October 23rd. - Rev. Dennis Campbell

October 30th. - Rev. Dennis Campbell

Vestry Meeting September 27

Vestry is meeting Tuesday September 27 at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

Blessing of the Animals

Join us for the tradition of blessing our beloved pets in honor of St. Francis of Assisi on Monday October 10. This year we are partnering with Central Presbyterian Church and their Pastor Brian Brock to bless our pets. Children are also welcome to bring their favorite stuffed animal to be blessed. All animals will receive a pendant.

We will meet by our stone altar in our park at 5:30 pm.

We will also have a photographer on site to take photos of your beloved pet.

Clarksville Eucharist

Join us at 5:30 pm on Sunday September 25 in Cline Park for Eucharist with Rev. Bob Brown.

208 Meadow Pl, Clarksville, AR 72830

New Choir Interns: (L-R) Jackson, Mason, and Lexie!

For the 2022-2023 academic year, Ken and Karen Futterer have established a Choir Memorial Scholarship in honor of Ken's mother, Thoma Chichester, and Karen's father, Edward Lehner. Mason Walker is the recipient of this scholarship.

Lexie Ellis is a sophomore Vocal Music Education Major from Bryant and enjoys reading and writing in her free time. Walker is a junior Vocal Music Education Major from Alma and in her free time she enjoys hammocking and drinking coffee. Jackson Utz is a sophomore Music Major from Fort Smith and in his free time he enjoys studying languages and reading.

We thank the Futterers for their generous support for the music ministry of All Saints'!

Volunteers Needed to Help Garden of Hope

Volunteers ages 21+ needed to supervise our garden while 4 to 6 youth work on Wednesday from 4 pm to 5pm through the school year.. The master gardeners program run it but request extra help in supervision in helping to keep kids on task near the Methodist church.

Volunteers would need background checked by the Pope County Department of Youth and Juvenile Probation Division. For more information contact Jamie Davis at479-967-1520.

Save the Dates!

There’s plenty to do in October at All Saints’. The following are upcoming events.

October 10 – Blessing of the Animals, see above.

October 15 – Little Rock Pride Festival and Walk. All Saints’ has been invited to be a participant with the Episcopal Church and Central Convocation. Time are Noon to 6pm. (All Saints' is donating all the cups to use at the booth.)

October 16 – Highland Games with Central Presbyterian Church. Central Presbyterian has invited us to worship with them and then participate in their Highland Games at Judge Cokers Farm off Highway 124. All are welcome to attend.

October 29 – Fall Festival in Downtown Russellville. Volunteers needed to help work our booth during Fall Festival to help get the word out about our church, programs, and evangelize the good news that God loves all. We will be selling rosaries to benefit young adult program and giving out candy to kids.

October 31 – Trunk or Treat at All Saints’. Halloween Candy needed! We are hoping to have at least 4 cars decorated and parked in our driveway facing Phoenix so kids can safely walk up and get candy. This will be from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Yoga and Chair Class offered at All Saints'

  • I teach a Monday 5:30 yoga class named Easy Yoga Flow
  • Tuesday 5:30 pm class is Community Yoga [donations accepted]
  • Wednesday morning 10 am Chair Stretch class, [donations accepted]
  • Thursday class is named Yoga Ease

Everyone needs to be vaccinated and masks are voluntary unless Pope County numbers are in the red.

All Yoga Classes @ All Saints are cancelled Oct 3-6.

Cynthia Reynolds


Youth and Family Events

Kid's Chapel

Kid's Chapel is September 25 at 10:30 am, we will go over the story of Cain,  Abel, and Seth using Legos!

EYC Wednesday Nights

Episcopal Youth Community will meet again on September 28 at 5:30 pm to 7 pm. This weekly group is for youth 12 years to 18 years old and led this fall by Lukas Turner. Youth will journey through discovering their faith.

Food signup needed for this day!

A Signup will be in Shoemaker Hall for those who can help with food.

EKC in September

Episcopal Kids Community for ages 5 to 11 years old will be on October 2nd 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.

Nursery Open

Friendly reminder our Nursery is open every Sunday from 9am to the end of the 10:30 am service for newborns to 5 years old. It's located near our fellowship hall, Sutherland. Snacks provided and Spanish language available.

Christian Formation

Bible Study Resumes

Join us for Bible Study on Wednesday September 28 at 11:15 am. Bring a lunch and we will continue our reading of Brian McLaren’s "We Make the Road by Walking." We will meet in the large conference room.

For the next two weeks we are going to finish our study of the Old Testament with the overview of Zechariah and Malachi. Then we will begin a study of the Book of Matthew.

We will have a special guest on September 28! Nancy Smith is visiting from Illinois and will stay afterward to visit with everyone.

Faith and Reason

The Faith & Reason class for September 25th (hybrid in-person/Zoom meeting) will start around 9:00am, and the Zoom link is included below. 

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Meeting ID: 528 185 7420

Passcode: 597965

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Meeting ID: 528 185 7420

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We will listen to and discuss the second half of this podcast from CAC's "Learning How to See" series.


Faith and Scripture Bible Study

Class meets at 9:15 am with a discussion of the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Stan Lombardo.

First Thursday Book Talk

We will meet Thursday, October 6, from 12-1 to discuss Jessica Bruder's Nomadland. The meeting will take place via ZOOM, and will open at 11:30 for visiting. (Hopefully we can meet in-person in November, but we will consider that decision closer to time.)

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Young Adult Meeting

Our next meeting will be Tuesday September 27 at 6pm as all ages are welcome to join us to learn how to decorate cupcakes with instructors Hollie, Crystal and Mary Ellen. Supplies provided.

Enneagram Book Study

The Enneagram Book Study group will begin Richard Rohr’s book The Enneagram, A Christian Perspective on Thursday September 29th. We will meet every Thursday from 6:30-8:00pm at All Saints Parlor/Shoemaker Hall. All are welcome. 

Please contact Rhonda Wolf at 1-479-518-4150 if you have questions or would like to participate via Zoom.


Neighbors Table Update

Last week 137 meals were served drive through and 34 delivered to families in the community and parish. In addition, a number of families were served from our saved frozen meals. We had expected to serve 150 meals, but in a real life experience of the loaves and fishes were able to serve more than 170. In our Loaves and Fishes ministry we offered fresh eggs thanks to our Blue and You grant 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 a cheesy chicken casserole, fruit salad, and cookies for dessert. Each meal will also have a piece of fresh fruit and a granola bar. We will prepare 165 meals, using food from the Arkansas Foodbank. From our Blue and You grant we will offer fresh milk and eggs; this is the final week for that grant. Having discovered how important the meat, milk, eggs and fruit are to our guests, we are planning to continue including these in our Loaves and Fishes ministry with some special financial support being offered. More details will be forthcoming as plans are worked out.

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 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 continue with Lectio

Divina with a poem by Chelan Hawkin, “The Worst Thing.”

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: Brenda Stanley and Dodie


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:

Miguel, Mary Ann, Silbia, Bernice, Carina, those affected by Hurricane Fiona especially Puerto Rico and the people of Ukraine, Russia and Myanmar.


We pray for those in active military service, especially Brian, Sarah, Anthony, Cameron, Cody, Adam and Travis.

We pray for those expecting a child, especially Madison Van Horn and Cody Davenport.

Long Term Prayers:


Inette, David Cleaver, Kaylynn and Kyle Taylor, Katherine Combs, Jimmy McKnight, Kathie Short, 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, Arcelia, 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, and Amber Beatty.

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

Readings for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost,

September 25

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

The Liturgy of the Word

The First Lesson

Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15

The Response

Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16

The Epistle

1 Timothy 6:6-19

The Gospel

Luke 16:19-31

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 Melissa Simpson no later than Noon on the Wednesday before the Sunday you would like it to appear.

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