All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter
July 18, 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 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 with a link posted every Sunday morning to our Facebook page and website.

Sunday Worship

Both 8 am and 10:30 am Sunday services will be held indoors for now. We will continue to wear masks and to practice social-distancing.

Wednesday Worship

Evening Prayer is held on Wednesdays at 6 pm, now both in-person uploaded by 8 pm to Facebook and YouTube.

Masks and physical distance are encouarged at all services due to rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in Pope County.
Coffee Hour Suspended due to Covid-19

Due to rising numbers in Pope County of Covid-19 and the Delta Variant, we will not have coffee hour on Sundays between the services until further notice.
Rev. Teri Out of Office from July 5th through July 25th

Rev. Teri will be out of the office from July 5th through July 25th. Bob Brown will be preaching and celebrating both Sundays during this time (July 11th and July 18th). If you have a pastoral emergency during this time, please contact our office staff. Thanks!
Memorial Service for Jeannie McCabe

Jeannie McCabe, long-time youth minister in the diocese, died on July 8, surrounded by her family. A service will be held Saturday, July 24, at 2 p.m., at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Fort Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Bartholomew’s (2701 Old Greenwood, Fort Smith, AR 72903). It is requested that unvaccinated attendees and children wear a mask.
A Summer Trumpet and Piano recital July 18

Join us for a free summer recital on Sunday July 18 at 4 pm in our Sanctuary featuring TJ Perry on trumpet and Tim Smith on piano.

Masks are encouraged and available on site. Social distancing will also be encouraged. No refreshments will be provided.

While this is a free event, any offerings presented for this recital will benefit our music program at All Saints'.
Sacred Ground to be offered in August - October

We will offer Sacred Ground, a film and reading series that discusses racism and faith starting in August on Mondays. This 10 week journey will take you through the history of racism in the United States. Along the way you may discern your gifts and find a new calling or ministry to participate in the work of anti-racism. This is a safe place to speak your mind and from the heart. No prior knowledge or readings of anti-racism material is required. Also what is said in Sacred Ground stays in Sacred Ground.

"Created by Katrina Browne, producer and director of the documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, this small group resource is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. Sacred Ground is especially targeted to help white people talk with each other about racism past and present, their own racial identity, and the interwoven issues of class, region, and ideology." From the Sacred Ground press release in 2019.

This will be a hybrid session, offered via Zoom and in person on Monday nights in the conference room. We meet once a week for two hours to discuss our readings and films. Please discern if this class is for you and whether you'll have the time to commit to 10 weeks. For our last session we will walk the labyrinth together and discern where we go from here as a church.

This is a free class to attend and the only purchase will need to be two books (which you can buy used). If you're unable to purchase the books due to costs, let Melissa know as scholarships will be available.

What: Sacred Ground, facilitated by Melissa Simpson
When: Monday at 6 pm to 8 pm starting August 23 to October 26 (skipping Labor Day).
Where: Conference room at All Saints' and on Zoom.
How: If you're interested in joining this class or have question please email Melissa at

More information on Sacred Ground, please visit here.
All Saints' Semi-Annual Rummage Sale
Just a friendly reminder we are gathering up items to sell at our Semi-Annual rummage sale on August 13 and 14. If you have items you'd like to donate please contact Rhonda Hlass or Sherrie Cotton.

Please make sure items are in working condition and clean. A signup sheet to help work the rummage sale will be available soon to help.

If you have large items to donate, we can arrange for pickup. Please contact our office at 479-968-3622. All sales from the rummage sale benefit the church.

Items we can't accept:
Hazardous or flammable items

What: Annual Rummage Sale
When: Friday August 13 from 7am to 3 pm. Saturday August 14 from 7 am to 2 pm.
Where: All Saints' Sutherland Hall
Labyrinth in Chevaillier Chapel

We have a new outdoor labyrinth anyone can use any time of day in our Chevallier Chapel.

Thank you to George McLellan for designing it and Eva Cole for painting it.

Faith and Reason to offer Hybrid Sunday School Class at All Saints'

We resumed in-person classes this past Sunday, July 11, but with a hybrid component. If you are fully vaccinated, you are invited and encouraged to join us at 9:00am this Sunday. Masks are not required (if we are all fully vaccinated), but you may use your own judgment as to whether to wear one.  

Trevor Coats has also graciously agreed to provide us with a laptop computer and a Zoom meeting link for those not fully vaccinated or who are not comfortable with in-person meetings yet. That invitation will be sent out Friday or Saturday. Please note that this will be a free version of Zoom and dial-up connections may not be functional.

Please join us if you are able and willing (and fully vaccinated)!

Bill Parton
479-967-9089 (landline)
Neighbors Table Weekly Update

All Saints’ served 94 individuals in the drive through last week. Cooks from Central Presbyterian Church will prepare our main dish this coming Saturday: a hearty macaroni dish with beef and vegetables that incorporates the carrots and other veggies that All Saints’ young people sorted and prepared for freezing when they volunteered at NT recently.

We’re currently expanding opportunities for volunteering: the whiteboards will be back in place in Sutherland Hall this coming Sunday with listings of the jobs that people can sign up for on a specific date. If you’d like more information about what those jobs entail, please contact Carolyn McLellan, Carol Lee or Charlie Tyrone.
Thank You from Neighbors Table

Neighbor's Table wants to give a most heartfelt thanks to all of you who participated in our matching grant challenge during the last few months.  This includes those who bought Rada knives as well as those who donated directly to Neighbor's Table.  Our anonymous donor matched your timely donations past the original $5000 mark to over $6000 because of your generosity. Without your support this ministry of food and fellowship would not be possible. In these difficult times it is sorely needed. Thank you again for helping us.
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
  • 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 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 Club Next Meeting August 5

Looking ahead, our August book will be The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs.

Password - books
Enneagram on Thursdays on Zoom

Thursday’s from 7pm-8:30pm Enneagram study!

Topic: The Great Divorce by CS Lewis
Time: Every week on Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm. This week Zoom only. All are welcome, please join us. Call Rhonda Wolf if you have any questions 719-650-6021. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 886 1035 0105
Passcode: 867714
Practicing Prayer

This week we’ll meet via Zoom at 5:00, begin with silent prayer as always, and then discuss Chapter 5, pages 63-71, 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.
Evening Prayer from July 14, 2021 with Charles Tyrone. All are welcome to join us at All Saints' at 6pm on Wednesday for in person prayer. Then a video from the service will be uploaded that night.

Please celebrate the following birthdays this week with us: Crystal Ruiz, Suzanne Alford, David Eshelman, Carol Lee, Jack Lee, Jane McGregor, Bill Parton, and Kaye Staggs.

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: Carolyn & George McLellan.

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, Jon & Pam, Tony, Jarrod, Sarah, the McCabe and Wood families, Joyce, Randy, the people of Cuba; for all who have contracted the Covid-19 virus, and those who have lost loved ones in the pandemic

Long Term Prayers:
Jack & Carol Lee, Jan Clair, Inette, Barbara Johnson, Barbara Stoltz, William Gillum, Charlie Busch, the Busch Family, Susan Durham Shelton, Carina, Tom Munson, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, Sarah Lee, the Kellner Family, Israel Delabra, Wyatt Sherman, Ann McCorkle, Jeffrey & Jennifer Whitehead, Jordan Hein & family, Imajean, Ellis, and Donna Thomas.

To request changes or updates to our weekly or long term prayer list, please contact our office at
Readings for Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 18
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.