All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter
June 19, 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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Office Closed

Our office will be closed on Monday June 20 in observance of Juneteenth.
June Schedule for Priests

June 19 - the Rev. Dennis Campbell
June 26 - Morning Prayer

Wednesday Evening Prayer @ 6:30pm

June 22 - the Rev. Bob Brown - Eucharist
June 29 - Charlie Tyrone
Neighbors Table Fundraiser

Join us June 17 and 18 at 7pm for a live performance by David Eshelman's Tik Tok Show. There will be light desserts. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the performance lasts an hour and 20 minutes. All donations will benefit our Neighbors Table Ministry.

If you can bring some light finger foods or desserts that we can share, please let our office or Carol Lee know.
Juneteenth at the Depot Park in Russellville

Festivities, Food, and Fun! Join us for a great time as we announce River Valley Black Hall of Fame inductees and listen to great music by SYNRG. This event is free and open to the public!
Nursery Reopening

Please give a big welcome to our new childcare providers in our nursery, Jireh and Jada! We are so happy to have them on our team. Our nursery is open at 9 am on Sundays and closes up after the 10:30 am service is over.

We welcome all children ages newborn to 5 years old. We have two areas, one for ages newborn to 2 years old, and then a classroom setting for 2-5 year olds. Individually wrapped snacks are provided. Kids will play, hear Bible stories, do crafts, sing together, and more.

At All Saints’ it is our goal to provide a safe environment, a place to nurture and support our children's spiritual formation. Our providers are bilingual in English and Spanish.
Picnic in the Park

Save the date for July 3rd for our family picnic in the park after the 10:30am service. We will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, there will be water activities for the kids, bring a chair and relax with family and friends. We've also invited our friends from Central Presbyterian Church and New Prospect Church to join us. All are welcome.

We ask that if guests are able to bring a side item to share on our long picnic table.

There will be water activities including a water bump and jump for the youth.

Drinks will be provided.
Pet Memorial Garden

The Woodland Pet Memorial Garden was dedicated on May 1, 2022 at All Saints'. Guidelines for use of the garden were developed in 2021 and approved by the vestry. If you wish to use the garden or have any questions, please contact the church office.

Yoga and Chair Class offered at All Saints'

Monday 5:30 yoga class named Easy Yoga Flow-

Tuesday 5:30 pm, Community Yoga, donations accepted

Wednesday at 10am Chair Stretch, Donations accepted

Thursday at 5:30 pm Yoga Ease

Cynthia Reynolds
Items Needed for Mission Trip

This July 17th-22 youth from the diocese will be traveling to the Murrow Children's Home (a foster home for Native American Children from all over Oklahoma) to work for a week while also exploring some of our Native American History. The Murrow Children's Home has anywhere from 15-50 children at any given time, and due to COVID, the volunteer groups and fundraisers have been put on hold for the past 2 years.

They could really use our assistance. If you or your congregation would like to collect items or donations - we can take them with us. You can also give online through the Bishop's Discretionary fund at (memo: Children's Home). Contact Randall Curtis at with more questions. See our trip at
Kaylee Simpson, 15, is attending this trip in July from our congregation. Items can be placed in the office in a blue container.
Youth and Family Events
Vacation Bible School

Join us for a week of fun as we navigate what it means to be a church for all. We will explore what it means to be a church, how science and religion can go hand in hand, where it's a safe place for children to ask questions, how we can help be the church outside our walls, and how we are a loving and diverse church. Children will get to act out the scripture, learn new songs, play games and create artwork together. Snacks will be provided M-Thursday and then on Friday night join us for a family meal.

Monday - A Church for All
Tuesday - Let's ask questions
Wednesday - Culture and the Bible
Thursday - How to be the church outside the walls.
Friday - Field day/water games, family dinner and art show.

We will gather each day from 4 pm to 6 pm. If parents would like to stay at the church we will have a hospitality room set up in our parlor for parents to relax.

Ages are Pre-k (with an adult companion) to graduated 4th grade (going into 5th grade). Deadline to apply is June 22.
Kid's Chapel

Join us for Kid's Chapel on June 19 with Ricki Duffy and Jean Rodriguez at 10:30 am in the new Kid's Chapel classroom.

For the summer, June - August, Kid's Chapel will only be on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
Christian Formation
Faith and Reason

The Faith & Reason class for June 19th (hybrid in-person/Zoom meeting) will start around 9:00am, and the Zoom link is included below.
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We will listen to and discuss the second of three podcasts from Faith & Reason's "Does Christianity have a Future?". This week's topic is "Moving the Church Forward".

For July: Summer break and no classes; will resume in August.
Faith and Scripture Bible Study

Faith and Scripture is on summer break.
Young Adult Meeting

Join us for a new night during the summer, Wednesday at 6pm in our park (weather permitting) to hang out in Hammocks and discuss the Way of Love Podcast by The Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

The podcast can be found on Spotify or anywhere you get your podcast.

We will start with season 1, Let's listen to the next two episodes on Rest (June 25, 2019) and Worship (July 2, 2019).
Neighbors Table Update

Last week we served 160 meals, 93 through drive through and the rest delivered to members of our parish and community. This week our menu is meatloaf with roasted potatoes and carrots. We’ll also include fresh fruit, cookies for dessert and granola bars.
Food from the Arkansas Food Bank will be used. We will prepare 160 meals.

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 Carolyn McLellan, (479) 264-5969, or Charlie Tyrone, (479) 857-0480,
First Thursday Book Talks

The meeting in July will be in-person in Sutherland Hall! We will meet from 12-1 on July 7; our book is Nomadland: Surviving American in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. For more information, please call or text Elizabeth Franks at 479-264-0336.
Practicing Prayer

Practicing Prayer is on vacation until June 26 when we will meet again at 5:00 via

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: Eva Cole and JulieAnne Hilton.

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: Sherrie and John Cotton.

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, Angela, Keith, Eduardo, Antonio, Gerardo, Joseph, Rodolpho, Ray & Brandt, and the people of Ukraine, Russia and Myanmar.
We pray also for those serving in the military, especially Brian, Sarah, Anthony, Cameron, Cody, Adam, Jonathan and Travis.

We pray for those expecting a child, especially for Thaw & Blut Soe, Jessica Mongeon & Nick Gideo.

Long Term Prayers:
Inette, David Cleaver, Barbara Johnson, Bryan Wilson, Marian Duffee, Larry Newton, Arcelia, Tony Lee, Pearl, Cynthia, Sandy Vestal, Susan Price, Barbara Stoltz, the McCorkle Family, Helen, Patsy, William Gillum, Susan Durham Shelton, Carina and Bernice, Tom Munson, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, Sarah Lee, the Kellner Family, Wyatt Sherman, Jeffrey & Jennifer Whitehead, Jordan Hein & family, Ellis, Yvonne, Sue Brain, Antony, Eduardo Ezquerro, Betty LaGrone, Dorothy Daunhower, Rudy Jr, Molley Wiley, Tami Robinson, Amber Beatty, 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 Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 19
Please click on the red scripture to link to the readings.

The Liturgy of the Word

The First Lesson

The Response

The Epistle

The Gospel
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 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.