17th Sunday after Pentecost - October 6, 2019
From the Vicar

Greetings from Sewanee! The DuBose Lectures and Alumni Gathering (and Alumni Council meeting) have me scurrying from place to place amid structures rich with history-the good and the bad-that are part of my formation. I remain profoundly grateful for my experiences here, and perhaps sometime we can take a journey here together. 

In the meantime, I have the great privilege to share the richness of our tradition and discipleship formation with you at home. This Sunday begins our next class for those new to The Episcopal Church, those seeking confirmation/reception/ renewal, and those who want a chance to engage again with a fresh look at their faith in the context of the church. I'm calling it "Beginner's Mind" for many reasons, which you'll discover more fully if you come and partake in the class. I invite you to come to the class Sunday mornings at 9:30-10:30 in the Parish Hall. See you soon!
Time to Play!

Thanks to all who contributed to the construction of our new playset! There are many ways to contribute to our building and grounds. If you would like to lend a hand, speak with Catherine Lyon or Jr Warden Justin Snopko
WhatWeDoMatters Catherine
WhatWeDoMatters Catherine

If you're on social media, take a picture of something you do for or at  All   Saints '. Use #whatwedo @allsaintsbville. If that doesn't make sense to you, email Sandi Lynn your pictures, and she will post them (with your permission) so everyone can enjoy witnessing your ministry in action.   
Treasurer's Report

The full current Treasurer's Report is available on the bulletin board outside the Parish Hall. Here's the summary for the Week of Sept. 29th:  

Pledge       $1,537.55
Plate            $142.10
NonPledge   $356.00
This weeks total:        $2,035.65
First Sunday this Sunday

Bring your favorite dish and enjoy this time fellowship and fun!
Pet Blessing on the Land This Sunday!

We will gather on the land Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm to bless all the dogs, cats, and other living creatures that bring love into our lives! Just head north on Main Street till you see the commotion!
Holy Conversations: Creation, Climate and the Church

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville is hosting Holy Conversations: Creation, Climate and the Church on Saturday, October 5th, from 6:00 - 7:30pm.
Altar Guild Training - October 13

The altar guild is one of the most important ministries in the church. All the action happens behind the scene but they are essential for our sacramental experience of worship. Please consider helping to set the table for Christ, more hands are needed. Training will begin at 3:00pm.
Vestry Meeting - October 15

All are welcome to attend. Meeting starts at 6:30pm.
ECW Meeting - October 10

Danielle Bennett will be our featured speaker from Canopy NWA to share with us how we are supporting immigrant families. Join us at 11:00am for lunch/social hour. Meeting starts at noon!
Trunk or Treat?

Halloween is just around the corner and our women's group would like to sponsor a Trunk or Treat event. In order to do this we need people willing to bring their cars and hand out candy on October 31 from 5:30-7:00pm. Costumes and decorating are encouraged but certainly not required. We just want a fun event for the church and neighborhood kids. Please let Sandi Lynn know if you are interested in being a part of this outreach. Donations of candy are also appreciated!
Christian Education

Newcomers   and/or those interested in Confirmation/Reception are invited to 9:30 am classes beginning Oct. 5th in the Parish Hall.

Adults will meet in the classroom at 10am to continue the Old Testament journey with lectures by Dr. Amy Jill-Levine. Discussion follows. Feel free to bring your coffee with you. 
Noon Bible Study (NoBS) on Tuesdays @ Noon

NoBS continues with our Social Justice Bible Challenge. Tuesdays at noon in the Parish Hall, you're welcome to bring your lunch and join us as often as you can.  There is no homework or pre-reading required! Drop-ins are welcome!
Time to Breathe

The spiritual practice of sitting in silence or contemplative prayer yields many benefits. Time to Breathe will resume at the church on Oct. 10th. A personal practice of 20 minutes a day is recommended for silent prayer. What would happen if we all spent 20 minutes a day intentionally listening in stillness and silence for the presence of God in our lives?
Theology Pub

On Oct. 7 we will begin our study of George F. Will,  The Conservative Sensibility (2019).  The first reading is pages xiii-65 (read up to the segment titled WOODROW WILSON:  THE PROFESSOR IN POLITICS).  New members always welcome! Join us at Taziki's Grill for good food and conversation!
Essentials Outreach - Bingo October 8!

October 19th  is the next distribution day. All contributions are helpful! Thanks to all who contribute to our neighbors. Lost your list? Here are items requested: Check out our Facebook page!

Toilet Paper
Soap Shaving Cream Dish Detergent Laundry Soap

Disposable Razors Deodorant

Food Pantry and Feast of Grace 

The Food Pantry at Christ the King Lutheran Church has a great need for paper towels, toilet paper, larger size children's diapers, and feminine products. A basket has been set up in the vestibule for donations.  This is a great opportunity to connect with others and help out locally. If you are able to help in any way it will be truly appreciated! You can simply drop in on Wednesday afternoon or contact Vikki for more information.

September 25
Food Pantry - 17 people, 6 families

Prayer Requests

Please keep these people, organizations and causes in your prayers. If you have a prayer request, you can send a detailed email to Mother Sara . As you pray, please remember:

Gail Julie Charlotte
Connie Jack
Linda Aristondo family
Brenda Sister Margie Kenneth
Peggie Brenda Jim Christina Karen
Adrienne Martha Eldon those who are expecting: Brandi & Jenn, Tori Melissa

Do you know of others ? Please join your prayers with ours. Thank you.
Readings, Lay Ministers and Hospitality for October 6

Flowers -  sign up online or contact Brenda Zedlitz

Luke 17:5-10

Lay Ministers for Saturday
Chalice: Debby
Lay Ministers for Sunday 
Chalice: Jackie, Ralph
Old Testament/Psalm: Julia
Epistle/Prayers: Scott

Hospitality Guild Schedule - new members always welcome!
October 6 - St. Drogo
October 13 - Saints of Today
October 20 - St. Jude/St. Bernard
October 27 - St. Francis
ministryMinistry Leaders 

It takes many people to support the ministries of All Saints'. Here are email links for leaders of lay ministries. If you have any questions or would like to help, please reach out. There is a place for you. Your participation is much needed and appreciated!

Acolytes - Lou Honderich
Altar Guild - Jennifer Stoner
Bread Guild - Justin Snopko
Chalice Bearers and Lectors - Lou Honderich  (Sunday) Marj Bernhardt (Saturday)
Diversity Representative - Julie Collins
ECW - Sandi Lynn, all women of the church are encouraged to attend!
Facebook - Belinda Ostrowski, pictures are always appreciated!
Flower Guild - Brenda Zedlitz or sign up online
Hospitality - Geraldine Madsen and Sandi Lynn
Interfaith representative - to be filled
Music -  Jayme Amonsen
Newsletter - Sandi Lynn, feedback and suggestions are always welcome!
Rides to church - Tom Morris
Theology Pub - Sandy Wylie
Vestry - Debby Nye , Senior Warden
Regularly Scheduled Events

Choir Rehearsal - Wednesdays at 6:30pm

ECW - 2nd Tuesday monthly, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Noon Bible Study - Tuesdays, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Theology Pub - every other Monday, 6:30 pm

Time to Breathe - Thursdays, 6:00 pm

Vestry Meeting - 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6:30 pm

linksQuick Links

All Saints'/Todos Los Santos calendar
Arkansas 211 Resource Guide - updated list of where to get help
Diocese of Arkansas
Episcopal News Service
Past Sermons - Mtr. Sara's blog
Church Phone Numbers and Office Hours

Church phone: 479.802.0302
Office hours: Tues - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and other times by appointment.