19th Sunday after Pentecost - October 20, 2019
From the Vicar

Today, Wednesday the 16th, while I continue to be available via phone/email, I do it not at church but in the waiting room while my husband has shoulder surgery (lacroscopic, bone spur removal, thankfully less painful than repair/replacement). I know all shall be well; nonetheless, prayers for his healing and our patience are greatly appreciated.

We all experience patient-hood differently and navigate life in ways as diverse as our temperaments and personalities. I tend to like to be left alone when I'm not feeling well and reach out when I do want/need help. Because that's my tendency, I think others feel the same way, which we know is faulty thinking! 

As your priest (pastor, preacher, and teacher), it is helpful for me to know what YOU prefer. As much faith as I have in God--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--I do not pick up on every nudge to reach out and check in on you, and I won't know what you're experiencing--the joyful and the difficult--unless you tell me. I want to know how you're doing, and I do want to see you more often than not. We all lead busy lives, but God gives us enough time to do what we need to do. I may not be able to answer the phone/reply right away, but I will get back to you!

What we need are relationships that nurture our faith, encourage love, and expand our hope. I am one point in your network of such relationships, and I hope that when you look around at church, you see others who surround and nurture you, too.
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 Oct. 6th-13th:

Pledge    15,647.55
Plate           148.00
NonPledge   966.00
This weeks total    16,761.55
Christian Education

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. 

Godly Play for  youth 4-10yo will follow the story-teller to the Godly Play classroom at 12:15 for the lesson of The Ten Best Ways. (If you wonder what those are, be sure to ask one of the kids!)

EYC (Episcopal Youth Community)

Our first lock-in is this weekend! RSVP with Mtr. Sara or Padre Guillermo. We have a fun-filled schedule for the big kids (grades 6-12)! If you'd like to help with dinner or breakfast or work a shift as chaperone, please contact Mtr. Sara before Saturday. Parents will need to fill out permission forms at the event.

Also, November 15-17, Happening #42 will be at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville (a lot closer than Camp Mitchell!). Deadline to  Register is Nov. 1st. Let Mtr. Sara or Padre Guillermo know if you would like to go, especially if you need assistance. We'd love for All Saints' 10-12th graders to participate!
Notes from ECW Meeting

There were 6 women at our meeting plus Danielle Bennett from Canopy Northwest Arkansas. Danielle gave a talk on what Canopy does - basically they assist and provide support to refugees. They are a young organization but in the three years they have been in operation 166 individual refugees have been resettled to NWA, mostly in Fayetteville. The refugees are primarily women and children, mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo and prior to resettlement spent years (we're talking like 12 - 17 years) in refugee camps. Refugees do not get to pick where they want to go, so it's next to impossible to prepare ahead of time. Canopy assists with everything from meeting the family at the airport, finding a place to live and everything needed to set up a home from scratch, finding jobs, as well as language help, transportation, navigating the medical system, etc. It's a big job and of course they can always use additional volunteers - for instance, people willing to help with language skills. Please contact Danielle if you'd like more information or would like to help. She spent a lot of time with us and we had lots of questions so we really didn't get around to the "business" part of the meeting. We'll catch up on that next time.

  • Thanks to Deb Shoemaker for the devotion on Growing Older - wise words from Teresa of Avila. 
  • Thanks to Susan Delacruz for refreshments.

Our first 'Trunk or Treat' will be October 31 from 6 - 7:30pm in the church parking lot. This should be a fun outreach for our kids and our new neighborhood. Bring your car and candy!

Our next meeting will be November 14 and we will talk about the United Thank Offering and Essentials Outreach. Our collection for United Thank Offering (UTO) will be Sunday, November 17. 

One last thing - we need volunteers for devotion and refreshments for November - just email Sandi if you're willing. Hope to see you there!
Trunk or Treat - Sign Up Available

Halloween is just around the corner and our women's group is sponsoring 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 6:00-7:30pm. 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!
Theology Pub

On Oct. 21  we will discuss pages 66-160 of The Conservative Sensibility by George Will.  (start with the section WOODROW WILSON: THE PROFESSOR IN POLITICS and read up to the section THE FRAME OF SILVER FOR THE APPLE OF GOLD).  New members always welcome! Join us at Taziki's Grill for good food and conversation!
Continuing the Conversation - October 24

We continue with the series of Dialogues on Race, beginning with a brief video and following with discussion. There's time to share observations and upcoming events relevant to building up beloved community. All are welcome, and we meet in the classroom at church from Noon-1pm.
NAACP Scholarship Luncheon

The Northwest Arkansas Branch of the NAACP presents "Let's M.O.V.E- Make Our Votes Effective". This is the 5th Annual Scholarship Luncheon, and the guest speaker will be Dr. Cynthia Nance. Tick ets are $40 and may be purchased  online
Altar Flowers

Sponsoring Altar Flowers is a beautiful way to honor loved ones. Flowers are often given to mark special life events such as birth and birthdays; anniversary of a wedding, baptism, confirmation; in memory of a loved one; or as a thanksgiving for life's blessings.

For more information, please contact Brenda Zedlitz at  sign up online.
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!
Choir - Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Come share your heart and voice. If you have any questions about our music program, reach out to Jayme:  music@allsaintsbentonville.org .
Retired Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold to Speak at St. Paul's, Fayetteville

As part of the Tippy McMichael Lecture Series at St. Paul's, the Most Rev. Frank Griswold, the 25th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, will visit October 26-27. On Saturday, Oct. 26, a reception at 6pm will be followed by a talk at 7pm. On Sunday, Oct. 27, Griswold will preach at the 8:45 and 11am services and also speak at the Adult Forum at 10am.
Time to Breathe

The spiritual practice of sitting in silence or contemplative prayer yields many benefits. 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?
Essentials Outreach

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.

October 9
Food Pantry - 36 people, 10 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:

Casey Graham Charlotte
Connie Jack
Linda Aristondo family
Brenda Mollie Rebecca
Adrienne Martha Christina those who are expecting: Brandi & Jenn, Tori, Ana, Marissa
For the dearly departed, Max (uncle of Deborah Linville), Frank (brother of Susan Woodruff), James (friend of Jennifer Stoner and Ann Powers), and Jim (father-in-law of Lori Snelgrove), may they rest in peace and rise in glory, and may their family and friends be comforted by the hope of Resurrection and the presence and peace of Christ.

Do you know of others ? Please join your prayers with ours. Thank you.
Readings, Lay Ministers and Hospitality for October 20

Flowers -  sign up online or contact Brenda Zedlitz

Luke 18:1-8

Lay Ministers for Saturday
Chalice: Karen
Lay Ministers for Sunday 
Chalice: Joe, Jackie
Old Testament/Psalm: Eldon
Epistle/Prayers: Mary Ann

Hospitality Guild Schedule - new members always welcome!
October 20 - St. Jude/St. Bernard
October 27 - St. Francis
November 3 - St. Drogo
November 10 - Saints of Today
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.