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All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter

July 31, 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.

Trouble Finding Our Services Online?

Join us online Sundays at 10:30 am for Holy Eucharist. The service will be streamed to our YouTube page.

Make sure to click on "View Entire Message" at the bottom of the page to see the entire email.

Schedule for Worship

July 31 - Rev. Bob Brown

August 7- Rev. Dennis Campbell with Casey Anderson-Molina.

August 14-Rev. Dennis Campbell

August 21 - Rev. Don Brown

August 28-Rev. Dennis Campbell

Wednesday Evening Prayer @ 6:30pm

August 3-Rev. Bob Brown

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)

Anderson-Molina Visit

Join us August 7th as Casey Anderson-Molina will be visiting us and giving the sermon that day. Anderson-Molina will start his final year of seminary this fall at Sewanee.

Casey will do a forum about his time at Sewanee at 9am.

Parish Photo

Join us Sunday August 14 after the 10:30 am service for a parish photo in our memorial garden. We will be using a drone to take the photo.

Fantasy Football

Do you like football and statistics? Join us this fall for our first Fantasy Football league. We will use the free phone /computer application ESPN Fantasy Football. This takes place from the start of football season in late August until the Super Bowl in February.

We will draft our players on August 28. This can be done remotely too. You also don't need to be a member of All Saints' to play, all are welcome! You don't need to even know football to play!

Entry is $10 a team. 1st Place winner gets 50% of the pot, 2nd place gets 30%, and 3rd place gets 20%.

To signup by August 27, contact Melissa Simpson.

Yoga and Chair Class offered at All Saints'

Resuming Yoga + Stretch & Restore this week at All Saints. Look forward to seeing you.


Cynthia Reynolds

Youth and Family Events

Backpack and Educator Blessing

Save the date, August 14 at both the 8am and 10:30am services. Please feel free to bring a backpack, lunchbox, planner, electronic device or even pencils to get blessed. Each person will receive a tag to put on their blessed item.

Kid's Chapel

Next Kid's Chapel is August 7.

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

EYC Pool Party

Join us for an EYC Pool Party on July 31 at 3pm at Noma Kellner's House. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Bring a friend. Message Melissa for more information.

Lego's Needed

Starting in August our Kid's Chapel will journey through the Bible with Lego's. Each child will get to build based on the story we go over, so extra legos are very much needed. Used Legos are perfect too. Any type! Please bring to office.

Christian Formation
Faith and Reason

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

On August 5th and 12th we will gather at Carol Lee's house to enjoy the cool pool and fellowship. We will have pizza August 5th. Message Melissa for information.

Neighbors Table Update

Neighbors Table would like folks to know that all the work to upgrade the kitchen and become a member of the AR Food Bank has been worth it. This is the meal we served last week. The majority of the food was bought at a lower cost or at no cost. We purchased paper bags, take out containers and fresh bananas. Of course, we have to maintain our staples, but this was a very good meal of meat, vegetables, cheese snacks, fruit salad and cookies.

In addition, thanks to the Blue and You mini grant that we received, we were able to distribute 1 pound rolls of ground beef and some fresh eggs to every family who wanted them. We served 171 meals.

We thank the parish for the continuing support and please know that anyone wanting to help on a Friday or Saturday is welcome to join us.  Contact Charlie Tyrone, 479-857- 0480, ctyrone_49@hotmail.com or Catherine Crews, 479-264-4346,  catherine.crews@icloud.com for information.

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 read together with

Lectio Divina a poem by Teilhard de Chardin, “Trust in the Slow Work of God.”

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: Laird Duran, Fran Ferris,

Kevin Hodges, Mindy Hudson, Chris Kellner, and Lukas Turner.

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: Barbara & Hank Stoltz.

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, Joyce D., Tony, Kent, Joyce L. Kathie, Mary Ann, and the people of Ukraine, Russia and Myanmar.


We pray also for those serving in the military, especially Brian, Sarah, Anthony, Cameron, Cody, Adam, and Travis.

We pray for those expecting a child, especially for Thaw & Blut Soe.

We give thanks for the birth of Sylvie Nina Gideo, daughter of Jessica Mongeon and Nick Gideo.

Long Term Prayers:


Inette, David Cleaver, Jimmy McKnight, 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 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, 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 allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.net.

Readings for the Eigth Sunday after Pentecost, July 31

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

The Liturgy of the Word

The First Lesson

Hosea 11:1-11

The Response

Psalm 107:1-9, 43

The Epistle

Colossians 3:1-11

The Gospel

Luke 12:13-21

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 allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.net no later than Noon on the Wednesday before the Sunday you would like it to appear.
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