All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter
June 6, 2019
Our Vision Statement: A community living and growing in unity with God and all people through Christ.
Our Mission Statement: To seek God in reverent worship, service to neighbors, gracious hospitality, and the pursuit of wisdom.
Tongues of FIre at All Saints'

Pentecost Sunday falls on June 9 this year and it will be a day of celebration at All Saints'! We'll remember the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church and also initiate Athena Celine Anderson into Christ's Body by Holy Baptism; Athena is the one-year-old granddaughter of Ron and Phala Anderson.
Here's the plan: Origami doves will fly in Shoemaker Hall, our children will join the Procession at the 10:30 Eucharist waving fabric flames; and a reception in honor of Athena after the 10:30 service will include special cakes and a "Tongues of Fire" Potluck Brunch. You can help prepare for this special day: Patterns and paper for making the doves will be available in Shoemaker Hall on May 26 and June 2. Parishioners are invited to fold some doves at home and bring them back to church where they will be displayed on June 9. Michaelene Miller and our Youth will also be creating doves.

Plan to bring your favorite hot and spicy dish (or maybe a food that is just hot, or red, and not so spicy!) to share at the "Tongues of Fire" Brunch.
Parents can speak with Sunday School teacher Diane Yarbrough about their children of all ages marching with "flames" in the Procession that will begin the Service.
The Christ Haunted South in Three Flannery O'Conner Short Stories

Flannery O'Connor was a renowned writer of often dark southern short stories. However, O'Connor was a devout Roman Catholic, and her stories can be read through a religious lens.
Deborah Wilson and Charles Tyrone, who teach English at Arkansas Tech, will complete their "pop up" Sunday School classes, looking at O'Connor as a religious writer. On Sunday, June 16, Deborah will lead a discussion of "Greenleaf." Then on Sunday, June 23, she will look at "The Displaced Person. Finally, on June 30, Charles discuss with the Faith and Reason class "Revelation."
The classes meet starting at 9:15 AM in the library. Copies of the stories will be available at the church office, or you can send an email to , and a scanned copy of the stories will be sent to you.
Here's a link to the complete O'Connor stories:
Summer Camps at Camp Mitchell

For almost 70 years, children ages 6-18 have spent part of their summer at Camp Mitchell, learning new skills, making new friends, and learning about the love God has for each of them. Camp Mitchell's programming is grounded in the belief that children grow when given opportunities to explore, play, and engage in meaningful friendships. Each year summer camp has a theme and each week the leaders of the week incorporate that theme into Christian-focused programming. Along with this intentional faith-based component, children are offered multiple opportunities each day to play, explore, and create. At the end of each week, kids will head home, taking with them craft projects, new friendships, and a more deeply grounded faith.


June 9-14 Senior High (completed 9th-12th)

June 16-21 Junior High (completed 6th-8th)

June 23-27 Robert R. Brown I

July 7-12 Primary (completed 1st-3rd)

July 14-19 Middler (completed 4th-5th)

July 21-26 Dick Johnston Camp 

July 28-Aug. 1 Robert R. Brown II

Aug. 4-9 Arts/Adventure Week

You will see on the registration link a $100 deposit is required at registration to secure your camper's spot. The rest of payment is due by June 1st or at the time of drop off.  Please let Rev. Michaelene know if your child or youth hopes to attend a session of summer camp at Camp Mitchell and if any financial assistance is needed. There are some scholarship funds available through the church.

Commissioning Ministry Teams

On Sundays throughout the month of June, at both the 8:00am and 10:30am service, the All Saints' congregation will commission each Ministry Team that hosts and serves during worship. If you are on a Ministry Team, please be present on your assigned Sunday even if you don't have a set role this month. Thank you all so much for your ministry and dedication to worship at All Saints'.

Caring for Creation: A What, Why and How

Starting on Sunday, June 9th at 6:00pm, you are invited to join others at All Saints' Episcopal Church to explore a five-week curriculum entitled "Caring for Creation: A What, Why, and How." This class was developed by Jolyon Larson, a native of Conway who grew up attending St. Peter's Episcopal Church. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont. He has developed this curriculum to be an interdisciplinary dialogue about the scientific basis for human impacts on the planet, the ethical basis for action, the role of faith, and the personal and policy choices for change. The Rev. Michaelene Miller and Jolyon Larson will offer this five-week class at All Saints' at 6:00pm on Sunday evenings beginning on June 9th. Please join us.

Mission Trip Fundraiser and Commissioning

Both Eva Cole and Leigh Cochran are attending the Hearts of Palm Mission Trip this June. They will be traveling with other youth from around the Central Arkansas Convocation of the Episcopal Church to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where they will work with a variety of nonprofit organizations. Eva and Leigh have been traveling around the Diocese selling homemade Anglican prayer beads, Jesus Life bracelets, and lanyards to cover the cost of their registration. They will be selling these items during Coffee Hour at All Saints' on Sunday, June 16th, when they will also be commissioned by the congregation to go out as missioners. Please join us for the commissioning at both the 8:00am and 10:30am services and at the Coffee Hour to support these young women.
VBS Volunteers

All Saints' Episcopal Church is again partnering with Central Presbyterian Church for Vacation Bible School. This summer, VBS will be hosted at CPC and it will be a one day event on Saturday, June 22nd from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The 2019 theme reflects the storybook, "Who is My Neighbor?" and the gospel story of the Good Samaritan. Volunteers are needed in many capacities, such as setting up, registration, chaperoning and shuffling groups from activity to activity, support in the kitchen during meal preparation, and cleaning up. Whatever your gift, we have a role for you! Contact to express interest!
VBS Cereal Drive

To support the "Who is My Neighbor?" Vacation Bible School on June 22nd, All Saints' has been asked to collect shelf stable milk and boxes of low-sugar cereal, like Honey-Nut Cheerios, Brown Sugar Oat Squares, and Special K with Strawberries. All children in attendance will receive breakfast immediately following registration. A collection box will be labeled and located in the Narthex (by the big red doors). Thank you for supporting this ministry!
Neighbor's Table

Join us on Sat. June 15 for weekly meal served from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.
Thanks to those whose generosity helps us serve delicious, nutritious meals every Saturday.  We continue to welcome newcomers to Neighbors Table nearly every week.  Please remember Neighbors Table in your prayers.
Volunteers are welcome to join the teams on Saturdays  from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM or for a couple hours during this time to help prepare food, serve or clean up after lunch.  Schedules and dates are listed on the sign-up white boards in Sutherland Hall.  Anyone with questions or would like to serve in other ways contact Catherine Crews at 479-264-4346 will be coordinating the bulletin and team volunteers while Sue Hastings-Bishop is out of town June 9-August 12.
June 15  Melissa Simpson (AS Lead)  with Central Presbytery Church (FULL). Menu Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, green beans. Dessert CPC options.
June 22  Catherine Crews and Suzanne Alford Hodges (AS Lead)  with Community Involvement Project (Crystal Ruiz and Leah) (Full) Menu: Tuna Noodle casserole, corn vegetable, biscuits. Dessert: peach crisp  
June 29  4th of July meal Carolyn McLellan AS Lead  with Diane Roach, Karla Powell, Ricki Duffee, Tom Patton and David Williams.  Menu: Smoked Pork on bun, coleslaw, potato chips. Dessert: cake and ice cream
July 6  Catherine Crews (AS Lead)  with Community Involvement Project (Crystal Ruiz and Leah) (Full).  Menu: Turkey Veg. Stir fry, rice, and Peach Crisp
July 13 Need All Saint's Lead  and with Diane Roach, Ricki Duffee, Jeannie Stone, David Williams and 1 more volunteer. Menu: Sloppy Joes on buns, pasta salad with veg., Dessert:  TBA

Loaves and Fish
Worshipers at the All Saints' 10:30 service on June 2 witnessed a joyful Zachary Franks pull a little red wagon and deliver to the altar, on behalf of the people, a few boxes of cereal; it was a holy moment. Parishioner's donations of cereal, toilet paper, detergent, and personal hygiene items are re-gifted to our guests at Neighbors Table. Some of our friends in the "Neighbors Table Congregation" of All Saints' live in Yell County; these items will be especially helpful during the coming weeks of flood recovery.
Donations can be placed in the red wagon parked in the hall behind the Nave, or delivered to the church office. Phala Anderson (479 886-0116) coordinates this program and can answer any questions.
Welcome Back David Williams!

David Williams has moved back to Russellville and is looking for a small apartment or Duplex.  If  you know of any, please call Mother Teri or David at 501-547-0958.  Thank you!
Remember In Your Prayers  
Weekly Prayers:
Don Price, Jeni Green, Pam Van Horn, Charlie Bradford, Kathy Booth, Debra West, Susan Powell, Tony Pusey, Tony Lee, Jack and Carol Lee, The Weindorf and Roach Families, Belen Hernandez, Alberto Rosado, Nancy Kersh, Diane Tollison, the victims of recent tornados and floods, and the victims of violence throughout the world, especially those affected by the recent shootings in Virginia Beach.

Long Term Prayers:
Sandy Britt, Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Caleb Judd, William Gillum, Lillian Tweed, Aaron Tackett, Mike Miller, Michelle, Barbara Johnson, Jeannie McCabe, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, Sarah Lee, The Kellner Family, Christine Ivy, Donna Van Horn, Rudy Jr., Israel, Bernice Delabra and Family, Espinosa Family, Pam Lundquist, Henry Wilkinson, Susan Shelton, Maxima Vargas, Don Hudson, Joy Anderson, Robert Woods, Jim and Marilyn Tischhauser.

Readings For Pentecost

First Reading:  Acts 2:1-21

When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs - in our own languages we hear them speaking about God's deeds of power." All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" But others sneered and said, "They are filled with new wine."
But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, "Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o'clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
`In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.
Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.
And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord's great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.' "

Psalm 104:25-35,37
25 O Lord, how manifold are your works! *
in wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
26 Yonder is the great and wide sea
with its living things too many to number, *
creatures both small and great.
27 There move the ships,
and there is that Leviathan, *
which you have made for the sport of it.
28 All of them look to you *
to give them their food in due season.
29 You give it to them; they gather it; *
you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.
30 You hide your face, and they are terrified; *
you take away their breath,
and they die and return to their dust.
31 You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; *
and so you renew the face of the earth.
32 May the glory of the Lord endure for ever; *
may the Lord rejoice in all his works.
33 He looks at the earth and it trembles; *
he touches the mountains and they smoke.
34 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; *
I will praise my God while I have my being.
35 May these words of mine please him; *
I will rejoice in the Lord.
37 Bless the Lord, O my soul. *

The Second Reading: Romans 8:14-17 

All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, "Abba! Father!" it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ - if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

The Gospel: John 14:8-17, 25-27

Philip said to Jesus, "Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied." Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, `Show us the Father'? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.
"If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.
"I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid."

Weekly Service Times

Sundays: Holy Eucharist 8 & 10:30 am
Sunday School for Adults 9:15am
Kids Sunday School and Kid's Connection - summer break
Wednesdays: Holy Eucharist 6:30 pm
Activities During the Week

Practicing Prayer 4:30-5:30pm
@TheTable - summer break
AA Meeting 12:00 noon
Healing Prayer by appointment
ACOA Meeting 8:00 am
Yoga 5:30 pm
Fit Girls 5:30 am
Bible Study - summer break
Diabetes Support: 11:00 am (2nd Wed.)
ACOA Meeting 12:00 noon
Daughters of the King 4:30 pm. (1st. Wed.)
Episcopal Youth Community - summer break
Old Hymn Sing 5:45 pm (4th Wed.)
Choir Practice 7:15 pm
Book Talk 12:00 noon (1st Thursday)
Vestry 6-8pm (3rd Thursday)
Fit Girls 5:30 am
AA Meeting 12:00 noon
Neighbors Table: 12:00 noon

Phone Numbers for Pastoral Emergencies

The priests of All Saints' want to provide their personal phone numbers so that, in case of a pastoral emergency, you can easily reach them. Please save these in your personal records. This information is also available on Realm, All Saints' online directory.   
The Rev. Teri Daily: 479-774-2722
The Rev. Michaelene Miller: 501-944-0673

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Scheduling and Submitting Announcements 

Scheduling for the Church Calendar
If you would like to schedule an event or book a room for a meeting, please contact Sherrie Cotton at the church office (479-968-3622, during office hours) or send an email request to to secure your appointment in the church calendar and to avoid double booking with another group.

Submitting an Announcement for the Newsletter
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