All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter
November 21, 2021
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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Out of the Office

Rev. Teri Daily will be out of the office Thursday November 11 to Friday November 19.
Office Closed

Our All Saints' office will be closed Wednesday November 24-26. We will be back on November 29. We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Our newsletter will go out on November 26 next week.
Karaoke Night for Youth

Join us Thursday November 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm for Karaoke night in Sutherland Hall. All ages are welcome. Masks are required.

Popcorn and drinks will be provided.
Ingathering this Sunday November 21

Please bring your stewardship card to church on Sunday at the 8am and 10:30 am services. You can leave them in the collection plates or turn into the office. Your gifts will help continue to grow All Saints' into 2022. We will pray over the cards at both services.

If you cannot make it this Sunday, all Stewardship cards can be turned in to the office at your earliest convenience.
Holiday Raffle to benefit Neighbors Table

A beautiful 31" x 38" handstiched Christmas scene, created by Candy Welcher in 2021 and carefully stretched and framed by Suzanne Alford. Candy stated "this is what I'd like my home to look like for Christmas!" They are hoping that this will find a loving home, and at the same time raise needed funds for our Neighbors Table outreach ministry.

Raffle Tickets are $5 for 1, or $10 for 3, available from the NT volunteers or office staff. Last day to purchase tickets is November 27. Drawing will be held at the end of the 10:30 service on November 28. You do not have to be present to win.
Poetry Night at All Saints'

Mark your calendars for Thursday December 9 at 6pm as our annual Poetry slam returns to cover the season of Advent. Join us as you can share poetry, music, or art with the theme of Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy. We will gather in Sutherland Hall. All Ages welcome with parental guidance.

You're welcome to share poetry or music made by others too.

Mask are required at this time, but we will have light snacks. There will be tables set up and chairs.

We will also serve our Retro Roasts blend of coffee made for our @TheTable group.
All Saints' Cleanup a Big Success

Thank you to Arkansas Tech University Kappa Sigma Fraternity volunteers who donated community service hours on Tuesday November 16 to help us clean up our grounds. We’ve had a long standing partnership with the fraternity and appreciate all the hard work these young men have done to help our church.
Conagra Food Donation

Thank you to Conagra Brands for their donation of food toward our food ministries of Loaves and Fishes and Neighbors Table, Rusellville Ar. This donation was part of their National Hunger Campaign. We greatly appreciate their continued support of these two ministries that help feed those in need of a warm meal every week.
Upcoming Series on Mental Illness & the Church

RESCHEDULED:
The second half of our discussion on mental illness and the Church has been rescheduled. (I am in North Carolina with family.) A Theology of Mental Illness and Inclusion in the Church will now take place during Rector's Forum on December 6th at 9 am. The Zoom link for this conversation will be sent out closer to that time. Thanks for your understanding.

Rev. Teri Daily
Community Yoga Class and Chair Class

[all levels welcomed]
This is a free class offered by Cynthia Reynolds
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
Sutherland Hall
Bring a mat and a friend!

Vaccination cards will be checked at the door and masks are mandatory.

Chair Stretch class is Wednesday at 10am in Sutherland Hall.
Youth and Family Events
Kid's Chapel to return to in person November 28

We are excited to announce that Kid's Chapel will return starting November 28 at the 10:30 am service! Youth ages 5-12 will go with a youth leader to the Children's classroom and discuss the Gospel of the day, sing a song, and do either a game or craft. Then they will return to the sanctuary at the Peace to rejoin their families.

Kid's Chapel for November 21 will be Melissa and JT talk about Christ the King Sunday.

Kid's Chapel will be recorded through the month of November, but when we return to in person, we will not record anymore. You can find Kid's Chapel online on YouTube here every Sunday at 9am.
EYC to Gather December 1

Our Episcopal Youth Community will gather again in person on December 1 at 6pm. We will work on our Christmas pageant which will be December 19 at 10:30. Dinner will be chicken nuggets.

December 15 will be our last EYC gathering before Christmas break. We will have a Christmas party. If anyone is interested in cooking or supplying food for our youth, please let Melissa know.

Melissa Simpson
479-280-9551
mleasimpson@gmail.com
Christian Formation
Wednesday Bible Study

We are finally restarting Bible Study! Bible Study is at 1:00 pm (the new time for Bible Study going forward). We will be using Brian McLaren's book We Make the Road by Walking.

We will meet in-person in Shoemaker Hall, and we can also provide a Zoom option for those who would find that preferable.
Young Adult Prayer Meeting

Please join us Monday November 22 at 6pm for our young adult gathering. Young adult is 18 to 35, but no one will be turned away.

We will also celebrate Friendsgiving and make Advent wreaths. If you'd like to bring a side item, please let Melissa know.

Our discussion will center around the section of Anointing of the Sick in Rachel Held Evans "Searching for Sunday" book. It's not too late to join in the discussion. Reading is not required.

Faith & Reason Sundays at 9 am

This Sunday, November 21st, the class will be a hybrid in-person & Zoom meeting again, using Zoom to facilitate remote attendance and participation. Vaccinated and masked parishioners are encouraged to attend in person in the seminar/library room at 9:00am, but the Zoom link is included below if you prefer.

Meeting ID: 839 5587 3730
Passcode: 303170
One tap mobile
+16468769923,,83955873730#,,,,*303170# US (New York)
+13017158592,,83955873730#,,,,*303170# US (Washington DC)

This week, we will be listening to the first half of "On Being: The Future of Hope (Part 1)". I am assuming no class on 11/28, so probably second half on 12/12.

Faith and Scripture

Faith and Scripture returns this Sunday at 9am in our classroom marked 7 and 8, with Dr. Stan Lambardo.
Neighbors Table Update

Will you be in Russellville for Christmas? Would you like to help at Neighbors Table? If
so, please contact Charlie 479-857-0480. There are many ways to help.

Our 10 th Neighbors Table Thanksgiving celebration was a great success! We served 250 meals of turkey and dressing with cranberry sauce and giblet gravy, green beans
seasoned with ham and onions, mashed potatoes, homemade rolls, with pumpkin cupcakes for dessert. One guest commented it was the best turkey he had ever tasted.

What a joy to work with our partner churches, New Prospect and Central Presbyterian, to offer this feast of thanksgiving to our community!

More good news! We have successfully passed our state inspection and our kitchen is officially certified. Now we are eligible to access the Food Bank, an important source of fresh food for Neighbors Table. Thanks to everyone who worked on this project; our final changes were completed Tuesday afternoon. It’s been a huge job and has required the time and skills of many faithful workers.

Please keep Neighbors Table in your prayers. We greatly appreciate the many helpers who pray for us and contribute their time, talent, and treasure! Thank you!
Cereal, Bath Soap, and Warm Socks Needed for Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes, a part of the Neighbors Table ministry, needs to restock its cupboard.
Donations of bath soap and cereal and shelf stable milk are needed. With cold weather
beginning, warm socks for children and adults are appreciated.
Here are other items needed now:
  • Wrapped packages of peanut butter crackers, cookies, granola bars, etc.
  • Feminine hygiene products – pads and tampons
  • Polydent
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste and floss
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish detergent
  • Baby wipes
  • Adult disposable underwear – men’s medium, women’s small
Please place your gifts in the Loaves and Fishes Wagon at the door outside Sutherland Hall. As a
reminder, you can support Neighbors Table with a donation to Food Ministries in the Giving tab
at the All Saints’ webpage.
First Thursday Book Talk for December 2

December 2, book is At the Edge of the Haight by Katherine Seligman.

The meeting will open at 11:30 for visiting, and discussion will be from 12-1. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Franks at 479-264-0336. Some previous book readings are in our history hallway library and available for free for people to read afterward. Just look for the sticker!

Zoom Meeting ID: 868 5101 0812
Passcode: books
Enneagram on Thursdays

Our Enneagram book study will be on hiatus thru the holidays. Stay tuned for an announcement of the next book.

Also in January we will have a Enneagram basics seminar.
Practicing Prayer

This week we’ll meet via Zoom at 5:00, begin with silent prayer as always, and then continue our discussion of the final chapter, Chapter 19,“The Ham Radio in the Tea Cupboard,” in The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three, by Cynthia Bourgeault.

All are welcome! 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: Destiny Kellner and Lucas Lombardo.

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: Elizabeth & Steve Franks.

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, Charlie, Kenny, Sue, Antony, Andrew & Hollie, Carol and the Lee family, Keith, Krystal, Jarrod, Joseph, and Bernice, for those with Covid-19, and those who have lost loved ones in the pandemic.

Long Term Prayers:
 
Inette, Barbara Johnson, Tony Lee, Pearl, Cynthia, Sandy Vestal, Susan Price, Barbara Stoltz, William Gillum, the Busch Family, Susan Durham Shelton, Arcelia, Carina and Bernice, Tom Munson, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, Sarah Lee, the Kellner Family, Israel Delabra, Wyatt Sherman, Jeffrey & Jennifer Whitehead, Jordan Hein & family, Ellis, John & Gerda, Yvonne, Kenny McCutcheon, Sue Brain, Antony, Eduardo Ezquerro, 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 Christ the King Sunday, November 21
Please click on the orange scripture to link to the readings

The First Lesson

The Response

The Epistle

The Gospel
All Saints' Staff

The Rt. Rev. Larry Benfield - Bishop of Arkansas
The Rev. Teri Daily - Rector
Tim and Kristin Smith - Music Ministers
Melissa Simpson - Family Ministry and Special Projects Coordinator 
Trevor Coats - Technical Director
KaDee McCormick - Parish Administrator
Sherrie Cotton - Administrative Assistant
Marcia Van Horn, Ron Anderson - Office Assistants
 
All Saints' Vestry & Officers
 
Mary Ellen Patton - Senior Warden
Brandon Etzkorn - Junior Warden
Ron Anderson
Diane Yarbrough
Elaine Tise
Rudy Delabra
Carol Lee
Htee Hsee
Tracy Cole

Lori Price - Treasurer
Sherrie Cotton - Secretary
Giving at All Saints'

During this time of social distancing and staying home, it is important that we are still able to support our parish and our community through our financial gifts. 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.