All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter
October 18, 2020
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.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community

Trouble Finding Our Services Online?

Join us Sundays at 10:30 am for Holy Eucharist and Wednesdays at 6 pm for Evening Prayer. Each service will be streamed or uploaded to our YouTube page, but sometimes the video is not easy to find.

  • From our church website, www.allsaintsrussellville.org you can click on the graphic at the bottom of the page that links to YouTube. There you will also find the service bulletins.
  • If you're late to the service, don't worry! We have it enabled for you to rewind the service while we're live so you can start from the beginning.
  • If you miss the service completely, we will post the links on Facebook and our website once the video is done processing on YouTube.
  • If you would like to request a DVD of the previous services please let our office know.
  • Please feel free to interact during the broadcast in the comment section.

If you are having trouble finding the video, go to the All Saints' YouTube page, click on videos tab under the All Saints' page. Then you should see the Live video. If the time of the service arrives and the video is not active, simply refresh the page. Make sure to subscribe to our channel, where you'll receive alerts when we go live or have new videos. We look forward to seeing you online!

Sharing Bread and Fellowship

On the night before he died, Jesus prayed for his disciples and for the Church in all times and all places, saying:

”I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” John 17:20-23

This Sunday, October 18, in addition to our communion services in the park, we will share bread and fellowship in our own homes – a variation on what is known as an agape meal. An agape meal is not the same as communion. An agape meal does not require a priest to lead it, and the bread is not consecrated. But the bread IS a sign of our love for one another and the closeness we feel in Christ. Since it may be some time before we can all be back together, this is a way that we can be connected in fellowship.

During the services on Sunday, a prayer of Christian unity will be said over baskets of bread. Those attending an in-person service can take their loaf of bread home from the service. For those who do not attend a service, a loaf of bread will be delivered following the service, along with a prayer. We suggest that you pray the prayer and partake of the bread at your evening meal, knowing that you do so with fellow parishioners who – while separated by distance – are one through Christ and through the love we share for one another.

If you would like to receive bread but have not been contacted by one of the leaders of our small groups, please message me or All Saints' Episcopal Church.

New Revised Outdoor Service Schedule

Group leaders should of reached out to you but in case not, our outdoor schedule for Sunday has now changed to accommodate more people per service. If you have any questions please get in touch with your group leader.

8 am – Groups 8, 11 & 14
 
10:30 am – Streamed Service Indoors on YouTube
 
Noon – Groups 5, 7, 9, 12
 
1:30 pm – Groups 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 13
 
4:30 pm – Clarksville, Group 1 (Karen)
Stewardship 2020 at All Saints' Episcopal Church

Dear All Saints' Faithful,

During this season when we concentrate on stewardship at All Saints', the Stewardship and Finance Committees, as well as the Vestry and Rev. Teri, invite you to attend one of the two Q&A sessions. In these sessions, we will talk about our current financial status and the challenges we face. We will listen to one another and answer any questions you may have. You may join the discussion by phone (1-346-248-799, meeting ID 821 1539 6515) or via the following Zoom link, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82115396515

Please join us for one of these important sessions!

Sincerely,
The Stewardship and Finance Committees, Clergy and Staff.
Join us for a physically distant Halloween event for kids at our church on Saturday October 31, 2020 at 5 pm to 6:30 pm. We will have a drive thru style trunk or treat. Participants will remain in their cars and drive to each station to receive candy. We encourage everyone to wear masks and only have one person exit the vehicle to put their baskets on the tables to receive candy. Volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves to hand out candy.

Costumes are not required to attend. There will be three stations set up in our driveway near the red doors.

If you'd like to volunteer please contact Melissa Simpson. If you'd like to donate candy, there will be a basket set up outside Melissa's office door to collect candy or it can be brought on Sunday during outside worship through the month of October. Please make sure candy is prepackaged. I also suggest non candy items like Goldfish, popcorn balls, healthy gummy or other option.
Neighbors Table at 200

We are awaiting our new stove; we don’t have a delivery date but think it is soon.  Our old stove was picked up this week, so we are cooking in our 5 roasters.  There are new challenges, overcome with prayer and joyful flexibility.  

Can you bake a batch of cornbread at home next week?  Each baker adds to the total so no one has to cook it all.  Just text or call Catherine, 479-264-4346. Thank you!!

Our Rally Day video is available on YouTube for a wonderful glimpse into the action!

We give grateful thanks for the abundant support our church and our community provides this ministry.  Please remember Neighbors Table in your prayers.  If you’d like to join our team of joyful workers, just text or call Catherine at 479-264-4346.  We follow safety precautions from start to finish. We’ll find a time and task that suits you, and show you how we do it now.
cornflake_cereal.jpg
Bath Soap, Cereal & Milk, Toothbrushes & Toothpaste for Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes, a part of the Neighbors Table ministry, asks for donations of bath soap to provide to our guests. Also needed are soft and medium toothbrushes and toothpaste. Cereal and shelf stable or dry milk are also requested by our guests. Due to Covid precautions, Neighbors Table asks that you bring your donations to All Saints’ Episcopal Church on Saturdays between 9:00 AM and 12:30 PM. Please place your gifts in the Loaves and Fishes Wagon at the door outside Sutherland Hall.
Seminar in Sin

Please check out Dr. Stanley Lombardo's video series on the Five Humours and The Seven Deadly Sins on our YouTube page. He will be uploading them over time but there's two episodes to watch right now.
Practicing Prayer
New Time 5:15 to 6:15

We’ll begin with 20 minutes of silent prayer and then continue our discussion of Thomas Keating’s book, Manifesting God, p. 34. To receive a Zoom invitation, please email Catherine Crews, catherine.crews@icloud.com, with your contact information. All are welcome!
Faith and Reason Sunday School

Join the Faith and Reason class every Sunday at 9 .m. Lead by Bill Parton and Paul Gray

Use this link to join the Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 958 5975 7730
Passcode: 1234

Meeting should open around 8:50am.
Enneagram on Zoom

The Enneagram in Love and Work by Helen Palmer, weekly book study, begins October 6th on Zoom at 7pm-8:30 pm.

Meeting ID: 886 1035 0105
Passcode: 867714

All are welcome. While the book is helpful you do not have to read it to participate. The leaders are Suzanne Alford, Sheila Jacobs and Rhonda Wolf. 

If you have questions please call or email Rhonda Wolf at (719) 650-6021 or rhondawolf@live.com
Join us every Wednesday for Evening Prayer at 6pm on YouTube or Facebook. Please enjoy this video from October 14 with Melissa Simpson.

Please celebrate the following birthdays this week with us: Karen Futterer, Beth Gray, and Karla Powell.

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:

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.
Remembering in your Prayers
 
Weekly Prayers:

We pray for Miguel, Jon & Pam, Thoma, Ken & Karen, Rudy, the Busch family, Tom, Flora, Jane, for all who have contracted the Covid-19 virus, and for those who have lost loved ones in the pandemic.

Long Term Prayers:
 
Sandy Britt, Jack & Carol Lee, Barbara Stoltz, Kathie, Susan Durham Shelton, Bernice & Carina, Tom Munson, Don Cave, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, Sarah Lee, the Kellner Family, Rodolpho, Bernice, Marilyn Tischhauser, Bob, Robby, Israel Delabra, Wyatt Sherman, Ann McCorkle, Jeffrey & Jennifer Whitehead, Jordan Hein & family, and Kenny.

To request changes or updates to our weekly or long term prayer list, please contact our office at allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.net
Readings for Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost
Please click on the blue 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 - Director of Christian Formation for Children, Youth, and Young Adults 
KaDee McCormick - Parish Administrator
Sherrie Cotton - Administrative Assistant
Marcia Van Horn, Ron Anderson, Lori Price - Office Assistants
Jessie Cave - Early Childhood Teacher
 
All Saints' Vestry & Officers
 
Carolyn McLellan - Senior Warden
Don Hill – Junior Warden
Ron Anderson – Junior Warden
Mary Ellen Patton
Thomas Parton
Diane Yarbrough
Elaine Tise
Brandon Etzkorn
Rudy Delabra

Lori Price - Treasurer
Sherrie Cotton - Secretary
Be sure to check out our Groups for All Saints', EYC, Sunday School and more.
  • Instagram - All Saints' Episcopal Church https://www.instagram.com/allsaintsrussellville/
  • Instagram - Episcopal Youth Community
https://www.instagram.com/allsaintsrsvl_eyc/
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.