All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter
November 10, 2019
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.
On Sunday, Nov 10 at 7:00 pm-8:30 pm, join us in welcoming Dr. Robert Williamson Jr., author, pastor and associate professor in religious studies at Hendrix College. Dr. Williamson will discuss his book “The Forgotten Books of the Bible: Recovering the Five Scrolls for Today.”  

Dr. Williamson is the founding pastor of Mercy Community Church of Little Rock, a multi-denominational worshiping community that welcomes all people, especially those who are homeless or housing unstable.
Books by the author will be available for purchase at this event. Light snacks and drinks will be available. This event is co-sponsored with Central Presbyterian Church in Russellville.

Childcare will be available in our nursery.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community
New Sunday Evening Service: The Banquet
Join us at 5:30 pm for our new informal and, overall, more contemplative than our morning service. Most Sundays this will consist of Holy Eucharist.
Community Prayer at the Depot November 11 at Noon.
Come join in prayer with friends from New Prospect, First United Methodist, and other churches for peace among neighbors in our community, our nation, and throughout the world. Stay for lunch in town.
Sherrie Cotton will be out of the church office from November 11 to 22. If you need assistance during this time, please contact Melissa Simpson 479-280-9551 or Kadee McCormick 479-223-0062.
Coffee with the Rector November 10, 9am in the church office

If you are new to All Saints' Episcopal church please join us Sunday at 9am in the church office for coffee with Rev. Teri Daily. This will be a great opportunity to get to ask questions about our parish, worship, and get to know staff. The nursery will be available if you have young children so parents can enjoy a quiet moment. If you cannot make it there will be future coffee meetings or you can arrange a time to meet with Rev. Teri Daily.

Fall Cleanup Inside and Out November 16
Community groups who use our building will be helping us to begin placing Arkansas Native plants in our churchyard. We’ll start in the new Pet Memorial Garden area and also plant the American Yellow Wood tree that the Vestry purchased to mark the recent installation of Rev. Teri as our Rector.  

We’ll be working inside our building too—with a cleanup set for the Nave that morning, and in the afternoon, a big effort to mop and wipe and re-organize our kitchen before the holidays.

If you can join the crews anytime on the 16 th and would like to know more, contact Don Hill (Jr. Warden for the church grounds) or Ron Anderson (Jr. Warden for the interior of our building). Work outside and in the Nave will begin at 9am; the kitchen will be cleaned after Neighbors Table, beginning around 2pm.
Kids in Kindergarten to 5th grade are welcome to join us every Sunday in our K-5 class at 9:15 am to 10 am for Sunday School! This Month we're focusing on What Makes My Church Special. November 10th, Melissa Simpson will lead the class in drama with a scavenger hunt around our church!
In our 6-12th grade class Casey Anderson will focus on the book of Ruth and the role of women in Christian history.
Wednesday Bible Study
Our Wednesday morning Bible Study meets at 10 am. We are currently doing a survey of the books of the bible. No prior bible knowledge is needed to be part of this class. Just come and join the discussion! 

Practicing Prayer
Exploring and Expanding our Friendship with God - NEW TIME - Our new meeting time is 4:00 to 5:00.

Our next meeting is November 10. This Sunday we'll pray in silence for 20 minutes and then continue our discussion of Paul Knitter's book: Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian, pages 189-201. Please join us in the Parlor. Please join us even if you have not yet read these pages. All are welcome.
Please place toiletry items in laundry baskets located in the office or Shoemaker Hall.
Sunday Morning Hospitality Ministry Needs You!
Thanks so much to all who have provided snacks for our hospitality table on Sunday mornings! 

We now need some additional parishioners to join us in this wonderful ministry so we can continue to extend our hospitality to our visitors and each other. Light sweets and fruit, as well as eggs and other seasonal goodies, are always appreciated. If you would like to help with this ministry please contact Sherrie Cotton in the church office.
Turkeys and Pumpkin Pie Donations for Annual Thanksgiving
Neighbors Table Sat. 11/23/19

 Neighbor’s Table will hold the annual Thanksgiving Dinner for community and church members on  Sat. November 23 from 12-1:00 PM . We are asking for church members to donate a Turkey(s) to our freezers by Sunday 11/17.  If you cannot donate a turkey  you can help by cooking a Turkey (delivering it deboned and with pan drippings) or a pumpkin pie.  The donates  will need to be delivered  between  Friday Nov. 22 to 10:00 AM on Sat. the 23rd  to the All Saints Kitchen refrigerator. 
 
Please sign up  to donate a cooked a Turkey(s)or are willing to cook one, on the sheet  posted in Sutherland Hall Bulletin Board .  OR if you will provide a pumpkin pie. Questions contact Sue Hastings-Bishop at 231-349-3671 or email.  shastingsbishop@gmail.com
Neighbors Table
Join us on Sat. November 16 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 Sue Hastings-Bishop at Cell Phone 231-349-3671 or Gmail,  shastingsbishop@gmail.com
  
Nov 16 Bo Smith (AS Lead) with Rebecca Insell, Carol Lee, Tom Parton and Catherine Crews. Menu: chicken tenders, mac and cheese, hot veg bread. Dessert: Fruit Cocktail.

Nov 23 : Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Melissa Simpson (AS LEAD) with New Prospect Church, Turkey, Masked Potatoes, green beans, dressing and gravy. Pies for Dessert. All Saints' church members need to sign up for donations of Turkey's and cooking pies. The Pope County Library will also be attending this event and doing reading time with the kids.

Nov 30 : Carolyn McLellan (AS LEAD) with Cindy Lenk and Diane Yarbrough, additional 3 volunteers for Neighbors Table.

Dec 7. Catherine Crews/Suzanne Hodges (AS Leads) with CIP and Crys and Leah. Menu TBD.
Remembering in your Prayers
 
Weekly Prayers :
 
Miguel, Greg, Sandy Pittman, Herb Daily, Emma Daily, Della Smith, Jimmy Bratton, Wyatt Sherman, Rebecca Sherman and Audie Wigger.
 
Long Term Prayers :
 
Michelle, Jeffrey and Jennifer Whitehead, Sandy Britt, Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Caleb Judd, William Gillum, Lillian Tweed, Mike Miller, Jeannie McCabe, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, Sarah Lee, the Kellner Family, Christine Ivy, Rodolpho, Jon & Pam Lundquist, Don Hudson, Joy Anderson, Robert Woods, Jim and Marilyn Tischhauser, Mary Lu Garrett, Barbara Stoltz, Don Price, Tony Pusey, Bernice Delabra and Carina, Israel Delabra, the Espinosa family, Jack & Carol Lee, James and Loretta Tyson, Nyssa and Athena Menchacha.
Readings for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

The First Reading                                              Job 19:23-27a

Job said,
"O that my words were written down!
O that they were inscribed in a book!
O that with an iron pen and with lead
they were engraved on a rock forever!
For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and that at the last he will stand upon the earth;
and after my skin has been thus destroyed,
then in my flesh I shall see God,
whom I shall see on my side,
and my eyes shall behold, and not another."


Psalm 17:1-9

Hear my cry of innocence, O LORD; give | heed • to my | cry; * 
listen to my prayer, which does not | come from | lying | lips.
Let my vindication come forth | from your | presence; * 
let your | eyes be | fixed on | justice.

Weight my heart, | summon • me by | night, *
melt me down; you will find | no im-| puri-•ty |in me.
I give no offense with my mouth as | others | do; * 
I have heeded the | words • of your | lips.

My footsteps hold fast to the | ways • of your | law; * 
in your paths my | feet | shall not | stumble.
I call upon you, O God, for | you will | answer me; *
incline your ear to | me and | hear my | words.

Show me your marvelous | loving-| kindness, *
O Savior of those who take refuge at your right hand from | those who • rise | up a- | gainst them.
Keep me as the | apple • of your | eye; *
hide me | under • the | shadow • of your | wings,

From the wicked | who as- | sault me, *
from my deadly | ene- • mies | who sur- | round me.

The Second Reading                      2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17

As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we beg you, brothers and sisters, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as though from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord is already here. Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first and the lawless one is revealed, the one destined for destruction. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God. Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you?

But we must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the first fruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth. For this purpose he called you through our proclamation of the good news, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by our letter.

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word.


The Gospel                                                        Luke 20:27-38
  
Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and asked him a question, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; then the second and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless. Finally the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her."

Jesus said to them, "Those who belong to this age marry and are given in marriage; but those who are considered worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. Indeed they cannot die anymore, because they are like angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection. And the fact that the dead are raised Moses himself showed, in the story about the bush, where he speaks of the Lord as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive."



Weekly Service Times

Sundays :
Holy Eucharist - 8 & 10:30 am
Sunday School - 9:15 am
Informal Service "The Banquet"- 5:30 pm
Wednesdays : Evening Prayer - 6:30 pm
 
Activities During the Week
 
Sunday :
Practicing Prayer - 4:00 pm
AA Meeting - 6:00pm
Young People's AA Meeting - 6:00 pm
 
Monday :
AA Meeting - 12:00 noon
 
Tuesday :
Daughters of the King - 5:15 pm. (1st. Tues.)
Yoga - 5:30 pm

Wednesday :
Fit Girls - 5:30 am
Bible Study - 10 am
Diabetes Support - 11:00 am (2nd Wed.)
ACA 12 step Program- 12:00 noon
EYC/EKC - 5:30 pm to 7pm
Old Hymn Sing 5:45 pm (3rd Wed.)
Choir Practice - 7:15 pm
 
Thursday :
Book Talk - 12:00 noon (1st Thursday)
@TheTable - 7pm (1st and 3rd Thursday) 
Vestry - 6pm (4th Thursday)
 
Friday :
Fit Girls - 5:30 am
AA Meeting - 12:00 noon
 
Saturday :
Neighbors Table - 12:00 noon
All Saints' Staff

The Rt. Rev. Larry Benfield - Bishop of Arkansas
The Rev. Teri Daily - Rector
The Rev. Kaye Staggs - Deacon (Retired)
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 - Hospitality Coordinator, Office Assistant
Laura Flake, Katy Hodge Cook - Early Childhood Teachers
 
All Saints' Vestry & Officers
 
Sheila Jacobs - Senior Warden, and
Adult Formation and Stewardship
Ron Anderson (buildings), Don Hill (grounds) - Junior Wardens
Ricky Duffee 
Jane McGregor 
Carolyn McLellan  
Mary Ellen Patton 
Thomas Parton
Sandy McGregor - Treasurer
Sherrie Cotton - Secretary
Phone Number for Pastoral Emergencies

The priest of All Saints' wants to provide her personal contact information so that, in case of a pastoral emergency, you can easily reach her. 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
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