All Saints' Episcopal Church Newsletter, October 7, 2018
Vision and Mission Statement 

Vision Statement: A community living and growing in unity with God and all people through Christ.

Mission Statement: To seek God in reverent worship, service to neighbors, gracious hospitality, and the pursuit of wisdom.


Practicing Prayer: Exploring and Expanding Our Friendship with God
 
Mtr. Teri will lead our next meeting of Practicing Prayer: Exploring and Expanding our Friendship with God. We will meet on Thursday, October 4 from 6-7 pm, in the Youth Room. All are invited to attend. No need to have attended a previous meeting or have experience with contemplative practices.
Rector's Forum This Sunday, October 7th, at 9:15 am

Jeremiah wore yoke around his neck at God's command. Why? To symbolize that Judah would soon be under the yoke of Babylon. There are many such symbolic or prophetic acts in scripture. What role did prophetic acts play in ancient Israel? What role do they play in our world today? Come to Rector's Forum this Sunday when we talk about the answer to these questions.
Pet Blessing 

Join us for the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 7th, at 4 pm. All animals are welcome. We ask that pets be on a leash or in a carrier. All animals are welcome, including your horse, hedgehogs, pet snakes, or goldfish. The blessing will take place in our park, weather permitting.

All college students and young adults (20s-30s) are invited to the second meeting of @TheTable on Sunday, October 7th from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Garage Arcade (303 W C St) in downtown Russellville. Join us for a warm drink, conversation, and Compline. @TheTable will meet the first Sunday (at a traveling location) and third Sunday (at All Saints') each month from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Contact RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com with questions.
A Book Study: Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer
 
"For those of us who want to see democracy survive and thrive-and we are legion-the heart is where everything begins: that grounded place in each of us where we can overcome fear, rediscover that we are members of one another, and embrace the conflicts that threaten democracy as openings to new life for us and for our nation."
- from the "Prelude" in Parker J. Palmer's Healing the Heart of Democracy
 
Join us for this four-week series on Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer, featuring short videos as our entrance into the discussion. Dates are October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm
 
Co-Sponsored by the Greater Arkansas Interfaith Network and Building Bridges for the Common Good.

God willing,
The Right Reverend Larry R. Benfield
Bishop of Arkansas
will ordain
 
Stephanie Donaldson Fox
Joshua Timothy Kenyon Daniel
Michaelene Millicent-Michelle Miller
Gregory G. Warren
Mark Paul Harris
 
to the Sacred Order of Priests
in Christ's One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church
 
Saturday, the twentieth day of October
Two thousand eighteen
at eleven o'clock in the morning
 
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
310 West 17th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas
 
Your prayers and presence are requested.
A reception will follow.
 
Clergy - cassock/surplice and red stoles
Arkansas Episcopal Church Women Fall Assembly


The Fall Gathering of Episcopal Church Women will be hosted by St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Conway on October 12-13, 2018. The theme of this gathering of Episcopal women from across Arkansas is "Spiritual Harvest". The Rev. Sara Milford, Vicar at All Saints Episcopal Church in Bentonville will be the guest speaker for the event. Registration information can be found on the bulletin boards in Shoemaker Hall or online at eventbrite.com or www.arkansasecw.org and search for Fall Gathering 2018.
EpiscoTrails and Travelers
 
You are invited to join the All Saints' Trails and Travelers Group on an adventure to Eureka Springs on Saturday, October 13th. The group will meet at All Saints' at 9:00am to carpool and plans to enjoy lunch at a restaurant in downtown Eureka, shopping, and the free bluegrass music at beautiful Basin Spring Park. Suggested items to bring: walking shoes, lawn chair, trail snacks, water bottle, and an adventurous attitude. Can't make it this time? Join us on November 10th to hike the Signal Hill Trail at Mt. Magazine to see the highest point in Arkansas or December 1st at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs to enjoy a stroll through the Christmas lights. For questions, email RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com. 
Down Town Clean-up

All Saints' would like to put together a team to help with the down town clean-up on October 19th 6-7pm. We will meet at Dog Ear Books at 5:45 pm. 

If you have any questions please contact Melissa Simpson or call the church office. 479-968-3622.

Halloween String Recital 

The violin and cello students of Kristin Smith will perform a "Halloween" recital on Monday, October 29th at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary of All Saints. The students have been invited to wear costumes or Halloween-themed attire for this concert and there will be a few "scary" musical selections. All are invited to join us for this FREE event in support of these great students!
Wednesday Night Eucharists 

All are invited to join for Wednesday Night Eucharists. Services begin at 6:30pm and each week features a different style of worship, but most are candlelit services that provide a meditative worship experience. The first Wednesday of the month is a Eucharist with prayers for healing. The second is a Sung Evening Prayer and Eucharist. The third is a Celtic Eucharist, utilizing Trinitarian language and creation imagery. The fourth is a Taizé Eucharist, which features repetitive sung prayers.
First Thursday Book Talk

Dates and books for upcoming meeting, November 1 (All Saints' Day!), Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Discussion is from 12-1, in the Faith and Reason classroom. All are welcome.

Noah Smith Fall Recital Thursday, November 1, 2018
 
Noah Smith, age 17, will perform in recital on the Chickering grand piano in the nave of All Saints Episcopal Church, 501 S. Phoenix Ave, Russellville, AR  on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The performance will feature a program of works by J.S. Bach, Frederic Chopin, Franz Joseph Haydn and Bela Bartok.  Noah will also speak briefly about his experiences at the 2018 Lutheran Summer Music camp during his recital.
 
Lutheran Summer Music (LSM) is sponsoring this event and young people are especially encouraged to attend.  LSM offers 2 or 4 week summer camp sessions for students in grades 8-12. This unique camp combines opportunities for worship and music.  Students have opportunities to participate in band, choir, orchestra, musical theatre, handbell choir, jazz ensemble, chamber music, composition and private instrument study (including pipe organ). Daily Morning and Evening Prayer services and Festival Worship on Sundays are cornerstones of the LSM experience. In addition, students participate in several field trips to local places of interest.  The upcoming LSM sessions will happen in July, 2019 on the campus of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN.  
 
Smith is in his senior year at Russellville High School.  A proud member of the Cyclone Band, he earned All Region and All State honors this year in both Concert and Jazz Bands. He is a life-long member of All Saints, where he sings in the Adult Choir and serves as Assistant Organist. He plays Principal Bassoon in the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra and has earned the rank of Life in Boy Scouts.
 
For more information about Lutheran Summer Music, please visit their website at:
 
Comfort Zone

The Comfort Zone meeting has been cancelled for the month of October due to leaders' other commitments. Please watch for future announcements. Any questions, please call Pat Applebaum at 479-968-0915. 
EYC + Dinner

EYC+ Dinners
All Saints' is inviting all 6th-12th grade students to join the new Episcopal Youth Community Plus (EYC+) ministry on Wednesday nights from 5:00-7:00pm. This group will meet for dinner, christian formation, and fun fellowship. Everyone from the parish is invited to provide this group with dinner. Contact  RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com with questions.  Sign up  here  to contribute a meal. Contact RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com with questions. 
Coffee with the Curate

Our Curate, the Rev. Michaelene Miller, will regularly be at Midtown Coffee (407 N. Arkansas Ave) on Friday mornings from 8:00 am - 10:00. Email her at RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com to set up a specific time to meet or just drop by to chat. She would love to get to know you more and meet others in the community.
Loaves and Fish
 
Most of the guests who join us on Saturday for lunch face many challenges; the members and friends of All Saints' can provide a few essential items to help them out.
 
Please place items in the little red wagon in the Nave. Gifts received at Sunday Worship Service will be available for our Neighbors Table guests the following Saturday.

October 7th: Cereal, Shelf Stable or Powdered Milk

October 14th: Personal Hygiene Items (Toothpaste, Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant, Tooth Brush, Wet Wipes, Feminine Hygiene Products, Hand Soup)

October 21st: Toilet Paper

October 28th: Detergent and Dish Soup 
Neighbors Table

Join us on Sat. October 13, 2018 for our weekly meal served from 12:00-1:00 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 shastingsbishop@gmail.com or by phone 231-349-3671.
 
October 13 Catherine Crews (AS Leader) Community Improvement Program with Chrystal and Leah. Menu Tuna Noodle Casserole, salad, cheese biscuits, and Dessert: Fruit Cocktail.
 
October 20 Melissa Simpson (AS Leader) Central Presbyterian Church.
Menu: Chicken Stew w/vegetables, salad, bread, and Dessert: TBA.
 
October 27 Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Leader) Cindy Lenk, need three more volunteers. Menu Chili and beans, cheese biscuits, salad and Dessert: TBA.

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 Kimby Tackett at the church office (479-968-3622, during office hours) or send an email request to allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.net to secure your appointment in the church calendar and to avoid double booking with another group.

Submitting an Announcement for the Newsletter
If you would like to have an announcement appear in the bulletin and/or in our church email, please submit your announcement to allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.net no later than 10am on the Tuesday before the Sunday you would like it to appear.
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Pam Van Horn, Bernice Delabra and Family, Jack and Carol Lee, Warren, Herb, Michelle, Barbara Johnson, Mary Lu Garrett, Annalise Kellner, Jim Tischhauser, Patrick, Jeannie McCabe, Tyler Faulkner, Henry Wilkinson, Mike Miller, Jacob Franks, Arthur Hastings, Edger McGee Jr., John Hodge-Cook, Flore, Lois Admuson.

Long Term Prayers:
Sandy Britt, Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Robert Woods, Caleb Judd, Irene Thuston, William Gillum, Lillian Tweed, Anne Hartschlag, Donna Van Horn, Grace Kellner, Aaron Tackett.

Weekly Service Times
Sundays: Holy Eucharist 8 & 10:30 am
Spiritual Formation on Sundays: 9:15 am
Adult Sunday School 9:15 am
Children's Sunday School 9:15 am  
Kids Connection 10:15 am 
Wednesdays: Holy Eucharist 6:30 pm
 
Activities During the Week
Sunday:
EfM 12:30 pm 
Practicing Prayer 4:30-5:30pm (Third Sunday)
 
Mondays: 
 AA Meeting 12:00 noon
 
Tuesday: 
 Healing Prayer by appointment
ACOA Meeting 8:00 am
Comfort Zone 12:30 (1st Tuesday)
Yoga 5:30 pm
 
Wednesday: 
 Fit Girls 5:30 am
Bible Study 10:00 am 
Diabetes Support: 11:00 am (2nd Wed.)
ACOA Meeting 12:00 noon
Daughters of the King 4:30 pm. (1st. Wed.)
Choir Practice 7:15 pm 
 
Thursdays:
Practicing Prayer 6-7pm. (First Thurs.)
Courage to Heal 6:30 pm. (2nd and 4th Thurs.)
 
Fridays:
 Fit Girls 5:30 am
AA Meeting 12:00 noon
 
Saturday: 
 Neighbors Table: 12:00 noon




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