June 1, 2023 Edition

Collect and Readings for June 4, 2023 | Trinity Sunday

This Week

You're invited to tour the Native Plant Demonstration Garden on Saturday, June 3, starting at 9:30 AM on the church grounds | This tour will feature native plants you might consider growing at your home. Registration is required. There are only four (4) spots remaining for the 9:30 tour. Email Mark Robinson to register or for any questions.

Come hear Koinonia presentations from our three nonprofit finalists on Sunday, June 4 at 10 AM in the Parish Hall. We've invited three organizations to come to All Saints' again and share how All Saints' can partner with their organization – Academic Learning Center with Teri Chaney, AYA House (Life after Incarceration) with Dennis Brown, and CCM – Food Insecurity with Kris Edscorn. (You can click the links above to see their past presentations).

After Sunday's presentations, we will ask each parishioner to prayerfully consider these organizations and then vote for one by June 19, 2023. (The presentation will be live-streamed and recorded for you to watch if you are unable to attend in person). Please vote only once. You will be able to vote: in-person on June 4, online, through email, OR via text. Please vote for the one nonprofit that you feel God is calling us to support. The Koinonia team is thankful for the support of All Saints' and is looking forward to seeing where we are called to serve and where this journey will lead our church. 

Help Make Camp Wonder Wonderful | To serve at-risk children this summer, Kannapolis City Schools has started Camp Wonder, a two-and-a-half week day camp. Many of the 40 children in the camp have had periods of homelessness during the past school year. Camp Wonder will provide fun activities and needed structure, plus nourishing meals, snacks, and take-home food. Through our continuing affiliation with Forest Park Elementary, All Saints' has the opportunity to help provide snacks and take-home food for the kids at Camp Wonder. Please bring your food donations with you to church on Sunday, June 4 and/or Sunday, June 11. 

Requested snacks:

  • Apples and mandarin oranges
  • Fruit and applesauce cups
  • Granola and cereal bars
  • Fruit gummies
  • Individual size Goldfish and Cheezits
  • Water bottles (small size)

Requested take-home food:

  • Mac & Cheese
  • Canned ravioli and Spaghetti-O’s
  • Soups and stews
  • Cereal

Questions? Email Don Foskey or call him at 404-273-1998.

Upcoming Opportunities

On June 6, the Tuesdays at Three book discussion group will start “Creed: What Christians Believe and Why” by Adam Hamilton. We meet by Zoom at 3 PM on Tuesdays from the comfort of our own homes! Feel free to connect with us even if your book is still on the way, or if you just want to check it out – part of our enjoyment in the group is just seeing and talking with one another. Contact Charles McKinley (704-224-8890) or Brenda Trott (704-807-1400) for the Zoom link.

Older Wiser Laity (OWLs) are invited to meet for Bible study and fellowship on Thursday, June 8 at Noon. Bring your lunch and enjoy food, fellowship and prayer in the Parish Hall. Questions? Contact Deacon Vern or call/text 704-699-0810.

The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at All Saints’ will be June 14 from 2:30-7:00 PM. Sign up now at www.redcrossblood.org and enter ‘allsaints’ in the Find a Blood Drive box. We collected 35 units last drive. Can we exceed that in June?

All Saints' Columbarium Niche Prices Increase on July 1 | Purchasing a niche before it is needed saves your family from having to make a difficult decision at a critical time. All Saints' niche prices have remained the same for 38 years. However, those prices will be adjusting on July 1, 2023. The current prices are:

$500 – double niche (2 cremains) $1,000 – family niche (4 cremains)

At present, we charge $250 for each time ashes are interred. This charge will remain the same and can be pre-paid as well. On July 1, 2023, the new prices will go into effect:

$1,000 – double niche (2 cremains) $2,250 – family niche (4 cremains)

You are invited to purchase a niche at our current prices before they increase on July 1, 2023. Please contact Rebecca Bahn (704-906-8958) if you would like to see what niches are available and/or purchase a niche.

Beautify All Saints' Altar! Flowers on our altars glorify our Lord and beautify our services as we celebrate and worship at All Saints'. Seeing floral arrangements of God's creations and nature's gifts are blessings to our congregation and give us an opportunity to celebrate special occasions, give thanks, or remember loved ones. Please take an opportunity to check the floral chart, located in the Welcome Center on the front wall between the coffee bar and the large bulletin board. There are 16 available weeks, June through November. You will find a form in a holder to the left of the flower chart with instructions on the procedure to follow when ordering flowers. You may order from Pots of Luck, as they have a key for delivering flowers on Saturdays, or you may create an arrangement yourself from locally purchased flowers or from your very own garden! Just sign the chart, give the church office the top portion of the form, and contact Church Administrator Stephanie to confirm your plans and share any dedications you like announced.

Realm Update

Check your inbox! Realm invitations and login instructions have been sent out! You can get started today by following the customized instructions sent to you. Note: If you have not received a Realm email from All Saints' Episcopal Church or Ruth Brown, please check your spam folder. If you don't find it, contact Stephanie Trosper at the church office.

Need help? We’re here for you! Starting at 10 AM on Sundays, the Realm launch team will be in the Parish Hall hosting a Realm “Help Desk” to provide assistance with registration, downloads, and all your Realm questions! Please bring your phone and/or computer with you so that they will be able to walk you through the login process. During the week, you can email Stephanie Trosper at the church office for help. Or you can request that she contact you and provide assistance.

This Week's Realm Tip: Your Privacy Matters! Here's How Realm Protects it & How You can Control Privacy Settings (2-minute video)

Ways to Worship

Worship on Sundays

All Saints' invites you to Eucharist Services on Sundays. The first service is at 9 AM in the Parish Hall. The second service is at 11:10 AM in the Nave.

Both of these services are also live-streamed via Facebook Live and our YouTube Channel

Nursery is provided during both Sunday services, from 8:45 AM-12:30 PM, for children ages infant to 3-years-old.

Christian Formation at 10 AM with opportunities for all ages.

EYC Youth is starting a special summer schedule of events. Details coming soon!

During the Week

Compline is led by our Compline Team on Facebook Live every Tuesday at 8 PM.

Noonday Prayer provides spiritual encouragement via Facebook Live on Wednesdays at Noon.

All Saints' Choirs The Resurrection Choirs meets Sundays, 8:15 AM. Bells of All Saints' meet Wednesdays, 6-7 PM. The Choir of All Saints’ meets Wednesdays, 7-8:30 PM. On Tuesdays, the St. Nicholas Choir (5:30-6 PM) and Junior Choir (6-7 PM) meet. For details, contact Brian Sapp-Moore.

Older Wiser Laity (OWLs) typically meet in-person at the church on the second Thursday and have Zoom gatherings on the fourth Thursday of the month. For details, email Deacon Vern or call/text him at 704-699-0810.

Prayer Shawl Ministry meets in-person, in the Welcome Center on the second Tuesday of the month, from 10 AM-Noon. For details, email Jan Millar or call her at 704-918-8645.

Saturday Morning Men's Group meets at 8 AM in the Welcome Center. Contact Mark Robinson or Chuck Collier for details.

Prayer Requests

Prayer is the foundation of the ministry of this parish. If you would like to request prayers, please share here. If you are hospitalized, please let the church know. If you are unable to make the call yourself, ask for the chaplain on call and they will make it for you. The church phone number is 704-782-2024.

Prayers have been requested for Bishop Curry, Valerie, Rachel, Mary, Charles, Martin, Rebecca and for unity and peace, for those with families, those without families, for those in leadership in churches, schools, non-profits, government, healthcare, and missions.

The Lord be with you.