REMINDERS FOR THIS WEEKEND
Sunday, August 13 we will have a Blessing of Backpacks
during the 10:30 service for our students. We will also have a blessing for our teachers and school leaders. We are praying this will be a fruitful, safe and blessed school year for everyone! All students, Pre-K through college, are encouraged to bring their backpacks for a blessing.
Rummage Sale – The Episcopal Church Women of All Saints’ have moved the traditional Fall Rummage Sale to August, to coincide with “Bargains Galore on 64”. Sale times are as follows:
* Thursday, August 10 – Parish Only Pre-Sale Wine & Cheese event 5pm – 7pm, with $5.00 admission
* Friday, August 11 – Open from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
* Saturday, August 12 – Open from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
If you have items you would like to donate to the sale, contact any DOK member or the church office.
Christian Formation for Children and Youth: We are moving forward with plans for the 2017-2018 Sunday School year. The following volunteers have graciously stepped forward to support this ministry:
*Ages 3-5: Whitney Ivey, Melissa Simpson, Kimby Tackett (music)
*Ages 6-10: Rhonda Hlass, Carol Lee, Sherrie Cotton
*Age 11+: Casey Anderson, Ricki Duffee, Travis Simpson
*EYC (Youth Group): Casey Anderson, Travis and Melissa Simpson
*Kids Connection (children’s church) – Kimby Tackett and Stan
*Special Events: David Eshelman and Julie Hodges
*Snacks & Meals: Juanita Judd
Sunday August 19th after the 10:30 service we will be having a children’s ministry team meeting to talk about programs and curriculum for this coming year.
As you can see, we still need a few more volunteers to give these folks a break from time to time. Please contact Sherrie Cotton or Kimby Tackett to volunteer or for further information.
Sunday Morning Snacks
Volunteers are needed for snacks on Sunday mornings. If you can help with this ministry, please contact Marcia Van Horn, 967-4215.
Wednesday Bible Study
If you are interested in a weekly bible study on Wednesday mornings please come to a planning meeting on September 13th 10am-11am in the conference room.
New from the Diocese
If you are in 9th-12th grades and are active in an Episcopal Church Community in any way, consider joining the Diocese Youth Commission, the leadership council which plans and assists in leading diocesan youth events. Application are available on the EYC website and will be open through the month of August.
Interfaith Service and Food Festival
The Interfaith Center is holding its annual “Love Thy Neighbor” service on Thursday, Sept. 7 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock, beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s event is called “Love Thy Neighbor: Building Bridges” and will feature musical performances and speakers from several of the world’s religions. The fourth annual Interfaith Food Festival will follow the service, with vegetarian dishes prepared by members of the interfaith community. While no childcare will be provided, children are welcome at this event. The event is free and open to the public.
St. Mark Baptist Choir to Perform at St. Luke’s, NLR
Festival of the Senses at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in North Little Rock will open their 2017-18 concert series on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. with a concert featuring Saint Mark Baptist Sanctuary Choir. The 70-voice choir will perform a variety of gospel music, including contemporary favorites, spirituals and traditional hymns. Admission is free and open to the public.
St. Mark’s Shrimp Boil to Benefit St. Francis House
St . Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock will hold its 13th annual Shrimp Boil on Saturday, Oct. 7, 5-9 p.m. (take-out 5-7), at the St. Mark’s campus on Mississippi Ave. The shrimp boil is a fundraiser to benefit St. Francis House, and has raised more than $185,000 in the past dozen years. Enjoy table-side service and entertainment by the Greasy Greens. Discounted advance tickets available now, $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under; or get them at the door for $30 and $15. Call St. Marks at 501-225-4203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org