This Weeks Announcements Aug. 13, 2017

All Saints Episcopal Church Newsletter
God in all things, people of all kinds.
August 13, 2017

Upcoming Events!
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

MOPS (Mother’s Of Pre Schoolers) is about to start up meetings again here at All Saint’s! We meet on the second Mondays of each month September through May here from 9-11AM.
Once again we are reaching out to the All Saint’s congregation for volunteer help. Unfortunately we lost a couple of great volunteers from last year because of new adventures, and now we are seeking out more volunteers to bless our group. We aren’t asking you to come every month, unless you want to, but even if you could help with a couple certain months we would appreciate it.
Here is what volunteering for MOPS looks like, we provide coffee and the kids and you get to snuggle and play with little ones who love attention! If you think this sounds like something you’d enjoy, please get a hold of Kayleigh Whisler the MOPS coordinator (402) 984-2008.
Thanks to all 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.

To serve on a Saturday morning, call or text Catherine, 264-4346, or sign up on the white boards.  If you would like to serve in other ways, or have questions, call or text Catherine.

Team leaders and members for August 12:  Sue Hastings-Bishop, Melissa and Travis Simpson, Sherrie Cotton. Juanita Judd is bringing dessert.  Diane Tollison is providing childcare.
Team leaders and members for August 19:  Jeff Aulgur and Central Presbyterian Church.


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Service Times On Sundays
Sundays:               Holy Eucharist                                             8 & 10:30 am
Spiritual Formation on Sundays:
For Adults:            9:15 am
                   Children’s Sunday School and
                  EfM taking a break for summer.
Activities During the Week
Mondays:              AA Meeting                                                  12:00 noon
Tuesday:               Healing Prayer                                            by appointment
Comfort Zone       12:00
                            (1st Tuesday)
Yoga                     5:30 pm
Wednesday:           Fit Girls                                                       5:30 am
Bible Study            10:00 am
                             (Summer Break)
Diabetes Support: 11:00 am (2nd Wed)
Holy Eucharist       6:30 pm
Choir Practice       7:15 pm
                            (Summer Break)
Thursdays:           Community Market                                       4:00 pm
Labyrinth Walk              6-8pm (1st and 3rd Thursday each month)
Fridays:                  Fit Girls                                                        5:30 am
                               AA Meeting                                                 12:00 noon
Saturday:               Neighbors Table:                                         12:00 noon

Vision Statement
We, the community of All Saints’,
 endeavor to live the love of Christ, as we embrace and serve all of creation as one family.
Mission Statement
1. To become a community of people who worship together and live the Gospel of Christ to the fullest.
2. To become a community of people who practice the Baptismal Covenant and respect the dignity of all people.
3. To become a community of people who on a daily basis, welcome,  empower, and equip one another for the individual ministry to which one is called.
4. To become a people who incorporate the best from the past, embrace the best of the present and prepare for a better future.

Remember in Prayer
Greg Tackett, Sandy Britt, Susan Shelton, Matthew Hlass, Ester Smith, Julianne Le Lehurne, Dick and Nancy Smith, Don Lee Sr., Gib Bewley, Mac and Donna Van Horn, Pam Van Horn, Tom Munson, Larry Amundson, Paul Evans, Bill and Milly Chevaillier, Teresa Green, Jim Tischhauser.

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Sue Hastings-Bishop (Senior Warden),
Stan Lombardo (Junior      Warden),
KaDee McCormick (Parish Administrator),
Ricki Duffe(Membership Support),
David Williams (Outreach),
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Jeff Aulgur (Junior Warden, Asst. and Outreach Asst.)
Kimby Tackett
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