Weekly Announcements October 15, 2017

All Saints Episcopal Church Newsletter
God in all things, people of all kinds.
Oct. 15, 2017

Events and Information
Rosy’s Table
October 29th after the 10:30am service.
Halloween Party Tues. Oct. 31, 2017 5-7 PM
Parish families can join us for a light dinner (5:15 to 6:15) with games and activities.  Contact: David Williams and Juanita Judd to volunteer for games and decorating.
Annual Neighbors’ Table Thanksgiving Dinner Sat. Nov. 18.
The annual Thanksgiving Neighbor’s Table Turkey Dinner is seeking volunteers to purchase and/or cook turkeys for the meal.  We have room in our freezers to store frozen turkeys donations. People who volunteer to cook turkeys are asked to bring the carved meat on Sat.11/18 between 9-10:00 AM.
All Saints’ T-Shirts and Hoodies
We will be selling All Saints’ T-shirts and Hoodies for the next two weeks between services and following the 10:30 service. Short and long sleeve t-shirts, and pullover hoodies in red, blue (navy) and gray will be offered for $15 and $25, respectively. Please contact Julie Hodges or Sherrie Cotton for more details.
From the Central Arkansas Chapter of Integrity
All Episcopalians are invited to join the Central Arkansas Chapter of Integrity for Pride events on Saturday, October 28. The parade begins on Clinton Avenue at 1:00 pm; the Pride Fest will follow at 2:00 at Riverfront Park. All those in the parade will register. We will have a booth at Pride Fest and invite all to volunteer to welcome visitors, provide water and cupcakes, and to distribute information about the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas and the congregations in Central Arkansas.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
The Wednesday Morning Bible Study has just begun a study on the book of Esther, an exciting story filled with all the drama of a royal court.  We’ll discuss issues of power and powerlessness, how this story intersects positively and negatively with feminist concerns, what this story has to say to people living in oppression, and how this story might affect our view of how God works in the world.  And after studying the Book of Esther found in our Old Testament, we’ll look at Esther with Additions-a Greek version of Esther featuring several additions to the Hebrew text and found among the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical Books.  If these additions were added by Jewish readers who were disturbed by Esther in its original form, what do they bring to the story?  Most of all, we’ll gather to see what the Spirit may be saying to us through the study of scripture. All are welcome to join!
Names for All Saints’ Sunday
Sunday, November 5th is All Saints’ Sunday, and we will be remembering the faithful departed at both services by reading their names aloud.  We invite you to send the names of people you’d like to honor that day.  You can submit the names to Kimby in the church office (allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.net or 968-3622) or you can write the names on a sheet titled “For Remembrance on All Saints’ Sunday” in the Narthex of the church.
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.
New State of Arkansas Law In accordance with a new State of Arkansas law that went into effect on September 1, 2017, the Vestry voted in its meeting on September 14 to have signs placed at the entrances to the Church prohibiting firearms in our Sanctuary and all buildings. If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Administrator or any vestry member.

Centering Prayer Retreat
November 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm–November 12, 2017 at noon
House of Blessings Retreat and Renewal Center
171 Hummingbird Lane
Eureka Springs, AR 72362
Facilitated by Dr. Nick Cole
Commissioned by Contemplative Outreach
Cost of weekend is $265.  Includes double room and meals.
To register go to www.houseofblessings.org
Give yourself the GIFT of a SILENT retreat in the Ozarks as the fall colors begin to put on their dazzling show. This retreat will be anchored in communal prayer and silence. It is for ANYONE seeking a deepening centering prayer practice. There will be periods of Centering Prayer, spiritual teachings on DVD or CD by teachers such as Thomas Keating, Richard Rohr, and Cynthia Bourgeault, and private time for rest, study, and prayer. Optional evening sessions will include a discussion of the false-self system in action, and a 12-step meeting OPEN TO ALL.
Centering prayer is a way of bringing to consciousness the unconscious “emotional wounds of a lifetime” (Thomas Keating) and revealing these stumbling blocks as cornerstones of the TRUE SELF. The 12-step program is a more cognitive way of dealing with emotional shortcomings and character defects. Come and experience the powerful synergy of these two spiritual resources.  Be still and know….
Centering prayer is the keystone of a comprehensive commitment to the contemplative dimension of the Gospel. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O. Open Mind, Open Heart
Join us on Sat. Oct. 14 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.
Team Leaders and members for Oct. 21:  Carol Lee and Central Presbyterian Church
Team Leaders and members for Oct. 28:  Sue Hastings-Bishop, Rikki Duffee, Juniper Wilson.
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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, Dick and Nancy Smith, Don Lee Sr., Gib Bewley, Mac and Donna Van Horn, Pam Van Horn, Tom Munson, Larry Amundson, Teresa Green, Jim Tischhauser, Betty Coffey. 

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Vestry Members
Sue Hastings-Bishop (Senior Warden),
Stan Lombardo (Junior      Warden),
KaDee McCormick (Treasurer),
Ricki Duffe(Membership Support),
David Williams (Outreach),
Jane McGregor (Adult Education and Junior Warden Asst.)
Jill Brown, (Communication) Suzanne Hodges (Communication Asst.),
Jeff Aulgur (Junior Warden, Asst. and Outreach Asst.)
Kimby Tackett
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