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Weekly Announcements Dec. 10, 2017

All Saints Episcopal Church Newsletter
God in all things, people of all kinds.
Dec. 10, 2017

Events and Information
 
Nursery/Pre-K Classroom Remodel
Volunteers are needed to clean out, paint and put back together the nursery on Dec. 17th (after church), 18th and 19th (9am-3pm). Also a seamstress is need to make items for the kids. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the church office. 479-968-3622.
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Donations for Holiday Office Gift
At this time of the year we request an annual donation from the congregations to provide the staff and clergy with a holiday gift from All Saints’.  Those who wish to contribute may leave donations in the Senior Warden’s, Sue Hastings-Bishop, office mailbox or in the Sunday offering by December 20. Please make sure to mark the check or envelop with donation as designated for Staff Holiday Gift. Thank you for remembering our staff and clergy at this time of the year.
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Practice for the All Saints’ Pageant will be held in 2 parts – 
  • Saturday, December 9 at 10:00 AM, followed by lunch with Neighbors’ Table
  • Sunday, December 10 at 9:00 AM, followed by the Pageant during the 10:30 service.
All children and youth are invited to join in the fun, and parents are asked to help with costumes. Following the pageant, the kids will decorate the Christmas tree in Kids’ Connection and have a Christmas party.
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Art and Faith – Wednesday Evenings during Advent
Join us each Wednesday during Advent (December 6, 13, & 20) at 5:15 pm in Sutherland Hall . We will have a soup supper followed by Art and Faith, a study in which we examine a work of art through the lens of that week’s scriptures and then participate in an exercise of “imaginative prayer” central to Ignatian spirituality. There will be a nursery available, and youth are invited to participate in the program along with the adults.
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All Saints Episcopal Church Advent Lessons and Carols 2017
The All Saints Adult Choir will present a service of Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 10 at 7:00 pm in the nave of All Saints Episcopal Church, 501 S. Phoenix Avenue, Russellville. This simple and timeless service of readings and music is intended to prepare people for the anniversary of Christ’s birth at Bethlehem.  The program will also include a children’s choir and a wide variety of instrumentalists. Admission to the service is free and all are welcome and invited to attend.
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Thanksgiving Baskets
The members of the Wednesday morning Bible Study group would like to inform the parish that the response to our call for food basket items was overwhelming this year.  Instead of 10 baskets, we were able to fill 12 and provide each basket with a $20 gift card.  Thanks to all you anonymous donors, and special thanks to Cindy Eisemann’s yoga class for contributing along with us.  Many blessings were passed on through Help Network our distributor. We appreciate your support, Ellen Parton and Fran Ferris, coordinators.
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There are a few unclaimed T-shirts and hoodies with the All Saints’ logo for sale in the office.  These make great gifts – get yours before they’re gone!! Below is a list of what is available:
2 M red hoodies with Top 10 Reasons…writing on back
1 M blue short sleeved T-shirt with Top 10 Reasons…writing on back
1 M red short sleeved T- shirt plain back
2 XL red hoodies plain back
1 XL gray hoodie plain back
2 XL gray short sleeved T-shirts plain back
2 XL red short sleeved T-shirts plain back
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The Tradition of the Jesse Tree
Jesse trees are a very old Christmas tradition and first started in medieval times.  They are used to help tell the story of the Bible from creation to the Christmas story. The name comes from Jesse who was the Father of the great Jewish King David.  A branch is a sign of new life and new beginnings.  Jesus was a descendent of King David and Christians believe that Jesus is this new branch.  Please take a moment to view our Jesse Tree, decorated by our children, in the narthex.

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NEIGHBORS TABLE  
Join us on Sat. Dec 16 for a 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 Dec. 16 (NT Christmas Dinner):  Sue Hastings-Bishop, CIP Youth, Chrys and Leah, David Williams (decorations), Mary Ann King, Casey Anderson. Will need two additional people to help serve and clean-up.
 
Team Leaders and Members for Dec. 23: Sue Hastings-Bishop, Rikki and Jasper Duffee, David Williams.
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Christmas Neighbor’s Table
Join us for the annual Christmas Neighbor’s Table on Sat. Dec. 18.  From 12:00-1:00 PM.  We will be serving a Roast Pork and Ham Dinner with all the fixings. Music and other extras to celebrate the Holidays.
We are requesting donations of Christmas candy and cookies for the meal; with delivery Friday Dec. 15 or morning of Dec. 16 by 10 AM.  Contact Sue Hastings-Bishop,shastingsbishop@gmail.com or 231-349-3671 for more information or questions.
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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.
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Advent Dates to Remember
Date
Time
Advent 1
Sunday, Dec. 3
8:00 am
9:15 am
10:30 am
HE Rite 1
Kids decorate the Jesse Tree
HE Rite 2
Wed., Dec 6
5:15 pm
Advent Program and Soup Supper
Saturday, Dec. 9
10:00 am
Practice for Christmas Pageant
Advent 2
Sunday, Dec. 10
8:00 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
7:00 pm
HE Rite 1
Practice for Christmas Pageant
HE Rite and Christmas Pageant
Service of Lessons & Carols
Wed., Dec. 13
5:15 pm
Advent Program and Soup Supper
Advent 3
Sunday, Dec. 17
8:00 am
10:30 am
12:00 pm
2:00 pm
HE Rite 1
HE Rite 2
Cookie Baking and Decorating
Caroling
Wed., Dec. 20
5:15 pm
Advent Program and Soup Supper
Advent 4
Sunday, Dec. 24
8:00 am
10:30 am
5:30 pm
10:30 pm
HE Rite 1
HE Rite 2
Family Christmas Eve Service
Midnight Mass
Monday, Dec. 25
No Service
Sunday, Dec. 31
8:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 pm
HE Rite 1
HE Rite 2
New Year’s Eve Service
Monday, Jan. 1
No Service
Saturday, Jan. 6
7:00 pm
Epiphany Chalking the Door and Bonfire
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Service Times On Sundays
Service Times On Sundays
Sundays:               Holy Eucharist                                                Rite I 8 am
Rite II 10:30 am
Spiritual Formation on Sundays:
Sunday School          9:15 am
 EfM                           2:00 pm
Activities During the Week
Mondays:
AA Meeting               12:00 noon
 MOPS                        9:00 am
                              (2nd Monday)
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
Daughters of the King   4:30 pm.
                                    (1st. Wed.)
Diabetes Support:         11:00 am
                                    (2nd Wed.)
Holy Eucharist               6:30 pm
Choir Practice                7:15 pm
Thursdays:
Community Market          4:00 pm
 Labyrinth Walk                 6-8 pm                                                    (1st and 3rd                                        (Thursday each month)
Fridays:                            5:30 am
Fit Girls
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, Jim Tischhauser, Betty Coffey, Robert Woods, Vernon Rylee, Barbara Johnson, Dr. Allison Hodge-Selig, Matt and Kaye Abbott, Mark Brandhorst, Alison Millsap, Caleb Judd.

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Rev. Teri Daily
Priest In Charge
Kaye Staggs
Deacon
 
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Kimby Tackett
Administrative Assistant
 Tim and Kristin Smith
Music Directors
Diane Tollison
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 KaDee McCormick
   Parish Administrator
Sherrie Cotton
Ministry Coordinator
Marcia Van Horn
Hospitality


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Sue Hastings-Bishop
Senior Warden
Stan Lombardo
Junior Warden, Children’s Ministry
KaDee McCormick
Treasurer
Ricki Duffee
Membership Support
David Williams
Fellowship & Outreach
Jane McGregor
Adult Education and Junior Warden Asst.
Jill Brown,
Communication
Suzanne Hodges    Communication Asst.
Jeff Aulgur
Junior Warden, Asst. and Outreach Asst.
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