Announcements for the week of Dec. 24, 2017

All Saints Episcopal Church Newsletter
God in all things, people of all kinds.
Dec. 24, 2017

Events and Information 
  • All pledges and/or donation for 2017 must be made before December 31, 2017 to be counted on your 2017 taxes.
  • No Christian Education Classes until January 7th
  • Wednesday Bible Study will resume on January 10th
  • Annual Meeting is scheduled for January 21st at 9:00am with potluck brunch.
  • Epiphany Bonfire
    All Saints’ will welcome the new year with an Epiphany Bonfire, a celebration of Christ’s light coming into the world.  Church members and friends will gather for snacks and songs by the warmth of the fire. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, January 5 at 7:00 PM.
Join us on Sat. Dec 23 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 or by phone 231-349-3671.
Team Leaders and Members for Dec. 30: Jeff Aulgur, Phala Anderson, Sue Hastings-Bishop and need at least one additional volunteer
Chalking of The Doors
An Advent/Epiphany tradition to share with your family or church group.
On or before the Epiphany, January 5, family and friends (C for “community”) gather at the main entrances to homes or apartments and ask God’s blessing on their dwellings and on all who live or visit there.

Leadership may be shared with a change of voice at each Leader’s part (L).

L: Peace be to this house and to all who enter here.
L: A reading from Proverbs: “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”
L: Let us pray: Gracious God, as a shining star once guided the magi to the birthplace of the infant Jesus, so enable those who dwell here to be your light in the world; through Jesus Christ we pray.
C: Amen.

Using chalk, inscribe the horizontal frame above the door with the inscription shown below. The letters C M B come from the traditional (9th century) names for the “three kings”–Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. Some also suggest “Christus Mansionem Benedicat,” which means “May Christ bless this dwelling.” The numbers stand for the year 2018.

Each person receives a turn to make one or more of the marks: 20 + C + M + B + 18.

L: A reading from Isaiah: “The effect of righteousness is peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and quiet places.”

People may join hands or extend their hands outward and upward (orans) for the prayers.

L: Let us pray: Sovereign God, we pray that you will bless this home and all who live here with your gracious presence, that your love may be our inspiration, your wisdom our guide, your truth our light, and your peace our benediction; through Jesus Christ we pray.
C: Amen.
L: Lord, remember your children and teach us to pray:
C: Our Father…

People may make the sign of the cross in remembrance of their baptism.

L: May the Lord watch over our going out and our coming in, from this time forth and forevermore.
C: Amen.

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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
AA Meeting               12:00 noon
 MOPS                        9:00 am
                              (2nd Monday)
Healing Prayer       by appointment
Comfort Zone             12:00 (1st Tuesday)
Yoga                             5:30 pm
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
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
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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Leaders of Our Church
Rev. Teri Daily
Priest In Charge
Kaye Staggs
Kimby Tackett
Administrative Assistant
 Tim and Kristin Smith
Music Directors
Diane Tollison
 Child Care
Staff Volunteers 
 KaDee McCormick
   Parish Administrator
Sherrie Cotton
Ministry Coordinator
Marcia Van Horn

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