Weekly Announcements, March 4, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, March 4, 2018
God in all things, people of all kinds.
Vision and Mission Statement
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.

Lent 2018 at a Glance

Sundays
8 am Holy Eucharist
9:00 am Christian Formation
10:30 am Holy Eucharist
5 pm Spiritual Literacy: The Sacred in Everyday Life
Wednesdays
5 pm Soup Supper and Program
6:30 pm Holy Eucharist
Fridays
6:30 pm Stations of the Cross (Starting on Feb. 23rd.)
Childcare Available for Events Sunday – Wednesday

Rector’s Forum

This Sunday in Rector’s Forum, we will learn about the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Ignatian examen, an ancient spiritual exercise in which one looks prayerfully over the day to discern God’s presence in our lives and the path God would have us take. We will meet in the parish hall at 9 am.
Spiritual Literacy: 
Recognizing the Sacred in Each Other and Everyday Life
 
Based on the Spiritual Alphabet developed by Frederic and Mary Brussat, this seven-week series will explore spiritual practices that cultivate our ability to see the sacred in our midst. Such practices are not the property of any particular religion; instead, they are the basis of a healthy spiritual life for people of all religions, those of no religion, and those who consider themselves “spiritual but not religious.” This series is open to everyone.
When: Sunday Afternoons from 5-6 pm, February 11th through March 25th
Where: All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 501 South Phoenix Avenue, Russellville
February 11:      Attention
February 18:      Beauty
February 25:      Compassion
March        4:     Forgiveness
March      11:     Gratitude
March      18:     Hospitality
March      25:     Justice
*Childcare is available.
Cultivating an Interfaith Mindset in Rural Arkansas
Sponsored by GAIN (Greater Arkansas Interfaith Network)
Facilitated by Dr. Jay McDaniel and the Rev. Teri Daily
When:  Saturday, March 3, from 9 am until noon
Where:  The Religion and Philosophy Commons at Hendrix College
Who:  Anyone Wishing to Nurture Interfaith Understanding
While most interfaith resources are concentrated in urban areas, the need to cultivate hospitality toward other religions exists in rural areas as well. During this workshop, we will
explore the characteristics of “an interfaith mindset,” learn about existing interfaith initiatives in rural Arkansas, and brainstorm new ways to cultivate interfaith understanding in areas where
religious diversity is not readily apparent. All are welcome.
There is NO FEE for this workshop, but we ask that you let us know you are coming by emailing Teri at revteridaily@gmail.com.
Summer Camp
If your child is interested in going to camp this summer, please fill out an application form on the Camp Mitchell Website, https://www.campmitchell.org/
If a scholarship is need, please contact Kimby Tackett or David Williams at the church office.
ICR Culture Center
On Saturday, March 3 at 2 o’clock, at the ICR Culture Center, please join us for a cup of tea, conversation, friendship, and joyful dancing.
We will be learning how to do dabka, a traditional Middle Eastern dance. We will engage the children of the community in friendship, singing, dancing, and good deeds. The children will prepare their very own envelopes to mail their Letters of Hope to Syria, weigh it for postage, affix the stamp, and together we will take their letters to the mailbox. Then we will practice our dabka dancing and begin to learn our Arabic song. Moms will talk about traditional costumes for the kids for the dabka dancing and Arabic singing performance that will be held in May.
We invite all women and children of the Russellville community to join us. See you then!

The Human Condition &

Centering Prayer as Divine Therapy
March 9-10, 2018 Fayetteville, AR Sequoyah United Methodist Church.
Fr. Matthew Flatley, Contemplative Outreach of Central Missouri.
Cost $35. For more information contact Catherine Crews,
479-264-4346
Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Conversation
All Saints’ is hosting a panel discussion on free speech and hate speech in which we will explore the following questions: What limits (if any) are there to free speech? What responsibilities come with free speech? How does hate speech affect our public conversations and life together? How does it influence the lives of our young people, especially in the form of bullying? What are the philosophical and theological underpinnings of responsible speech?
The following persons will comprise our panel, with each panelist speaking for 5-6 minutes: John Van Kleef, J.D. – Attorney at Law, Legal Parameters of Free Speech and Hate Speech
Dr. Chris Housenick – Dept. of Political Science at ATU, The First Amendment and Hate Speech (historical and current context)
Dr. Jay McDaniel – Dept. of Religion at Hendrix College, The Philosophical and Theological Underpinnings of Responsible Speech
Rashad Woods – Dardanelle City Councilman, Hate Speech and Our Common Life
Sheila Jacobs – Principal of Russellville High School, Hate Speech and Our Youth
Following statements from each of our panelists, we will encourage responses and questions for the audience. This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Sean Huss, Professor of Sociology at ATU.
When: Thursday, April 12th, at 6:30 pm
Where: All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 501 South Phoenix Ave. Russellville, AR.
Neighbors Table
The Neighbor’s Table will be serving a special Easter Dinner from 12:00-1:00 PM on Sat. March 31, 2018.  The meal will be ham, scallop potatoes, green beans.  We encourage parish members community members to join us.
We are asking for donations of cakes for the dessert on that day that can be left off in the All Saint’s Kitchen on Fri. or Sat. morning (before 11:00 AM). We need a team of 4-6 to help with food prep, serving and clean-up on the sign-up board.  Questions please contact Sue Hastings-Bishop after March 12 by phone 231.349.3671, text, or email shastingsbishop@gmail.com.
Volunteer Schedule
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 March 10*:  Carolyn McLellan (AS Lead), Ricki and Jasper Duffee, Because We Can ATU (Full)

Snacks Needed

If you would like to sign up to be a snack provider, please contact Marcia Van Horn. 479-967-4215.
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Larry and Lois Amundson, Joy Anderson, Mark Hlass, Jeffery Sherman, Dave, Susan Lyon, Martin Guerrevo Castillo, Candy Welcher, the Van Horn Family, the Veneable Family, the Luter Family, George Desiderio, Bill Post, the Lyford Faimily, the Coffey Family, Anne Hartschlag.
 
Long Term Prayers:

Greg Tackett, Sandy Britt, Susan Shelton, Matthew Hlass, Ester Smith, Dick and Nancy Smith, Don Lee Sr., Gib Bewley, Donna Van Horn, Pam Van Horn, Tom Munson, Jim Tischhauser, Robert Woods, Barbara Johnson, Dr. Allison Hodge-Selig, Mark Brandhorst, Alison Millsap, Caleb Judd, Aja Estes, Bobbie Edwards,  Irene Thuston, William Gillum.
Weekly Service Times

Sundays: Holy Eucharist 8 & 10:30 am
Spiritual Formation on Sundays: 9:00 am
Sunday School 9:00 am
EfM 2:00 pm

Activities During the Week

Mondays:
 AA Meeting 12:00 noon
MOPS 9:00am (2nd Monday)
Tuesday:
 Healing Prayer by appointment
Comfort Zone 12:30 (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
Fridays:
 Fit Girls 5:30 am
AA Meeting 12:00 noon
Saturday:
 Neighbors Table: 12:00 noon

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All Saints’ Episcopal Church
501 South Phoenix Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801
479-968-3622
www.allsaintsrussellville.org
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