Weekly Announcements April 8, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, April 8, 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.
A Big Thank-You for a Wonderful Holy Week
I want to thank all of you who made Holy Week a time of worship and renewal — those who sang, played, read, served, polished, set up the altar, ushered, greeted, copied and stapled bulletins, cooked, drove the van, organized, cleaned, and attended. Special thanks goes to those in the office who worked so hard to have things ready, our musicians and choir for beautiful music, and the altar guild who worked tirelessly to set up for eleven services in eight days. It takes an entire parish to celebrate Holy Week, the most special of times in the life of the Church. Thank you!!!
All Saints’ Afternoon at the Movies
This Sunday afternoon, April 8th, members of All Saints’ will gather at the UEC Theaters (at 3800 West Main Street in Russellville) for the 1 pm showing of Black Panther. Black Panther is a superhero movie but, according to TIME magazine, it is also about “what it means to be black in both America and Africa — and, more broadly, in the world.” All are welcome to join us at the theater!

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.
Talent Showcase!

All Saints’ Talent Showcase – Join us for the All Saints’ Talent Showcase on Saturday, April 21 at 6:00 pm to enjoy the many talents of the members of our congregation! The show will feature a variety of performances and is sure to entertain!! The evening will also feature a dessert and coffee/tea bar. The cost of the event is $5.00 per person, and donations will be used to purchase new tablecloths for the church. If you are interested in participating in the show, please sign up in Shoemaker Hall, or contact any DOK member.

The Letter of James
The Wednesday Morning Bible Study is beginning a study of the letter of James. This short book of the New Testament is thought by many to have been written by James, the brother of Jesus. It is an exhortation to moral behavior within a Christian community, a piece of religious instruction. Bible study begins at 10 am in the Faith & Reason Classroom, and all are welcome to attend.
Bee Report!

Bee Report from Doug Ryan, Volunteer Beekeeper in the Edible Churchyard, A Live and Learn Community Garden

The bees in the hive at the EC were lost during the winter.   Bee keepers in general can expect a 10% loss over the winter, but I have had a much greater loss this year (as a lot of bee keepers did). What happened? Well probably several things, some known and some unknown.   We had a swarm in the spring from the EC hive (which is natural, they grow a new queen and the old queen leaves with about half (20,000) of the bees to find a new home. The new queen has to survive her trip out in the world to get pregnant (for the rest of her life). Sometimes she doesn’t make it back, that is when you need to be on top of it and get a new queen in hive before workers thinks she wants to take over laying eggs, only thing is she lays unfertilized eggs (drones). Once you get a laying worker it is hard to introduce a new queen because they think they already have one and so they kill her. So we lost the new queen but I thought I caught it early enough and I put in some frames from a different hive with a few queen cells. I thought things were doing good, finally got a laying queen, producing eggs, lots of bees, making honey. Then checked one day and SHB (Small Hive Beetles) moved in. They had a good handle on them as the bee population was good, so I just put in a few beetle jails (little containers with veg oil in them and the bees run the little beetles in the holes and they drown). Things seemed to be doing fine into the fall, I left lots of honey with them into the winter so they would not need extra feeding of sugar water and in November I treated the hive for varola mites, even though I did not see any (another big problem pest honey bees have to contend with).
Took advantage of a nice warm winter day to check on the bees, now the bad news: most of them gone, what was left were clustered on honey and dead. It wasn’t for lack of food. Why did they leave such a nice home? Don’t know. I’m not a professional beekeeper, I learn more every hive I get. Now we try again.
Hive is just about ready for a new group of bees. I plan to put a Apimaye screen bottom board on with a mite tray that works real well for capturing SHB using Diatomaceous Earth in the bottom tray that is removable to check on how effective it is. I will put in a new swarm with a laying queen in it this spring. The EC misses bees, blueberries are blooming and they love bees, all the spring bloomers are blooming (henbit, spring beauties, dandelions, and the elm trees bloomed and put on seed already, holly in full bloom. By the way daffodils are not visited by honey bees, nice to look at but not a bee flower.
Time to plant plants and bees! Doug
Doug would like to restore our bee colony, but there will be an approximate $150 in expenses to do so. If anyone would like to help fund new bees for the EC make a check to the Edible Churchyard or drop a donation in the “NEW BEES FOR THE EC, PLEASE” jar on the welcome/information table.
Vacation Bible School
It’s time again to assemble the crew. This year’s theme is “Shipwrecked” and All Saints’ is hosting! July 22nd-25th.
Sunday, July 22nd with Registration 4:30 – 7:30
Monday and Tuesday July 23rd-24th 5:00 – 7:30
Wednesday, July 25th Closing Program (Families Invited)
To Register as a Volunteer, Click Here
To Register your child, Click Here. 
*Please print and return this forms to the All Saints’ Office or Mail to 501 S. Phoenix Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801

Volunteer Opportunities:


1. Decorating and Clean-up

2. Registration.
3. Crew Leaders and Crew Helpers (Pre K – 1st Grade, 2nd – 3rd Grade, 4th -5th Grade)
4. Games
5. Snacks
6. Crafts
7. Daily Bible Lesson

Set up On Friday 20th and Saturday 21st

Teens (13-17 years of age):

1. Group Helper, Pre K – 1st Grade, 2nd – 3rd Grade, 4th – 5th Grade

2. Game Helper,

3. Craft Helper

4. Clean Up
5. Opening and Closing Program.

*Question Call Kimby Tackett 479-747-3757 or479-968-3622.

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.
Neighbors Table
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 April 14:  Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead), Community Improvement Program (CIP), Chrys Ruiz and Leah
 Team Leaders and Members for April 21:  Need an All Saints Lead and Central Presbyterian

Team Leaders and Members for April 28:  Melissa Simpson (AS Lead) and local 4-H Members.

Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Larry and Lois Amundson, Joy Anderson, Jeffery Sherman, Martin Guerrevo Castillo, Bill Post, Sara, Pam Van Horn, Keith Folmer, Bobbie Hlass, Aaron Tackett, Dave Daily, Lillian Tweed.
Long Term Prayers:

Sandy Britt, Susan Shelton, Matthew Hlass, Nancy Smith, Don Lee Sr., Gib Bewley, Donna 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, Anne Hartschlag.
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

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

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501 South Phoenix Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801
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