Weekly Announcements, June 3, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, June 3, 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.

Rector’s Forum,

June 3, at 9 am.
Ever wonder how decisions get made in our denomination? Once every three years, the wider Episcopal Church comes together to worship, fellowship, and conduct business. Deputies from all dioceses in the Episcopal Church, as well as all bishops, will gather in Austin, Texas for the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. This coming Sunday in Rector’s Forum we will talk about the structure and governance of the Episcopal Church at all levels. Please join us!
Contribution Request for Church Mower Replacement
I am sure that by now most of you have heard that while using the church’s old orange mower on April 21st, it caught fire and severely burned the mower. The estimated cost of repair was way beyond the value of the mower once repaired. Considering it is about 13 years old, and was already showing extensive wear, it was depreciated beyond the ability to file an insurance claim. So, it is time for us to replace the mower and we need to find a way to fund it ourselves.
As a result, I am starting a designated fund to enable us to purchase a replacement with a mower more appropriately sized and designed to the large task of mowing our extensive grounds with so many trees.
The old mower was sold for parts/scrap and one donation has already been received giving us some “seed money.” A couple more pledges have also been offered that, when received, will be added to the fund thus enabling us to build upon this Mower Replacement Fund until the purchase can be made.
Since the mower we will need will be quite expensive, I am asking for donations to help us replace our old church mower. Please include in the memo line of your check “Mower Replacement” so we know exactly where to apply the funds.
I am always proud of All Saints’ and their commitment to rally around any need.
KaDee McCormick,
Parish Administrator

The Comfort Zone

The Comfort Zone is pleased to announce that Harold Davis will be a guest for our meeting on June 5th. Mr. Davis brings a wealth of experience having worked with Hospice, aids and other chronically ill patients for many years. We will be meeting at the home of Pat Applebaum, 701 Hamilton Cove at 12:30 p.m. A light lunch will be provided and you are encouraged to bring your friends. Any questions, please contact Pat Applebaum at 968-0915 or Joyce Desiderio at 968-7625.
Vacation Bible School
Meeting on June 7th at 6:30 pm.
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:

 
Adults:

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.

Thank You For Your Support!

For over 50 years children ages 6-18 have spent part of their summer at Camp Mitchell, learning new skills, making new friends, and learning about the love God has for each of them. Camp Mitchell’s programming is grounded in the belief that children grow when given opportunities to explore, play, and engage in meaningful friendships. Each year summer camp has a theme and each week the leaders of the week incorporate that theme into Christian-focused programming. Along with this intentional faith-based component, children are offered multiple opportunities each day to play, explore, and create. At the end of each week, kids will head home, taking with them craft projects, new friendships, and a more deeply grounded faith.
A big THANK YOU to all who contributed to Camp Mitchell scholarships for our parish children to attend summer camp. $2,365.00 has been raised and will help defray expenses for 9 children to attend these wonderful camps. What a blessing!!
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.
Bishop’s Visit, August 12, 2018

Bishop Larry R. Benfield will pay his yearly visit to All Saints’ on August 12th. If you would like to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, or if you have any questions at all, please contact Rev. Teri.

Do you enjoy coffee and snacks on Sunday morning? Every Sunday a wonderful offering of snacks is provided by volunteers from the parish. These snacks, provide a welcoming environment for visitors and parishioners alike. We are always seeking new volunteers to bring snacks, so if you would like to join in please Contact Marcia Van Horn. (479) 967-4215.
Host Family Needed for Student from China

A graduate student from Arkansas Tech is interested in being part of a host family over the summer in hopes of improving her skills in conversational English. If you may be interested in hosting this student and would like more information, please contact Stan Lombardo.

Neighbors Table
Join us on Sat. May 19 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 June 2: Sue Hastings-Bishop, Rikki Duffee, Dan, Tracy and Eva Cole.
 
Team Leaders and Members for June 9: Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead) and CIP
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Pam Van Horn, Bobbie Hlass, Aaron Tackett, Lillian Tweed, Joyce Desiderio, Sarah Keech, Leanne and her children, Sara, Lisa, Carlin, Donna, the Malone family, Cindy Hlass, Elizabeth Brown, Craig and Fran Ferris.
 
Long Term Prayers:

Sandy Britt, Matthew Hlass, Nancy Smith, Don Lee Sr., Gib Bewley, 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: 9:15 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Children’s Sunday School 9:00 am
(On break for Summer)
Kids Connection 10:15 am
(On break for Summer)
EfM 2:00 pm
(On break for Summer)

Activities During the Week

Mondays:
 AA Meeting 12:00 noon
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
Fridays:
 Fit Girls 5:30 am
AA Meeting 12:00 noon
Saturday:
 Neighbors Table: 12:00 noon

Contributions Statements: Please Check
Your contribution statements are now available online anytime you want to check on the fulfillment of your pledges or contributions. Click on the MEMBERS tab to login to your account. You will find all your gifts separated by designations on the giving tab. Please go to http://www.allsaintsrussellville.org.
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
501 South Phoenix Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801
479-968-3622
www.allsaintsrussellville.org
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