Weekly Announcements July 29, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, July 29, 2018
God in all things, people of all kinds.
Vision and Mission Statement
Vision Statement: A community living and growing in unity with God and all people through Christ.
Mission Statement: To seek God in reverent worship, service to neighbors, gracious hospitality, and the pursuit of wisdom.

A Note from Rev. Teri

Dear All Saints’ Family,
Deacon Kaye will be on a sabbatical for the next two months. She is and has been so faithful in her work for this congregation, and no one deserves a rest more than she does! Until her return, please contact the church office, Rev. Michaelene, or me (Rev. Teri) for pastoral needs. Clergy phone numbers are available in Realm for evening or weekend emergencies.
Some of you have asked about the schedule of when clergy will be present at All Saints’ during the week. I am part-time (and have been since coming to All Saints”). My agreement with All Saints’ is for 30 hours/week, and I am usually present at church on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Rev. Michaelene is employed full-time, and she is usually present Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
If you have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Much peace,

Instructed Eucharist on Sunday, August 5th, at 4 pm.

Have you ever wondered why we worship the way we do-what we mean by our opening acclamation, why we read the gospel from the middle of the church aisle, why the Nicene Creed follows the sermon, why we pass the Peace after praying for forgiveness, what it means that we bring the bread and wine from the back of the church to the altar, what we believe happens during the Eucharistic prayer, why we cross ourselves at certain times in the liturgy, why we turn and face the cross at the end of the service? If you have, then come to an Instructed Eucharist on Sunday, August 5th, at 4 pm. We will celebrate Eucharist together, pausing briefly to discuss the meaning of each part of the service as we worship. Although this Instructed Eucharist is part of our Inquirers Class, this service is open to everyone in the church!

Rector’s Forum on August 12th at 9 am.

Topic: The Image of God in Hymns
The Bible is full of different metaphors or images that tell us something about who God is — shepherd, fire, mother hen, king, friend. Our hymns are full of such images, too. Join us in Rector’s Forum at 9 am on August 12th. We will meet in the nave (worship space) of the church for a good old fashioned hymn sing. We will be singing hymns (some more familiar, some less) and paying attention to the images in them used to describe God. Tim and Kristin Smith will provide the music, and we will provide the voices!

Coffee with the Curate

Our Curate, the Rev. Michaelene Miller, will regularly be at Midtown Coffee (407 N. Arkansas Ave) on Friday mornings from 8:00 am – 10:00 am. Email her at RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com to set up a specific time to meet or just drop by to chat. She would love to get to know you more and meet others in the community.

Broadcasting Services

I am looking for a few people, kids 10+ welcomed too, to help take turns recording services for broadcast. Preferably the 10:30 am service. If anyone is interested in learning how to do it and take turns helping out, please contact Melissa Simpson 479-280-9551 or mleasimpson@gmail.com

Loaves and Fish

Cereal and Shelf Stable Milk
Most of the guests who join us on Saturday for lunch face many challenges; the members and friends of All Saints’ can provide a few essential items to help them out.
Please place items in the little red wagon in the Nave. Gifts received at Sunday Worship Service will be available for our Neighbors Table guests the following Saturday.
The annual All Saints’ rummage sale is now accepting donations! Clean out your closets, garages, and storage rooms to uncover those treasures you no longer want or use, and we will gladly put them in the sale. Donations should be brought to the church and placed in classroom 1. Please contact the church office if you need help with your items. We encourage all parish members to participate in preparing items for sale or in the sale-day excitement! Staging and pricing days will be as follows:
                                Wednesday, August 8 from 9am-3pm
                                Thursday, August 9 from 3pm-7pm
                                Friday, August 10 from 9am-3pm
Sale day is Saturday, August 11 from 7:00am to 12:00pm, with our famous $1 “stuff the bag” sale from 12:00-1:00.   All are welcome!
First Thursday Book Talk at All Saints’
We will meet on Thursday, August 2, in the parlor from 12-1. Our book is Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. This young adult novel looks inside two teenage boys struggling to discover their pathway to their adult selves. For more information, please see our Facebook page.
Inquirers Classes

If you are interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church, you are invited to join us for five conversations on consecutive Sundays, beginning on July 8th and going though August 5th, from 6 to 7 pm in the library classroom. While these classes are especially important for anyone desiring to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, they are open to all — newcomers as well as those who have been Episcopalians for years. The Schedule of topics and presenters are as follows:
July 29th — The Bible in the Episcopal Church, Dave Daily
August 5th — A Tour of the Church and the Practice of Prayer, Kaye Staggs

Pill Bottle Donations

Please save your empty pill bottles and bring to the church.  Look for a box in Shoemaker hall.  Matthew 25: Ministries accepts donations of empty plastic pill bottles for inclusion in shipments of medical supplies and for shredding and recycling. Our pill bottle program fulfills the dual needs of improving medical care in developing countries and caring for our environment.
Acceptable collection items include:
  •   Prescription and over-the-counter pill bottles
  •   Large and small pill bottles
  •   Pill Bottles with and without secure caps (child resistant)
Pill bottles that are not appropriate to include with shipments of medical supplies are recycled for cash that goes towards Matthew 25: Ministries’ programs. If you wish to prepare bottles for shipment rather than recycling, please adhere to the following guidelines:
  •   Bottles included in shipments of medical supplies must have an all plastic lid.
  •   Sort bottles by color and type.
  •   Remove labels, leaving no glue or residue.
  •   Wash bottles in very hot water and dish soap.
  •   Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  •   Replace lids on clean, dried bottles.
  •   Place clean, recapped bottles in large ziplock bags marked “Clean Bottles.” These will be blended with medical supplies.
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.

Cultivating Compassion Class
Designed to help students experience the joy of living with a loving heart through the practice of compassion in everyday activities.
When?  Every Thursday evenings, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where? St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Conway. At Morgan House
Cost? $20.00
Who: Taught by June Stewart, sponsored by Servant Leadership School
See flyer, or call Catherine Crews (479) 264-4346  for more information and to register.
Neighbors Table
Join us on Sat. June 16 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.
July 28 Team Melissa Simpson (Lead) need volunteers
            Menu: Baked Chicken, Salad, Rice, and Dessert: fresh fruit salad
August 4 Team Rikki Duffee(Lead) John and Steve       
           Menu: Sloppy Joes (hamburger in tomato sauce on bun) Macaroni 
           and Cheese, Salad, Dessert: ice cream
August 11   Sue Hastings-Bishop (Lead) and CIP with Chrystal
                   Menu: Hot Dogs /w rolls, Chips, Salad, Dessert: Cake
NOTE: Set up in the Schoemaker due to annual garage sale in Sutherland Hall
August 18: (Need AS Lead) and Central Presbyterian Church

Meet Your Fellow Parishioner-Lillian Belle Tweed

Ms. Lillian is the mother of our own Dodie Lamb-Roberts. She is the proud mother of six children, from oldest to youngest; Dodie, Carolyn Sue, Lynn, Dade Ross, Sonny and Della Jean. Lillian is the doting grandmother to seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She lives with Dodie and Sonny and her favorite fur baby, Little Miss.
Lillian has made a memorable contribution to one of her favorite outreach ministries which is Neighbors Table which had its’ first celebration March 31st, 2012. She initiated the name tag program so that people sitting at the various tables would get to know his/her neighbor. She places a smiley face on every name tag so that each person can begin to make new friends with fellow diners.
Lillian is extremely popular with the kids and is called “grandma” by most of the visitors because she truly has the gift of making our “neighbors” feel welcomed and special to our meals made with love. Some of the people that have been attending Neighbors Table since the first lunch was served over six years ago have become part of the Vacation Bible School programs we run every summer in partnership with Central Presbyterian Church.
Lillian never meets a stranger and she is quick to claim that her daughter Dodie is made from the same genetic DNA. She always jokes that if anyone wishes to locate her daughter, then he/she merely need to get real quiet and you will hear Dodie’s “loud mouth.” Lillian enjoys reading the Church service bulletin from cover to cover and then keeps the prayers of the people page in her purse, so she can pray for the special needs and concerns of our fellow parishioners.
Ms. Tweed’s favorite beverage in the world is coffee, black and no sugar. She would probably consume a pot each day, but her son has her limited to 4 cups of “joe” per day. This keeps her blood pressure within normal limits and her sleep apnea is minimized. I love my mama and I know that my life has been blessed to have her as a living example of the Golden Rule; “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”
(Submitted by Dodie Lamb-Roberts.)
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Pam Van Horn, Aaron Tackett, Joyce Desiderio, Leanne and her children, Bernice, Mary Lu, Jeremiah Wimer, Donna, Candace Welcher, Sarah Polk, Edi Wood, Jennifer, Jackie Baugh, Bruce Moore, Angela, Anastasia Iacovidou, Mary and Tommy Merritt, Bernice Dipaolo, Rudy, Patty, and Rudy Delabra Jr.
Long Term Prayers:

Sandy Britt, Nancy Smith, Don Lee Sr., Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Jim Tischhauser, Robert Woods, Barbara Johnson, Mark Brandhorst, Caleb Judd, Aja Estes, Bobbie Edwards, Irene Thuston, William Gillum, Lillian Tweed, 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

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

Contributions Statements: Please Check
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