Weekly Announcements August 5, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, August 5, 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.

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 5th 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!

Stephanie Gray Shares About Her Time Spent at the UN and Her Upcoming Year in the Jewish Service Corps — Sunday, August 5th, following the 10:30 am Service

On Sunday, August 5th, following the 10:30 am service, come hear Stephanie Gray talk about her experience as a delegate for the Episcopal Church at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She will also talk with us about her upcoming year in the Jewish Service Corps. Pimento cheese sandwiches, chips, and cake will be served. So come share this time with Stephanie and wish her good luck in the year ahead!

Backpack Blessing

On Sunday, August 12th we will have a Blessing of Backpacks during the 10:30 service for our students. We will also have a blessing for our teachers and school leaders. We are praying this will be a fruitful, safe and blessed school year for everyone! All students, Pre-K through college, are encouraged to bring their backpacks for a blessing.

Fellowship of the Sink

There will be a meeting after church on Sunday, Aug. 5th. for people who are interested in the joining and planning upcoming special events.

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

Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone will meet on August 7, Tuesday, at the home of pat Applebaum, 701 Hamilton cove, Russellville. Our group provides support for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one or provides care for someone chronically ill. All are welcome. Please bring a sack lunch; beverages will be provided. Any questions, call Pat Applebaum at 479-968-0915.
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Loaves and Fish

AUGUST 5TH
Cereal and Shelf Stable Milk
August 12th canned vegetables, fruit and meat.
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!
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:
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.

Snack Providers Needed!

Contact Marcia Van Horn to volunteer. 479-264-1119
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.
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.
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-Casey Anderson-Molinas

What brought you to All Saints’?
Louis Welcher. He invited me to a Sunday service, promising me that the liturgy would be beautiful. He was right!
You were a flight attendant? Can you tell us a little more about that?
Sure! I saw one of my friends from childhood post something about her experience with Spirit airlines, so I was inspired to apply. About a month later a regional company (ExpressJet Airlines) called me and did a quick-over-the-phone interview. After the interview, they invited me to orientation in Kansas City, the next week. I accepted the offer and drove to Kansas City all by myself. That was the first time I had been out of state by myself. A month later, they flew me out to Houston for a month’s worth of training. I was based in Newark, NJ-a fifteen minutes to train ride Madison Square Garden in New York. I flew for about six months on Embrair-145 jets. These were small with 50 passengers. I was the only flight attendant on those flights.
Do you miss it?
Absolutely. Every time I look up and see a plane, I wonder what the flight attendants are doing.
Do you have any flying tips?
Always bring your flight crew candy or doughnuts. You will be rewarded. Always pack an extension cord. One alcoholic beverage is the equivalent of 2. A face mask, shoulder pillow, and ear plugs may look silly, but they are worth it. If the lavatory is next to the galley, refrain from drinking the coffee. If you have a connecting flight, your chances of making it greatly increase if the layovers are more than two hours.
What’s it like being one of the youngest adults at All Saints’?
I’ve always been mature for age, so I love it! It’s nice to hear from the generation who have been with both All Saints’ and the Episcopal Church through thick and thin.
How should we connect with your generation?
Believe it or not you’re doing it! Listening to us and making deliberate moves to include us goes a long way.
So what was it that inspired you to discern for the Priesthood?
Well, it was a multiple of things, and I will most likely be discerning for the rest of my life. But I think the biggest thing was reading the John 21, a passage I’ve read several times in my life. In this passage Jesus asks Peter to feed his sheep. Then the passage seems to briefly change to Jesus’ thoughts where he is seeing Peter’s personality, which mirrors mine. It was like Jesus was looking through the pages at me and telling me, “This is what I am calling you to do.”
Where are you now in discernment?
Right now I feel like a racehorse at the starting line before the pistol shoots…restless. I am so ready to begin seminary.
What was your favorite part about discernment?
I loved how honest everyone was. The main rule for the discernment committee was that they were free to ask any question as long as they were willing to answer it themselves. They asked really good questions. There were several times when I felt like was word vomiting, but they were patient with me. My favorite part was about 4 months in when I knew there was I was being called through the process.
What was your biggest challenge?
Well, my biggest challenge is what I am struggling with now: being patient. I want to complete seminary, be ordained to both the Diaconate and the Priesthood, have a placement in a church, have a thriving ministry, and be the best Priest I can possibly be. I want all of this yesterday.
How does it feel to be graduated?
It feels great. It took me 7 years to get a 4-year degree, but now I am glad for this part to be over. However, I miss writing papers!
What’s one thing you are excited about seminary?
Learning Greek and Hebrew.
If you could have drinks with someone, who would it be and why?
J.K. Rowling because she is an amazing writer. She’s also affiliated with the Church of Scotland, or she was when she wrote the last Harry Potter book. I actually plan on having drinks with her some day.
What is your favorite thing about José?
Oh, gosh everything. He’s my favorite movie! I could, and often do, watch him all day. He has a giant heart and is so confident. He’s also dreamy! He has a wonderful story, and his hair cracks me up, but I would have to say the fact that he gets me. He understand me when I even I don’t understand me. Also he’s a fantastic cook!
What’s something spiritual that we may not know about you?
My best spiritual moments occur while driving.
We know you like coffee, do you have a favorite drink?
I’m a big fan of just regular black coffee, but I love a dry cappuccino!
(Submitted by Dodie Lamb-Roberts.)
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Pam Van Horn, Aaron Tackett, Leanne and her children, Bernice, Mary Lu, Jeremiah Wimer, Delabra Family, Candace Welcher, Sarah Polk, Edi Wood, Jennifer, Jackie Baugh, Bruce Moore, Angela.
 
Long Term Prayers:

Sandy Britt, 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, Anna McCormick, Donna Van Horn.
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

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