Weekly Announcements August 12, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, August 12, 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.
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!
The Bishops Fund, August 12, 2018
The Bishop’s Fund consists of gifts that are not a part of the normal operating income of the diocese. The fund focuses on work in three areas:
  • Assisting people
  • Assisting congregations
  • Assisting organizations that do God’s work
Gifts help people and ministries both in Arkansas and beyond, as in individual financial assistance, gifts to congregations, help after disasters, and supporting the work of Christians throughout the world. You may give to this fund by putting cash or a check marked “Bishop’s Fund” in the offering plate.

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.

All Saints’ Rally Day & Opportunity Fair

You are invited to All Saints’ Rally Day on Sunday September 9, 2018 at 9am-10am in Sutherland Hall.
The Opportunity Fair kicks off with a pancake breakfast fundraiser for youth fall camp scholarships!! We had 10 youth go to Camp Mitchell this summer and they would like to thank you for your donations and support by sharing their experience through pictures and song! There will also be information booths set up to learn about All Saints’ ministries; find out what resonates with you as a way to do God’s work. Let us help you find your place in ministry and how to share your gifts!

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

August 12th canned vegetables, fruit and meat.

August 19th toilet paper
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.

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
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 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
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, David Rickett, Polly Murphy.
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

 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
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.
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