All Saints' Episcopal Church

Announcements this week August 26, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, August 26, 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.

All Saints’ Marching with ATU to Main

All Saints’ is invited to join the ATU students, staff, and faculty on their march from campus to Main street downtown on Saturday, August 25th at 5:00pm. The march leaves from Centennial Plaza at Baswell Hall and travels 1.5 miles down El Paso Avenue to downtown. Or, meet us at the All Saints’ table outside of the Garage Arcade to help handout water bottles. Feel free to stay for the Music Downtown at Sundown concert at Depot Park. To sign up, donate water/snacks, or for questions, please contact

Sunday School Classroom Clean-up

We are having a clean-up day for the Sunday School Classrooms and Kids Connection on Friday August 31st at 9am. Please give your support to help create a welcoming environment for our children.

Commission of Sunday School Teachers

Commission of Sunday School Teachers will be Sunday Sept 9th at the 10:30am service. Please join us!

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!

EpiscoTrails and Travelers

You are invited to join the EpiscoTrails and Travelers Group on an adventure to Mt. Nebo State Park on Saturday, September 15th. The group will meet at All Saints’ at 8:00am to carpool and plans to hike the Bench Trail, a 3.6 mile loop that features a waterfall. Remember to bring your water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, trail snacks, and an adventurous attitude. Can’t make it this time? Watch here for next months’ travel adventure! For questions, email

Sunday School

For 5-12th grade will begin September 16th at 9:15am.
Classes will be divided K-5th and 6th-12th grade.

Kids Connection

For K-5th grade will begin September 16th at 10:15am.
I’m so excited to kickoff this year with a new series called, Kid ID! Find out who you are in the eyes of Jesus.

EYC + Dinner

All Saints’ is inviting all 6th-12th grade students and their parents to join the kick off event of the new Episcopal Youth Community Plus (EYC+) ministry on Wednesday, September 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm. This group will meet regularly on Wednesdays for dinner, christian formation, and fun fellowship. Everyone from the parish is invited to provide this group with dinner.  Sign up here to contribute a meal. Contact with questions.

Poetry Slam: Performance Poetry Embracing Diverse Community

Save the Date!
September 27th 7-9pm.
Join us for our first ever poetry slam on embracing diversity. The theme is identity.
Featuring poetry from the River Valley, music from Some Guy Named Robb, and an array of coffees, teas, and desserts in a coffeehouse environment. The first half of the evening will consist of poetry by previously scheduled artists, and the second half of the evening will be open for those who sign-up that evening to perform.
Performances should be limited to three minutes each; one poem per participant; language discretion encouraged.
Music by Some Guy Named Robb.
Co-sponsored by the Greater Arkansas Interfaith Network.
For more information please contact our office at 479-968-3622.

Camp Mitchell Youth Opportunities Throughout the School Year

Arkansas Youth Event (AYE) is October 19th-21st. This is the fall weekend retreat at Camp Mitchell open to 6th-12th grade youth. It is a great kick-off to the new school year, a chance to spend some time with old friends, and a time to make new friends from all over the state. At AYE there are games, hikes, a dance, singing, praying, laughter and more. It all happens in 40 hours. That’s right…it’s pretty amazing. It is open to all youth across the state and costs $120. Register here (
Winterstar is the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas’ annual Spring Retreat for youth in the 6th-12th grade. Winterstar 2019 is March 8th-10th. The weekend includes games, music, worship services, hiking, sports, hammocking and even more Camp goodness.
Email with questions or scholarship requests.

A Book Study: Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer

“For those of us who want to see democracy survive and thrive-and we are legion-the heart is where everything begins: that grounded place in each of us where we can overcome fear, rediscover that we are members of one another, and embrace the conflicts that threaten democracy as openings to new life for us and for our nation.”
– from the “Prelude” in Parker J. Palmer’s Healing the Heart of Democracy
Join us for this four-week series on Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer, featuring short videos as our entrance into the discussion. Starting October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.
Co-Sponsored by the Greater Arkansas Interfaith Network and Building Bridges for the Common Good.

Practicing Prayer

Practicing Prayer: Exploring and Expanding Our Friendship with God
Dr. Catherine Crews will lead a new series entitled Practicing Prayer: Exploring and Expanding our Friendship with God.
This group will meet twice each month for one hour, gathering on the first Thursday of each month from 6-7 pm and again on the third Sunday from 4:30-5:30 pm; the first meeting will be Sunday, September 16 at 4:30 pm in the Youth Room off Sutherland Hall at All Saints’.

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 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

Loaves and Fish

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.
August 26th laundry detergent and hand soap
Neighbors Table
Neighbors Table guests will enjoy a special meal on Saturday, August 25 when All Saints’ Parishioners who are members of the Karen community provide the weekly free lunch. Our Karen Parishioners come to us from Burma, with some passing through United Nations Refugee Camps in Thailand, before settling in Clarksville and becoming part of our Parish in 2016. Soup, eggrolls, rice and traditional meat dishes will be served. Our two teenage Confirmands, Jacob and Natalie, will help prepare and serve lunch.   As always, Parishioners are invited to come by Sutherland Hall around noon on Saturday to visit with our Neighbors Table guests and share in gracious hospitality and delicious food offered by our Karen members.

Join us on Sat. September 1, 2018 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 or by phone 231-349-3671.
September 1 Sue Hastings-Bishop (Lead) with Sherrie Cotton, David, Erin, and Children.  Menu Beef Goulash, Salad, Bread, and fresh vegetables, Dessert: Ice cream cones.

September 8 Sue Hastings-Bishop (Lead), with CIP Group.  Menu: Greek style roasted meat and rice, salad and/or vegetables, Dessert: cake with fruit topping.

Scheduling and Submitting Announcements
Scheduling for the Church Calendar
If you would like to schedule an event or book a room for a meeting, please contact Kimby Tackett at the church office (479-968-3622, during office hours) or send an email request to allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.netto secure your appointment in the church calendar and to avoid double booking with another group.
How to Submit an Announcement.
If you would like to have an announcement appear in the bulletin and/or in our church email, please submit your announcement to no later than the Tuesday before the Sunday you would like it to appear, by 10am.
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Pam Van Horn, Leanne and her children, Bernice, Mary Lu, Jeremiah Wimer, Delabra Family, Candace Welcher, Sarah Polk, Edi Wood, Jennifer, Bruce Moore, Angela, David Rickett, Polly Murphy, Anna McCormick, Robert Woods, Herman McCormick, Jack Lee
Long Term Prayers:

Sandy Britt, 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, Donna Van Horn, Grace Kellner, Aaron Tackett.
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

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