All Saints' Episcopal Church

Announcements for the week of October 28, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, October 28, 2018
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.

Candy Donations and Shifts for Fall Fest Oct. 27th.

The All Saints’ van will be participating in the Trunk-or-Treat at Fall Fest this year on October 27th from 9am-5pm! We are looking for candy donations (drop off site in the office), and several volunteers to take two hour shifts at the van. Sign up here to take a shift or email

October is Clergy Appreciation Time!

All Saints is so grateful for Rev. Teri, Deacon Kaye, and Deacon
Michaelene. Please show your appreciation by a hug, handshake, a note, or a “Thank you” to them during this month.
Thank you,
Jill Brown, Senior Warden

You are Invited!

Brandon Etzkorn and Eko Putro invite the parishioners of All Saints’ to their wedding this coming Sunday, October 28th, at 3 pm. The wedding will take place here at our church, and all are welcome.

All Saints’ Sunday Prayers of Remembrance

If you would like the names of your loved ones read on All Saints’ Sunday, please email the names to
Check Out Our New Logo
All Saints’ has a new logo! Developed by Emily Young, our new logo combines the shape of our All Saints window above the altar, a representation of our diverse community, and the centrality of Christ in our life together. You’ll be seeing this logo in more and more places — our website, our brochures, our bulletins, and even on car decals!

Candy Tithe on Sunday, November 4th.

Parents – would you like a tangible way to teach your kids about stewardship? Would you like to get rid of some of that candy your kids will come home with on Halloween? Here’s the perfect solution: Candy Tithe!
After the Halloween Trick-or-Treating, have your kids count out their candy into two piles. Counting to ten, put the first piece of candy in one pile, and the next 9 pieces of candy in another pile. Repeat until you’ve counted it all, then stand back and take a look: in the first pile – you have a tithe – or 10% of the gifts that were given. Bring your candy tithe to church on Sunday, November 4.

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. Remaining dates are October 28th, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm
Co-Sponsored by All Saints’ Episcopal Church, the Greater Arkansas Interfaith Network, and Building Bridges for the Common Good.

Halloween String Recital

The violin and cello students of Kristin Smith will perform a “Halloween” recital on Monday, October 29th at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary of All Saints. The students have been invited to wear costumes or Halloween-themed attire for this concert and there will be a few “scary” musical selections. All are invited to join us for this FREE event in support of these great students!

Noah Smith Fall Recital Thursday, November 1, 2018

Noah Smith, age 17, will perform in recital on the Chickering grand piano in the nave of All Saints Episcopal Church, 501 S. Phoenix Ave, Russellville, AR  on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The performance will feature a program of works by J.S. Bach, Frederic Chopin, Franz Joseph Haydn and Bela Bartok.  Noah will also speak briefly about his experiences at the 2018 Lutheran Summer Music camp during his recital.
Lutheran Summer Music (LSM) is sponsoring this event and young people are especially encouraged to attend.  LSM offers 2 or 4 week summer camp sessions for students in grades 8-12. This unique camp combines opportunities for worship and music.  Students have opportunities to participate in band, choir, orchestra, musical theatre, handbell choir, jazz ensemble, chamber music, composition and private instrument study (including pipe organ). Daily Morning and Evening Prayer services and Festival Worship on Sundays are cornerstones of the LSM experience. In addition, students participate in several field trips to local places of interest.  The upcoming LSM sessions will happen in July, 2019 on the campus of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN.
Smith is in his senior year at Russellville High School.  A proud member of the Cyclone Band, he earned All Region and All State honors this year in both Concert and Jazz Bands. He is a life-long member of All Saints, where he sings in the Adult Choir and serves as Assistant Organist. He plays Principal Bassoon in the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra and has earned the rank of Life in Boy Scouts.
For more information about Lutheran Summer Music, please visit their website at:

First Thursday Book Talk

Dates and books for upcoming meeting, November 1 (All Saints’ Day!), Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Discussion is from 12-1, in the Faith and Reason classroom. All are welcome.

Practicing Prayer

Exploring and Expanding Our Friendship with God
Catherine will lead our next meeting of Practicing Prayer: Exploring and Expanding our Friendship with God. We will meet Thursday, November 1 from 6-7 pm, in the Youth Room. All are invited.

Wednesday Night Eucharists

All are invited to join for Wednesday Night Eucharists. Services begin at 6:30pm and each week features a different style of worship, but most are candlelit services that provide a meditative worship experience. The first Wednesday of the month is a Eucharist with prayers for healing. The second is a Sung Evening Prayer and Eucharist. The third is a Celtic Eucharist, utilizing Trinitarian language and creation imagery. The fourth is a Taizé Eucharist, which features repetitive sung prayers.

Episcopal Trails and Travelers

You are invited to join the All Saints’ Trails and Travelers Group on an adventure to Mount Magazine on Saturday, November 10th. The group will meet at All Saints’ at 9:00am to carpool and plans to enjoy a morning of trail hiking, including the Signal Hill Trail to see the highest point in Arkansas, and then lunch at the Lodge at Mount Magazine. Suggested items to bring: sturdy walking shoes, trail snacks, water bottle, bug spray, sun screen, and an adventurous attitude. Can’t make it this time? Join us on December 1st at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs to enjoy a stroll through the Christmas lights. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12, and free for 3 and under. Or Join us January 12th for an Eagle Watch Tour on Lake Dardanelle. Or For questions, email

EYC + Dinner

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

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. 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.

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.
October 28th: Detergent and Dish Soap
Nov. 4th: Cereal, Shelf Stable or Powdered Milk
Nov. 11th: Personal Hygiene Items (Toothpaste, Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant, Toothbrush, Wet Wipes, Feminine Hygiene Products, Hand Soap)
Nov. 18th: Toilet Paper
Nov. 25th: Detergent and Dish Soaps
Thanksgiving Feast at Neighbors Table
The Thanksgiving Feast at Neighbors Table will be served on Saturday, November 22 at noon. Once again, our NT partners at New Prospect Baptist Church will be preparing and serving a traditional turkey dinner to our NT guests and to members of both churches.
As in past years, All Saints’ members are asked to provide the turkeys. We anticipate needing 12 big birds for the meal. The New Prospect cooks will roast 4 of the turkeys as they prepare the dressing, gravy, and all the traditional ‘fixins.’ Members of our Parish who plan to provide a frozen turkey can sign up on the turkey list in Shoemaker Hall. If you can also roast your turkey and debone the meat, please indicate that when you sign up. For questions call Carolyn McLellan at 479 264 5969.
Neighbors Table
Join us on Sat. November 3, 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.
November 3 Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead). Catherine Crews, Need three more helpers. Menu Chicken vegetable soup, bread, salad and dessert: fruit and cake.
November 10 Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead). Rikki Duffee, Jasper and need three more volunteers. Menu to be determined.
November 17 New Prospect Church. Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner.   Donation of Pies for Dessert: Pumpkin, Pecan, or Apple will be appreciated.
November 24 Catherine Crews (AS Lead) Community Improvement Project Group with Chrystal and Leah.   Menu to be determined.
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Office File

The church office is in need of a lateral file in good working condition, preferably with three or four drawers. Our old cabinets are wearing out and need to be replaced. Contact Sherrie Cotton for more information. Thanks!!
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 to secure your appointment in the church calendar and to avoid double booking with another group.
Submitting an Announcement for the Newsletter
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 10am on the Tuesday before the Sunday you would like it to appear.
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Pam Van Horn, Bernice Delabra and Family, Jack and Carol Lee, Warren, Herb, Michelle, Barbara Johnson, Mary Lu Garrett, Annalise Kellner, Jim Tischhauser, Patrick, Jeannie McCabe, Tyler Faulkner, Henry Wilkinson, Mike Miller, Jacob Franks, Arthur Hastings, Edger McGee Jr., John Hodge-Cook, Flore, Lois Admuson.
Long Term Prayers:

Sandy Britt, Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Robert Woods, Caleb Judd, 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
Adult Sunday School 9:15 am
Children’s Sunday School 9:15 am
Kids Connection 10:15 am
Wednesdays: Holy Eucharist 6:30 pm
Activities During the Week
EfM 12:30 pm
Practicing Prayer 4:30-5:30pm (Third Sunday)
 AA Meeting 12:00 noon
 Healing Prayer by appointment
ACOA Meeting 8:00 am
Comfort Zone 12:30 (1st Tuesday)
Yoga 5:30 pm
 Fit Girls 5:30 am
Bible Study 10:00 am
Diabetes Support: 11:00 am (2nd Wed.)
ACOA Meeting 12:00 noon
Daughters of the King 4:30 pm. (1st. Wed.)
Choir Practice 7:15 pm
Practicing Prayer 6-7pm. (First Thurs.)
Courage to Heal 6:30 pm. (2nd and 4th Thurs.)
 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
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