Weekly Announcements November 4, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, November 4, 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.

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.

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:
Give Thanks
A special day at All Saints’
Sunday November 4, 2018
Ingathering of Our
2019 Stewardship Pledges at the
8:00 am and 10:30 am Services
Potluck Lunch: Food and Fellowship
12 noon in Sutherland Hall

@TheTable Sunday, November 4th

All college students and young adults (20s-30s) are invited to gather with @TheTable on Sunday, November 4th from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Garage Arcade (303 W C St) in downtown Russellville. Join us for a warm drink, conversation, and Compline. @TheTable will meet regularly the first Sunday (at the Garage Arcade) and third Sunday (at All Saints’) each month from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Contact RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com with questions.

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.

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 RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com.
Thanksgiving Feast at Neighbors Table
The Thanksgiving Feast at Neighbors Table will be served on Saturday, November 17th 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.

An Old-Fashioned Pounding

On Sunday, November 18th we are going to bless Bruce Moore with a “pounding’. As you are probably aware, Bruce experienced a house fire on July 14th that destroyed his kitchen as well as other damage. Giving a “pounding” is an old-fashioned way to help someone by stocking their pantry with non-perishable foods or cleaning supplies-a pound of this or a pound of that. Now that repairs are complete and Bruce has the house back together, we are blessed to be able to show him our gracious hospitality as described in our mission statement. Boxes will be available in Shoemaker Hall to collect items to present to Bruce on Nov. 18th.

EYC November Events

There are two great opportunities for youth this November.
1. The entire All Saints’ EYC is invited to attend the Central Convocation Youth Lock-In November 30th-December 1st at St. Mark’s in Little Rock. Contact RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com for more details or to register.
2. Youth in the 10th -12th grade are invited to attend Happening November 16th-18th at Christ Church in Little Rock. The weekend centers on the example and teachings of Jesus Christ, which are discussed in the atmosphere of joy and happiness, in a way that relates to the lives of today’s young people. Visit eycarkansas.org/happening for more information or contact RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com.

EYC Service Project

The Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) of All Saints’ will be putting out collection boxes throughout the month of November to gather donated items for Christmas gift boxes that will be handed out at the Neighbors Table Christmas meal. Please help us collect the following items:
1. shoe boxes (to be used as gift boxes)
2. nonperishable individually wrapped snacks (e.g. slim jim/jerky, cracker snacks, protein or granola bars, gummy fruit snacks)
3. packs of gum
4. chapstick
5. travel size hygiene products (e.g. toothbrush/paste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, mouthwash, lotion, comb/hairbrush)
6. warm hats
7. warm scarves
8. warm gloves
9. warm socks
10. coloring books / large print puzzle books

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.
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

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.

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 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.
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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!!
Neighbors Table
Join us on Sat. November 10, 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 shastingsbishop@gmail.com or by phone 231-349-3671.
November 10 Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead). Rikki, Jasper and Paul Duffee, Cindy Lenk and Eva. Beef Stroganoff with noodles, Hot Vegetables, Bread and Dessert: Upside Down Pineapple Cake
 
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. Baked Chicken, Rice, Salad, and Dessert: TBA
 
December 1 Need Lead from AS. 2 Vol. from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, need at least two more volunteers. Menu to be determined.
Presiding Bishop’s statement on Tree of Life tragedy

October 27, 2018

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued the following statement:

Dear Friends,

I’m here in Des Moines, Iowa at the convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa. It’s Saturday, and several hours ago you learned, as did we all, that a gunman entered Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. A number of people have been killed and wounded. Our Jewish neighbors, our brothers and sisters, are fearful and we must stand with them and provide comfort and support for them and for all. It is reported that the gunman not only ranted anti-Semitic sayings, he has also ranted and spoken against immigrants and refugees and other peoples.

We must pray, we must pray for him, we must pray for the spirit of our nation, that a spirit of love and compassion and goodness and decency would pervade, and that spirits of hatred and bigotry would be cast away. But, above all, at this time, pray for those who have died and for their families and their loved ones. Pray for those who are wounded. Pray for the first responders, pray for our brothers and sisters in the Jewish community. Pray for the Tree of Life synagogue. Pray for the City of Pittsburgh. Pray for America. Pray for us all.

And then, go out and do something. Do something that helps to end the long night and helps to bring in the daylight. Visit a neighbor. Remind our Jewish brothers and sisters that they do not stand alone. Care for someone. Love. Stand for what is right and good. Then pray. And then act.

And pray:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.

God love you. God bless you. And may God hold us all in those almighty hands of love.

The Most Rev. Michael Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate

The Episcopal Church

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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.net to secure your appointment in the church calendar and to avoid double booking with another group.
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Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Bernice Delabra and Family, Jack and Carol Lee, Herb, Michelle, Barbara Johnson, Mary Lu Garrett, Jim Tischhauser, Patrick, Jeannie McCabe, Tyler Faulkner, Henry Wilkinson, Mike Miller, Jacob Franks, Arthur Hastings, Edger McGee Jr., Gordon Cotton Jr., Kaitlin Fauria, Pam Van Horn, Christine Ivy, Isaac, Bill and Sheree Hodge, Jeanitta Head, Sarah Lee, Barbara Stoltz, The Kellner Family.
 

Long Term Prayers:

Sandy Britt, Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Robert Woods, Caleb Judd, Irene Thuston, William Gillum, Lillian Tweed, Anne Hartschlag, Donna Van Horn, 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
Sunday:
EfM 12:30 pm
Practicing Prayer 4:30-5:30pm (Third Sunday)
Mondays:
 AA Meeting 12:00 noon
Tuesday:
 Healing Prayer by appointment
ACOA Meeting 8:00 am
Comfort Zone 12:30 (1st Tuesday)
Yoga 5:30 pm
Wednesday:
 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
Thursdays:
Practicing Prayer 6-7pm. (First Thurs.)
Courage to Heal 6:30 pm. (2nd and 4th Thurs.)
Fridays:
 Fit Girls 5:30 am
AA Meeting 12:00 noon
Saturday:
 Neighbors Table: 12:00 noon
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