All Saints' Episcopal Church

Weekly Announcements January 20, 2019

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter
January 20, 2019
Our Vision Statement: A community living and growing in unity with God and all people through Christ.
Our Mission Statement: To seek God in reverent worship, service to neighbors, gracious hospitality, and the pursuit of wisdom.
Potluck Brunch!
January 27th, 2019
It’s time again to plan for the year. Bring your favorite dish to share and your ideas. We look forward to seeing you there!

Community Prayer Breakfast

January 25th. 6:30 am-7:30 am. First Baptist Church Russellville, In the fellowship hall.
We hope that you will join us as we begin a new and exciting year for our community and our country. We would like to lift up our leaders, local and national, as well as our communities.
All are welcome and please encourage your leaders and officials to join us at this time as we come together as one body.
Breakfast will begin at 6:30 am and a short program will begin at 6:45 am.
Special Guest Speaker: Mayor Richard Harris, Newly Elected Mayor of Russellville. If possible, please RSVP to the church office-479-968-1316.

All Saints’ Responds:

Are you involved in the Neighbors Table and the Loaves and Fishes ministries? Or, would you like to know more and maybe help out as your schedule and budget allow? There will be an informational and planning meeting about these two ministries in Classroom 7/8 on Sunday, January 27 after the 10:30 service; you are invited to attend.
The Food Ministries of All Saints’ will be especially important during coming weeks because the partial government shutdown has necessitated changes in the schedule for distribution of SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) benefits.   The Arkansas Hunger Alliance has asked all those who tend to food insecure people to note that SNAP benefits intended for February will be distributed early, on January 17, and recipients will not receive further help until sometime in March. Our food insecure neighbors will need to plan ahead, and our capacity to offer assistance through Neighbors Table and Loaves and Fishes and the Clergy Discretionary Fund may be challenged.

Enneagram Class Begins January 24th

If you are interested in taking a journey into self-understanding and deeper relationships with others, please join facilitator Sheila Jacobs for a class designed to explore the wisdom of the Enneagram. The Enneagram is one tool to help us understand how we and others meet the world, what motivates us, what hinders our growth, and what moves us toward wholeness. In this class, you will identify your Enneagram type and journey into your type and the types of others.
The class will begin on January 24 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church. There will be a total of 12 classes which will convene every other week. The wisdom of the Enneagram is best learned in community as we share our thoughts, questions, and stories. Even if you’ve never heard about the Enneagram, please consider joining us. Students of all levels are welcome.
Participants will be asked to purchase The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships by Suzanne Stabile prior to the first class.  (This book is $16.76 on Amazon.) Participants will also be asked to bring the Stabile book and a notebook/journal or laptop for note-taking and reflective writings.
Please contact Sheila Jacobs at if you have questions.
Public Screening and Discussion of The Dhamma Brothers To Be Held at All Saints’
January 27th from 6-8pm
An overcrowded maximum-security prison is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program.
All Saints’ is hosting an Interfaith Film Series this spring that is open to the public. Our first film in the series is The Dhamma Brothers. Here is the official description:
Behind the high security towers and double row of barbed wire and electrical fence at Donaldson Correction Facility dwells a host of convicts who will never see the light of day. But for some of these men, a spark is ignited when it becomes the first maximum-security prison in North America to hold an extended Vipassana retreat, an emotionally and physically demanding course of silent meditation lasting ten days. 
The Dhamma Brothers tells a dramatic tale of human potential and transformation as it closely follows and documents the stories of the prison inmates who enter into this arduous and intensive program. This film, with the power to dismantle stereotypes about men behind prison bars also, in the words of Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking), “gives you hope for the human race.”
Invite your friends to a movie, popcorn, and discussion at All Saints’.

First Thursday Book Talks at All Saints’

Each month, readers gather in the Faith and Reason Classroom to discuss a book by or about marginalized persons. In February, our book is Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow. We will meet on February 7 from 12-1. Please see our Facebook page for more information.

Episcopal Trails and Travelers

Join us February 2nd as we search for ground hog (read sausage) in Altus to celebrate Groundhog Day. For more information contact,
EYC Returns and Meal Volunteers Needed
EYC Meal Volunteers Needed
This group’s time together always begins with dinner and weekly meal  from 5:00-7:00 pm. Volunteers are needed. Please use SignUpGenius to volunteer to provide a meal.

Practicing Prayer

Exploring and Expanding Our Friendship with God in 2019
Our new schedule is to meet every Sunday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. We’ll continue to begin with a short study of ways to support our prayer in everyday life, followed by 20 minutes of silent prayer. All are welcome.

Cooking Dinner for @TheTable

All are invited to cook dinner for @TheTable, which is All Saints’ new ministry for college students and young adults (20s-30s). They meet at the Garage Arcade for coffee and conversation the first Sundays of the month, but at All Saints’ church for dinner and discussion on the third Sundays from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. You are invited to provide a simple meal (soup, salad, bread) for this small group of seekers. Sign up online with Sign Up Genius here to contribute a meal or contact
Like us at “At The Table” on Facebook.

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.
January 20th: Toilet Paper
January 27th: Detergent and Dish Soaps

Coffee with the Curate

After the holidays, The Rev. Michaelene Miller will be taking appointments to meet her for coffee on Friday mornings at Midtown.
Neighbors Table
Join us on Sat. January 26, 2019 for weekly meal served from 12:00 to 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.
January 26 Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead) Paul Duffee (dishwasher), Cindy Lenk and Karla Powell and 3 more volunteers. Menu to be determined.
February 5 Karen Families of All Saints’. Menu will be planned by them.
February 12   CIP, Community Involvement Program. Menu: to be determined.
Help Needed For Table Set-up For Neighbors Table
Many of you know that for around 7 years every Saturday All Saints’ has with the help of many others been giving good, nourishing meals and good fellowship to anyone who desires it. It is a wonderful ministry to the community.
Neighbors’ Table is the Lord’s table. Everyone is welcome.
Like the Body of Christ Neighbors’ Table is made up of many tables.
For many of the years Jack Lee set up the tables by himself with some help from time to time. Since then people like Joseph Simmons, Juanita Judd and her sons especially Nathan, Bruce Moore, Travis Simpson, and others.
They can’t do it every week so we are calling for more table saints to help set up the tables from time to time.
The tables are set up on Friday afternoons or evenings. It takes one person 40 minutes to an hour to set them up with the chairs. With more than one person setting up it can take half the time or it can take more. But, it is more fun with another person helping.
So, “Come one, come all”. Let’s set up tables and all break bread together.
For More information or to volunteer please contact Michael Gillum, (479) 967-1267 or
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Bernice Delabra and Family, Mary Lu Garrett, Henry Wilkinson, Pam Van Horn, Eduardo Ezquerro, Jacob Franks, Sara, Robert Woods, Jim Tischhauser, Hampton Hudson, Amy Staggs, Deborah Wilson, Candy Welcher, The Espinosa Family, Israel Delabra, Dodie Lamb-Roberts, The Simpson Family, Sheree Hodge, Jeni Green, Susan Shelton.

Long Term Prayers:

Sandy Britt, Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Caleb Judd, William Gillum, Lillian Tweed, Aaron Tackett, Mike Miller, Herb, Michelle, Barbara Johnson, Jeannie McCabe, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, Sarah Lee, The Kellner Family, Christine Ivy, Gordon Cotton Jr., Jack and Carol Lee, Donna Van Horn.
Weekly Service Times
Sundays: Holy Eucharist 8 & 10:30 am
Sunday School for All Ages 9:15am
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
@TheTable 6:00pm (1st and 3rd Sundays)
 AA Meeting 12:00 noon
 Healing Prayer by appointment
ACOA Meeting 8:00 am
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.)
Episcopal Youth Community 5:00pm
Choir Practice 7:15 pm
 Fit Girls 5:30 am
AA Meeting 12:00 noon
 Neighbors Table: 12:00 noon
Contributions Statements: Please Check
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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.
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