All Saints' Episcopal Church

Weekly Announcements February 17, 2019

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter
February 17, 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.
Ministry Team Training
All Saints’ is starting Ministry Teams! This is a new way to organize those who serve in different ministries on Sunday mornings. Basically, a team of individuals will be assigned to “host worship” each Sunday of the month. There will be three trainings in February that will cover the ministries of Greeters, Lectors, Oblationers, Intercessors, and Ushers. Everyone in the church is encouraged and invited to participate in one of these training sessions to both find their ministry and/or refresh their training. Two remaining sessions are offered on Wednesday the 13th at 5pm, and Sunday the 17th at 9am. Contact with questions.

“The Robber Bridegroom”

Arkansas Tech’s theatrical production, “The Robber Bridegroom.” This musical has public performances on Feb. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m, and on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission (available at the door). The location is the Techionery Theatre on the ATU campus. It features Ken Futterer as musical director and Brent James as an actor.
Here is a link:

Second Film in Our Interfaith Film Series to be Shown February 17th at 6pm

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World is a film that explores the richness of Islamic art in objects large and small (Rob Gardner, Director & Producer). Join us for popcorn and a screening in Sutherland Hall on Sunday, February 17th from 6-8pm. Mohamed Ibrahim from the Islamic Center of Russellville will take part in the discussion following the film. Please invite friends and family to take part in this wonderful evening for our community.

Kids Connection, K-5th grade, Sunday morning at 10:15am

 “At The Movies, Pixar Shorts” 
Week two, Feb. 17th short film: La Luna
Lesson: Finding your identity in a family unit.
Week three, March 3rd, short film: Piper
Lesson: How to manage fear.
Week four, March 10th short film: The Present
Lesson: Showing kindness without judgment.

Documentary and Desert

Central Presbyterian will be hosting Documentary and Desert, Saturday February 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in Knox Hall- Desert will be provided and we will enjoy the documentary “Won’t you be my Neighbor” which highlights the ministry of Fred Rogers the host of the long-running show Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood on PBS (and also ordained Presbyterian Minister). We hope to see you there on February 23rd.

EfM Fundraiser

The EfM group is sponsoring a Chili and Cinnamon Roll Lunch fundraiser on Sunday, February 24. Lunch will be served following the 10:30 service and take-outs will be also be available. A contribution of $8 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under, with a maximum of $25 per family is suggested. Cinnamon rolls by the pan will also be available for $12 per pan. Please mark your calendars and join us.

Old Hymn Singing

Starting February 20th, join us on the third Wednesday of every month at 5:45pm for an old hymn sing before Eucharist.

Episcopal Trails and Travelers

Join the All Saints’ Trails and Travelers on Saturday, March 2nd for a morning of service at Camp Mitchell followed by the short Bear Cave hike at Petit Jean State Park. We will depart from All Saints’ Church in a carpool at 9am. The morning will be spent around camp clearing the trail to Stone Altar, weeding in the garden, or helping with some detail cleaning indoors. Bring a brown bag lunch for yourself, work gloves, and comfortable clothes and walking shoes appropriate for the weather. Please sign up in advance by emailing Can’t make it this time? Join us April 6th for an adventure hike around the Richland Creek Wilderness Area.
Lent is approaching and so is our annual pancake supper. Join us in Sutherland Hall on Tuesday, March 5th at 5:00pm for pancakes cooked up by head chef Bruce Moore and the EYC. Tickets are $5 (or $8 for a ticket/Lent Madness bracket combo or $30 for four tickets and four brackets if purchased together). Proceeds will support our youth group. Buy your tickets between services on Sundays leading up to the event or at the door!
As a fundraiser for camp scholarships, the Episcopal Youth Community invites you to participate in the Lenten devotion of Lent Madness! Lent Madness is an engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the church’s calendar of Saints. The format is a spin-off of the basketball lover’s March Madness bracket (see the poster on display in Shoemaker): 32 Saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Following a schedule that starts after Ash Wednesday and ends the Wednesday of Holy Week, each paring remains open for a set period of time and people, all across the nation, go to to vote for their favorite saint. Will you be able to predict the winner of the golden halo? For a $5 donation, get your own bracket during coffee hour or at the Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 5th ($8 for bracket/Pancake Supper ticket combo or $30 for four brackets and four pancake supper tickets if purchased together). Information booklets about the 32 participating Saints will also be available during these times. All completed brackets must be turned in by Ash Wednesday on March 6th with your name and email listed. For more information and to sign up for daily emails reminding you to vote for your selected saint online, visit Lent Madness encourages everyone to get to know some amazing people who came before us in the faith and reminds us that there’s no reason for a dreary Lenten discipline.
Winterstar is the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas’ annual Spring Retreat for youth in the 6th-12th grade. The weekend begins at Camp Mitchell Friday March 8th at 7pm with registration and ends Sunday, March 10th at 11:00am. Rev. Michaelene Miller will be the priest for the weekend and the weekend’s theme this year is music. There will be games, music, worship services, hiking, crafts, sports, hammocking and even more camp goodness. RSVP with and contact to discuss payment options and click here to register.

First Thursday Book Talk

Each month, readers gather in the Faith and Reason Classroom to discuss a book by or about marginalized person living in the United States in the 21st Century. In March, our book will be To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care by Cris Beam. We will meet March 7 from 12-1. Please see our facebook page or call Elizabeth Franks (479-264-0336) for more information.
Lent Quiet Day
Praying in Color: Taking Delight in the Lord
Sponsored by the Daughters of the King
Saturday, March 9
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
Join us as we quietly explore and reflect on God’s presence in our lives and in the world around us. Our self-guided retreat will include lunch, worship, time for quiet reflection, a variety of prayer stations and prayer forms, and an opportunity to walk the labyrinth. Please contact Sherrie Cotton, Julie Hodges or Rhonda Hlass if you have any questions. There is no charge for the retreat, however we request that you preregister in the office so that we are able to provide lunch for everyone. We hope you will make time for the opportunity for renewal and refreshment.
Third Annual Men’s Weekend at Camp Mitchell
The annual Men’s Weekend will be held April 5-7 at Camp Mitchell. The topic of the guest speaker, the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke, will be “Our Shelter From The Stormy Blast.” Hoke, formerly a priest at Trinity Church Wall Street, will give his eyewitness account of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the recovery efforts that followed. To register, call 501-727-5451.
For their 3rd Sunday evening gathering, @TheTable, All Saints’ College and Young Adult (20s-30s) Group, will join the Interfaith Film Series this Sunday, February 17th from 6pm – 8pm in Sutherland Hall.

Practicing Prayer

Practicing Prayer is a gathering for those interested in deepening their friendship with God. We meet each Sunday, 4:30 to 5:30 in the Youth Room, to explore a practice that supports contemplative awareness, and pray in silence for 20 minutes. This week we will discuss the role of self-compassion in spiritual life, and practices that support self-compassion. Please come. All are welcome.

Pill Bottle Donations

Thank you to all who have participated in the pill bottle collection for the Matthew 25: Ministries. All Saints’ will no longer be collecting these bottles at the church. However, if you would like to continue collecting them on your own please send them to.
Matthew 25: Ministries
11060 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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.
Feb. 17th: Toilet Paper
Feb. 24: Detergent and Dish Soaps
Neighbors Table
Join us on Sat. Feb. 16, 2019 for our 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.
February 23 Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead) with Rikki & Jasper Duffee, and Hugh S. will need two more volunteers.
March 2 Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead) We will need four volunteers.
March 9 Need AS Lead and 4 volunteers.
March 16 Need AS Lead Have Central Presbyterian Church Group (Full Volunteers)
March 23 Catherine Crews (AS Lead) with Community Improvement Project (CIP) (Full for Volunteers)
March 30 Need AS Lead with New Prospect Church (Full Volunteers).
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Mary Lu Garrett, Henry Wilkinson, Pam Van Horn, Eduardo Ezquerro, Sara, Robert Woods, Jim Tischhauser, Hampton Hudson, Amy Staggs, Candy Welcher, Sheree Hodge, Susan Shelton, Sherry Carpenter, Don Freeman, Tim, Brenda, Angela.
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, Rudy Jr. Israel, Bernice Delabra and Family, Espinosa Family.
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 4:30-5:30 pm
@TheTable 6:00 pm (1st and 3rd Sundays)
 AA Meeting 12:00 noon
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 5:00 pm
Old Hymn Sing 5:45 pm (3rd Wed.)
Choir Practice 7:15 pm
Vestry 6:00 pm (3rd 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
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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Weekly Announcements February 17, 2019
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