Weekly Announcements February 24, 2019

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter
February 24, 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.

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.
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 RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com. Can’t make it this time? Join us April 6th for an adventure hike around the Richland Creek Wilderness Area.

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

 “At The Movies, Pixar Shorts” 
 
There will be no Kids Connection on Feb. 24th. See you March 3rd!
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.
Lent is approaching and so is our annual pancake supper. Join us in Sutherland Hall on Tuesday, March 5th at 5:00 pm for pancakes cooked up by head chef Bruce Moore and the Episcopal Youth Community. Tickets are a suggested donation of $5, with a family Maximum of $30 (this also includes all the Lent Madness Brackets your family could ever want!). $8 combo gets you one supper ticket and one Lent Madness bracket. 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! With its unique blend of competition, learning, and humor, Lent Madness allows participants to be inspired by the ways in which God has worked through the lives of saintly souls across generations and cultures. Throughout Lent, thirty-two saints will do battle to win the coveted Golden Halo. Based loosely on the NCAA basketball tournament of a similar name, this online devotion pits saints against one another in a bracket as voters choose their favorites throughout this penitential season. Here’s how to participate: Buy your bracket during coffee hour, fill out your predictions, return completed bracket to Rev. Michaelene by Ash Wednesday, and then on the weekdays of Lent, information is posted at www.lentmadness.org about two different saints. Each pairing remains open for 24 hours as participants read about and then vote to determine which saint moves on to the next round. Will you be able to predict the next winner of the golden halo? For a suggested donation of $5, buy a bracket during coffee hour on Sunday or at the Pancake Supper. Information booklets about the 32 participating Saints will also be available to borrow during these times. Combo deals: $8 for bracket/pancake supper ticket or $30 family maximum for all the tickets and brackets needed. All completed brackets must be turned in to the designated box in Shoemaker 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 www.lentmadness.org If you’re looking for a Lenten discipline that is fun, educational, occasionally goofy, and always joyful, join the Lent Madness journey. Lent needn’t be all doom and gloom. After all, what could be more joyful than a season specifically set aside to get closer to Jesus Christ?

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 pageor 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 CottonJulie 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.
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 RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com to discuss payment options and click here to register.

Old Hymn Sing

Starting February 20th, join us on the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm for an old hymn sing before the 6:30 pm Eucharist.

Way of Love in Lent

The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, All Saints’ is invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life. The way of love is a program form the larger Episcopal Church. Together, we will reflect anew on the loving actions of God as recounted in the Easter Vigil readings as we reflect on how they tie to the seven practices of the Way of Love (Turn, Pray, Learn, Bless, Rest, Worship, Go). Together, we will walk through the depths of salvation history into the fullness of redemption. Join us on this journey through Lent on Wednesday evenings, starting March 13th, at 5pm for discussion and a simple dinner of bread and soup. To contribute soup, sign up on the bulletin board in Shoemaker.
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.

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.

All Saints’ Lay Pastoral Care Program

We are pleased to announce that All Saints’ Episcopal Church will be extending our pastoral care program to include a complementary lay-leadership program.
Upon identifying that any member of the All Saints’ community has a spiritual or physical need, we (both clergy and congregation) have historically rallied around that person to extend our compassion, prayers and support. “Our Church” therefore, already does a good deal of pastoral care for each other. However, our clergy recognized our overall efforts in identifying and extending pastoral care could be improved if in addition to the care they were able to provide, All Saints’ developed and implemented a complementary lay-leader pastoral care program. It was envisioned this program should include, under clergy guidance, a lay-leader who can daily oversee, develop, train, coordinate, and encourage individual program lay-leaders, as program leaders continue to provide complementary pastoral care.
Providing pastoral care is not just limited to the clergy; in the Episcopal Church, the laity are also enabled to provide pastoral care to each other. When we empower lay-leaders to provide elements of pastoral care, we allow the clergy time to concentrate on those with great needs, network to ensure no need falls through the cracks and we enable growth toward spiritual maturity in lay-leaders as we all become a stronger cross-linked Christian community.
So, when will this program begin and what are some of the specific elements envisioned for inclusion in our laity pastoral care program? Full implementation of the new program will begin by March 31st, 2019 and will continue to develop/evolve through 2019. Initially, elements of the program will include:
*       Tangible Care including food ministry, physical items, transportation etc.
*       Prayer Care (with overlap and coordination with DoK)
*       Soul Care including chaplains, visitations to hospital, home and nursing
       facilities
*       Eucharistic Visitors
Both our clergy and vestry have been involved in changes to improve our pastoral care program including selection of the lay-leader to oversee the program. KaDee McCormick has agreed to accept the responsibility as the lay-leader director to oversee, develop and implement the overall All Saints’ Laity Pastoral Care Program. These lay-leaders have accepted the responsibility for the individual pastoral care programs (Sue Hastings-Bishop – Tangible Care, Nancy Smith – Prayer Care, Robert Brown – Soul Care, Rhonda Hlass Eucharistic Visitor). Each lay-leader is currently recruiting members of the All Saint’s community to help support their area of Pastoral Care.
We look forward to what we can become and accomplish as a more compassionate spiritually-interconnected Christian community.
KaDee McCormick

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.
Neighbors Table
Join us on Sat. March 2, 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 shastingsbishop@gmail.com or by phone 231-349-3671.
March 2 Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead) Karla Powell, Cindy Lenk and Grandson, Paul Duffee (dishwasher) need one more individual Menu: Chicken Enchiladas, Spanish Rice and corn. Dessert: Cake with fruit topping.
 
March 9 Carolyn McLellan (AS Lead) Rikki and Jasper Duffee, Melissa Simpson (dishwasher) need two more volunteers Menu: Beef Stew w/veg., salad, bread. Dessert: Eva’s Brownies
 
March 16   Carol Lee (AS Lead) Have Central Presbyterian Church Group (Full Volunteers) Menu: Spaghetti w/ beef & noodles, salad, bread. Dessert: Central Presbyterian.
 
March 23 Catherine Crews (AS Lead) with Community Improvement Project (CIP) (Full for Volunteers) Menu: TBA
 
March 30 Carolyn McLellan (AS Lead) with New Prospect Church (Full Volunteers). Menu: Beans w/ ham, corn bread, coleslaw. Dessert: TBA
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, Maxima Vargas, Don Hudson.
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, Pam Lundquist.
Readings For Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019
Old Testament 
Genesis 45:3-11, 15 
Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, so dismayed were they at his presence.
Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come closer to me.” And they came closer. He said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years; and there are five more years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God; he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay. You shall settle in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children, as well as your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. I will provide for you there–since there are five more years of famine to come–so that you and your household, and all that you have, will not come to poverty.'”
And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them; and after that his brothers talked with him.
The Psalm
Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42
1 Do not fret yourself because of evildoers; *
do not be jealous of those who do wrong.
2 For they shall soon wither like the grass, *
and like the green grass fade away.
3 Put your trust in the Lord and do good; *
dwell in the land and feed on its riches.
4 Take delight in the Lord, *
and he shall give you your heart’s desire.
5 Commit your way to the Lord and put your trust in him, *
and he will bring it to pass.
6 He will make your righteousness as clear as the light *
and your just dealing as the noonday.
7 Be still before the Lord *
and wait patiently for him.
8 Do not fret yourself over the one who prospers, *
the one who succeeds in evil schemes.
9 Refrain from anger, leave rage alone; *
do not fret yourself; it leads only to evil.
10 For evildoers shall be cut off, *
but those who wait upon the Lord shall possess the land.
11 In a little while the wicked shall be no more; *
you shall search out their place, but they will not be there.
12 But the lowly shall possess the land; *
they will delight in abundance of peace.
41 But the deliverance of the righteous comes from the Lord; *
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
42 The Lord will help them and rescue them; *
he will rescue them from the wicked and deliver them,
because they seek refuge in him.
The New Testament
1 Corinthians 15:35-38,42-50
Someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” Fool! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. And as for what you sow, you do not sow the body that is to be, but a bare seed, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.
So it is with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body. Thus it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. But it is not the spiritual that is first, but the physical, and then the spiritual. The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. As was the man of dust, so are those who are of the dust; and as is the man of heaven, so are those who are of heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we will also bear the image of the man of heaven.
What I am saying, brothers and sisters, is this: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
The Gospel
Luke 6:27-38
Jesus said, “I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to others as you would have them do to you.
“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”
 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
Sundays:
EfM 12:30 pm
Practicing Prayer 4:30-5:30 pm
@TheTable 6:00 pm (1st and 3rd Sundays)
Mondays:
 AA Meeting 12:00 noon
Tuesdays:
ACOA Meeting 8:00 am
Yoga 5:30 pm
Wednesdays:
 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
Thursdays:
Vestry 6:00 pm (3rd Thurs.)
Fridays:
 Fit Girls 5:30 am
AA Meeting 12:00 noon
Saturdays:
 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 http://www.allsaintsrussellville.org.
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.net 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 allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.net no later than 10am on the Tuesday before the Sunday you would like it to appear.
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