All Saints' Episcopal Church

All Saints News May 12, 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.

Mother’s Day Bake Sale
The Episcopal Youth Community is putting on a bake sale for Mother’s Day to raise funds for their summer fellowship activities and summer camp at Camp Mitchell! Make sure to bring your sweet tooth, your favorite mother figure, and your checkbook to church on Sunday, May 12th to support the All Saints’ youth group. For questions or to contribute a baked good, contact

Inquirer Classes, May 14th & May 21st
Are you new to the Episcopal Church or just wanting to learn more about it? Join us for Inquirer Classes on Tuesday, May 14th, and Tuesday, May 21st, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. We will discuss that history, worship, polity, and practice of the Episcopal Church. All are welcome! A light meal will be served each evening. 

Saying Goodbye to Kimby, Gabe, and Owen Tackett
Kimby Tackett and Jos Tharakan are engaged, and a wedding date has been set for June 15, 2019. This means that Kimby, Gabe, and Owen will be moving to Springfield, Missouri this summer. Kimby’s last day of work in the church office will be May 23rd. While we will miss Kimby, Gabe, and Owen very much, we wish them much happiness as they embark on this next chapter in their life!

Change in Office Positions
Several parishioners have asked what will happen to Kimby’s position when she, Gabriel, and Owen move to Springfield. I am pleased to let you know that Sherrie Cotton has offered to do this work in the coming months as a volunteer. Sherrie has been working in the office for quite some time and is familiar with office practices. She will do a great job, and we are so grateful for her devotion to All Saints’!.

@TheTable Grant Recipient and Intern Hire
This past year, All Saints’ has offered a ministry for both college students and young adults in and around Russellville. Under the guidance of Rev. Michaelene, @TheTable met on the first and third Sunday evenings each month this past program year and it offered a space to explore big and basic questions of faith, such as Who is Jesus? Does God Answer Prayer?, Why Do Bad Things Happen? Earlier this year, in an effort to better financially support this ministry All Saints’ was awarded a $4,800 Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grant from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of The Episcopal Church. This grant will support future @TheTable programs and a portion of this grant will be used to hire Brent James as the @TheTable Intern. Brent is a graduating senior from Arkansas Tech University and a talented member of the All Saints’ choir. Some grant funds, along with additional financial support from the Diocese of Arkansas, will enable Brent to travel with Rev. Michaelene to Boston, MA in June to attend Uncharted: The Young Adult and Campus Ministry Conference of The Episcopal Church and The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This is a great opportunity for both Brent and the entire All Saints’ community.

Edible Churchyard Revival
Are you “called” to The Edible Churchyard’s Revival?Yes, or maybe, yes? We’d like your help in renewing and restoring our community garden vision for this parcel of church property.Here’s our “to do” list.Grow fresh food for Neighbors Table?Refurbish picnic tables?Improve our composting system?Install a newly donated garden shed bulletin board?Invite a Master Gardener to offer a Pop-Up Class for first time gardeners?Design accessible friendly garden plots?Help bring back our Middle School neighbors to garden with us?Find grant funds?Maintain books and magazines for the EC library?Plan a Garden Blessing Event?GARDEN WITH US?Contact Suzanne @ 479-970-8058 

Church-wide Cleanup Day- 9-12 Saturday May 18
There will be a Parish Clean Up Day on Saturday, May 18th from 9:00am-12:00pm. All are invited and encouraged to help! It takes a village to care for our physical facilities and land. Show up or volunteer ahead of time with the All Saints’ Junior Warden, Melissa Simpson at All are welcome to stay and have lunch at Neighbors Table.

VBS Volunteers
All Saints’ Episcopal Church is again partnering with Central Presbyterian Church for Vacation Bible School. This summer, VBS will be hosted at CPC and it will be a one day event on Saturday, June 22nd from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The 2019 theme reflects the storybook, “Who is My Neighbor?” and the gospel story of the Good Samaritan. Volunteers are needed in many capacities, such as setting up, registration, chaperoning and shuffling groups from activity to activity, support in the kitchen during meal preparation, and cleaning up. Whatever your gift, we have a role for you! Contact to express interest!VBS

Cereal Drive
To support the “Who is My Neighbor?” Vacation Bible School on June 22nd, All Saints’ has been asked to collect shelf stable milk and boxes of low-sugar cereal, like Honey-Nut Cheerios, Brown Sugar Oat Squares, and Special K with Strawberries. All children in attendance will receive breakfast immediately following registration. A collection box will be labeled and located in the Narthex (by the big red doors). Thank you for supporting this ministry!

Blue and You Mini-Grant
All Saints’ was recently named as a recipient of a $1,000 mini-grant from the Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas. This grant will be used to purchase and install an AED Machine in the building.

Speakers of Multiple Languages for Pentecost
Needed: Speakers of Multiple Languages for PentecostIf you speak a language other than English (and I use the word “speak” loosely here) and would like to participate in the Pentecost reading at either of the services on Pentecost, June 9th, please email Teri at Thanks!

Practicing Prayer: Exploring and Expanding our Friendship with God
Practicing Prayer is a gathering for those interested in deepening their friendship with God.   Our next meeting is May 12 at 4:30 to 5:30 in the Youth Room. We will pray in silence for 20 minutes and then continue our discussion of Richard Rohr’s new book The Universal Christ, with Chapter 5, “Love is the Meaning.”  Please come even if you have not yet read this. All are welcome.

Learn Karen Greetings
All Saints’ is blessed and grateful to have people who speak different languages in our congregation. The Karen language is especially present, both written and spoken, at our 10:30am worship service. To celebrate this blessing as a community, click here to watch a short youtube video to learn simple words and greetings in Karen. 

SUMMA Student Theological Debate Society is accepting applications for the 2019 session of SUMMA Debate Camp
SUMMA Student Theological Debate Society is inviting high school students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2019 to apply for SUMMA Debate Camp, held July 16-24 at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. SUMMA Camp is a unique opportunity for students to explore their faith through intellectual channels, meet lifelong friends, and have a lot of fun on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country! At SUMMA Camp, students of all faiths learn valuable skills for debate, public speaking, and theological reflection. No previous debate experience or formal theological study is necessary. Campers have a true collegiate experience, but camp is not all work! There is plenty of time left over to swim, play sports, watch movies, go bowling, and have lots of great, summer fun! At the beginning of camp, a resolution is introduced, and each student argues both sides of the issue. Past topics have included:”Churches should be gun free zones,””In Christ there is hope for Cruella de Vil,””Christians, Muslims, and Jews all worship the same God,”At the end of camp, the SUMMA prize is awarded to the student who best exemplifies the spirit of SUMMA camp: speaking the truth in love. The SUMMA prize includes a $1,000 scholarship. For all students, the cost of SUMMA is partially defrayed through donations, grants, and an endowment. The cost to parents is $750, which includes room, all meals, and all materials. A limited number of scholarships are available for students with demonstrated financial need. For more information and to apply, visit, or email recruitment specialist Walker Adams

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. May 18 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. 

May 18 Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead) with Central Presbyterian Church (Full) Menu Baked Chicken, pasta salad with vegetables, bread. Dessert: CPC choice. 

May 25 Carol Lee (AS Lead) Tony Lee, Ricki an Jasper Duffee, Whitney and Spencer Ivey and one more helper for dishes. Memorial Day Picnic Menu: Hot Dogs (rolls), Baked Beans, Coleslaw. Dessert: frozen desserts 

June 1 Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead) need 4 volunteers, Tori Lawrence. Menu: Entrée TBA, Salad, bread. Dessert: Chocolate Chip Brownies. 

June 8 Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead) Ricki and Jasper Duffee, Karla Powell. 

June 15 Melissa Simpson (AS Lead) with Central Presbytery Church (FULL). Menu TBA.

 June 22 Catherine Crews and Suzanne Alford Hodges (AS Lead) with Community Involvement Project (Crystal Ruiz and Leah) (Full) Menu: TBA 

June 29 4th of July meal Need AS Lead and 3 more volunteers, Karla Powell and Ricki Duffee (will make dessert on FRI). Menu: TBA

 Remember In Your Prayers

Weekly Prayers: Robert Woods, Jim and Marilyn Tischhauser, Don Price, Jeni Green, Sheila McDonald, George McLellan, Zach Wojtek, Pam Van Horn, Charlie Bradford, Kathy Booth, Spencer Ivey, the Hodge family, Debra West,Susan Powell, Tony Pusey, Tony Lee, the victims of violence in Sri Lanka, for those injured and killed at the synagogue in California.

Long Term Prayers:Sandy Britt, Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Caleb Judd, William Gillum, Lillian Tweed, Aaron Tackett, Mike Miller, Michelle, Barbara Johnson, Jeannie McCabe, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, Sarah Lee, The Kellner Family, Christine Ivy, Jack and Carol Lee, Donna Van Horn, Rudy Jr., Israel, Bernice Delabra and Family, Espinosa Family, Pam Lundquist, Henry Wilkinson, Susan Shelton, Maxima Vargas, Don Hudson.
Readings For The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Old Testament: Acts 9: 36-43)
Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. At that time she became ill and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in a room upstairs. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, who heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him with the request, “Please come to us without delay.” So Peter got up and went with them; and when he arrived, they took him to the room upstairs. All the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing tunics and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was with them. Peter put all of them outside, and then he knelt down and prayed. He turned to the body and said, “Tabitha, get up.” Then she opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, she sat up. He gave her his hand and helped her up. Then calling the saints and widows, he showed her to be alive. This became known throughout Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. Meanwhile he stayed in Joppa for some time with a certain Simon, a tanner.

Psalm 23
1 The Lord is my shepherd; *I shall not be in want.2 He makes me lie down in green pastures *
and leads me beside still waters.3 He revives my soul *
and guides me along right pathways for his Name’s sake.4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; *
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.5 You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; *
you have anointed my head with oil,
and my cup is running over.6 Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, *
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

The Epistle: Revelation 7:9-17
I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying,”Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!”And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, singing,”Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdomand thanksgiving and honorand power and mightbe to our God forever and ever! 
Amen.”Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?” I said to him, “Sir, you are the one that knows.” Then he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.For this reason they are before the throne of God,
and worship him day and night within his temple, 
and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them.They will hunger no more, and thirst no more;
the sun will not strike them, 
nor any scorching heat;for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of the water of life,and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

The Gospel: John 10:22-30
At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered, “I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me; but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”
 Weekly Service Times 
Sundays: Holy Eucharist 8 & 10:30 amSunday School for All Ages 9:15amKids Connection 10:15 am Wednesdays: Holy Eucharist 6:30 pm 

Numbers for Pastoral Emergencies
The priests of All Saints’ want to provide their personal phone numbers so that, in case of a pastoral emergency, you can easily reach them. Please save these in your personal records. This information is also available on Realm, All Saints’ online directory.    
The Rev. Teri Daily: 479-774-2722,
The Rev. Michaelene Miller: 501-944-0673,

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 at the bottom to login to your account. You will find all your gifts separated by designations on the giving tab.
Everything that All Saints’ does is supported by your gifts. We welcome pledges and contributions in any amount. Pledge online at, Click Give.Or text allsaintsgift to 73256.

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
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