News and Announcements

Weekly Announcements January 6, 2019

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter
January 6, 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.
Epiphany Chalking the Door and Bonfire
The Chalking the Door Service is a way of marking our gathering places (church, homes, etc.) usually at the front or main entrance with sacred signs and symbols as we ask God’s blessing upon those who live, work or visit throughout the coming year. Please join us for a bonfire (weather permitting) and the chalking of our doors, followed by hot chocolate and cookies! We will also bless chalk and send it home with you so that you can chalk your own doors at home.

Rector’s Forum, January 6th

The Feast of Epiphany
What is Epiphany? What relevance does it have for our lives? How does the Church celebrate this feast in different ways throughout the world? Come find out this Sunday, January 6th, at 9:15am in the church library with Rev. Teri..

Practicing Prayer

Exploring and Expanding Our Friendship with God in 2019
Our next meeting of Practicing Prayer will be January 6, 2019 at 4:30pm. 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.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Resumes Wednesday January 9th
at 10 am. Everyone is welcome.

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 truthnovarnish@yahoo.com if you have questions.

Annual Meeting

The All Saints’ Episcopal Church 2019 Annual Meeting is Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 9:15am.
Are you one of the All Saints Program/Ministry Leaders or Co-Leaders? IT IS TIME to write and submit your Program and Ministry Report(s) from 2018. To complete the 2018 Annual Report prior to the annual meeting, on January 27th, it is necessary for program leaders to submit the individual Program and Ministry Reports no later than noon on January 14th, 2018. Please submit the reports in word-processor (e.g. Microsoft WORD) format to church office at allsaints@allsaintsrusellville.net or to the Parish Administrator at kadee43angel@yahoo.com prior to the January 14th noon deadline.
All parishioners are encouraged to attend the meeting. A potluck brunch will take place between services in the parish hall.
Thank You; KaDee McCormick Parish Administrator

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, RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com.
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Van Drivers Needed!!!
Each Sunday morning, an All Saints’ van goes to Clarksville, picks up some of our Karen members, and returns to All Saints’ so that we can all worship together. The van also makes another trip to Clarksville to return folks after the service. If you are able to participate in this ministry of transportation, please contact Teri at RevTeriDaily@gmail.com, or by calling the church office.

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 RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com.
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 6th: Cereal, Shelf Stable Milk or Powered Milk
January 13th: Personal Hygiene Items (Toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and brushes, wet wipes, feminine hygiene products, and hand soap)
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. December 29, 2018 for annual Christmas 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.
January 5   Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead) and Rikki, Paul and Jasper Duffee and need at least two additional volunteers. Menu to be determine.
 
January 12 Suzanne Alford-Hodges (AS Lead) and Community Involvement Project (CIP) with Crystal and Leah. Menu: Goulash w/ ground beef, salad, hot vegetable, salad, bread and Dessert: Brownies.
 
January 19 Carol Lee (AS Lead) with Central Presbyterian Church. Menu: Baked Chicken, Rice, Salad, Bread, and Dessert: Central Presbyterian.
 
January 26 Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead) Rikki, Paul and Jasper Duffee, need two more volunteers. 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  arkanglican@netscape.net
Remember In Your Prayers
 
Weekly Prayers:
Bernice Delabra and Family, Mary Lu Garrett, Henry Wilkinson, Pam Van Horn, Jeffrey Sherman, Eduardo Ezquerro, Jacob Franks, Sara, Robert Woods, Donna Van Horn, Jim Tischhauser, Hampton Hudson, Amy Staggs, Deborah Wilson, Krystal Folmer, Candy Welcher, Aurelia Espinosa, Israel Delabra
 
Long Term Prayers:

Sandy Britt, Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Caleb Judd, William Gillum, Lillian Tweed, Anne Hartschlag, 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.
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
Sundays
EfM 12:30 pm
Practicing Prayer 4:30-5:30pm (Every Sunday)
Mondays
 AA Meeting 12:00 noon
Tuesdays
ACOA Meeting 8:00 am
Comfort Zone 12:30 (1st Tuesday)
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.)
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
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.
This Weeks
Bulletin

Weekly Announcements Dec. 23, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, December 23, 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.
A Christmas Message From Bishop Curry

A Note From Rev. Teri on Advent

This month we once again enter the season of Advent, the beginning of a new year in our liturgical calendar. In some ways, it’s reminiscent of how we in our culture approach New Year’s Day. As January 1st approaches, we think of all the ways we’d like our life to be different or better, and we resolve to make it that way – be it by more exercise, better eating habits, spending more time with family, keeping our lives more organized, etc.
Likewise, Advent is also a time for reflection. Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, describes the soul-searching of Advent this way:
Advent is a time when [Christians] do a bit of self-examination.
Have I allowed Jesus in yet? Has the good news really made the full impact it might make, or is my life still locked into old patterns, into darkness, into slavery, into being not at home with myself or God or with other people? It’s a time of self-examination, of repentance indeed, facing myself honestly and saying sorry for the things that don’t easily face the light.[1]
We take stock of our lives during Advent and acknowledge the many ways we need Christ to come into our lives, the many ways we need him to be born in us and the world.
But it’s important to recognize that we are not trying to fix our lives so that we Jesus will come to us. That’s not the gospel. Instead, the gospel is that Jesus doesn’t wait for our lives to be perfect before coming to meet us. Jesus doesn’t wait until I have the perfect prayer life, pure intentions, or a particular number of outreach hours. Jesus comes to us just as we are, over and over again – amid the brokenness of our world and the messiness of our lives. As Madeleine L’Engle says in the poem below, first century Palestine was no time or place for a baby to be born; it was a place of oppression, pain, and war. And, frankly, in many ways our 21st century world isn’t much better – wars, shootings, earthquakes, and scandals fill the news. And yet “Love still takes the risk of birth.”   This is the good news of Advent.
So during this season, we turn our faces toward God and wait, knowing that at the end of the day our salvation comes from outside ourselves and not through any resolutions we may make. It is pure grace; it always comes to us as a gift.
God’s peace during this holy season of expectation, hope, and waiting,
Teri
The Risk of Birth (Christmas, 1973)
by Madeleine L’Engle
This is no time for a child to be born,
With the earth betrayed by war & hate
And a comet slashing the sky to warn
That time runs out & the sun burns late.

That was no time for a child to be born,
In a land in the crushing grip of Rome;
Honour & truth were trampled by scorn-
Yet here did the Saviour make his home.

When is the time for love to be born?
The inn is full on the planet earth,
And by a comet the sky is torn-
Yet Love still takes the risk of birth.[2]



[1] Rowan Williams in an Advent Video, Dr. Rowan Williams 104th Archbishop of Canterbury (an archived website), http://aoc2013.brix.fatbeehive.com/pages/advent-video.html.
[3] Madeline L’Engle, The Ordering of Love:The New & Collected Poems of Madeline L’Engle (Colorado Springs: WaterBook Press, 2005) 155.
Changes to Remember
Wednesday Morning Bible Study will return on Jan. 9th
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There will be no Wednesday Eucharist on the 26th.
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The Office will be closed Dec. 24th-Jan. 2nd.
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O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,

how lovely are thy branches!
This year, one of our newest parishioners, Brandon Etzkorn, suggested that we invite all parish members to bring in an ornament to decorate our Christmas tree. What a great idea! Brandon and Eko will be putting up the tree in Shoemaker Hall following the 10:30 service on December 23, so bring your ornaments on that day, or at the Christmas Eve services so together we can make this year’s tree a special one!
Hospitality Volunteers Needed
for Christmas Eve Receptions
We are in need of donations of snacks (cookies, candy or other small sweets) for the Christmas Eve receptions following the 5:00 pm and 10:30 services, as well as volunteers to help with cleanup. Please contact Sherrie Cotton or the office if you can help with these receptions! Thank you!
Christmas Dinner for Neighbor’s Table Dec. 22nd.
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Neighbor’s Table will hold its annual Christmas Dinner for the community on Saturday December 22. To assist us in providing in this meal we are seeking Ham donations (will need 12) and Seasonal Cookies or Cakes for our Desserts. Donated hams may be left in the kitchen refrigerator or freezer by 12/18 and cookies or cakes can be dropped off Thurs. 12/20 to morning of Dinner December 22. Please see signup sheets on bulletin board over information table. Thank you for your support. If you have Questions contact Sue Hastings-Bishop or Carolyn McLellan.

Episcopal Trails and Travelers

Slow down after the holidays with an Eagle Watch Tour at Lake Dardanelle State Park! Join the All Saints’ Trails and Travelers on Saturday, January 12th for a boat tour to watch for eagles! We will meet at the Lark Dardanelle Visitor Center at 2pm to register for the 2:30pm boat tour. Please sign up in advance on the bulletin board in Shoemaker to attend or email RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com. Dress warm! Can’t make it this time? Join us February 2nd as we search for ground hog in Altus (read sausage) to celebrate Groundhog Day.
Epiphany Chalking the Door and Bonfire
Sunday Jan. 6th 7:00 pm.
An Advent/Epiphany tradition to share with your family or church group.
On or before the Epiphany, January 6, family and friends (C for “community”) gather at the main entrances to homes or apartments and ask God’s blessing on their dwellings and on all who live or visit there.

Leadership may be shared with a change of voice at each Leader’s part (L).

L: Peace be to this house and to all who enter here.
L: A reading from Proverbs: “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”
L: Let us pray: Gracious God, as a shining star once guided the magi to the birthplace of the infant Jesus, so enable those who dwell here to be your light in the world; through Jesus Christ we pray.
C: Amen.

Using chalk, inscribe the horizontal frame above the door with the inscription shown below. The letters C M B come from the traditional (9th century) names for the “three kings”–Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. Some also suggest “Christus Mansionem Benedicat,” which means “May Christ bless this dwelling.” The numbers stand for the year 2018.

Each person receives a turn to make one or more of the marks: 20 + C + M + B + 18.

L: A reading from Isaiah: “The effect of righteousness is peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and quiet places.”

People may join hands or extend their hands outward and upward (orans) for the prayers.

L: Let us pray: Sovereign God, we pray that you will bless this home and all who live here with your gracious presence, that your love may be our inspiration, your wisdom our guide, your truth our light, and your peace our benediction; through Jesus Christ we pray.
C: Amen.
L: Lord, remember your children and teach us to pray:
C: Our Father…

People may make the sign of the cross in remembrance of their baptism.

L: May the Lord watch over our going out and our coming in, from this time forth and forevermore.
C: Amen.

Practicing Prayer

Exploring and Expanding Our Friendship with God in 2019
Our next meeting of Practicing Prayer will be January 6, 2019 at 4:30. Our new schedule is to meet every Sunday at 4:30 to 5:30. 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.
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Van Drivers Needed!!!
Each Sunday morning, an All Saints’ van goes to Clarksville, picks up some of our Karen members, and returns to All Saints’ so that we can all worship together. The van also makes another trip to Clarksville to return folks after the service. If you are able to participate in this ministry of transportation, please contact Teri at RevTeriDaily@gmail.com, or by calling the church office.

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 RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com.
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.
December 23rd: Detergent and Dish Soap
December 30th: Kid-friendly items (juice boxes or prepackaged snacks.
Annual Meeting
The All Saints’ Episcopal Church 2019 Annual Meeting is Sunday, January 27th, 2019.
Program and Ministry Leader Reports are due by noon on January 14thAre you one of the All Saints Program/Ministry Leaders or Co-Leaders? Program and Ministry Reports are due on or before Monday, January 14th, 2019. IT IS TIME to write and submit your Program and Ministry Report(s) from 2018. To complete the 2018 Annual Report prior to the annual meeting, on January 27th, it is necessary for program leaders to submit the individual Program and Ministry Reports no later than noon on January 14th, 2018. Please submit the reports in word-processor (e.g. Microsoft WORD) format to church office at allsaints@allsaintsrusellville.net or to the Parish Administrator at kadee43angel@yahoo.com prior to the January 14th noon deadline.
Thank You; KaDee McCormick Parish Administrator
Advent and Christmas Dates to Remember
Advent 4
Sunday, Dec. 23
8:00 am
10:30 am
HE Rite 1
HE Rite 2
Monday, Dec. 24
5:30 pm
10:30 pm
Family Christmas Eve Service
Midnight Mass
Tuesday, Dec. 25
8:00 am
Christmas Morning Service
Sunday, Dec. 30
8:00 am
10:30 am
HE Rite 1
HE Rite 2
Monday, Dec.31
No Service
Sunday, Jan. 6th.
7:00 pm
Epiphany Chalking the Door and Bonfire

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

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. December 29, 2018 for annual Christmas 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.
 
December 29 Catherine Crews (AS Lead) and Volunteers Sue Hastings-Bishop, Paul Duffee (dishwasher) please sign up on the boards.
 
January 5   Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead) and Rikki, Paul and Jasper Duffee and need at least two additional volunteers. Menu to be determine.
 
January 12 Suzanne Alford-Hodges (AS Lead) and Community Involvement Project (CIP) with Crystal and Leah.
 
January 19 Carol Lee (AS Lead) with Central Presbyterian Church.
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  arkanglican@netscape.net
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.
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Bernice Delabra and Family, Jack and Carol Lee, Mary Lu Garrett, Henry Wilkinson, Gordon Cotton Jr., Pam Van Horn, Christine Ivy, Jeffrey Sherman, Eduardo Ezquerro, Jacob Franks, Sara, Robert Woods, Donna Van Horn, Jim Tischhauser, Hampton Hudson, Amy Staggs, Deborah WIlson.
 
Long Term Prayers:

Sandy Britt, Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Caleb Judd, William Gillum, Lillian Tweed, Anne Hartschlag, Aaron Tackett, Mike Miller, Herb, Michelle, Barbara Johnson, Jeannie McCabe, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, Sarah Lee, The Kellner Family.
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 (Starting on Jan. 6th, every 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
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.
This Weeks
Bulletin

Weekly Announcements December 9, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, December 9, 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.

A Note From Rev. Teri on Advent

This month we once again enter the season of Advent, the beginning of a new year in our liturgical calendar. In some ways, it’s reminiscent of how we in our culture approach New Year’s Day. As January 1st approaches, we think of all the ways we’d like our life to be different or better, and we resolve to make it that way – be it by more exercise, better eating habits, spending more time with family, keeping our lives more organized, etc.
Likewise, Advent is also a time for reflection. Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, describes the soul-searching of Advent this way:
Advent is a time when [Christians] do a bit of self-examination. Have I allowed Jesus in yet? Has the good news really made the full impact it might make, or is my life still locked into old patterns, into darkness, into slavery, into being not at home with myself or God or with other people? It’s a time of self-examination, of repentance indeed, facing myself honestly and saying sorry for the things that don’t easily face the light.[1]
We take stock of our lives during Advent and acknowledge the many ways we need Christ to come into our lives, the many ways we need him to be born in us and the world.
But it’s important to recognize that we are not trying to fix our lives so that we Jesus will come to us. That’s not the gospel. Instead, the gospel is that Jesus doesn’t wait for our lives to be perfect before coming to meet us. Jesus doesn’t wait until I have the perfect prayer life, pure intentions, or a particular number of outreach hours. Jesus comes to us just as we are, over and over again – amid the brokenness of our world and the messiness of our lives. As Madeleine L’Engle says in the poem below, first century Palestine was no time or place for a baby to be born; it was a place of oppression, pain, and war. And, frankly, in many ways our 21st century world isn’t much better – wars, shootings, earthquakes, and scandals fill the news. And yet “Love still takes the risk of birth.”   This is the good news of Advent.
So during this season, we turn our faces toward God and wait, knowing that at the end of the day our salvation comes from outside ourselves and not through any resolutions we may make. It is pure grace; it always comes to us as a gift.
God’s peace during this holy season of expectation, hope, and waiting,
Teri

The Risk of Birth (Christmas, 1973)
by Madeleine L’Engle


[1] Rowan Williams in an Advent Video, Dr. Rowan Williams 104th Archbishop of Canterbury (an archived website), http://aoc2013.brix.fatbeehive.com/pages/advent-video.html.
All children and youth are invited to participate in the All Saints’ Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 9th at the 10:30 am service. Rehearsal for the pageant will be Saturday, December 8th from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, starting with lunch at Neighbors Table.
Please arrive on Sunday, Dec. 9th by 9:15 am to be fitted in costumes for a final rehearsal before the pageant.
Email RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com with questions.

Holiday Greetings

All Saints is blessed with a wonderful staff. Money is being collected for Christmas gifts to be divided among the six paid office staff members. Please write staff Christmas gift in the memo line of your check.
 If you prefer to remember one particular staffer, you can do that directly. Thank you for joining me in remembering these deserving staffers.
Jill Brown, Senior Warden
Dinner, Fundraiser, & Letter-Writing Party for Jose’ Anderson-Molina Friday, December 14th.

José Anderson-Molina, our parishioner who is also the husband of Casey Anderson-Molina, is going through the legal steps to obtain asylum in the US. José comes El Salvador, where gang-related violence toward the LGBTQ community is common. Going through the legal process in our country requires a significant amount of money to hire legal assistance. On Friday, December 14th from 6-8 pm we will gather at All Saints’ for dinner, music, and a letter-writing campaign (to attest to José’s marriage and membership in our community). Please join us for this evening of solidarity with José and Casey. Donations for José’s legal expenses are very welcome, even if you are unable to make it Friday evening on December 14th. Please contact Teri with any questions.

Sunday School Cookie Party
During the Sunday School hour on December 16, the Sunday School teachers will lead both the children and youth classes in a cookie making and decorating party to celebrate the season of Advent as they wait in anticipation for the celebration of the incarnation of the Christ child. All children and youth are invited! Whatever cookies are not eaten in the process will be offered to guests that attend the Blue Christmas service that evening.
Clarksville Eucharist Sunday, December 16th

Several of our parishioners come from Clarksville each week to worship at All Saints’, including but not limited to our Karen brothers and sisters. Beginning December 16th, we will be celebrating Eucharist in Clarksville one Sunday afternoon each month. At 2 pm on December 16th, we will meet at Jaw Paw La and Mu Lou’s home at 131 North Circle Drive in Clarksville. All are welcome to attend.

Save the Date!
We will be having a wedding shower for Katy Tackett and John Hodge Cook on Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 PM. Katy and John are registered at Walmart and Target, and their registries can be accessed at the website  http://www.happilyeverhodgecook.wedding/.
Blue Christmas Service

For those experiencing grief, loss or hardship, the Christmas season is far from the most wonderful time of the year. Typical holiday festivities-merry carol singing, decorating, gathering with family and purchasing gifts-emphasize joy and cheer, leaving little room for pain and grief. In response, All Saints’ will offer a special service on Sunday, December 16th at 5:00 pm to accommodate those for whom the season is trying and difficult. This service, called Blue Christmas, will emphasize the pain of loss felt by many at this time of year, and offer a somber, gentle space to gather. Please join us.

Christmas Dinner for Neighbor’s Table Dec. 22nd.
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Neighbor’s Table will hold its annual Christmas Dinner for the community on Saturday December 22. To assist us in providing in this meal we are seeking Ham donations (will need 12) and Seasonal Cookies or Cakes for our Desserts. Donated hams may be left in the kitchen refrigerator or freezer by 12/18 and cookies or cakes can be dropped off Thurs. 12/20 to morning of Dinner December 22. Please see signup sheets on bulletin board over information table. Thank you for your support. if you have Questions contact Sue Hastings-Bishop or Carolyn McLellan

Advent Program: Soup and Soul Care

For the Advent Season, all are invited to join for Soup and Soul Care on Wednesday evenings at 5:15pm in the Conference Room. Each week, we will explore a different way to care for our souls. We will explore the practice of Soul Collage on  December 12th, and Walking the Labyrinth on December 19th. Please sign up on the bulletin board in Shoemaker to bring soup.

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Van Drivers Needed!!!
Each Sunday morning, an All Saints’ van goes to Clarksville, picks up some of our Karen members, and returns to All Saints’ so that we can all worship together. The van also makes another trip to Clarksville to return folks after the service. If you are able to participate in this ministry of transportation, please contact Teri at RevTeriDaily@gmail.com, or by calling the church office.

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 RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com.
Like us at “At The Table” on Facebook.

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.
December 16th: Toilet Paper
December 23rd: Detergent and Dish Soap
December 30th: Kid-friendly items (juice boxes or prepackaged snacks.
Advent Dates to Remember
Date
Time
Advent 1
Sunday, Dec. 2
8:00 am
9:15 am
10:30 am
HE Rite 1
Kids decorate the Jesse Tree
HE Rite 2
Wed., Dec 5
5:15 pm
Advent Soup Supper
Saturday, Dec. 8
Noon
Practice for Christmas Pageant
Advent 2
Sunday, Dec. 9
8:00 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
7:00 pm
HE Rite 1
Practice for Christmas Pageant
HE Rite and Christmas Pageant
Service of Lessons & Carols
Wed., Dec. 12
5:15 pm
Advent Soup Supper
Advent 3
Sunday, Dec. 16
8:00 am
10:30 am
5:00 pm
HE Rite 1
HE Rite 2
Blue Christmas Service
Wed., Dec. 19
5:15 pm
Advent Program and Soup Supper
Advent 4
Sunday, Dec. 23
8:00 am
10:30 am
HE Rite 1
HE Rite 2
Monday, Dec. 24
5:30 pm
10:30 pm
Family Christmas Eve Service
Midnight Mass
Tuesday, Dec. 25
No Service
Sunday, Dec. 30
8:00 am
10:30 am
HE Rite 1
HE Rite 2
Monday, Dec.31
11:00 pm
New Year’s Eve Service
Sunday, Jan. 6th.
7:00 pm
Epiphany Chalking the Door and Bonfire

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

After the holidays, The Rev. Michaelene Miller will return to regularly being available at Midtown Coffee (407 N. Arkansas Ave) on Friday mornings from 8:00am – 10:00am. Please drop by to chat. She would love to get to know you more and meet others in the community.
Neighbors Table
Join us on Sat. December 1, 2018 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.
December 1 Need Lead from A.S. to join the 2 Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Tracy and Eva Cole, and Mary Ann King. need at least one more volunteer. Mexican Casserole, hot vegetable, and salad with fruit for dessert.
 
December 8 Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead) with Community Involvement Program Youth, Chrystal and Leah.   Menu to be determined.
 
December 15 Melissa Simpson (AS Lead) with Central Presbyterian Church.
Menu to be determined.
 
December 22 Annual Neighbor’s Table Christmas Dinner.
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  arkanglican@netscape.net
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.
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Bernice Delabra and Family, Jack and Carol Lee, Mary Lu Garrett, Henry Wilkinson, Gordon Cotton Jr., Pam Van Horn, Christine Ivy, Jeffrey Sherman, Eduardo Ezquerro, Jacob Franks, Sara, and Robert Woods.
 
Long Term Prayers:

Sandy Britt, Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Caleb Judd, William Gillum, Lillian Tweed, Anne Hartschlag, Donna Van Horn, Aaron Tackett, Jim Tischhauser, Mike Miller, Herb, Michelle, Barbara Johnson, Jeannie McCabe, Arthur Hastings, Isaac, and Sarah Lee
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
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.
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Weekly Announcements November 25, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, November 25, 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.
All Saints’ is self-funded by our parishioners. We count on pledges from our annual stewardship campaign to fund about 85% of our day-to-day operations, with the remaining portion coming from plate offerings. We are fortunate to receive funding from the Diocese to pay a portion of the Curate’s salary for the 2-year duration of her contract, with the remainder being funded by the Capital Campaign.
Financial giving is about your relationship with God and All Saints’ Church.  Pledging to All Saints’ is different from financial contributions you might make to your alma mater or charitable organizations.  A pledge acknowledges that everything we have comes from God.  It allows you to share your many blessings while simultaneously furthering God’s mission of love and compassion in the world.  Pledging gives you an opportunity to put your faith in action and deepen your connection with God.
All Saints’ depends on your financial contributions to do its work and ministry.  Making a pledge enables our Vestry and Finance committee to better plan how to use our resources.  The Vestry establishes an annual budget based on the total amount pledged during the stewardship campaign.  This work will begin on November 27. While regular non-pledged giving is important, a pledge helps the Vestry plan more accurately and better enables our ministries to thrive and grow.
THANK YOU! to the individuals and families who have already made their 2019 commitment to the financial support of All Saints’. Special thanks to those who stretched their pledge for 2019, faithfully transforming their generosity. For those of you who have not yet made your pledge, we ask that you complete and return your pledge card to the office or drop it in the offering plate by SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25. Pledge cards are available in the office or on the information table in Shoemaker Hall.
Episcopal Trails and Travelers

You are invited to join the All Saints’ Trails and Travelers Group on an adventure to Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs on December 1st. To get a head count, please use the sign up genius link or email RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com. The group will meet at All Saints’ at 2:30pm to carpool and plans to enjoy a stroll through the Christmas lights with an optional dinner afterward. Admission to Garvan Gardens opens at 5:00pm and is $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12, and free for 3 and under. Suggested items to bring: warm clothes, sturdy walking shoes, travel snacks, water bottle, and an adventurous attitude. Can’t make it this time? Join us January 12th for an Eagle Watch Tour on Lake Dardanelle.

You are Invited!

Pat Applebaum and Mike Roys are getting married on December 2 at 2pm at Central Presbyterian Church and invite friends to help celebrate their special day. A reception will follow the ceremony. In lieu of presents, those who wish are invited to make donations to Neighbor’s Table or All Saints’ in celebration of their marriage.

Retirement Reception for Kaye Staggs

The Rev. Kaye Staggs is retiring December 2, 2018. In order to celebrate and thank her for her many years of faithful ministry as a Deacon at All Saints’, all are invited to attend a Retirement Reception Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm on December 2nd. For questions, contact RevTeriDaily@gmail.com.

Jesse Tree Program

All children and youth are invited to attend a special Sunday School class presentation of the Jesse Tree on December 2nd at 9:15am in Shoemaker. The Jesse tree helps us connect the custom of decorating Christmas trees to the events leading to Jesus’ birth. The Jesse tree is named from Isaiah 11:1: “A shoot shall come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.” Jesse was the father of King David. We adorn a Jesse tree with illustrated ornaments that represent the people, prophesies, and events leading up to the birth of Jesus. The ornaments of the Jesse tree tell the story of God in the Old Testament, connecting the Advent season with the faithfulness of God across four thousand years of history.

Blue Christmas Service

For those experiencing grief, loss or hardship, the Christmas season is far from the most wonderful time of the year. Typical holiday festivities-merry carol singing, decorating, gathering with family and purchasing gifts-emphasize joy and cheer, leaving little room for pain and grief. In response, All Saints’ will offer a special service on Sunday, December 16th at 5:00 pm to accommodate those for whom the season is trying and difficult. This service, called Blue Christmas, will emphasize the pain of loss felt by many at this time of year, and offer a somber, gentle space to gather. Please join us.

Advent Program: Soup and Soul Care

For the Advent Season, all are invited to join for Soup and Soul Care on Wednesday evenings at 5:15pm in the Conference Room. Each week, we will explore a different way to care for our souls. We will explore the practice of Soul Collage on December 5th, Music Expressions on December 12th, and Walking the Labyrinth on December 19th. Please sign up on the bulletin board in Shoemaker to bring soup.

EYC November Events
The entire All Saints’ EYC is invited to attend the Central Convocation Youth Lock-In from 7:00pm November 30th – 9:00am December 1st at St. Mark’s in Little Rock. Each youth is encouraged to bring either $10 OR a pack of diapers to donate. Contact RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com for more details or to register.

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 RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com.
Like us at “At The Table” on Facebook.

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. 25th: Detergent and Dish Soaps
Advent Dates to Remember
Date
Time
Advent 1
Sunday, Dec. 2
8:00 am
9:15 am
10:30 am
HE Rite 1
Kids decorate the Jesse Tree
HE Rite 2
Wed., Dec 5
5:15 pm
Advent Soup Supper
Saturday, Dec. 8
Noon
Practice for Christmas Pageant
Advent 2
Sunday, Dec. 9
8:00 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
After Service
6:30 pm
HE Rite 1
Practice for Christmas Pageant
HE Rite and Christmas Pageant
Pot Luck Lunch
Service of Lessons & Carols
Wed., Dec. 12
5:15 pm
Advent Soup Supper
Advent 3
Sunday, Dec. 16
8:00 am
10:30 am
5:00 pm
HE Rite 1
HE Rite 2
Blue Christmas Service
Wed., Dec. 19
5:15 pm
Advent Program and Soup Supper
Advent 4
Sunday, Dec. 24
8:00 am
10:30 am
5:30 pm
10:30 pm
HE Rite 1
HE Rite 2
Family Christmas Eve Service
Midnight Mass
Tuesday, Dec. 25
No Service
Sunday, Dec. 30
8:00 am
10:30 am
HE Rite 1
HE Rite 2
Monday, Dec.31
11:00 pm
New Year’s Eve Service
Sunday, Jan. 6th.
7:00 pm
Epiphany Chalking the Door and Bonfire

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

Coffee with the Curate will not meet November 9th, 16th, or 23rd.
After the holidays, The Rev. Michaelene Miller will return to regularly being available at Midtown Coffee (407 N. Arkansas Ave) on Friday mornings from 8:00am – 10:00am. Please 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!!
Christmas Dinner for Neighbor’s Table Dec. 22nd.
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Neighbor’s Table will hold its annual Christmas Dinner for the community on Saturday December 22. To assist us in providing in this meal we are seeking Ham donations (will need 12) and Seasonal Cookies or Cakes for our Desserts. Donated hams may be left in the kitchen refrigerator or freezer by 12/18 and cookies or cakes can be dropped off Thurs. 12/20 to morning of Dinner December 22. Please see signup sheets on bulletin board over information table. Thank you for your support. if you have Questions contact Sue Hastings-Bishop or Carolyn McLellan

Neighbors Table
Join us on Sat. December 1, 2018 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.
December 1 Need Lead from A.S. to join the 2 Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Tracy and Eva Cole, and Mary Ann King. need at least one more volunteer. Mexican Casserole, hot vegetable, and salad with fruit for dessert.
 
December 8 Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead) with Community Involvement Program Youth, Chrystal and Leah.   Menu to be determined.
 
December 15 Melissa Simpson (AS Lead) with Central Presbyterian Church.
Menu to be determined.
 
December 22 Annual Neighbor’s Table Christmas Dinner.
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.
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, Angel Zeimantz, Jeffrey Sherman, Kristin Reed.
 
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
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.
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