All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
This Sunday we continue with our Adult Formation class at 9:30 am. We are reading Glorious Companions by Richard Schmidt. This week we are focusing on the 5th chapter. Please join us!
Coming in early March, with the help of Mitchell Felton, we will be offering a class entitled “Be the Bridge – The Bridge to Racial Unity”. To jumpstart this program, the first endeavor will be a group discussion class of no more than 8-10 people that will focus on foundational principles that every white bridge builder needs to understand. This helps white individuals understand that the very work of racial reconciliation within our church begins with quiet self-reflection and learning. If you are interested in participating in this group discussion, please let Alicia know. You may email her at email@example.com or call her at 803-360-5247. The group is looking at meeting once a month beginning on Sunday, March 3rd from 5pm – 7pm at the church.
Also coming up in our parish life is the All Saints’ Oyster Roast! We are renewing this tradition this year on Saturday, February 23rd beginning at 4:00 pm. Tickets are 35$ each for adults. All are welcome and encouraged to bring friends. The Oyster Roast is also being advertised in the community and tickets can also be purchased at Tapestry, Bishop Tires, and Adair Apothecary in Laurens. A sign-up sheet is available to help in any way as many hands are needed to make this event a great success.
I continue to pray for each of you. May God bless our work, and may we do his will as we seek to proclaim God’s unconditional love.
Wed. Feb. 13th Choir Practice, 6:15 pm
Sunday, Feb. 17th Christian Formation, 9:30 am
Tuesday, Feb. 19th Funeral Service for Charles Coker, 3:00 pm
Saturday, Feb. 23rd All Saints’ Oyster Roast, 4pm – 6pm
Sunday, March 3rd Be the Bridge study group, 5pm – 7pm
Tuesday, March 5th Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 6:00 pm
February 17th, The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
Holy Eucharist, Rite 2: 10:30 am
Ushers: Clark & Lila McKean
Acolyte: Howard Pierce
Lector: Oliver Roosevelt
Gospel Bearer: Catherine Perry
Intercessor: Neal Prater
Eucharistic Minister: Howard Pierce
Counter: Dot Wilson
Vestry Rep: Forrest Adair
Coffee Host: Julie Keadle
Altar Guild: Dot Wilson
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
February 14 – Susan Galloway
Parish Prayer List
To add or remove names, contact one of the following:
Neal Prater at 833-1545 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alicia Davis at 864-360-5247 or email@example.com
Please pray for: +Mikell & Hal Stribling; Brittnee & Doyle Hinkle; Mary Barrus; Devon Stewart; +Le Ann Watson; Ted Watson; +Edna Guthrie; Virginia Sides; Whitney McDuffy; Bo White; Ian Pearson; Nicole McAlister; Pam Davis; Suni Friday, +Leslie Anne Jackson; Walter Appleby; Jessica Parris; Bill Barrus; Phillip Clark; Jean Hess; Murray Handback; Marie Buffington; Dana Harwell; Pamela Waite; Scott Trotter; +Lois Wilson; Faye Bennett; Flo Deterding; +Randy Huff; +Mac Howe
Repose of the soul of: +Charles H. Coker
+ indicates All Saints’ members
ALL SAINTS’ NEWS:
SERMONS are now available on the website. Each week they are uploaded along with a copy of the Newsbytes. You’ll find the tab for each at the top of the home page.
THE NURSERY is now available for those who wish to use it. We are assigning volunteers on a monthly rotation throughout the year. Please consider volunteering – safe church training is required. Information regarding training dates and sites can be found on the diocesan website – www.edusc.org
THE FIRST SUNDAY OUTREACH OFFERING is taken up at the close of the service on the first Sunday of each month. March’s offering is to the Clinton Community Garden Project.
UNITED MINISTRIES FOOD BASKETS: Nonperishable food will be received at the church at any time. This food will be presented at the altar on the second Sunday of each month. Please remember to bring nonperishable foods to fill the baskets!
SINGING ROOSTER FAIR-TRADE COFFEE FROM HAITI is available through the church as a way of supporting our diocesan mission in Cange. Bags of coffee are available for purchase in the parish hall. Buy some for yourself—and some to give as gifts! All proceeds go to the farmers who grow the coffee in Haiti.
GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS are always available upon request. Let the priest know before the service or at the communion rail.