All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
Can you believe it is already August? The busyness of our lives is heading into full swing. Please keep up with the calendar online as we will be placing all events scheduled for our parish on it. A few dates to remember are Monday, August 14th at 4:00 pm when the Altar Guild will gather in the church and that same day at 5:00 pm, the Pastoral Care Committee will meet in the kitchen. On August 23rd at 6:00 pm, we will have a Lay Ministries training event and supper. This will be a time for acolytes, ushers, lectors, intercessors, and chalice bearers to come together. If you are interested in joining any of these ministries, you are also invited to attend.
Also, PC Sunday is scheduled for September 17th. Rachel Parsons- Wells, Director of Religious Life & Services will be our guest preacher. We look forward to having Rachel join us for this important day.
I have also met with Paul Abernathy from The Church of the Nativity in Laurens. We have planned Wednesday evenings beginning November 29th through the season of Advent. We will alternate locations and preachers each week with Evening Prayer at 6:00 pm followed by a covered dish supper.
I have talked to the bishop and we are planning a Celebration of New Ministry for us. The date is yet to be determined, but we will make sure to announce it as soon as we can.
I look forward, with much anticipation, as we move into this new school year.
Wednesday, August 9th – Vestry Meeting, 7:00 pm
Monday, August 14th – Altar Guild Meeting, 4:00 pm
Monday, August 14th – Pastoral Care Committee Meeting, 5:00 pm
Wednesday, August 23rd – Lay Ministries Training Event, 6:00 pm
August 6th – The Feast of the Transfiguration
Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am
Sunday Ministries (Just a Reminder):
Ushers: A. Alloy & B. Halbert
Acolyte: H. Sullivan
Lector: H. Pierce
Prayers: R. Stewart
Eucharistic Minister: D. Thompson
Gospel Bearer: C. Perry
Counter: J. Parris
Vestry Rep: L. McKean
Coffee Host: Light Refreshments
Altar Guild: K. Addison
Altar Flowers: Are given to the Glory of God by
Morris and Susan Galloway in thanksgiving
for Marie Buffington
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
July 31 – Lynn Stewart
August 1 – LeAnn Watson
August 5 – Bailey Dixon II
Parish Prayer List
To add or remove names, contact one of the following:
Harry Sullivan at (803) 276-0007 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Neal Prater at 833-1545 or email@example.com
Please pray for: Mikell & Hal Stribling; Charlotte & Dillard Hill; Terri & Kenny Murphy; Helen, Lisa & Lori Wicks; Mary Barrus; Devon Stewart; Gordon Locatis; Ron Elson; Harriet Monahan; Charles Lyman Bates; Barbara Anderson; LeAnn Watson; Esabelle Davies; Ted Watson; Carol Gurga; Danny Snow; Edna Guthrie; Art Alloy; Charles Krewson; Marquita Hamilton; Virginia Sides; Dale Rains, Whitney McDuffy; Sharon Rexford; Andy Andrusko; Pete Hooper; Louis (Steve) Stephens, Sr.
NEWS AND COMING EVENTS:
FLIGHT OF THE DOVE BICYCLE RIDE, Saturday, August 19th to benefit Hospice of Laurens County is in need of food items for the ride. Specifically needed are individually packaged chips, crackers, Cheese-its, rice crispy treats, cookies, trail mix and fruit gummies.
THE FIRST SUNDAY OUTREACH OFFERING is taken up at the close of the service on the first Sunday of each month. The July offering will benefit Laurens County Memorial Home.
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. An order sheet is placed in the church and 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.