Newsbytes, April 2, 2017
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 LENTEN SUPPER/BIBLE STUDY: Join us this Wednesday from 6 pm to 7 pm at Church of the Epiphany, Laurens, in their Parish Hall for our final joint Lenten supper.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017: Choir Practice @ 7:00 pm
APRIL 9, 2017: PALM SUNDAY
We will proudly welcome our new Rector, The Rev. Charles M. Davis, Jr. and his wife Alicia!
Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am
Sunday Ministries (Just a Reminder):
Ushers: H. Sullivan & H. Sullivan
Acolyte: A. Shuford
Lector: D. Thompson
Gospel Lector: Fr. Charles Davis & Members of the Congregation
Gospel Bearer: C. Perry
Prayers: H. Pierce
Chalicer: K. Addison
Counter: K. Addison
Vestry Rep: N. Prater
Coffee Host: L. Watson
Altar Guild: J. Roberts
Altar Flowers: The Palms are given by Dot & Sam Wilson to the Glory of God and in Memory of The Rev. Donald S. Barrus
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
Parish Prayer List
To add or remove names, contact one of the following:
Harry Sullivan at (803) 276-0007 or email@example.com
Neal Prater at 833-1545 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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; Walter Boyden; Ted Watson; Carol Gurga; Danny Snow; Edna Guthrie; Art Alloy; Charles Krewson; Marquita Hamilton; David Roop; Bill Halbert; Virginia Sides; Dale Rains, Whitney McDuffy
NEWS AND COMING EVENTS:
UPDATE FROM THE VESTRY:
It is with great joy and thanksgiving that we announce our new Rector: The Rev. Canon Charles Meyer Davis, Jr.
Fr. Charles comes to us from Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, SC where he has served since 2001. He is the Canon Pastor, Canon for Liturgy and Canon to the Dean.
Prior to this he has served as Rector at several smaller parishes: St. Christopher’s in Spartanburg, SC, St. John’s in Ocean Springs, MS, and St. Simon’s, Conyers, GA. All of these parishes grew under the leadership of Fr. Charles. He also served as Assistant to the Rector at St. Thaddeus, Aiken, SC and Assistant to the Rector, St. Mark’s, Dalton, GA.
Fr. Charles graduated from The General Theological Seminary in New York City in 1985. He and his wife Alicia have been married for 30 years and have two adult children: Sara and Coleman. Fr. Charles and Alicia are planning to live in the rectory. They both love small towns, and Alicia would like to be a visible presence at All Saints and in Clinton.
Fr. Charles’s first Sunday with us will be on Palm Sunday, April, 9, 2017.
Fr. Charles is warm, compassionate, and an excellent preacher and teacher. He especially enjoys working with young people, and is pleased to be so close to Presbyterian College. His pastoral gifts and skills are evident and we know he will lead us with creativity and purpose. We are blessed that he has accepted our call.
Marlene Halbert, Search Committee member, recently wrote: “It will be an exciting time for All Saints as we await his and Alicia’s arrival. Having been with him in the chapel at The Cathedral as we visited and worshipped, we saw what a wonderful relationship he had with the congregation.”
The Vestry thanks you, the Members and Friends of All Saints, for your prayers, and we thank the Search Committee for their excellent work.
EASTER FLOWERS: If you would like to make a donation to the Easter Flower Fund in honor or in memory of someone, please fill out one of the Easter Fund inserts, attach a check , and place in the offering plate or in the bin on the Rector’s office door not later than 10:00 am, Monday, April 10.
HOLY WEEK CALENDAR
Maundy Thursday, April 13, 2017
Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar @ 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday, April 14, 2017
Good Friday Liturgy @ 7:00 p.m.
Easter Day, April 16, 2017
Easter Day Eucharist @ 10:30 a.m.
THE FIRST SUNDAY OUTREACH OFFERING is taken up at the close of the service on the first Sunday of each month. The May offering will benefit Episcopal Relief and Development.
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.
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