THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
DECEMBER 14: WEDNESDAY
Advent Supper, African Bible Study, and Compline at 6:00 pm—this week at All Saints’. Bring your favorite soup, salad, sandwiches, chips, or dessert to share!
Vestry at 7:15 pm
DECEMBER 18: THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Holy Eucharist, Rite I at 10:30 am
Annual Christmas Dinner at 5:00 pm—Bring your favorite seasonal entrée, salad, veggie, bread, or dessert to share!
Sunday Ministries (Just a Reminder):
Ushers: B. Dixon & H. Pierce
Acolyte: H. Sullivan
Lector: K. Addison
Gospel Bearer: C. Perry
Prayers: H. McKee
Chalice: D. Thompson
Counter: K. Addison
Vestry Rep: J. Keadle
Coffee Host: Sharon Sullivan
Altar Guild: C. Pearson
Altar Flowers Today are given to the Glory of God by Pat and Dan Hartley in celebration of their 46th Anniversary.
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
Parish Prayer List
To add or remove names, contact one of the following:
Father Morgan at 833-1388 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Kay & Tommy Addison, Dillard & Charlotte Hill, Mary Barrus, Helen, Lisa, & Lori Wicks, Devon Stewart, Gordon Locatis, Ron Elson, Harriet Monahan, Katherine Barrett, Charles Lyman Bates, Barbara Anderson, David Roop, Paul Kohler, Le Ann Watson, Esabelle Davies, Walter Boyden, Mac Howe, Ted Watson, Carol Gurga, Sarah Pitts, Danny Snow, Art Alloy, Cephus Glenn, Edna Guthrie, Charles Krewson, Jim Spears.
NEWS AND COMING EVENTS:
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER will be held in the Parish Hall on December 18 at 5:00 pm. Sign up at church to bring your favorite entrée, salad, veggie, bread, or dessert to share!
64th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE will be held at 10:00 pm on December 24th. No service will be held on Sunday, December 25th (Christmas Day). No incense will be used this year at the Christmas Eve service in consideration of those who have allergies. This will be Fr. Morgan’s last service at All Saints’.
UPDATE FROM THE SEARCH COMMITTEE: Last week the Search Committee met with the Rev’d Canon d’Rue Hazel, Transition Minister for the Diocese of Upper South Carolina, to receive the names of approved applicants for the position of Rector of All Saints’. Since then, Chairwoman Janet Roberts has set up interview appointments with all the applicants. Confidentiality requirements prevent answering any further questions at this time. Please pray God’s guidance for the work of the Committee and for the candidates, some of whom have also applied to other parishes.
ADULT FORUM will re-convene after the New Year as announced.
SEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBERS are Janet Roberts (Chair), Forrest Adair, Marlene Halbert, Cindy Perry, Charles Rains, Oliver Roosevelt, Le Ann Watson, and Neal Prater (Vestry Liaison).
Please keep them in your prayers!
WE WILL SAY A SPECIAL PRAYER FOR DISCERNMENT during the Prayers of the People in the Sunday service. We will pray for God to show us what he wants us to do and be in the Clinton/Laurens County community. Please pray for discernment in your daily prayers as well.
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 Christmas gifts! All proceeds go to the farmers who grow the coffee in Haiti.
GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS are always available upon request. Let Fr. Morgan know before the service or at the communion rail.
A PERSONAL NOTE FROM HAROLD AND ELIZABETH MORGAN: We are living in the rectory in Newberry, and are making trips back and forth to our new log cabin home in the Golden Valley Community, Rutherford County, NC—in the heart of the beautiful South Mountains. (The mailing address is Bostic, NC.) I will be commuting from Newberry to All Saints’ until my last day on December 31, 2016. My cell phone remains the same: 864-938-6693. My new personal email is email@example.com. (Those who know my musical tastes will understand!) Our mailing address is now:
1207 Calhoun St.
Newberry, SC 29108.
Bostic is the home of the Bostic Lincoln Center, a NC Blue Ridge Heritage Historical Site. History buffs should look it up online. There is considerable evidence to support the claim that U.S. President Abraham Lincoln—the “Great Emancipator”—was actually born near Bostic, at a place known as Lincoln Hill, and moved west to Kentucky as an infant with his mother Nancy Hanks and her husband Tom Lincoln. The story, which is presented in detail at the Lincoln Center—and on their website—is fascinating and intriguing!