THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
DECEMBER 7: WEDNESDAY
Advent Supper, African Bible Study, and Compline at 6:00 pm—this week at Epiphany.
DECEMBER 11: THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Adult Forum resumes on December 11 at 9:30 at the piano in the Parish Hall. Ms. Cindy Perry will lead a session on “Music of the Advent and Christmas Seasons.”
Holy Eucharist, Rite I at 10:30 am
Sunday Ministries (Just a Reminder):
Ushers: F. Adair & H. Smith
Acolyte: H. Pierce
Lector: M. Galloway
Gospel Bearer: C. Perry
Prayers: O. Roosevelt
Chalice: H. Pierce
Counter: H. Smith
Vestry Rep: H. Pierce
Coffee Host: Stephanie Sullivan
Altar Guild: C. Pearson
Altar Flowers Today are given to the Glory of God by Julie Keadle.
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
Rita and Lynn Stewart
Parish Prayer List
To add or remove names, contact one of the following:
Father Morgan at 833-1388 or email@example.com
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, 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.
Repose of the Soul of: Chinkie Goodale and Tommy Addison.
NEWS AND COMING EVENTS:
ANNUAL PARISH 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!
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 FOR THIS FALL re-convenes at 9:30 am on Sunday, December 11, with a unit on Music for the Advent and Christmas Season by Parish Musician Cindy Perry. Please join us!
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.
CHURCH BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS: If you haven't already, please be sure to take note of the improvements/repairs to our church. These include the interior ceiling, comprehensive pressure washing, board replacements, painting, outside handrails, and access ramp. Thank you to Howard Pierce who oversaw the completion of this important work.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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!