Newsbytes, January 1, 2017
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
JANUARY 4, 2017: WEDNESDAY
Choir Practice at 6:15 pm
JANUARY 8: THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY: THE BAPTISM OF OUR
LORD JESUS CHRIST
Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10:30 am
Sunday Ministries (Just a Reminder):
Ushers: H. Sullivan & H. Sullivan
Acolyte: H. Pierce
Lector: M. Galloway
Gospel Bearer: C. Perry
Prayers: H. McKee
Chalicer: H. Pierce
Counter: H. Smith
Vestry Rep: M. Galloway
Coffee Host: K. Addison
Altar Guild: C. Rains
Altar Flowers for January 8 are given to the Glory of God by
Harriet McKee in honor of Ellis and Hartsell McKee.
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, 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:
UNITED MINISTRIES FOOD BASKETS will be collected this Sunday and on the second Sunday of each month. Please remember to bring
nonperishable foods to fill the baskets!
VESTRY MEETING: The Vestry will meet Wednesday, January 11 at 7:00 pm.
UPDATE FROM THE VESTRY: The Rev. B. Wayne Kinyon will be our Supply Priest in January. We welcome him as we begin this transition time until we call our new Rector.
The Rev. Wayne Kinyon graduated from Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, attended Swarthmore College, graduated from Duke University, and received his M.Div. from Sewanee.
He has served churches and chaplaincies in Tennessee, Georgia, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and South Carolina.
He came to Columbia in 1999 as the first full-time chaplain at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community. Retiring from Still Hopes in the summer of 2006, he next served as the part-time Priest-in-Charge of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Laurens, S.C. for over three years. Retiring from Epiphany, he was asked to do some services at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church near Eastover, S.C. Those few services turned into six years, retiring from there this past May. He can claim to be good at retiring, having done that four times now. However, as he said, he keeps flunking retirement! We are pleased that he is again serving as a supply priest.
He and his wife (a church organist) reside near Irmo. His five children and their families (seven grandchildren) are scattered around the country (Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Idaho).
UPDATE FROM THE SEARCH COMMITTEE: 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 for 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 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 the priest know before the service or at the communion rail.
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