Newsbytes, January 29, 2017
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
FEBRUARY 1, 2017: WEDNESDAY
Choir Practice at 6:15 pm
FEBRUARY 5, 2017: THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10:30 am
Sunday Ministries (Just a Reminder):
Ushers: B. Halbert & C. Rains
Acolyte: H. Pierce
Lector: D. Thompson
Gospel Bearer: C. Perry
Prayers: O. Roosevelt
Chalicer: H. Pierce
Counter: C. Rains
Vestry Rep: N. Prater
Coffee Host: L. Watson
Altar Guild: D. Wilson
Altar Flowers for February 5 are given to the Glory of God by Bill and Marlene Halbert in honor of Bill’s and Sydney’s birthdays and in thanksgiving for the birth of Wilkes Teller Halbert.
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; Paul Koehler; LeAnn Watson; Esabelle Davies; Walter Boyden; Mac Howe; Ted Watson; Carol Gurga; Danny Snow; Cephus Glenn; Edna Guthrie; Art Alloy; Charles Krewson; Jim Sears; Marquita Hamilton; David Roop; Bill Halbert. Repose of the soul of Vernon Ostby.
NEWS AND COMING EVENTS:
THE FIRST SUNDAY OUTREACH OFFERING is taken up at the close of the service on the first Sunday of each month. The February 5th offering will benefit Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic.
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!
UPDATE FROM THE VESTRY: The Rev. James Nichols will be our Supply Priest in February and March. You may remember that he was with us last June. We welcome him back as we begin this transition time until we call our new Rector.
The Vestry will have a brief meeting after the service on Feb. 5, 2017.
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!
UPDATE FROM THE SEARCH COMMITTEE: The Search Committee has met with the Rev. 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 as announced.
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 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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