All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS
From the Rector:
The First Annual Blessing of the Animals took place this past Sunday. We had 30 people but more importantly, we blessed 20 cats and dogs on a glorious afternoon. I want to thank all who made it possible, especially those who assisted with advertising and setting up for the service. I also want to thank the Laurens County Humane Society for being present with two of their rescue cats up for adoption.
On November 1st, I will be sending a stewardship letter along with a card to the parish. Please begin to pray about your response. There will be additional cards available that Sunday, November 5th in the church. By December 3rd, I hope that all cards will be returned to the church so we can bless them during our Eucharist.
This coming Sunday we will have Peter Hobbie continues his series of Christian Formation classes on Doctrines of the Church. Peter’s ability to lead and teach is a gift to our parish. I hope you will plan to join us this Sunday at 9:30am.
Our next Episcopal Tailgating will be Saturday, October 28th for PC’s Homecoming. We will be set up by noon for kick-off at 2:30. Please bring a chair and join us! As always, look for the red truck with Episcopal and PC flags flying in the Garnet section across from the baseball field.
I continue to give thanks to God for All Saints and each of you.
Wednesday, October 18th – Choir Practice, 6:15 – 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 22nd – Christian Formation, 9:30 – 10:15 am
October 22nd– The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am
Year A, Proper 24
Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13)
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Sunday Ministries (Just a Reminder):
Ushers: L. & C. McKean
Acolyte: H. Pierce
Lector: D. Thompson
Intercessor: K. Addison
Eucharistic Minister: H. Pierce
Gospel Bearer: C. Perry
Counter: D. Thompson
Vestry Rep: H. Pierce
Coffee Host: J. Adair
Altar Guild: J. Howe
Altar Flowers: Are given to the Glory of God by Dot and Sam Wilson in honor of Mary Barrus and in loving memory of Don Barrus.
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
October 19th – Fr. Charles Davis
October 20th – Christopher Rains
October 21st – Julie Keadle
Parish Prayer List
To add or remove names, contact one of the following:
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; Charlotte & Dillard Hill; Terri & Kenny Murphy; Marie & Al Reid; JoAnne & Dale Rains; Helen, Lisa & Lori Wicks; Mary Barrus; Devon Stewart; Gordon Locatis; Ron Elson; Harriet Monahan; Charles Lyman Bates; Barbara Anderson; LeAnn Watson; Esabelle Davies; Ted Watson; Carol Gurga; Danny Snow; Edna Guthrie; Art Alloy; Charles Krewson; Marquita Hamilton; Virginia Sides; Whitney McDuffy; Andy Andrusko; Pete Hooper; Steve Halbert; Marie Reid
Repose of the soul of: Al Reid
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 October offering will benefit United Ministries of Clinton.
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.