All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
As we begin this New Year, I hope you will continue to keep All Saints’, our mission and ministry in your prayers and hearts. Though small, we are active with many upcoming events. This is a recap of last week’s information.
Our Adult Formation class begins this Sunday at 9:30 am. The focus will be on C. S. Lewis’ book “The Screwtape Letters”. There are books available for purchase in the Parish Hall. Please read chapter 1 for this first class.
Sunday, January 19th will be our next Film and Theology event. The movie chosen is “This Beautiful Fantastic” starring Jessica Brown Findlay of Downton Abbey. We will begin at 5:00 pm with popcorn and drinks. Supper is provided with discussion after the movie.
January 26th is the day of our Annual Parish Meeting and lunch immediately following the 10:30 service. We will elect new vestry members, new delegates to Diocesan Convention, and we will also vote on Bylaw changes. As always it is an important day in our common life.
All Saints’ Oyster Roast is scheduled for Friday, February 7th. Last year was wonderful, but it also requires “all hands-on deck” to make this event happen. As we get closer to the date there will be sign-up lists for help needed. Please put this on your calendar and invite your friends.
Tuesday, February 25th is our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. This Mardi Gras celebration occurs to usher in Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent.
All Saints’ continues to be blessed. We are blessed with gifts of time, talent and treasure. Please add these events to your calendar and plan to participate. They are also wonderful opportunities for evangelism so invite someone to join you as we continue to seek to live out God’s will in our common life.
May God continue to bless you in this new year.
Sun., Jan. 12th Adult Formation Class, “The Screwtape Letters”, 9:30 am
Sun., Jan. 12th Theological Book Club, 7:00 pm
Sun., Jan. 19th Film & Theology Event, 5:00 pm
Sun., Jan. 26th Parish Meeting with lunch, immediately following the 10:30 am service.
Fri., Feb. 7th Annual Oyster Roast, time TBD
Tues., Feb. 25th Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, time TBD
*Please remember to bring nonperishable food anytime to fill the baskets for United Ministries! Our donations have decreased somewhat so a gentle reminder to all. The baskets are blessed at the altar on the second Sunday of the month and then delivered.
January 12th, the First Sunday after the Epiphany,
the Baptism of our Lord
Holy Eucharist – Rite 2: 10:30 am
Ushers: Bailey Dixon/Howard Pierce
Acolyte: Oliver Roosevelt IV
Lector: Oliver Roosevelt
Gospel Bearer: Catherine Perry
Intercessor: Neal Prater
Eucharistic Ministers: Linda Dolny/Lila McKean
Counter: Clark McKean
Vestry Rep: Stephanie Sullivan
Coffee Host: Pat & Art Alloy
Altar Guild: Lila McKean
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Jan. 12 – Mark Browder
Jan. 13 – Cooper Jackson
Jan. 14 – Pat Alloy
Jan. 16 – Marcia Addison
Jan. 16 – Gavin Kiley
Jan. 16 – Melissa Turner
Altar Flowers this Sunday are given to the glory of God by the Sullivan family in memory of Henrietta Sullivan.
Parish Prayer List
To add or remove names, contact one of the following
Neal Prater at 833-1545 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alicia Davis at 803-360-5247 or email@example.com
Please pray for: +Mikell & Hal Stribling; Devon Stewart; +LeAnn Watson; Ted Watson; +Edna Guthrie; Virginia Sides; Whitney McDuffie; Bo White; Ian Pearson; Nicole McAlister; Pam Davis; +Leslie Anne Jackson; Walter Appleby; +Jessica Parris; Bill Barrus; Phillip Clark; Jean Hess; Murray Handback; Pamela Waite; +Lois Wilson; Faye Bennett; +Mac Howe; Charles Bates; Tom Gallagher; Dustin Richie; Haddon Norris; +Amy Monahan; Sheila Sears; Toni Sharle Bates; Dana Harwell; Sonnie Holliday; Stephanie Vargo; Jimmy Sullivan; Linda Caplan; Donna Rinehart; +Harriet Monahan; Marcia Bronson; +Susan Galloway; Roy Portwood; +Copie Dick; Rob Hess.
+ indicates All Saints’ members
ALL SAINTS’ NEWS:
LAURENS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOME is in need of items for their elderly residents. Please consider donations of small deodorants and body sprays and also individually wrapped snacks. There is a donation box in the Parish Hall.
ALL SAINTS’ PICTORIAL DIRECTORY is still in the works. We do have an updated directory available located at the back of the church. Please feel free to pick one up.
SERMONS are now available to read on the website. Each week they are uploaded along with a copy of the Newsbytes. You’ll find the tab for each at the top of the home page.
THE FIRST SUNDAY OUTREACH OFFERING is taken up at the close of the service on the first Sunday of each month. February’s offering is to Good Shepherd Free Medical Center.
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. Bags of coffee are available for purchase
in the parish hall as well as beautiful ornaments and home décor. 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.