All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
Our annual Christmas Dinner was held last evening. It was a wonderful time of good food and fellowship with our church family. I especially want to thank all those who made it so special especially our event organizer, Julie Keadle, with much help from Cindy Pierce and Jan Melara for all the wonderful decorations and set-up. We also thank Sharon & Harry Sullivan, and Sophia Sullivan for providing and decorating the tree. The atmosphere was festive, and the food was remarkable. Many thanks to everyone who brought a dish to share.
This Wednesday, Dec. 19th, we’ll have our final Evening Prayer and Advent supper. All Saints’ will host with the Rev. Paul Abernathy preaching. Please make a point to join us in this time of faith and fellowship during this holy season.
I hope each you will be with us for our traditional candlelight Christmas Eve service if you are able. It’s a special time of extraordinary music and liturgy as we give thanks for the Incarnation. A champagne reception will be held following the service.
I continue to pray for each of you. May God bless our work, and may we do his will as we seek to proclaim God’s unconditional love.
Wednesday, Dec. 19th, Advent Service and Supper, All Saints’ 6:00 pm
Monday, Dec. 24th, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (reception following) 10:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 25th, Christmas Day Service 10:00 am
December 23rd , the Fourth Sunday of Advent
Holy Eucharist, Rite 2: 10:30 am
Sunday Ministries: Christmas Eve Ministries:
Ushers: Art/Pat Alloy Ushers: Forrest Adair/Chip Howe
Acolyte: Howard Pierce Acolyte: Howard Pierce
Lector: Howard Pierce Lector: Morris Galloway
Gospel Bearer: Catherine Perry Gospel Bearer: Catherine Perry
Intercessor: Neal Prater Intercessor: Neal Prater
Eucharistic Minister: Howard Pierce Eucharistic Minister: Jenks Howe
Counter: Jenks Howe Counter: TBA
Vestry Rep: Lila McKean Vestry Rep: TBA
Coffee Host: Stephanie/Sophia Sullivan Refreshments: Alicia Davis
Altar Guild: Janet Roberts Altar Guild: Janet Roberts
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
December 27 – Sarah Wicks
December 28 – Janet Roberts
December 27 – Pat & Dan Hartley
December 28 – Alicia & Charles Davis
December 28 – Linda & Ken Lister
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; Lori Wicks; Mary Barrus; Devon Stewart; Ron Elson; Harriet Monahan; Charles Lyman Bates; Barbara Anderson; Le Ann Watson; Esabelle Davies; Ted Watson; Edna Guthrie; Virginia Sides; Whitney McDuffy; Bo White; Ian Pearson; Nicole McAlister; Casey Sears; Pam Davis; Suni Friday, Leslie Anne Jackson; Walter Appleby; Charles Coker; Jessica Parris; Bill Barrus; Phillip Clark; Jean Hess; Lisa Wicks; Murray Handback; Marie Buffington, Dana Harwell and Wilkes Halbert.
Repose of the soul of: Mike Turner
ALL SAINTS’ NEWS:
SERMONS are now available 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 NURSERY is now available for those who wish to use it. We are assigning volunteers on a monthly rotation throughout the year. Please consider volunteering – safe church training is required. Information regarding training dates and sites can be found on the diocesan website – www.edusc.org
THE FIRST SUNDAY OUTREACH OFFERING is taken up at the close of the service on the first Sunday of each month. January’s offering is to Boy’s Farm, Inc.
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. 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.