All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
Our last Evening Prayer service is this Wednesday at 6:00 pm at Epiphany in Laurens. Mitchell will deliver the homily so come early to get a seat! We’ll then have a soup supper in the parish hall.
This Sunday begins Holy Week with Palm Sunday. I hope you will make this time intentional. Be present. Join in the Liturgy of the Palms and hear again the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Come on Maundy Thursday as we remember Jesus’ mandate at the institution of the Holy Eucharist and as the Altar is stripped. Come on Good Friday and remember the sacrifice of our Lord on the Cross. It is an important week in our faith; the center of all that we are as followers of Christ.
Howard Pierce will continue to take individual and family photos each Sunday after church in the narthex before coffee hour. These are not intended to be formal; they will be used to make an informal directory thorough our church software. Please make every effort to get your photo taken in the next few weeks.
Finally, the vestry and I would like to invite you all to my and Alicia’s house for a casual drop in on Easter Sunday between 4 pm and 6 pm. It is intended to be a time of fellowship and thanksgiving for you, our All Saints’ family. We look so forward to hosting you in our home. C+
Mon., April 8th Worship Committee, 11:00 am
Wed., April 10th Evening Prayer & Supper, 6:00 pm at Epiphany
Wed., April 10th Vestry Meeting, immediately following Evening Prayer & Supper
Thurs., April 18th Maundy Thursday service, 6:00 pm
Fri., April 19th Good Friday service, 6:00 pm
Sun., April 21st Easter Drop-in at the Davis’ home, 4pm – 6pm
Lenten Evening Prayer & Supper Calendar:
April 10 – Epiphany, 6:00 pm
April 14th, The Sunday of the Passion
Holy Eucharist, Rite 1: 10:30 am
The Liturgy of the Palms
Ushers: Forrest Adair/Clark McKean
Acolyte: Oliver Roosevelt, IV
Gospel Bearer: Sophia Sullivan
Intercessor: Morris Galloway
Eucharistic Minister: Dean Thompson/Lila McKean
Counter: Jenks Howe
Vestry Rep: Dean Thompson
Coffee Host: LeAnn Watson
Altar Guild: Janet Roberts
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 864-360-5247 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; Suni Friday, +Leslie Anne Jackson; Walter Appleby; +Jessica Parris; Bill Barrus; Phillip Clark; Jean Hess; Murray Handback; Dana Harwell; Pamela Waite; Scott Trotter; +Lois Wilson; Faye Bennett; Flo Deterding; +Randy Huff; +Mac Howe; Charles Bates; Tom Gallagher; +Oliver Roosevelt
+ indicates All Saints’ members
ALL SAINTS’ NEWS:
PASTORAL CARE COMMITTEE needs new members. If you are not on a list and would like to be, please contact LeAnn Watson at 833-4404. Committee members help with receptions, funerals and provide meals during times of pastoral needs.
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 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. May’s offering is to Episcopal Relief and Development.
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.