All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS
From the Rector:
We remember this day the events of September 11th, 2001. I remember the moment when I realized the tragedy which was unfolding in New York. As I watched this morning some of the ceremony honoring those who died, those feeling came flooding back. Please keep those who died that day, with special intention, in your prayers.
There are many wonderful opportunities for our parish over the next couple of months. Alicia and I had our first “Episcopal Tailgating” for the Blue Hose this past Saturday. There are a couple of home games we will miss but we invite you to stop by, bring a chair and join us for a hotdog and fellowship if you are able. Just look for my red truck with the Episcopal church and PC flags.
This coming Sunday is PC Sunday. Our preacher will be Rachel Parsons-Wells. Following the service there will be a pot luck luncheon. This Sunday is set aside to celebrate the unique relationship we have with Presbyterian College for ministry. Make sure you are here as we give thanks for the faculty, staff and students.
This Friday at 4:00pm we will have a reception in the parish hall to give thanks for the life of Sharon Rexford. I hope you will come and join Joel as we give thanks for Sharon and the ministry she shared with All Saints.
Please keep up with all the upcoming events this month. I want to tell about a new event which will take place on PC’s campus on Thursday, 9/21. All Saints and Canterbury will begin a Film and Theology series. We will be watching movies and then spend time discussing theological themes. The first movie will be “Cool Hand Luke”. Please watch your Newsbytes updates about the time and place. Dean Thompson and I will be leading these events.
Wednesday, September 13th – Choir Practice, 6:15 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 13th – Vestry Meeting, 7:00 pm
Friday, September 15th –
Reception in thanksgiving for the life of Sharon Rexford, 4 – 5:30 pm
Sunday, September 17th –
PC Sunday, 10:30 am, with pot luck lunch to follow
September 17th – The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am
Year A, Proper 19
Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13
Sunday Ministries (Just a Reminder):
Ushers: F. Adair & H. Smith
Acolyte: A. Shuford
Lector: M. Galloway
Intercessor: K. Addison
Eucharistic Minister: H. McKee
Gospel Bearer: C. Perry
Counter: H. Smith
Vestry Rep: J. Howe
Coffee Host: Pot luck luncheon
Altar Guild: C. Pierce
Altar Flowers: Are given to the Glory of God by Joel Rexford in loving memory of his wife, Sharon.
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
Sept. 10 – Dan Hartley
Sept. 12 – Nicholas Roosevelt
Sept. 13 – Catherine Perry
Sept. 14 – Sophia Sullivan
Sept. 16 – Chip Howe
Sept. 11 – Marlene & Bill Halbert
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; 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; Dale Rains, Whitney McDuffy; Andy Andrusko; Pete Hooper; Steve Halbert; Rick Katzberg; Al and Marie Reid; Joanne Rains
NEWS AND COMING EVENTS:
GARDEN SONG: will be held on Sunday, September 17th in the Ferguson Meditation Garden at Laurens County Memorial Hospital at 6:00 pm. This year they celebrate and honor Harriette Ramage, founder of the Ferguson Meditation Garden. This event features the best voices and musical talent in and around Laurens County followed by fellowship and hors d’oeuvres in the Garden. This year’s featured performers include: Dr. Russell Dean, vocalist; Amy and Bob Link, vocalists; Diane Pickens, pianist; Jonathan Butler, flutist; Peter Moore, violinist; J.C. Fore, vocalist; and “We Are”, a gospel quartet; as well as others. Tickets are $12.50 and may be purchased from a Ferguson Garden Board member or at the gate the night of the event. The proceeds from the Garden Song fund the maintenance of the Garden. For tickets and more information, please contact Bill Cooper at 969-2707. In case of rain, Garden Song will be held in Rasor Chapel, Martha Franks Retirement Center.
THE FIRST SUNDAY OUTREACH OFFERING is taken up at the close of the service on the first Sunday of each month. The September 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!
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.