All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
During Lent we are gathering on Wednesdays for Evening Prayer and a simple supper. We will join with Epiphany in Laurens for these services as we’ve done the last two years. This week we are at All Saints’ beginning at 6:00 pm. Please join us!
Our Christian Formation class, studying significant shapers of Anglican spirituality continues this Sunday with more on Desmond Tutu and understanding forgiveness. We are taking a break for Palm Sunday and Easter and will resume on May 5th.
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.
Tues., April 2nd Executive Committee, 11:30 am
Wed., April 3rd Evening Prayer & Supper, 6:00 pm at All Saints’
Wed., April 3rd Choir Practice, following Evening Prayer & Supper
Sun., April 7th Christian Formation, 9:30 am
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
Sun., April 21st Easter Drop-in at the Davis’ home, 4pm – 6pm
Lenten Evening Prayer & Supper Calendar:
April 3 – All Saints’, 6:00 pm
April 10 – Epiphany, 6:00 pm
April 7th, The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Holy Eucharist, Rite 1: 10:30 am
Ushers: Bailey Dixon/Howard Pierce
Acolyte: Mitchell Felton
Lector: Kelly Gallagher-Kiley
Gospel Bearer: Catherine Perry
Intercessor: Cindy Perry
Eucharistic Minister: Jenks Howe
Counter: Clark McKean
Vestry Rep: Jan Melara
Coffee Host: Cindy Pierce
Altar Guild: Janet Roberts
Birthdays & Anniversaries
April 6 – Hamilton Howe
April 7 – Jim Roberts
April 8 – Clare Lee
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 McDuffy; 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.
+ indicates All Saints’ members
ALL SAINTS’ NEWS:
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. April’s offering is to Open Doors 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. 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.