All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
Adult Formation at 9:30 will continue with Peter Hobbie for the next two weeks. It is not too late to join – as always Peter holds a lively and informative class.
This year we are offering a simple Thanksgiving service at 10:00 on Thanksgiving Day. Please join us.
Advent is quickly approaching, and we are again partnering with Epiphany in Laurens for Evening Prayer and a simple supper on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. On December 5th, the first Wednesday in Advent, we will gather at Epiphany and I will preach at the service. The following two, December 12th and 19th, we will gather at All Saints’ and the Rev. Paul Abernathy will preach. Please make a point to join us in this time of faith and fellowship during this holy season.
Stewardship letters and pledge cards have been mailed to the congregation. If you didn’t receive one, please call or email the church office with your updated mailing address. There are also copies of the letter and pledge cards in the back of the church. Please take time to read the letter and pray about how you will respond to God’s work in and through All Saints’.
We will bless them at the altar on Sunday, December 2nd.
Wednesday, Nov. 14th, Choir practice 6:15 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 14th, Vestry Meeting 7:00 pm
Thurs., Nov. 15th, Drive-thru flu clinic at LC Hospital 2:30-5:30 pm
Sunday, Nov. 18th, Adult Formation class with Peter Hobbie 9:30 am
Thursday, Nov. 22nd, Thanksgiving Day Service 10:00 am
Wednesdays in Advent series with Epiphany, Laurens 6:00 pm
(12/5 – Epiphany, 12/12 & 12/19 – All Saints’)
November 18th, the twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist, Rite 2: 10:30 am
Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25
Ushers: Bailey Dixon/Howard Pierce
Acolyte: Anna Shuford
Lector: Laura Crary
Eucharistic Minister: Anna Shuford
Gospel Bearer: Catherine Perry
Counter: Oliver Roosevelt
Vestry Rep: Kay Addison
Coffee Host: Sharon Sullivan
Altar Guild: Julie Keadle
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
November 18 – Danny Bishop
November 20 – Carol Roosevelt
November 27 – Linda Davis
November 29 – Cynthia Simmons
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: Charles (Chuck) Gaines
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. December’s offering will benefit Hospice of Laurens County.
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.