All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
Christian Formation classes have begun on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. We are studying the scripture passages from our lectionary for that Sunday. It’s a great group so please join us! Our first Film & Theology was last night and great thanks to Dean Thompson for presenting and leading the discussion of “Places in the Heart”. Our next date and film to watch is still to be determined.
Rev. Rachel Parsons-Wells has invited our congregation to join PC for their annual MLK Day Convocation on Monday, January 21st at 5:00 pm in Edmunds Hall. The Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Callahan, past of the historic St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA will be the keynote speaker.
Our Annual Parish meeting is this Sunday, January 27th directly following the 10:30 service. We’ll have an “amplified” coffee hour that day as well. New vestry members will be elected, and we’ll honor those finishing their terms. Please make every effort to attend on this important day.
Also, our Garden project is coming along. Because of increased rain this last month, we have been delayed bringing in extra soil to help with the plantings. We have received our St. Francis statue and are looking at different benches that will work well in that space. A photo of the St. Francis statue is pictured below.
Lastly, for those of you who haven’t yet met him, I want to welcome and introduce our parish intern, Mitchell Felton. Mitchell will be with us on Sunday mornings and several hours each week for six months. He and I will look at his gifts and where best he might help with the mission of All Saints’ and the ministry we share. I hope you will get to know him and welcome him in our midst. Here is some information from Mitchell:
Hello All Saints!
My name is Mitchell Felton and I am from Greenwood, South Carolina. I am a senior at Lander University where my major is Sociology and my minor is religion. The last several years I have spent time in youth ministry as a Young life leader and as the Youth Director at The Church of the Resurrection Episcopal. In my leisure time I enjoy reading, eating, going to concerts, and being with friends. Last fall I officially started the Discernment Program for Holy Orders and I am looking forward to worshiping alongside you as the spirit guides us into a new season.
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.
Sunday, January 20th Christian formation class – 9:30 am
Monday, January 21st MLK Day Convocation at PC – 5:00 pm in Edmunds Hall
(A reception precedes the event at 4:30 pm)
Sunday, January 27th Annual Parish Meeting – 11:45 am
January 20th, The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Holy Eucharist, Rite 2: 10:30 am
Ushers: Harry Sullivan/Henry Sullivan
Acolyte: Oliver Roosevelt IV
Lector: Morris Galloway
Gospel Bearer: Catherine Perry
Intercessor: Neal Prater
Eucharistic Minister: Lila McKean
Counter: Jenks Howe
Vestry Rep: TBD
Coffee Host: Sharon Sullivan
Altar Guild: Lila McKean
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
January 22 – Art Alloy
January 25 – Amy Monahan
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; 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; Pamela Waite; Scott Trotter; Lois Wilson and Brittnee & Doyle Hinkle; and Flo Deterding.
We give thanks for the births of Margo and Gray Keadle on Saturday, January 12th, daughters of Mary Glenn Keadle and Anna Eskridge, and granddaughters of Julie Keadle.
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. February’s offering is to the 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. 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.