All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
We begin in darkness. Advent is the season of anticipation. It is the season when we watch week by week as candles are lit and we move toward the Incarnation. Our world has already begun to celebrate Christmas, and in the hurry to get there they, and we, can miss this wonderful season of waiting. Wait this season. Wait and wonder about God’s coming. Come and join in these four Sundays; come and join in the Wednesdays of the season as we pray and hope together in anticipation for God’s coming.
Tues., Dec. 3rd Executive Committee Meeting, 11:00 am
Wed., Dec. 4th Choir Practice, 6:15 pm
Wed., Dec. 4th, 11th, 18th Advent Evening Prayer followed by supper, 6:00 pm
Sun., Dec. 8th Christian Formation – Inquirer’s class, 9:30 am
Wed., Dec. 11th Vestry Meeting, 7:00 pm
Sun., Dec. 15th Parish Christmas Dinner, 5:00 pm (please sign up)
Tues., Dec. 24th Christmas Eve Service, 10:00 pm (reception following)
Wed., Dec. 25th Christmas Day Service, 10:00 am
*Please remember to bring nonperishable food anytime to fill the baskets for United Ministries! Our donations have decreased somewhat so a gentle reminder to all. The baskets are blessed at the altar on the second Sunday of the month and then delivered.
December 8th, The Second Sunday of Advent
Holy Eucharist – Rite 2: 10:30 am
Ushers: Bailey Dixon/Howard Pierce
Acolyte: Henry Sullivan
Lector: Dean Thompson
Gospel Bearer: Catherine Perry
Intercessor: Neal Prater
Eucharistic Minister: Linda Dolny
Counter: Lesley Preston
Vestry Rep: Forrest Adair
Coffee Host: Alicia Davis
Altar Guild: Carol Pearson
Altar Greenery this Sunday is given to the glory of God.
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Dec. 13 – Laura Crary
Dec. 14 – Rita & Lynn Stewart
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 803-360-5247 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; +Leslie Anne Jackson; Walter Appleby; +Jessica Parris; Bill Barrus; Phillip Clark; Jean Hess; Murray Handback; Pamela Waite; +Lois Wilson; Faye Bennett; +Mac Howe; Charles Bates; Tom Gallagher; Dustin Richie; Haddon Norris; +Amy Monahan; Sheila Sears; Toni Sharle Bates; Dana Harwell; Sonnie Holliday; Stephanie Vargo; Jimmy Sullivan; Linda Caplan; Donna Rinehart; +Harriet Monahan; Marcia Bronson; +Susan Galloway; Roy Portwood; +Copie Dick.
+ indicates All Saints’ members
ALL SAINTS’ NEWS:
ALL SAINTS’ PICTORIAL DIRECTORY is still in the works. We do have an updated directory available located at the back of the church. Please feel free to pick one up.
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. January’s offering is to Boy’s Farm, Inc.
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 as well as beautiful ornaments and home décor. 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.