All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
This past Sunday we had our annual Parish Meeting after the 10:30 service. Thank you to all who attended. It was a wonderful time spent looking at what we’ve done this past year and our plans for the future. Three new vestry members were elected. Thank you to Kay Addison, Harry Sullivan and Jane Parris for agreeing to serve. I’d also like to thank again Julie Keadle, Sharon Sullivan and Harriett McKee for their service these last three years. We also elected Lisa Wicks, Dot Wilson, Forrest Adair, and Julie Keadle as our 2018 diocesan delegates to convention with Jamie Adair, Jane Parris, Cindy Perry and LeAnn Watson serving as alternates. The vestry has also asked Morris Galloway to serve as our treasurer and we give great thanks to Clark McKee for his dedication these last three years as All Saints’ treasurer.
We are also looking forward to having a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 13th at 6:00 pm in the parish hall. We are anticipating a large group and therefore requesting many hands to help. We are in need of 5 griddles to use at the church and volunteers to cook bacon and sausage ahead of time. We also need volunteers for set-up, pancake cooks, and clean-up. If you’d like to help please call the church office or email Neal Prater at email@example.com
Also, just a reminder that this year our bishop’s visit to All Saints will be on Palm Sunday, March 25th. Our formation class, “The Episcopal Church…..what is it?” will be both an opportunity for us to learn about our denomination as well as prepare anyone who would like to be baptized, confirmed or reaffirm baptismal vows. Please let me know if you are interested any of these opportunities.
Lastly, a reminder we are now offering nursery during the 10:30 am service for anyone who’d like to use it. Although children are always welcome in church, this gives families an option. Let me know if you’d like to volunteer for this ministry.
Adult Forum (the Episcopal Church……What is it?) – Sunday, 9:30 am
Choir Practice – Wednesday, 6:15 pm
Vestry Retreat – Saturday, February 3rd, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Parish House
Oyster Roast-Epiphany, Laurens – we have been invited to attend this Saturday, February 3rd from 6pm – 8pm. Tickets are $40 per person. To order tickets, please email Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 4th – the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Holy Eucharist: 10:30 am
Ushers: L./C. McKean
Acolyte: H. Pierce
Lector: D. Thompson
Intercessor: O. Roosevelt
Eucharistic Minister: H. Pierce
Gospel Bearer: Catherine Perry
Counter: L. Preston
Vestry Rep: L. McKean
Coffee Host: Stephanie/Sophia Sullivan
Altar Guild: D. Wilson
Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Jane Parris in honor of Bill & Marlene Halbert’s wedding anniversary
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
January 29th – Stephanie & Henry Sullivan
January 31st – Dean Thompson
Parish Prayer List
To add or remove names, contact one of the following:
Harry Sullivan at (803) 276-0007 or email@example.com
Neal Prater at 833-1545 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pray for: Mikell & Hal Stribling; Charlotte & Dillard Hill; Terri & Kenny Murphy; JoAnne & Dale Rains; 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; Danny Snow; Edna Guthrie; Art Alloy; Virginia Sides; Whitney McDuffy; Andy Andrusko; Pete Hooper; Steve Halbert; Mary Odell; Bo White; Algie Grubbs; Ian Pearson; Nicole McAlister
ALL SAINTS’ NEWS:
THE FIRST SUNDAY OUTREACH OFFERING is taken up at the close of the service on the first Sunday of each month. The February 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! *CURRENT URGENT NEEDS - CANNED GOODS
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! There are also a few ornaments and wall art still available. 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.