All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS
From the Rector:
I hope you are looking forward to August 21st as Alicia and I are. Our plans are to join the faculty and students at PC for the eclipse. I hope to see some of you there and wish everyone a safe and exciting day.
We do have many things happening in our midst. One I’d like to tell you about is that we have a new sign in front of the parish house welcoming all PC students to All Saints. The sign posts are permanent and we will have other signs throughout the year. Also, our Pastoral Care committee met this week with 13 members strong as they came together to prepare casseroles for pastoral care needs. Please notice the new freezer which will be used for storing casseroles and baked goods. Marlene Halbert outdid herself prepping the ingredients and bringing a finished product to be shared with the group for dinner. Thank you Marlene for a wonderful evening of good food and fellowship!
Also, Alicia and I have been working hard to prepare the database for our new membership software. As it goes live, you will receive an email inviting you to connect. Please then check your information for accuracy. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
One thing I would like to add for our worship is the warmth and color of an oriental rug in front of the altar. If you have one you’d like for us to use, please let me know. The ideal size to fit the space would be approximately 6’ x 8’.
Sunday, August 27th Alicia and I will be gone on vacation. We welcome Jim Nichols back to All Saints to celebrate and preach that Sunday.
Tuesday, August 22nd – Worship Committee Meeting, 4 pm
Wednesday, August 23rd – Lay Ministries Training Event, 6 pm
August 20th – The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am
Year A, Proper 15
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28
Sunday Ministries (Just a Reminder):
Ushers: B. Dixon & H. Pierce
Acolyte: O. Roosevelt IV
Lector: M. Galloway
Prayers: H. McKee
Eucharistic Minister: L. McKean
Gospel Bearer: C. Perry
Counter: O. Roosevelt
Vestry Rep: H. Pierce
Coffee Host: Light Refreshments
Altar Guild: K. Addison
Altar Flowers: Are given to the Glory of God by
Charles Davis in honor of Alicia Davis
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
August 18 – Frank Wyman
August 13 - Jenks & Chip Howe
August 15 - JoAnne & Herb Smith
August 15 - Susan & Morris Galloway
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; 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; Carol Gurga; Danny Snow; Edna Guthrie; Art Alloy; Charles Krewson; Marquita Hamilton; Virginia Sides; Dale Rains, Whitney McDuffy; Sharon Rexford; Andy Andrusko; Pete Hooper; Louis (Steve) Stephens, Sr.
NEWS AND COMING EVENTS:
THE FIRST SUNDAY OUTREACH OFFERING is taken up at the close of the service on the first Sunday of each month. The August offering will benefit Laurens County Humane Society.
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. An order sheet is placed in the church and 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.