All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS
From the Rector:
As we come to the second Sunday in Advent, the gospel gives us the powerful image of John the Baptist as he comes out of the wilderness. His words are meant to challenge. “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Mark 1: 7-8 This season of expectation is about being prepared to meet God. Get ready. Stay awake. Prepare to meet your Savior.
This Wednesday, December 6th, we will have Evening Prayer at 6:00 pm followed by supper in the parish hall at Church of the Epiphany, Laurens. I will be preaching this week. These four Wednesdays in Advent are important in our corporate life as we prepare for the Incarnation. Please come. Also, I encourage you to bring a friend and make this holy time of anticipation special.
This Sunday we continue our series on Advent during Christian formation. We are looking at the theological and liturgical meanings of the season. To be better prepared, I encourage you to read the first chapter of Luke beforehand.
Wednesday, December 6th, –Advent Evening Prayer and Supper, 6:00 pm at Epiphany, Laurens
Choir Practice – 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall
Sunday, December 10th – Adult Christian Formation, 9:30 – 10:15 am
Sunday, December 10th – Holy Eucharist, 10:30 am
Sunday, December 10th – Book Club, 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall
Wednesday, December 13th – Advent Evening Prayer and Supper, 6:00 pm at All Saints
Wednesday, December 13th – 7:30 pm, Vestry Meeting
December 10th– The Second Sunday of Advent
Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am
Year B, The Second Sunday of Advent
Sunday Ministries (Just a Reminder):
Ushers: L./C. McKean
Acolyte: A. Shuford
Lector: H. Pierce
Intercessor: M. Galloway
Eucharistic Minister: D. Thompson
Gospel Bearer: C. Perry
Counter: J. Howe
Vestry Rep: L. McKean
Coffee Host: K. Addison
Altar Guild: Carol Pearson
Altar Flowers: Are given to the Glory of God
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
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; 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; Carol Gurga; Danny Snow; Edna Guthrie; Art Alloy; Charles Krewson; Marquita Hamilton; Virginia Sides; Whitney McDuffy; Andy Andrusko; Pete Hooper; Steve Halbert; Mary Odell; Bo White
NEWS AND COMING EVENTS:
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS If you would like to remember someone by contributing to the Christmas Flower fund, please fill out the form which will be located in this Sunday’s bulletin, attach your check and place in the offering plate or the bin on the Rector’s office door. NOT LATER THAN NOON ON SUNDAY, DEC. 17
THE FIRST SUNDAY OUTREACH OFFERING is taken up at the close of the service on the first Sunday of each month. The January offering will benefit Boys 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! *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! All proceeds go to the farmers who grow the coffee in Haiti.
The Singing Rooster Market is now open! Many gifts, ornaments and wall art are available now for the holidays. They are set up in the Parish Hall for you to purchase.
GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS are always available upon request. Let the priest know before the service or at the communion rail.