All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
This Wednesday, December 13th, we will continue with our Evening Prayer at 6:00 pm here at All Saints followed by supper in the Parish House with our friends from Church of the Epiphany, Laurens. We look forward to having the Rev. Paul Abernathy as preacher. 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.
On December 24th our regular 10:30 am service will take place as we celebrate the last Sunday of Advent. At 10:00 pm we will begin our celebration of the Incarnation of our Lord as we come together on Christmas Eve. I hope that you will join us for both the last Sunday of Advent and this wonderful celebration marking the beginning of the season of Christmas.
This Sunday we’ll conclude our series on Advent during Christian formation at 9:30. There will be no formation classes on Sunday, Dec. 24th and 31st.
Advent Evening Prayer and Supper, Wednesday, December 13th, 6:00 pm at All Saints
Choir Practice - Wednesday, December 13th, 7:30 pm in the Parish House
Vestry Meeting - Wednesday, December 13th, 7:30 pm,
Annual Parish Christmas Dinner - Sunday, December 17th, 5:00 pm in the Parish House. The sign-up sheet is in the back of the church.
December 17th– The Third Sunday of Advent
Christian Formation at 9:30 am
Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am
Year B, The Third Sunday of Adventhttp://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Advent/BAdv3_RCL.html#nt1
Sunday Ministries (Just a Reminder):
Ushers: B. Halbert/F. Adair
Acolyte: Henry/Sophia Sullivan
Lector: O. Roosevelt
Intercessor: N. Prater
Eucharistic Minister: K. Addison
Gospel Bearer: C. Perry
Counter: K. Addison
Vestry Rep: H. Pierce
Coffee Host: Jamie Adair
Altar Guild: Carol Pearson
Altar Flowers: Are given to the Glory of God by Janet and Jim Roberts in thanksgiving for
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
Rita & Lynn Stewart
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; 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; Ian Pearson; Algie Grubbs
ALL SAINTS’ NEWS:
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.