All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
Our All Saints’ Christmas Dinner was held last evening, and a great time was had by all. Thank you to all who helped coordinate, plan and clean up. A special shout out to Julie Keadle for organizing the event.
Please join us for our last Advent Evening Prayer this Wednesday at 6:00 pm followed by a simple supper together.
Another quick reminder to please turn in your pledge card before the end of the year. Our annual parish meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, January 26th so we’d like to have them to finalize budget preparations. If you need another card, please pick one up in the back of the church.
Wed., Dec. 18th Choir Practice, 6:15 pm
Wed., Dec. 18th Advent Evening Prayer followed by supper, 6:00 pm
Tues., Dec. 24th Christmas Eve Service, 10:00 pm (reception following)
Wed., Dec. 25th Christmas Day Service, 10:00 am
Sun., Jan. 26th Annual Parish Meeting with lunch, immediately following the 10:30 am service.
Fri., Feb. 7th Annual Oyster Roast, time TBD
*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 22nd, The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Holy Eucharist – Rite 2: 10:30 am
Ushers: Clark & Lila McKean
Acolyte: Howard Pierce
Lector: Oliver Roosevelt IV
Gospel Bearer: Catherine Perry
Intercessor: Kelly Gallagher-Kiley
Eucharistic Minister: Howard Pierce
Counter: Clark McKean
Vestry Rep: Harry Sullivan
Coffee Host: Jamie Adair
Altar Guild: Carol Pearson
Altar Greenery this Sunday is given to the glory of God by Jenks and Chip Howe in memory of Jimmy Macdonald.
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.