All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
This year our bishop’s visit to All Saints will be on Palm Sunday, March 25th. With his visit comes an opportunity for Baptism, Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation of our Baptismal Vows. Our formation class will be both an opportunity for us to learn about the Episcopal denomination as well as prepare anyone who would like to be confirmed or reaffirm their baptismal vows. Please let me know if you are interested any of these opportunities. If you want to be baptized, confirmed or renew your Baptismal Vows we need to begin to plan for this wonderful day. Also if you or someone you know is interested in joining All Saints’ let me know. I have titled the class “the Episcopal Church……What is it?” This class is for all as we learn together about the peculiarities of our denomination. I hope you will come with your questions.
I hope you will join us for the Parish Meeting as we elect Vestry and Diocesan delegates. We will meet after church on Sunday, January 28th in the Parish Hall. I do not have nominations for delegates to Diocesan Convention so I will ask for nominations from the floor. Please consider volunteering for this position. Convention is scheduled for November 2-3 at Trinity Cathedral in Columbia this year. We will elect three and can have up to three alternates as well.
Our vestry meeting will take place following the Parish Meeting and please remember the vestry will meet in retreat on Saturday, February 3rd from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.
Lastly, All Saints is starting to offer nursery for Sunday mornings during church again. Isn’t that a wonderful addition?! Please know how much I enjoy children in worship but sometimes parents don’t have as much fun as I do. If you would like to volunteer for this please let me know.
Adult Forum (the Episcopal Church……What is it?) – Sunday, 9:30 am
Choir Practice – Wednesday, 6:15 pm
Annual Parish Meeting – Sunday, January 28th, following the 10:30 service
Vestry Meeting – Sunday, January 28th, immediately following the parish meeting
Vestry Retreat – Saturday, February 3rd, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Parish House
January 28th – the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Holy Eucharist: 10:30 am
Ushers: B. Dixon, H. Pierce
Acolyte: Henry/Sophia Sullivan
Lector: H. Pierce
Intercessor: K. Addison
Eucharistic Minister: L. McKean
Gospel Bearer: Catherine Perry
Counter: O. Roosevelt
Vestry Rep: H. Pierce
Coffee Host: J. Parris
Altar Guild: L. & C. McKean
Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Carol Pearson and her family in memory of Father Lennart Pearson
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
January 21st – Ryan Chaplin
January 22nd – Art Alloy
January 25th – Amy Monahan
January 27th – Graham Adams
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;
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.