All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
Our Annual Parish meeting was held yesterday. Thank you to Jamie Adair, Julie Keadle and Neal Prater for the “amplified coffee hour”. I also want to thank Rita Stewart for being our secretary. We elected new vestry members and thanked our outgoing members, Howard Pierce, Neal Prater and Lila McKean for their service. Newly elected vestry members are Forrest Adair, Jan Melara and Stephanie Sullivan. Also elected were delegates to diocesan convention. They are Jamie Adair, Alicia Davis, Jenks Howe and Dot Wilson with Jane Crawford and Jane Parris as alternates.
Also coming up in our parish life is the All Saints’ Oyster Roast! We are renewing this tradition this year on Saturday, February 23rd beginning at 4:00 pm. Tickets are 35$ each for adults. All are welcome and encouraged to bring friends. The Oyster Roast is also being advertised in the community and tickets can also be purchased at Tapestry, Bishop Tires, and Adair Apothecary in Laurens. A sign-up sheet is available to help in any way as many hands are needed to make this event a great success.
I continue to pray for each of you. May God bless our work, and may we do his will as we seek to proclaim God’s unconditional love.
Wednesday, Jan. 30th Choir Practice – 6:15 pm
Sunday, Feb. 3rd Christian Formation – 9:30
Saturday, Feb. 2nd Vestry Retreat, Parish Hall – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday, Feb. 4th Worship Committee meeting – 11:00 am
Saturday, Feb. 23rd All Saints’ Oyster Roasts
February 3rd, The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Holy Eucharist, Rite 2: 10:30 am
Ushers: Art & Pat Alloy
Acolyte: Henry Sullivan
Lector: Mitchell Felton
Gospel Bearer: Catherine Perry
Intercessor: Cindy Perry
Eucharistic Minister: Jenks Howe
Counter: Lesley Preston
Vestry Rep: Jane Parris
Coffee Host: Cindy Pierce
Altar Guild: Dot Wilson
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Neal Prater in honor of Cindy Perry and the choir.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
January 29 – Stephanie & Henry Sullivan
January 30 – Sulli Ann Baker
January 31 – Dean Taylor
February 4 – Bill Halbert
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; Brittnee & Doyle Hinkle; Mary Barrus; Devon Stewart; Ron Elson; Charles Lyman Bates; Barbara Anderson; Le Ann Watson; Esabelle Davies; Ted Watson; Edna Guthrie; Virginia Sides; Whitney McDuffy; Bo White; Ian Pearson; Nicole McAlister; Pam Davis; Suni Friday, Leslie Anne Jackson; Walter Appleby; Charles Coker; Jessica Parris; Bill Barrus; Phillip Clark; Jean Hess; Murray Handback; Marie Buffington; Dana Harwell; Pamela Waite; Scott Trotter; Lois Wilson; Faye Bennett; Flo Deterding; Randy Huff
ALL SAINTS’ NEWS:
SERMONS are now available 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. February’s offering is to the 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!
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. 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.