All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
In the midst of summer, we begin to look ahead to the fall and the new school year. In less than a month, students will be moving into PC which will begin some new work for us. Our new committee structure brings about some changes. For example, what has been known as the Hospitality committee will now be known as the Pastoral Care committee. Its work will be to reach out to those in our parish who might be in need. Marlene Halbert has graciously agreed to lead this committee. She is currently in the process of developing teams to call on members when they have a need by visiting and dropping off a meal. We already have a wonderful group of members who are always eager to help when they are called upon but all are invited to be a part of this ministry. Marlene is planning fun ways to prepare for receptions and meals and doesn’t want anyone to miss out on the fun! Please call Marlene at 864-683-3434 or 864-906-2344 if you’d like to be part of a team.
But new work will begin in all areas. I plan to meet with each committee as we begin. We want your ideas, your hopes and dreams; where you see God moving in our common life and how we might be bolder in proclaiming God’s love in word and deed.
Looking ahead, we are scheduling a time for all those who serve on Sunday mornings to come together. On August 23rd at 6:00 pm, we will have a Lay Ministries training event. this will be a time for acolytes, ushers, lectors, intercessors, and chalice bearers to come together. If you are interested in joining one of these ministries, you are also invited to attend.
Also, PC Sunday is scheduled for September 17th. Rachel Parsons- Wells, Director of Religious Life & Services will be our guest preacher. We look forward to having Rachel join us for this important day.
I have also met with Paul Abernathy from The Church of the Nativity in Laurens. We have planned Wednesday evenings beginning November 29th through the season of Advent. We will alternate locations and preachers each week with Evening Prayer at 6:00 pm followed by a covered dish supper.
I look forward, with much anticipation, as we move into this new school year.
July 30th – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12)
Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am
Proper 12, Year A
1 Kings 3:5-12
Sunday Ministries (Just a Reminder):
Ushers: C. & L. McKean
Acolyte: H. Pierce
Lector: O. Roosevelt
Eucharistic Minister: H. Pierce
Gospel Bearer: C. Perry
Counter: Kay Addison
Vestry Rep: S. Wilson
Coffee Host: Light Refreshments
Altar Guild: C. Roosevelt
Altar Flowers: Are given to the Glory of God
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
Bailey Dixon II
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; 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; Dale Rains, Whitney McDuffy; Sharon Rexford; Andy Andrusko; Pete Hooper; Louis (Steve) Stephens, Sr.
NEWS AND COMING EVENTS:
FLIGHT OF THE DOVE BICYCLE RIDE to benefit Hospice of Laurens County is in need of food items for the ride. Specifically needed are individually packaged chips, crackers, Cheese-its, rice crispy treats, cookies, trail mix and fruit gummies.
THE FIRST SUNDAY OUTREACH OFFERING is taken up at the close of the service on the first Sunday of each month. The July offering will benefit Laurens County Memorial Home.
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. 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.
GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS are always available upon request. Let the priest know before the service or at the communion rail.
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