All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
This Sunday, 3 Advent will be the last Formation class of the year. We will examine the lectionary as we continue to examine the themes for the season of Advent. I hope you will join us.
This Wednesday, Dec. 12th, we continue with Evening Prayer and Advent suppers. All Saints’ will host with the Rev. Paul Abernathy preaching. Please make a point to join us in this time of faith and fellowship during this holy season.
Our annual Christmas Dinner will be Sunday, December 16th at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall. This is a wonderful time for fellowship and fun with our All Saints’ family. An email has been sent separately to call Julie Keadle at 833-3415 to let her know what you will bring.
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, Dec. 12th, Advent Service and Supper, All Saints’ 6:00 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 12th, Vestry Meeting 7:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 16th, Adult Formation class with Charles 9:30 am
Sunday, Dec. 16th, All Saints’ Christmas Dinner 6:00 pm
Monday, Dec. 24th, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (reception following) 10:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 25th, Christmas Day Service 10:00 am
December 16th , the Third Sunday of Advent
Holy Eucharist, Rite 2: 10:30 am
Usher: Chip Howe/Harry Sullivan
Acolytes: Henry Sullivan/Sophia Sullivan
Lector: Jane Crawford
Gospel Bearer: Catherine Perry
Intercessor: Morris Galloway
Eucharistic Minister: Linda Dolny
Counter: Clark McKean
Vestry Rep: Neal Prater
Coffee Host: Julie Keadle
Altar Guild: Carol Pearson
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Janet and Jim Roberts in honor of their children.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
December 13 – Laura Crary
December 14 – Rita & Lynn Stewart
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; Lori Wicks; Mary Barrus; Devon Stewart; Ron Elson; Harriet Monahan; Charles Lyman Bates; Barbara Anderson; Le Ann Watson; Esabelle Davies; Ted Watson; Edna Guthrie; Virginia Sides; Whitney McDuffy; Bo White; Ian Pearson; Nicole McAlister; Casey Sears; Pam Davis; Suni Friday, Leslie Anne Jackson; Walter Appleby; Charles Coker; Jessica Parris; Bill Barrus; Phillip Clark; Jean Hess; Lisa Wicks; Murray Handback; Marie Buffington, Dana Harwell, Wilkes Halbert and Mike Turner.
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. 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. 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.