All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
Merry Christmas! We are in the midst of this wonderful season and I can’t stop thinking about our beautiful Christmas Eve service last week. Many thanks to all those who served, especially our choir and wonderful musicians, Carol Roosevelt and Patrick Kiley. A lovely champagne reception was held afterwards (thanks Alicia), which I think is on track to becoming a tradition.
The new year is upon us and we have a lot planned. Christian Formation classes begin on Jan. 13th at 9:30 am as well as our first Film & Theology series that evening at 5:00 pm. As always, we will provide popcorn and drinks, and then share a pot luck supper after during our discussion. We will end the month with our Annual Parish meeting set for Sunday, January 27th directly following the 10:30 service. New vestry members will be named, and we’ll honor those finishing their terms. Please make every effort to attend on this important day.
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.
Saturday, Jan. 5th Funeral Service for Mike Turner – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, Jan. 9th Vestry Meeting – 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 13th Christian formation class – 9:30 am
Sunday, January 13th Film & Theology – 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 27th Annual Parish Meeting – 11:45 am
January 6th, The Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ
Holy Eucharist, Rite 2: 10:30 am
Ushers: Bailey Dixon/Howard Pierce
Acolyte: Henry Sullivan
Lector: Clark McKean
Gospel Bearer: Catherine Perry
Intercessor: Morris Galloway
Eucharistic Minister: Dean Thompson
Counter: Clark McKean
Vestry Rep: Jenks Howe
Coffee Host: Jane Parris
Altar Guild: Lila McKean
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
January 3 – Drew Perry
January 5 – Molly Crary
January 6 – Morris Galloway
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; Pamela Waite; Scott Trotter and Lois Wilson.
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.