All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We welcome, serve and love all unconditionally
through Jesus Christ
THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS:
From the Rector:
Adult Formation class (Sunday School), continues at 9:30 for two more weeks. I will lead a class on the lectionary and themes for the season. Please join us in the classroom.
We are again partnering with Epiphany in Laurens for Evening Prayer and a simple supper on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. This Wednesday, Dec. 5th, we will gather at Epiphany and I will preach at the service. The following two, December 12th and 19th, we will gather at All Saints’ and the Rev. Paul Abernathy will preach. 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. Be on the lookout for a sign-up sheet closer to the date.
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.
Tuesday, Dec. 4th, Executive Committee 11:30 am
Wednesday, Dec. 5th, Choir practice
Wednesday, Dec. 5th, Advent Service and Supper, Epiphany-Laurens 6:00 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 5th, PC Study Night 8:30 pm til…
Thursday, Dec. 6th, PC Study Night 7:30 pm til…
Sunday, Dec. 9th, 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 10:00 pm
December 9th, the Second Sunday of Advent
Holy Eucharist, Rite 2: 10:30 am
Usher: Clark McKean
Acolyte: Oliver Roosevelt IV
Lector: Dean Thompson
Gospel Bearer: Catherine Perry
Intercessor: Oliver Roosevelt
Eucharistic Minister: Lila McKean
Counter: Lesley Preston
Vestry Rep: Dean Thompson
Coffee Host: LeAnn Watson
Altar Guild: Carol Pearson
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Dot & Sam Wilson in thanksgiving for Marcus Borg.
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 and Wilkes Halbert.
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.