All Saints’ Episcopal Church
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THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS
From the Rector:
With the start of fall come new and exciting opportunities. I want to highlight a few of them. September 17th at 10:30 we will celebrate PC Sunday at All Saints. Our preacher will be Rachel Parson-Wells, Director of Religious Life & Services at Presbyterian College. Following the service we will gather in the parish hall for a pot luck luncheon. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. Oct. 1st will begin Sunday formation at 9:30 in the classroom. Our first Sunday will be Sam Wilson as he shares his new role as Archivist for All Saints’. Sunday, Oct. 8th my father will teach. Beginning on Oct. 15th, Peter Hobbie will join us for five weeks as he does a series on Doctrines.
Also on Oct. 15th at 4:00pm we will celebrate St. Francis Day with a service of Blessing of the Animals.
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Wednesday, September 6th – Vestry Meeting, 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 17th – PC Sunday, 10:30 am
September 10th – The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am
Year A, Proper 18
Sunday Ministries (Just a Reminder):
Ushers: H. Sullivan & H. Sullivan
Acolyte: O. Roosevelt IV
Lector: O. Roosevelt
Intercessor: H. Pierce
Eucharistic Minister: K. Addison
Gospel Bearer: C. Perry
Counter: L. Preston
Vestry Rep: S. Sullivan
Coffee Host: J. Keadle
Altar Guild: C. Pierce
Altar Flowers: Are given to the Glory of God by Bill and Marlene Halbert in thanksgiving for their wedding anniversary and for Wilkes and Shep.
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
Sept. 7 – Jamie Adair
Sept. 8 – Jessica Parris
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; Andy Andrusko; Pete Hooper; Steve Halbert; Rick Katzberg; Al and Marie Reid; Joanne Rains
NEWS AND COMING EVENTS:
GARDEN SONG: will be held on Sunday, September 17th in the Ferguson Meditation Garden at Laurens County Memorial Hospital at 6:00 pm. This year they celebrate and honor Harriette Ramage, founder of the Ferguson Meditation Garden. This event features the best voices and musical talent in and around Laurens County followed by fellowship and hors d’oeuvres in the Garden. This year’s featured performers include: Dr. Russell Dean, vocalist; Amy and Bob Link, vocalists; Diane Pickens, pianist; Jonathan Butler, flutist; Peter Moore, violinist; J.C. Fore, vocalist; and “We Are”, a gospel quartet; as well as others. Tickets are $12.50 and may be purchased from a Ferguson Garden Board member or at the gate the night of the event. The proceeds from the Garden Song fund the maintenance of the Garden. For tickets and more information, please contact Bill Cooper at 969-2707. In case of rain, Garden Song will be held in Rasor Chapel, Martha Franks Retirement Center.
THE FIRST SUNDAY OUTREACH OFFERING is taken up at the close of the service on the first Sunday of each month. The September offering will benefit 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. 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.