Dearly Beloved, Everything is now back in full swing here at All Saints Church. Adult Sunday School returned this past Sunday and Tuesday Book Study and Wednesday evening Bible Study started back up again this week. The details for all of these are in the announcements below, as well as all our upcoming big events such as the Christmas Craft Market and the Friar’s Friday Fall Fish Fry. Hurricane UpdatesWe, as a parish, stepped out in faith to help a priest of our Church whose home was flooded because of Hurricane Harvey. I am very pleased to report that this congregation went “above and beyond” by providing Fr. John & Marcella Lohmann with $4850.00 to help in their recovery. God bless each and every one of you for reaching out to someone in need. I spoke with Fr. John and Marcella. They are overwhelmed, and humbled, by the concern and support this parish has shown to them and they extend their deepest thanks to all of us. As many of you know, my daughter Katie and grandson Tucker evacuated from south Florida to escape the path of Hurricane Irma. They have now been with us for the past week. Power still has not been restored to their home so they will be staying through next weekend when Tucker will be baptized here at All Saints on September 24. Katie’s husband Nathan will be up next week. One of the consequences of evacuating was that Tucker was going to miss his one month baby checkup. We were lucky to find Park Ridge Pediatrics at Park Ridge Hospital was more than willing to help out one of the youngest Irma evacuees. The hospital even took pictures and posted an article about Tucker and Katie on their website. You can read it by clicking here. Needless to say, Kathy and I are not exactly heartbroken that we can keep them around a bit longer! Vestry Vignettes from Sept. 11
- Cynthia Hensley was appointed as Clerk of the Vestry. This appointment is part of the process of her deaconess training program, which requires experience in the work of a vestry in a parish.
- Jeff Wyatt, our Treasurer, reports that we are running well ahead of budget and that we are in good financial health. You can always see the latest financials on the Vestry Bulletin Board by the kitchen.
- The Vestry approved a contract with A Better Clean to clean, strip, and wax the floors in our entryway and Simcox Hall. This is a maintenance item that has not been addressed in very many years. The work will begin next Thursday and will take two weeks so as to not interrupt our usual activities.
- The Vestry also approved a resolution to combine the three parcels of land we own into one parcel. The first parcel, where our church buildings are situated, is still listed under All Saints original name, All Saints American Episcopal Church. The change to our proper name will also be accomplished by the combination of the properties.
We welcome into our fellowship Jeremiah Ridley. Jeremiah began worshipping with us this past summer and we are thrilled to have him with us as worship the Lord and live His Gospel. Here is a picture of Jeremiah with his girlfriend Felicia. I think you can figure out which one is Jeremiah!
Feeding the HungryA gentle reminder to bring in non-perishable foods for our ongoing collection of food for those in need. Western Carolina Rescue Mission is this month’s recipient.Be sure to read on with the announcements below. Please do involve yourself in any or all of the activities we have going on around this place. And certainly, pray for one another and for all those on our prayer lists.Blessings,Fr. Erich
Adult Sunday School· In September and October, we are focusing on why Anglicanism is unique and distinct in Christianity. Youth Confirmation Class· Confirmation class for our young folks is at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays. Fall Youth Activities· An email has gone to all parents regarding our activities for this fall. It has also been posted on the bulletin board. If you have any questions, or did not get the email, please see Cynthia Hensley or Rebekah Byrd. Christmas Craft Market· The annual Craft Market will be held this year on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please plan now on coming out that day and bringing family and friends to shop and support this fundraiser for the Ladies of All Saints.· We are looking for volunteers for this event as greeters, guides and general help. Please speak with Kathy Zwingert if you would like to help.· We will also have a classic “Church Bake Sale” during the Market. Pies, cookies, breads, cakes sell well and other offerings such as muffins, brownies, sweet rolls, etc. would be appreciated. Please see Julie to help with this, or she will track you down!· Are you in the process of canning your garden abundance from this year? Have you set aside some of your canned goods for sale at the Market? You can start bringing those items in, if you wish.Friar’s Friday Fall Fish Fry· On Friday, October 13, the Friar’s Friday Fall Fish Fry in honor of St. Francis returns! Tickets are $9.00 each in advance ($10 at the door) for breaded tilapia filets, roasted potatoes, hush puppies, coleslaw, and iced tea or lemonade. Take-out will be from 5-6 PM and dine-in will run from 6-8 PM. Kids under 12 eat free. Ticket packets are now available. Individual tickets will go on sale next week.· We need your help to make this a success. We ask that you sign out 10 tickets and sell them to your friends, or just buy them and hand them out to folks, to introduce them to our parish. College Care Packages· Only 3 months have been signed up for! Please help us care for Ethan and Sam! Please sign-up on the bulletin board to participate in this ministry for our college students. Please see Sara Briggs, Alice Owen, or Sandy Peninger if you have any questions. Blessing of the Animals· Our annual Blessings of the Animals will be held on Saturday, September 30 at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday Book Study· Tuesday Book Study has returned. We are studying C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. See Cynthia Hensley to get your copy for $10.00. We finished the first letter this past week. Please read Letters 2-4 for this coming week. Bible Study· Wednesday night Bible Study is back in session. We are studying St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. We are in the midst of out introductory material, getting to know who St. Paul was. Next Wednesday we finish our intro material with St. Paul’s ministry and overview of Romans. Food Bank· Western Carolina Rescue Mission in Buncombe County is this month’s recipient of our in-gathering of food stuffs.
This Week in the Parish
Sunday, September 17,Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity· 8:30 a.m., Holy Communion· 9:45 a.m., Sunday School for all ages· 11:00 a.m., Holy Communion· 12:15 p.m., Fellowship Lunch· 12:30 p.m., Children’s Confirmation ClassTuesday, September 19· 11:00 a.m., Book StudyWednesday, September 20· 6:00 p.m., Holy Communion· 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Dinner· 7:00 p.m., Bible Study· 7:00 p.m., Choir PracticeThursday, September 21St. Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist· 12:00 p.m., Holy Communion
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