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All Saints Weekly Newsletter
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September 25, 2017

The News in a Nutshell

           ·      October Servers Schedule- Attached

           ·      Sunday Evening Sing Along- This Sunday 5pm (Oct 1)

           ·      Choir Practice Resumes- Sunday October 8th

           ·      October Mission- Julie Valentine Center

           ·      Important New Links- Please read

           ·      Sunday School- for all Ages, 9:30 Sunday Morning

           ·      Live Midday Prayer Service- All Saints Facebook

           ·      Like and Share- All Saints Facebook Page

 ·      Web feature- REC Foreign Missions Page


For more information see the full announcements below



October Schedules

The schedules for October are in the first attachments to this newsletter. Please review the list carefully and let Fr. Charlie know if there are any conflicts.

Note: You can also see the servers for each week by going to the All Saints Calendar page on the website and hovering over the “Weekly Servers” for that day. You will find the All Saints Calendar page here:



Sunday Evening Sing Along- This Sunday (Oct 1) @ 5pm

Our monthly evening of song will be this coming Sunday (Oct 1) at 5pm. This is a wonderful time of song and fellowship and a great opportunity for us to lift our voices together in praise to God.


Choir Practice Resumes- Sunday October 8th

Choir practice will resume Sunday Oct 8th and will be held after church. Voices needed! So if you love to sing and would like to be part of our All Saints Choir now is a great time to join. See Glynn for more details.



October Mission- the Julie Valentine Center

Our mission project for the month of October is the Julie Valentine Center (Greenville Rape Crisis Center).  We will be collecting toiletries and clothes (see the list of needed items below).  Please bring the items to church throughout October. There will be a collection bin in the Parish Hall area or you can simply make a donation (please be sure to indicate “October Mission” in the “For” line of the check. 

These are the items that the center is requesting:


Journals & Nice Pens

Soft blankets (fleece)

Scented hand lotion, bath gels, body wash, hand sanitizers, nail polish, etc.

Stress balls

Adult puzzles

Fuzzy socks

Scented candles


Word search, Sudoku, crossword books

Adult coloring books & colored pencils

Essential Oils


Calming CDs

Bags for the above items (reusable, tote or paper gift bags)


Individual Snacks (packages of crackers)


Three-Prong folders with pockets

Lanyards with name tags

Steno note pads


Important New Links- Please Read

We have added some important new links to our web site and Facebook page that should be of interest to our congregation.

The first is an update on the latest motion filed by the Diocese of SC with the SC Supreme Court. LINK

The second is the Nashville Statement. This is an important affirmation of the biblical stance on sexuality and marriage. At the same time, it is a loving but firm orthodox response to the current confusion so prevalent today. All Saints is glad to stand with many notable theologies such as J.I. Packer and John Frame in our signing of this statement. LINK

Finally the third link is to the GAFCON website. GAFCON is the alliance of worldwide Anglican Bishops and Primates who are committed to: Christ as Lord and Savior, Scripture as God’s word, and to the Historic tenets of the Anglican faith. These Bishops represent the majority of the Anglican world and they have committed to move forward together on these faithful terms. As members of the REC and the ACNA, our bishops are part of GAFCON. Here is the Link to their site LINK

Also here is a link to the founding statement and theological commitment of GAFCO known as the Jerusalem Declaration. LINK



Sunday School For all Ages

Sunday School begins at 9:30. Invite a friend and plan to attend! I know it will be a blessing to you!



Live Midday Prayer Service- All Saints Facebook

We are excited to announce a new online feature that we offering on our All Saints Facebook page. It is our live broadcast of Midday prayer. We will offer this Monday-Friday at 1 pm during the week. It is intend to be a time in the very midst of your day when you can join with other believers from all over to pray. To join in be sure to like and follow our All Saint’s Facebook page. The broadcasts will be transmitted from there and you will receive a Facebook announcement on your phone, tablet, or desktop that All Saints is live. Also even if you do not have a Facebook account you can still join us (our page is public) you just won’t receive the announcements

For a sample of what to expect and an explanation of what our Midday Prayer is all about you can watch one of our past services on our All Saints Facebook page here: LINK

If you like the Midday service, be sure to share it with a friend and invite them to join us. We intend this ministry to grow primarily through word of mouth




Like and Share- All Saints Facebook Page

Remember to like and share our All Saints Facebook page with your Facebook friends. Also, since our Facebook page is public (meaning, you don’t have to have a Facebook account to view it), you can share any of its features (VDevs, Midday Prayer, Articles, and etc…) by simply cutting and pasting the following link and emailing it to someone you know.




Web Feature (

This week’s web feature is The Daily Offices of Prayer (AKA the Divine Hours).  From Old Testament times on God’s people have turned to God at set hours within the day to offer God their prayers, their work, and to renew their focus. We see this practice in both the Old and New Testaments (Psalm 119:164 /Acts 3:1) as well as down through Church History. Therefore, it is very exciting to reintroduce this very ancient and Biblical practice to the devotional life of God’s people.

If you are not familiar with the Daily Offices, I invite you to begin by checking out the brief “Introduction to the Offices” which you will find on the page linked to below.

To find The Daily Offices of Prayer, go to the All Saints’ Home page (, locate the tool bar at the top right of the screen, find the Devotion tab and select Daily Offices/Hours from the drop down menu. On the ensuing page, click on any of the blue “GO TO” buttons to view the material. Enjoy!!!

Also, note we offer a live midday prayer service that utilizes the daily hours. The service is offered weekdays at 1 pm and can be found on our All Saints Facebook page. Join us as often as you can. LINK



Spread the Word about All Saints’

If All Saints’ has been a blessing to you, invite someone you know to church!



1 (Trinity 16)


Alan Brown

Adam Black

Lector- Bobbi Killinger



Don (A)

Tim (G)

Charles (C)

Steve (Ch)




How can we pray for you?
If you have any special prayer needs or praise reports that you would like to share with the group, feel free to email them to me (or you can call me if you prefer) and I will be glad to include them in our weekly newsletter.

Prayer Requests

That God would bless our new phase of ministry and that we would be faithful stewards of His many blessings


Sukun Yang- who is battling cancer


For Lois who broke her arm


For Katie and Alan that God would bless their travels and their studies in Japan.


Palmer Brown- who is suffering from a back injury


Pat Childers who is suffering from back and knee issues


Mrs. Parks (Mac’s mom)- for health issues


Steven Wright- heart and health issues


Ray and Betty Froman for health concerns


Anna Parks- strength in body and mind


All those serving in our armed forces, especially Brad Coffey, Matthew Orders, Eden Basinger, and David Willis.




~Dates to Remember

Please, email your events to Fr. Charlie with a brief description. Your description should include: date, time, location, cost, as well as the name of the parishioner participating in the event (when applicable)

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