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All Saints Weekly Newsletter
The Fish Rap

November 20, 2017

                                               Thanksgiving Edition


The News in a Nutshell

          ·      !!!Happy Thanksgiving!!!

·      Pledge Cards- Update

          ·      No Sunday School- This Sunday Nov 26th and Dec 3rd 

          ·      Choir- Voices Needed

          ·      Kitchen Angel Tree- Deadline Sunday Nov 26th

·      Annual Christmas Dinner- Nuts and Bolts

          ·      Food Bank for November- Canned Fruit

          ·      Choir Practice- Sunday After Church

          ·      Annual Christmas Dinner- December 17th

          ·      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- All Saints Faith Page


For more information see the full announcements below



!!!Happy Thanksgiving!!!

To all our All Saints Friends and Family, may you have a safe and happy Holiday



Pledge Cards- Update

If you were not at church on Sunday and need to turn in your pledge card, you may drop both portions in the offering plate on Sunday. Simply

·      Put the large portion of your card in an envelope and write “Pledge” on it. The envelope will not be opened and no one will see your pledge. Fr. Charlie will bless it and then dispose of it

·      Also drop the smaller portion of the card in the offering plate as well. These will be collected and added to the others


If you do not have a pledge card, you can run off a copy using the attachment included with this newsletter or you may print off one from the All Saints web page



No Sunday School- This Sunday Nov 26th, and December 3rd  

There will be no adult Sunday School on Nov 26th or on Dec 3rd 



Choir- Voices Needed

We need more voices in our choir. If you have been thinking about giving he choir a try, know that we could really use you! If you are interested, please see Glenn.



Kitchen Angel Tree Deadline- This Sunday Nov 26th

If you would like to take part in the Kitchen Angel Tree, the deadline is this Sunday, Nov 26th. Please make your selection and earmark your payment “Angel Tree”- Thank you



Annual Christmas Dinner- Nuts and Bolts

Men of the church: standard protocol- show up and eat as normal (your wife will tell you when the dinner is. If you are single, your friend’s wife will tell you when the dinner is).

Women of the church: Our All Saints Annual Christmas Dinner will be on Dec. 17th following church. The food sign-up sheet will be available next Sunday.

We will have one major change to our celebration.  Instead of people leaving the service early in order to prepare food and make sure everything is ready, we will have some fun activities planned for after church to engage folks while our Kitchen Committee gets everything ready.

Further, our Kitchen Folks are asking that any food that needs to be kept warm be brought in a crockpot if possible. 

Also, we are asking for a couple of volunteers to help decorate the day before and also to plan and help with activities for the children. If you are available, please let Bobbi know



The Sunday Before Advent- What and Why

Next Sunday (Nov, 26) is the Sunday before Advent. However, why did our church fathers think it beneficial to specially designate this particular Sunday and draw your attention to it? Why not just continue the count of Trinity Sundays with the next number up (e.g. Trinity 24). The reason is that there is something about this Sunday that the wisdom of our fathers wanted us to see.

Liturgically speaking, the Sunday before Advent is like an exit sign on the highway. It alerts you that your exit is coming up so that you can begin to get ready to pull off. In other words, the Sunday Before Advent alerts us to the upcoming season of Advent and the celebration of Christ’s birth for which Advent prepares.

Notice then the liturgical flow: if Christmas is the celebration and Advent is the season of preparation, then the week before Advent is a time to plan and gather. That is, the Sunday before Advent alerts us that during the week ahead, we are to be thinking through and planning out how we will prepare for Christmas during Advent. Will you add a devotional aspect to your week? Maybe you will give of your time and talents? A good place to begin your planning is this week’s web feature (see below). Regardless of what you decide, the week before Advent is the time to plan out your preparations and then to gather together all you will need for that preparation. The result is that when Advent begins you already know what you are going to do and you already have everything at hand you will need to do it.

May God bless you and your family during this Advent season as you remember your need for the savior that God has given and prepare your hearts to celebrate His arrival.



Food Bank for November- Canned Fruit

As most of you are aware, All Saints is assisting San Souci Baptist Church’s with their Food Bank needs. San Souci Baptist prepares boxes of food for those in our community who are in need. Each month we help by providing an item that they need for the boxes. For the month of November they are requesting canned fruit items.

There will be a table in the parish hall where you may put the items you are donating. Thanks!



Choir Practice- Sundays After Church

Choir practice has resumed and will be held on Sundays 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.


All Saints Annual Christmas Dinner- December 17th

Our Church’s annul Christmas dinner will be held on Sunday, December 17th. Stay tuned to the newsletter for details and specifics.



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 feature is the Faith section of our web page. In this section you can find several key documents of the Anglican Faith, such as: the Thirty Nine Articles, the three universally accepted Creeds of the Church, the two books of Anglican Homilies, a brief history of Anglicanism, and much more. It is vital in this day and age that we understand what we believe. It is our hope that this section of our web page will be a valuable educational resource that you will visit often. Check it out. You will be glad that you did!!! 

To enter the Faith section of the web site, go to the All Saints’ Home page ( locate the tool bar at the top right of the screen, find the Devotion tab and select Faith from the drop down menu. Enjoy!!!



Spread the Word about All Saints’

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



26 (Sunday Before Advent)


Alan Brown

Charles Carlberg Sr.


Lector- Bobbi Killinger



Don (MP)

Lector: Bobbi



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


Mrs. Parks (Mac’s mom)- Who is entering homecare Hospice


Bobbi’s mom, Roberta Ambler, who fell last week


Laurie Mosely who is having chronic back issues


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.


Praise: We praise you and thank you Lord, for all the many blessings that you have poured out on us this past year, especially for the gift of you Son, Jesus Christ. Grant us grace to faithfully serve you with all that you have given us




~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).


Annual Christmas Dinner                                December 17, 2018


Annual Episcopal Visit                                     January 28, 2018


Diocesan Synod                                             September 14-15, 2018

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