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All Saints Weekly Newsletter
The Fish Rap

January 14th, 2019


The News in a Nutshell

           ·      !!! Ministry Sign Up !!!- Please Read

           ·      Upcoming Events- January

Ø Annual Episcopal Visit and Potluck, Jan 27

Ø Parish Meeting February 10th

·      Your Homework- For the road ahead

          ·      Epiphany- What and Why

          ·      Choir Practice- Sundays After Church

·      Lines from the Library-

·      Letters and Cards to Brad Coffey- Address

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

          ·      Like and Share- All Saints Facebook Page

·      Web feature- All Saints Online Forms


For more information see the full announcements below



!!!2019 Ministry Signup!!!- Please Read

January is jump into service month! For the first 11 years of our ministry, All Saints has been blessed with 100% involvement from our members and we have no doubt that this faithfulness will continue. 

In the first attachment to this edition of the Newsletter you will find a ministry signup sheet that lists the ministry opportunities and areas of service at our church, together with a brief description of what each area involves. You can also fill out a ministry signup form on line and send it electronically from the All Saints’ webpage. Simply follow the link:

Each of you is asked to complete the sheet by indicating the area of ministry to which God is calling you and to which you are committing to serve for this year

Please return the completed sheet to Fr. Charlie. You may email him your copy, give it to him at church, or place it in the offering plate.

As you fill out your sheet, I ask each of you to prayerfully keep in mind that involvement in the ministry of God’s house rests at the very heart of our salvation.

1 Corinthians 12:7 To each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

Paul reminds us that God has equipped each one of us to take part in the Gospel ministry of His people. Therefore, our motto at All Saints is: “Everyone does something and no one does everything”. We need the gifts and talents that God has given you. And I know God will richly bless your involvement.

Instructions (please read):

1.   A ministry signup sheet is provided in the first attachment to this newsletter. The signup sheet includes a list of all the ministries as well as a brief description of each.

2.   Please fill out the signup sheet indicating the ministry(s) where you are called to serve. No more than two ministries per person

3.   If you are already serving in a ministry and wish to continue that service, please fill out the signup sheet by simply indicating your current ministry

4.   Upon completion, please return the form to Fr. Charlie either in person on Sunday or you may email it to him at

5.   The deadline for signing up is Wednesday, January 23th   


6.   You may do all the above on line from the All Saints webpage:

The Ministry assignments for the upcoming year will be announced at our annual parish meeting on February, 10th.



Upcoming Events in January

     Ø Bishop’s Annual Visit and Potluck Dinner- January 27th    

The Bishop will be with us for his annual parish visit on Sunday January 27th. We will hold a potluck dinner after worship in his honor. The church will provide the meat. There is a signup sheet in the Parish Hall for those bringing side dishes, drinks, deserts, and etc… (so we will not all bring the same thing). If you plan to bring food, please be sure to note it on the sheet.


     Ø Annual Parish Meeting- Sunday, February, 10th    

We will hold our Annual Parish meeting immediately after services on Sunday, February, 10th. Please mark it on your calendar and plan to attend.



Your Homework- For the road ahead

As we seek God’s will for our church and the ministry God would have us do in this next phase of our Parish life, I am asking that each member of the congregation:

·      Pray us ready- that is I am asking that you will pray on a daily basis that God will direct both the leadership and the congregation of our church to the work He would have us do.

·      Make sure that you are ready- in other words, make sure you are growing in your walk and are being spiritually prepared for your share in the ministry God where leading us to serve

·      Pray for one- pray for one person in your office, school, neighborhood, etc. who is unchurched. Ask that God will open doors for you to share His love, forgiveness and healing with that person

·      No more counting heads- instead we will be faithful to serve with what we already have, putting it in God’s hands for Him to bless and use as He wills.



Epiphany- What and Why

Epiphany is always January 6th. It celebrates the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. It underscores God’s love for the world and His faithfulness to His promise to send a redeemer for all mankind.

In fact, Epiphany is literally the Christmas of the gentiles. It is when we arrive at the Christmas party! As such, Epiphany is the reminder that what God did in the manger He did for us as well.

At the same time, as we watch the Magi depart, praising God and returning to their own land with the Good News of the Messiah’s birth, Epiphany reminds us that we are the witnesses who are to carry that Gospel out into the world. Notice then it is traditional that the Christ Candle, the Christmas tree, and all your decorations and lights remain up and are put away on Epiphany. Why? It is not that we are taking the lights down. Rather, it is that we quite literally are the Christmas lights (proclaiming, celebrating, and shining forth the good news that to us a Savior is born)



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 Glenn for more details.



Lines from the Library

Our library now has copies of two DVDs from VOM (Voice of the Martyrs):

1.   This year's Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church video called "Fassal: Pakistan. It's just over 5 minutes long.

2.   "Tortured for Christ", the story of Richard Wurmbrand's abduction and imprisonment in Romania for speaking out for Christ, was recently in theaters. It's a little over an hour long and will challenge your faith. Don't miss it!

If you have books or other materials to donate to the library, please leave them on the main table. Direct any questions to Bobbi.



Letters and Cards to Brad Coffey

For those of you who would like to write Brad Coffey, His address is included below. Please remember to use our church address as the return address on your letter, since it has been approved. Otherwise, Brad will not receive your letter.

Here is how your envelope should look:


All Saints Anglican Church

3601 Old Buncombe Rd

Greenville, SC 29617


Bradley W. Coffey

Box 339500






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!



Like and Share- All Saints Facebook Page


Web Feature (

This week’s web feature is the All Saints’ Form page. It has all the forms we use throughout the year for our various programs and function. For example, you will find the Christmas Poinsettia and Easter Lilly memorial form, Annual pledge cards, and more. You can download them or even fill them out online and then send them to the church from your computer with just a click of a button.

This week we are featuring the Ministry Signup Form. For the next couple of weeks, each of us is asked to prayerfully consider the area of ministry in which God is calling us to serve for the year. Our commitments to serve will be announced at our upcoming annual parish meeting on February 10th. To help make this process more convenient we have put the ministry signup form online. It can be filled out electronically and submitted with just a click of a button. Also please note that all forms should be submitted by Wednesday, January 23rd @  5 pm so we can compile the final list of ministries in time for our parish meeting. Thanks.

To find the All Saints’ Forms Page, go to the All Saints’ home page ( On the tool bar at the top right of the screen, find the Parish Life tab and select Forms from the drop down menu. You will find a link to the Ministry Signup Form on the ensuing page!



Spread the Word about All Saints’

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



Weekly Servers

20 (Epiphany 2)


Charles Carlberg Sr

Andrew Carlberg


Lector- Blythe Brookshire



Charles (A/G)

Tim (C)

Don (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

God’s Direction for our church and that each of us is spiritually ready


Christine’s dad- who is having a pacemaker put in on the 16th


Helen Carlberg- who is recovering from a heart procedure


The Christians under persecution in China


Palmer’s Aunt Barbara who has Dementia and Parkinson’s


Ray Froman- who is recovering from heart issues


Gary Cobb- for health issues


Pat Childers- for health and recovery issues


Steve Hammond- for back issues


Brian Coffee- for health and family issues


Brad Coffee- for the issues he is facing


Don and Blythe as they minister to family


Steven Wright- heart and health issues


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


Praise: For Helen Carlberg’s successful surgery



~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 Episcopal Visit                            January 27th, 2019


Annual Parish Meeting                           February 10th, 2019


Diocesan Synod                                     September 20-21, 2019

                                                                 (St. John Charleston)

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