Parish Life

Parishioners come together for many reasons at All Saints'.

  We celebrate the Eucharist, serve the community,

and build friendships during our coffee hours, celebrations, and dinners.  

 

A Message from the Rev. Deacon Nancy O’Shea

 

 NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR FALL AT ALL SAINTS’

 

Fall is just around the corner!  Cooler weather gives us more energy for ways to be involved in our parish.

 

Being rather small, we depend on everyone to do his or her part in keeping All Saints’ a vital place to worship in our diocese. Size does not equate with an active, involved parish.  To that end, here are some opportunities to do just that---- be involved.

 

VOCAL CONCERT     3PM Sunday, Sept 15.  Sharon Momany will accompany Valetta Brinson in a concert of music from contemporary African-American composers.  This concert was originally scheduled for February during Black History month, but was postponed due to a death in the Brinson family

 

ACOLYTE TRAINING   If you have been curious about what is involved in the duties of an acolyte, Doug Cupples, our Senior Warden and Verger, is offering training for current and prospective acolytes on two Sunday mornings at 9AM  Sept 22 and 29.  Come and find out how to carry the torches and perhaps the processional Cross.  (if you are strong!)

 

LITURGICAL INCENSE      Occasionally, incense is used in our worship.  We need a couple of people to learn how to fill the incense burner (thurible) with charcoal, light it until it makes coals, and put the incense in a small container called a boat.  Lean how to become the thurifer,  safely carry the thurible in procession, and/or be the “boat boy” accompanying the thurifer. See Nancy if you are interested. 

 

CHORALE    Dr. Lyn is always looking for folks who like to sing.  Our Chorale will next be singing on Sept 22, featuring music with a Jazz Mass theme.  See her after church for Chorale details.

 

HOSPITALITY   If you would like to provide food for Sunday Coffee Hour, see Karen Carson or Beverly Holmgren.  Willing hands are always appreciated in the kitchen cleanup afterwards.

 

ALTAR GUILD   St. Margaret’s Altar Guild is a longtime tradition at All Saints’.   The Altar Guild is responsible for care and setting up of the altar linens, Communion vessels, bread and wine, and the flowers. It is a sacred task handling holy things.  See Laura Dunavant for details.

 

There are other places as well to plug into the life of the Church.  Please prayerfully consider where you might offer yourself for God’s service right here. 

 

Nancy

 

A Prayer for All Saints'

 

Gracious God, we pray for your blessing upon All Saints' Episcopal Church.  Increase our faith an further our efforts for the coming of your Kingdom.  Guide and strengthen us to serve you better in all we do, and lead us to know and do your will.

 Grant that all we do here and in our lives  be to your honor and glory.  

This we ask in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen

 

Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury

Michael, our Presiding Bishop

Phoebe, our Bishop

Nancy, our Deacon

 

 

 

 

Vestry for 2019

 

Doug Cupples, Sr. Warden (2020)

Doug Jones, Jr Warden (2020)

Karen Carson (2020)

Greg Leigh (2019)

Kensley Bynoe (2021)

 

Cain Carson, Treasurer

Beverly Holgren, Clerk

 

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