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 

 

Welcome to our Bishop-Elect!                     

 

On Thursday, October 25, the clergy of the Diocese met at St. Columba Episcopal

Camp and Conference Center to meet our three candidates for Bishop: The Rev. 

Marian Fortner, Trinity Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, The Rev. Sarah Hollar,

St. Mark’s Church, Huntersville, North Carolina, and The Rev. Phoebe Roaf, 

St. Phillip’s Church, Richmond, Virginia.  We spent the morning listening to their stories, and asking them variousquestions.  Then, that evening, lay members of the Diocese came to our Cathedral, St. Mary’s, to split into three groups, and have theopportunity to interview each candidate.   The next day, the three women went to

Dyersburg to meet with our church members outside of Shelby County. All sessions were very well attended, and all three women were well received.

 

On November 17, at our annual Diocesan Convention, the election took place,and The Rev. Phoebe Roaf was elected on the first ballot.  Mother Phoebe, asshe is currently called, is the first woman bishop in this part of the Church, and the first African-American.  Until this election, no women had been amongthe candidates for West Tennessee, and no African-American men, so this is truly an outstanding event.  She will be consecrated as the Fourth Bishop of West Tennessee on May 4, 2019, at Hope Presbyterian Church, by the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, with other Bishops as co-consecrators.

 

Mother Phoebe impressed us with her quiet, yet authoritative presence. She was very personable and friendly, and tried to answer our many questions as fully as time permitted. She traced her life story from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, as a fourth generation Episcopalian, to college at Harvard, and to her careers in law and real estate, before she was called to the priesthood. She has led a very interesting life, and will bring a variety of experiences to her role at our Bishop. 

 

Please keep her in your prayers as she transitions from a parish rector in the Diocese of Virginia, to the episcopate of West Tennessee. 

 

Nancy +

A Prayer for All Saints'

 

Gracious God, we pray for your blessing upon All Saints' Episcopal Church.  Increase our faith anfurther 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 bve 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

Don, our Bishop

Nancy, our Deacon

 

Our prayer list

Christy, Jennifer, Mamie, Jeanne, Claire, Albert,

John, Edris, Tim, Martha,

Vivian, Sarah, Judy, George, Joyce, Iris, Suzie, Eloise

 

 

 

Vestry for 2018

 

Doug Cupples, Sr. Warden (2020)

Doug Jones, Jr Warden (2020)

Karen Carson (2020)

Greg Leigh (2019)

John Blanton (2018)

Sharon Momany (2018)

 

Cain Carson, Treasurer

Beverly Holmgren, Clerk

 

 

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