October 27, 2016

Dear Friends,

The following comes from Katanna Zachry, the organizer of our rummage sale this coming Saturday:


The All Saints Rummage sale will begin officially at 10:00 am and end at 4:00 pm this Saturday (Oct 29). Help of any kind is appreciated. We’ll gather at 8:00 a.m. to set up tables and display items. Feel free to contact Greg Clark  this week about opening the church so you can bring priced items in the front Sunday School room.  Fr. Tom is also available.  You can also bring them by 9:00 or so Saturday morning.

If selling isn’t your thing, come to visit with customers and help them see how welcoming we are.  Tuna sandwiches, chips, drinks will be available for helpers.  Customers often show up early so the sooner we can get set up the better! Don’t feel obligated to stay all day. Dene will take money, Katanna will have change available and signs posted. Ads are already in place. Bring any items someone might want and that you’d be willing to donate to Goodwill (or customers if it doesn’t sell). After lunch, we’ll reduce the already cheap prices even more. Fall/winter kids’ clothes might be helpful to our neighbors. 

This could be a great opportunity to make our presence known all over town and to get to know each other at the same time. Nothing brings people together like a good old-fashioned garage sale (and you could be the designated parishioner to ask each buying customer “Would you like fries (or a church bulletin) with that?”

 Please do call Katanna if you would like to volunteer to help or if you need more details.


Next Sunday, November 6th, is All Saints Sunday, one of the four great feast days in the Christian calendar (All Saints, Christmas, Easter and Pentecost).  All Saints Day honors those followers of Jesus, living and dead, who form the “great cloud of witnesses” referred to in Hebrews 12:1.  And so we celebrate All Saints Sunday by remembering our departed loved ones and looking forward to a day when we will join with them and the whole Church in eternity.  If you have not yet let us know of departed loved ones you would like us to remember in the service, please do email Teresa their names at tshep2555@yahoo.com.

We are All Saints Anglican Church. Though we join with the Church throughout the ages who remember the great saints of old, we do not limit our understanding of sainthood to a few stellar examples.  The Apostle Paul himself referred to all of us in the Church as “the saints” in Acts 26:10, Romans 1:7, Ephesians 1:15 and many other places.  And so, though we are also sinners, we are saved by grace through faith in Christ and made into what we could have never been on our own: the saints of God.


For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.   Ephesians 1:15-18

As always, if you are in need of pastoral care, please do feel free to call me at 432-853-2751.

 Your fellow servant,

 Fr. Tom


-Sundays, Classes at 9:15am.  Worship at 10:30 am

-Wednesdays, Bible Study and Fellowship, 6:30 pm at the church: The Book of Acts

-Thursdays, 7:30 am to 8:30 am, People of the Book – Light Breakfast and Bible Discussion at the Jubilee Center

-Thursdays, 5:30 pm, Evening Prayer at St. Paul’s, 1600 North A Street


-Tuesday, November8th in the Parish Hall, Vestry meeting and dinner beginning at 6:00 pm

-Friday, November 11th, 8:15 am, Stocking Shelves at the Jubilee Center

-Saturday, November 12th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Food Distribution at Jubilee Center

-Sunday, November 13th, Second Sunday Luncheon and Jubilee Food Collection