The Rev. Paul J. Stephens Rector 608 Jefferson Street Tupelo, MS 38804 (662) 842-4386 Fax 842-0204
www.allsaintstupelo.com E-mail: [email protected]
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THE FIFTH SUNDAY AND THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: JUNE 27 AND JULY 4, 2010 CALENDAR
SUNDAY-JUNE 27 Paul & Tommie at CCDC (Gray Center) – July 3 9:30 am Holy Eucharist* Summer Brunch 6:30 pm AA Group MONDAY-JUNE 28 7:00 am – 9:00 am Saints’ Brew (Monday through Friday each week) 8:30 am-12:00 pm Reading Camp (Monday through Friday) – Parish Hall 12:00 pm Intercessory Prayer 5:00 pm DOK (Conference Room) TUESDAY-JUNE 29 5:30 pm AA Group WEDNESDAY-JUNE 30 12:05 pm Holy Eucharist with Anointing THURSDAY-JULY 1 Newsletter Deadline 9:30 am Staff Mtg. ~~~~~
SUNDAY-JULY 4 9:30 am Holy Eucharist* Summer Brunch 6:30 pm AA Group MONDAY-JULY 5 Office Closed for Independence Day 12:00 pm Intercessory Prayer TUESDAY-JULY 6 5:30 pm AA Group 6:30 pm Gum Tree Quilters WEDNESDAY-JULY 7 Newsletter Mailout 12:05 pm Holy Eucharist with Anointing THURSDAY-JULY 8 9:30 am Staff Mtg. *Nursery Provided
FROM THE OFFICE For more information visit our website at www.allsaintstupelo.org
The office will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of
Fr. Paul, Stacy Carroll, Tommie Moore and Albert White will be away June 26—July 3 attending the Cooperative College for Congregational Development Conference at Gray Center. This is a joint conference of the Dioceses of Arkansas, Alabama, East Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee, that is a comprehensive training program for clergy and laity in congregational and organization development. The program begins in 2010 and will be offered in two eight-day intensive sessions over two consecutive summers. In Fr. Paul’s absence, the Rev. Gene Asbury will celebrate and preach at the service on Sunday, June 27.
SCHEDULE OF WEDNESDAY SERVICES IN
Our Choirmaster/Assistant for Music and Liturgy, Jessica Nelson, will be away July 1218 attending the Church Music Conference at The University of the South, Sewanee. She will be away July 20-25 attending the Mississippi Conference on Church Music and Liturgy at Gray Center.
Wed. July 7 12:05 p.m. Wed. July 14 12:05 p.m. Wed. July 21 12:05 p.m. Wed. July 28 12:05 p.m.
Holy Eucharist with Anointing Holy Eucharist with Anointing Holy Eucharist with Anointing Holy Eucharist with Anointing
Please join us for lunch following the service.
THE PASTOR’S PAGE THOUGHTS ON MY TIME AWAY. . . This year’s Christian Formation Conference was a stimulating mix of plenary sessions, workshops, worship, networking and conversation all revolving around the theme of “Living Our Baptismal Promises: A Call to Wholeness.” Attended by over 110 ordained and lay persons from across the church, all of whom had interests in Christian education and formation, the Conference energized and inspired me to put into practice the numerous new resources and ideas I encountered. It also didn’t hurt that the Conference was held at Kanuga in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina and that Martha was able to travel with me! Kate Gillooly, Minister for Christian Formation and Programming at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, was the keynote speaker. Focusing on living, loving, caring and sharing, over four days she shared her thoughts on living into our baptismal covenant as teachers and educators. The Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones, Priest for Pastoral Care and Nurture at Trinity Wall Street, New York, served as chaplain and led Conference worship. Canadians Linnea Good and David Jonnson were Conference musicians of extraordinary talent. Bud Holland, who before his recent retirement was a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff, led a plenary session on the power of stories in our common faith journey. These talented leaders were supported by Conference coordinators and staff; all contributed to making the Conference an outstanding event. Several talented and experienced Christian Educators led numerous workshops during the week. I attended workshops which focused on specific challenges facing Christian educators in today’s church and which I felt relevant to our life at All Saints’: “Intergenerational Faith” (how Sunday morning worship can become the most effective tool for faith formation for people of all ages); “Faith in the Home” (how to build bridges between the parish and its households); “Adolescent Faith Formation” (a fascinating look at how the Church can nourish adolescent faith and be nourished in return) and “Faith & Sexuality” (how to talk with parents and kids about sex while making the connection between faith and sexuality—the presenter suggested that that conversation should begin in preschool). Every workshop presenter offered “best practices” and other resources, many of which we can put to use at All Saints’ almost immediately. I also attended a workshop on “Marketing Your Church” (how to invite people to understand and care about the programs offered by your church) which was very informative. We have much to do on that front! During the week multiple workshops I wanted to attend were scheduled at the same time. Martha stepped in and helped out on two such occasions by attending workshops I could not. The first was “Children with Special Needs” (how to adapt curricula, presentations and activities for individuals with a variety of disabilities). Although trained to teach children with disabilities, Martha was introduced to and inspired by a recently published book written by the Rev. Dr. Brett Webb-Mitchell titled Beyond Accessibility: Toward Full Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Faith Communities. As we together renew our efforts to fully incorporate all people into our common life, Martha will assist in putting into practice certain ideas and strategies suggested in that book. The second workshop was titled “Love Makes a Family” (consideration of the implications of a congregation becoming fully inclusive of all varieties of households) led by Heidi Clark, a consultant I hired to work with parents and teachers while serving as Interim Rector at Church of the Holy Apostles in Collierville, Tennessee. Martha reported that Heidi did a wonderful job sharing her story and work. Thank you Martha for helping out! Fortunately, the Conference was not all work and no play. Martha treated herself to two sessions of Christian Yoga during the week. You can expect her to start a yoga group at church later in the year. Martha and I also enjoyed lots of porch time and together attended the entertaining workshop “Cool Wine for a Summer Eve” taught by the Rev. Paul Bailey of Hammond, Louisiana. Paul spent his sabbatical studying wine making and tasting—what a grand idea!!—and was a fabulous teacher. He is also the Rector at the church Martha’s twin sister and her husband attend—it was very good to make that connection. We also had a chance to visit with former seminary classmates, long-time friends (the Reverend Annwn Myers, Associate Chaplain for the University of the South who did field work at All Saints’ while in seminary, said to tell everyone hello) and to begin new friendships. Thank you All Saints’ for the opportunity to be away and participate in this Conference.
DISTRIBUTION DAY Saturday, June 26 9:00–10:30 a.m. PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR JULY ON SATURDAY: July 17 10:00 – Noon or online at: www.angelfoodministries.com
The Saints’ Brew volunteers (Brew-ites) currently volunteering, occasionally will be out of town, on vacation, or may just need a day off. Would you like to help out occasionally, but don’t want to commit to a regular schedule? If you are interested, please contact Dedra Rainey.
READING to WIN in 2010 All Saints’ Parish Hall June 28 – July 2 8:30 a.m. - Noon A summer reading camp supported by the Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction and the Literacy for Life Intervention Program for current 4th, 5th, & 6th graders. Students will choose their own reading materials from the list provided. This summer camp is FREE to all participants; however, enrollment will be limited. For more information please contact Ashley Parker at [email protected]
Sarah Siebert at [email protected]
Volunteers are needed to help take orders (one Saturday a month) and to help with distribution (one Saturday a month). A sign up sheet is located in the back of the church. A nursery will be made available to those volunteers who call ahead to either Mandy Atkins or Kasey McFate.
Thus Far, By Faith; A Conversation on Partnering with God A Weekend Retreat For Spiritual Renewal August 27-29 Gray Center With retreat leader The Rev. Dr. Sam Portaro The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago Presented by The Committee on Ministry with LGBT Persons and The Center for Formation & Mission of The Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi For more information visit www.dioms.org
PARISH MINISTRIES “Episcopal Community Services of Louisiana is proud to support the resilient and hard-working residents of our fishing communities, whose livelihoods and very way of life are so gravely threatened by this [oil spill] disaster," said Nell Bolton, ECSLA's Executive Director. "As the long-term implications of the spill begin to sink in for all of us, we know that the Church needs to be a steady partner through these challenging times. ECSLA is also fortunate to be in partnership with Bayou Grace, with whom we share many values and whose local networks are invaluable to being able to reach the people most in need of our help." "By helping to meet basic needs for food, providing information and pastoral care and offering guidance to address legal questions, we'll be able to assist families and communities in the face of ongoing anxiety and financial hardship," said Mears. "It will be extremely effective to tap into the existing network of churches and community centers in the area, because leaders connected with these sites already have a good understanding of the people in need in their communities." To learn more about Episcopal Relief & Development's work or make a donation, please visit www.er-d.org or call 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129. Gifts can be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.
OPERATING BUDGET PLEDGES Budgeted MAY 38,500 YTD 191,128
Received 34,020* 168,785*
Over/(Under) % Rec’d. -4,480 88% -22,343 88 %
Expended 35,328 187,530
(Over)/Under 2,711 22,630
EXPENSES Budgeted MAY 38,039 YTD 210,160
*Actual pledge income includes $17,500 from prepaid pledges. There is a total of $33,542.15 remaining in Pre-Paid Pledges to be used during the 2010 operating year.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN INCOME (Includes gifts received as honorariums/memorials)
Pledges/Donations received Pledges/Donations-non cash Pledges/Donations received – Hope Interest Income Net Proceeds from financing Total Income
13,419 114 (6,197) 7,336
2,197,158 45,000 376,999 22,057 2,594,797 5,236,011
Building Cost & other expenses Hope Campaign Interest Total Expenses
4,451,220 0 577,505 5,028,725
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. For children 3 years of age (by July 1) – 6th grade (completed) Come join us on a High Seas Expedition! Please register your children for VBS on Sunday, June 27 or by calling the office by Monday, June 28 so that we can make certain we have enough materials for everyone. Volunteers are needed to: teach, lead the Sing and Splash time, and lead the games. We will need assistants in all of these areas as well! If you would like to help in any of these areas, please contact Maribeth Kirkpatrick, Marrion Winders or Tommie Moore.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. –Martin Luther King, Jr.
Matilda by Roald Dahl. A funny school story for Twix ‘n Tween about Matilda and a headmistress. (Shelved jFic Doa) Gift of Anne Radojcsics.
Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees? By Carmela LaVigna Coyne. This active princess plays soccer, does yoga, falls on the ice, and scrapes her knobby knees. It is a story about doing your best.
Comets, Stars, the Moon & Mars: Space Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian. He did the illustrations with gouche, collage, and rubber stamps on primed brown paper bags. It also contains a galactic glossary. (Shelved j523.1/Flo)
Star Climbing, by Lou Fancher. In a nighttime journey, a little boy imagines he can run and dance with the star constellations. (Shelved E/Fan) Space books, gifts of the Kathy Tucker family.
ALL SAINTS’ FAMILY
A transfer has been received for Betty and Jim Pate from St. James’ Episcopal Church in Livingston, Alabama. June 28 June 30
In Honor of: Those who volunteer for Saints’ Brew From: Malachy McCool
Beau Black Pete Poland, III, Joan Jones Connor Crowe, Donna Bridges Jerry Davis, Emily Slocum Dinetia Newman, Bruce Morgan Tikyah Townes Morris Alexander, Lloyd Gray Bradley & Alexander Crowe Yvette Slocum Melalie Modak, Patsy Brumfield Martha Kessinger, John Carroll Frank Anger, Jo Pugh Annslee Fletcher Eileen Bailey, Kim Sistrunk Ann Ray, Fredda Robinson Cathy Duncan Nancie Beard
July 1 July 3 July 4 July 5 July 8
Melalie & Ravi Modak Mid & Cliff Brock Dedra & David Rainey Kasey & Marlin McFate Anne & Joe Radojcsics
Karen Asbury would like to thank everyone who assisted in any way with hosting the Shepherd’s Center meetings the last 3 months here at All Saints’.
July 2 July 3 July 4 July 5 July 6 July 7 July 8
“We welcome them into the fellowship of All Saints.’
GIFTS RECEIVED FOR SAINTS’ BREW:
In Memory of: Gary Kimmel From: Gretchen Passons A gift was given to Saints’ Brew by Walter Fleishhaeker.
To Deb & Jim Bain on the recent birth of a new granddaughter, Sallye Catherine Waite.
GIVE THANKS CORNER (Taken from the pew cards place in the alms basin on Sunday.)
The life of Riley Phillips
To: David Sparks on the death of his cousin, Lyle Megginson and The Family of Dr. Tom Ed Moore on his recent death.
The deadline for submitting information for the next newsletter is Thursday, July 1, at 12:00 p. m.
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ALL SAINTS’ MISSION STATEMENT: To equip ourselves for Christ’s service by gathering for worship, fellowship, prayer, and study; To minister to and support each other, and to welcome all who walk through our doors; To act as responsible stewards of God’s gifts to us; And to do God’s work in the world by seeking and serving Christ in all persons.
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JACE KING ANNA BALLARD WARNER WILLS KING TRINITY DUNCAN
HARRIS KIRKPATRICK SYDNEY GULLY HAILEY WOOLDRIDGE FORREST TIMMONS
9:30 AM NATHAN OAKES EACH SUNDAY KATELYN ALFORD ONE SERVICE BEN ALFORD LEE BEARD
DORIS & DEE STREIT
SUE ANN & WAYNE AVERETT
MARY LOU PARKS
MARY LOU PARKS
BETTY LEE MARSHALL
AMANDA WESTMORELAND RHONDA SAUNDERS MARTHA STEPHENS
LEIGH MICHAEL CANNON
SAM ALTON WESTMORELAND
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GUS & MARTHA ANN STAUB
CORKY & ANN SPRINGFIELD
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