June 6, 2024 Edition

Collect and Readings for June 9, 2024 | Third Sunday after Pentecost

This past Sunday, Rev. Nancy preached on the Mark Gospel reading (Mark 2:23-3:6), where Jesus, facing a man with a withered hand, challenged the Pharisees with the question “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?” Mark adds: “But they were silent. He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.”

The Pharisees were looking for a reason to convict Jesus: If he cured a man’s withered hand on the Sabbath, would he be committed to “working” on the Sabbath?

Like many of you, I grew up in an era where Sunday, our “Christian Sabbath,” was protected by our government, which promoted “blue laws.” Click to read more.

This Week

By the Grace of God and with the consent of the people, The Right Reverend Samuel S. Rodman, Bishop of North Carolina, will ordain Emily Collins Badgett to the Sacred Order of Deacons in Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 11 AM at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1623 Carmel Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28226. Your prayers and presence are requested. Emily's ordination can also be viewed on the diocesan Facebook page. We joyfully anticipate The Reverend Emily Badgett joining worship as Deacon for the first time on Sunday, June 9, at All Saints'. Receptions will be held following services.

Upcoming Events

On Sunday, June 16, the loose plate offering will be dedicated to the Bishop's Discretionary fund. Please plan to give generously.

Are you interested in taking a deeper dive into the Bible, learning more about the history of the church, and taking a closer look at the joys and challenges of our daily lives as Christians through a theological lens? If so, the Education for Ministry (EfM) class may be the place for you. Through reading and study, as well as engaging in regular theological reflection, EfM is designed to develop theologically informed, reflective, and articulate seekers of God. If you would like to know more, make plans to join us on Sunday, June 23, between the 9 and 11:10 AM services, to get more information. You may also reach out to Christiana Holyer, EfM Mentor.

HONDURAS IS CALLING! As most of you are aware, we have been participating with a medical mountain mission group, Friends of Barnabas Foundation, since 2017. It has been the reason for our numerous pie fundraisers! It has been a richly rewarding venture. It is our desire to begin building a team from All Saints'. It is not required that you have a medical background, in fact half of the team members are not medical. To that end, we have invited Erin Caldwell, President of Friends of Barnabas Foundation and Patti Wagner, Medical Director of Friends of Barnabas Foundation, to come speak here at All Saints' on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 10 AM, between the two Sunday services. They will provide information about the programs and opportunities. We are looking to fill a team for March 15-22, 2025. The minimum age is 18. If you want additional information, visit the website www.fobf.org. You can also contact either of us, Debbie or Joe Stegman. Our information is in Realm. We hope you will prayerfully consider this opportunity, and we look forward to seeing you on June 23.

Summer Planning | Looking ahead, here are a couple events to place on your summer calendar. Details will be coming soon!

  • Parish Par-Tay – July 14
  • Volunteer Luncheon – July 16 at Noon

Grapevine | News from the Parish

Congratulations to George Rogers-Kirkpatrick, a member of the award-winning cast of "Pippen." His Central Cabarrus High School cast won a 2024 Blumey Award for "Best Musical." This is the first time a CCS school has ever won the "Best Musical" award and only the second time a CCS school has even been nominated for it. We celebrate George's impressive accomplishment!

We offer happy congratulations to the Goodwin family on the birth of Ioan Michael Goodwin on May 31, 2024. Ioan is Ken & Melissa Goodwin's fifth grandchild and first grandson. Ioan is the Welsh form of John, and he's named after his dad's godfather. Ioan's sisters are smitten with him, as are his grandparents. 

We offer joyful congratulations to Deb and Kyle Grill on the birth of their son Joey Grill on May 29, 2024. We celebrate this new birth!

As we continue to pray for Al Bonnyman's recovery, Jean says they would welcome video messages from All Saints' friends and parishioners. You are invited to record an encouraging video message on your phone and text or email it to Jean Bonnyman. She will share them with Al when the time is right. Jean Bonnyman's contact information can be found in Realm.

We offer love and congratulations to Phieu "Phil" Kpa and Dylan Halloway, grandson of Fred and Judy Weber, on their marriage on May 3, 2024.

Opportunities to Worship

Worship on Sundays

All Saints' invites you to Holy Eucharist Services on Sundays. 

The first service is at 9 AM in the Parish Hall. The second service is at 11:10 AM in the Nave.

Both of these services are also live-streamed via Facebook Live and our YouTube Channel

Nursery is provided during both Sunday services, from 8:45 AM-12:30 PM, for children ages infant to 3-years-old.

Christian Formation | Sunday School for all ages at 10 AM.

EYC Youth (both Middle and High School) have completed their program year and will be gathering for summer fun starting soon!

During the Week

Compline is led by our Compline Team on Facebook Live every Tuesday at 8 PM.

Noonday Prayer provides spiritual encouragement via Facebook Live on Wednesdays at Noon.

All Saints' Choirs The Resurrection Choir meets Sundays at 8:15 AM. The Choir of All Saints’ meets Sundays at 10 AM. All choirs are now on summer break. For details, contact Brian Sapp-Moore.

Prayer Shawl Ministry meets in-person, in the Welcome Center on the second Tuesday of the month, at 10 AM. Contact Jan Millar.

Older Wiser Laity (OWLs) meet in-person at the church on the second Thursday and via Zoom on the fourth Thursday of the month. Contact Deacon Vern for details.

Weekly Small Groups | Tuesdays at 3 PM via Zoom; contact Charles McKinley or Brenda Trott for link.

Wednesdays at 7 PM via Zoom; contact Chuck Collier for link. Thursdays at 5 PM on Zoom; contact Alice Baxter or Michelle Bohrer for link. Financial Peace University class on Thursdays at 6:30 PM at church; contact Bob or Beth Simpson. Saturday Morning Men's Group at 8 AM in the Welcome Center; contact Mark Robinson or Chuck Collier.

The "Tuesdays at Three" discussion group will start a new four-week discussion and study of Adam Hamilton’s “Why – Making Sense of God’s Will” on Tuesday, June 4. This group has been meeting by Zoom since Advent of 2020 and is excited to welcome new faces to the table! For the Zoom link, or further information, please contact Charles McKinley or Brenda Trott.

You are invited to join the Small Group that meets on Wednesdays at 7 PM. We are beginning a six-week Bible study on June 5. Be with us as we study Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts and Outlaws, by Adam Hamilton, which explores the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus as told in the Gospel of Luke. Through Luke’s stories we find Jesus’ care and compassion for all as he welcomes sinners and outcasts. As we study Luke and see Jesus’ concern for those who were considered unimportant, we hear a hopeful and inspiring word for our lives today. It is available on Amazon and Abe Books. ALL Are Welcome! Questions? Contact Chuck Collier.

Prayer Requests

Prayer is the foundation of the ministry of this parish. If you would like to request prayers, please share here. If you are hospitalized, please let the church know. If you are unable to make the call yourself, ask for the chaplain on call and they will make it for you. The church phone number is 704-782-2024.

Prayers have been requested for Riley, Jake, Betty, Jennifer, Chris, Steve, Nora, Forrest, Al, and Jean.

The Lord be with you.