Weekly News: Take Down That Wall, Romeo, Romeo, and All Things All Saints
Dearly Beloved, It has been a very busy week here at the church. The Romeo & Juliet performances by the students of Classical Scholars have been filled to overflowing all week long. It was such a delight to watch our “All Saints” performance last Sunday afternoon. As you know, Rebekah Byrd is the director for the yearly Shakespeare performances and she is to be commended for all her hard work and expertise in giving our young people and the students of Classical Scholars an outlet for their artistic proclivities! Bravo! And congratulations to all the youth who were in the play. You all were outstanding! The last performance is today at 2:00 p.m. Take Down That Wall! We will move on with the next phase of our expansion project tomorrow afternoon by having a “Take Down That Wall” party following our 11:00 a.m. Holy Communion. Bring your pry bars, hammers, and work gloves as we begin to pull the sheetrock off the north wall of the parish hall. We will have a potluck lunch, so bring a dish to share. We will provide the meat, both beef and chicken. I am also asking, for those who are physically able, to stick around after the party and we will get some serious demo done. Other Construction News The new offices are primarily finished. We are getting things arranged in there and there are several “punch list” items that need to be resolved, such as handicap rails in the bathroom, before we can have our final inspection. We will begin taking estimates from painters for painting our buildings and will also focus on getting our landscaping squared away and spruced up for the spring. Picture Directory We will take our last set of pictures tomorrow for our parish picture directory. If you have not had your picture taken yet, Shelly Wyatt will be on hand to take it. Ministry Intern Tomorrow, Mr. Stephen Miller, who is a Candidate for Holy Orders in our Diocese, will begin a part-time internship here at All Saints, in preparation for his final interviews for ordination. Stephen is a member of St. Matthew’s Church in Weaverville, where his father, the Rev. Greg Miller is the rector. Be sure to give a hearty All Saints welcome him and his family as they spend time with us. Stripping & Waxing Classical Scholars will be on winter break this week, so our flooring maintenance company will be stripping and waxing the floors in Simcox Hall and the entryway into our buildings. Depending upon when particular areas are being worked on, we may have to use alternate entrances into the buildings. Please watch for that when you come here this coming week. Vestry Meeting The Vestry meets this coming Monday night, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. This will be the very first time we will use the new conference room in the office wing. Peter Zwingert Peter has finished his class work at the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, SC. The only thing remaining is the Comprehensive Exam on Tuesday, February 12. He is asking for your prayers as he and his classmates take this particularly demanding exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, his graduation will be next Friday, February 15. That is about it for this week and, as usual, some more announcements are below. Remember to keep on praying for one another and also for those for whom no one else will pray this day. Blessings, Fr. Erich
This Week in the Parish
Saturday, February 9 · 2:00 p.m., Final Romeo & Juliet Performance Sunday, February 10, Fifth Sunday after Epiphany · 8:30 a.m., Holy Communion · 9:45 a.m., Sunday School · 11:00 a.m., Holy Communion · 12:15 p.m., "Take Down that Wall" Party Monday, February 11 · 6:30 p.m., Vestry Meeting Tuesday, February 12 · 11:00 a.m., Book Study Wednesday, February 13 · 6:00 p.m., Holy Communion · 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Meal · 7:00 p.m., Bible Study · 7:00 p.m., Choir Practice
2018 Contribution Statements · Your 2018 contribution statements have been mailed. If you have not received yours, please see Cynthia Hensley. Wednesday Night Bible Study · In our Bible study, we continue our study of St. Matthew’s Gospel. It is never too late to join us! Adult Sunday School · Adult Sunday school is at 9:45 each Sunday in the parish hall. Tuesday Book Study · The Tuesday Book Study is reading The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Please read chapters 21-26 for this Tuesday’s class. Flower & Sanctuary Candle Charts · Don’t forget! New charts are available on the bulletin board for the giving of flowers and sanctuary candles for 2019. The suggested donation for flowers is $50.00 and it is $10.00 for the sanctuary candle. Sign up today to be sure you are able to get your desired day. A Wedding! · On March 16, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., Jeremiah Ridley and Felicia Gosnell will be joined in Holy Matrimony here at All Saints. Jeremiah and Felicia would like to invite their All Saints family. Please see the parish invitation, located in your announcements, and sign-up on the bulletin board in the parish hall to let Jeremiah and Felicia know you will be here that day. In lieu of gifts, the couple is requesting gift cards to assist in the completion of their beloved home. Banns of Marriage · I publish the Banns of Marriage between Jeremiah Ridley and Felicia Gosnell, both of this parish. If any of you know cause, or just impediment, why these two persons should not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to declare it. This is the first time asking. Food Bank · Bread of Life of Transylvania County is this month’s recipient of our in-gathering of food stuffs.