Newsletter: December 2012 & January 2013

This is All Saints’ newsletter for December 2012 & January 2013.

+ Calendar

+ Pastor’s article

+ ELCA “Hunger Rumblings” blog

+ 20-30s group

+ 39+ group

Good Soil Groups

Good Soil Reading Schedule Epiphany and Easter 2013

Read the following chapters and meet by these dates…

1 Corinthians 1-2                        Sun Jan 20

1 Corinthians 3-4                        Sun Jan 27

1 Corinthians 5-6                        Sun Feb 3

1 Corinthians 7-8                        Sun Feb 10

1 Corinthians 9-10                      Sun Feb 17

1 Corinthians 11-12                     Sun Feb 24

1 Corinthians 13-14                     Sun Mar 3

1 Corinthians 15-16                     Sun Mar 10

Philippians 1-2                             Sun Mar 17

Philippians 3-4                            Sun Mar 24

Easter is Sunday, March 31! Good Soil groups will take a short Easter break before continuing in April and May.


A Night in Bethlehem is coming December 8 from 4-7 p.m. Be prepared to enjoy this wonderful outreach ministry! Experience this hands-on nativity encounter. All FREE for the whole family and Open to the Public. Experience the “Live Nativity”, live animals to feed and pet, Christmas caroling, and dinner is provided; interact with Roman soldiers, shopkeepers, beggars, census takers, etc. Don’t miss out on this joyous event to celebrate this blessed season.  Julie Schoville will be coordinating the Night in Bethlehem event! We need a variety of items to make this outreach event a success!We are looking for baskets – all shapes& sizes, stuffed animals, artificial palm trees, solid colored flat sheets, doll for Jesus, scarves, floor pillows, & colorful blankets. Please bring your items to the fellowship hall or high school room as soon as possible! Be sure to mark December 8th on your calendar for Night in Bethlehem!


On Sunday, December 2nd, All Saints will have a potluck following by the Semi-annual Congregational Meeting.  The potluck will begin after worship, and the meeting will follow.  Please make plans to attend.  The next Congregational Meeting will be May 5, 2013.


Sunday Learning:  All Saints’ weekly learning for all ages began in September.  It is at 9 am before worship. Everyone under 10 years old is invited to All Saints’ One Room Sunday School.


Thank you to all who could participate in our recent Blood Drive. Six units of blood were collected and as many as 18 patients will benefit from life-saving blood products.  Collectively you may be a quiet caring minority, but your generous actions speak loudly.  What you do saves lives.


Thank you to all who could donate to and volunteer to work at the recent All Saints Rummage Sale.  The sale collected $1,053.86.  Thanks again for your generosity with your donations and time.


Some dates of importance:
12/02/12                    Potluck & Semi-annual Congregational Meeting*

    *next Semi Annual Meeting scheduled for May 5, 2013.

12/05, 12/12, 12/19 (7p)                                   Advent mid-week services

12/08 (4-7p)                                         “Night in Bethlehem” live nativity

12/24 (7p)                                                                Christmas Eve Worship

12/25                                                                 NO Christmas Day Worship


Angel Tree:  This year we will sponsor Jefferson School in Davenport with our Angel Tree gifts.   You can either take an angel for the clothing or for the wishes (toys) or both. We will need the gifts back “unwrapped” by 12-16-12. Let’s make Christmas for one of God’s children a little brighter.


Mitten Tree: We want to make sure all children not only have warm hearts, but warm hands and heads! This is a wonderful ministry that will benefit the children of Davenport! We are looking for gloves, mittens, scarves and winter hats. Whether you’re crafty and can make your own, or are thrifty and know where all the great deals are on winter wear, please think about placing an item on our mitten tree. Every child deserves to be warm during the cold winter months!


Poinsettias – All Saints is having fresh Poinsettias this year! There is a Poinsettia Sign Up Sheet in the gathering space: Cost: $8.80 each (make check payable to All Saints; on memo line please note “Poinsettia”). December 9th is the last day to sign up. Payment due by Sunday, December 16th. Poinsettias will be on display Sunday, December 23rd, thru Sunday, December 30th; please take them home after the December 30th service.


39+ will be getting together on Sunday, December 9th, 8:15 a.m., at Hickory Garden Family Restaurant; 3311 Hickory Grove Road. This is also our Christmas Party:  Ladies bring a gift for a lady, and Men bring a gift for a man.  Price is not to exceed $10.00. Hope to see you there!

 20’s & 30’s:  Be sure to look for the next get-togethers in upcoming bulletins.


Please check out the New Vision Team bulletin board in the gathering area. This will provide you with updates on what the New Vision Team is up to and when we are meeting. You will also find information about All Saints members to help us all get to know each other better. Please feel free to ask questions or give suggestions to the New Vision Team (Katey Krull, Tim Sampiller, Julie Schoville and Pastor Clark). You can also find more information online at



By the Numbers: All Saints publishes attendance and giving summaries in print only. Contact the office for a copy.

In Our Prayers: All Saints publishes its prayer list in print only. Contact the office for a full list.

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