Soul in the City - Homegrown Mission Week

The week of July 24th, our youth along with other churches in the Central Florida Diocese will be participating in Homegrown Mission Week. We ask that you keep our youth and leaders as well as the multitude of volunteers in your prayers as we pull this ever growing project together. Through this labor of love our kids will be able to give back to the community as well as have an amazing time while making memories doing it. 

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Vacation Bible School 2017 - Maker Fun Factory

This is the first entry of of our Saints' Alive Newsletter 2.0 which you will now get as the event happens rather than waiting until the end of the month. We just finished an amazing week of Vacation Bible School and wanted to hear from Kathy Hulin as to some of the highlights. Following these highlights are 2 videos that we've posted so that you may share in our kids and volunteers excitement.

Our theme for Vacation Bible School this year was Maker Fun Factory. Some of our activities involved being creators and builders to engage the imaginations that God has given us, and we had amazing Bible stories and songs each day to help us know of God's love and care for us as his children. One of our favorite Bible verses from the week is Romans 8:31, "If God is for us, who can be against us?" We heard how important it is to talk with God every day and to trust in his plan for our lives. 

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Sunday Parent Class

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10:00 - 10:40 a.m. Sunday
Meeting in the Matthew Classroom in the McClurg Building
 
This is a weekly Bible class on various marriage and family issues. It is a special time to make friends and fellowship with other parents.
 
 
June 25 - Testifying to the Truth
July 2 - Celebrating Our Nation's Founding
July 9 - Rest and Restoration
July 16 - Hope Found in Christ
July 23 - Hope in Our Marriages
July 30 - Coming to Grips with Loss
August 6 - Back to School
August 13 - Preparation for Changes
August 20 - Facing Our Fears
August 27 - Perseverance in the Faith
 
 
 

Outreach at All Saints'

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On April 22 from 8:30 - noon at Westside Park, All Saints' had 27 people (most are shown here) show up for a community outreach program hosted by the Lakeland Police department. Our members were able to work, participate, and enjoy an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many less fortunate in the city of Lakeland. Our next big event will be held on September 23 so stay tuned for more details.

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 Members of our Outreach Committee: The Rev. Dr. Reid Hensarling, The Rev. Bob Johnson, Robert Scarr, Jeff Cox, Ed Headington, and David Fernandez.

 

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All Saints' has been in the process of assembling a new and diverse team of outreach members to address the huge need for missions outreach in our community. Robert Scarr is heading this new team which has been named Beacon for Christ! This is All Saints' newest ministry and you should be hearing much more about this exciting program in the fall. This unique team of twelve people will help to develop a cohesive, automated and streamlined way for our church to implement missions work and stay accountable to our Lord's wishes in consideration for an ever changing culture. Here is a picture of our team members. Please lift them up in your prayers as this is a way for our community to see Jesus in the flesh, as these folks plan, arrange, and assist in what is so greatly needed in our community. It is important to our vitality to make a majority of our giving to a wider range of charities (see list below). These twelve will facilitate All Saints' in her role of missions not only in the fiancial component of assitsting, but also in volunteering of time and human ineraction.

 

  • Community Aid
  • Anchor House
  • Emergency Help
  • Pregnancy Crisis Center
  • Salvation Army
  • Youth Scholarships
  • Talbot House
  • Thanksgiving Baskets
  • United Thanks Offering For Missionary Work
  • Volunteers in Service to the Elderly
  • Hurricane Assistance
  • Mission to Honduras

 

Outreach Policy

All Saints' Episcopal Church provides resources to individuals and Christian institutions in need or those that provide necessary services to those in need. These organizations must do all that is within their means to encourage and enhance the charitable atmosphere surrounding our community.

 

 

 

Outreach Guidelines

We make prayerful decisions regarding the funding of ministries and special needs in the All Saints' family, the United States, and foreign missions. In order of priority, we allocate church resources to:

  • Emergency needs of our parish family
  • Lakeland area Christian ministries
  • Needs of the less fortunate in our community
  • Efforts to renew & revitalize downtown Lakeland
  • Christian relief efforts associated with natural relief disasters
  • Support of Christian seminaries 

 

 

 

Adult Sunday Classes

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Four adult classes are offered each week between worship services at 10:00 a.m.
in the Sikes Teaching Center in the McClurg Building.
 
Adult Class I - Matthew Classroom Parent Class 
Taught by Rev. Dr. Reid Hensarling 
 
June 25 - Testifying to the Truth
    
Adult Class II - Mark Classroom Healing Class

June 25 - Deanie Hensarling - Jairus' Daughter - Mark 5:21-24, 35-43
 
 
Adult Class III - Luke Classroom Bible Class
Taught by David Marichal 

Humility 

June 25 - The Discipline of Humility



Adult Class IV - John Classroom
 
Sunday Lectionary Readings
 
June 25 - Byron Hodge 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday Morning Class

 

Please join us on Wednesday mornings for Bible study in the Luke Classroom in the McClurg building.
It is an open class for everyone. All are welcome!
 
10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon
 

June 21: Romans 14:20-21

June 28: Romans 14:22-23

July 5: Romans 15:1-3

July 12: Romans 15:4-7

July 19: No Class - Vacation

July 26: No Class - Vacation

August 2: No Class - Vacation

August 9: Romans 15:8-9

August 16: Romans 15:10-11

August 23: Romans 15:12-13

August 30: Romans 15:14-16

September 6: Romans 15:17-19

September 13: Romans 15:20-21

September 20: Romans 15:22-25

September 27: Romans 15:26-29

October 4: No Class - Fr. Reid in Orlando

October 11: Romans 15:30-33

October 18: Romans 16:1-2

October 25: Romans 16:3-10

November 1: No Class - Fr. Reid in Orlando

November 8: Romans 16:11-16

November 15: Romans 16:17-18

November 22: Romans 16:19-20

November 29: Romans 16:21-24

December 6: Romans 16:25-27

December 13: Final Thoughts on Romans

December 20: The Book of Ephesians

December 27: No Class - Christmas

January 3: Ephesians 1:1-2

 

 
Class is followed by worship at 12:10 p.m. in St. Mary's Chapel and that is followed by a wonderful lunch together in the Family Parish Hall.

Adult Teachers

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Dan Bridgeford

Dan holds a BS in Engineering Technology specializing in Computer Science from USF. He has been a member of All Saints’ since 1994, where he has been a certified Stephens Minister and Lay Eucharistic Minister. Dan is an active participant of the All Saints’ Parish Academy, is Chairman of Honduras Council, and he teaches Adult Sunday School classes and Parish Academy classes. Dan served on the All Saints' Vestry from 2014-2016. Dan is teaching a Spring, 2017 class entitled "Evangelism in Our Postmodern World." 

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Dr. Jim Chastain

Jim holds a Ph.D. and he is consulting engineer with degrees in civil engineering, environmental engineering and public health from the University of Florida and USF. He grew up in the Nazarene church, where he taught adult Sunday School, served on the Board and took lay minister courses. He then attended the Presbyterian Church (PCA) for 20 years and successfully completed the church’s Elder training courses. He has taught several semesters in All Saints’ Parish Academy. His focus is to follow Scripture in developing a Christian worldview to face the challenges of a hostile world. Dr. Chastain teaches Adult Sunday School classes and is a member of the All Saints' Vestry (2016-2018). 

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Nancy Chastain

Nancy is a 5th generation Episcopalian and was confirmed at All Saints’ as a child. Upon marrying Jim Chastain she began attending church with him and served in a number of responsible teaching and ministry positions in the Nazarene and Presbyterian (PCA) churches prior to returning to All Saints’. Her focus has been relating Scripture to life and family applications. She has taught Middle School students at All Saints' and has actively participated in the Parish Academy and Wednesday morning Bible study. Nancy teaches Adult Sunday School classes and Youth Sunday School classes.

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Dr. Rickey Cotton

Dr. Rickey Cotton is a trained and commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer and of Lectio Divina and a facilitator of All Saints’ Monday night Centering Prayer group. He is on faculty at Southeastern University where he teaches courses in English and Religion. He has presented workshops on spirituality and our Christian heritage around the country. In addition to Contemplation: Living in the Spirit, Living with the Spirit, these have included such topics as The Desert Ammas and Abbas and Our Monastic Heritage. Rickey and his wife Anna live in Lakeland, FL, and are the parents of three adult daughters. Dr. Cotton taught a 2016 Winter Parish Academy class. He also leads our Advent and Lenten retreat days.

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Dr. Chery Dee

Chery is an Adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Florida State University and San Jose State University, California, with specialization in library management and electronic medical/consumer information sources. Preparation for teaching was from a BA from Michigan State, a Master’s Degree from Vanderbilt and a Ph.D. from FSU. All Saints’ teaching includes Sunday School classes on Richard J. Foster’s book The Celebration of Disciplines and in 2012, I John, Chapters 1 and 3. Three years with the Education for Ministry (EFM) program and a variety of Episcopal classes since birth, provided the beginning of her biblical background. 

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The Rev. Dr. Reid Hensarling

Father Reid's ministry as Rector began on November 14, 2016. He served as Priest-in-Charge from January 6 - November 13, 2016 and as Associate to the Rector for almost thirteen years. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University (Bachelor of Science), the University of Texas at Austin (Master of Arts), Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (Master of Divinity) and Reformed Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). Fr. Reid has been teaching the Bible since his college days at LSU (1977). Fr. Reid enjoys teaching weekly: the Wednesday Morning Bible Study from 10:30 a.m. - Noon (Luke Classroom), the Friday Morning Men's Bible Study from 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. (Parish Hall), and Wednesday Night Parish Academy classes (7:00 - 8:30 p.m). Fr. Reid also leads the Parent Class on Wednesday nights (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.) and Sunday mornings (10:00 - 10:40 a.m.). He also teaches The Rector's Perspective every winter (January - April) on Monday nights from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

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Dr. Byron Hodge

Byron is a life long Episcopalian, originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is an adult Sunday School teacher and in the Order of St. Luke healing ministry. Byron is married to Janet and they have three children and five grandchildren. He is an oncologist for the Lakeland Regional Cancer Center. Byron taught a Fall Parish Academy class in 2016 on the life of King David. Dr. Hodge is a member of the All Saints' Vestry (2016-2018).

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Dr. Charles Hulin is a pianist-composer with a specialization in faith integration. Charles is a member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada and presented the opening concert of the Society’s 2013 conference consisting of his own hymn-based concert works. In addition to chairing the Department of Music at Southeastern University, he coordinates the Lasker Summer Music Festival, eastern North Carolina’s Christian performing arts festival. He has served Protestant and Catholic congregations in a variety of capacities and was the co-director of music for the Baltimore Baptist Association for several years. His current creative projects include Pilgrimage of Practice, a piano curriculum based on the life of Saint Columba and conceived as a means for students to engage learning an instrument as a spiritual discipline. Dr. Hulin taught a 2016 Winter Parish Academy class. 

 

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A lifelong Episcopalian, Bob grew up at St. Paul’s in Winter Haven. He and his wife have been members of All Saints' since 1985. Bob was ordained to the Diaconate on September 10th, 2016. Bob married Debbie in 1978 and they have four grown children, Emily, Rebecca, Ben and Meredith. Bob is the Director of the Outreach Committee and has taught Adult Sunday School classes. He taught New Testament in our Winter, 2017 class with Ignacio Morrell.  

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Martha Linder was born in Tampa and has lived in Florida all of her life, except for the eight years that she lived in Europe - where she taught in an international school. She majored in English literature in college. Marrying Scott Linder in 1971, Martha moved to Lakeland and continued to teach, but not in school. Martha has taught a weekly Bible study in her home for over forty years. She is active in the community, sitting on the boards of the Salvation Army, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, Community Fund of Greater Lakeland, and Young Life. Martha loves to read, travel, play bridge, and visit with her friends. Martha teaches Adult Sunday School classes.

 

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George is a third generation Episcopalian. He graduated from Sewanee Military Academy, Sewanee TN, where he studied the Bible and Anglican practices/traditions. He holds a BA in Citri-Business from Florida Southern College where he also studied Old and New Testament. Prior to moving back to Polk County, he served as a LEM for more than 15 years while worshiping at St. Mary's Church in Dade City. George is a regular attendee at Parish Academy Classes, Wednesday morning Bible study and Friday's Men's Bible study. George has served on the Board of Directors of Anchor House Ministries. George taught his first Adult Sunday School class in July, 2016.

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David Marichal

David and Linda have been members of All Saints' since 2003. He has served on various committees and councils and the vestry. David teaches Adult Sunday School classes and is a member of the All Saints' Vestry (2015-2017).

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Linda has taught Adult Sunday School, Wednesday morning Bible Study, Young Adult classes, children's and youth Sunday School, and Parish Academy classes. Linda has participated in and taught classes on Christian Apologetics and Worldviews for the Parish Academy. 

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Beth Mason

Beth studied Music Education at FSU and Music Therapy at USF. She was the Interim Executive Director of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, has taught the Children's Choir at All Saints' and teaches Adult Sunday School.

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Dick Mason

Dick has been a member of All Saints' since 1941. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Duke University and he is a U.S. Navy veteran. He has attended All Saints' Parish Academy courses since their inception. He teaches Sunday School and is a lector for worship services. He says he is "still learning"! 

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Phil Mays

Phil is currently working on his first novel. He loves movies and he is an avid reader of murder mysteries, biographies, the Civil War, theology and philosophy. He is the President and Broker of Ulysses Realty Group, Inc. a commercial real estate firm in Lakeland.  He holds a BBA degree in Marketing with a minor in English from Georgia Southern University. He has taught Parish Academy classes on two classic devotional books: The Imitation of Christ and The Cost of Discpleship.  Phil is teaching a Spring, 2017 class entitled "The Gospel of John." 

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Ignacio Morrell

Ignacio has attended All Saints’ Church since 2002. Over the years, he has served as Steward, Breakfast team member, Junior Warden, Senior Warden, Lector, Thrift Store volunteer, and Sunday school teacher.  Ignacio was also actively involved in the Honduras Council and made several short-term mission trips to Honduras in connection with our Partnership Church in Morocelí.  He has been attending Parish Academy courses since their inception at All Saints’ Church.  Ignacio has been married to Kimberley, a teacher at George Jenkins High School, since 1988. Together they have two children, Sophia, 21, and Isabel, 18, who both served as Acolytes, participated in Children’s Church, Sunday school, and Missions Weeks, and were members of the Youth Choirs and Ensembles. Ignacio taught one of our 2016 Winter Parish Academy classes and team taught our New Testament class with Deacon Bob Johnson in Winter, 2017.

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Susan Waldron

Susan was raised at All Saints' Church and baptized here as an infant. She has a business degree from Florida Southern College. She taught Children’s Sunday school here for many years. Her biblical knowledge has been gained through the All Saints’ Parish Academy, Bible studies, and her personal study. She says, “I prefer to think I research and study the subject for teaching and then present what I have uncovered. It has been a fulfilling and enlightening opportunity to learn along with others.” Susan is currently serving on the All Saints' Vestry (2016-2018) and is the Junior Warden. She is teaching a Spring, 2017 class entitled "The King's Cross."

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Lynne Walker

Lynne has been a member of All Saints’ all her life. She retired after thirty years of teaching for the Polk County School Board in 2009. She is currently involved as a Lay Eucharistic Visitor, Kids’ Club storyteller, Widows’ Walk Leader, Lector, and adult Sunday School teacher. She participates in the Parish Academy classes, All Saints’ Red Hatters, and as a breakfast team leader. She continues her Christian walk with daily devotionals, prayer, quiet time with the Lord and Bible study.

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Kathy Hulin
Director of Family Ministries
(863) 688-4502 office
E-mail Kathy

All Saints' Family Ministries in Lakeland, Florida desires to be led by the Holy Spirit and filled with youth who know, love and follow Christ while serving our commmunity.

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Scripture Readings for Sunday, July 2

First Lesson Genesis 22:1-14
Psalm Psalm 13
Second Lesson Romans 6:12-23
The Holy Gospel Matthew 10:40-42

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