Happenings

A Remarkable Achievement

400 Meetings of the Friday Men’s Bible Study

On February 15, 2019, the Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study will celebrate its 400th meeting. Every Friday morning for more than nine years, All Saints’ Episcopal Church has hosted a Men’s Bible Study. The bible study is attended by men from our church and throughout Polk County. It is a great way to get a solid biblical footing for the upcoming weekend. These classes have covered I and II Timothy, Titus, Philemon, James, I and II Peter, and we are currently studying I Thessalonians. Father Reid Hensarling leads the study, and each week a different volunteer brings a light breakfast for the entire group. During summer vacation, the men continue to meet on Fridays for fellowship.

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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 9 - Preparation for the Summer
June 16 - Family Vacations
June 23 - Family Fun
June 30 - Growing Closer in Christ
     
 
Adult Class II - Luke Classroom 
Taught by Bob Delamarter

The Book of Signs

June 9 - Healing the Man Born Blind Part I - John 9:1-41
June 16 - Healing the Man Born Blind Part II - John 9:1-41

June 23 - Raising Lazarus from the Dead Part I - John 11:1-44

June 30 - Raising Lazarus from the Dead Part II - John 11:1-44  
 

Adult Class III - John Classroom
 
Sunday Lectionary Readings
 
June 9 - Martha Linder
June 16 - Dan Bridgeford
June 23 - David Fernandez
June 30 - Dan Bridgeford 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Confirmation Sunday - 2018

Bishop Gregory O. Brewer visited us on May 13th and celebrated at our 8:50 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. services. We had 17 candidates who were confirmed as part of our 10:50 service that day. The photo includes all of our confirmands as well as Bishop Brewer and our clergy.

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Adult Teachers

Welcome to the All Saints' Adult Teacher Page. We are proud to offer a variety of teachers for you to enjoy on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Here are copies of the latest schedules:

April Adult Education Classes - Sunday Mornings

Spring Parish Academy Classes - Wednesday Evenings

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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, and he teaches Adult Sunday School classes and Parish Academy classes. Dan served on the All Saints' Vestry from 2014-2016. Dan taught  a Spring, 2017 Parish Academy class entitled Evangelism in Our Postmodern World. He is leading a 2019 Spring Parish Academy class, A Faith That Works - Grace Changes Everything.  

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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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Bob Delamarter

Bob is an Instructor of Computer Systems & Information Technology for Traviss Technical College. He and his wife Linn Joined All Saints' in 2015 and were confirmed in 2016. He regularly attends the Parish Academy classes and appreciates the many educational opportunities afforded by All Saints'. He is part of the teacher rotation for the Lectionary Sunday School class. He also a Sunday School teacher in the Luke Classroom. He is one of the teachers in the 2019 Spring Parish Academy Course, A Faith That Works - Grace Changes Everything.

 

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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. (Luke Classroom), 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 and every other year teaches the Confirmation Class. 

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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 eight grandchildren. He is a Urologic Oncologist.  Byron taught a Fall Parish Academy class in 2016 on the life of King David. Dr. Hodge served on 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 and 2019 Winter Parish Academy class and is a Sunday School teacher in the Luke Classroom. 

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Rev. Kathy has been teaching with adult education at All Saints’ since 2015 after having come on staff full-time as Director of Family Ministries and Women's Ministries. She became Assistant to the Rector in February 2019. 

Rev. Kathy holds a bachelor's degree from Oberlin Conservatory, a master's degree in music from Peabody Conservatory, a Master's of Divinity degree from The Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, and a Certificate of Anglican Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

In her time at All Saints', Rev. Kathy has lead multiple small groups with women, taught confirmation classes, as well as new member classes, and she is currently leading women's studies on Thursday evenings. 

 

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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 and Parish Academy 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 and enjoys teaching Sunday School.

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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 was 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. Linda is teaching Parish Academy courses on the Foundations of the Faith series (2019-2020). 

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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 has taught a Spring, 2017 class entitled The Gospel of Johnand a Winter, 2018 class entitled The Reason for God, Belief in an Age of Skepticism.  

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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. He taught the New Testament class in Winter, 2018. 

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Dr. Alan Snyder

Dr. K. Alan Snyder began his full-time teaching career at Indiana Wesleyan University, but then was asked to join the faculty of the School of Government at Regent University, a master’s-level program, where he taught for seven years, including one year as academic dean of the School. 

In 2001, Patrick Henry College offered Dr. Snyder a position, the college’s mainly home-schooled population being a unique draw for him due to his commitment to the Biblical mandate that parents are ultimately responsible for the education of their children. After five years there, he came to Southeastern University to help further develop the growing history program.

Dr. Snyder is the author of five books, his latest being America Discovers C. S. Lewis: His Profound Impact, published in 2016. One year earlier, The Witness and the President: Whittaker Chambers, Ronald Reagan, and the Future of Freedom was published.

Dr. Snyder taught a Parish Academy class in the Winter, 2018 and Winter, 2019. His Fall, 2019 Parish Academy class will be on The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.  

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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 served on the All Saints' Vestry (2016-2018) and was the Senior Warden in 2018. She taught a 2017 Fall Parish Academy class entitled The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story.

 

Daughters of the King

When Rebecca Borneman was a young woman, her mother took her to visit the Church of the Resurrection in New York City. As they walked through the small but significant parish, Rebecca remembers seeing the small closed seat at the end of each pew. These small wooden seats – unassuming yet in a place of honor - were the designated seats for the original Daughters of the King.

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Annual Parish Meeting 2019

There were several celebratory reports of what God has been doing and continues to do among us at our Annual Parish Meeting on February 10th. Reports from our Director of Finance, as well as our outgoing Senior Warden, incoming Senior Warden, Director of Family and Women’s Ministries, and Rector were well received and all rejoiced in the continuation of our education programs, our emphasis upon worship, and the ever-growing outreach ministry in N. Lake Wire as Deacon Bob Johnson leads us in that.

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Deacon Bob's Perspective

2017 marks my first full year as a Deacon and what a year!

Developing relationships with our charities, the Outreach Committee (consisting of Fr. Reid, Rev. Kathy Hulin, Jeff Cox Jr., Bob Scarr, Ed Headington, David Fernandez and myself) developed a focus for our outreach efforts. By doing this we would be able to engage the parish. The results of this focus were phenomenal. The Gang Task Force outings went from 3 in attendance on the first one to almost one hundred on the third outing. The Talbot house dinner produced the same result. The VISTE Thanksgiving dinner delivery and other events where All Saints’ engaged to reach out to those in need showed the love of Christ to our community*.  

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Scripture Readings for June 30

First Lesson 1 Kings 19:15-16 , 1 Kings 19:19-21
Psalm Psalm 16
Second Lesson Galatians 5:1 , Galatians 5:13-25
The Holy Gospel Luke 9:51-62

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