Wednesday:  Join us for Bible study from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Grant Hall as we explore Jesus’ life in a chronological study of the Gospels.

Wednesday:  Our annual Lenten soup suppers begin this Wednesday, March 12. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m., followed by Lenten presentations by Bishop Mary, Canon Jesus Reyes, Ed Fincke, Canon Brian Nordwick, Frank Graham, and others. A children’s program will be offered in the library. Dust off your tastiest soup recipe, sign up for a slot on the roster of cooks, and enjoy this Lenten opportunity for fellowship and spiritual growth.

Ukrainian Egg Decorating:  Now that Lent is here, our annual pysanky classes are just around the corner. New and returning egg-makers are welcome, and no special artistic skill is necessary. The free classes will be offered on Thursday, March 20 (9:00 a.m. to noon); Friday, March 21 (6:00 to 9:00 p.m.); and Saturday, March 22 (9:00 a.m. to noon). To register, contact Andrea Matters at 831-624-3090 or andreamatters@gmail.com.

New Staff and New E-mail Addresses:  For print, web, and advertising needs, please send e-mail to communications@allsaintscarmel.org. For all business administration needs, use admin@allsaintscarmel.org.

Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace:  An Episcopal gathering to challenge the epidemic of violence will take place in Oklahoma City April 9-11, 2014. Would you be interested in attending? A partial scholarship is available; contact the church office. More information is available at http://www.episcopaloklahoma.org/reclaiming-the-gospel-info.html.

Pastoral Care Transportation Help:  The pastoral care team is putting together a list of potential drivers for members who need help with transportation, such as for a medical appointment. If you’d be willing to occasionally give a fellow member a lift, please contact Susan Stanton via the office.

Sunday Handout Deadline:  To be included in next Sunday’s handout, your announcement must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the preceding Wednesday. Most special parish events are included in the announcements for three weeks before they occur. Contact Andrea Matters at andreamatters@gmail.com or 831-624-3090.

Boxes for Lenten Giving are available by the front doors of the church and by side windows. These gifts of gratitude will be collected at Easter time and given to Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) – South Sudan and St. Patricks’ School, Haiti.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Program. 35 people attended. We enjoyed crepes with both sweet and savory fillings along with traditional pancakes. We were entertained with music and poetry by All Saints’ members from 10 to 70. It was a delightful evening, and a wonderful start to the Lenten Season.