Today: Sunday morning Bible study is offered each week in the rector’s study from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. We study the lessons appointed for the day.
Today: Children’s Worship at 10:30 a.m.—Pre-kindergarten and elementary children worship in an age-appropriate manner in Room A during the Liturgy of the Word, and then return during the Peace so that they can participate in Holy Communion. Parents may accompany their children. The nursery will still be in session, and parents may always keep their children with them in church. Children’s bulletins will continue to be available at the entrance of the church. If you would like to help with Children’s Worship, please contact Jennifer Suttie at email@example.com or 831-521-9654.
Today: Second parish discernment meeting—At this meeting, identical in format to the one that took place on August 17, we will continue to ask what sort of congregation God calls us to be, and listen for the voice of God as we listen to each other. Those who attended on August 17 are encouraged to return and listen to the perspectives of a different group of members. Bring a favorite dish to the potluck lunch at noon, and plan to stay until 2:30. Childcare is provided. No potluck dish to share? Please come anyway!
Monday: Christian yoga—Creating space in the body through breath, movement, and stillness creates space in your heart and life. Join instructor Beth Lefebvre in Seccombe Hall from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. No previous yoga experience is required.
Upcoming Healthy Saints hikes—Please contact Mother Cynthia at 520-260-5158 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the group on September 23 (Huckleberry Hills Nature Preserve) or September 25 (Hatton Canyon).
September 21: Instructed Eucharists—All three services will feature our usual liturgy, but with commentary. Learning more about our ceremony and rite can enrich your worship.
Honored Women’s Day—The annual gathering will take place October 11 at St. Paul’s, Salinas. The day will include the United Thank Offering ingathering, a viewing of the film “Girl Rising,” a luncheon, Holy Eucharist, and the celebration of the honored woman from each congregation. Register by September 26 with Diane Lovelace at dilovelace.com. More information is available on the parish bulletin board.
Learning and Belonging the Episcopal Way—Teachers Al Alvarez, Fr. Rick Matters, Bill Reed, and Claudia Ward will offer a series of classes about the Episcopal expression of the Christian faith. Classes are held the five Wednesdays in October, and run from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Ask about childcare. These classes can lead to being received or confirmed into the Episcopal Church when Bishop Mary visits on Wednesday, November 4. Contact the office to enroll, or to find out more about confirmation or reception.
Strengthening Our Ability to Love—Attend this two-part series led by Fr. Rick, who will introduce several important family systems concepts that can help us strengthen our relationships. Attend either two Mondays, September 22 and 29, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. (includes dinner and childcare if needed) at the church, or two Thursdays, September 24 and October 1, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Little House at the day school. Register at 831-624-3883 or email@example.com.
Youth Choir—Interested youth will rehearse at noon on the last Sunday of the month (at the beginning of the youth group meeting) and sing at the 10:30 service on the first Sunday of each month. Rehearsals begin on September 28, and the first anthem is scheduled for October 5. Kathy Kirkwood will be conducting the youth and adult choirs.
Newcomers—If you would like to learn more about All Saints’ and get to know some of our newer members, please contact the office about attending the October 4 dinner. No matter how long or short a time you have been at All Saints’, you are welcome.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 624-3090.