Today: Blessing of Animals at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Dogs on the right side of the nave, please; cats and other pets on the left.
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: Rector’s forum—Enjoy the rector’s Walking the Way forums over the next six weeks, starting October 5 and continuing through November 9. Today we’ll begin with a discussion of Chapter Two of Bonhoeffer’s Life Together, and continue the conversation with reflections on the sermon and gospel message of the day. Bring your questions and stories. We’ll meet in Grant Hall toward the end of the 10:30 coffee hour.
Today: Evensong, a traditional Anglican service of music, prayer, and reflection, will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Join us in Seccombe Hall afterwards for a light supper.
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.
Wednesday: 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.
Thursday: Healthy Saints hike in Monterey—We’ll walk the three wharves of Monterey beginning at 9:00 a.m., with a possible side trip to the Monterey Museum of Art and/or lunch at the Sand Bar. Please contact Mother Cynthia at 520-260-5158 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the group for a great morning of exercise, fellowship, and sightseeing. Bring a friend! Upcoming hikes include Garrapata Beach and bluffs (October 13), McWay Falls and Partington Cove at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur (October 20), and Wetlands of Watsonville (October 27).
Fall Festival at All Saints’ Day School—Mark your calendar for a day of fun for the entire family on October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy Dinner with Bishop Mary—Spend time with Bishop Mary and help celebrate the commitment of those who are confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church. RSVP to save a seat for yourself and your family at the All Saints’ celebration dinner on Tuesday, November 4. The service begins at 5:30 and the dinner at approximately 6:30.
Helping with hospitality—Do you enjoy fellowship in the patio after church? Part of what makes fellowship so enjoyable is the coffee and treats that are provided for us each Sunday by members of our church. However, we are very short-handed in volunteers for this important ministry! The more people we have, the less work for the people who host Sunday after Sunday. Please let Sofia Osborne or Fr. Rick know if you would be able to serve every eight weeks or so. Thank you!
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 email@example.com or 624-3090.