Today: Sunday morning Bible study—We meet each week in the rector’s study from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. to 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 are available at the entrance of the church. If you would like to help with Children’s Worship, please contact Jennifer Suttie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-521-9654.
Monday: Prayerful 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.
Monday: The Gospel of Mark five-week evening series—Discover the treasures of what appears to be a simple, straightforward, and perhaps inadequate account of the public ministry of Jesus. Don’t miss your last chance to take advantage of Fr. Rick’s special training in the New Testament. Join us for five Mondays, from February 9 through March 9, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the library.
Tuesday: Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Crepe Supper—Join the fun on February 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Seth Eury and Fr. Rick will be flipping pancakes, made from Rick’s secret recipes. Crepes will also be provided; you’re invited to bring a sweet or savory filling to share. Entertainment will include an open microphone for people to share “what you probably don’t know about me.”
Wednesday: Ash Wednesday—Begin your Lent with the imposition of ashes at a simple and solemn liturgy at noon or 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: The Gospel According to Mark—You are welcome to attend an ongoing study of the Gospel of Mark led by Fr. Rick. Join us in Grant Hall each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday—The Friends of St. Benedict will meet in the library from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for study and prayer. Our aim is to integrate the wisdom of monastic life and spiritual theology into our everyday lives as Christians. We meet the third Wednesday of every month, and all are welcome.
Saturday: A celebration of life for parishioner Bob Johnson will be led by his family at Carmel Valley Manor on February 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Lenten Series–We will use several inspiring videos by National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones on how to reframe our perception of the world. These videos will prompt conversations about seeing the world through the lens of our faith. The Wednesday evening series, beginning on February 25, offers a creative way to prepare for the joyful and transformative power of Easter. We’ll begin with soup at 6:00 p.m., continue with videos and conversation at 6:30, and close with prayer at 7:15. Child care and a homework room will be provided upon request.
Rector search process and parish transition—On March 8 we will hold a vestry forum after the 10:30 service. We will meet in the first few pews of the church. The topic will be the search process for a new rector. Canon Brian Nordwick will be here representing the bishop and will be able to answer all your questions about the process. Please plan to come. This is a chance to ask questions and share your ideas.
A volunteer is needed to serve as clerk of the vestry. This person is not a voting member of the vestry but is considered one of the officers of the corporation under California law. The duty of the clerk is to keep the minutes. Vestry meetings will be the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Please notify Claudia Ward if you are willing to serve in this capacity.
Confirmation–Bishop Mary will celebrate confirmation at All Saints’ on Sunday, April 19. (Those confirmed in certain other traditions may be received into the Episcopal Church, rather than confirmed.) This sacrament is open to all adults, as well as youth in middle or high school. Please sign up in the back of the church or by contacting the parish office. A series of preparatory classes will be offered.
What’s new with I-Help—Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program: Catch up on the good news with current flyers on the table by the front doors.
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.