Sunday, November 1: A very special All Saints’ welcome to today’s Officiant and Celebrant, the Reverend Stephen Mills. Also, please welcome the Reverend Natalie Stewart, who will be with us for a few months, giving us support during this time of transition.
The Altar Flowers today are given by Rodney and Valerie Warren to the Glory of God and in memory of Ernest, Carole and Alexander Toth.
Monday, November 2: Prayerful yoga –Creating space in the body through breath, movement, and stillness creates space in your heart and life. Join instructor Beth Lefevre in Seccombe Hall from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. No previous yoga experience is required.
Wednesday, November 4 – Bible study led by Bill Reed will take place at 10:30 a.m. until noon in Grant Hall.
Spirit Connections: People of the Book – Jews, Christian, Muslims. How do we connect to God on a daily basis? All Saints’ is sponsoring a series of three evenings wherein representatives of these three faith traditions will share their faith journeys with one another. Bring something to throw into the salad bowl and join us in this Spirit Connection among we who trace our roots to Abraham. Join us November 3, 11 and 18 from 6 to 8 pm. in Seccombe Hall.
The Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service “National Day of Gratitude” will be held on November 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Monterey, 501 Eldorado Street, Monterey. Please bring non-perishable food items to help the Food Bank of Monterey County. Sponsored by the Interfaith Outreach of Carmel.
We have a winner! – All Saints’ Alive is the new title for our Parish Magazine. Thanks to all who voted in our “Name the Magazine” poll.
Hold the date: Saturday, December 12th for our annual Dickensian family get together dinner – 5:30 to 8 p.m. Details to follow.
Visiting preacher celebrants in November – November 1 Stephen Mills; November 8 Joseph Patronik (8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) John Burk (5:30 p.m.); November 15 Gwen Buehrens; November 22 Joseph Patronik (8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) John Burk (5:30 p.m.)
Ushers needed for the 10:30 service – There is a pressing need for ushers to serve at our 10:30 a.m. service. This is an important and rewarding way to serve the church. Anyone can do it. Men and women welcome. Contact Don Britton at 831-455-5411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Needed: lay Eucharistic ministers – We have a number of parishioners who cannot attend Sunday services yet still want to receive Holy Communion once in a while. We need licensed people who can make home visits and administer the sacraments. We can arrange the appropriate training. If you are interested in this important role, please call the office. 831-624-3883, or call Claudia: 831-373-5069.
Needed: a volunteer for the parish office front desk – We are seeking a volunteer to greet visitors coming to our office, answer phones, and help with administrative tasks in the parish office. The time slot available is Tuesday 9 a.m. to noon. Help us present a friendly face and voice to our community. Rosemary Smith has volunteered to help on Tuesdays, but would like to alternate weeks with another volunteer. If you can help, contact Ray Krise in the office at 831-624-3883, ext. 14 or email@example.com.
Have a favorite hymn? We want to know what your favorite hymns are. Write down the hymn number of your choice and give it to the usher as you leave. We are incorporating your hymns into the service each Sunday.
News from St. Patrick’s School, Haiti – Can you help keep a child in school at St. Patrick’s? The total yearly cost for each student is $100.00. The children’s parents are asked to contribute $20.00 but the balance must be made up by the California Friends of St. Patrick’s, which includes All Saints’ Church. For more information or to make a contribution, please contact Rosemary Smith: 831-625-7622 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcement deadline – To be included in next Sunday’s bulletin, your announcement must be submitted by 11 a.m. on the preceding Wednesday. Most special parish events are included in the announcements for three weeks before they occur. Contact Ray Krise in the office at 831-624-3883, ext. 14 or email@example.com.