Monday, December 7: 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, December 9 – Bible study led by Bill Reed will take place at 10:30 a.m. until noon in Grant Hall.
Visiting preacher celebrants in December – December 13 and 20 Vincent Raj (8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) John Burk (5:30 p.m.); December 24 at 5:30 p.m. Holly Hudson-Louis and December 24 at 9 p.m. the Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves; December 27 Joseph Patronik (8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) and Holly Hudson-Louis (5:30 p.m.)
Food donations – Please bring donations of food for the pantry anytime and place your donation in the basket near the door to the church. The basket will be brought forward by the ushers at the offertory.
Epiphany’s Christmas Gift Program – This year All Saints’ will once again participate in Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church’s Christmas gift Program. Here are ways that you can help serve all the children and families looking for help: Donate a new unwrapped toy or jacket with tags. Donate an extra or spare gift card for $20-$25 or a check (made out to Epiphany Church, memo Christmas gifts). Look for special Children’s Gift Boxes at the rear of All Saints’ church and in the office, in which to deposit your donated toys and clothing. (Please note that for insurance liability reasons, only donations of new unwrapped gifts and tagged new clothing can be accepted. This is required for any child toy or clothing safety recall.)
Christmas memorials—We welcome your donations to help adorn the church for Christmas. You may use the forms located at the back of the church and in the office, or send instructions along with your check, which must be received by Monday, December 21. The suggested donation is $20. Memorials and thanksgivings will be included in the Christmas bulletins.
Saturday, December 12th A Dickensian Dinner at All Saints’ Church in Seccombe Hall – You are invited to gather at 5:30 p.m. for a wassail bowl, 6:15 p.m. for a sumptuous Victorian dinner, and 7:00 p.m. for entertainment and a carol sing. Reservations: $10 each – Seating Limited. Make your reservation by December 6th. Sign up at the back of the church or at the church office. Can you come help decorate for the dinner on Friday, December 11th at 11 a.m? All hands are welcome. Also, we would like to have an Old Fashioned Bazaar at the dinner. Can you contribute a few handicraft items to sell? All proceeds will go to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund.
December 23rd: Greening of the Church—Join hands with others in decorating the church for Christmas, starting at 10:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. Soup and sandwiches will be provided at noon.
December 24th Christmas Eve services will be held at 5:30 p.m. (Officiant: Holly Hudson-Louis) and at 9:00 p.m. (Officiant: Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves.) Christmas Carol Sing from 9:00 to 9:30.
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 . Thank you to Melissa Kotelec for volunteering.
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. 624-3883, or call Claudia: 373-5069.
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 624-3883, ext. 14 or email@example.com.