Monday, May 2nd:  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.  Donations go to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund.

Wednesday, May 4thBible study – at 10:30 a.m. in Grant Hall.  We are studying the Epistle to the Ephesians, led by Bill Reed and Pastor Amber.

Thursday, May 5th at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel:  This Thursday we are starting a Contemplative Prayer Group to practice Centering Prayer.  We will begin with a short reading from Fr. Thomas Keating’s book, Open Mind, Open Heart, followed by Centering Prayer meditation, and a short discussion about our practice.  Please join us even if you have not attended a workshop.

Daily Morning PrayerWelcome Happy Morning!  You are invited to join All Saints parishioners every weekday morning from 9.00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for music, prayers, and reflection at Morning Prayer in the All Saints’ Chapel of Saints Benedict and Scholastica (opening onto 9th Street).

Tuesday, May 10th:  Join the All Saints Book Club on Tuesday, May 10th in the Library at 6:00 pm.  We will be discussing Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.   Join us for discussion and a potluck meal.   Bring something to put in a salad or a goodie to share.  Contact Kathy Nielsen (knielsen@redshift.com) to learn more about this group.

Welcome Dinner for Newcomers – Friday June 3rd.  If you are new to our Parish or considering making All Saints’ your spiritual home, or if you are and “oldcomer” and would like to make new folks welcome, please put June 3rd on your calendar!  Details to follow.

There is a need for sleeping bags and windbreak jackets for those in need. Jackets need to be clean and light enough to roll up tightly.   Marked containers will be under the tables by the front doors. Thanks from your Outreach Commission. Thanks from those in need.

From St. Patrick’s School, Haiti:  Thank you !  And thanks to the Outreach Commission, donations for children at the Dickensian Dinner, and donations in the Lenten Boxes, we were able to send funds that will support the school for one month plus money for some school supplies.

Opportunities for the good of our Community:  

Clerk of the Vestry:  Are you good at taking minutes?  We need you.  This is critical.  Please call Ray in the church office for information:  624-3883.  This is an important task which will require your time once a month to attend the vestry meeting and write up the minutes afterwards.

Welcome Ministry:  We need someone to chair this ministry.  We have a real need for greeters at the door and to follow up on new people to the area.  This is different than ushering.  If you would like to help, talk to Candace or Claudia.

Missing persons!  If you notice someone missing in the pew, give them a call.  People are bashful; maybe all they need is a ride.  This is an opportunity to reach out in community to our members.

Donations for the Food Pantry – The food pantry can use canned meats, tuna, peanut butter, canned fruit or vegetables, and toiletries.  Please place donated items in the basket at the entrance to the church to be brought forward at the offertory.  Thank you for your generosity towards those in need.

Have you ever wanted to toll the bell?  All Saints’ has a great bell; just stand out in front when it is rung!  A small contingent of Carmelites is now tolling the bell twelve times at noon each day at All Saints’ and Church of the Wayfarer.  They are looking to add a few more people to the list.  Would you be interested in signing on to toll the bell one day a week at noon?  If so, talk to Ray in the church office.  624-3883

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 ray.krise@allsaintscarmel.org.