Monday, May 16th:  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 18thBible 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, May19th at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel:  Our Contemplative Prayer Group continues its weekly meetings 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.

Sunday, May 22nd – Please join us for a joint coffee hour in Seccombe Hall with the members of St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church following the 10:30 a.m. service.  After coffee we will be seated in the St. John’s worship area to learn about their tradition from Fr. Ion Coman.  At the same time St. John’s members will join Rev. Amber in the sanctuary for an overview of Anglicanism.  Don’t miss this informative opportunity!

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.

Tuesday, June 14th:  Join the All Saints Book Club on Tuesday, June 14th in the Library at 6:00 pm.  We will be discussing Barbara Brown Taylor’s The Luminous Web: Essays on Science and Religion.   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.

Hold the date:  On Saturday, July 2nd, we will have an Independence Day Celebration.  The picnic will be from noon to 4 p.m. on the patio.  Pray for sun!  Meat and beverages will be provided (donations accepted) and everyone is asked to bring a salad or dessert to share.  Come wave the flag!

Get ready for All Saint’s incredible Phantom Ball.  An Outreach Commission gala fundraiser.  Plus, you may win a Napa Valley Dream Come True, a remarkable Napa Valley weekend for two for a mere $25.00.  For more information go to our website: www.allsaintscarmel.org.

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).

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.