Monday, July 18th – 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.
Thursday, July 21th 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.
July 21 – 22: Mary Lou Thompson Retreat sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of El Camino Real at the St. Francis Retreat Center, San Juan Bautista. Retreat topic: “Lessons of Bible Women for the 21st Century Woman.” For additional information please see bulletin board posters or contact the church office or contact Diane Lovelace at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-263-8945.
Camping and/or a Barbeque – If you have a yen for the great outdoors, consider camping at our own Santa Lucia Campground in Big Sur between 27 and 31 July. And if you aren’t up to sleeping under the stars, the whole parish is invited down for a chicken barbeque on the 31st. Details later.
Save the Date – 6th Annual Recovery Retreat August 5-7, 2016. St. Francis Retreat Center, San Juan Bautista. “Working Steps 6 and 7” with the Rev. Dr. Michael Ferrito. See bulletin boards or check with the church office for more information.
Tuesday, August 9th: Join the All Saints’ Book Club on Tuesday, August 9th in the Library at 6:00 pm. We will be discussing Joshilyn Jackson’s The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Join us for discussion and a potluck meal. Bring something to put in a salad or a goodie to share. Contact Kathy Nielsen (email@example.com) to learn more about this group.
The Bach Festival begins its annual July sojourn at All Saints’ – Bach Festival performers will be on campus for much of the period July 12th through the 29th in rehearsals and performances. For performance details see www.bachfestival.org.
Coming to All Saints’ this fall, an eight week exhibit, entitled “Icons in Transformation.” During this “iconic” exhibit over 200 pieces of artifacts and contemporary art, will be displayed in the naive, Seccombe Hall, and our chapel. Most are created by Russian artist Ludmila Pawlowska. The exhibit will take place September 25-November 20. It will be exciting!! Look for upcoming announcements on how you too can be involved in this historic All Saints’ event. On Sunday, July 17th, at the back of the church check out the Bach Festival program, which contains our first public advertisement about the exhibit.
Our Memorial Garden Project is well on its way. Be sure to check out its progress whenever you are near the church. Consider buying a brick to commemorate a loved one in your family or reserve one for yourself. This project is being paid for completely with donations. This will be a beautiful meditative spot when completed. Jana Gill is the contact if you have questions.
Daily Morning Prayer – Welcome 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 windbreaker 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.
Opportunities for the good of our Community:
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. Thank you for your generosity towards those in need.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.