Sunday, July 31st – Church Picnic at Santa Lucia has been canceled – due to the environmental hazard of smoke from the Big Sur area fire, and the pleas of firefighters to avoid the area where operations are taking place.
Monday, August 1th – 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.
The Wednesday, August 3rd vestry meeting has been postponed until Wednesday August 17th at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 4th 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more about this group.
Saturday, August 20th – A memorial service for Anne Burk will be held at All Saints’ at 10:30 a.m.
The 29th Annual Jewish Food Festival is Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road. Admission is free. Convenient parking is available at Carmel middle School, with bus transportation to and from the festival. For more information go to carmelbethisrael.org.
Seeking God, Seeking Christ: An Invitation to the Spiritual Journey. In September we will offer a six-week spiritual formation class for anyone who would like to attend. Those who are seeking baptism, confirmation, reaffirmation of vows, or membership at All Saints’ will be required to take the class. All are welcome and encouraged to come! The bishop’s visitation will be October 30th. On this spiritual journey we will learn about Anglican spirituality and its roots in the Benedictine way of spiritual practice. A sneak peek of themes includes: “The Invitation to the Journey: Listening for the Call”; “Commitment to Christ: The Path of Stability and Change”; “Trusteeship: Practicing the Presence of God in All of our Affairs”; “Living Together in Community”; “Prayer: The Mortar of Christian Community”‘ and “Finding Balance: Creating a Rule of Life”. I look forward to traveling this path with you. Please find a signup sheet at the back of the church. Rev. Amber
Icons in Transformation – Did you know the 200 pieces of artwork being displayed in our sanctuary and Seccombe Hall from September 25 – November 20 have traveled to numerous European cathedrals and U.S. Episcopal churches? We are so excited to be included in this international exhibit! In addition to All Saints’ being open for the public to see the artwork, we will have a Gala Exhibit Opening on September 25th, AND there will also be a concert or special speaker each week.
Volunteer opportunities for Icons in Transformation – The exhibit will be open to the public Mon.-Fri. 10-2:00 and Sat.-Sun. 1:00-4:00. We hope everyone will be a part of this special event!! Please volunteer to: be a docent (weekday shifts are two hours each), assist with PR, help set up, and/or tear down. Sign up after church today!
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.
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 email@example.com.