Sunday, August 14th – Today’s Altar flowers are given by Dr. Helen Ferrence to the glory of God and in loving memory of her friend Loma Smith.

Monday, August 15th – 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, August 17th at 5:30 p.m. – vestry meeting.

Thursday, August 18th 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.

Saturday, August 20th – A memorial service for Anne Burk will be held at All Saints’ at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 25th – The Annual Pasta with the Pastors, dinner, silent auction and program will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the San Carlos Parish Hall, 500 Church Street Monterey 93940.  This event benefits the Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-Help).  Suggested donations for the all you can eat pasta dinner:  $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 4-11 with accompanying adult.  For tickets, see Rosemary Smith.

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.

September 3-5, 2016 – Monterey Bay Greek Festival at the Custom House Plaza in Monterey.  Be Greek for a weekend! Join our friends from St. John’s Orthodox Church this Labor Day weekend.  Sample the mouthwatering traditional Greek food, dolmades, baklava and more as you watch traditional dance, listen to music, and even learn a little at a cultural lecture. The Monterey Bay Greek Festival runs Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm and Monday from 11am to 4pm. General admission is free.

Tuesday, September 13:  Join the All Saints’ Book Club on Tuesday, September 13th in the Library at 6:00 pm.  We will be discussing Eric Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin.   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.

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

September 25 – November 20 –  Don’t miss Icons in Transformation – Did you know that in addition to the exhibit of beautiful traditional icons and contemporary artwork inspired by them here in the church and Seccombe Hall, All Saints’ will sponsor weekly special events related to the exhibition. Check our website for a listing with dates and times. Many are free (although donations are accepted). Costs are stated where applicable. Start making your plans now. Be sure to invite your friends!! Gala Exhibit Opening Celebration on September 25th.

Volunteer opportunities for Icons in Transformation – All Saints’ Icons in Transformation exhibit will be open to the public Mon-Fri 10-2:00, Sat-Sun 1-4:00, and Thurs. evenings 6-8:00. How many docent volunteers do we need? A lot!!! Our goal is 32 per week. Sign up today! Weekday shifts are two hours each. Weekend shifts are three hours. Recruit your family and friends too!  See the sign-up sheet at the back of the church.

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 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).

Can you help us outfit our Retreat House?   At the back of the church you will find a wish list for the cottage, our “new” retreat/guest house.  We will be preparing the cottage for our first guest, Ludmila Pawlowska and her husband, in September.  If you have any of the furniture items we are seeking or would like to contribute consumables, please write your name next to the item and give the list to an usher.  Or, if you need some time, bring it to the church office, or just call, 624-3883.  Please include your phone number so we can contact you when we are ready to collect items.

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 ray.krise@allsaintscarmel.org.