The Icons in Transformation exhibit will be open to the public – for free – through November 20.  The Icons exhibit will only be with us for two more weeks. We ask each of you to please tell everyone you know about this exhibit, and encourage them to come see it – announce it at your meetings, invite people in! This is a once in a lifetime experience!! Our visitors have been amazed!

Icons Exhibit Artwork Purchase for our Nave – Many of you have expressed an interest in donating money to purchase a piece of artwork from the Icons in Transformation exhibit to keep in the nave. Five pieces have been selected as possibilities, and photos of them are displayed at the back of the church. There is also a paper for you to write your name and telephone number if you are interested in contributing. Vote for the piece you prefer.

Individual Icons Purchases – also, if any of you are considering purchasing a piece of artwork for yourself, please do it soon so Ludmila can write the Certificate of Appraisal for your piece. She would prefer to write this prior to her leaving for Sweden on November 20th.

Today, November 6th – Evensong will not take place but will resume on December 4th.  There will be a service of evening prayer at 5:30 p.m. today.

Monday, November 7th – 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.

Monday, November 7th – from 9:15 a.m.to 11:30 a.m. Open House at All Saints’ Day School.  See classrooms in action, tour the campus, meet students and teachers, as well as Head of School, Hugh Jebson.  For additional information contact Gabi Arruda at 831-624-9171 , ext. 12

Wednesday, November 9th at 10:30 a.m. – Bible Study group will meet in the Library led by Bill Reed.  The group continues its study of the Epistle to the Colossians.

Thursday, November 10th 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.

Friday to Sunday, November 11th-13th – The Cosmic Human Heart – A Silent Centering Prayer Retreat with the Rev. Amber Sturgess and Catherine Regan, Ph.D.  The Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010.  Register at www.mercy-center.org or telephone 650-340-7454.

Sunday, November 13th at 3 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church. – Organ Concert – Angela Kraft Cross at the Dobson Tracker organ.  Works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schuman.  Suggested $20 donation at the door.  Students and those under 18 attend free.

Saturday, November 19th at 4 p.mThe Reverend Pamela Cranston will discuss her exciting book, “The Madonna Murders” and the use of a famous icon in it. She will also sell and sign books afterwards. Her talk is part of our church’s ongoing contemporary art exhibitwhich runs through November 20th.

Monday, November 21st Icons in Transformation Exhibit Take Down– Believe it or not, this will happen in two weeks! It will be over several days, but we really need your help from 9:00-5:00 on Monday, November 21. We’re hoping to get all of the artwork down, removed from the pedestals, holes patched, and maybe even painted in that time. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church. Please plan to help out so we can all enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.

Wednesday, November 23rd at 10:30 a.m. – Bible Study group will meet in the Library led by Bill Reed.  The group continues its study of the Epistle to the Colossians.

Tuesday, December 6th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Join Lisa Bennett and Tim McManus of COPA for a workshop entitled “Building Community Through Conversation.”  Building community requires top-notch listening and conversational interaction.  Learn how to do this better, and how to lead your own group in this process, by attending this workshop at All Saints’ Church in the Parish Hall.  The goal is to get at least twelve participants from All Saints’, plus another eight from other groups.  Please contact Lisa Bennett at n2111q@gmail.com or 375-5865 for more information or to sign up.

Our Memorial Garden Project has been completed. 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 prayers, music, and reflection at Morning Prayer in the All Saints’ Chapel of Saints Benedict and Scholastica (door on 8th and Lincoln).

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.