Sunday, January 22nd – A special thanks to today’s homilist, Lisa Bennett

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).

Monday, January 23rdPrayerful Yoga -Creating space in the body through breath, movement, and stillness creates space in your heart and life.  Join instructor Beth Lefebvre 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, January 25th at 10:30 a.m. – the Bible study group will meet in the Library to continue the study of the Psalms.

Thursday, January 26th at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel:  The Contemplative Prayer Group.  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, January 29th – Parish Annual Meeting followingthe 10:30 a.m. service.  Bring a dish to share.

Tuesday, February 7th – All Saints’ Book Club meeting at 6 p.m. in the Library.  Bring something to add to a salad or other nibbles, cheese or dessert.  Tea is provided.  The discussion will be about selecting books to read in the coming year.  Let Kathy Nielsen or Grace Swearingen know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, Febraury 28th – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Talent Event.  Share your music, a poem, a dance, or a skit with us.  The congregation of St. John’s  is invited to join us to share our Anglican traditions.  If you would like to help with the evening, contact Claudia Ward.

Saturday, March 18th – Save the date – The Salisbury Cathedral Children’s Choir (ages 10-13) will perform during Evensong here at All Saints’ on Saturday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m. You won’t want to miss this special treat! More details to follow.

The All Saints’ choir is seeking singers.  Our faithful little choir could use a few more songbirds from bass to soprano.  If you like to sing, please consider joining us.  You are welcome to give us a try and see if it suits you.  We meet from 7 to 9 on Thursday evenings and 9 on Sunday morning.  Come make a joyful noise unto the Lord with us.  Contact Jean Widaman.

The 2017 Altar Flower Calendar has been posted in the back of the church.  Almost all dates in 2017 are now available for you to contribute flowers to honor or memorialize a special event or loved one.  We ask for a minimum contribution of $65 which is the cost of the flowers.  More than one person can sign up for that special Sunday – it is within the rules to have multiple dedications! Please contact Mila Murphy with any questions.

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 is a beautiful meditative spot.  Jana Gill is the contact if you have questions.

There is a need for sleeping bags, windbreaker jackets, and socks 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.