Sunday, February 19th

Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10:30 a.m.  A special welcome to our guest Presider and Preacher the Rev. Joseph Patronik.  Our thoughts and prayers continue for our Priest-In-Charge, Amber Sturgess as she continues with her family in Texas due to her mother’s illness.

The altar flowers are given by Bryn Jurkens and Mackenzie Kern to the Glory of God and in Celebration of their marriage at All Saints’ today.

New or Noteworthy This Week

Tuesday, March 14th:  Join the All Saints’ Book Club in the Library at 6:00 pm.  We will be discussing Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaiden’s Tale.   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.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! This fall we are going to be treated to a fabulous organ concert by Clay Couri to introduce our mighty new organ to the community. Clay has also arranged for a superb tenor soloist to perform for us. The concert will be the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 24. Stay tuned. More details to come

The Current Calendar Schedule of Events

Morning Prayer in the Chapel, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Monday, February 20thPrayerful Yoga -5:30 to 7:00 in Seccombe Hall with Beth Lefebvre.

Thursday, February 23rd at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel:  The Contemplative Prayer Group.

Friday, February 24th 4:30-7 p.m. Schools3 Art Party at All Saints’ in Seccombe Hall.

Saturday, February 25th – Worship service at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Febraury 28th – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Talent Event.

Tuesday, March 14th – Book Club meeting in the Library at 6:00 p.m. to discuss Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Saturday, March 18th at 5:00 p.m. – The Salisbury Cathedral Children’s Choir.

And Don’t Forget

Evening Worship time changes – Beginning in February, a worship service will no longer be celebrated on Sunday evenings.  Instead there will be a worship service on Saturday evenings at 5:00 p.m.  Likewise, Evensong will take place on the first Saturday of the month at 5:00 p.m.  Thus, the next Evensong will take place Saturday, March 4th at 5:00 p.m.

The All Saints’ Arts & Crafts Fair is being revived, and we have a co-host – the Greek Orthodox Church! Rest assured that Jim and Izzi Shillinglaw will be advising us as we move forward. Are you interested in being on the committee for this special event? Do you want to be a vendor? Do you know someone else who might be a vendor? If so, contact Barbara Dickason at 972.567.3572 barbd10is@gmail.com

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.

We are seeking a volunteer to help at the front desk in the parish office on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. until noon.  Greet those coming to the office, answer phones, and help with general office tasks.  If you are interested, please contact Ray Krise.

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.