Sunday – February 26th

Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

The altar flowers are given by Nancy Collins to the Glory of God and in happy celebration of her son Mike’s wedding to his bride, Maki.

New or Noteworthy This Week

TeatimeTheology.  Join Rev. Amber on Wednesday afternoons at the Cypress Inn for tea, talk, and maybe some theology.  Look forward to seeing you.  Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. at the Cypress Inn Courtyard, Lincoln and 7th Ave. (in inclement weather we will meet inside).

For the Lenten Season, the Outreach Commission will distribute Lenten Mite boxes.  They will be available at the back of the church.  Please hand them in with your Easter donations.  One half of the funds will be given to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund and one half to St. Patrick’s School in Haiti.

In addition, we will collect New Socks on Palm Sunday, which will be designated for homeless men.  White or any color is OK and heavy weight is desirable.  Please place socks in the “socks” basket at back of church.  THANKS!!!

Tuesday, February 28th 6:00 p.m. in Seccombe Hall, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Talent Show.

Wednesday, March 1st – Ash Wednesday Holy Communion at Noon and 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 4th – Centering Prayer Seminar with Rev. Amber.  Introduction to Centering Prayer.

Would you like to deepen your prayer life?  In this one day retreat we will learn about prayer and contemplation and the method of Centering Prayer, “the prayer of the heart,” a form of Western Meditation which is rooted in Jesus’ teachings and widely used for over 1,500 years – sustaining great spiritual masters like Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and Thomas Merton. This ancient discipline has the power to gradually transform and heal our relationship with the Divine, others and ourselves. It’s even been scientifically proven to reduce our susceptibility to stress.

Come and experience it yourself!  Suggested donation of $25 which includes lunch and snacks.  Teacher & Facilitator:  The Rev. Amber Sturgess

Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please register by March 1, 2017.  Call the office or contact Rev. Amber to register.

Bible Study group meetings in March:  Wednesdays, March 8th and 29th in the Library from 10:30 a.m. until noon.  The group is studying the Psalms.

The Friends of St. Benedict will meet in the Library and Chapel on Wednesday, March 15th at 3:30 p.m.

Friday, March 17th at 7:30 p.m. the Hungarian pianist, Peter Toth will perform in recital at All Saints’.  Peter has played at All Saints’ twice before.  He has won top prize in numerous piano competitions including the American Paderewski Piano Competition (2013) and the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Los Angeles (2010).  His program here at All Saints’ will feature works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.  Tickets available at the door:  $20.00 (Students $10.00).  For more information:  831-624-4905.

Saturday, March 25th – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monterey Deanery Meeting – St. John’s Chapel, 1490 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey.

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 27thPrayerful Yoga -5:30 to 7:00 in Seccombe Hall with Beth Lefebvre.

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

Wednesday, March 1st – Ash Wednesday Holy Communion at noon and 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 1st – TeatimeTheology with Rev. Amber – Cypress Inn at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 2nd at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel:  The Contemplative Prayer Group.

Saturday, March 4th Centering Prayer Seminar with Rev. Amber in Seccombe Hall, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m…

Saturday, March 4th – Worship service at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 8th – Bible Study in the Library at 10:30 a.m.

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

Wednesday, March 15th at 3:30 p.m. – The Friends of St. Benedict will meet in the Library and Chapel.

Friday, March 17th at 7:30 p.m. Piano Recital by Peter Toth.  Works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.  Information:  831-624-4905.

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

Saturday, March 25th – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monterey Deanery Meeting – St. John’s Chapel, 1490 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey.

Wednesday March 29th – Bible Study at 10:30 a.m. in the Library.

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.

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.