Sunday – March 26th

Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Lenten Potluck Luncheon – after the 10:30 a.m. service – Seccombe Hall.

New or Noteworthy This Week

The Practice of Hospitality, April 1, 10:00am – 1:00pm. Grant Hall.  Catherine Regan, PhD, will present a two hour workshop for us on “The Practice of Hospitality,” how we can nurture hospitality in our community and in every area of our ministry at All Saints’. Hospitality is the cornerstone for laying the new foundation for renewal at All Saints’.  I hope that everyone will attend.  Catherine is a spiritual director and a clinical psychologist who has led the contemplative program at the Mercy Center, in Burlingame, for many years.  She is also the former Director of the Spiritual Direction Program at the Mercy Center.  The Mercy Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy who practice hospitality in offering retreats and conferences at their beautiful retreat facility.

The workshop is Free.  Lunch is $10 if you wish to stay for lunch.  Please contact Ray in the church office or please sign up on the sheet in the back of the church.

TeatimeTheology with Rev. Amber (Wednesday afternoons at the Cypress Inn, 3:30 p.m.)  will not be held during Lent.  Check the announcements after Easter for the date on which these meetings will resume.

Invitation from Fr. Ion of St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church for the Saturday of Lazarus – April 8th.  Fr. Ion writes: God willing, we will be celebrating the Saturday of Lazarus with a few special events. We would like to invite the All Saints’ community to participate and bless us with your presence, prayers and witness in Christ.

His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas will honor us with his presence to lead a spiritual retreat on the Saturday of Lazarus, April 8. His Eminence will preside at the morning Liturgy and, after the traditional pancake breakfast, he will give a presentation about Lazarus in the Tradition of the Church. The schedule is as follows:  8:30 a.m. Orthros+Hierarchical Liturgy, 11 a.m. pancake brunch, 12 noon presentation followed by palm-cross making. All invited to attend and participate.

The Book Club will hold its next discussion Tuesday, April 11, 6:00 pm. in the Library.   

The group will be discussing Ben Tarnoff’s The Bohemians:  Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature.  Candace will be facilitating the discussion.  She will bring lettuce and dressing for the salad.  Please bring something to add to the salad or a goodie to share.

All Saints’ Day School “Western Round Up” will be held Saturday, April 29th on the ASDS campus, 4-8 p.m. Tickets to this family backyard BBQ are available online.  Go to  Adult tickets $30, children 6-18 years $15, and children 5 and under are free.  Dinner, dessert, non-alcoholic drinks, games, and lots of live entertainment.  Proceeds benefit the ASDS Tuition Assistance Program.  Contact Spencer Fontenay at 831-624-9171, ext. 21 or

Lent and Easter News

Lenten Potluck Suppers continue Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Seccombe Hall. Wednesday evening suppers will repeat weekly during Lent at 6:00 p.m. except for Wednesday the 22nd.  That week the potluck will be after the Sunday, March 26th 10:30 a.m. service and will be a lunch followed by the meeting.  These meetings will be focused on readings from Radical Hospitality: Benedict’s Way of Love by Fr. Daniel Homan and Lonni Collins Pratt. We will explore the ancient path of loving living in the way of Benedictine Hospitality. Study books are available for purchase after the service or in the office during the week for $15.00.  Please sign up for the series at the back of the church after the service.  For additional information, contact Candace DiLello.

Easter Flowers – If you would like to donate to the floral adornment of our sanctuary for Easter, please fill out a donation slip (found at the back of the church – please print clearly) and place it in the offering today or bring it to the church office.  Memorials and thanksgivings will be noted in Easter bulletins if received by Monday, April 10th.

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 women and men.  White or any color is OK and heavy weight is desirable.  Please place socks in the “socks” basket at back of church.  THANKS!!!

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Carmel California

Holy Week Worship Services – 2017
The Eve of Palm Sunday, Saturday, April 8th, 5:00 p.m.

Palm Sunday, April 9th, 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 13th, 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday, April 14th, noon

Easter Vigil, Saturday April 15th, 7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday, April 16th, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.


Notes:  Maundy Thursday service may be preceded by the Agape Dinner, if there is interest.  Only one service on Good Friday this year.  The Saturday Easter Vigil replaces the usual 5:00 p.m. Saturday worship service.  The early service on Easter Sunday is at 8:30 a.m. (not 8:00 a.m.).


Agape dinner before the Maundy Thursday service?  Rev. Amber and the Worship Committee are discussing the possibility of reinstating the Agape Dinner prior to our Maundy Thursday service, if there is interest.  If you are interested, please indicate so on the sign-up sheet at the back of the church.


The Current Calendar Schedule of Events

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 29th – Lenten Potluck Supper – 6:00 p.m. – Seccombe Hall.

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

Saturday, April 1st – The Practice of Hospitality, 10:00am – 1:00pm. Grant Hall.

Saturday, April 1st – Worship Service at 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 2nd – Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 5th – Lenten Potluck Supper – 6:00 p.m. – Seccombe Hall.

Saturday, April 8th – Worship The Eve of Palm Sunday at 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 9th – Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, April 11th at 6:00 p.m. All Saints’ Book Club in the Library.

Thursday, April 13th Maundy Thursday worship at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 14th Good Friday Worship at noon.

Saturday, April 15th Easter Vigil at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 16th Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, April 29th – ASDS Western Round Up Family Backyard BBQ – 4-8 p.m. on the ASDS campus. Contact Spencer Fontenay at 831-624-9171, ext. 21.

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.

Joining Hands Benefit Shop, a program of Interfaith Outreach of Carmel is seeking additional volunteers.  We are in our 8th year of operation and our profits support local nonprofit organizations that help prevent homelessness.

Volunteers are needed for 2-4 hour shifts from Monday through Saturday.  There are many jobs open including merchandizing, cashiering, sales, sorting, pricing and marketing.

To find out more about ways you can get involved, please call the shop, email or stop by!

26358 Carmel Rancho Lane, Carmel CA 93923
Phone: (831) 293-8140   email:

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 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

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.

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