Sunday – April 9th – Palm Sunday
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
New or Noteworthy This Week
If you wish to participate in the Vigil at the Altar of Repose in the Chapel (Maundy Thursday 9 p.m. until 8 a.m. Good Friday morning.) please sign up on the signup sheet at the back of the church.
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.
On Good Friday, offerings across The Episcopal Church will support the four dioceses in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Funds are used to promote peace and mutual understanding through pastoral care, health care and education programs throughout the region. Our Good Friday Offering is an expression of our solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Christ who keep faith alive throughout the land of the Holy One. The offering at All Saints’ Good Friday service will go to this cause. If you are unable to attend the service on Good Friday but would like to make a contribution, checks should be written to All Saints’ with a clear notation “Good Friday Offering.”
The All Saints’ Choir would gladly welcome a few saints who would like to join us to sing for Easter Vigil and/or the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday! We suspect there are people sitting in church every Sunday who love to sing (we hear you!) but are unable to make an ongoing commitment to singing in the choir. Well, here’s your chance to help swell the chorus on Easter Sunday. The music we are preparing is beautiful and uplifting, but not difficult. Rehearsals are from 7:00 to 9:00 on Thursdays. Please join us for the rehearsal on the 13th if you love to sing and will be here for Easter. When you find out how much fun we have singing together, you might want to keep coming!
There will be a benefit concert for the New Camaldoli Hermitage (Big Sur) on April 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at the Peace United Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz. The Hermitage has been severely impacted by the recent winter storms. See the poster in the church for more information or call 831-430-6207.
Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real Discovery Day – Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s, Salinas. This one day retreat helps individuals explore and respond to their particular call to ministry. Renew your call to a particular ministry, or explore new ways of responding to God’s call. Register by email to Joanna Shreve firstname.lastname@example.org by May 9th. More information available on bulletin boards or call the office.
Lent and Easter News
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
Maundy Thursday, April 13th, 7:00 p.m. (Agape Dinner, 6:30 p.m.)
Good Friday, April 14th, noon
Easter Vigil, Saturday April 15th, 7:30 p.m. followed by the Easter Feast
Easter Sunday, April 16th, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Notes: 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.).
The Current Calendar Schedule of Events
Morning Prayer in the Chapel, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Monday, April 10th – Prayerful Yoga -5:30 to 7:00 in Seccombe Hall with Beth Lefebvre.
Tuesday, April 11th at 6:00 p.m. All Saints’ Book Club in the Library.
Wednesday, April 12th – 10:30 a.m. – Noon – Bible Study in the Library
Thursday, April 13th at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel: The Contemplative Prayer Group.
Thursday, April 13th Maundy Thursday worship at 7:00 p.m. (preceded by the Agape Dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the church.)
Friday, April 14th Good Friday Worship at noon.
Saturday, April 15th Easter Vigil at 7:30 p.m. followed by an Easter Feast at the back of the church.
Sunday, April 16th Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 19th – Friends of St. Benedict – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Library and Chapel.
Wednesday, April 26th – 10:30 a.m. – Noon – Bible Study in the Library.
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.
Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s, Salinas – Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real Discovery Day.
And Don’t Forget
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.
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 www.asds.org/westernroundup. 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 email@example.com
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’ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.