Sunday – April 16th – Easter Sunday

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

New or Noteworthy This Week

The Easter edition of the parish newsletter “All Saints’ Alive” is available today at the back of the church.

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.

TeatimeTheology with Rev. Amber (Wednesday afternoons at the Cypress Inn, 3:30 p.m.)  will resume on April 26th.  Join her for tea talk and maybe some theology.

April 29th, Wisdom Day, 9:00am to 1:30pm:  Join us at Santa Lucia Campground in Big Sur, for a morning of Ora, Lectio, and Labora (Prayer, Sacred Reading of Scripture, and Work). We begin promptly at 9:00am.  We will also bless the campground.  Bring your lunch or you may purchase lunch at the general store next to the campground.

A talk by world renowned musicologist Robert Greenberg, Ph.D will be presented by Chamber Music Monterey Bay on Sunday May 7, 2017 at 3 p.m. in Seccombe Hall.  The topic is “Ludwig van Beethoven:  Innovation with Attitude!”  Tickets are $25.  Contact Chamber Music Monterey Bay at 831-625-2212 or online at www.chambermusicmontereybay.org.

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 jrshreve@aol.com by May 9th.   More information available on bulletin boards or call the office.

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 17thPrayerful Yoga -5:30 to 7:00 in Seccombe Hall with Beth Lefebvre.

Wednesday, April 19th – Friends of St. Benedict – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Library and Chapel.

Thursday, April 20th at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel:  The Contemplative Prayer Group.  

Wednesday, April 26th – 10:30 a.m. – Noon – Bible Study in the Library.

Wednesday, April 26th – TeatimeTheology with Rev. Amber – Cypress Inn 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 29th – Wisdom Day – Santa Lucia Campgrounds – 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.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.

Sunday, May 7th – Chamber Music Monterey Bay lecture in Seccombe Hall 3 p.m.:  “Ludwig van Beethoven: Innovation with Attitude.”  Speaker Robert Greenberg.  Tickets $25.  Call 831-625-2212

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

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 sfontenay@asds.org

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’s program will encompass music of the 1600’s through the 20th Century.  The pieces will be chosen to highlight the huge variety of registration available on our organ.   Clay has also arranged for a superb tenor soloist to perform for us. The concert will be the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 24. Admission is free; there will be a donation basket to benefit organ maintenance and church safety equipment.  Refreshments will be served following the concert in Seccombe Hall.

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 ray.krise@allsaintscarmel.org.