All Saints’ Episcopal Church – Announcements – May 7, 2017

Sunday – May 7th

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

New or Noteworthy This Week

TeatimeTheology with Rev. Amber (Wednesday afternoons at the Cypress Inn, 3:30 p.m.)  has resumed following a Lenten hiatus.  Join her for tea, talk, and maybe some theology.

Sunday, May 13th – There will be a Memorial Service for Virginia Bickford at 10 a.m. here at All Saints’ Church.  Reception to follow in Seccombe Hall.

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.

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church begins a second season of organ concerts with a performance by Dr. Angela Kraft Cross on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 3 p.m.  The concert will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Charles-Marie Widor, Louis Vierne and others.  $20 donation at the door.  For more information go to www.saintdunstanschurch.org/events or call 831-624-6646.

The Episcopal Church Women – Day of Enrichment, June 3rd at St. Timothy’s, Mountain View.  We will explore seven spiritual pathways, identify our own preferred spiritual pathway, and explore ways to honor that pathway and get closer to God. There will be an In-gathering for the work of the Church Periodical Club, which supplies books, magazines, tapes, videos and computer programs free to those who cannot otherwise obtain them.  Registration is $25 and the deadline is May 26th.  See the registration form on church bulletin boards.  For more information contact Diocesan ECW Vice President, Jane Pomeroy at 408-263-8485 or pomeroyjane006@gmail.com.

The Current Calendar Schedule of Events

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

Monday, May 8th – I-Help – Seccombe Hall

Monday, May 8thPrayerful Yoga -5:30 to 7:00 at the back of the church with Beth Lefebvre.

Tuesday, May 9th – Buildings and Grounds Committee – 10 a.m. in the Library.

Tuesday, May 9th – Discipleship/Community Commission 4 p.m. – Rev. Amber’s study.

Tuesday, May 9th – Book Club – 6 p.m. in the Library.

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

Wednesday, May 10th – TeatimeTheology with Rev. Amber – Cypress Inn 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, May11th at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel:  The Contemplative Prayer Group.

Thursday, May 11th – Choir Practice – 7 p.m. – Choir Room.

Saturday, May 13th – Memorial Service at 10 a.m. for Virginia Bickford here at All Saints’. Reception to follow in Seccombe Hall.

Saturday, May 13th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s, Salinas – Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real Discovery Day.

Monday, May 15thPrayerful Yoga -5:30 to 7:00 at the back of the church with Beth Lefebvre.

Tuesday, May 16th – Santa Lucia Commission – 4 p.m. in the Library.

Wednesday, May 17th – Friends of St. Benedict – 3:30 p.m. – Library and Chapel.

Wednesday, May 24th – Bible Study in the Library at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 3rd – Episcopal Church Women – Day of Enrichment at St. Timothy’s Mountain View.  9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

And Don’t Forget

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 p.m. on Thursday evenings and 9 a.m. 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.