Sunday – May 21st
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
The altar flowers are given by Gwynn Romano to the Glory of God in honor of her birthday, and in memory of Virginia Bickford with whom she shared her birthday.
New or Noteworthy This Week
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Texas barbecue to celebrate our ministry with Rev. Amber and all our staunch Texas friends will be held on Sunday, June 25, after the 10:30 AM service (about 11:30 AM or so). There will be more details as the date draws near, but please put it in your calendars now. Brush off your ten gallon hats and come for some great community fun, enjoy some tasty barbecue and have the opportunity to get to know our Texas community members better.
All Saints’ annual church picnic in Big Sur will be on Sunday, July 30th. The Brittons will be grilling the chicken and the rest of us will bring salads, desserts, drinks, etc. We’ll coordinate all that in mid-July. It is always a fun day, so let’s have a good turnout this year to enjoy our newly cleaned up campground. The river has done some renovations for us, so the sandy beach has moved from the deep swimming hole opposite the camp on the other bank, down to a totally private area near the redwood grove. The old beach is composed completely of large stones now.
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 22nd – Prayerful Yoga – 5:30 to 7:00 at the back of the church with Beth Lefebvre.
Wednesday, May 24th – Bible Study in the Library at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 24th – TeatimeTheology with Rev. Amber – Cypress Inn 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 25th at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel: The Contemplative Prayer Group.
Thursday, May 25th – Choir Practice – 7 p.m. – Choir Room.
Saturday, May 27th – Worship Service in the church at 5 p.m.
Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th – Parish Office Closed.
Friday, June 2nd – All Saints’ Day School Graduation Ceremonies at All Saints’ Church – 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 3rd – Episcopal Church Women – Day of Enrichment at St. Timothy’s Mountain View. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, June 25th – Texas BBQ following the 10:30 a.m. service at All Saints’.
Sunday, July 30th – Annual All Saints’ Parish Picnic at the Big Sur campgrounds.
And Don’t Forget
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.
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 at 3 p.m. 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.
All Saints’ Episcopal Church is participating in the AmazonSmile program. On select eligible items purchased at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to All Saints’. Register at smile.amazon.com and follow the online instructions to benefit our church when purchasing at Amazon. Note that henceforth every time you purchase something from Amazon, make sure you sign on at smile.amazon.com (not amazon.com). You will see “Supporting All Saints’ Episcopal Church” in the upper left hand corner.
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 email@example.com.