Sunday – May 28th

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

New or Noteworthy This Week

All Saints’ Day School

Invites you to attend the


of the Class of 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

9:30 a.m.

Here at All Saints’ Episcopal Church


Healing Grief and Loss through the Retelling of Our Stories

Saturday, June 17, 10:00am – 3:00pm, ($25 per person, including lunch)

Seccombe Hall

We are delighted to have Sheila and Bret return to do another workshop with us in June.  In this workshop we will learn how to embrace our grief, loss, and shame as a community and also in our individual lives through retelling our stories. If we have not processed our grief as a community, we can often be weighed down by the past. By retelling our stories we can be liberated to see ourselves in a new light and be more fully present in the now and open to future possibilities. The workshop will have a balance of didactic, experiential, and interactive elements.  Facilitated by Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, a marriage and family therapist and registered drama therapist, and Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP, a teacher of Somatic and Emotional Mindfulness, who holds doctorates in psychology and drama.  Please sign up on the list at the back of the church or at the church office.

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 29thPrayerful Yoga will not be held due to the Memorial Day Holiday.  It will resume June 5th – 5:30 to 7:00 in the church with Beth Lefebvre.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th – Parish Office Closed.

Wednesday, May 31st – TeatimeTheology with Rev. Amber – Cypress Inn 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 1st at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel:  The Contemplative Prayer Group.

Thursday, June 1st – Choir Practice – 7 p.m. – Choir Room.

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.

Saturday, June 3rd – Worship Service in the church at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7th – Bible Study in the Library at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 14th – Friends of St. Benedict – 3:30 p.m. – Library and Chapel.

Saturday, June 17th – 3:00 p.m. Seccombe Hall – Healing, Grief and Loss through the Retelling of Our Stories.

Sunday, June 25th – Texas BBQ following the 10:30 a.m. service at All Saints’.

Wednesday, June 28th – Bible Study in the Library at 10:30 a.m.

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.).  Join her for tea, talk, and maybe some theology.

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

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.  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, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to All Saints’.  Register at 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 (not  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