Sunday – June 11th

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

New or Noteworthy This Week

Time Change – TeatimeTheology with Rev. Amber (Wednesday afternoons at the Cypress Inn, please note the time change to 3:00 p.m.).  Join her for tea, talk, and maybe some theology.

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All Saints’ Book Club will meet on Tuesday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Library.  This month’s discussion book is The Little Paris Bookshop.  Lettuce for a salad will be provided.  Bring something to add to the salad or other nibblers or desserts.  Hot tea, cold water, and eating ware will be provided.  If any questions contact Grace Swearingen at grace@redshift.com or 831 392-0202.

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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.

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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.

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Bible Study on Wednesday, June 28th has been cancelled.  Contact Bill Reed for additional information.

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All Saints Camping Weekend and Annual Church Picnic

Friday July 28th through Sunday, July 30th

Pull out your tents and camping gear and join parishioners for a fun weekend at our Big Sur Santa Lucia Campgrounds & Chapel Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30. Maybe you don’t camp, but you’d rather just come down for the day, or the evening to sit by the campfire?  Either way, be sure you’re there for Sunday’s annual church picnic.  The Brittons will be grilling the chicken and the rest of us will bring a potluck dish.  Please plan to join in the fun and fellowship. Picnic time and further details to come.

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Today will be the All Saints’ Choir’s last Sunday before our Summer Break. We will return on Sunday, September 10th, well-rested and eager to go again! If you’ve ever considered joining our merry band, that would be a wonderful time to join us! Meanwhile, we’ll have Bach Festival soloists singing at the 10:30 a.m. service on July 9th, 16th and 23rd—two of whom you may remember from previous years, Tim Krol and Patricia Thompson, both old friends of All Saints’.

The Current Calendar Schedule of Events

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

Monday, June 12thPrayerful Yoga – 5:30 to 7:00 in the church with Beth Lefebvre.

Wednesday, June 14th – TeatimeTheology with Rev. Amber – Cypress Inn 3:00 p.m.

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

Thursday, June 15th at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel:  The Contemplative Prayer Group.

Thursday, June 15th – Choir Practice – 7 p.m. – Choir Room.

Saturday, June 17th – 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Seccombe Hall – Healing, Grief and Loss through the Retelling of Our Stories.

Saturday, June 17th – Worship Service in the church at 5 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

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 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 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.