All Saints’ Episcopal Church – Announcements – July 23, 2017

Sunday – July 23rd

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

The altar flowers today are given to the Glory of God by Ray Krise in loving memory of parents, Raymond and Helen.

Please welcome this morning’s guest soloist from the Carmel Bach Festival, soprano Linda Lee Jones. A New Orleans native, Linda is a sought-after vocalist based in New York City, where she sings with the acclaimed Choir of Trinity Church Wall Street and The Western Wind, a six-voice a cappella ensemble — distinctions she shares with David Vanderwal, our tenor soloist two Sundays ago. In addition to working with some of the world’s finest orchestras and conductors as soloist and ensemble member, Linda is a massage therapist, voice teacher, and performing artist who does outreach with young people.

New or Noteworthy This Week

Help feed our community’s hungry by filling one of the red bags located under the table at the back of the church.  Items that are needed most are printed on the bags.  Many thanks from your Outreach Commission who will include your contributions in our daily food bags.  Please return bags to the back of the church.


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.  Resumes July 26th.


Prayerful Yoga at All Saints’ will take a summertime break.  However you may join Beth Lefebvre Tuesday mornings at Yoga Center of Carmel in cottage #18 located on San Carlos at 10th (Sunset Center) – 7:45 and 9:30 a.m.  Prayerful Yoga at All Saints’ will resume Monday, September 11th at 5:30 p.m.  Contact Beth at 831-595-8502.


Visiting Clergy – The Rev. Canon Dr. Tudor Griffiths and his wife the Rev. Anna Griffiths from our sister diocese of Gloucester in the UK will be on sabbatical in our guest house, Dame Julian’s Cottage, for the month of July. The Griffiths’ U.S. cell number is 831-236-9229. Please welcome them into our community keeping in mind they are here on retreat to study and rest.


The Bible Study Group will meet on July 26th from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the Library.


One service in Carmel on July 30th. Please note that there will only be one service in Carmel at 9:00 a.m. with Eucharist on the morning of the Annual Picnic, Sunday July 30th.  An outdoor Eucharist will be held at Santa Lucia campground at 11:00 a.m. followed by the annual parish picnic.


All Saints Camping Weekend and Annual Church Picnic

Wednesday, July 26th through Sunday, July 30th

Note the extended dates!

A slight change for all of you happy campers!  It has been requested that we extend the dates of the campout, so we have reserved the lower and redwood campsites from Wednesday, July 26 through Sunday July 30 for those who would like more time.  Pull out your tents and camping gear and join parishioners for a fun time at our Big Sur Santa Lucia Campground.  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.  There will be an outdoor Eucharist at 11:00 a.m. followed by the picnic at noon.


The All Saints’ Book Group meets in the Church Library on the second Tuesday of each month.     We enjoy a light dinner at 6:00 and then begin our discussion at 6:30.  Please bring something to add to the salad or a goodie to share.  The August 8th book selection is a mystery, Appointed to Die:  A Book of Psalms by Kate Charles.  Contact Kathy Nielsen,, for more information.


The theme of the 35th Annual Mary Lou Thompson Retreat is “Art Inspired by Faith.”  The retreat leader is the Rev. Penelope Duckworth, artist and writer.  August 14-15, 2017 at the St. Francis Retreat Center, San Juan Bautista.  The retreat is sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of El Camino Real.  See bulletin boards or the church office for details.  For more information contact Diane Lovelace:  408-263-8945 or


Introduction to Centering Prayer

Would you like to deepen your prayer life?  In this one day retreat we will learn about prayer and contemplation and the method of Centering Prayer, “the prayer of the heart,” a form of Western Meditation which is rooted in Jesus’ teachings and widely used for over 1,500 years – sustaining great spiritual masters like Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and Thomas Merton. This ancient discipline has the power to gradually transform and heal our relationship with the Divine, others and ourselves. It’s even been scientifically proven to reduce our susceptibility to stress.

Come and experience it yourself!  Suggested donation of $25 which includes lunch and snacks.  Teacher & Facilitator:  The Rev. Amber Sturgess

Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 9:30am to 3:30pm., Seccombe Hall

Please register by September 1, 2017.  Call the office at 831-624-3883 or sign up at the back of the church today.

For over 20 years, All Saint’s church has hosted twenty six I-HELP men once a month for dinner and the night. (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program) If you are interested in helping this inspiring volunteer program, by cooking, serving, or eating with the men, please contact Hans Lehmann at (831) 624-0540. Many thanks.


The Current Calendar Schedule of Events

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

Wednesday, July 26th – Bible Study led by Bill Reed will be held in the Library from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

Wednesday, July 26th – Teatime Theology with Rev. Amber – 3 p.m. at Cypress Inn.

Thursday, July 27thth – The Contemplative Prayer Group –in the chapel at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 29th – Worship Service in the church at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday July 30thThere will only be one service in Carmel with Eucharist at 9:00 a.m. in the main church. An outdoor Eucharist will be held at Santa Lucia campground at 11:00 a.m. followed by the annual parish picnic.

Sunday July 30th – Annual All Saints’ Parish Picnic at Noon at the Big Sur campgrounds preceded by Eucharist at 11:00 a.m.

Saturday August 5th – Follow up meeting for those who participated in the Healing Circle Workshop with Brett and Sheila. 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Seccombe Hall.

Tuesday, August 8th – Book Club in the Library at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, August 14th and 15th.  Episcopal Church Women of El Camino retreat at St. Francis Retreat Center: “Art Inspired by Faith.”

Saturday August 26th – Wisdom Day at All Saints’ Church 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This will be a Benedictine morning, similar to the Big Sur Wisdom Day this spring. Prayer, Lectio Divina, work on the grounds followed by lunch. Please bring a bag lunch. The church will provide drinks.

Saturday, September 9th – Centering Prayer Seminar, Seccombe Hall – 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Monday, September 11thPrayerful Yoga resumes – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. with Beth Lefebvre.

Sunday, September 17th Margot Sisler memorial service at the 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist.

Friday, September 22nd Small Bites for Big Hunger – 5:00 p.m. – Seccombe Hall. Proceeds to fund All Saints’ outreach ministries.  Contact Nancy Jones – 831-238-0316.

Sunday September 24th – Clay Couri Organ Concert 3:00 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 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 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 831-624-3883.