Sunday – July 30th

Holy Eucharist at 9:00 a.m.

The altar flowers today are given by Dee Phillips to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the many blessings bestowed on the Phillips Family.

There will be an outdoor Eucharist at 11:00 a.m. at our Big Sur Santa Lucia Campground, followed by the annual parish picnic at noon.


New or Noteworthy This Week

Thank you from Anna and Tudor Griffiths

Anna and I would like to thank you very much indeed for all your kindness to us through July. We are most grateful for the cottage in this beautiful place and for the opportunity to share in worship with you. Thank you for welcoming us to your church community and to your homes as well. We will take with us great memories of our time with you – please know there is always a welcome in England – we can be contacted via

On Tuesday we go on a road tour of southern California in order to fly home from San Francisco on August 16th via Yosemite, Mono Lake, Joshua Tree, San Diego and Morro Bay. Please pray for safe travel and we shall continue to pray for you with great thanksgiving in our hearts.


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.                                        


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.


 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 Bible Study Group will meet on Wednesdays August 9th and 23rd from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the Library.


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


You are invited to participate in the annual PASTA WITH THE PASTORS benefit dinner on Thursday, August 24, at San Carlos Parish Hall, in Monterey –  4:30 – 7:30 PM.  Enjoy a delicious pasta dinner and a silent auction at this annual IHELP fundraiser. (Interfaith Emergency Lodging Homeless Program.)  Help support Rev. Amber, one of those pastors serving.  Tickets are $20 and Hans Lehmann has some.  831-624 0540.


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, August 2nd – Teatime Theology with Rev. Amber – 3 p.m. at Cypress Inn.

Thursday, August 3rd – The Contemplative Prayer Group –in the chapel at 5:30 p.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.

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

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

Wednesday, August 9th – Bible Study in the Library at 10:30 a.m.

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

Wednesday, August 23rd – Bible Study in the Library at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 24th – Pasta with the Pastors dinner to benefit I-Help.  San Carlos Parish Hall, Monterey – 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Tickets $20 – see Hans Lehmann

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

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.

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.

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.