All Saints’ Episcopal Church – Announcements – September 3rd, 2017

Sunday – September 3rd

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

The altar flowers are given to the Glory of God by Candace and Richard DiLello in thankfulness for 35 years of happy marriage, and by Anthony Kidd with gratitude that he is Alive!

All Parish Meeting Today

Today, Rev. Amber and your vestry will be presenting the new mission, vision, core values and objectives to the congregation at a half year parish meeting in Seccombe Hall following the 10:30 a.m. worship.  This will be a very important gathering which we hope everyone will try to attend. We will be celebrating the achievements of the last eighteen months and mapping out the next few years as we work towards a vibrant sustainable future for our parish.

New or Noteworthy This Week

Prayer Shawls

Hugs for our homebound parishioners:  Three of us meet in the church office from one to three on the third Thursday of the month, making “prayer shawls” for members of All Saints’ who land in the hospital, or are confined to their homes for a variety of reasons.  The “shawls” can be knitted, crocheted, or quilted; what matters is that these folks know that they are thought of and prayed for.  Please consider joining us, even if you can’t come every month.  Also, if you are unable to meet at that time, you are welcome to contribute to our supply of afghans, blankets and lap robes.  Call Claudia Ward, 373-5069, if you have any questions.


Seeking God, Seeking Christ

A Course on the Benedictine Spiritual Practices which enable us to live out the Gospel in companionship with Jesus Christ. Benedictine prayer and spirituality is the backbone of the Book of Common Prayer and therefore shapes our belief and understanding.  In the class we will explore worship, the daily office, lectio divina, and trusteeship, the baptismal covenant, rule of life, and the spiritual practices of listening and hospitality.   This spiritual formation class is foundational for understanding the mission and vision of All Saints’ and everyone is encouraged to attend.  It also serves as a necessary step in becoming a full member of All Saints’ (full membership includes the ability to vote at our annual meeting and to participate in the governing life of the church) and for preparation to be received, reaffirmed, or confirmed at the Bishop’s Visitation in April 2018.  The Class will begin in the Fall.  TBA.


Fine Arts and Crafts Fair

Many of our vendors from previous Fairs are coming back this year, but we are looking to expand our list of presenters.  Please call Barbara Dickason if you know of any artists who might be interested. 972-567-3572.


Outreach Request

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.  No glass items please.  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

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.


Putting on the Mind of Christ: 

Centering Prayer Meditation Workshop

Saturday, September 9th, 9:30am – 3:30pm. 

$25 suggested donation includes lunch.

Even if you have attended a Centering Prayer Meditation workshop before, it’s helpful to attend again to undergird your practice.

In this one day retreat workshop we will learn about the gift of contemplative prayer which is the opening of mind and heart, our whole being, to the presence of God who is the Ultimate Reality and Mystery.  The practice of Centering Prayer can lead us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer where the spirit prays within us beyond all words, thoughts, images, and emotions.

Cynthia Bourgeault says that the real work of Centering Prayer is to “lay the inner foundations for an entirely different kind of spiritual attentiveness. . . Centering Prayer opens up “attention of the heart.”  It will gradually lead you into a whole new reality, which some have likened to “putting on the mind of Christ.”

Join us for the workshop and learn how to open yourself more fully to the presence of God in your midst.

To register contact Ray Krise at All Saints’, Carmel:   831-624-3883, ext. 14 or   Please register by September 6, 2017 so that we can have an accurate count for lunch.


A Walk through the Holy Eucharist

Worship is the anchor and foundation for who we are as followers of Jesus Christ in the Episcopal tradition.  It is essential for our spiritual formation and growth.  When we come to worship it requires the sacrifice of our full attention – body, soul, spirit, and mind.  Keeping our attention focused on God takes practice and an understanding of what we are doing in each moment.  Join us each Sunday for Worship (Sept. 10, 17, 24, & Oct. 1) as we walk through the liturgy.


All Saints’ Book Group

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 September 12th book selection is The Light Between Oceans: a Novel by M.L. Stedman.  You may borrow a book in the church office.  Sign in on the yellow paper in the outside pocket of the green library bag.  Grace Swearingen is the leader for this book.  Contact Kathy Nielsen,, for more information.


Small Bites for BIG Hunger

Friday, September 22, 5:00-7:30 p.m. Excitement is building!! Our restaurants this year are Aabha, Basil, Dametra, Jeffrey’s, and ROUX with dessert small bites by Nothing bundt Cakes. Our premium local wineries are Bernardus, Idle Hour, Mercy, and Ventana!

Tickets are now available! This is an Outreach fundraiser. Of course we hope you will support it by purchasing tickets for yourself, but our intention is to also include as many of the peninsula community as possible, which means we need you to help us promote Small Bites ticket sales.  Talk it up with your friends, neighbors, boss, with everyone you know! Purchase one as a gift! It’s “a fun, big party!” Our goal is to sell 250 tickets, and they are $50 each. Please help us sell them!! You may purchase them from Nancy, Sherry, Hans, Gillian, Barbara, at the church office, or on-line!

Questions? Call Nancy Jones 831-238-0316.


Clay Couri Concert Premiere

Sunday, September 24, 3:00 p.m. Clay has been planning and practicing for this exciting concert for months! He has selected pieces that will highlight the many facets of our organ. We hear beautiful music played by Richard each Sunday, but Clay’s song selection will show you how amazing the range of this organ is. You won’t believe all the pieces are being played on the same instrument! Donations are accepted at the door. The afternoon is guaranteed to be entertaining and very special, so by all means bring your friends! It’s a great way to get people who might not normally enter the doorway to this special place. Another special treat will be Gwynn’s delicious refreshments served after the concert!



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.


A Seminar on Dreams: Healing and Wholeness

Presenter: Peter L. Fritsch, writer, priest, spiritual director.

Date and Time: Sunday October 1. 5:15 pm. to 8:15 pm.

Location: The home of Karen Fredrickson and Mohsen Banuazizi

25877 So. Carmel Hills Dr. Carmel

Cost: $40 Registration: email Peter at Payment at the door by check or cash

About the Workshop: This workshop provides an understanding of how God may be guiding or healing us through our dreams. Peter will give a historical overview of why dream work faded out as a spiritual practice by the Fifth Century in the Western Church but never lost its authority in the East.

Participants will learn how to understand the basic structure and symbolic language of their dreams. They will also learn how to use scholastic reference books on world symbolism to help them do their own individual dream analysis.


All Saints’ Choir resumes on September 10th

The All Saints’ Choir will be back on Sunday, September 10th. New members are welcome to join us. We meet in the choir room from 7:00 to 9:00 on Thursdays evenings and have fun honing our skills and learning new music. Choir experience and the ability to read music are not necessary. A love of singing and willingness to jump in and give it a try is how many choir enthusiasts got their start!


Carmel Dog Tales presents the 1st PAWlitzer  Prize

Saturday, October 14th from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. in the All Saints’ Garden and Patio.  At 1 p.m. Rev. Amber will conduct the Blessing of the Animals.  Thereafter, there will be an awards ceremony for contests which have been run by Carmel Dog Tales to benefit the SPCA for Monterey County and the Birchbank Foundation.  For more information go to

The Current Calendar Schedule of Events

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

Wednesday, September 6th – Teatime Theology with Rev. Amber – 3 p.m. at Cypress Inn.

Thursday, September 7th – The Contemplative Prayer Group –in the chapel at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 9th – Worship Service at 5 p.m.

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

Sunday Worship – September 10, 17, 24, October 1 – A Walk through the Holy Eucharist.

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

Wednesday, September 13th – Bible Study in the Library at 10:30 a.m.

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

Wednesday, September 20th – Friends of St. Benedict – 3:30 -5:30 p.m. Library and Chapel.

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.

Wednesday, September 27th – Bible Study in the Library at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 1st – A Seminar on Dreams:  Healing and Wholeness – Contact presenter Peter Fritsch –

Saturday, October 7th – Honored Women’s Day – 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 651 Broadway, Gilroy.  For more information contact Diane Lovelace 408-813-4080 or email:

Saturday, October 14th1:00-4:00 p.m. Blessing of the Animals and Carmel Dog Tales presentation.  All Saints’ garden and patio.

And Don’t Forget

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.