All Saints’ Episcopal Church – Announcements – September 17, 2017 

Sunday – September 17th

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

The altar flowers today are given to the Glory of God in honor of Margot Reed Sisler by her beloved nieces and nephews.

The Pentecost edition of the church newsletter, All Saints’ Alive is available at the back of the church today.

New or Noteworthy This Week

Saturday Eucharist Service Discontinued

The decision to discontinue the weekly Saturday 5:00 PM Eucharist service was presented to the congregation by Rev. Amber and the vestry at the semi-annual meeting on September 3rd. Therefore, from September 17th forward, the only Saturday evening service will be the traditional candlelit Evensong on the first Saturday of every month at 5:00 PM.

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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.   Everyone who attended last year felt it was well-worth their time as they deepened their relationship with God and with others.  The Class will begin in the Fall.  TBA.

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Fine Arts and Crafts Fair

November and then December are just around the corner. Start making your list of people you need gifts for and plan to buy them at the Fine Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday, November 18, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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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.                                                                                          

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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. 17, 24, & Oct. 1) as we walk through the liturgy.

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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 next meeting is slated for October 10thContact Kathy Nielsen, knielsen@redshift.com, for more information.

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Small Bites for BIG Hunger

It’s this Friday, September 22, 5:00-7:30 p.m. Have you bought your tickets yet? Have you invited your friends to join in this fun fundraiser? This is a great time to invite people who don’t attend church or even attend another. Our small committee has worked hard to ensure this is a great event. Although we’re closer, we haven’t reached our goal of 250 yet, and still need your help selling tickets! They can be purchased on-line AND are available at the church office. See Nancy, Sherry, Hans, Gillian, Barbara, or Melissa today to buy yours!

You know our restaurants this year are Aabha, Basil, Dametra, Jeffrey’s, and ROUX with dessert small bites by Nothing bundt Cakes. The wineries pouring are Bernardus, Idle Hour, Mercy, and Ventana! We have fabulous auction items!  How can you go wrong?!?

Questions? Call Nancy Jones 831-238-0316.

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Clay Couri Concert Premiere

Organ Virtuosity at All Saints’ Church, Carmel

Organist Clay Couri performs on our recently installed organ at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 24th. Designed to demonstrate the sonic wonders of the 105-rank digital organ, the concert contains something for everyone, from Liszt, Bach and Handel to spirituals. The program also features tenor Jeffrey Thompson (owner of Jeffrey’s Grill in Carmel Valley) and the Cannery Rogues. Well-known to many locals as piano tuner, virtuoso organist and master clock maker, Clay grew up in rural Connecticut, where he learned early on to play “Honkey Tonk” piano by ear. He will have the organ turned around for Sunday’s concert so the audience can marvel at his fancy footwork on the pedal keyboard, and will welcome people to come forward for a close-up look at the organ at the end of the concert. The hour-long performance will close with Clay’s rousing rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” followed by a reception downstairs. All are welcome!

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I-HELP

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.

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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 plfritsch@hotmail.com. 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.

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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 www.CarmelDogTales.com.

The Current Calendar Schedule of Events

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

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

Monday, September 18thPrayerful Yoga – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. with Beth Lefebvre.

Wednesday, September 20th – Teatime Theology with Rev. Amber – 3 p.m. at Cypress Inn.

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

Thursday, September 21th – The Contemplative Prayer Group –in the chapel at 5:30 p.m.

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 – plfritsch@hotmail.com

Saturday, October 7th – Honored Women’s Day – 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 651 Broadway, Gilroy.  All Saints’ honoree this year is Grace Swearingen.  For more information contact Diane Lovelace 408-813-4080 or email: DiLovelace@aol.com.

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

Save the date for the Diocesan Convention – Friday and Saturday, November 3rd and 4th.  Details to follow.

And Don’t Forget

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.

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.

Office Front Desk Volunteers.  We are currently seeking volunteers to help out at the front desk in the office. Please consider doing this valuable service ministry. Help to welcome those who visit our office and call us on the phone.  If interested, please contact Rev. Amber, Candace DiLello, or Ray Krise.

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.