Sunday – October 8, 2017

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

The altar flowers are given by Jim and Izzi Shillinglaw to the honor and glory of our Lord and in thanksgiving for His many blessings, especially our daughter Susan on her birthday, and in memory of a dear friend, Elaine Stanton.  Flowers are also given by Gwynn Romano to the glory of God and honoring the shared birthday of Don Britton and Gloria Rodda.

New or Noteworthy This Week

Save the Date

Sunday, October 29, 2017 for Something Special Coming!!!


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.


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.


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.                                                                                         


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 10thThe book is Ben H. Winters’ Underground Airlines.  Contact Kathy Nielsen,, for more information.


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


Emotional Currency Workshop

October 20th and 21st – Emotional Currency Workshop with Dr. Kate Levinson at All Saints’.  See attached flyer at the back of the bulletin.  Sign up at the back of the church or at the Parish Office.


10th Friends of Epiphany Dinner at All Saints’

November 4th at 6 p.m. Seccombe Hall

by Fr. Jon Perez

Time seems to be slipping past us at a pretty fast rate. It is hard to believe that we are about to celebrate our 10th Friends of Epiphany Dinner at All Saints’. This dinner has its core value around friendship in ministry. Two churches reaching across the Monterey Peninsula to help meet the needs of the hungry, homeless, seniors and youth.

The last few years our theme has been “Fiesta”, bringing in youth from the Salinas Valley in traditional Mexican dance and dress, to share the Hispanic culture at our Friends of Epiphany Dinner. It has been an opportunity for the dance groups to raise money for their dance troops. This year we expand the diversity of Monterey County, with the theme of “Luau”. While we dine on the great food from the Chefs at Roy’s of Pebble Beach, we will be entertained by youth of Monterey County celebrating Asian/Pacific Island dancing.

What an opportunity to celebrate our  ministry friendship, food from one of the finest restaurants in Monterey County, supporting youth cultural arts and outreach programs of Epiphany.

Save the date for Saturday November 4th at 6 pm. We are also looking for Silent Auction Items, too. For more information call the church at 831-384-6323

….And still there is more. Epiphany’s Marina Sings Christmas Play will be performing at and including youth from Carmel Youth Center this December. Truly building a new bridge friendship and fellowship between the two communities.


Centering Prayer & the Relationship between Contemplation and Action

November 17-19, 2017 at Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA.  Begins at 6 p.m. Friday; concludes 1 p.m. Sunday.  The retreat will include silence, several periods of Centering Prayer, conferences, sharing, liturgy, contemplative free time, reflections, rest, and the opportunity for gentle yoga and body work.  Retreat led by Rev. Amber and Catherine Regan, Ph.D.  For information or to register go to or telephone 650-340-7474.

The Current Calendar Schedule of Events

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

Monday, October 9thPrayerful Yoga – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. with Beth Lefebvre.

Tuesday,, October 10th – All Saints’ Book Group in the Library at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 11th – Bible Study in the Library at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, October 11th – Teatime Theology with Rev. Amber   – 3 p.m. at Cypress Inn.

Thursday, October 12th – The Contemplative Prayer Group –in the chapel at 5:30 p.m.

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

October 20th and 21st – Emotional Currency Workshop with Dr. Kate Levinson at All Saints’.  See attached flyer.

Wednesday, October 25th Friends of St. Benedict – 3:30-5:30 p.m. – Library and Chapel.

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

Saturday, November 4th – Evensong – 5:00 p.m. in the church.

Saturday, November 4th – 6:00 p.m. Friends of Epiphany Dinner at All Saints’ Seccombe Hall.

November 18th – All Saints’ Fine Arts and Crafts Sale – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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.