Sunday – October 29, 2017
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Updated Parish Directories are available at the back of the church this morning.
Today is Convocation Sunday
This is a special time for us to celebrate God’s generosity and to show our gratitude by offering our pledges. A lovely meal will be served after the 10:30 a.m. service to celebrate our gifts and the Feast Day of All Saints.
New or Noteworthy This Week
THE BISHOP IS COMING, November 1st, at 5:30pm.
Please join us for Evening Prayer, a lite supper, and a meeting with Bishop Mary. The year 2018 is upon us and it is the last year of Rev. Amber’s 3 year contract. At this meeting we will discuss what is necessary for All Saints’ to have in place in order to call a Rector. We will also discuss our challenges and how we might bridge these gaps and our options if we cannot meet these requirements. It will be a wonderful opportunity for everyone to get clarification on questions and concerns that you may have. We hope to see you there on the Feast of All Saints’!
Northern California Fires Relief Donations
Episcopal Relief & Development is working with impacted Episcopal dioceses throughout California as they assess damage and coordinate with local congregations to shelter and feed those affected by the wildfires. The US Disaster Team is in regular communication with the dioceses to organize response efforts.
“The fires are ongoing and assessments are limited due to safety concerns,” said Katie Mears, Director of Episcopal Relief & Development’s US Disaster Program. “We will be working with church partners to reach the most vulnerable in the days ahead.”
Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves has announced that the offering at our 2017 Diocesan Convention in Salinas will be directed to the Diocese of Northern California to support relief work.
Please support Episcopal Relief & Development’s response to these devastating wildfires in California by donating to the US Disaster Fund and pray for all those impacted. Visit www.episcopalrelief.org. Go to the box U.S. Disaster Response.
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.
Help feed our community’s hunger 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 November 14th. The book is Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crises by J. D. Vance. Contact Kathy Nielsen, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Interested in Inter-Faith Conversation, Fun, and Outreach?
Consider Joining JCM United! by Chaplain Holly Hudson-Louis
A new organization on the Monterey Peninsula, called JCM United is bringing together Jews, Christians, and Muslims in order to build bridges of understanding and strengthen our community. At times we will unite to help the less fortunate around us. For more information contact Chaplain Holly Hudson-Louis at email@example.com
2017 Diocesan Convention to Explore Spiritual Identity
Bishop Mary announced that “Identity” is the theme of the 37th Convention of the Diocese of El Camino Real. Her annual address, inspired by the midwife Miriam, will examine the spiritual identity of congregations. The 2017 convention will be held on November 3rd and 4th at Sherwood Hall in Salinas, located at 940 North Main Street. For more details and convention resources and to register, visit www.realepiscopal.org/diocesan-convention.
10th Friends of Epiphany Dinner at All Saints’ by Fr. Jon Perez
November 4th at 6 p.m. Seccombe Hall
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 www.mercy-center.org 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 30th – Prayerful Yoga – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. with Beth Lefebvre.
Wednesday, November 1st – Teatime Theology with Rev. Amber – 3 p.m. at Cypress Inn.
Wednesday, November 1st – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Bishop Mary will visit All Saints’.
Thursday, November 2nd – The Contemplative Prayer Group –in the chapel at 5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, November 3rd and 4th – Save the date for the Diocesan Convention.
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.
Wednesday, November 8th – Bible Study in the Library – 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, November 14th – Book club Meeting at 6 p.m. in the Library
Wednesday, November 15th – Friends of St. Benedict meet in the Chapel and Library 3:30 until 5:30 p.m.
November 18th – All Saints’ Fine Arts and Crafts Sale – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 22nd – Bible Study in the Library – 10:30 a.m.
And Don’t Forget
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.
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.