All Saints’ Episcopal Church – Announcements – May 27, 2018 

Holy Communion  8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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The altar flowers today are given by Gwynn Romano to the Glory of God, in celebration of her birthday, and in memory of Virginia Bickford with whom she shared her birthday.

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The altar flowers for Pentecost were given by Candace DiLello to the Glory of God and in Thanksgiving for the Power and Presence of the Holy Spirit in her life.

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Putting on the Mind of Christ: 

Centering Prayer Meditation Workshop

Saturday, June 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 information@allsaintscarmel.org   Please register by June 6, 2018 so that we can have an accurate count for lunch.

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Altar Flowers

Now that Lent is over, beautiful altar flowers can return to the sanctuary.  Most of the upcoming Sundays are available for YOU to donate the flowers and make a personal dedication.  Please sign up on the calendar on the bulletin board in the back of the church.  The minimum contribution is $65, the cost of the flowers.  Please contact Mila Murphy with any questions.  Also, if Mila has not contacted you regarding your dedication two weeks before your chosen Sunday, please get in touch with her.

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The ordination of deacons in the Diocese of El Camino Real

You are cordially invited to attend the ordination of three deacons in the Diocese of El Camino Real.  One, Lisa Bennett, has been a student deacon here at All Saints’ for two years.  The more of us who can attend, the more special this event will be!

Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 PM
Reception to follow the ordination
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
81 N. 2nd Street, San Jose

If you have never been to Trinity Cathedral, it’s a beautiful Carpenter Gothic-style church, built mostly of redwood in 1863.  It’s located a few blocks off of Highway 87 in downtown San Jose, with easy parking one block away, accessible from N. 3rd Street.

Gwynn Romano is helping with the food, and Susan Britton with the decorations; Bill Whobrey will bear our banner in the procession; Rev. Amber will be one of Lisa’s presenters.

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Kelsey Davis Called as Diocesan Curator for Emerging Communities

With “great delight,” Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves has announced the calling of Kelsey Davis to be the Curator for Emerging Communities for El Camino Real. She will begin her ministry August 1 in this newly-created diocesan role.

This month Kelsey is completing her Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee; she previously earned an undergraduate degree in Theology from the University of Portland, Oregon. She gained vital skills for the Curator position during her time at Vanderbilt Divinity School, serving as the Chaplain Assistant for Young Adult Ministry at St. Augustine’s Chapel and School Chapel Intern at Episcopal School of Nashville. She also brings extensive experience as a professional athlete – she was the goalkeeper coach for the US Soccer Youth National Teams and for the Tennessee Soccer Club, among other coaching roles – and has served in various ministry contexts with youth and young adults.

“Throughout my journey…. I have been drawn to various forms of emerging communities, particularly working with youth and young adults,” said Kelsey. “My experience as a lifelong athlete and coach has equipped me with skills for ministry that include: building life-giving and collaborative relationships, leadership development, facilitating culture, managing interpersonal dynamics, recruitment, coaching youth, and grit.”

Kelsey and her wife Heather will arrive in California in mid-July. Join us in prayers of joy and anticipation as Kelsey begins her El Camino Real ministry August 1!

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All Saints’ Episcopal Church is participating in the AmazonSmile program.

On select eligible items purchased at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to All Saints’.  Register at smile.amazon.com 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 smile.amazon.com (not amazon.com).  You will see “Supporting All Saints’ Episcopal Church” in the upper left hand corner.

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The Current Calendar Schedule of Events

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

Thursday, May 31st – Centering Prayer Group – in the Chapel at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 2 – Lisa Bennett’s ordination as deacon.  See above

Saturday, June 9th – Centering Prayer Workshop – 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 12th – All Saints’ Book Group – 6:00 p.m. in the Library.  This month’s reading is Lan Cao’s The Lotus and the Storm.

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

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

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

And Don’t Forget

Interested in Inter-Faith Conversation, Fun, and Outreach?  Consider Joining JCM United! 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 hhudson-louis@asds.org.

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.

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.  

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.