All Saints’ Episcopal Church – Announcements – August 19, 2018 

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

The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Bob and Kathy Nielsen in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary and the August wedding of their son, Andrew.

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A special All Saints’ Welcome to the Rev. Vincent Raj, who joins us this morning as visiting Presider and Homilist.

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Once again, the annual PASTA WITH THE PASTORS is coming up.

It is I-HELP’s major fundraiser of the year and will be held on Thursday, August 30 from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. at the San Carlos Parish Hall in Monterey.  As you know, the I-HELP men are a group of homeless men whom ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH feed and house once a month.  If you would like to attend the dinner, tickets are available at the door, $20.00 per meal.  In addition to dinner, there will be live entertainment, testimonials from program participants, and a silent auction.   Or, if you would like to make a donation or find out more about the I-HELP program, please see anyone on the Outreach Committee.  Thanks.  Hans Lehmann 624-0540

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Episcopal Relief & Development partners with NorCal Diocese to aid fire victims

Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Diocese of Northern California to provide emergency support to help the most vulnerable in communities impacted by the Carr Fire that started on July 23.  The agency is providing support for rental assistance, short-term storage for recovered belongings, food, gasoline and replacement of lost household supplies.

“The diocese and congregations are working together taking into account lessons from last year’s devastating fires,” said Katie Mears, Senior Director of Episcopal Relief & Development’s US Disaster Program. “It is heartening to witness the church work together at all levels to monitor the fires, assess damage and help those most in need.”

Please support Episcopal Relief & Development’s response to the wildfires in California by donating to the US Disaster Fund and praying for all those impacted.

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Altar Flowers

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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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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Hike with Bishop Mary on the Central Coast

Members of the diocese and the public are invited to join Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves for a scenic hike in Andrew Molera State Park on Saturday, September 15. Children are welcome along with family and friends.

Hikers can choose either a round trip of six-plus or nine-plus miles; in between, we’ll gather on a hidden beach cove for lunch. The outbound hike is more than three miles along the Bluffs Trail overlooking the Big Sur coastline, with a choice of returning back along the bluffs or returning up and along six miles of the Ridge Trail. Hiking boots are suggested for either option and walking sticks should be used if you plan to return along the Ridge Trail. Bring your own lunch and plenty of water!

RSVP to Mary Beth Powell at MaryBeth@realepiscopal.org or 831-394-4465. For questions or more details please contact the Pathfinders: The Rev. Eliza Linley at ammaeliza@igc.org or Celeste Ventura at cav93922@gmail.com. 

Andrew Molera State Park is located at the mouth of the Big Sur River, 20 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea on State Route 1.

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Save the date: Centering Prayer and the Soul’s Journey into God 

The fruits of Centering Prayer are numerous and emerge slowly in stages through our daily surrender to love in the practice of this prayer. The evolution of our soul is the principle gift to us out of this deep abiding in divine love. A weekend retreat, “Centering Prayer and the Soul’s Journey into God,” is being offered November 9-11 by the Mercy Center Centering Prayer Program in Burlingame. Inspired by Bonaventure’s “The Soul’s Journey into God,” we will explore the life of St. Francis of Assisi who embodied the unity of all things in himself. Bonaventure reflects on St. Francis as a model for union with God through prayer, whereby one is able to see Christ in all beings, even the most neglected.

Facilitated by the Rev. Amber Sturgess and Joy Andrews Hayter, PhD., join us for a weekend – with God, a praying community, and the natural beauty of the Mercy Center grounds – to deepen our consent to this transformation. For details and registration information, see the church bulletin boards.

The Current Calendar Schedule of Events

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

Wednesday, August 22nd – Bible Study in the Library at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday August 23rd – Centering Prayer Group – in the Chapel at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 30th – Pasta with the Pastors – 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. at the San Carlos Parish Hall in Monterey.  See the article above.

Thursday, August 30th – Centering Prayer Group – in the Chapel at 5:30 p.m.

Monday, September 3rd – Labor Day – Parish Office closed.

Saturday, September 8th – All Saints’ Work Day – Morning prayer at 9 a.m. in the Chapel followed by community work projects around campus until 11 a.m.

Monday, September 10th – I-HELP in Seccombe Hall – afternoon and evening.

Tuesday, September 11th – All Saints’ Book Group – 6:00 p.m. in the Library.  This month’s selection is The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane: A Novel by Lisa See.

Wednesday, September 12th – Bible Study in the Library at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, September 19th – Friends of St. Benedict – 3:30-5:30 p.m. – Library and Chapel.

Wednesday September 26th – 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.