October 21, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church – Announcements – October 21, 2018

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


Bishop Mary’s Visit on Thursday, November 1, “All Saints’ Day”. 

Bishop Mary will be joining us for an evening of prayer and talking to us about emerging ministries.  Kelsey Davis, our new Curator for Emerging Ministries, will be accompanying her and it will be an opportunity for us to meet her.  You may join us for Centering Prayer in the chapel at 5:30pm or at 6:30pm in the parish hall for reception and talk and hor d’oeuvres.    –Rev. Amber


Saturday, November 3rd  5 p.m. – Friends of Epiphany Church Dinner – Seccombe Hall

The annual Friends of Epiphany Church Dinner will be held in Seccombe Hall on Saturday, November 3rd at 5 p.m.  This is a Hawaiian themed dinner with entertainment, silent auction and raffle drawing.  Hawaiian style attire welcome.

Tickets, $50.00 per person, may be purchased from Nancy Jones here at All Saints’, or for more information contact Jody Rogers at Epiphany Church, 831-869-1092.


Sunday, November 4th – Consecration Sunday

We celebrate Consecration Sunday on November 4th with a brunch and return of our pledge cards for 2019.  Brunch will be provided in Seccombe Hall following the 10:30 a.m. service.  RSVP on the sign-up sheet at the back of the church or by calling the church office at 831-624-3883 or email to information@allsaintscarmel.org.


Episcopal Relief & Development Expands Its Hurricane Relief Effort

Following Hurricane Michael, our 2019 hurricane response has expanded to include those along the gulf coast and in parts of Georgia, as we continue to partner with dioceses and congregations in the Carolinas following Hurricane Florence. We invite you to support our ongoing work with the impacted dioceses. Please see the flyer in today’s bulletin, “Responding to Hurricanes.”

Please continue to pray for all those impacted by hurricanes in addition to our church and other partners as they reach out to their most vulnerable members and neighbors and begin the initial relief and recovery work.

Contributions to the Hurricane Relief Fund will help Episcopal Relief & Development provide critical emergency assistance to those most in need.

Wishing you peace,

Sean McConnell
Senior Director, Engagement
Episcopal Relief & Development


2018 Fine Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday, November 17, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All of you made this a wonderful event last year!! Let’s make this year’s event as great or even better! We’ll need volunteers and baked goods, so please mark the date on your calendar. See the volunteer sign-up sheet at the back of the church today and in the Parish Office during the week!

Barbara Dickason 972.567.3572


All Saints’ Choir is seeking additional Voices

The choir rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 in the choir room downstairs. If you love to sing and think this is something you might like to do, join us for choir practice and give it a try. Auditions and the ability to read music are not required. Some people begin by practicing with a choir and singing softly at first, then discover new-found joy as they find themselves singing with confidence they never experienced before!

If interested in joining us, speak with me or another choir member at Coffee Hour following the service. Thank you.                 –Jean Widaman, Interim Choir Director


Workshop Series:  Nonviolent Communication Continues

For those participating in the Nonviolent Communication Workshop (first meeting was Saturday, October 6th), follow up training sessions are scheduled as follows:


Saturday, November 3, 9:00am to 12:00noon, Grant Hall


Parish Administrator Job Opportunity.

We are seeking a Parish Administrator to fill a part-time (25-29 hours per week) position to work closely with the priest in the administrative leadership of the parish. The start date is January 2019.  Submit resume and cover letter by October 22. For more information and job description contact Ed Fincke at qualitywise@aol.com.


Pilgrimage to England

Many of you have expressed interest in taking a pilgrimage to England to explore our rich Anglican heritage. On the pilgrimage we would worship daily in some of England’s most beautiful Cathedrals and sacred sites. Explore university cities, castles, and the English countryside. Most importantly, deepen your faith by traveling as a pilgrim to sites made holy by centuries of prayer.

This summer at General Convention, I made some contacts for spiritual pilgrimages. If you would be interested in taking a journey to Canterbury, please sign up at the back of the church or contact the church office.  (Signing up does not commit you, but at least will give me an idea of how many would like to make a pilgrimage.)  Here is the tentative itinerary for about 12 days:

  • Canterbury Cathedral (3 to 4 nights — attend Evensong and welcoming dinner; pilgrim Eucharist in the cathedral and a full guided tour and evensong.
  • Full day in London (St. Paul’s Cathedral) and free time — return to Canterbury
  • Attend principle Cathedral Eucharist.
  • Westminster Cathedral and free time — return to Canterbury
  • Windsor Castle
  • Ely Cathedral
  • Cambridge
  • Coventry Cathedral
  • Oxford  (home of C.S. Lewis and visit the Kilns); worship at Christ Church Cathedral
  • Salisbury Cathedral  2 to 3 nights (evensong); lodge at Salisbury Cathedral
  • Stonehenge
  • Stratford-upon-Avon (attend play)

The cost of the tour would be roughly around $4,000 which would include airfare and all entrance fees; bed and breakfasts and a few dinners.                                –Rev. Amber


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.


Register online for the 38th El Camino Real Diocesan Convention

This year’s Diocesan Convention is Friday, October 26th and Saturday, the 27th at Sherwood Hall in Salinas.  On Friday, sign-in and convention registration will open at 3:00pm. Hearings begin at 4:00pm, followed by social hour and banquet. On Saturday, October 27, registration opens at 7:00am and the Convention begins at 8:30am.

Please go to the Diocesan Website to pre-register.  www.realespiscopal.org   Pre-Registration will close at Noon on Monday, October 22.  You may register at the door, but it is not guaranteed that there will be banquet tickets left to sell.

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 22nd – Yoga with Beth Lefebvre – 5:30 p.m. at the rear of the church.

Thursday, October 25th – Centering Prayer Group – in the Chapel at 5:30 p.m.

Friday – Saturday, October 26th and 27th – Diocesan Convention – see above.

Thursday, November 1st – Visit by Bishop Mary.  Centering Prayer in the Chapel at 5:30 p.m.  Reception and talk at 6:30 p.m. in Seccombe Hall.

Saturday, November 3rd – Nonviolent Communication follow-up meeting in Grant Hall, 9 a.m.

Saturday Evening, November 3rd – Epiphany Church Dinner – Seccombe Hall

Sunday, November 4th – Consecration Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. and Brunch to follow in Seccombe Hall.  RSVP on the sign-up sheet at the back of the church or by calling the church office at 831-624-3883 or email to information@allsaintscarmel.org.

Saturday, November 10th – All Saints’ Work Day – morning prayer at 9 a.m. in the Chapel followed by campus work projects until 11 am.

Monday, November 12th – I-HELP in Seccombe Hall, afternoon and evening.

Tuesday, November 13th – All Saints’ Book Group – 6:00 p.m. in the Library.  This month’s selection is Plain Truth: A Novel by Jodi Piccoult.

Saturday, November 17th – 2018 Fine Arts & Crafts Fair – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Note: Bible Class and Friends of St. Benedict meetings will not be held during October.

And Don’t Forget

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.

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.

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.


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