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Disciples Glorifying Christ & Serving Others

All Saints’ Episcopal Parish Ninth & Dolores, Carmel-by-the-Sea


the season of

ourRector’s Message

The Patter January 2013

The star announcing the birth of the Christ Child shines throughout the season of Epiphany. We witness the power of God in the life of Jesus, and see the glory of the only Son of God manifest in many Gospel stories, until, finally, we are dazzled on the Mount of Transfiguration.

from a church congregation into a parish with several missions. Like the wise ones, they looked toward God’s horizon and moved beyond their new home, to establish St. Mathias, St. Dunstan’s, a school, a campground and outdoor chapel, Epiphany, and more. We continued to follow that same star last year, We spent much of the past centennial with the creation of the Center for year looking back at the light of Christ Christian Transformation. shining in our history. This gave us many opportunities to give thanks To help members look upward to for the saints who preceded us. Our the horizon of God’s purpose, the heritage shines brightly indeed. vestry is creating a Parish Mission Council, so that the church and its One of the striking qualities of our five missions can discover ways to spiritual forebears was how they support each other and to share followed the star of God’s inspiration. resources. Facing outward as a parish, This is especially true during the we also look beyond ourselves to the seasons of our history that seem to world for which the Son of God was best define who we are. For instance, born in Bethlehem. earlier members left the original comfortable church building and We rejoice that the light of Christ made a new home here, at Dolores radiates in the heartfelt welcome and Ninth, in a structure that was visitors and new members experience uniquely beautiful and a little daring. among us. The light of Christ shines into our surrounding region as we As the magi were profoundly changed offer classes and conferences that by their journey and devotions before are equally open to members of the the infant savior, so our spiritual church, to our missions, and to nonpredecessors were transformed Our Rector's Message - Continued on Page 11

Contents ourRector’s Message................1 ourWorship..............................4 ourCommunity........................5 ourDiscipleship........................6 ourStewardship.......................7 ourOutreach..........................10

ourUpcoming Events.............10 ourYouth Ministry.................12 theBusiness of the Vestry .....13 theTreasurer's Desk .............13 ourMission and Vision..........16

Other Highlights p8,9 Calendar of Events p2 Music at All Saints' Concert p7 2013 Pledge Card

Our Rector's Message - Continued from cover members. The light of hope spreads as we care for each other and reach out to those who are hungry. We are grateful that God sets a star over All Saints’ Church. During a time when the Episcopal Church and other mainline denominations are losing members, we grew seventeen percent in the past two years. Attendance at our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services was the highest since 2005. By God’s grace, the New Year will shine brightly as we welcome more people of all ages into our fellowship of love and Christian formation. I am eager to follow the star God is setting before us, even as I am made breathless by the boldness of God’s imagination and humbled by our need for God’s grace. I trust that you are also grateful, eager, and humbled, as together we follow the star, as did the saints who went before us. In Christ, Rick

Regular Sunday Schedule 8:00 a.m. Eucharist, Rite I 9:00 a.m. – noon Nursery 9:30 a.m. The Salt (Youth grades 6-12) 9:30 a.m. Adult Education 10:30 a.m. Eucharist 10:30 a.m. Godly Play and Nursery 12:00 p.m. Limitless (Youth in grades 6-8) 5:30 p.m. Eucharist (Evensong on the first Sunday of the month)

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Looking Ahead • January 19 Lexicon-Emerging Faith Language, • January 15 Newcomers Gathering • January 16 Parish Mission Council • January 21 Martin Luther King Jr Day Office Closed • January 25 Salon des Artistes Trio Globo • January 27 Annual Parish Meeting • February 1-2 Vestry Retreat • February 9 Spirit Finding Art: Art finding Spirit Workshop • February 10 Fr. Farmer Scholarship Dinner • February 13 Lent Begins


Thank You

by Greg Troxell

• We give thanks for the time, talents, and treasures of every one who participated in our holiday services during December. Especially the musicians, choir, altar guild, ushers, acolytes, readers, dramatists, Eucharistic ministers, and hosts who all willingly gave of their time and helped make Christmas so special. • For all who made a donation for the Christmas flowers. • Susan Britton and more than twenty members who participated in the greening of the church. • Claudia Ward, Sheila Camacho, Diane DeBerry, Jennifer Evans, and other school families for helping with the St. Nicholas Celebration. • All who donated to the Christmas gifts and who assembled the Christmas food boxes. • For Jay Hunter, Sameera Sharif and Clint Bayly and their handiwork and service over the Christmas season. • For the office volunteers who welcomed and assisted our members and guests. • We thank the Rev. Gwen Buehrens for editing the January Patter.

As we enter 2013 we will continue to refine our processes, improve our facilities and increase communication. Considering that until three years ago the church relied wholly on the monthly newsletter, bulletin boards and a few announcements for Sunday visitors - we've come a long way. In the last three years we have launched and redesigned the church website, we redesigned the Patter in February 2012 and added new features and order to improve communication. We created connections and followers on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and began to dabble on Youtube. We added email news that goes out to over 300 parishioners, as well as seasonal and event banners on the front of the church and increased our newspaper and chamber advertising. The feedback for the proposed change from a monthly newsletter to a periodic liturgically based magazine brought a good amount of praise and appreciation. One suggestion was that we also create a separate Sunday handout for announcements and events since many people seem to recycle their Sunday bulletins. All in all, this change would not reduce communication but enhance it by adding more theologically based articles to build your faith. As a staff we are targeting the first issue to come out in time for Easter. Much work is yet to be done in designing the publication, opinions are always welcome. Over the Christmas week Clint Bayly and member, Jay Hunter, removed the roots from the drain line in front of the office causing the puddle. Last month we began chilling the tulips for Easter, replanted the gardens on Lincoln, and finished the pathway on Dolores. In the first quarter we plan to replace the bench in the front of the church, replace the disintegrating retaining wall around the large oak tree next to the garden steps, finish repainting Grant Hall, and replace the youth room doors.

Members who are business owners are able to place an ad in the Patter and on our website. The current monthly price for display in both is just $100. Please contact Greg Troxell in the church office for specs or send an email to gtroxell@ allsaintscarmel for more information. the Patter

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our Worship

tomb at Easter.

The baptistry as a separate space: Finally, the baptistry is clearly a Worship: separate feature, having been added We glorify Christ by in memory of Polly C. Firestone enacting liturgies about fifteen years after the church steeped in beauty, was constructed. After his baptism, mystery, and creativity Jesus turned his back on the river, The occasion provides an excellent that refresh like gathered followers, and began his opportunity to reflect on the beautiful symbolism of our newly restored springs of living water. earthly ministry; likewise, after our baptism, we leave the River Jordan, baptistry. and immediately enter into the life of the community. This is enacted as the baptized Pools of color: You will notice how the baptistry’s clear and colored glass looks a lot like the surface step into the nave and immediately participate in of water, with pools of light created by the sun. Holy Communion. Then, as part of the anointed, As we stand inside the baptistry, our perspective they are sent into the world to bring God’s is one of being underwater. The colors from the message to all people. surface of the water pass through and strike the The feast of Jesus’ baptism takes place on the first floor or—if you will—the bottom of the river. Sunday after the Epiphany, and the remaining The walls and floor: The walls and floor enhance Sundays of this season tell the story of the Light our sense of being underwater, especially as they of Christ shining in powerful ways. We will enjoy are painted a blue-green color. As Jesus was the baptistry through Epiphany, but during Lent submerged and held under water at his baptism, the tapestry will be taken away to be cleaned. so in baptism we participate in his death. The During Easter we will hold a ribbon-cutting colors moving with the sun, and passing across ceremony through the Chamber of Commerce the floor and up the wall, creates a sense of to give thanks for both the baptistry and the tapestry, and for Mark Adams, whose faith and moving water. artistic expression brings to life the meaning of A rainbow: The colors not only suggest light baptism. Furthermore, the E. Mark Adams and reflected under water, they also remind us of Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust also generously the great rainbow of Noah. The bow in the sky donated a rose window designed by Mr. Adams, was God’s covenant to sustain life for all time. and we hope to display the window panels during The rainbow in the baptistry speaks of God’s the season of Epiphany. promise to Noah, but even more powerfully proclaims Jesus’ resurrection. The two covenants Bose Speaker overlap when the colored light illuminates the Have you noticed that The Band sounds even resurrection figure in the Mark Adams tapestry. better over the past few weeks? The Band has a The Resurrection Tapestry: The tapestry rounds new audio system: a Bose L1 powered speaker! out the features of the baptistry. It’s almost This new audio system allows the guitars to as if the baptistry, designed by Mr. Adams in sound more true, using technology that was the1960s, was waiting all these years for his designed for spaces like ours where the stage is tapestry to be hung on the north wall. For the barely higher than the congregation. The Band symbolism of dying with Christ in baptism is now plays for the 10:30 service each week, and we complemented by the image of resurrection. Jesus are extremely happy to be producing a better was submerged in baptism and then resurfaced quality sound with our new Bose speaker. to breathe again. His emergence from the waters of baptism prefigured his emergence from the WORSHIP - Continued on Page 14 Baptism: The feast of the Baptism of Our Lord takes place on January 13 this year, and at the 10:30 a.m. service we’ll be privileged to baptize the children of one of our new families.

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our Community Newcomer Gathering

unblock, heal, and blossom. The group discussion will be facilitated by the Rev. Cynthia Spencer and other class members.


This is a perfect follow up for the Our reputation for being warm and We rejoice as a all day class called "Spirit Creating welcoming comes from the love community that Art; Art finding Spirit." to be held on that flows through this community. drinks from the chalice February 9 in Seccombe Hall. It is not so much our kindness, as of Christ’s love. it is the love of Christ overflowing Trio Globo, in Concert from the chalice. It is his love that attracts visitors and prospective members. Each On Friday, January 25, 2013 at 8:00 p.m., Music of us carries out this ministry of hospitality as at All Saints’ presents the highly acclaimed we greet tourists and welcome newcomers. ensemble Trio Globo. Trio Globo has crafted a In addition to this natural—and supernatutotally original voice in contemporary acoustic ral—hospitality, the church has a more formal music. With roots in jazz, classical, and sacred program of greeting and incorporating new music, rhythmic influences derived from travels members. in six continents, and a combustible spontaneity, cellist Eugene Friesen (Paul Winter Consort), As of January 1, Fr. Rick is temporarily orgapianist and master harmonica player Howard nizing this ministry, while the vestry looks for Levy (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Kenny a new coordinator to replace the retiring BonLoggins, Paquito d’Rivera), and percussionist nie Bufkin. Glen Velez (Paul Winter Consort, Steve Reich) epitomize the quintessential group for the All newcomers and prospective members are twenty first-century. They are true originals reinvited to a reception on Tuesday, January 15, inventing their instruments in new music both at 7:00 p.m. We look forward to getting better personal and global. Tickets are $30, or $45 for acquainted as we help you learn more about premium seating, and $10 for students. For more All Saints’. information, please visit the All Saints’ website. Learn more about membership on our website: Healthy Saints' Hikes

Walking in This World Are you an artist, photographer, painter, writer, musician who apprehensive or even afraid to create the beauty you really yearn for? Come and join this three month adventure beginning on February 18, 2013. This three-month journey is based on Julia Cameron’s book Walking in This World. There are twelve chapters, meant to be read one each week. As a creative person, the author guides you on a gentle path to

Saturday January 12, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eucharist at New Camaldoli Hermitage and hike at Limekiln trails. Limekiln Trails is in Big Sur, 2 miles south of Lucia (where the New Camaldoli Hermitage is) It is one hour drive south from Carmel. The trail has three branches each about 1/2 mile long. Total hiking is 2-3 miles difficulty is rated as “easy”. It is a fairly level walk through towering Redwoods along several lush creeks and only a modest elevation gain. The trails are well maintained and are child friendly, however some people have been known to get their shoes wet while crossing the creeks on their way to see the spectacular 100 foot waterfall. Another spur of the park allows you access to the coast on a scenic rocky beach under Community - Continued on Page 11 the Patter

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our Discipleship

Covenant Group Leader Training

Starting on January 20, 2013 we will begin a five-week training series Discipleship: on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The current resurgence of interest We follow Jesus for those interested in becoming a in Dietrich Bonhoeffer, based in Christ and lead covenant group leader. The ideal part on the publication in English of others into the deep candidates are members who are his complete works, demonstrates waters of faith. caring and nurturing in nature, his relevance to our day. Bonhoefwho want to be disciples who make fer’s articulation of the centrality disciples. Aspirants may also complete of Christ to our daily life is as breathtaking as the training one on one with Greg Troxell who it is challenging. Make this winter a time of will be leading this ministry. There will also be intellectual stimulation and spiritual growth by opportunities for those who want to shadow participating in four Monday sessions, on Janua leader for a while, learning on-the-job and ary 21 and 28, and February 4 and 11, from becoming a leader later. 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Fr. Rick’s study. We will

Bonhoeffer Today

read and discuss excerpts from Bonhoeffer’s writing; copies of selected essays used for the discussions will be provided. Contact or call 831-624-3883 for more information, or to register for the series. There is no cost.

Discipleship Commission Are you an educator, interested in spiritual formation and passionate about helping people know and love the Lord Jesus Christ? Do you desire education and formation for yourself, or for our children and youth? Do you want to strengthen our ability to serve as disciples? Would you like to help prepare people for baptism or confirmation? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, consider joining the Discipleship Commission. Contact Fr. Rick for more information.

Monthly Conversatio Join our prayer conversation on the second Tuesday of each month, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. In prayerful discernment, participants listen to God by exploring a Bible passage or the life of a saint. The experience is open-ended and generative in nature. We meet in the chapel, located on the northwest corner of the church campus.

Wednesday Bible Study The Wednesday midweek Bible study will resume on January 9 at 10:30 a.m. in Grant Hall. All are welcome to participate, learn, and share. The group is studying the Book of Acts and will resume with a lesson on chapter sixteen. DISCIPLESHIP - Continued on Page 14 Page 6  January 2013  the Patter

our Stewardship 2013 Pledges


declined. However, we are now on the upswing in terms of total dollars given, the number of pledging units, and our average Sunday attendance.

The vestry and finance team are We offer our all so that encouraged by the progress of the Christ may change pledge ingathering. As of December water into wine. 31, we have received eighty-four Thank you to those who have pledged. pledges, totaling $195,000. This is If you’ve not yet done so, please fill exactly the number of 2012 pledges out and return the pledge form below we had received at the end of 2011. There are soon, in order to help the vestry set the budget twenty-three households who pledged last year in time for the annual meeting on January 27. whom we have not yet heard from, and we expect several of our new members to deepen Serving on the Vestry their financial support by completing a pledge. Vestry members work with the rector and his staff Our pledge goal for 2013 is $272,000, so we have to provide spiritual direction, and to engage the $77,000 to raise. You can see that we still have a congregation in strategic planning. They oversee long way to go, but we are optimistic, because the finances of the church and make sure the we’re counting on the continued enthusiastic buildings and grounds are maintained. They also generosity of our members and friends. The coordinate with our missions, providing oversight tentative count indicates that we will end 2012 as each relationship designates. in the black, having made up approximately Serving on the vestry requires worshiping $80,000 in pledges and gifts from January 1 to regularly (weekly unless away or ill), praying the close of the year. for the church and its staff, giving generously to Both last year and this are stretch years, as we the operations and ministries of the church, and return to being a strong, growing, and vital being willing to serve. Candidates for the vestry congregation. Ten years ago we enjoyed 186 must be confirmed in the Episcopal Church, or pledging units, but through the process of aging, be willing to be confirmed or received by our losing the former rector and several staff, and bishop. Please contact a current vestry member the transition to new leadership, we slowly or the rector if you are interested.  Please prayerfully complete this pledge form and place it in the offering plate or mail it to the church office.

PO Box 1296, Carmel, California, 93921 | 831-624-3883

2013 Pledge Name (s): Address: Phone (s): E-mail (s):

week month quarter annually on______________ give online transfer stock learn more about making a designated gift

Pledge Amount ________ per: I would like to: Other Gift:

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January 6 The Epiphany Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 Psalm 72:1-7,10-14



12:00pm 4:00pm 5:30pm

Evensong Psalms 96 & 100 Revelation 21:22-27 Matthew 2:1-12

January 13 Isaiah 43:1-7 Psalm 29 Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

8:00am 9:00am 9:30am 10:30am


8:00am 9:00am 9:30am 10:30am 12:00pm

January 20 Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11


Holy Communion (Rite I) Nursery Care (until noon) Youth & Adult Education Holy Communion Godly Play Limitless (Youth 6-8) Evensong Rehearsal Evensong & Reception

Holy Communion (Rite I) Nursery Care (until noon) Music Rehearsal Youth & Adult Education Holy Communion Godly Play Limitless (Youth 6-8)

12:00pm 5:30pm

Choir Rehearsal Candlelit Service with Communion


Holy Communion (Rite I)

9:00am 9:00am 9:30am 10:30am

Nursery Care Music Rehearsal Youth & Adult Education Holy Communion Godly Play Limitless (Youth 6-8)







Outreach Commission Meeting


The Elements: High School Gathering


Walk Through Jello


Strategic Planning Committee


The Elements: High School Gathering


Walk Through Jello


The Elements: High School Gathering


Bonhoeffer for Today


Strategic Planning Committee


Walk Through Jello


The Elements: High School Gathering


Bonhoeffer for Today





Choir Rehearsal

January 27 Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Luke 4:14-21


4:00pm 5:30pm

Palestrina Ensemble Candlelit Service with Communion

8:00am 9:00am

Holy Communion (Rite I) Nursery Care (until noon) Music Rehearsal Youth & Adult Education Holy Communion Godly Play Annual Meeting Limitless (Youth 6-8)

9:30am 10:30am 11:30am 12:00pm 5:30pm

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Choir Rehearsal Candlelit Service with Communion



Tuesday Church Office Closed


Buildings & Grounds Meeting


Music at All Saints’ Planning Meeting


CCT Executive Team Meeting




Book Club


Finance Committee Meeting


Newcomers Reception









Vestry Meeting


Bible Study


Liturgy Planning Meeting


Bible Study


Liturgy Planning Meeting


The Friends of St. Benedict


Parish Mission Council Meeting


Bible Study


Liturgy Planning Meeting


FTF & Investment Board Meeting


Vestry Meeting


Bible Study


Liturgy Planning Meeting






All Saints’ Singers Rehearsal


Choir Rehearsal


Healthy Saints’ Hike


Choir Rehearsal






Choir Rehearsal

Choir Rehearsal







Staff Team Day


Band Practice


I-Help Overnight


Salon des Artistes


Trio Globo Concert and Afterglow Reception




HR Planning


Liturgy Planning



Healthy Saints’ Hike




Worship Commission


Liturgy Planning


CCT Online Forum for Facilitators


Lexicon - Emerging Faith Language


Liturgy Planning


Pastoral Care Team Meeting


Liturgy Planning

Choir Rehearsal

Please visit the church website for more articles and information:

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our Outreach Visiting St. Patrick's in Haiti


The Center for Christian Transformation

We serve others with The church and school both participate In 2013, in addition to monthly the compassion of in the Friends of St. Patrick’s, in conversatio, and two online Christ by offering partnership with two other Episcopal video conferences, there are three congregations. This team plans to sustenance to opportunities to participate in a send representatives on a mission those in need. Festival gathering. trip to Haiti this coming March. If you would like more information Festival of Christian Spirituality: about this trip, contact Rosemary Smith via the The Gift of Poverty and Abundance parish office. We are inviting two volunteers to experience this life-changing encounter. June 7 to 9, 2013, at Santa Lucia, the parish’s beautiful outdoor chapel and campgrounds in Food Pantry Big Sur. Choices for overnight accommodations include camping (at no extra cost), enjoying a In November we provided food bags to thirty- local inn, or commuting from Carmel. Cost: $245. seven households, helping one-hundred and Contact fifteen individuals. Fifty-two of these were children, while eight were seniors. Additionally, Festival of Christian Spirituality: twenty-six men were provided hospitality and Embrace and Exclusion— lodging via our support of I-HELP. Living in Community

2013 Big Sur Foragers Festival To Benefit The Big Sur Health Center A celebration of the amazing array of wild foods will be the centerpiece for a weekend of gourmet food, world-class wine and beer, entertainment, expert-led foraging hikes and a chef competition. On January 11th and 12th Big Sur area restaurants will host the culinary expertise of notable chefs preparing unique fare from rustic to elegant, paired with the region's amazing selection of wines and beers. The event also serves as a fundraiser for the Big Sur Health Center. The community's non-profit health center will receive 100% of the proceeds to support the continued presence of local health care services. For more information or to order tickets online, please visit our website at bigsurforagersfestival. org.

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September 23 to 26, 2013, at All Saints’ Church in Carmel. This mid-week festival runs from 1:00 p.m. on Monday to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday. The longer duration provides more opportunity for participants to develop skills in facilitating conversatio and leading group discernment. Space is limited, and participants have the opportunity to join the leadership team for the weekend festival that begins the next day. Cost: $245. Contact Festival for Christian Transformation: Embrace and Exclusion— Living in Community September 27 to 29, 2013 at All Saints’ Church, in Carmel. Cost: $245. Contact

CCT Hangouts Online 1. Conversatio session on the first Tuesday of the month, 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. 2. Forum on facilitating conversatio on the third Saturday of the month, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Community - Continued from Page 5 the shadow of highway one. Dolphins have been seen frolicking in the waves 100 yards offshore there in January. Bring Picnic lunch. Thursday January 17, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hiking along the Elkhorn Slough There are three areas for hiking: The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve has 5 miles of hiking trails that meander through a variety of habitats from oak woodlands to mudflats. Dogs and bikes are not allowed on the trails. The Moss Landing Wildlife area has a short easy trail that is adjacent to the main channel of the Slough. Bring your camera as it is a good place to watch sea otters, harbor seals and migrating birds. Kirby Park has a wheel chair accessible trail. We will decide which routes depending upon who is coming. Perhaps we will have reason to enjoy them both. We will meet at the church to carpool and depart at 10:00 a.m. From Carmel the trip is 21 miles or 25 minutes north. We can look for lunch at Moss Landing or bring a picnic lunch.

January Public Showing of Le Salon des Artistes On Friday January 25, Le Salon des Artistes, a newly formed group of artists here at All Saints' ,will host their second public salon prior to the concert featuring Trio Globo. The public, members and ticket buyers are all welcome. The pre-show exhibit and mixer begins at 6:30 p.m. in Grant Hall. Select pieces will be available for sale and more shown during the after glow party. Wine and cheese at the salon will be provided as well as a chance to meet the artists and hear the story of each piece they are presenting. To show your art, please contact Marcia Jeiroudi, Don Lonsbrough, or Rodney Warren. Le Salon des Artistes has been meeting monthly at the home of Marcia Jeiroudi, providing each other encouragement. Artists have invited Don

Lonsbrough, a gifted artist, to critique their pieces so that they may continuously improve on their style and techniques.

Pastoral Care Team Anyone interested in joining the Pastoral Care Team is invited to attend an informative session on Saturday January 26, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the church library. This ministry is forming to train church members to visit those who are temporarily sick, hospitalized or unable physically to attend church. All will be trained to visit, pray with and encourage our church members. Some will also be trained to be Lay Eucharistic visitors taking communion from the altar to our parishioners. Some of you may want to join us for events only, like caroling at Christmas or taking Easter baking to homes, knitting a prayer shawl or making a phone call. Come to see what we are planning and let us know how you can be involved in caring for those who can not regularly join us for worship and ministry. Please call Mother Cynthia (520-260-5158) or Rev Gwen (617-584-6650) for questions.

Book Club The All Saints’ Book Club has had another successful year of selecting and discussing a diverse collection of books. Now we’re approaching our January 2013 meeting, which will be held in the church library on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 starting at 6:00 p.m., when we’ll choose our lineup of books for the new year. This past year has been bitter sweet for the Book Club; two of our long time members have moved away from Carmel. We always consider our long distance Book Club friends as members, but we’re also always open for new members. If you have a love of books, good company and fine salad dining, come join us in January and help us vote on our 2013 book selections. There’s no pressure to attend every meeting or to even have read every book. With each year’s choices, I personally have enriched the breadth of my reading, but just as COMMUNITY - Continued on Page 12 the Patter

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All Saints' Youth Group

COMMUNITY - Continued from Page 5

Youth Groups: the Salt, Limitless and the Elements

enriching have been the deep friendships the All Saints’ Book Club engenders.

We have three different weekly gatherings of The All Saints’ Book Club regularly meets in the church library the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The youth, with different purposes: review leader/presenter brings lettuce for a salad, and the The Salt: Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Grades other participants bring something to place in the salad 6-12 in the Youth Room. This is a chance for middle or food to share. school and high school youth who are interested in deepening their faith through questions and Carmel Chamber Workshops discussion to meet. The Carmel Chamber of Commerce' Smart Coffee: Limitless: Sundays 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Grades Bright Ideas for Local Business will continue to 6-8 in the Youth Room. This is an activities based meet on the second Thursday morning of each youth group for middle school. We play games month at All Saints' throughout 2013. and have discussions which encourage youth to use problem solving skills, team work, and to look beyond themselves to help others and the world, while exploring basic questions and concepts of faith. This is a great forum to invite friends, and seekers. The Elements: Mondays 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Grades 9-12. In December the group will meet at Erik’s Deli in Monterey (next to Trader Joe’s). This is a discussion group which meets at a café. Discussions are based on themes each month which parallel themes being dealt with in Limitless, but take the questions to a deeper level. This is a great place to invite friends, and seekers.

The next workshop will be offered Thursday, January 10, from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in Grant Hall. For more information about the event, please contact Greg Troxell or visit the website for the Carmel Chamber at

Correction to the December Patter In the article on Claudia Ward being Veteran of the Year for Monterey County, please note that Claudia Ward had not participated in the creation or leadership at All Saints' School. Claudia did however, teach Sunday School at All Saints' Church for ten years and was Sunday School coordinator for seven years.

To RSVP or learn more about our youth ministry Camping at Santa Lucia or any of the opportunities below, please contact Robin Denney at or call her Does your family like to camp? The parish's camp ground at Santa Lucia in Big Sur on the at 805-835-8538. edge of the Big Sur River, usually opens in April and continues through to the end of October Volunteer Search (depending on weather). The campground has We are looking for more volunteers who are two parts, the meadow, reserved for members, interested in helping with youth ministry. What and the large group site. To use either campsite skills or gifts do you have that you would like requires that you make a reservation. For the to share? Leading discussion, discipleship, last thirty plus year Izzi Shillinglaw has been hospitality, cooking, playing games… or more! managing the reservations. She can be reached Training will be provided as well as supervision in the church office on Friday mornings from by our team of youth leaders. Contact Robin 9:00 a.m. to noon. Denney for more information. Page 12  January 2013  the Patter

All Saints' Vestry The vestry is the board of the church, elected by the members to serve a three year term and oversee the management of the church. • Worship: Harrison Shields • Community: Bill Mattmiller • Discipleship: Mike Carter • Stewardship: Allan Groves • Outreach: Nancy Jones • Buildings and Grounds: Mike Carter • Strategic Planning: Ed Fincke • Finances: Nan Walker (chair), Ed Fincke, and Dave McClendon • Nan Walker, Junior Warden

Ed Finke

Nan Walker

Nancy Jones

Allan Groves

Michael Carter

Dave McClendon

Bill Mattmiller

Harrison Shields

Fr. Rick Matters

Jackie Graham

Marcia Jeiroudi

Ed Finke

Officers of the Parish • • • •

Fr. Rick Matters, Rector Ed Fincke, Senior Warden Jackie Graham, Treasurer Marcia Jeiroudi, Clerk of the Vestry

the Business the Vestry


The vestry has created a Parish Mission Council to help the church and its five missions to know and pray for each others’ ministries, and to look for ways that we might coordinate and support one another. The first-ever meeting of the Parish Mission Council takes place on Wednesday, January 16. Please offer your prayers and thanksgivings for All Saints’ Church, All Saints’ Day School, Canterbury College Campus Ministry, Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church, Santa Lucia Outdoor Chapel and Campgrounds, and The Center for Christian Transformation. Delegates to convention serve throughout the year by attending two or three deanery meetings, and by participating in the annual diocesan convention. If you might be interested in serving the larger church as a delegate, please contact Fr. Rick or one of the wardens.

the Treasurer's Desk The 2012 pledge drive and income has come to a close. The table below shows the facts. Our words here can only begin to express our gratitude for your faith-filled participation as a member with your hands, heart, and financial gifts. . Income Year-to-Date*



Pledge Income



Donation Income



Mission & Vision Income



Trust Revenues



Other Income



Total Income



Expenses Year-to-Date* Budgeted Actual *Year to date as of: December 30, 2012 *Not Year-end Final Total Expenses



Stewardship Quote The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry. - A. Collier the Patter

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WORSHIP - Continued from Page 4

DISCIPLESHIP - Continued from Page 6

All Saints' Singers; New Schedule

Canterbury College Campus Ministry

The All Saints’ Singers will have a slightly adjusted rehearsal schedule beginning January 10, 2013: our new time will be 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (15 minutes later than before). Our parish children’s choir is also looking to grow. Currently we have several wonderful singers, but we are open to adding any child from grade two to six. No previous musical experience is necessary. Rehearsals, held on Thursdays from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45, are in the music room at the church, and the Singers sing the first Sunday of each month at the 10:30 a.m. service. Our next time to present music is February 3, 2013. All are welcome!

The vestry adopted a charter for the ministry, and a board is being formed this month. The Rev. Jon Perez has served as chaplain at CSUMB for a number of years and shares his office there with the Lutheran college chaplain and with volunteers, such as the Rev. Joan Anderson.

Music at 5:30 p.m. Service

This will be a workshop to learn ways you can use your creative energy to connect to God’s Spirit through art. Registration begins early January. Class will be February 9, 2013 at All Saints' from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Cynthia M. Spencer will be the instructor. Mark your calendar now.

Music for our 5:30 service is growing! On the first Sunday of each month, Evensong is presented by the Chancel Choir, and on the third Sunday each month, our new Palestrina Ensemble, an auditioned choir specializing in music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, presents music for this Rite II service. Come hear and enjoy these wonderful choirs in these contemplative and spiritual services.

If you are interested in joining a ministry team that extends our presence and offers the Good News to college students please contact the church office.

Spirit Creating Art: Art Finding Spirit

Walking through Jello Sometimes its hard to find your way in life after experiencing loss. This discipleship series will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon from January 14, 2013 through February 18th by Mother Cynthia Spencer. The six sessions are designed to give your skills and support as you continue through life’s journey and your recent loss be it: death, divorce, loss of pet, job, friendship or health. There is no cost for the series. It it not a drop in class. You need to register by contacting Cynthia at 520-260-5158 or emailing her at or by leaving a message with the volunteers in the church office at 831-624-3883.

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All Saints’ Episcopal Parish Office Hours: Monday—Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. – noon All Saints’ Episcopal Church

All Saints’ Episcopal Day School

Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church

Santa Lucia Chapel & Campground, Big Sur

Ninth and Dolores PO Box 1296 Carmel, CA 93921

8060 Carmel Valley Road Carmel, CA 93923

425 Carmel Avenue Marina, CA 93933

PO Box 1296 Carmel, CA 93921

Phone: 831-624-9171

Phone: 831-384-6323

Phone: 831-624-3883

Phone: 831-624-3883 Fax: 831-624-1459



Commission Chairs and Ministry Leaders

Claudia Ward Festival of Christian Spirituality The Rev. Rick Matters

Rector The Rev. Richard Matters

Senior Warden Ed Fincke (2013)

Deacon The Rev. James Booth

Junior Warden Nan Walker (2013)

Altar Flowers Mila Murphy

Wednesday Bible Study Greg Troxell

Assisting Priests The Rev. John Burk The Rev. Gwen Buehrens The Rev. Cynthia Spencer

Allan Groves

Altar Guild Valerie Warren

Sunday Morning Adult Education The Rev. Rick Matters

Associate Clergy at Epiphany The Rev. Jon Perez The Rev. Joan Anderson Assisting

Dave McClendon

Associate Priest at All Saints' Episcopal School The Rev. Holly Hudson-Louis

Parish Staff Gardener Pedro Cabrera Sexton Raul Garcia Youth Leader Robin Denney Nursery Maria Medina Director of Music Dr. Todd Samra Parish Administrator Greg Troxell Organist Richard Wilson Parish Office Volunteers Marcia Jeiroudi Jim & Izzi Shillinglaw Dave McClendon Marcia McCleary



Nancy Jones


Mike Carter


Bill Mattmiller



Harrison Shields Treasurer Jackie Graham

Acolytes Robin Denney



Clerk Marcia Jeiroudi (2013)

Committees of the Vestry, Liaisons Buildings & Grounds Mike Carter Finance Nan Walker Human Resources Dave McClendon Strategic Planning Ed Fincke Investment Committee / FTF Al Alvarez Parish Contractors

Bookkeeper Lin Sponsler Campground Caretaker Duane Fissell


Band Dr. Todd Samra

Ministry Discernment Greg Troxell

Drama Troupe Nancy Bernhard

2013 Pledge Team Ed Fincke

Ushers Bill Mattmiller & Mike Raggett

Planned Giving Ministry Allan Groves

Wedding Coordinators Diane Ellis & Elaine Stanton

Community Caring Ministries Robin Reyes Prayer Team Izzi Shillinglaw Eucharistic Visitors The Rev. Rick Matters Welcoming & Newcomers TBD Music at All Saints' Dr. Todd Samra Memorial Teas Gwynn Romano

Outreach Food Pantry Rosemary Smith I-Help Hans Lehmann Aliceon Jones Santa Lucia Campground Susan Sonthal & Izzi Shillinglaw St. Patrick’s, Haiti Rosemary Smith Epiphany Church, Marina The Rev. Joan Anderson All Saints’ Day School Liaison Judy Kirk

Book Club Kathy Nielsen

Discipleship Small Groups Greg Troxell The Friends of St. Benedict Bill Reed Godly Play Tracy Haack Library

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All Saints’ Mission:

Disciples Glorifying Christ and Serving Others

All Saints’ Vision:

By God’s grace and mandate, our future honors and carries forward the sacred heritage of All Saints’ Parish. We are called to be a diverse community filled with vitality and enthusiasm that celebrates together around the wellspring of Holy Communion, in order to be refreshed and equipped by the Holy Spirit. Living God’s future today, we attract more and more people of all ages into our fellowship of love and Christian formation. From this place we send forth members and establish missions that glorify Christ, serve others, and offer God’s hope to the world. Phone: 831-624-3883 |

Rector, Wardens, and Vestrymen of

All Saints’ Parish Dolores and Ninth–PO Box 1296 Carmel, CA 93921

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