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All Saints’ Episcopal Parish Ninth & Dolores, Carmel-by-the-Sea Our parish goals for 2012: Grow our congregation by inviting and welcoming new members
Give and inspire others to give so that we can fully fund our five areas of ministry
During our Lenten study of the prophets on Sunday mornings, we were reminded that the dominant culture of King Solomon and his descendents was characterized by one-dimensional communication. That type of culture is sustained by the transmittal of factual memos, by a fierce concentration on bottom-line results, by filling quotas, by issuing commands. Typical speech in the dominant culture is thin in meaning and characterized by vast quantities of unilateral dictum.
April 2012 Disciples Glorifying Christ & Serving Others
Sound familiar? In contrast, the prophets uttered a message from God in poetry overflowing with fiery emotions and striking metaphor. They painted pictures that were sometimes imprecise, but always evocative, intemperate, and rich in meaning. The prophets did not set down doctrine, but their poetry conveyed
the passionate commitment of God. Prophetic speech is thick with meaning and summons us into deeper relationship with God and each other. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ enacts the poetry of God. As we observe and celebrate Holy Week and the Easter season, let us not diminish God’s Good News by jumping over the pathos, the passion, the piercing love, and the trumpeting joy, and landing with both feet on a flat interpretation of their meaning. Resurrection is a poetic experience, not elevator talk. Experiencing our relationship with the dying and risen Lord propels us to the liturgy, because liturgy at its best embodies and dramatizes the poetry of God. The familiar words of the liturgy rise to life again through the power of the Holy Spirit when we Continued on page 2
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Continued from cover utter them to the glory of Christ and in service of those seeking faith, love, and hope. Poetry aptly conveys the mystery so appreciated in the Episcopal Church. Often we sing poetry, since our hymnal is richly stocked with powerfully beautiful texts. During the Great Fifty Days of Easter we will incorporate additional poetry into the liturgy and other portions of our common life. Come and hear. Gaze at the holy images being painted before your eyes. Stand close to the burning bush of the resplendent risen Jesus Christ. Carry the flame of the new fire in your hands as you serve others in his name. In Christ, Rick
What is the Triduum? The services of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter make up one holy drama called the Triduum. The three liturgies enact the drama from the Last Supper to the Resurrection. At the beginning of the Maundy Thursday service we will hear an organ prelude and sing a hymn; likewise, organ music and a hymn will bring the Easter Vigil to a glorious close. But during the course of the Triduum, we will depart and return in silence. During the Triduum we participate in three acts of a single Christian drama, with extended breaks between.
Garage Sale Benefiting St. Patrick's, Haiti You've probably heard that there is no Rummage Sale at All Saints' this year. No worries, Ryan Lefebvre, a member of All Saints' and junior at Carmel High School, has a solution for those of you who would like to let go of items and those who are looking for a good deal. Date: April 21, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: 3073 Serra Ave. Carmel, CA 93923 Food and drink will be available. The RPL Project is a start up non-profit organization with the pure goal to help those who can’t help themselves. All proceeds from this rummage sale will be distributed to the outreach budget at All Saints' Episcopal Church that among several other projects, sends financial aid and people to rebuild the church and St. Patrick's school in Lacorbe, Haiti. Call in advance to drop off your saleable items for the garage sale. Cash and credit donations accepted. For more information about this event and the RPL Project visit: www.rplproject.org. Call Ryan at: 831-917-8022 or his dad, Russel 831-595-2373.
Help Decorate the Church for Easter We are preparing our house of worship for the great annual celebration of Easter. Wear your work clothes as we make our church beautiful. Drop by for as long as you can stay between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Holy Saturday, April 6. Soup and sandwiches will be provided.
Evensong on Passion Sunday April 1, 2012, at 5:30 p.m.
A contemplative service warmed by candlelight and Holy Communion. Music led from the piano, prayers, and meditation. A light supper reception follows in Seccombe Hall. Page 2 April 2012 thePatter
Liturgy in the Round
For seven weeks during the Easter season we will worship in the round, beginning on April 22. Over the same period we will observe some very traditional liturgical practices, one of which is to continue the reverential bow that we began in Lent. Another time-honored practice is to offer the traditional text of the Nicene Creed beautifully set to music.
You may come to the chapel on Good Friday between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. to make a private confession. Enter when the interior door is open, and shut the door for your own privacy. Fr. Rick will be offering the sacrament during these hours, but if this time does not work for you, please contact him at the office to set up an alternate time.
If anyone asks you why we are worshiping in the round during Easter, here are some reasons:
The Reverential Bow
• to permit the vitality of new life in Christ to touch us more deeply • to respectfully provide for the young in heart among us who prefer the creative and dramatic • to remember God’s oneness which we receive as a gift and are responsible for practicing • to stand in the succession of the Church, which is always growing, adapting, and changing (sometimes eagerly and other times reluctantly!) • because it is joyful and fun • because it is an appropriate means of worshiping the risen Christ who makes all things new
the Business Our Budget Gap Ed Fincke, Senior Warden Our budget gap for 2012 was $71,000, and is closing thanks to the generosity of so many. Assuming that pledges will all be paid, and that donations are made as expected, then our budget gap has closed to $42,000. Thus, we are well on our way to closing our budget gap so that we can maintain excellence in our five areas of ministry (Worship, Community, Discipleship, Stewardship, and Outreach.) We are experiencing wonderful energy and growth. For example our average-Sundayattendance has increased ten percent from 131
Fr. Rick We will continue the tradition begun in Lent of making a reverential bow at the beginning of the liturgy. The purpose of such a simple gesture is similar to the verbal exchange when the celebrant says, “The Lord be with you,” and the people respond, “And also with you.” The bow acknowledges God’s image in the other and Christ’s presence between us. I pray that you find this practice meaningful.
Lost and Found We have numerous umbrellas, jackets, hats and prescription glasses in the office. Call or come by to claim your lost items.
in 2010, to 143 in 2011, and is continuing in 2012. We received 11 new pledges from new members in 2012. Check out this Patter and our website (www.allsaintscarmel.org) for all the activities we have going on. We are doing good things for the needy, our community and ourselves. Our goal is to have the budget gap closed by June 1, 2012, prior to our mid-year budget review. Please make a special gift or make a pledge to continue our ministries and accomplish our mission of, “Disciples glorifying Christ and serving others. Continued on page 13 thePatter April 2012 Page 3
ourWorship Maundy Thursday: April 5
our vigil with stories from the Old Testament, interspersed with psalms Our noonday service highlights the We glorify Christ by and prayers. The paschal flame is Last Supper, while the evening liturgy shared throughout the assembly as we enacting liturgies focuses on Jesus’ washing of the prepare for Easter by renewing our steeped in beauty, disciples’ feet and concludes with the mystery, and creativity baptismal vows. At the proclamation stripping of the altar for Good Friday. of the Resurrection, the church is that refresh like The Maundy Thursday services begin illuminated, the altar candles are lit, our observance of the Triduum, and springs of living water. and we greet our Risen Lord with both include Holy Communion. bells and joyful singing. (You are invited to bring bells of all kinds to ring at this The Watch: April 5 to April 6 time.) We conclude with a festal celebration of The watch begins at 8:00 p.m. on Maundy the Eucharist (Holy Communion). Thursday and continues until noon on Good Friday. For many Christians, keeping watch before The Easter Feast: April 7 the Blessed Sacrament is a treasured Holy Week Join our joyful Easter feast following the Great devotion. The Watch will take place in the Chapel Vigil of Easter. As we gladly end our Lenten fast, of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica, beginning members of All Saints’ are invited to bring bread, after the 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday service and cheese, fruit, vegetables, or a favorite dessert continuing until the noon Good Friday service. to share. Our visitors will be our guests, and beverages will be provided.
Good Friday: April 6
Both the noon and 7:00 p.m services will be Prayer Book liturgies that make up the middle act of the Triduum. During the Good Friday liturgy we will hear St. John’s Passion Gospel, offer devotions before the cross, and receive Communion from the reserved sacrament.
The Great Vigil of Easter: April 7 The first celebration of Easter occurs at the Great Vigil at 8:00 p.m. on the eve of Easter Day. This ancient, beautiful, and dramatic liturgy links us to the early Church and concludes the Triduum. Consistent with their Jewish heritage, the first Christians understood the new day to begin at sunset; thus, Easter Day begins when the sun sets on Saturday. We enter the Vigil in silence and in darkness; it is as if we entered the darkened tomb of Jesus. Our hope is symbolized by the creation of a new flame with flint and steel and the lighting of the paschal (Easter) candle. By its light, we hear the chanting of the Exsultet, one of the Church’s earliest and best-loved prayers. We continue Page 4 April 2012 thePatter
Easter Day: April 8 In the bright sunshine of Easter day we gather to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. With tulips outside and lilies inside, with glorious music and joyful proclamation, we celebrate the principal feast of the Church. On Easter day we will also introduce a new musical version of the Nicene Creed at the 10:30 a.m. service. This version, found in the 1982 Hymnal as S105, was composed by Calvin Hampton, a progressive composer who contributed much to the 1982 Hymnal.
Cherry Blossoms Will Return The anthem presented on March 11, 2012 at the 10:30 a.m. service was an arrangement of a composition written by Joan Cobb, a local resident, and Yoriko Hongo, a member of the All Saints’ Chancel Choir. The presentation was video-recorded, and you may connect to the All Saints’ channel on YouTube at http://youtu.be/ M-owQtp_mp4. Many thanks to all involved in honoring this day in prayer and service.
ourCommunity Reception for Virginia Bickford
Community: We rejoice as a
experienced loss: death, divorce, loss of pet, job, friendship or health. It offers a look at understanding grief, our emotions, our needs for support and a balanced life. It focuses on how we can honor what we have lost and how we can begin to re-construct our lives.
With heavy hearts we will say goodbye community that to long-time member Virginia Bickford drinks from the chalice on April 29 at 11:45 a.m. Please join us of Christ’s love. in Seccombe Hall as we honor Virginia and send her forth with our love and prayers to a new life in Southern California with her son. Plan to bring a dish or dessert to share. If you would like to attend, please contact Mother Cynthia for more information. A class will begin at a time convenient to those attending, sometime Writing a Page of our History by the end of April into May or beginning of June. In addition to both the history that Elizabeth Contact the church office at 831-624-3883 or Barratt has published for our enjoyment and Mtr. Cynthia at 520-260-5158 or send her an email the pictorial book that Rodney Warren will at: firstname.lastname@example.org. offer after our centennial year is over, we are putting together "A People’s History of All Saints’ Is Confirmation or Reception for You? Episcopal Church." This will be a history written as each of us puts in writing a memory from our Fr. Rick own personal history with All Saints’. Whether Confirmation or reception is a spiritual rite of you have visited only once or have been at the passage, and can be one of the most meaningful church for your entire life, you have a memory experiences of your life. The inquirers class, to share and a moment in history to record. as well as the Sunday liturgy, can guide your Choose a story, write it down, and send it to us at spiritual pilgrimage. Confirmation or reception email@example.com. Note “History” also permits you to enter more deeply into the in the subject line of your e-mail. If you do not life and leadership of the Church by voting at use e-mail you may submit a handwritten story, parish meetings and serving as a vestry member but please make sure it is legible. The authors or convention delegate. If you have not already must be named, and the editors of the website been confirmed or received into the Episcopal reserve the right of editorship. The entire people’s Church, I encourage you to do so on May 6 at history project will be accessible on our website. 10:30 a.m.
Walking through Jello
Invite your Friends
Walking through Jello: a process of finding solid ground while experiencing loss will be taught this Spring/Early Summer by The Rev. Mother Cynthia M. Spencer, a retired Episcopal priest, who has recently joined us at All Saints. Cynthia served both as Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator for the last 6 years at Valor HospiceCare in Tucson, Arizona.
Please hand this brochure to friends and acquaintances throughout the Great Fifty Days of Easter. You will find copies of the brochure at the back of the church and in the front office. You can also guide your friends to the All Saints’ Parish website, where a digital version of the brochure can be found. Offering a brochure with your own personal invitation might be exactly the invitation that your friend is most yearning for.
This class is six sessions, during which you will learn skills to help you through life’s ongoing journey of loss. There is no cost and open to all who want to come. This is for anyone who has
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ourDiscipleship Youth Confirmation Classes
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The Rev. Holly Hudson-Louis and • April 1,15: Embracing the We follow Jesus Robin Denney will be leading Prophets in the Contemporary Christ and lead confirmation classes for youth in others into the deep World April, which will consist of three • April 8: Easter Break waters of faith. sessions (April 15 and 22 noon -1:30 • April 22: United Nations PM, and one week night TBA), and Report on the Status of Woman— an afternoon retreat (April 29, noon - 4:00 PM). led by Robin Denney, who served as an Confirmation is a personal and public affirmation official Anglican Observer last month. of faith and commitment to the responsibilities • April 29: Outreach Shelter Plus report on of Baptism. In the confirmation service the ministries and presentation of certificate to candidates reaffirm their baptismal covenant All Saints’ Church for our years of service and receive a laying on of hands by the bishop. • May 6: Interfaith Outreach of Carmel Preparation for this commitment is important. The sessions and retreat will explore the faith Youth Ministry and tradition of the Episcopal Church, as well as The youth will gather on April 15, from 11:30focus on the spiritual journey of the candidate. 1:00 p.m. in the youth room. If you have any Confirmation will take place May 6. If you are questions, suggestions or would like to help interested contact Holly at: hhudson-louis@asds. our youth ministry in 2012, please email Robin org or Robin at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Adults Denney at email@example.com or call Robin on should see the article Inquirer's Class on Page 11. her cell phone 805-835-8538. Discipleship - Continued on page 11
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• encountering Christ in a worshiping community • seeking God’s wisdom through the prayerful dialogue of conversatio • moving by grace from conversatio to reconciliation and transformation • overcoming false dualities and ideological divisions • participating in Gospel responses to critical needs confronting the world • returning home with a new commitment to the nature and purpose of the Church • remaining in the festival community for support For additional information and to register online go to allsaintscarmel.org after Easter Day.
ourStewardship Thank You
Carteena Robohm, Director of Music at St. Dunstan’s, is again the Director of the program, with Todd Samra as Associate Director.
Thank you to all who hosted the We offer our all so that Music at All Saints’ concert, especially Christ may change to Gwyn Romano for preparing the water into wine. delicious reception treats. Thank you Dates are as follows: to all of our volunteers who provide Week I: July 16-20, 2012…9:00 a.m. hospitality after our services. Thank until 3:00 p.m. Special presentation you to all who prepared soup or brought bread at All Saints on July 22, 10:30 a.m. - Cost: $150 or salad for the Wednesday Lenten gatherings, and to Bonnie Bufkin, Louis Powell, Carl Sackett, Week II: July 23-27, 2012…9:00 a.m. until 3:00 and Robin Denney for teaching the Wednesday p.m. Special presentation at All Saints on July 29, 10:30 a.m. - Cost: $150 classes.
Opportunities to Serve Our website has a new feature that lists all the ministry teams that you could join. Here are a few opportunities to serve: Altar Guild - We are looking for men or women who enjoying preparing a meal for friends, and who could offer the church that same ministry of setting tables and tidying up afterward. There is only one place setting, and you would serve at the convenience of your travel schedule. Other Altar Guild members are friendly and would welcome you with open arms. Contact Valerie Warren through the office. Welcoming Team - Join this team of friendly folks that welcome visitors and members on Sunday Morning and introduce them to other members and leaders after the services. Contact the office or Bonnie Bufkin on Sunday to learn more. Buildings and Grounds Committee - We are hoping to have three people to join the Buildings and Grounds Committee. Additionally you could help us form the new All Gardens sub-committee, or the sub-committee for Interior Design. Bach to the Future - This is a summer music camp/program for youth and children in middle school and elementary school. It will be sponsored this year by All Saints’ Episcopal Church. This will be the eighth year for the program, but the first to be completely sponsored by All Saints’.
We are in need of a corps of volunteers: music teachers, teacher assistants and aids, and a food crew to make lunch-Bach’es. If you are interested in helping, please email Todd Samra at drtsamra@ gmail.com. Read more online: http://goo.gl/ Vy9q7 Looking for something different? Find more opportunities to serve online: http://www. allsaintscarmel.org/ministries-of-all-saints/
Sharing our Abundance All Saints’ and Boy Scout Troop 127 packed 120 cartons of food to provide relief to the hungry throughout the county. All Saints’ has a long history of feeding the hungry by offering food bags to anyone in need at the church office, as well as at distribution centers at our parochial missions. These seasonal food boxes help restock the food pantry at homes around the county. Read more of the story online: http://www. allsaintscarmel.org/2012/03/120-boxes/
We have a Reputation Word on the street is that we are a warm and friendly congregation. It is a great reputation, so thank you to all members who invite and welcome others to All Saints’. Our guests appreciate being included and knowing that they are welcome. Thank you, Bonnie Bufkin, and Katherine Parsons, for encouraging us to practice hospitality. thePatter April 2012 Page 7
• Events and Classes
APRIL 2012 LITURGICAL READINGS April 1 Passion Sunday:Palm Sunday Mark 11:1-11 Isaiah 5:4-9a Psalm 31 9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark chapter 14,15
Evensong Philippians 2:5-11 Mark chapter 14, 15
April 8 Easter Day Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 John 20:1-18
April 15 Second Sunday of Easter Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 - 2:2 John 20:19-31
April 22 Third Sunday of Easter Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21
April 29 Fourth Sunday of Easter Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:1-13 or Psalm 119:9-16 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33
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Sunday 8:00am 9:30am
Holy Communion (Rite I) Adult Education
All Saints’ Singers Rehearsal
Children’s Sunday School Holy Communion
Easter Day Service
9:30am 11:00am 12:00pm 5:30pm
Easter Day Service Easter Day Service Easter Egg Hunt Easter Day Service
8:00am 9:30am 10:30am
Holy Communion (Rite I) Adult Education Children’s Sunday School
All Saints’ Drama
Youth Group Confirmation Class
Holy Communion (Rite I)
9:30am 10:30am 10:30am
Adult Education Children’s Sunday School Holy Communion
Holy Communion (Rite I)
Children’s Sunday School
Reception for Virginia Bickford
Outreach Commission Meeting
Strategic Planning Committee
Praying Shapes Believing Book Study
Church Office Closed
Praying Shapes Believing Book Study
Strategic Planning Committee
Executive Staff Meeting
Center for Christian Transformation Meeting
Executive Staff Meeting
Buildings & Grounds Meeting
Executive Staff Meeting
Finance Committee Meeting
Executive Staff Meeting
Foundation Trust Meeting
ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL PARISH – CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, CA
Bible Study on 1 Thessalonians
Bible Study on 1 Thessalonians
Bible Study on 1 Thessalonians
The Friends of St. Benedict
Bible Study on 1 Thessalonians
Maundy Thursday Morning Service
Maundy Thursday Noon Service
All Saints’ Singers Rehearsal
Choir Rehearsal (a)
Maundy Thursday Evening Service
Choir Rehearsal (b)
All Saints’ Singers Rehearsal
All Saints’ Singers Rehearsal
Good Friday Morning Service
Good Friday Morning Service
Youth Sleep Over
Welcoming Team Meeting
Staff - Team Day
Great Vigil Practice
Decorating for Easter Work Party
Choir Party for Virginia Bickford
St. Patrick’s, Haiti Garage Sale
Service day for Youth and Families
Honored Women of the Year
Praise and Potluck with The Band
Please find current updates to calendar events online at www.allsaintscarmel.org
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ourOutreach Small Bites for Big Hunger Friday May 11, 6-8 p.m.
Tickets now available at www. allsaintscarmel.org. $50 per ticket or $40 if purchased before May 1. So buy now! If you don’t have a computer or need help to buy tickets, just visit or call the church office 624-3883.
We serve others with the compassion of Christ by offering sustenance to those in need.
There will be five chefs preparing signature hors d’oeuvres during the event at All Saints' including: Todd Fisher of Sticks, Michele Cremonese of Basil, Brandon Miller of Mundaka, Cy Yontz of Rio Grill and Chef Jean Hubert of Le St. Tropez, Carmel. There will also be fine wines offered by local wineries. (See our ad on page 14). A sample of silent and live auction items includes: • Two tickets to the Carmel Bach Festival’s 75th Anniversary Party • A week’s stay at “Arradoul”, a stone cottage near St. Andrews, Scotland • A private cooking class for 10 participants conducted by Chef Todd Fisher • Ten homemade pies, one a month, baked by an All Saints’ parishioner • Six, 1-hour voice lessons by Dr. Todd Samra These are just a few of the many enticing, exciting items on which to bid at the event. Please support Small Bites for Big Hunger in these ways: • Buy tickets and encourage friends in the community to join us • Donate treasures and services to our auction • Be a financial sponsor Remember, this is the Outreach Commission’s big fund raising event for the year. All proceeds from this affair fund All Saints’ food ministries. Page 10 April 2012 thePatter
We hope that you will work with us to make it a very successful event! Information and questions: call Nancy Jones at 238-0316
In February we served 46 Households, helping 112 People, 30 Children, and 17 Seniors. We are now in need of canned soup with pull tops. Please bring a can with you next Sunday.
Service Saturdays for Youth and Families Beginning in April, All Saints’ will have monthly service opportunities for youth and families. Participants will get to experience a variety of service opportunities locally, engage with people across cultural and economic barriers, and spend quality time learning and growing as a family and faith community. Save the date: April 21, we will be doing service work at Dorothy’s Kitchen in Salinas. We will meet at the church to carpool over, or people can meet us there. Time to be determined. We will meet for a discussion after we finish working, to process the experience. We will be finished and back to Carmel by 3pm. Youth can come on their own with a permission form, or families can come together. Contact Robin Denney for more information: redenney@ gmail.com 805-835-8538
Auction Gala at All Saints' Day School All Saints’ Day School is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an auction and gala on April 21, 2012, from 5:30 to 11:00 p.m. at All Saints Day School. Tickets are $50 per person. You won’t want to miss out on this celebration! To make reservations, donate an item, or become a sponsor, go to www.asds.org/auction.
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Poetry for Celebrating Easter
If you write poetry or simply enjoy the beauty and power of poetry, you are invited to join a small group that is planning ways of incorporating poetry into our celebration of the Resurrection during the Great Fifty Days of Easter. Contact Fr. Rick or another member of the Discipleship Commission if you are interested.
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein is the April All Saints’ Book Club selection. It’s a heart wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty and hope. It’s a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life as only a dog could tell it. Yes, a dog…
Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and It’s not too late to join this series of teachings on an obsession with opposable thumbs), he the Christian faith and its Episcopal expression. has educated himself by watching television The series of six sessions continues on Saturday, extensively, and by listening very closely to the April 7, 14, 21, words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-andand 28 and May coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo 5. The series has gained tremendous insight into the human can serve as condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't preparation for simply about going fast. Using the techniques being confirmed needed on the race track, one can successfully or received into navigate all of life's ordeals. the Episcopal Church on May On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his 6, when Bishop Romero visits. It can also simply life, recalling all that he and his family have been help you to learn and grow as a disciple and through. Having learned what it takes to be a servant of Christ. Look for information about compassionate and successful person, the wise a separate series for youth to be led by Robin canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, Denney and the Rev. Holly Hudson-Louis. when he is sure he will return as a man.
Youth Sleep Over
The All Saints’ Book Club regularly meets in the church library the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The review leader/ There will be a youth sleep over at the church presenter brings lettuce for a salad, and the other participants Friday April 13, starting at 5:00 p.m., finishing bring something to place in the salad or food to share. Saturday April 14 at 2:00 p.m. We will have team building games and activities, and watch a movie. Praise and Potluck with The Band This is a great event to invite non-church members to, as there will not be strong religious themes, Please join us on April 24th, at 5:30 p.m. in and there will be other young people who are not Seccombe Hall. If you come, you are welcome in the youth group present. Through activities like to bring a song or sheet music to share, and food. this, we can introduce new kids to the community, This is open to people of all ages: children are and then invite them to participate in other church encouraged to attend; and musical talent is not related activities and worship. For questions, or a requirement, you can come and sing, or dance, to RSVP, contact Robin Denney: redenney@gmail. or both. If you have an instrument, please bring it along too, and come enjoy the community of com 805-835-8538 Christ in an informal and relaxed setting that includes music, prayers, food, and fellowship. Continued on page 12 thePatter April 2012 Page 11
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Caring Ministries Here at All Saints' we are embarking on a journey to organize a Caring Ministry to meet the needs of our parishioners. To begin, we hope to meet the more immediate and practical needs of our members, such as rides to appointments, home support for those recovering from illness or surgery, hospital and hospice visitation, meals to the bereaved or home bound and other needs as they are encountered. It is our hope that our fellow members will advise us when they or someone they know is in need, and give us the opportunity to offer the love and compassion we aspire to as Christians. Please contact Robin Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 410-707-0064, or leave a message in the office if we can help you or someone you know, or if you are interested in joining our ministry.
Backpack with the Second Winders Adventure in the High Sierra with the Second Winders! Backpack into the Silver Divide from July 28th to August 5th. There will be two teams, Red One and Red Two. Red One will pack from Lake Edison up to Graveyard Lakes and on; Red Two will horsepack in to set up a base camp at the Devil’s Bathtub. Carrying personal gear, group kit and food is a challenge, but layover days allow short hikes up granite peaks to incredible vistas, dips in mountain lakes, and flower sketching. Visit the website at www.secondwinders.org for hike descriptions, contacts, registration form and last year’s photos. Second Winders are adult newcomers, experienced hikers and seniors sponsored by the Diocese of El Camino. Cost for food, group supplies and leadership is $140 per person; packhorses on the first day add about $70. Registration deadline is May 1st. Please call if you have questions: Bob Wrucke (650) 851-8435 or Jim Miller (650) 954-5170.
UN Commission on the Status of Women By Robin Denney Last month, I had the honor of representing the US Episcopal Church to the United Nations Commission on the Status of women, as part of an Anglican Communion delegation of 20 women from around the world. As our two weeks in New York unfolded, we were able to advocate for women by meeting with member states and proposing amendments to the outcome document of UNCSW. In my time at the UNCSW, I learned some shocking statistics: In the US 1,000-1,600 women are killed each year by their spouses or partners. Women in the US lose 7.9 million workdays a year due to injury from domestic violence. One in five women in the US has been raped. Violence against women is largely hidden, plagues all parts of our society, and is not taken seriously enough. In Topeka Kansas last October, the city council voted to de-criminalize domestic violence, due to budget cuts. Women still make 88 cents on the dollar to men for jobs they are equally qualified for. The US ranks 94 out of 190 nations in terms of women’s representation in congress. We have the highest maternal mortality rate of the 40 most industrialized nations. And we are one of the six countries in the world that has not signed the international treaty for the human rights of women (CEDAW), along with Iran, Sudan, and Somalia. Returning home, I am more convicted than ever of the importance of working toward equality in our own country. The work the UN does is so important, and yet I learned that the real and lasting change is dreamed up and carried out at the grass roots. Change begins in our own hearts, our families, our churches, our communities…onward Christian peacemakers! Read more online: http://goo.gl/ge7g9
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Vestry Liaisons • Worship: Harrison Shields • Community: Bill Mattmiller • Discipleship: Mike Carter • Stewardship: Allan Groves • Outreach: Nancy Jones • Buildings and Grounds: Mike Carter and Ed Childs • Strategic Planning: Ed Fincke • Finances: Nan Walker (chair), Ed Fincke, and Dave McClendon
Officers of the Church • • • • •
Fr. Rick Matters
Fr. Rick Matters, Rector Mike Carter, Treasurer Marcia Jeiroudi, Clerk of the Vestry Ed Fincke, Sr. Warden Nan Walker, Junior Warden
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Human Resource Committee Meeting by Dave McClendon, H. R. Vestry Liaison There will be a quarterly meeting of the Human Resource committee on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Rector's Study. All current and prospective volunteer members are invited to attend. Date and time of meeting may be subject to change as I confer with each interested person to determine the best time to convene. For more information or if there are questions, please feel free to contact me by phone at 624-1509. ( I have no e-mail ). As I "screen" all of my calls, please leave a message. If I am present, I will pick up. Thanks. I'm looking forward to working with all of you as we meet the challenges ahead.
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Mark Your Calendar • • • • • • • • • • • •
April 1 - Passion Sunday:Palm Sunday April 4 - Maundy Thursday April 5 - Good Friday April 6 - Holy Saturday April 7 - Easter Day April 13 - Youth Sleep Over April 21 - St. Patrick's, Haiti Garage Sale April 21 - ASDS Gala April 28 - Honored Women's Day May 6 - Confirmations May 11 - Small Bites for Big Hunger May 13 - Mother's Day
Regular Sunday Schedule 8:00 a.m. Eucharist, Rite I 9:00 a.m. – noon Nursery 9:30 a.m. Adult Education 10:30 a.m. Eucharist 10:30 a.m. Children's Sunday School 5:30 p.m. Eucharist (Evensong on the first Sunday of the month) thePatter April 2012 Page 13
Chef Todd Fisher, of Sticks Pebble Beach is the Chef Coordinator for the evening and will be joined by: Chef Michele Cremonese Basil of Carmel Chef Cy Yontz Rio Grill Chef Brandon Miller Mundakas Chef Jean Hubert Le St. Tropez Chef Lynn Wood Patisserie Boissiere Also these wineries: Ventana, Wrath, Figge, and Cima Collina
Join us for hors d'oeuvres, ﬁne wine and a chance to bid on a feast of treasures. All proceeds benefit All Saints' food programs.
Men's Retreat, April 13-15, 2012 Men of All Saints' are invited to participate in the annual men's retreat sponsored by the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. The retreat will be held at the magical site of Mission San Antonio de Padua. Father Vincent Raj will be facilitating our spiritual learning. There will be sessions on Friday night, Saturday morning and evening, and Sunday morning. Saturday afternoon is free to enjoy the once a year Mission Day at the mission. Please visit our church website www.allsaintscarmel.org to learn more about the event and download the registration form. If you have questions please contact Spence Myers at: email@example.com or by phone home: 831-484-1860, cell: 831-595-3600 Page 14 April 2012 thePatter
All Saints’ Episcopal Parish www.allsaintscarmel.org. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.asds.org
Phone: 831-384-6323 www.epiphanymarina.org
Phone: 831-624-3883 www.allsaintscarmel.org
Phone: 831-624-3883 Fax: 831-624-1459 www.allsaintscarmel.org
PARISH LEADERSHIP Clergy
Commission Chairs and Ministry Leaders
Rector The Rev. Richard Matters
Senor Warden Ed Fincke (2013)
Deacon The Rev. James Booth
Junior Warden Nan Walker (2013)
Missioner The Rev. Jon Perez, Epiphany
Allan Groves Nancy Jones
Deacon The Rev. Joan Anderson, Epiphany
Assisting Priests The Rev. Holly Hudson-Louis The Rev. Mtr Cynthia Spencer
Parish Staff Gardener Pedro Cabrera Sexton Raul Garcia
Treasurer Mike Raggett Clerk Marcia Jeiroudi
Youth Leader Robin Denney
Committees of the Vestry, Liaisons
Nursery Maria Medina
Buildings & Grounds Mike Carter
Director of Music Dr. Todd Samra
Finance Nan Walker
Parish Administrator Greg Troxell
Human Resources Dave McClendon
Organist Richard Wilson Parish Office Volunteers Marcia Jeiroudi Jim & Izzi Shillinglaw Parish Contractors
Bookkeeper Lin Sponsler Campground Caretaker Duane Fissell
Library Claudia Ward
Altar Guild Valerie Warren
Christian Yoga Beth Lefebvre
Altar Flowers Mila Murphy
Acolytes Robin Denney
Festival of Christian Spirituality The Rev. Rick Matters
Band Dr. Todd Samra
Wednesday Bible Study Greg Troxell
Drama Troupe Nancy Bernherd
Sunday Morning Adult Education The Rev. Rick Matters
Eucharistic Ministers TBA
Liturgical Arts Susan Britton
Ministry Discernment Greg Troxell
Ushers Bill Mattmiller & Mike Raggett
2012 Pledge Team Nan Walker
Wedding Coordinators Diane Ellis & Elaine Stanton
Endowment Ministry Allan Groves
Outreach Food Pantry Rosemary Smith
Caring Ministries Robin Reyes Prayer Team Izzi Shillinglaw
I-Help Hans Lehmann Aliceon Jones
Eucharistic Visitors The Rev. Rick Matters
Santa Lucia Campground Jim & Izzi Shillinglaw
Welcoming & Newcomers Bonnie Bufkin
St. Patrick’s, Haiti Rosemary Smith
Strategic Planning Ed Fincke
Memorial Teas Gwynn Romano
Epiphany Church, Marina The Rev. Joan Anderson
Investment Committee / FTF Al Alvarez
Book Club Kathy Nielsen
All Saints’ Day School Dennis Sharp
Discipleship The Friends of St. Benedict Bill Reed Godly Play Tracy Haack Seasons of the Spirit Wanda Green & Amy Buchanan
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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
Web Site: www.allsaintscarmel.org
Rector, Wardens, and Vestrymen of
All Saints’ Parish Dolores and Ninth–PO Box 1296 Carmel, CA 93921
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