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

ourRector’s Message Q

What is the Center?



On a number of occasions over the past one hundred years, All Saints’ has been poised for a significant change with the start of a major new ministry. Examples that come to mind are constructing the new church building, starting the day school, and establishing Santa Lucia chapel and campground. At such times many members might not even have realized that a major change for the better was about to take place.

August 2012 Disciples Glorifying Christ & Serving Others

A The Center for Christian Transformation offers the festivals and also provides a means for those who have participated in a festival to stay connected with each other, either as a whole or in smaller, self-selecting units. The center also provides continuing resources and a forum for conversation and prayer. The primary medium of the center is the internet. By mid-August the Once again we are travelling around center’s website,, an historic corner that opens onto a will be operational. new horizon. This time the significant What is the Festival? new beginning is the Festival of Q Christian Spirituality, taking place The festival is a weekend at the end of September. I want to A gathering designed to create a prepare you for this milestone and encourage you to participate in this Christ-centered and Spirit-inspired in discernment, new ministry, either by attending community celebration, and prayer around a or by helping to offer hospitality to participants. The following questions theme relevant to our lives and to and answers can help you decide the wellbeing of society. We will be invited to open ourselves to the Holy how to get involved. Spirit in order to perceive society and our own role in the world from the Q What is this new ministry? perspective of Christ. We will ask the A The ministry is two-fold, Holy Spirit to ignite the bush that comprising the Center for Christian does not burn so that we, like Moses, Transformation and the Festival of can be changed. We will ask God to Christian Spirituality. Continued on page 2

Contents our Rector’s


our Worship...............................4 our Community.........................5 our Discipleship.........................6 our Stewardship........................7

our Outreach...........................10 our Youth


the Business

of the Vestry .......13

our Upcoming


our Mission

and Vision...........16

Continued from cover heal our false divisions and help us recognize ourselves as God’s agents in the world. Q Who are the speakers? Who will be bringing us insights and wisdom?

the Rev. Wendy Smith (praying before icons), and others. Q

What is conversatio?

A Because the transformative dynamic of the festival is the Christian community in the presence of the risen Lord, the leaders serve more as facilitators than as experts offering wisdom. Thus, by design, there are no “big name” speakers. In fact, there will be no formal lectures or addresses.

A The Vulgate translation of the Bible uses conversatio when Paul writes about the Christian’s way of life. St. Benedict incorporated this word into his monastic rule to describe both a way of life and a spiritual discourse for discerning God’s will for a specific decision. Conversatio is a spiritual dialogue in which participants seek to discern God’s voice or perspective while reflecting on a specific topic or question.

Q If there are no lectures or inspiring addresses, what should I expect?

Q How can I learn conversatio in such a brief time?

A The festival will include worship that is both traditional and contemporary. It will feature the spiritual discipline we are calling conversatio. It will provide time to learn and practice other spiritual disciplines from the great tradition of the Christian Church, and time to both listen and pray. It will include music and even a concert. The five meals include an informal bistro-style meal and a banquet.

A There will be a master session that everyone can observe, as well as small group and plenary sessions in which everyone can participate. Before these conversatio sessions there will be brief teachings, and afterward we will reflect on the process. The center will provide continuing instruction and opportunities to practice and reflect.

Q Other than the invisible Holy Spirit, who IS leading the 2012 Festival? A Leading the festival and facilitating the conversatio sessions are the Rev. Rick Matters, Nancy Collins, the Rev. Canon Jesus Reyes, and others. Facilitating the other spiritual disciplines are the Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves (meditating on Holy Scripture), Beth Lefebvre (Christian yoga), the Rev. Penelope Duckworth (poetry as prayer),


How is the festival relevant?

A Each festival has a theme that addresses both our personal spirituality and our engagement with the world. We hope to free the Gospel from a Sunday-only limitation, inspiring us to embody the risen Lord in our local environments and permitting the Holy Spirit to reconcile and heal the fragmented and polarized perspectives of our lives. The festival is both non-political (in terms of ideologies and specific political or theological

Step away from your daily routine during the weekend of September 28-30 and come to the Festival of Christian Spirituality. The 2012 theme is The Gift of Poverty and Abundance. The festival will allow people to build deep friendships and engage in spiritual disciplines new and old. Learn more and register online: Page 2  August 2012  thePatter

solutions) and, at the same time, radically political (in terms of Gospel impact on social structures and lives of individuals). The festival serves as the holy ground from which people are sent home to respond to specific callings.

a joyful celebration of the love of Christ that is filled with wonder and reverence.


A First of all, you take home yourself, rather than solutions. We pray that the festival will stimulate a continuous new beginning that you will incorporate into your life. We hope that you are inspired to make a difference in your own local environment. Second, we hope that you will take home the ability to facilitate conversatio in your own church or other group. Third, we pray that you will discover, or rediscover, additional spiritual disciplines that you will continue to practice at home and maybe even teach to others. Fourth, we hope that you will choose to stay connected to other participants and/or to tap into the continuing resources of the center. Finally, we hope you will be inspired to tell others about the festival, both in words and by the example of your choices, and encourage them to attend a future festival.

Who will attend the festival?

A We expect to welcome a combination of parishioners, local residents, and people who travel from distant locations. The festival is suited to Christians of any denomination, and to those considering or exploring the Christian faith. It is expected that people will set aside personal ideological or political agendas in order to form a community and to receive a deeper divine perspective. Q Why does the festival cost $245, but not even cover the cost of accommodations? A The 2012 Festival is funded by the fee of $245. At this time we have no underwriters, although our goal is to have such underwriting in the future (many foundations will not fund a startup ministry). The fee covers the five meals and the concert ticket, some overhead expenses, and funding to provide accommodations and meals for some of the guest participants who will facilitate a portion of the festival.

Q What can I expect to take home from the festival?

Q If I’m not attending the festival, how can I help?

A Robin Reyes, who is coordinating the production team for the event, would love to welcome you as a volunteer. If you are able to Q What makes this event a festival, rather offer accommodation to a participant, please let than a conference, workshop, retreat, or revival? us know. A Over the five years of discerning and planning this new ministry, we have perceived that God is calling into existence something unique. The name festival communicates to us

Sermon Series

Regular Sunday Schedule

Fr. Rick will offer a series of sermons in September on the prayer of consecration. This series provides another way to offer an instructed Eucharist, and is intended to deepen our understanding and enrich our worship.

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. Godly Play and Nursery 5:30 p.m. Eucharist (Evensong on the first Sunday of the month) thePatter   August 2012  Page 3

our Worship Spread the Word about the 5:30 p.m. Service All Saints’ presents three liturgies on each given Sunday: the 8:00 a.m. Rite I; the 10:30 a.m. blended Rite II with choir and band; and the 5:30 p.m. contemplative service. I am making an appeal for our parishioners to spread the word about the beautiful service for all ages at 5:30 p.m.


We glorify Christ by enacting liturgies steeped in beauty, mystery, and creativity that refresh like springs of living water.

The 5:30 p.m. Mass is presented in a quiet and contemplative environment. Soft piano music is emphasized, with understated hymns and service music, all under candlelight. The first Sunday of the month features our choir and organ in a presentation of Evensong at 5:30 p.m. Beginning in September, the third Sunday 5:30 p.m. service will feature our new Palestrina Ensemble, with a focus on unaccompanied singing, and literature from the Renaissance and the Baroque. Tell your friends, and come enjoy beautiful music and liturgy in a relaxed and contemplative setting at 5:30 p.m. on Sundays. Soli Deo Gloria Todd Samra, D.A.

Summer Choir, Chancel Choir, and the Palestrina Ensemble The four Sundays of August will feature our annual Summer Choir. No experience is needed, and all are welcome. Each week we sing an easy anthem, with a rehearsal at 9:30 before the 10:30 service. All are invited to sit with their families and friends in the pews, then come up and sing the anthem in street clothes. If choir is not something you normally do, then this is for YOU! Regular weekly choir rehearsals begin for the Chancel Choir on September 6, 2012, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the music room. Thursday rehearsals will be from 7:00 until 8:15 or 8:30 each week. September 9 will be the first Sunday that the Chancel Choir returns to sing at the 10:30 Page 4  August 2012  thePatter

service for the season. New members are welcome and no auditions are required.

Our new Palestrina Ensemble will present music for the first time on September 16 at the 5:30 service. This choir is only open through audition. If interested in giving audition, please contact me at Please tell your musically inclined friends, as this group is open to all from our community.

All Saints’ Singers are Moving to All Saints’ Church On September 6, 2012, the All Saints’ Singers will begin rehearsals. One big change for this year: we are moving our weekly rehearsals to All Saints’ Church from All Saints’ Day School. The day and time will remain the same: Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The reason for the move is practicality: the church is where they eventually sing on Sundays, and our space is available during the week, so we will routinely rehearse here to help create an even flow from rehearsals to presentations (note that these are not performances). Our structure will use the music room, Seccombe Hall, and the chancel. Volunteers are needed to pick up students from the day school and transport them to the church – if interested, please e-mail me at or call the church office.

Evensong, August 5th The Evensong Choir will be leading our service in song directed by Dr. Todd Samra, on the eve of the Feast of the Transfiguration. The music will feature the works of composers Jacob Arcadelt and Alec Wyton.

our Community Centennial Birthday Party The Rev. Chuck Stacy (who served under Fr. David Hill) will celebrate and former rector Carl Hansen will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service on August 26. The liturgy will be followed by the complimentary luncheon.


A Message from Bishop Mary about General Convention

We rejoice as a community that drinks from the chalice Bishop Mary wrote a reflection on the state of the Episcopal Church of Christ’s love.

Many people have already signed up to attend this joyful event. If you plan to attend the lunch you must make a reservation, so contact the office or sign up at the back of the church on Sunday. Mark your calendars and invite a friend.

called “A Stressed Vine Is a Fruitful Vine.” You can read her article online at; you can also contact the church office for a paper copy.

A Lovely Time at Santa Lucia Campers arrived as early as Wednesday and some left on Sunday afternoon. The weather at All Saints' Santa Lucia Campground and Chapel couldn't have been more lovely. The flowing river provided brave campers a refreshing swim and a break from the sunshine. At night campers gathered around the campfire to roast marshmallows and sing campfire songs and classic folk music from the 60's and 70's. Then on Saturday afternoon many more members arrived to enjoy the Annual Parish-wide Eucharist and BBQ. If you missed it this year, we hope that you will join us next year, and invite a friend. Remember that Paul’s Meadow is available for parishioners to camp at Santa Lucia. Reservations are required. Please contact Izzi Shillinglaw at the church office on Friday morning to make reservations or send an e-mail to

Book Club Zoë Ferraris’s Finding Nouf is the August All Saints’ Book Club pick. Finding Nouf is a riveting literary mystery with taut psychological suspense that offers an unprecedented window into Continued on page 11 thePatter   August 2012  Page 5

our Discipleship Adult Formation for Faith


Living the Faith More Fully

Those who attended the spring We follow Jesus Throughout the month of August, Fr. Monday class asked Fr. Rick to teach Rick will lead the Sunday morning Bible Christ and lead study series based on the lectionary. others into the deep a series on prayer and the spiritual/ mystical traditions of the Church. You Participate in the discussion. Dig deep waters of faith. are welcome to deepen your faith into each passage to learn its meaning by participating in the upcoming for daily living today, and discover why the message was relevant to the original Monday evening series. Each class will include 1) conversatio on the Gospel of St. John, 2) audience. contemplative prayer, and 3) a discussion on Isaac You are also invited to join the Wednesday the Syrian, a 6th-century mystic. We will meet morning Bible study group every week from Mondays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the library, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., participating as you are able. from September 10 to November 12. Contact Fr. The group is now studying the Book of Acts. Rick for further information. Bring a study Bible if possible. This class is led CSUMB Campus Ministry by Greg Troxell.

Women’s Retreat: Saturday, August 11 “Go and get the rain: God’s women of courage” is a free all-day women's retreat led by Mother Cynthia. It will be held at the Santa Lucia Campground in Big Sur from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, and will be followed by a communion service from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The day will include lunch brought by the participants, various presentations, and time to be silent in the beautiful redwoods or walk along the Big Sur River in the company of others who are striving to be God’s women in our world. Advance registration is required; to register or ask a question, please contact Mother Cynthia at or 520-260-5158.

Fr. Rick is working with Fr. Jon Perez and Deacon Joan Anderson to establish a campus ministry board to oversee and support our ministry at CSUMB. If you are interested in campus ministry or have experience with Canterbury Club ministries and would like to get involved, please contact Fr. Rick.

Teaching our Children Tracy Haack tells how important her Godly Play experience has been over the past several years. She will teach again this school year, before moving on to other areas of ministry and learning. Tracy invites you to join her on the rotating team of Godly Play teachers. Please call or e-mail the office to learn more.

Family Faith Parents involved in the Family Faith Conversations enthusiastically favor having their children participate in the liturgy on Sundays. This summer Maria is offering children's Sunday school, as well as nursery for our younger members and visitors from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Each Sunday you will find special bulletins ("The Sunday Paper" and "The Sunday Paper, Jr.") for younger and older children at the back of the church. Page 6  August 2012  thePatter

All Saints' Youth Ministry News Now featured on page 12

our Stewardship Opportunities to Serve Are you looking for a way to express your talents, build new friendships, and serve others? Consider joining a ministry team or perhaps leading one. Here are some opportunities:


We offer our all so that Christ may change water into wine.

Festival Production Team - Join a volunteer team to serve during The Festival of Christian Spirituality on September 28–30. Some roles have tasks to complete prior to the event. Please contact Robin Reyes through the parish office to learn more. Altar Guild - Prepare the church altar for communion and tidy up afterward. The schedule is flexible. Contact Valerie Warren through the church office. Welcoming Team - Welcome visitors and members on Sunday morning and introduce them to other members and leaders after the services. Contact the office to learn more.

Youth and Family Service Day Join us August 18 for the next Youth and Family Service Day at Dorothy's Kitchen, Salinas. We will be preparing and serving lunch for 175 people. Meet at the church to carpool at 9:45 a.m. We will be back by 3:00 p.m. We also need volunteers to buy groceries. Contact Robin Denney at or 805-835-8538.

Thank You Thank you, Aliceon Jones, for providing hospitality again this year during the Carmel Bach Festival. Thank you, Diane DeBerry, for hosting a reception after the Beijing Elementary School Band concert.

vestments for our centennial. The stoles and chasuble will be blessed and used for the first time when Bishop Mary visits on All Saints’ Sunday in November.

Thank you, Carteena Robohm and all who volunteered to support this year’s Bach to the Future.

Taking a Collection During the Liturgy An integral part of the Eucharist is collecting the gifts offered by the congregation. The gifts include the bread and wine, along with the monetary donations. These liturgical actions are not just a means of financing the ministries of the parish, nor do they represent a collection to pay for the service. Rather, giving is the essence of the Eucharist, and, in fact, the Eucharistic prayer is called the Great Thanksgiving. In this liturgy God generously bestows the Holy Spirit and Christ continues his once-and-for-all sacrifice on the cross. We respond by once more giving our bodies and souls to Christ. We also give of our labor in the form of money and by volunteering our time. All of this giving makes the Eucharist a transaction of love.

Planned Giving Ministry We will soon begin a planned giving ministry at All Saints’. With the parish adopting a new investment policy and the Foundation Trust Fund board agreeing to serve simultaneously as the investment committee of the vestry, we are in an excellent position to begin a yearround ministry of planned giving. Our centennial marks an excellent time for members and friends to remember All Saints’ Parish in our wills or estates.

Thank you, Susan and Don Britton, Gwen Romano, Sharon Pezzolo, and Duane Fissell, for the delicious barbecue picnic at Santa Lucia. Thank you, Valerie Warren and Mila Murphy, for your generous donation of a new set of white thePatter   August 2012  Page 7

• Events and Classes


August 4th and 5th 10th Sunday after Pentecost 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a Psalm 51:1-13 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35



Evensong Psalm 99 2 Peter 1:13-21 Luke 9:28-36

August 11th and 12th 11th Sunday after Pentecost 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 Psalm 130 Ephesians 4:25-5:2 John 6:35, 41-51

August 18th and 19th 12th Sunday after Pentecost 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 Psalm 111 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58

August 25th and 26th 13th Sunday after Pentecost 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43 Psalm 84 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69

• Meetings




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8:00am 9:00am 9:30am 9:30am 10:30am 10:30am 4:15pm 5:30pm

Holy Communion (Rite I) Nursery Care Summer Choir Rehearsal Adult Education Holy Communion Sunday School Evensong Rehearsal Choral Evensong & Reception

8:00am 9:00am 9:30am 9:30am 10:30am 10:30am 11:30am

Holy Communion (Rite I) Nursery Care Summer Choir Rehearsal Adult Education Sunday School Holy Communion Youth Group


Drama Rehearsal


Holy Communion


Holy Communion (Rite I)

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

Nursery Care Summer Choir Rehearsal Adult Education Sunday School Holy Communion


Youth Group


Santa Lucia Commission Meeting


Holy Communion

Centennial Party


Holy Communion (Rite I)

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

Nursery Care Summer Choir Rehearsal Adult Education

10:30am 10:30am

Sunday School Holy Communion


Centennial Luncheon (RSVP required)


Holy Communion




Outreach Commission Meeting


Strategic Planning Committee








Strategic Planning Committee




Music at All Saints’ Planning Meeting


Center for Christian Transformation




Buildings & Grounds Committee


Center for Christian Transformation




Book Club




Finance Committee Meeting


Center for Christian Transformation





Wednesday 10:30am

Bible Study


Liturgy Planning Meeting


Christian Yoga



Bible Study


Liturgy Planning Meeting



Bible Study


The Friends of St. Benedict



Bible Study


Liturgy Planning Meeting


Vestry Meeting


Bible Study


Liturgy Planning Meeting


Zumba Dance Workout












Vestry Meeting








Discipleship Commission


Saturday 10:00am

Strategic Planning All-Day Meeting


Liturgy Planning


Santa Lucia Chapel Service (Big Sur)



Strength-Based Ministry Workshop


Santa Lucia Chapel Service (Big Sur)



Liturgy Planning


Santa Lucia Chapel Service (Big Sur)



Safeguarding God’s Children/People


Liturgy Planning


Santa Lucia Chapel Service (Big Sur)

Staff Planning Day

Please find current updates to calendar events online at

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our Outreach All Saints' Food Pantry

subsistence farmers in West Africa struggling to feed their families and We serve others with escape the trap of poverty. They The food pantry is running smoothly. the compassion of explored their hearts and sought Hans Lehmann is making preparations Christ by offering God’s forgiveness. They affirmed for the loading and distribution of sustenance to each other’s gifts. They spent time in about one hundred food boxes before those in need. prayer and reflection, and they wrote Christmas. You can help if you can letters about their experience to the coordinate the donation of 100-150 event sponsors. matching boxes that are no more than 1-1.5 c.f. in size. Please speak to Hans if you have a source. The fasters were tired and hungry, but were His number is 831-624-0540. surprised that they were able to endure the time, knowing that it was for a purpose and that they In June we provided food bags to thirty-eight would eat again. When the much-anticipated households, helping ninety people in total “feast” to break the fast was revealed to be plain (fourteen children and twenty-five seniors). white rice and tomato soup, the fasters were still Another twenty-six men were provided hospitality grateful. The ingredients for the feast, rice and and lodging via our support of I-HELP. cans of soup, had been used earlier in the poverty simulation game to represent the commodities Sponsored Fast being grown and purchased. By Robin Denney The fasters would like to thank the congregation For thirty hours, four of our youth and two for your prayers and support for this experience! chaperones fasted in order to raise money for the Sierra Service Project mission trip to McDermitt Nevada that three youth will be attending from Called to Serve July 29 to August 3. Greg Troxell is offering an all-day workshop on August 11 in Seccombe Hall. The interactive workshop, Strengths-Based Ministry, will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Registrants will be provided a code allowing them to complete the Professional Dynametric Profile (PDP), a resource Greg has used to help churches and individuals throughout the USA to discover their strengths, leverage their talents, and prepare for ministry. Greg has been licensed to administer PDP since 1994 and has recently been asked to coauthor additional materials with the company's founding psychologist, Dr. Bonnie Bass, who heads the company's During the fast, the youth experienced hunger, division for consultants while learning more about themselves, their worldwide. relationship with God, and poverty. They saw pictures and heard the words of impoverished Registration is online at sharecroppers in the United States during the great depression. They played a poverty Scan to register upcoming-events. simulation game where they took on the role of Page 10  August 2012  thePatter


Community - Continued from Page 5 Saudi Arabia and the lives of men and women there. When writing about men and women in Saudi Arabia, it's easy for western writers to slip into a patronizing or judgmental tone. Author Ferraris'never does this. She respects each character and the dilemmas they face. She shows how it's common and even acceptable to break some of the rules, if it's done discreetly and for good reason. This compelling mystery depicts the challenges of living in a closed, devoutly Muslim society and the effect those challenges can have on members of that society. When sixteen-year-old Nouf goes missing, along with a truck and her favorite camel, her prominent family calls on Nayir al-Sharqi, a desert guide, to lead a search party. Ten days later, just as Nayir is about to give up in frustration, her body is discovered by anonymous desert travelers. But when the coroner’s office determines that Nouf died not of dehydration but from drowning, and her family seems suspiciously uninterested in getting at the truth, Nayir takes it upon himself to find out what really happened to her. 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/presenter brings lettuce for a salad, and the other participants bring something to add to the salad or food to share.

welcome and generous hospitality. Even though three of them spoke no English, they loved the liturgy and felt at home among parishioners. The family of newly baptized Maya Esperanza loved the 8:00 a.m. liturgy and the welcome they received from that congregation. They asked to receive the Patter in digital form each month so they can stay in touch, and are looking forward to their next visit.

Healthy Saints Hikes The Rev. Cynthia Spencer has led several members on various outings this summer. Contact Mother Cynthia if you are interested in participating in future hikes, strolls, or trail walks.

Healthy Saints Hike at Santa Lucia Preserve July 12,2012

Messages of Love Alexia Jones, who is moving to the L.A. area, left the following message of love for All Saints’. Thank you, All Saints’! My sincere gratitude for the kind and loving support. Thank you, Fr. Rick, Greg, Todd, Michael, Lorrie, Rachel, Izzi, Jim, and everyone for the tremendous generosity of spirit and joy. One of the Carmel Bach Festival employees says that out of all the festival venues, she loves to come to All Saints’ best of all, because she can feel our love and warmth. Visitors from Portugal joined our parish picnic and Eucharist and were so taken by the warm

Hans looses his sole but all ends well with lunch at the club!

Carmel Chamber Workshops The Carmel Chamber of Commerce is offering a free workshop series called Smart Coffee: Bright Ideas for Local Business at All Saints' in Grant Hall. The first, "Say What? Effective Communication in the Workplace," will be offered Thursday, August 9, from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. For more information, visit thePatter   August 2012  Page 11

our Youth Ministry All Saints' Youth Ministry News Robin Denney

The next event in our summer camping and hiking series is a day hike at Point Lobos on August 6. We will meet at the church at 10:00 a.m. and return by 2:00 p.m.

October 19-21: Diocesan youth camping trip at By popular demand, the youth group will begin Santa Lucia Campground in Big Sur. meeting every week, starting October 7. For August and September, youth group will continue Invite your relatives, friends, and neighbors. Sixth with the old schedule, the first and third Sundays to twelfth graders are welcome. of the month following the 10:30 a.m. service (11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.). At youth group we Youth and Family Service Day have team-building games, Bible study, singing, August 18: Youth and Family Service Day, location and discussion of life and spiritual topics. to be announced (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) Youth Group Schedule: August 5 and 19; September 2 and 16; October 7, 14, 21 and 28

Save the Date

October 19-21: Diocesan youth camping trip at To learn more about our youth ministry or any All Saints’ Big Sur campground. All students in of the opportunities below, please contact Robin grades 6-12 are welcome. RSVP by contacting Denney at or 805-835-8538. Robin Denney.

God Outdoors: Youth Camping and Hiking Program The youth group went on a camping trip to the Santa Lucia Campground in Big Sur. Seven youth and three adults enjoyed camping, swimming, playing games, hiking at Andrew Molera State Park, and appreciated the wonder of God’s creation. All Saints Youth Camping Trip

Summer Mission Trip Three middle school youth and Robin Denney will be going to McDermitt, Nevada, as part of the diocesean summer youth mission trip with Sierra Service Project. They will be doing home repair and learning more about life on the Paiute Shoshone Reservation. They will depart Saturday July 28 and return August 3. Please pray for the mission team!

South Sudan Mission Trip

July 15-16, 2012

Santa Lucia campground Big Sur

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Robin Denney, our youth leader and former missionary to South Sudan, will be traveling to South Sudan in September for three weeks. She will be visiting several dioceses in Western Equatoria State, and putting on an agriculture workshop with pastors in Ezo diocese who have recently returned to their land after four years of displacement from attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Robin would appreciate your prayers for a safe and fruitful journey, and for the people of Sudan and South Sudan.

the Vestry of All Saints' 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

Ed Finke

Nan Walker

Nancy Jones

Allan Groves

Michael Carter

Dave McClendon

Bill Mattmiller

Harrison Shields

Ed Childs

Jackie Graham

Marcia Jeiroudi

Fr. Rick Matters

Officers of the Church • • • • •

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

the Business

of the


During its July meeting, the vestry discussed several aspects of the balcony project. We will authorize a contract for repairs and improvements of the balcony upon recommendation of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. The vestry also approved temporary use of excess income from Santa Lucia as seed money for the All Saints’ wine project. These funds will be paid back by April 2013.

Improvements Underway The Godly Play room is enjoying a facelift, with a new coat of paint and a new rug. We’re getting the room ready for another fun year of Bible exploration by our younger members. We hope that you have located the votive candles in their new home at the front of the nave. Feel free to light a candle when you come forward for Holy Communion, or at other times. We are contemplating replacing

the hymn board on that side of the nave with the carved wooden plaque that currently hangs in the baptistery. If you would like to voice an opinion about this move, please contact Fr. Rick or design committee members Susan Britton or Charlyn Brown. In the back of the church you will find a photo of Mark Adams’s artistic concept for the baptistery. Notice how much nicer the space already looks with the excess furniture removed. The walls will be repaired this month in preparation for the arrival of the Resurrection tapestry by the late Mark Adams.

The Santa Lucia Commission You are invited to join the team of Santa Lucia stewards and enthusiasts. Our next meeting will take place on Sunday, August 19, at noon. Contact Jim Shillinglaw for further information, or simply show up for the meeting. thePatter   August 2012  Page 13

The Gift of Poverty and Abundance When we separate the one divine gift of poverty and abundance, our life is fragmented and we become distracted and anxious. When we lose touch with the simplicity and satisfaction of true poverty and true abundance, we find it difficult to respond to the needs of others. Jesus is the perfect example of the reconciliation and integration of poverty and abundance. He possessed everything, but owned only one coat. With the poverty of a few loaves he fed many, and in the poverty of his broken body he continues to feed the world.

You are invited to join us for a day retreat of presentations, interspersed with quiet time to wander along the river, take photos, journal, read or sit in prayer. Lunch time will provide the opportunity to meet new friends and share stories. Participants will be asked to bring a small item to share for a salad bar lunch. Come and enjoy our outdoor chapel and picnic area.

Directions from Carmel

ou are invited to join us for a day treat of presentations, interspersed th quiet time to wander along the ver, take photos, journal, read or sit in ayer. Lunch time will provide the pportunity to meet new friends and are stories. Participants will be asked bring a small item to share for a salad r lunch. Come and enjoy our outdoor apel and picnic area.

e retreat will be led The Rev. Cynthia M. ncer, who is a retired ociate priest at All nts’, Carmel. Cynthia graduate of General ological Seminary In N.Y.C. , a spiritual ctor, lifestyle coach for healthy living has an MBA in management and keting. She has taught, organized and led y retreats, as well as community kshops. She is passionate about iring and being with God’s courageous men, who want to make a difference in mselves and the world today!

Go south on Highway One. From Rio Road and Hwy One, it is about 26 miles and takes about 35 minutes. Take the first right turn past the River Inn. The sign there says BIG SUR CAMPGROUND. There is also a small sign that says Big Sur Clinic and Santa Lucia Chapel. Make a very sharp right toward the clinic. Park cars at end of that drive and walk down to the chapel.

WOMEN’S R E T R E AT I N BIG SUR August 11, 2012

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please call Cynthia if you would like to carpool from All Saints’ in Carmel. 520-260-5158 or

A L L S A I N T S ’ E P I S C O PA L C H U RC H P.O.Box 1296, Carmel, CA 93921 T: 831-624-3883 Email: W:

Santa Lucia Chapel, Big Sur, CA A part of All Saints’ Parish

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The retreat will be led by The Rev. Cynthia M. Spencer, who is a retired associate priest at All Saints’, Carmel. Cynthia is a graduate of General Theological Seminary In N.Y.C. , a spiritual director, lifestyle coach for healthy living and has an MBA in management and marketing. She has taught, organized and led many retreats, as well as community workshops. She is passionate about inspiring and being with God’s courageous women, who want to make a difference in themselves and the world today!

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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

Senior Warden Ed Fincke (2013)

Deacon The Rev. James Booth

Junior Warden Nan Walker (2013)

Missioner The Rev. Jon Perez, Epiphany

Allan Groves Nancy Jones

The Rev. Rick Matters


Rector The Rev. Richard Matters



Altar Flowers Mila Murphy

Wednesday Bible Study Greg Troxell

Altar Guild Valerie Warren

Sunday Morning Adult Education The Rev. Rick Matters

Acolytes Robin Denney


Deacon The Rev. Joan Anderson, Epiphany

Mike Carter

Assisting Priests The Rev. Holly Hudson-Louis The Rev. Cynthia Spencer

Ed Childs

Parish Staff

Treasurer Jackie Graham

Ushers Bill Mattmiller & Mike Raggett

Clerk Marcia Jeiroudi

Wedding Coordinators Diane Ellis & Elaine Stanton

Gardener Pedro Cabrera Sexton Raul Garcia


Dave McClendon



Bill Mattmiller


Harrison Shields


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

Strategic Planning Ed Fincke

Parish Office Volunteers

Investment Committee / FTF Al Alvarez

Marcia Jeiroudi Jim & Izzi Shillinglaw Dave McClendon

Parish Contractors

Bookkeeper Lin Sponsler Campground Caretaker Duane Fissell

Band Dr. Todd Samra

Ministry Discernment Greg Troxell

Drama Troupe Nancy Bernhard

2012 Pledge Team Nan Walker

Liturgical Arts Susan Britton

Endowment Ministry Allan Groves



Food Pantry Rosemary Smith I-Help Hans Lehmann Aliceon Jones

Caring Ministries Robin Reyes

Santa Lucia Campground Jim & Izzi Shillinglaw

Prayer Team Izzi Shillinglaw

St. Patrick’s, Haiti Rosemary Smith

Eucharistic Visitors The Rev. Rick Matters

Epiphany Church, Marina The Rev. Joan Anderson

Welcoming & Newcomers Bonnie Bufkin

All Saints’ Day School Dennis Sharp

Memorial Teas Gwynn Romano Book Club Kathy Nielsen

Discipleship The Friends of St. Benedict Bill Reed Godly Play Tracy Haack Library Claudia Ward Festival of Christian Spirituality

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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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August 2012  

The Patter is the monthly newsletter of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA.

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