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All Saints’ Episcopal Parish Ninth & Dolores, Carmel-by-the-Sea We Are a Community for Christian Transformation

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Like the original disciples, in responding to Jesus we discover that we have become part of a life-giving community. With thanksgiving and reverence we affirm that Jesus Christ dwells at the heart of All Saints’. We are a community that draws people of all ages into a fellowship of love and Christian formation. Transformation is a friendly word describing what happens to those who follow Jesus. Peter, James, John, Martha, Mary, and others were changed in profound ways by their proximity to Jesus Christ. In his presence they were saturated with divine goodness and love; it was like drinking life, and the more they drank, the more they yearned for. Transformation speaks of being alive with vitality and hope. Through Christ we are set free from guilt and a sense of inadequacy. As we accept that we are loved beyond our imagination, we are transformed. This, in turn, inspires us to love others. Of course we never become perfect, but we know that God brings new life, even in the most difficult circumstances. Christ's mysterious, sacramental presence draws us into a community of service.

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The Story of My Calling Let me tell you a story of when I was questioning whether God was calling me to serve as your rector. Beyond the interviews, the matching of skills with needs, and the symmetry of personalities, a basic question persisted: "Is All Saints’ where you, O God, want me to serve?" When the vestry phoned on a Saturday evening inviting me to be your rector, I still had to answer this basic question. I thanked the vestry, offered a prayer, asked to take their invitation into a retreat I had planned for the following Monday, and promised to call on Wednesday. My two clergy friends suggested we set aside the topic of our retreat and devote our conversation to discerning God’s purpose for me, All Saints’, and another community with which I was in conversation. By Tuesday

February 2012 Disciples Glorifying Christ & Serving Others

Contents our Rector’sMessage...................2

our Stewardship........................7

our Upcoming

the VestryMessage.....................3

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

our Mission

our Worship...............................4

our Volunteer

our Community.........................5 our Discipleship.........................6

the Business

Schedule ..........12

of The Vestry ......13

Events...............14

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ourRector’sMessage afternoon it was clear that God was calling me to this parish, so I telephoned early and said, “Yes!” Besides all the richness of serving as your rector, another aspect of my sense of call had to do with God’s desire for a destination gathering of some kind at All Saints’ that would permit the Gospel to address the needs of the world, not only to grace individuals, but to inspire them to serve as God’s agents of reconciliation.

effective, we cannot simply undertake a ministry called the Center for Christian Transformation, with its occasional festivals. We must live out this model ourselves, as a community in worship, as disciples who are blessed with incredible resources, as people who present their strengths and weaknesses to God in service to others. A community for Christian transformation is who we are as a people.

We Are Called to Offer Festivals of Christian Spirituality As many of you remember, after a season of falling in love we formed a visionbuilding committee and, while reflecting on our past and questioning our future, I shared the story of my discernment. Shortly after attending a Carmel Bach Festival concert, I wondered aloud to the vision committee whether the annual event we were exploring could be some sort of festival of Christian spirituality. Four years of prayerful conversation later, we are clear that All Saints’ is to host festivals centering around different relevant themes, through a ministry called the Center for Christian Transformation. The first festival will take place this coming September.

A Similar Calling 124 Years Ago

Last year, as the planning group prayerfully explored what a festival might involve, we realized that our group had become a community open to the Holy Spirit, similar to what we envisioned taking place at the festivals. After this realization, it soon became clear to us that the entire parish was being called to the same ministry of serving as a community open to God’s transforming presence. Recognizing That the Calling is Central to Who We Are We believe that God is calling us to offer festivals that bring people to Carmel in order to be immersed in a Christian fellowship of loving transformation. In addition, we sense that God is directing us to shape our own parish life into such a fellowship. That is, we are being called to serve as a center of Christian transformation for our youth, for our children, for ourselves, for our neighbors, and for future members. To be Page 2  February 2012  thePatter

Interestingly, when researching our history Elizabeth Barratt discovered that prior to the establishment of the bohemian arts community from which Carmel grew, two brothers in San Francisco purchased the property that is now Carmel-by-the-Sea with the intent of creating a center of learning for Roman Catholics. There is a profound sense that God’s vision has not varied since the Duckworth brothers purchased this land in 1888; we continue to fulfill this same divine purpose. The needs of the world certainly have not diminished over the intervening years, and they might even be considered more critical. We appear to be one of the means by which the Gospel will make a difference--a saving difference--in the world. One Hundred Years as a Community Where People’s Lives Are Changed God’s apparent purpose for Carmel is reflected in the parish’s history, for in significant ways we have served as a center of Christian transformation throughout our years. With compelling continuity, we begin our second one hundred years with the same intent as the founding members, which, in turn, reflects the dream of the Duckworth brothers: serving as a center for Christian transformation. Serving as a community continuously in the process of being transformed by the love of Christ helps us fulfill our mission of glorifying Christ and serving others. The vision we have discerned and the strategic steps we have taken in recent years are consistent with a self-understanding of


serving as such a community. For the excellence in music, the emphasis on meaningful liturgy, the ministry to youth, and the other strategic steps have prepared us to perceive the transformative nature of Christ's love and to embrace our role of being a community with Jesus Christ at our center.

Lutheran & Episcopal Church might reinforce this purpose, and how we might serve together as such a community for Christian transformation. In Christ, The Rev. Rick Matters, S.T.M.

Approaching Our Ministries and Missions Through This Self-Understanding I invite us to honor the sacred heritage of the past by continuing to serve as a community where lives find meaning around the wellspring of Holy Communion. Let us explore together how each of our five areas of ministry--our worship, community, discipleship, stewardship, and outreach--can carry forward God’s vision for All Saints’, where people are refreshed and equipped by the Holy Spirit to glorify Christ, serve others, and offer God’s hope to the world. Join others in asking how our missions of All Saints' Day School, Santa Lucia Chapel and Campgrounds, and Epiphany

theVestry Message The vestry adopted an operating budget that affirms our strategic plan, based on our vision for the future. The 2012 operating budget requires additional income under the title of Mission and Vision Support, and represents a serious commitment to raise additional funds. We are encouraged by the signs of growth. Our average Sunday attendance has risen from 131 in 2010 to 143 in 2011. We received eleven new pledges from new members. Many people comment on the sense of momentum and growing vitality in the parish. However, our expenses have increased faster than pledges and donations, due mainly to Fr. Rick no longer serving as chaplain at the school and to mandated changes in insurance coverage. The vestry adopted a budget that includes increased giving to make up the shortfall and is committed to raising these funds. When adopted, the budget shortfall was $71,000, but last week we received a generous gift in thanksgiving for a baptism that

was officated by Fr. Rick. The gift reduced the our shortfall to $66,000. We are calling the additional needed income our “venture in faith,” because we believe the giving of the parish should fund our ministries. In taking this step of faith the vestry is choosing to affirm the strategic plan based on our vision. We are committed to maintaining the excellence in all five areas of ministry and want to move forward under the creative leadership of our staff. The vestry is asking all members to join them in achieving the following two over arching objectives for 2012: 1. Advance the congregation by inviting and welcoming new members so that we have an average Sunday attendance of 170 for 2012. 2. Give and inspire others to give so that we raise an additional $66,000 to fully fund our five areas of ministry. thePatter   February 2012  Page 3


ourWorship Liturgical Note

Worship:

Sunday Volunteer Schedule

There is a custom deep in our tradition We have re-purposed page 12 of the We glorify Christ by that involves acknowledging the image Patter to provide the master list of enacting liturgies of God in each other. This liturgical those who are scheduled to serve on steeped in beauty, characteristic is a deep reverence or mystery, and creativity the Sundays in the month of each bow. You might remember seeing edition. that refresh like such bowing at a service in which incense is used. The thurifer bows to springs of living water. Be Reconciled the congregation, the congregation Greg Troxell bows back, and the thurifer censes the people. This custom puts into practice the baptismal Early Christians remembered with adoration the covenant vow of seeking and serving Christ in days of our Lord's passion and resurrection. The all persons. Episcopal church commences this with a season of penitence, devotion and fasting. This season During Lent we will introduce this ceremony we call Lent and it is a time traditionally used to (without incense) at the beginning of the service. help members prepare themselves for baptism I pray it will not only enrich your experience and confirmation. of Lent, but also help us all to enact the radical hospitality that sometimes got Jesus in trouble It was also traditionally a time for reconciliation. during his earthly ministry. As the very act of Jesus' sacrifice and resurrection reconciled all humanity to God this is a season Prepare for Sunday to take that grace forward and be yourselves reconciled within yourself with God and with This Sundays scripture lessons are on the others. "Worship" page of our website. You can also enter this URL into your browser: http://ht.ly/64Ftf. As The Bible urges us all to run this race with the Rector has choice to make selections from perseverance and follow the examples of our the assigned scriptures as noted in the Book Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, therefore I urge of Common Prayer, some of our readings may you to examine yourselves during this Lent to actually be shorter or choose only one of two be restored to fellowship, and to use these days options provided. Good news is that Marcia for self-examination and repentance; to pray and Jeiroudi faithfully sends out reminders to our fast if helpful, to self-denial where appropriate Sunday service volunteers each week with the and by reading and meditating listing of selected scriptures. Additionally, each on God's holy Word. Monday Jim Shillinglaw types these on the single sheet that is available in the office during the week and in the back of the church during each service.

Sunday Schedule 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – noon 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

Eucharist, Rite I Nursery Adult Education Eucharist/Children's Sunday School Eucharist (Evensong on the first Sunday of the month)

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ourCommunity Music at All Saints'

could bottle the joie de vivre that comes from the members of Trio Trio Mediæval Mediaeval you could probably sell We rejoice as a Andrea Matters it not just as a pick-me-up, but as community that Do you love the ethereal singing of drinks from the chalice some form of basic life-force." I heard them in 2008, in a truly unforgettable of Christ’s love. Chanticleer and Anonymous 4? How concert that included sacred music about the uncanny blend of the great from medieval England and France, gospel group Take 6? Perhaps you prefer the silky sound of a fine barbershop newly-composed works written especially for the quartet, or the spirited, rustic energy of folk three women, and rollicking Norwegian ballads ensembles like the Chieftains. Whatever your about kings, lovers, and bandits. I can’t wait to taste, if you love the sound of the human voice hear them again! And just think: no need to travel raised in song, you’re sure to be transported by to the Kennedy Center, Vienna Konzerthaus, or Trio Mediæval, the Norwegian ensemble coming Wigmore Hall. They will be right here at All Saints’. to All Saints’ on Friday, March 2, at 8:00 p.m.

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Trio Mediæval, comprising Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth, and Torunn Østrem Ossum, was founded in 1997. They made their US debut in 2003 and regularly tour to great acclaim (and sold-out houses) in Europe and North America. In a glowing review, the New York Times wrote that their three voices “blended with a supernatural clarity and beauty”; the Irish News said, "If you

Tickets, available in the office, are a bargain at $25 for general seating, $45 for premium seating, and $10 for students. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a magical performance when Trio Mediæval visits Carmel next month. You can learn more about Trio Mediæval at www.triomediaeval.no.

Book Club The All Saints’ Book Club is starting out the year at our February 14, 2012 meeting with a selection the author refers to as his ‘deposition’. Elie Wiesel’s Night is a candid, horrific and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. When Wiesel, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, wrote this book in 1958 [in French as Nuit] it became an international best seller because of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

Listen to a few tracks on their website: http://www.triomediaeval.no/audio.php

Granted one will read of the daily terrors, everyday perversion and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, but the reader will also wonder how one deals with survival after such atrocities; how can one have faith in the world; how can one accept that a people so closely identified with a powerful God can ever accept that God Continued on page 7 thePatter   February 2012  Page 5


ourDiscipleship Prayerful Living Lenten Soup Suppers

Bonnie Bufkin “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.” - Romans 12:12

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We follow Jesus Christ and lead others into the deep waters of faith.

What a powerful calling is prayer! Not only are we given the gift of being able to intimately communicate with The Creator of the Universe, we are also told by Jesus again and again to pray. What an amazing thing we are able to do! Join us during Lent for this year’s topic of Prayerful Living. Beginning on Wednesday, February 29th, we will convene in Seccombe Hall at 5:30 p.m. for our annual Lenten Soup Suppers. After our meal and time for fellowship, we will explore prayer more deeply. Each week we will learn about new styles of prayer that open us to God’s presence and offer new ways to relate to Him. These prayer styles that engage our minds, as well as our imaginations, will actively help us to connect with God and break through our own inner noise which can often be our biggest barrier to feeling God in our lives. The types of prayer include Centering Prayer, Prayers of Blessing, Meditative Prayer, Prayers of Examen, Written Prayers, Prayers of Distress, and also learning to use the Psalms as a means of spiritual growth. During each Soup Supper we will explore a type of prayer and actually practice it together as a Parish and on our own. After going home and trying out the prayer styles, we will follow-up with a lively discussion on each week’s prior practice. The Soup Suppers are on February 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4. We hope you will attend and enjoy wonderful home cooked soups, quality fellowship time, and an opportunity to deepen your prayer life! “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” - Matthew 6:6

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Sunday Morning Lenten Study Series

During Lent our Bible study will use a series of presentations by Walter Brueggmann, arguably America’s leading Old Testament scholar and teacher. The series is called Embracing the Prophets: Confronting Today’s Pharaohs. The series will run from February 26 through April 1. We will meet in Grant Hall and begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Please join us for this Lenten series.

Book Study Fr. Rick will lead a Lenten book study on “Prayer Shapes Believing: A Theological Commentary on The Book of Common Prayer” by Leonel Mitchell. You can find new or used copies of this book online, so purchase yourself a copy and read the first 34 pages before the first class. We will meet for six consecutive Mondays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., starting March 5 and continuing until April 9. Contact Fr. Rick for more details.

Youth Ministry The youth meetings this month are on February 5 and 19, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the youth room. If you have any questions, suggestions or would like to help our youth ministry in 2012, please contact me. You may send an email to: redenney@ gmail.com or call me on my cell phone (805) 835-8538.

Confirmations in May Confirmation is for all of those who want either to affirm their Christian faith or to officially join the Episcopal Church. Confirmation is appropriate for baptized people from age fourteen to ninetynine and beyond. We will hold a series of classes for those who would like to be confirmed. The class series will also be open to those wanting to refresh their faith and understanding or be received into the Episcopal church. Contact the Continued on page 11


ourStewardship Ministry of all members Greg Troxell

Stewardship:

involved in 47 ministry teams. Clearly

We offer our all so that there is even more ministry happening The annual report highlighted the Christ may change here and as you mingle with your ministries of All Saints' Church. It is water into wine. neighbors, colleagues and friends. particularly wonderful to see, in black and white, some of what happens through the hands, hearts, time and sacrifices of our church community. Of particular interest to me is that our average Sunday attendance is 143 (up 12 from 2010) we can name 123 unique people who are actively

The world will always be in need, and each of us is counted in some way or another among the needy. If you have a need, or would like to explore how you can offer yourself to God's service please contact me in the church office.

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Centennial Highlights

again; and where is God in the midst of such horrors. Almost seventy years after the camps were liberated, these questions still are relevant. Wiesel proclaims that there is in the world a new commandment – “Thou shalt not stand idly by”; when such things are happening, one must act..

• You will notice over the glass doors of the nave the painting that served as a reredos (decoration above the altar) in our original church. This image of Christ was familiar to all those who worshipped in the little redwood building on Monte Verde Street, and it is wonderful to restore it to a position of prominence.

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 place in the salad or food to share.

• The Dickensian dinner was enjoyed by approximately seventy-five people, and all of them are eager for us to hold another one next year. Claudia Ward, Remy Ryan, Gwyn Romano, Susan Britton, and a host of others made our evening delightful. Many characters from 19thcentury England performed or served. • As of this writing, we are still anticipating the enjoyment of Elizabeth Barratt’s book signing and presentation of our parish history. We are also pleased by the ticket sales for the January 28 Music at All Saints’ concert featuring Nathanael Pangrazio. • The next centennial observances are the March 2 concert by Trio Mediaeval and traditional 1928 Prayer Book services of Morning Prayer on March 11 at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Morning Prayer was the Sunday-by-Sunday expression of our faith from our founding in 1912 until 1978, when the latest prayer book shifted us to a norm of Eucharistic worship. thePatter   February 2012  Page 7


• Events

FEBRUARY 2012 LITURGICAL READINGS

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ourOutreach Food Bags in January Outreach thanks you generous people who continue to bring canned food for our food bags. A wonderful assortment of nourishing, comfort food has arrives this month. Blessings to you all.

Outreach:

We serve others with the compassion of Christ by offering a drink to the thirsty.

International Outreach Your $10.00 can rebuild a church and it's schools in Port au Prince, Haiti: We can't rebuild all of Haiti but we may be able to rebuild the church in Port au Prince which once contained lower and upper grades and professional schools and which provided not only spiritual inspiration but a network of social services. Episcopal dioceses and congregations nation wide are joining together by donating $10.00 per person : $10.00 equals one brick. Significant contributions are being collected. We are asked to consider a sacred place where no flip of a switch can bring light and where there is no roof overhead. Still the faithful come receiving God's Grace and the strength and courage to face the days ahead. This is also a reminder of how blessed we are. This was home to the famous murals, shards of which are being carefully pieced together by Smithsonian artists, and a church which was " a beacon in a land where strength of faith is inversely proportional to economic development". The checks are to be made out to "Episcopal Foundation - Rebuild the church, Haiti". Heartfelt thanks.

Lenten Coin Boxes Many of us use coin boxes as an extra offering of coins and prayers during Lent. This year the offering goes to St. Patricks' School, Locobe, Haiti. Fr. Rick and others visited the school, 2009, and we have a working relationship with the priest in charge, Fr. Lazard. I can assure you that any Page 10  February 2012  thePatter

money collected goes far in helping the students.

Big Sur Outreach Sharen Carey, Executive Director, Big Sur Health Center

I thought you and the vestry might like some feedback on the 13 food boxes you sent to Big Sur. After filling the Paul Shames drawer in our kitchen (where we keep food for those who show up at the door needing food) we distributed all of the boxes. One story was particularly touching: A young single Hispanic woman with children was called and offered a food box. She graciously accepted, but when she arrived to pick it up, she asked if it was alright with us if she gave it to someone else. It turns out her young baby sitter, who has 3 children of her own, has rented all of her bedrooms out in order to make enough money to feed her children. She and the children sleep in the living room! We told her, of course she could pass the food on, and we gave her a second box for herself and children. Now that is the true spirit of Christmas!!

The RPL Project Have you've seen the movie Paying it Forward? One of our youth, son of Beth and Russell Lefebvre is doing something similar and launching the Ripple Project, working to fulfill All Saints' mission in our county and beyond. On February 18 Ryan will be having a Garage Sale at his home at 3073 Serra Ave, Carmel, CA., from 8-2 p.m.. Donations are welcome. Proceeds will be directed to our outreach and discretionary funds. Learn more on his website www.rplproject.org.


Mark Your Calendar

Our Web Presence is Growing

See also four special event posters for February on page 14. March 2 - Trio Mediæval, Music at All Saints'

The newly updated church website is about to be unveiled. Our church website will feature new information and a fresh, updated look with easier navigation for members and visitors alike.

March 4 - Evensong, 5:30 p.m.

website: www.allsaintscarmel.org

March 11 - Daylight savings time begins March 17 - The Gathering, A Diocesan event April 4 - Maundy Thursday Services at 7:00 a.m. and noon. April 6 - Good Friday Services at 7:00 a.m. and noon.

Continued from Page 6 office now to tell us of your interest. Dates of classes have not yet been set, but the date of confirmation or reception is set for May 6.

Lenten Quiet Day Enrich your Lent with a quiet time of meditations and silence. Join Fr. Rick in the chapel at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3. Bring your Bible, prayer journal or paper, and food to share. We will conclude with a shared meal at noon.

Recovery Retreat March 23-25 Taking One Moment at a Time

Beginning Friday, March 23rd and ending Sunday March 25th, the  Commission on Recovery is offering its 2nd Annual Recovery Retreat. The theme is Grounded in Today - Taking One Moment at a Time. 

Additionally, we are switching over to use Fellowship One as our parish database. The change will give ministry leaders the ability to coordinate our communications and developments with the staff. Fellowship One will also allow members will be able to update their contact information and have a current directory always available. Our Facebook page and twitter stream @allsaintscarmel, has been immensely helpful helping members connect with one another. Many members and friends of All Saints' use these tools to register for upcoming events and stay informed about the latest news. We launched a G+ page and are now experimenting with Google Hangouts which can serve to help members participate in meetings or video chat with up to ten members at a time.

The setting for the retreat is Villa Maria Del Mar located on the beautiful Santa Cruz coastline. Last year's participants shared that they had a deep and meaningful experience. This year will be no different. Please  register today by contacting the Rev. Kathleen Crowe by Monday, January 23rd at 408-506-3554. thePatter   February 2012  Page 11


our Sunday Volunteers Below is the current six month schedule showing the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service volunteers*. We complied the schedule using the special requests of those who submitted the response form and then did our best to share the joy of serving in the rotation. There are 28 people represented on this chart which is wonderful, and I know most of you serve on other teams as well. Thanks for being an active member of our faith community. A similar version of this schedule was sent out in the mail to your homes earlier this week.

This is like a snapshot, a moment in time that reflects only the current schedule. Some of you may need to make changes to your schedule. If you are not able to serve on your assigned Sunday, please contact another member of your team and exchange dates. Then, so to reduce confusion, please notify the office so that we can update the online schedule which is published on our website and used to send out reminder calls and/or emails each week. Please view the website or contact the office if you would ever like a copy of a future revision. Thanks for serving.

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Vestry Elections As of the date this article was written we have four candidates to serve on the vestry. Elections will have been held on Sunday, January 29 at the Annual Meeting. Current Candidates include: Harrison Shields, Dave McClendon, Bill Mattmiller, and Ed Childs.

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The election marks the term conclusion of two wonderfully helpful vestry members: Marcia McCleary and LeAnn Keaton. Marcia actively led the vestry HR committee, during which she was helped the church and rector select and evaluate three positions - Parish Administrator, Youth Coordinator and Director of Music. Also concluding her term is LeAnn Keaton who served on the Buildings and Grounds Committee and as our Junior Warden in 2011 as well as helped shape the beginning of the Garden subcommittee. Next time you see them, please thank them for their service to All Saints'.

2011 Vestry Members

All Saints' 2011 Annual Report

Mike Carter, Buildings & Grounds

Copies of the Annual Report are available in the office during regular office hours. The 2011 report (in error published with the year 2012) contains our year end financial summary as well as the vestry approved budget for 2012.

Committee, 8 a.m., Usher

Ed Fincke, Senior Warden, Strategic Planning Committee, Finance Committee, 10:30 a.m. host, table fellowship group host

Allan Groves, Parish endowments, 10:30 a.m. host LeAnn Keaton, Junior Warden, Gardens, 10:30 a.m. hostess

Nancy Jones, Outreach Commission, Choir Marcia McCleary, Human Resources Committee, Choir

Nan Walker, Finance Committee

Serving as Treasurer Mike Raggett

Serving as Clerk of the Vestry Marcia Jeiroudi

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The Gathering

Fostering Faith | Empowering Ministry | Connecting the Diocese

Saturday, March 17, 2012 9:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m. at St Pauls’ Salinas We will start at 9:30 with "The Gathering" with coffee and snacks. Then at 10:00 a.m. you may choose to attend one of 3 workshops:

RSVP by calling or faxing the Diocese Ph: 831-394-4465 Saturday, March 17, 2012 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

"Simply Singing" with the Rev. Ernest Cockrell and friends

There is no fee for the conference. Lunch is available for a $6 donation.

"The Challenges of Change" The The Rev. John Buenz and friends

“Leading By Way of God's Vision” The Rev. Rick Matters and Roger Barney and friends

There will be a noon break from 12:00 to 1:00 for lunch and conversations, then at 1:00pm workshops resume with a closing at 3:00. 

Clergy and Laity together

One day, three workshops

Local wisdom

Learn together and share what you have learned back home

Artistic, Challenging, Strategic

Group Registration for _____ (#) of people Name (or Church Name if this is a group) The Diocese of El Camino Real

Valentine’s Day Dinner in support of the Fr. Farmer Scholarship

Remit payment to : 1092 Noche Buena Seaside, CA 93955 Phone: 831-394-4465 E-mail: MaryBeth@edecr.org URL: http://edecr.org

Sunday, February 12, 6:30 p.m.

Method of Payment

Registration Form (also online) Choose one of three concurrent sessions: Session A: "Simply Singing" with the Rev. Ernest Cockrell and friends

Address Email Phone

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 1071 Pajaro St Salinas, CA 93901

Credit card (online) Will Pay at door Check

Credit Card # Signature

Exp. date

Session B: "The Challenges of Change" The Rev. John Buenz and friends “Leading By Way of God's Vision” The Rev. Rick Matters and Roger and friends Lunch for ____ ($6/person) Subtotal: Tax: Total:

All Saints’ Church, Seccombe Hall Ninth & Dolores, Carmel Gourmet three-course filet mignon dinner & student entertainment Join the school and parish as we raise money for All Saints’ Day School scholarships A Valentine’s Day service blessing marriages and other loving relationships precedes the dinner at 5:30 p.m. $70 per person – reservations required Tickets sold at church and school offices and on our websites: www.allsaintschurch.org and www.asds.org

Date: March 2, 2012 Tickets: Available in the church. $25 for general seating, $45 for premium seating, and $10 for students. You can learn more about Trio Mediæval at www. triomediaeval.no. Page 14  February 2012  thePatter


All Saints’ Episcopal Parish www.allsaintscarmel.org. information@allsaintscarmel.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

Vestry

Commission Chairs and Ministry Leaders

Rector The Rev. Richard Matters

Senor Warden Ed Fincke (2013)

Worship

Deacon The Ven. James Booth

Junior Warden LeAnn Keaton (2011)

Missioner—Epiphany Church, Marina The Rev. Jon Perez

Nan Walker

Deacon The Rev. Joan Anderson Priests associated with All Saints’ The Rev. Holly Hudson-Louis

Parish Staff Gardener Pedro Cabrera Campground Caretaker Duane Fissell

(2013)

Allan Groves Nancy Jones

(2012)

(2012)

Marcia McCleary Mike Carter

(2011)

(2013)

Treasurer Mike Raggett Clerk Marcia Jeiroudi

Committees the Vestry

of

Sexton Raul Garcia

Buildings & Grounds Mike Carter

Youth Leader Robin Denney

Finance Nan Walker

Nursery Maria Medina

Human Resources Marcia McCleary

Director of Music Dr. Todd Samra Bookkeeper Lin Sponsler Parish Administrator Greg Troxell Organist Richard Wilson

Strategic Planning Ed Fincke Associated Organizations Foundation Trust Fund Al Alvarez

Christian Yoga Beth Lefebvre

Altar Flowers Mila Murphy Altar Guild Coordinator Valerie Warren

Festival of Christian Spirituality The Rev. Rick Matters

Acolytes Deanna Jerauld

Wednesday Bible Study Greg Troxell

Band Alan McEwen

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study The Rev. Rick Matters

Drama Troupe Nancy Bernherd

Stewardship

Eucharistic Ministers Parker Hornbeck

Ministry Discernment Greg Troxell

Liturgical Arts Susan Britton

2012 Pledge Team Nan Walker

Usher Captains Bill Mattmiller & Mike Raggett

Endowment Ministry Allan Groves

Wedding Coordinator Diane Ellis

Community

Outreach Food Pantry Rosemary Smith

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

Memorial Teas Gwynn Romano

Epiphany Church, Marina The Rev. Joan Anderson

Book Club Kathy Nielsen

All Saints’ Day School Dennis Sharp

Discipleship

Administrative Assistance

The Friends of St. Benedict Bill Reed

Graphic Design Rodney Warren

Godly Play Tracy Haack

Parish Office Volunteers Marcia Jeiroudi Jim Shillinglaw Izzi Shillinglaw

Seasons of the Spirit Wanda Green & Amy Buchanan Small Groups Greg Troxell

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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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