All Saints Newsletters

All Saints publishes two newsletters regularly, which keep members and visitors informed about what is going on. 

  • Grace Notes is a weekly short email newsletter (see below), focusing on what is happening in the upcoming few weeks.  3-4 pages.
  • Calling All Saints is a periodic longer news publication, distributed by email and by postal mail, with longer pieces that cover recent milestones and events, and more detail on the major upcoming events of the season. 8-16 pages. Back issues are online in the Document Archive

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                                                            GRACE NOTES


                    June 4, 2015                                                                                 Volume    VIII.6.1

Putting Christ’s Love into Positive Action


Worship –Spiritual Life & Intimacy with God – Outreach – Partnership in Ministry –

Inclusion & Friendship




SUMMER SERVICE SCHEDULE:  Just a reminder that this Sunday we begin our summer service schedule of one Sunday Eucharist at 9:30 am. 
This coming Sunday, June 7, we begin our annual tradition of the Pickup Choir. Members and friends are invited to warm up with our adult choir at 8:45 a.m. Please be punctual! We sing an anthem at the offering. Singers do not wear vestments and simply congregate at the sharing of the Peace, then return to their places at the Offertory. You may participate just one or two Sundays or for the entire month of June. We will sing anthems by Handel, Mozart, Bach, and John Karl Hirten. Welcome!
All Saints’ offers Adult Formation programs to enhance parishioners’ intellectual and spiritual development, to support their journey of faith, and to encourage active discipleship.  Programs include but are not limited to the Sunday Adult Forums after each service. 
The Adult Formation Committee invites you to complete a survey on Adult Formation after the  service on June 7 (this will be the first Sunday when we observe our summer schedule, with one service at 9:30).  We seek your input on the kinds of Adult Formation programs that will be helpful to you.  We also want to find out how you might be willing to help in the development and delivery of Adult Formation programs.  If you want more information about the survey, please contact Phillip Palmer at
We look forward to having your input and to working with you to deliver Adult Formation programs at All Saints’!
Congregation Beth Am has made a long-term commitment to early education within our state.  We call this our Equal Start program.  Equal Start’s vision is that all children in California, from birth to five years old, will have access to affordable, high quality early learning.  In addition to working in underserved communities, we have undertaken a vigorous advocacy program for systemic change in furtherance of our vision.  We have been busy building relationships with a network of advocates, providers, foundations, and policy makers.
As a part of our advocacy effort, we are pleased to invite people at All Saints’ that may be interested to a discussion of early learning with Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. Early learning has been a high priority for Mr. Newsom going back to his time as mayor of San Francisco, where he implemented universal preschool for the city’s children. The Lieutenant Governor will share his current views on early learning with us and will articulate how early learning fits into his vision of California.
The discussion will be held in Congregation Beth Am’s sanctuary at 26790 Arastradero Rd., Los Altos Hills, on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at 2:30 p.m.  We anticipate that the discussion will end at approximately 4:00 p.m. and will be followed by a brief reception. 
If possible, an RSVP would be appreciated to Mel Kronick at
Hello, My name is Emma Wright, and I am from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia. I am a student at Duke University and will be interning at Kurbo Health this summer in Palo Alto. Finding housing in the Bay Area has proven to be incredibly difficult, so this morning while we were catching up one of my priests from home (Rev. Anne Turner) recommended that I reach out to the local Episcopal church for help. I was wondering if you might be able to see if any parishioners would be interested in hosting a college student for the summer.
Already, I’m planning to be an active member of the Episcopal community while I’m in California, so I thought I
might as well try reaching out to you all. At Duke, I’m on the vestry of the Episcopal Center; I sing in the Duke Chapel Choir, and I am a Chapel Scholar. At home in Virginia, I chaired the Youth Council at St. Mary’s, chaired Parish Youth Ministries (PYM) which is a diocesan committee that leads youth retreats, and I was a youth delegate to Diocesan Convention.
As you can maybe tell, church has always been where I feel most at home. However, right now, I’m starting to worry because I haven’t been able to find any housing that I can afford for the summer, so really any help would be greatly appreciated. If you think you might be able to help, I’d be more than happy to describe more about myself or talk on the phone so that I’m not a complete stranger. Regardless of if you can help, I look forward to meeting you at church in a couple short weeks!
LECTORS:  LESSONS for Sunday, June 7, 2015
First Reading:                1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15
Second Reading:           2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1
The Bay Choral Guild returns Saturday, the 6th, at 8 p.m. for "The Natural World." The music explores the categories of "flora," "aqua," and "fauna" in numerous pieces by a plethora of composers, including Thomas Morley, Benjamin Britten, Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, Leonard Bernstein, and Lennon & McCartney. Tickets are $25/$20/$10 and may be purchased at the door or online (with added convenience fee) at
The New Esterhazy Quartet returns Sunday, the 7th, at 4 p.m. for Haydn Cantatas with local, legendary soprano Christine Brandes. In addition to the two cantatas, the quartet will offer two Haydn quartets. Tickets are $25/$20/$10 and may be purchased at the door or online (with added convenience fee) at
Thanks to your incredible generosity we collected over 1300 cans and packages of food to donate to the Food Closet during the month of May!   The Outreach Committee looks forward to sponsoring an update from the Downtown Streets Team in the fall, summarizing progress in managing operations during their first year of overseeing this program on our campus. In the meantime, many thanks to all who contributed to our very successful canned food drive!  The Outreach Committee. 
Saturday, June 13, 8 p.m.
In celebration of their 15th season, acclaimed director Eileen Chang leads the choir through selections that will be sung on the group's upcoming South Korean tour. Tickets are $25/$20/$18 either at the door or through their website:
This year’s General Convention will determine who is to be our new Presiding Bishop: Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori is not standing for re-election and four candidates have been nominated. One of the four candidates will be elected PB by the House of Bishops in a special election on Saturday June 27, 2015. However, we are going to beat the bishops, and elect the PB two weeks before! On Sunday June 14, there will be a special forum after the 9.30am service, at which brief presentations will be made on each of the four candidates and we will then vote and determine who would be our choice.
Here’s a link to an article by Tom Sramek on the candidates:  Who Will Lead Episcopalians? | The Living Church
New material has been released by the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop, which includes a booklet as well as video presentations by each of the candidates. The booklet may be found at
A video of Bishop Tom Breidenthal can be found at ,
By way of preparation for our election, do take a few minutes to view these videos and look over the booklet.
HOSPITALITY -  A big thank you to the people who provided Hospitality in the month of May. Thanks to Kathy Veit, Heather Hadlock and Nancy Smee. No one is signed up for Hospitality on June 7 and June 14. If you can volunteer for one of those Sundays please let me know by email. I will be out of town from the end of June until mid-July so I am hoping that people will sign up for those Sundays because I will not be here to buy refreshments if no one is signed up. The sign up sheet is on the table in the Parish Hall or you can email me. There are arrangements for the Father's Day celebration on June 21 and there is a sign up for June 28.
Thanks for your generosity.
Marianne Witscher-
MENLO SUMMER BRASS INSTITUTE Festival Artists in Concert * Thursday, July 2, 8 p.m.
The institute offers its stellar program at All Saints, including stars from around the country, members of the Bay Brass, and our own Rodney Gehrke on our two organs. Tickets are $25 at the door or in advance at
All Saints’ Episcopal Church, upstairs in the Education Building
Energized speakers and interested community members discuss a variety of interesting and relevant topics facing our community.  All are welcome to attend. 
SAVE THE DATE - more details to come!
5th Annual El Camino Real Recovery Retreat to be held at St. Francis Retreat Center in
San Juan Bautista from Friday dinner July 31st through lunch on Sunday August 2nd.
All are invited  - and especially anyone interested in having a spiritual renewal weekend around any form of recovery that may include - but is not limited to - alcohol/drug addiction (AA/NA), family member of someone in recovery or that should be in recovery (Alanon, Alateen), eating disorder (OA), etc.
We welcome anyone wishing to be a part of sharing recovery from a Christian perspective and/or grow in their 12 step recovery programs. For additional information, please contact either Canon Brian at  or Deacon Kathey at  Registration information and forms will be available, soon.
4 Thursday
8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR
10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF
5 Friday – Parish Office Closed
6 Saturday
9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH
8:00 PM Bay Choral Guild Concert: CH
7 Sunday
Begin Summer Worship Schedule
9:15 Child Care in the Nursery
9:30 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
10:45 AM Adult Forum: FR
4:00 PM  New Esterhazy Concert: CH
8 Monday
9 Tuesday
10 Wednesday
11 Thursday
8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR
10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF
12 Friday – Parish Office Closed
7:00 PM French Film Club Movie: PH
13 Saturday
9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH
7:00 PM New Choir Concert: CH, PH
14 Sunday
9:15 Child Care in the Nursery
9:30 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
10:45 AM Adult Forum: FR
15 Monday
16 Tuesday
7:00 PM Vestry Meeting: CF
17 Wednesday
18 Thursday
8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR
10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF
19 Friday – Parish Office Closed
20 Saturday
9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH
21 Sunday
9:15 Child Care in the Nursery
9:30 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
Weekly Activities
Mon. 7:00p Women’s AA – Rm. 28 
Wed. - 7:30p Women's AA, FR
Thur. - 8:00p Narc. Anon., PH
11:30a Breaking Bread Meal, PH:
Fri. - 11:30a Breaking Bread Meal, PH:
Sat. - 8:00a Yoga, PH;
7:00p Young Peoples’ AA: MP
CF Conference Rm, CPL Chapel, CH Church, FR Fireplace Rm, LB Library,  MP Multi-Purpose Rm., PH Parish Hall