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

Please download a sample issue of these newsletters to see what we're up to!

In addition, we have several brochures that describe our church, our community ministries, our volunteer opportunities, and the ways people can help the church.

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                                                            GRACE NOTES


                            October 8, 2015                                                                                 Volume    VIII.10.2

Putting Christ’s Love into Positive Action


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

Inclusion & Friendship





Join us for our next Evensong on Sunday, October 11, at 4 p.m. The featured musical works:

Herbert Howells: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis for King's College, Cambridge (Collegium regale)

Bernard Rose: Preces and Responses for Magdalen College, Oxford

J.S. Bach: Chorales from the motet "Jesu, Priceless Treasure"

Ola Gjeilo: Ubi caritas

Organ works by Louis Couperin and J.S. Bach

As always, a lovely reception hosted by Joan and Jodi Scherer will follow the liturgy. Join us and invite your family and friends!




Sunday, November 1

9:00 - 9:55 a.m.


Please save the date for the first installment of All Saints' annual meeting in the parish hall.  We will elect three new vestry members for three year terms, receive a financial update from treasurer Lauren Bonomi, and enjoy refreshments provided by the vestry.  See you there!





LECTORS:  LESSONS for Sunday, October 11, 2015


First Reading:         Job 23:1-9, 16-17                           

Second Reading:    Hebrews 4:12-16                                                                                                                                                        




Wednesday, October 14, 7:30 p.m., Library.

We will discuss chapters 10 - 20 of the Acts of the Apostles.  For more information, please contact Phillip Palmer at or 650.851.2599.  All are welcome, regardless of whether you have read Acts recently.



WHEELS FOR CHAD – Help Make a Difference   Some of us at All Saints’ have had the pleasure of meeting or working with Chad Bojorquez, a Director for the Downtown Streets Team.  Chad has been confined to a wheel chair since birth, now spending at least 4 hours a day commuting by bus and train between work and home.  Some of his many fans and admirers have joined forces to try to raise funds for an adaptive van which will drastically cut the time Chad spends on public transportation and provide him with more time with his family.  You can learn about his inspiring story and how to donate to the Wheels for Chad campaign at




California Bach Society at All Saints’!  ~Paul Flight, Artistic Director presents

A BOHEMIAN MASTERPIECE: Zelenka Missa Votiva - Saturday, October 17, 8 pm
A rediscovered masterpiece by Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745), “Missa Votiva” combines operatic bravura and stunning counterpoint. Rivaling compositions of Bach, Handel, and Telemann, Zelenka’s mass is one of the most dramatic sacred works of the 18th century. Artistic Director Paul Flight leads the 30-voice chorus, a Baroque orchestra of strings, oboes, and bassoon, with vocal soloists Rita Lilly and Elizabeth Kimble, sopranos; Gabriela Estephanie Solis, alto; Chris McCrum, tenor; and Sepp Hammer, baritone.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.

Advance Ticket Prices: General - $28, Senior - $20, Students and Under 30 - $10  
At the door: General - $33, Senior - $24, Students and Under 30 - $10

Special early bird discount for All Saints' Parishioners!
Order your tickets by 5 pm, Thursday, October 15 and get $5 off the price of General and Senior tickets. Order by phone: (650) 485-1097 and mention All Saints', or online:  and enter the code allsaints (online orders subject to $3 handling fee)



SUNDAY ADULT FORUM FOR OCTOBER 18 - Map-Making at the Margins of the Buddhist and Christian Worlds.  After both services.  Led by Kären Wigen.

When it came to linking the landscapes of daily life with the landscapes of their sacred texts, Japanese Buddhists and English Christians of the medieval era faced a similar problem. Both lived at the extreme edge of a far-flung faith community; neither had an easy time connecting their homeland with their Holy Land. Visionaries from each culture, nonetheless, found compelling ways to solve that problem through maps, weaving their remote island homes into the fabric of cosmological images that integrated sacred and secular spaces.  Those majestic images provide the starting point for this exploration of medieval worldviews, east and west. 

Kären Wigen is a member of All Saints’ who teaches Japanese history and the history of cartography at Stanford University.



DONATIONS NEEDED! Hotel de Zink Halloween "treat" Bags –Once again this year we are putting together "treat" bags to give to our 15 guests on Halloween – their last night with us. Last year they included a pair of warm gloves, socks, a rain poncho and various toiletries. Listed below are the items we need. If you are able to donate a smaller quantity of an item, please let me know how many you wish contribute – any donations are greatly appreciated. And if you don’t have time to shop, your monetary donations will be used to purchase non-donated items. (Please make your check out to All Saints’ and give it or cash to Joan). Sign up form will be on the HdZ table in the Parish Hall. Please place donated items in our special Halloween decorated basket located at the back of the church or in the Parish Hall or bring them to the office.


Here are the items needed (16 of each or as noted):





Soap (liquid


Kleenex Tissues


Mints (i.e Altoids)

Pairs of socks




Small flashlights


Feminine supplies (6)


Individual “bags” to store/pkg  these items

Money towards  the purchase of gloves, hats, scarves


Thanks for once again for your support of this endeavor. ~ Joan Scherer



SYLVIA MARTIN is very grateful for the help and support she has received from the All Saints Community, especially our donations to fund her much-needed dental work. Having advanced from routine work with the Downtown Streets Team to volunteering at Gamble Gardens, she is now looking for training programs that will lead to  permanent employment. For this she needs transportation and is hoping that someone who no longer needs a car will consider giving her one.  She is hoping for a vehicle that has been well maintained and gets good mileage. If you can help, contact Sylvia at or (415) 410-1239.



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. 






Over 20 vendors will fill the Parish Hall to with beautiful creations that include hand-knit hats and scarves, art from Nicaragua, jewelry, soaps, crafts,  cozy clothing…and so much more. 

Bring your list and find something special for everyone!  There is also a very special guest giveaway – don’t miss out on your entry. Curious?  Ask Margaret Wootton, one of our past winners!






Hotel de Zink in the Parish Hall

through October from

8:30 pm until 7:30am daily



8 Thursday

8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR

10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF


9 Friday– Parish Office Closed


10 Saturday

9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH


11 Sunday

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH

10:00 AM Godly Play Sunday School, Room 21

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH



12 Monday


13 Tuesday


14 Wednesday

7:30 PM New Testament Study Group: LB


15 Thursday

8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR

10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF


16 Friday– Parish Office Closed


17 Saturday

9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH

8:00 PM California Bach Society: CH



18 Sunday

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH

10:00 AM Godly Play Sunday School, Room 21

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH


19 Monday


20 Tuesday

7:00 PM Vestry Meeting: CF


21 Wednesday


22 Thursday

8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR

10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF


23 Friday– Parish Office Closed


24 Saturday

9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH

3:00 PM Delagi Jepson Wedding: CH, PH


25 Sunday

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH

10:00 AM Godly Play Sunday School, Room 21

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH



CF Conference Rm, CPL Chapel, CH Church, FR Fireplace Rm, LB Library,  MP Multi-Purpose Rm., PH Parish Hall