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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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

 

                    July 30, 2015                                                                                 Volume    VIII.7.5
  
  

Putting Christ’s Love into Positive Action

 

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

Inclusion & Friendship

 

 
 
REBUILD BLACK CHURCHES FUND
 
At the end of June, following the massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, there were a series of fires that destroyed black churches throughout the south.  Some have been identified as arson, others have not – all are devastating blows to the heart of the black community. As fellow children of God, we stand with our sisters and brothers to help them rebuild these buildings, which are not just houses of worship but centers of ministry for their community.
 
To that end, the Rebuild the Churches Fund has been established to collect donations from all over the nation for the rebuilding of these churches. After surpassing our initial goal of $25,000, we have set a new goal of $250,000.
 
As of July 15, 2015, six churches have been identified as recipients of these funds:
*College Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church, Knoxville, TN (arson)
*God’s Power Church of God in Christ, Macon GA (arson)
*Briar Creek Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC (arson)
*Glover Grove Baptist Church, Warrenville, SC (undetermined, accidental causes ruled out)
*The Greater Miracle Apostolic Holiness Church, Tallahassee, FL (tree fell on electrical wires)
*Mt. Zion AME Church, Greeleyville, SC (lightning)
 
Other churches may be added to the list.
 
In mid-August, money received will be divided equally among these congregations. The churches will identify their areas of greatest need. All money received will be given directly to the churches not to individuals. There is an online donation portal at https://cccathedralstl.dntly.com/campaign/2571#/ This does take a small portion of every transaction, but other than that all the money given to the fund will go to the churches. Complete accounting of the fund will be available to anyone who asks ... as well as the Cathedral audit report.
 
The fund is being managed and funds will be disbursed by Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in St. Louis. All contributions are tax deductible. An advisory team of Dean Mike Kinman (Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis), Pastor Karen Anderson (Ward Chapel AME Church, Florissant, MO), Rabbi Susan Talve (Central Reform Congregation, St. Louis) and Ashley Yates (Ferguson activist) is advising Christ Church Cathedral on the disbursement of the funds.
 
Those wishing to give can also make a check out to Christ Church Cathedral with "Rebuild the Churches Fund" in the memo line and send it to:
Rebuild the Churches
c/o Christ Church Cathedral
1210 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
 
 
SUMMER SERVICE SCHEDULE:  Just a reminder that we continue our summer service schedule of one Sunday Eucharist at 9:30 am. 
 
 
LECTORS:  LESSONS for Sunday, August 2, 2015
First Reading:                2 Samuel 11:26—12:13a                                                                                                                            
Second Reading:                Ephesians 4:1-16
 
 

CAN YOU HELP?

Most of us in the All Saints’ Community are aware of the amazing progress Sylvia Martin  has made in overcoming many hardships during her life. After working with the Downtown Streets Team, she has been promoted to Team Lead at Gamble Gardens and is hoping to find permanent employment in the future. Years of neglect have caused severe dental problems, and she is undergoing treatment by a local dentist who has generously donated most of her services. However, more needs to be done, and Sylvia would greatly appreciate any financial help we could provide to pay for the materials (crowns, etc.). She estimates the cost to be between $800 and $1000.  Checks may be sent to Margaret Scopazzi D.D.S. at 888 Oak Grove Drive, Suite 1A, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Write “Sylvia Martin” on the memo line. Donations are not tax-deductible. 
 
On another note, Sylvia is looking for a vehicle, preferably a van or station wagon for ease in getting around and offering rides to Team members. If you know of someone with such a vehicle to donate, let Sylvia know: sylvia.dreamz@gmail.com
 
 
THE SANTA CLARA DEANERY will host Bishop Mary on Aug. 12 when she will speak about General Convention.  All are welcome.  Details:

Location: St. Andrew's, Saratoga
Time: dinner is served 5-7pm. 
Price for dinner:  $5 per person, $2 per serving of wine/beer ( Please RSVP to Ann Wright for food headcount at annwright6@comcast.net)
 
 
SANTA MARIA URBAN MINISTRY is a major program of our diocese and is located in our deanery, in downtown San Jose.  They have a food closet, camps, ESL classes and more.  They are asking for help filling backpacks for their students.  Donations will allow them to buy school supplies in bulk at a discount to make sure their students have what they need.  How can we help at All Saints? 

*Volunteer Aug. 5/6 to sort supplies.
*Aug. 7 help with backpack distribution.
*Make a donation at www.santamariasj.org.
* Donate food and clothing.
 
Santa Maria is doing wonderful work in an area where children really need help.  Please help if you can!

  
CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION  -  Thursdays, 8:10 AM to 10 AM
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. 
 
CALENDAR
 
 
JULY
 
30 Thursday
8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR
10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF
 
31 Friday – Parish Office Closed
 
AUGUST
 
1 Saturday
9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH
 
2 Sunday
9:15 Child Care in the Nursery
9:30 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
 
3 Monday
 
4 Tuesday
 
5 Wednesday
12:00 PM Healing Service
 
6 Thursday
8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR
10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF
 
7 Friday – Parish Office Closed
 
8 Saturday
9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH
 
9 Sunday
9:15 Child Care in the Nursery
9:30 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
 
10 Monday
 
11 Tuesday
 
12 Wednesday
 
13 Thursday
8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR
10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF
 
14 Friday – Parish Office Closed
 
15 Saturday
9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH
 
16 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