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


                    February 26, 2015                                                                                 Volume    VIII.2.4

Putting Christ’s Love into Positive Action


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

Inclusion & Friendship






LENTEN ADULT FORUMS.  Don’t miss the exciting series of Adult Forums offered after the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services during Lent.  All will take place in the Fireplace Room.


Lent’s Wilderness Voice Continued - March 1.

Fr. John Buenz will continue his discussion of Lent’s Wilderness Voice with an excursion into effects of consciousness and thoughts about the cause of demonic promptings and the presence of evil in the lives of Jesus and ourselves.


Music for Passiontide - March 8.

Heather Hadlock will help us prepare to listen to the music for Passiontide that will be performed later in the season.


Introducing Centering Prayer - March 15 and 22.

Beth Wigen will lead a two-part introduction to Centering Prayer.  On March 15 Beth will present a brief history of contemplative practice in the Christian tradition and will discuss how Centering Prayer is related to that practice.  She will include a couple of exercises in anticipation of the forums on March 22, which will address the “mechanics” of Centering Prayer.  What is it?  How do you do it?  What if it’s not working?



LECTORS:  LESSONS for Sunday, March 1, 2015


First Lesson:   Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

Second Lesson:  Romans 4:13-25



HOSPITALITY - A big thank you to the people who provided Hospitality in February. Thanks to Martin Boone, Mother Mary and Deacon Jo and Barbara Sawka. We need sign ups for March 15, March 22 and March 29. Please contact me if you can provide Hospitality on those dates in March. Thanks for your support in this important ministry.  Marianne Witscher - 




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.  Coming topics include:


TBD - Courtney Gillepse from Gilead on access to medicines

TBD - Jessica Holmes from Agenta Advisors on the future of health care 

Mar 12 – Angel Barrios and Jonathan Garcia from Head Start



STANFORD TALISMAN GALA - Saturday, February 28 - 1 p.m.

The marvelous world-music a cappella group returns to All Saints for their annual fund raiser. They will sing some of their beloved favorites as well as some new tunes. While admission is free, they hope their enthusiastic performance will inspire you to support their efforts financially. This is a spectacular event for all ages!



CALIFORNIA BACH SOCIETY - Paul Flight, artistic director

J.S. Bach Early Cantatas: Saturday, February 28, 8 pm

Artistic Director Paul Flight leads the California Bach Society in three of Bach’s earliest cantatas, composed at Arnstadt and Mühlhausen, modeled upon works of older contemporaries.  The beloved chorale cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden draws from Johann Pachelbel’s work of the same name.  Bach’s penitential Aus der Tiefen skillfully juxtaposes verses of Psalm 130 with verses of a Lutheran chorale.  Bach’s earliest surviving cantata, Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, features richly contrapuntal choral fugues.  Artistic Director Paul Flight leads the 30-voice chorus, a Baroque consort of strings, oboe, and bassoon, and soloists Jennifer Paulino (soprano), Elliott Encarnación (tenor) and Sepp Hammer (baritone).


All Saints’ Early Bird discount through Thursday, February 26th at 5 pm:  General $23; Senior $15; Students and Under 30 $10. At the door: General $33, Senior $24, Students and Under 30 $10


Order by phone: (650) 485-1097 or online: with the code "allsaints" 



NEW ESTERHAZY QUARTET - Sunday, March 8 - 4 p.m.

The period-instrument quartet returns with a program of Mozart Operatic Highlights, featuring one of Mozart's earliest operas, "The Abduction from the Seraglio," as well as his later masterpiece, "The Marriage of Figaro." These anonymous arrangements from Mozart's own era were popular ways of disseminating music to a wider public beyond those who could attend the operas in person. Tickets ($25, $20, $10) will be available at the door or in advance (with small service charge added) via the group's website:



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Rally to Save Buena Vista!

Monday, March 9th

Palo Alto City Hall Plaza


5:30 - Arrive at City Hall Plaza to enjoy pizza with

County Supervisor Joe Simitian and your neighbors.


6:00 - Show your support for preserving the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

by attending the beginning of the City Council Meeting.





Is God calling you to open your home to a child at risk?


Thursday, March 12th

From 6:00-7:30 PM


Hundreds of children in Santa Clara County are in need of a temporary home.

Take the first step toward becoming a foster parent today!


Come learn more about this ministry opportunity!


Peninsula Bible Church

3505 Middlefield Rd.

Palo Alto, CA 94306

For more information, email or call

Help One Child at (888) KID-HOPE or 650-917-1210.







26 Thursday

8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR

10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF

6:00 PM Outreach Meeting: LB


27 Friday – Parish Office Closed


28 Saturday

9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH

1:00 PM Talisman Gala: CH. PH

8:00 PM California Bach Society: CH



1 Sunday

8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist: CH
9:15 AM Adult Forum: FR

10:00 AM Godly Play Sunday School: Rm 21

11:15 AM Adult Forum: FR


2 Monday


3 Tuesday


4 Wednesday


5 Thursday

8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR

10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF


6 Friday – Parish Office Closed


7 Saturday

9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH


8 Sunday

8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist: CH
9:15 AM Adult Forum: FR

10:00 AM Godly Play Sunday School: Rm 21

11:15 AM Adult Forum: FR

4:00 PM New Esterhazy Concert: CH


9 Monday


10 Tuesday


11 Wednesday

7:30 PM New Testament Study Grp: LB


12 Thursday

7:00 AM Men’s Breakfast: PH

8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR

10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF


13 Friday – Parish Office Closed

7:00 PM French Film Club Movie:  PH


14 Saturday

9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH

7:30 PM CBS Benefit Concert: CH


15 Sunday

8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist: CH
9:15 AM Adult Forum: FR

10:00 AM Godly Play Sunday School: Rm 21

11:15 AM Adult Forum: FR

4:30 PM Bay Choral Guild Concert: CH


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