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


                             May 19, 2016                                                                                 Volume    IX.5.3

Putting Christ’s Love into Positive Action


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

Inclusion & Friendship



Saturday, May 21, 4 p.m.

The highly regarded Peninsula Women's Chorus returns to All Saints with a program entitled "A Play of Unspoken Words." Program Highlights: Betinis’ A Blessing of Cranes, musical settings of excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Libby Larsen’s The Witches’ Trio, and One With the Wind by David O. For more information and advance tickets:  



Join us for the final Choral Evensong of the season on May 22 at 4 p.m. The Evening Canticles (Magnificat and Nunc dimittis) will be the set in F Major by George Dyson, which feature soprano solos in the Magnificat (Song of Mary: Lauren Diez) and baritone solos in the Nunc dimittis (Song of Simeon: Michael Beetham). We will repeat the Preces and Responses from the service composed by my friend John Karl Hirten, commissioned by Ann Lane in memory of her son, Colin Lane, which we premiered in February. The two anthems: Only Begotten Son by Alexander Gretchaninoff (very Russian....) and "As Truly as God is Our Father" by William Mathias (very English.....). The congregation will sing along on one of the Anglican chant psalms as well as the hymns. A special observance during the service will be the "promotion" of several choir members to a new level of medallion ribbon color, highlighted by Sarah Wootton marking 15 years (green). As always, a lovely reception hosted by Joan and Jodi Scherer and Mary Ellen Bena will follow the liturgy. Invite your family and friends!  


UPCOMING ADULT FORUMS.  Don’t miss the following exciting forums after each service on May 15 and after the single service at 9:30 on June 5.  Grab some refreshments and join us in the Fireplace Room. 

May 22 – Poetry and Spirituality.  Join fellow parishioners and poets Alex Stott and Molly Spencer in a consideration of the intersections of poetry and spirituality. Molly will begin with a discussion of poetry as a spiritual practice, drawing on spiritual poetry from ancient to modern times. Alex will then discuss how poetry was integral to her faith journey and will describe poetry's unique similarities to liturgy as a path to God, as well as its limitations. We will provide time for questions and answers, as well as handouts with more information and resources.  

June 5 – Mission Trip to the Diocese of Southeast Mexico – Report to the Parish.  Fr. Terry and travelers from All Saints’ and from our diocese will show pictures of our mission trip to Mexico at the end of April and will tell stories about our experience.  Catch the excitement of our new relationship with our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Diocese of Southeast Mexico! 



Margaret and I have begun a new chapter in our lives, and we are looking for housesitting opportunities from early June through September.  I am returning to Stanford to finish my degree this autumn, and we plan to move into student housing at that time. Meanwhile, to save money and beat the ever-rising rents in the area, we have put our things into storage and need housing thru the summer.  We are pet-lovers and garden-lovers and non-smokers.  You can contact us through Margaret's email at Stanford,   Please keep us in your prayers. 

Thank you,  

Tom and Margaret Wootton  


NEW TESTAMENT STUDY GROUP continues, Wednesday, June 8, 7:30 p.m., All Saints’ Library.  We will continue our study of the first 11 chapters of 1 Corinthians.  For more information, please contact Phillip Palmer at / 650.851.2599.  All are welcome, even if you haven’t read 1 Corinthians recently. 


LECTORS:  LESSONS for Sunday, May 22, 2016

First Reading:              Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Second Reading:         Romans 5:1-5 

Summer Pickup Choir in June

In a long-standing All Saints tradition, we invite members and friends to join the adult choir on the Sundays in June. We offer an "accessible" anthem each Sunday, giving non-choristers a taste of the glories of choir membership! For the one 9:30 liturgy, we ask singers to arrive by 8:45. Vestments will not be worn. You may sing one Sunday or all four, or something in between. No need to RSVP. Simply show up....on time, please!

~ Rodney Gehrke 



By the grace of God

And with the consent of the people

The Right Reverend Mary Gray-Reeves

Will ordain 

Robin Marie Poppoff and Lecia Diaz Brannon 

To the Sacred Order of Deacons


Saturday, the fourth day of June

In the year of our Lord Two-thousand sixteen

Ten O’clock in the morning


Trinity Cathedral

81 North Second Street

San Jose, California

Your prayers and presence are requested

Reception to follow    Clergy: Red Stoles


GIFT FROM ALL SAINTS’ TO ROBIN POPPOFF, celebrating her ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacons.  Given Robin’s deep roots in our parish we are planning to give her a gift from our parish family. Those who would like to contribute to the purchase of a Deacon’s Stole (in the color of her choosing) for Robin, please make checks payable to All Saints’ with Robin’s name in the memo line. 


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.





19 Thursday

8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR

10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF


20 Friday – Parish Office Closed


21 Saturday

9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH

4:00 PM Peninsula Women’s Chorus:  CH


22 Sunday

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH

10:00 AM Godly Play Sunday School: Rm 21

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH

4:00 PM Evensong and Reception


23 Monday

24 Tuesday


25 Wednesday


26 Thursday

8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR

10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF


27 Friday – Parish Office Closed


28 Saturday

9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH


29 Sunday

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH

10:00 AM Godly Play Sunday School: Rm 21

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH


30 Monday

Memorial Day – Parish Office Closed


31 Tuesday




1 Wednesday


2 Thursday

8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR

10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF


3 Friday – Parish Office Closed


4 Saturday

9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH

8:00 PM New Choir Concert: CH


5 Sunday

9:30 AM Holy Eucharist: CH

7:00 PM New Choir Concert: 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