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


                             October 13, 2016                                                                                 Volume    IX.10.2

Putting Christ’s Love into Positive Action


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

                                                                                                            Inclusion & Friendship  






As some of you may have already heard, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be visiting our diocese in January. He will be speaking at Sherwood Hall in Salinas on January 7th at 10am. No ticket is necessary - admission is free and all are welcome. Please mark this on your calendar and plan on hearing our PB speak!
Bishop Michael has released a video of his recent visit to St Paul’s within the Walls in Rome where he witnessed the refugee and migrant ministry being conducted there by the Anglican church.
Last week I mentioned the subtle but powerful use of symbols in our relationship with the Roman Catholic Church. I don’t know the background story but I did notice that in the video Bishop Michael is wearing a copy of Pope Francis’ pectoral cross, perhaps a gift from the Pope himself.
The original silver cross was designed and made in Pavia, Italy, and was worn by Pope Francis as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.  The cross depicts Jesus, the good shepherd, leading and carrying the lost sheep, with the Holy Spirit at the very top of the cross.
And finally Bishop Michael Perham of Gloucester released the following letter during the week:
Dear friends and former colleagues in the Diocese of Gloucester,
I am grateful to Bishop Rachel for allowing me to share with you some news. It is unwelcome news, but I have wanted to share it with you myself before you hear it less directly and to ask for your prayers.

In the middle of September, I sensed that there was something wrong with my health, of which the main manifestation was a growing inability to write and type accurately. Last Monday a scan revealed that I have a malignant brain tumour. Obviously it has resulted in my having to cancel engagements and so people are becoming aware that I am ill. There have been and will be some further tests and, until these are complete, we have little idea of what that means for the immediate and mid-term future. At present I scarcely feel ill. My mind is clear. I look well. I am not housebound. I am going to church. We wait to see how this changes.

At this stage all I want to do is to ask for your thoughts and prayers, though I hope that within a few days I may be able to share more information. Alison and I are facing this challenge openly together and our family is being a wonderful support. We know about holding together in adversity!

Knowing the Diocese of Gloucester as I do, I recognise that there will be people who want to be in touch and I am certainly not going to be hiding away. But it would be helpful if people were to communicate by email, rather than phone, and to be patient for a response. For the time being we would be grateful if people did not ask to visit, though in time we shall certainly hope to see good friends and enjoy some time together. But Alison will decide when that might be possible and helpful.

We trust the goodness of God. We rejoice in the truths of the Christian faith. We are full of gratitude for life, for family, for friendships. We are saying our prayers. I am drawn back to those gentle words of the Lady Julian of Norwich -- “All shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well” -- and to the great affirmation attributed to Augustine of Hippo -- “We are the Easter people and alleluia is our song!”

We will come back to you when more is known, but meanwhile your prayers will be a huge encouragement.

With gratitude and much affection,

Sunday, October 30, 2016       9:00 - 9:55 a.m.
Please save the date for the first installment of All Saints' annual meeting in the parish hall.  All members are encouraged to attend. We will elect three new vestry members for three year terms, receive a financial update and enjoy refreshments provided by the vestry. Please watch for Vestry candidate information in future Grace Notes
LECTORS:  LESSONS for Sunday, October 16, 2016
8:00am       First Reading:                  Jeremiah 31:27-34
10:00am      First Reading:                 Jeremiah 31:27-34
                      Second Reading:           2 Timothy 3:14—4:5
We look forward to hearing from Allyn and Alex Stott this Sunday as they share their faith story/stories at both services.  These stories have become an important and anticipated part of All Saints' stewardship season.  
All Saints' formal stewardship campaign concludes on Ingathering Sunday, November 20, at which time we hope to have met our 2017 financial goal of $540,000.  To date, 18 pledges have been received for a total of $163,490, or 30% of goal.  We hope to have 100% participation, and we ask those who can to consider increasing your pledge by at least 3-5% to help us keep pace with increasing expenses.   
Please be in touch with any of us if you have any questions, and thank you for renewing your support of All Saints'!
~Mary Ann Hayward, Kathy Veit, and Margaret Weil , Co-Chairs  
October 16 - My Two and Half Years Behind Barbed Wire, led by Yukio Shimomura.  Yukio was one of 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry, many of whom were U.S. citizens, who were moved from the West Coast to inland “relocation centers” when World War II started, pursuant to President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066.  He will be sharing his family’s experience of the relocation and how it affected them – how they were forced to leave San Francisco and were forced to live in the incarceration camps in San Bruno and in Delta, Utah.  We will hear about what he and his parents and his older brothers went through, about the lifestyle in the camp, the dynamics in the camp, and the significant ironies.  Also, he will tell us how the family left the camp and where they settled.
110,000 people were incarcerated and there are 110,000 stories; this is a snapshot of one family’s experience.  After the 10 a.m. celebration only.
Born in San Francisco, Yukio Shimomura was in grade school when World War II started.  His family was incarcerated along with 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast. The family was interned to a camp in San Bruno, CA and later to a camp near Delta, Utah.  After his family left the camp, they relocated to Ogden, Utah, where Yukio graduated from high school.  Yukio served in the U.S. Army and attended Weber State University and Utah State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering.  He worked at HP as an engineer and transitioned into Human Resources.  He held several positions in American and Japanese electronics companies; his last position was a director of human resources.  He has consulted with several companies in management coaching and team building.  He was introduced to us by Hilbert Morales, who attended his presentation to a civic organization.

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 Mary Cloutier). Sign up form is the 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 (4)
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. ~ Mary Cloutier and Joan Scherer
Sunday, November 6, 4 p.m.
The All Saints' Choir offers Choral Evensong for All Souls' Day. The featured music:
Evening Canticles (Gloucester Cathedral) -- Herbert Howells
Psalm 23 (Requiem) -- Howells
Selig sind die Toten (Blessed are the Dead) -- Heinrich Schütz
Preces and Responses -- William Smith
Jesu dulcis memoria -- Tomas Luis de Victoria
Father Terry will officiate. As always, a lovely reception hosted by Joan and Jodi Scherer and Mary Ellen Bena will follow. Join us!
Spread the word…
The Parish Hall will be filled with beautiful gift selections from over 20 vendors! Jewelry, hand-woven goods, and art work from Nicaragua are only some of the great items you will find at this event that supports our outreach work. AND…one lucky shopper will win $100!  Why not you? Hope to see you there…and bring your friends!
*Want to promote your own creations at our boutique?  We can make room for one or two more vendors. Please contact Susan Reaves, Parish and Campus Administrator for vendor information and space availability. Email:
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.

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
4:00 PM Smee - Gehrke Wedding:  CH
16 Sunday
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
10:00 AM Godly Play Sunday School: Rm 21
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
11:15 AM Adult Forum:FR
17 Monday
18 Tuesday
7:00 PM Vestry Meeting: CF
19 Wednesday
20 Thursday
8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR
10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF
21 Friday– Parish Office Closed
22 Saturday
9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH
23 Sunday
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
10:00 AM Godly Play Sunday School: Rm 21
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
24 Monday
25 Tuesday
26 Wednesday
27 Thursday
8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR
10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF
28 Friday– Parish Office Closed
29 Saturday
9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH
30 Sunday
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
9:05 AM  Annual Meeting. Part 1: PH
10:00 AM Godly Play Sunday School: Rm 21
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
4:00 PM  SF Mandolins 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, LBLibrary,  MP Multi-Purpose Rm., PH Parish Hall.