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


                             September 22, 2016                                                                                 Volume    IX.9.4

Putting Christ’s Love into Positive Action


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

Inclusion & Friendship  





Quite a few parishioners will remember DeDe Duncan-Probe who was sponsored for ordination by All Saints’ during Margaret Irwin’s time as rector. DeDe has served in a number of parishes in Virginia, most recently at St Peter’s-in-the-Woods in Fairfax Station.


Last month DeDe was elected Bishop of Central New York: Bishop Mary will participate in her consecration on December 3rd this year.


DeDe was ordained deacon in 2003 and priest in 2004 by Bishop Shimpfky. The photo below was taken on June 29, 2003, when DeDe, second from the right, returned to All Saints’ with the two other deacons ordained with her, Susan Allison-Hatch and E. Christenson.




Recently Carol Hubenthal arranged for A/Lieutenant James Reifschneider, one of two Night Shift Watch Commanders of the Palo Alto Police Department, to meet at All Saints’ and discuss our concerns about security, vandalism and abuse of the property. Lt. Reifschneider gave us advice on how to handle different situations, undertook to introduce patrols of our property, notified the other Watch Commander of our concerns, and gave us his personal as well as official telephone numbers in case of difficulties. Renee has reported that there have been no incidents since that meeting occurred. 



Long time parishioner SYBIL FLORANT is wanting to return to living in her Palo Alto home but needs someone else in the house. This is not a caregiving situation, but simply having someone else in the house. If anyone knows of someone who might be interested in this opportunity, please speak to Sybil in church on Sunday or let the office know. Thank you!



LECTORS:  LESSONS for Sunday, September 25, 2016


8:00am              First Reading:                  Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15


10:00am            First Reading:                  Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15                                                                                                                  Second Reading:             1 Timothy 6:6-19




Thanks to Liz Sawka for kicking off our faith affirmations this past Sunday. And thanks to those of you who have made your pledge thus far! To date, we have received seven pledges totaling $132,740 toward our $540,000 goal. If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything as you discern your commitment, please feel welcome to be in touch with any one of us. We encourage everyone to make a commitment—every pledge, no matter the size, helps support the work of our parish—and we encourage those who can to consider increasing your pledge to help us keep pace with rising costs. Our Annual Parish Meeting (Part A - with more detailed budget information) will be on Sunday, October 23, and Ingathering Sunday (when we will conclude our campaign) is on November 20.  Thank you for your prayerful consideration!


~Mary Ann Hayward, Kathy Veit, and Margaret Weil , Co-Chairs



MINISTRY FAIR, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2ND - As part of the Season of Stewardship, we will hold a ministry fair on Sunday, October 2, in the courtyard, following the 10am service.  There will be tables where you can learn more about ministries you may have an interest in, so please save the date. And ministry leaders, please start thinking of how you'd like to represent your ministry at the fair! Questions:



BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS - St Francis Day, October 4 falls on a Tuesday this year, so we will bless our pets on Sunday, October 2nd. The blessing will take place in the courtyard after the 10am Eucharist. Any animal that can fit through the doors is welcome to accompany its human companion to church that Sunday, at either the 8am or 10am service.




Each year at our Annual Meeting Part 1 in October we elect three new members to the vestry. If there is someone you think would make an excellent addition to the vestry, or if you are interested in serving yourself, please notify either the office or one of the Wardens. By canon, members of the vestry must be baptized members of the Episcopal Church as well as members of All Saints' congregation.



SUNDAY ADULT FORUMS IN OCTOBER:  Adult Formation Committee is pleased to offer the Parish the following exciting Adult Forums on Sundays in October.


October 9 – Reflections on the Ten Commandments.  Fr. David Breuer will discuss the Ten Commandments in their original context and will reflect on their significance for us today.  After both celebrations.


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.



SPANISH LANGUAGE GROUP AT ALL SAINTS’ – ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., LIBRARY.  Annie Houghteling and Phillip Palmer are wondering if parishioners would like to form a group that would meet periodically to develop our Spanish-language skills.  This would be a self-teaching group - no teacher and no cost.  


Working on our Spanish in this group would help to equip us for mission to Mexico or other Spanish-speaking countries.


We have scheduled an organizational meeting - or an exploration meeting, if you prefer - for Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., in the AS Library.  All are welcome to attend.


We will determine if there is sufficient interest, how often we would meet, and what ideas people have for self-learning, etc.  For more information, please contact Phillip Palmer at





Sunday, October 23, 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



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.








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


25 Sunday

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH

10:00 AM Godly Play Sunday School: Rm 21

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH


26 Monday


27 Tuesday


28 Wednesday


29 Thursday

8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR

10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF


30 Friday– Parish Office Closed





1 Saturday

9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH


2 Sunday

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH

10:00 AM Godly Play Sunday School: Rm 21

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH



11:15AM- 12:00PM MINISTRY FAIR – Courtyard



3 Monday


4 Tuesday


5 Wednesday

12:00 PM Healing Service; CPL

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

3:00-6:00 PM PA Candidates Forum:PH


9 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


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.