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  • Grace Notes is a weekly short email newsletter (see below), focusing on what is happening in the upcoming few weeks.  3-4 pages.
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                                                            GRACE NOTES


                    September 25, 2014                                                                                 Volume    VII.9.4

Putting Christ’s Love into Positive Action


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

Inclusion & Friendship




COME ONE, COME ALL!  SATURDAY, SEPT. 27!   7:30pm to 11:00pm
Music, singing, and good company, how can you miss? This adults only (please) evening will feature wine grab bags and a very SPECIAL case wine auction! These Mystery Cases will feature a variety of wines that are being donated by Joan Scherer and that she received for working the Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition.  Come also enjoy wine tastings paired with both savory and sweet delights!
No, you don’t have to sing…just remember to applaud those who do!  Ask anyone who came to the other karaoke nights we have had at All Saints’; it will definitely be a night to remember!
We will be raising money to go towards the expense of drought-resistant landscaping for our campus. Suggested donation per person: $10 
WILL YOU BE JOINING US? PLEASE RSVP to ~ Susan Reaves, Parish and Campus Administrator: OR 650-322-4528 ext 303.
From the Rector ~
Some people have asked about the status of the Food Closet: I am happy to report that the transition of oversight of the Food Closet from InnVision Shelter Network to the Downtown Streets Team has progressed smoothly. A representative from DST is working closely with the volunteers who staff the Food Closet to enhance their services. Among the volunteers, John McNellis and Lee Schroeder have been wonderfully helpful and generous in keeping the transition on course. DST’s Executive Director Eileen Richardson and her son Chris are enthusiastically committed to the long term future of the Food Closet and to a close relationship with All Saints’. As of October 1st the team will have its weekly meetings on Thursday afternoons in our Parish Hall.
In the meantime, we have all been invited to an event celebrating the Food Closet’s new lease of life. The Mayor of Palo Alto, Nancy Shepherd, will be cutting the ribbon and light refreshments will be available. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the DST staff and team members as well the volunteers.
Date:  Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time:  1-2:30 PM (ribbon cutting at 1:15 PM)
Place:  All Saints’ Episcopal Church
RSVP by September 28 to Marianna Moles (209) 200-0527,
Many members of our Palo Alto community, particularly anyone associated with the Downtown Streets Team, were saddened to learn of of Michael Davis' death last week. Some of you may remember Michael coming to All Saints' with two other DST members, for a panel discussion at an adult forum. That was one his first public speaking engagements after he joined the team; recently Michael was flown to Utah to give a Ted Talk at Tedx at BYU. 
We are honored at All Saints’ to conduct Michael’s memorial service on Monday at 11am, followed by a reception in the parish hall. 
FEBRUARY 26, 1949 - SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
Michael touched the lives of many people through sharing his life story 
of overcoming hardships and countless struggles.


His story inspired and brought hope to those who needed it, 
but ultimately, sharing was Michael's way of giving back - 
something he felt he owed to himself and everyone he met.
Now we invite you to share your memories and stories about Michael  
Service will begin at 11AM 
at All Saints Church in Palo Alto at 555 Waverley Street
Reception to follow at the Parish Hall at All Saints Church
Everyone is invited.
If you or someone you know has a memory or story about Michael, 
please send it to us so we can create a memory book on our website. 
Please send all photos and memories to Marianna at

LECTORS:  READINGS for Sunday, September  28
First Reading:       Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Second Reading:      Philippians 2:1-13
Sunday, October 26,  9:00 - 9:55 a.m.
Please save the date for the first installment of All Saints' annual meeting in the parish hall.  We will elect three new vestry members for three year terms, receive a financial update from treasurer Lauren Bonomi, and enjoy refreshments provided by the vestry.  See you there! 
NEW ESTERHAZY QUARTET  RETURNS – Sunday, September 28, 4 p.m.
The period-instrument group offers “Masonic Brotherhood,” playing works by Mozart, Haydn, and Haydn’s student Ignaz Pleyel.  Known today as piano builder and music publisher, Pleyel was a prolific composer, well-known in late 18th century Europe and America.  All three composers were members of Masonic lodges.  On the program: Pleyel’s Quartet in D minor, Op. 8, No 3, Haydn’s Quartet in D, Op. 50, No. 6 “The Frog,” and Mozart’s  
CAPELLA SF - Saturday, October 4, 8 p.m.
Ragnar Bohlin, world famous director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, has established a new all-professional choir.  Their first concert this past spring was considered the most important choral event of recent years.  We are thrilled that Cappella SF will offer their newest program first at All Saints’!  Entitled “Autumn Light,” this promises to be an unforgettable evening.  Mr. Bohlin writes: “I am very excited about the program which will reflect the change of seasons, moving into fall, starting with the light and moving to a more pensive state of mind.  We will open with J.S. Bach’s jubilant and virtuosic “Singet dem Herrn”, and through Joseph Rheinberger’s beautiful “Mass in E-Flat” for double chorus we will gradually move towards more introspective music, ending with the haunting last movement of Alfred Schnittke’s “Psalms of Repentance.”  The program will also feature works by Arvo Pärt.  Tickets are $35 and available in advance at
Our next choral Evensong will feature a wonderful setting of the famous prayer attributed to St. Francis (“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace”) by famed American composer Gerald Near.  The choir will also sing the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in F by George Dyson, featuring solos by Michael Beetham as well as one of our two guest youths, Alexander Harding Bradley, who formerly sang with the Vienna Boys Choir!  Rector Terry Gleeson will officiate.  As always a lovely reception hosted by Joan and Jodi Scherer will follow.  Invite your friends!
OUTREACH FORUM - Sunday, October 19, 11:30 am                                                                 
Jonny Volan, Outreach Manager for 10 Books A Home (10BH) will visit us. 10BH is a local nonprofit whose mission is to show underserved families how do the kind of early education advocacy for their children that more advantaged families do all the time. Plan to attend to learn about this successful new program and consider it as a volunteer opportunity. For more informa­tion, see
Bishop Mary will be speaking at Congregation Beth Am on Friday November 7 at the evening Shabbat service, which begins at 6:15pm.  The title of Bishop Mary’s talk will be “When the Desert Comes to You; Faith for all Terrains.”  There will also be a dinner following the service and Bishop Mary will also share a teaching with a Jewish commentary from Senior Rabbi Janet Marder.  The dinner requires a sign up and has a fee to cover the dinner; seating may be limited.  More details can be found here:   Congregation Beth Am and All Saints have been engaged in Building Bridges together for the past 18 months and this is another exciting bridge!  Congregation Beth Am is located at 26790 Arastradero Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022.   If you are interested in carpooling contact Diane Frankle at and she will put together a list of interested carpoolers and connect everyone.

25 Thursday
8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR
10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF
26 Friday – Parish Office Closed
27 Saturday
9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH
7:00 PM Karaoke Night: PH
28 Sunday
8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist: CH
10:00 AM  Godly Play :Rm 21
10:00 AM  Holy Eucharist: CH
4:00 PM New Esterhazy Concert: PH
29 Monday
11:00 AM Davis Celebration of Life:
30 Tuesday
Hotel de Zink in PH
Every night in Oct. at 8:30 PM
1 Wednesday
12:00 PM Healing Service: CPL
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 Cappella SF Concert: CH
5 Sunday
8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist: CH
10:00 AM  Godly Play :Rm 21
10:00 AM  Holy Eucharist: CH
4:00 PM Evensong & Reception: CH, PH
6 Monday
7 Tuesday
8 Wednesday
9 Thursday
8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR
10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF
10 Friday – Parish Office Closed
11 Saturday
9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH
12 Sunday
8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist: CH
10:00 AM  Godly Play :Rm 21
10:00 AM  Holy Eucharist: CH
CF Conference Rm, CPL Chapel, CH Church, FR Fireplace Rm, LB Library,  MP Multi-Purpose Rm., PH Parish Hall.