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


                    April 17, 2014                                                                                 Volume    VII. 4.3

Putting Christ’s Love into Positive Action


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

Inclusion & Friendship







April 17 Maundy Thursday
5:30 pm - Light Supper, 7 pm Eucharist with Mandatum

April 18 Good Friday
Noon - Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion
6 pm - Solemn Evensong of the Burial of Christ

April 19 Holy Saturday
8 pm - Great Vigil of Easter followed by Champagne Reception

April 20 Easter Day
8 am - Eucharist
10 am - Festival Eucharist
Special Music – The Whole Noyse Brass
Egg Hunt & Easter Brunch
Bring your cut garden flowers and then stay to arrange flowers baskets and decorations. If possible provide shears for flower cutting.  Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m
EASTER VIGIL RECEPTION immediately follows the 8PM service. Please consider bringing sweets, strawberries or  perhaps some savories to share. Champagne will be provided.    
LECTORS:  READINGS for Easter Sunday, April 20

First Reading:       Jeremiah 31:1-6

Second Reading:       Colossians 3:1-4 
EASTER BRUNCH POT LUCK – April 20, 11:30pm
Everyone is invited to All Saints’ pot Luck Easter Brunch on April 20th at 11:30 (time may vary) in the Parish Hall immediately following Easter service.  The menu will be savory appetizers, sides, salads and beverages provided potluck by the participants.   For a main dish the church will provide roasted lamb seasoned with fresh rosemary/thyme rub and baked ham.   Please sign up to attend and bring complementary dishes to share.  Your whole family is invited.  Sign up sheets can be found on Sundays in the Parish Hall. 
SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE: A reminder that there will be no Sunday School on Easter, but childcare will be available for all ages in Small Saints during the 10 am service.

The Church supply of communion wine needs replenishing. Your donation of bottles of Christian Brothers, or any other Tawny Port (750ml); will be greatly appreciated. Please place in the box at back of the church or bring to the business office.
HOSPITALITY: A big thank you to the parishioners who provided Hospitality in March. Thanks to Kathy Veit, Heather Hadlock and Madeline, the Outreach Committee, Diane Posnak, Susan Barkan, Arlene Leslie, Marianne Witscher, Leslie Bannerman and Jake and Eliza Warde. A very big thank you to Joane Westendorf who has donated Girl Scout Cookies for future use. We have openings on May 11, 18 and 25 so if you would like to help with Hospitlity please contact Jake at or Marianne at
CALIFORNIA BACH SOCIETY CONCERT - Paul Flight, artistic director
 Saturday, May 3, 8 pm * Haydn and Mozart Rediscovered
Version 1:   The 30-voice California Bach Society shares the stage with the New Esterházy Quartet, one of the world’s top period-instrument string quartets. Together, they present lesser-known jewels by Haydn and Mozart, including Haydn’s Salve Regina, Mozart’s Misericordias Domini, and his Missa Brevis in F. All Saints’ Early Bird discount through Thursday, May 1 at 5 pm:  General $20; Senior $15; Students and Under 30 $10. At the door: General $30, Senior $22, Students and Under 30 $10
Order by phone: (650) 485-1097 or online: with the code "allsaints" . Tickets are also available from Margaret and Sarah Wootton on Sunday morning.
Hosts needed!
The highly regarded choir of 20 singers will present a concert at All Saints' on Wednesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free of charge. The choir is hoping for 10 double/queen beds for the night of the concert. If you have a spare bed to accommodate 2 students that night, please contact Rodney Gehrke as soon as possible:
Thanks for considering this!  ~ Rodney Gehrke, Director of Music
CALLING ALL SAINTS’:  We are gearing up for the next edition of Calling All Saints!, which will be mailed around the last week of May. It will cover things in Lent and Easter and look forward to June and summer. (We anticipate the next edition would come out in early September.) Deadline for stories and personal news for "People in the Pews" is May 1. Please email Kathy or Heather at with questions or your "content." Thanks!
BIRTH AND FAMILY FAIR -  Saturday,  May 10, 10:00am-4:00pm
All Saints' Church Campus
Join us for Silicon Valley's Birth and Baby Fair, brought to you by Blossom Birth Services. The Bay Area's popular event for new and expectant families! Meet local pregnancy & new parent businesses & resources, sign up for informative workshops & demos, relax in our Pre-Mother's Day Pampering Spa Area, enjoy our fun kids crafts area, food, goodie bags & much more! Families are welcome for this free fun event!
At 10am featured Event Speaker & Blossom's 2014 Mother's Day Achievement Award recipient Henci Goer, award-winning medical writer and internationally known speaker, is an acknowledged expert on evidence-based maternity care.
Also check out our fantastic Mother's Day Online Auction, May 1-May 10, great deals on items moms love! All proceeds support Blossom Birth Services, your local nonprofit proudly celebrating 15 years of providing resources and services for a healthy, informed and confident pregnancy and parenting journey.
Mother's Day Online Auction Fundraiser: get the best gifts for the mom in your life!
SAVE THE DATE!   Friday, May 16, 2014 – Start time TBD
Mark this evening on your calendar for a festive celebration at All Saints’– A night for kicking up your heels and maybe vocalizing a bit?!?  Parents, book the sitter now so you won’t miss this fun night.  Watch future Grace Notes for more details!

17 Thursday – Maundy Thursday
8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR
10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF
5:30 PM Maundy Thursday Supper: PH
7:00 PM Maundy Thursday Service: CH
18 Friday – Good Friday
Parish Office Closed
12:00 PM Solemn Commemoration of the
         Passion/Veneration of the Cross: CH
6:00 PM Solemn Evensong of the Burial
         of Christ: CH
19 Saturday
9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH
8:00 PM Great Vigil of Easter and
          Reception: CH, PH
20 Sunday – Easter Sunday 
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
11:30 AM Easter Brunch: PH
21 Monday
22 Tuesday
23 Wednesday
24 Thursday
8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR
10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF
25 Friday – Parish Office Closed
26 Saturday
9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH
7:00 PM French Film Club Movie: PH
27 Sunday
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
10:00 AM Godly Play: Rm 21
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
28 Monday
29 Tuesday
30 Wednesday
1 Thursday
8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR
10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF
2 Friday – Parish Office Closed
3 Saturday
9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH
8:00 PM California Bach Society: CH
4 Sunday
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
10:00 AM Godly Play: Rm 21
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
7:30 PM New Esterhazy Concert: CH
CF Conference Rm, CPL Chapel, CH Church, FR Fireplace Rm, LB Library,  MP Multi-Purpose Rm., PH Parish Hall.