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


                    April 10, 2014                                                                                 Volume    VII. 4.2

Putting Christ’s Love into Positive Action


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

Inclusion & Friendship




ADULT FORUM:  The Lenten program entitled “What Wondrous Love” concludes with this Sundays sessions, immediately following each service. All are welcome to join Fr. Terry in the Fireplace room.
LECTORS:  READINGS for Sunday, April 13
Liturgy of the Palms Reading:       Matthew 21:1-11
First Reading:                                Isaiah 50:4-9a 
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 Joanne Westendorf who has donated Girl Scout Cookies for future use. We have openings on May 18 and 25 so if you would like to help with Hospitality please contact Jake at or Marianne at
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.
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!
VOICES OF MUSIC:  Thursday, April 10, 8 p.m.
Internationally renowned opera star Kirsten Blaise joins Voices of Music for a program of Scarlatti, Handel & Corelli, featuring Scarlatti's "Lamentations of Jeremiah." General Tickets: $40 Senior/student: $35 SFEMS/EMA/ARS member: $35. All Saints' members may purchase $5 tickets up to 20 hours in advance using the code cmlam:
SF MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA:  Sunday, April 13, 4 p.m.
In our Season 17, Spirit, the Orchestra will perform Vivaldi's Stabat Mater, with contralto, Twila Ehmcke. Stabat Mater is the musical setting for a medieval poem on the thoughts of Mary as she watched her son Jesus dying on the cross. We pair this piece with Bach's Kunst der Fuge, whose contrapuntal lines lend themselves to the precise articulation of mandolins. We round out the program with the romantic lines of Martucci's Nocturne and the elegance of Schubert's “Menuetto” from Symphony No. 5. Regular admission $15, Students and seniors $10. More info:
April 13 Palm Sunday
8:00 am - Holy Eucharist
10:00 am - Palm Procession & Eucharist

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
6:00 pm - Solemn Evensong of the Burial of Christ

April 19 Holy Saturday
8:00 pm - Great Vigil of Easter followed by Champagne Reception

April 20 Easter Day
8:00 am - Eucharist
10:00 am - Festival Eucharist
Special Music – The Whole Noyse Brass
Egg Hunt & Easter Brunch
If you wish to contribute funds towards Easter lilies for the church, please make a check payable to the All Saints' Altar Guild and mail it or drop it in the collection plate. The Altar Guild will use the money to purchase the lilies. Thank you.  ~Mary Cloutier, Altar Guild Flower Coordinator.
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
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.
EASTER BRUNCH POT LUCK – April 20, 11:30am
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. 
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!
Marywood University Chamber Singers at All Saints', Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.
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:
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!

10 Thursday
7:00 AM Men’s Breakfast: PH
8:10 AM Continuing the Conversation: YR
10:00 AM Art Workshop:  CF
8:00 PM Voices of Music: CH
11 Friday – Parish Office Closed
12 Saturday
9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH
13 Sunday – Palm Sunday
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
9:15 AM Adult Forum Lenten Program: FR
10:00 AM Godly Play: Rm 21
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist: CH
11:15 AM Adult Forum Lenten Program: FR
4:00 PM SF Mandolins Concert: CH
14 Monday
15 Tuesday
7:00 PM Vestry Meeting: CF
16 Wednesday
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
24 Friday – Parish Office Closed
25 Saturday
9:30 AM Altar Guild: CH
7:00 PM French Film Club Movie: PH
26 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.