Category Archives: (2013-09) September 2013 Events

Pastel by Chuck Olsen

Art in the Pastures of Heaven on September 6 at Good Shepherd, Salinas

Pastel by Chuck Olsen
Pastel by Chuck Olsen

Art in the Pastures of Heaven is an annual event featuring premier local artists from Monterey Bay and Salinas areas. This is your chance to bid on great art, sample local wines and enjoy a Fall evening in a beautiful location, 301 Corral De Tierra, Corral De Tierra, 93908. For more information, visit our Facebook page or email:

Also, please see a wonderful article from the Californian here.

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Blessing of the Backpacks on September 8 at St. John’s, Aptos

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If you are going back to school, as a teacher or a student, we will be blessing you and your backpack, briefcase or other teaching-learning tools. We also want to make sure our neighbors know about this and feel free to join in and find out about the very Episcopal tradition of offering blessings. Please join us at either our 9:00am service or our 11:00am service.

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Service for Healing of Violence on September 11 at St. Andrew’s, Ben Lomond

St. Andrew's, Ben Lomond 720x300St. Andrew’s, Ben Lomond, will hold its fourth annual Service for the Healing of Violence at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11.  Despite the date, the service is  not about the 9/11 attacks, but about healing from violence from all perspectives, as a victim, perpetrator, friend/family member, or witness. For more information, click here.

Story Road Concert on September 13 at St. Luke’s, Jolon

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Many of you have already enjoyed the lively fiddle of John Weed and the guitar artistry of Stuart Mason as they have appeared on several occasions in the Bryson Hesperia area with Molly’s Revenge and Little Black Train. This time, Story Road finds Weed and Mason teaming with the lovely and exciting voice of Colleen Raney and accordion skills of Johnny B. Connolly.
For directions, click here.
For more information about Story Road, click here.

Story Road Concert on September 14 at St. Mary’s, Pacific Grove

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Following up on the success of their Spring 2013 tour, acclaimed traditional Celtic musicians Colleen Raney, Johnny B. Connolly, Stuart Mason and John Weed team up for another West Coast tour, again performing as the new Celtic quartet Story Road. From the Pacific Northwest down to the Central Coast of California, Story Road brings a lively brew of Irish, Scottish, American and original music that ranges from delicate to hard-driving, with a few surprises in the mix. On Saturday, September 14 at 7:00 pm, Story Road will be performing at St. Mary’s!
The cost is $18 advance or $20 at the door (children under 13, $5 advance or $10
at the door). To purchase tickets in advance, visit:

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Premiere of UK Award-winning Play, Cell Talk:1410, on September 22 at Calvary, Santa Cruz

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Please come along to see the UK award-winning play, CELL TALK: 1410 by Calvary parishioner, Dana Bagshaw. The story of this play is drawn from the writings of two women from 15th century England: the highly regarded mystic Julian of Norwich and her younger contemporary Margery Kempe — a more controversial figure, both then and now.

Julian, who lives in a cell attached to a church in Norwich, welcomes a troubled Margery for several consultations. Meanwhile Margery persuades her husband John to take a vow of celibacy, so that she can become a pilgrim.

Matt Matthews, known from his work with Santa Clara Players, provides his excellent direction. Ali Eppy is perfect as Julian of Norwich, and Shannon Gilligan Hemphilll’s portrayal of Margery is powerful. Rick Kuhn adds his delightful characterization of John Kempe, Margery’s long-suffering husband.

“One woman rooted . . . and one wandering . . . beautiful and inspired” says Peter Oswald, who selected Cell Talk as winner of a UK playwriting competition held while he was resident playwright at the Globe Theatre.

Outdoor performances with live music from the period will be held on Sunday afternoon, 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Click here for directions.

Repeat performances:
Sept. 29: First Congregational, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz
October 6: St. Jude’s , 20920 McClellan Road, Cupertino
October 13: St. Francis, 1205 Pine Ave, Willow Glen

Suggested donations: $10 seniors/students, $15 general, at the door. Proceeds to benefit Calvary Church Choral Scholars Fund and their Homeless Ministry.

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Festival of Christian Spirituality, September 27-29, at All Saints’, Carmel

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The Festival of Christian Spirituality offers a weekend of joyful renewal and spiritual refreshment. We will undertake various spiritual exercises, such as Christian yoga, prayer walks, praying with icons, meditating on Holy Scripture, and using poetry as prayer. Through the Benedictine practice of conversatio we will seek to discern Gospel responses to one of the most pressing issues of our time: exclusion and embrace. One of last year’s festival participants said that conversatio is “life-giving.”

We pray that you will return home from the festival weekend refreshed by God’s grace and
inspired to live out the Gospel in new ways. We encourage you to explore our website for
further information. You may register through the church (831-624-3883) or on our website.

Please see the flyer for more details.