Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Keep your Church in safety, O Lord; for without your grace the frailty of our nature cannot but make us fall; so in your mercy keep us from all things hurtful, and lead us in all things profitable for our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your grace that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Slideshow from Art Week 2018

What is Art Week? Facts about this year’s Art Week: 

WHEN: July 30-August 3 5:307:30 each day. Who: Children ages 5-10. Parents are always welcome to participate as much as they would like.

What:

  • A shared meal
  • A biblical theme that is explored from various angles throughout the week
  • Musical worship that helps connect our hearts and minds to the theme through poetry and music
  • Art that allows children to continue to experience, explore, and express the week’s theme in an open end and playful process.

August 2018 Carillon from All Saints Cathedral, Long Beach

CONTENTS

Wilberforce, GAFCON, and Discernment
Emotionally Healthy Relationships series continues
Art Week
Violin & Cello Concert
Missional Opportunities
Dr. Jim Hearn’s Ordination
Rector’s Vacation
Good Friday 5:15

Wilberforce, GAFCON, and Discernment

Dear All Saints Family,

Greetings!

Feast of William Wilberforce

I write this article on the Feast of William Wilberforce. William is best known for his untiring commitment to the abolition of slavery and the slave trade. He introduced his first anti-slavery motion in the House of Commons in 1788, in a three-and-a-half-hour speech that concluded: “Sir, when we think of eternity and the future consequence of all human conduct, what is there in this life that shall make any man contradict the dictates of his conscience, the principles of justice and the law of God!”

The motion was defeated. Wilberforce brought it up again every year for eighteen years, until the slave trade was finally abolished on March 25, 1806. He continued the campaign against slavery itself, and the bill for the abolition of all slavery in British territories passed its crucial vote just four days before his death on July 29, 1833. A year later, on July 31, 1834, 800,000 slaves, chiefly in the British West Indies, were set free.

May God in his mercy kindle in the church the never-failing gift of love that following the example of William Wilberforce, we may have grace to defend the poor, maintain the cause of those who have no helper, and always do what is right in the Kingdom of God!

GAFCON is Growing Roots Wide

Thank you for the privilege of attending the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) 2018 in Jerusalem. As mentioned in last month’s Carillon, the Conference represented the majority of the world’s Anglicans with 1,950 delegates from 50 countries. Its impact was amplified as over 730,000 people from 64 different countries engaged with the conference online.

Nine new ministry networks launched this week and began spreading wide roots by building teams dedicated to the work of: Theological Education, Church Planting, Global Mission Partnerships, Youth and Children’s Ministry, Mothers Union and Women Senior Leaders, Sustainable Development, Bishops’ Training Institute, Lawyers Task Force, and Intercessors Fellowship. Each network, led by individuals with an already-established passion in their mission area, is identifying projects and developing collaborative tools to help reach the nations with the Kingdom gospel.

Sending Roots Deep in GAFCON

The inaugural meeting of the Synodical Council deepened the roots of the movement providing further stability: Based upon a model of conciliar government, The Primates Council and the Panel of Advisors came together to form GAFCON’s first Synodical Council. The conference gladly endorsed their recommendation that GAFCON members decline all future invitations to attend meetings of the Instruments of Communion, unless representatives of the Province of the Anglican Church in North America, the Province of the Anglican Church in Brazil, and subsequent GAFCON-established Provinces are invited as full members and, representatives of Provinces, who have endorsed by word or action doctrine and practices which are in contradiction to the teaching of Scripture and Resolution I.10 of the 1998 Lambeth Conference, are only invited if they have repented of their actions. If you haven’t yet read it, you can read
the “Letter to the Churches – GAFCON Assembly 2018” here.

GAFCON has insisted from the beginning that: “We are not leaving the Anglican Communion; we are the majority of the Anglican Communion seeking to remain faithful to our Anglican heritage.” As Archbishop Nicholas Okoh stated: “We are merely doing what the Communion leadership should have done to uphold its own resolution in 1998.”

GAFCON Leadership Transitions

The conference gave thanks for the extraordinary leadership of Archbishop Nicholas Okoh (Nigeria), GAFCON Primates Council Chairman, and Archbishop Peter Jensen (Australia), GAFCON General Secretary. At the close of the conference, the beginning of a leadership transition was announced as both will be retiring in 2019. Archbishop Okoh will be succeeded by Archbishop Foley Beach (North America) in April of 2019, and Archbishop Peter Jensen will be succeeded by Archbishop Ben Kwashi (Nigeria) in January of 2019. The four leaders will serve together during the coming months to ensure a smooth transition.

During the conference, the Primates Council grew to include Archbishop Miguel Uchoa (Brazil) and Archbishop Stephen Than (Myanmar). Near the end of the conference, Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit (Kenya) expressed his desire to join the Primates Council and will be welcomed at the next meeting.

Not only was the GAFCON times of worship, prayer, and study inspiring, but I had the privilege of attending several sights in the Jerusalem area where Jesus Christ walked, taught, and ministered:

    The Western Wall
    The Western Wall
  • The Church of the Holy Sepulcher (where Golgotha, the slab where they laid Jesus’ body to prepare for burial, and the Tomb were located)
  • the Dead Sea,
  • Golden Gate
  • the Jordan River (the area where Jesus was baptized)
  • Gethsemane
    Gethsemane
  • Qumran (where the Essenes lived and where they found the Dead Sea Scrolls)
  • the Mount of Olives
  • the Palm Sunday road where Jesus road the donkey into Jerusalem through the Golden Gate [pictured]
  • Gethsemane
  • the place Stephen was stoned
  • The Golden Gate
    Golden Gate
    the steps leading into Solomon’s Temple (steps remain but Temple was destroyed in 70 AD)
  • The Western Wall (small part of the wall that remains from the destruction of the Temple [pictured]
  • parts of the Via Delarosa
  • Prison Cell Looking Up
    Prison Cell Looking Up
  • Caiaphas’ house where Jesus was held in prison and Peter denied Jesus. Jesus would have been lowered by rope through this hole [pictured] into the prison. (Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu)
  • and Christ Church Jerusalem (first Protestant Church in the Middle East, and where Shira Hearn grew up and where her dad is Rector).
  • Wales and England

    Ordination Procession at St. James in London
    I spent four vacation days in Wales at the front end of my trip. After GAFCON I had the privilege of traveling through London, England on church business, attending several ministry meetings and to participate in an ordination at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

    Discernment

    All Saints has been blessed by the Lord to be growing spiritually and numerically, with new families and children. Almost six years ago, I committed to God, the Bishop, our Vestry, and you to grow this church to increase its missional life. We are committed to collaborative leadership and lay mobilization for ministry, and disciple-making and mission are central to what we do. For us to continue this growth, and further what the Lord is calling us to do as disciples, another clergy hire is something we are seriously considering. We celebrate our growth in lay mobilization, and another clergy ministry partner will help in mobilizing more. We need strong leadership to further us in developing, deepening, and extending our ministries and catalyzing others.

    Please join me and the Vestry in prayer as we discern hiring an Associate Rector. May we rejoice as we continue to dream together and move forward on mission to reach Long Beach and beyond with the transforming love of Jesus Christ. We pray that change in our present structure happens in a way that furthers His Kingdom.

    It is a privilege to be doing the work of ministry with you!

    On mission, and loving it!

    Fr. Scott

    Emotionally Healthy Relationships series continues

    emotionally healthy spirituality book coverDiscipleship Hour with Wednesday Follow-up Discussion

    Sundays, now thru August 12 | 9:00 am | Parish Hall
    Group Discussion Follow-up on Wednesday evenings, August 8 and 15
    Everyone is invited to join in!

    Join in as we learn how to better live out the “love thy neighbor as thyself” part of our faith, growing through the challenges we face in our relationships with others.

    DVD and study – Discipleship Hour on Sundays, led by Sue Ellen Warren
    Follow-up Group Discussion – Wednesdays after Evening Prayer, led by Dr. Jim Hearn

    Art Week Banner

    Art Week

    This week through August 3
    5:30-7:45 pm

    Who: Children ages 5-10
    Volunteers: Youth and Adults

    Children and adults alike are enjoying this year’s Art Week! Join in for dinner, musical worship, and art projects, all infused with our biblical theme of the Giver – the Holy Spirit is both gift and giver.

    Please continue praying – for the leaders developing the theme and projects, and for the families and children who are participating.

    Violin & Cello Concert

    Saturday, August 11 | 7:00 pm | at All Saints

    Join us for a FREE concert of chamber duets performed by violinist, Noah Sorota and cellist, Chris Powell. Open seating, no ticket required. Invite your friends and family. All are welcome!

    Missional Opportunities

    Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation Hospital

    Worship Services – at 4th and Termino
    Sundays, August 5, 19, 26
    2:30-3:00 pm
    Everyone is invited to attend a short service with the residents of AB. Your presence is welcome and your assistance with the residents is always appreciated! Newcomers are always welcome.

    Third Saturday Meal for the Hungry

    Saturday, August 18
    8:30 – 11:15 am Set Up/Meal Prep
    11:15 am – 1:00 pm Serve/Clean up

    Come take part in this opportunity to provide a meal for our guests, the poor in our community. To help, please email Dawn at dawn@allsaintslb.com or sign up on the kiosk at church.

    Summer Luau at Alamitos Belmont Rehab Hospital

    Friday, August 24
    1:00 pm – 5 people needed to set up
    5:00 pm – 6 people to serve dinner

    Come be a part of our local missional outreach to the residents of the AB Rehabilitation – set up and serve at their biggest event of the year. It’s an excellent opportunity to bring Christ and his love to our neighbors. Sign up on the kiosk at church, or email Dawn at dawn@allsaintslb.com.

    Empty Pill Bottles – FULFILLED

    Thanks so much for all your contributions! We will not be collecting through the remainder of the summer. Stay tuned for the next empty pill bottle collection coming soon.

    Dr. Jim Hearn’s Ordination

    Your RSVP is requested for food planning purposes
    Monday, August 6 | 7:00 pm | at All Saints

    Please be reminded that your prayers and presence are requested at the ordination of Dr. Jim D. Hearn to the Sacred Order of Deacons here at All Saints. Reception to follow. Your RSVP is important for food planning purposes. Please email shira.hearn@gmail.com or call the church office if you don’t have access to email.

    Rector’s Vacation

    August 15-28

    Please pray for Fr. Scott while he is away on vacation, for rest, refreshment, and safety while traveling.

    Good Friday At 5:15 PM

    Good Friday 5:15 PM LogoSeeking Director and other Volunteers to fill Staff Positions

    All Saints is seeking volunteers to fill the positions on the Good Friday At 5:15 PM Staff. If interested, please contact either the Parish Office or email Bill Austin at goodfriday515@gmail.com. Also, please pray that we will discern God’s will for this important outreach ministry.

    Good Friday At 5:15 PM – in 2019:

    March 29 and 30
    April 5 and 6
    April 12 and 13

    Holy Days in August

    August 8
    The Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ (tr)
    Evening service at 6:45 pm

    August 15
    Feast of St. Mary, the Virgin
    Evening service at 6:45 pm

    August 22
    Feast of St. Bartholomew, the Apostle (tr)
    Evening service at 6:45 pm

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

Grant us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacons – Jim Hearn

By the Grace of God

The Right Reverend Dr. M. Keith Andrews
Bishop of the Diocese of Western Anglicans Anglican Church
in North America

will ordain

James Donald Hearn

to the Sacred Order of Deacons
in Christ’s one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church

on Monday, the sixth of August
in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen
at seven o’clock in the evening at

All Saints Cathedral
346 Termino Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90814

The honor of your presence is requested, and your prayers are desired as the day approaches. Reception with refreshments to follow – RSVP to shira.hearn@gmail.com

Presbyters in procession: cassock, surplice and tippet
Deacons in procession: cassock, surplice and tippet
Sanctuary Clergy: alb and red stole

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

Grant us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

Amen.