February 2018 Carillon from All Saints Cathedral

2018 Lenten (and into Easter) Program

Wednesday evenings
February 21 – April 18

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality CoverThis year, our Lenten Program theme deals with our love for God and others, which is the Summary of the Law. Fr. Scott will lead us in an eight-week, video-driven, and group facilitated study titled Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Discipleship that Deeply Changes Your Relationship with God, by Peter & Geri Scazzero. It’s an introduction into a life with God that goes beyond “tip of the iceberg spirituality” (that which touches the surface while neglecting the heart and emotions that lay deep beneath the “water”) into transformation through Jesus Christ that touches the depth of our being.

Please sign up each week on the kiosk to bring a dish for the dessert-less potluck.

Lenten Schedule
February 21 – March 21

6:30pm – Potluck
7:00pm – Evening Prayer and Study
8:15pm – Clean Up

February 21 – The Problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality
February 28 – Know Yourself That You May Know God
March 7 – Going Back in Order to Go Forward
March 14 – Journey through the Wall
March 21 – Enlarge your Soul through Grief and Loss

Easter Schedule
April 4 – 18

6:45pm – Evening Prayer and Study
(No meal)

April 4 – Discover the Ancient Rhythms
April 11 – Grow into an Emotionally Mature Adult
April 18 – Go the Next Step to Develop A “Rule of Life”

Schedule for Annual Parish Meeting and Brunch

Sunday, February 11
9:00 am – Holy Eucharist
Brunch and Meeting follow service
NO 7:30 Mass
NO Discipleship Hour

Everyone is encouraged to come for our brunch, fellowship and important annual parish meeting. And please email Dawn at dawn@allsaintslb.com or sign up on the kiosk at church –

To Help –
Saturday, February 10 at 2:00 pm for prep of food
Sunday, February 11 at 7:00 am for set up and after the meeting for clean up

To Eat – so we know how much food to prepare

All Saints Alpha Youth Program


Wednesdays, February 21 – May 9
6:30-8:45 pm
Dinner included*

The Youth of All Saints will be hosting its first ever Alpha Youth Program. This will be a 10-week outreach gathering that helps young people to discuss the claims of Jesus in a welcoming, authentic, and challenging way.

Please feel free to invite any youth you know who might be interested and contact john@allsaintslb.com to sign them up.

Please pray for the youth of All Saints who will have the opportunity to invite their peers to explore the Christian faith and to host this outreach endeavor. Pray for the youth who will be attending and for the leaders who will be assisting as discussion leaders. If you are interested in committing to praying for our Alpha Youth Program, please contact john@allsaintslb.com for more information that will help you pray with greater focus.

*During Lent youth will join the potluck dinner.

Missional Opportunities

Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation Hospital
at 4th and Termino

Worship Services
Sundays, February 4, 18, 25
2:30-3:00 pm

Everyone is invited to attend a short service with the residents of AB. Newcomers are always welcome!

Valentine’s Candlelight Dinner
Tuesday, February 6
1:30 pm Set up & decorate
5:15 pm Serve dinner

Must be dressed in black bottoms with white top. Red scarf, tie, etc. is lovely accent. Children accompanied by parents must be 13 and above. To help, please email Dawn at dawn@allsaintslb.com or sign up on the kiosk at church.

3rd Saturday Meal for the Hungry

Saturday, February 17
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.

Used Pill Bottles Ministry

Calling all used pill bottles! Instead of throwing those bottles away, consider donating them to be used to distribute medicine in less fortunate countries. Your used bottles will be stripped of their labels and sanitized for re-use in countries that don’t have the luxury of the same pharmaceutical system we enjoy in the United States. Please bring them to church and place them in the basket located in the Parish Hall.

Precious Lamb Preschool: Toddler Room Laundry Help

A volunteer or two are needed who are willing to pick up toddler room sheets and blankets from Precious Lamb Preschool on Friday afternoons, clean them and return them to the school on Monday mornings. If you can help or are interested in more information, please email info@preciouslamb.org.

A Day of Mission Partnership
Saturday, February 10
Pray, Give, Hike!

Initiated by Holy Spirit, San Diego, members and friends of the Diocese of Western Anglicans are invited to join together in a Day of Mission Partnership. The purpose for this event is to build awareness of, and participation in, the mission priorities being pursued by the Diocese of Western Anglicans. These priorities include:

  1. Anglican Urban Initiative
  2. Belize – Fr. David and Mary Beth Alenskis
  3. Bolivia – Fr. Bely and Claire Soleto
  4. Hispanic Mission Initiative – Fr. Juan and Maria Marentes
  5. Southeast Asia – Fr. Lee and Pum Mullins, Fr. Michael
  6. University Campus Initiative

PRAY

Everyone is invited and encouraged to pray for these initiatives. A prayer packet with more information about each mission can be found here (materials were prepared for the event in San Diego).

HIKE and/or GIVE
St. Luke’s has invited us to join their hike in Griffith Park that day:
8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bring your own lunch.
Raise funds for these missions by asking people to sponsor you (suggested amount is $25 payable to All Saints).

Join St. Luke’s to hike Dante’s Peak in Griffith Park. It is a three-mile hike. Meet at 8:00 am at the far end of the Observatory Parking Lot. As the parking lots in Griffith Park fill up early on a Saturday, timeliness will be important. During the hike, the group will break into six prayer groups (one for each of the six initiatives listed below) at a place near or at the summit which has the best view of Los Angeles. The hike is expected to finish by 2:00 pm.

Shrove Tuesday

February 13–in homes

Shrove Tuesday, known by some as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, is an important but often underappreciated day in the Church Calendar. This day stands with a foot in two Church seasons. It is a day that celebrates the good news revealed during the Season of Epiphany, and it prepares us for the journey into the Season of Lent.

Our Liturgical Calendar invites us to shape our weeks, months, and years on the pattern of Christ’s life. This cyclical, ritualistic journey through the events of Christ’s life reminds us of the profound Christian doctrine. Those who claim Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are no longer living their own lives. They have in the words of St. Paul, “become one with Christ.” His life is their life. They are not their own but his.

St. Paul described this reality as a great mystery that he lived to understand more deeply and live out more faithfully. Given that context, Shrove Tuesday invites us to take a moment to celebrate this mystery, laying hold of the identity we find in the season of Epiphany and soberly looking forward to the work of Lent which can be described as shedding our false identities.

Without this day of preparation where we are joyfully looking backward and forward, the season of Lent can become a season of deprivation without meaning. Without the good news of Epiphany, we lose the purpose of Lent as a sober but joyful time to reject the false supports and twisted ideals that get in the way of resting in our Epiphany identity. And without Lent, without the intentional discipline of saying no to the Flesh and yes to the Spirit, Epiphany remains distant and detached from us. Without Lent, Epiphany belongs to Christ alone and has little power to transfigure our lives.

As you prepare for Lent, let Shrove Tuesday be more than a chance to eat and drink. Do that, and do it with joy, but do it as an intentional act of celebration of who you are in Christ and with a sober understanding that this Holy Identity requires you to undertake an important journey. A journey that Jesus himself undertook. You are being called, like Jesus, freshly baptized and declared the beloved Child of God, to go out into the wilderness. To face with Jesus the places where your heart still doubts the truth that you are in fact God’s beloved child.

Here you will find a Shrove Tuesday Reflection. As you gather friends and family around a table to share a meal, consider using these readings and prayers as a way to intentionally celebrate the end of Epiphany and to prepare for the Season of Lent. God bless you and keep you.

John Calley

Ash Wednesday

February 14
Mass at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm

The season of Lent begins Wednesday, February 14. Lent is a forty-day period (excluding Sundays) where all the faithful in Christ enter into a time of self-examination, repentance, prayer, and study, to prepare for the great Easter celebration feast. Ash Wednesday services, as a reminder of our mortality and continual need for honest self-appraisal, will include a solemn imposition of ashes upon each believer’s forehead. This day is also a time of fasting and abstinence, a time of cutting down both on quality and quantity of food eaten. Please come on Ash Wednesday, and let us begin our Lenten season together.

Engage Training for Youth Mentors

Saturday, March 3
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
at All Saints

All Saints Cathedral is honored to be hosting this diocesan event where Young Anglican Project trainers will teach participants how to choose a young person to ENGAGE with, how to make the initial approach, and how to study the Bible together with that young person.

In addition, during the training, participants will be matched with coaches who will provide ongoing support and encouragement in the important role of building the Christian faith of young people.

Cost: $30

Contact John Calley at john@allsaintslb.com to sign-up or for more information.

Mark Your Calendar: March 10 Call to Prayer!

6:30-8:30 pm

All Saints will be hosting an LA Deanery-wide Call to Prayer from 6:30-8:30 pm on Saturday, March 10. As Archbishop Foley wrote recently,

The pain and suffering in our world is not going away, but when God opens your eyes to it, He is also equipping you through His Spirit to do something about it. Hear this prayer the Apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesians: “I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which He has called you…” (Ephesians 1:16f). Let’s stay on task and not get sidetracked from His purposes!

Prayer stations will be set up in a contemplative setting inviting you to be present and join in prayer at your own pace for topics such as local community needs, sanctity of life, church plants, addiction, illnesses, missionaries, and more. There will even be a prayer station for your own personal prayer intentions. It is a wonderful opportunity to invite family and friends.

This particular evening is more suited for older children, youth, and adults. All are welcome; however, childcare will not be provided.

~ All Saints Prayer Ministry

Arend’s Songwriting Retreat Reflection

On a weekend in January, I had the privilege with our very own Sam Grummons to attend a songwriting retreat in Mountain View, CA, nestled in Silicon Valley. I haven’t had a worship experience quite like this before, in which I felt peculiarly connected to the present (and to the Present One), offering to God in the form of song what was my current emotional state, and sharing that song in worship with my fellow songwriters. I’ve been in a season in which I find myself insatiably and sometimes, if I’m honest, despairingly hungry for the Lord’s presence. To that end, it was a spiritually nourishing weekend.

The retreat was hosted by United Adoration, a songwriting ministry of the Greenhouse Movement in the ACNA. From their website, United Adoration “is a worldwide songwriting community committed to creating songs with local songwriters and releasing them for use in the sacramental church.”

As co-founder Dave Frincke welcomed us in prayer for our retreat, we sat still in watchful expectation for what songs the Lord would inspire, and the palpable presence of the Holy Spirit rested heavy on us like a wool blanket. After prayer, we broke off into creative free-time, and motifs and melodies rang in each room of the house of our host family.

Leaving the retreat house, I went for a brisk walk around the neighborhood to pay attention to my thoughts and hopefully run into some inspiration. I had finished writing a song the week before the retreat, a prayer, “Come to me,” longing for the presence of the Lord. If only now He would come to me again with His guiding Wisdom and His inspiring Spirit, I could sing a new song, but until then, I’d be struggling to wrest this creative block from within me.

Back while we were praying, we were invited to read in silence a collection of liturgical prayers centered around Easter. Maybe the Lord will give us new songs for this Easter, and maybe these prayers will help inspire us. I was struck by this prayer of confession: “Like Thomas in the upper room, we are slow to believe. Lord, have mercy.” As rumors of Jesus’ resurrection were circulating, Thomas still having not yet seen the risen Jesus, became more and more desperate to see Him and believe; so as my night came to a close, and not yet having much to show for a song, I found myself more and more desperate for the Lord to come to me with His inspiration.

And that became my song, “Oh, that I may see Him, the risen Jesus,” a song I look forward to sharing with you all this Easter.

What a joy it was to share the weekend with other songwriters and worshipers, my newfound sisters and brothers. I saw the Creator Spirit alive in each of us, yielding such beautifully unique songs. And then I understood the importance of the work of United Adoration. I kept remarking about how each song sounded so unlike the types of worship songs I’ve grown so used to hearing. Each individual songwriter gifted us with an expression of worship that brought diversity to what expressions were previously available to us. Maybe this is why the psalms bid us to sing a new song. Sam called this “united, not uniform,” and so are we called to be in the Kingdom of God: each a part of the communion of saints, each singing a new song. Come Holy Spirit, uniting all of us and inspiring each of us.

Arend

Next Parish Baptisms

Easter Sunday, April 1
5:30 am

The next parish baptisms will be held on Easter Day, April 1 at 5:30 am. Pre-baptismal training sessions will be held in March. Attendance at these three sessions is mandatory for all adult candidates and all parents of infant candidates. Also, attendance at the final session is required for sponsors and godparents.

If you desire to be baptized or have a child baptized, or if you have any questions, please contact Ruth in the parish office at ruth@allsaintslb.com or 562-438-3650. Subsequent days for baptism will be May 20 (Day of Pentecost) and November 4 (All Saints Sunday).

All Saints Carillon January 2018

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Celebrating The Epiphany with the Feast of Lights and the Baptism of Our Lord

Sunday, January 7
7:30 and 10:00 am

The Epiphany is the coming of God’s light into the world, including gentiles, as represented by the Magi’s visit to the child Jesus in Bethlehem. We will celebrate The Epiphany and the Baptism of Our Lord with Mass with the Feast of Lights and the Renewal of our Baptismal Vows.

After the service, we will take the Christmas decorations out the church. We need your help! Bring your gloves, wire cutters and shop vacs. Refreshments will be served.

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New Adult Discipleship Hour Class

Beginning Sunday, January 7
9:00 am

This month we are beginning a new study and facilitated discussion of the Book of Hebrews. Hebrews exalts the person and work of Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior. Hebrews also ‘connects the dots’ between the Old and the New Testaments, describing the relationship between Jewish and Gentile believers. All are welcome…and bring your Bible and a friend!

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Pledge Envelopes for 2018 Available

Pick up your 2018 pledge envelopes at church on Sundays. These envelopes have been issued to all who pledged for the year 2018 as well as other folks who have historically given to All Saints. Pledge envelopes make the work of the assistant treasurer and those who count on Sunday much easier, and will aid us in our accounting. They will also help assure accurate credit for your contributions.

If there are no envelopes for you, please request them through Randi in the parish office, 562-438-3650 or randi@allsaintslb.com.

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Missional Opportunities

Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation Hospital

Worship Services
Sundays, January 7, 21, 28
2:30-3:00 pm | at 4th and Termino

Everyone is invited to attend a short service with the residents of AB. Newcomers are always welcome!

Third Saturday Meal for the Hungry

Saturday, January 20
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.

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Annual Reports Due – January 15

This is a friendly reminder that annual reports for 2017 are due from staff and ministry leaders to the parish administrator (ruth@allsaintslb.com) no later than January 15. Thank you for your cooperation!
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Annual Parish Meeting and Lunch

Sunday, February 11
11:45 am

Our annual parish meeting follows a lunch, which begins immediately after the 10:00 am Eucharist on that Sunday. Childcare for the younger children will be provided.

This meeting is a great time for fellowship for the entire parish family and a time to transact necessary business, and to receive an update on the state of our parish, and all members can have input into the decision-making processes of the parish.

We will adopt a parish budget for 2018 and hear important reports. We will also elect this year’s three new vestry persons for a three-year term. Fr. Scott will also be announcing the appointment of a new Senior Warden.

Mark your calendar today so you can join in!

Email Dawn at dawn@allsaintslb.com, or sign up on the kiosk at church to help and to eat.

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Holy Days in January

Jan. 8
Feast of the Epiphany (tr)
Feast of Lights & Baptism of Our Lord
Mass at 7:30 am and 10:00 am

Jan. 17
Feast of the Confession of St. Peter (tr)
Mass at 6:45 pm

Jan. 24
Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (tr)
Mass at 6:45 pm
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An Advent and Christmas Thank You

A very heartfelt thank you to everyone who made Advent and Christmas such a wonderful event in the life of the parish:

  • John Calley for the Advent and Christmas Wreath readings, and those who read and lit the candles.
  • John Calley, Caren and Dan Spilsbury and all who made our Living Nativity so inviting, festive, and fun.
  • Our Altar Guild for their preparation for Advent and Christmastide Eucharists.
  • John Calley and all who assisted at the joyous Family Christmas Eve Service.
  • John Calley and Sam Austin for creating the Christmas Ornament given to the children at the Family Christmas Eve Mass.
  • Arend Jessurun, Sarah Boerner, and all our musicians and choir for enhancing our worship with their beautiful music.
  • Our acolytes, lay readers, and ushers for their important jobs well done.
  • Our parish staff and volunteers who worked hard on many details.
  • Everyone who contributed for the purchase of the Christmas poinsettias.
  • Caren and Dan Spilsbury and all who helped decorate the church for Christmas.
  • To all those unnamed and those who worked behind the scenes.
  • The people and guests of the parish who attended and participated in the Advent and Christmas services.
  • Jim Hearn and those who led a Christmas Eve service at Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation Hospital.
  • To all the Lay Eucharistic Visitors who brought the reserved sacrament to those who could not attend services.

And thanks, most of all, to our God who loved us so much in sending Jesus Christ to the world in the Incarnation.

It was truly a blessed Advent and Christmas here at All Saints.

Fr. Scott
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Next Parish Baptisms

Easter Sunday, April 1
5:30 am

The next parish baptisms will be held on Easter Day, April 1 at 5:30 am. Pre-baptismal training sessions will be held in March. Attendance at these three sessions is mandatory for all adult candidates and all parents of infant candidates. Also, attendance at the final session is required for sponsors and godparents.

If you desire to be baptized or have a child baptized, or if you have any questions, please contact Ruth in the parish office at ruth@allsaintslb.com or 562-438-3650. Subsequent days for baptism will be May 20 (Day of Pentecost) and November 4 (All Saints Sunday).
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All Saints Carillon Dec 2017

Archbishop Foley Beach

from a Shepherd’s Heart

Published in ACNA’s The Apostle, Fall 2017

Staying on Task

One of the significant events in a believer’s walk with the Lord is when He begins to open your eyes to see the harvest field around you. You begin to see your hurting friend. You see the struggling family down the street. You see the fellow employee addicted to porn. You see a widower who is alone and isolated. You see a person being neglected and left out because she is new to the country. You see a man with four children and one on the way who has just lost his job because of downsizing. You see a lady down the street who is struggling with heart issues.

This awareness can be overwhelming, frustrating, and paralyzing for the follower of Jesus. It can be discouraging and painful. Even more, you may ask: “What do I do and how do I respond when I see whole communities destroyed because of weather related events?” Added to all of this is the vitriol and violence we now see in the public square and in the political arena. The cultural and ideological war in which we now find ourselves in the West can be quite disturbing and unsettling. Many followers of Jesus are not sure how to engage, if to engage, or the appropriate place to engage all of these challenges.

As Christians we cannot put our heads in the sand and ignore what the Lord is showing us. When He gives a person insight, perspective, or awareness, He expects that person to use this insight in His wisdom, with His guidance, and for His purposes. It is so easy to allow obstacles to get us off task, away from the calling God has placed on all our lives as His followers.

Jesus said: “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Luke 10:2). There is a plentiful harvest all around us here in North America! Therefore, “pray earnestly” to God asking Him to send forth helpers. We should do all we can to help and serve,but this does not necessarily mean that we are to do it alone. Ask God for helpers. He will answer your prayers. Jesus tells us here that it is “His” harvest. Our role is to be faithful in doing our part, and faithful in asking God for more help.

All around us we see evidence that the human heart is wounded and hurt. Theologically and Biblically we understand this is the result of sin (Romans 3:23). However, we also know that Jesus provides the answer, the forgiveness, the healing, and the renewing of the human heart by His death and resurrection from the dead. It is by faith that we call on Him and receive His goodness into our lives. And yet, it is up to us not only to share with others how He has brought healing and new life to our lives, but to disciple others to be able to do the same.

The pain and suffering in our world is not going away, but when God opens your eyes to it, He is also equipping you through His Spirit to do something about it. Hear this prayer the Apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesians: “I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that He may know the hope to which He has called you…” (Ephesians 1:16f). Let’s stay on task and not get sidetracked from His purposes!

+ Foley Beach
The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach
Archbishop and Primate
Anglican Church in North America

2018 Anglican Church Year Calendars are Coming

Once again, our Altar Guild is offering liturgical church calendars for the new year. These 2018 ACNA Church calendars will be available on Sunday, December 31st. Why this calendar?

    • Major and minor feast days of the Church year are listed.
  • Color-coding marks the different seasons of the liturgical year: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost.
  • Good for teaching your children (or yourself) about our Church year!

The calendars are a gift to our parish family. However, gifts payable to the All Saints Altar Guild will help defray the costs of the calendars and will be gratefully be accepted.

How Should I Give?

2 Corinthians 8-9
By Canon Roseberry

GENEROUSLY

Giving should be generated by God’s grace working in us—it’s what naturally follows once we’ve recognized God’s gift to us and we’ve given our lives to him.

VOLUNTARILY

We give freely because we want to worship God and participate in his work—church leaders shouldn’t have to pressure Christians to give.

CONFIDENTLY

Giving doesn’t leave us anxious and empty-handed—we trust that as we give God will continue to care and provide for us faithfully.

PERSONALLY

Giving isn’t simply a corporate act of the church—it is a calling that each individual disciple of Jesus must learn to follow.

PURPOSEFULLY

Giving isn’t a random or last-minute activity—we carefully and prayerfully consider our gifts with God and the needs of others in mind.

CONSISTENTLY

Giving is an ongoing discipline meant to shape us into the image of Jesus—by committing to give regularly throughout our lives, we learn to want what God wants.

PROPORTIONATELY

We give what we are able, trusting that our faithful gifts please God and serve others—we don’t have to compare our giving to those who have received more.

CHEERFULLY

Giving allows us to draw closer to God’s heart—it’s an opportunity to experience abundance and joy even in the midst of hardship and pain.

SACRIFICIALLY

We give as Jesus gave, which means that it should cost us something—in giving sacrificially, we model the love of Jesus to the world and glorify God.

Mary, Bearer of Light

Mary Bearer of Light
Mary, Bearer of Light…
But what light does she bear?
See her robes dripping with golden light.
Surely it is the Light of the Christ.
In her body the Light of Christ came down to us.
But the light she bears is ours as well.
See the flames that dance and spark up into the darkness above.
The little lights in her robe remind us of a candle placed in the window
A burning prayer, a silent word of hope, for a loved one’s return.
But this is not a sentimental image of a single candle braving the night.
Mary’s robes gather all the flames of God’s faithful people
In her own submission she offers them up together; a chorus of lights.
Mary’s hands beckon. Perhaps they wait to receive her God in her arms.
But perhaps she invites us to offer up our own little lights of waiting?
If we do, will we also receive the one who follows its light to our door?
May the Light of Hope ascend from our hearts this Advent.
May the Light of Christ descend upon us this Christmas.
In the end, may we find that they turn out to be one.

Confessions

Saturday, December 16
9:00-11:00 am in the church

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) will be available on Saturday, December 16, in the church. Appointments are not needed.

Living Nativity

Sunday, December 10
5:30-7:30 pm

Come! Enjoy live animals, story, songs, crafts, and refreshments. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors! And come, help make this happen—on or off stage! Sign up in the Parish Hall to help with any of the following:

  • Cast – kids & adults
  • Costumers
  • Backstage Parents
  • Craft Helpers
  • Animal Helpers
  • Set Builders
  • Refreshment Servers
  • Holiday Appetizer & Dessert Donators
  • Clean Up Crew

A Mass of Healing and Hope

Wednesday, December 20
6:45 pm

The twinkling lights and appropriately merry songs of Christmas can, in cruel contrast, deepen darkness and gloom felt by those struggling with grief, pain, depression, and illness. For this reason, we again will be holding a Mass of Healing and Hope. If the holiday season brings sadness and pain, I invite you to this special service. If you would like to show your care and support to those who may be having difficulty during the holidays, I invite you, also, to this service.

Preparing for Christmas is a busy season for most of us, but may we intentionally take this opportunity to seek God together and surround in worship and prayer those with heavy and hurting hearts.

Praying for his light to come in our darkness,

Fr. Scott

Missional Opportunities

Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation Hospital Worship Services

Sundays, Dec. 3, 17, 24, & 31
2:30-3:00 pm | at 4th and Termino

Everyone is invited to attend a short service with the residents of AB. Newcomers are always welcome!

3rd Saturday Christmas Meal for the Hungry

Saturday, December 16
8:30 – 11:15 am Set Up/Meal Prep
11:15 am – 1:00 pm Serve/Clean up

We’d like to serve a special Christmas meal with all the trimmings to our guests, the poor and hungry in our community, and extend the love of Jesus to them. To accomplish this, we need your help:

To help on the day of this meal—email Dawn at dawn@allsaintslb.com or sign up on the kiosk at church.
To help cover the extra cost—make checks payable to All Saints Church and note “Third Saturday Meal” on the memo line; place in the offering plate or bring to the parish office.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Christmas Eve Family Mass 5:00 pm
Christmas celebration at All Saints begins with our Christmas Eve Children’s Creche Mass. This informal service allows children to participate and draw near to the Lord as we celebrate the day of Christ’s birth. We will sing familiar carols and use a simpler form to celebrate the Eucharist.

Deck the Hall for Christmas

Sunday, December 24
after the 9 am service

Get ready to decorate the Church for Christmas! We need many hands to lighten the work and increase the fun! There will be something enjoyable to do that suits your talents, or to try for the first time – we will offer plenty of supervision. Refreshments provided.

Sign up on the kiosk at church, or contact Caren through the parish office at 562-438-3650 or office@allsaintslb.com.

Christmas Eve – Christ Mass 11:00 pm
We invite you to join us for our Christ Mass, with incense, celebrating the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Christmas Day 10:00 am
On Christmas Day, we will celebrate with a morning Mass.

Christmas Altar Flowers

You are welcome to help adorn the church with poinsettias for Christmas by giving a donation for poinsettias. If you wish to give flowers in celebration or in memory of someone, please make checks payable to All Saints Altar Guild, then mail, bring to the church office, or place it in the offering basin at any service. Please include the names of those you wish remembered and print legibly. The cost for one poinsettia plant is $25. However, any amount given is welcome as donations can be combined to purchase the plants. Names received in the parish office by Sunday, December 17, will appear in the Christmas bulletins.

Deck the Hall for Christmas

Sunday, December 24
after the 9 am service

Get ready to decorate the Church for Christmas! We need many hands to lighten the work and increase the fun! There will be something enjoyable to do that suits your talents, or to try for the first time – we will offer plenty of supervision. Refreshments provided.

Sign up on the kiosk at church, or contact Caren through the parish office at 562-438-3650 or office@allsaintslb.com.

Advent & Christmas Music Invitation

Dear worshipping family,

I’d like to invite you to consider participating in our choir or band this Advent and Christmas season. You will be actively taking part in inspiring others in song and creating a space for worship. Many who attended and sang with us for the Cathedral Dedication were inspired by the large choir that joined us. My hope is that worshipping with the multitude would become a regular experience at All Saints. When we worship and look on the church choir and congregation, we are getting a glimpse of that multitudinous choir in heaven. As we celebrate this season of Heaven Himself coming down to meet us, let us join our hearts and voices to that saintly choir!

Choir rehearsals are 7:30-8:45pm on Thursday nights, and choir and band rehearsals are 9-9:50am before the 10am service on Sunday mornings. I am especially looking for members to join us for Christmas Eve. Again, this commitment is only for a season and is absolutely non-binding (but we would be happy to have you become a regular volunteer as well). If you’re interested or have any inquiries, please email me at arend@allsaintslb.com.

Shalom,
Arend

Holy Days in December

DECEMBER 24
Advent Mass at 9:00 am
Decorating the Church for Christmas at 10:30 am, refreshments served
Christmas Eve Family Mass at 5:00 pm
Christ Mass at 11:00 pm

DECEMBER 25
Christmas Day Mass at 10:00 am

DECEMBER 28
St. John, Apostle and Evangelist
Evening Prayer 6:45-7:15 pm

November 2017 Carillon from All Saints Cathedral

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From the Bishop

Bishop Keith Cathedral DedicationDear Cathedral family,

To God be the glory!

You all prayed, prepared and served so beautifully these past several weeks and lifted the diocese to your shoulders on Friday night so that the Lord Jesus might be glorified! The celebration was glorious! On behalf of our clergy and delegates, I am thrilled to offer you our thanks for every sacrifice you have made. Every gift you made blessed us.

You have made a home for us and we look forward to the years ahead as together we pray the Lord of the Harvest to send out Harvest workers and to build His Kingdom throughout our diocese.

I am your brother and fellow servant,
+Keith
Bishop of the Diocese of Western Anglicans

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From the Rector

Protestant Reformation – 500 Year Birthday

Dear All Saints Family,

Father Scott PedersonTuesday, October 31, marks 500 years since the Protestant Reformation officially began. The reason I say “officially,” is because other people, like John Wycliffe, spoke out earlier on similar things but they were martyred before traction took place. Anglican followers of Jesus Christ are thankful for Martin Luther and those that followed, especially Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer and Bishops Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer, who were martyred for their witness under Queen Mary.

This past Sunday, many churches around the world celebrated Reformation Sunday. Much of our attention for the last couple months was intense preparation for the special service on Friday, October 27, which was the Dedication of All Saints as Cathedral and my Investiture as Dean, as well as The Diocesan Clergy Gathering and Synod from October 25-28. Because we did not address it on Reformation Sunday, I would like to do so now.

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Standard Time to Begin

Fall Clocks for Time ChangeAll Saints Sunday, November 5

Remember to turn your clocks back one hour on the night of Saturday, November 4. Change your alarm clock and enjoy an extra hour of sleep before services on All Saints Sunday!
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All Saints Day Celebration

All Saints Day
Wednesday, November 1
Evensong at 6:45 pm (transferred from October 25)

Come and celebrate the Feast of All Saints with Evensong in St. Mary’s Chapel.

All Souls’ Day

Saturday, November 4
9:00 am – Holy Eucharist

If you have departed loved ones whom you would like remembered at Mass on All Souls Day, please email the names to Dawn at dawn@allsaintslb.com, or print their names on the sheets provided in the narthex or on the kiosk at church.
 

All Saints Sunday

Sunday, November 5
Patronal Feast Day Luncheon at 11:45 am

Come and celebrate our lives together in Christ on our Patronal Feast Day. This event is for the entire parish family, and we encourage everyone from both services to attend! To eat and to help at the lunch, please email Dawn at dawn@allsaintslb.com or sign up on the kiosk at church.
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Missional Opportunities

 

Third Saturday Thanksgiving Meal for the Hungry

Saturday, November 18
8:30 – 11:15 am – setup and meal prep
11:15 am – 1:00 pm – serve and clean up

This month we’d like to serve a special Thanksgiving meal to our guests, and we need your help:
To help on the day of the Thanksgiving meal-email Dawn at dawn@allsaintslb.com or sign up on the kiosk at church.

To help cover the extra cost-make checks payable to All Saints Church and note “3rd Saturday Meal” on the memo line; place in the offering plate or bring to the parish office.
 

Thanksgiving Dinner at Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation Hospital

Tuesday, November 21 | 1:30 pm set up | 5:00 pm serve dinner

Come and help setup and/or serve at AB’s Thanksgiving Dinner. They need several people to help with each: set-up and serving dinner. The staff are always most grateful for our help and interaction with the residents, and have come to rely on our faithfulness. If you can help, please email Dawn at dawn@allsaintslb.com, or sign up on the kiosk at church.
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Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist

Wednesday, November 22
7:00 pm

All Saints will celebrate Thanksgiving with Holy Eucharist on Thanksgiving Eve at 7:00 pm. Mark your calendars and plan to come; let us worship our Lord together, giving him thanks for all our blessings.

This year our ingathering of food will be given to the Long Beach Rescue Mission for their Thanksgiving Feast. They will need the food items by Sunday, November 19, so please bring your donations by that date. See the Long Beach Rescue Mission article above for their needs list.

The parish office will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 23, 24.
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Prayers of Thanksgiving

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.

We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.

We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy and delight us.

We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.

Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying, through which he overcame death; and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.

Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know him and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

From the 1979 Book of Common Prayer

Most merciful Father, we humbly thank you for all your gifts so freely bestowed upon us; for life and health and safety; for strength to work and leisure to rest; for all that is beautiful in creation and in human life; but above all we thank you for our spiritual mercies in Christ Jesus our Lord; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

From Collects for the Christian Year, Anglican Church in North America
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Prayer Ministry at All Saints

There are several ways to submit prayer requests and receive prayer ministry at All Saints:

1) By filling out a Prayer Requests card found in the pew racks or at the prayer box on the table outside the parish office. These prayer requests are prayed for by the staff and vestry. Prayer requests taken from these cards for the sick, military family members, and expectant mothers are all added to the Intercessory Prayer section of the weekly announcement sheet and will remain on the list for one month unless otherwise requested.
 
2) Sunday Prayer Ministry, which is available after the 7:30 am service and during communion at the 10:00 am service in St. Mary’s Chapel near the brick wall. The Prayer Team is wearing burgundy stoles. All prayer concerns are confidential and left with the Lord.
 
3) The Prayer Tree is an email prayer group consisting of All Saints parishioners, which also includes the staff and vestry. How it works is by submitting prayer requests on email to Laurel Howat at ldhowat@aol.com, or by phone: 562-984-4393. She in turn sends the email requests to the Prayer Tree who begin praying immediately.
 
We consider it a privilege to join with God and you in prayer for yourself and those you love. We are grateful for this most precious gift He’s given us ~ prayer.

Dawn Pedersen
Prayer Ministry Coordinator
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Holy Days in November

Holy Days in November

November 1
All Saints Day
Evensong at 6:45 pm

November 4
All Souls Day (tr)
Mass at 9:00 am

November 5
All Saints Sunday
Morning Prayer at 7:10 am
Masses at 7:30 and 10 am

November 22
Thanksgiving Eve
Mass at 7 pm

November 26
Feast of Christ the King
Morning Prayer at 7:10 am
Masses at 7:30 am and 10 am

November 29
Feast of St. Andrew, the Apostle (tr)
Evensong at 6:45 pm

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October 2017 Carillon from All Saints

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From the Rector

Father Scott PedersonDear All Saints Family,

Our hearts are broken as we see the darkness of humanity.  Another mass shooting with many hurt and many dead.  Chaos, hurt, pain, questions, doubt, etc. abound.  There are no easy answers.  And trying to give them in a time like this can seem trite and shallow.  Nonetheless, I offer this article written by Bishop Robert Barron for your consideration.

Hurting with you, but hopeful!

Fr. Scott

Jesus matters, even though – even because – the world is in a mess and injustice continues

As a Catholic bishop who regularly engages skeptics, I’m often asked: If Jesus is the son of God, the savior, risen from the dead, why is the world still in such a mess?

Not long ago, I was involved in a Jewish-Catholic dialogue, and one of my Jewish conversation partners said: “From our perspective, Jesus cannot be the Messiah, because when the Messiah announced by the prophets comes, he is supposed to bring forth universal justice and peace. Since this obviously hasn’t happened, Jesus can’t be the one.”

These are good and fair challenges to Christian belief. Almost everyone thinks that Jesus was a compelling moral teacher. But at the end of the day, he hasn’t seemed to have had much of a real impact on problems that afflict our world – especially in times of political strife, natural disasters and other suffering.

In my new book, To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age, written with journalist John L. Allen, Jr., I consider this question.

  • The Roman cross – as apt a symbol of cruelty, corruption, violence and death as one could imagine – was meant to terrify everyone. But the first followers of Jesus saw it as a sign that the definitive battle had been won.

To understand why the world remains plagued with problems, let’s look at an analogy drawn from military history. After D-Day and the Normandy invasions in France, World War II in Europe was over for all practical purposes. Sensible people on both the German and Allied sides understood this.

Nevertheless, there was still an awful lot of work to be done, many more battles to be fought and much more blood to be shed before the final Nazi surrender. Something similar is true in regard to Jesus. On a terrible instrument of torture on a squalid hill outside Jerusalem, the son of God took upon himself cruelty, hatred, violence, stupidity and institutional injustice – indeed, all the permutations and combinations of human dysfunction.

And Jesus swallowed them all up in the divine forgiveness saying: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” The ultimate enemy he struggled with that awful day was death itself. Jesus willingly succumbed to that power – a power that haunts every person on this planet, negatively conditions all that we think or achieve, and threatens every one of our relationships.

If Jesus had died on that cross and simply remained in his grave, he might be remembered by a few people as a hero from a distant time. But at the heart of the Christian faith is the claim that Jesus in fact – through the Holy Spirit – rose from death and thereby demonstrated that God’s love is more powerful than anything that is in the world. More powerful than hatred and injustice, and more powerful even than death.

And this is precisely why the first Christians held the cross of Jesus up as a kind of taunt. The Roman cross – as apt a symbol of cruelty, corruption, violence and death as one could imagine – was meant to terrify everyone. But the first followers of Jesus saw it as a sign that the definitive battle had been won.

Did the world become perfect overnight?  Of course not. But the back of the enemy had been broken. And therefore, the most extravagant hope is justified. In point of fact, the disciples of the risen Lord are given the privilege of gathering under his banner and joining him in the fight that remains.

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Bishop Robert Barron is auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles. He is arguably one of the most recognizable religious leaders in the country, through his CATHOLICISM documentaries on PBS; in his role as a religion correspondent for NBC; on his website, WordOnFire.org, which reaches millions of people each year; and on social media where he has millions of followers on Facebook and YouTube. His new book To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in A Secular Age, written with award-winning Vatican journalist John L. Allen, comes out October 31, 2017.

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Pastoral Visitations – Hospital, Rehab, etc.

This article was included in the September issue of the Carillon, but it’s important enough to reprint, to increase awareness:

Fr. Scott makes pastoral visits. He has a pastoral heart and wants to visit you when you are in medical need. Please let him know through the parish office where and when you are in a medical facility, so that he will know to make a visit. We understand if you prefer not to have visitors; but we would still like to pray for you, so please contact the office anyway. Details of your condition are, of course, kept in confidence, unless you tell us otherwise.

Parish office: 562-438-3650 or office@allsaintslb.com

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Missional Opportunities

Worship Services at Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation Hospital

Sunday, October 1, 15, 22, 29
2:30-3:00 pm
3901 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90814
in the Dining Hall

All Saints parishioners are invited to attend these brief services, and encouraged to sit with residents, guide them through the liturgy, and be an extension of God’s love as we worship together.

All Saints 3rd Saturday Feed the Hungry Meal

Saturday, October 21
8:30 – 11:15 am Set Up/Cook
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.

Alamitos Belmont Halloween Party

Friday, October 27
1:30 pm – Set-up and fill candy bags only

Come be a part of our local missional outreach to the residents of the AB Rehabilitation – help set-up and fill candy bags at 1:30. (No later time of service for this party due to the Cathedral Dedication dinner and worship service.) Serving at AB is 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.

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Cathedral Dedication & Fr. Scott’s Investiture as Dean

Friday, October 27 at All Saints
Dinner – served 5:00–6:30 pm – Clergy priority seating please
Worship Service and Celebration – 7:00 pm

You are invited to dinner and worship service for all clergy and laity in our diocese. To help us know how to prepare, please email Dawn at dawn@allsaintslb.com or sign up at the Kiosk by October 22 to attend the dinner. The worship service will be followed by decadent desserts and fellowship in the Parish Hall.

Invitation to join the Musicians for the Cathedral Dedication

Arend invites you to celebrate this special occasion by lending your talents to our music ministry. Experience the joy of collaborating with other worshippers from our church and other churches in our diocese. Email arend@allsaintslb.com if you are interested in participating in the music for this Mass or becoming a regular part of our music ministry.

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All Saints’ Sunday: Patronal Feast Day Celebration

November 5 at 11:45 am

Mark your calendar to come and celebrate our lives together in Christ on our Patronal Feast Day. This event is for the entire parish family, and we encourage everyone from both services to come! Sign up on the Kiosk for the lunch – to eat and to help.

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Adult Discipleship Hour: The Anglican Way

9:00 am Sundays

Our series on The Anglican Way continues, led by Dr. Jim Hearn and Dcn. Mike DiMarcangelo. It’s for everyone: newcomers to the Anglican church, lifetime Anglicans, and everyone in between. Join in anytime – all are welcome! Come, learn, and share.

A Brief History of Lay Reading and Call for Lay Readers

Did you know that our practice of lay reading derives from Jewish tradition? The early church adapted the role of Lector from the synagogue, where at least since the time of Jesus, both the Torah and the Haphtarah were read in the liturgy of the synagogue (Luke 4:16-20).

Although initially anyone was eligible to read, including women, minors and slaves, the requirement of literacy and the difficulty of deciphering the un-spaced and un-punctuated text of the period, limited the number of persons capable of performing the task. Over time, those eligible to read became restricted, and eventually only adult men were allowed to read. In the Roman West, lectors were counted among the lower or minor orders of clergy, along with doorkeepers, exorcists, and acolytes (from www.stjohnsomerville.org).

At All Saints we have both men and women lay readers. The texts are spaced, punctuated, and large print versions are sent to the readers ahead of time for practicing.
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Have you ever felt a tug to deepen your worship and strengthen your fellowship during mass? Becoming a lay reader will do just that. You will experience the joy of seeking God’s face as you serve your fellow congregants through the reading of scriptures and assisting the clergy in conferring the elements.

We particularly need lay readers for the 7:30 am service. There are certainly some 7:30 worship service folks out there who would enjoy doing this, and it would only mean getting to church just a tad earlier than usual. For 10:00 am people who are interested in what the 7:30 service is all about, now is the chance to find out first hand. The rotating shift makes it possible to still attend 10:00 services.

If you are at all interested in this ministry, please contact Laurel Howat: 562-984-4393. There will be a thorough training and practice with clergy and other lay readers well in advance of new assignments.

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(Extra) Ordinary Time: A Parishioner’s Perspective

Today is Friday, September 29, 2017 and I am wondering. I just downloaded the readings, Prayers of the People, and announcements for this coming Sunday, October 1. However, something is troubling me – my church calendar has a misprint. When I compare my Liturgical Calendar with the readings Dawn sent me for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, I am a bit confused.

Printed at the top of my calendar are the words “ORDINARY TIME,” but the readings I am practicing and the sermons I am hearing are “EXTRAORDINARY.”

The Old Testament reading is Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32. Ezekiel is told by the Lord God that all souls belong to Him. Israel is grumbling that the Lord is not just, but the Lord tells them that it’s their ways that aren’t just and the unjust shall die. The Lord God of Hosts invites the House of Israel to turn from their iniquity because it will be their ruin. The Lord invites them to make their hearts and spirits new; to turn and live. Extraordinary!

The New Testament reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians 2:1-13. Here Paul asks the Philippians to live in humility, and count others more significant than themselves. This is also that beautiful scripture where St. Paul reminds all of us that Christ, the only Son of God, made himself nothing for our sake; taking on the form of a servant. Furthermore, Jesus was so obedient that He humbled Himself to be sacrificed on the hard wood of the cross. Extraordinary!

The Gospel, from Matthew 21:23-32, relates the story of Jesus’ authority being questioned by the chief priests and the elders of the people. Jesus tells the spiritual leaders of the Jews that their unbelief is causing them to stumble. In a very pointed way, Jesus warns the leaders that the tax collectors and prostitutes will enter heaven without them because even after they saw the evidence, they did not believe. Extraordinary!

Finally, as special as the readings from Holy Scripture are for this coming Sunday, what about the sermons we hear? I am just going to use the example of Fr. Scott’s most recent two-parter on “Reconciliation”. He asked a lot of questions and challenged us to put away our anger and apply the Gospel and God’s clear teaching for problem solving. That is the toughest part for me. God’s solution didn’t work. I can fix it. I’ve got it, Jesus – don’t need your help. Lastly, on my knees, asking forgiveness, seeking His face. Holy Scripture read and proclaimed. Extraordinary!

I know that men infinitely wiser than me created The Liturgical Calendar and named this period, “ORDINARY TIME.” But, you know what? I just practiced reading these three scripture lessons again, and do you know what I think? I believe this is a very “EXTRAORDINARY TIME!”

In His service,

David Thornburg

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Ministry Focus: All Saints Prayer Tree

The Prayer Tree is an email prayer group who receive prayer requests generated by Laurel Howat or her backup helper, Caren Spilsbury. Once an email prayer request or praise report is received by Laurel, she in turn emails it to the Prayer Tree group who begin praying as soon as they read the email.

To add your request to the Prayer Tree, or find out how you can become a part of this ministry, please contact Laurel Howat: 562-984-4393.

Holy Days in October

Oct 18
Feast of St. Luke, the Evangelist
Mass at 6:45 pm

Oct 25
Feast of St. James of Jerusalem / St. Simon and St. Jude (tr)
Evensong at 6:45 pm

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September 2017 Carillon from All Saints

From the Rector

Dear All Saints Family,

I receive a weekly email newsletter from the American Anglican Council of which The Rev. Canon Phil Ashey is the President. A recent article got my attention; not because the results were unknown to me but because the statistics loudly communicate the concern and need. Please don’t let any information in the article cause discouragement, but instead let it drive us forward to action.

I am so proud of All Saints Church. We have grown together in many ways and have made progress from survival and maintenance toward mission. There is work still to do, but we can rejoice in every step that is made. I still cry out for God to raise up new workers for the harvest, because the harvest is ripe and ready. The world is on our doorstep. As you read this article, let it move you to prayer, and to support and encourage our church leadership, as we continue to raise up and train leaders and make disciples who will make disciples.

This is just one missional opportunity: roughly 3,000 international students attend California State University, Long Beach. I prayed upon my arrival to All Saints in 2012 until 2016 that God would open an opportunity for All Saints to reach CSULB students, and particularly international students. I met Arthur in the fall of 2016 who already has a ministry on campus who is gladly welcoming and encouraging help. There are many missional opportunities, but I do hope God will raise up someone, or several people at All Saints to facilitate our involvement in this ministry. When we reach one international student, when they return home, we have the potential to reach a nation.

The article is below. If you have any questions, please contact me.

On mission, and loving it!

Fr. Scott

 

WE NEED TO TRAIN-UP LEADERS – NOW

Written by The Rev. Canon Phil Ashey
From americananglican.org

The Anglican Church Must Train-up New Leaders and equip every member to share Christ – NOW!

Last week we published the first part of a survey that we took of clergy and laity in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). You can see the results that we published
from the 250 clergy who responded (we will publish the results of the 700+ laity who responded in the weeks to come). I’ve had some time to reflect on these answers from fellow clergy, and would like to offer some suggestions in response to what we have learned: Read more here.

The Rev. Canon Phil Ashey is President & CEO of the American Anglican Council.

 

All Saints Sunday Funday

September 10
after the 10:00 am service until 3:00 pm
at All Saints

All are invited to attend this church wide Barbecue/Potluck. We are gathering as the family of All Saints to enjoy an afternoon of fellowship, food, water games, and bounce houses. Please come, be a part of this event and bring a dessert or side dish to share. Grilled burgers and hot dogs will be provided.

Sign up at the kiosk, or email Dawn at dawn@allsaintslb.com:
1) to attend and to let us know what you are bringing.
2) to assist with set up and/ or clean up.

Contact John Calley with any questions.

 

Music Ministry – Fall Rehearsals Begin

Rehearsals:
Thursdays at 7:30 pm (beginning September 14)
Sundays at 9:00 am

Thursday night choir rehearsals begin again on September 14th at 7:30pm. Ephesians 5:18-19 instructs us to “be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.” Worshipping communally to the glory of God strengthens us individually, as we remind each other of the Gospel and through music meditate on its truth. Join the choir as we worship in practice each Thursday night and Sunday morning before the 10am Mass. Email arend@allsaintslb.com if you are interested in becoming a part of our music ministry.

 

Missional Opportunities:

Worship Services at Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation Hospital

Sunday, September 3, 17, 24
2:30-3:00 pm
3901 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90814
in the Dining Hall

All Saints parishioners are invited to attend these brief services, and encouraged to sit with residents, guide them through the liturgy, and be an extension of God’s love as we worship together.

All Saints 3rd Saturday Feed the Hungry Meal

Saturday, September 16
8:30 – 11:15 am Set Up/Cook
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.

 

Support the Hurricane Relief Effort

From anglicanchurch.net
Hurricane Harvey has already displaced thousands in south Texas and Louisiana, and the rains and flooding are expected to continue throughout the week to come. Archbishop Beach is calling the Church to pray, give, and prepare.

You can help by donating through the Anglican Relief and Development Fund here.

Read more about this effort and Bishop Clark Lowenfield and The Anglican Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast, based in Houston, here.

 

Pray for those Affected by the Hurricane

From autom.com

 

Save the Date for this Evening Event: Dinner & the Dedication of All Saints Church as Pro-Cathedral

Friday, October 27
5:00 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Worship Service
at All Saints

You are invited to dinner followed by a worship service for the setting apart of All Saints as Pro-Cathedral of the Diocese of Western Anglicans and Fr. Scott’s investiture as Dean. Come to worship our Lord and to celebrate and fellowship with other Anglicans in our diocese.

This time was chosen to coincide with the beginning of our 2017 DWA Synod (House of Delegates meeting), to allow more people in our diocese to attend. Please mark your calendar and plan to come! More details will be forthcoming.

Holy Days in September

Sept 13
Feast of the Holy Cross (tr)
Mass at 6:45 pm

Sept 20
Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist (tr)
Mass at 6:45 pm

Sept 27
Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (tr)
Evensong at 6:45 pm

August 2017 Carillon from All Saints

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Contents for the August 2017 Carillon from All Saints

From the Rector
Youth Swim Nights Resume
Art Week Thank You
Summer Luau at Alamitos Belmont Rehab Hospital
Vocalists Wanted
Rector’s Vacation
Missional Opportunities
Funday Sunday
Holy Days in August

ACNA Assembly 2017 Mission on our Doorstep

From the Rector

An update from the ACNA Provincial Assembly

The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) held its Provincial Council and Assembly in Chicago from June 28-30. The gathering was attended by Archbishops and Bishops from around the world and from the ACNA with a total of over 1,400 attendees on the campus of Wheaton College. The theme of the gathering was, “Mission on Our Doorstep” and the Holy Spirit was present while God’s people gathered to worship and be challenged to be on mission. The world is on our doorstep, living in our neighborhoods, attending our universities, etc., and we have an opportunity to embody the Kingdom in our everyday lives and to share the good news of the gospel. God is already at work around us, and we have a privilege to attend to his presence and join him in that work.

I had such a positive experience and learned much at the workshops I attended. I attended the Greenhouse, Always Forward (the ACNA’s initiative to plant gospel centered, missional, and sacramental churches), and International Student workshops. It is my desire to model and teach the things I have learned, and raise up leaders to implement ministry in these exciting ways.

It was a historic moment on the last day as Archbishops and Bishops (GAFCON) from around the world and Bishops in the ACNA ordained Andy Lines as Bishop to return to England to provide oversight for any church in Europe who wants to be under the authority of an Orthodox Bishop. Though it is sad that Anglican provinces have succumb to the cultural impulses and have left the historic teachings that have been passed down from the Apostles, what an opportunity to provide Orthodox leadership to churches in other countries.

The most exciting part of the conference was the 200 youths present. They joined in with the Provincial Meeting, and met for several days afterwards for a mission trip to the intercity of Chicago. With the leadership of Arend Jessurun, Sam Polite and Daniel Collins were able to share in this experience and spend themselves for the sake of the gospel. Well done!

God continues to raise up and call faithful, strong men and women to lead the ACNA. The ACNA is God’s work, and that’s evident through his providential care since its formation in 2009. The ACNA leadership is focused on the mission of planting gospel centered, missional, and sacramental Anglican churches in North America and around the world under the lordship of Jesus Christ. Followers of Jesus must continue to gather as Christians for the sake of friendship and mission. Jesus taught us that when two or more gather together he will be in the midst of them. Being around other Christians creates a brighter light for our neighbors to see as we do “Mission on Our Doorstep.”

Thank you All Saints for being at the forefront of doing “Mission on Our Doorstep” in Long Beach. If you desire to learn more about the ACNA and listen to plenary sessions and various breakouts, go to the ACNA website..

On mission, and loving it!

Fr. Scott

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Youth Swim Nights Resume

Wednesdays August 2, 9, 16
6:30 – 8:30 pm
at the Hall’s home

The Youth of All Saints (6th–12th grades) will gather at the home of the Hall’s (contact John for directions). Youth will eat dinner, share in a short study, and swim. Please bring a towel and wear an appropriate bathing suit. (Please bear in mind that we are a diverse group.)

For more info or to sign up to provide the meal or snacks please contact John Calley at john@allsaints.com.

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Art Week Thank You

Art Week Banner ImageDear All Saints Family,

I want to thank you all for your support of this year’s Art Week. Your prayers, donations, and service are deeply appreciated and needed. This endeavor would not be what it is without your hands-on participation and faithfulness. Together, we are joyfully showing off the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Not only with words, but also functioning as the redeemed, worshiping, and sacrificially giving members of Christ’s Body. So again, let me say thank you to all of you who volunteered during Art Week. Thank you for loving kids, for believing in the vision of Art Week, for sharing the love of Jesus with your time, your smiles, your presence. Thank you for being the Sacrament of Christ’s Body. Thank you for being the Church.

While there are too many volunteers to name them individually here, I would like single out a few people. A thousand thanks to Dan Warren for his leadership in the kitchen and as a mentor to me. He keeps my feet on the ground and helps me remember that I can’t do everything myself. His expert coordination of the volunteers in the kitchen made serving the nightly meals a joy rather than a burden.

I am also grateful to Jane Hull who did the hard work of translating this year’s theme into something that the kids could understand. She did this by telling them stories of Jesus feeding people with his own presence. Her story telling invited the kids to see Jesus as True Food and True Drink. I was blessed by her efforts and was excited to hear kids talking about food in a way that showed they were connecting it to Jesus and the provision of God.

Thank you also to Arend Jessurun. His freedom as an artist is inspiring to me. His craft as a song writer and worship leader are beautifully wedded to his relationship with Jesus and are empowered by the Holy Spirit. I am looking forward to his sharing with all of you the song he wrote for Art Week. It is a beautiful call to join Jesus at the Table; the altar/table we gather around every Sunday, the little tables of our daily lives, and the future table where we will gather at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. I hope he will share it with you soon.

Lastly, let me also thank the artists who helped prepare the art projects for the week. Val Kamikubo, Jessica Greenlee, Roxy Beukema, and Bill Austin all spent many hours carefully planning the projects, collecting materials, refining processes, and creating sample projects. I am grateful for your sacrifice of time and for sharing your love of making beautiful things.

Let me close by asking you to pray with me that God will take all that was given during Art Week and use it to the Glory of Jesus. May the seeds we sowed flourish and bear fruit, the fruit of worshipers who gladly set aside everything in order to join Jesus at his Table.

May the blessings of God be with All Saints,

John Calley

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Summer Luau at Alamitos Belmont Rehab Hospital

Friday, August 25
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 Ruth at ruth@allsaintslb.com.

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Vocalists Wanted

choirOur music ministry is looking for more vocalists. Each year, the choir takes a break from our regular Thursday night rehearsals and takes the summer off. This offers a unique opportunity to “try on” singing with us with minimal commitment. Come join us anytime this summer for Sunday morning rehearsal at 9:00 am. Sheet music and recordings are emailed to the music team the Tuesday before. Or perhaps you may feel more comfortable singing with us when the choir resumes on the first Thursday of September. Talk to Arend after church, or email him at arend@allsaintslb.com.

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Rector’s Vacation


July 31 through August 22

Please pray for Fr. Scott and family while they are away on vacation, for rest, refreshment, and safety while traveling.

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Missional Opportunities

Worship Services at Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation Hospital
Sunday, August 6, 20, 27
2:30-3:00 pm
3901 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90814
in the Dining Hall

All Saints parishioners are invited to attend these brief services, and encouraged to sit with residents, guide them through the liturgy, and be an extension of God’s love as we worship together.

All Saints 3rd Saturday Feed the Hungry Meal
Saturday, August 19
8:30 – 11:15 am Set Up/Cook
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 Ruth at ruth@allsaintslb.com or sign up on the kiosk at church.

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Save the Date for Funday Sunday!

Sunday, September 10
11:45 am – following the 10:00 am service

Mark your calendars and plan to attend our Fun-day Sunday – it’s for the whole parish! More details to come.

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Holy Days in August

August 16
Feast of the St. Mary, the Virgin (tr)
Mass at 6:45 pm

August 23
Feast of St. Bartholomew, the Apostle (tr)
Evensong at 6:45 pm