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,
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, 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 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 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, 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, 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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