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The Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

O Lord, from whom comes all good things; grant us, your humble servants, the inspiration to always think and do those things which are good, that by your merciful guiding we may perform the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Third Sunday after Pentecost 

 

 

Grant, O Lord, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered in your providence, that your Church may joyfully serve you in all godly quietness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Second Sunday After Pentecost

Second Sunday after Pentecost O God, the protector of all those who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply in us your mercy, that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not the things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father, for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

June 2018 Carillon from All Saints Cathedral, Long Beach

Contents

Next Steps in Mission
GAFCON – Jerusalem 2018
Missional Opportunities

30 DAYS OF PRAYER for the Muslim World
Advancement Sunday – Celebration and Potluck
Men’s Book Study –
Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense by N. T. Wright

Father’s Day BBQ at All Saints
Art Week
Good Friday At 5:15 PM – Open Staff Positions – updated
Reflections on the Songwriting Retreat
Holy Days in June

NEXT STEPS in Mission

Next Steps in Mission 2018 All Saints June 2Saturday, June 2
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
at All Saints Cathedral

Join in – you can still register! NEXT STEPS equips us to embody the gospel and carry it to our families, neighbors, and the world, as believing members who made these promises at our baptism and/or confirmation. Read more from our guest speakers. To register click here. Children’s program is offered, too.

Hope to see you tomorrow!

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Jerusalem

GAFCON – Jerusalem 2018

June 17-22

GAFCON is a growing movement of Bible believing Anglicans committed to guarding the truth of the gospel so that it is faithfully preached throughout the world. The third Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) will be held in Jerusalem June 17-22, 2018.

Why Jerusalem 2018?
Because of compromised leadership in the Anglican Communion
To change the Communion from within
To experience true Communion, true unity with other orthodox Anglicans
To learn more about the worldwide GAFCON movement and GAFCON 2018, click here.

Please remember in prayer everyone from around the world who will be attending GAFCON, and especially those from All Saints: Bp. Keith, Fr. Scott, and Jenna Vazquez, as well as others from our diocese, including the president, Canons, and other Deans.

Fr. Scott will be taking some vacation time before the conference, and afterwards will be in London on diocesan/Dean business. He will be away June 11 – July 2. Please pray for him, for safe travels, good health, good rest, productive meetings, and warm fellowship. Pray also for his family while he is away.

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Missional Opportunities

Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation Hospital

Worship Services – at 4th and Termino
Sundays, June 3, 17, 24
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, June 16
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 or sign up on the kiosk at church.

Empty Pill Bottles Ministry

Our empty pill bottle ministry is ongoing. Instead of throwing these bottles away, bring them to church and place them in the basket located in the Parish Hall. They will be stripped of their labels and sanitized for re-use in less fortunate countries.

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30 DAYS OF PRAYER for the Muslim World

30 Days of PrayerNow through June 14

30 Days of Prayer is a global movement of Christians praying for Muslims with faith, hope, and love, coinciding with Ramadan. Go to www.30daysprayer.com for your daily prayer guide. Join us in this awesome opportunity as we continue to learn about our Muslim neighbors and to pray for them to be reached with the transforming love of Jesus Christ.

Prayer guides for kids are available, too!
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Advancement Sunday – Celebration and Potluck

June 10 | following the 10:00 am service
in the Parish Hall

All Saints will be celebrating the advancement and graduation of our students on June 10th following the 10:00 am service. The celebration will include a potluck lunch and a time for blessing each advancing or graduating student. This is a church wide celebration and all parishioners are encouraged to take part in celebrating and praying for these students. Please consider signing up to bring a dish to share. The sign-up sheet can be found at the kiosk, or you can email Dawn at dawn@allsaintslb.com.

Please join me in celebrating our graduating and advancing students and in thanking the Youth and Children Ministry Leaders for all their hard work this school year!

John Calley

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Men’s Book Study –

Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, by N. T. Wright

Cover for Simply Christian: Why Christianity makes sense by N.T. WrightMondays, June 11 thru July 9
Dinner 6:00 pm
Study 6:30-8:15 pm
in the Parish Hall

Men of All Saints, come join us in reading and discussing Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense by Anglican Bishop N. T. Wright. The study will be led by All Saints parishioner, Michael. The first night’s dinner will be provided – please bring cash ($7 – $8) to help pay for the meal. The following meetings will be BYOD. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm, followed by the study. Books can be ordered on Amazon. Sign up on the kiosk at church, or email David Thornburg at drtathome@aol.com. If you have any questions, please see or email David.

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Father’s Day BBQ at All Saints

BBQ grillSunday, June 17
11:30 am in the Parish Hall

Everyone is invited to a special lunch honoring fathers – BBQ and ice cream sundae bar. For food planning purposes, please sign up at the kiosk at church or email Dawn at dawn@allsaintslb.com.

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Art Week

July 30 – August 3
5:30-7:45 pm

Dear All Saints Family,

I am excited to say that we will be hosting our 4th annual Art Week this summer. Art Week is a week-long nightly event that invites children ages 5-10 to participate in the Kingdom of God. As you know, we don’t want to just teach facts about God and the Gospel. We want everything that we do to embody God’s purposes and desires. I believe that we have seen that making art in community is a really good way for All Saints to do that and that it lends itself to reaching our community. As a reminder, Art Week includes:
Adults and older youth being relationally present with children
A shared meal (because hospitality, like art making, embodies God’s values)
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
And of course, art projects (designed by artists) that allow children to continue to experience, explore, and express the weeks theme in an open end and playful process.
This year’s theme will be called Giver and will focus on the Holy Spirit who is both gift and giver. Further details are still being worked on and I encourage you to keep your ears open for more details in the future. Here are some important details we do have:

  • Art Week will be: July 30th – Aug. 3rd from 5:30-7:45 pm.
  • Please RSVP by sending an email to: office@allsaintslb.com.
    There is no cost for participation.
  • Art Week is designed for children ages 5-10. Parents are always welcome to participate as much as they would like.

Art Week is an important part of All Saints’ work in reaching our neighborhood with the love of God. I encourage you to prayerfully consider participating as a volunteer. You don’t need an art background, just a friendly smile for kids and their parents, and a willingness to hangout with kids while they make a mess. Sign-ups for various tasks will be coming out soon but you can send me an email anytime at john@allsaintslb.com to sign-up as a volunteer. Whether you choose to volunteer or not please keep this ministry in your prayers. Pray for the leaders developing the theme and projects. Pray for the families and children who will participate. Thank you all for your support of Art Week and for the ministry to Children and Youth at All Saints. It’s a blessing to me and to those our ministry touches.

The Peace of the Lord be with you,

John Calley
Director of Youth and Children Ministries

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Good Friday At 5:15 PM – Open Staff Positions – updated

Good Friday 5:15 PM LogoAll Saints is seeking volunteers to fill the positions on the Good Friday At 5:15 PM Staff. Please contact either the Church Office or email Bill Austin at goodfriday515@gmail.com. A few positions have already been filled! Click here for a detailed list of these positions or pick one up at church. Please pray that we will discern God’s will for this important outreach ministry.

Dates of Good Friday At 5:15 PM – in 2019:

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

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United Adoration Songwriting Retreat Attendees

Reflections on the Songwriting Retreat

As I was getting the word out about our songwriting retreat, the word that settled in my mind was “inspire.” I invited others, “Come get inspired with us!” This word “inspire” comes from the Latin word inspirare, which means “to breathe or blow into” and shares an etymology with the word “spirit.” For me, this immediately conjures up images of Creator God breathing life into Adam and Jesus Christ breathing the Holy Spirit into His disciples. And so we began our time of retreat praying the ancient hymn, “Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, and lighten with celestial fire. Thou the anointing Spirit art, who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart.”

Many of our retreatants shared with the group their reservations about writing music. Some had never written a song, others had tried but found themselves dissatisfied, and many of us had suffered the hurt of others dismissing or insulting our works. What brought us each of us through our fears and creative blocks that weekend was loving collaboration. As Paul teaches us, the Holy Spirit gives us each different gifts, and not all have the same gifts. In the collaborative process, we learn this and help each other through our unique gifts. As we are filled with the Holy Spirit-the Helper, the One Who Comes Alongside-we too become helpers who come alongside one another. We often can’t complete the task alone, but we can all bring our strengths and inspiration to the table to co-write our song.

The three persons of the Trinity collaborated in the creation of the universe. In the beginning God the Father created the heavens and the earth, and the Holy Spirit hovered over the face of the waters, and Jesus Christ the Word of God spoke every created thing into existence. So it is with us, who are made in the image of God. We are invited to be collaborators and colaborers with God and one another in creation. Together, we became inspired in a way we wouldn’t have been apart from one another, and our new songs are the fruits of our loving unity in One Spirit. We are inspired together.

Arend

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Holy Days in June

June 13
Feast of St. Barnabas, the Apostle (tr)
Evening Prayer at 6:45 pm

June 20
Nativity of St. John the Baptist (tr)
Evening Prayer at 6:45 pm

June 27
Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles (tr)
Evensong at 6:45 pm

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Trinity Sunday

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity. Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen

Pentecost

O God, who on this day taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Sunday After the Ascension

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Ascension Day

 

Grant, we pray, Almighty God, that as we believe your only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into heaven, so we may also in heart and mind there ascend, and with him continually dwell; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

 

 

O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Good Friday 5:15 Returns Lent 2019–Help Needed!

Good Friday 5:15 PM LogoStaff Positions available – updated

Greetings Family of All Saints! In case you haven’t heard, it is time to begin planning for the next Good Friday At 5:15PM performance outreach ministry event. With the LORD’S blessing we hope to put it on during the last three weekends of Lent, all Friday and Saturday evenings in 2019:
March 29 and 30
April 5 and 6
April 12 and 13

We say, “with the LORD’S blessing” because it is entirely up to Him if the ministry happens next Lent or not. How will we know? Simple: if everyone steps up and volunteers to help put it on, God will provide everything we need when we need it-and that is exactly what happened the first time All Saints put on Good Friday At 5:15PM.

It begins with putting together a staff. This is not the people performing in the shows (unless, of course they want to). Rather it is a series of key positions filled by volunteers who want to take part in organizing, promoting, and putting on the performances. Here is a list of those positions with an explanation of the job duties required.

  • Prayer Teams – people to pray for this production as an outreach tool-starting now and all the way to and through the performances. We want to impact as many people as we can this time around and you can do this on your own-right now from your home!
  • Grounds Person – is responsible for the church and the surrounding property; has keys and the authority to deal with any security problems or issues that might arise. Handles any permits and is the primary liaison between All Saints Anglican Cathedral Long Beach, and the immediate neighborhood. Works closely with the director and oversees the entire production.
  • Wardrobe Person – since we already have all the costumes, this person would be responsible for taking the performers’ measurements and making any non-permanent alterations to the costumes. This individual would work closely with the director, stage managers and performers to ensure the costumes are organized and made ready for the performances. Should the need arise for a few more costumes, this person would oversee organizing sewing parties to make them.
  • Director – works with the performers and sets schedules for rehearsals and performances. This job is perhaps the toughest of all since each year we perform Good Friday At 5:15 PM, the Director is essentially the only staff member starting from scratch every time. This person is key and integral to getting stage managers, auditioning the performers, assigning parts, scheduling rehearsals as well as assisting with coordinating the entire production.
  • Hospitality Coordinator – people who greet visitors with coffee and light refreshments before and after they make their journey into Jerusalem. The Hospitality Coordinator is in charge of organizing volunteers to be greeters, menu planning for snacks, and any assistance in dealing with the visiting public.
  • Advertising and Public Relations Person – responsible for relationships with the community and the surrounding neighborhood. Handles all advertising to promote Good Friday 5:15 PM as well as any correspondence. This includes website(s), local newspapers, and, if it arises, radio and television spots.
  • Financial Officer – responsible for all fund-raising and keeping track of all expenditures.
  • Set Design Person – responsible for building the set of Jerusalem. The primary construction of the set is done. This individual will organize work crews, the moving of the set of the set out of storage, assembling it, as well as clearing schedules with the church office and setting construction dates. The Set Design Person would also be responsible for any repairs or changes to the set, in addition to dismantling it afterward, marking it and storing it for use the next time around.
  • Props Manager – responsible for organizing all the props for each performance. The Props Manager sees to the numbering, care and placement of the props at the beginning of each performance and their return at the end.
  • Animal Coordinator – while we did not have any animals at the first production of Good Friday At 5:15 PM, we would-for the sake of realism-like to acquire a few sheep or goats this time around. The Animal Coordinator would be responsible for acquiring and caring for the animals used during the production. This includes seeing that they are fed and properly cared for as well as any clean-up that may be needed during the production. Most likely this position will involve finding outside professionals capable of providing this service.
  • Security Chief – responsible for any problems that arise during the production requiring the removal of person or persons from the church grounds during the performance. Works closely with the Grounds Person in securing the facilities before, during and after performances.

*All these positions may require additional support from other individuals volunteering to help. As such, the people in these positions are responsible for selecting and working with any additional volunteers.