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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.

May 2018 Carillon from All Saints Cathedral, Long Beach

Bill Hull to lead new Adult Discipleship Hour Series

Sundays, May 6 through June 3
9:00 am (prompt) in the Parish Hall

Bill Hull Discipleship Series--Can the West aka Long Beach be won?

Missional Opportunities

Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation Hospital
Worship Services – at 4th and Termino
Sundays, May 6, 20, 27
2:30-3:00 pm
Everyone is invited to attend a short service with the residents of AB, assist. Newcomers are always welcome!

3rd Saturday Meal for the Hungry
Saturday, May 19
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.

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.

Songwriting Retreat

at All Saints
Friday May 4 | 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday May 5 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Songwriting Retreat with United Adoration at All Saints Cathedral  Friday May 4 | 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday May 5 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pmPoets and songwriters of all ages are invited to this retreat, held at All Saints Cathedral with the help of United Adoration. Come for a spiritually rejuvenating weekend of connecting with other songwriters and worshipers, creating music in solitude and in collaboration, and in communing with God.

Registration is $49 and meals are included in the cost. Register at
unitedadoration.com/retreats. Email arend@allsaintslb.com with questions.

Ascension Day

Wednesday, May 9
6:45 pm Worship Service

So when [the apostles] had come together, they asked [Jesus], “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” Acts 1:6-11 esv

Ascension Day commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. After 40 days of post-Easter instruction, Jesus commands His disciples (including us): “You shall be my witnesses…to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8 esv). As Christ ascended to heaven, He became our eternal Advocate at His Father’s side, glorified our humanity, and sent the Holy Spirit to enable us to witness and minister in His Name. Come and celebrate this holy day at All Saints.

Good Friday At 5:15 PM

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.

By the way-copies of the Good Friday At 5:15 PM Staff Positions are available on the table in the parish office hallway or at the exits to the church after services on Sunday. Feel free to pick one up and take it with you!)

Do you know another person or church who may be interested in helping? Please pass that information along to the church office or to Bill Austin at goodfriday515@gmail.com.

If nothing more, please pray about this list-include Good Friday At 5:15PM in your regular prayers. Pray to the LORD for His blessing and that it would please Him to send us volunteers and workers to make this upcoming outreach ministry a reality. Remember, we are trying to send out the Gospel Message of Good Friday as a testimony to the surrounding neighborhood, the City of Long Beach, and the rest of Los Angeles if possible.

And last of all, if you feel called to be a part of the Good Friday Staff, pray about it and ask the LORD first. Then, if you know you’re certain, contact the church office or e-mail Bill Austin at: goodfriday515@gmail.com

God’s blessings on us all and His will be done!

Mother’s Day Brunch at All Saints

Bouquet of FlowersSunday, May 13
11:30 am in the Parish Hall

Everyone is invited to a special brunch honoring mothers. For food planning purposes, please sign up at the kiosk at church or by emailing Dawn at dawn@allsaintslb.com.

Arend is Recording an Album

Hi family,

In the last couple years, I’ve been pleased to see two of my passions – music ministry and songwriting – coalesce into one vocation. I have so much gratitude to All Saints for this, since I’ve found in All Saints a community that has uniquely encouraged me in my gifts and given me a sacred space where I can share my songs and hymns with a family. Thank you to all who have affirmed me in this work.

After receiving encouragement from friends here, I’ve decided to record a homemade acoustic album of a selection of songs I’ve written for congregational worship and personal devotion. As I take steps in this direction, I’m experiencing this effervescent joy that I have only felt when making decisions of obedience to the Lord. The Holy Spirit wells up within us when we obey His voice, and He gives us the joy and strength to carry on in the way. I want to invite you to walk and pray with me in this journey.

You can sign up for my newsletter and share with me in this next step of my music ministry by clicking here. My latest song is also available for streaming and free download at Bandcamp.

Thank you for your care and kindness,
Arend

Save the Date:

Next Steps Southwest  Saturday, June 2 9:00 am - 5:30 pm at All Saints Cathedral
NEXT STEPS in Mission

Saturday, June 2
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
at All Saints Cathedral

Fr. Scott invites and encourages you to join him for an important day of equipping the saints through NEXT STEPS in Mission. The Great Commission drives who we are and everything we do in ministry. NEXT STEPS equips us to embody the gospel and carry it to the world, not only as clergy, but as believing members who made these promises at our baptism and/or confirmation. Please read more from our guest speakers and mark your calendars now to attend. For registration information click here and we hope to see you there!

Holy Days in May

May 2
Feast of St. Phillip and St. James, Apostles (tr)
Worship Service at 6:45 pm

May 9
Ascension Day (tr)
Worship Service at 6:45 pm

May 30
Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (tr)
Evensong at 6:45 pm

The Fifth Sunday of Easter


Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; 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.

Photo by Robert Nyman on Unsplash

The Third Sunday of Easter


Almighty God, you gave your only Son to be for us both a sacrifice for sin and an example of godly living: Give us the grace thankfully to receive this his inestimable benefit, and daily to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

The Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter
Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.