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Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

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

Ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacons – Jim Hearn

By the Grace of God

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

will ordain

James Donald Hearn

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

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

All Saints Cathedral
346 Termino Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90814

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

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

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

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

 

Amen.

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

 

O God, your never-failing providence sets in order all things both in heaven and on earth: Put away from us all hurtful things, and give us those things which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

July 2018 Carillon from All Saints Cathedral, Long Beach

Contents

Notes from GAFCON 2018 Wrap-up
GAFCON Announces New Leadership
ACNA Provincial Council Jerusalem Reports Growth of Church

Thanking Fremont School Faculty and Staff
Cursillo 2018
Missional Opportunities
Men’s Book Study – extended
New Series: Discipleship Hour with Wednesday Follow-up Discussion: Emotionally Healthy Relationships
Art Week
Summertime Commitments
Good Friday 5:15
Holy Days in July

Notes from the GAFCON 2018 Wrap-Up

It was an exhilarating and extraordinary week in Jerusalem!

Largest International Gathering of Anglicans in 50 Years and Celebrates 10 Years of Growth

GAFCON 2018 Group photoThe Jerusalem 2018 Conference ended with a passionate call to go to the ends of the earth to proclaim Christ faithfully to the nations. Representing the majority of the world’s Anglicans, 1,950 delegates from 50 countries, equally represented by clergy and laity, gathered in the Holy Land for worship, prayer, Bible study, teaching, and fellowship. The conference’s impact was amplified as over 730,000 people from 64 different countries engaged with the conference online.

The Gafcon Jerusalem 2018 Conference represented the majority of the world’s Anglicans with 1,950 delegates from 50 countries. Its impact was amplified as over 730,000 people from 64 different countries engaged with the conference online. Read more at anglicanchurch.net>Anglicanchurch.net

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GAFCON Announces New Leadership

GAFCON 2018 New LeadershipPlease pray for Archbishop Foley and Allison Beach. It was announced at the conference close that our very own Archbishop and Primate will succeed Archbishop Nicholas Okoh as Gafcon Chairman in Spring 2019. Archbishop Ben Kwashi has been named Gafcon General Secretary, succeeding Archbishop Peter Jensen. You can read more about the announcement at gafcon.org.

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ACNA Provincial Council Jerusalem Reports Growth of Church

GAFCON 2018 ACNA Provincial CouncilThe Provincial Council of the Anglican Church in North America had the unique opportunity to meet in Jerusalem this year. Recognizing that all of the Provincial Council delegates were also Gafcon delegates, the decision was made to hold a one-day meeting immediately following the Gafcon conference. Hosted at the Jerusalem YMCA, Council delegates received reports from around the church, passed the budget and new canon changes, and elected members to the Executive Committee. Archbishop Foley Beach shared stories of the spiritual reality and numeric of the Church. Read more on anglicanchurch.net

And more!

Find more articles on Gafcon.org and Anglicanchurch.net

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Summertime Prayers

Prayer for the Good Use of Leisure
O God, in the course of this busy life, give us times of refreshment and peace; and grant that we may so use our leisure to rebuild our bodies and renew our minds, that our spirits may be opened to the goodness of your creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
from the 1979 BCP

Prayer for Travelers
O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: Preserve those who travel; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
from ACNA’s Texts for Common Prayer

For Joy in God’s Creation
O heavenly Father, you have filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold your gracious hand in all your works; that, rejoicing in your whole creation, we may learn to serve you with gladness; for the sake of him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ACNA’s Texts for Common Prayer

For the Beauty of the Earth
We give you thanks, most gracious God, for the beauty of earth and sky and sea; for the richness of mountains, plains, and rivers; for the wonder of your creatures, large and small; and for all the loveliness that surrounds us. We praise you for these good gifts, and pray that we may safeguard them for our posterity. Grant that we may continue to grow in our grateful enjoyment of your abundant creation, to the honor and glory of your Name, now and for ever. Amen.
Texts for Common Prayer

Especially during July –

Collect for Independence Day
Lord God, through whose mighty power our founders won their liberties of old; Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Texts for Common Prayer

For the President of the United States and all in Civil Authority
O Lord our Governor, whose glory fills all the world: We commend this nation to your merciful care, that we may be guided by your Providence, and dwell secure in your peace. Grant to the President of the United States, the Governor of this State, and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do your will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them continually mindful of their calling to serve this people in reverent obedience to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
Texts for Common Prayer

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Thanking Fremont School Faculty and Staff

“…Love thy neighbor as thyself…”

On Wednesday, June 13, All Saints Missions Ministry Team reached out in love and appreciation to our neighbors at Fremont Elementary School. We provided a delicious lunch (prepared by Rockfire Grill) for their faculty and staff. This plentiful meal with cold bottled water was accompanied by a sign that read, “Thank you for your hard work with children and families. Your Friends at All Saints Cathedral.” Fr. Scott’s business cards, also, were made available.

The Fremont faculty and staff were excited and very grateful. Their thank you note said that we made them “feel special.” Mission accomplished!

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Cursillo 2018

Cursillo Title with decorationsWhat is Cursillo? Who Can Attend? For answers to these questions and more, please click here for a brochure with information and dates. For any questions and/or to obtain an application, please contact Shane Foster (Men’s Cursillo) and Michele Wright (Women’s Cursillo) through the parish office.

Please be in prayer for these two upcoming Cursillo Weekends for all those attending and serving at these special retreats.

2018 Men’s Cursillo Weekend:
July 12 – 15
Thursday night – Sunday late afternoon

2018 Women’s Cursillo Weekend:
July 19 – 22
Thursday night – Sunday late afternoon

Missional Opportunities

Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation Hospital
Worship Services – at 4th and Termino
Sundays, July 1, 15, 22, 29
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, July 21
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
Bring your empty pill bottles 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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Men’s Book Study – extended

Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense
Simply Christian - Why Christianity Makes Senseby Anglican Bishop, N. T. Wright

Mondays, now thru July 23
6:00-9:00 pm – BYOD Dinner followed by the study
in the Parish Hall

The men of All Saints have been enjoying reading and discussing the book so much that they are extending this study, led by Michael. Men – you are welcome to join in anytime. Books can be ordered on amazon.com. If questions, please see David Thornburg or email him at drtathome@aol.com.

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Emotionally Healthy Relationships

New Series: Discipleship Hour with Wednesday Follow-up Discussion

Sundays, now thru August 12 | 9:00 am
Group Discussion Follow-up on Wednesday evenings

Everyone is invited to join in!

Even though we love God with all of our hearts, souls, and minds, we may have difficulty with the ‘love thy neighbor as thyself’ part. Many good Christians are stuck in old ways, learned in our formative years, of relating to others.

Peter and his wife Geri created their first series, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, to help us build a healthy relationship with God, and this second series is designed to help us through the challenges we face in our relationships with others. It was born out of the issues they have encountered head-on in their marriage and ministry.

The DVD and study are held during Discipleship Hour on Sundays, led by Sue Ellen Warren; with a follow-up Group Discussion on Wednesdays after Evening Prayer, led by Dr. Jim Hearn.

Art Week

July 30 – August 3
5:30-7:45 pm

Theme: Giver – the Holy Spirit is both gift and giver

Who: Children ages 5-10. Parents are always welcome to participate as much as they would like.

What: Adults and older youth being relationally present with children through –

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

Register: by email to office@allsaintslb.com, or sign up on the kiosk at church.

Cost: Free

Volunteer: Email John Calley if interested. The Volunteer task list will be forthcoming.

Pray: for the leaders developing the theme and projects – and for the families and children who will participate.

Watch future communications for more details!

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Summertime Commitments

Summer is here! Many of us will be away during part of this season and therefore missing church more than during the rest of year. Please remember though…while you are away, all our ministries and expenses continue at All Saints: missional commitments, Art Week, salaries, utilities, supplies, etc. Before you leave on your vacation or other summer activities, please remember to bring or send your tithes and offerings to the church. Thank you.

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Good Friday At 5:15 PM

Seeking Director and other Volunteers to fill Staff Positions

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

Good Friday At 5:15 PM – in 2019:

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

Holy Days in July

July 4
Independence Day
Daily Office at home is encouraged (Parish Office closed)

July 18
Feast of St. Mary of Magdala (tr)
Worship Service at 6:45 pm

July 26
Feast of St. James, the Apostle
Evensong at 6:45 pm

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