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The All Saints April Carillon

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California Anglican Men’s Weekend 2016
Precious Lamb’s Art Gala & Auction
Save the Dates for Archbishop Foley’s Call to Prayer
Visit the Holy Land
Holy Week and Easter Thanks
Thank you to our All Saints helpers!

California Anglican Men’s Weekend 2016

April 22 – 24
Forest Center at Forest Home Christian Conference Center
Forest Falls, CA  92339
The Diocese of Western Anglicans and Bp. Keith invite all men to be a part of the California Anglican Men’s Weekend.  This year’s topic is: STEP OUTSIDE: Living According to our Christian Faith.  Speakers include: Bp. Keith, Jeff Bisgrove, Ryan Thurman, and Rick Crossley.  For more information and to register, please see the brochure here or go to:www.anglicanmensweekend.org. Limited partial scholarships available; contact Fr. Scott.

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Precious Lamb’s Art Gala & Auction

Friday, April 29
6:00-9:00 pm
$25.00 per ticket
at Summit Aviation Hangar in Long Beach

Come to this special event for music, food, drinks, art – and to help benefit one of the local Christian ministries that All Saints supports. It will feature artwork by students of Millikan High School and Biola University. See the flyer here for more information. RSVP by April 22.

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Save the Dates for Archbishop Foley’s Call to Prayer

Archbishop Foley Beach has asked that all congregations gather, on the steps of their courthouse if possible, and pray for the leaders of their community and the country.  He’s asked that we accomplish this by June 30.  In order to accommodate our parish, two opportunities are being offered.  On Saturday, May 14, all who are able are invited to gather on the steps of the Long Beach City Hall.  Long Beach is home to All Saints so that location has been chosen.  You may choose your local City Hall if you prefer.

At this event, a suggested prayer will be provided in advance and at the event.  We will gather for about 30 minutes for a time of quiet and solemn prayer for hope, guidance and wisdom for our leaders. Parking should be plentiful on a Saturday morning and logistics are available at www.longbeach.parkingguide.com. The Archbishop has specifically said this is not intended to “make a splash.” We are called to humbly and reverently gather and offer our prayers on behalf of our leaders and our community to the Lord Most High.

Additionally, on Saturday, June 25, we will hold a gathering at All Saints.  This is not only for those who cannot attend the May event; it is a follow-up to the May event with special prayer activities and guests.  It will last about an hour and the time will be announced as calendars are confirmed, but please put this on your calendar as well.

Archbishop Foley holds ministerial authority over our diocese and has called us all to prayer.  It is our honor and burden to respond.  Please take time through these offerings or pick up the designated prayer cards that will be available on June 1 and offer your prayers on your own.
Read the Archbishop’s entire letter here.

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Visit to the Holy Land

Travel Dates: March 11-20, 2017
Hosted by: Bishop Keith Andrews

Join Bp. Keith as he hosts, “Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus 10-day Biblical Tour of Israel.”
For more information and how to register, please see the brochure here.  . You won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity!

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Holy Week and Easter Thanks

What a blessed Holy Week and Easter we had this past month! There are many of you who gave extravagantly to make that happen. I want to say thanks particularly to:
  • Those who came and helped make palm crosses in advance of Palm Sunday;
  • The young people of our parish for their moving portrayal of the message of the Cross at Tenebrae, and to John Calley and his team for their creativity and guidance.
  • The Choir, instrumentalists and particularly Arend Jessurun, for their heartfelt musical worship throughout Holy Week and then especially on Easter Day;
  • Vondi Forrester and the faithful Altar Guild team for their reverential preparation of the altar throughout the week, and for bringing off all our services without a hitch;
  • Todd Jones and our Acolyte Corps for stepping up and stepping out in their selfless service at the Altar;
  • Dan Warren and his great team of ushers for their good work during all the services this week;
  • Dan Kamikubo and the kitchen volunteers for bringing about yet another wonderful Easter Breakfast following the Vigil;
  • Anne Black and helper Cynthia Trotter for arranging the flowers so beautifully for the Altar of Repose, and all those who donated flowers;
  • Ruth Norman and Dawn Pedersen, who worked many extra hours to create the bulletins and to administer our many services, and Anne Black, Cynthia Trotter, Donna Woodfield, and Bette Johnson for helping with the Holy Week and Easter service bulletins;
  • Our dedicated Prayer Ministers for bathing the whole week in intercession.
  • And for all others who have served during this special time of the Church year.
I pray that you were able to encounter the crucified and resurrected Christ this Holy Week and Easter more deeply and fully than ever before. Thank you for the many ways you give so generously.  If you see any of these servants, please express your appreciation for their faithful ministry.
A blessed Eastertide to you all, in the Name of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Blessings and peace,
Fr. Scott +

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Thank you to our All Saints helpers!

We, the Altar Guild, want to give a hearty thanks to our folks for helping us make the palm crosses this year. Your effervescent enthusiasm and nimble fingers enabled us to complete the task in record time. We really appreciate your interest in serving our Lord Jesus Christ. We are looking forward to your joining us next year. Blessings to each and every one of you!

The Altar Guild

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Third Sunday of Easter

O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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.

Easter Day

O God, who for our redemption gave your only begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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O God, who made this most holy night to shine with the glory of the Lord’s resurrection: Stir up in your Church that Spirit of adoption which is given to us in Baptism, that we, being renewed both in body and mind, may worship you in sincerity and truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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Almighty God, who through your only begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Holy Saturday

O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Good Friday

Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Maundy Thursday

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Wednesday in Holy Week

Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his body to be whipped and his face to be spit upon: Give us grace to accept joyfully the sufferings of the present time, confident of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Tuesday in Holy Week

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.