For All the Saints – December 2011

“FOR ALL THE SAINTS”

Special Liturgies and  Events

December 2011

“FRAGMENTS  OF YOUR ANCIENT NAME” WEDNESDAY EVENINGS IN ADVENT
30 November, and  2, 14, 21 December

  • Mass  at 6 p.m.
  • Bag Supper at 6:30 p.m. Program from  7-8:15 p.m.

A series of Advent meditations on four of the names of God featured in Fragments of Your Ancient Name by Joyce Rupp: “Wonderful Counselor,” “Mighty God,” “Everlasting Father,” “Prince of Peace.”

 

WORLD AIDS DAY
Thursday, 1 December

Votive Memorial Mass  of the Departed at 6 p.m. In loving memory of the members and  friends of All Saints’ who  died of HIV disease

Please call the Church Office by Wednesday afternoon, 30 November, with the names of the people you would like us to remember at Mass.

ADVENT LESSONS AND  CAROLS THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday, 11 December, 4 p.m.

Our traditional Advent service will be based on the great “O” Antiphons,  featuring the Minister of Music, Choir, and Lectors of All Saints’.  The lessons will be read from the King James Version of the Bible in celebration of the 400th anniversary of its publication.

Followed by the Annual Open House in the Rectory at 5:15 p.m., hosted by John Roberts and Kenneth Schmidt; refreshments by Margaret Taylor.

CHRISTMAS AT ALL SAINTS’
NEIGHBORHOOD CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
Sunday, 18 December , 4 p.m.
The young and young-at-heart begin our celebration of Christmas with a special nativity tableau with carols, refreshments and a visit from Mrs. Claus!

CHRISTMAS EVE: THE FIRST CHRIST MASS
Saturday, 24 December, 9 p.m.
Solemn Mass with the Blessing of the Crèche, followed by a festal reception in the Parish Hall.

CHRISTMAS DAY
Sunday, 25 December, 10 a.m.
Low Mass with Hymns, with the Rector reading his selection of the best children’s Christmas story book published in 2011.  (There will not be an 8 a.m. Mass this Sunday.)

Weekly Events

  •  SUNDAY MASSES at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • CHOIR  REHEARSAL Sundays at 9 a.m. and as announced
  • “GODLY PLAY” CHILDREN’S PROGRAM:  Christmas Pageant, Sunday 18 December, 4 p.m.
  • OFFICE HOURS Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 1-4 p.m
  • WEEKDAY MASSES at 6 p.m. in the Lady Chapel
  • RECTOR’S DAY OFF Friday
  • SATURDAY NEIGHBORHOOD BRUNCH PROGRAM  10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall, Sponsored by the Haight Community Services Committee

Monthly Events

  • VESTRY MEETING: Monday, 12 December at 7 p.m.
  • CO-OP YOUTH GROUP: Christmas Pageant, Sunday 18 December, 4 p.m.
  • NURSING HOME MINISTRY: Sunday, 25 December at 2 p.m. at the Grove Street Extended Care and Living Home
  • BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE Tuesday, 27 December at 7 p.m.

 

ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1350 Waller Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Telephone 415.621.1862
Facsimile 415.624.7008

E-mail: info@allsaintssf.org
Website: www.allsaintssf.org

ALL SAINTS’ MISSION STATEMENT

All Saints’ is a progressive Episcopal church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. In the name  of Jesus, we strive  to build  a spiritual home rich in worship, parish life, and community service in gratitude for the fullness of God’s love.  Please join us in our prayer and work:

Sustain us, O God, in your Holy Spirit.  Give us an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works. Amen.

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