For All the Saints – Summer 2012


Special Liturgies and Events

Commissioning of Bill Visscher, Minister of Music, as All Saints’ Parish Verger

Sunday, 1 July

•Regular schedule of Sunday Masses.  At the 10 a.m. Mass we will welcome Bill Visscher as the new Parish Verger. Please come to give thanks for Bill’s new ministry with us!

Thank You Picnic  for All Volunteers and  Donors of the Haight-Ashbury Community Services Committee

Sunday, 15 July, 2 to 6 p.m.

Weekday Masses and  Evening Prayer

•Weekday Masses will continue to be celebrated Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m. until Monday, 16 July. Evening prayer on Fridays.

•From 17 July until Monday, 3 September, all weeknight services will be Evening Prayer except for the following Holy Day Masses:

  • Monday, 23 July: St. Mary Magdalene
  • Wednesday, 25 July: St. James the Apostle
  • Monday 6 August: The Transfiguration
  • Wednesday, 15 August: St. Mary the Virgin
  • Friday, 24 August: St. Bartholomew the Apostle

Rector’s Vacation

The Rector is on vacation from 17 July to 30 August. In case of a pastoral emergency, telephone the church o•ce and your message will be forwarded to the clergy person on call. For routine church business, contact the church o•ce during regular o•ce hours to speak with our Administrative Assistant, Agustín Maes, or to leave a message for our Verger, Bill Visscher.

Cole Valley Fair Planning Meeting

Sunday, 26 August, after the 10 a.m. Mass

•For the second year in a row All Saints’ will sponsor a booth at the Cole Valley Fair on Sunday, 23 September, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., coordinated by Will Hartley.

•Come help plan what our booth will include, and volunteer to serve as a host for the booth.


A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit

Discussion on Wednesday evening, 5 September, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Once again, All Saints’ will participate in California Reads, a statewide reading program created by Cal Humanities in partnership with the California Center for the Book. Praise for A Paradise Built in Hell from the San Francisco Public Library website:

A Paradise Built in Hell explores our need for community and common purpose, which Solnit argues are fundamental to democratic forms of social and political life. Blending reportage and analysis, the book surveys natural and man-made disasters including the ’06 earthquake, the Halifax explosion of 1917, the 1985

Mexico City earthquake, the Sept. 11th attacks, and Hurricane Katrina.  Solnit takes a positive view of human behavior showing that disasters can actually create a sense of community and purposefulness.  A community’s typical response to catastrophe is self-organization and mutual aid–truly democracy in action– with neighbors and strangers rescuing, feeding and housing each other.

A Paradise Built in Hell is available at your local bookstore. Start reading soon  — the book is 368 pages long.

Regular Events

•   SUNDAY MASSES at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
•   CHOIR  REHEARSAL Sundays at 9 a.m. during the summer.
•  O•CE HOURS Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
• NEIGHBORHOOD BRUNCH PROGRAM Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall, Sponsored by the Haight Community Services Committee
• ELDERCARE MINISTRY  Fourth Sunday of every month at the GroveStreet Extended Care & Living Home

Elevation of All Saints' Church

1350 Waller Street •  San Francisco, CA 94117
Telephone 415.621.1862 •  Facsimile 415.624.7008


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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