“FOR ALL THE SAINTS” — SEPTEMBER 2012
Special Liturgies and Events
SUMMER BOOK CLUB
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.
Annual Parish Retreat
From Friday evening, 7 September, to Sunday afternoon, 9 September
At the Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg, with Rod Dugliss, Dean of the School for Deacons, as the Retreat leader.
For more information call the church office or speak to Jean McMaster, the
Wednesday evenings, 12, 19, 26 September
Join us for our weekly study of the Gospel for the following Sunday.
Program fro 7 – 8:15 p.m. If you can come early: Mass at 6 p.m., bag supper at 6:30 p.m.
San Francisco Deanery Meeting
Saturday, 22 September, 9 a.m. – 12 noon
St. Francis Episcopal Church, 399 San Fernando Way, San Francisco
Cole Valley Fair
Sunday, 23 September
All Saints’ is sponsoring a booth at the Cole Valley Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., coordinated by Will Hartley. Volunteers are needed to staff the booth. Everyone is welcome to visit the fair to help us publicize All Saints’ presence in the Haight-Ashbury.
Clergy Conference at the Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg
Tuesday, 25 September – Thursday, 27 September
Parish clergy will attend the annual clergy conference, led by Bishop Marc Andrus
St. Michael and All Angels Day (transferred)
Sunday, 30 September
Regular schedule of Sunday services
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
ALL WELCOME TO THE CELEBRATION OF
THE FEAST OF SS. FRANCIS AND CLARE
Sunday, 7 October, Regular Schedule of Sunday Services
Kick-off of the Pledge Drive for 2013 at both the 8 and 10 a.m. Masses, with John Prescott, Third Order Franciscan, preaching. Information about our annual Pledge Drive will be mailed in September.
Both 8 and 10 a.m. Masses will be followed by the Blessing of Animals in the Parish Garden. Please bring your pets (or pictures of them) to church with you.
- SUNDAY MASSES at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
- CHOIR REHEARSAL Sundays at 9 a.m. during the summer.
- “GODLY PLAY” CHILDREN’S PROGRAM As announced
- OFFICE HOURS Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- RECTOR’S DAY OFF Friday
- 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 Grove Street Extended Care & Living Home
ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1350 Waller Street ffi San Francisco, CA 94117
Telephone 415.621.1862 ffi Facsimile 415.624.7008
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.