For All the Saints’ – September 2012

“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

Retreat Coordinator.

Groundwork Returns

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.

Regular Events

  • 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

E-mail: info@allsaintssanfran.org  ffi  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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