For All the Saints–May 2014


May 2014

Groundwork Returns!

A History of Christianity: The First 3000 Years

We will watch and discuss the acclaimed BBC television series by Diarmaid MacCullough

Wednesday evenings, 7 May–11 June, 7-8:30 p.m. (If you can come early: Mass at 6 p.m.; bag supper at 6:30)

7 May — The First Christians

14 May — Catholicism: The Unpredictable Rise of Rome

21 May — Orthodoxy: From Empire to Empire

28 May — Reformation: The Individual Before God

4 June — Protestantism: The Evangelical Explosion

11 June — God in the Dock

Come to the whole series, or the weeks that interest you most.

Diarmaid MacCullough is a history professor at Oxford University whose books on Cranmer, the Reformation, and the history of Christianity have been critically acclaimed. A History of Christianity: The First 3000 Years will reveal the true origins of Christianity and delve into what it means to be a Christian today. Intelligent, thought-provoking and magisterial in its scope.

San Francisco Deanery Meeting

Saturday, 10 May, 9 a.m. – Noon at St. James Episcopal Church, 4620 California Street, San Francisco

Parish clergy and representatives will attend the convocation.

Ascension Day

Thursday, 29 May, Low Mass with hymns at 6 p.m.


As of Sunday, 27 April, 33 donors have contributed $3,682 for 223 nets for Episcopal Relief and Development to help eradicate malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. We surpassed our Lenten goal of 150 nets; let’s try to reach 250!

Each nets costs $12. To contribute to Nets for Life, put your check in the offering plate at Mass, or mail it to the church office. Make your check out to All Saints’ Episcopal Church with “Nets for Life” written on the memo line. Thank you for your generosity!


DAY OF PENTECOST: Sunday, 8 June, regular Sunday Mass schedule

ORDINATION OF THE REV. DAN E BURNER TO THE PRIESTHOOD: Saturday, 14 June, 3 p.m. at Grace Cathedral

TRINITY SUNDAY: Sunday, 15 June, regular Sunday Mass schedule, the Rev. Dan E. Burner presiding at the 10 a.m. Mass with Holy Baptism

CORPUS CHRISTI: Sunday, 22 June, regular Sunday Mass schedule


  • Sunday Masses at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • Choir Rehearsal Sundays at 9 a.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m.
  • Vestry Meeting Monday, 12 May, at 7 p.m.
  • 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 Sunday, 18 May, at 2 p.m. at the San Francisco Heath Care home.
  • Buildings & Grounds Committee Meeting as announced
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