To All the Saints–July 2014

TO ALL THE SAINTS

 A supplement to the Parish Calendar by the Rector

Kenneth L. Schmidt

28 July 2014

“Through Whom the Light Shines”: Phase II of All Saints’ stained glass renovation project is about to begin. Last summer we renovated the windows on the east side of the church: one in the ambulatory, and in the nave the windows of St. Elmo, St. Patrick, St. Joseph, St. David of Wales, and St. Stephen. This year we’re doing the windows on the South and West sides of the church, thanks to the great generosity of several donors:

  • The Good Sheppard (in the columbarium) by Larry Hilty and Don Rathbone
  • The Annunciation (in Lady Chapel) by Lindsey Crittenden
  • On the south side: St. Cecilia by Joan Carroll
  • On the West side: St. Martha by Rick Williams; St. Andrew by Davidson Bidwell-Waite and Edwin Waite; St. Patrick by Boyd Charette and family; St. Francis by Dewayne Tully

The windows will be renovated by Helios Art Glass of Oakland. Helios will remove the windows of the Good Shepherd, the Annunciation, and St. Cecilia early in August. The rest of the windows will be removed a week or so later. Our plan is to have the renovated windows installed in early October, in time to be blessed at the 10 a.m. Mass on All Saints’ Sunday, 2 November.

Such a great undertaking is only possible because of the generosity of many people including the individual windows’ sponsors, the members of the Building and Grounds Committee who are overseeing the project, and the Vestry and Officers. How splendid it will be to have the windows on the south and west sides of the church gleam like the east side windows that were renovated last year.

 

Saints at All Saints’: During August and September we will use the boarded-up windows as a bulletin board to display photographs of the present-day saints at All Saints’. Please post a picture of yourself or other members and friends of All Saints’ on any of the plywood panels when you come to church for Mass or a meeting. Push-pins and tape will be available on the windowsills. By September we hope to have a full array of all the saints who worship or who have worshipped here over the last few decades.

 

Congratulations to:

Dan Burner on his ordination to the priesthood in June.  Dan served here at All Saints’ as a Parish Intern in 2013, and as a Deacon in 2014. Dan presided at his first Mass as a priest on Sunday, 15 June, at All Saints’, when he baptized Emily Maisie Wilson, his granddaughter. Dan continues his ministry at All Saints’ as a volunteer Pastoral Associate, working with our other clergy in worship, education, and pastoral care.

Philippa White, our Parish Seminarian for the 2013-14 academic year from CDSP, who was ordained to the transitional diaconate at Lincoln Cathedral, England, in June. Philippa will serve as deacon at the Cathedral until her ordination to the priesthood in June 2015.

Elizabeth Welsh who has just been appointed as the Incumbent at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Mark in Dorval, Quebec, Canada. Elizabeth retired as a Pastoral Associate last spring when she moved to Montreal to begin graduate studies in ethics at McGill University. Prior to serving as a Pastoral Associate at All Saints’, Elizabeth was our Parish Seminarian from CDSP and soon after became a member of All Saints’, serving as a member of the vestry and then as Stewardship Officer.

 

The Dunlop Chalice and Paten: The Chalice and Paten All Saints’ presented to Dan Burner on 15 June in celebration of his ordination was given by All Saints’ to The Very Rev. Judith G. Dunlop, D.D., when she was ordained a priest in 1991. Several months before she died in 2012, Judith returned the chalice and paten to All Saints’, designating that we give it to the next person All Saints’ sponsored for ordination to the priesthood. We are most honored to have given it to Dan in loving memory of Judith, who served for over twenty years at All Saints’ as a volunteer Pastoral Associate. The chalice and paten, presented by Judith’s daughter, Kate Tomatis, was used by Dan at Mass.

 

Welcome…

to Terrance Goodpasture, who will serve as All Saints’ Parish Seminarian for the 2014-15 academic year, when he will be a second year student at CDSP. Sponsored by St. Francis Episcopal Church in Turlock, California, in the Diocese of San Joaquin for ordination to the priesthood, Terry is married to Phil Smallwood, his partner for eighteen years. A Third Order Franciscan, Terry has worked in marketing and advertising, and his husband and he have raised two children, Morgan (22-years-old) and Chloe (18).

to Robb Anderson, who will serve as Parish Intern until this coming December. A member of Grace Cathedral and a postulant for ordination to the priesthood in the Diocese of California, Robb is Senior Director of Human Resources at Zosano Pharma corporation in Fremont. The Rev. Thomas W. Traylor, Pastoral Associate here at All Saints’, will serve as Robb’s mentor and supervisor.

to Christopher L. Webber, who presides at the 6 p.m. Mass on Fridays. A retired priest who volunteers as a pastoral associate at the Church of the Incarnation (Sunset District, San Francisco), Chris first visited All Saints’ for a weekday Mass during Holy Week, and volunteered to help us maintain a complete weekday Mass schedule. He is the author of a number of books ranging from a guidebook for Vestries to a study of Christian marriage. He has also written hymns included in several major hymnals in the United States and Canada. His most recent books include The Beowulf Trilogy: New Life for an Ancient Saga, and American to the Backbone: The life of James W.C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists.

 

Gifts Galore… Thanks go to:

Sheppard Kominars for his gift of antique wood candlesticks for the altar in the columbarium, given in loving memory of his grandparents.

Margaret Hamilton for her gift of two refurbished brass candlesticks for Lady Chapel in honor of the ever-blessed Virgin Mary, and a new red chasuble, stole, burse, and veil in loving memory of the Rev. Leon Harris.

Jean McMaster for organizing the 2014 Jumble Sale this past weekend. The proceeds of $1,600 will go to the Jackson Building Fund for general building and grounds maintenance.  Thank you to all the members and friends of All Saints’ who conducted the sale, and to all who sold and bought!

 

We’re on the Map! The latest edition of the Haight Ashbury neighborhood tourist map, The Amazing True Story! Haight Ashbury Map & Guide, includes All Saints’. We are not only on the map (on page 17), but we are also included on page 7 with a picture of the church and the Rev. Leon Harris, rector in the 1960s, with one of his famous quotations: “The church is not a private club but rather…[it is] dedicated to supplying food, clothing and comfort to those in need…” This is a tradition All Saints’ has upheld in our food program, eldercare ministry, annual Nets for Life Appeal, and the maintenance of our facilities as a Neighborhood House for the many groups who use our space on a regular basis and for special events.

 

As I prepare to leave this week for a month-long vacation, I wish you a happy summer with great thanks to the volunteer clergy, the staff, officers, members of the vestry, and all the saints at All Saints’ who make my vacation possible.

With great gratitude,

Kenneth (and John and Maisie)

 

 

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