Who would guess that 16-year-old Mernie Migacz, a high school honor student, President of the Speech Club, stats keeper for the boys’ basketball team, active in her church youth group and working in the church nursery, was also living in the fifth of seven foster homes?
An All Saints Day to Remember
May 1, 2016
by Susan Russell
On Sunday, May 1st All Saints Church gathered 2000 strong to celebrate the 21 year tenure of Ed Bacon as its rector with a blow out “four alarm glory attack” service in the street marked by joy, energy and diversity.
by Jason Lyon
What an exciting time to be a member of All Saints Church! As we bid a fond and bittersweet farewell to our beloved Rector of 21 years, Ed Bacon, the Rector Search Committee continues its prayerful, diligent discernment with the final candidates for the call to be our next Rector. On behalf of the vestry and search committee, I invite your prayers for this important and holy work as we wait together for the decision and announcement we hope will come very soon.
On Sunday, April 10 our “Faith in Action” action on the lawn was signing letters to the California Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee supporting a bill that provides a bonus to developers who build housing that sets aside 10% for transitional foster youth.
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by Jon Dephouse
Today is known is Holy Saturday. I write this from my living room chair in the early morning hours. The sun is just coming up and the birds are teaming with life, as they do. Theologians in the Church have thought of this day as a cosmic Sabbath day.
by Christina Honchell
I started with Good Friday this year.
Seven weeks ago my mother had a heart attack, and in the four weeks between that night and the night she died, I was with her for three hospitalizations at four hospitals, a skilled nursing facility and finally in hospice at a wonderful memory care home where she died peacefully. The liturgical calendar gives us a good run up to Good Friday, a context for it, a frame for the grief and the sadness. It’s not quite so helpful when your Good Friday goes on for weeks.
“By paying tribute to the men and women whose only instrument is free speech, who imagine and act, we recognize in poetry its value as a symbol of the human spirit’s creativity. By giving form and words to that which has none – such as the unfathomable beauty that surrounds us, the immense suffering and misery of the world – poetry contributes to the expansion of our common humanity, helping to increase its strength, solidarity and self-awareness.”