We Are All Saints: Spotlight on Bob Shull

by Matt Mueller-Curson

An ongoing series spotlighting the amazing individuals who make up the “we” in We Are All Saints.

Parishioners at All Saints love to read. They love words and enjoy savoring them in search of a little extra meaning and contemplative kick — and Bob Shull loves to be the purveyor of words to many in the church. If you’ve been around All Saints for a while you know him by sight.

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Featured Ministry: Accessibility Ministry

For many years I have mainly stayed in my home except to go to doctor’s appointments. So when I was finally able to get out more, one of the first places I wanted to go was to All Saints. I had seen Ed Bacon on Oprah many years ago and it sounded like it might be the place for me. I was very anxious about a lot of things that could go wrong, but I gathered my courage and decided to try anyway.

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We Are All Saints: Spotlight on Mernie Meier

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?

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Finding our Family

When we walked in to the foster/adopt presentation at All Saints, one year ago, we knew in our hearts that our journey was about to take a dramatic turn.

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To Celebrate, Appreciate and Agitate

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.

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The Next Chapter Begins: An Update from our Senior Warden

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.

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Putting Our Faith Into Action WORKS!

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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Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself …

All Saints Church is there!

Our growing online community of live-streamers and YouTube viewers means that the Good News of God’s love made tangible 24/7 is truly available 24/7 … wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith or in the journey of life.

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Lenten Meditation: March 26

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.

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Lenten Meditation: March 23

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.

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