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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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Film, Faith & Jesus

Rodrigo Garcia in the Rector’s Forum, Sunday, April 24, 2016:

“My dad [Gabriel Garcia Marquez] would say things like ‘everything is in the Bible.’ I think he would say that if you read the Bible, Don Quixote, Moby Dick, Oedipus Rex, and War and Peace you could be done.”

“The Roots of Radical Inclusion”

Ed Bacon on Sunday, April 24, 2016:

“Sacred discomfort is essential to the work of advancing Jesus’ agenda of radical inclusion.”

Message to Ed Bacon and All Saints Church

Michael Curry on Friday, April 22, 2016:

“Congratulations on your retirement. Congratulations on your faithfulness, and as Rector of All Saints Church and as leader in this Church.”

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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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Featured Ministry: Economic Justice & Nonviolence

by Rosemary Sova

A few years ago I had a life-threatening medical crisis. Afterward, I was healed in body, but sick in spirit. I had previously put my life as a lawyer behind me in disillusionment. Although I had never forgotten my cradle faith in God, I wondered whether God had forgotten me. Now I was weak and lost, wondering why I was even alive.

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When Disaster Strikes

Our hearts are breaking at the news reports of the devastating earthquake in Ecuador and the historic flooding in Texas. Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is already on the ground in both areas providing direct relief — and will be there to provide post-disaster development aid.

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The Sacrament of Poems

Kim Rosen in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday April 17, 2016:

“The absolute power of a poem is not even the melting of walls between people — it’s discovering that those walls were never there.”

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John Muir, Naturalist and Mystic

Sunday, April 24

John Muir not only influenced the creation of America’s National Park system, founded the Sierra Club and helped move the environmental movement into the mainstream. John Muir was also a natural mystical theologian.

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