NOVEMBER 6, 2005
T H E N E W S L E T T E R O F A L L S A I N T S E P I S C O PA L C H U R C H
VOLUME XIII NUMBER 40
All Saints Day With All the Saints
It is our custom on the
and...Archbishop Desmond Tutu!
Sunday following All Saints FROM WILMA JAKOBSEN, SENIOR ASSOCIATE FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
Day to remember with
thanksgiving those who have
died with the celebration of a
Requiem Mass. In both
A ll Saints Day is one of my favorite church
festivals. One of my most memorable
was at my very first church as a deacon, in a
some of whom had grown up walking three
miles to church and back, twice a day. These
people loved God and clung to God as the
services, Coventry Choir racially segregated township where people source of their strength and life. On All Saints
and soloists Zanaida Robles had been forced to move because of apartheid Day we sang our hearts out and praised God
and Vincent Robles will offer legislation. Thousands of people had moved for all the saints of our church and of our lives.
the Requiem by Gabriel into the area and church congregations had to Again, it was beyond my dreams that nine
Fauré, accompanied by a start from scratch in unattractive buildings. years later I would find myself at another
chamber orchestra under the Life was difficult. Yet the members of my beloved All Saints Church – in Pasadena. Now
direction of James Walker. parish were amazing, resilient, loving people I can celebrate my favorite festival every year in
who had persevered against all odds to build the very special way that we do. It is the one
The Rector’s Forum strong church communities out of fragmented, time each year when we gather for a sung,
on November 13 displaced people. They were the salt of the solemn Eucharist, using the ancient, beautiful
We will welcome Salih earth and despite the fact that I was the only Elizabethan language of Rite One from the
Mahmoud Osman, a lawyer white person living in the township of half a prayerbook that many of us – who are not so
and human rights activist million, and despite the fact that I was the lone young – grew up with. We use incense to
from Darfur, and Georgette woman clergy in the diocese, they opened their remind us of the colorful beauty, awe and
Gagnon, an international hearts and lives to me, and loved me. To me mystery of God. We read solemnly through the
human rights lawyer serving
they were the saints we celebrated on All Necrology, the list of names of those we know
as Deputy Director of the
African Division of Human Saints Day, ordinary people who had been and love who have died since last All Saints
Rights Watch. Conversation battered by life and by apartheid, yet full of Day. We celebrate all the saints of the church
with Salih and Georgette will faith and trust and love and…a wicked sense and life, who inspire us by their deeds, their
continue over lunch at 12:45 of humor. Of course, we celebrated traditional example, their courage, their faith, their hope,
p.m in Sweetland Hall. saints and those who had gone before to their peacemaking, their preaching, their love –
Lunch is by invitation, so inspire us by their lives and examples. On that all who watch over us and cheer us on and
please contact Maren first All Saints Day at Christ the Redeemer continue to inspire us in our journeys. We also
Tompkins at 626.583.2711 or parish, I planted a tree in my back garden in celebrate all of the saints among us now.
mtompkins@allsaints- thanksgiving for all the saints in my life and in What could be better than all this? Only one
pas.org as soon as possible trust and hope for a future that would lift thing: this year God has given us a special gift,
to let us know you would like
South Africa out of apartheid. a special contemporary ‘saint,’ one beloved of
I could not have dreamed that six years All Saints who has inspired our church
Monthly Taize later I would celebrate All Saints Day as the leaders and people for thirty years through his
rector of All Saints Parish, Hopefield. South courageous example, his preaching and
Around The Cross Africa had begun a new era of freedom and writing and his presence at All Saints every
Our Taize Prayers Around now and then. Yes, the rumors are true –
democracy. It was a rural church with four
the Cross service is on Nov.
congregations and three farm churches. On All Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu
6, at 5 p.m. in the chapel.
Candlelight, meditation, song Saints Day all the churches came together for will be celebrating All Saints Day with us this
and silence make this a their patronal festival, and it was one almighty year! He will be preaching at the 11:15 a.m.
soul-feeding experience. For feast and celebration. Here again I met many service.
information contact Wilma saints who had survived a bitterly harsh life So join us this year in a very special celebra-
Jakobsen at 626.583-2762. under apartheid, who owned almost nothing, tion of all the saints on All Saints Day.
NOVEMBER 6, 2005
EUCHARIST AT 7:30,
9 AND 11:15 A.M.
At 9 a.m. the rector
T W E N T Y- F I F T H S U N D AY A F T E R P E N T E C O S T
preaches An Oasis of
A D U LT S AT 1 0 : 1 5
The Labyrinth Preschool (ages 2–4), SCOTT HALL At 11:15, Archbishop
The labyrinth is an ancient symbol, a divine imprint, 9:00 Infant and Child Care with Bible Stories Desmond Tutu preaches
found in all religious traditions in various forms 10:15 No Sunday School
around the world. By walking a replica of the 11:15 Infant and Child Care with Bible Stories Coventry Choir
labyrinth on the floor of France’s Chartres Grade School (K–5), LEARNING CENTER and Chamber Orchestra
Cathedral, we are rediscovering a rich spiritual 9:00 Family Eucharist in the Learning Center. offer Requiem by Gabriel
tradition of pilgrimage and contemplative prayer. (Parents should pick up children in the Fauré, with soloists Zanaida
Sweetland Hall Learning Center following church service.) Robles and Vincent Robles.
10:15 No Sunday School Note: Incense will be used
11:15 Children’s Chapel at the 9 & 11:15 services.
There are no other adult options.
FOR YOUTH SUNDAY’S SCRIPTURES
Please greet one another on the lawn.
Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16
10:15–11:00 Junior High & High School Programs Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20
JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH ROOMS
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Radical Joy: Spirit in Book Signing Nov. Award-Winning
the Holidays Luncheon 10 for Dick Gillett Documentary on
T he holidays can take a special
toll on women. We feel ourselves L ong-time activist, writer, and
minister for social justice, Dick
overly responsible for the joy and
comfort of those around us, have
expectations of family and personal
Gillett, will be the honoree at a book-
signing event on Thursday, Nov. 10,
from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral
I n 1994, the small African country
of Rwanda was awash in blood.
Extremists in the majority Hutu-
relationships that often cannot be met, Center. Sponsored by the diocesan controlled government organized a
and get caught up in consumerism Commission on Peace and Justice, and systematic genocide of Rwanda’s
hosted by bishop J. Jon Bruno, the minority Tutsi population. In just 100
and the frenzy of competitive display
event will feature Canon Gillett days, more than 800,000 were killed.
that our culture imposes on us. As a
talking about his forthcoming book, An estimated 75% of Rwanda’s Tutsis
result, we can lose touch with the
The New Globalization: Reclaiming the perished. The atrocity was halted a
special spirit of gift, quiet, trust, and
Lost Ground of Our Christian Social decade ago, but for Rwandans the
simplicity that Christ offers to us in
Tradition, to be published by Pilgrim ordeal does not yet have an ending.
Christmas. Take time to slow down,
Press in November. Books will be Today, the physical scars sustained by
share community, and go deeper into
available for purchase at the Cathe- survivors are fading, but emotional
Christmas at the Women’s Council
dral Bookstore and also at the event. scars remain.
luncheon on Sunday, Nov. 20, from Conscientious Projector will present
“Hopefully my book can be a
12:45 to 3 p.m. in the Learning Center. the Peabody Award-winning, Emmy-
primer for all who wish to know more
The cost is $5, and scholarships are nominated Rwanda: Do Scars Ever Fade?
about economic globalization, its
available. Advance reservations are on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the
impact on the lives of all of us, and the
required by Nov. 13 and are limited to wellspring of Christian witness Metro Gallery. The film explores the
the first 80 who sign up. For reserva- through the centuries to effectively turbulent 100-year Rwandan history
tions or more information contact address economic as well as social that led up to the genocide, the horrify-
Barbara McNear at 626.345.9657 or injustice,” said Canon Gillett. “I hope ing 1994 slaughter, and the difficult
email@example.com, or Jenn it might serve especially as a spring- ten-year post-genocide period in which
Snow at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the board for discussion and action at the the current government has embarked
Women’s Council lawn table. parish level,” he added. upon an ambitious effort aimed at
Childcare is available by calling Wine, cheese, and light refresh- reconciliation.
626.583.2781 by Monday, Nov. 14. All ments will be served. Please call The project was executive pro-
women who attend All Saints are Canon Lydia Lopez at the diocese by duced by All Saints parishioner Bill
members of the Women’s Council. Tuesday, Nov. 8 if you plan to attend. Brummel, who also served as co-writer
with producer-director Paul Freedman. in how to get there. This seminar will help us Advent Evening Service
They will take part in a community discus- understand what forgiveness is and is not, On Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. the Parish Council
sion following the film. From the first day of and will show us a way to get there, step by presents the Annual Advent Evening
pre-production, they sought to put a human honest step, illustrated with real life stories. Service of music and readings led by the
face on the tragedy. Shot on location over a In the end, it is choosing the way to freedom Children’s Choirs, followed by the Advent
period of five weeks, their account docu- of spirit. For more information call the Potluck Supper in Sweetland Hall. See
ments harrowing personal stories of both Church Office at 626.796.1172. the article in the next Saints Alive! For
Tutsi survivors and Hutu perpetrators more details contact Chuck Mitchell at
whose profiles offer a microcosm of the 626.578.0974.
genocide and the difficulties of balancing
Sr. High Lock-In
justice with reconciliation. Nov. 18-19 Novelist Michelle Huneven
The Metro Gallery is at 64 North
Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is
free. Before and after the movie, visit our fair
trade snack bar and the fair trade crafts
C alling all 9th-12th graders! Looking
for some fun on a Friday night? Then
come to the LOCK-IN! We will meet at
at All Saints on Nov. 11
Lectio Local, All Saints’ small group
focused on life in Southern California,
church at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18th and be done welcomes novelist Michelle Huneven on
table provided by our friends from Ten Friday, Nov. 11 for a discussion of her
at 9 a.m. on the 19th. Join us for fun games,
Thousand Villages. The series is co-spon- novel, Round Rock. Huneven, a former
good food, funny movies, some great times,
sored by All Saints’ Sustainable World restaurant critic for the LA Times and LA
and a cool surprise. You will need to bring
Ministry and the Center for the Theatre of Weekly, is also the co-author of The Tao
something to sleep on, some WARM
the Oppressed in association with Light Gal’s Guide to Real Estate, to be published
CLOTHES (sweater, gloves, hat, etc), jeans
Bringer Project. For more information, in Jan. 2006, and is presently at work on a
or pants, and tennis shoes. The cost is 25
contact Marty Coleman at 626.792.4941. third novel. Please join us from 7 to 9
dollars and scholarships are available. You
can make checks payable to All Saints p.m. in the Guild Room. Call Rusty
Church. Please contact David Erickson at Harding at 626.583.2735 for information.
Make a Difference! email@example.com for permission
Mentors/Tutors Needed slips, medical release forms, and to RSVP no
later than Monday, Nov. 14.
Alternative Christmas Mkt.
Want to have a long-term, positive impact
P asadena’s Muir High School’s
Mentoring and Partnership for Youth
Development program needs adult male Actors Inspire Children
on people in need locally and internation-
ally? You can provide a night’s shelter for
a homeless person or help build a Habitat
mentors, and men and women tutors for its
students. Mentors keep in touch weekly
with their assigned students, and arrange
C ORAL Pasadena, a collaborative of
literacy-based after school programs
in Pasadena managed by All Saints’ Office
for Humanity house. You can donate a
goat, a flock of chickens or even a hive of
bees—empowering families to feed
at least one after-school or weekend for Creative Connections, has partnered with themselves or create income. OR...
activity a month with them. Tutors for all BookPALS, a program of the Screen Actors provide eyeglasses, medication and
subjects are needed on Tuesdays and Guild Foundation, to kick-off Read-Alouds dental care for uninsured children; make
Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Muir High to local students beginning Nov. 7. The crisis counseling available for abused
School. It is not necessary for volunteer Read-Alouds will be held in two 30-minute women; fund food and diapers for babies.
tutors to attend every session. This is a sessions for students grades K-2 and 3-6. Join us on Dec. 4, in Sweetland Hall from
great opportunity to participate in an BookPALS is an all-volunteer literacy 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info contact
exciting educational program. For more program that brings professional actors to firstname.lastname@example.org.
information contact Peter LeSourd at schools and neighborhoods to read to
626.792.4315 or email@example.com. children and ignite their passion for reading Friends Holiday Boutique
by making stories come alive.
Please join Friends in Deed for a day
CORAL Pasadena serves nearly 400 of shopping fun at the “Friends
Choosing the Way of students, most of whom experience socio- Holiday Boutique,” Saturday, Nov. 5,
economic disadvantages that can inihibit
Forgiveness Seminar learning. “Last year 66% of 4th and 5th
2005, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wendy Gordon and Michael Gottlieb
T his popular seminar on forgiveness
will be offered by Don Hawthorne on
Saturday, Nov. 19th from 9 a.m. until noon
graders started our program reading below
grade level,” says Christine Yap, CORAL
Pasadena Literacy Specialist. “By the end of
will host the event at their home,
1535 Ontario Ave., Pasadena.
Fabulous designer ornaments and
in the Guild Room. Most of us wrestle with the year, we were showing improvements gifts will be on sale, and all proceeds
issues of forgiveness toward others in our across the board, especially among those who will benefit Pasadena-based charity
past or present, and toward ourselves and started two or more grade levels behind.” Friends in Deed. For more
members of groups that we feel strongly For more information about the CORAL/ information call 626.797.2402.
about. We recognize our Faith teaches and BookPALS program or to volunteer to read,
calls us to walk this path, but we need help contact Christine Yap at 626.712.3392.
Journey to our sister of Christian spirituality
church with All Saints
parishioners. Come to
a meeting on Monday,
Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the
that have deepened our
faith for nearly 2,000
prayers F O R T H E PA R I S H C O M M U N I T Y
Guild Room to find out Remember those for whom prayers have been
Join the Colorful Women Celtic, Reformed, and
Reading Circle for lunch how you can be requested: The Chan and Inafuku families; Sonia
and discussion of Ann involved in this Coleman; John Ebert; Katherine Ellis; Elizabeth
Nov. 5, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Patchett’s Bel Canto on inspirational ministry. Espenschied; Coleen Farnham; the GLSEN Jumpstart
in Sweetland Hall. $55
Nov. 6 at 1 p.m., Café For more information call Deborah Team; Rebekah Garcia; Lois Gellman; Becky Hill;
Atlantic, 52 E. Union St. Symons at 626.791.1335 or Jann Angela Kimball; Alphonz Lamprecht; Craig Lowell;
materials and lunch.
in Old Town. RSVP to Lorna Lacoss at 626.791.7109. Kerry Mantle; Nan Martin and family; the Martinez
Carry at 323.257.9812 or Agua Verde Journey and Malta families; Ron Myers; Sage Parker-Lang;
firstname.lastname@example.org. Matinee of The Corporation. Odette Pourcell; Deborah Sanders; the Thornton
Please join the Agua
On Nov. 6, from 12:45 Verde-All Saints family; Jordan Vincent; Andre; Maurice; Pam.
The Moscow Sister Church to 5 p.m., join a Partnership for its In thanksgiving for: The birth of Jonas Huy Day,
Ministry Needs You! discussion-over-lunch annual trip to Agua grandson of Bruce and Francine Crapuchettes
All Saints’ sister church in and a screening of the Verde, Mexico from
award-winning For those who have died: Katherine Cooper; Sergio
Moscow, Russia, is Saturday through
documentary The Escobar; Ellen Chan Inafuku; Michael Martin; Opal
thriving, and we are Wednesday, Nov. 19 –
Corporation. Reservations Myers; Katrina Swanson; Alfonso Torres; Frieda
excited to continue our 23. The trip includes a
are required for lunch work project and lots Valenski; Dale Wallace; Bernie Zuber
cultural and educational ($8 donation re- of time for community
events, correspondence quested). Please RSVP to building and nurturing
with parishioners, Dorothy Christ at 323.256.4281. of cross-border
praying for their friendships. For more info call saints alive Volume 13 Number 40 Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005 Deadline for Nov. 13,
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