On behalf of All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Long Beach, I welcome you. You are invited to join us for worship. It would be a privilege to meet you! Our purpose is, “Reaching Long Beach and beyond with the transforming love of Jesus Christ.” Our mission is, “Building a church community that glorifies God, follows Jesus, and is empowered by the Holy Spirit for mission to reconcile a broken world to God.” We drink deep from one river that has three streams: Scripture (our authoritative guide in faith), Sacraments (our ancient practices and rhythms in faith), and Spirit (our peace and power in faith).
7:30am - Contemplative Worship with Holy Communion
9:00am - Discipleship Hour for All Ages
10:00am - Worship with Music and Holy Communion
All Saints Anglican Cathedral 346 Termino Avenue Long Beach, California 90814
“According to the early Christians, the church doesn’t exist in order to provide a place where people can pursue their private spiritual agendas and develop their own spiritual potential. Nor does it exist in order to provide a safe haven in which people can hide from the wicked world and ensure that they themselves arrive safely at an otherworldly destination. Private spiritual growth and ultimate salvation come rather as the byproduct of the main, central overarching purpose for which God has called and is calling us … That through the church God will announce to the world that he is indeed its wise, loving and just creator; that through Jesus he has defeated the powers that corrupt and enslave it; and that by his Spirit he is at work to heal and renew it.” Simply Christian - N.T. Wright
The Word Read and Proclaimed
Sunday, November 18, 2018
The calendar of the Lectionary readings is followed by Anglicans and many mainline Christian Church congregations. Each Sunday, congregations around the world are hearing the same, or similar, lessons. The Lectionary is arranged in a 3-year cycle and covers large portions of the Bible.
Each week we read an Old Testament Lesson(also called the Hebrew Scripture), a Psalm(written as Hebrew worship songs), a New Testament Lesson or Epistle(early Christian letters to the churches), and a Gospel Lesson (an account of the actions and words of Jesus). As we listen to the word read, hear the Holy Spirit inviting us to live in God’s unfolding story. We rest in him and listen for his invitation to align ourselves and follow him.
The Gospel is given a special place of honor in the service. For Christians, the Gospel Procession symbolizes the “Good News” of Jesus Christ going out to the people. We all stand during the gospel procession. We turn our bodies, facing the gospel book. A Deacon (or a Priest if no deacon is present) reads the gospel from the center of the community as a visual reminder that Christ, the Living Word, became human and dwelt among us. He is still in the midst of his community through the Holy Spirit. Those who wish to do so make a sign of the cross with the right thumb, on the forehead, lips, and heart, when the gospel is announced, praying silently, “God be on my mind, on my lips, and on my heart.”
The Sermonis intended to make the Word of God alive and relevant to our lives today. The sermon explains the meaning of the texts and calls followers to be obedient to God. How might we respond to him?
Sunday: December 9, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm
Crafts, Animals, Christmas Story, Dress into Character, Food
Mass of healing and hope
Saturday, December 22, 9:00am