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Volume 61 Number 8 SEPTEMBER 2011
The Episcopal Church of Saint Michael
Pacific View Drive at Marguerite Corona del Mar California 92625 949.644.0463
& All Angels
...From the Desk of the Rector
BELOVEDS IN CHRIST,
eptember begins with Labor Day weekend, the symbolic end of summer. Please pray the never more appropriate than now Collect “For Labor Day” on page 261 of our “Book of Common Prayer” by a friend from long ago, The Rev’d Dr. Charles Mortimer Guilbert, once rector of Saint Clement’s Parish in Berkeley and Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer, 1979: Almighty God, you have so linked our lives with one another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we seek a proper return for our own labor, make us mindful of the rightful aspirations of other workers, and arouse our concern for those who are out of work; through Jesus Christ our Lord,who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Our September ends with our patronal festival, Saint Michael & All Angels’ Day, actually September 29, but always observed here on the last Sunday of September, the 25th in 2011. Please pray the Collect for this Festival, revised from Thomas Cranmer’s 1549 translations, on page 244 of our Book of Common Prayer: Everlasting God, you have ordained and constituted in a wonderful order the ministries of angels and mortals: Mercifully grant that, as your holy angels always serve and worship you in heaven, so by your appointment they may help and defend us here on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Our faith in “one God”, as both Collects witness, will be highlighted here particularly in mid-September. On September 4, we will return to Sunday morning worship at eight and ten o’clock and I will ask in my homily: “What do you remember about September 11, 2001?” “How have you changed in these last ten years?” to help us prepare for the following weekend:
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE OFFERS CLOSE UP VIEW OF THE LAND WHERE JESUS WALKED
By Elizabeth Henry “Life changing.” “Eye opening.” “Spirit renewing.” “Team building.” “Like an episode of the Amazing Race.” All were terms used at various times by the 31 Saint Michael & All Angels’ pilgrims on their trip to the Holy Land in July 2011. After a 14-hour flight to Tel Aviv, the group met guide Canon Iyad Qumri and expert lecturer The Rev’d Canon John L. Peterson (who is also Don Haynes Godfather). Qumri and Peterson escorted us to the Jordan River, where we left them and met our Jordanian guide and driver. Just four hours later—through a desert lit by little more than Bedouin fires –we arrived to dinner, cake (happy birthday Frances Haynes), sparklers (for the Fourth of July) and beds at the Petra Panorama Hotel. Early the next morning we walked, rode (carriages), and trotted (horses and camels) through the rose red city of Petra. After clocking 6 miles through the ruins, we finished the Petra 10km, and headed for Amman the capitol of Jordan. The next day, we toured the astonishing Madaba map. A Byzantine mosaic used by pilgrims as a guide to the holy land. John Peterson had advised us to play close attention as this 6th century map held a key to discoveries at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. At Mt. Nebo, we looked, as Moses did, across the banks of the Jordan and into the land he would never enter. We, however, crossed the Jordan a few hours later where we met Iyad and John again, and began our Pilgrimage in earnest. Continued on page 7
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FAITH: LO SERVING BUILDING OUR FAITH: LOVING CHRIST AND SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE
PARISH NEWS AND NOTES
CONTRIBUTIONS WERE MADE TO THE RECTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND DURING THE SUMMER by Brion
Anniversaries in September
Birthdays 2nd - Peggy Jordan Dorothy Pierose 3rd - Sam McCulloch 4th - Libby Wallace 7th - Esther McNamee 8th - Beth Bianch 9th - Ray Pentz 10th - Diana Brookes 11th - Michael Boor 13th - DJ Hulet 15th - Lynn Headley Tammy Smecker-Hane 21st - Shirley Anderson 23rd - Marguerite Jackson 25th - Rebecca Welch 28th - Courtney Falde 30th - Carol Lenchner Susan Zevnik Baptisms 25th - Jeff Stone 29th - Anne Logie Weddings 8th - Bob & Julie Jenkins Craig & Leslie Kennedy 9th - Marshall & Maria Solomon 18th - Richard & Susan Zevnik
& Christine and Eric & Molly Frisbie Amendt in thanksgiving for the celebration and blessing of their marriage, by Frances and the Fukuda family in loving memory of Paul, by Nancy and the Sattler family in thanksgiving for Bob, and by The Rev’d Fr. Jeff Hulet on behalf of the families of Jean Mallow Boyd and Sandra Elizabeth Price in thanksgiving for their lives. These funds extend our Parish’s mission of outreach, providing for such needs as can be helped by financial assistance.
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CELEBRATE ST. MICHAEL'S DAY ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 after the 10am worship with a Bar-B-Que and Gourmet Buffet Brunch ($20 each). Join fellow parishioners, neighbors and friends for mouth-watering chicken, assorted salads and home-made desserts. Kids’ (free!) special menu includes hot dogs, chips and brownies! Please invite relatives and friends to celebrate with your Saint Michael's family!
SAINT MICHAEL’S FINANCIAL UPDATE: Our year to date income through July is $283,565, which is $17,742 short of our budget. Our expenses are $316,539, which is $14,061 less than what we thought we would spend. Overall, we are $3,681 off of our 2011 budget. However, we are $18,870 less in anticipated pledges through July. We know that many parishioners are traveling during the summer months, and pledges generally decline during this period. Just a friendly reminder to keep your pledges current during the summer months so we can end the year as planned. Finance Commission Meeting: The next meeting of the Finance Commission will be on Tuesday, September 20th at 7pm in the Conference Room. All are welcome. --Jim Palda, Finance
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NURSERY CARE for infants through 2 years of age is available in the Parish Center beginning at 9:30 a.m., and Sunday School is available for children from 3 to 13 years.
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PLEASE CHECK the lost and found box next to the tract rack in Michael’s Room. PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for the October issue of “For the Love of MIKE is Monday, September 12th. FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE
is a publication of Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Corona del Mar, CA. Copy deadline is in the second week of the month. We welcome letters and articles. Editor: Susan Beechner 949.644.0463
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SECOND ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: We will be playing a best ball format at Mile Square Golf Course on Friday, September 30th (note change of date) with a dinner to follow at the church. It’s not too late to sign up, so line up your golf buddies and get ready for fun, food & fellowship! Proceeds will benefit our parish. We are also looking for hole sponsors, volunteers and raffle donations. Sign-up sheets are in Michael’s Room. For more information and to volunteer, please contact Mike Ortt, 714.323.8189.
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TIME AND TALENT NEEDED:With the Fall Season starting, please consider sharing your time and talent at Saint Michael’s. We are looking for Greeters, Lay Readers, Ushers, Altar Guild Members, Coffee Hosts, Sunday School Helpers and Acolytes. There are forms on the back rail of the church with the list of organizations to be considered. Please sign up and turn in your form in the offering plate. There will also be a table set-up during the coffee hour after church where you can discuss the any of the various commissions that might interest you. Any questions? Please contact Murry McClaren, 714.979.6978.
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SAVE THE DATE: St. Mikes’ Annual Chili Cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th.
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From the Desk of the Rector Continued from page 1 On Saturday evening, September 10, 7:00 p.m. at Los Angeles’ City Hall’s Spring Street steps, please join me and other Christians with Jewish and Muslim brothers and sisters of faith in one God at “One Light” to honor the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and to increase the harmony among diverse faith groups. Our Bishop Diocesan, +Jon Bruno, has written, “At least 500 houses of worship -- mosques, temples, churches and other assemblies -will be represented there and receive commemorative lanterns to bring back for local services the following day and week. I encourage as many as possible to attend this important gathering, and I ask that Episcopalians who live farthest from central Los Angeles view One Light as a form of pilgrimage, coming in to join the regional community in important solidarity. “When you bring the lantern back to your congregation for services on Sunday, September 11, please consider relighting the candle and placing the globe on or near the altar as a symbol of the common prayer and common cause that unites us.” Please join me in One Light on September 10. On Sunday morning, September 11, at both 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. worship services, our speaker will be Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi. In September 2001 he went with President George W. Bush to “Ground Zero” and was invited by President Bush to lead a Muslim Prayer at the Interfaith Prayer Service at our Washington National Cathedral. Recognized by the Orange County Register as one of the 100 most influential people shaping Orange County 19802005, and recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award in 1999 from the National Council of Christians and Jews, Dr. Siddiqi is President of the Academy of Judaic, Christian and Islamic Studies in California and an Imam at the Islamic Society of Orange County and the religious leader of thousands of Southern California Muslims. For me, Dr. Siddiqi incarnates the “salaam” Islam teaches, in the same ways Jewish beloveds try to represent the “shalom” of their heritage and I struggle to follow Christ, the Prince of Peace. He is a soft-spoken, gentle man, one of the “peacemakers” Jesus promised is so “blessed” (Matthew 5:9) as to “be called children of God.” Please join us for Sunday morning (8:00 and 10:00 o’clock) worship. It will be special in September 2011.
Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi Biographical Notes from Wikepedia octor Siddiqi worked with many Islamic organizations in Switzerland, England and the United States. He was Chairman of the Religious Affairs Committee of the Muslim Students Association in US and Canada. Siddiqi also served as Director of the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. He served two terms (1997–2001) as President of the Islamic Society of North America with Headquarters in Indiana. Since 1981, he is serving as the Director of the Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove, California. He is also the Chairman of the Shura Council of Southern California, an organization representing the Islamic centers, Masajid and organizations in Southern California. He is the Chairman of the Fiqh (Islamic Law) Council of North America and a founding member of the Council of Mosques in US and Canada. He is a founding member of the Council of 100 of the World Economic Forum based in Switzerland. The Council aims to foster dialogue and better relations between Islam and the West. He is at present an adjunct professor of Islamic Studies and world religions at Chapman University in Orange, California. He is also an external examiner for the Departments of Islamic Studies at the University of Durban-Westville in SouthAfrica, University of Karachi, Pakistan and University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. He is also the member of the Supreme Islamic Council of Egypt and the Supreme Council of Mosques in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He conducted a weekly religious radio program from Pasadena from 1982 till 2004. He has contributed many articles to many Islamic and academic journals, encyclopedias and other publications. He writes a weekly column for Pakistan Link in Los Angeles on the issues of Islamic law and social problems. He also regularly answers many questions on Islamic law at [www.islamonline.net] on the Internet. ... Siddiqi has widely traveled and has lectured at universities, colleges and other academic and religious institutions in Saudi Arabia, South Africa, England, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Trinidad, Guyana, Grenada, Barbados, Mauritius, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Italy, Spain, Gibraltar, Brazil, United States and Canada. He has taught courses on Islam and world religions at Harvard University, Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey, Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, Birmingham University, England, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan, California State University, Fullerton and California State University, Long Beach. He is currently an adjunct professor of religion at Chapman University.
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...Siddiqi has participated in many inter-religious dialogues. He spoke at the World Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Vancouver, Canada and has participated in many seminars organized by the National Council of Churches and National Council of Christians and Jews in USA. In September 2001 on the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance he was invited by President George W. Bush to lead a Muslim Prayer at the Interfaith Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral. Siddiqi is the President of the Academy of Judaic, Christian and Islamic Studies in California, and formerly Vice President. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muzammil_H._Siddiqi
Editors Note: Please see Stephen Black’s article about the “parish sing” of Mozart’s Requiem on 9/11 on page 8 of this issue .
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“School Days, school days Dear old Golden Rule days.” unday school is officially in session. On September 11, parents can meet Anne Conover in Saint Michael’s All Angels’ Court to enroll the littlest parishioners in our always fun and exciting classes. Those interested will also be given an opportunity to sign up as Sunday School helpers on that date. For those unable to attend that day, but who would still like to be involved, please contact Christian Education at 949.644.0463. As for curriculum? We start out STRONG this month with lessons from the Old Testament about stories of strength. Continuing from our summer with Moses and those pesky plagues, we’ll meet with Joshua on the way to the Promised Land. Jericho will never be the same after those walls come down! More hero tales about faith and courage will take us to Saint Michael’s Day on September 25th.
Sunday Holy Eucharist 8am Choral Eucharist 10am Adult Education 9am Sunday School 10am Nursery Care provided from 9:30am Tuesday Matins 7am Peace Mass 7:30am Thursday Eucharist with Healing - Noon
ABOUT SAINT MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS CORONA DEL MAR
REPOSE Helen (Chin) McLaughlin Hugh Gourdin Bob Sattler Helen Reuter John Reed THANKSGIVING -with Frances for Paul Fukuda -with Lynne Ruedy for Jill & Ric -with the Zevniks -for Saint Michael & All Angels' Festival Day, September 29
We are a Christian Community of the Anglican Communion who come to hear God’s word and receive and share the Lord Jesus Christ. Our purpose is to have Christ live in us in order that in Christ we may live faithful and productive Christian lives. Our commitment to the Gospel is evangelical; our liturgical tradition, catholic; our theology orthodox but open to thought, reflection, and spiritual endeavor. We care about the world and strive to serve Christ in it.
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LOAVES AND FISHES: During the month of September we will collect prizes and party favors for the October carnival at the soup kitchen especially Hot Wheels cars, small toys and novelties and stuffed animals. Monetary donations are always welcome, too, and checks should be made payable to Saint Michael & All Angels, with Loaves and Fishes on the memo line. (Tax ID #95-2123746)
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EACH WEEK IN THE COMING WEEKS
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Nursery care from 9:00 a.m. on Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. Sundays-at-Nine, 9:00 a.m., DL
House of Speed, 5:00-7:00 p.m., AAC St. Mike’s basketball, 7:00-9:00 p.m., AAC
Matins at 7:00 a.m., Peace Mass at 7:30 a.m. Whiz Kids, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., AAC (9/27) Volleyball, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., AAC
Wednesday AA meeting, 7:00-8:00 a.m., SW Whiz Kids 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., AAC (9/28) Volleyball, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., AAC
Sun., Sept. 4th Adult Education Com., 11:30 a.m., CR Mon., Sept. 5th Office closed for Labor Day Wed., Sept. 7th Senior Ministry, 2:00 p.m., CR Vestry Meeting, 7:00 p.m., CR Thurs., Sept 8th Canterbury Board, 1:00-2:30 p.m., CR Sat., Sept. 10th Altar Guild training session, 9:30 a.m. “One Light”, L.A. City Hall, Spring Street steps, 7:00 p.m. th Sun., Sept. 11 Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, our homilist, 8 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Signups, 10:00 a.m. Saint Michael’s Observance of 10th anniversary of 9/11: Minister of Music Stephen Black leads an informal singing of the Mozart Requiem, with piano and soloists, in our Sanctuary, 4:00 p.m. th Mon., Sept. 12 Deadline for October For the Love of Mike, 5:00 p.m. Tues., Sept. 13th WomanSpirit begins, 9:00 a.m., DL Sun., Sept. 18th Worship Commission, 11:30 a.m., CR Tues., Sept. 20th Finance Commission, 7:00 p.m., CR Sun., Sept. 25th Saint Michael & All Angels’ Day observed Tues., Sept. 27th WomanSpirit, 9:00 a.m., DL Spyglass Hill Homeowners’ Board, 6:00-9:00 p.m., CR th Thurs., Sept. 29 Mission Commission, 5:30 p.m., CR Fri., Sept. 30th St. Mike’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament IN THE COMING MONTHS Sun., Oct. 2nd Sat., Oct. 8th Sun., Oct. 30th Sat., Nov. 5th Sun., Nov 6th Blessing of Critters, honoring Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi Canterbury Open House, Bishop Bruce’s home, 3-6:00 p.m. Cavalcade of Saints Chili Cook-Off, 6:00 p.m. All Saints/Souls - Praying Our Goodbyes
Men’s Readers & Seekers, 7:30-9:00 a.m., DL Whiz Kids 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., AAC (9/29) Holy Eucharist with Healing at Noon Children’s Choir, 5:00-5:45 p.m. (begin 9/8) Volleyball, 5:00-9:00 p.m., AAC Choir Rehearsal, 7:00-8:30 p.m. (begin 9/8)
Yoga class, 9:00-10:00 a.m., NW AA meeting, 7:00-10:00 p.m., SW Whiz Kids 9:00-11:30 a.m., AAC (9:30) Basketball, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
SW - South Wing PC - Parish Center RR - Red Room
Events Michael Angels Calendar of Events At Saint Michael & All Angels
Meeting Rooms: AAC - All Angels’ Court MR - Michael’s Room CR - Conference Room
DL - Davis Library NW - North Wing BR - Blue Room, AAC
Saint Michael’s Pilgrimage
Norris at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem Star of Bethlehem An Iconic View from the Church at Gethsemane Ruth enjoys a moment at the Pater Noster Church
Ray’s happy he found a brewery!
Elizabeth and Evans ﬂoat in the Dead Sea
Ann and Steve are ready to shop at Abraham’s Bazaar
Lynn and Don in Nablis with the books we brought
The gals must see something interesting!
to the Holy Land
At Treasury at Petra
and the camel!
Stations of the Cross
Keith and Don relax for a minute
The Brady’s on the Sea of Galilee
Jacob’s Well John Peterson shows Frances Fukuda some art on the celing Soaking up Local Color
Our trusty bus! Evans favorite meal - spaghetti!
Well, it’s not quite America! More next month!
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JOHN COLERIDGE PATTESON (1827-1871) Missionary, teacher, linguist, Bishop of Melanesia, martyr John Coleridge Patteson was one of five mid-19th Century pioneering bishops of the Anglican Church in New Zealand. While serving as curate of Alphington, Devonshire, he responded to an 1855 call for help in Melanesia by New Zealand Bishop G. A. Selwyn. He was consecrated Bishop of Melanesia on February 13, 1861, and met a martyr’s death on September 20. 1871. John Coleridge Patteson was born at Bloomsbury England on April 1, 1827, the eldest son of Sir John Patteson and Frances Coleridge (niece of the poet John Taylor Coleridge. ‘Coley’ Patteson was educated at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford, from which he took MA and DD degrees. He was ordained deacon in 1853 and priest in 1853. He came from a High Church family, both sides of which had been active in assisting in the overseas expansion of the Church of England. When Bishop of New Zealand G. A. Selwyn visited England in 1854, Patteson offered himself for missionary work. He arrived in Auckland with Selwyn on July 5, 1855. Patteson had been recruited to assist in evangelizing the fragmented people of Melanesia by taking young Melanesian men to New Zealand for instruction in Christianity, then sending them home as teachers of the new religion to their own people. As Selwyn’s missionary chaplain he taught at the mission school in Auckland and made annual voyages to Melanesia, collecting and returning students. He was devoted to his pupils who found him warm and affectionate The creation of a missionary bishopric in Melanesia had been central to Selwyn’s strategy. With his practical experience and influential family connections, Patteson was the obvious choice for the post. On February 24, 1861, John Coleridge Patteson was consecrated Missionary Bishop for the western islands of the South Pacific Ocean. He was then free to pursue his own missionary goals. The central school became a permanent institution and the language of Mota in the Banks
Islands supplanted English as the principal medium of instruction. In 1867 Patteson moved the school from Auckland to Norfolk Island. Although a firmly orthodox High Churchman, Patteson’s views on the need to adapt Christianity to Melanesian culture were advanced for their time. He wanted to avoid making ‘English Christians of our converts.” A skilled linguist, he learned to speak more than twenty Melanesian languages and printed grammars in thirteen of them. His missionary philosophy greatly influenced the subsequent policies of the Melanesian mission. Totally absorbed in his work, Patteson never married, nor did he revisit England. On September 20, 1871, in a tragic event mourned by those who loved him, he and several of his companions were killed by inhabitants of the island of Nukapu in the Santa Cruz Group. Among Anglicans in Britain, Australia and New Zealand he was acclaimed a martyr, a missionary hero and a symbol of self-sacrifice. His estate of L13,000 was bequeathed to the Melanesian mission. The life of Bishop John Coleridge Patteson will be celebrated by St. Michael & All Angels on Tuesday, September 20, at the regular 7:30 A.M. Peace Mass. PANEL WILL DISCUSS PENDING UN RESOLUTION ON PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD A pending resolution on the question of Palestinian statehood to be submitted in late September before the General Assembly of the United Nations will be the topic of a panel discussion sponsored by the Bishop’s Commission on the Middle East on Sunday, August 21, 3 - 5 p.m. at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul, 840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles. Professor Brice Harris of Occidental College will chair the discussion and offer his thoughts on the roles and procedures of the General Assembly and the Security Council. Following this initial overview of process, other participants -Palestinian-American scholar Mahmood Ibrahim and Randy HeynLamb of All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena -- will discuss the pros and cons of the proposal statehood measure, and the complex issues involved.
"The intent of the BCME is to offer a reasoned discussion of all the issues so that we can be informed and reach our own informed conclusion on this highly charged and significant issue for peace in the Land of the Holy One," says James D. Prendergast, who is organizing the event. "Please plan on attending and being involved in the discussion." Brice Harris holds a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College, and a master's degree and doctorate from Harvard. He was was a professor at Occidental College from 1965 to 2005, specializing in Middle East history and international relations. He taught Model United Nations courses at Occidental College and Pasadena City College, has been involved in many U.N. conferences and programs. Mahmood Ibrahim was born a refugee in Ramallah-Palestine few months after the nakba of 1948, and grew up in the Jericho refugee camps and in the villages of Deir Dibwan and Beitunia, near Ramallah. He immigrated to the United States in 1966 and studied at City College of New York, where he received his B.A. in 1973. Later that year, he moved to Los Angeles where he studied Islamic and modern Middle Eastern History at UCLA. He received his master's degree in 1974 and a doctorate in 1981. Ibrahim has been a professor of history at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, since 1989. Formerly he was at Birzeit University in the West Bank where he also chaired the History Department during the first intifada. He is a recipient of grants and fellowships from Fulbright and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is the author of many articles and reviews on Islam and the history of the Middle East, and wrote Merchant Capital and Islam (on early Islamic history) and the co-wrote the Oral History of the Intifada. His current research is on popular culture in 14th century Damascus. Randy Heyn-Lamb is co-chair of the Middle East Ministry at All Saints Church, Pasadena, and a member of the Bishop’s Commission on the Middle East, the sponsor of the panel discussion. HeynLamb has traveled extensively to the Holy Land and "has a comprehensive understanding of the complex and contradictory issues involved," according to Prendergast.
[From Episcopal News, by EN staff Updated 8/17/11]
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UTO GRANTS ANNOUNCED
he United Thank Offering has announced a $50,000 partnership grant to the Church of St. Philip the Evangelist, Los Angeles, and the Canterbury Westwood Foundation serving UCLA for an outreach project benefitting both the community and college students, according to Lynn Headley, UTO coordinator for the Diocese of Los Angeles. “One component of the project provides a young adult coordinator to address growing issues of hunger among college students and in the parish community,” said the Rev’d Glenn Libby, chaplain at UCLA and USC and priest-in-charge at St. Philip’s, who will oversee the project. “A second aspect enhances the parish’s outreach capacity for offering community space, strengthening feeding programs, and developing local youth work, which involves college students as tutors and mentors.” Other UTO grants will benefit programs in the Diocese of Wiawso, Ghanato with which the Diocese of Los Angeles has informal ties, and the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East, with which it shares a formal companion relationship. UTO awarded 59 domestic and international grants in 2011, totaling $1,634,562.19. A $35,332 grant to the Wiawso diocese will be used to construct a building to provide a women's training/parenting skills program and a children’s day care center, “which are both badly needed in that diocese,” says Headley. The Jerusalem diocese has been granted $60,000 toward the purchase of an echocardiogram machine for the Anglican Diabetes Clinic at St. Andrew’s, Ramallah, Palestine. An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart, providing a picture that is more detailed than an x-ray image and involves no radiation exposure. Additional funds for the machine are being provided by the American Friends of the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem. United Thank Offering funds are collected through the blue mite boxes commonly used in Episcopal churches
and homes. Participating church members drop coins into the boxes to accompany prayers of gratitude for the blessings of their lives. “I encourage each parish to participate in this outward demonstration of personal thankfulness,” says Headley. “Join in this simple act of acknowledging our daily blessings and converting those into blessings for others in the Anglican Communion.” For more information about UTO, contact Headley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714.963.5932.
[From The Episcopal News]
Editor’s Note: St. Mike’s Junior Warden Lynn Headley and our Rector Peter Haynes visited St. Andrew’s Ramallah during the parish’s recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land to present a UTO tile in honor of the grant.
ONE OF GOD’S MIRACLES BLOSSOMS IN THE HOLY LAND
By Pat McCaughan t has taken about seven years for the dream of a school in the Galilean town of Shefa’amr to blossom into the recently dedicated Episcopal Cultural Center—but that’s just one part of “this wonderful story,” according to the Rev. Fuad Dagher, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Shefa’amr. For Dagher, the story is also about the wonders God accomplishes “when people of good will, no matter the distance and geographic place, stand together, side by side and hand in hand,” he said. “This is one of God’s wonders and miracles in our lives and we are blessed by what has been done,” he added. The center, dedicated June 11, is adjacent to the church and includes educational and meeting space, an art gallery and workshop space, and has become a unifying force for the entire community of Palestinian Arabs who are citizens of Israel, and are Christians, Muslims and Druze, Dagher said during a July 15 telephone interview from Ramallah, where he was helping to train diocesan youth as summer camp leaders. “This wonderful story goes back to a partnership relationship with the people in the Diocese of Los Angeles through Bishop Jon Bruno and Mary Bruno, Fr. Denis O’Pray when he was rector of the Church of Our Saviour in San Gabriel, and through Sue and Sandy Smock.
“With the help and support of your diocese, we managed to buy a piece of land starting a project for ministry and service to the whole community of Shefa’amr,” he said. It grew out of a 2004 Lenten program, “Journey to Jerusalem: Then & Now,” inspired by O’Pray, which led to a parishto-parish relationship between the San Gabriel and Shefa’amr congregations. Diocesan Bishop Jon Bruno got involved, which helped lead to a companion diocese relationship between the dioceses of Los Angeles and Jerusalem. And that led to a creative partnership between the dioceses and congregations. Over time, the partnership has prompted more than 500 Southland Episcopalians to make pilgrimages to the Holy Land, including some 80 clergy, according to Sandy Smock, a member of the Bishop’s Commission on the Middle East, in a July 15 telephone interview. “In 2004, during the time of our first pilgrimage visit, two sisters died who owned the property right next door to St. Paul’s,” wrote Sue and Sandy Smock, who were among 500 people attending the center dedication, in a letter to Our Saviour members. “After an extended period of prayer and thoughtful exploration, an agreement was reached to purchase this property in a threeway partnership between the Diocese of Jerusalem, the Diocese of Los Angeles and the Church of Our Saviour. The purpose of this was to enable St. Paul’s to grow and expand its much-needed service and leadership to the community,” wrote the Smocks. Bishop Jon Bruno, who attended the Shefa’amr dedication along with his spouse, Mary Bruno, credited Dagher with bringing the project to fruition. The Los Angeles diocese and Church of Our Saviour each contributed $70,000 toward the initial $150,000 land purchase, he said. But Dagher built “relationships between all the Christian faiths, the Muslims and the Druze” and raised $120,000 from the local community to renovate the property into “a magnificent cultural center that is beautiful,” Bruno said during an interview at his diocesan office. “Fuad heard God speak and has acted in such a valiant way to make abundance of life, not only for his Episcopal community but for the entire community. He’s become a hero to the people because he believes in them and believed in the power of God to transform the situation,” Bruno added. In recognition of his efforts and continued service to the Shefa’amr community, Bruno named Dagher an honorary Canon of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul on Aug.1. [The Episcopal News]
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Continued from page 1 We woke up the next morning on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Also known as Lake Tiberius, this fresh water lake is relatively small, yet it is hugely important to the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ. We began with a renewal of our Baptismal vows standing on the banks of the Jordan River. As kayakers put in just yards away, we sang and prayed in a moving ceremony similar to, but drier than, that performed by John the Baptist over two thousand years ago. Next, a silent walk down the stony path on the Mount of Beatitudes. Peter Haynes read the Sermon on the Mount from a cave there, while the pilgrims stood across the road a hundred feet away and —when there were no cars, scooters, buses, or helicopters—he was able to demonstrate how Jesus could have spoken to so many without the aid of a microphone. In nearby Capernaum we visited the place where the church remembers the Synagogue where Jesus taught. There we reenacted Jesus’ healing the man with the lame hand. We also learned to listen for nuance. When John Peterson said, “This is where the church remembers,” it meant it probably didn’t happen there. If he said “If not here very near here,” it probably happened right where we were standing. From Galilee we headed toward Nazareth, Christ’s childhood home. There we fellowshipped with fellow Christians at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, just steps from Mary’s Well. Then a visit to the Sisters of Nazareth whose guesthouse and convent is located over the ruins of “the just man,” believed by some to be very near where our Savior grew up. From Nazareth we journeyed to Jerusalem, this holy city that three religions regard as sacred. The city of peace to Hebrew speakers, it continues to be a place of terrible conflict and strong conviction. We stayed nine nights at St. George’s Guest House, part of the cathedral complex in East Jerusalem. In the course of our stay, we experienced the entire life and ministry of Christ. On a day trip to Bethlehem we were nearly alone as we visited the grotto where the church remembers Jesus’ birth. At the Church of the Holy Sepulcher we walked from Golgotha, touching the “rejected rock of Calvary” where He was crucified, passing the Crusader stone,
where pilgrims still pour anointing oils on their own death shrouds, to the Empty Tomb where the church remembers the actual resurrection. But it was in a small, dark chapel nearby, the chapel of Joseph of Arimathea, that it is more probable that Jesus was risen. And it was in that chapel that a group of us celebrated the 38th anniversary of Peter Haynes’ ordination. Trips to Bethlehem, Taybeh (a 100 percent Christian town with the Middle East’s only brewery), and Ramallah took us into the heart of the Palestinian Authority where we witnessed the walls that divide and scar this country. We also witnessed the power of the church in small Christian enclaves where the spirit continues to be strong. Father Nael Abu Rahmoun welcomed us to his church in Zababdeh, where we delivered children’s books to their new library, and called on the Penman clinic where the ministry aids the sick. Ever adventurous, we also visited the Dead Sea where a majority of us went for a float in its salty waters. In Jerusalem, we were invited to meet with the Rt. Rev’d Bishop Suheil Dawani, Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem. And we attended Sunday Services in Arabic and English. The congregation met at the Halleluiahs when we sang hymns in our respective languages The power of faith and Christ was felt by all on the walk down the Mount of Olives, to the Garden of Gethsemane. And deep emotion was felt by those who walked the Way of the Cross with John Peterson. Even on a hot July day with the jostling of modern life, the Via Delarosa still produces a profound spiritual awakening for pilgrims privileged to make the fourteen stations that start at the Church of the Flagellation and end at the Empty Tomb. As Christian pilgrims we had a unique perspective on this land. There is an ecumenical openness among Catholic and protestant pilgrims. As powerful as a trip to The Holy Land is, Christianity doesn’t rely on real estate. As John Peterson said in the Garden of Gethsemane, as Christians we can remember the resurrection in the clouds. And those follow us everywhere. “Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” Psalm 85:10 Editor’s note: The first of Frances Haynes’ two part photo essay covering the pilgrimage appears in this issue.
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY CALLS FOR ACTION, ADVOCACY FOR HORN OF AFRICA'S DROUGHT VICTIMS rchbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has called for Anglicans to donate to agencies attempting to help the victims of drought in the Horn of Africa, and to "call upon their own governments to respond to the U.N. appeals -- to respond immediately and generously." The United Nations says that an estimated 11.6 million people in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and Somalia are facing severe food shortages with rates of malnutrition and related deaths having reached alarming levels in many parts of the region. The drought is said to be the worst in 60 years. On July 21 the U.N. declared a state on famine in two areas of southern Somalia, the worst affected country, and asked for increased international aid. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that roughly $300 million is needed in the next two months to provide an adequate response to famine-affected areas. Williams' July 28 appeal lists faithbased aid agencies accepting donations, including Episcopal Relief & Development. The organization recently said that it will through its network of Anglican and Episcopal partners help to support the work of local organizations such as Ukamba Christian Community Services in Kenya. Food, including maize, beans and cooking oil, will be distributed to as many as 1,320 households in four areas over the next five months, Episcopal Relief & Development said. Orphans, widows and the elderly will receive priority during distribution. The program will also support community efforts to prepare the land for the next rainy season, with soil and water preservation measures such as terracing and sand dam construction.
[Episcopal News Service]
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SHARPS AND FLATS
n Sunday afternoon, September 11, a special event will be held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D. C. and Pennsylvania. I will lead an informal sing of the beloved Requiem of W. A. Mozart in our sanctuary. I have realized, after talking to a few people here in the parish, that there are probably a substantial number of people who don’t know what this involves! So I shall explain. In New York City (where I worked for eleven years before coming to California) there are several choral societies which host ‘Summersings.’ These are weekly gatherings of amateur singers and choral music afficionados who get together and sing through a masterwork of the choral repertoire during the summer months. Popular selections include the Requiems of Brahms, Fauré, and Duruflé; the Bach Magnificat, Mozart’s famous Vespers, etc. I was fortunate,
as an active conductor in NYC, to get invited to guest conduct for several of these events, and thus I became familiar with how they worked. Generally, the first half hour or so of the evening is spent quickly rehearsing potential trouble spots in the score. Now, the idea is not to get these spots perfect, but to polish the selected sections enough so that when the actual reading begins, these trouble spots don’t cause the reading to come to a complete halt! Since there are no other rehearsals except for the few minutes before the run-through, one can imagine that the performance is far from perfect. The idea is not that these readings are noteperfect performances (because they certainly aren’t!). Rather, the concept is that these events are vehicles for people to sing beloved works, especially people who – because of schedules, fear of auditions, etc. – would not otherwise have an outlet to sing the beloved masterworks of the choral canon. I was pondering doing something fairly simple to commemorate this important anniversary for our country, and as I thought through various possibilities, the idea emerged that this
sort of event might be just the way to do it. From the beginning I didn’t think a formal performance would fly, for several reasons (budgetary considerations, no time to prepare because our choir would have only just begun rehearsing, etc.). So I settled on doing an informal ‘sing.’ I know that September 11, 2011 will be meaningful for me, because I was living in Manhattan on that terrible day almost ten years ago, and knew several people directly affected by the tragedy. I hope that the parishioners at Saint Michael & All Angels might spread the word and invite people to come. I am also inviting singers from the various choral groups in Orange County, as well as singers in church choirs in the area. I should mention that while the evening is geared to amateur singers of all ability levels, people are most certainly welcome to come and just listen. I have learned since coming here that there is no real “Summersing’ sort of tradition in southern California, so it will be interesting to see how this event goes! Even if you are not able to come, keep those of us who will gather to sing Mozart’s sublime final creation in your thoughts and prayers.
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