Thursday, September 8, 2011

All Saints Marks 10th Anniversary of 9/11

All Saints' Rector Ed Bacon returns this Sunday — a week earlier than usual — to preach at the services marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the day when we were suddenly catapulted into solidarity with countries around the globe who had been dealing with terrorist attacks for years. The Sunday services will offer an opportunity to remember those who lost their lives and their loved ones, as well as to recognize our part in the cycle of violence. The Rector will preach at 7:30, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. on “Twin Towers of Forgiveness: Ground Zero of Healing.” Abel Lopez will preach at the 1:00 p.m. Spanish language service.

For a reflective experience, we invite you to walk the Labyrinth which will be available in the Forum from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are no requirements or rules to be met--just open yourself to placing one foot in front of the other, knowing the Spirit's presence, and letting it touch your sorrows and release your joys.

An interfaith service for 9/11 will be held at St. John's Cathedral, 514 W Adams, L.A. at 2:00 p.m. It will be a meditative reflection and celebration of hope from diverse religious and spiritual traditions. Meet in All Saints' north parking lot at 12:30 p.m. if you would like to carpool or caravan.

Come back in the evening to be equipped for peacemaking at 7:00 p.m. “The Urgency of 9/11/11: Challenging U.S. War-making” features Grammy-award winning jazz musician Bill Cunliffe and his band, who will lead the singing of great songs of peace in the Church. A distinguished panel of interfaith leaders will address the realities of war and violence and explore how people of faith and conscience can move the culture toward justice, peace and reconciliation. Rabbis Leonard Beerman and Laura Geller, the Reverends Carissa Baldwin and Louis Chase will join Hussam Ayloush and Aziza Hasan in the discussion. The Rev. Dr. George Regas will moderate.

If you cannot be with us in person, please join us in spirit. All Saints is sustained by your generosity and your prayers.

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