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Gnaw on This: Third Sunday of Easter

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena

The gospel isn’t meant to be gulped down on Sunday morning, but gnawed on through the week so it really becomes a part of us. You’ve got to work at it, like a dog with a good bone! Here’s the Gospel for this coming Sunday —the Third Sunday of Easter— reminding us of the need to walk together, and listen for the voice of Christ  Gnaw away!

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Featured Ministry: New Member Class

A Welcome Stop on My Journey of Faith
by Christine Hartman

My family and I started coming to All Saints in 2012 and we immediately fell in love with it. Fairly quickly, I became interested in signing up for the New Member class but the dates and times never really lined up for me. As I got more involved in All Saints, I realized that attending the class would be a helpful component of my journey. I wanted to know more about the Episcopal church in general and more about All Saints in particular. This seemed to be the way to do it.

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9th Annual Foster Care Project Art Show

Sunday, April 23

On Sunday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Sweetland Hall, enjoy and support the creative work of foster children and youth – paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculpture. All artwork is for sale and all proceeds go to the artists.

These works portray young artists’ perceptions of the world around them, “with liveliness, directness and intelligence,” according to show curator, Jay Belloli.

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Earth Day, April 23 (at All Saints)

All Saints will celebrate Earth Day on the lawn on Sunday, April 23.  This event has added importance this year because the Church and the Climate Change Task Force, through the passage of a vestry resolution, committed to efforts to go carbon-neutral, and to encourage and assist with the All Saints Community becoming carbon-neutral as well. The first step in that effort is nearly complete with the conversion of all Church lighting to efficient LEDs, partially using a Pasadena Water and Power rebate of close to $47,000.

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Gnaw On This: Second Sunday of Easter

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena

The gospel isn’t meant to be gulped down on Sunday morning, but gnawed on through the week so it really becomes a part of us. You’ve got to work at it, like a dog with a good bone! Here’s the Gospel for this coming Sunday —the Second Sunday of Easter— with some notes and more “food for thought” on the power of doubt as fuel for faith — and Jesus call for peace as a personal and communal call to action. Gnaw away!

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Fifty Days of Gratitude

When I was a day school chaplain we had an annual routine reminding each other and ourselves that [a] Lent has 40 days and [b] Easter has 50 days because [c] Chaplain Susan didn’t do forty days of Lent to do just ONE day of Easter!

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The mission of the Church is to go to hell.

On this “hinge day” in Holy Week — after Jesus is laid in the tomb on Good Friday and before the first fire of Easter is kindled for the Great Vigil — this teaching from Bishop Mary Glasspool offers a powerful reflection on what the “he descended into hell” part of the Creed has to say on this Holy Saturday about our mission as the Church the other 364 days of the year. Shared in gratitude and with her permission.

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Lenten Meditations: Holy Saturday

The first followers of Jesus were Jews—not only did they themselves identify as Jews, but they were largely recognized by most other Jewish sects as Jews. Of course, they had this peculiar belief in the bodily resurrection of their leader, Jesus, but even this wasn’t enough to kick them out of the Jewish community.

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Lenten Meditations: Good Friday

I once threw a house party on Good Friday. I’ll never forget the judgmental voice I heard as I left the Good Friday service at the church I grew up in. “A party on good Friday, oh myyyyy… bless your heart” she scolded in her southern drawl as I jumped on my pink bicycle riding home from church. I was 19 years old and had had an awful year.

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The Power of Touch: A Homily for Maundy Thursday

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena

“During supper Jesus… got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet.”

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Good Friday: Stations of the Cross

This year during Lent, the children in our Children’s Chapel during the 9:00, 11:15 & 1:00 services worked with All Saints staffers Kelly Phelan and Isaac Ruelas to create this set of Stations of the Cross. The stations — on canvas in permanent marker and watercolor — were displayed in the church during the Vigil from Maundy Thursday to Good Friday.

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