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Featured Ministry: Firearms, Suicide and the All Saints Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

A Personal Story
by Judith Carter

If not me, then who? If not now, then when? Those were the two questions on my mind on the February 2013 evening after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School when nearly one hundred gathered at All Saints to talk about what to do about the proliferation of gun violence in our country. Jack Scott moved us all when he spoke about the accidental shooting of his son. Others around the room shared a variety of experiences with gun violence. I raised my hand half hoping that time would run out before I was recognized.

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All Saints Church Officially Welcomes Rector #10

The Reverend Mike Kinman has been with us since November 1, 2016 when he arrived from St. Louis to begin his tenure as the 10th Rector of All Saints Church. And on Monday, February 27th we threw the liturgical party celebrating that new chapter in our history.

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Tonglen for Lent

March 11 & March 18

by Christina Honchell

The first time I heard the word “Tonglen” was in an Ed Bacon sermon, and when he described it, I almost fell out of my chair. My first thought was “he must have this wrong.” My second thought was, “oh goodness, I’ve been doing this wrong all my life.”

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Gnaw on This: The First Sunday in Lent

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 Sunday with some notes and more “food for thought.”

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Interfaith Reflections with Mike Kinman

Sunday, March 12

The Interfaith Study Group invites you to join them as they welcome All Saints’ Rector Mike Kinman for an evening of reflection on his own interfaith experiences in the context of his world and times.

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Contemplative Eucharist

Sunday, March 19

Join us on Sunday evening, March 19th beginning at 5:00 p.m. for a Contemplative Eucharist. The meditative rhythm of choral and instrumental music combined with the silence and the beauty of the church architecture offers space for both reflection and renewal.

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Featured Ministry: Sustainable World

by Mark Edwards

I was in a dry spell, feeling like I wasn’t contributing very much of myself beyond my regular business as a construction manager and architect. The issues of sustainability, a significant focus in our design and construction work, nagged at me to be more active beyond that work venue. Further than that, our business sent me to Nigeria several times where I observed some of the most dramatic examples of un-sustainable systems and living. This experience finally pushed me to find a place where I might begin to participate in a useful way.

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A Lenten Discipline of Sacred Resistance

A week from today is Ash Wednesday: the first day of the 40 day journey to Easter we call Lent. It has been our custom over the last few years to offer daily Lenten Meditations on this blog … written by staff members and reflecting on the Lenten themes of prayer, study, self-examination and repentance. This year, we will offer those reflections through the lens of a Lenten discipline of sacred resistance.

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Responding to Fear and the Crises of our Time

Saturday, April 1st

All Saints Church will be the venue for Responding to Fear and the Crises of our Time with the Spirituality of Francis of Assisi and Thomas Merton — a Lenten Retreat with Dan Horan. Over the last year we have witnessed an increase in racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and other forms of fear of the ‘other’ in our society. This day-long retreat/workshop seeks to draw on the rich spiritual traditions of Francis of Assisi and the late Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton to provide us with resources for both prayer and action.

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Screening of “Harvest of Empire”

Sunday, March 5

At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, this powerful documentary examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.

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Jazz Vespers: Bill Cunliffe’s Big Band BACHanalia

Sunday, March 12

We welcome back to Jazz Vespers our own Grammy Award-winning arranger and composer-in-residence Bill Cunliffe — widely known for his swinging and lyrical pianism and his creativity and invention as a composer and arranger of jazz. Bill will be joined by special guests Denise Donatelli and Dawn Bishop.

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