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Gnaw on This: The Seventh 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 the Seventh Sunday of Easter… with some notes on unity vs. uniformity and wisdom from Jesus, the Book of Common Prayer and U2. Gnaw away!

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Love Unfolding: Spring Choir Concert

Sunday, June 4 at 5:00 p.m. in the Church

Canterbury & Coventry Choirs, directed by James Walker, will perform Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, with instrumental ensemble along with music of Gwyneth Walker, Shawn Kirchner, René Clausen, Beethoven and Brahms.

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A Prayer for Harvey Milk Day

Almighty God, who created us in your own image: Grant us grace to follow the example of our brother Harvey Milk, that we might fearlessly contend against evil and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may employ our freedom and our privilege in the maintenance of justice in our communities and among the nations. Ground us in your love and in your compassion to be agents of change and proclaimers of the hope that will never be silent. All this we ask in the name of the One who created us in love and called us to walk in love together. Amen.

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Featured Ministry: Foster Care Project

Foster dads Stuart Rosen and Scott Lardizabal will show that love really does define family when they tie the knot just before a judge declares the adoption of their son, “O”, final. “We feel it’s the perfect time to get married. On that day, we will truly become a family,” Stuart said.

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Celebrating James & Zelda

Mark your calendars now for two upcoming events celebrating the extraordinary work and witness of Zelda Kennedy and James Walker as they prepare to move on from All Saints into new chapters in their lives: Zelda into retirement and James as a freelance musician.

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Spring New Member Class Starts Sunday, May 21!

It is not too late to sign up for the ASC Spring New Member Class! Designed for folks from other faith traditions, from no faith tradition, and for lifelong Episcopalians, the All Saints New Member Class is a place to explore your journey of faith with presentations by All Saints staff members and reflections in small groups.

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Gnaw On This: The Sixth 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 Sixth Sunday of Easter— with food for thought on what we can learn from Jesus, Toy Story and The Big Lebowski about abiding in love. Gnaw away!

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Featured Ministry: Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction has been part of the Christian tradition for centuries in which a trained spiritual guide can assist an individual in growing as a person and in relationship with God. It is the art of listening both to the person seeking spiritual direction and to God’s Spirit. Our active Spiritual Direction ministry has been an important part of the spiritual journeys of countless All Saints members. Here are a few of their stories:

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“The Transformative Power of Music”

Voices from the Heart Brunch 2017 | June 11

Voices from the Heart — the annual brunch sponsored by the ASC Women’s Community — is always a stellar event … and never more so than this year as the community honors the inimitable Alma Stokes.  Alma will share not only the story of her faith journey but invite us into experiencing the music that inspires it. Soloist Elizabeth Tatum and pianist Pat Kelly will accompany her journey with spirituals and meaningful songs in Alma’s life.

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Conspire 3.0: Everything Belongs

The greatest dis-ease facing humanity is our profound and painful disconnection–and division? sometimes from God and ourselves, and from each other and our earth. How do we heal?  How do we face injustice and evil? In this latest Conspire event,  Richard Rohr offers us the opportunity to begin with a  foundational “yes” to who we are and what is.

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