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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty-Six

Nearly ten years have gone by since mother Teresa passed away. Today I want to share with you one of her beautiful writings. May your heart be filled knowing that our creator thirsts for you and loves you through and through. – Jim Loduha

I Thirst For You, by Mother Teresa

I know you through and through – I know everything about you. The very hairs of your head I have numbered. Nothing in your life in unimportant to me, I have followed you through the years, and I have always loved you – even in your wanderings.

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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty-Five

For many, Lent is an opportunity to fast, to completely stop or do less of that “thing” that we know it is hard for us to stay away from. In doing so, we do some kind of penance and aim to be more self-reflective about our behavior in the recent past (usually since the last season of Lent). 

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Featured Ministry: Accessibility Ministry

Each week we feature one ministry from the many that make up the work and witness of All Saints Church … and this week we feature the Accessibility Ministry, and a story of how it helped parishioner Cy Warren Estabrook:

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Free Legal Aid Clinic

Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. –12:00 p.m.

Need free legal help? Visit the Legal Aid Clinic sponsored by All Saints Church Pasadena and Public Counsel, on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. –12:00 p.m. at the Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena 91103.

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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty-Four

As we continue our forty day journey to Easter through the wilderness of this Lenten season, we bid your prayers for the Church in general and for our Diocese of Los Angeles in specific.

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Gnaw on This: The Fifth 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 coming Sunday — the Fifth Sunday in Lent — with some notes and more “food for thought” on love, loss and the gift of tears. Gnaw away!

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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty-Two

Today’s Lenten Meditation is the text of the homily offered at Lenten Evensong on Sunday, March 25 at All Saints Church. Coventry Choir offered Bach’s Cantata No. 106 and Susan Russell offered “Who Tells Your Story?”

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Holy Week and Easter Services

Holy Week and Easter Services

Commit yourself to walk with Jesus this week. The services of Holy Week commemorate Jesus’ descent into death before the great miracle of Easter. The crowds’ cheers at Jesus’ triumphal parade into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday turn to jeers and the demand for his blood on Good Friday. If you allow yourself to descend to the depths of despair in what seem to be Jesus’ final hours, you will experience in new ways the incomparable power of the resurrection of Easter. Daily Eucharist traces the journey, building through Maundy Thursday and Good Friday to the triumph of Easter.

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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty-One

On Being Kneaded and Becoming Needed

It’s interesting how Lent can trigger past memories long forgotten. Of course, the triggering could be attributed to several things. For me, it could be that I recently spent time with my sister’s family and other relatives in Florida, where I grew up. As a child, one of my fondest memories was awakening to the smell of freshly baked bread.

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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty

Lent a Great Time for: Confession?

This past week I was able to talk about confession in Children’s Chapel as well as the service I’m a part of at the Pasadena Police Station memorializing the life of a young black father who was murdered by the Pasadena Police Department.

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Lenten Meditation: Day Nineteen

In February I had the opportunity to visit the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC. One of the major exhibitions was called “Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World.” It focused on several indigenous philosophies about the creation and order of the universe, and the spiritual relationship people share with the natural world.

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