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Gnaw On This: Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

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 After Pentecost — with food for thought on the liberation of choosing love over hate and on Jesus’ call to us to “dance anyway.” Gnaw away!

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“Until the Lion tells the story, the hunter will always be the hero.”

Sermon preached by All Saints Rector Mike Kinman on Sunday, July 2, 2017 — the Sunday closest to July 4th — where we traditionally use the lessons appointed for Independence Day and this Collect for the Nation: Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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Reflections on Sabbath

As we move further into summer, All Saints’ Rector Mike Kinman reflects on the biblical value of Sabbath: “To deny Sabbath, to profane the Sabbath is the deepest insult to God. It is taking God’s gift of liberation and throwing it back in her face.”

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Interim Choirmaster Announced

From Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena:

I am excited to announce that Jenny Wong will be joining the All Saints staff as our Interim Choirmaster. Jenny will be with us from August 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 while we engage in a thorough search for our permanent Director of Music and will conduct both Canterbury and Coventry choirs.

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Gnaw On This: Propers for Independence Day

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 Sunday we celebrate Independence Day — with food for thought on loving our enemies, praying for those who persecute us and becoming fully alive in God’s love  … Gnaw away!

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Gnaw on This: Third Sunday After Pentecost

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 3rd Sunday After Pentecost— with food for thought on fear, faith and the cost of discipleship … Gnaw away!

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Gnaw on This: Second Sunday After Pentecost

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 2nd Sunday After Pentecost— with food for thought on cultivating compassion, what it means to be “sent out” and finding the balance between serpents and doves … Gnaw away!

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Gnaw on This: Trinity Sunday

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 —Trinity Sunday — with food for thought on what it means to live a resurrection life aligned with a love that will never fade away. Gnaw away!

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Gnaw on This: The Feast of Pentecost

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 Feast of Pentecost— with food for thought on the empowering gift of the breath of the Holy Spirit in both our inward and outward journeys. Gnaw away!

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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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