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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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Lenten Meditation: Day Eleven

Sometimes in my life, a phrase or image or prayer is echoed around me in unexpected ways. And sometimes, like in this prayer of St. Teresa, it is like manna for the journey. I was first introduced to this prayer through the beautiful Taize service held each month in our community.

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Pasadena Community Posada

December 22

Traditionally “La Posada” commemorates the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem and their search for shelter in preparation for Jesus’ birth. This year, on Thursday December 22 — in the shadow of looming public policy decisions by the incoming presidential administration — the Pasadena Community “La Posada” becomes a symbolic representation of the search for protection for immigrants and refugees targeted for oppression and marginalization.

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Advent Meditation: December 4

by Jenny Tisi

During the summer, I get to do my second most favorite part of my job: I get to sit for hours and choose music for the next choir season. One of the anthems that I  picked for January is called “Angels Unaware.” Although the title has its roots in my most favorite Bible verse, Hebrews 13:2, “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares,” the words to the song clearly state who these strangers are. The strangers are identified as our homeless brothers and sisters.

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To Stand or to Kneel? That is the Question!

Q. Sometimes during the service the priest says “Please stand if you are able” or “Please be seated.” But there are also times – like during the Eucharistic Prayer before Communion – when the bulletin says “Kneel or Stand.” How do we decide which to do? And why do some folks choose one over the other?

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Citizens vote on Election Day at Fire Station #71 in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California, as Americans flock to the polls nationwide to decide between President Barack Obama, his Rebuplican challenger Mitt Romney, and a wide range of other issues. Alhambra is one of 6 cities in California's 49th Assembly District, the state's first legislative district where Asian-Americans make up the majority of the population. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Prayers During This Time of Election

As we near the end of this long, challenging election cycle let us commit to both cast our votes and to raise our prayers for hope and healing in our nation. Join us in the chapel on Tuesday, November 8th at 12:10 p.m. for a Eucharist with special intentions for our nation on Election Day. And reflect on these words from our Presiding Bishop — and these prayers written by our former All Saints colleague Shannon Kelly.

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Celebration of Ministries Sunday

September 25.

Looking to make a difference…to meet new people…to deepen your faith journey…to discuss a great book…to have a good time…to serve others?

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Flexible Space

In case you missed the memo, the announcement or the note in Saints Alive, we are sad to announce that after thirty five years of faithful service our elevator is no longer functional. Plans are underway to install a replacement so please stay tuned for updates on that timeline — and be prepared for some event and program venue changes as we work together to ensure accessibility for all our parish and community members.

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Blessing of the Animals: October 2nd

“Whoever you are and wherever you are in your journey there is a place for you here” includes pets of all descriptions at our annual St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals service on the lawn at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 2nd.

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Save the Dates!

From Labor Day Weekend to All Saints Sunday it is going to be an Awesome Autumn at All Saints Church.

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Faith in Action: Celebrating Speaking Out to End Gun Violence

On Wednesday, June 29th All Saints was honored to serve as the venue for Congresswoman Judy Chu’s National Day of Action on Gun Violence Event. It was an evening of both education and inspiration with presentations from community and faith leaders — including All Saintsers Jack Scott, Julianne Hines, Sandy Padgett and Susan Russell.

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