Celebrating “New Things”

I am about to do a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? (Isaiah 43:19)

These words came to the people of Israel as words of deliverance from exile … but the truth is, God is always about to do a new thing. And it’s never about just one person. It’s always about God’s dreams for all the people.

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February Contemplative Eucharist

Sunday, February 12

Join us on Sunday evening, February 12th 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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by Susan Long

One year and 85 days ago, five of us headed to the Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport to pick up a Syrian refugee family All Saints agreed to welcome and bring them to a completely furnished apartment in America. Our eyes were full of joyful tears as we watched them walk up the platform to the welcome area at LAX.

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Standing for Justice Deep in the Heart of Texas

Every three years the Episcopal Church meets for its General Convention — a ten day gathering of legislation and liturgy bringing thousands of Episcopalians together from around the church. The next General Convention is schedule for July 2018 in Austin, Texas … but that could change. In response to a transgender discriminatory “bathroom bill” (Senate Bill 6) filed last month in the Texas Legislature, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings are kicking up some dust with their letter to the Speaker of the House … written January 30th and released today.

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“You are salt. You are light. Jesus said so.”

Mike Kinman on Sunday, February 5, 2017:

What if we are salt and light not just for ourselves but for the world. For the whole world? What if the same salt that was Cesar and Dolores is in us? What if the same light that burned in Rosa and Martin burns in us? After all, Jesus says so. What if the world is waiting for us? What if it all depends on us?” 

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Conscientious Projector: The Nuclear Requiem

February 9 | 7:00 p.m. | Armory Center for the Arts

When Donald Trump reportedly asked during the presidential campaign, “If we have them [nuclear weapons], why can’t we use them,” he evoked disbelief and alarm among political opponents, national security professionals, other nations and the public at large. Then later, when questioned about whether his intention to expand America’s nuclear program would generate a new arms race with Russia, he replied, “Let it be an arms race,” prompting another wave of concern.

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Of Gifts & Givers: Mike Kinman Reflects on the Johnson Amendment

The Reverend Starsky Wilson reminded me once that institutions will give you gifts and awards when they want you to sit down and shut up. The hope is we will care more about the adulation and respect than about preaching the subversive, revolutionary Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The point is not to refuse the gift, but to not grant it power over you. The point is to know which God you worship. Whose God you serve.

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Reza Aslan & Jessica Jackley

Sunday, March 12

Long time friend Reza Aslan will be our preacher at the 9:00 & 11:15 am services and at 10:15 am our Rector’s Forum speaker will be Jessica Jackley — entrepreneur and co-founder of Kiva and Profounder: organizations promoting economic development through microloans.

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Featured Ministry: 20’s/30’s

When I moved to Pasadena in 2013 for school, I knew I wanted to get involved in a church that had a heart for people and a passion for justice, as well as a strong sense of community. It wasn’t long before I found All Saints and started getting involved, even though I didn’t know anyone there. Although I loved the services and focus on justice, to be honest for the first few months I attended All Saints I still felt isolated—lost in a sea of churchgoers. I would awkwardly hang out on the front lawn in front of the church after services and hope to meet people, but it took time and I wasn’t sure how to connect.

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Daily Ritual for #SacredResistance

Turning marches into movements requires commitment, organization, resilience … and a plan. Here is the plan for a daily ritual for sacred resistance developed by the All Saints Church Peace & Justice team.

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