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A Trinity of Fabulosity

At the end of June we bid farewell to three extraordinary members of the All Saints staff: Zelda Kennedy [Senior Associate for Pastoral Care], Cathy Maginn [Comptroller] and James Walker [Director of Music.] Between them they have served All Saints Church for a total of sixty-nine years and in many ways we cannot imagine the story of All Saints Church without them. As part of our celebration of their work and witness among us, we asked them to tell us their stories — the stories of what brought them to All Saints and what kept them here — and featured them in the June issue of Saints Alive. Here are those stories:

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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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John Taylor [photo credit: Chris Tumilty

Meet John Taylor: Our Bishop-coadjutor Elect

On Saturday, July 8, the Reverend John Taylor will be ordained as the Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Los Angeles … meaning he will succeed our Diocesan Bishop Jon Bruno when he retires in December. We are delighted that one of his last stops before he begins his ministry as a bishop will be here at All Saints Church on Sunday, June 18th, when he will be both in the pulpit (at 9:00 & 11:15 a.m.* and at 1:00 p.m.) and in the Rector’s Forum (10:15 a.m.*) *join us via live-streaming

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#ResistMarch L.A. | June 11th

On Sunday, June 11th, marchers will take to the streets around the nation for demonstrations in support of LGBTQ Equality. Here in Los Angeles our annual Pride Parade is being replaced by #Resist March – described by organizers as “a peaceful declaration of resistance against the gathering forces in government that intend to take away our hard-won basic human rights. We resist forces that would divide us. We resist those who would take our liberty. We resist homophobia, xenophobia, sexism and racism.”

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Vestry Notes: May 30, 2017

The Vestry of All Saints Church met on Tuesday, May 30th for its regular monthly meeting. The meeting began with a reflection led by rector Mike Kinman which included a reading of the Pentecost story from the Book of Acts … and a focusing exercise on “Pentecost Jesus” with examples of seeing Jesus from many cultures as another way we proclaim the Good News in many “languages” so all can hear, understand and follow.

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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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June Preachers @ASCpas

June is a full, rich month of celebration and inspiration at All Saints Church — with a diverse line up of preachers in the ASC pulpit. Youth Sunday, Pride Sunday, a visit from our Bishop Coadjutor-elect and a historic “joint sermon” by two beloved staff members … you’re not going to want to miss a thing!

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Memorial Day

A Memorial Day of Sacred Resistance

A reflection on Memorial Day as a Day of Sacred Resistance from Susan Russell, our Senior Associate for Communication. “Resistance is the most tangible way we honor the sacrifice of those who have fallen defending the noble-if-still-aspirational ideal of liberty and justice for all.”

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Putting Faith into Action at the White House

Meet Christine Hartman. Christine describes herself as “a United States citizen, a taxpayer, a parent, a woman, a Christian, a health care consumer, and a small business owner.” She is also a member of the Vestry of All Saints Church. She writes “After the presidential election, I was exhausted from waking up in the middle of night worrying about what was going on in our country. I needed to do something. So I decided to make a trip to The White House once a month to make my voice heard. Not only did I want to feel better about what I was doing, I figured it would be a great opportunity for others to make their voices heard as well.”

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