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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Featured Ministry: Holy Rakers

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 Holy Rakers with this story from Kimberli Hudson.

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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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Love Unfolding: Spring Choir Concert

Sunday, June 4 at 5:00 p.m. in the Church

Canterbury & Coventry Choirs, directed by James Walker, will perform Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, with instrumental ensemble along with music of Gwyneth Walker, Shawn Kirchner, René Clausen, Beethoven and Brahms.

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A Prayer for Harvey Milk Day

Almighty God, who created us in your own image: Grant us grace to follow the example of our brother Harvey Milk, that we might fearlessly contend against evil and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may employ our freedom and our privilege in the maintenance of justice in our communities and among the nations. Ground us in your love and in your compassion to be agents of change and proclaimers of the hope that will never be silent. All this we ask in the name of the One who created us in love and called us to walk in love together. Amen.

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Featured Ministry: Foster Care Project

Foster dads Stuart Rosen and Scott Lardizabal will show that love really does define family when they tie the knot just before a judge declares the adoption of their son, “O”, final. “We feel it’s the perfect time to get married. On that day, we will truly become a family,” Stuart said.

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Celebrating James & Zelda

Mark your calendars now for two upcoming events celebrating the extraordinary work and witness of Zelda Kennedy and James Walker as they prepare to move on from All Saints into new chapters in their lives: Zelda into retirement and James as a freelance musician.

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Spring New Member Class Starts Sunday, May 21!

It is not too late to sign up for the ASC Spring New Member Class! Designed for folks from other faith traditions, from no faith tradition, and for lifelong Episcopalians, the All Saints New Member Class is a place to explore your journey of faith with presentations by All Saints staff members and reflections in small groups.

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Gnaw On This: The Sixth 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 this coming Sunday —the Sixth Sunday of Easter— with food for thought on what we can learn from Jesus, Toy Story and The Big Lebowski about abiding in love. Gnaw away!

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Featured Ministry: Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction has been part of the Christian tradition for centuries in which a trained spiritual guide can assist an individual in growing as a person and in relationship with God. It is the art of listening both to the person seeking spiritual direction and to God’s Spirit. Our active Spiritual Direction ministry has been an important part of the spiritual journeys of countless All Saints members. Here are a few of their stories:

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