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An Announcement About Announcements

from Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church

Our liturgy is a glorious dance, each step leading to the next. Because we are a church that embraces a multiplicity of cultures and races, it can be done as a salsa or a step-dance, krumping or a waltz. At our best, there is plenty of room for the Holy Spirit to move but there is also an intentionality, a swelling crescendo that leads to meeting at the Eucharistic table.

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Gnaw on This: Fifth 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 Third Sunday of Easter— reminding us of the need to walk together, and listen for the voice of Christ. Gnaw away!

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His Face

Those of us of a certain age, and younger folks with good comedic taste, will recall a running gag in the classic film, Airplane, when Lloyd Bridges’ character says “looks like I picked the wrong week to give up smoking … looks like I picked the wrong week to give up drinking … looks like I picked the wrong week to give up sniffing glue.”

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A Tale of Two Prayer Breakfasts

This morning, I attended an interfaith breakfast for the National Day of Prayer where Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti quoted the prophet Isaiah:

The Lord rises to argue his case;
he stands to judge the peoples.
The Lord enters into judgement
with the elders and princes of his people:
It is you who have devoured the vineyard;
the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
What do you mean by crushing my people,
by grinding the face of the poor? says the Lord God of hosts. (Isaiah 3:13-15)

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A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

A Conscientious Projector Presentation
May 11 | 7:00 p.m. | Armory Center for the Arts

It is commonly accepted in environmental activism circles that consumerism in America and other parts of the world has been a key driver of global climate change. This fascinating documentary from Happen Films offers an alternative vision focusing on the intentional community of Wurruk’an in Gippsland Australia, where a group of (mostly) millennials engaged in a challenging but enlightening year-long experiment in simple living, organic farming, energy descent and building tiny houses. Their devoted efforts emerge as meaningful personal choices for living in alignment with the natural world and for collectively taking corrective measures addressing modern day environmental, economic and social crises.

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Gnaw on This: Fourth 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 Fourth Sunday of Easter— with reflections on sheep and shepherds … and on both the cost and promise of discipleship. Gnaw away!

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Studio ASC: A New Podcast is Launched!

For years, All Saints has utilized video streaming technology to share church services, sermons and Rector’s Forums with the wide world — and made audio recordings of sermons available on iTunes. Now, we are kicking our media outreach up a notch with Studio ASC: a brand new podcast exploring the many faces of justice, compassion, activism and love in the world today.

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All Saints’ Children & Youth Choirs Spring Concert: Alway Something Sings

Sunday, May 21

Every single day, it seems as if there is something new to worry about; a new “How can this possibly be happening?” moment: in our families, our country, our environment, friendships, or life situations. Moments where everything seems wrong—as if the world is going to end and we’re not going to survive. Then, something happens—a moment when something sings.

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All Saints Church Applauds District Court Executive Order Stay

All Saints Church applauds the April 25 ruling by district court Judge William H. Orrick blocking implementation of the January executive order on immigration, which ordered the Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department to block cities who do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement from receiving federal funds.

“As Christians, we believe the Gospel is what Howard Thurman called ‘a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised among us,’” said the Reverend Mike Kinman, rector of All Saints Church.  “That is the heart of any movement of Sanctuary – provision of all that is necessary for equity and justice and protection from all that would wish to keep God’s children in chains.”

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