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Thanksgiving Eve at All Saints Church

Wednesday, November 23

Prepare for your holiday weekend with family and friends with a centering Eucharist on Thanksgiving Eve beginning at 7:30 p.m. Susan Russell will offer the meditation. Members of Canterbury and Coventry Choirs offer music. Child care provided. All are welcome to attend this beautiful, reflective service.

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Jazz Vespers: Bennie Maupin

Sunday, November 20

A founding member of Herbie Hancock’s seminal band The Headhunters, as well as a performer and composer in Hancock’s influential Mwandishi band Bennie Maupin might be best known for his atmospheric bass clarinet work on numerous Miles Davis recordings.

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Chapter Two: Proclaim Original Grace

“Sin isn’t the original thing, grace is original. And nothing can wipe away original grace.”

“Find Your Way Home: Words from the Street, Wisdom from the Heart” is the book our rector-elect Mike Kinman selected for us all to read for our “One Book, One Church” program this Fall. As we engage in that process together as a parish, Mike is offering a series of video blogs, reflecting chapter by chapter. Here’s Chapter Two.

 

Introduction | Chapter One

“Like All Saints, this book is about coming together.”

“Find Your Way Home: Words from the Street, Wisdom from the Heart” is the book our rector-elect Mike Kinman selected for us all to read for our “One Book, One Church” program this Fall. As we engage in that process together as a parish, Mike is offering a series of video blogs, reflecting chapter by chapter. Here’s Chapter One.

 

Creation Spirituality

Matthew Fox with Ullrrich Javier Lemus in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, October 16, 2016:

“Now we’ve got Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, also Hinduism — and the Sufi tradition, too, has an analogous teaching of the sacredness of all beings… The Cosmic Christ is an Eco-Christ. To put it concretely, if we’re destroying the rainforests, we’re crucifying Christ all over again, because Christ is the rainforest. Just like it says in Matthew 25, you do it to the least, you do it to me.”

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Cast All Your Votes For Dancing

Our All Saints Jazz Vespers 2016/2017 launched on Sunday, October 16 with the amazing Dwight Trible in a powerful evening of music, meditation and prayer. The poem chosen for the evening was Hafiz’s “Cast All Your Votes For Dancing.” It offered a timely message in these last days of the election cycle — timely enough that we’re sharing it here — along with the meditation that followed (offered by Susan Russell.)

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The Feast of All Saints Day at All Saints Church

Sunday, November 6

At All Saints Church the Feast of All Saints Day is a Celebration of Life in the Presence of Death. It is the day the church celebrates in music and liturgy the truth that this community — what we call the communion of saints — is stronger even than death. It is the day we traditionally honor all who have died: the great martyrs of history who gave their lives to defend their faith in the risen Christ, as well as those we have personally known and loved; those we hold close to our hearts and minds and those who are victims of cruelty, war and violence. And this year it is the day we welcome Mike Kinman on his first Sunday as the 10th Rector of All Saints Church.

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The Church and the City: Seeds for a More Positive Future

 A series of stories about All Saints’ gifts to the city

When the Berlin Wall was brought down in 1989 and the threat of nuclear war and communism waned, George Regas, All Saints Rector during that time, addressed the congregation challenging us by saying “It is time now for All Saints to bring our energy and advocacy and organizing home! It is time for All Saints to give a gift, to contribute to this city of ours.”

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And the winner is …

Pasadena has named All Saints Church as “The Best Place of Worship” in the just released “Best of Pasadena 2016” issue of Pasadena Weekly.

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