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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty-Eight

Presence

Reflecting on today’s lessons, reminded me of the story of two horses, and of something a colleague once wrote. “From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop you will notice something quite amazing…. Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that it is blind. The owner chose not to have the blind horse put down, and made a good home for him. However, if you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. If one looks around for the source of the sound, one will see that it comes from a smaller horse in the field. Attached to that horse’s halter is a small bell, which lets the blind horse know where the smaller horse is – so the blind horse can follow.

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A Prayer from Cesar Chavez on Cesar Chavez Day

Today as we celebrate the work and witness of Cesar Chavez with a holiday observing his birthday here in the state of California, we offer this prayer of his … written for the farm workers’ in their struggle and deeply applicable to the work of sacred resistance.

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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty-Seven

I am awful at waiting. When I was 15 years old I discovered All Saints Pasadena. I discovered All Saints when reading about the 2009 General Convention — as most 15 year olds do. I remember running into my kitchen saying, “Mom! General Convention this summer is being held near Pasadena and that’s where All Saints is and I have to go!” Why did a 15 year old from Missouri want to go visit All Saints? I wanted to see people like me doing the type of work I wanted to be doing nearly a decade later.

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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty-Six

Nearly ten years have gone by since mother Teresa passed away. Today I want to share with you one of her beautiful writings. May your heart be filled knowing that our creator thirsts for you and loves you through and through. – Jim Loduha

I Thirst For You, by Mother Teresa

I know you through and through – I know everything about you. The very hairs of your head I have numbered. Nothing in your life in unimportant to me, I have followed you through the years, and I have always loved you – even in your wanderings.

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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty-Five

For many, Lent is an opportunity to fast, to completely stop or do less of that “thing” that we know it is hard for us to stay away from. In doing so, we do some kind of penance and aim to be more self-reflective about our behavior in the recent past (usually since the last season of Lent). 

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Featured Ministry: Accessibility Ministry

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 Accessibility Ministry, and a story of how it helped parishioner Cy Warren Estabrook:

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Free Legal Aid Clinic

Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. –12:00 p.m.

Need free legal help? Visit the Legal Aid Clinic sponsored by All Saints Church Pasadena and Public Counsel, on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. –12:00 p.m. at the Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena 91103.

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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty-Four

As we continue our forty day journey to Easter through the wilderness of this Lenten season, we bid your prayers for the Church in general and for our Diocese of Los Angeles in specific.

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Gnaw on This: The Fifth Sunday in Lent

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 Fifth Sunday in Lent — with some notes and more “food for thought” on love, loss and the gift of tears. Gnaw away!

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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty-Two

Today’s Lenten Meditation is the text of the homily offered at Lenten Evensong on Sunday, March 25 at All Saints Church. Coventry Choir offered Bach’s Cantata No. 106 and Susan Russell offered “Who Tells Your Story?”

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Holy Week and Easter Services

Holy Week and Easter Services 2017

Commit yourself to walk with Jesus this week. The services of Holy Week commemorate Jesus’ descent into death before the great miracle of Easter. The crowds’ cheers at Jesus’ triumphal parade into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday turn to jeers and the demand for his blood on Good Friday. If you allow yourself to descend to the depths of despair in what seem to be Jesus’ final hours, you will experience in new ways the incomparable power of the resurrection of Easter. Daily Eucharist traces the journey, building through Maundy Thursday and Good Friday to the triumph of Easter.

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