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For Everything There Is A Season

from Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church

It is with a heavy and grateful heart that today I accepted the letter of resignation of All Saints Church Director of Music James Walker, effective the end of July, 2017. Heavy because for 34 years, James has been more than a music director but a spiritual and pastoral leader in this congregation, and his loss to us will be keenly felt. Grateful because, during his time here, James has shaped All Saints as a creative community and enriched the tapestry of our worship in countless ways, the benefits of which will be felt for generations to come.

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Winter New Member Classes Forming Now!

March 2 – April 6

Registration is open now for our Winter 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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“You Have Heard that Our Ancestors Were Told…”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, February 12, 2017:

“When we share comfort, healing, forgiveness, and acceptance with one another, we become one together, leaning and depending on one another. As community, we learn that we do not have to bear our burdens alone. We have each other.”

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Ash Wednesday

Lent looms. Ash Wednesday — the beginning of our annual forty day journey to Easter — falls on March 1st this year. And so it’s not too soon to mark your calendar and plan to be with us at All Saints Church for one of our four Ash Wednesday services.

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Celebrating “New Things”

I am about to do a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? (Isaiah 43:19)

These words came to the people of Israel as words of deliverance from exile … but the truth is, God is always about to do a new thing. And it’s never about just one person. It’s always about God’s dreams for all the people.

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February Contemplative Eucharist

Sunday, February 12

Join us on Sunday evening, February 12th beginning at 5:00 p.m. for a Contemplative Eucharist. The meditative rhythm of choral and instrumental music combined with the silence and the beauty of the church architecture offers space for both reflection and renewal.

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#WeWelcomeRefugees

by Susan Long

One year and 85 days ago, five of us headed to the Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport to pick up a Syrian refugee family All Saints agreed to welcome and bring them to a completely furnished apartment in America. Our eyes were full of joyful tears as we watched them walk up the platform to the welcome area at LAX.

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Standing for Justice Deep in the Heart of Texas

Every three years the Episcopal Church meets for its General Convention — a ten day gathering of legislation and liturgy bringing thousands of Episcopalians together from around the church. The next General Convention is schedule for July 2018 in Austin, Texas … but that could change. In response to a transgender discriminatory “bathroom bill” (Senate Bill 6) filed last month in the Texas Legislature, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings are kicking up some dust with their letter to the Speaker of the House … written January 30th and released today.

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“You are salt. You are light. Jesus said so.”

Mike Kinman on Sunday, February 5, 2017:

What if we are salt and light not just for ourselves but for the world. For the whole world? What if the same salt that was Cesar and Dolores is in us? What if the same light that burned in Rosa and Martin burns in us? After all, Jesus says so. What if the world is waiting for us? What if it all depends on us?” 

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Films, Festivals and the Oscars

Film critic Kenneth Turan in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, February 5, 2017:

“I hate to tar things with a broad brush but there really seems to be sexism in the movie business… Everyone has to keep pushing and saying this is wrong.”

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