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Lenten Meditation: March 3

by Isaac Ruelas

There is a quote hanging in the Senior High Room,“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” This saying has attached itself to my consciousness this season of Lent, and is the challenge I am taking on.

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Lenten Meditation: March 2

by Anne Peterson

On a personal retreat at the Center for Spiritual Renewal in Montecito the first weekend in Lent I sat in the garden at a table …

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Before I Go: These Next Sixty Days

from Ed Bacon

Greatness visited us at All Saints last Sunday. Bryan Stevenson has been called by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, “America’s Mandela.” Bryan in his sermon and his Rector’s Forum presentation not only inspired us but also equipped us to be instruments of justice to the degree to which we live in proximity to those who are oppressed, develop a new narrative about those who are incarcerated, work perseveringly with hope, and are willing to be uncomfortable.

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Sunday May 1st: Ed Bacon’s Last Sunday at All Saints Church

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After 21 years of work and witness as the Rector of All Saints Church, Ed Bacon is retiring — and we are celebrating! Not because he’s leaving All Saints Church and Pasadena … but because he is leaving behind a legacy of embodiment of the Good News of God’s inclusive love for absolutely everybody.

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Grits & Grace — Roasted!

April 22

After twenty-one years as Rector of All Saints Church, Ed Bacon is retiring. To mark that momentous occasion, you are cordially invited to bid farewell to Ed and Hope at “Grits & Grace: Roasted!” — an evening of playfulness and laughter on Friday, April 22 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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Lenten Meditation: February 29

by Bob Hunter

Today is Leap Day. It happens once every four years (unless it is a centennial year divisible by 400) because our calendar year is approximately 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds longer than 365 days. So once every four years in our annual calendar we add an extra day at the end of February which we call “leap day”. Since “we” do this to “our” calendar it makes leap day (leap year) a human invention.

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Lenten Meditation: February 27

by Susan Russell

Last week in his sermon “Staying on Message” when Ed Bacon cited this frequently quoted quote “Hurt people hurt people” I watched as literally dozens of people reached for pens to write it down on their liturgy bulletins.

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“Staying on Message About Healing”

Ed Bacon on Sunday, February 21, 2016:

“Staying on Jesus’ message of healing and wholeness calls us to build bridges, not walls.”

Annual Parish Meeting, Part 1

The annual parish meeting of All Saints Church, Pasadena, on Sunday, February 21, 2016.

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Lenten Meditation: February 26

by Juliana Serrano

In 2001 while I was as a student at Loyola Marymount University, I had the pleasure of meeting a Buddhist monk that was visiting from Tibet. He and I spoke for over two hours one afternoon as other monks were creating a sand Mandala in the atrium of one of the buildings. We talked about faith and religion – our similarities and our differences. And at the end of our conversation he asked me “do you meditate?”

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Lenten Meditation: February 25

by Susan Russell

I loved Madeline L’Engle. Her Wrinkle in Time is on my list of all time favorite books — and one of the greatest treats of my life to get to attend one her writer’s workshops at Mount Calvary in Santa Barbara. These words of hers seem to me to have a particular relevance mid-way through Lent.

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