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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty-One

On Being Kneaded and Becoming Needed

It’s interesting how Lent can trigger past memories long forgotten. Of course, the triggering could be attributed to several things. For me, it could be that I recently spent time with my sister’s family and other relatives in Florida, where I grew up. As a child, one of my fondest memories was awakening to the smell of freshly baked bread.

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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty

Lent a Great Time for: Confession?

This past week I was able to talk about confession in Children’s Chapel as well as the service I’m a part of at the Pasadena Police Station memorializing the life of a young black father who was murdered by the Pasadena Police Department.

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Lenten Meditation: Day Nineteen

In February I had the opportunity to visit the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC. One of the major exhibitions was called “Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World.” It focused on several indigenous philosophies about the creation and order of the universe, and the spiritual relationship people share with the natural world.

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Faith in Action: The Foster Care Project

On March 16th friends, supporters and community leaders gathered for the Family Connect Grand Opening Celebration at the Barrio Action Visitation Room in El Sereno … a cheery in a safe space designed specifically to help separated families reconnect and heal. All Saints Church Foster Care Project made this possible through a partnership with LA County DCFS. 

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Lenten Meditation: Day Eighteen

Reading Greek mythology was my favorite as a pre-teen. There was Artemis, the virgin goddess of the hunt. The patron goddess of Athens and the Greek goddess of wisdom, was Athena. She was an active participant in the Trojan War, where one of my heroes, Achilles died. I was fascinated by the labors of Heracles. While I didn’t initially grasp the story of Icarus, who flew too close to the sun, I somehow discerned that his story was far more than entertainment.

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Pasadena Welcomes Immigrants: Concert & City Council Hearing

Monday, March 27

Last month we marched and demanded Pasadena become a Sanctuary City for all immigrants! The City Council heard our request loud and clear and they are set to take up the issue on Monday, March 27th. We need your support to make sure the City Council adopts a strong policy that protects all immigrants: a policy that makes sure that the Pasadena City Police will not carry out Trump’s mass deportation plans by collaborating with ICE.

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Featured Ministry: Labyrinth 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 Labyrinth Ministry. An ancient spiritual tool — one found in almost all religious traditions in various forms around the world — our labyrinth is a replica of the Chartres labyrinth, laid in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France around 1220. To walk the labyrinth is to follow a tradition steeped in spiritual mystery practiced all over the world. Here are some reflections from members of our Labyrinth Ministry:

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Lenten Meditation: Day Seventeen

Flowers are often gifted as an expression of love and friendship, gratitude or celebration. Just think about the last time someone gave you flowers. Wasn’t it fun, surprising and exhilarating? It is amazing how the simple gesture of being given flowers can make us feel so much and how we can look at the them resting in their vase in our home or office – and feel … so blessed. Why do we all too often, wait, to be gifted flowers?

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Positive Futures: Lorna Miller

Sunday, March 26 | 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Don’t miss the chance to learn from and be inspired by the amazing Lorna Miller. Lorna joins us for our adult education hour on Sunday, March 26th to share her family’s experience of fleeing from the Armenian genocide, making a home in Lebanon and ultimately immigrating to Pasadena.

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Gnaw On This: The Fourth 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 Fourth Sunday in Lent — with some notes and more “food for thought” on miracles, revelation and the immutable law of love. Gnaw away!

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Lenten Meditation: Day Fifteen

Lessons from Joseph

The Old Testament lesson for this Friday in the second week of Lent is found in the book of Genesis and may be very familiar to many of you. It’s the beginning of the story of Joseph, his father and his brothers and tells how Joseph ends up in a pit because of jealousy, insecurity and hatred.

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