Sharing with permission this litany written by the Reverend Michael Hopkins — long-time friend of All Saints Church — that these words might give shape to our prayers that call us into action to end the scourge of gun violence and heal the disease of homophobia that infects our nation and our world.
Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, June 12, 2016:
“Faith calls us both to take action and to take risks as we step out in faith to be God’s presence in the world.”
Monday, June 13
Our hearts are breaking once again at tragic news of a mass shooting in our nation — this time targeting the LGBT community in Orlando, FL. Join us on Monday, June 13th at 12:10 p.m. in the chapel at All Saints Church for a Eucharist and Prayer Vigil to end the scourge of gun violence in our country and heal the disease of homophobia that infects our human family.
Susan Russell will preside. 12:10 p.m.
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Sunday, June 12
All Saints Church announced today that the Reverend Mike Kinman will be the Tenth Rector of the 133-year-old Pasadena congregation. The official announcement was made at a special Forum on Sunday, June 12, following a unanimous vote by the Vestry on Tuesday, June 7, to confirm Kinman’s nomination by the Rector Search Committee.
As we prepare with great joy to celebrate the announcement of the call of a new rector to All Saints Church today, our joy is tempered at the tragic news from Orlando. We pray for the victims, their families and for all victims of violence; for an end to the scourge of gun violence in our nation and for healing of the disease of homophobia that infects our nation and our world. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Breaking News from the Wardens!
We write with wonderful news: All Saints Church has a Rector-elect! After an 18-month national search process, the Rector Search Committee unanimously recommended a candidate to the Vestry two weeks ago — and at its meeting last night, the Vestry unanimously affirmed the committee’s selection.
Roland Christ on Youth Sunday, June 5, 2016:
“I think it is our responsibility, as Christians and members of the human family, not to look away from struggle, but to keep our eyes open, so that we can help those in turmoil.”
Luke Ready on Youth Sunday, June 5, 2016:
“I believe we have been called to show compassion and to fight injustice. And regardless of whether or not you believe in God, your acceptance of that call is what validates your identity as a Christian.”
Saturday, June 18
Thirty-one of our Trouveres will be attending the Pacific International Choral Festival (Picfest) in Eugene, Oregon June 21st – 27th — a festival featuring ten children’s and youth choirs from around the country. All Saints is honored to be the only church choir participating in this prestigious festival.
Wednesday, June 15
In 1973, a group of community volunteers — including All Saints staffer Alice Callaghan — opened Union Station as a simple hospitality center to serve poor and homeless men in downtown Pasadena. Since then it has grown into the premiere Pasadena agency helping men, women and children rebuild their lives, and working to end homelessness — led for the last 21 years by our great friend and colleague Rabbi Marv Gross.
Sophia Meyer-Yen on Youth Sunday, June 5, 2016:
“So few places are willing to stand up for the rights of all families — the values of All Saints have helped to guide me through adolescence, and helped to make me the independent person that I am today.”