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We Pray For Our Leaders

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church

As Episcopalians, we pray for our leaders. It’s one of those things we do.

We pray for our leaders because they are human beings, made in God’s image, and beloved by God. We pray for our leaders because leadership is important – because it is a sacred trust, power to be exercised for the common good despite all temptation to the otherwise.We pray for our leaders regardless of whether or not we like or agree with them. Our prayers are neither endorsement nor censure. Our prayers ask God to guard and guide, to bring out in our leaders what we hope God brings out in us all – the image of God that dwells in each one of us.

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Stories from the Undocumented in Our Community

Sunday, January 8 | 10:15 a.m.

“You are my Own, chosen and marked by my love, delight of my life.” Words that sweep us off our feet. Words our hearts long to hear. Words of adoration and joy. This Sunday, we hear God saying these words to Jesus in his baptism and we realize these words from God are for us, too. Each of us. All of us. The voice of God’s Spirit reminds us that no matter how unworthy we might consider ourselves, God delights in us. The voice of God’s Spirit reminds us that no matter how rejected or persecuted a person is, God delights in them.

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Revisiting Manzanar

Sunday, January 8 | 5-7:30 p.m.

Please join the Interfaith Study Group for a very special evening with guest speakers Shizuko Akasaki and Bill Shishima who will share their family’s stories of sudden removal from business and homes to detention camps 75 years ago at the beginning of World War II. Come learn from their history as we prepare to enter an uncertain future for our neighbors who are immigrants in this nation.

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Celebrating This New Chapter @ASCpas

Monday, February 27

On Monday, February 27 we will mark the beginning of this new chapter in the life of All Saints Church with a liturgical celebration of ministry welcoming Mike Kinman as our 10th Rector. We are honored that the Reverend Becca Stevens — recent CNN Heroes inductee and author of “Find Your Way Home” (our 2016 “One Church, One Book) — will be our preacher. And we are delighted to welcome back our Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce as celebrant for the festival bilingual service, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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MLK, Jr.: Beyond the Sound Bites

Monday, January 16 | 9am-5pm

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church

Like most Americans, I grew up knowing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King by the sound bites.

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“Where the Motherhood of Grace Begins”

Sally Howard on New Years’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2017:

“When we see others and ourselves as God sees us, we can see the secret beauty and depth of our hearts, the core of our reality, that no trauma or sin can touch.”

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A Sermon for New Year’s Eve

“It is New Year’s Eve, and this is our Watch Night. This is truly Freedom’s Eve. Except instead of remembering and praising God for the freedoms won in the past, we are looking forward to and praising God for the freedoms that will be won in the year and years to come.” — Mike Kinman, New Year’s Eve 2016

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“The Jesus Movement”

Zelda Kennedy on Christmas, Sunday, December 25, 2016:

“My friends, I pray this day that the holy, living and compassionate God calls us to bring our creative and redeeming love into this world, so that we believe that we can make a difference and do what others claim cannot be done.”

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“The Tyrant Fears The Poet”

Mike Kinman on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016:

“God’s greatest gift to us — the gift that came wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger — is the poet’s gift of wonder and hope.”

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“Be What You See. Receive Who You Are.”

Susan Russell on Christmas Eve,  Saturday, December 24, 2016:

“Be what you see. Here. Now. And then remember what you’re called to be in the days, weeks and months ahead: Be the Hope that rebellions are built on.”

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