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A Tale of Two Prayer Breakfasts

This morning, I attended an interfaith breakfast for the National Day of Prayer where Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti quoted the prophet Isaiah:

The Lord rises to argue his case;
he stands to judge the peoples.
The Lord enters into judgement
with the elders and princes of his people:
It is you who have devoured the vineyard;
the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
What do you mean by crushing my people,
by grinding the face of the poor? says the Lord God of hosts. (Isaiah 3:13-15)

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All Saints Church Applauds District Court Executive Order Stay

All Saints Church applauds the April 25 ruling by district court Judge William H. Orrick blocking implementation of the January executive order on immigration, which ordered the Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department to block cities who do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement from receiving federal funds.

“As Christians, we believe the Gospel is what Howard Thurman called ‘a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised among us,’” said the Reverend Mike Kinman, rector of All Saints Church.  “That is the heart of any movement of Sanctuary – provision of all that is necessary for equity and justice and protection from all that would wish to keep God’s children in chains.”

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Gnaw on This: The Second 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 Sunday with some notes and more “food for thought.”

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Gnaw on This: The First 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 Sunday with some notes and more “food for thought.”

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Interfaith Reflections with Mike Kinman

Sunday, March 12

The Interfaith Study Group invites you to join them as they welcome All Saints’ Rector Mike Kinman for an evening of reflection on his own interfaith experiences in the context of his world and times.

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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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Chapter Thirteen — Laugh at Yourself

“Laughter — humor — it’s not just a nice add-on, it is absolutely necessary for survival. That’s because our laughter reminds us that the heart of God is joy. That God’s dream for each and for all of us is joy.”

“Find Your Way Home: Words from the Street, Wisdom from the Heart” is the book our rector-elect Mike Kinman selected for us all to read for our “One Book, One Church” program this Fall. As we engage in that process together as a parish, Mike is offering a series of video blogs, reflecting chapter by chapter. Here’s Chapter Thirteen.

Chapter Twelve — Show Hospitality to All

“I had known that the church doors were open during the week, but it had somehow escaped me that the custom of All Saints was to keep these doors open seven days a week. I imagine you know that about All Saints Church, but I wonder, do you know how rare that is?”

“Find Your Way Home: Words from the Street, Wisdom from the Heart” is the book our rector-elect Mike Kinman selected for us all to read for our “One Book, One Church” program this Fall. As we engage in that process together as a parish, Mike is offering a series of video blogs, reflecting chapter by chapter. Here’s Chapter Twelve.

Chapter Eleven — Unite Your Sexuality and Spirituality

“Uniting our spirituality and our sexuality is an integral part of being the church, being the Body of Christ, with integrity.”

“Find Your Way Home: Words from the Street, Wisdom from the Heart” is the book our rector-elect Mike Kinman selected for us all to read for our “One Book, One Church” program this Fall. As we engage in that process together as a parish, Mike is offering a series of video blogs, reflecting chapter by chapter. Here’s Chapter Eleven.

Chapter Ten — Forgive and Feel Freedom

“The call to forgiveness has consistently been used as a hammer against black and brown people, against people living in poverty, against anyone who comes up on the short side of a power analysis of our society.”

“Find Your Way Home: Words from the Street, Wisdom from the Heart” is the book our rector-elect Mike Kinman selected for us all to read for our “One Book, One Church” program this Fall. As we engage in that process together as a parish, Mike is offering a series of video blogs, reflecting chapter by chapter. Here’s Chapter Ten.