Sermon

Nevertheless, God Persisted

Sermon preached on Sunday, July 16, 2017 by Charleen Crean — parish deacon at All Saints Church in Pasadena and Archdeacon for the Diocese of Los Angeles.

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“Until the Lion tells the story, the hunter will always be the hero.”

Sermon preached by All Saints Rector Mike Kinman on Sunday, July 2, 2017 — the Sunday closest to July 4th — where we traditionally use the lessons appointed for Independence Day and this Collect for the Nation: Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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Secure Yourself to Heaven

A Sermon for Trinity Sunday: We “acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and worship the Unity” by celebrating those who march today for love, justice, compassion and resistance.

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“Living the Mountaintop Experience”

Becca Stevens on Sunday, February 26, 2017:

“We learn that gratitude is a path up that mountain. That we find gratitude even for the brokenness. And that we find gratitude even for the storms we experience on the way.”

“How Do We Get to the Beatitudes World?”

Mike Kinman on Sunday, February 19, 2017:

“We must view one another as indispensable, for evil is eradicated when hearts are turned — and there is no future without forgiveness.”

“You Have Heard that Our Ancestors Were Told…”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, February 12, 2017:

“When we share comfort, healing, forgiveness, and acceptance with one another, we become one together, leaning and depending on one another. As community, we learn that we do not have to bear our burdens alone. We have each other.”

“You are salt. You are light. Jesus said so.”

Mike Kinman on Sunday, February 5, 2017:

What if we are salt and light not just for ourselves but for the world. For the whole world? What if the same salt that was Cesar and Dolores is in us? What if the same light that burned in Rosa and Martin burns in us? After all, Jesus says so. What if the world is waiting for us? What if it all depends on us?” 

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“God Always Shows Up”

Mike Kinman on Sunday, January 29, 2017:

“The good news is no matter how bad it gets we know that we have been there before — and that God always shows up.”

“The Call to Sacred Resistance”

Susan Russell on Sunday, January 22, 2017:

“As we hear again the familiar story of Jesus’ call to the first disciples we hear him calling us into the good trouble of sacred resistance.”

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