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Ed Bacon: “To Give Up Is Human, to Persist Is Divine”


“Faith means we have given up the right to give up.”

Ed Bacon’s October 20, 2013 sermon challenges us to confront “the moral blindness, fed by the toxins of pernicious racism” that infects our cities, our nation and our world. “To give up is human; to persist is Divine — indeed, to persist is to let the power of God’s Holy Spirit flow through us to make a difference in the world.”

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LGBT Spirit Day

All Saints joined millions of Americans wearing purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying.

Learn more at Glaad.org.

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Awakening to a New Vision of Economic Justice

Sun. Oct. 27 & Mon. Oct. 28

Richard Parker, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Helene Slessarev-Jamir, Professor of Urban Studies, Ethics, Politics, and Society at the Claremont School of Theology

  • LEARN about the injustices in our economies
  • QUESTION the narratives we have been told that keep injustices in place
  • ENGAGE with the principles of non-violence
  • SHARE our own stories, worries, pains, and hopes
  • DISCERN our way to prayerful witness and action

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Call to Action: A Vigil for Justice, Dignity and Immigration Reform, Thurs. Oct. 17

Thursday, October 17, 2013
6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
PASADENA CITY HALL
East Steps, on Euclid Avenue side
Across from All Saints Church (132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101)

Faith leaders and over 30 religious and community organizations from the Greater Los Angeles Area will converge on Pasadena City Hall for a candlelight vigil and public prayer service to call for the passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform and an end to the federal government shutdown, which is preventing Congress from passing Comprehensive Immigration Reform. This call to action will also urge the Pasadena City Council to approve a pending resolution of support for immigration reform.

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“The Storm Is Passing Over”

Trust the ASC Trouveres youth choir to raise everyone’s spirits… this time, singing “The Storm Is Passing Over” on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, with Russell Ferrante on piano. (Written by Charles Albert Tindley, arranged by Barbara W. Baker)

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Nadia Bolz-Weber, bestselling author, at ASC on Oct. 29

Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7 PM

Nadia Bolz-Weber may be the world’s only 6-foot 1-inch tattooed female Lutheran pastor, former standup comic, and recovering alcoholic. Her New York Times bestselling memoir Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint reveals that she is also an honest, hilarious, and irreverent person of deep faith. Bolz-Weber has been attracting hundreds of people to her book tour events around the country, where that honesty, irreverence and hilarity take center stage. She will speak about Pastrix — and conduct a ham raffle for charity, just because she’s always wanted to raffle off a ham.

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Jazz Vespers: Bill Cunliffe’s Imaginacion

The All Saints Jazz Vespers series kicks off on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 5 PM in the Chancel with Bill Cunliffe and his Latin Band, Imaginacion.

Jazz pianist, our composer-in-residence and Grammy Award-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. He is joined by Kye Palmer, trumpet; Art Velasco, trombone; Brian Scanlon, sax; Jimmy Branly, drums and John Belzaguy, bass. Francisco Garcia offers a meditation.

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