A Conversation with Norman Lear

Norman Lear on Sunday, December 11, 2016:

“You know how we thought of Edith (Bunker)? Whenever there was a problem, what would Christ do? That was Edith.”

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Russell Ferrante: Jazz Vespers

Sunday, January 15

All Saints parishioner, founding member of the YellowJackets, Russell Ferrante’s first exposure to music came from his church, where his father was the choir director as well as being a frequent vocal soloist and having a vocal gospel quartet. He began piano lessons at the age of nine with the expectation that one day he would be the church pianist … but his musical interests took him elsewhere.

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Advent Meditation: December 14

by Christina Honchell

I’m blue.

Melancholy blue. You Want it Darker blue. Born under a Bad Sign blue. Subterranean Homesick blue. What the hell just happened on November 8 blue. Advent Blue.

Also … azure skies blue. Pacific horizon blue. Midnight inky sky with twinkling stars blue. My husband’s eyes blue. Great Blue Heron blue. Guadalupe’s robes blue. Advent blue.

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Advent Meditation: December 13

Coaching From the Angels by James Walker, Director of Music

It seems as though everywhere you turn these days there is a promotion for a performance of Handel’s Messiah. Even at All Saints Church! 275 years since its premiere, so many of us are still deeply attracted to Messiah. Sometimes, with music that is so beautiful and so universally loved that it can be heard in shopping malls and elevators, we can miss a really important message. What are the great Hebrew prophets and Gospel writers saying? How can they speak to us today, through the now-comfortable familiarity of Handel?

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California: Fearless, United!

Sunday, December 18

All Saints Church is proud to be a co-sponsor of the December 18th California: Fearless, United Rally & March. Standing together as immigrant, environmental, faith, labor, LGBT, and women’s rights groups in the heart of Los Angeles — one of the most diverse cities in the world — we will put our faith into action as we continue in the work of turning the human race into the human family.

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Homeless Memorial Service at All Saints, Pasadena

Tuesday, December 13

Each year, thousands of homeless men and women die on the streets of our nation due to illness, exposure or violence, many from our very own community of Pasadena. These individuals die without the dignity and respect they deserve. Please join us as we honor and acknowledge their lives and membership in the human family at our annual Homeless Memorial Service.

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Advent Evening Service Meditation

Jeremy Langill on Sunday, December 11, 2016:

“Jesus was born into a deeply oppressed community. His birth, like all births, was messy and dirty. And according to the story, didn’t even occur in the relative warmth and safety of a home. The power of Jesus’ ministry, the prophetic voice he used to convict the powerful, and lift up all those who live in the margins, gains an entirely new understanding when I consider the emotionally deep, complex, and vulnerable nature of his beginning.”

“Accessing the Inexhaustible Power through Spiritual Poverty and Humility”

Antonio Gallardo on Guadalupe Sunday, December 11, 2016:

“What an appropriate time in the life of our country for Our Lady to come today and remind us that she’s not a mellow, mute virgin, but that she’s a warrior, who from the very beginning has challenged the establishment, the dark forces of the world.”

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A Sermon for Our Lady of Guadalupe

Antonio Gallardo on Sunday, December 11, 2016:

Today we are here celebrating our Lady of Guadalupe, who has also been proclaimed the patroness of the Americas, the Empress of Latin America, and the Protector of Unborn Children. And we are bringing our best to this celebration, great music including Mariachis, dancing, roses and candles, inspiring and moving readings; and the celebration does not end here, we will continue with a Convivio after the service with more music, and delicious food, including tamales, and community fellowship.

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Advent Meditation: December 11

by Mike Kinman

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

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“You Can’t Stop the Revolution”

Mike Kinman on Sunday, December 11, 2016:

“Mary was the Mother of the Revolution of Love and the Magnificat is her protest chant – a protest chant the church has spent 2000 years mansplaining in an effort to silence the radical power of her proclamation.”