Sunday, April 29, 2012


It's time for Episcopal Night at Dodger Stadium again, set this year for Friday, June 15, with the Dodgers playing the Chicago White Sox!

IF enough tickets are sold, our own Bishop Mary Glasspool will be on the mound for the first pitch: so we want to do our All Saints Church part to make that happen!

The game starts at 7:10 -- (plan to arrive before 6:30 p.m. to see the bishop introduced) -- tickets are just $15 each (discounted from $22), and must be purchased by May 18.

Purchase your tickets: Online on the All Saints website
Or at the table-on-the-lawn on Sundays May 6 or May 13!

And then let’s go root, root, root for the home team!!

Questions? Call (626-583-2744) or email Linn Vaughan

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards in the ASC Rector's Forum | Sunday, April 29

As the "war on women" continues to be headline news, women’s health care has the best of all possible advocates in Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards -- and we are SUPER delighted to welcome her to the Rector's Forum as our "skyped in" speaker this Sunday, April 29. Don't miss it!

If you can't make it to the Rector's Forum here in Pasadena at 10:15 on Sunday, then tune in via the live stream on our website. (Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on Sunday morning, there's a place for you here!)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

All Saints Rector Ed Bacon named this year's 'Thorny Rose' recipient

All in good fun ... All Saints' Rector Ed Bacon (pictured below in front of the Maryland Hotel Wall) to be "honored" at this year's Doo Dah Parade!

All Saints Rector Ed Bacon named this year's 'Thorny Rose' recipient
By Janette Williams, SGVN
Posted: 04/18/2012 03:22:03 PM PDT

PASADENA - For standing his Civic Center ground over a controversial church expansion, All Saints Rector Ed Bacon has been named this year's Thorny Rose, the Doo Dah Parade's annual nod to the biggest pain in the civic neck.

As Doo Dah organizers describe it, the prickly honor is presented annually to "an individual or organization that has created the strongest dose of discomfort and controversy in the community."

The recognition comes two days after the City Council unanimously voted to approve the church's $45-million expansion, part of a 15-year master plan on the 2.8-acre campus opposite City Hall. In their citation, Doo Dah officials cited Bacon's six-year "vision" to expand the church's role.

"The plans called for bringing progressive architecture to Pasadena's historic Civic Center," the citation said. "When the rector took it public many people railed against it as too big, too extreme, and too `out there.' Of course, the preservationists got involved. First they swooned, then they got a hold of themselves and threatened roadblocks at every turn. But Ed Bacon and his supporters battled on."

As is the tradition for Thorny Rose winners, officials said, Bacon, or a church designate, will be given an invitation to receive the award in public and be driven along the route of the 35th Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on April 28 at its new Colorado Boulevard location in East Pasadena.

The only Thorny Rose awardee to pass up the invitation was Wayne Lusvardi who was the eighth recipient (represented by a giant rubber chicken) and last year's award winners, Pasadenans for a Livable City who sued the city over the IED development in the Playhouse District.

Past recipients who did attend include inaugural recipient, the late Star-News columnist Charles Cherniss; former City Councilman and Pasadena Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Paul Little - twice; persistent council critic Roy Begley; the PUSD School Board; Mary Dee Romney; West Pasadena Residents Association; Ann Lau and the Falun Gong, and the Friends of Hahamongna.

Read more here

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Time HAS Come!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

We write with the good news of last night’s unanimous approval of the All Saints Master Plan by the Pasadena City Council – which came after three hours of public testimony and councilmember deliberation. It was truly an inspiration to listen to the great cloud of witnesses speaking in support of All Saints’ vision of a new center for mission and outreach in Pasadena.

The Master Plan we submitted last night has been refined, strengthened and improved by constructive and creative feedback received from the wider Pasadena community during its long and comprehensive approval process of hearings, studies and community consultations.

The unanimous City Council support for our Master Plan demonstrates the power of authentic community to work to bridge differences through cooperation and compromise. We will continue to live out our longtime commitment to “Make Glad the City” as we design, build and commission these buildings for our ongoing mission of turning the human race into the human family.

We are excited to move into the design and implementation phase as the next step in realizing our long-held dream to increase All Saints’ capacity for service to Pasadena and to bring world class architecture to the Civic Center.

Ed Bacon, Rector
Bob Long and Liz Trussell, Building Campaign co-chairs

Friday, April 13, 2012

Gloria Killian, prison activist and author, to speak at All Saints lunch

Author Gloria Killian is the featured speaker at a Lunch of Compassion at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in Sweetland Hall at All Saints Church in Pasadena. Killian’s new book, “Full Circle: A True Story of Murder, Lies and Vindication,” tells of her 17½-year incarceration for a crime she did not commit.

The lunch, sponsored by the All Saints Women’s Community, is a simple meal of rice and beans. Cost is $15 at the door. Net proceeds will benefit Get on the Bus, a program that offers transportation for children to visit their parents in prison.

Since her release from prison when her conviction was overturned in 2002, Killian has tirelessly advocated for the humane treatment and release of the women she left behind. She has testified before the California Legislature, appeared before Congress and spoken extensively about the issues and concerns of incarcerated women.

Killian is founder and executive director of the Action Committee for Women in Prison and a founding board member of the National Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform as well as co-chair of the All Saints Prison Ministry. She is co-host of the weekly webcast “Women Behind the Wall” (, a show by, for and about women in prison.

Full Circle" was published this month by New Horizon Press. Books will be available at the lunch for purchase and signing.

Information and reservations: Wanda Lau, (626) 799-3703 or To reserve online, go to Click on Our Community, then Parish Life, then select Women’s Community.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Southern Freedom Trail Transformational Journey

May 23-29, 2012: Visit historical locations in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee related to the movements aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against African Americans and restoring voting rights in Southern states.

Sites will include: Ebenezer Baptist Church, Southern Poverty Law Center, Rosa Parks Library and Museum, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church, National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, The Museum of Slavery and Civil Rights, Brown Chapel AME Church, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Lorraine Motel/National Civil Rights Museum and much more!

Sign up for this unique opportunity today!
Information=Juliana Serrano @ 626.583.2731 or

Monday, April 9, 2012

Highlights of Palm Sunday - Easter 2012

[photos by Laura Aguilar; Gary Leonard; Susan Russell]

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Palm Sunday 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

"God's Self Portrait" -- A Sermon for Palm Sunday

It was a Sunday of palms, processions and preaching toward the creation of a society without domination.