The Advent and Christmas Season provides many opportunities to gather for contemplation, celebration and action as we live out our call to be beacons of God’s love, justice and compassion in the world. During Advent we will light candles of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love … and then on Christmas we will celebrate once again the great gift of a God who loved us enough to become one of us to show us how to love one another. Join us for one or all of these services during this holy and live giving season. (*) indicates live streaming.
Advent Evening Service, Potluck and Wreath Making
Sunday, Dec. 3, 5:00 p.m. in the Church. Minisingers, Mastersingers and Troubadours offer music of Patterson and Edwards: Jenny Tisi directs. Kelly Phelan offers a meditation. Immediately following the service, Parish Celebrations, the LGBTQ Ministry, and Children Youth and Families (CYF) invite you to join them in their Advent potluck supper and Advent wreath making in Sweetland Hall.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Service
Sunday, Dec. 10, 1:00 p.m. in the Church. We celebrate Virgen de Guadalupe, the patron saint of the Americas. Join us for this beautiful service full of candles, roses, and joyful song steeped in our Latino religious tradition. This service is bilingual, Spanish/English. Pan dulce and antojitos will be served after the service. Antonio Gallardo preaches; Dan Cole offers music.
Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, Dec. 10, 5:00 p.m. in the Church. In the warm ambience of the candlelit church, Coventry Choir offers motets, carols and canticles of intense, mystical beauty. A meditation by Mike Kinman focuses on the meaning of the coming of the Christ in a contemporary context. The choir, directed by Weicheng Zhao, will perform music of Jackson, Ireland, Bruckner, Victoria, Busto, and Stanford. Child care provided. *Stream live at https://allsaints-pas.org/live-stream/.
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6:00 p.m. in the Church. Each year, thousands of homeless men and women die on the streets of our nation due to illness, exposure or violence, many from the Pasadena community. 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. Mike Kinman preaches. A festive reception follows in Sweetland Hall. *Stream live at https://allsaints-pas.org/live-stream/.
Advent Evening Service
Sunday, Dec. 17, 5:00 p.m. in the Church. Trouvères, Youth Chamber Choir, Vox Cambiata and Canterbury Choir offer music of Beery, Kendrick, Hella Johnson, Kirchner, Mendelssohn, and Ešenvalds. Jeremy Langill offers a meditation. Child care provided. *Stream live at https://allsaints-pas.org/live-stream/.
Sunday, December 24: Advent IV/Christmas Eve
Advent IV Morning Service
We will have one service in the morning at 9:00 a.m. This will be a bilingual Spanish/English service; Dan Cole and the 1 p.m. ensemble offer music; Antonio Gallardo preaches. *Stream live at https://allsaints-pas.org/live-stream/.
3:00 p.m. Family Candlelight Service
Rector Mike Kinman and friends tell the Christmas story; Troubadours, directed by Jenny Tisi, offer music of Burke and Johann Sebastian Bach. This service will be simulcast in the Learning Center. *Stream live at https://allsaints-pas.org/live-stream/.
5:30 p.m. Festive Eucharist
Trouvères & Trouvères alumni offer music of Forrest & Leontovitch: Jenny Tisi directs. Susan Russell preaches. This service will be signed by an American Sign Language interpreter. *Stream live at https://allsaints-pas.org/live-stream/.
8:00 p.m. Festive Eucharist
Canterbury Choir and chamber orchestra offer Spätzenmesse by Mozart and music of Lauridsen and Knecht; Jenny Wong directs. Mike Kinman preaches. Spanish language interpretation available. *Stream live at https://allsaints-pas.org/live-stream/.
11:00 p.m. Festive Eucharist
Coventry Choir and chamber orchestra offer Coronation Mass by Mozart and music of Clements and Kirchner; Jenny Wong directs. Mike Kinman preaches. *Stream live at https://allsaints-pas.org/live-stream/.
Christmas Eve Parking
Early arrival to all services helps ensure seating. All Christmas Eve services are well attended, so please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early. Parking for the 3 p.m. Christmas Eve service will be in the North Lot or underground at the Westin Hotel (enter from Union Street). For the 5:30, 8 & 11 p.m. services, parking will be available at the Kaiser parking structure or underground at the Westin Hotel (enter from Union Street). Child care will be provided for all services.
Monday, December 25: Christmas Day
10:30 a.m. Eucharist
Sally Howard preaches, and Coventry Choir soloists sing carols arranged by Willcocks and Walker. Child care is provided. Spanish language interpretation available.
Sunday, December 31: New Year’s Eve
Sunday, Dec. 31, 7:30, 9:00, 11:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Church. With Cantor Elizabeth Tatum. Sally Howard preaches. *Stream the 11:15 a.m. service live at https://allsaints-pas.org/live-stream/.
7:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve Service
Canterbury Choir soloists offer music of Nordquist. Mike Kinman preaches. This special service is a wonderful way to prepare for the new year. Child care provided. Validated parking is available in Plaza las Fuentes.