Faith


SERMONS: THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE FROM THE PULPIT

Video: For God So Loved the World

This sermon was delivered by Rev. J. Edwin Bacon, Jr., Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Ed Bacon has been the rector of All Saints Church since 1995. During his tenure All Saints has continued its reputation for energetic worship, a radically inclusive spirit, and a progressive peace and justice ...

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UPCOMING FAITH EVENTS

Neighborhood Church: Big Saturday Sign Ups Begin

Neighborhood Church will once again participate in this nationwide volunteer event that mobilizes over 50,000 volunteers all over the LA area – the biggest community service volunteer event in the country! Neighborhood Church is continuing on its tradition of building school gardens (this time two!) at Pasadena’s Washington Accelerated Elementary. All hands-on-deck needed, and all ...

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Q&A INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK WITH A LOCAL FAITH LEADER

He Gives Grace to the Humble

“In our society, strength (or, at least imagined strength) is applauded; and weakness is thought of as a defect. God doesn’t allow us to stay with the idea that we are strong. Oh, we may have that idea, but the Lord is going to disabuse us one way or another.” – J.I. Packer, “Weakness is ...

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RELIGIOUS MUSIC

Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” to be Featured at Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s Good Friday Concert

One of the late 20th century’s choral masterpieces, “Lux Aeterna” (“Eternal Light”) by Morten Lauridsen, will be the centerpiece of Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s 18th annual Good Friday Devotional Concert on Friday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary at 585 E. Colorado Blvd. (corner of Madison Ave.) in the Playhouse District of downtown ...

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LOCAL FAITH NEWS

La Canada Presbyterian Church Offers Full Slate of Holy Week Events

Easter worshipers at La Canada Presbyterian Church will have six different services from which to choose, including traditional and contemporary services offered simultaneously at 9:25 and 11:00 a.m. The services will culminate a full schedule of Holy Week offerings at the church. Easter Sunday, April 5, will begin with a Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. ...

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ESSAYS & INSPIRATIONS FROM LOCAL FAITH LEADERS

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church: “Vocation”

Vocation (Latin–vocare: called) “Vocation” means a “call.” So, your vocation is what God calls you to do with your life. Everybody is called by God to know, love and serve Him. The difference is how each one does this. “Prayer itself, born in Catholic families, nurtured by programs of Christian formation, strengthened by the grace ...

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YOUTH MINISTRIES & OUTREACH

Lake Avenue Church: The Spark

This summer I have found myself interested in survival shows. The ones where folks are dropped off in the middle of nowhere and are forced to figure out how to make it out alive. People who do what I could never do fascinate me! In one episode, a gentleman was attempting to start a fire ...

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