All Saints Church to present Now That She's Gone by Ellen Snortland

Ellen Snortland Image courtesy of Facebook

All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, will present Now That She's Gone by Ellen Snortland on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m., in the Forum.

Now That She's Gone by Ellen Snortland

Ellen Snortland, a journalist and the author of Beauty Bites Beast, is the creator of Now That She's Gone, a staged reading that she has also performed. 

According to the church's post, Ellen Snortland's relationship with her Norwegian-American mother is the subject of Now That She's Gone, which turned out to be amusing, irreverent, and agonizing.

Passionate at times, poignant at others, and hilarious in spots, the show has been compared to a cross between Lily Tomlin and Garrison Keillor.

The play and performance, based on the author's memoir and features Eleanor Roosevelt, sex, drugs, and lutefisk, have garnered acclaim and accolades from the audience, including standing ovations. 

Between 2006 and 2008, Now That She's Gone was presented as a staged reading at several locations. There will not be any fees assessed. Donations on a "pay-what-you-can" basis will fund future Theatre Ministry events and scholarships.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Service

On the other hand, the next day, Dec. 11, All Saints Church will hold an Our Lady of Guadalupe service commemorating the feast day of the Virgen de Guadalupe, according to the announcement

One of Mexico's most well-known and widely practiced forms of religious observance is devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. As mentioned by Britannica, her image has served as a significant component of Mexico's national symbol for many years. 

Juan Diego, an Aztec who had converted to Christianity, is said to have seen a vision of Mary on Dec. 9 and again on Dec. 12, 1531, according to the tradition. 

During her first apparition, the Virgin Mary asked for a shrine dedicated to her to be constructed on Tepeyac Hill, the location where she was seen. However, the church building plans were held up because the bishop insisted on a sign before he would give his blessing. 

A second occasion, Mary appeared to Juan Diego and told him to gather roses. During his second meeting with the bishop, Juan Diego loosened his cloak, spilling dozens of roses and revealing the picture of the Virgin Mary venerated today in the Basilica of Guadalupe.

About All Saints Church

All Saints Church in Pasadena is a place where individuals can study and practice expressing the profound truth of the interconnection of all people on a daily basis when the world is yearning for people to reach across the globe.

In order to follow the truth without mercy, rather than as an act of vengeance, All Saints Church is dedicated to boldly questioning and confronting positions of authority both within the wider world and inside the church. 

To counteract bigotry, foster reconciliation, address injustice, and restore ecological balance, they prioritize love above fear, according to the website.

All Saints members are encouraged to discover God for themselves and forge their path of Christian community and worship. By God's grace, they learn to revel in the simple pleasure of being together.

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