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This week's reflection and calendar

Saturday, June 3rd at 4:00pm

Because of the Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K Marathon on Sunday, June 4 and the closing of streets and thruways to accommodate the marathon, the Vestry has decided to hold Pentecost services on Saturday, June 3 at 4:00pm to be followed by a parish dinner catered by “Phil’s BBQ”. Please make a note of this service schedule change on your calendar.

This Sunday and Beyond
Our weekly blog reflecting on the Sunday readings.

Sunday's Mass bulletin, in PDF format.
08-2-2020 ~ The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost ~ BULLETIN YR-A.pdf

Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
07-26-2020 ~ The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost ~ BULLETIN YR-A.pdf

Societies of Mary

All are invited to join the Societies of Mary for their monthly day of devotion on Saturday, August 1st, at 11am

To join click:   This Zoom Rosay link

Single 9am Mass on August 2nd, 2020
in the Courtyard

Bishop Snook has given All Saints’ permission to hold our Sunday Mass in the Courtyard starting Sunday, August 2. The Mass will be recorded and uploaded to our Facebook page before noon.

In Memorium - Rev. Richard Thrumston

We are saddened to announce the passing of the Rev. Richard Thrumston at his home on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the age of 97. There will be a private service next week Cards and notes may be sent to Edith, his wife.

Please click here to read "In Memory of Father Richard E. Thrumston" written by Dr. Ed Heck.

All Saints' Memorial Garden News

“If you are in walking distance, please consider visiting our Memorial Garden. (Call ahead to see if anyone is in the office.) Flowers are blooming in profusion. Sue Johnson was gardening this Friday and took pictures which will be in the next enews.

A wonderful quiet space to refresh your spirit.”

—Sue Johnston

Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 26th

Solemn Mass at 9:30 am
(Note only one Mass on the 26th)

Annual Meeting at 11:00am

All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Because this meeting is required by the canons of The Episcopal Church to accomplish specific actions necessary for parish operation, all members of the parish are expected to attend as they are able. At this meeting we will elect new Vestry members, present the 2020 Parish Budget, provide a report on 2019 and look forward at the year to come.

After the 9:30am Mass there will be a potluck luncheon. Last names beginning with:
A-G Please bring a SALAD
H-M Please bring an ENTRÉE
N-Z Please bring a DESSERT

A special Epiphany cake will be part of the desserts.

All Saints' Services.

Sunday Mass is now in the Courtyard at All Saints' at 9am
Only one Mass until further notice.
Sunday Service -
To join click:   Sunday Zoom service link. Fr. Carlos will lead the Sunday service from church on-line at
9:00am Sunday morning, with hymns, organ and the choir soloists..
Click here for Sunday service bulletin

Tuesday Noon Service -
To join click:   Tuesday Zoom service link.
Join us for the office of noon prayer on-line at noon each Tuesday.

Friday Noon Bible Study -
To join click:   Friday Zoom study link.
The study material entitled In Dialogue with Scripture is at:
Due to the Covid-19, we are not conducting services in the church buildings until further notice.
Father Carlos preaching at streamed service on Zoom


Message from Fr. Carlos

Beloved All Saints' parishioners,

Little did we know (although some may have suspected it) when we said good-bye to one another last Sunday that it would be the last occasion we would be gathering for worship, at least for some indefinite time.

The situation with the spread of this new virus requires that new measures be taken as the number of cases go up, and sometimes the new regulations come so suddenly one has hardly any time to react.

So when we gathered last Sunday we thought we might be able to continue assembling if a series of extreme measures were taken. Just a few days later, it turned out that no public worship at churches were allowed any longer. Then we thought about the possibility of live streaming services from our church, as other churches have done and have been doing. We even prepared the bulletin, summoned four choir singers, our choir master, a reader, and acolyte and asked George Dryer to set up a cellphone on a tripod to make it possible. Then just this morning I get a new email from our Diocesan Bishop stating that new regulations require that we all stay at home, so no live streaming from churches is possible anymore.

Public worship centered on the Eucharist has been the distinctive mark of Episcopalians for several decades now, especially for churches with an Anglo-Catholic tradition. This is a very hard time for us, because in the midst of so much pain and trouble, we are not allowed to be nourished by our communal worship and Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist. But we will not stop worshiping or praying. Now, more than ever, we need to be open to God’s presence in our lives; we need to be connected, if not physically, by phone, by email, by every possible means, and pray for one another and find new ways of worshiping together.

You will continue to receive our weekly and bimonthly newsletters on the email and we will start making the necessary arrangements to podcast some very simple services from home every week. When this possibility is ready, we will let you know,

We do not know and cannot predict how long this situation will last. For certain, we already know we will not be able to gather for the Holy Week and Easter services. Our Bishop is planning to hold a central live streamed service for Easter and if that happens we will let you know how to connect to it. In the meantime, please, be safe. Follow the guidelines to avoid contagion. Pray for one another and for the whole world unceasingly and be connected to your church by email, by phone, by any possible means.

This critical time is already having an impact on our lives. Businesses are greatly affected and so are people’s economy. This is a time to show our solidarity with all our fellow human beings, with our neighbors, even with those we do not know. This is a time to be transformed for the better too, by being more human, less self-centered and more compassionate, more loving, and more caring of others. Then we will certainly have lived a fruitful Lent, and we will start to be the worshipers the Lord needs, those who can worship in Spirit and Truth.

In Christ’s Love,
Father Carlo

Guest Preacher This Sunday

Our guest preacher this Sunday is the Reverend Laura Sheridan-Campbell, D. Min., Director of Formation and Transition for the Diocese of San Diego.

Reverend Laura worked closely with our search committee and Vestry throughout 2019 as we completed our search for a new rector. She proved to be a careful listener and wise counsellor, and the Vestry is most grateful to her for her diligent work and prayerful pastoral support throughout the process that resulted in the call of Father Carlos to be our rector. We are honored to have her as our guest preacher today, as she prepares to leave the diocesan office at the end of the month to undertake new ministries in the Diocese of Oregon.

Preschool Christmas Recital
December 13 at 5pm

The children and teachers of All Saints’ Preschool will present their annual Christmas celebration and recital at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 13 in the church, followed by refreshments in the parish hall. Accompanied by Father Wayne Sanders on guitar, the children will sing selected Christmas songs and will follow the star to Bethlehem, where they will find the baby Jesus in the manager. Members and friends of the parish are invited to join the preschool family for this beautiful evening to celebrate the birth of Jesus. An offering will be taken, with proceeds to benefit St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

Christmas Services

Tuesday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve
Noon MASS (St. Mary Chapel)

Midnight Mass: 10:30pm Musical Offering
11:00pm Solemn Vigil Mass
12:00am Xmas Eve Cookie Party

Wednesday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day
10:00am Low Mass with Hymns

Tuesday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve
Noon Mass (St. Mary’s Chapel)

Notes on
Journeying the Way of Love:
Advent Curriculum.
Comment on our study session on Thursday, December 19, 2019.

Our study group (seven people) met on this last session to discuss the last two sessions of the Advent Curriculum, taking into account that there would not be time to have the last session during the fourth week of Advent.

We began with an opening prayer and talked about some of the practices we had carried out during the week and their significance. Then we proceeded to study the passage from Luke’s Gospel that recounts the birth of John the Baptist. The focus here is on the role of community support in our lives and how we become part of it in our faith communities. Then we went into the fourth week of Advent, and we studied the passage from Luke’s Gospel that tells us about Jesus’ birth. Here the focus is going into the world, doing what the shepherds did when they witnessed what the angels told them to go and find. They could not contain the good news; they simply had to go out and tell the world.

The last part of the session was devoted to reflecting personally and then in pairs about some specific ways of carrying out each of the practices of the Way of Love in our daily lives during the Christmas Season and Epiphany. After some time of reflection the group came up with this, which we wrote on our chalkboard:

Finally, we all said a closing prayer together and committed ourselves to put our Way of Love Rule into practice.

This has been a most blessed time of sharing and enriching each other’s lives through the study of the Advent Curriculum for The Way of Love. If you have not been able to attend, we are still encouraging you to follow this wonderful Rule of Life, which you can find online at

All Saints' Tented - August 7-9 2019

It's done. No the circus was not in town. We tented the church August 7-9 for termites. Two photos by Stephanie Beck-Fish and one by Todd Muffatti from his balcony.

Celebrate Fr. Eaton’s Interim Ministry
at All Saints’ on November 24, 2019

Fr. Rob's Last Sunday, as our interim rector for almost exactly two years, was November 24 (Christ the King Sunday).
We thank him very much for his hard work helping us through this transistion period, and we hope he can use his wonderful Interim Rector talents to help another parish in need.

Thank you Father Robert Eaton.

Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show and Music
Sunday, November 17

Come to the All Saints' Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show and Sale with Music on Sunday, November 17 from 9:00am—3:00pm in the Parish Hall. Find a gift for a special person or for yourself. Among the artists showing will be Assemblages by Todd Muffatti, Watercolors by Elena Lomakin, Marine Art by Paul Finneseth, Cards by Chris, Knitted accessories. Do treat yourself to delicious homemade baked goods, too

The Parish Hall at noon will be filled with music by our own Bob MacLeod at the piano and musicians from the San Diego Music Coterie. Did you know that Bob besides being a church and temple musician, voice coach and accompanist for all of his career, he was also a lounge pianist and singer for over 30 years. A few highlights of his career in San Diego include lengthy engagements at El Cortez Hotel's Sky Room, Le Fountaine Bleu Room at the Westgate Hotel, the Rancho Bernardo Inn and many other venues. From 1983 - 1998 he performed nightly at La Jolla's La Valencia Hotel where he was also Music Director. In addition, he has had bookings in Las Vegas, Guadalajara and Baja California, Mexico, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles as well as in England. Sunday he will play show tunes, musical standards from the ''American Songbook'' and also music from around the world.

Be sure to invite your non-parishioner friends to enjoy this art show and music.

Camp Stevens - Summer 2020

The summer months will be here before you know it. Consider spending vacation time at Camp Stevens in Julian CA which is one and a half hours northeast of San Diego. Camp Stevens mission aims to inspire, challenge and empower personal, social and environmental transformation. Rooted in the Episcopal Church and our natural world, our core values are openness, gratitude, connections, and wonder.

They offer summer adventure camps and wilderness trips for children and young adults, plus Family Camps. Brochures are available on the back and front tables in the church. For more information and registering for their programs, visit

Additional Worship Times

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Noon Prayer
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the Chapel

Contemplative Prayer
Wednesdays in the Chapel at 6:30pm

Note that these worship times can be led by laity, so if anyone feels called to lead, please, let Fr. Carlos know.

Invite family, friends and neighbors to join us.

Social Action Committee

All Saints’ Canned Food Drive Summer 2020

Greetings from your Social Action Committee! We hope this missive finds you healthy, safe and discovering how to be helpers at home and in your community during this pandemic. We will gladly accept your donation on Sundays as we have resumed in-person services in the courtyard. The Salvation Army will collect our donations every third week of the month beginning in July.

Food insecure families are more prevalent than you might realize, in fact “each night in the U.S. 17.4 million families go to bed hungry.” Items requested by the San Diego Centre City Corps include cans of soup with pop top lids, Vienna sausages, Dinty Moore Beef Stew, Slim Jim beef sticks, small jars of peanut butter, nuts and crackers. The Centre City office is located downtown at 7th and F St.

Please contribute what you can when you can. Whether you are donating a case of soup, or a can of soup, your participation in this ministry is valued and appreciated by our Salvation Army partners and the numerous people they serve in the neighboring community.

In Service,
All Saints Social Action Committee
Tamela Dreyer, Barbara Wilder, Kay Phillips, Lynette Blakney

The Altar Guild Needs YOU!

The Altar Guild is in urgent need for two volunteers. We need one volunteer to help set up for Sunday Mass one Saturday per month on either a Friday or Saturday morning. It takes about 2 hours and one of the members will train you and be with you until you are comfortable doing it alone. We also need a volunteer to help clean up/set up after 8:00 AM Mass (approx. 30 minutes)

Please contact Maureen Gardiner-Moore or Norma Dreyer .

Choir Appreciation Event — September 14
Pictures by Derek Fish

The All Saints’ family came together on Saturday, September 14th, to celebrate the return of the choir after the summer lull. The event was warmly hosted by Senior Warden, Dr. Ed Heck and his wife Judy, and attended by about 40 people, to include several non-parishioner friends. Dr. Heck provided a generous selection of wines and cheeses for the wine tasting, and Joan Evangelou provided a fabulous spread of Greek finger food. The wine themed baskets, with their colorful names, Picnic in the Park, Pink Flamingo, Bub-bly for Bruch, Apple n Spice (non-alcoholic) were a great success. Together with the wine tasting, cork pull, and wines by the glass, the event brought $2750 in support of the choir! Special thanks to Ed and Judy for opening their home, to John Gray III, who sat at the front door collecting donations, to Kathryn Bunch for donation of books, to Glendora Tremper who organized the cork pull and ran the silent auction, and to all the basket-builders, bidders, and wine (and non-wine) tasters who came together to make this a fun and successful event!

Many contributed donations of wines, and food. A partial list, with apologies for any missed names : Leo and Chris Rocca, Peter Sheldon, Cree and Joanie Craig, Elizabeth Rietow, Althea ….. and special mention to the basket builders: Maureen Gardiner (and the Discovery Cancer Store), Kay Phillips, Sue Johnston, Louise and Blair Lawson, George and Kathryn Dryer, Lu Locke, Edith Thrumston, Gayle Murken, and Glendora Tremper.

Respectively, Teri Tremper

Fall Stewardship Campaign
During December we were gratified to receive three one-time gifts (ranging from $100 to $10,000) from individuals who appreciate our weekly emails or want to contribute toward funding of our most pressing needs. We give thanks for the unforeseen generosity of these friends of the parish. Yet, it is also important to remember that it is the regular week-by-week giving for the sake of the Kingdom of God here at All Saints’ that is vital to funding our ministry and facility needs. As of January 8, we have received 42 pledges for 2019 for a total of $89,940. We believe that these pledges provide a good start on our ongoing plans to develop and carry out a year-round stewardship program embracing time, talents, and treasure. Of course, it’s never too late to make a pledge to support All Saints’ in the coming year. Pledge forms for 2019 will be available in the church every Sunday, and you may place your completed pledge card in the offering plates at any service or send it to the church office.

All Saints' Church
Is Searching for a new Rector

Are you looking for a Parish and want to know more about All Saints'

Attached is our Parish Profile.

Update from the Search Subcommittee of the Vestry

Our search for a new rector continues with strong support from The Reverend Laura Sheridan-Campbell, transition officer for the Diocese of San Diego. In the current phase of our search we received ten applications, and the search subcommittee of the Vestry has checked references for four of the priests who submitted complete files and responded to written questions. Although the search process tends to take longer than we would like, we have completed video interviews with the candidates and are in the second week of discernment.

In addition to specific prayers for guidance for the search team and the Vestry, we urge parishioners to pray specifically for the unity of the Church (page 204 and page 818 in theBook of Common Prayer).

When the Vestry is ready to select finalists, Father Rob will lead the entire parish in a special time of prayer.


All Saints' Prayer Chain We welcome you to join our prayer chain so you can pray for the requests that we receive.

Prayer is used in a multitude of ways to seek comfort, make a request, ask for guidance, heal and restore, express sorrow, celebrate joy or give thanks. 'The Prayers of the People' that is provided weekly in the back our bulletin is an updated list of everything and everyone on our prayer list and is an excellent resource to be used in our daily prayers. However, between these bulletins, situations arise that people need immediate prayers started. More information will be provided in future enews.

If you are interested in being included in the prayer chain or if you have additional questions or comments, please contact Pamela Gray throught the Parish.

Book Published

Todd Muffatti, member of our Vestry, has just published a book titled “Creative Successful Set Designs.” Filled with dozens of photos, illustrations and technical diagrams, the book guides theater teachers through the preparation and design steps necessary to build an appropriate and effective stage set. Using his 40-year career as a professional set designer and university professor Todd shares tips from his creative process and offers practical ideas about how to approach and accomplish imaginative set designs for High School, Jr. College, and little Theater Groups . His book is available from and in the Parish Office for your perusal.


Have you seen All Saints' Church YouTube channel?
Here is a new video From Palm Sunday Created by Fr. Schuneman with the help of John Gray III.

Parish life

Do you enjoy using your phone to take pictures of where you are? We're looking for photos of our parish life at All Saints’: parishioners as they arrive for Mass, or after Mass as they congregate on the patio, or are in the Parish Hall enjoying fellowship during the coffee hour, or at all parish events such as upcoming All Saints’ Sunday. If you do, please email your photos to Louise Lawson at:

Sunday Morning Childcare
We are excited to announce that our nursery is now being staffed through Panda's Domestic Referral Agency, which provides childcare for many churches in San Diego. All sitters are childcare professionals that have undergone a national background check and are Infant and Child CPR Certified.

Want to be an Acolyte?
We have a pressing need for additional Acolytes in order to continue our worship in the manner to which we have all grown accustom. This is particularly true for the 10:30 Mass. If you are seeking an opportunity to serve and think that you might be interested in serving at the Altar, come by the Acolyte room before or after the service to learn what we do.

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