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This week's reflection and calendar

CELEBRATION OF PENTECOST
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.


Marathon traffic June 4th and 5th
San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon Road Closures

The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon Half Marathon is on June 5, 2022. There will also be a 5k on Saturday, June 4th in Balboa Park.

Visit their website to see how the race course and road closures may affect you.

Please contact them with any questions, comments or concerns. They suggest to help avoid road closure on race day download the Waze app to your smart phone!

You can use this link to see Waze Live map traffic closers on your route.

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


Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
8-14-2022 ~ The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ SOLEMN MASS BULLETIN YR-C.pdf

Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
8-7-2022 ~ The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost ~ SOLEMN MASS BULLETIN YR-C.pdf



Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass Schedule

Friday, December 24 — Christmas Eve
         10:00am Morning Prayer — St. Mary Chapel
         8:45pm — Musical Offering
             Christmas Music: Organ, Choir and Carols
         9:00pm — Solemn Mass
         10:30pm — Christmas Eve Cookie Party

Saturday, December 25— Christmas Day
         10:00am — Said Mass with Hymns

Sunday, December 26 — First Sunday after Christmas
         10:00am — Mass




Societies of Mary



The August Societies of Mary gathering will be held on Saturday, August 6th at 11am.

Please join us. We do the rosary first – you don’t need to even have a rosary to easily participate – and then we have the Eucharist. Father Expósito will be the celebrant.

The total time is less than an hour and a half. Newcomers are always welcome. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

We will adjourn to the Parish Hall for a light lunch after the Eucharist.

We look forward to your joining us on Saturday.



The Stewardship Committee thanks parishioners for their generous Good Friday and Easter offerings. The Good Friday offering of $243 will be given to the Diocese of Jerusalem for its work in the Holy Land. Easter offerings received through April 24 totaled $2,029, and the Vestry has decided that half of this amount will be allocated to support the charitable work of our Social Action Committee.

E.H.

Help Ukrainian Refugees

Specific needs will change as the crisis evolves. As of right now, there is a need for food, water, and shelter. Please consider partnering with Episcopal Relief & Development in this Response.

Give at https://www.episcopalrelief.org/product/ukraine-crisis-response/ 


Christian Formation - 2nd and 4th Sundays,after Mass at 11:30am

-- After getting your coffee and a snack, please join us on Sunday, February 27 in Father's study as we complete our discussion of "The Concise History of the Book of Common Prayer.”
On that Sunday we will be discussing Session 10 — The Future of Prayer Book Worship. --

Have you ever wondered how the Book of Common Prayer originated? Who were the historical figures instrumental through the ages from the 16th century to the present day in formulating this Book? Well Gary Nicilosi, Episcopal Priest and Lawyer, has written “A Concise History of the Book of Common Prayer—An Appreciation of Anglicanism” to answer those questions and many more.

Gary Nicolosi is the author of hundreds of articles on Anglicanism, parish ministry and spirituality, including his book “SoulFire: Preaching the Church Message in a Secular, Postmodern World”.

As a former member of St. Bart’s, Poway during his rectorship, I can attest to his fine writing and the depth of his scholarship.

Please join Fr. Carlos as he leads us through Concise History—each lesson/chapter includes questions to guide group discussion and to provoke serious personal reflection.

Copies of this book are available for $14.00 in the Parish Office during the week and on Sundays.


Message from Fr. Carlos

Dear All Saints’ parishioners,

As part of our Christian formation for adults this coming Lenten Season, we are inviting you to join us in the study of the book Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul by John Philip Newell.

In this book, Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul: Celtic Wisdom for Reawakening to What Our Souls Know and Healing the World, John Phillip Newell shares the long, hidden tradition of Celtic Christianity, explaining how this earth-based spirituality can help us rediscover the natural rhythms of life and deepen our spiritual connection with God, with each other, and with the earth. He introduces some of Celtic Christianity’s leading practitioners, both saints and pioneers of faith, whose timeless wisdom is more necessary than ever.

Newell is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher, speaker, and author of several books, including Listening for the Heartbeat of God, and A New Harmony. The former Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is the founder of Earth and Soul (a Celtic Initiative of Study, Spiritual Practice, and Compassionate Action) and teaches regularly in the United States.

Bishop Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, and author of Love is the Way, says, "This wonderful book draws deeply from the well of Celtic wisdom across the centuries to help us to recognize the sacred both around us and in us, calling us to wake up and see that there’s no going back to small, limited notions of God and the sacred."

We will be meeting in the rector’s office every second and fourth Sunday of the month, after the mass.

The books will be available for purchase at the church. Further information as to what chapters to read in advance for each session will be given in our weekly bulletins and newsletters.


IN MEMORIUM

A Requiem Mass for Rose Marie True, who passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 will be celebrated on Saturday, March 19 at 11am.

Rose Marie, her husband and five children were active members of All Saints’ for over 40 years. All her children either taught Sunday School, sang in the choir or were Acolytes. Rose Marie was an active member and head of the Altar Guild with her daughter, Katherine, for many years.

Please join us as we celebrate the life of a faithful member of All Saints’ and welcome her family as they return to All Saints’ for this time of remembrance.

Following the mass a luncheon will be served in the Parish Hall. All are invited.



San Diego Music Coterie
     

Sunday, June 26 At 3pm All Saints’ Parish Hall
Musical America – West Side Story and Sound of Music

The Greater San Diego Music Coterie presents its last monthly concert for the season at All Saints’ Episcopal Church with a program honoring two of the most beloved musicals of all times, West Side Story and Sound of Music. Join us for a sing-along of your favorite songs.

Some history:
West Side Story opened on Broadway in 1957. It was conceived by Jerome Robbins with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. It ran for 732 performances before going on tour and was nominated for 6 Toni awards.

The Sound of Music is based on the true story of the Trapp Family singers. The show made its Broadway debut in 1959. It chronicles the life of Maria von Trapp, whose aspiration to become a nun gets derailed when she becomes a governess to the von Trapp children. The family came to America and settled in Vermont. Both the musical and the film are based on the true story of Maria von Trapp’s life.

Enjoy listening and/or singing this wonderful music either in the Parish Hall or All Saints’ courtyard on what will be a fine summer afternoon.

All performers have been fully vaccinated, including the booster.

Admission is free with free-will donation at the door. Masks are not required.


Christian Formation and First Communion Instruction
for Children(ages 5-12)

Sundays from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
For registration, call (619) 298-7729
or email us at info@allsaintschurch.org

Formación Cristiana y clases de Primera Comunión para niños y niñas
(de 5 a 12 años)
Domingos de 10 a 10:45 a.m.
Para la matrícula llame al (619) 298-7729
o envíenos un correo electrónico a esta dirección: info@allsaintschurch.org


Learning Another Language

Are you interested in learning Spanish? Here is a wonderful opportunity to become conversational in Spanish taught by Fr. Carlos. Classes held at All Saints’ and open to the greater community. They will be free of charge (but voluntary contributions are accepted).

Please let Fr. Carlos know by email or Louise Lawson.

Spanish Class meets on Thursdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the Flower Room. Class is taught by Fr. Carlos.


Social Action Committee News

Thank you again for all your generosity. As a committee we have decided to disburse the funds as follows:

    Grand Circle Foundation - $500 (https://grandcirclefoundation.org/)
       This group does many things including trips around the world exploring other cultures and people. They support education, clean water, leadership training, conservation efforts and the preservation of cultural treasures and traditions both in the United States and internationally.

     Scripps/Mercy Hospital ER - $250
       Over the last several years we have been helping them with clothing for the homeless patients who come in. This time they are requesting slider sandals (like flip-flops but no toe divider). This will allow one to wear socks with the sandals - many of their homeless patients have serious foot problems.

     HECR (Helping Empower Community Refugees) - $250 (https://hecr.org/)
       HECR is a neighborhood group dedicated to supporting refugee resettlement in San Diego. They started in El Cajon helping Syrian refugees and have expanded their work to include others such as Ukrainians and Afghanis. They partner with other resettlement agencies such as Second Families San Diego.

     SAC - the remainder of the funds (approximately $250)
       We will retain this portion for future use as the need arises. We want to be prepared for unexpected needs over the year. This could be any number of causes. We will keep you all posted.

Again - thank you so much - you are making a difference in our world!

All Saints' Social Action Committee!



All Saints' Memorial Garden News

Parishioners and Friends! If you would like flowers for an arrangement come and cut flowers from our Memorial Garden. The chrysanthemums are in full bloom and very colorful.

To obtain the gate lock combination call the church office at 619-298-7729 or visit the church office Monday thru Friday 9am to 3:30pm.





Suggested Reading From



Dane Neufeld: The Bears Return, the Wonder of the Wild

“Even brief glimpses of these amazing creatures have filled me with fear, wonder, and gratitude, for like all of God’s creation, in its myriad ways, a bear’s simple existence speaks of something powerful and profound far beyond our little lives. It speaks of the Creator.”
Read On



Robert Hendrickson: The Trinity, Orthodoxy, and Our Common Story

“We have the word of Jesus to rely upon. We have his word that he and the Father are one as we should be one. We have his word that the Holy Spirit will come among us. We have his word that we now have the glorious gift of calling God Our Father, for we are heirs of the kingdom.”
Read On


Note: All Saints' Church is an Associate of The Living Church
and the Covenant is the weblog of the Living Church Foundation


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.

Enhance Your Christian Formation as Anglicans

From Fr. Carlos - Here is a link to a study material that can enhance your Christian formation as Anglicans. It may be used individually, in families or in small groups and divided up into sessions as appropriate. We encourage you all to study it to be better prepared to be faithful witnesses of our Lord within the Anglican tradition.

Click here to link to a PDF of the book.


ALL SAINTS' PRAYER CHAIN

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 www.atlantic-pub.com. and in the Parish Office for your perusal.

ALL SAINTS’ YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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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