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San Diego, California 92103
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Sundays -  Low Mass 8:00am;  Solemn Mass 10:30am 
Sunday School 10:30am    Child Care at 8am and 10:30am Services
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This Sunday and Beyond
Our weekly blog reflecting on the Sunday readings.

Sunday's Solemn Mass bulletin, in PDF format.

Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.

Societies of Mary

All are invited to join the Societies of Mary for their monthly day of devotion on Saturday, September 7.

We will begin in the Chapel with Rosary at 11:00am and Mass to follow at 11:30am. After mass we will adjourn to the Parish Hall for a potluck lunch. Father Eaton will be the celebrant and join the gathering for lunch.

Last names beginning with:
A-G Please bring an ENTRÉE
H-M Please bring a DESSERT
N-Z Please bring a SALAD

Save the Date - The Nerd

John Gray III, Treasurer and a Vestry member, is directing the Trinity Theatre Company’s production of THE NERD. The action centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he’s never met but who saved his life in Vietnam—the visitor turning out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid “nerd” who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.

At the Tenth Avenue Arts Center
930 Tenth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Performances Beginning Friday, September 27, 2019
Running Through Sunday, October 6, 2019

For more information:

Link for tickets:

Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian has left a path of destruction in the Bahamas and has battered the southeast coast of the United States with floods and tornadoes

Dorian pummeled the Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands — killing at least twenty-one people and trapping many more. Roofs were ripped clear off of homes, and entire neighborhoods remain under water. ERD is working through the Anglican Alliance to support the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas & the Turks and Caicos as they begin assessing the damage now that the storm has cleared.

ERD has sent emergency aid to coastal communities from the southernmost tip of Florida up through South Carolina.

ERD supports the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida in their outreach to homeless and other vulnerable communities in Orlando, Titusville, Oveido, Ocala and surrounding areas with shelter, hurricane preparedness kits, water and nonperishable food ahead of a storm. Episcopal congregations also open their doors to help serve as a place of shelter for evacuees.

To support ERD’s relief efforts to give click

Choir Appreciation Event
Saturday September 14th

The Saturday, September 14th Choir Appreciation Party and fund raiser was great success! Many thanks to Ed Heck and Judy Nordberg who hosted the event at their home, and the 40+ people who contributed and came to celebrate the return of our choir from its summer vacation.

Save the Date, Concert with
Greater San Diego Music Coterie

Greater San Diego Music Coterie, directed by Dr. Angela Yeung, presents an afternoon chamber concert at All Saints Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 6 at 4 p.m. Reception follows.

Music includes Trio for Trumpet, Violin, and Piano by Eric Ewazen, Seven Scottish Airs by Gustav Holst, Choros No. 2 for Flute and Clarinet by Hector Villa-Lobos, Concerto for Clarinet and Trumpet by Gordon Jacob, and Marcia Funebre for piano four-hands from Pleasures of Youth by Anton Diabelli.

Concert free - Donation accepted.

The Greater San Diego Music Coterie was founded by Dr. Angela Yeung in the fall of 2010. A volunteer-based not-for-profit organization, Coterie sponsors the Greater San Diego Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, and hosts the annual chamber music festival that welcomes musicians of all levels and ages. For more information about Coterie and its upcoming concerts, please visit

Save the Date- Bishop Listening Session at All Saints'

The upcoming Bishop’s Listening Sessions, are scheduled for September 23 – 27, 2019 from 7pm-9pm. All Saints’ will host a listening session on Tuesday, September 24 in the Parish Hall. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

These listening sessions are part of the bishop’s work in getting to know the diocese more completely. With the help of an outside facilitator who will moderate the sessions, she will listen to thoughts about opportunities for community building, hopes, dreams, and concerns that will lead us into clearer discernment around God’s call to us and our ministry in our communities.

Learn more and RSVP:

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.


Something new has been added to the Memorial Garden thanks to the generosity of Teri Tremper. A shade umbrella now resides over the table and chairs, much to the delight of the staff of All Saints’ Preschool. New plants have also been purchased and are adding even more color to our garden. We have a resident fox who also enjoys sleeping in our garden at night. Don’t ask how I am aware of his presence!

Our tomato plants are thriving as well and soon we will be harvesting their bounty to share with the Preschool and our parishioners. Plans are still underway for our trellis and arch once the stock has been replenished and they are once more available. These items will add even more beauty to our space by enhancing the entryway and the back wall.

A certain volunteer has undertaken the trimming of the vines growing on the pergola in the courtyard. Don’t be surprised if you catch him at the top of an 8 foot ladder! All of the dead wood is being cut out in the hopes that the vines will have a resurgence of growth and vitality. The garden has been fertilized and trimmed back and is ready to face the rest of the summer.

Many thanks for your support of our lovely “surrounds”. I hear the nicest compliments from so many who pass by or just enjoy sitting on the benches taking in the peacefulness and beauty of our All Saints’ patio and back garden. It is truly a pleasure to help maintain its beauty with the help of the Parish.

—Sue Johnston
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.

Lent 2019

Stations of the Cross March 8th — April 12th

Wednesdays at noon
Fridays at 6:15pm


Sunday evenings - Beginning March 10th
Evensong at 5:15pm
(Except on March 31st Solemn Evensong and Benediction at 5:15pm)
Soup Supper at 5:45pm
Lenten Study at 6:15pm

“All in Prayer, and A Place for Everyone and Everyone in Their Place”

St. Paul provides an outline and even the details of how each member of the Body of Christ has a place, and that everyone in the Body of Christ should be IN their place for the Church to grow and be effective in ministry. On Sunday evenings we will look deeply into 1 Corinthians and a portion of Ephesians; we will have as our goal a preliminary understanding of our own ministries as provided by God, and some revelation of where these spiritual gifts are meant to be used.

Tuesdays After Noon Mass - Beginning March 12th

“Why Luke in Lent”

On Tuesdays after the weekly Noon Mass, Fr. Eaton will lead a study on the Gospel lessons which will be read during Lent this year, all from the Gospel of Luke. The class will begin with a general overview of Luke, but with those Gospel readings in mind, and then each week through Holy Week, will look specifically at each of the Luke readings to find why these were chosen for our Lenten hearing.

Please consider bringing soup or bread or dessert to our Sunday Soup Suppers during Lent. A sign-up sheet will be available during both coffee hours starting Sunday, February 24.

Social Action Committee Project for Scripps Mercy Hospital

Another successful delivery of clothing to Scripps Mercy Hospital is in the books. Thanks to your generosity, All Saints’ this past Monday was able to donate over 300 t-shirts, 150 pairs of shorts and 100 pairs of socks to the hospital for distribution to homeless individuals as they leave the ER.

Thank you for your participation in this ministry! If you would like to become involved, please talk with any of our SAC members.

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


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.

Pictures from Holy Week 2018

Photos by John Gray III


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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