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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 bulletin, in PDF format.
5-9-2021 ~ The Sixth Sunday of Easter ~ SOLEMN MASS BULLETIN YR-B.pdf

Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
5-2-2021 ~ The Fifth Sunday of Easter ~ SOLEMN MASS BULLETIN YR-B.pdf

Holy week bulletins, in PDF format.






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Lenten Study

The All Saints’ Vestry is encouraging parishioners to focus on the traditional practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during the forty days of Lent. Several Vestry members have completed the four-week Zoom class on these Lenten disciplines offered by Father Mark Michael through The Living Church on Wednesday afternoons. Both private and public prayer (perhaps through attending Tuesday Mass or Friday Stations of the Cross) are appropriate Lenten activities. Fasting is a traditional practice at All Saints’ and may include giving up a luxury that we enjoy during Lent (such as wine, chocolates, lunch on Wednesday, or meat on Friday) and setting aside the money saved for charitable purposes. Almsgiving may involve applying the money saved from the Lenten fast to an Easter offering or to contributions to charitable causes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Links to the four Lenten Zoom classes led by Father Mark Michael are available below.

Click here for February 24
Click here for March 3
Click here for March 10
Click here for March 17

Remembering Homero

On Wednesday, February 24, members of Homero’s family, All Saints’ parishioners, teachers of All Saints’ Preschool, teachers at Community Transition Academy, and neighborhood friends of Homero gathered in All Saints’ courtyard to remember Homero. Below are two pictures of the several that Teri Tremper took late in the afternoon.

The family has set up a “gofundme“ account for remembering Homero. If you wish to contribute, click here

Click here to read remembrances of Homero by Sue Johnston, Rosann Gallien, and Renika Battles.


This week Fr. Carlos was notified that Barbara Rabun had passed away on Saturday, January 30 at the age of 97 by her son, Alan. She was a long time member of All Saints’. For many years she and her husband, Jack, prepared the meals for the monthly “Young at Heart” luncheon group for about 40-50 seniors. She served as a dedicated member of the Altar Guild until she retired from this ministry at age 90 and as a “Counter” until a few years ago.

Norma Dreyer reminisced that in her garden she has sweet violets growing under her orange tree that Barbara had given her many years ago. Norma mentioned to Barbara that she missed the sweet violets growing in her Connecticut garden when she was a young girl. That prompted Barbara to prepare a shoe box filled with earth and sweet violets from her own garden as a gift to Norma.

O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of thy servant Barbara, and grant her an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of thy saints; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Register Today for a RefugeeNet's Unforgettable Virtual Benefit!

RefugeeNet invites you to register today by clicking here for a live show from 5 to 6:30 pm on February 27 that will include cooking and dancing lessons, African music, and life-changing testimonials that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Pre-order a reheatable meal prepared by our new Mama Africa catering project and we'll deliver it to your doorstep the night of the event! And keep your eyes out for a range of auction items in the weeks ahead. Questions?

Contact Colin at

Vietnam Veterans Sunday - March 28

All Saints' is an official member of the Veteran/Military Friendly Congregations. As part of this ministry we will include in our prayers each Sunday, starting on March 14 a prayer from the Diocesan Military Cycle of Prayer. In addition on March 28 we will recognize the service and deaths of our Vietnam veterans and their families. Below a message from Rev. Frank Munoz, the Military Missioner, EDSD.

Vietnam Veterans' Recognition Act of 2017 designated March 29th as the day to commemorate the service and death 58,000 Americans, nearly 500,000 Americans and 850,000 allies that served during the war in South Vietnam (November 1, 1955 – April 30, 1975). The men and women who served did not get any thanks when they returned home; most were treated with ridicule and insults. Their service has passed in our churches with little or no mention. Historically and traditionally, Veterans' Day has been more a civic than a sacred observance. As with New Years Day, Mother's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and others, Veterans' Day is not a part of the liturgical calendar — although sometimes our churches have observed these days in some manner. The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego has designated Sunday March 28th as a day to recognize the service and deaths of our veterans and their families. The honor and thanks for veterans should be in a context of prayer. This is not the time for a rehearsal of our national concerns, but when we assemble for worship, it is as citizens of God's kingdom in Jesus Christ, not as citizens ultimately subject to any nation. In worship, we celebrate the good news of God's grace and love manifest in Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Lord and Savior of the world, in whom all the creation is redeemed and is to be restored for the glory of God.

The Rev. Dr. Frank Munoz,br> Military Missioner, EDSD

Suggested Reading

Here are two articles From The Living Church.

The Theology of Agatha Christie
By Leonard Freeman
In addition to having a genius for constructing plots, Agatha Christie drew on her lifelong membership in the Church of England to infuse her mystery novels with compelling insights about human nature, original sin, and moral choice.
Read On

Ethics: Forgiveness, in Three Parts
By Victor Lee Austin
The Rev. Canon Dr. Victor Lee Austin is theologian in residence for the Diocese of Dallas and Church of the Incarnation, Dallas
Read On

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

Social Action Committee News
Winter Food Drive

We are continuing with the food drive to assist families in need in San Diego. This is especially important at this time of pandemic fallout.

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.

We will gladly accept your donation at Mass in the courtyard or at the Parish Office. Please call ahead to ensure that the office is open. The Salvation Army will collect our donations on a monthly basis and SAC members will purchase canned goods/food items with your generous monetary donations.

In Service,
All Saints Social Action Committee
Tamela, Barbara, Kay, Lynette, Todd

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.

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 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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