This Sunday and Beyond
Our weekly blog reflecting on the Sunday readings.
Sunday's Solemn Mass bulletin, in PDF format.
9-15-2019 ~ FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST ~ SOLEMN MASS BULLETIN YR-C.pdf
Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
9-8-2019 ~ THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST ~ SOLEMN MASS BULLETIN YR-C.pdf
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 support.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief.
Choir Appreciation Event
It’s almost time for the All Saints’choir appreciation party and fund raiser on Saturday, September 14 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at 3963 Mt. Albertine Avenue in the Clairemont neighborhood. We will celebrate the return of our choir from its summer vacation with an afternoon of light appetizers, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a wine-themed silent auction. We will be accepting contributions by cash or check from those participating in the wine tasting, wines by the bottle, wines by the glass, and “cork pull” events. A special feature will be the wine-themed silent auction, with items such as the “Picnic in the Park,” “Sinners and Saints,” and “Pink Flamingo” baskets available to the highest bidder. Directions to the event: From I-805, exit westbound on Balboa Avenue. Turn left at Mt. Albertine Avenue and continue down the canyon for about four blocks where you will find the house on the left. Parking is on the street, but there will be two spaces in the driveway for those with limited mobility.
Saturday September 14th
Save the Date, Concert with
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.
Greater San Diego Music Coterie
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
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: edsd.org/listening.
MEMORIAL GARDEN NEWS
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.
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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.
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.
All Saints Social Action Committee
Tamela Dreyer, Barbara Wilder, Kay Phillips, Lynette Blakney
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.
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.
Pictures from Holy Week 2018
Photos by John Gray III
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.