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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.
12-5-2021 ~ Advent 2 ~ BULLETIN YR-C.pdf

Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
11-28-2021 ~ Advent 1 ~ 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 December Societies of Mary gathering has been rescheduled to Saturday, December 18 at 11am. It was necessary to reschedule the date as Fr. Carlos has a Diocesan meeting on December 4.

Please join us on the 18th. 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. Last names beginning with:
A-G Please bring a SALAD
H-M Please bring a ENTRÉE
N-Z Please bring an DESSERT

We look forward to your joining us on Saturday, December 18th.

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

-- On Sunday, November 28 After getting your coffee and a snack, please join us in Fr. Carlos' study as we are led through the book "The Concise History of the Book of Common Prayer — each lesson/chapter includes questions to guide group discussion and to provoke serious personal reflection.. --

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.

San Diego Music Coterie

Christmas Spirit
Sunday, December 5
At 3pm
Parish Hall

Come celebrate the Christmas spirit as performed by the Greater San Diego Chamber Orchestra, directed by Dr. Angela Yeung. Program includes Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, A Mad Russian's Christmas by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Medley from the animation The Polar Express. Join in the grand finale singing some of the most classic songs for Christmas. (Text and music will be provided.)

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

Sundays from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Starting on September 5th, 2021.
For registration, call (619) 298-7729
or email us at

Formación Cristiana y clases de Primera Comunión para niños y niñas
(de 5 a 12 años)
Domingos de 10 a 10:45 a.m.
A partir del 5 de septiembre de 2021.
Para la matrícula llame al (619) 298-7729
o envíenos un correo electrónico a esta dirección:

Learning Another Language
(on hiatus until December 1)

Are you interested in learning Spanish? Here is a wonderful opportunity to become conversational in Spanish taught by Fr. Carlos. Classes will be 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 classes are in the Parish Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Letter from St. Paul's Senior Services Foundation - Our Volunteers

This past Saturday, August 14 Fr. Carlos, Todd Muffatti, Karl Jorgensen, Ed Schuppert, Sue Johnston, her daughter Jennifer, Leo and Chris Rocca helped setup apartments at Trinity Place. A thank you letter and pictures follow.

Dear friends at All Saints',

Thank you for attending the staging event at Trinity Place. We were delighted to see so many engaged and enthusiastic volunteers from All Saints' congregation there helping to create new homes for previously unhoused seniors.

Hopefully you got a chance to meet PACE participant Thomas and his daughter Sasha and hear their inspirational story. In 2017, volunteers just like yourself gathered to stage apartments at Talmadge Gateway to create a home and a new beginning for Thomas and Sasha. Now he is paying it forward to bring attention to the needs of future residents.

Your volunteerism on Saturday not only supported the building of new homes but also supported building better lives and futures for homeless seniors as well.

We look forward to partnering again with you in a few months, when we host another staging event for Ivy Senior Apartments in Clairemont. Details to follow.

With much gratitude & many blessings,
Craig R. Smith
Fundraising & Event Manager
St. Paul's Senior Services Foundation

IN MEMORIUM - Joseph Burgess

All Saints' is saddened to announce the death of Joseph Burgess who passed away the morning of August 9, 2021 at the age of 95 years.

Joe joined All Saints' with his wife Vilma in 2002. Among the many contributions Joe made to parish life was his participation with Vilma in the Flower Guild ministry. For many years he and Vilma would arrange the Sunday altar flowers into small vases to be placed in St. Mary's Chapel, the shrines or for parishioners to take to shut-ins.

Most Sunday mornings at the 10:30am Mass you would meet Joe as the Greeter at the entrance to the church. After Vilma passed away in 2017, Joe would attend Mass with his daughter, Judith.

A Requiem Mass will be scheduled at All Saints' in the coming weeks. Please keep Joe in your prayers. May he rest in peace.

Father of all, we pray to you for Joe, and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May their soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

IN MEMORIUM - Bruce Tindall

Bruce Tindall passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the age of 65. He was the husband of Sarah Schneewind, a member of All Saints’ and of our choir.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday, August 28 at 10am. Fr. Carlos will participate in the memorial service.

At St. Paul’s Bruce served as lector and managed their Wednesday Evensong services for many years. In those capacities his skill as a programmer, editor and poet served him well.

Sarah would be pleased to have you join her at the memorial service for her husband, Bruce, on Saturday, August 28 at 10am.

All Saints' Back to School Supply Drive

Our thanks to our parishioners and the Members of the Social Action Committee (Tamela Dreyer, Barbara Wilder, Kay Phillips, Lynette Blakney and Todd Muffatti) for their help in reaching our goal of 25 back packs filled with school supplies. We will also be donating these and a few extra larger back packs for older kids to ECS’s Back to School Supply Drive.

Social Action Committee News

Covid-19 continues to impact many of us. While some of us are doing okay financially, there are some of us who are not able to keep up with things. The holiday seasons can be difficult for families because expectations are high. We all want to provide our families, especially the children, with a wonderful and memorable experience. You can help alleviate some of the stress by donating non-perishable foods here at church, which continues to partner with the Salvation Army Food Bank. Please add one or more items to our black wagon just inside the church door on Sundays, or bring them to the Parish office. (Note: this is a separate opportunity from the other option to contribute specifically to a Thanksgiving meal)

Thank you in advance for your generosity . . .

Your 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

Stewart Clem: Saints with a Capital S
“We’re not so sure that we should have a category of sainthood, because we’re not so sure that Christianity is the kind of thing that should have superheroes. After all, aren’t we all equal before God? And isn’t it true that Christianity is not a performance?”
Read On

Wendy Murray: Why We Need the Saints
“To dismiss the saints is a tragedy of our tradition. But worse than that, we ourselves are smaller and perhaps shallower within our spirits without the benefit of their silent, invisible, gentle and mighty influences.”
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 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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