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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.

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Sunday Morning FORUM
September 16

The work of the Church through what we call “General Convention” is important for all of us to consider and to measure for our parish life, the life of the congregations together as our diocese, and for the entire Episcopal Church. What is critical and what is not critical to our lives as a fellowship of believers in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the mission of making an effective proclamation?

How did the Church in Convention act? Did General Convention act in compliance with Scripture? Is the worship proscribed for us in our Book of Common Prayer faithful to Who God is as revealed in those Holy Scriptures? The reality is most parishioners do not have the discretionary time to do that work of considering and measuring, unless some particular issue or concern of personal interest was undertaken.

There is no way that all of the issues and resolutions of General Convention (over 450) can be even simply considered (much less fully understood). But we need to have a go at it anyway.

Making use of reports from our diocesan deputation, from The Living Church, from Episcopal News Service, and others, we will take 45 minutes on September 16 IN BETWEEN THE MORNING MASSES discuss as much as we can about the results and consequences of General Convention actions. For certain, we will talk about any revision of the Book of Common Prayer.

Please try to gather around 9:15, which will give us time to take advantage of an expanded coffee hour spread, and for early service and late service parishioners to re-introduce themselves to each other.!

We will be done and walking out of the parish hall by 10:15. Let's make it a parish event.


We now invite you to join us in All Saints' Sweatshirt and Sweatpants Drive to benefit people in need in our community. Our goal is to have this ministry become a year-round effort, with parishioners donating as they are able. We will continue to partner with Scripps Mercy Hospital on 5th Ave. to provide clothing items for impoverished and homeless individuals who are seen in the ER. Fall and winter will be here soon enough, and the clothing needs at Scripps Mercy turn to cold-weather items. Many times, the clothes that folks were wearing when they arrived at the ER are not suitable to be worn at discharge.

Not sure where to purchase your sweats? Walmart, Target, Costco and Amazon have reasonably priced clothing in stock. Monetary donations are always welcome. (there are envelopes on the back table).

Our Donation Drive runs through November 2018. The SAC will schedule a time to drop-off our items in early December.

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

Garden Project Update - By Sue Johnston

Our Saturday work party managed to pull more weeds, move 10 yards of compost from the Preschool parking lot to the garden and rototill it into the existing space. The 8 o’clockers were taken on a tour after Mass and were impressed by the changes taking place. I hope that you have had a chance to pay it a visit as well. I want to especially thank Homero for all of his diligent work and getting the site prepared for us to begin at 0800 and then joining us in the wheelbarrow brigade. Thanks also go to Bill Johnston, Cree Craig, Robin Cote-Sprong and Elizabeth Rietow for braving the heat and working to make our project a reality! Our next phase will be installing a solar irrigation system. This should take place in the next few weeks. — Sue Johnston

Willan West September 22 Event at 7pm

After a hiatus in August the Willan West Celebration under the direction of Ruben Valenzuela continues with its next event on Saturday, September 22 at 7pm.—a Mass of St. Mary which features one of Willan's final masses, Missa Brevis no.13 'Holy Cross' (c. 1960), intended for use in Lent, and other penitential seasons. This Mass reverts back to Willan's simpler style, and reminiscent in approach to Missa Brevis no. 2.

Being a Mass of St. Mary, Willan's beautiful motet Fair in Face (1928) will once again be featured. Fair in face is one of three of Willan’s best-known motets; the other two being I beheld her, beautiful as a dove and Rise up, my love, my fair one. All three motets are written in honour of Our Lady and draw their texts from 8th century Office of Our Lady

Please join us for an evening of reverential music sung by some of the best voices in San Diego.

Pictures from Holy Week 2018

Photos by John Gray III

All Saints' to Host
Willan West 2018

WillanWest 2018 is a Southern California celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the death of English-Canadian composer Healey Willan who served as organist and choirmaster at the Anglo-Catholic parish of St. Mary Magdalene in Toronto from 1921-1966. All Saints’ was chosen to host this celebration as it is the only Episcopal parish in San Diego that has the potential to duplicate the environment of St. Mary Magdalene due to its traditional architecture and liturgy.

WillanWest choir under the direction of Ruben Valenzuela will hold 14 Saturday events at All Saints’ – Mass, Evensong and Benediction at 7:00pm from January 2018 through November 2018. For additional information about Healey Willan and the Healey Willan project visit

Click Here for more detailed Press Release.

Would You Like to Help?
An anonymous donor has offered to match contributions of up to $1000 in support of All Saints’ role in the Willan West program. If you would like to contribute to the matching fund, please send a check to All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 625 Pennsylvania Ave., San Diego 92103, and note “Willan Fund” on the check or just drop it in the contribution plate! If you would like to attend the next Willan event as a greeter on behalf of the church, please let Louise Lawson know by calling the church office at 619-298-7729


Join Fr. Wayne and Kathy Sanders on a 12-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land from March 26. 2018 to April 6, 2018.

The total trip cost is $3,495. and includes:

· Round trip airfare from San Diego, CA — Superior Accommodation
· Breakfast and Dinner
· Transportation in a Modern Coach for all tour days
· Excellent English speaking tour guide
· Entrance Fees to all sights and portage at hotels
· Price does not include tips, lunch on the road or insurance
· Price is for double occupancy. Extra $689 for single room.

A flyer giving the specific details on the places that will be visited are on the front and back tables in the sanctuary or contact Fr. Sanders

Spphie Webber
Six Bach Suites for Solo Cello

Here are the latest updates from Sophie Webber, cellist, who has performed at All Saints' in concert and played her cello during a Sunday Mass

She was thrilled to recently learn that ESCAPE: BACH'S SIX SUITES FOR SOLO CELLO was given a lovely and very flattering review in Gramophone magazine (June 2018 issue)! Here's an online version here:

Another very nice write up came from Jon Jacob in a review on his classical music blog, Thoroughly Good More press reviews can be found on my EPK page under PRESS (

ESCAPE: BACH'S SIX SUITES FOR SOLO CELLO is also being aired on radio stations across the USA (including Southern California's Classical KUSC 91.5FM, Seattle's King FM 98.1, Iowa Public Radio, Tampa Bay (Florida)'s WUSF Public Media, Rochester (New York)'s WXXI Classical 91.5, North Carolina's WCPE The Classical Station 89.7 FM, Portland's All Classical 89.9 KQAC FM)

Other projects Sophie is currently working on include a recording of Bach Suite No.1 in G Major BWV1007 with chamber choir (singing an arrangement I wrote --minimal, highlighting harmonies and the interplay of consonance and dissonance). Martin Green, the Choral Director at St. Paul's Cathedral in San Diego (where I recorded Escape) has generously agreed to pioneer this project with me, and we will be meeting with the singers (handpicked from Martin's wonderful choirs at St. Paul's) in the next couple of weeks for an initial recording session of the Prelude from Suite No.1.

She is also working with a video artist to create another music video, this one featuring the Allemande from Suite No.6.

Sophie appreciates your interest and ongoing support


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.

Pictures from Epiphany 2018

Photos by John Gray III

Pictures of Christmas 2017 flowers

Photos by John Gray III

Pictures from Christmas Eve 2017

Photos by 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:


We, at All Saints’, have a long time tradition in our prayer chain. We feel that as we pray together and pass our thoughts and prayers to God that we deepen our relationship, not only to God, but ourselves as his servants.
Please consider joining the prayer chain ministry. Through prayer we can possibly make a difference in the lives of our Parish family and friends. Contact Edith Thrumston.

Prayer: The world's greatest wireless connection.

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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