This Sunday and Beyond
Our weekly blog reflecting on the Sunday readings.
Click here for the Maundy Thursday, April 9th, service bulletin.
Click here for the Good Friday, April 10th, service bulletin.
Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
4-5-2020-PALM SUNDAY ~ LOW MASS BULLETIN YR-A.pdf
Due to the Covid-19, we are not conducting services in the church buildings until further notice.
All Saints' Streaming Services.
Maunday Thursday - April 9th, at 7pm:
See the video of the Maunday Thursday Zoom Service, on the home page or on our
Here is the Maundy Thursday, April 9th, service bulletin.
Good Friday with Bishop Snook - April 10th, at 3pm:
Click here for the Good Friday, April 10th, service bulletin.
Join Good Friday Zoom service link:
Easter Vigil - April 11th, at 8pm:
Join Easter Vigil Zoom service link:
Easter Sunday - April 12th, at 9am:
Join Sunday Zoom service link:
Click the links above to join the Zoom serive.
Then follow the screen promps to add audio to be interactive with the service.
If you have noise in the back ground we will all hear it, so please mute your microphone.
The services will be posted on our Facebook page for those not able to join the Zoom meeting.
Click here to go to our Facebook page to watch earlier services
KEEPING A HEALTHY CHURCH
Message from Fr. Carlos
Beloved All Saints' parishioners,
Little did we know (although some may have suspected it) when we said good-bye to one another last Sunday that it would be the last occasion we would be gathering for worship, at least for some indefinite time.
The situation with the spread of this new virus requires that new measures be taken as the number of cases go up, and sometimes the new regulations come so suddenly one has hardly any time to react.
So when we gathered last Sunday we thought we might be able to continue assembling if a series of extreme measures were taken. Just a few days later, it turned out that no public worship at churches were allowed any longer. Then we thought about the possibility of live streaming services from our church, as other churches have done and have been doing. We even prepared the bulletin, summoned four choir singers, our choir master, a reader, and acolyte and asked George Dryer to set up a cellphone on a tripod to make it possible. Then just this morning I get a new email from our Diocesan Bishop stating that new regulations require that we all stay at home, so no live streaming from churches is possible anymore.
Public worship centered on the Eucharist has been the distinctive mark of Episcopalians for several decades now, especially for churches with an Anglo-Catholic tradition. This is a very hard time for us, because in the midst of so much pain and trouble, we are not allowed to be nourished by our communal worship and Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist. But we will not stop worshiping or praying. Now, more than ever, we need to be open to God’s presence in our lives; we need to be connected, if not physically, by phone, by email, by every possible means, and pray for one another and find new ways of worshiping together.
You will continue to receive our weekly and bimonthly newsletters on the email and we will start making the necessary arrangements to podcast some very simple services from home every week. When this possibility is ready, we will let you know,
We do not know and cannot predict how long this situation will last. For certain, we already know we will not be able to gather for the Holy Week and Easter services. Our Bishop is planning to hold a central live streamed service for Easter and if that happens we will let you know how to connect to it. In the meantime, please, be safe. Follow the guidelines to avoid contagion. Pray for one another and for the whole world unceasingly and be connected to your church by email, by phone, by any possible means.
This critical time is already having an impact on our lives. Businesses are greatly affected and so are people’s economy. This is a time to show our solidarity with all our fellow human beings, with our neighbors, even with those we do not know. This is a time to be transformed for the better too, by being more human, less self-centered and more compassionate, more loving, and more caring of others. Then we will certainly have lived a fruitful Lent, and we will start to be the worshipers the Lord needs, those who can worship in Spirit and Truth.
In Christ’s Love,
Derek Fish and Stephanie Beck-Fish are planning the event. It will be a time for sharing food, music, poems, stories and maybe jokes. And most of all to have a good fellowship time
Saturday, February 15 from 5pm to 7pm Parish Hall
Food and live music will be provided! Guests can be entered into a drawing to win dinner and a movie with their special someone* by bringing one of the following eligible items: a bottle of wine to auction, a bottle of wine to share, and an hors d'oeuvre (max: 3 entries per person).
1st Prize: $50 Cohn Restaurant gift card + 2 AMC black tickets
2nd Prize: $50 Cohn Restaurant gift card + 2 AMC black tickets
3rd Prize: 2 AMC black tickets.
We look forward to your joining us.
Guest Preacher This Sunday
Our guest preacher this Sunday is the Reverend Laura Sheridan-Campbell, D. Min., Director of Formation and Transition for the Diocese of San Diego.
Reverend Laura worked closely with our search committee and Vestry throughout 2019 as we completed our search for a new rector. She proved to be a careful listener and wise counsellor, and the Vestry is most grateful to her for her diligent work and prayerful pastoral support throughout the process that resulted in the call of Father Carlos to be our rector. We are honored to have her as our guest preacher today, as she prepares to leave the diocesan office at the end of the month to undertake new ministries in the Diocese of Oregon.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in his Christmas Message 2019.
Christmas Message for 2019
Salt & Light
The Salt & Light is a weekly email featuring different voices from around our diocese, and a calendar of upcoming events. We hope that as Jesus said in Matthew 5:13-16, this article may provide flavor and brightness in your email.
weekly email from our diocese
God's Plan D
Web page link
The Calling of a New Rector
We are pleased to announce that the Vestry of All Saints' has called the Rev. Carlos Eduardo Expósito Irarragorri as our new rector. Father Carlos will start November 25th.
The Reverend Carlos Eduardo Expósito Irarragorri
Father Expósito was born in Camagüey, Cuba, on October 29, 1954. He began attending the Episcopal Church at age 13, and deep in his heart has remained an Episcopalian ever since.
After earning a bachelor's in English Language with a minor in Linguistics, he taught English as a foreign language in colleges and language schools for more than 21 years, achieving the rank of associate professor.
In his secular work, he tried to instill Christian principles and values in his students and to promote Christian ethical behavior among colleagues, even when it was forbidden to use Christian terminology by the official atheist government.
In the early 1990s, Father Carlos became actively involved in his local church. He soon met his wife who also taught English. After they married, they were both greatly involved in different lay ministries of their church and took part in diocesan meetings and committees. Then they discerned a call to devote their lives to ordained ministry. They earned degrees in Sacred Theology in 2004.
While a seminarian Father Carlos trained in hospital chaplaincy with the Episcopal Church of Puerto Rico for a month. He ministered in different churches as a seminarian until he was ordained deacon in 2007 and priest in 2008.
In 2010, Father Carlos graduated as a contemplative groups and retreat leader from Shalem Insitute for Spiritual Formation based in Washington DC.
He has served as a priest-in-charge and rector of different Episcopal churches in Cuba. He was also part of diocesan committees there, including the examiners’ board for candidates discerning for ordination. He also taught English and theology courses at the Evangelical Seminary in Matanzas.
In April 2017 Father Carlos came to Carlsbad as a legal permanent resident to join his wife, the Rev. Cristina Borges, who serves as the priest-in-charge of St. Matthew's, National City. After being licensed, he served several churches in our diocese as a supply priest. In September, 2017 Fr. Carlos became canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. He started shortly thereafter as Latino missioner for St Paul’s Cathedral. He held this position until June 2019. He also served as co-chaplain for the bishop nominating committee during the recent episcopal transition.
Father Carlos feels tremendous joy and is honored to be called to lead All Saints', which he considers a special congregation with our wonderful Anglo-Catholic tradition. Father Carlos hopes to support all members of our parish in developing our spiritual gifts and living out the Christian faith in the context where Jesus is calling us to be His faithful witnesses.
Welcome to All Saints', Father Carlos!
Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show and Music
Come to the All Saints' Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show and Sale with Music on Sunday, November 17 from 9:00am—3:00pm in the Parish Hall. Find a gift for a special person or for yourself. Among the artists showing will be Assemblages by Todd Muffatti, Watercolors by Elena Lomakin, Marine Art by Paul Finneseth, Cards by Chris, Knitted accessories. Do treat yourself to delicious homemade baked goods, too
Sunday, November 17
The Parish Hall at noon will be filled with music by our own Bob MacLeod at the piano and musicians from the San Diego Music Coterie. Did you know that Bob besides being a church and temple musician, voice coach and accompanist for all of his career, he was also a lounge pianist and singer for over 30 years. A few highlights of his career in San Diego include lengthy engagements at El Cortez Hotel's Sky Room, Le Fountaine Bleu Room at the Westgate Hotel, the Rancho Bernardo Inn and many other venues. From 1983 - 1998 he performed nightly at La Jolla's La Valencia Hotel where he was also Music Director. In addition, he has had bookings in Las Vegas, Guadalajara and Baja California, Mexico, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles as well as in England. Sunday he will play show tunes, musical standards from the ''American Songbook'' and also music from around the world.
Be sure to invite your non-parishioner friends to enjoy this art show and music.
All Saints' Memorial Garden News
Our Memorial Garden has a new addition! Todd Muffatti’s sculpture has now been mounted on the back fence. Plantings will be added to the fence to enhance the design in the near future. A new metal sculpture will be placed around the olive tree soon with special thanks to Bob Gromofsky, who fabricated it and has donated it to add to the beauty of our garden.
The winter rains have been so beneficial to the plants, but also enhanced the growth of the weeds. The garden has been newly weeded and plants have been pruned back to await their reawakening next year. I look forward to Spring and the new growth of the garden after the coolness of the winter.
As always, you are encouraged to view and renew yourself by visiting your garden which is still providing prolific blooms and greens to adorn our altar each week.
Camp Stevens - Summer 2020
The summer months will be here before you know it. Consider spending vacation time at Camp Stevens in Julian CA which is one and a half hours northeast of San Diego. Camp Stevens mission aims to inspire, challenge and empower personal, social and environmental transformation. Rooted in the Episcopal Church and our natural world, our core values are openness, gratitude, connections, and wonder.
They offer summer adventure camps and wilderness trips for children and
young adults, plus Family Camps. Brochures are available on the back and front tables in the church. For more information and registering for their programs, visit firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Worship Times
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the Chapel
Wednesdays in the Chapel at 6:30pm
Note that these worship times can be led by laity, so if anyone feels called to lead, please, let Fr. Carlos know.
Invite family, friends and neighbors to join us.
Social Action Committee
45-Day Sweats and T-Shirt Drive
All Saints’ 45-Day Sweats and T-Shirt Drive began Sunday, February 2, 2020. We are in our third year of this ministry and encourage you to become involved as you are able. This year-round effort helps to clothe the 750+ homeless individuals that utilize the Scripps Mercy Hospital ER services each month.
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 mid-March 2020. The SAC will schedule a time to drop-off our items in late March/early April. Join us on delivery day!
Salvation Army Food Pantry
When grocery shopping this Friday/Saturday please add some items requested by the San Diego Centre City Corps to your cart which are:
cans of soup with pop top lids
Dinty Moore Beef Stew
Slim Jim b eef sticks
small jars of peanut butter
nuts and crackers
Your contribution whether you are donating a case of soup, or a can of soup, we are grateful and blessed by your participation in this ministry. Place your donated items in the big blue container in the back of the church.
All Saints Social Action Committee
Tamela Dreyer, Barbara Wilder, Kay Phillips, Lynette Blakney
The Altar Guild Needs YOU!
The Altar Guild is in urgent need for two volunteers. We need one volunteer to help set up for Sunday Mass one Saturday per month on either a Friday or Saturday morning. It takes about 2 hours and one of the members will train you and be with you until you are comfortable doing it alone. We also need a volunteer to help clean up/set up after 8:00 AM Mass (approx. 30 minutes)
Please contact Maureen Gardiner-Moore or Norma Dreyer .
Choir Appreciation Event — September 14
The All Saints’ family came together on Saturday, September 14th, to celebrate the return of the choir after the summer lull. The event was warmly hosted by Senior Warden, Dr. Ed Heck and his wife Judy, and attended by about 40 people, to include several non-parishioner friends. Dr. Heck provided a generous selection of wines and cheeses for the wine tasting, and Joan Evangelou provided a fabulous spread of Greek finger food. The wine themed baskets, with their colorful names, Picnic in the Park, Pink Flamingo, Bub-bly for Bruch, Apple n Spice (non-alcoholic) were a great success. Together with the wine tasting, cork pull, and wines by the glass, the event brought $2750 in support of the choir! Special thanks to Ed and Judy for opening their home, to John Gray III, who sat at the front door collecting donations, to Kathryn Bunch for donation of books, to Glendora Tremper who organized the cork pull and ran the silent auction, and to all the basket-builders, bidders, and wine (and non-wine) tasters who came together to make this a fun and successful event!
Pictures by Derek Fish
Many contributed donations of wines, and food. A partial list, with apologies for any missed names : Leo and Chris Rocca, Peter Sheldon, Cree and Joanie Craig, Elizabeth Rietow, Althea ….. and special mention to the basket builders: Maureen Gardiner (and the Discovery Cancer Store), Kay Phillips, Sue Johnston, Louise and Blair Lawson, George and Kathryn Dryer, Lu Locke, Edith Thrumston, Gayle Murken, and Glendora Tremper.
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.
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.