This Sunday and Beyond
Our weekly blog reflecting on the Sunday readings.
Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
6-13-2021 ~ The Third Sunday after Pentecost~ SOLEMN MASS BULLETIN YR-B.pdf
Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
6-6-2021 ~ The Second Sunday after Pentecost~ SOLEMN MASS BULLETIN YR-B.pdf
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
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.
IN MEMORIUM - Lois Barrett
Lois Barrett, a long time member of All Saints’ died Thursday morning, May 27 at the age of 92. Lois and her husband, Don, were active members when Fr. Tony Noble became rector in 2003 Fr. Tony recalls, “I was truly welcomed by Don and Lois. In fact, one of my first pastoral visits was to them and we developed a great friendship. They were wonderful members of the parish and a great support to me personally. They were always at the 8 am Mass and Don was a faithful lay assistant. While Don was the strong quiet one, Lois was full of life and great fun. To be with her was a joy and she had a great sense of humor.“
It was fortuitous that Fr. Carlos and Kay Phillips visited Lois a week ago Tuesday. A memorial service is being planned for sometime after June 15.
Please keep Lois in your prayers. May she rest in peace and now be reunited with her beloved son.
Lois and Fr. Eaton in 2019 on the occasion of the dedication of the bench, in our Memorial Garden, given by friends and neighbors in honor of the Barrett family.
IN MEMORIUM - Fr. Theodore Oertel Atwood Jr.
The Rev. Ted Atwood, a well-known and widely loved priest in our diocese, died on Pentecost morning, May 23, 2021.
Theodore Oertel Atwood, Jr. was born August 3, 1936, in Augusta, Georgia to Theodore and Francis Atwood. He was ordained to the priesthood on April 25, 1964, at Christ Church in Savannah, Georgia by The Right Reverend Albert R. Stuart, Bishop of Georgia.
He served congregations in the Diocese of Georgia as Curate, Vicar and Rector before returning to active military duty to serve with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam. His post-Navy assignments were in the Dioceses of San Diego and Georgia. His most recent service was as Vicar of Holy Cross, Carlsbad, from November 2006 – July 2010. Until a time of declining health in 2019, Fr. Atwood was a great supporter of military men and women at Camp Pendleton and throughout San Diego.
A memorial mass will be held on Monday, June 21 at 10am at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church 6556 Park Ridge Blvd San Diego 92120.
Fr. Atwood is survived by his sister Anne Petrey, daughters Catherin Atwood Voels, Margaret Atwood Gerard, and grandchildren.
J.C. Ryle: They All Rejoice in One Name
“True Christians are called ‘a family,’ because they all rejoice in one name. That name is the name of their great head and elder brother, Jesus Christ the Lord. Just as a common family name is the uniting link to all the members of a clan, so does the name of Jesus tie all believers together in one vast family.”
Article on This Sunday's Texts:
Sara Schumacher: Sin’s Entry
“Those of us who have read ahead know the fruit will be picked and consumed, initiating the Fall and the loss of what we see in the foreground. For that, repentance is the appropriate response. But the painting gives us the opportunity to imagine an alternative: what if Paradise had not been lost?”
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
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.
Continuing Food Drive
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.
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.
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
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.