This Sunday and Beyond
Our weekly blog reflecting on the Sunday readings.
Sunday's Solemn Mass bulletin, in PDF format.
1-12-2020-The Baptism of Our Lord ~ SOLEMN MASS BULLETIN YR-A.pdf
Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
01-5-2020-THE EPIPHANY ~ SOLEMN MASS BULLETIN YR-A.pdf
Solemn Mass at 9:30 am
Sunday, January 26th
(Note only one Mass on the 26th)
Annual Meeting at 11:00am
All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Because this meeting is required by the canons of The Episcopal Church to accomplish specific actions necessary for parish operation, all members of the parish are expected to attend as they are able. At this meeting we will elect new Vestry members, present the 2020 Parish Budget, provide a report on 2019 and look forward at the year to come.
After the 9:30am Mass there will be a potluck luncheon. Last names beginning with:
A-G Please bring a SALAD
H-M Please bring an ENTRÉE
N-Z Please bring a DESSERT
A special Epiphany cake will be part of the desserts.
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
Additional Worship Times
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Starting January 8th
I am pleased to announce that starting on January 8th, 2020, the following worship times will be added:
· Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the Chapel at noon: Noon Prayer.
· Wednesdays in the Chapel at 6:30 p.m.: Contemplative Prayer.
Note that these worship times can be led by laity, so if anyone feels called to lead, please, let me know.
Invite family, friends and neighbors to join us.
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
Recently, a new portion of fence was installed against the back wall. It hides the white wall and maintains the height of the existing fence on the west side of the garden. When this project is completed, it will proudly house a Todd Muffatti installation consisting of an arch and several Celtic crosses. And, on either side will be a climbing rose or vine of some type attached to a trellis. What a lovely enrichment to the garden this will be in the near future!
Our spectacular Mums are just beginning to wane but they have certainly been an eye-catching display as well as being functional by enhancing the altar for the past month. And, they will return next year to do the same. The garden has experienced amazing growth this year thanks to the careful preparation of the soil and amendments added. And next the alstroemerias will be blooming so look for them on the altar as well.
I hope that you will be able to pay your garden a visit before the winter comes and the plants die back a bit.
Social Action Committee
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.
Scripps Mercy Hospital ER Sweats Drive
Continues through December 15
We invite you to join us in All Saints' Sweatshirt and Sweatpants Drive to benefit people in need in our community. We are in our second 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 Sunday, December 15. The SAC will schedule a time to drop-off our items in early to mid-December. Join us on delivery day!
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.
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.