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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.
7-25-2021 _ The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost_ SOLEMN MASS BULLETIN YR-B.pdf

Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
7-18-2021 ~ The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost~ SOLEMN MASS BULLETIN YR-B.pdf

Societies of Mary

Please join us on the first Saturday in August, August 7, at 11:00am in St. Mary's Chapel for a special devotion time for St. Mary. We do the rosary first – you don’t need to even have a rosary to easily participate – and then we have the Eucharist. Father Ezpósito 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 also. We hope to see you there.

Since the covid-29 restrictions have been lifted 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 an ENTRÉE
N-Z Please bring a DESSERT

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Lenten Study

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.

here for February 24
Click here for March 3
Click here for March 10
Click here for March 17

Remembering Homero

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.“

The Funeral Mass for Lois Barrett was held on Thursday, July 8 at 4pm in All Saints’ historic church.

The service was recorded and is posted on our facebook page click here to link to the video of the service.

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 - Kathy Almgren.

Kathy Almgren, a member of All Saints’ passed away on Sunday, June 27. She attended All Saints’ with her son, Christopher Wells, on his visits to San Diego.

A Requiem Mass will be held for Kathy on Tuesday, July 13 at noon. This Requiem Mass will replace our regularly scheduled Tuesday Mass.

Please keep Kathy in your prayers. May she rest in peace.
Father of all, we pray to you for Kathy, 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.

Register Today for a RefugeeNet's Unforgettable Virtual Benefit!

RefugeeNet invites you to register today by clicking here for a live show from 5 to 6:30 pm on February 27 that will include cooking and dancing lessons, African music, and life-changing testimonials that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Pre-order a reheatable meal prepared by our new Mama Africa catering project and we'll deliver it to your doorstep the night of the event! And keep your eyes out for a range of auction items in the weeks ahead. Questions?

Contact Colin at

Summer Chamber Music Fesitval

The Greater San Diego Music Coterie is pleased to announce its 2021 Summer Chamber Music Festival at All Saints Episcopal Church, 625 Pennsylvania Ave, San Diego, CA 92103. The Festival dates are Monday, August 2 to Friday, August 13, with opening and closing public performances on Sundays, August 1 and August 15.

The non-competitive Festival is open to musicians of all ages and technical levels. Experienced chamber musicians enjoy the challenge of an intense coaching and performance schedule; musicians with little or no chamber music experience appreciate the careful grouping of ensembles, selection of pieces, and guidance by experienced coaches.

Application is open to individual musicians and pre-formed groups. Auditors are welcome. Last day to apply is Friday, June 4. Applications received after June 4 will be considered only if there are groups available. Visit for more information of the Festival, including festival fees, schedule, and application process.

Applicants 12 years and older must show proof of full vaccination prior to the first day of the festival.

Vietnam Veterans Sunday - March 28

All Saints' is an official member of the Veteran/Military Friendly Congregations. As part of this ministry we will include in our prayers each Sunday, starting on March 14 a prayer from the Diocesan Military Cycle of Prayer. In addition on March 28 we will recognize the service and deaths of our Vietnam veterans and their families. Below a message from Rev. Frank Munoz, the Military Missioner, EDSD.

Vietnam Veterans' Recognition Act of 2017 designated March 29th as the day to commemorate the service and death 58,000 Americans, nearly 500,000 Americans and 850,000 allies that served during the war in South Vietnam (November 1, 1955 – April 30, 1975). The men and women who served did not get any thanks when they returned home; most were treated with ridicule and insults. Their service has passed in our churches with little or no mention. Historically and traditionally, Veterans' Day has been more a civic than a sacred observance. As with New Years Day, Mother's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and others, Veterans' Day is not a part of the liturgical calendar — although sometimes our churches have observed these days in some manner. The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego has designated Sunday March 28th as a day to recognize the service and deaths of our veterans and their families. The honor and thanks for veterans should be in a context of prayer. This is not the time for a rehearsal of our national concerns, but when we assemble for worship, it is as citizens of God's kingdom in Jesus Christ, not as citizens ultimately subject to any nation. In worship, we celebrate the good news of God's grace and love manifest in Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Lord and Savior of the world, in whom all the creation is redeemed and is to be restored for the glory of God.

The Rev. Dr. Frank Munoz,br> Military Missioner, EDSD

Suggested Reading

Classic Text:

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.”
Read On

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?”
Read On

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
Continuing Food Drive

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.

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.

In Service,
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.

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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