This Sunday and Beyond
Our weekly blog reflecting on the Sunday readings.
Sunday's Mass bulletin, in PDF format.
11-22-2020 ~ The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost ~ BULLETIN YR-A.pdf
Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
11-15-2020 ~ The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost ~ BULLETIN YR-A.pdf
Back to Courtyard Worship
9am Sunday Mass
Due to San Diego going back to Purple tier on November 14th, we are back to courtyard worship.
A Greeter will be stationed at the two entrances to the courtyard,to distribute bulletins and take each person’s temperature using a touchless thermometer.
Masks will be provided for those who did not bring face coverings.
All are welcome. See you Sunday!
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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.
Fall 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 on Sunday 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' New Ministry
We are pleased to announce that All Saints’ is now part of VMFC – this stands for Veteran and Military Friendly Churches. The purpose of this outreach is to let members of the military (active and retired) and their families know that we are a friendly and safe environment in which they can relax from the rigors of military life – even if just for a few hours. We will be part of a “catalogue” that all military and VA chaplains will have for a referral to a local church.
Surprisingly, prior to our Diocese taking on this mission, only one parish in the entire state of California was a participant. Fr. Frank Muñoz, a local retired chaplain, is our lead priest in this new adventure.
Part of this outreach will bring new people to us and part of it will help us help the chaplaincy corps in some of their programs. Chaplaincy budget has been drastically reduced over the last few years (to 1/10th of what it was). We will be in a position to offer amenities such as use of our parish hall for family retreats or classes. The reason this is so important is because anything done on a military base, including counseling and support groups, is subject to detailed reporting back to the commanding officer. This puts a huge damper on families sharing their concerns about military life. Off base these people will not be subject to such reporting.
We are at the beginning of this partnership. It will be exciting to see how it develops.
For more information contact Barbara Wilder after services or through the church office.
Remembering Rose Marie (Ronnie) True
Rose Marie True surrounded by her family died peacefully on Sunday November 8. Ronnie, her husband and five children were faithful devout members of All Saints'. All her children either taught Sunday School (Martha), sung in the choir or were an acolyte (Tim), received their confirmation and attended youth and adult religious youth groups and classes. Ronnie was an active member and head of the Altar Guild for many years along with her daughter Katherine. She relished the behind the scenes work and care put into the beauty of the liturgy with respect to vestments, vessels nd altar linens. The fountain which graces our courtyard was given by Ronnie and her husband, Larry.
A memorial Mass will be planned for the future at All Saints'.
(Life Tributes - The San Diego Union Tribune Sunday, November 15, 2020
Remembering The Rev. Dr. Robert Crafts, Jr
The Rev, Dr. Robert Crafts, Jr., Captain, MCV-USN retired, passed away on November 7 at the age of 85 after a long illness. He and his wife, Carol were active lay members of All Saints' during the 1970's when Fr. Crafts was on active duty in San Diego. He retired from the Navy to pursue a masters in divinity from Nashotah House in Wisconsin. After receiving his M. Div he served St. John's parish in Indio, was head priest at St. Elizabeth in Linda Vista, and was port chaplain for the Mission to Seafarers in downtown San Diego. This later role was his passion.
"Well done, good and faithful servants, you have been faithful over little, I will set you over much, enter into the joy of your master."
(Matthew 25: 21)
Almighty God, we give thee hearty thanks for the good examples of all those thy servants, who, having finished their course in faith, do now rest from their labors. And we beseech thee that we, with all those who have departed in the true faith of thy holy Name, may have our perfect consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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.
Here are two articles that Fr. Carlos found particularly interesting from this week's Living Church Daily Devotionals ministry.
'Kingdom Logic and the Ethics of Almsgiving'
By Stewart Clem
I could never be convinced that when Jesus said, “Give to everyone who begs from you,” what he really meant to say was, “You do not need to give to beggars.”
'Decline is a Choice'
By Jordan Hylden
If the Church wants to reverse the steady dwindling of membership and attendance, it should avoid finding new ways to discourage and push away theologically traditional evangelicals and catholics.
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.