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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 Mass bulletin, in PDF format.
10-18-2020 ~ The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost ~ BULLETIN YR-A.pdf

Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
10-11-2020 ~ The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ BULLETIN YR-A.pdf

Societies of Mary

All are invited to join the Societies of Mary for their monthly day of devotion on Saturday, September 5th, at 11am

To join click:   This Zoom Rosay link

Back to In-Church Worship
9am Sunday Mass

Father Carlos preaching at our courtyard Mass

A Greeters will be stationed at the door 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.

Every other pew will be roped off and spots where individuals should sit in each pew are marked. Household members may set together.

All are welcome.    See you Sunday!

These services are recorded and posted on our Facebook page.

with MUSIC
Sunday, November 15 - 9am to 2pm

All Saints' Coutyard

Our annual Arts and Crafts show and sale will be held on November 15, 9am to 2pm in our Courtyard. By necessity, it will be a more intimate event this year, due to current gathering restrictions.

It will feature creations by our parishioners, Kay Philips, Kathryn Dreyer, Todd Muffatti, and Sofia Expósito Fr. Carlos’ daughter, along with works of a couple of friends of All Saints’.

Robert MacLeod, our organist and choirmaster, will bring the piano alive with music from all genres.

Part of the donations will go to the Music Ministry and Choir.

Social Action Committee News
All Saints' Canned Food Drive Summer 2020

We would like to continue 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 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.

This Sunday Fr. Carlos will bless the food you have donated.

In Service,
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.

Opportunity To Zoom with Presiding Bishop

Episcopal Booksellers Association in partnership with our member stores invites you to a zoom meeting with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Thursday, October 8 at 7:00pm. The Presiding Bishop will offer a soul-searching conversation, one which tells and shows us how loving one another can help us to heal in these times. Walk the path of love with one of the warmest, most beloved spiritual leaders of our time as we learn how to put faith into action. To participate, purchase Bishop Curry’s new book, “Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times: from All Saints’ member Katherine Bunch, Vice President of Episcopal Booksellers Association.

Kathryn Bunch K~B Books contact:
Email, text or call Kathryn to purchase Bishop Curry’s book (Free shipping, retail price $27.00 incl. tax) and to send you a Zoom invitation to the conversation.

In Memorium - Rev. Richard Thrumston

We are saddened to announce the passing of the Rev. Richard Thrumston at his home on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the age of 97. There will be a private service next week Cards and notes may be sent to Edith, his wife.

Please click here to read "In Memory of Father Richard E. Thrumston" written by Dr. Ed Heck.

All Saints' Memorial Garden News

“If you are in walking distance, please consider visiting our Memorial Garden. (Call ahead to see if anyone is in the office.) Flowers are blooming in profusion. Sue Johnson was gardening this Friday and took pictures which will be in the next enews.

A wonderful quiet space to refresh your spirit.”

—Sue Johnston

All Saints' Services.

Sunday Mass is now In-church worship at All Saints' at 9am
Sunday Service -
To join click:   Sunday Zoom service link. Fr. Carlos will lead the Sunday service from church on-line at
9:00am Sunday morning, with hymns, organ and the choir soloists..
Click here for Sunday service bulletin

Tuesday Noon Service -
Noon Mass will be held again in our St. Mary's Chapel starting Tuesday, October 13.

To join click:   Tuesday Zoom service link. Join us for the office of noon prayer on-line at noon each Tuesday.

Friday Noon Bible Study -
To join click:   Friday Zoom study link.
The study material entitled In Dialogue with Scripture is at:
Due to the Covid-19, we are not conducting services in the church buildings until further notice.
Father Carlos preaching at streamed service on Zoom

An Article From The Living Church

Our Great Inheritance

By Paul (H. Matthew Lee)
Guest Contributor, September 15, 2020

The prayer book is sublime because its language is so authentically Christian, so authentically human. Well-meaning as our church might be in all this, our preaching is banal, our theology incoherent, our discipline nonexistent, because they are not grounded in the genuine prayers of the Church, shaped by the fullness of Scripture and hallowed by the witness of the saints.

Click here for the full article.

The Living Church September 6, 2020 Issue

Fr. Carlos has perused this issue and suggested two articles of interest for our parish.

The first is by Sarah Coldwell titled "On Watching Your Language". Sarah Coldwell is a laywoman in the Hudson Valley (NY state) who has a wonderfully odd assortment of jobs and education.
Click here to read the article.

The second is a Commentary on next week's lectionary for the fourteenth Sunday of Pentecost titled "Maintaining Bonds of Peace".
Click here for the commentary.

Note: All Saints' is a subscriber of of the Living Church Magazine and an associate of The Living Church Partners. Hard copies of the Living Church magazine are available in the church office.

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.

All Saints' Tented - August 7-9 2019

It's done. No the circus was not in town. We tented the church August 7-9 for termites. Two photos by Stephanie Beck-Fish and one by Todd Muffatti from his balcony.

Celebrate Fr. Eaton’s Interim Ministry
at All Saints’ on November 24, 2019

Fr. Rob's Last Sunday, as our interim rector for almost exactly two years, was November 24 (Christ the King Sunday).
We thank him very much for his hard work helping us through this transistion period, and we hope he can use his wonderful Interim Rector talents to help another parish in need.

Thank you Father Robert Eaton.

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
Pictures by Derek Fish

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!

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.

Respectively, Teri Tremper

Fall Stewardship Campaign
During December we were gratified to receive three one-time gifts (ranging from $100 to $10,000) from individuals who appreciate our weekly emails or want to contribute toward funding of our most pressing needs. We give thanks for the unforeseen generosity of these friends of the parish. Yet, it is also important to remember that it is the regular week-by-week giving for the sake of the Kingdom of God here at All Saints’ that is vital to funding our ministry and facility needs. As of January 8, we have received 42 pledges for 2019 for a total of $89,940. We believe that these pledges provide a good start on our ongoing plans to develop and carry out a year-round stewardship program embracing time, talents, and treasure. Of course, it’s never too late to make a pledge to support All Saints’ in the coming year. Pledge forms for 2019 will be available in the church every Sunday, and you may place your completed pledge card in the offering plates at any service or send it to the church office.

All Saints' Church
Is Searching for a new Rector

Are you looking for a Parish and want to know more about All Saints'

Attached is our Parish Profile.

Update from the Search Subcommittee of the Vestry

Our search for a new rector continues with strong support from The Reverend Laura Sheridan-Campbell, transition officer for the Diocese of San Diego. In the current phase of our search we received ten applications, and the search subcommittee of the Vestry has checked references for four of the priests who submitted complete files and responded to written questions. Although the search process tends to take longer than we would like, we have completed video interviews with the candidates and are in the second week of discernment.

In addition to specific prayers for guidance for the search team and the Vestry, we urge parishioners to pray specifically for the unity of the Church (page 204 and page 818 in theBook of Common Prayer).

When the Vestry is ready to select finalists, Father Rob will lead the entire parish in a special time of prayer.


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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