This Sunday and Beyond
Our weekly blog reflecting on the Sunday readings.
Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
12-5-2021 ~ Advent 2 ~ BULLETIN YR-C.pdf
Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
11-28-2021 ~ Advent 1 ~ BULLETIN YR-C.pdf
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass Schedule
Friday, December 24 — Christmas Eve
10:00am Morning Prayer — St. Mary Chapel
8:45pm — Musical Offering
Christmas Music: Organ, Choir and Carols
9:00pm — Solemn Mass
10:30pm — Christmas Eve Cookie Party
Saturday, December 25— Christmas Day
10:00am — Said Mass with Hymns
Sunday, December 26 — First Sunday after Christmas
10:00am — Mass
Societies of Mary
The December Societies of Mary gathering has been rescheduled to Saturday, December 18 at 11am. It was necessary to reschedule the date as Fr. Carlos has a Diocesan meeting on December 4.
Please join us on the 18th. We do the rosary first – you don’t need to even have a rosary to easily participate – and then we have the Eucharist. Father Expósito 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.
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 a ENTRÉE
N-Z Please bring an DESSERT
We look forward to your joining us on Saturday, December 18th.
Christian Formation - 2nd and 4th Sundays,after Mass at 11:30am
-- On Sunday, November 28 After getting your coffee and a snack, please join us in Fr. Carlos' study as we are led through the book "The Concise History of the Book of Common Prayer — each lesson/chapter includes questions to guide group discussion and to provoke serious personal reflection.. --
Have you ever wondered how the Book of Common Prayer originated? Who were the historical figures instrumental through the ages from the 16th century to the present day in formulating this Book? Well Gary Nicilosi, Episcopal Priest and Lawyer, has written “A Concise History of the Book of Common Prayer—An Appreciation of Anglicanism” to answer those questions and many more.
Gary Nicolosi is the author of hundreds of articles on Anglicanism, parish ministry and spirituality, including his book “SoulFire: Preaching the Church Message in a Secular, Postmodern World”.
As a former member of St. Bart’s, Poway during his rectorship, I can attest to his fine writing and the depth of his scholarship.
Please join Fr. Carlos as he leads us through Concise History—each lesson/chapter includes questions to guide group discussion and to provoke serious personal reflection.
Copies of this book are available for $14.00 in the Parish Office during the week and on Sundays.
Christian Formation and First Communion Instruction for Children(ages 5-12)
Sundays from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Starting on September 5th, 2021.
For registration, call (619) 298-7729
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Formación Cristiana y clases de Primera Comunión para niños y niñas
(de 5 a 12 años)
Domingos de 10 a 10:45 a.m.
A partir del 5 de septiembre de 2021.
Para la matrícula llame al (619) 298-7729
o envíenos un correo electrónico a esta dirección: email@example.com
Learning Another Language
Are you interested in learning Spanish? Here is a wonderful opportunity to become conversational in Spanish taught by Fr. Carlos. Classes will be held at All Saints’ and open to the greater community. They will be free of charge (but voluntary contributions are accepted).
(on hiatus until December 1)
Please let Fr. Carlos know by email or Louise Lawson.
Spanish classes are in the Parish Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
IN MEMORIUM - Joseph Burgess
All Saints' is saddened to announce the death of Joseph Burgess who passed away the morning of August 9, 2021 at the age of 95 years.
Joe joined All Saints' with his wife Vilma in 2002. Among the many contributions Joe made to parish life was his participation with Vilma in the Flower Guild ministry. For many years he and Vilma would arrange the Sunday altar flowers into small vases to be placed in St. Mary's Chapel, the shrines or for parishioners to take to shut-ins.
Most Sunday mornings at the 10:30am Mass you would meet Joe as the Greeter at the entrance to the church. After Vilma passed away in 2017, Joe would attend Mass with his daughter, Judith.
A Requiem Mass will be scheduled at All Saints' in the coming weeks. Please keep Joe in your prayers. May he rest in peace.
Father of all, we pray to you for Joe, 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.
IN MEMORIUM - Bruce Tindall
Bruce Tindall passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the age of 65. He was the husband of Sarah Schneewind, a member of All Saints’ and of our choir.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday, August 28 at 10am. Fr. Carlos will
participate in the memorial service.
At St. Paul’s Bruce served as lector and managed their Wednesday Evensong services for many years. In those capacities his skill as a programmer, editor and poet served him well.
Sarah would be pleased to have you join her at the memorial service for her husband, Bruce, on Saturday, August 28 at 10am.
All Saints' Back to School Supply Drive
Our thanks to our parishioners and the Members of the Social Action Committee (Tamela Dreyer, Barbara Wilder, Kay Phillips, Lynette Blakney and Todd Muffatti) for their help in reaching our goal of 25 back packs filled with school supplies. We will also be donating these and a few extra larger back packs for older kids to ECS’s Back to School Supply Drive.
Social Action Committee News
Covid-19 continues to impact many of us. While some of us are doing okay financially, there are some of us who are not able to keep up with things. The holiday seasons can be difficult for families because expectations are high. We all want to provide our families, especially the children, with a wonderful and memorable experience. You can help alleviate some of the stress by donating non-perishable foods here at church, which continues to partner with the Salvation Army Food Bank. Please add one or more items to our black wagon just inside the church door on Sundays, or bring them to the Parish office.
(Note: this is a separate opportunity from the other option to contribute specifically to a Thanksgiving meal)
Thank you in advance for your generosity . . .
Your Social Action Committee!
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.
Suggested Reading From
Stewart Clem: Saints with a Capital S
“We’re not so sure that we should have a category of sainthood, because we’re not so sure that Christianity is the kind of thing that should have superheroes. After all, aren’t we all equal before God? And isn’t it true that Christianity is not a performance?”
Wendy Murray: Why We Need the Saints
“To dismiss the saints is a tragedy of our tradition. But worse than that, we ourselves are smaller and perhaps shallower within our spirits without the benefit of their silent, invisible, gentle and mighty influences.”
Note: All Saints' Church is an Associate of The Living Church
and the Covenant is the weblog of the Living Church Foundation
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.