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San Diego, California 92103
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Sundays -  Low Mass 8:00am;  Solemn Mass 10:30am 
Sunday School 10:30am    Child Care at 8am and 10:30am Services
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This Sunday and Beyond
Our weekly blog reflecting on the Sunday readings.

Sunday's Solemn Mass bulletin, in PDF format.

Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.

Societies of Mary

All are invited to join the Societies of Mary for their monthly day of devotion on Saturday, August 6.

We will begin in the Chapel with Rosary at 11:00am and Mass to follow at 11:30am. After mass we will adjourn to the Parish Hall for a potluck lunch. Father Schuneman will be the celebrant and join the gathering for lunch.

Last names beginning with:
A-G Please bring a DESSERT
H-M Please bring a SALAD
N-Z Please bring an ENTRÉE

Guest Organist in August

Vincent Pham will be our guest organist for the next three Sundays. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Organ Performance at Oberlin Conservatory studying under the tutelage of Dr. Jonathan Moyer. His former teachers include Leslie Wolf Robb and Christa Rakich. He has also performed in masterclasses hosted by Janette Fishell, Arvid Gast, Raul Prieto Ramirez, and Nathan J. Laube and has performed in venues such as the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Finney Chapel, and Stanford Memorial Church. As Organist at First United Methodist Church of Elyria, Vincent maintains a high level of performance in a concert and church setting. Recipient of awards such as the Jack Lasher Bach Award, the J&A Carney Scholarship, and the Richard Hudson Scholarship.

This coming Saturday, August 17 Vincent will be giving an organ concert at 2:00pm at St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church which is located at 4355 Delmar Trails Road, San Diego 92130. The program included works by Bach, Rheinberger and Mendelssohn.

Sunday 10:30am Choir is on Break for July and August

For the months of July and August, our wonderful Choir is on a well deserved break.
We get to set with them in the pews and sing side by side.
Bob our Organist will finish out the month of July, with our four soloist and then take a break himself.

Thank you to all who make sung worship so powerful and inspiring at All Saints'.

All Saints' Tented - August 7-9 2019

It's done. No the circious 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.


Just in time to welcome the heat of the summer, a drip irrigation system has been put into place in the garden. Cree Craig performed the installation as well as providing the funds for the purchase of all the necessary supplies. Many thanks to Cree and Joanie for their time and generosity!

Several solar lights and spotlights have just been installed enhancing the beauty of the garden after dark. The olive tree and Saint Fiacre are illuminated and are now more visible in the evening if you should happen to be passing by.

An additional project is planned for the near future with the aid and creativity of Todd Muffatti. He has provided a design for the back wall of the garden which will be implemented once garden supplies are in stock. An arched trellis will also become part of the garden entry gate and will have plantings to cover the arch. This arch will complement the trellis and its plantings on the back wall as well.

New plants will continue to be added to the garden during the summer. Now that the garden has begun to mature, the Flower Guild is able to utilize many of the plants for fillers and flowers during the summer months and beyond. This was the original purpose of the garden and it amazes me how that idea has expanded in so many meaningful directions! I thank all of you that have donated to our garden, either for plants, projects or with your time. It is because of you that it is the beautiful and peaceful oasis in the middle of our church property today.

—Sue Johnston

Choir Appreciation Event
Saturday September 14th

Our choir appreciation party and fund raiser is scheduled for Saturday, September 14 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the home of Ed Heck and Judy Nordberg, 3963 Mt. Albertine Avenue in the Clairemont neighborhood. We will celebrate the return of our choir with an afternoon of light appetizers, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a wine-themed silent auction. We will be asking for donations to the music program of All Saints’ for the wine tasting event and wines by the glass or bottle. Cash preferred! Checks accepted! All money raised will benefit the music program of the parish, particularly the budget for our soloists/section leaders.

Calling Ail Sainters!!!

Teri Tremper and her sister, Glendora have come up with some splendid ideas to make the Choir Appreciation Event outlined above fun and successful.

Their idea is to have between 6 to 10 baskets for a silent auction as well as wine donations for a "wine pull" in addition to the wine-tasting event provided by Dr. Ed Heck.

At this time we need people to make the baskets. It would be nice if one person could take one basket idea and be responsible for putting it together, giving it a catchy name, and making it pretty!. Baskets are available in the Parish Office as well as bottle stopper, wine charms, chateau le paws wines, sinners and saints wines, and a small glass cheese platter. Rounding the basket out would be up to you! See items pictures below.

Teri's sister, Glendora, has offered to help set up the silent auction and be one of the people collecting money at the end of the auction. We need at least one more person, especially for the money collection

If you have other ideas or suggestions, and/or if you would like to coordinate any part of this event, let Teri know.

If you have questions or want more specifics about the wine-tasting portion, please contact Ed Heck,

Consider sending a "save-the-date" invite to a few of your wine-loving friends.
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

Do you feel a calling to All Saints'?
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

The Vestry members assigned to doing initial interviews online with Rector candidates will be carrying out these interviews this weekend. Once the interviews are complete, then the vestry will gather at a special Vestry meeting (as soon in September as possible) and decide which of these interviewed candidates should be considered as "finalists."

The Interim Rector, Fr. Eaton, is calling upon the parish to be in prayer the four days of this weekend, and then be alert to the formal Quadrena that will now be scheduled for next Wednesday through Saturday. The purpose of the Quadrena is to pray for the in-between consideration and discernment by the Vestry before they gather for that special meeting as noted above. The Quadrena will be made available electronically by Tuesday.

Here is Fr. Eaton's prayer for you to pray today, Saturday, Sunday and Monday:

We give you thanks, O Lord heavenly Father, for the members of this parish who have been elected to be members of our Vestry at this critical time in the life of All Saints' parish, selecting a new rector. We thank you for the hard work and prayer and discernment already provided by them in narrowing down the field to four.

Now, Guide, O Lord, the work of those Vestry Members responsible for interviewing these four candidates from which finalists will be selected. Set your Holy Spirit upon them, and their chosen questions, and upon the candidates for their responses so that a clear sense of your calling is discerned. Let your peace and calm surround and infuse each of the interviews so that all are at ease within your own hospitality, and the information and impressions are exactly what are needed for the interviews to be successful.

May each interview begin and end with the acknowledgment that You are Lord, and this is Your parish, and Your Church, in which we all have the same common endeavor of serving You and glorifying You. And as all the interviews are concluded, pour out your Holy Spirit upon those interviewers to reflect on the priorities you have for our Parish and those expressed by the candidates, to help see which candidates (if not all) are best suited for this parish by their gifting and their calling.

In the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lent 2019

Stations of the Cross March 8th — April 12th

Wednesdays at noon
Fridays at 6:15pm


Sunday evenings - Beginning March 10th
Evensong at 5:15pm
(Except on March 31st Solemn Evensong and Benediction at 5:15pm)
Soup Supper at 5:45pm
Lenten Study at 6:15pm

“All in Prayer, and A Place for Everyone and Everyone in Their Place”

St. Paul provides an outline and even the details of how each member of the Body of Christ has a place, and that everyone in the Body of Christ should be IN their place for the Church to grow and be effective in ministry. On Sunday evenings we will look deeply into 1 Corinthians and a portion of Ephesians; we will have as our goal a preliminary understanding of our own ministries as provided by God, and some revelation of where these spiritual gifts are meant to be used.

Tuesdays After Noon Mass - Beginning March 12th

“Why Luke in Lent”

On Tuesdays after the weekly Noon Mass, Fr. Eaton will lead a study on the Gospel lessons which will be read during Lent this year, all from the Gospel of Luke. The class will begin with a general overview of Luke, but with those Gospel readings in mind, and then each week through Holy Week, will look specifically at each of the Luke readings to find why these were chosen for our Lenten hearing.

Please consider bringing soup or bread or dessert to our Sunday Soup Suppers during Lent. A sign-up sheet will be available during both coffee hours starting Sunday, February 24.

Social Action Committee Project for Scripps Mercy Hospital

Another successful delivery of clothing to Scripps Mercy Hospital is in the books. Thanks to your generosity, All Saints’ this past Monday was able to donate over 300 t-shirts, 150 pairs of shorts and 100 pairs of socks to the hospital for distribution to homeless individuals as they leave the ER.

Thank you for your participation in this ministry! If you would like to become involved, please talk with any of our SAC members.

In Service,
All Saints Social Action Committee
Tamela Dreyer, Barbara Wilder, Kay Phillips, Lynette Blakney


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.

Pictures from Holy Week 2018

Photos by John Gray III


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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