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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.
2-16-2020-Epiphany 6 ~ SOLEMN MASS BULLETIN YR-A.pdf


Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
2-9-2020-Epiphany 5 ~ SOLEMN MASS BULLETIN YR-A.pdf

Societies of Mary

All are invited to join the Societies of Mary for their monthly day of devotion on Saturday, December 7.

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 Carlos will be the celebrant and join the gathering for lunch.

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


Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 26th

Solemn Mass at 9:30 am
(Note only one Mass on the 26th)

Annual Meeting at 11:00am

All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Because this meeting is required by the canons of The Episcopal Church to accomplish specific actions necessary for parish operation, all members of the parish are expected to attend as they are able. At this meeting we will elect new Vestry members, present the 2020 Parish Budget, provide a report on 2019 and look forward at the year to come.

After the 9:30am Mass there will be a potluck luncheon. Last names beginning with:
A-G Please bring a SALAD
H-M Please bring an ENTRÉE
N-Z Please bring a DESSERT


A special Epiphany cake will be part of the desserts.


Guest Preacher This Sunday

Our guest preacher this Sunday is the Reverend Laura Sheridan-Campbell, D. Min., Director of Formation and Transition for the Diocese of San Diego.

Reverend Laura worked closely with our search committee and Vestry throughout 2019 as we completed our search for a new rector. She proved to be a careful listener and wise counsellor, and the Vestry is most grateful to her for her diligent work and prayerful pastoral support throughout the process that resulted in the call of Father Carlos to be our rector. We are honored to have her as our guest preacher today, as she prepares to leave the diocesan office at the end of the month to undertake new ministries in the Diocese of Oregon.


Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Christmas Message for 2019

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in his Christmas Message 2019.

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.

Christmas Services

Tuesday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve
Noon MASS (St. Mary Chapel)

Midnight Mass: 10:30pm Musical Offering
11:00pm Solemn Vigil Mass
12:00am Xmas Eve Cookie Party

Wednesday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day
10:00am Low Mass with Hymns

Tuesday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve
Noon Mass (St. Mary’s Chapel)


Salt & Light
weekly email from our diocese

The Salt & Light is a weekly email featuring different voices from around our diocese, and a calendar of upcoming events. We hope that as Jesus said in Matthew 5:13-16, this article may provide flavor and brightness in your email.

God's Plan D
Web page link


Notes on
Journeying the Way of Love:
Advent Curriculum.
Comment on our study session on Thursday, December 19, 2019.

Our study group (seven people) met on this last session to discuss the last two sessions of the Advent Curriculum, taking into account that there would not be time to have the last session during the fourth week of Advent.

We began with an opening prayer and talked about some of the practices we had carried out during the week and their significance. Then we proceeded to study the passage from Luke’s Gospel that recounts the birth of John the Baptist. The focus here is on the role of community support in our lives and how we become part of it in our faith communities. Then we went into the fourth week of Advent, and we studied the passage from Luke’s Gospel that tells us about Jesus’ birth. Here the focus is going into the world, doing what the shepherds did when they witnessed what the angels told them to go and find. They could not contain the good news; they simply had to go out and tell the world.

The last part of the session was devoted to reflecting personally and then in pairs about some specific ways of carrying out each of the practices of the Way of Love in our daily lives during the Christmas Season and Epiphany. After some time of reflection the group came up with this, which we wrote on our chalkboard:

Finally, we all said a closing prayer together and committed ourselves to put our Way of Love Rule into practice.

This has been a most blessed time of sharing and enriching each other’s lives through the study of the Advent Curriculum for The Way of Love. If you have not been able to attend, we are still encouraging you to follow this wonderful Rule of Life, which you can find online at www.episcopalchurch.org/wayoflove


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.


Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show and Music
Sunday, November 17

Come to the All Saints' Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show and Sale with Music on Sunday, November 17 from 9:00am—3:00pm in the Parish Hall. Find a gift for a special person or for yourself. Among the artists showing will be Assemblages by Todd Muffatti, Watercolors by Elena Lomakin, Marine Art by Paul Finneseth, Cards by Chris, Knitted accessories. Do treat yourself to delicious homemade baked goods, too

The Parish Hall at noon will be filled with music by our own Bob MacLeod at the piano and musicians from the San Diego Music Coterie. Did you know that Bob besides being a church and temple musician, voice coach and accompanist for all of his career, he was also a lounge pianist and singer for over 30 years. A few highlights of his career in San Diego include lengthy engagements at El Cortez Hotel's Sky Room, Le Fountaine Bleu Room at the Westgate Hotel, the Rancho Bernardo Inn and many other venues. From 1983 - 1998 he performed nightly at La Jolla's La Valencia Hotel where he was also Music Director. In addition, he has had bookings in Las Vegas, Guadalajara and Baja California, Mexico, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles as well as in England. Sunday he will play show tunes, musical standards from the ''American Songbook'' and also music from around the world.

Be sure to invite your non-parishioner friends to enjoy this art show and music.


Upcoming Lenten Events Starting on February 26

Ash Wednesday
Masses — February 26

· 7:00am and 12:00pm Mass with Imposition of Ashes

· 7:00pm Solemn Mass with Imposition of Ashes

Lenten Study Group Tuesdays at 11:00am

A Lenten Study group will meet at 11am in the Library to study The Way of Love, lead by Fr. Carlos, during the five Tuesdays in Lent, starting on Tuesday, March 3. Copies of the curriculum will be available. If you are unable to attend, copies are in the church office.

Way of the Cross Pilgrimage (Stations of the Cross) Fridays

In the church after Noonday Prayer at 12:00pm, which will be followed by a potluck luncheon in the flower room.

Lenten Daily Devotions
The Episcopal Relief and Development Organization has prepared a booklet of Lenten daily devotions. They are now available for every parishioner at the tables in the front and back of the church. All are encouraged to make use of it at home.

All Saints' Memorial Garden News

Our Memorial Garden has a new addition! Todd Muffatti’s sculpture has now been mounted on the back fence. Plantings will be added to the fence to enhance the design in the near future. A new metal sculpture will be placed around the olive tree soon with special thanks to Bob Gromofsky, who fabricated it and has donated it to add to the beauty of our garden.

The winter rains have been so beneficial to the plants, but also enhanced the growth of the weeds. The garden has been newly weeded and plants have been pruned back to await their reawakening next year. I look forward to Spring and the new growth of the garden after the coolness of the winter.

As always, you are encouraged to view and renew yourself by visiting your garden which is still providing prolific blooms and greens to adorn our altar each week.

—Sue Johnston



Additional Worship Times

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Noon Prayer
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the Chapel

Contemplative Prayer
Wednesdays in the Chapel at 6:30pm

Note that these worship times can be led by laity, so if anyone feels called to lead, please, let Fr. Carlos know.

Invite family, friends and neighbors to join us.


Social Action Committee

45-Day Sweats and T-Shirt Drive

All Saints’ 45-Day Sweats and T-Shirt Drive began Sunday, February 2, 2020. We are in our third year of this ministry and encourage you to become involved as you are able. This year-round effort helps to clothe the 750+ homeless individuals that utilize the Scripps Mercy Hospital ER services each month.

Not sure where to purchase your sweats? Walmart, Target, Costco and Amazon have reasonably priced clothing in stock. Monetary donations are always welcome (there are envelopes on the back table).

Our Donation Drive runs through mid-March 2020. The SAC will schedule a time to drop-off our items in late March/early April. Join us on delivery day!


Salvation Army Food Pantry


When grocery shopping this Friday/Saturday please add some items requested by the San Diego Centre City Corps to your cart which are:

cans of soup with pop top lids
Vienna sausages
Dinty Moore Beef Stew
Slim Jim b eef sticks
small jars of peanut butter
nuts and crackers

Your contribution whether you are donating a case of soup, or a can of soup, we are grateful and blessed by your participation in this ministry. Place your donated items in the big blue container in the back of the church.

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


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.


Lent 2019

Stations of the Cross March 8th — April 12th

Wednesdays at noon
Fridays at 6:15pm

LENTEN PARISH STUDIES

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.


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.


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 www.atlantic-pub.com. and in the Parish Office for your perusal.

Pictures from Holy Week 2018




Photos by John Gray III




ALL SAINTS’ YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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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