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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, September 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 Eaton 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

Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian has left a path of destruction in the Bahamas and has battered the southeast coast of the United States with floods and tornadoes

Dorian pummeled the Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands — killing at least twenty-one people and trapping many more. Roofs were ripped clear off of homes, and entire neighborhoods remain under water. ERD is working through the Anglican Alliance to support the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas & the Turks and Caicos as they begin assessing the damage now that the storm has cleared.

ERD has sent emergency aid to coastal communities from the southernmost tip of Florida up through South Carolina.

ERD supports the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida in their outreach to homeless and other vulnerable communities in Orlando, Titusville, Oveido, Ocala and surrounding areas with shelter, hurricane preparedness kits, water and nonperishable food ahead of a storm. Episcopal congregations also open their doors to help serve as a place of shelter for evacuees.

To support ERD’s relief efforts to give click

Choir Appreciation Event
Saturday September 14th

The Saturday, September 14th Choir Appreciation Party and fund raiser was great success! Many thanks to Ed Heck and Judy Nordberg who hosted the event at their home, and the 40+ people who contributed and came to celebrate the return of our choir from its summer vacation.

Save the Date- Bishop Listening Session at All Saints'

The upcoming Bishop’s Listening Sessions, are scheduled for September 23 – 27, 2019 from 7pm-9pm. All Saints’ will host a listening session on Tuesday, September 24 in the Parish Hall. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

These listening sessions are part of the bishop’s work in getting to know the diocese more completely. With the help of an outside facilitator who will moderate the sessions, she will listen to thoughts about opportunities for community building, hopes, dreams, and concerns that will lead us into clearer discernment around God’s call to us and our ministry in our communities.

Learn more and RSVP:

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.

The Calling of a New Rector
The Reverend Carlos Eduardo Expósito Irarragorri

We are pleased to announce that the Vestry of All Saints' has called the Rev. Carlos Eduardo Expósito Irarragorri as our new rector.

Father Expósito was born in Camagüey, Cuba, on October 29, 1954. He began attending the Episcopal Church at age 13, and deep in his heart has remained an Episcopalian ever since. After earning a bachelor's in English Language with a minor in Linguistics, he taught English as a foreign language in colleges and language schools for more than 21 years, achieving the rank of associate professor.

In his secular work, he tried to instill Christian principles and values in his students and to promote Christian ethical behavior among colleagues, even when it was forbidden to use Christian terminology by the official atheist government.

In the early 1990s, Father Carlos became actively involved in his local church. He soon met his wife who also taught English. After they married, they were both greatly involved in different lay ministries of their church and took part in diocesan meetings and committees. Then they discerned a call to devote their lives to ordained ministry. They earned degrees in Sacred Theology in 2004.

While a seminarian Father Carlos trained in hospital chaplaincy with the Episcopal Church of Puerto Rico for a month. He ministered in different churches as a seminarian until he was ordained deacon in 2007 and priest in 2008.

In 2010, Father Carlos graduated as a contemplative groups and retreat leader from Shalem Insitute for Spiritual Formation based in Washington DC.

He has served as a priest-in-charge and rector of different Episcopal churches in Cuba. He was also part of diocesan committees there, including the examiners’ board for candidates discerning for ordination. He also taught English and theology courses at the Evangelical Seminary in Matanzas.

In April 2017 Father Carlos came to Carlsbad as a legal permanent resident to join his wife, the Rev. Cristina Borges, who serves as the priest-in-charge of St. Matthew's, National City. After being licensed, he served several churches in our diocese as a supply priest. In September, 2017 Fr. Carlos became canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. He started shortly thereafter as Latino missioner for St Paul’s Cathedral. He held this position until June 2019. He also served as co-chaplain for the bishop nominating committee during the recent episcopal transition.

Father Carlos feels tremendous joy and is honored to be called to lead All Saints', which he considers a special congregation with our wonderful Anglo-Catholic tradition. Father Carlos hopes to support all members of our parish in developing our spiritual gifts and living out the Christian faith in the context where Jesus is calling us to be His faithful witnesses.

Welcome to All Saints', Father Carlos!

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.

Concert - Friday, November 22 at 7:30pm

All Saints’ choir members, Audra Nagby and Stephanie Beck are members of the Grossmont Master Chorale. On Friday, November 22 at 7:30pm the chorale will be joined by the Grossmont Wind Quintet in a concert at the Santa Sophia Catholic Church 9800 San Juan St, in Spring Valley, CA 91977. Admission: is $15 general, $10 seniors, $5 students.

All Saints' Memorial Garden

Visit our memorial garden on Sunday or during the week. If you come during the week, please check in at the Parish Office. The garden is a peaceful place to sit, have lunch and wonder at God’s world in the beauty of flowers, shrubs and statuary. In bloom at this time is a large hibiscus bush with deep red blossoms and leaves.

—Sue Johnston

Social Action Committee November Projects

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.

Scripps Mercy Hospital ER 30-Day Sweats Drive
BEGINS Friday, November 1, 2019.

We invite you to join us in All Saints' Sweatshirt and Sweatpants Drive to benefit people in need in our community. We are in our second 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.

Partnering with Scripps Mercy offers us an opportunity to do good works in a tangible way that meets the needs of homeless people who often do not have suitable clothes to wear at discharge. Fall and winter weather in San Diego can be cold, rainy and unpredictable, and your donations will go a long way in warming bodies and hearts.

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 November 2019. The SAC will schedule a time to drop-off our items in early to mid-December. Join us on delivery day!

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

All Saints' Thespian -
Jo Darlene Reardon

Jo-Darlene Reardon a long time member of All Saints’ is appearing in the Lamplighters Production of "On Golden Pond" The plot focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiance Billy Ray and his son Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up,and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.
Performances: October 11 thru November 10, 2019 Fri. & Sat. 8:00pm, Sat. 2:00pm.

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


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 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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