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
Back to In-Church Worship
9am Sunday 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
PARISHIONERS & FRIENDS
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.
HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS
SHOW & SALE
Sunday, November 15 - 9am to 2pm
All Saints' Coutyard
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
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.
All Saints' Canned Food Drive Summer 2020
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.
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.
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.”
All Saints' Services.
Sunday Mass is now In-church worship at All Saints' at 9am
Tuesday Noon Service -
Noon Mass will be held again in our St. Mary's Chapel starting Tuesday, October 13.
Friday Noon Bible Study -
The study material entitled In Dialogue with Scripture
Due to the Covid-19, we are not conducting services in the church buildings until further notice.
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.
The Calling of a New Rector
We are pleased to announce that the Vestry of All Saints' has called the Rev. Carlos Eduardo Expósito Irarragorri as our new rector. Father Carlos will start November 25th.
The Reverend Carlos Eduardo Expósito Irarragorri
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!
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
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!
Pictures by Derek Fish
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.
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.
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.
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.