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This week's reflection and calendar

CELEBRATION OF PENTECOST
Saturday, June 3rd at 4:00pm

Because of the Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K Marathon on Sunday, June 4 and the closing of streets and thruways to accommodate the marathon, the Vestry has decided to hold Pentecost services on Saturday, June 3 at 4:00pm to be followed by a parish dinner catered by “Phil’s BBQ”. Please make a note of this service schedule change on your calendar.


This Sunday and Beyond
Our weekly blog reflecting on the Sunday readings.

Sunday's Mass bulletin, in PDF format.
11-22-2020 ~ The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost ~ BULLETIN YR-A.pdf


Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.
11-15-2020 ~ The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost ~ BULLETIN YR-A.pdf


Societies of Mary



All are invited to join the Societies of Mary for their monthly day of devotion on Saturday, September 5th, at 11am

To join click:   This Zoom Rosay link


Back to In-Church Worship
9am Sunday Mass

Father Carlos preaching at our courtyard 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 Facebook page.


Back to Courtyard Worship
9am Sunday Mass

Father Carlos preaching at our courtyard Mass

Due to San Diego going back to Purple tier on November 14th, we are back to courtyard worship.
A Greeter will be stationed at the two entrances to the courtyard,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.

All are welcome.    See you Sunday!

These services are recorded and
posted on our Facebook page.


Social Action Committee News
Fall Food Drive

We are continuing with the food drive to assist families in need in San Diego. This is especially important at this time of pandemic fallout.

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.

In Service,
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.


Remembering Rose Marie (Ronnie) True

Rose Marie True surrounded by her family died peacefully on Sunday November 8. Ronnie, her husband and five children were faithful devout members of All Saints'. All her children either taught Sunday School (Martha), sung in the choir or were an acolyte (Tim), received their confirmation and attended youth and adult religious youth groups and classes. Ronnie was an active member and head of the Altar Guild for many years along with her daughter Katherine. She relished the behind the scenes work and care put into the beauty of the liturgy with respect to vestments, vessels nd altar linens. The fountain which graces our courtyard was given by Ronnie and her husband, Larry.

A memorial Mass will be planned for the future at All Saints'.
(Life Tributes - The San Diego Union Tribune Sunday, November 15, 2020

Remembering The Rev. Dr. Robert Crafts, Jr

The Rev, Dr. Robert Crafts, Jr., Captain, MCV-USN retired, passed away on November 7 at the age of 85 after a long illness. He and his wife, Carol were active lay members of All Saints' during the 1970's when Fr. Crafts was on active duty in San Diego. He retired from the Navy to pursue a masters in divinity from Nashotah House in Wisconsin. After receiving his M. Div he served St. John's parish in Indio, was head priest at St. Elizabeth in Linda Vista, and was port chaplain for the Mission to Seafarers in downtown San Diego. This later role was his passion.

"Well done, good and faithful servants, you have been faithful over little, I will set you over much, enter into the joy of your master." (Matthew 25: 21)



Almighty God, we give thee hearty thanks for the good examples of all those thy servants, who, having finished their course in faith, do now rest from their labors. And we beseech thee that we, with all those who have departed in the true faith of thy holy Name, may have our perfect consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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.





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.

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.


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.


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.


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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