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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.
click here for a PDF of This weeks Blog

Sunday's Solemn Mass bulletin, in PDF format.

Last Sunday's Solemn Mass bulletin, in PDF format.

Advent 4 & Christmas At All Saints'

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

9:30am Mass with Carols

Christmas Eve

10:30pm Musical Offering

11:00pm Solemn Vigil Mass

12:00am Xmas Eve Cookie Party

Christmas Day

10:00am Low Mass with Hymns

Christmas Eve Cookie Party

Please join us and bring your favorite cookies and dessert to share at our Annual Christmas Cookie Party after the Solemn Mass on Christmas Eve. Mulled wine will be served and BJ Robinson will be at the piano playing our favorite Christmas songs.

Interim Rector Begins Pastorate

Come to Mass (8:00am or 10:00am) and welcome Father Robert G. Eaton on his first Sunday as Interim Rector of All Saints’. Father Eaton was appointed by the Vestry as the Interim Rector to serve on a part-time basis. Previously Father Eaton was rector of St. John’s Church in Tulare, California for 24 years and has extensive experience as an interim priest, first in Paso Robles and later at St. Dunstan’s, San Diego. He has recently completed a year as interim rector at Good Shepherd Parish in Hemet.

During his first four months at All Saints’, he will work with us to take the steps necessary to begin the process of calling a new rector. After his initial appointment of four months, his contract as interim rector may be extended for up to eight additional months.

Father Rob and his wife Angela will continue to make their permanent home in Tulare which is also the home of their two daughters and six grandchildren.

All Saints' to Host
Willan West 2018

WillanWest 2018 is a Southern California celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the death of English-Canadian composer Healey Willan who served as organist and choirmaster at the Anglo-Catholic parish of St. Mary Magdalene in Toronto from 1921-1966. All Saints’ was chosen to host this celebration as it is the only Episcopal parish in San Diego that has the potential to duplicate the environment of St. Mary Magdalene due to its traditional architecture and liturgy.

WillanWest choir under the direction of Ruben Valenzuela will hold 14 Saturday events at All Saints’ – Mass, Evensong and Benediction at 7:00pm from January 2018 through November 2018. For additional information about Healey Willan and the Healey Willan project visit

Click Here for more detailed Press Release.

Christmas Poinsettias

We are offering an opportunity for parishioners to dedicate a Christmas poinsettia in memory of a loved one. These flowers will be used to decorate the High Altar and Sanctuary for Christmas. Orders must be completed by Monday, December 18th to ensure that all names will be in the Christmas bulletins.

We ask for a $25 donation. Forms will be on the front and back tables on Sunday, November 26th.

We will be preparing the Church and Patio for Christmas on Saturday the 23rd and will meet at 9am in the Flower Room. All are welcome!

Christmas Shopping Opportunity!!

Sunday December 10 after both services. Available items include: All Saints' Cookbook, “A Little Bite of Heaven”; “Changing & Remaining, A History of All Saints' Church”, by Stephen Cox; “The Windows of All Saints'“, photographs by John Gray lll, commentary by Stephen Cox. Other gift items will also be available. Don't miss out!

All Saints' Bass, BJ Robinson in Family Christmas Show

A Christmas Cabaret -- It's an evening of holiday music that will warm your hearts, bring a smile to your face, and get you in the holiday spirit! Lamplighter’s presents “A Christmas Cabaret”, directed by Shirley Johnston, with musical direction by Michelle Gray. You won’t want to miss this special event that includes some of San Diego’s best vocal talent, who will be singing and entertaining you with traditional Christmas and holiday music, a caroling sing-along, and a few surprises. Please join us between December 1st through December 17th at the Lamplighter's Theater in La Mesa Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm Tickets are available now…it will be a joyful evening you won’t forget.

Tickets can be purchase by click here.


Join Fr. Wayne and Kathy Sanders on a 12-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land from March 26. 2018 to April 6, 2018.

The total trip cost is $3,495. and includes:

· Round trip airfare from San Diego, CA — Superior Accommodation
· Breakfast and Dinner
· Transportation in a Modern Coach for all tour days
· Excellent English speaking tour guide
· Entrance Fees to all sights and portage at hotels
· Price does not include tips, lunch on the road or insurance
· Price is for double occupancy. Extra $689 for single room.

A flyer giving the specific details on the places that will be visited are on the front and back tables in the sanctuary or contact Fr. Sanders

Six Bach Suites for Solo Cello
CD Release

Sophie Webber, cellist, who has performed at All Saints' in concert and played her cello during a Sunday Mass is excited to announce the upcoming late November 2017 release of"Escape,"her first CD recording of the Six Solo Cello Suites by J.S. Bach! For Sophie it has been a labour of love, and a humbling and inspiring journey.

Here is a music video preview of the Prelude from Suite No.1 (recorded here in San Diego in August).

If you would like to pre-order a CD, please click here.

With appreciation for your ongoing support and listening!

Northern California Fire Response

Pray for the people of Northern California, who continue to suffer in so many ways from the ongoing fires. Pray for comfort in time of immense loss and fear; pray for those who have died and for their loved ones; pray for those still listed as missing and those who anxiously wait to hear anything; and pray for the exhausted crews fighting fires and sheltering the displaced. I would encourage you to give what you can to relieve the immediate needs of people who have lost everything. The Diocese of Northern California is receiving donations, as is Incarnation Episcopal Church in Santa Rosa. That congregation has been at the center of relief efforts.

This week San Diego marks the 10 year anniversary of the Harris and Witch Creek Fires, the most devastating fire here in memory, and this diocese knows how powerful the gifts of others can be. Please be generous!

Incarnation Episcopal Church Fire Relief Fund

- The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Assisting Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego


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.


100 new Blessing Bags are ready for you to take 2 or 3 in your car to hand out to those you meet in your daily travels. They have a bit of non-perishable food, water, and some hygiene products. This is a much healthier option for the recipients than giving out cash. Enjoy spreading the love and charity of Christ to our neighbors in need of the basics. Blessing Bags can be found by the front and back tables in the sanctuary.

With gratitude . . . your Social Action Committee

Pictures from City Fest Welcoming August 13, 2017

Photos by John Gray III

Pictures from Konrad's baptism july 23, 2017

Photos by John Gray III

Pictures of Rev, Harold Reed preaching in july 2017

Photos by John Gray III

Successful Art and Music Event

A wonderful time was had by parishioners, friends of All Saints’ and neighbors at our Art & Music event last Sunday. Artists Todd Muffatti, Kathryn Dreyer, Troy and Teresa Lindemeier displayed and sold their artist creations under the courtyard trellis while BJ Robinson and friends filled the air with music from musical theater, jazz and opera.

Our thanks to the artists and musicians for giving their time and talent to this Sunday event. Picture by John Gray III. More pictures in the coming issue of our June/July newsletter.

Pictures from the Art & Music Event – May 21st

Photos by John Gray III

Pictures from Holy Week 2017

Photos by John Gray III

Pictures from the New City Sinfonia concert last Sunday - March 19, 2017

Photos by 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:

Presentation of our Lord Sunday - Feb 5, 2017 pictures
Fr. Tony's 37th anniversary of his ordination

Photos by John Gray III


We, at All Saints’, have a long time tradition in our prayer chain. We feel that as we pray together and pass our thoughts and prayers to God that we deepen our relationship, not only to God, but ourselves as his servants.
Please consider joining the prayer chain ministry. Through prayer we can possibly make a difference in the lives of our Parish family and friends. Contact Edith Thrumston.

Prayer: The world's greatest wireless connection.

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.

Special Offering on Second Sunday's loose plate
The loose plate collection on the Second Sunday of each month goes to the service of our community through the Parish Pastoral Needs Fund. Your generous contributions help us to serve members of All Saints' in need and our less fortunate neighbors as Christ serves us. Thank you for your continued help with this vital ministry.

All Saints' Action Committee Presents:
All Saints' Reading Group
Share your love of reading with others
  • Visit our neighbors at the various St. Paul's Senior Homes
  • Opportunities to read to residents in group and individual settings
  • Approximately 30 minutes per visit
  • Scheduling based on your availability, and the and needs of St. Paul's
  • 6 month initial commitment
  • If you are interested in this exciting new way to connect with members of the community, contact: Joni Palumbo and Vanessa Brush throught the church office.

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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