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This Sunday's Readings:
May 20, 2016
Mark Your Calendars! 
End of Year BBQ & Potluck
June 5th after the 10:00 a.m. service we will celebrate the beginning of summer with a BBQ, potluck, games, and fellowship. All Saints will provide the hamburgers and hotdogs, and a sign up sheet for side dishes can be found on the information table.

Not only is the end of the year BBQ on June 5th but so is our next inter-generational service! During the service the graduating Bear class from the preschool will be recognized and we will bless them on their journey to kindergarten. All are invited to this festive service led by the Eventide band. If you would like to attend the Bear graduation ceremony, it will be on June 7th at 11:00 a.m. in the church.
Volunteers Needed Wednesday, May 25
Volunteers are invited to help organize and give away free food to needy families in Carp next Wednesday, May 25 at 1pm at 5201 8th Street. All ages are welcome, and this activity counts for school community service. Learn on the job, and no experience is necessary. Practice your Spanish, and feel good while doing good. This outreach will only take about 1 hour of your time in the company of appreciative families that receive the food. David Boyd,, is the contact for more information and to sign up.
Memorial Day - Monday, May 30
Church Office Closed
The office will be closed Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. The office will reopen at 9am on Tuesday, May 31st.
Bishop's Guild Seeks Donations 
of Handmade Quilts
Are you a quilter? Will you donate a quilt to the Bishop's Guild? Quilts will be sold or auctioned at the Bishop's Guild Garden Party, to be held at the Pasadena home of Bishop Jon Bruno and Mary Bruno on Saturday, September 24 to help support the Bishop's Scholarship Fund for seminarians of the Diocese of Los Angeles. For more information, or to donate a quilt, contact Donna Keller, Bishop's Guild President at 951-545-4218 or
Books Needed
The Book Cart Ministry is calling for your books! We welcome book donations on an ongoing basis and we currently would like to add new reads. We rotate out books every several months to make room for the new. Gently used books may be dropped off during the week in the office or on Sundays at the Book Cart located on the patio.Please check your bookshelves at home for titles you have enjoyed and might like to share with others. Money raised through the Book Cart Ministry helps other ministries on campus. For questions, please contact Rev. Vicki through the office (969-4771) or email (
Healing Presence This Sunday
Dear Friends, Last Sunday the church celebrated the feast of Pentacost - when the fire of the Holy Spirit ignited the consciousness of the Disciples and blazed into what would eventually be called Christianity. Our twentieth century minds see Moses' bush and the tongues above the Disciples' heads as an unfathomable form of energy that is real - that downloads the capacity to perceive and enact a deeper reality, filled with the Presence of God, shaping the world in and through us.
Those of us who practice inviting the Healing Presence of Christ into our lives experience flickers of that Presence every other Sunday.  Please join us this Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in the Office Conference Room to shift into living silence where we can encounter the healing energies of the Holy Spirit - where our lives are touched by that Pentacostal fire.  And bring a friend.
Thank You, All Saints Choir!
As our All Saints Choir season has come to a close, we want to thank the members of our choir who bring us musical leadership each Sunday from September through May. Our choir members this year were Andrew Bates, Sally Bates, Linda DiFiore, Jay Hall, Kaitlin Kinney, Naomi Merer, Ben Offringa, Elaine Pazaski, Brooke Phipps, Juliet Powar, Tyler Reese, Paige Tautz, Chris Wagstaff, Don Ziehl and Mary Rosenberger.

Thank you Choir for your wonderful music this year!!
Parish Family Game Night
Friday, June 10th 6pm-9pm
All are invited to our first Pizza & Game night, so bring your favorite board game and grab a slice of pizza! All Saints will provide the pizza and attendees should plan on bringing their own beverage. Please sign up at the Information Table so that we know how much pizza to order. Let the games begin!
Summer Music at All Saints
Summer worship at All Saints is always a fun and exciting experience. Each year at our 10am summer services we present a broad variety of musical styles and players. This year we're planning a Summer of Sharing Our Gifts. We need your help. 

All that we are and all that we have are gifts from God. This summer, you are invited to share your musical gifts in worship at All Saints in response to God's generosity to you. 

I'd like to ask everyone, of all ages, who play instruments, sing and have musical gifts of any kind, to participate in the music of our 10am Sunday worship services. If you are a pianist, a violinist, a guitarist, a singer - or even play the saw - will you tell me? I'm putting together not only soloists, but ensembles and a summer choir as well. Whatever level you feel comfortable as a musician, whether it's a solo or playing in a group, I need your help! This is a great opportunity for you to share your gifts in a wonderful, safe and meaningful way!

God's Peace,
Steve O'Connor ( or 969-4771)

P.S. Give me a call, email or grab me between services and let's talk more about how we can make All Saints' SUMMER of SHARING OUR GIFTS the best that it can be! I can't wait to make music together!! 
Bell Tower Construction
During the construction we will need to enter and exit the church using the door on the front right hand side of the church (closest to the Parish House) and the Vesting Room door. If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please call the church office (805) 969-4771

PFLAG Faith Panel: faith Communities and the Journey to Embrace the LGBTQ People

PFLAG Santa Barbara meets the second Monday of every month at 7pm at the First United Methodist Church. We are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization and not affiliated with any religious or political institutions. 

PFLAG Santa Barbara Chapter
Next Meeting: Monday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Special Panel: Faith Communities and the Journey to Embrace the LGBTQ people

Meeting Location: First United Methodist Church, 305 E Anapamu. Enter parking off of Garden Street behind church

Our special panel this evening will include speakers from three faith communities in different stages of acceptance and support for LGBTQ people. Faith communities have been the source of a great deal of pain and harm, but they are also a source of healing, reconciliation and advocacy. What does it take to move from one to the other and how can we support those communities open to change as well as those already inclusive, toward greater awareness and advocacy? There will be time for sharing and support.

Contact: Georgia Noble, 805-560-8621
All Saints Food Wagon Ministry
We collect food for the hungry each Sunday. Food & items that you bring for the hungry will be gathered each Sunday at the entrance in our green food wagon and brought forward to the altar with our offerings and oblations to God. The food will be donated to Cafe Picasso Food Pantry at St. Michael's University Church (aka St. Mike's) in Isla Vista to serve UCSB and SBCC students struggling with issues of food insecurity. 

Items needed:
Tide laundry pods
toothpaste & toothbrushes
feminine hygiene products (pads, tampons)
almonds & peanuts
dried fruit
corn & mixed vegetables (canned)
jelly/jam & peanut butter
tuna & chicken (canned)

Please, no beans of any kind at this time.

Book Group

All Saints Book Group will meet next on Monday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House for potluck and discussion. Get a jump start on your summer reading! We will be discussing Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve by Tom Bissell. Jeffrey Fleischman wrote this for the Los Angeles Times: "A writer of wanderlust and obsessed curiosity...Apostle is a ride-along through unanswerable questions about 12 imperfect men who set out in the first century to spread the word of Jesus Christ. The book is a trip into faith, history, and skepticism. The story glows with enchanting asides and stitches together how Jesus' life and meaning were edited and refined through the ages from contradictory accounts and incongruous translations...Bissell is a writer of magpie instincts, a man seeking enlightenment amid strangers in distant geographies." Join us for lively discussion and fellowship around shared food and drink (beverages may include wine and soft drinks). Please contact rev. Vicki at the church with question,
Pilgrimage to Ireland
All Saints-by-the-Sea will be off to discover St. Patrick's Ireland from October 16-25th on a faith tour designed by Collette.

Parishioners, families, and friends are invited to join together for inspirational travel and fellowship while exploring world-famous spiritual sites in Ireland. Highlights of our trip will include: Dublin, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Clonmacnoise, Westport, Knock Shrine, Galway, Croagh Patrick, Kylemore Abbey, Tobernalt Holy Well, Belleek, Belfast, Downpatrick, Armagh, and more. For more information icluding price and deadline, please contact Rev. Vicki at 
  Photo of the Week

All Saints Parish School Teachers gather together during the annual Teacher Appreciation Lunch hosted by the Parent Council
Feeding Ministries
As Christians we are called to care for our brothers & sisters in need. There are a variety of feeding ministry opportunities to live out this calling. Contact David Boyd at for more information about any of these meaningful ministries.

Transition House: Every 2nd Sunday of the month at 5 p.m.; prepare & serve a simple meal to emergency shelter residents. Volunteers & food donations needed.

Carpinteria Food Distribution: Volunteers needed to organize and give free fruit and veggies to some of our less-fortunate brothers and sisters in Carpinteria. 

Community Kitchen: Every 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.; serve a simple lunch at Casa Esperanza Homeless Shelter.

Victoria Hotel: Every Tuesday & Thursday evenings; drive Victoria Hotel manager to Community Kitchen to pick up hot meals to veteran, disabled, and low-income residents.
Christian Formation
Christian Formation is open to everyone at every stage of the faith journey!

Centering Prayer & Healing Presence:
Every Sunday Fall through Spring, alternating Sundays, at 9:15 a.m. in the church office conference room. Contact Pat McClure for more information, 969-1426

Bible & Babble:
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact The Rev. Vicki for more information,

Sunday School, Sept-May:
Meets during the 10 a.m. service in the Parish House. Children pre-K to 8th grades.

Education for Ministry (EfM):
Theological education at a distance. Local seminar group meets weekly Sept to June at Trinity Library. Contact Robert Brown for more information, 895-3620.

Centering Prayer:
Every Wed at 5 p.m. and Thurs at 10:30 a.m. in Parish House youth room. For Wednesday group contact Jaque Reed 969-4409, for Thursday Group contact Jane Murray 684-4405.

Men's Bible Study:
Every Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. in Parish House youth room. Contact Ken Jewesson for more information, or 687-1683
Online Giving
All Saints-by-the-Sea now offers online giving.

Convenient. Easy. Secure.

Give out of God's love and gifts in your life that others may feel Christ's love and grace. 

Looking Ahead...
  • May 21 - Vestry retreat
  • May 25 - Carpinteria Food Distribution Ministry at 1pm
  • May 30 - Memorial Day - Office Closed
  • June 5 - Inter-generational service with Bear blessing at 10am
  • June 5 - End of Year BBQ/Potluck after 10am service 
  • June 10 - Parish Family Game Night at 6pm
  • July 11 - Book Club at 6:30pm

Meme of the Week

Because we all deserve a chuckle now and then... 

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