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June 17, 2016
Time Capsule Contents Revealed
One hundred and sixteen years after last touched, the contents of the time capsule set into place under the Bell Tower cornerstone was opened and its contents revealed to a waiting parish...What was inside? 

Author Reading at All Saints
June 22 at 7:15pm
All Saints' member Kathie Deviny will read from her new mystery titled "Death in the Old Rectory" on Wednesday, June 22nd at 7:15 p.m. in the Parish House after Eventide and dinner. Her cozy-style mystery, set in Seattle, is the second in her "Grace Church Mystery" series. Mystery author Mary Daheim describes it with the words, lovable characters, atmospheric charm, and sins from the past make this a must for 'brick and murder' readers. it is among the ten bestselling titles at the Episcopal Bookstore.

Bell Tower Work Moves Inside, Temporarily

This past week the contractor poured concrete in the four 26 foot holes drilled last week, creating pilings on which they will build a cap of rebar steel and concrete with vertical steel rods to form the foundation of our new Bell Tower. The contractor needs to take down a portion of the sanctuary wall to the north of the Baptistery, to make room for the wooden forms into which the pilaster concrete will be poured, and by the north aisle, where steel shoring must be added to support the roof during the Bell Tower foundation work. So, maybe as soon as this Sunday you will find construction barriers in the rear of the church. We expect the interior to be back to normal within three weeks. Thank you for your understanding.
The Sound of Music
We'll kick off the summer on June 29 at 7:15 p.m. with a showing of Oscar and Hammerstein's Classic Musical - The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. We'll provide the popcorn and the printed lyrics for all the songs, and we'll all raise our voices to Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Do-Re-Mi, and the title song, The Sound of Music.
Matching Gift Fund Inspires Support; Gifts of All Sizes Needed, Appreciated
The How Firm Our Foundation campaign continues to generate wonderful success. So far 143 gifts totaling $8.9 million have been received. We are deeply grateful for everyone's support. With everyone's help we can make our $11.6 million goal. 

The matching gift challenge announce last month has already inspired 52 new gifts. Every dollar committed by July 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a maximum of $500,000. Another $150,000 is needed to fulfill the match. Remember, all gifts paid over 1 to 5 years qualify for the match!

If you've been thinking about your gift we encourage you to finalize your commitment soon. We hope to reach the $10 million mark later this summer so we can authorize work on the sanctuary construction drawings.

To learn more or if you are ready to make a gift, please call the Church Office or visit the information table on the patio. Our goal is to achieve 100 percent participation in the campaign.

To view the Honor Roll of Donors, which is the list of all who have given thus far, please head to the campaign website:
Summer at All Saints - Mark Your Calendars!
Movie Sing Along Series
Come join us as we sing along to some of the best movie musicals ever made.
Sound of Music - June 29, 7:15pm
Fiddler on the Roof - July 20, 7:15pm
Singing in the Rain - August 10, 7:15pm

Picnics on the Patio
Enjoy food and fellowship on the lawn after Eventide.
July 6, 6:30pm
August 3, 6:30pm
August 31, 6:30pm

Parish Work Day
Grab your gloves and tools, and spend a few hours helping All Saints Parish School get ready for another school year.
Saturday, July 9, 8:00am-3:00pm

Sock Hop Dinner Dance
Revisit the 1950s with your favorite potluck meal and a sock hop in your rolled up jeans and poddle skirt!
Friday, July 15, 6:00pm

Summer Sunday School
Each Sunday morning will be filled with fun and fascinating stuff so don't miss a single Sunday.
June 19, 26
July 10, 17, 24 & 31

Inter-Generational Service
Our inter-generational services continue through the summer.
Sunday, July 10, 10:00am
Sunday, August 7, 10:00am

Homecoming Sunday & Inter-generational Service
September 11, 10:00am
Food Distribution - Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help organize and give away fresh fruit and veggins at 5201 8th Street in Carpinteria on Wednesday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m. All ages are welcome - and helping counts for school community service! Please sign up at the Information Table. Contact David Boyd at for more information. 
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!! 
Summer Trip to Solvang Theater Planned
All Saints has planned a theater evening for Saturday, August 13 to see the pAcific Conservatory Theater's performance of Sense and Sensibility at the Solvang Festival Theater. Click here for more details.
Friendship Center to Host Appreciation Coffee
The Friendship Center Board of Directors invites All Saints friends after the 10:00 service on Sunday, June 26th for coffee and a continental breakfast. Friendship Center has been providing adult day services for older adults and their family caregivers for 40 years. All of us at Friendship Center want to remind you that we appreciate the support and partnership that we receive from the ministry at All Saints-by-the-Sea. We couldn't do the good work that we do without your stalwart support, and for this we are forever grateful. 

See you all on Sunday, June 26th!
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.
Bell Tower Construction - ENTRANCE REMINDER 
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

Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap has moved to a new meeting day, the second Thursday of each month. The group, led by Michael Swift and Scott Danielsen, will gather at 6:00pm at the Live Oak Cafe, 2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara. Please join us for lively theological discussion, fellowship, and no-host drinks and appetizers. This group spans all ages and all are welcome! Our next meeting date is Thursday, July 14. Join us! For questions, please contact Rev. Vicki at
  Photo of the Week

Rev. Aimee, Leslie Huber, and Anne Hopkinson inspect the recovered items from the 1900 All Saints time capsule.
Organ Update: Hard Work Underway; Town Hall Set for Fall
For the past several months, our leadership has been working on key configuration issues for the Sanctuary, a very important aspect being the location of the new tracker organ. A team from organ maker CB Fisk visited in late January and we learned that the location of the organ would significantly impact the quality of the sound.

The location of the new organ has been narrowed to two locations, each with its own advantages and challenges. One is at the front (east or alter-end) of the church, and the other is at the back (west) end of the church. These options reflect a range of trade-offs as to likely acoustic and liturgical quality, integration with the internal church architecture, and consistency with the historical look and feel of the space. 

We considered holding a Town Hall meeting before summer to get your feedback but we find ourselves a few weeks short of being fully prepared to do this. So, rather than do this during summer when many are away, we are targeting fall for the meeting. We are planning a brief survey afterward to gather your feedback. We look forward to seeking your input before a final decision is made about the organ.

We are really excited about how the project is unfolding and about our fundraising progress!

Rev. Aimee and Tom Mack
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 On Summer Hiatus

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 On Summer Hiatus
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...
  • June 22 - Author reading at 7:15pm
  • June 29 - Sound of Music sing-a-long at 7:15pm
  • July 6 - Picnic on the Patio at 6:30pm
  • July 9 - Parish Work Day, 8am-3pm
  • July 10 - Inter-generational service at 10am
  • July 11 - Book Club at 6:30pm
  • July 15 - Sock Hop Dinner & Dance at 6pm
  • July 20 - Fiddler on the Roof sing-a-long at 7:15pm
  • July 31 - Capital Campaign Matching Gift Deadline
  • August 3 - Picnic on the Patio at 6:30pm
  • August 7 - Inter-generational service at 10am
  • August 10 - Singing in the Rain sing-a-long at 7:15pm
  • August 13 - Trip to Solvang Festival Theater
  • August 31 - Picnic on the Patio at 6:30pm

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