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June 10, 2016
Friday Game Night Cancelled
The Family Game Night planned for this evening
has been cancelled.
Special "Find": Time Capsule from 1900 Discovered!
That "boulder" seemed to make a funny sound when the jackhammer hit it while removing the old foundation under the Bell Tower. Sure enough: it wasn't a boulder but a lead box set into place by All Saints parishioners and the Rev. Moore back in 1900 when the cornerstone was laid. What a find! The jackhammer didn't do as much damage as water seepage and the passage of 116 years, abut the box has held its secrets. On Sunday, June 12 the content of the box will be on display after the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services. Come see what's inside!
Attention Sunday School Teachers!
Sunday School Teachers will meet this Sunday, June 12 with Rev. Aimee and Rev. Vicki immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service in the Parish House living room. We will be discussing upcoming changes and plans for our Sunday School Curriculum and upcoming Teacher Training. Please plan to attend this meeting as we move forward with our very important ministry to the children of All Saints. Please feel free to bring your coffee and snacks to our discussion. We look forward to seeing you and are so grateful for your ongoing wonderful ministry! Please contact Rev. Vicki at 969-4771 with questions.
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.
Matching Gift Fund Inspires Support; Gifts of All Sizes Needed, Appreciated
The How Firm Our Foundation campaign continues to generate wonderful success. So far 135 gifts totaling $8.8 million have been received. We are deeply grateful for everyone's support. To view the Honor Roll of Donors, which is the list of all who have given thus far, please head to the campaign website:

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 $206,000 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.
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.

For many years Father Robert has called the old rectory in Seattle's Grace Church home. No longer. An enterprising volunteer has a plan to convert it to a thrift store and offices for the church's food bank. Very reluctantly, the single Episcopal priest moves to a church-owned condo., realizing that if all goes well, he will soon be married to the love of his life, who happens to be the Bishop's secretary. Then disaster strikes. One of the thrift shop volunteers, a charismatic man named Nick, is murdered execution-style. Did his past catch up with him, or was he simply in the wrong place at the wrong time? Other incidents follow: an explosion, vandalism, and an attempt on Father Robert's life. The efforts of the police are bolstered by the colorful staff and members of the church. But will it be enough to prevent Grace Church from becoming history?
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
The Sound of Music
This summer will be packed with opportunities for everyone of all ages to participate in special activities at All Saints. This year we'll enjoy picnics, movie sing-a-longs and a sock hop dance with a 1950's potluck. Sound like fun? It will be!

We'll kick off the summer June 29 at 7:15pm with a showing of Oscar and Hammerstein's Classical Musical - The Sound of Music, starring July 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.
Transition House Dinner - Sunday, June 12
Sunday, June 12th is All Saints' night to prepare and serve dinner at Transition House. Many homeless families rely on us for a hot meal. Food donations are needed. Please contact David Boyd at or find him at the Information Table on the patio after church this Sunday. 
Ann Jackson Memorial

A memorial service for Ann Jackson is planned 
for this Sunday, June 12th at 2:00 p.m. at All Saints.
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!! 
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

The Bears - Class of 2016 - gather with Rev. Aimee and friends for a special message during Sunday's service
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 12 - Time Capsule On Display After Services!
  • June 12 - Sunday School Teachers Meeting in Parish House 
  • June 12 - Ann Jackson memorial at 2pm
  • June 12 - Transition House Dinner at 5pm
  • 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 31 - Picnic on the Patio at 6:30pm

Meme of the Week

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

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