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January 29, 2016
Many of you have heard of recent news from the Primates of the Anglican Communion regarding the sanctioning of the Episcopal Church. This past Sunday, I preached a sermon sharing my thoughts regarding current developments. I thought it wise to share in writing the
portion of my sermon addressing the sanction. I pray that my thoughts, and the links provided for additional reading, will be a resource for you as we find our way ahead.

In Christ's Peace,


"Can We Be One with Christ?"

There is an ambiguity in this question. One might take the question to ask whether we can be united with Christ. Can we be so identified with our Savior that we might be said to be one with him?

But I mean the question in this way: Can we be alone with Christ? Can we be solitary Christians, having a personal relationship with Jesus but disregarding the community of the local church and of the broader church - the entire body of Christ?

Parishioner Artwork on Display
100% of Sales Go To All Saints!
Parishioner Ken Jewesson has created expressly for All Saints a new series of uniquely colorful art works that will be on sale in the Parish Office for the next two months. 100% of all proceeds go directly to All Saints. There is no set price for each work; it is Ken's wish that the purchaser donate to the church the amount he/she considers suitable for the painting. So come enjoy Ken's joyful creations, and give in to the irresistible temptation to take one home! Help turn Ken's generosity into a reality for All Saints.
Jones Memorial Service Set for February 27
A Memorial service for Anne Jones will be at Casa Dorinda on February 27th at 2pm.  All are welcome to attend.
12th Annual Jim Bower Community Outreach Golf Tournament

May 2, 2016
La Cumbre Golf Club

Join the planning committee! Golf experience not necessary to be on the committee! 

This event continues to serve as the primary funding for our Outreach programs. Contact Sally Messerlian at
Parishwide Launch of Sanctuary Capital Campaign Huge Success; $7.7 Million Already Committed
The "How Firm Our Foundation" capital campaign launched last Saturday with great fanfare, joy and love for our beautiful but aging Sanctuary. The home of Peggy and George Ittner was the perfect - and beautiful - setting for roughly 150 members of the parish who gathered for fellowship and to learn about what's been accomplished thus far and what is in store for all of us in the coming months.

"This project is just the beginning of the faithful ministry we will accomplish together, but it must be done. Now. By us. And, I believe we WILL do it, together.
Today, I invite you all to join me and the project leadership in this necessary work to which we are all called.
It will mean all of us giving as joyfully and generously as we can, just as our forbearers did. And it will mean acting faithfully, so that what may seem impossible to us, God will make possible through us."  Rev. Aimee

The highlight of the afternoon was the announcement that during the initial organizing period $7.7 million in commitments, or 67% of the $11.6 million campaign goal, has been received from the Vestry, clergy, staff and initial campaign leaders. "This is a huge accomplishment and yet there is much work to be done to achieve our goal," Aimée noted. 

Click here to continue reading this article.
Lenten Study Begins Wednesday Feb 17
Lent is just around the corner! It comes early this year along with Holy Week and Easter. Ash Wednesday falls on February 10 and with it comes the church season when we look within ourselves to understand our spiritual relationship to God and how we might draw closer. Lent is a time when we practice certain disciplines that enable us to fully look forward to and experience the impact of the cross and Easter.

To aid our spiritual journey, All Saints is offering a Lenten Class based on the book by James W. Moore, Give Up Something Bad for Lent. Join us from 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. in the Parish House for five Wednesdays: February 17, 24 and March 2,9, and 16. Fifteen copies of the book have been ordered and will be available at the Book Table (on the patio each Sunday) for $10.00. Contact Rev. Vicki at Click here to read more about this class!

Do you make a delicious soup? 

During the winter months, soups are still needed to feed those who attend the weekly Eventide service on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Soup containers are available for those who wish to make soup. If you have taken a soup container home, please return it to the Parish Hall kitchen hopefully with soup in it, as a few containers are missing.

Theology on Tap - NEW DATE March 6, 3-5 p.m.

Live Oak Cafe, Santa Barbara

Theology on Tap, our informal gathering for fellowship and theological discussion, will meet on Sunday, March 6 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Theology on Tap will meet on the first Sunday of each month. February date postponed due to Superbowl Sunday) The group will meet for Happy Hour at the Live Oake Cafe, 2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara. Leaders Michael Swift and Scott Danielson will present spiritual topics for consideration and discussion over a glass of wine, bubbly, or brew. Come explore your faith and its relevance today in a relaxed environment - and meet new friends! All are welcome! Please contact Rev. Vicki with questions, 
Sanctuary Tour 
"Why do I need to take a tour of the sanctuary? I sit in church every Sunday!" If this thought has crossed your mind, well, please think again. More than 120 parishioners have taken a sanctuary tour to receive an update on the plans to preserve our beautiful and history sanctuary and to ready it for the next 100 years of worship. The next opportunity for a sanctuary tour is February 28th after both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services. If you are interested in a tour, just meet at the Bell Tower after the service.

Did you notice?

The first step in the permit process to take down the Bell Tower and rebuild it is under way! This "notice of development" sign means we are on schedule to begin deconstruction around May 1.
Fat Sunday - February 7
Inter-Generational Service & Choir
Sunday February 7, at the 10:00 a.m. service, All Saints-by-the-Sea will celebrate Fat Sunday - a New Orleans Jazz/Gospel style service where we'll transition from the joyful season of Epiphany to the penitential season of Lent, in the spirit of Mardis Gras. The music of the service will be led by a professional New Orleans Jazz band from Los Angeles, and all are welcome to join the choir on that day, to help lead the congregational singing. This will be a Sunday worship event that you will not want to miss!

Inter-Generational Choir Invitation

Children of all ages are invited to participate in the All Saints Choir during the 10:00 a.m. service on February 7. We plan to sing a simple version of the familiar Sunday School song, Jesus Loves Me, arranged as a New Orleans Gospel style spiritual.

It will be simple; no extra rehearsals are necessary. Simply join us at the front of the church at 9:15 a.m. on Feb 7. 
All Saints Book Club March Selection: Accidental Saints
March 14 at 6:00 PM
All Saints Book Group will meet next on Monday, March 14, at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish House to discuss, Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber.  The best-selling author recounts how she stubbornly, and sometimes, hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve.  But God keeps showing up in the least likely people and as she lives and worships alongside these "accidental saints," she is swept into first-hand encounters with grace.  Join us for fellowship, lively discussion, and potluck.  Please bring a dish to share and a beverage (wine, water, or soda) to enjoy.  Please contact Rev. Vicki with questions;
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner Returns To All Saints!
February 9th at 6:00 p.m.
Pancake Cooks are Needed!
Everyone is invited to celebrate Shrove Tuesday on February 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall with pancakes, sausage, friends and good music! Dinner will be promptly at 6 p.m. and the suggested donation for the pancake dinner is $5 person or $10 per family. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, and was traditionally viewed as a day of repentance. Shrove Tuesday has become the last day for celebration and feasting before a period of fasting and abstinence during the Lenten season. Pancake Cooks are needed for this event!  If you would like to help  please contact Anne Hopkinson ( A signup sheet for this event can be found at the Information Table on the patio after Sunday service.

"Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Ash Wednesday is February 10th.  Imposition of ashes will be offered at noon and 7:00 p.m.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the penitential season of Lent, and invites us to get real about our human frailty and finitude and to find comfort and strength in God's unfailing love for us. 
 Photo of the Week

Parishioner Pat McClure catching up with friends at the Sanctuary Readiness Campaign Parish Kickoff Event last Saturday.
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. February 3 is the next distribution date - contact David Boyd at

Community Kitchen: Every 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.; serve a simple lunch at Casa Esperanze 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.
Valentine's Day at All Saints!
4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Movie & Potluck
If there's one thing All Saints Parishioners love, it's a night at the movies! This Valentine's Day (Sunday, Feb 14), join your friends & family at All Saints for a movie and potluck dinner in the Parish Hall. We will watch the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice at 4:00 p.m. followed by dinner around 6:15 p.m. Click here to read more about the movie.

For our dinner, please bring a dish (appetizer, salad, side, entree, or dessert) and beverage (wine, beer, sparkling water, or soda) to share. Potluck appetizers and beverages can begin early and be enjoyed during the movie. Please sign-up at the information table for the number in your party and what item you are bringing. We look forward to a fun-filled Valentine's evening! Contact Rev. Vicki with any questions, 
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.

Christ-Centered 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. 

May the Road to Ireland Soon Greet You!

All Saints-by-the-Sea will be off to discover St. Patrick's Ireland from October 16 - 25, 2016 on a faith tour designed by Collette. Join Rev. Vicki Mouradian and Collette Tour representative, Tyler Reardon, for slides and discussion regarding the trip.

Sunday, March 6, 2016
11:30 a.m - Parish Hall
Slide Show Presentation for Faith Tour to Ireland

Mark Your Calendars

The Annual Meeting will be on 
Sunday, February 21st during our
one service at 9 a.m.
From our Friends at the Friendship Center - An Invitation
Old Hollywood Glamour!

Saturday, February 13, 2016
11:30 to 2:30 pm
The Fess Parker
Reagan Room, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
Click here for more info & tickets
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch with local wines amid the elegance of the Fess Parker ... glamorous attire welcome, or dress in black and white!
  • Musical entertainment by A LA CARTE (Henry Garrett & Jan Ingram)
  • Silent Auction: Unique Heart-Art by Jeff Bridges, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rod Lathim, and other local artists and celebrities
  • Live Auction: an evening of old Hollywood-style crooning, a Santa Barbara Staycation, a Magic Castle mystery, and more...
  • Party Favors: Choose from beautiful hand-decorated papier-mâché hearts by local art students

All proceeds from the event support our H.E.A.R.T. (Help Elders At Risk Today) Program, subsidizing the cost of adult day services
for low-income aging and dependent adults and their families.

Looking Ahead...
  • February 3 - Carpinteria Food Distribution
  • February 7 - Ireland Trip Informational Meeting at 11:30am in Parish Hall
  • February 7 - Fat Sunday Inter-generational Service & Choir at 10am
  • February 9 - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at 6pm in Hall
  • February 10 - Ash Wednesday; 12Noon & 7pm
  • February 14 - Valentine's Day movie & potluck at 4pm in Hall
  • February 17 - Lenten Study begins at 7:15pm in Parish House
  • March 6 - Theology on Tap at 3pm at Live Oak Cafe



Meme of the Week

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


From Around the Web
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