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This Sunday's Readings:
March 18, 2016
 Help Make Palm Crosses for Palm Sunday!
Cross Making Party Tomorrow Morning

Saturday, March 19th at 9:00 a.m. in Parish Hall

Everyone is invited to participate in this fun and meaningful craft!

Holy Week Begins This Sunday, March 20
Holy Week begins this Sunday, March 20 with Palm Sunday. All arelovingly invited to celebrate and participate in Holy Week at All Saints. 

Palm Sunday - March 20: Palm Sunday is filled with drama and action.We join in Jesus' triumphant procession into Jerusalem, only to besurprised by the cross at the end of the journey. We will begin ourworship at 8 a.m. in the Sanctuary and the 10 a.m. Inter-generational service will begin on the lawn in front of the ChurchOffice (across the street from the church). This service, rich insymbol and story, is a perfect way to invite children close to the savingmystery of Christ's death as we prepare for his Easter resurrection. Ourlittle children will gather close to hear the story of Jesus' triumphantentry into Jerusalem and to take a special part in the Blessing of thePalms. The congregation will then join in a boisterous procession intothe Nave, as if following Jesus as he enters Jerusalem. As we transitionfrom Palms to the Passion, the youth will lead us in recalling thePassion of Jesus. Please do not miss, nor have your children miss, thisstory so central to our lives and faith.
Maundy Thursday - March 24: The evening will commemorate the Lord's Last Supper. A sign up for the potluck supper at 5 p.m. can be found on the Information Table after church. We worship together at 6 p.m. with a service of foot washing and Holy Eucharist. All are invited to participate in the foot washing, and share in Jesus' servant ministry, including children and youth.
An all night vigil will commence immediately following the Maundy Thursday service. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend an hour with Jesus! Sign up today for your hour of choice at the Information Table on the patio after church Sunday.
Good Friday - March 25: We will worship together at Noon and 6 p.m. During this service, we find our connection with the agony of the events of Good Friday, and we offer our thanks to God for Jesus' saving work on the cross. Another service rich in symbol, this solemn service can be very rich for children, as it teaches them the stories so central to our faith.
The Great Vigil of Easter - Saturday, March 26: We will gather outside to light the new fire of Easter. Gathered around the fire, we'll hear the stories of God's saving works throughout history, be led from death to life, and renew our promise to be people of the resurrection. DRESS WARMLY and do not miss this principle service of the Christian year. Service begins at 7:30 p.m.
Easter Day - Sunday, March 27: Come celebrate the victory of Christ's resurrection! We will gather for a chorale Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., (Egg Hunt follow the 10 a.m. service). Don't forget to bring cut flowers for the Flower Cross on the lawn.

Children are welcome at all services.
Violence in the Holy Land Then and Now
Religious Studies Professor, All Saint's parishioner, and new vestry member Caryn Reeder, along with Bruce Fisk, will reflect on domestic violence and wars of conquest in the Bible and in the contemporary Middle East, drawing on their work and experiences there. Caryn lived in Jerusalem from 1999-2001 and led a student program in the Middle East in 2012. She spent a a year as a Fulbright Scholar in the West Bank in 2013-2014, teaching at a Palestinian university and conducting research. Her work examined women, children and war in biblical and classical antiquity. Event is 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7th at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. Contact the church office for more information.
"5 Habits of the Heart That Make Democracy Possible" 
New Adult Study Group Begins April 6
Today we're living through a "turning point" period in American democracy. As campaigners jockey to define the future of our government, we wonder what all this looks like when we "put on the mind of Christ," as St. Paul urged us to do. As a parish, we are about to enact the powerful rituals of Holy week. We invite you to bring Easter's practice of resurrection living to an exploration of democratic values as expressed in Healing The Heart by Parker Palmer. The focus of the series, Palmer's book, has been called "one of the most important books of the early 21st Century" according to the online journal Democracy & Education. We'll be reading and working with its themes. Our sessions will follow Palmer's five "Habits of the Heart" that can pattern our understanding and response to the events of today:

1. the recognition that we are all in this together
2. an appreciation of the value of 'otherness'
3. an ability to hold tensions in life-giving ways
4. a sense of authentic, personal voice and agency
5. a capacity to create and sustain genuine community

We hope you'll join us for this adventure in spiritual and political skill building. There will be SIC xlasses following the Wednesday Eventide service and suppers on April 6-20 and May 4-18. We hope to plan an optional Saturday Retreat in late spring. Please sign up at the Information Table. You can find the book at Chaucers or online. Everyone is welcome whether or not they have read the book. 
Reservations Due April 11th!

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. 

Family Potluck at the Rectory
Saturday, April 10
Please join Rev. Aimee, Alyson, and Willa at the Rectory at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 10, for potluck, fun, and fellowship! Meet and greet Sunday School families for food, games, and relaxation. Bring a dish and beverage to share and be prepared for a fun-filled time. A sign-up sheet can be found on the patio Information table after services. Friends and family members are welcome! For questions, please contact Rev. Vicki at church,
All Saints Food Wagon Ministry
After helping the UCSB students organize their Food Pantry at St. Mike's in I.V. last Sunday, we want to offer a few suggestions for your much appreciated weekly food donations:

NO MORE BEANS for the time being:  no green beans, no raw beans, no refried beans or baked beans.

YES to more peanut butter, jelly, pasta sauce and crackers.

Yes to Tide laundry detergent PODS, which the students can easily share.

All Saints Day Trip - April 30th

Join us for a day trip to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena on Saturday, April 30th. The Santa Barbara Airbus will depart All Saints at 8:00 a.m. to arrive at the Huntington Library around 10:30 a.m. We will have tea in the Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room at 10:45 a.m. followed by private docent tours of the gardens from noon until 1:00 p.m. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore all that the Huntington has to offer. We have been assured by the staff that this is an ideal weekend to see the gardens; the roses should be in their glory of first bloom! For those who also enjoy shopping, The Huntington Store is a gift shop not to be missed. We will depart the Huntington around 4:00 p.m. and return to All Saints between 6:00-6:30 p.m. The cost of the day trip is $110/person. Join us for this lovely outing and don't forget to bring sun hats and cameras! The deadline for reservations is Thursday, April 14. Reservation forms are available on the patio Information Table after services. All are welcome! For questions, please contact Rev. Vicki at the church, 

Art Exhibit in Church Office

Please stop by and see the wonderful paintings by Margaret Stivers, daughter of Father Don and Flo Stivers. Margaret received her B.A. of Arts and March (Master's of Architecture) from Clemson University. She was awarded the highest honor at the graduate level with the Alpha Rho Chi medal. She subsequently became a licensed architect. But life often has many turns. This is true for Margaret. She discovered a love of flying and detoured into aviation. For over 20 years, she performed aerial stunts on the wings of a Stearman biplane with the Silver Wings Wingwalking Team. She developed into one of the most experienced  and prominent stunt wingwalkers world wide performing in front of millions of people. In 2013, she and her husband Harley Forstad, retired the team from airshows. More information and online gallery can be found at

All Saints Book Group Makes May Selection

All Saints Book Group will next meet on Monday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish House. Join us for potluck dinner and discussion of In God's Name: An Investigation into the Murder of Pope John Paul I by David A. Yallop. "As David Yallop reveals, Pope John Paul I had, by the evening of September 28, 1978, decided on startling changes that would affect the doctrine, finances and hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church. These changes would be opposed by many, among them six powerful men who knew that the Pope's decisions could mean the end of their careers, if not their lives. Unless, of course they acted first." The pope was found dead on the morning of September 29. No official death certificate has ever been issued. No autopsy was performed. Pope Paul I died suddenly just thirty-three days after his reign of pope had begun. 

Join us for lively discussion around this investigative journalist's great question: Was Pope John Paul I murdered? All are welcome! For questions, please contact Rev. Vicki at the church, 
 Photo of the Week

Parishioner Pat Murdy, determined not to be pinched, shows her Irish Spirit with festive St. Patrick's Day attire at the Annual All Saint's St. Patrick's Day potluck.

Have you signed up? Golfers & Volunteers Needed!

12th Annual Jim Bower Community Outreach Golf Tournament

May 2, 2016
La Cumbre Golf Club
4015 Via Laguna; Hope Ranch

10AM Tournament Check In
11AM Tournament Tee Off

Tournament fees include golf with cart, lunch, and drinks on the course. Participation costs $200 per golfer, if payment is received by May 1, 2016. Payment on tournament day will cost $250 per golfer. 

This event continues to serve as the primary funding for our Outreach programs. Registration and Questions: 
Call - 805-560-6185; Email -
Election Officers Needed for the Tuesday, June 7th Primary Election
Please join volunteers from Trinity and St. Michael's Episcopal Churches to staff two precincts at the St. Michael's chapel in Isla Vista and donate your stipend to benefit St. Michael's Episcopal Campus Ministry at UCSB. Isla Vista is where election action will be, and you can be part of it! Half- and full-day positions are available, and required training will take place on Tuesday, May 24. Please sign up at the Information Table and contact David Boyd, for more details and questions.

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.

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. 

Looking Ahead...
  • March 20 - Palm Sunday - Holy Week Begins
  • March 23 - No Eventide
  • March 24 - Maundy Thursday supper at 5pm
  • March 24 - Maundy Thursday service at 6pm followed by vigil
  • March 25 - Good Friday services at Noon and 6pm
  • March 26 - Great Vigil of Easter at 7:30pm
  • March 27 - Easter Sunday with egg hunt after 10am service
  • March 28 - Parish Office Closed
  • April 6 - Adult study, 5 Habits of the Heart, begins
  • April 7 - Violence in the Holy Land Then & Now event at 5:30pm
  • April 10 - Family potluck at the Rectory at 11:30am
  • April 11 - Reservations deadline for Ireland trip
  • April 14 - Reservations deadline for day trip to the Huntington
  • April 30 - Day trip to the Huntington

Meme of the Week

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


From Around the Web
There are many more items for your attention than we can comfortably fit in the email each week. Please click on the headlines below to view some of the stories from the All Saints website and from around the country and the world! 

 VIDEO: Presiding Bishop preaches during UNCSW Eucharist - 'By empowering women, cultures, societies are lifted up'

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Haiti meeting to focus on moving toward sustainabilityThe Diocese of Los Angeles and the Diocese of Haiti have close ties through school partnerships, the kind of relationships that will be part of "The Haiti Connection 2016 Conference," which will convene April 6 - 8 at the Montana Hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Panorama: Blogs of the Episcopal Church - Various opinions and viewpoints of Episcopalians, as well as discussions of personal faith journeys, and conversations about the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church.

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