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All Saints Episcopal Church

4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 777-3829

The Rev. Laura C. Truby, Rector
The Rev. Mary Anne Gard, Assisting Priest
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Celtic Cross
O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from thy ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of thy Word, Jesus Christ thy Son; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

BCP, p. 166

So teach us to number our days, that we may present to you a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)
When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son!  Then he said to the disciple, Behold your mother!  And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.  (John 19:25-27)

The Bible tells us, health care professionals urge us, estate planners remind us, and our families need us, to prepare for “a good death.”  A good death must be addressed on many levels. 
Please join us for all of our Lenten DEATH MATTERS activities this year, to prepare yourself for a good death, as Christ modeled for us.  These sessions are appropriate for adults of all ages.


All Soup Suppers begin at 6:00 p.m.
followed by the study series at 6:30.

It is important to attend all of the 3 following Wednesday classes*. Each builds on the other. 
Presenter: Gretchen Brauer-Rieke, RN, MSN

*Soup Supper Series, Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30
Class #1
Let's Talk about Death - or not?
Death in the U.S. today – how it has changed, why our culture is so death-avoidant, consequences of avoidance when coming to the end of our own lives.

*Soup Supper Series, Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30
Class #2
Steps to Creating an Advance Plan End of Life
Going through the handout and describing each step, less emphasis on documentation because that will be the next class, more emphasis on the importance of discussing our wishes with loved ones and health care providers.

*Soup Supper Series, Wednesday March 9, at 6:30
Class #3
Documenting our Wishes in Oregon
Specific instructions for Oregon Advance Directive and POLST, including more information on the major decisions that the forms ask about (specifically tube feedings, life support, and CPR).

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Soup Supper Series, Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30
(Facilitated by Rev. Mary Anne Gard)
Exploring Burial of the Dead Liturgy in the BCP

Dyings an important event, she said.  You cant rehearse for it.  All you can do is try to prepare yourself and others.  You can try to do it right.” (Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety
Dear Friends,

I am thinking of offering the sacrament of Holy Baptism on the Sunday after Easter, which is April 3, if that is a possibility that might work for you or interest you for your child (or grandchild). 

Of course, the Great Vigil of Easter, the first service of the resurrection, which falls on Saturday, March 26, or Easter Eve, is one of the special times when baptisms are recommended.   That is always an option.  But I know that with infants or small children that is not always the easiest since the service begins at 8:00 p.m.!

The season of Easter continues through May 1st, during which baptisms could also take place if there is a more convenient Sunday that works for your families. 

After that, May 15, the Day of Pentecost, is another feast day especially designated for and appropriate to baptism.

Thought I would let you know so you could plan ahead for what is best for you.

Mother Laura
A Gift from our Children
"Dear. Ms. Truby,

It is so inspiring to receive a gift that allows us to say "yes" to a child, family, or adult who needs the teaching and healing services provided by the institutions of the Diocese of Jerusalem. Your generosity tells people in the Holy Land that you believe in them, and that it truly powerful.

All Saints Episcopal Church said "yes" to changing lives through your gift of $28.31 to AFEDJ in support of the Children's Fund, by check dated January 18, 2016. Your heart was touched and you responded - thank you!"

Vestry News

Copies of our end-of-January 2016 financial losses and gains which includes Budget & Performance 2016, Balance Sheet, Approved Budget, and Budget & Performance 2015, are posted on the bulletin board above the mailboxes.  Please check out our new bulletin board!

I am happy to announce that Noah Kilian, long-time member of All Saints, will assume the post of Youth Director on February 15, 2016.  Our Christian Formation Committee, consisting of parents of All Saints are very pleased he will assume this position. 

Our youth ministry has three components:  youth group on Sunday afternoons, Hot Meals on the 4th Saturday of the month, and youth liturgy and acolyting.  Noah is equipped in each of these arenas and brings relational gifts with our families and youth. Youth group is for youth 6th graders through high school.  Youth from St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukie also participate in our weekly program.

Rev. Laura Truby +

Noah is a cradle Episcopalian, and has been a member of All Saints' since 2002 when his family moved to SE Portland. At the time Noah was 12 years old, and finding a congregation with a loving and accepting youth group was a chief concern to him and his family. Since then Noah has grown up and come of age at All Saints' and was an active member of the youth group during his teenage years. He served as the interim Youth Minister in 2012 during the final stages of our search process for a new rector. Noah feels that he has learned a great deal about youth ministry - both from his time as the interim as well as from watching the excellent leaders who came after him – and is honored to have the chance to serve All Saints' in the capacity of youth minister again.

Noah graduated with highest honors from Portland Community College in 2011, and went on to graduate magna cum laude from Portland State University in 2014 with a BA in English. In addition to the myriad ministries that Noah performs at All Saints', he also works at Portland Metro Arts doing customer service, nonprofit marketing, and teaching theatre and music classes to kids.


Episcopal Week at Suttle Lake Camp will be July 18-23, 2016. It is for children and youth currently in grades 1-12. 

Campers who have completed 2-12 grades can sign up for a full week of camp, now called Classic Camp Week 1 at Suttle Lake (formerly called Awesome Adventures, Outer Limits & Beyond).

Campers who have completed 1-4 grades can sign up for a few days of camp, now called Classic Camp Week 1 (Intro Option) at Suttle Lake (formerly called Blast Off).

Camp scholarships are available for up to $100 per camper.

Information about all the camp & retreat options available to us through our partnership with the Camp & Retreat Ministries of the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church is online at

To view flyers, register, apply for a scholarship, or for more information about any of the camps click here:
or contact The Rev. Carol W. Sedlacek
Missioner for Camping & Youth Ministries
11800 SW Military Lane
Portland, OR 97219
971-204-4124 office
541-401-4606 cell
Looking Ahead
Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 p.m.
Death Matters: Class #1
   Let's Talk about Death or not?

Wednesday, March 2, 6:00 p.m.
Death Matters: Class #2
  Steps to Creating an Advance Plan End of Life
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Glenn Jones & Louisa Fillmore-Jones; Ron & Shirley Jones; John & Micky Keiter; Carolyn Kimbrough; Jean Klemsen.

Special needs, immediate concerns: 
Rebekah Borsch; Jeanne McDowell; Ambrosia; Bettie Meeker; Sara Revak; Lois Nissen; Chet Rossitter and Family; George McCowen, Landon Clark, Karla Lapic.
Thursday, February 18
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
9:00 a.m. DENTAL VAN
2:00 p.m. History Comm.
5:00 p.m. CFC
5:00 p.m. Girl Scout Daisy Group
7:00 p.m. Rhododendron Soc.
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, February 19
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, February 20
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals 

7:00 p.m. NA
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, February 21
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I

10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
11:45 a.m. Building & Grounds
11:45 a.m. Parish Life Committee
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
4:00 p.m. Youth Group
4:00 p.m. "Oh Honey!" Cooking Class

Monday, February 22
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
6:00 p.m. Girl Scout Daisy Group

Tuesday, February 23
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, February 24
6:00 p.m. Death Matters - Soup Supper

Thursday, February 25
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, February 21:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Worship Leader:
 Ardis Weir
Lectors:  Mary Camman, Esther Muiruri

Intercessor: Ardis Weir
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Worship Leader:
Chuck Bateman

Lectors: Chuck Bateman, Dawn Odell
Intercessor: Kathleen Borsch, Deacon

Eucharistic Ministers: Sonja Miller, Kathy Martin
Acolytes: Henry Axon, Emma Lain, Simon Lain

Ushers: Mary Earl, Laurie McDowell
Greeter: Barbara White
Coffee Hour: Jude Leahy, Nancy Patrick
Lessons Appointed for the
Second Sunday in Lent, Year C

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Psalm 27                     
Philippians 3:17-4:1
Luke 13:31-35
The Vestry Bulletin Board above the mail boxes by the copy room off of the Parish Hall contains Financial Information for your perusal.  Here you will find the Vestry Approved 2016 Budget as well as the end of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget & Performance and Balance Sheets.  Each month following the Finance Committee meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and before the Vestry Meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, the current Budget & Performance Report will be included on this board.  It is important that you know where I’ve posted these documents as transparency of the financial information for All Saints is a key component of our communication together.  I am always available if you have any questions regarding any of these financial documents.
Jerry Meter, Treasurer
News from the Diocese of Oregon
SAFE Church 2016
The following SAFE Church trainings have been scheduled for 2016:

Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers
Saturday, February 27, 1:00-5:00 – St. Matthew, Portland
Saturday, March 5, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard
Saturday, April 16, 1:00-5:00 – Trinity, Ashland

Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith
Saturday, February 27, 8:30-12:30– St. Matthew, Portland
Saturday, March 12, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard
Saturday, April 16, 8:30-12:30– Trinity, Ashland

Safeguarding God’s Children
Saturday, February 27, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard
Sunday, April 17, 12:30-4:30 - Trinity, Ashland

To register on-line registration click here:
Coming Soon
Women's Cursillo Weekend
May 20-22, 2016
St. Francis of Assisi, Wilsonville


If you are interested in attending, ask a Cursillista,
your priest, or contact Winnie Carey.
For the past twelve years, the Diocese of Oregon has sponsored various diocesan-wide outreach projects.  The project for 2016, “
Pennies to Prosperity” was introduced at our diocesan convention in Ashland and will culminate at this year’s convention in Eugene. Millions of people around the world do not have sufficient access to markets and financial services. As a result, people are not able to earn enough to support themselves and their families.
Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners work to create economic opportunities and strengthen communities by finding creative ways
to generate and increase income for individuals and their families.
To read more, click here:
View the Church Calendar here

Printed calendars are updated weekly and available
in the narthex - please take one - thank you!

Printed copies of sermons are available for use during the Sunday service.  Please find them on the table in the narthex.

Office Hours:
Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The purpose of All Saints is to celebrate God's love,
to seek and serve Christ in all persons,
and to go forth into the world,
rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.
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