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All Saints Episcopal Church

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

www.allsaintspdx.org

The Rev. Laura C. Truby, Rector
The Rev. Mary Anne Gard, Assisting Priest
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
The maker of the world is born a begging child....
and this is how he brings his love to bear on human pride;
by weakness not be strength, by need and not by bounty. 
Austin Farrer
CHRISTMAS SERVICES 
CHRISTMAS EVE
Thursday, December 24
5:00 p.m.: Christmas Eve Family Service

Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service:
10:30 p.m. - Music    
11:00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II


CHRISTMAS DAY
10:00 a.m. Service in the Chancel, Rite I

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS 
Sunday, December 27
9:30 a.m.--ONE SERVICE
Christmas Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist, Rite I
At this Feast of the Nativity
let each person wreath the door of their heart
so that the Holy Spirit may delight in that door,
enter in and take up residence there;
then by the Spirit we will be made holy.  
Ephrem of Syria

To be made holy is simply to welcome the Prince of Peace
into all of our festivities, into our darkness, into our human needs.

We, the staff of All Saints,


Wish you
Christmas joy and
Blessings of peace to all!
Jim Denman, Belinda Nissen, Jerry Meter,
Mother Laura, Rev. Mary Anne, Deacon Kathleen,
Laura Axon, Geoff Sasser, Tami Perkins, Joe Marlia, Irene Weldon

Christmas Offering Envelopes will be made available for all who are able to make a special contribution at Christmastime for the blessing of hope: God with us and with our world in need of consolation. This offering will help us meet our ministry obligations.
Service on the Epiphany

11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, in the Chapel

First Sunday after the Epiphany

The Baptism of Our Lord, January 10
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism may be received on this day
Opportunity for Holy Baptism

The next recommended time to receive the sacrament of Holy Baptism will be at the Baptism of Our Lord Sunday, on January 10. Baptism is meaningful at any age or stage of life. Please contact Mother Laura if you desire to schedule one.
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch, Rebekah Borsch; Christopher & Mary Gay Broderick; Nathan & Amelia Brooks, Sondre; Loraine Brown; Johanna Burgess.

Special needs, immediate concerns: 
Nancy Patrick, Ruth Mumm, Sara Zito, Sabine Ladd, Nancy Bateman, Mildred Petersen, Marjorie Lindquist; Rebekah Borsch; Don & Christine McClave, Craig Gibson.

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All Saints will host a Believe Out Loud training on Saturday January 16th from 10am to 4:00pm.  Cost for the training will be $25.00 which includes materials and lunch.  Please contact the church office or Kathy Martin at 503-236-3895 if you will be able to attend.
 
The Episcopal Church Welcomes You!  We've all seen the signs - a statement that everyone is welcome in our parish communities.  But for too long, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) have not believed that the welcome extended to them.
 
Believe Out Loud is a transdenominational brand that's being established as an identifier for people and churches that are willing to be vocal about their inclusive beliefs.
Crackin' Crab Feast

The CRABS are coming!!
Get ready for a CRACKIN' good time in January! Save the date, Saturday, January 23rd.
Two seatings: 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Gifting Opportunity to Benefit All Saints

Are you looking at your year-end tax situation? You may use year-end gifting to benefit All Saints parish. Financial Advisor Tamara Still with Edward Jones can assist you in that process. Her branch is located at 5522 East Burnside Street, Portland 97215, phone 503.233.8920, e-mail: tamara.still@edwardjones.com. Please note that Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your attorney or a qualified tax advisor regarding a specific situation.
Save the Date!
 
Our Annual Meeting is slated for Sunday,
January 31st, following the 10:15 a.m. service.

A potluck lunch will be shared, to be enjoyed by all.

Reports by our committee chairs, wardens, and staff
need to be submitted to Irene Weldon
at the church office no later than January 10th.
Thank you!
Mother Laura
 
Nominating Committee - 2016

If you are interested in serving as one of the three members who work to identify persons for leadership of the Vestry and other arenas, please be in touch with Rev. Truby. The work would take place in the fall of 2016.  Thank you.
 
Thursday, December 24
CHRISTMAS EVE
5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Family Service
9:15 p.m Choir Convenes
10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Music with Chancel Choir
11:00 p.m. Candlelight Service with Holy Eucharist, Rite II


Friday, December 25
CHRISTMAS DAY
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
6:30 p.m. NA


Saturday, December 26
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals - Youth Servers
7:00 p.m. NA


Sunday, December 27
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
ONE SERVICE ONLY
9:30 a.m. Christmas Lessons and Carols, Holy Eucharist, Rite I

12:00 p.m. Acolyte Training
4:00 p.m. Youth Group


Monday, December 28
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice


Tuesday, December 29
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA


Thursday, December 31
Lilya Yevseyeva New Years Eve Party

Saturday, January 2
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA


 

DECEMBER 27, 2015, FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, Year C

Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, December 27th:
9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Worship Leader:
Nancy Patrick
Lectors:
Nancy Patrick, Jen Schafer, Susans Hanks,
Nancy Janacek, Nancy Carr

Eucharistic Ministers: Nancy Patrick
Acolytes: Geoff Sasser & Youth

Ushers: Steve Heleba, Nancy Patrick
Greeters: Youth
Coffee Hour: Pat Roach, Barbara White
Lessons
Lessons Appointed for:
Eve of the Nativity, 5 p.m.

Isaiah 9:2-7
Luke 2:1-14
Eve of the Nativity, 11 p.m.
Isaiah 62:6-12
Titus 3:4-7
Luke 2:1-20
Christmas Day, 10 a.m.
Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98
Hebrews 1:1-12
John 1:1-14
Christmas I, 9:30 a.m.
Genesis 3:1-15
Isaiah 35:1-10

Luke 1:26-38
Luke 2:1-20
John 1:1-18
SAFE Church 2016
The following SAFE Church trainings have been scheduled for 2016:
Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers
Saturday, January 9, 8:30-12:30 – St. John the Baptist, Portland
Saturday, February 27, 1:00-5:00 – St. Matthew, Portland
Saturday, March 5, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard


Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith
Saturday, January 9 8, 1:00-5:00 – St. John the Baptist, Portland
Saturday, February 27, 8:30-12:30– St. Matthew, Portland
Saturday, March 12, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard


Safeguarding God’s Children
Saturday, February 27, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard
To register on-line registration click here:


http://arena.episcopaldioceseoregon.org/default.aspx?page=3113
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.
OUR MISSION
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.
Celtic Cross
Christmas Prayer

Son of God, Child of Mary,
born in the stable at Bethlehem,
be born again in us this day
that through us the world may know
the wonder of your love
New Zealand Prayer Book
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