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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. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Mother Laura on Vacation
The week of Monday, May 15 through Monday, May 22, Mother Laura will be out of town celebrating her 46th wedding anniversary with her husband, Tom.  They look forward to exploring the southeast corner of Oregon in the Steen Mountain region for the first time.....On the Sunday she is away, May 21, the Rev. Liz Powers will serve as celebrant, and the Rev. Deacon Kathleen Borsch will preach.  For any pastoral emergencies, please contact Cris at the church office.
Mother Laura has a new email. Please check with Cris in the office for the address.
Nursery Opens on Mother's Day
Progress is well underway toward creating new, beautiful space for our Sunday School and Nursery, thanks to the refurbishing make-over work in process by Kiley Cronen from Homestead Preschool.  New oak flooring, fresh paint, child-sized sinks with granite counters, etc, will enhance the space for our children as well.  While it is not totally complete, we welcome parents to bring their children to Keiter Hall this Sunday to see the new facelift and to drop off their children!  Thank you all for your patience, and especially to Laura Axon and Tami Perkins.
 ~Mother Laura
 
“What difference does it make if I go to church or not? What does liturgy have to do with life?” In the film, “With Burning Hearts”, Father Henri Nouwen shows us how the Eucharist is an intensely human event, revealing the deepest of human experience.
 
We will view this film in our Adult Forum at 9:30 this Sunday, and it will serve as an introduction to a study series on the life and work of Henri Nouwen. 

 
 

Safe Church Training

Saturday, May 13, 2017
8:30 AM Safeguarding God's Children: St. Mark (Medford)
12:30 PM Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Harassment: St. Mark (Medford)

Saturday, May 20, 2017
8:30 AM Safeguarding God's Children: St. Mary, Eugene
12:30 PM Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Harassment: St. Mary, Eugene

 Click here to go to the online registration.

To close out the school year, the youth group will once again be participating in World Vision's "30-Hour Famine!" From 12:00pm on Friday, May 26th until 6:00pm on Saturday, May 27th we shall be abstaining from food in solidarity with the millions of children around the world who are hungry or malnourished.
 
Those who are able are encouraged to sponsor one of the youth taking part in the famine by making a donation. One good suggestion is to offer to donate $1 for every hour we'll go without food. 30 hours would mean just $30, and that's enough to feed, clothe, house, and educate a child in the developing world for an entire month, but any donation is appreciated!
 
If you would like to know any more about the famine, please direct inquiries to Noah Kilian, our youth ministries coordinator. Thank you!
 
Holy Baptism Opportunity
The celebration of the feast Day of Pentecost falls on Sunday, June 4th.  It is one of the ideal recommended times for Holy Baptism.  If you know of someone who may desire to have their child baptized, or be baptized themselves, please speak with Rev. Laura Truby.  Thank you.

Eastmoreland Garage Sale on Saturday June 24:
 
Chris McClave has graciously agreed to host the All Saints Garage Sale during the Eastmoreland Neighborhood Garage Sale.  Please start setting aside good condition items for the sale. 

The following items have been found to sell well: easily moved furniture that is clean, in usable, salable condition, 1950’s furniture and decorations are very desirable, toys, games, everyday dishware, kitchen utensils, vases, small portable appliances, outdoor furniture good condition, picture frames, tools, garden tools, prints, posters, paintings, holiday decorations, costume jewelry, working lamps, good condition children’s books, books, CDs and DVDs. 

Based on previous experience we will
NOT be collecting: clothing, shoes, outdated electronics, large appliances, plants, mattresses, stuffed animals, bedding, pillows, VHS tapes. 

If in doubt ask one of the members of the fundraising committee, we have sold large difficult to move items via Craig's list: Chris M, Nancy Carr, & Sonja
Ten Years of Service
Our special thanks to Pat Ten Broeke, who has faithfully served in the role of teacher and leader of the Tuesday Bible Study Group.  This weekly group has been blessed by the spirited leadership of this gifted teacher who had a career as a college professor.  This group has not only studied the Holy Scriptures, but has  offered prayers and sent cards to our entire parish in times of need.  We all thank you, Pat! 
~Mother Laura
Endowment Committee Update
Our 2017 Endowment Committee met this week.  It consists of five members, who typically are elected for 5-year terms:  Craig Gibson, Ken Meeker, Matt Johnston, Joan Barnes, and Ardis Weir.  They elect their own chair, and have elected Craig Gibson to serve in that capacity for this year.  They also voted to direct interest on endowment monies toward replaying the diocese for the roof loan replacement.
Emerging Kenya Church Gathering Here

An Update on Sunday, May 7
Kenyans Gathering for Prayer at All Saints


A Successful First Meeting

"We are so grateful to God for the successful first prayer meeting we had yesterday. About 20 people showed up! We had a great moment of prayer and worship. We also interacted freely with them at the fellowship hall after the meeting....Everyone in the group opened up and we had a very healthy discussion.

We are more excited about His calling and we know we are in Portland for a divine purpose! I believe a majority of those who came yesterday will come back next Sunday as we continue keeping Portland steered!

Have a blessed week and please keep us in your prayers."
 
Pastor Isaac Kangara

          

Dear Staff and Vestry,
 
I regret to announce to you that the staff of ROSS who occupy the top floor of All Saints will be leaving us near the end of this calendar year. This non-profit program that serves Russian immigrant women and children began in our facility and has continued for 23 years. Their current Director, Ms. Tamara Burkovskaia, came to tell me how sad she and her staff are about their slated move.  I feel the same way, as the relationships have been gratifying, and their presence a precious gift.
 
The Chief Finance and Operations Officer of EMO (Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon) met with me and Chuck Martin, Building Use Manager to convey the news.  Funding requirements from DHS and state agencies for domestic violence clients are unfortunately driving the move.
 
ROSS will be relocating in a building housing other EMO programs on NE 79th and Halsey.  The expected move, sometime in November, will not affect the income we are contracted to receive for rental through the end of 2017.
 
Please pray for God's guidance for another beneficial non-profit that we might be able to house in 2018.  In the meantime, we will enjoy them, and hope to give them a special send-off before they depart.
 
Mother Laura Truby


 

From ROSS:
Mother Laura,
Thank you so much for such a cordial note.  We deeply appreciate the friendship and support from you, your staff  and other church members and hope that we will stay in touch. You all and this wonderful place will remain in my heart.
Sincerely,
Tamara
Daughters of the King

Members of our Daughters of the King met this week for Morning Prayer. Pictured are Nancy Patrick, President, Rev. Liz Powers, Chaplain, and Marjorie Ashcraft, new member.

Meetings will be suspended for the summer months and resume in September on the second Thursday of the month.
Please look at the Altar Flower Chart in the Narthex. There are many blank lines hoping to receive signatures of parishioners  to contribute towards Sunday's Altar Flowers. Thank you for your giving and keeping our Altar Flowers as full as the hearts of the parishioners, with their honorings, celebrations and rememberings.

ECW SPIRITUALITY DAY 2017

Seeking Wellness:  Keep It Simple Sister
Saturday, May 20th 2017
St Paul’s Episcopal Church - 1440 Liberty St. SE, Salem 
St Paul’s Episcopal Church - 1440 Liberty St. SE, Salem 
If interested in attending, please contact Micky Keiter who will be attending.
Are you missing a laptop? How about a pair of glasses? Coat? Jacket? Umbrella?

Well, you are in luck. We have a full to overflowing Lost & Found Bin that may have what you're looking for. Take a look between services to see if your lost item has been found. And be warned, in the next week or two, the Mustard Seed will be putting a price tag on it! 

For glasses and laptop, please check with Cris in the office.
Thursday, May 11
11:00 a.m. Daughters of the King with Morning Prayer
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
2:00 p.m. History Committee
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal


Friday, May 12
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies


Saturday, May 13
8:30  a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals

1:30 p.m. Jazz Workshop (PH)
6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies


Sunday, May 14 ~ Mother's Day
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist: Rite I
9:30 a.m. Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:15 a.m. Nursery Re-opens
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
3:00 p.m. Kenyon Prayer Group
4:00 p.m. Youth Group --
cancelled
5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Monday, May 15 ~ Mother Laura on Vacation
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
3:45 p.m. Suzuki Group Lessons
6:00 p.m. Girl Scouts
7:30 p.m. I Chuan


Tuesday, May 16 ~ Mother Laura on Vacation
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:00 p.m. NAMI Multnomah (MR)
6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Vestry Meeting


Wednesday, May 17 ~ Mother Laura on Vacation
9:00 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. I Chuan


Thursday, May 18 ~ Mother Laura on Vacation
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. American Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

 
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Barbara White; Christopher & Priscilla Williams; Earl & Donna Woodruff; Mikki Wooldridge; Kathryn Work; Sara Zito.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Susanne Bateman; Nate Brooks; Sally Campbell; Kilian Family; Sonja, David & Ben Miller; Sue Nunley; Dan Phillips (Micky Keiter's brother); Bill Stewart.
Ministry Schedule May 14, 2017
Easter 5 —Year A
             8:00 a.m.                                                                                           10:15 a.m.
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Director of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Chuck Bateman
Esther Muiruri, Jacob Mathai Lectors Chuck Bateman, Dawn Odell
Nancy Janecek Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Ministers Chuck Bateman; Nancy Patrick
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Bill & Jocelyn Cox
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Chris Broderick
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Rev. Liz Powers & Pat Roach
Lessons Appointed for the Fifth Sunday of Easter
You can find all the readings here:
When to call the Rector ...

You should call Mother Laura when:
  •  You would like a pastoral conversation or visit
  •  You are facing serious life challenges
  •  Someone wants to join the Church
  •  There is the birth of a child
  •  There is illness in the house
  •  There is a surgery scheduled
  •  When there is death in the home
  •  There is an engagement leading to marriage. 
The All Saints Episcopal Church seeks to be a serving church.
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, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 
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