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All Saints Episcopal Church
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.

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
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.
September 27, 2015: Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost,
Proper 21, Year B
Thursday, September 24
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, September 25
11:00 a.m.  Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

Saturday, September 26
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA

Sunday, September 27
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:15 a.m. Family Choir
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:45 a.m. Shawl Ministry
4:00 p.m.  Youth Group

Monday, September 28
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
6:00 p.m. Girl Scout Daisy Group

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

Wednesday, September 30
6:00 p.m. NAMI Multnomah
6:30 p.m. Supper Club Kick-off

Thursday, October 1
11:00 a.m. DOK
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, October 2
11:00 a.m.  Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

Saturday, October 3
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA
Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, September 20th:
8:00 a.m. Rite I: 
Worship Leader: David Champion
Lectors: Nancy Janacek, Jacob Matthai
Intercessor: David Champion

10:00 a.m. Rite II: 
Worship Leader: Larry Chalew-Fuller 
Lectors: Noah Kilian, Elijah Kilian 
Intercessor: Ben Lain 
Eucharistic Minister:  Larry Chalew-Fuller
Acolytes: Emma Lain, Simon Lain  
Ushers: Steve Heleba, Nancy Patrick
Greeters: Youth
Coffee Hour: Nancy Patrick, Barbara White
Lessons Appointed for Pentecost 17, Proper 20b:
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
Psalm 124  Nisi quia Dominus
James 5:13-20
Mark 9:38-50 
Prayers of the People: Form IV
Repose of the Soul
Darek Marlia
Jeffrey Weick
Chris Combs (son of Mark Combs)
Special Needs & Concerns
Special needs and immediate 
concerns for Parishioners:

Jim Titherington; Shirley Busick; Joe & Linda Marlia;Ena Weick Family, Irene Weldon & Rachel Thomas; Johnny Townes; Mary Earl; Cheryl Carr; Ann Leo; Joyce Agum.

Bill & Loralee Henry
291 W 17th
Coquille, OR 97423

"My sincerest thanks to the ECW for providing me with my new organ cassock and cotta to wear on those Sundays when I substitute for Jim at the organ. I am deeply appreciative that they have made it possible for me to have my own vestments.
Giving Talley: End of Third Quarter
*  Pledges paid up to date and/or in full:  49

*  Pledges that are behind:                              31

*  Pledges that have paid nothing:                12

*  Persons giving well without a pledge:      4
As reported by our Financial Secretary, Susanne Bateman

Found in front of the Altar last Week-- A Gift to God

Gift at Altar
Celtic Spirituality
Adult Class on Celtic Spirituality
Last Sunday Mother Laura began a weekly class discussing the book "Every Earthly Blessing: Rediscovering the Celtic Tradition", by Esther de Waal. The book may be ordered but is not necessary. The ten-week class meets every Sunday through November 22, (up until Advent) at 9:15 a.m. in the Guild Room.  All are welcome to join us, to participate any Sunday as able.  Contributions from those who have traveled to the British Isles will be especially appreciated.
St Francis


Our annual Blessing of the Animals Liturgy will take place Sunday, October 4th at 2:00 p.m. on our front lawn. Please invite your friends, family, and animals to join us!
Walking Tour

of Portland and Episcopal Church History
On Saturday October 17th there will be a leisurely walking tour in downtown Portland led by Katie Keller.  We will meet at Trinity Cathedral in the East parking lot at 10 a.m ,  ride the MAX line to Old Town and walk and talk our way through history. It will last about 1.5 hours and we will return to Trinity and possibly go inside for a few minutes.  
The tour will be limited to 20 participants.  If it fills and there is still interest, we will plan another one!  There is no charge but you will need to buy a MAX ticket for $2.50/ adults.
If you are interested, please add your name to the sign-up sheet located on the desk top in the front of the parish hall.  Five more spaces available.
Safe Church Training

Safe Church Training Opportunities

Safeguarding God's Children
October 17th at 8:00 a.m.
Ascension Chapel, Portland

Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers
 Preventing Exploitation in Communities of Faith

November 7 at 8:00 a.m & 1:00 p.m. 
St Paul's Oregon City

Our next gathering is on Saturday, October 24 from 2:30 to 4:30
in the All Saints Episcopal Parish Hall.  Open to all.
Diocesan Convention 2015

2015 Diocesan Convention News

November 13-14, 2015
Ashland Hills Hotel
Ashland, Oregon 
2015 Convention Schedule

The Over the Hill Gang will resume in October on the usual 3rd Thursday of the month.  Men are invited to meet at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, Beez Restaurant at 4507 SE 27th Avenue.
Hats & Scarves
The Psalm 139 Prayer Shawl Ministry at All Saints Episcopal Church invites knitters and crocheters in the community to join in making hats and/or scarves for those in need. On November 21 we will give each of our Hot Meal guests a hand knitted or crocheted hat and scarf. This is a good way to use your yarn scraps and help someone less fortunate. There is a greater need for masculine colors than feminine colors.
If you are in need of yarn scraps or would like more information, please call the church office at 503-777-3829 during office hours. Special thanks to all of you knitters and crocheters! 
Bev Curtis

“It is hard for us to accept that the way natural ecosystems work is exemplary: plants synthesize nutrients which feed herbivores; these in turn become food for carnivores, which produce significant quantities of organic waste which give rise to new generations of plants. But our industrial system, at the end of its cycle of production and consumption, has not developed the capacity to absorb and reuse waste and by-products. We have not yet managed to adopt a circular model of production capable of preserving resources for present and future generations, while limiting as much as possible the use of non-renewable resources, moderating their consumption, maximizing their efficient use, reusing and recycling them.”  Pope Francis

All Saints Day
We will gather as a parish for one joint service at 9:30 a.m. followed by a potluck brunch on Sunday, November 1st, our Patronal Feast Day.

You are invited to remember a loved one who has died by bringing a photo to place on a display table on that special day.
Episcopal Relief & Development

Syrians seeking safety in Europe

Episcopal Relief & Development is engaging the Syrian crisis through support to agencies in Syria, to the Diocese of Jerusalem’s Holy Land Institute for the Deaf and in support of large numbers of people traveling out of crisis areas into Europe.  The agency is in contact with Anglican Communion partners through The Episcopal Church’s Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and The Church of England’s Diocese in Europe, as well as interfaith partners such as Islamic Relief.
To read more about how you can help:
Episcopal Shield
Featured FAQ's:  
Presiding Bishop-elect, Michael Curry 

About the Supreme Court's decision and what General Convention will do about same gender marriage:
"The Supreme Court affirmed the authenticity of love.  we're in the business of love.  There's a hymn, 'where true love is found, God himself is there'.  We're in the process of working that out, what form that will take we'll know at the end of this convention.  The reality is, the issues are about marriage.  How do we make it fulsome and wholesome for all? How do we make marriage a context where life is ennobled and lifted up?  Those are critical pastoral concerns."
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