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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
Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation,
that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming,
may find in us a mansion prepared for himself;
who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Please consider a Christmas greens and flower donation, as we fill the church with the joy of this Advent - and the opportunity to celebrate special moments of this year, remember family and friends, and give thanks. Please use the form in our Sunday bulletin or call Nancy Carr at 916-203-7132 or
Led by Chuck Martin, Senior Warden

Do We Have Room in the Inn?
Come to the Guild Room at 9:15 this coming Sunday for the final meeting of a three-week series on refugees and the United States of America. Featured guest speaker is Jacob Reingold of SOAR.
There will be time for questions and discussion on this very topical international issue.
Christmas Hot Meal

This Saturday, December 19, our guests will be served a Christmas dinner with ham, donated by Otto's. Guests will have opportunity to choose from a selection of bath and body items as gifts.
Special Thanks to our Family Choir members,
Belinda Nissen, their director, and to all the participants
in our Christmas Pageant this Sunday, December 20th.
It is an annual inter-generational tradition at All Saints!

Christmas Offering Envelopes will be made available for all who wish 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.

Holgate House Gift Delivery

On Tuesday, December 22nd, at 1 p.m., we will be delivering Christmas gifts to the Holgate House and singing "We wish you a Merry Christmas" to the residents. We will meet at the rear entrance which is behind the building and behind Trader Joe's on 39th and Holgate.  The address for the front entrance of the building is: 4601 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202.
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

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

Sunday, December 27
9:30 a.m.--ONE SERVICE
Christmas Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist, Rite I
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.
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.
Children served by Russian Oregon Social Services will delight to receive these traditional Christmas boxes full of edible treats thanks to your generous gifts to the Rector's Discretionary Fund and additional monetary gifts given to their new director, Margarita Vejo this past week.  What a joy it is to share!
Mother Laura 

Preschoolers from Homestead Schoolhouse came by on Monday to drop off their donations of food items for William Temple House.

Congratulations to Geoff Sasser!
Goeff, our Youth Director, has been admitted as a postulant for holy orders by Bishop Michael Hanley.
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Joan Barnes
Charles & Susanne Bateman
Gaye Benson
Mike & Anne Bernata, Caroline
Rachel Blakeman & Jeff Cechini,
      Ryan & Henry.

Special needs, immediate concerns: 
Nancy Patrick
Ruth Mumm
Sara Zito
Sabine Ladd
Nancy Bateman
Mildred Petersen
Marjorie Lindquist
Jane Ann & Roy Wilson

One of our new members, Johnny Townes, has decided to return to Tennessee and will certainly be missed. His address is:
c/o American Legion Post 17, #12
P.O. Box 477
Gallatin, TN 37066


We have a new refrigerator in our commercial kitchen! The old one decided it was tired of keeping things cold, so we took the hint. Thank you to our wardens for their quick action!
Mother Laura

Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
Come and check out our holiday displays and new items! The thrift shop is open Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mikki Wooldridge
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: 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 17
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
7:15 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, December 18
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

Saturday, December 19
9:00 a.m. Greening of the Church
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed

11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Christmas Dinner
1:00 p.m. Pageant Dress Rehearsal
7:00 p.m. NA

Sunday, December 20
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m. Family Choir
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum; Refugees
10:15 a.m. Christmas Pageant & Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:45 a.m. Acolyte Rehearsal

12:30 p.m. Setting up & Lighting of the Christmas Trees
3:30 p.m. Youth Group Movie: Star Wars

Monday, December 21
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice

Tuesday, December 22
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
1:00 p.m. Holgate House Gift  Delivery
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA
7:15 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday, December 23

Thursday, December 24
5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Family Service
9:15 p.m. Choir Convenes
10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (Music)
11:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Friday, December 25
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I

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



Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, December 20th:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Worship Leader: Ardis Weir 
Bettie Meeker, Nancy Janacek
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II:
Worship Leader:
Chris Broderick
Lectors: Chris Broderick, 
Elijah Kilian
Intercessor: Johanna Burgess

Eucharistic Ministers: Chris Broderick, Warren Schafer
Chuck Martin, Kathy Martin
Acolytes: Geoff Sasser, Noah Kilian, Simon Lain, 

Ushers: Mary Earl, Laurie McDowell
Greeter: Barbara White
Coffee Hour: Jude Leahy, Nancy Patrick
Lessons Appointed for Advent IV
Micah 5:2-5a
Canticle 15, BCP p. 91
Philippians 10:5-10
Luke 1:39-55

"Global warming is the human-rights challenge of our time. If we do not address it, collectively, it can only mean we have decided that the rights of some members of the human family are more important than others.
A narrow window of opportunity opens in Paris [last] week. No longer must our future be directed and dictated by financial interests. Let us follow the God that makes all things new. When we do that, we are filled with hope."  
Desmond Tutu
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:
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.
Celtic Cross
An Ancient Blessing

May the Light that shows the Way
    Illuminate the mind,
May the Love that knows the Truth
    unfold within the heart,
May the Power that gives true Life
    arise within the soul,
Let Light and Love and Power
    raise all in Christ to God.
The Omega Invocation
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