All Saints Episcopal Church Weekly eNewsletter
View this email in your browser

All Saints Episcopal Church

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

The Rev. Laura C. Truby, Rector
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do is worth nothing: Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue, without which whoever lives is accounted dead before you. Grant this for the sake of your only Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
A Celebration of Life

A service celebrating the life of Jim Titherington will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, at All Saints Episcopal Church.  A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Please remember his wife Francine, a member of our Altar Guild, with your prayers and cards.

Bishop's Visitation

Our Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Michael J. Hanley, will be coming to All Saints for his annual visit on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The sacraments of Holy Baptism and of Confirmation will take place during The Visitation, as well as Reaffirmations at the 10:15 service of worship.  I hope we have a wonderful turn-out for this biennial event with the bishop.

Don't miss this special opportunity to meet our bishop. Our new altar, built by SE Portland craftsman Jon Stump, will be dedicated by Bishop Michael at the 10:15 a.m. service; he will also bless our new meditation garden at 12:15 p.m. outside the Woodstock entrance. 

Special thanks goes to the History Committee, led by Lucille Pierce, for their careful groundwork for this new altar, and to Judy Clark, for her leadership in creating our attractive entryway contemplative garden. 

~ Mother Laura
Quilt Raffle

We will purchase Godly Play materials with the proceeds.The beautiful quilt was made and donated by Susanne Bateman. The Sunday school kids will be selling raffle tickets for $10.00 each for the drawing on Sunday, February 26.
~ Laura Axon
Adult Forum:

The second of a two-part viewing of "Prophets - Soul Catchers" will be shown next Sunday, February 26. This film gives a brief but interesting overview of the Old Testament prophets and focuses on Samuel, Elijah, Amos, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah. Join us in the Guild Room at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 26.
~ Dn. Kathleen
Prayer Shawl Ministry:
There will be a meeting of the Prayer Shawl Ministry on February 26 after the 10:15 service. We continue to make the beautiful shawls, hats and scarves, and "chemo" hats.
In the yarn room there are two plastic boxes; one is marked "chemo hat yarn" and the other is marked "chemo hats." Someone has recently left some nice soft hats in the completed box. Thank you for your creations.
If you would like to be in our ministry, please let one of the members know. All are welcome.
~ Bev Curtis
Opportunity for Holy Baptism
Holy Baptism is scheduled  to take place February 19, at The Great Vigil of Easter, April 15,  and Easter Day, April 16. The Day of Pentecost, Sunday June 4, and All Saints Sunday, November 5, are also recommended times for Baptism.  If you would like to learn more, please speak with Mother Laura. 

All Saints

and the Diocesan Digest

Congregation Close Up
Tucked away on a quiet corner at the west end of the Woodstock neighborhood, All Saints is well known for its outreach and community service.  Parishioners at All Saints take Christ’s light into the world through ministries such as Hot Meals and the Dental Van.  We also have an exciting new mission—we have recently become a “Believe Out Loud” parish.

Our successful Hot Meals ministry offers a delicious hot meal every Saturday for anyone who comes through the door.  There is no charge to our guests.  The program is run by volunteers—parishioners, other church groups, and members of the community.  Many guests have been coming for years, always assured of a meal and a friendly smile.  In fact, some guests volunteer to help out during our fall and spring clean-up days!  A new Meditation Garden now greets all our guests by the Woodstock entrance.

The Dental Van rolls around twice a month and provides free dental care to folks who don’t have access to dental care.  The church office helps set up appointments and volunteers are on hand to be a warm support, whether through conversation with patients before and after treatment or facilitating scheduled appointments.

Our newest mission here at All Saints is exciting indeed.  We recently became a “Believe Out Loud” parish which, of course, means we welcome all people to our parish.  In this day and age, it is even more important to welcome those who have been turned away from other places.  Regardless of background, sexual orientation, gender identity, race or ethnicity, age or family structure, abilities or limitations, we at All Saints are blessed by the presence of all who walk through our door.  It is so important to us as a parish that we changed or mission statement and have put visible signs outside that all are welcome to worship with us and, hopefully, consider us as their church home.

Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden

Tuesday, February 28th
5:00 - 7:00pm
Family:  $15.00
Adults:  $6.00
Children under 12:  $3.00
Pancakes, Ham, Applesauce, and Beverages

Lenten Study:  Crossing the Wilderness
Come enjoy a soup supper and stimulating conversation in a safe space!
Wednesday, March 8 – Listening Actively
Wednesday, March 15 – Tolerating with Open Hearts
Wednesday, March 22 – Responding Non-violently
Wednesday, March 29 – Facing Truths
Wednesday, April 5 – Moving Closer to the Cross
Continuing with Sam Robertson and with guest, Deacon Kathleen Borsch as we
Cross the Wilderness Together.
Ash Wednesday Services with the Imposition of Ashes at 12:00 noon in the Chapel, and at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, both with the Holy Eucharist. Come, get your ashes and begin the season of Lent with penitence and personal reflection.  
In sympathy for Ardis Weir in the loss of her mother, Jean Klemsen, at the age of 89. A memorial service will take place in March.

Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord:
And let light perpetual shine upon her. 

May her soul, and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Tuesday Morning Woman's Bible Study 

The Women's Bible Study is searching for a new facilitator. Pat Ten Broeke has been a wonderful leader for ten years and will retire at the end of 2017. 

If you are interested in considering the leadership of the Tuesday Morning Bible Study, please speak with Mother Laura about it. We thank Mary Earl for facilitating it at this time. 
Banking Options Being Explored:
There have been questions following the annual meeting about banking and whether we stay with Wells Fargo or move to another bank due to the concerns around the banks support of DAPL.  As was stated at the annual meeting, the Finance Committee will review our banking options for All Saints and then make a recommendation to the vestry.  Craig Heverly has volunteered to do the primary research about banks, fees, and some specific services we would like to implement to make it easier for folks to make bank transfers to pay pledges or to pay with a card or on line for events such as the crab feed.  The information will be presented to the Finance Committee.  The committee will review the information and then make a recommendation to the vestry.  This will likely take 2-3 months before there is a final decision.  We appreciate the interest and passion of our members and want to make a studied and wise decision on behalf of the parish.

Thank you,
Sonja G Miller
Chair of the Finance Committee
Mark Your Calendars with these Important Dates:

Bishop's Visitation & Meeting with Vestry: February 19, 2017, 8:30

These are the recommended upcoming dates for Holy Baptism:
April 15 - The Great Vigil of Easter - 8:00 p.m.
April 16 - Sunday of the Resurrection, Easter Day - 10:30 a.m.
June 4 - Day of Pentecost
November 5 - All Saints Sunday
Calendar Updates?
Please remember to give any changes or postponements of scheduled meetings or events to Cris in the Church Office ( so that she can update the calendar on a weekly basis. Thank you!
Thursday, February 16
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
2:00 p.m. History Committee
7:00 p.m. American Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, February 17
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, February 18
8:30  a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
2:00 p.m. Jim Titherington Celebration of Life

8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, February 19 ~ The Bishop's Visitation
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:10 a.m. Coffee Hour
9:30 a.m. Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Bishop Michael meets with the Candidates
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II 
11:45 a.m. Coffee Hour
12:45 p.m. Bishop Michael meets with the Vestry
4:00 p.m. Youth Group
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Monday, February 20 -- Church Office Closed
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
6:00 p.m. Girl Scouts 
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, February 21
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, February 22
9:00 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
10:00 a.m. Basket-Weaving
7:00 p.m. I Chuan
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Thursday, February 23
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Parish Cycle of Prayer
Steve & Emily Bacchetti, Jameson; Corey & Andrea Banfield, Liora, Langston; Joan Barnes; Charles & Susanne Bateman; Gaye Benson.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Nancy Bateman; Steve Hiscoe; Gail Jenkins; Scott McDowell; Judith Perry; Bill Stewart; Francine Titherington; Ardis Weir.

Repose of the Soul

Jean Klemsen; Jim Titherington
Ministry Schedule February 19, 2017:
The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany—Year A
The Bishop's Visitation

Rt. Rev.Michael Hanley, Bishop Celebrant & Preacher Rt. Rev. Michael Hanley, Bishop
Rev. Laura C. Truby Rector Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Director of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Miriam Lain
Jen Schafer, Deona DeLong Lectors Miriam Lain, Lucille Pierce
Nancy Janecek Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Ministers Miriam Lain, Sonja Miller
  Acolytes Elijah Kilian, Noah Kilian, Simon Lain, Liora Banfield
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Bill & Jocelyn Cox
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Barbara White
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Jude Leahy, Nancy Patrick
Lessons Appointed for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany You can find all the readings here:
The William Temple House & Portland Opera Care Benefit:

Please join us for an afternoon of music and mission on Saturday, March 4th from 1:00-3:00 pm for this special partnership event. This benefit will feature live performances by Opera artists as well as tours of William Temple House that highlight how we care for the most vulnerable among us. The event at the historic Mackenzie House will include appetizers donated by Artemis Foods as well as wine. At only $45 a piece, the limited 85 seats will fill up fast, so purchase your ticket now!

You may contact Brie Richards, Development Coordinator for WTH, at 503-715-0265 or with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Seeking Wellness: Keep It Simple Sister

May 20th 2017 St Paul’s Episcopal Church 1440 Liberty St. SE Salem Oregon Episcopal Church Women, in the Diocese of Oregon, are inviting you to hold the date of May 20th for an exciting spirituality day called “Seeking Wellness: Keep It Simple Sister”. This event is open to all women.

The focus will be on spiritual and physical health. Our keynote speaker will be noted author and lecturer Elaine Sanchez. There will also be a variety of spiritual and relevant workshops.

The cost of event, which includes luncheon and snacks, is $25.00. Pre-registration is required. More information along with the registration forms will be available in the next few months. If you have any questions, please feel free to call: Elizabeth Loring 503-364-4379
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.

Copyright © *|2016|* *|All Saints Episcopal Church*, All rights reserved.