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All Saints Episcopal Church

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

www.allsaintspdx.org

The Rev. Dr. Robert Williams, Interim Rector
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

 
Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
March for our Lives All Saints Group
We will meet at the church at 9:20 a.m. Saturday March 24. The #19 bus leaves at 9:40, we need to be at the bus stop by 9:35 at the latest. It will put us downtown 4 blocks from the March at 10:08. We will walk the last 4 blocks. This will minimize our standing time as the convening starts at 10:00 a.m. 

The March goes from the North Park Blocks to Pioneer Courthouse Square. We will return to the church by bus. Tickets for seniors are $1.25 or $2.50 round trip, for others $2.50, $5.00 round trip, exact change is required. I will buy a book or two of tickets to have handy, however, I would like to be paid as well.  
 
Sign-making for the March will be at the church on Thursday March 22, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. I will have some materials available, if you have some to share, please bring them. The Portland Police have requested no sticks, so heavy cardstock or other material is best.  I will have felt tip markers.
 
The organizers have asked everyone to commit to a peaceful march.
 
See you Saturday!
Sonja Miller

 
Come make Palm Crosses this Saturday morning, at 9:30 a.m., in the Parish Hall. Don't worry if you don't know how to make them, Susanne and Chuck Bateman are happy to teach you!
From Father Bob:
Dear Friends,

 “Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace; So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do now know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your Name.  Amen”  (Book of Common Prayer, p. 101).

How quickly we have come from the anticipation of Advent, the celebration of Christmas, the excitement of Epiphany, through the sober penitence of Lent on our journey with Jesus to the Cross.  While Jesus lived and breathed in Palestine, the Roman cross was a symbol of ultimate rejection and defeat.  But God made other plans.  The Cross where Jesus gave his life became a symbol of the ultimate reality of love’s victory over sin and death.  At the foot of the Cross we hear Jesus’ words of love and forgiveness, offering himself “a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.” 

Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday when Christ enters the city of Jerusalem in triumph.  To this day, pilgrims reenact the Palm Sunday procession from Bethany to the Holy City.  In the Palm Sunday liturgy the mood quickly changes from triumph to the reenactment of the Passion.  This is a harsh reminder of our fickle human nature, how quickly we can turn from adulation to persecution, from love to hate.  The first three days of Holy Week are given to contemplation of the suffering that Jesus will endure.  Readings include passages from Isaiah, who speaks of the Suffering Servant, in anticipation of the suffering of Jesus. 

Holy Thursday begins with joyful celebration of Jesus’ establishing the Lord’s Supper or Holy Eucharist.  It is also the day that Jesus gave us his commandment to love one another as he loves us, sacrificially.  The term Maundy Thursday commemorates the giving of this divine mandate on this day.  Friday is the most serious day of the year when Christ gave his life to restore our relationship with God, the Father.  Holy Saturday is a day of mourning when no church services are held until the evening Easter Vigil when we celebrate the Resurrection.   

I invite you to attend church services as often as you can during Holy Week and to live fully into the mystery of our redemption in these Christian High Holy Days.  Come and celebrate Easter with us when we will joyfully celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection.  Together we will shout, “The Lord is Risen, Indeed!  Alleluia!”

Blessings,
 
Fr. Bob+
The Sunday of the Passion:  Palm Sunday, March 25
8:00 a.m Blessing of Palms, Processional & Passion from St. Mark. Service begins in Narthex. 
10:15 a.m. Blessing of Palms, Processional & Passion from St. Mark. Service begins outside by the Meditation Garden on Woodstock. 
 
Maundy Thursday, March 29
7:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Last Supper. All are invited to participate in the Eucharistic meal as well as the foot washing, symbolic of the servant ministry Jesus instituted with the disciples, with the Stripping of the Altar.
 
Good Friday, March 30
12:00 Noon Stations of the Cross in the Church:  the traditional Stations said before each of the fourteen images of Christ’s passion.
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy.  Principal Service of the day with sermon and music led by the Chancel Choir, the Veneration of the Cross, and Eucharist from the Reserved Sacrament.
 
The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday Night, March 31
8:00 p.m. The service dating to the fourth century begins at the door of the Church in darkness with the lighting of the new fire, from which we light the Paschal Candle, hear the ancient Exsultet, and re-tell the stories of God’s love and call to us. The readings will be shortened.  With the announcement that the Lord is risen and the ringing of bells, we celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter. 
Incense is used at this liturgy.
 
Easter Day, Sunday of the Resurrection, April 1
8:00 a.m. Festive Easter Eucharist, Rite I, in the Church with Chancel Choir.
9:15 a.m. Easter Breakfast for Choir and Clergy in Parish Hall
10:30 a.m. Festive Easter Eucharist, Rite II, with Children’s Flowering of the Cross, Choirs and Brass, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, and Welcoming New Members.

Rest In Peace, Rise in Glory

We bid your prayers for the repose of the soul of Christine McClave, a long-time parishioner of All Saints Portland, who died this past weekend.  May she rest in peace and rise in glory.  Please keep Chris’s family in your prayers.   

Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful servant Chris; and we pray that, having opened to her the gates of larger life, you will receive her more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, she may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Her obituary can be seen here. Services will be in the Sanctuary at All Saints Episcopal Church, Saturday, April 7, at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Dougy Center, 3909 SE 52nd Ave.

Rest In Peace, Rise in Glory

We bid your prayers for the repose of the soul of Inez Whitmore, who died this past weekend.  May she rest in peace and rise in glory.  Please keep Inez's family in your prayers.  .  

Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful servant Inez; and we pray that, having opened to her the gates of larger life, you will receive her more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, she may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Her obituary can be seen here. Services will be in the Chapel at All Saints Episcopal Church, Friday, April 6, at 11:00 a.m. A light reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

SPECIAL THANKS !
to Steve and Tina Dieterich, Brian Fitzgerald, Laurie McDowell, Deb Miller, David Miller, Michelle and David Waite  for their hard, hard work on Spring Clean-Up Saturday.  The grounds look so much nicer for our Easter guests! 
    Thanks to Mary Earl for providing a sandwich lunch and the delicious home made potato salad!
    And thanks also to David Miller for his many trips to the church, and up and down the ladder to install our new down spout after the copper one was stolen!   
    As Junior Warden I feel blessed to have such wonderful help!   
~ Judy Clark
 
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    Need some fill dirt for your garden?  All Saints church has some piles of dirt left from the fence installation that can be had for any parishioner who needs it.  It's good soil and fairly easy to shovel. Please contact Judy to arrange a time to pick it up.
"All Saints Blue Aprons"

If you have some of our blue aprons home to launder or borrowed a couple for a special event, might you please return them, laundered, to the kitchen. We are missing ten of the blue aprons. The aprons are used for Hot Meals, for Sunday Coffee Hour and other All Saints' events. Should you have an apron home because you love having it in your kitchen, that is fine; simply leave $20 with Cris in the office and we will order more of the blue aprons and have them embroidered.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
~ Nancy Carr
A Note from Your Treasurer
 
We have completed our moving of All Saints Funds from Wells Fargo to Advantis Credit Union successfully.  The final transfer of funds was made this past week.  The transition took longer than we first anticipated, but we are grateful for the smoothness of the move and the professionalism of the Woodstock Branch staff and their helping us with this monumental task.  We will soon be working with Advantis to offer online pledge capabilities and credit card options.  Thank you for your continued support of me as your Treasurer.
 
Jerry Meter
A REMINDER FROM THE JUNIOR WARDEN
We have a new expensive key pad on our alarm system.  It just needs a tender touch on the keys now, not a hard push as before.  
Let's be careful so it lasts as long as possible!  Thank you. 
A word from your deacon ...

The ladies of the Mustard Seed Thrift Shop have been giving socks and other clothing items to the homeless for years. We are now in the process of expanding this ministry and organizing a space that will also include personal care items. We now gratefully accept small hygiene products year-round, from hotel stays, trial size, dollar stores, etc. Please drop these off with Dn. Kathleen.  
Thank you.
A Prayer for Special Guidance
Almighty Lord, source of all knowledge and loving kindness, bring your grace upon the  All Saint’s Search Committee as we discern the needs of our parish in finding a new priest to serve as our Spiritual guide. Give us ears to hear, open hearts to feel, and clarity of vision so we might see your light. Shine your light upon us and grant us courage to move forward for your Honor and Glory. Let us all work together in your spirit of love for all who make up our All Saints’ community. We ask this For His Sake, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen
 
Written By Nancy Patrick & Miriam Lain,
Daughters of the King
Thursday, March 22
4:00 p.m. March for Our Lives Sign Event
6:30 p.m. Woodstock Neighborhood Association Meeting
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal


Friday, March 23
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies 


Saturday, March 24
9:15 a.m. March for our Lives: meet at Church
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry ~ Youth

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Anonymous Group 


Sunday, March 25 ~ Palm Sunday
8:00 a.m. Palm Blessing, Processional & Passion Narrative, Rite I
10:15 a.m. Palm Blessing, Processional & Passion Narrative, Rite II

12:00 p.m. Family Choir
2:00 p.m. Girl Scout Group Meeting

5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Monday, March 26
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
7:30 p.m. I Chuan


Tuesday, March 27
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal


Wednesday, March 28
6:00 p.m. Parenting Class
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan


Thursday, March 29 ~ Maundy Thursday
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
6:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
7:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Last Supper
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Joanne Osborn; Tami Perkins; Judith Perry; Mildred Petersen; Lucille Pierce; Rev. Liz Powers & Sam Robertson; Pat Roach.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Marjorie Ashcraft; Chuck Ford and Jerry Meter; Charles Hudson (Isaac Hudson's father); Barbara Liniger; Jim Soland; Emily Springer; Waite Family.

Repose of the soul
Christine McClave; Inez Whitmore.
Ministry Schedule March 25, 2018
Palm Sunday—Year B

8:00 a.m. Rite I Service
Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Dr. Robert Williams
Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Worship Leader Ardis Weir
Lectors Esther Muiruri; Jacob Mathai
Intercessor Ardis Weir
Eucharistic Minister Ardis Weir
Greeters and Ushers Peter & Esther Muiruri
Coffee Hour Host Mikki Wooldridge
 

10:15 a.m. Rite II Service
Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Dr. Robert Williams
Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Director of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
Family Choir Director Belinda Nissen
Worship Leader Chris Broderick
Lectors Chris Broderick; Youth
Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Eucharistic Ministers Chris Broderick; Sonja Miller
Acolytes Elijah Kilian, Noah Kilian, Simon Lain
Ushers Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick
Greeter Youth
Coffee Hour Hosts Pat Roach & Barbara White
 
 
Lessons Appointed for Palm Sunday:

  You can find all the readings here:
 
Late Epiphany 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I greet you in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I am writing to you in preparation for Holy Week and the focus of that week on our Lord’s sacrificial offering of love on the cross.

The Good Friday Offering is one way we in the Episcopal Church help to support the ongoing ministry of love and compassion carried out by our Anglican sisters and brothers throughout the Province of Jerusalem and Middle East.

Whether funding an eye clinic in Aden or women’s programs, schools and medical services in the West Bank, the Good Friday Offering is making a difference in the lives of so many. I believe our partnership with those who keep the faith of Jesus alive in the region where our Lord walked and began his movement is a significant aspect of our work as part of the church catholic.

I hope you will participate in this effort. Information is available at
episcopalchurch.org/page/good-friday-offering, which offers bulletin covers, bulletin inserts, and other helpful information. Any questions about this program may be directed to the Rev. Canon Robert Edmunds, our Middle East Partnership Officer. He can be reached at redmunds@episcopalchurch.org.

Thank you for considering this important witness to the love of Jesus across our Church and in the Holy Land. May God bless you and keep you always. I remain

Your brother in Christ,
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
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