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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. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
"When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting."  Acts 2:1
O God, who on this day didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people
by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Savior, who liveth and reigneth
with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen
BCP p. 175

Thus Sunday, May 15th, is the feast day of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church.  All are invited to wear red for the celebration which will be highlighted with kites, drums, and choirs.  The Sacrament of Holy Baptism will also take place at the 10:15 service.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Community Awards & Celebration Dinne

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
5 p.m. Reception/Silent Auction
6:30 p.m. Dinner/Awards Presentation
Portland Hilton, Pavilion, 921 SW Sixth Ave.

For more info, click on this site:
MARGARITA VEJO: "Russian Oregon Social Services program manager since November 2015. ... I came to the United States in 1998 as a refugee from Volgograd, Russia. In Russia, I had earned a master’s of science degree in chemistry and a PhD in biology, and I served on a medical research team in Volgograd State Medical University’s pharmacology department. Upon arriving in the United States, my professional life took a very different turn."

To read more about Margarita, go to EMO's newsletter by clicking on:
Jenkins’ 25th Anniversary Party
Darek and Gail Jenkins would like you
to join them in celebrating their 25th Anniversary
May 21 at 3 o’clock here at All Saints.
There will be good music and food.
To aid in the planning, a reply would be helpful.
Reply to Darek at
The 30-Hour Famine
Our big project for the rest of the school year is the 30-Hour Famine. Throughout the coming months, the youth of our congregations will be raising money on behalf of World Vision to help combat child poverty and malnutrition in the developing world. As a sign of our commitment to seek and serve Christ in all person, the youth and I will go without food for 30 hours, beginning our fast at noon on Friday the 27th of May, and ending it with Holy Eucharist at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Noah Kilian, Youth Director
All-Church Reception for Chancel Choir,
Family Choir and Fourth Sunday Ensemble

Sunday, May 22, following the 10:15 service,
On behalf of the parish, I want to thank young and old
and everyone in between who share their wonderful gift of voice
and song and musical leadership with us on a regular basis in worship.
We are all blessed by their contribution. They will be missed!
--Mother Laura
Women's Bible Study
Tuesday, May 24, 9:30 a.m.

For their last spring/summer meeting the Women's Bible Study group will have a potluck, following their regular meeting time at 9:30.  All women are invited to join us for fun and fellowship.
Graduation Sunday is June 5th.
We have graduates from both high school and college
whom we wish to honor and recognize in worship
as we celebrate their accomplishment!  

Vacation Bible School

   June 20th thru the 23rd
   1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

   St Francis & the Rosary


More info:
   Contact Laura Axon at 503-775-6998
Brochures for Summer Camps for children, youth and families from "Go Camping" are available in the Narthex. 
For more info, click on:
We are exploring how to become a Believe Out Loud Congregation. Many un-churched LGBT people in our community are spiritually searching. They are looking for a faith community where they will be welcomed and affirmed as beloved children of God. Charlene McCreight is our Diocesan workshop leader for Believe Out Loud congregations and will be visiting us on Sunday, June 12th following each service.
Kathy Martin
HOT MEALS is looking for two or three people to be a part of the Steering Committee. This is an administrative position only!  It would help if you have a computer.  We have fallen behind in some of the administrative part of the program, mainly keeping in contact with the teams on training, food cards, etc. Also, we do need a dishwasher for 3rd Saturday's. This is for the "dirty" side.  A second person for the "clean" side would be great.  Training is available. Call Nancy Patrick at 971-271-1339 or contact church office and leave a message.
Note from Johnny Townes
"While I was attending services at All Saints, the pew I was sitting in was near the Third Station of the Cross - "Jesus Falls the First Time". I often looked at that station; and I have written a meditation on it. I miss all of you at All Saints very much! Peace be with you!"

Love, your friend, 
Because you fell, we can stand tall, while on our knees,
And receive all the blessings you have in store for us--
We can be healed of all our heartaches, and
Our scars can be turned into stars.
Come Celebrate Fourth Sundays!!
And maybe join the band?

All Saints’ is blessed with talented, committed volunteers who gather to make music every Sunday and at mid-week or Sunday rehearsals. On the fourth Sunday of every month—Youth Sunday—parents and children sing together at the 10:15 service in the Family Choir, under the leadership of Belinda Nissen, with accompanist Jerry Meter.
As a bonus, the service includes accompaniment and musical offerings by the Fourth Sunday Ensemble, volunteer instrumentalists who play woodwinds, brass, strings, and guitar. Come enjoy and sing with us and raise a joyful shout in harmony with the Family Choir and Instrumental Ensemble!!
Do you or members of your family sing? Why not add your voices? For more information about Family Choir, please contact Belinda Nissen through the parish office.
Do you play an instrument? Would you like to share your talent with other volunteers to enrich our worship at these special services? Please contact Jim Denman through the parish office, or at the parish music address:
Thanks for reading—we hope to hear from you!
--James Denman, Director of Music and Organist

We meet for three more Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Come and learn one of the most versatile,
basic techniques of basket-making
and make a small twined basket.

If interested, contact Susan Hanks
Prayer for the Earth
I have come to terms with the future.
From this day onward I will walk easy on the earth.
Plant trees. Kill no living things.
Live in harmony with all creatures.
I will restore the earth where I am.
Use no more of its resources than I need.
And listen, listen to what it is telling me.

 from Earth Prayers from around the World
Calendar Updates?
Please remember to give any changes
or postponements of scheduled meetings
or events to Irene in the Church Office
( so that she can update
the calendar on a weekly basis.
Thank you!
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Chris Bailey; Corey & Andrea Banfield, Liora, Langston; Joan Barnes; Charles & Susanne Bateman; Gaye Benson; Mike & Anne Bernatz, Caroline.

Special needs, immediate concerns: 
Chuck Kraft; Sue Nunley; Rebekah Borsch; George & Gail McCowen; Bettie Meeker; Barbara Liniger; Sarah Revak; Jann Jasperse; Chris Williams; David Bailey.
Thursday, May 12
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, May 13
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, May 14
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, May 15
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
       Sacrament of Holy Baptism
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
2:00 p.m. Nancy Shannon Team
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

Monday, May 16
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice

Tuesday, May 17
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study

5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Vestry

Wednesday, May 18
10:00 a.m. Basket-Weaving
1:00 p.m. Parish LIfe Comm.
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Thursday, May 19

9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
5:00 p.m. CFC
7:00 p.m. Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


The Day of Pentecost, Year C

Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, May 15th:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Worship Leader:  Nancy Janecek

Lectors: Esther Muiruri, Mary Camman
Usher:  Peter Muiruri
Greeters: Peter & Esther Muiruri 

Intercessor:  Nancy Janecek
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Worship Leader: Nancy Patrick
Lectors: Nancy Patrick, Belinda Nissen

Intercessor: Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Eucharistic Ministers: Nancy Patrick, Warren Schafer
Acolytes: Elijah Kilian, Liora Banfield, Simon Lain

Ushers: Mary Earl, Laurie McDowell
Greeter: Barbara White
Coffee Hour: Jude Leahy, Nancy Patrick
Lessons Appointed for the
Day of Pentecost, Year C

Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
Romans 8:14-17
John 14:8-17

Altar flowers this Sunday are given to the glory of God by Laura & Tom Truby in thanksgiving for their 45th wedding anniversary.
News from the Diocese of Oregon

Beginning May 13, come experience a gathering of artistic expressions from 35 artists from throughout the Episcopal churches of western Oregon.

Coming Soon

 May 20-22, 2016
St. Francis of Assisi, Wilsonville


If you are interested in attending, ask a Cursillista,
your priest, or contact Winnie Carey.
The Diocese of Oregon has been asked to coordinate child care for a national clergy gathering that is scheduled for May 22-27 at Lewis & Clark College. Child care providers will be needed for morning, afternoon and evening sessions during that week. For more information on how to apply, go to:

St. Luke's Grants Pass chapter of the Daughters of the King is having "Quiet Day" at the Bishop's Close on Saturday, June 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The theme is "Eden Among Us."
They invite all Daughters of the King and women of the church to join them for this special day. Please bring a sack lunch, Prayer Book and Bible.

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.
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