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All Saints Episcopal Church

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

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 God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

This Sunday,
May 20th,

The Day of Pentecost!
For The Day of Pentecost: All who would like to participate by reading Acts 2:1-4 in any language next week, click here for your preferred language translation.

We will all be reading together as you stand in place in your pew!

All Saints Prayer Shawl Ministry

We will meet after the second service on Sunday, May 20,
at 11:45 a.m.
Please join us!
Senior Warden’s Report
Hello everyone!  Hope you are enjoying the cool-down this week after the record high temperatures last weekend!

I have good news to share. The Vestry approved a lease agreement with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) for the five offices spaces on the top floor of Keiter Hall. Daniel Newberry, their executive director, and I signed the lease on Wednesday. They will begin painting on May 31 and will use the month of June to move their office equipment into the space and begin operations.

Johnson Creek is a 25-mile tributary of the Willamette River. It starts in Boring, Oregon and flows through Clackamas and Multnomah counties. JCWC is a nonprofit group organized in 1995 to help protect and conserve the creek. They often have restoration work parties so if you are interested in volunteering, check out their website at!

Laurie McDowell
Howard and Carolyn Leavenworth

Harold and Carolyn received their prayer shawls this past week. Carolyn taught Sunday school for 10 years at All Saints and  Harold helped with that ministry the last five years. It is difficult for them to leave their home at this time and would appreciate cards and scheduled visits. 
~ Kathy Martin
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 expanding this ministry and organizing a space that will also include personal care items. We now gratefully accept small hygiene products and
especially men's crew socks year-round. Please drop these off with Dn. Kathleen.  
Thank you.

- to Steve McDowell for cutting the grass around the church,

- Laurie McDowell for providing and planting the flowers in the beds by the front church doors, and pulling many weeds,

- Nancy Carr for providing Lavender and Vinca for filling in the beds by the Parish Hall.

Judy Clark, Junior Warden

Here is Jerry Meter, your All Saints Treasurer,
enjoying the wooden rollercoaster at Knott's Berry Farm,
totally relaxed and not worrying about the bills to pay!
How Does Your Garden Grow?
I have too many tomato, basil, and herbs that I started from seeds. They need to find new homes! Please stop by the table in the Parish Hall after each service this Sunday to choose from several varieties. FREE!  Thank you.
~ Dn. Kathleen
Good evening, friends!
World Vision's 2018 30-Hour Famine is almost upon us. As a sign of our commitment to seek and serve Christ in all persons, the youth and I will gather at All Saints' and together we will go for 30 hours without food, beginning our fast at noon on Friday the 25th of May, and ending it with Holy Eucharist and a shared meal with family at 6:00pm on Saturday the 26th. 
In the meantime, we are raising money! In the developing world it takes just $30 to feed, clothe, and educate a child for an entire month. For that reason, we ask that our friends, family, and members of our congregations sponsor us for $30, one dollar for every hour that we fast, to send to World Vision to help combat child poverty throughout the world.
Fundraising has never been easier than it is today; where once we had to wait for checks or cash in the mail from relatives who were far away, now we can simply and securely raise funds online that go right to our group's contribution. You can make a participant page at and start sending your own unique donation link out to anyone you think might be able to pitch in.
Everyone ages 12 and up is welcome and invited to join us. Even if you have a medical condition that makes it unfeasible to go 30 hours without food you are still more than welcome to join us for Famine activities and educational segments, and leave to eat if you have to. The point of the event isn't showing how great we are for going without food; it's growing deeper into community with God and one another and helping to build a better world for all our brothers and sisters.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I will be sending out more instructions about what to do to prepare, what to bring, and what to expect as we get closer to the event.
Thank you, everyone!
Noah Kilian
Mustard Seed Thrift Store and Book Nook is looking for some volunteers to take a 4 hour shift once or twice a month on Friday or Saturday.  Our regular crew has some trips planned or other obligations on occasion and we could use some more depth in our pool of volunteers.  Primary duties are cashier, greeting customers, answering questions (there is always someone to help with this) and occasionally helping one of house-less guests with some donated toiletries or clothing (we have a dedicated closet with these items). Please call or email Sonja Miller.
Searching for ....

Did you borrow our 10-12 foot step ladder? If so, no worries, but we need it to change some light bulbs. Also, we know that tools and ladders can be borrowed, please just let Judy Clark or Cris in the office know what you need and when it will be returned. 
Thank you for your cooperation!
"Come, Holy Spirit" is the theme for the 2018 Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Diocesan Spirituality Day to be held from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Check-in/registration begins at 8:30 am. The women of St. Mary's, Eugene are hosting this annual event on behalf of the diocesan ECW Board.
All women in the diocese are invited to attend!
The day will begin with a service and a keynote speaker. This will be followed by workshops addressing a variety of spiritual and practical issues. There also will be time to visit the market place and enjoy a visit with new and old friends over a delicious lunch.
Please visit for further details including the registration form.
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, May 17
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
6:30 p.m. Girl Scout Meeting
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Rhododendron Society

Friday, May 18
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, May 19
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry 

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

Sunday, May 20 ~ The Day of Pentecost
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:15 a.m. Holy  Eucharist, Rite II 
11:45 a.m. Shawl Ministry

2:00 p.m. Girl Scout Meeting
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

Monday, May 21
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, May 22
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, May 23
6:00 p.m. Parenting Class
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, May 24
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Mary Earl, Daniel Avants; Sarah & Michael Ebers; Brian Fitzgerald; Craig & Sarah Gibson, Daniel, Margaret, Thomas; Ruth Goodwin; Kathleen Grabski; Richard & Joyce Gustafson.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Emma Lain; Chuck Kraft; Howard & Carolyn Leavenworth; Jacob Mathai family; Ruth Mumm; Jim Soland; Emily Springer; Guy Van Ortwick; Waite Family.

Ministry Schedule May 20, 2018
The Day of Pentecost —Year B
Rev. Dr. Robert Williams Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Dr. Robert Williams
  Organist Jerry Meter
  Family Choir Director Belinda Nissen
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Darek Jenkins
  Lectors Darek Jenkins; David Champion
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Ministers Darek Jenkins; David Champion
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Mary Earl & Laurie McDowell
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Barbara White
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Jude Leahy & Nancy Patrick
Lessons Appointed for The Day of Pentecost: You can find all the readings 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, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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