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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
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
The maker of the world is born a begging child....
and this is how he brings his love to bear on human pride;
by weakness not be strength, by need and not by bounty. 
Austin Farrer
Sunday, January 3rd, our services return to their regular hours:

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the chapel
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II.

Chuck Martin, Senior Warden, will be the guest preacher at both services.
Service on the Epiphany

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, in the Chapel

First Sunday after the Epiphany

The Baptism of Our Lord, January 10
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism
may be received on this day.
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.
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Mary Camman; Sally Campbell; Nancy Carr; Larry Chalew-Fuller; David Champion; Dean & Judy Clark.

Special needs, immediate concerns: 
Nancy Patrick, Ruth Mumm, Sara Zito, Sabine Ladd, Nancy Bateman, Mildred Petersen, Marjorie Lindquist; Rebekah Borsch; Don & Christine McClave, Craig Gibson.
All Saints will host a Believe Out Loud training on Saturday January 16th from 10am to 4:00pm.  Cost for the training will be $25.00 which includes materials and lunch.  Please contact the church office or Kathy Martin at 503-236-3895 if you will be able to attend.
The Episcopal Church Welcomes You!  We've all seen the signs - a statement that everyone is welcome in our parish communities.  But for too long, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) have not believed that the welcome extended to them.
Believe Out Loud is a transdenominational brand that's being established as an identifier for people and churches that are willing to be vocal about their inclusive beliefs.
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.
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 31

Friday, January 1

Saturday, January 2
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals 
7:00 p.m. NA

Sunday, January 3
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I

10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Monday, January 4
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
7:00 a.m. Altar Guild

Tuesday, January 5
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study

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

Wednesday, January 6
11:00 a.m. Service of the Epiphany, Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Chapel)

Thursday, January 7
11:00 a.m. DOK
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Touring Club
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, January 8
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

Saturday, January 9
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
4:30 Cookie Baking Class
7:00 p.m. NA


Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, January 3rd:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Worship Leader:
 Ardis Weir
Mary Camman, Esther Muiruri
Intercessor: Ardis Weir
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Lectors: Chuck Bateman, Dawn Odell
Intercessor: Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch

Eucharistic Ministers:
Acolytes: Noah Kilian, Geoff Sasser, Henry Axon

Ushers: Ejy Agum, Earl Woodruff
Greeters: Kathy Martin
Coffee Hour: Geri Dash, Donna Woodruff
Lessons Appointed for the
Second Sunday after Christmas, Year C

Jeremiah 31:7-14
Psalm 84:1-8
Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a
Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23
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.
From last Sunday's Lessons and Carols for Christmas

"Match the present to the promise, Christ will come again,
   Make this hope your guiding premise, Christ will come again,
Pattern all your calculating and the world you are creating
             to the Advent you are waiting: Christ will come again."

                        --Thomas Troeger
Celtic Cross

Heavenly Father, tender and compassionate,
create in us, your family, love so true and deep
that in this broken world
we may be a sign of unity.
New Zealand Prayer Book
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