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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
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Convention of the Diocese of Oregon
October 27 – 28, 2017
Salem Convention Center

Our keynote speaker will be the Right Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, former Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. She will speak Friday afternoon, and registered visitors are welcome to attend.

The Proposed Agenda 2017 is now available.

All Saints will be represented by our delegates: Laurie McDowell, Nancy Carr, Ron Jones (and Shirley), Dn. Kathleen, and Mother Laura. Also attending from our parish are: Rev. Liz Powers and Sam Robertson, Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel and Bill Habel, and Sonja Miller.

Please remember us with your prayers.

This Sunday, October 29, at 9:30 a.m. in the Guild Room, the Adult Forum will continue a 12-week study featuring the videotape series "The Religions of the World." Narrated by actor Ben Kingsley, it presents an overview of Buddhism, Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Islam.

Each film in the series features experts on and adherents to the faith being presented.

This series can help us find greater understanding and mutual respect for the beliefs of our neighbors and coworkers. You can drop in on the class on any given Sunday. No preparation needed! Please join us.

Oct. 29 – Catholicism, Part 2
Nov. 5 – Protestantism, Part 1
Nov. 12 – Protestantism, Part 2
Nov. 19 – Islam, Part 1
Nov. 26 – Islam, Part 2

~ Dn. Kathleen
  • Sunday, October 29 - 4:00 p.m. - Annual Halloween Concert with Dr. Jim Denman at All Saints, followed by Halloween party.
  • Saturday November 4 - Fall Clean-up Day from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Sunday, November 5 - All Saints Feast Day Celebration with Holy Baptism followed by Parish Potluck Brunch at 11:45 a.m. Time and Talent Information Tables.
Sunday, October 29th at 4:00 p.m.
Join us Sunday, October 29th for Halloween fun for the whole family! We'll begin at 4:00pm with a spooky organ concert featuring the work of Music Director Jim Denman alongside several talented members of our church family, and immediately following the concert there will be a Halloween party in the Parish Hall, with snacks, candy, games, and more! Everyone is invited, and costumes are welcome - see you there!
Join a Supper Club Group! 
Come to the Kick-off Potluck on Wednesday November 1st at 6 p.m.
This is a wonderful opportunity for you to become better acquainted with others in our church family. A group of six to 10 people gather to share a meal throughout the year. Groups choose to meet in homes, restaurants, parks, and/or at the church. Some groups include children, some are adult-only, some play games--a lot of variety and fun!
The groups stay together for a year, then begin anew with a new group. Some groups choose to stay together beyond that and become what we call a Social Club. 
At the Kick-off Potluck on Wednesday, November 1, 6pm, we'll announce the groups, give you more info on Supper Clubs in general, and share a great meal together! 
If you'd like to join a group, and we hope you do, please fill out the contact info form found on the table by the entry to the Parish Hall. Give the filled out form to Laurie McDowell, Kathy Martin, or Cris in the office.
It's time to put All Saint's grounds to bed for the winter!  We have lots of jobs for all energy levels and talents!  We need your help on:


10:00 AM - NOON

If you have pruning saws, lopers, rakes, shovels and brooms and could bring them, it would be appreciated.  

For more information call Judy Clark 605-670-8141.     THANK YOU!
Your All Saints' History committee requests that you donate to our history archives any items related to our history (photos, old bulletins, old news articles and more). Please leave them with our church office. We will put them in appropriate storage for future generations. Please identify photos if possible, and years or decades as you know them.
John Keiter, Chair

Special Thanks from the Jr. Warden

Brian Fitzgerald is Chuck Martin's new assistant and apprentice in oiling, greasing and replacing filters to maintain the heating system. I'm so grateful to both for saving us the bill we would have been charged for that service.  We're lucky to have Chuck's expertise of motors!

Brian also called the office to volunteer for any jobs I might have. That was like getting an early Christmas present! He cut all the grass, bringing his own mower to do it! And he weeded the Meditation Garden and has been edging the grass and other thoughtful jobs.  Many thanks!

Another dear volunteer is our own Senior Warden, Laurie McDowell, who has watered the two new trees planted to make sure they survive!

The kids bathrooms are almost finished with new large wall art that will appeal to the preschoolers. Nancy Carr provided fresh paint for repainting three bathrooms, and Greg Palaniuk donated paint and labor to reclaim a small bathroom for the Mustard Seed volunteers.

Judy Clark
Parish Profile Update

The  committee is reviewing the information from the two parish meetings. 
We are working diligently to make sure the parish wishes are addressed. The next step is to give our finding to the Vestry.
Thank you, 

The Profile Survey Committee. 
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
The Book Nook Open House Success!

The Mustard Seed hosted an open house last Sunday. This a new addition to our Mustard Seed Thrift Shop. New and used books.  Best prices in town!
On Sunday, November 5, all our new Books of Common Prayer will be found in our sanctuary and chapel. The old BCPs will be available for you to take home.
Duniway Elementary School celebrates 90 years ...
Attending were two of the students who started their education on the very day the school first opened – Lucille (Harris) Pierce, and Joan (Crystall) Cuttin. Both were six-years old as they started first grade at the Duniway Elementary School 90-year Celebration.
Rainy Fall doesn't keep our Homestead Preschoolers inside!
Their brightly-colored joy is infectious!
Dear Friends,

You probably are all aware about the recent series of hurricanes which affected the southern part of the U.S. and the Caribbean islands located down southeast from Cuba. Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm with winds up to 185 mph, battered St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, and Turks and Caicos. This massive storm caused flooding and wind damage as well as reported deaths.

In response to Hurricane Irma, the organization Samaritan's Purse, is responding to this natural disaster with an objective to save and reduce suffering with NFI (non-food items: tarp, shelter, etc.), WASH (Water and Sanitation) responses and food distribution.

Since I am a disaster assistance response member of the organization, I was just invited to join the Samaritan's Purse team in Antigua and Barbuda to coordinate their logistics and distribution process for at least four weeks departing from Portland on October 15. I wanted to let you know that I would be on the road again with a scheduled return back to Portland mid-November.

I am thankful to you, and would appreciate your prayers and support during my trip. I am hopeful to have an internet connection on the island so I can keep you posted on weekly developments. 

Thank you. 

Blessings and peace.

(Son of Warren & Jen Schafer)
In Sympathy
The mother of Rebecca Taylor, former member Eleanor Hart, passed away in Salem on October 13, at the age of 90.
Eleanor and her husband Donald, who died 12 years ago, were members of the All Saints choir.  Eleanor took part in guild activities and raised her three daughters in our parish.
A Memorial Service will take place in Our Savior Chapel on Friday, November 10, at 11:00 a.m. with a reception following in Parish Hall.
May her soul rest in the everlasting peace of Christ in the place prepared for her.
Mother Laura
ECW would like your help following the Hart memorial service on November 10. We are asking those who can to bring one batch of your famous home baked favorite cookies to share with the guests during the reception. Thank you in advance.

Micky Keiter, member of ECW 
The Forward Day by Day magazine has been sponsored by The Daughters of the King as a service project.  Since DOK is not allowed to have fund raisers and has to rely on donations, there is a donation box on the shelf of the magazine rack in the Narthex.  Your support of this is very much appreciated.  It is our hope that the Forward Day by Day brings a closer relationship between you and God every day. 

I also want to remind everyone that you are welcome to come on the 2nd Thursday of the month for a prayer service at 11am in the Chapel.  DOK has their meeting after the prayer service.  Hope to see you there.  

For His Sake,   Nancy Patrick
Chair Recovering!
Come, lend a hand with a fun, needed project!

Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fridays, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tools will be supplied but staple guns are welcome so that more than one person can staple at a time. Just show up or call Mary at 503-964-3242 or email

Thank you,
Mary Earl

Hygiene Items Needed ...

I am collecting hygiene items for our Hot Meals Christmas dinner. We especially need soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and socks.  

Please leave these donations outside my office door (next to kitchen). 


Dn. Kathleen

One tradition in churches is to have a basic data base on members – including when they were born. Fortunately, we have the birth dates of most of our parishioners, but some are missing.

Our Profile Committee has set a goal to have a bar chart showing how membership fits in age categories (like 20-29, 30-39, etc.) I have agreed to collect and prepare this data for our Parish Profile Committee.
If you are not contacted, it means we already have your information.

Thank you,

Chuck Martin
Thursday, October 26
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, September October 27
Diocesan Convention in Salem
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook 
12:00 p.m. Chair Recovering
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, October 28
Diocesan Convention in Salem
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry -- Youth

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Sunday, October 29
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
9:15 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum in the Guild Room
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:15 a.m. Godly Play -- The Ark and the Tent

12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes
4:00 p.m. Halloween Concert & Party

5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Monday, October 30
Office Closed
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Profile Committee
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, October 31 -- Halloween
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
11:30 a.m. Chair Recovering
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, November 1
6:00 p.m. Supper Club Kickoff
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, November 2
8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Touring Club
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel and R. William Habel; Nancy Janecek; Jann Jasperse; Darek Jenkins; Matthew Johnston & Dawn Odell, Alex, William; Ron & Shirley Jones.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Susanne Bateman; Nicole Budlong; Glo & Pam Davies; Chuck Martin; Sonja Miller;
Belinda Nissen; Nancy Patrick.

Repose of the soul
Eleanor Hart; Amy Robertson.
Ministry Schedule October 29, 2017
The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost —Year A, Proper 25
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel Preacher Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Music Dir. & Organist Dr. James Denman
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Chuck Bateman
Jacob Mathai & Esther Muiruri Lectors Chuck Bateman & Chuck Kraft
Nancy Janecek Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Ministers Chuck Bateman
Peter Muiruri Ushers Steve Hiscoe & Jim Hinman
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Kathy Martin & Judy Clark
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Pat Roach & Barbara White
Lessons Appointed for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

You can find all the readings here:

Girardian Glossary of Terms (as defined by Abbot Andrew Marr, OSB in "Moving and Resting in God's Desire: a Theology of Peace")

  • Death:  In ordinary usage, the cessation of bodily life. In a deeper sense, alienation from God and all other people. There is no death in God, regardless of what eventually happens with the body. Hope, the promise of being heirs of Christ, suggests an inheritance beyond our earthly life. Certainly the death caused by mimetic rivalry and worse will cease. Beyond that, we don't know what to expect or hope for as we put our trust in God.
  • Mimetic Rivalry: Rivalry where two or more people imitate each other in their desires and attempt to attain the desired objects for themselves.
           What You Can Do To Help The Planet
from the Oregonian, October 22, 2017

Global climate change is caused by increases in carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases in Earth's atmosphere. The accumulation of these gases has caused Earth's temperature to rise at the fastest rate in recorded history over the last 50 years, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. And experts think that pace is accelerating.

Here are Small Things YOU can do to Help:
  • You can reduce your use of fossil fuels by turning down the thermostat a couple degrees in winter and turning it up a couple degrees in summer.
  • You can buy an efficient car and keep it maintained so it works at its highest level.
  • You can use only the lights you need and turn them off when you leave.
  • You can buy local food, meaning it requires fewer fossil fuels to get to your table.
Here are some BIGGER -- and more RADICAL -- steps YOU can take:
  • Go mostly vegetarian.
  • Stop flying internationally.
  • Get rid of your car.
  • Have fewer children.
Calculate your Carbon Footprint here!
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Printed calendars are updated weekly and available
in the narthex - please take one - thank you!

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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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