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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
Celtic Cross
Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down 
from heaven to be the true bread which giveth life to the 
world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, 
and we in him; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the 
Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
BCP, p. 167

So teach us to number our days, that we may present to you a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)
When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son!  Then he said to the disciple, Behold your mother!  And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.  (John 19:25-27)

The Bible tells us, health care professionals urge us, estate planners remind us, and our families need us, to prepare for “a good death.”  A good death must be addressed on many levels. 
Please join us for all of our Lenten DEATH MATTERS activities this year, to prepare yourself for a good death, as Christ modeled for us.  These sessions are appropriate for adults of all ages.


All Soup Suppers begin at 6:00 p.m.
followed by the study series at 6:30.

It is important to attend all of the 3 following Wednesday classes*.
Each builds on the other.  Presenter: Gretchen Brauer-Rieke, RN, MSN

*Soup Supper Series, Wednesday March 9, at 6:30
Class #3
Documenting our Wishes in Oregon
Specific instructions for Oregon Advance Directive and POLST, including more information on the major decisions that the forms ask about (specifically tube feedings, life support, and CPR).

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Soup Supper Series, Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30
(Facilitated by Rev. Mary Anne Gard)
Exploring Burial of the Dead Liturgy in the BCP

Dyings an important event, she said.  You cant rehearse for it.  All you can do is try to prepare yourself and others.  You can try to do it right.” (Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety
Easter Flowers
If you would like to make a donation for the Easter Flowers in our church (as a thanksgiving, in celebration or memory of) please complete this form and put it in the collection plate, leave at the church office, or contact Nancy Carr (916) 202-7132 or by March 20. Thank you!
Dear Friends,

I am thinking of offering the sacrament of Holy Baptism on the Sunday after Easter, which is April 3, if that is a possibility that might work for you or interest you for your child (or grandchild). 

Of course, the Great Vigil of Easter, the first service of the resurrection, which falls on Saturday, March 26, or Easter Eve, is one of the special times when baptisms are recommended.   That is always an option.  But I know that with infants or small children that is not always the easiest since the service begins at 8:00 p.m.!

The season of Easter continues through May 1st, during which baptisms could also take place if there is a more convenient Sunday that works for your families. 

After that, May 15, the Day of Pentecost, is another feast day especially designated for and appropriate to baptism.

Thought I would let you know so you could plan ahead for what is best for you.

Mother Laura
Reconciliation of a Penitent
Lent is a season for confession and reconciliation. If you wish to receive the ministry of reconciliation please contact one of our priests to schedule an appointment. This ministry is also exercised through the care each Christian has for others. It is important, when we feel the weight of our sin, to approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  We all need God's mercy and the relief it brings, mediated openly through others. 
See BCP, p. 446.
Meet our New Vestry Member!

Jacob Mathai

I've been attending All Saints for about 4 years. On most Sundays you can find me at the 8 am service with my son Lucas.

My wife and I grew up in New York and moved to Portland about 10 years ago. We have a 9 year old dog, a beta fish, and our 4 year old son.

My parents immigrated to the US from India and I was born in New York.  I have an undergraduate degree in Politics from New York University, a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Fordham University, have studied design at Stanford and I am fortunate enough to do something that I love. I get paid to be curious,ask questions, and design and make things.

Most of my free time is consumed with work, and chasing after a 4 year old! I have volunteered with Hot meals in the past.

Everything is a learning experience. I hope to learn what a vestry does, I want to grow as a person, and give back to my community.
Jacob Mathai
Having just completed 3 years as our Senior Warden, Chuck Martin was just elected as President of the Oregon Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI is the largest mental health organization in the country. There are 15 county-based affiliates in Oregon, with over 1000 active members. NAMI’s mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals living with mental illness and their families and loved ones through education, support and advocacy.
A big thank to Millie Petersen for being so faithful in coming every Friday for the past year to work as cashier at the Mustard Seed Thrift Shop. Her help has been greatly appreciated!
Mikki Wooldridge
We have a new building user – After Dark Cookies. If you see lights on in the kitchen until 2:00AM on Friday and Saturdays – it is Richard and Julia hard at work. They are selling via the internet, with free delivery in 45 minutes within inner SE Portland. A minimum order is 6  cookies for $12. The couple lives near the church, and Richard is a graduate of Reed College. The use of our kitchen allows them to start up a business while helping All Saints with income for facility use. If they extra dough, they may leave extra cookies for us on Sunday mornings.

All Saints Bunco Night
Parish Life is hosting another Bunco Night on Wednesday, April 20th, at 7pm.  This fun evening will be held at Chris McClave's home.  More info to follow!
A Life Line Screening event will take place at All Saints on Friday, April 1st.The screening includes Carotid Artery Screening, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, PAD Screening, Osteoporosis Screening and Atrial Fibrillation Screening. Flyers with more information are available in the Parish Hall. If you are interested in having a certificate for a complimentary screening, there are two available to whomever contacts Irene at the church office first.
Repose of the Soul
Prayers for the Repose of the Soul of Doreen Lund, who died on February 21, at the age of 90. A Service of Committal and Inurnment in our Columbarium is scheduled for May 1 at 12:30 p.m. in the chancel following the Sunday services and will be accompanied by bagpipe. All Saints member are invited to attend. Her Celebration of Life will take place earlier in Canada. 
Richard Nunley, husband of Susan Nunley, died peacefully in his sleep this morning, March 3rd, at Willamette View Retirement Center. Funeral arrangements are being made. 

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in God's peace.

Episcopal Week at Suttle Lake Camp will be July 18-23, 2016. It is for children and youth currently in grades 1-12. 

Campers who have completed 2-12 grades can sign up for a full week of camp, now called Classic Camp Week 1 at Suttle Lake (formerly called Awesome Adventures, Outer Limits & Beyond).

Campers who have completed 1-4 grades can sign up for a few days of camp, now called Classic Camp Week 1 (Intro Option) at Suttle Lake (formerly called Blast Off).

Camp scholarships are available for up to $100 per camper.

Information about all the camp & retreat options available to us through our partnership with the Camp & Retreat Ministries of the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church is online at

To view flyers, register, apply for a scholarship, or for more information about any of the camps click here:
or contact The Rev. Carol W. Sedlacek
Missioner for Camping & Youth Ministries
11800 SW Military Lane
Portland, OR 97219
971-204-4124 office
541-401-4606 cell
A New Arrival!
Congratulations to the new grandparents, Steve and Sue Hiscoe on the arrival of Alexandra Felix on February 18, weighing 7 lbs. 7 oz., and measuring 20.5 inches long at Kaiser Sunnyside. The new baby girl is the child of their daughter, Becky Sanchez.
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Richard & Marjorie Lindquist; Barbara Liniger; Joseph Marlia; Patty Marshall; Chuck & Kathy Martin; Jacob & Simmy Mathai, Lucas.

Special needs, immediate concerns: 
Rebekah Borsch; Jeanne McDowell; Bettie Meeker; Lois Nissen; Chet Rossitter and Family; George McCowen, Landon Clark, Karla Lapic, Susan Nunley.
Thursday, March 3
9:00 a.m. DENTAL VAN
11:00 a.m. DOK
5:00 p.m. Girl Scout Daisy Group
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman
7:15 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, March 4
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
4:00 p.m. DPA Committee
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, March 5
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, March 6
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I

10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
12:15 p.m. Executive Committee
12:45 p.m. Woodstock Farmers Market
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

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

Tuesday, March 8
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
4:00 p.m. Girl Scout Daisy Group
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Finance Committee

Wednesday, March 9
6:00 p.m. Death Matters - Soup Supper

8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Thursday, March 10
7:15 p.m. Chancel Choir


Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, March 6:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Worship Leader:
Ardis Weir 
Lectors:  Jen Schafer, Mary Camman

Intercessor:  Ardis Wier
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Worship Leader:
Jerry Meter

Lectors: Jerry Meter, Belinda Nissen
Intercessor:  Deacon Kathleen Borsch

Eucharistic Ministers:  Jerry Meter, Kathy Martin
Acolytes: Ben Lain, Noah Kilian, Elijah Kilian

Ushers: Earl Woodruff
Greeter: Kathy Martin
Coffee Hour: Geri Dash, Donna Woodruff
Lessons Appointed for the
Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year C

Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm 32
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
News from the Diocese of Oregon
SAFE Church 2016
The following SAFE Church trainings have been scheduled for 2016:

Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers
Saturday, March 5, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard
Saturday, April 16, 1:00-5:00 – Trinity, Ashland
Saturday, May 7, 1:00-5:00 – St. Gabriel the Archangel, Portland
Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith
Saturday, March 12, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard
Saturday, April 16, 8:30-12:30 – Trinity, Ashland
Saturday, May 7, 8:30-12:30 - St. Gabriel the Archangel, Portland

Safeguarding God’s Children
Sunday, April 17, 12:30-4:30 - Trinity, Ashland

To register on-line registration click here:
Coming Soon
Women's Cursillo Weekend
May 20-22, 2016
St. Francis of Assisi, Wilsonville


If you are interested in attending, ask a Cursillista,
your priest, or contact Winnie Carey.
For the past twelve years, the Diocese of Oregon has sponsored various diocesan-wide outreach projects.  The project for 2016, “Pennies to Prosperity” was introduced at our diocesan convention in Ashland and will culminate at this year’s convention in Eugene. Millions of people around the world do not have sufficient access to markets and financial services. As a result, people are not able to earn enough to support themselves and their families.

Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners work to create economic opportunities and strengthen communities by finding creative ways to generate and increase income for individuals and their families.

To read more, 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.
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