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All Saints Episcopal Church

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

The Rev. Andria Skornik, Rector
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The table waits.


To welcome you.

To share its abundance.

To bring comfort.

To offer peace.


The table waits.


To hear stories offered.

To share in joy.

To calm a broken heart.

To celebrate the journeys taken.


The table waits.


To hear gratitude.

To join in songs of thankfulness.

To laugh out loud.

To shed tears of joy.


The table waits.


To remember the past.

To look forward in hope.

To dream of peace.

To long for God’s justice.


The table waits.


To sit with neighbors and strangers.

Friends and family.

Young and old.

Rich and poor.

All beloved.   


The table waits for you.


The table is ready.

It always is.

Come and eat.

Come and be fed.

Adult Forum

Please join us for an informal gathering and conversation with our new rector, Rev. Andria Skornik, this Sunday, November 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The Shawl Ministry
will be meeting
Sunday, November 25,
at 11:45 a.m. 
Please join us!
Last Sunday, November 18th, we celebrated our parishioners who are in their 90's. They bring so much love and wisdom to our church family, and we are grateful for their faithfulness.
Advent Wreath Making 
December 2nd
In the Parish Hall between Services
All Welcome!!!
Your Mission:
Bring handheld pruners
Advent cuttings from your yard
A pie plate to hold your floral form
Your donation of $8 is very much appreciated.
Join us!
Soup, Supper & Study Series

~ The Messiah ~
With the Rev. Andria Skornik
Written by world-renowned Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann, this three-session adult study takes a critical look at the four royal titles used in Isaiah 9:2-7: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. In our study, will be challenged to learn how the people understood those titles during Jesus' time and discuss how Jesus did or did not fulfill the titles. We will also reflect on how Christians interpret Jesus as representing that title.
Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.
in the Parish Hall

December  5
December 12
December 19
We are most grateful for the 76 pledges of $149,082 that we have received so far in our 2019 Stewardship Campaign bringing us within $10,918 of reaching our goal of $160,000.  We asked you to join us in a leap of faith as we pressed toward this new goal for the upcoming year so that we can continue to support our amazing programs, staff, and having Mother Andria work with us to begin a new vision. We really do need all of you in these next couple of weeks through the end of November to help us close this gap of $10,918 and reach our goal of $160,000. How great would that be?  

We’ve had several Parishioners request new Pledge Cards, so that they could increase the pledges they have already made.  We sincerely thank them so much for that. If you have not yet pledged for 2019, won’t you please consider doing so? A committee will be following up with those who haven’t turned in their pledges.  Pledge Cards are available in the Narthex or from the Church Office if you need one. Please know that your generous contributions to All Saints help make us a vibrant worship community and are truly appreciated by us. Your continued vital financial support as we begin preparations for our 2019 Budget is truly a blessing to our All Saints Community.  Again, a huge thank you to all of you for your help in attaining and reaching our goal for this next fiscal year.
~ Jerry Meter, Treasurer

A word from your deacon ...

Brrrr, it's cold outside! Can you imagine what it's like to sleep outside?

Please help restock the blanket supply in our St. Francis Closet by donating any old blankets or sleeping bags you no longer need. 

On behalf of our homeless brothers and sisters, thank you!

~ Dn. Kathleen

Godly Play is making and selling Bible Bookmarks. All profit will go to the Godly Play Room. We will be selling them for $2.00 each in the Parish Hall after the 10:15 a.m. service!

Thank you,
Hannah, Sophia and Silvia
Mustard Seed Book Nook & Thrift Store
Come browse our holiday decor!
Christmas Shirts, sleepwear, ornaments, plus our great book selection.
New items brought up weekly!

Support All Saints and the Mustard Seed by following the All Saints Facebook page.  When a posting for the Mustard Seed comes through, share it on your Facebook page.  It is free advertising for us and helps spread the word about our Thrift Store.

Mustard Seed Book Nook & Thrift Store
4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Fri & Sat 11 to 3 pm
Incredible prices!
Check out this week's games at
Children's Bulletins by clicking 

This week's secret code for ages 3-6 is SPEQC3
This week's secret code for ages 7-12 is XFWRA1

* And find the Children's Bulletin in the basket
at the back of the Sanctuary every Sunday.
Thursday, November 22 ~ Thanksgiving ~ Office Closed

Friday, November 23
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook

Saturday, November 24
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry ~ Youth

Sunday, November 25
8:00 a.m. Holy  Eucharist, Rite I 
9:00 a.m. Family Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:45 a.m. Shawl Ministry
12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes

Monday,  November 26
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, November 27
9:30 a.m. Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, November 28
6:00 p.m. Parenting Class
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, November 29

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Chris & Mary Gay Broderick, Delaney, Mackenzie, Tally; Mary Cammann; Carol Cannon; Nancy Carr; Larry Chalew-Fuller; David Champion; Dean & Judy Clark; Marcia Clark; Pamala Clarke; James Corbett; Bill & Jocelyn Cox; Jeani Crichlow & Rod Weick; Bev Curtis.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Amelia & Nathan Brooks; Judy Clark; Warren Schafer; Emily Springer; Tanya ten Broeke; Willie & Echo Wayman (friends of Susan Hanks); those who have died, who are missing, and displaced by the California fires; the more than 40 people who died in Kabul.
Ministry Schedule November 25, 2018
The Last Sunday after Pentecost —Year B
Celebrant & Preacher The Rev. Andria Skornik
Deacon The Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Family Choir Director Belinda Nissen
Worship Leader Larry Chalew-Fuller
Lectors Larry Chalew-Fuller; Chuck Kraft
Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Eucharistic Minister Larry Chalew-Fuller; Noah Kilian
Ushers Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick
Greeters Youth
Coffee Hour Hosts Cindy Van Ortwick & Barbara White
Lessons Appointed for the Last Sunday after Pentecost:
Daniel 12:1-3
Psalm 16 
Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25
Mark 13:1-8

You can find all the readings here:
View the Church Calendar here

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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