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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

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
  • Sunday, December 3 - Advent Wreath Making between Services. 
  • Sunday, December 3 - Advent Lessons & Carols with Eucharist at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20 - Advent Soup Supper Series at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 17, Christmas Pageant at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, December 24, Family Christmas Eve at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 24, Holy Eucharist with Carols at 10:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 25, Christmas Day Holy Eucharist Rite 1 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, December 31, Lessons and Carols at 10:15 a.m.
This Sunday, November 12, 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.

Nov. 12 – Protestantism, Part 2
Nov. 19 – Islam, Part 1
Nov. 26 – Islam, Part 2

~ Dn. Kathleen
~ John and Micky Keiter's 50th Wedding Anniversary ~
Our congratulations to John and Micky Keiter who just recently held a reception at our church for family and friends in honor of their 50 year anniversary of marriage. John is chair of our church history committee, and both serve on our archives committee. They were wed at All Saints where John's father was the first rector. Micky serves as president of our ECW and coordinator of church receptions.
Easton Peter Hall received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism
on Sunday, November 5, 2017. 
Easton's parents are April Lynn and Sean Michael Hall.
His Godmother is Mary Earl.
Thank you to the 58 members who have turned in their pledge cards.  Many folks were able to increase their pledge this year and we are grateful for your generosity. We will begin contacting the remaining members to inquire as to your intent.  Please feel free to pick up a new card if you have misplaced yours, in the vestibule and drop it in the offering plate, slide it under the office door or mail it in.  We want to have all 99 pledges by Thanksgiving so we can begin the budgeting process for 2018.  Thank you again for your gifts to All Saints. 
Laurie Herr, Vestry Class of 2020
I first came to All Saints last year on the celebration of St Francis of Assisi and discovered I was worshiping  with wonderful people, along with some dogs, some cats, several ducks and a variety of other birds, bunnies and a few photographs.   It was a delightful and warming experience, which, when combined with the beautiful music pouring out of the chancel made me recognize I’d found a church home.
I was born and raised Lutheran, attended a Lutheran High School and College, and was married in the church of my baptism and confirmation.  However, I have worshipped in the Episcopal church in the past.  Over time, I have found that my faith and beliefs about God and about people are more closely aligned with the Anglican view of worship, prayer and meditation.
 At present, my son and I both sing in the choir and are delighted to be a part of the All Saints family.  John is a recent graduate of Whitworth University in Spokane, where he majored in accounting.  He now works at my company, Lincoln Tax and Accounting Service, inc. where I serve as president and partner.  I have spent the last 41 years working in the field of finance and accounting; in my spare time, I am involved in medieval re-creation activities, cooking, sewing and gardening.

Laurie Herr
Fall Clean Up Thanks !
Grateful thanks to those hardy souls who worked hard last Saturday to get All Saints grounds ready for winter!  Thank you Daniel Avants, Mary Earl, Matt Johnston, Steve Miller, Steve and Laurie McDowell, and Hannah ( a neighbor who walked by and stayed to help! ) and Kyle from Homestead Preschool who helped dispose of debris. 
Call Judy Clark (605-670-8141) if you have time this Saturday morning to help finish up a few more chores.  

The Shawl Ministry will meet Sunday,
November 26, at 11:45 a.m.

All experienced and beginners welcome. Please join us!
A partial summary of his priesthood, beginning with my father's ordination in 1938, Diocese of Eastern Washington:  he turned to the Episcopal Church in 1937 or so, after many years of theological study and of teaching of both theology and ancient languages.  (Berlin, England, Chicago, U of Pennsylvania. 
The purchase and installation of the kneelers in the chapel (donated by Bill and Jocelyn Cox in Feb of 2014) were given in memory of my parents, the Rev Frederick A. Schilling, PhD, and Hope Schilling. 

Churches he served as rector were, first, the three missions of St. Paul’s, Kennewick, and Church of our Savior, Pasco;  and St. Matthew’s, Prosser, at which he conducted services and preached every Sunday (all three) until 1942.  Next were St. John’s, Olympia; Church Divinity School of the Pacific (New Testament chair) and Trinity Church, Berkeley;  St. Paul’s Bakersfield; St. Jude’s, Burbank; Canon Theologian of the Diocese of Olympia and St. James at Kent, WA and established Huston School of Religion in Seattle (for men wishing to enter the priesthood from other careers);  St. Marks, Glendale, CA. and professor graduate Dept of Religion at USC; finally retirement.  He died early 70s, probably worn out from have so many simultaneous responsibilities.
 I’m reminded by the fact that the World Series is on – Game 7 tonight.  Dad was a great baseball fan; me, too.

 Jocelyn Cox
We are delighted to announce a new member of All Saints’ team of ushers:  Bill Habel, who is the husband of Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel.  Bill has agreed to serve regularly on the first Sunday of the month, with Ejy Agum.  Please welcome Bill into our family.

Jim Hinman is volunteering his time and talent to be our substitute usher. We so appreciate our volunteers.

Advent Soup Supper Series
~ Centering Prayer ~

with the Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel & William Habel
Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Stillness is a scarce commodity in today's world. It seems that we are constantly bombarded with ever-changing electronic media, sounding cell phones, and the endless demands of busy lives. Yet as the psalmist knew, stillness is needed for greater awareness of God's presence in our lives.

How do we get into a discipline of silence and honor it in our lives? Silence is God's first language. Find out how to structure it as a practice!

Join us for this Advent Series where we will discuss loving attentiveness, learn about prayer of the heart and sit quietly in God's presence.
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. 

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
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
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
Dental Van Ministry Opportunities
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. twice a month, shifts available
Opening Person: Arrives at 8 to set up: make coffee, bring filing cabinet out, look for previous records, set out magazines, unlock boiler room door for electrical access, unlock other doors.
Checking-in patients: Ideally, two people. Sit at the small table near the parish hall door and welcome people as they come in. Check-in by having them fill out a short history and info form, collect donations of $10 if possible, welcoming them to wait in the Parish Hall until the dentist is ready.
Closing Person: After the last patient is called to the dental van, only one person need remain to lock up and clean up until 2 pm. The van usually rolls out of the parking lot at 2 p.m., and we shouldn't leave before then as we need to lock everything up at that point.
(Scheduling of patients is done by the office administrator.)
Please call or email Cris in the office if you want to volunteer or have questions about All Saints Dental Van Ministry.
Chair Recovering!
Come, lend a hand with a fun, needed project!

Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sundays, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 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
Have you lost a bracelet?
There are two bracelets safe and sound in the church office.
Please contact Cris if you've lost yours!
Thursday, November 9
11:00 a.m. Daughters of the King
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, November 10
11:00 a.m. Eleanor Hart Memorial
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook 
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, November 11
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, November 12
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 with Holy Baptism
10:15 a.m. Godly Play -- The Ten Best Ways
11:45 a.m. Chair Recovering

12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Monday, November 13
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, November 14
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
11:30 a.m. Chair Recovering
5:00 p.m. Banners

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

Wednesday, November 15
11:30 a.m. Executive Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, November 16
8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer  
Jude Leahy, River Hogan; Howard & Carolyn Leavenworth, Jeremiah; Paige Lehmann, Lucius Krause; Richard & Marjorie Lindquist; Barbara Liniger.

Special needs, immediate concerns  
Susanne Bateman; Dn. Kathleen Borsch; Pam Davies; Susan Hanks; Kathy Martin; Sonja Miller; Sam Robertson; Nancy Patrick; Charlotte Scherer.

Repose of the soul
Glo Davies (cousin of Kathy Martin); Eleanor Hart.
Ministry Schedule November 12, 2017
The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost —Year A, Proper 27
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Laura C. Truby
  Music Dir. & Organist Dr. James Denman
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Mary Earl
Esther Muiruri & Jacob Mathai Lectors Mary Earl & Susan Hanks
Nancy Janecek Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Ministers Mary Earl
Peter Muiruri Ushers Bill & Jocelyn Cox
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Chris McClave
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Rev. Liz Powers & Pat Roach
Lessons Appointed for the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 27: 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")

  • Hell:  Traditionally a place of eternal torment for those believed to deserve it. The tendency for theologians who are using mimetic realism to see Jesus as revealing God as non-violent, not wrathful, and loving, leads to doubts about Hell's existence. In an oral presentation, Robert Daly called Hell the "ultimate violence." The notion of Universalism, the doctrine that, in the End, all peole will be saved, goes back to early Christianity. St. Gregory of Nazianzus was one of the more prominent proponents of this hope. Insofar as Hell might exist, mimetic realism would envision it as a realm, or state of being, completely filled with mimetic rivalry. Dante's Inferno can be understood as illustrating this state. God's allowance of human freedom would seem to permit individuals to choose such an eternal destiny. Given the ways mimetic rivalry severely compromises freedom, there is a question of whether or not anyone can freely choose Hell eternally, in which case Universalism is true. In the end, we don't know in this life.
           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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Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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