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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
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.
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OUR  "Believe Out Loud" MISSION

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.
Your presence is a blessing regardless of your background,
sexual orientation, gender identity, race or ethnicity,
age or family structure, abilities or limitations,
or wherever you are in life's journey.

All Saints Episcopal Church

Notable Anniversary Dates

October 16, 2016

90 Years:
     *  1926 All Saints Mission building moved to 41st and Woodstock.
     *  Name Changed from Our Savior Mission to All Saints.
     *  First service, Easter 1926.
     *  Dedication, December 12, 1926 by Bishop Sumner.

60 Years:
     *  1956 New church building dedicated by Bishop Carman.

50 Years:
     *  1966 Keiter Hall Completed.

Our thanks to the Archives and History Committee of All Saints Episcopal parish: Lucille Pierce, chair; John and Mickey Keiter, Katie Keller, Nancy Carr, Kathy Martin, Ken Meeker, and the Rev. Deacon Kathleen Borsch.

Four years ago, on October 15, Mother Laura Truby came to be our priest and pastor as Rector. Mother Laura is the seventh Rector of our All Saints family since it became a self-supporting parish in 1945 under the leadership of Father Louis Keiter. She was ordained to the Holy Order of Priests on December 9, 2000 in the Diocese of Western Michigan and moved to Oregon 10 years ago with her husband, Tom Truby.
Adult Forum
Beginning this Sunday, October 23, a DVD - The Story of the Twelve Apostles - will be shown in the Guild Room for our Adult Forum. This four-part film reveals the extraordinary, untold tales of the men and women who brought God's plan to the world. It will be continued through November 20, except on November 6 when we will have our Parish Potluck Brunch. 
The Original Sacred Harp 
This Sunday, October 23, Family Choir will sing the Offertory and Communion Anthems from the 1911 edition of the Sacred Harp generously given by Isaac Hudson. We are so grateful for this gift of music. 
~  Belinda Nissen

Quilt Gift Raffle this Sunday
As the fall nights become damp and chilly, what’s better than snuggling up in a nice cozy warm quilt?  A nice cozy warm quilt that you win in a raffle! 

Enter to win 1 of 7 quilts that will be raffled on Sunday, Oct 23 directly after the second service in the Parish Hall. There will be a viewing of all the finished quilts before both services.

Winners are requested to make a monetary donation to All Saints in the amount of your choosing.  All funds collected will benefit our wonderful church!

All the quilts have been handmade by Ena Weick as her birthday present this year to herself, in remembrance of her husband – Jeffrey Weick , who passed last year and also for all of the dear family and friends of All Saints that have also passed since then. 
Your check or money donations for the quilts support our church's general fund.
Hello Everyone!

     First off, a reminder that the youth serve Hot Meals this Saturday from 9:30am to 1:00pm, or so. I will need help throughout, and even if you can't make it to the entire thing, an hour somewhere in that time frame goes a long way.
      I unfortunately have to cancel our social activity afterwards, my friends.Thank you all for your understanding, and I will try to find another time and activity for us to bond :)

Best wishes,
The Mustard Seed Flooding and Clean-up
Though the Mustard Seed flooding has been addressed and the mildew odor is subsiding, it will be closed this weekend while it finishes drying out and is checked daily by ServPro.  We are grateful to our wardens and members of their family for saving costs by moving things out prior to this work. We hope to address the sources to prevent this situation in the future. Stay tuned for updates!
of church grounds

Saturday, OCTOBER 22nd
10:00 - 12:00

Free pizza lunch for all workers!
Bring shovels, rakes, brooms if you can.
Call Judy Clark for more information
Episcopal Cursillo of Oregon and SW Washington invites one and all to a Grand Ultreya and Potluck gathering on Saturday, October 29 from 11am – 2pm.  It will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 822 Washington St., Oregon City, OR 97045.  Lots of singing, sharing, and connecting with friends old and new.  Find and join us on Facebook under Oregon Episcopal Cursillo, and sign-up for Cursillo email at

Sacrament of Holy Baptism

On Sunday, October 30, three small children will be baptized into Christ, into his death and resurrection. 

Sonja Miller will be preaching on the "Ministry of the Baptized" at both services.
Youth Halloween Party
Sunday, October 30th, 4:00-6:00 pm

Hello everyone! In lieu of our regular youth group meeting, the youth will be hosting a little Halloween Party on the 30th! We'll have games, treats, costume contests, and fun for the whole family. All are welcome to attend and invited to come in costume, and if you can bring a spooky snack to share. Hope to see you there!
~ Noah
Pie Sale Sign-Up
Parish Life Committee will be selling pies and cookies at the Book Fair on Saturday, November 12. The monies raised provide funds for various events we sponsor throughout the year. Sign-up sheets for food and serving will be in the Parish Hall on October 23, 30, and November 6. You can also sign up by emailing or calling Laurie McDowell at or 503-760-2268.  Thank you!

Turkey!  Turkey!

Hot Meals needs five donated turkeys for the Thanksgiving Meal. They should be about 12-14 lbs. We already have enough hams for Christmas. Thanks for your help!

All Saints Patronal Festival
November 6th


In celebration of All Saints Day, we will welcome new members to our parish family at both services. Also, we will have a potluck brunch between services. The brunch will be held at 9:30 on Nov. 6th. Don't miss this festive occasion. Sign-ups for our brunch will be in the parish hall for the next two Sundays. You can also sign up by emailing or calling Laurie McDowell at or 503-760-2268. Thank you!


Daughters of the King New Meeting Time

DOK will be meeting on the second Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. (location to be determined). This is to accommodate more members and those interested.
Next meeting will be November 8, 2016.
Help Warm Hearts
We need blankets (not quilts or comforters) for the homeless, as well as men's socks and any warm clothing you want to give the Mustard Seed. The nights are cold already, so your donations will be welcome and deeply appreciated. 

~  Mustard Seed Volunteers

Save the Date:
November 11-12
Friday and Saturday, 10am to 3pm

All Saints’ Annual Books and Homemade Goods Sale in Watson Parish Hall. Also, back by popular demand, our Pie Sale (Saturday only). Come peruse and buy books for a bargain. Check out the homemade items. Details soon. Contacts:

Mikki Wooldridge (503-235-0277) or
Micky Keiter (503-695-2758).

Hot Meals Christmas Gift Bags

Please bring any unused hygiene articles, such as hotel soap, lotion, shampoo, and dental care items to the church beginning this week through early December, as we prepare gift bags for the Hot Meals Christmas event.  
~ Deacon Kathleen
Vestry Action: That All Saints enter into a lease agreement with Homestead Preschool contingent on attorney approval of the agreement. The Lease is for five years starting at $700.00 a month and increasing 2% each year. Adopted September 20, 2016.

All Saints to Host a Preschool

The Vestry of All Saints is pleased to announce that All Saints will soon become the Annex for the Homestead Schoolhouse, a preschool for children 2 through 5 years old in January of 2017.  We have entered into a contract with the director of this well-respected preschool in the Woodstock neighborhood to refurbish and occupy two of our Sunday School classrooms.  The Godly Play room will remain intact and off limits.  The outcome will be a win-win for both the young children of our parish and for parents in our neighborhood that have been on their waiting list for space for their little ones.  Huge thanks for working out these arrangements go to our Building Use Manager, Chuck Martin. The plans include the addition of a fenced playground area on the northeast grassy corner of our property next to our parking area.  This is the fulfillment of the visioning done by the Vestry of 2010.  Thanks be to God for all who have contributed to this outcome.
~ Mother Laura
Calendar Updates?
Please remember to give any changes
or postponements of scheduled meetings
or events to Cris in the Church Office
( so that she can update
the calendar on a weekly basis.
Thank you!
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Pamala Clarke, Kaitlyn, Alaina; William & Jocelyn Cox; Jeani Crichlow & Rod Weick; Beverly Curtis.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Jim Titherington; George McCowan; Patricia Kugler; Chuck Bateman; Ejy Agum and family; Gail Jenkins; Rosie Hostetter; Betty Meeker; Deona Delong.

Prayers for the Repose of the Soul
Uchenna, elder brother of Ejy Agum.
Thursday, October 20
7:00 p.m. American Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies.

Friday, October 21
8:30 a.m. Life Line Screening
10:00 a.m. Archive Committee
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop -- 
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, October 22
10:00 a.m. Fall Clean Up with Pizza
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop -- 
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals - Youth
1:30 p.m. Laser Tag -- 
7:00 p.m. NA
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, October 23
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m. Family Choir Convenes
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II - Youth Sunday
11:45 a.m. Shawl Ministry

Monday, October 24
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Beginners
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
7:30 p.m. I Chuan with David Miller

Tuesday, October 25
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, October 26
10:00 a.m. Basket Weaving with Susan Hanks
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Thursday, October 27
7:00 p.m. American Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal




Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, October 23:

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Ardis Weir
LECTORS: Jacob Mathai, Esther Muiruri
USHERS: Peter & Esther Muiruri
GREETERS: Peter & Esther Muiruri
COFFEE HOUR: Mikki Wooldridge

10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II -- Youth Sunday
INTERCESSOR:  David Champion
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Larry Chalew, Sonja Miller
ACOLYTES: Simon Lain, Rowan Budlong, Liora Banfield
USHERS: Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick
COFFEE HOUR: Pat Roach & Barbara White
Lessons Appointed for Proper 25, Year C
for Sunday, October 23, 2016
Sirach 35:12-17
Psalm 84:1-6
2Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Luke 18:9-14

You can find the readings here (alternate version):
News from the Diocese of Oregon

Regarding the upcoming election from the Presiding Bishop:

Dear Friends:

In a few short weeks we will all be receiving our ballots for national and local political races and other ballot measures. Needless to say there are serious issues to be decided and critical decisions to be made. We come to this responsibility as citizens of this nation and as individuals who have chosen to follow the way of Jesus. It is my hope that you will bring to the privilege of voting the values you hold as a citizen and as a follower of Jesus Christ.

Jesus invited his disciples to a life of justice and compassion and how we vote should reflect such values. We can differ about who will do the best job in a particular position of living out these values and we can imagine that a yes or a no vote on a particular measure will best serve the community but we should at least agree that our values as Christians should inform our choices.

The top to the ballot will hold the names of those running for President of the United States and we all hold our convictions about which of the candidates will govern the country in ways that are compatible with our values. As Christians we take a prayerful approach to voting.  I believe it is a great responsibility and honor to vote in these times and I look forward to casting my vote soon. I pray you will do the same.

The rest of the ballot contains individuals running for various positions and I trust we will pay close attention to these choices as well. Toward the bottom of the ballot are local items to consider many of which will ask us to consider funding particular projects. These are also questions that demand our best judgement.

In September the House of Bishops met in Detroit Michigan and crafted a statement: A word to the Church for the World. I invite you to watch this video presentation of this word as we prepare to vote this November.


Statement of the Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon
On the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Dakota Access Pipe Line
October 8, 2016

The Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon stands in support of the North Dakota Council of Indian Ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota in their resolution to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their peaceful and prayerful efforts to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line because of its degradation of sacred sites and possible catastrophic contamination of their drinking water and irrigation projects.

The Diocesan Council invites and encourages other Episcopalians and people of goodwill to join us in these efforts. They made a commitment to find ways to be concretely involved.

November 4-5, 2016   
Valley River Inn   
Eugene, Oregon

Information from the 127th Convention is available by clicking on the link to the diocesan convention archives.

Registration for the Convention: pre-Convention Hospitality, ECW Luncheon, and the Banquet. Click here to begin.

Click here for online reservations for the the Valley River Inn. If you would rather make your reservations by phone, call the Valley River Inn at (541) 743-1000 and let them know that you are attending the 2016 Episcopal Diocese of Oregon Convention.

Journal of Convention for_2015

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Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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