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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

Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
O God, heavenly Father, who by thy Son Jesus Christ hast promised to all those who seek thy kingdom and its righteousness all things necessary to sustain their life: Send
us, we entreat thee, in this time of need, such moderate rain and showers, that we may find relief and protection from the fires and receive the fruits of the earth, to our comfort and to thy honor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Fall Start-Ups

Sunday, September 10
  • Adult Forum begins 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Sunday School Kickoff and Ice Cream Social after 10:15 a.m. service
  • Chancel Choir returns for 10:15 a.m. service
  • Youth Group resumes - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 12
  • 9:30 a.m. Bible Study begins
Thursday, September 14
  • 11:00 a.m. Daughters of the King Morning Prayer
This Sunday, September 10th at 9:30 a.m. in the Guild Room, the Adult Forum will begin a 12-week study featuring the videotape series "The Religions of the World." Narrated by actor Ben Kingsley, it presents an overview of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Islam. 

Religion has become a major influence in world politics as well as in the multicultural society we are each a part of. Most of us have a neighbor or co-worker who is of a different faith. This series can help us find greater understanding and mutual respect for them and an appreciation of our own. I hope you'll join us.

Sept. 10 – Hinduism, Part 1
Sept. 17 – Hinduism, Part 2
Sept. 24 – Buddhism, Part 1
Oct. 1 – Buddhism, Part 2
Oct. 8 – Judaism, Part 1
Oct. 15 – Judaism, Part 2
Oct. 22 – Catholicism, Part 1
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

Our New Preschool is Underway!
By our count, 38 children are now enrolled in the Homestead Schoolhouse Preschool that meets in Keiter Hall.  They attend three different sessions, MWF and TTH.
The classroom is equipped for a limit of 20-22 students at a time.
Already, it is delightful to see little faces peering in from the hallway by the restrooms, families entering by the Woodstock entrance doors, and portable play equipment appear inside our new front fence during the daytime.
Their director is Amy Lawrence has two teaching assistants working with her.
We are grateful for the beautification project the preschool directors have accomplished with the grounds care around their corner of the church building, and for their sharing of the cost of the fence.  We anticipate a long and satisfying relationship with their staff, Kiley and Keli Cronen.
~ Mother Laura
It’s done!  The fence and gates were completed last week and the area is ready for families and pre-schoolers!  A huge thanks to everyone’s input into this wonderful project. We can look forward to many years of playful and fun use of our new space.  Be sure to check it out and use it at your earliest convenience. 
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
Tuesday Bible Study
The first meeting of Bible Study will be at 9:30 on  September 12. For this first meeting, I have scheduled a potluck and a chance to get to know the members and what they hope to learn, how they hope to grow, and what goals they might have for the year. I am looking forward to this time together.  
~ Liz Powers +
Invitation to Morning Prayer

Daughters of the King invite all in the parish to join them Thursday, September 14th, at 11:00 a.m. for Morning Prayer. This is the beginning of our new year. We will have our meeting in the Guild Room following morning prayer.
~ Nancy Patrick
The irreplaceable Earl Woodruff has requested retirement from his ushering position on the first Sunday of  the month, 10:30 service.  Earl has been partnering with Ejy Agum, who faithfully continues to serve All Saints in this important position.  We must honor Earl’s request, and ask our membership to consider stepping forward to participate in this vital ministry.
Ushers are vital to the conduct of our services.  In addition to obvious duties such as carrying the Elements to the Altar and taking the collection, the ushers also are first greeters of the congregation as they distribute the day’s bulletin.  During conduct of the service, the ushers handle any emergencies experienced by members.  They signal clergy when a congregant is unable to come forward to receive Holy Communion, and they watch for other special needs among attendees.
There are other duties, but in general none consume more time than the 10:30 service on a monthly basis. 
A team of substitute ushers also is greatly needed at All Saints.  If you could consider filling this occasional need, please let us know.
Please contact Bill Cox or Jocelyn at 503-652-6370 or email to billjos(@)spiretech(dot)com.  Thank you!  And remember, as a perk, you get to pull the bell rope! 

Come to an Instructed Eucharist

Our Worship Committee has requested that we offer an Instructed Eucharist on Sunday, September 17.  This will take the place of the sermon.  The last Instructed Eucharist was held in September 2013, four years ago.  We hope you will find the explanations add to the understanding, depth of meaning and appreciation of the Episcopal liturgy.  We will take a look at its structure and content.  Whether you are a cradle Episcopalian or new to this expression of Christian worship, we hope it will enrich your worship experience. You are invited to submit wonderings and questions this coming Sunday.

~ Mother Laura

The Parish Profile Survey is nearly ready for your input.
  • Those who attend the 10:15 a.m. Rite II service may complete the survey on September 24 at 11:30 a.m.  Childcare will be provide.
Your input is greatly valued and will help guide us as we seek our new priest.  
Thank you,
Ardis Weir
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
Financial Update
Due to some recent large expenses and loss of some of our rental income, our need for continued financial support is more important than ever.  Summer is typically a low point in pledges and contributions, so please consider extending help as you are able. Updating pledges is so important! We do appreciate your financial support of All Saints.

Jerry Meter
The new Books of Common Prayer have arrived and are on display in the Parish Hall and in the Narthex.  Any parishioner who would like the opportunity to make a suggested $15.00 donation toward each book in memory of a loved one or dedicated to someone, will now have the opportunity to do so.  A special memorial sticker will be made and put in the front of each BCP that are given and the new books will be placed in our Sanctuary replacing the older and worn BCPs that are there.  When you see Bev Curtis, please thank her for making it possible to start this now almost completed project.  Thank you also goes out to the Vestry for making this project become a reality.  We will have a whole new look in the pews over the next several months!

Jerry Meter
Appreciation for All Saints ...

This note was sent to Chuck Martin, Building Use Manager, by Liz Peyton, the Suzuki violin teacher who rented the "cry room" as her violin studio. She now has created space in her own home for her classes. We are happy she had such a good experience here, and appreciate her feedback. Liz wrote:

I have VERY much enjoyed working in the studio upstairs, and appreciated the fellowship and sense of warmth and community that All Saints brings to all who come through its doors. Many of my students' parents have also remarked what a lovely sense of community is expressed at All Saints.

Much gratitude and well wishes to you all! I plan on seeing you and dropping in for Sunday music when Jim Denman has use for me.

Have a great holiday weekend! 
Want to join the fight against toothache and gum disease?

We need a few volunteers to help with our Dental Van Ministry on the first and third Thursday of each moth. Volunteers greet and check-in the patients; no experience required!

Other volunteers will always be present to provide orientation and assistance. 

Please contact Dn. Kathleen if you have questions. (503) 568-9420

Mobile Dental Van Ministry at All Saints

Although a large part of our work is abroad, local health needs--like dental care--are also incredibly important to us. When dental issues arise, Mobile Dental Clinics provide people in the Pacific Northwest with a safe, free, and welcoming place where their urgent dental needs are met.

Our Mobile Dental Clinic vans travel to urban centers, schools, shelters, and rural areas to bring free dental care to local veterans, homeless, immigrants, low-income families, and anyone else needing affordable care. We met Sophin during a Mobile Dental Clinic in Southeast Portland. An immigrant from Thailand, Sophin spent years working to become a permanent resident. When he came to America, he expected a better life with better chances. This became true in many ways, but he still can’t afford medical or dental care.

At the Mobile Dental Clinic, Sophin was able to get a filling to fix his broken tooth. Without the care that he received, he would have been left in pain with very few places to turn for help. He expressed that he really appreciates what the volunteers do and is glad that they were able to help him. Sophin shared that he also volunteers--he spends his free time volunteering locally with Meals on Wheels.

Thursday, September 7
8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Touring Club
5:30 p.m. Christian Formation Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m. Outreach and Growth Committee
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, September 8
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed

Saturday, September 9
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Sunday, September 10
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:15 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
10:30 a.m. The Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30 a.m. Sunday School Ice Cream Social

2:00 p.m. Cursillo Grand Ultreya
4:00 p.m. Youth Group
5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Monday, September 11
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi at All Saints
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, September 12
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners

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

Wednesday, September 13
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, September 14
11:00 a.m. Daughters of the King
2:00 p.m. EMO All-Staff Meeting
3:00 p.m. History Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer  
Ejy & Patience Agum, Amaka, Nonso, Chisom; Lisa Alan; Elizabeth Allen & Duane Kilian, Elijah, Miriam; Marjorie Ashcraft; Laura Axon, Henry, Charlie.

Special needs, immediate concerns  
Judy Clark; Bev Curtis; all people affected by fires, floods and wars.
Ministry Schedule September 10, 2017
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost —Year A, Proper 18
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Dir. of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Jerry Meter
Jacob Mathai; Esther Muiruri Lectors Jerry Meter; Chuck Bateman
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Ministers Jerry Meter; Sonja Miller
Peter Muiruri Ushers Bill & Jocelyn Cox
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Christine McClave
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Rev. Liz Powers & Pat Roach

Lessons Appointed for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
You can find all the readings here:

Girardian Glossary of Terms (Defined by Abbot Andrew Marr, OSB)

Individualism: The illusion that a person is an autonomous individual, not connected with other people. Asserting individualism is bound to fail, with bad results for the person and all others affected by that person.

Interdividual: Term used by (Oughourlian and) Rene Girard to stress the importance of relationships in the constitution of the human self.

   News from the Diocese . . .

SAFE Church

SAFE Church Trainings provides awareness in the areas of sexual conduct and sexual abuse issues for both employees and volunteers working within the congregations and organizations of the Diocese of Oregon.

We offer two different programs that have been developed by the Church Pension Group:

  • Safeguarding God’s Children
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment and Exploitation
October 21, St. Stephen's, Portland

How do I register for SAFE Church?

 Click here to go to the online registration. After you have made certain you have supplied all of the requested information, submit your registration by clicking on the “Submit” button. You should receive a response saying your registration has been submitted. You will not receive further confirmation.

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, 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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