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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
Almighty and everliving God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross,
that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility:
Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of his patience,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same
Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee
and the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever. Amen..
BCP, p. 168
Palm Cross Workshop!
Next Saturday, March 19, at 9:30 a.m come to the Guild Room to learn to fold palms into crosses, and/or add your abilities to our annual preparation for Palm Sunday with the Batemans!  People of any age and with nimble fingers are welcome to join the fun. 
Maundy Thursday Service
This traditional ceremony from the Last Supper of Christ includes the option of foot-washing. It is a simple gesture for those who wish to participate in this meaningful act of kindness. Please keep this in mind as you prepare to come.
Watch Night Prayers
We have a tradition at All Saints of taking turns keeping vigil in the Chapel near the Reserve Sacrament with our prayers on the night Jesus spent in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Each person or persons signs up to cover all the hours from 8:00 p.m. on Maundy Thursday through the night until 8:00 a.m. on Good Friday

Many find this very meaningful time to spend in silent prayer. Resources will be provided. You will find the sign-up sheet on the table in the entryway.
Join us for our beautiful Episcopal Traditions in Holy Week!
“I love Holy Week…
And find the services and traditions we have
so moving and very comforting.
I am drawn to the ceremony. 
You can just sit and listen to the music
and all parts of our liturgy--they are eloquent.
We’re lucky we have beautiful music.” 
Judy Clarke, Junior Warden
Services with Holy Eucharist
Palm Sunday Procession with Palms ~ March 20th, 8:00 and 10:15 a.m.

Maundy Thursday with Foot Washing (optional) ~ March 24th, 7:00 p.m.
                            Children’s Foot Washing in Godly Play Room

Good Friday Stations of the Cross ~ March 25th, 12:00 p.m. (no Eucharist)


Good Friday with Chanted Passion Narrative ~ March 25th, 7:00 p.m.
                           Children’s Stations in Godly Play Room

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil with Bells and Smells ~ March 26th, 8:00 p.m.

Easter Day, Sunday of the Resurrection with Chancel Choir, Children’s Flowering of the Cross, Family Choir ~ March 27, 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
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!
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism

Dear Friends,

The season of Easter continues through May 1st, at which time baptisms could take place during a Sunday service on a date that is convenient for your family. 

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

ECW (Episcopal Church Women) will meet Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 p.m. in Watson Parish Hall. We will be treated to a presentation of our many banners. Ardis Weir and Jeani Crichlow will tell of the beginnings, and creativity involved in the making of the All Saints' banners which we see every Sunday. These are all one-of-a-kind pieces of art. This work is a result of a gifted team of people who have helped over the years, and their talents are a big part of our history. ALL are welcome to join us.
 Micki Keiter
A Celebration of Life

A memorial service is planned for the celebration of the life of Jacqueline Kraft on Saturday, April 9th, at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of All Saints Episcopal Church. A reception for family, friends, and church members will follow in our Parish Hall. 

Jackie Kraft, a member of All Saints for over 50 years, was born on May 12,1936, and returned to her Creator on March 5, 2016.  Condolences may be sent to her husband, Chuck Kraft at Dove Care Services. May her soul now both dance and rejoice in the Presence of God.
Laura Truby + 

All Saints Sunday School is looking for a nursery volunteer two times a month and an on-call Godly Play Doorkeepers. Please contact Laura Axon if you are interested.

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.
Parish Cycle of Prayer
David & Sonja Miller, Ben & Ali; Deb Miller, Silvia; Peter & Esther Muiruri; Ruth Mumm; Matt & Mary Lynn Myatt.

Special needs, immediate concerns: 
Susan Nunley; Charles Kraft; Rebekah Borsch; George McCowen; Bettie Meeker; Jeanne McDowell; Lois Nissen; Chet Rossitter and Family; Landon Clark; Karla Lapic; Barbara Liniger; Johnny Townes.
Thursday, March 17
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
9:00 a.m. DENTAL VAN
5:00 p.m. Girl Scout Daisy Group
7:00 p.m. Rhododendron Society
7:15 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, March 18
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, March 19
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals

7:00 p.m. NA

Sunday, March 20
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I

10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

Monday, March 21
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice

Tuesday, March 22
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA
7:15 p.m. Chancel Choir

Wednesday, March 23
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Thursday, March 24
6:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service


MARCH 20, 2016, PALM SUNDAY, Year C

Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, March  20:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Worship Leader:
 Ardis Weir
Lectors:  Jen Schafer, Esther Muiruri

Intercessor:  Ardis Weir
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Worship Leader:  
Nancy Patrick

Lectors:  Nancy Patrick, Nancy Carr
Intercessor:  Deacon Kathleen Borsch

Eucharistic Ministers:   Nancy Patrick, Sara Zito
Elijah Kilian, Henry Axon, Liora Banfield
Ushers: Mary Earl,, Laurie McDowell
Greeter: Barbara White
Coffee Hour: Jude Leah, Nancy Patrick
Lessons Appointed for Palm Sunday, Year C
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, April 16, 1:00-5:00 – Trinity, Ashland
Saturday, April 23, 1:00 - St. Paul Salem
Saturday, May 7, 1:00-5:00 – St. Gabriel, Portland

Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith
Saturday, April 16, 8:30-12:30 – Trinity, Ashland
Saturday, April 23, 8:30 - St. Paul, Salem

Saturday, May 7, 8:30-12:30 - St. Gabriel, Portland
Safeguarding God’s Children
Thursday, April 7, 11:00-3:30 Grace Memorial, Portland
Sunday, April 17, 12:30-4:30 - Trinity, Ashland
Sunday, April 24, 1:00 p.m. - St. Paul, Salem
Saturday, April 30, 8:30 a.m. - St. John the Baptist, Portland

To register on-line registration click here:
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:

“William Temple House’s Annual Report
is now online!

It's been a big year for William Temple House! We turned 50 in May so we spent 2015 celebrating our past and launching ourselves into a new chapter.

We've been expanding services, including opening our Food Pantry for a third day each week, providing 50% more children with clothing, serving 10% more individuals through our counseling program, and adding a new Vision Program. Check out or new, interactive Annual Report – online at

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.
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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