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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
Celtic Cross
Jesus speaking to his disciples at the Last Supper. John 13:31-35
O Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: 
Grant us so perfectly to know thy Son Jesus Christ
to be the way, the truth, and the life,
that we may steadfastly follow 
his steps in the way that leadeth to eternal life;
through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
BCP p. 173.

Rev. Liz Powers, a member of our parish, will preside and preach at both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 services on Youth Sunday, April 24. Liz is canonically resident in the Diocese of South Dakota, but also licensed now in our diocese. She and Sam Robertson have been married 20 years.

Sam, who works at the Native American Rehabilitation Center as an addiction counselor in downtown Portland, chaired the South Dakota Diocesan Anti-Racism Committee. Sam's brother, the late Rt. Rev. Creighton Robertson, was the first Episcopal Native American bishop.

Rev. Liz is a 2004 graduate of Sewanee University of the South. Prior to her ordination as priest in North Dakota that same year, she spent many years in the social work field. Though Liz is retired, she will be working as a "Visiting Angel" to home-bound people in the Portland area. We are grateful Liz and Sam are members of All Saints.

Mother Laura is on vacation through Tuesday, April 26, returning to the office on Wednesday.
Learning about becoming a Believe Out Loud Congregation. Many un-churched LGBT people in our community are spiritually searching. They are looking for a faith community where they will be welcomed and affirmed as beloved children of God. This Sunday, following both the 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. services, Charlene McCreight will make a presentation on how All Saints can become a Believe Out Loud Congregation. Charlene is our Diocesan workshop leader for Believe Out Loud Congregations.
Kathy Martin
Come Celebrate Fourth Sundays!!
And maybe join the band?

All Saints’ is blessed with talented, committed volunteers who gather to make music every Sunday and at mid-week or Sunday rehearsals. On the fourth Sunday of every month—Youth Sunday—parents and children sing together at the 10:15 service in the Family Choir, under the leadership of Belinda Nissen, with accompanist Jerry Meter.
As a bonus, the service includes accompaniment and musical offerings by the Fourth Sunday Ensemble, volunteer instrumentalists who play woodwinds, brass, strings, and guitar. Come enjoy and sing with us and raise a joyful shout in harmony with the Family Choir and Instrumental Ensemble!!
Do you or members of your family sing? Why not add your voices? For more information about Family Choir, please contact Belinda Nissen through the parish office.
Do you play an instrument? Would you like to share your talent with other volunteers to enrich our worship at these special services? Please contact Jim Denman through the parish office, or at the parish music address:
Thanks for reading—we hope to hear from you!
--James Denman, Director of Music and Organist

Learn one of the most versatile, basic techniques
of basket-making and make a small twined basket.

If interested, contact Susan Hanks
at and we will plan a time
convenient to the majority of those interested.
We had a wonderful turnout for the Spring Clean-up.  There were at least 15 people there.  Some were children and youngsters, and all ages.  They all really worked hard and made a huge difference.  I think the grounds look very pretty and welcoming now.  As an added benefit, we had the very hard work of a man who showed up around nine to wait for the hot meal, and spent the next 2 hours working up a sweat!  Another woman showed up later and helped sweep very efficiently.   I think there may be some of the hot meals guests who would enjoy helping.  It's another way to connect.
Judy Clark, Junior Warden
Prayer for the Earth
I have come to terms with the future.
From this day onward I will walk easy on the earth.
Plant trees. Kill no living things.
Live in harmony with all creatures.
I will restore the earth where I am.
Use no more of its resources than I need.
And listen, listen to what it is telling me.

 from Earth Prayers from around the World

After 50 years in our old cozy at
8030 SE 34th Avenue,
Bill & Jocelyn Cox are migrating to:
12705 SE River Rd., Apt 306C
Portland, OR 97222
Phone: 503-652-6370

Jenkins’ 25th Anniversary

Darek and Gail Jenkins would like you
to join them in celebrating their 25th Anniversary
May 21 at 3 o’clock here at All Saints.
There will be good music and food.
To aid in the planning, a reply would be helpful.
Reply to Darek at

Calendar Updates?
Please remember to give any changes or postponements of scheduled meetings
or events to Irene in the Church Office (
so that she can update the calendar
on a weekly basis.
Thank you!

Brochures for Summer Camps for children, youth and families from "Go Camping" are available in the Narthex.
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Judy Wallace; Ena Weick; Ardis Wier; Barbara White; Christopher Williams; Kim Woodhouse.

Special needs, immediate concerns: 
Chuck Kraft; Sue Nunley; Rebekah Borsch; George & Gail McCowen; Bettie Meeker; Barbara Liniger; Sarah Revak; Gaye Benson; Gary Sorenson; Jann Jasperse.

Nigeria and Biafra.
Friday, April 22
Rector on Vacation
7:00 a.m. Oregon Midwifery Council
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, April 23
Rector on Vacation
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

11:30 a.m. Hot Meals - Youth Servers
1:30 p.m. Youth Event at Water Park
7:00 p.m. NA
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, April 24
Rector on Vacation

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:45 a.m. Shawl Ministry
12:00 Acolyte Training
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

Monday, April 25
Rector on Vacation
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Instruction

11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
6:00 p.m. Girl Scout Daisy Group

Tuesday, April 26
Rector on Vacation
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study

5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, April 27
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Thursday, April 28
9:00 a.m. DENTAL VAN
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C

Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, April 24th:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Worship Leader: Nancy Janecek

Lectors: Deona DeLong, Vaughn Spielman

Intercessor: Nancy Janecek
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Worship Leader:
Larry Chalew-Fuller

Lectors: Youth

Eucharistic Ministers: Larry Chalew-Fuller, Gary Sorenson
Acolytes: Noah Kilian, Colin Scott, Abigail

Ushers: Steve Heleba, Nancy Patrick
Greeter: Youth
Coffee Hour: Pat Roach, Barbara White
Lessons Appointed for the
Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C

Acts 11:1-18
Psalm 148
Revelation 21:1-6
John 13:31-35
News from the Diocese of Oregon
SAFE Church 2016
The following SAFE Church training events have been scheduled for 2016:

Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers
Saturday, April 23, 1:00-5:00 - St. Paul's Salem
Thursday, April 28, 1:00-5:00 - Grace Memorial
Saturday, May 7, 1:00-5:00 – St. Gabriel, Portland
Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith
Thursday, April 28, 9:00-1:00, Grace Memorial
Saturday, May 7, 8:30-12:30 - St. Gabriel, Portland

Safeguarding God’s Children
Saturday, April 30, 8:30 a.m. - St. John the Baptist, Portland

To register on-line registration click here:
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Community Awards & Celebration Dinne

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
5 p.m. Reception/Silent Auction
6:30 p.m. Dinner/Awards Presentation
Portland Hilton, Pavilion, 921 SW Sixth Ave.

For more info, click on this site:
Coming Soon

 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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