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All Saints Episcopal Church

4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 777-3829

www.allsaintspdx.org

The Rev. Laura C. Truby, Rector
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

 
O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
This Sunday, February 11th, promptly at 9:30 a.m., the Adult Forum will conclude the DVD "Sermon on the Mount" and "Hollywood vs. Faith: The Three Other Beatitudes," translated and performed by Frank Runyeon.

Acclaimed by critics, scholars, andover 1000 Catholic and Protestant churches to date, Frank Runyeon performs ecumenical one-man plays of scripture -- and speaks with humor about his years in Hollywood -- in over 40 states a year. 

Best known for starring opposite Meg Ryan on CBS, Frank left Hollywood in the 90's to attend seminary. He now hopes to help his audience:
  • rediscover the power of the central stories of Scripture, and
  • laugh (good-naturedly) at the way the media portray the world.
Tuesday, February 13th
5:00 - 7:00pm
 
Family:  $15.00
Adults:  $6.00
Children under 12:  $3.00


(this is a fundraiser for Episcopal Church Women ~ ECW Ministries)
 
Pancakes, Ham, Applesauce, Beverages, and YOU !
February 14, Ash Wednesday
The Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel,
Celebrant & Preacher
12:00 p.m. in the Chapel with the Imposition of Ashes.
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary with the Imposition of Ashes.
Adult Forum in Lent: The Return of the Prodigal Son

Based on the highly acclaimed and bestselling book, The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen, this Lent course helps us to reflect on the meaning of the parable for our own lives. A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt's painting 'The Return of the Prodigal Son' catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long spiritual adventure. In his book, he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within which God has chosen to dwell.

During the course, adapted from the book and using a narrator and actor, we probe the several movements of the parable: the younger son's return, the father's restoration of sonship, the elder son's resentment, and the father's compassion. All of us who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy or anger will respond to the persistent themes of homecoming, affirmation and reconciliation. 
Soup, Supper & Study Series

The Saint John's Bible with Dr. Karen Eifler
Join us for a tactile, prayerful encounter with the hand-illuminated St. John's Bible
Three Wednesdays: March 7, 14, and 21
6:00 - 7:30 p.m

~ Soup Sign-up Sheet in Parsh Hall ~
Meet the Vestry:
Steven Dieterich, Class of 2021

 
We moved to Portland from CT in November 2016 and began attending All Saints then. My favorite things are the traditional style of the Eucharist celebrations, the choir/music program and the welcoming, friendly atmosphere created by our fellow parishioners.
 
My wife Christina and I have been together since we met as high school freshman at age 14, so we know each other quite well! We grew up and were married in the suburbs of Chicago. We moved to CT in 1975 and lived there until our move to Portland in 11/2016. We have two daughters who are now 34 and 37. They each had their first child, our first grandchildren, a week apart in October 2016. They both lived in CA at the time. It was the imminent arrival of these grandchildren that prompted our move to Portland. We were ecstatic when both grandkids and their parents moved to Portland in November 2017. We now live within 5 miles of each other making the sharing of life experiences oh so simple!!
 
We were born in Chicago and grew up in the suburbs. I went to college (Evanston, IL)  and Medical school (Chicago, IL) at Northwestern University. We moved to CT when I began my 3 year Family Practice residency in 1975. I was a Family Practice physician for 38 years in East Granby, a small CT town of 4,000 people just north of Hartford, CT. While I was working, we lived nearby in Suffield, CT, a tobacco farming community 2 miles south of the MA state line. It is your quintessential New England village, with a tree shaded  main street lined with antique white colonial homes, leading to a town green with churches on two sides. Our house was originally built in 1780 and added onto in 1820. I retired in 2016 and moved to Portland a few months later. 
 
I am a lifelong Episcopalian. As a child and teen, I was an acolyte. After our move to CT, Tina and I became church school teachers. Tina was all a vestry member.  After our children graduated from the church school, I became an usher. Now that I have retired and found a new church home, I look forward to becoming involved with some new church activities. I volunteered at the Crab Feast in 2/2017, shortly after becoming an All Saints parishioner and was “elected” to procure and manage the volunteer staff for this years Crab Feast! In addition to being a new member of the vestry, I have been asked to be part of the Search Committee seeking a new rector.
 
I hope to work with my fellow vestry members to make All Saints a growing, thriving christian community and to insure it’s financial stability. I hope that we will continue to serve the needs of the area populace in ways that will draw their attention and demonstrate to them that we are a caring and supportive group of dedicated and selfless citizens. 
Crackin' Crab Feast Update! 

Thank you to the Crackin Crab Feast Committee for their tireless work to make this a successful fundraiser-Chris McClave, Nancy Carr, Laurie McDowell, Steven Dieterich, Deb Miller, Mary Earl, Susanne Bateman, Jerry Meter and MaryGay Broderick.  In addition to planning and organizing, they donated over $400 in printing, wine and beer, cocktail sauce, and other supplies.  Our net profit is $4025.

Thank you also to our kitchen and clean-up staff: Phelan Evans-Earl; Rowan Budlong; Chris McClave; Matt Johnston; MaryGay Broderick; Craig and Judy Heverly; Mary Taylor; John Hinman; Lorraine and John Herr; Deb Miller; Mary Earl; Susanne and Chuck Bateman; Michelle Waite; David Miller; Laura, Henry and Charlie Axon; and of course, Sonja Miller & Laurie McDowell. 
Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study

The Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study group is embarking on a 50 Day Bible Challenge from Forward Movement called, A Journey with Luke.  We will use their book to guide us on a daily reading and reflection on the Gospel of Luke followed by a question(s) for our own reflection. The book costs $10. This study concludes on Easter at which point we will start on a study of Acts for the 50 days of Eastertide. We meet from 9:30 to 11:00. The book is both interesting and informative. Please consider joining us next week as we get started.  Talk with Mother Liz if you have any questions or feel free to join us on Tuesday.
Our "Farewell to the Rector" Service was a beautiful, bittersweet gathering of friends from near and far as we bid Mother Laura godspeed on this next chapter of her life. 
From our Senior Warden:

Mother Laura leaves us with a wonderful legacy of kindness, compassion, and unity as she heads into her well-earned retirement. Now we begin our next chapter together, looking for a new rector at All Saints!

The Parish Profile, as you recall, shows the world what we are all about at All Saints. The Profile Committee worked hard to gather your thoughts, priorities, and comments. We again thank Ardis Weir, Chris McClave, Jerry Meter, Laura Axon, Ruth Mumm, and Mary Earl for putting together such a welcoming report. The Bishop read it and heartily approved it!

Now it’s your turn. 
Click here. to read a digital copy of our Parish Profile, or ask Cris in the office for a hard copy.

Ready, set, go!
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
Supply Priests Serving for the month of February:

February 11 - The Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel, Celebrant and Preacher
February 14 - Ash Wednesday - The Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel, Celebrant & Preacher
February 18 - The Rev. Canon Neysa Ellgren-Shepley, Celebrant and Preacher
February 25 - The Rev. Liz Powers, Celebrant and Preacher
Minutes of 2017 Annual Meeting
(addition to the 2018 Annual Meeting Booklet)
Respectfully submitted by Mary Earl


Call to order at 12:30 p.m.

Opening prayer: Mother Laura.

Appointed Mary Earl as secretary and approved the agenda.

Approved the minutes of the 2016 annual meeting.

Reviewed cannons concerning the election of members of the Vestry. Elected new members of the vestry for the class of 2020: Corey Banfield, Jacob Mathai, Deb Miller, and Ena Weick.

2019: Judy Clark, Laurie MC Dowell, Ruth Mumm.

2018: Elizabeth Allen, Chris Broderick, Amelia Brooks.

Elected delegates and an alternate to Diocesan convention: Ron Jones, Laurie McDowell, Nancy Carr, alternate: Shirley Jones.

Announced Ardis Weir as new member of the Endowment Committee for 2021. 2020: Joan Barnes, 2019: Matthew Johnston, 2018: Ken Meeker, 2017: Craig Gibson.
2017

Nominating Committee:  Judy Heverly, Chris McClave, and Ken Meeker.

The parish is instructed to read the Junior Warden and Senior Warden’s reports at their convenience.

Treasurer’s report by Jerry Meter:  Ended the year in surplus of $1,904.58 budgeted a deficit of $3,400.

Presentation of 2017 budget by Jerry Meter: It shows an anticipated deficit of $8,680. Expectations that will decrease with new building use funds.

Craig Heverly proposed changing banks from Wells Fargo to a more socially responsible institution. Discussion followed and it was decided to refer the issue to the finance committee and the Vestry.

 Appreciation for the outgoing Vestry and recognition of the church staff was made by Mother Laura.

Adjournment with Blessing at 1:30 p.m.


Pick up your copy of the

2018 Annual Meeting Booklet

on the table in the Narthex.
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
Thursday, February 8
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal


Friday, February 9
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies 


Saturday, February 10
Vestry Retreat
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry 

1:00 p.m. Chair Recovering
6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Anonymous Group 


Sunday, February 11
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:15 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II 
10:15 a.m. Godly Play
12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes

4:00 p.m. Youth Group
5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies


Monday, February 12
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
7:30 p.m. I Chuan


Tuesday, February 13
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, February 14 ~ Ash Wednesday
12:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service in Chapel
7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service in Sanctuary

7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan


Thursday, February 15
8:45 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer  
Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick; John Herr; Laurie Herr; Craig & Judy Heverly; Jim Hinman & Mary Taylor; Steve & Sue Hiscoe; Dean & Rosie Hostetter; Isaac Hudson.

Special needs, immediate concerns  
Nancy Bateman; Kim Higham (sister-in-law of Joan Barnes); George McCowan; Voth family; Waite family.
Ministry Schedule February 11, 2018
The Last Sunday after the Epiphany—Year B
  
Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Music Director & Organist Dr. James Denman
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Chuck Bateman
Jen Schafer; Esther Muiruri Lectors Chuck Bateman; Susan Hanks
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Ministers Chuck Bateman; Noah Kilian
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 Last Sunday after the Epiphany: You can find all the readings here:
 
  • Shrove Tuesday: Pancakes were traditionally eaten on the day before Ash Wednesday because they were a way to use up eggs, milk, and sugar before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. Shrove is the past tense of shrive, which means to gain absolution of sins by confession and repentance.
 
  • Ash Wednesday:  The first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross. Ash Wednesday is observed as a fast in the church year of the Episcopal Church. 
  
A large envelope titled "My First Draft" was found on Sunday, January 28th, after the 10:15 a.m. service. If you've lost your first draft, please see Cris in the office!

We invite you to take a look at our website often, not only to see how it is updated, but because when you do, our website will come up at the top when people are looking for a church.  It is based on how many "hits" or visits a website gets, the frequency of interest in the site. Jerry puts a lot of work into our website and it is beautiful. Check it out here!
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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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