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All Saints Episcopal Church

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

The Rev. Andria Skornik, Rector
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Set your clocks back one hour
before you go to sleep on Saturday,
and enjoy that hour before coming
to meet our new rector at church
this Sunday, November 4!
Greetings All Saints,
It’s finally here! I have been counting the days and can’t wait to get to worship with you all this Sunday. I hope you will be able to join us as we celebrate the Feast of All Saints in our 8:00am and 10:15 services and then continue the festivities in the welcome receptions afterwards in the Parish Hall.
In the few interactions and introductions I have had thus far, I can tell this is a great parish. In the coming months, I sincerely hope to have time to get to know each of you more. I will be posting some times to meet that you can sign up for in the Narthex. Or, you can email me to set something up. I am happy to meet at the church, or come to wherever it’s convenient.
You have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be as we begin these exciting next steps together.
Blessings to you all,
The Rev. Andria Skornik
Adult Forum

Please join us for an informal gathering and conversation with our new rector, Rev. Andria Skornik, this Sunday, November 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
We are most grateful for the 61 pledges of $125,707 that we have received so far in our 2019 Stewardship Campaign bringing us closer to our goal of $160,000.  We asked you to join us in a leap of faith as we press toward this new goal for the upcoming year so that we can continue to support our amazing programs, staff, and having Mother Andria work with us to begin a new vision. We really do need all of your help to close this gap and reach our goal of $160,000. If you have not yet pledged for 2019, please consider doing so. A committee will be following up with those who haven’t turned in their pledges.  Pledge Cards are available in the Narthex or from the Church Office if you need one. Please know that your generous contributions to All Saints help make us a vibrant worship community and are truly appreciated by us. Thank you all for your continued vital financial support as we begin preparations for our 2019 Budget.
Jerry Meter, Treasurer
If you're looking for a fun night out or a great way to meet new people and get connected at All Saints Episcopal Church, we invite you to join a Supper Club. Supper Clubs are monthly gatherings where people, married or single, with or without the kids, can gather for fun, food and fellowship. If you are new to our community or if you've been around for years, there’s a Supper Club just for you. 
Sign ups will be in the parish hall after each service.  If you prefer, you can email Laurie McDowell

Please sign up by November 11 so we can put groups together.  There will be a kick-off potluck at the church on Friday, November 16, at 6:00 pm.

All Saints Supper Club Kick Off
Can you make it?  Friday, November 16, 6 pm, at the church, Supper Club will hold its “beginning of the season” potluck supper.  Groups will be announced and logistics will be discussed.  If you have signed up already, please come if you can.  If you haven’t signed up and are interested, this is a great opportunity to meet and make friends by joining a group. 
Groups usually meet every month, but each group can determine how often to meet.  Some groups prefer to meet at a host’s home while others prefer meeting at a local restaurant or choose to have a potluck at the church.
Questions? Call or email Laurie McDowell.

Supper Club
Purpose:  Supper Clubs are a great way to enjoy Christian fellowship and hospitality outside of church services on Sunday mornings.  Dinners are held in a casual, but lively setting of six to ten people in a variety of settings—someone’s home, at the church, at a restaurant, in a park—many options!
Training:  None needed
Commitment:  Groups generally meet at least four or five times from October to May.  Some groups choose to meet through the summer, as well.  The host provides the main meal and the guests fill in the rest.
Contact:  Laurie McDowell
Join us for
in the Mustard Seed
Book Nook Thrift Shop
1st & 3rd Saturday
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Mustard Seed Book Nook & Thrift Store
Come browse our holiday decor!
Christmas Shirts, sleepwear, ornaments, plus our great book selection.
New items brought up weekly!

Mustard Seed Book Nook & Thrift Store
4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Fri & Sat 11 to 3 pm
Incredible prices!
Daughters of the King will be meeting on the second Sunday of each month at 9:30 am. We will meet in the Guild Room if available or in the Parish Hall.  All interested ladies are welcomed to come to a meeting to find out about us and how to join.

For His Sake,  
Nancy Patrick
What a great bunch of workers!  Our thanks to the 20 helpers who came out last Saturday to put the church grounds to bed for the winter.  We appreciate your hard work!  They are:
Matt Johnston, David Miller, Mary Earl, Laurie McDowell, James McDowell, John Pitner, Hannah Pitner, Chris Broderick, Sarah Gibson, Thomas Gibson, Kathy Martin, Sonja Miller, Deb Miller, Rachel Blakeman, Judy Clark, David Waite, Steve Hiscoe, Michelle Waite, Steve Dieterich, and Greg Palaniuk. 

Bible Study Needs YOU!

Tuesday Morning Bible Study is NOW open to everyone, women AND men!

Join us as we explore A Journey Through Acts on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with social time and treats afterwards.

We look forward to seeing you!

A word from your deacon ...

We are gratefully accepting small hygiene products and other useful items year-round.
Currently we especially need shaving cream and razors. Please drop these off with Dn. Kathleen.  Feel free to ask me about current needs!

Thank you.
~ Dn. Kathleen
Check out this week's games at
Children's Bulletins by clicking 

This week's secret code for ages 3-6 is ARQZ53
This week's secret code for ages 7-12 is ETPEM0

* And find the Children's Bulletin in the basket
at the back of the Sanctuary every Sunday.
Thursday, November 1
8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
6:30 p.m. Girl Scout ~ Davis
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelmen
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, November 2
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
4:30 p.m. JCWC Event

Saturday, November 3
Convention at Seaside
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry

Sunday, November 4
8:00 a.m. Holy  Eucharist, Rite I 
9:00 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:15 a.m. Godly Play
11:30 a.m. Building & Grounds Committee
12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes

Monday,  November 5 - Office Closed
6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, November 6 - Election Day, Vote!
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Bible Study ~ Men & Women Welcome!
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA 

Wednesday, November 7
6:00 p.m. Parenting Class
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, November 8

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Francine Titherington; Dale & Cynthia Van Ortwick, Robin Ramsdell; David & Michelle Waite, Christian, Liam; Ena Weick; Ardis Weir; Barbara White; Christopher Williams.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Gail McCowen; Warren Schafer; Emily Springer; Tanya ten Broeke; Willie & Echo Wayman (friends of Susan Hanks).
Ministry Schedule November 4, 2018
All Saints Sunday —Year B
Rev. Andria Skornik Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Andria Skornik
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Dir. of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Chris Broderick
  Lectors Chris Broderick; Francine Titherington
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Minister Chris Broderick; Laurie McDowell
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Ejy Agum & Bill Habel
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Kathy Martin
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Geri Dash; Donna Woodruff
Lessons Appointed for All Saints Sunday:
Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9
Psalm 24
Revelation 21:1-6a
John 11:32-44

You can find all the readings here:

Presiding Bishop’s statement on Tree of Life tragedy

October 27, 2018

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued the following statement:

Dear Friends,

I’m here in Des Moines, Iowa at the convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa. It’s Saturday, and several hours ago you learned, as did we all, that a gunman entered Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. A number of people have been killed and wounded. Our Jewish neighbors, our brothers and sisters, are fearful and we must stand with them and provide comfort and support for them and for all. It is reported that the gunman not only ranted anti-Semitic sayings, he has also ranted and spoken against immigrants and refugees and other peoples.

We must pray, we must pray for him, we must pray for the spirit of our nation, that a spirit of love and compassion and goodness and decency would pervade, and that spirits of hatred and bigotry would be cast away. But, above all, at this time, pray for those who have died and for their families and their loved ones. Pray for those who are wounded. Pray for the first responders, pray for our brothers and sisters in the Jewish community. Pray for the Tree of Life synagogue. Pray for the City of Pittsburgh. Pray for America. Pray for us all.

And then, go out and do something. Do something that helps to end the long night and helps to bring in the daylight. Visit a neighbor. Remind our Jewish brothers and sisters that they do not stand alone. Care for someone. Love. Stand for what is right and good. Then pray. And then act.

And pray:

Our Father, who art in heaven,

            hallowed be thy Name,

            thy kingdom come,

            thy will be done,

            on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Forgive us our trespasses,

            as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

            but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,

            for ever and ever. Amen.

God love you. God bless you. And may God hold us all in those almighty hands of love.

The Most Rev. Michael Curry

Presiding Bishop and Primate

The Episcopal Church

Presiding Bishop’s statement on Tree of Life tragedy | Episcopal Church

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

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