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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
Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Lessons Appointed for the Fifth Sunday in Lent
You can find all the readings here:
The Season of Lent is well underway!
This Sunday, April 2, is the Fifth Sunday in Lent, the final of five Sundays leading us to Holy Week and culminating in the joy of Easter. We hope you will join us on our Lenten journey!
Mother Laura
Adult Forum

 Please join us in the Guild Room this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. as the Adult Forum takes one last look at the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. This 20-25 minute segment of "Jesus: The Complete Story" offers a scientific yet faith-filled view of these events. We look forward to an interesting discussion as we compare this film with the one just viewed the past two Sundays.
~Dn. Kathleen
Lenten Study:  Crossing the Wilderness
Come enjoy a soup supper and stimulating conversation in a safe space!
Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

April 5 – Moving Closer to the Cross
Continuing with Sam Robertson and with guest, Deacon Kathleen Borsch as we
Cross the Wilderness Together 
in part two of Anti-Racism Training 

"People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr. 
The Sunday of the Passion:  Palm Sunday, April 9
8:00 a.m. Palm Blessing and Eucharist
Gather in the Narthex

10:15 a.m. Blessing of Palms, Processional & Passion Narrative from St. Matthew        
Service begins outside by the Meditation Garden on Woodstock 
Maundy Thursday, April 13
7:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Last Supper

All are invited to participate in the Eucharistic meal as well as the foot washing, symbolic of the servant ministry Jesus instituted with the disciples, with the Stripping of the Altar
Good Friday, April 14
12:00 Noon Stations of the Cross in the Church: the traditional Stations said before each of the fourteen images of Christ’s passion

7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy.  Principal Service of the day with sermon and music led by the Chancel Choir, the Veneration of the Cross, and Eucharist from the Reserved Sacrament
The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday Night, April 15
8:00 p.m. The service dating to the fourth century begins at the door of the Church in darkness with the lighting of the new fire, from which we light the Paschal Candle, hear the ancient Exsultet sung by our Deacon, and re-tell the stories of God’s love and call to us. The readings will be shortened.  With the announcement that the Lord is risen and the ringing of bells, we celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter.  Incense is used at this liturgy.
Easter Day, Sunday of the Resurrection, April 16
8:00 a.m. Festive Easter Eucharist, Rite I, in the Church with Chancel Choir

9:15 a.m. Easter Breakfast for Choir and Clergy in Parish Hall

10:30 a.m. Festive Easter Eucharist, Rite II, with Children’s Flowering of the Cross, Choirs and Brass, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, and Welcoming New Members
Dear All Saints family,
The official date of my retirement has been reset to February 1, 2018, with the full knowledge and support of the Bishop and our Vestry.
The Church Pension Group is changing a policy on January 1, 2018 which will affect my pension level for the good.  To come under that plan, I discovered I need to postpone my retirement until after Christmas and our Annual Meeting in January.  Thankfully, the extension of two months has the potential to provide a smoother transition for the parish. Feel free to talk with me about it and to share your thoughts and feelings.
We have ten months left together in ministry - let's make the very best of it!
Mother Laura
Palm Crosses

No experience required!
You will learn, in short minutes, the art of making palm crosses.
Come help us prepare for Palm Sunday by folding palm fronds into crosses. Please join us for this fun workshop led by Chuck and Susanne Bateman.

Saturday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m.
in the Guild Room

Taxes and pledges: 

A member of All Saints was preparing her taxes and found the year end giving statement, only to discover, that she had not paid her 2016 pledge in full.  She asked if we were still accepting these donations, and I assured her all gifts, even belated gifts are welcome.  Just so you know.

(on behalf of the finance committee)
Pentecost Offering Grant: The Meditation Garden
Each year an offering is taken on Pentecost Sunday and divided by the Diocesan Council between two types of project grants. Half goes to programs, and the other half to "bricks and mortar" projects.

In 2016, All Saints (Portland) received a $950 grant for a "bricks and mortar" project called the Meditation Garden. Not only would a more beautiful garden enhance the area for our All Saints family, but would be an invitingl welcome to Hot Meals guests and the wider Woodstock community. 

Following a plan to create a beautiful, safe, and low-maintenance space, All Saints volunteers enclosed the area with native ferns and vinca. They brought in three large boulders (over 600 pounds each!) for seating that is both beautifully natural. They preserved the two large trees that were already there and enclosed them and the ferns with edging. The center of the garden is fine pea gravel. There is nothing in the garden that can easily be picked up and used for mischief! The low plants and the open trees provide serenity, and ensure openness for safety.  

This ambitious plan was carried out through the grant of the Diocesan Council and the work of terrific All Saints volunteers. Thank you to everyone who carried out this sometimes back-breaking work!
(Sent out through The Diocesan Digest, March 2017)
at All Saints Church
April 29th
10:00 - Noon

Please bring rakes, clippers, shovels if you have them.
Sign up sheets will be available in Parish Hall.  

Lunch provided for all workers!
Call Judy Clark 605-670-8141 for more information. 
Eastmoreland Garage Sale:
Chris McClave has graciously agreed to host the All Saints Garage Sale during the Eastmoreland Neighborhood Garage Sale.  Please start setting aside good condition items for the sale. 

The following items have been found to sell well: easily moved furniture that is clean, in usable, salable condition, 1950’s furniture and decorations are very desirable, toys, games, everyday dishware, kitchen utensils, vases, small portable appliances, outdoor furniture good condition, picture frames, tools, garden tools, prints, posters, paintings, holiday decorations, costume jewelry, working lamps, good condition children’s books, books, CDs and DVDs. 

Based on previous experience we will NOT be collecting: clothing, shoes, outdated electronics, large appliances, plants, mattresses, stuffed animals, bedding, pillows, VHS tapes. 

If in doubt ask one of the members of the fundraising committee, we have sold large difficult to move items via Craig's list: Chris M, Nancy Carr, & Sonja
Whooooo among you would like to help out in the office while Cris is away?
We need volunteers for telephone coverage during office on the following days:
Monday, April 17 
Tuesday, April 18
Wednesday, April 19
Thursday, April 20

Give Cris a call at (503) 777-3829 if you would like to help!
Hot Meals has had success in filling all our volunteer positions!  Thanks to all who have stepped up.  Our numbers have been holding pretty steady at around 80 to 95 people each week. 

Unfortunately, the donations to buy what we need have dropped quite a bit starting last December.  We need $250 to $300 a month to cover the supplies and food.  Cost of food at the Food Bank has increase as has the cost of items from Cash & Carry.  You can donate to this vital ministry by writing a check to All Saints with the notation "Hot Meals." Your gift to Hot Meals and your pledge tax deductible. Thank you.
Nancy Patrick.

NAMI Multnomah
Do you have an adult family member or friend living with mental Illness?
Family-to-Family Classes Spring 2017
Led by Chuck Martin, President of NAMI Oregon
Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in SE Portland: April 18-June 27.

Class meets once a week for 12 weeks, and we ask that participants commit to attending most or all of the sessions to get the most out of the information and sharing with fellow participants.

All NAMI classes are at no cost to participants,
but require pre-registration so we have enough class materials.

Call 503-228-5692 to register!
Thursday, March 30
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, March 31
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, April 1
8:30  a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals -- Youth

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, April 2
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist: Rite I - Lent 5
9:00 a.m. Emergency Management Plan Meeting in Library
9:30 a.m. Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum in Guild Room
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist Rite II -  Lent 5
11:45 a.m. Building & Grounds Committee
4:00 p.m. Youth Group
5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Monday, April 3
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
3:45 p.m. Suzuki Group Lessons
7:00 p.m. Altar Guild Meeting
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, April 4
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, April 5
9:00 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
6:00 p.m. Lenten Soup Supper & Study
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, April 6
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Touring Club
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Dean & Rosie Hostetter; Isaac Hudson; Nancy Janecek; Jann Jasperse; Darek Jenkins; Matthew Johnston & Dawn Odell, Alex, William; Ron & Shirley Jones; John & Micky Keiter.
Special needs, immediate concerns
Nancy Bateman; Sally Campbell; Jude Leahy; Bill Stewart.
Those to receive The Sacrament of Baptism
Lucius Stephenson-Carr; Lucius Krause.

Ministry Schedule April 2, 2017:
The Fifth Sunday in Lent—Year A
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Director of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Jerry Meter
Mary Camman, Jake Mathai Lectors Jerry Meter, Lucille Pierce
Nancy Janecek Intercessor Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Ministers Jerry Meter, Warren Schafer
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Ejy Agum & Earl Woodruff
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Kathy Martin
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Geri Dash & Donna Woodruff
Seeking Wellness: Keep It Simple Sister

May 20th 2017 St Paul’s Episcopal Church 1440 Liberty St. SE Salem Oregon Episcopal Church Women, in the Diocese of Oregon, are inviting you to hold the date of May 20th for an exciting spirituality day called “Seeking Wellness: Keep It Simple Sister”. This event is open to all women.

The focus will be on spiritual and physical health. Our keynote speaker will be noted author and lecturer Elaine Sanchez. There will also be a variety of spiritual and relevant workshops.

The cost of event, which includes luncheon and snacks, is $25.00. Pre-registration is required. More information along with the registration forms will be available in the next few months. If you have any questions, please feel free to call: Elizabeth Loring 503-364-4379
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

You see a letter like this every year from your presiding bishop with a request to support the
Good Friday Offering. Why? Because we walk the walk of Christ when we walk in solidarity
with the Christians of the Middle East, who keep the faith in the very land Jesus called home. We
walk the walk of Christ when we advocate for the voices of those who work fearlessly for peace
in the midst of unremitting violence. We walk the walk of Christ when we support ministries of
healing, education, pastoral care, and interfaith cooperation rooted in a deep desire for a future
full of reconciliation and hope.

The Good Friday Offering is our opportunity to add some of the substance of our lives to the
substance of our prayers. You have heard me talk about the Jesus Movement so much in these
past months. Jesus of Nazareth is not about the talk of faith. He is not about the walk of faith. He
is about both the talk and the walk. The Jesus Movement is about the journey we share with a
world desperate to see examples of the love of God lived out in each one of us to empower
compassion and mercy for all people in all places.

The Jesus Movement is manifested through opportunities like the Good Friday Offering to stand
in solidarity with our sisters and brothers throughout the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle

I ask you to join me in the journey of faith as part of the Jesus Movement in supporting the Good
Friday Offering again this year.

May God bless you and the love we share in our Lord and Savior.

Your brother in Christ,
Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church

Grow your faith at camp!

Episcopal Week at Suttle Lake Camp will be July 24-29, 2017. It is for children and youth currently in grades 1-12. Registration is now open and the early bird discounts ends May 5!

Campers who have completed 3-12 grades can sign up for a full week of camp, now called Summer Camp Week 2.
 Click here for more information and a link to registration.

Campers who have completed 1-4 grades can sign up for a few days of camp (July 24-27), now called Intro Summer Camp Week 2. Click here for more information and a link to registration.

Camp scholarships are available for up to $100 per camper. Click here for the application. Scholarship Application – Episcopal Camp

Information about all the camp & retreat options available to us through our partnership with the Camp & Retreat Ministries of the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church is online at

More Camping Opportunities:  The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon has a fabulous camping ministry at the Ascension Camp & Conference Center in Cove, Oregon. Check out all their offerings for children, youth, adults & families at

For more information, please contact
The Rev. Carol W. Sedlacek
Missioner for Camping & Youth Ministries
11800 SW Military Lane
Portland, OR 97219
971-204-4124 office
541-401-4606 cell


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

  • Safeguarding God’s Children
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment and Exploitation

Who should attend and why?

In striving to live out our Baptismal Covenant we are called to respect the dignity of every human being. As the people of God in the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon we are committed to the safety of all God’s people. This recommendation outlines who is required to attend which of the training sessions.

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.

Please Note: The deadline for registration is 12pm on the Tuesday preceding the scheduled training. Additional registrations will be accepted, but trainings that do not have at least 12 people pre-registered by 12pm on the Tuesday before the scheduled trainings will be cancelled. If we have to cancel a training, those who have pre-registered will be notified of the cancellation.

If none of the currently scheduled trainings work for you, please use the training request form to give us some details about times and locations that would be convenient for you, to help us plan future trainings.

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

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