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All Saints Episcopal Church

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

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

O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Happy Spring!
Our Dogwood and Eastern Redbud trees are blossoming
and the sweet fragrance of a new season returns!

All Saints Prayer Shawl Ministry

We will meet after the second service on Sunday, April 22, at 11:45 a.m.
Please join us!
Senior Warden Report April 18, 2018

Spring Greetings!
“An ideal Spring day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken!”  Aren’t you just itchin’ to get outside and into the garden?  The next week or so will be a series of “ideal Spring days.” I can hardly wait.

We are still waiting on the Diocese to get applications to our Search Committee.  We will have them before our May 5th meeting.  Remember, if you have any ideas or comments regarding what you think  All Saints might want in a new rector, get that info to one of the Search Committee members before Monday, April 30.  Members are:  Deb Miller, Chris Broderick, Steve Dieterich, Laurie McDowell, John Keiter, Jim Denman, and Nancy Carr.

Security is an issue we all need to keep in mind. In the past week, an outside door was left closed, but unlocked. Two windows in the sanctuary were left unlatched, allowing the wind to blow them open. You can help those that must lock up after everyone leaves on Sunday by doing a quick check of nearby doors and windows in the Parish Hall and the Sanctuary, making sure they are secured. We will be speaking to building users who are here during the week about this issue.  Let me know if you’d be willing to be on a committee to get some protocols in place so the task does not fall on any one person.

And now, the garden is calling to me and I must go!

Thank you,
Laurie McDowell

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

Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King will be on hiatus until September. Enjoy these beautiful days!

Chris McClave's beloved cat, Cookie, is seeking a new family and home. She is a sweet two-year old tabby and would prefer a home without other cats or dogs. She is an indoor-only cat.

If you would like more information about adopting Cookie, please contact Kathy Martin. 
"All Saints Blue Aprons"

If you have some of our blue aprons home to launder or borrowed a couple for a special event, might you please return them, laundered, to the kitchen. We are missing ten of the blue aprons. The aprons are used for Hot Meals, for Sunday Coffee Hour and other All Saints' events. Should you have an apron home because you love having it in your kitchen, that is fine; simply leave $20 with Cris in the office and we will order more of the blue aprons and have them embroidered.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
~ Nancy Carr
A word from your deacon ...

The ladies of the Mustard Seed Thrift Shop have been giving socks and other clothing items to the homeless for years. We are now in the process of expanding this ministry and organizing a space that will also include personal care items. We now gratefully accept small hygiene products year-round, from hotel stays, trial size, dollar stores, etc. Please drop these off with Dn. Kathleen.  
Thank you.
There are jackets, umbrellas and other items overflowing the Lost and Found. Please check to see if you left an item. On May 1, I will give remaining items to the Mustard Seed.
Thank you!
~ Cris.
"Come, Holy Spirit" is the theme for the 2018 Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Diocesan Spirituality Day to be held from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Check-in/registration begins at 8:30 am. The women of St. Mary's, Eugene are hosting this annual event on behalf of the diocesan ECW Board.
All women in the diocese are invited to attend!
The day will begin with a service and a keynote speaker. This will be followed by workshops addressing a variety of spiritual and practical issues. There also will be time to visit the market place and enjoy a visit with new and old friends over a delicious lunch.
Please visit for further details including the registration form.
Thursday, April 19
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Convenes

Friday, April 20
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, April 21
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry 

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

Sunday, April 22
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:15 a.m. Holy  Eucharist, Rite II ~ Youth Sunday
11:45 a.m. Shawl Ministry

5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Monday, April 23
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, April 24
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, April 25
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, April 26
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Ejy & Patience Agum, Amaka, Nonso, Chisom; Lisa Alan; Elizabeth Allen & Duane Kilian, Elijah, Miriam; Patti Allen; Marjorie Ashcraft; Laura Axon, Henry, Charlie.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Rowan Budlong; Sherri Froeber; Emma Lain; Howard Leavenworth; Ruth Mumm; Belinda Nissen; Jim Soland; Emily Springer; Guy Van Ortwick (Dale Van Ortwick's
brother); Waite Family.

Ministry Schedule April 22, 2018
The FourthSunday of Easter —Year B

Rev. Dr. Robert Williams Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Dr. Robert Williams
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Director of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
  Family Choir Director Belinda Nissen
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Darek Jenkins
  Lectors Darek Jenkins; Youth
Nancy Janecek Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Ministers Noah Kilian; Larry Chalew
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Youth
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Pat Roach & Barbara White
Lessons Appointed for The Fourth Sunday of Easter: You can find all the readings here:
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 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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