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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. Mary Anne Gard, Assisting Priest
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Celtic Cross
O God, who on the holy mount didst reveal to chosen witnesses thy well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King
in his beauty; who with thee, O Father, and 
thee, O Holy Ghost,
liveth and reigneth, one God, world 
without end
BCP, p. 191
SOCK SUNDAY- February 7
Warm men's socks (new and/or clean, slightly used) are needed. The Mustard Seed ladies invite all to contribute a supply of warm winter socks. A basket will be in the Parish Office as well as at the rear of the chapel. This is an outreach project that will be offered to the patrons of the Saturday Hot Meals.  The socks will be distributed at the Mustard  Seed on Saturday, Feb 13. As we celebrate our loved ones on Valentine's Day, let us remember those in need.
 
PANCAKE SUPPER

Tuesday, February 9th
5:00 - 7:00pm
 
Family:  $13.00
Adults:  $6.00
Children under 12:  $3.00

 
Pancakes, Ham, Applesauce, and Beverages
 
Ardis Weir
Ash Wednesday Services

12:00 p.m. Service in the Chapel with imposition of ashes.
7:00 p.m. Service of Holy Eucharist with the imposition of ashes and Chancel Choir.
Looking Ahead
Saturday, February 6, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Vestry Retreat Day - at St. John the Baptist

Saturday, February 13, 2:00 p.m.
Death Matters: Tea and Sympathy,
    led by Rev. Mary Anne Gard

Wednesday, February 17, 6:30 p.m.
Death Matters:
   Memorial Wall - Ardis Weir
   Columbarium - Pamala Clarke           
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick; Craig & Judy Heverly; Steve & Sue Hiscoe; Dean & Rosie Hostetter; Isaac Hudson.
Special needs, immediate concerns: 
Nancy Patrick; Rebekah Borsch; Jeanne McDowell; Ambrosia; Bettie Meeker; Sara Revak; Lois Nissen; Ted Rossitter and Family.
The 2016 Altar Flower Chart is now in the Narthex. Many of the parishioners signed up for giving of Altar Flowers at our Parish Meeting last Sunday. Thank you for that! There are, however, many Sundays open for additional sign-ups. The chart gives the opportunity to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, special happenings, remember events and loved ones through flowers at the Altar. Simply sign up on the chart; spaces for two donors are provided for each Sunday. You need only to sign your name on the chart. You will then be called by an Altar Guild member to find out what you would like put in the Sunday Bulletin and asked if you have a flower color or flower preference in mind. Thank for your contributing to our Sunday services through your giving of flowers.
Nancy Carr
Thursday, February 4
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


Friday, February 5
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
6:00 p.m. NA

Saturday, February 6
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Vestry Retreat Day at St. John the Baptist
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals 

7:00 p.m. NA


Sunday, February 7
LAST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I

10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
12:15 p.m. Executive Comm.


Monday, February 8
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
6:00 p.m. Girl Scout Daisy Group


Tuesday, February 9
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
4:00 p.m. Girl Scout Daisy Group
5:00 p.m. Banners

5:00 p.m. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
6:30 p.m. AA
7:30 p.m. Finance Committee


Wednesday, February 10
11:00 a.m. DOK
12:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service
7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service


Thursday, February 11
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

FEBRUARY 1, 2016, LAST SUNDAY AFTER the EPIPHANY, Year C

Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, February 1st:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Worship Leader:
 Nancy Janacek
Lectors:  Mary Camman, Deona DeLong

Intercessor: Nancy Janacek
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Worship Leader:
Jerry Meter

Lectors: Jerry Meter, Joanne Osborne
Intercessor: Joanne Burgess

Eucharistic Ministers: Jerry Meter, Sara Zito, Ron Jones
Acolytes: Henry Axon, Liora Banfield,  Emma Lain

Usher: Earl Woodruff
Greeter
Coffee Hour: Geri Dash, Donna Woodruff
Lessons
Lessons Appointed for the
Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C

Exodus 34:29-35

Psalm 99
2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
Luke 9:28-36

DEATH MATTERS
So teach us to number our days, that we may present to you a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)
When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son!  Then he said to the disciple, Behold your mother!  And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.  (John 19:25-27)

 
The Bible tells us, health care professionals urge us, estate planners remind us, and our families need us, to prepare for “a good death.”  A good death must be addressed on many levels. 
 
Please join us for all of our Lenten DEATH MATTERS activities this year, to prepare yourself for a good death, as Christ modeled for us.  These sessions are appropriate for adults of all ages.


Saturday, February 13, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Tea & Sympathy - In a friendly, safe and confidential space, we will talk about death. This is not an information session, bereavement support, nor grief counseling session. It's only purpose is to talk about death without expectations. It's only requirement is that you respectfully listen to the sharing of others. Tea and cake will be served. Directed by Rev. Mary Anne Gard, Hospice and Hospital Chaplain.

Soup Supper Series, Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30
Memorial Wall at All Saints, Ardis Weir
Columbarium at All Saints, Pamala Clarke

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It is important to attend all of the 3 following Wednesday classes*. Each builds on the other. 
Presenter: Gretchen Brauer-Rieke, RN, MSN


*Soup Supper Series, Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30
Class #1
Let's Talk about Death - or not?
Death in the U.S. today – how it has changed, why our culture is so death-avoidant, consequences of avoidance when coming to the end of our own lives.

*Soup Supper Series, Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30
Class #2
Steps to Creating an Advance Plan End of Life
Going through the handout and describing each step, less emphasis on documentation because that will be the next class, more emphasis on the importance of discussing our wishes with loved ones and health care providers.

*Soup Supper Series, Wednesday March 9, at 6:30
Class #3
Documenting our Wishes in Oregon
Specific instructions for Oregon Advance Directive and POLST, including more information on the major decisions that the forms ask about (specifically tube feedings, life support, and CPR).

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Soup Supper Series, Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30
(Facilitated by Rev. Mary Anne Gard)
Exploring Burial of the Dead Liturgy in the BCP

Dyings an important event, she said.  You cant rehearse for it.  All you can do is try to prepare yourself and others.  You can try to do it right.” (Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety
News from the Diocese of Oregon
SAFE Church 2016
The following SAFE Church trainings have been scheduled for 2016:
Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers
Saturday, February 27, 1:00-5:00 – St. Matthew, Portland
Saturday, March 5, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard


Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith
Saturday, February 27, 8:30-12:30– St. Matthew, Portland
Saturday, March 12, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard


Safeguarding God’s Children
Saturday, February 27, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard
To register on-line registration click here:


http://arena.episcopaldioceseoregon.org/default.aspx?page=3113
WOMEN'S CURSILLO WEEKEND
 
Coming Soon
 
Women's Cursillo Weekend
May 20-22, 2016
St. Francis of Assisi, Wilsonville

 

If you are interested in attending, ask a Cursillista,
your priest, or contact Winnie Carey.
winniecarey@ymail.com
503-932-7464
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.
OUR MISSION
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.
" Love all of God's creation, the whole and every grain of sand of it. Love every leaf, every ray of God's light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love."
--Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
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