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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. Mary Anne Gard, Assisting Priest
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Celtic Cross
Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted of Satan:
Make speed to help thy servants who are assaulted by manifold temptations; and ,
as thou knowest their several infirmities, let each one find thee mighty to save;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
BCP, p. 166

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.

All Soup Suppers begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by the study series at 6:30.

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
I am happy to announce that Noah Kilian, long-time member of All Saints, will assume the post of Youth Director on February 15, 2016.  Our Christian Formation Committee, consisting of parents of All Saints are very pleased he will assume this position. 

Our youth ministry has three components:  youth group on Sunday afternoons, Hot Meals on the 4th Saturday of the month, and youth liturgy and acolyting.  Noah is equipped in each of these arenas and brings relational gifts with our families and youth. Youth group is for youth 6th graders through high school.  Youth from St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukie also participate in our weekly program.

Rev. Laura Truby +

Noah is a cradle Episcopalian, and has been a member of All Saints' since 2002 when his family moved to SE Portland. At the time Noah was 12 years old, and finding a congregation with a loving and accepting youth group was a chief concern to him and his family. Since then Noah has grown up and come of age at All Saints' and was an active member of the youth group during his teenage years. He served as the interim Youth Minister in 2012 during the final stages of our search process for a new rector. Noah feels that he has learned a great deal about youth ministry - both from his time as the interim as well as from watching the excellent leaders who came after him – and is honored to have the chance to serve All Saints' in the capacity of youth minister again.

Noah graduated with highest honors from Portland Community College in 2011, and went on to graduate magna cum laude from Portland State University in 2014 with a BA in English. In addition to the myriad ministries that Noah performs at All Saints', he also works at Portland Metro Arts doing customer service, nonprofit marketing, and teaching theatre and music classes to kids.


Episcopal Week at Suttle Lake Camp will be July 18-23, 2016. It is for children and youth currently in grades 1-12. 

Campers who have completed 2-12 grades can sign up for a full week of camp, now called Classic Camp Week 1 at Suttle Lake (formerly called Awesome Adventures, Outer Limits & Beyond).

Campers who have completed 1-4 grades can sign up for a few days of camp, now called Classic Camp Week 1 (Intro Option) at Suttle Lake (formerly called Blast Off).

Camp scholarships are available for up to $100 per camper.

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

To view flyers, register, apply for a scholarship, or for more information about any of the camps click here:
or 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
Looking Ahead
Saturday, February 13, 2:00 p.m.
Death Matters: Tea and Sympathy,
    led by Rev. Mary Anne Gard

Wednesday, February 17, 6:00 p.m.
Death Matters:
   Memorial Wall - Ardis Weir
   Columbarium - Pamala Clarke   

Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 p.m.
Death Matters:
   Class #1: Let's Talk about Death or not?
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Beverly Jackson; Nancy Janecek; Jann Jasperse; Darek Jenkins; Aulani Johnson; Matthew Johnston & Dawn Odell, Alex, William.
Special needs, immediate concerns: 
Nancy Patrick; Rebekah Borsch; Jeanne McDowell; Ambrosia; Bettie Meeker; Sara Revak; Lois Nissen; Chet Rossitter and Family; George McCowen.
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 11
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, February 12
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, February 13
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals 

2:00 p.m. Death Matters: "Tea & Sympathy"
7:00 p.m. NA

8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, February 14
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I

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

Monday, February 15
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice

Tuesday, February 16
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study

5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Vestry

Wednesday, February 17
1:00 p.m. Parish Life Comm.
5:00 p.m. Outreach Comm.
6:00 p.m. Death Matters - Soup Supper

Thursday, February 18
9:00 a.m. DENTAL VAN
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
2:00 p.m. History Comm.
5:00 p.m. CFC
5:00 p.m. Girls Scout Daisy Group
7:00 p.m. Rhododendron Soc
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, February 14:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Worship Leader:
 Nancy Janecek
Lectors:  Esther Muiruri, Jacob Mathai

Intercessor: Nancy Janecek
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Worship Leader:
Larry Chalew-Fuller

Lectors: Larry Chalew-Fuller, Susan Hanks
Intercessor: Lucille Pierce

Eucharistic Ministers: Warren Schafer, Ron Jones
Acolytes: Liora Banfield,  Rowan Budlong

Ushers: Bill & Jocelyn Cox
Greeter: Christine McClave
Coffee Hour: Amelia Brooks, Patricia Kugler
Lessons Appointed for the
First Sunday in Lent, Year C

Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Psalm 91:1-2,9-16
Romans 10:8b-13
Luke 4:1013
The Vestry Bulletin Board above the mail boxes by the copy room off of the Parish Hall contains Financial Information for your perusal.  Here you will find the Vestry Approved 2016 Budget as well as the end of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget & Performance and Balance Sheets.  Each month following the Finance Committee meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and before the Vestry Meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, the current Budget & Performance Report will be included on this board.  It is important that you know where I’ve posted these documents as transparency of the financial information for All Saints is a key component of our communication together.  I am always available if you have any questions regarding any of these financial documents.
Jerry Meter, Treasurer
Dear Mother Laura,                  2 February 2016

On January 15th, I moved into Christian Towers, a senior living community. At Church of Our Savior, Fr. Joe Woodfin was recently ordained a priest. He is Priest-in-Charge. I miss all of you at All Saints! Thank you for the opportunity to serve while I was there! All Saints will be in my heart.

Love, Johnny [Townes]

138 E. Franklin Street, Apt. 409
Gallatin, TN 37066
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:
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.
For the past twelve years, the Diocese of Oregon has sponsored various diocesan-wide outreach projects.  The project for 2016, “
Pennies to Prosperity” was introduced at our diocesan convention in Ashland and will culminate at this year’s convention in Eugene. Millions of people around the world do not have sufficient access to markets and financial services. As a result, people are not able to earn enough to support themselves and their families.
Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners work to create economic opportunities and strengthen communities by finding creative ways
to generate and increase income for individuals and their families.
To read more, click 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, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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.
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