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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
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
In Sympathy
Alicia Swindel passed away on Friday, January 5, 2017, at the age of 90.
A Memorial Service will take place in our Sanctuary this Saturday, January 20, at 3:00 p.m. with a reception following in Parish Hall.
May her soul rest in the everlasting peace of Christ in the place prepared for her.
~ Mother Laura
All Parish Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Following the 10:15 a.m. Service there will be a parish potluck in Watson Hall followed by our annual meeting in which we elect new members of the vestry, review our budget, and share important reports highlighting 2017. Please bring your favorite salad to share as we reflect on the year past and look forward to the year ahead.
All Saints will have one combined Farewell Service at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 28. A retirement reception for Mother Laura will  be held in the Parish Hall immediately after the service. Please join us as we bid farewell and wish Mother Laura all the best on her next chapter.
Crackin' Crab Feast
Tickets on sale now!
Saturday February 3, 2018.  Seating at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  $37.50 per person, internal senior discount $33.00. We are seeking some donated tickets so all parishioners can attend. Purchase a ticket for your loved one for Valentines Day, or to say thank you to someone whom you appreciate!

Purchase tickets here.

Volunteers to work as servers and kitchen help for the two seatings are gratefully asked to please contact Steve Dietrich at stevenrdieterich @ gmail (dot) com or after the 10:15 a.m. services in the Parish Hall.
AFFLUENZA (not Influenza)

3-week video series: January 7, 14, and 21

An outbreak of Affluenza has been reported in your area.

Swollen Expectations, Hypercommercialism, Shopping Fever, a Rash of Bankruptcies, Fractured Families, Chronic Stress, Social Scars and Resource Exhaustion.

Four out of five doctors recommend seeing the PBS production AFFLUENZA for instant relief. Join us for this informative video during Adult Forum.

Affluenza is a fascinating look at one of the greatest social maladies of our tiome: overconsumption and materialism. Hosted by National Public Radio's Scott Simon, the program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities, and the environment.
William Temple House:

Only one month after we took a full pickup truckload of your donated food items to William Temple House, the big blue barrel was once again overflowing!  On January 12th, they came and picked up our donation, filling the entire floor of their van. Many thanks to all who contribute. As we know, "hunger never takes a vacation."

~ Dn. Kathleen
Supply Priests Serving for the month of February:
February 4 - The Rev. Liz Powers, Celebrant and Preacher
February 11 - The Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel, Celebrant and Preacher
February 14 - Ash Wednesday - The Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel, Celebrant & Preacher
February 18 - The Rev. Canon Neysa Ellgren-Shepley, Celebrant and Preacher
February 25 - The Rev. Liz Powers, Celebrant and Preacher
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
Episcopal Cursillo of Oregon and SW Washington invites one and all to a Grand Ultreya Gathering on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 2pm – 3:30pm.  It will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, 805 SE Ellsworth Road, Vancouver, WA 98664.  Bring a friend, and a finger food to share.  Special music by ShepherdSong. Find and join us on Facebook under Oregon Episcopal Cursillo, and sign-up for Cursillo email at .  The next Cursillo Weekend for all adults will be held Thursday evening, May 31 – Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Oregon Christian Convention Center in Turner, outside Salem.
Thursday, January 18
8:45 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, January 19
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
3:00 p.m. Oregon Food Bank
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Saturday, January 20
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry 

3:00 p.m. Alicia Swindel Memorial Service
6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Anonymous Group 

Sunday, January 21
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
9:15 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:15 a.m. Godly Play
11:45 a.m. Parish Potluck

12:15 p.m. Annual Meeting Convenes
4:00 p.m. Youth Group
5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Monday, January 22
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, January 23
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Chair Recovering
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, January 24
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, January 25
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Parish Cycle of Prayer  
Bill & Jocelyn Cox; Jeani Crichlow & Rod Weick; Beverly Curtis; Geri Dash; Deona Delong, Quinn, Vaughn; James Denman & Tamara Still; Steve & Tina Dieterich.

Special needs, immediate concerns  
Nancy Bateman; Jim, Mark and Ann Swindel; Tom Truby; Waite family.

For the Repose of the Soul
Alicia Swindel.
Ministry Schedule January 21, 2018
The Third Sunday after the Epiphany—Year B
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Music Director & Organist Dr. James Denman
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Nancy Patrick
Jen Schafer; Mary Cammann Lectors Nancy Patrick; Chuck Kraft
Nancy Janecek Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Ministers Nancy Patrick; Ron Jones
Peter Muiruri Ushers Mary Earl; Laurie McDowell
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Barbara White
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Jude Leahy; Nancy Patrick
Lessons Appointed for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany: You can find all the readings here:

Girardian Glossary of Terms (as defined by Abbot Andrew Marr, OSB in "Moving and Resting in God's Desire: a Theology of Peace")

  • Acquisitive mimesis:  Imitating the desire of another person for the same object to the extent of entering into conflict with that person to acquire that object for oneself. 
  • World:  In some New Testament writings, especially in John's Gospel, it carries a negative connotation of referring to a collective of human attitudes opposed to God's desire.

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

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