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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
Grant us, O Lord, not to mind earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed
among things that are passing away, to cleave to those that shall abide; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.. Amen.
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Are you longing for new adventures? Novel activities? Interested in making a contribution in a rewarding and enjoyable way? Look no further — why not JOIN THE CHOIR?
Chancel Choir Openings 
New voices in All Saints’ Chancel Choir are always welcome. We gather twice weekly to share time and talent, combining each other’s efforts in a parish ensemble that makes weekly contributions to All Saints’ worship life, leading music at the 10:15 service by supporting congregational singing and offering choral selections to enhance the celebration of the day.
Neither church membership nor auditions are required. Rehearsals are 7:30 to 9:00 on Thursday evenings, with Sunday rehearsal and service from 9:30 to 11:45. Please contact Jim Denman, parish Music Director, at 503-927-6177 or by email at
Family Choir Opportunity
Not able to schedule two events a week? Perhaps you have young singers in your family? Consider making a gift of your time in the FAMILY CHOIR. This intergenerational group rehearses each Sunday following the 10:15 service and coffee hour, singing on Youth Sunday (the fourth Sunday of every month). Parents and children welcome! Please contact Belinda Nissen, Family Choir director, through the parish office: (503) 777-3829.
Instrumentalists Invited!
Play an instrument? How about joining the Fourth Sunday Ensemble? This group welcomes players of every stripe to a read-through and musical offering, starting at 9:15 every fourth Sunday morning, and enhancing the 10:15 family service with rich and colorful accompaniment. Contact Jim Denman at the above phone or email to express your interest. We’re looking forward to having you join us!
--James Denman
Director of Music
Building & Grounds Committee
Meeting after church at 11: 45 in the Guild Room -
to discuss new preschool.
New Administrative Assistant
Our new Administrative Assistant, Cristina Breshears, began work on Monday, September 12, 2016. Please come and welcome her during office hours. Special thanks to her friend, Irene, for training her.
Mother Laura
All Saints Supper Club Sign-Up - This Sunday, the 18th!

Joining a supper club group is a great way to meet others in a casual atmosphere! 
Groups usually meet every other month, but each group can determine how often to meet. A typical group has 8 to 10 people in it and consists of a meal and conversation. Some groups prefer to meet at a host’s home while others prefer meeting at a local restaurant---there are many options.
Forms will be available on the table in the entry way on Sunday. Please fill in the form so that we know your preferences. Check or circle your responses. Return the form to the basket by the front entry of the parish hall. You can also email Laurie McDowell your responses.
We’re going to try something new this year with the Supper Club groups. You will have the option of keeping last year’s groups intact (if possible) and adding a few new members or opting to be in a new group.  Let me know your preference.
Questions?  Contact Laurie McDowell at

ECW (Episcopal Church Women) will meet on Wednesday September 21 at 7 p.m. We will welcome the new season with a speaker from the Oregon Food Bank who will share with us what it is all about. If you are able, please bring a donation of canned food to share with the Food Bank. All are welcome. If you have suggestions for future topics/speakers please contact Micky Keiter (503-695-2758). 
St Franics lover of creation
Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 2 in our Services

This year we are going to try something new!
The feast day of beloved St. Francis of Assisi, patron
of all creatures, great and small,
will be celebrated at our Sunday services at 8:00 and 10:15 a.m.
We invite you to bring your furry friends, well leashed
to church for their yearly blessing
and for our appreciation of God's blessings to us in them.
Joyce Gustafson has a new address ...

3550 SW Bond Ave., Apt 605.
Portland, OR 97239
Home: 503-688-6895
Cell: 503-819-4104
 Five Key Vestry Norms for Working Together
We stay focused on the issue at hand.
We are willing to negotiate and compromise.
We are able to take action without reaching full agreement.
We respect and invite differences of opinion.
We practice humility and charity.
Calendar Updates?
Please remember to give any changes
or postponements of scheduled meetings
or events to Cris in the Church Office
( so that she can update
the calendar on a weekly basis.
Thank you!
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Ejy & Patience Agum, Amaka, Nonso, Chisom; Ike & Joyce Agum, Ike, Chidinma, Simdi; Duane Kilian & Elizabeth Allen, Elijah, Miriam; Patti Allen; Marjorie Ashcraft.

Special needs, immediate concerns: 
Darek Jenkins; Jim Titherington; Miriam Lain; Kira; Rosie Hostetter; Susan Hanks; Dawn Odell; Jerry Meter; Timothy Patrick; George McCowan; Johanna Burgess; Rev. Liz Powers
Friday, September 16
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
8:00 p.m. "After Dark Cookies".

Saturday, September 17
11:00 Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals

7:00 p.m. NA
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, September 18
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite Ii
10:15 a.m. Godly Play Sunday School
11:45 Emergency Building & Grounds Meeting in Guild Room
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

Monday, September 19
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice

Tuesday, September 20

9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, September 21
7:00 p.m. ECW

Thursday, September 22
First Day of Autumn
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal




Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, Sept. 18th:

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
LECTORS: Esther Muiruri, Jen Schafer
USHER: Peter Muiruri
GREETERS: Peter & Esther Muiruri
COFFEE HOUR: Mikki  Wooldridge

10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

WORSHIP LEADER: Chris Broderick
LECTORS:  Lucille Pierce
INTERCESSOR:  Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Chris Broderick, Ron Jones
ACOLYTES: Elijah Kilian, Noah Lain
USHERS: Mary Earl
GREETERS: Barbara White
COFFEE HOUR: Jude Leahy, Nancy Patrick
Lessons Appointed for Proper 18, Year C
Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113
I Timothy 2:1-7
Luke 16:1-13

You can find the readings here (alternate version):
Announcing the SourceView Bible App.

It's with great excitement and joy that the long awaited launch of the SourceView Bible app is here. 

We want to thank you for your investment with us in this project by letting you be among the first in the world to download this app. As of today, we invite you to go to either the Apple or Google Play store to download the first edition  of the SourceView Bible App. 

The SourceView Bible app is here!  It is available for free in Apple and Android app stores.  Please feel free to download it for free and tell all your friends and family about it.  It is the result of a project of Mother Laura's brother David Hamilton and a large team engaged in helping develop the app over the past three and a half years.

To download, click here.
News from the Diocese of Oregon

Men’s and Women’s Cursillo Weekend

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - September 18 @ 4:00 pm

A Cursillo Weekend for both women and men will be held Thursday evening,
Sept. 15 through Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18, 2016, at the beautiful Molalla Retreat site outside Molalla. A Cursillo Weekend is a time of experiencing God’s love and a deep sense of community, with much prayer, laughter, singing, talking, sharing, and eating.
The Rev. Marianne Allison Joins William Temple House

William Temple House which we support monthly has hired The Rev. Marianne Allison as their nw Chaplain and Coordinator of Spiritual Care, a half-time position. Marianne did shadowing at All Saints in her preparation for holy orders and was ordained priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon last June. 
                                           Mother Laura
The Great Spiritual Migration Reading & Presentation
with Brian McLaren - Wednesday, September 21st, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

"Come hear Brian McLaren share from his new book, “The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian.” In his new book, Brian invites you to seize the moment and set out on the most significant spiritual pilgrimage of our time: to help Christianity become more Christian."

To register, click here:

Equipping the Preachers
September 23, 3 p.m. - September 24, 2 p.m.

"Join us for this fall leadership event in which we will consider excellence in preaching in the Diocese of Oregon.  Topics include the challenges of preaching Lectionary Year A and the Gospel of Matthew as well as investigating Multi-Generational preaching and the use of props for the most effective proclamation of God’s Word.  Clergy are expected to attend and Lay Preachers are invited and welcome to attend."

For more info click here:
Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches
October 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

"The Conflict Resolution Skills for Churches workshop teaches some basic skills that will help participants manage conflicts within their congregations in a healthier manner.
The goal of the workshop is prevention. We want participants to gain the understanding and the skills needed to prevent destructive conflicts. We also want participants to see how church conflict can be transformed into an opportunity to learn something new about God’s will for their church."

For more info 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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