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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

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
This Sunday, October 1, at 9:30 a.m. in the Guild Room, the Adult Forum will continue a 12-week study featuring the videotape series "The Religions of the World." Narrated by actor Ben Kingsley, it presents an overview of Buddhism, Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Islam. 

This series can help us find greater understanding and mutual respect for the beliefs of our neighbors and coworkers. You can drop in on the class on any given Sunday. No preparation needed! Please join us.

Oct. 8 – Judaism, Part 1
Oct. 15 – Judaism, Part 2
Oct. 22 – Catholicism, Part 1
Oct. 29 – Catholicism, Part 2
Nov. 5 – Protestantism, Part 1
Nov. 12 – Protestantism, Part 2
Nov. 19 – Islam, Part 1
Nov. 26 – Islam, Part 2

~ Dn. Kathleen
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 1

On Sunday, October 1 during both services, we celebrated the feast day of the Patron Saint of Animals, Saint Francis of Assisi. It's customary that in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi's love for all creatures, animals are led to churches for a special ceremony called the “Blessing of the Animals.”

It was pure joy to welcome all your beloved furry and feathered friends ... 5 dogs and 5 cats!
We invite you to take a look at our website often, not only to see how it is updated, but because when you do, our website will come up at the top when people are looking for a church.  It is based on how many "hits" or visits a website gets, the frequency of interest in the site. Jerry puts a lot of work into our website and it is beautiful. Check it out!
Come, lend a hand with a fun, needed project!
  • Friday, October 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m in the Parish Hall.
Tools will be supplied but staple guns are welcome so that more than one person can staple at a time. Just show up or call Mary at 503-964-3242 or email

Thank you,
Mary Earl
  • Sunday, October 15 - Mother Laura Truby's 5th Anniversary as our Rector.
  • Sunday, October 29 - 4:00 p.m. - Annual Halloween Concert with Dr. Jim Denman at All Saints, followed by Halloween party.
  • Saturday November 4 - Fall Clean-up Day from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Sunday, November 5 - All Saints Feast Day Celebration with Holy Baptism followed by Parish Brunch at 11:45 a.m.
Hot Meals needs a 3rd Saturday Cook!

Mary Earl has volunteered to be a helper, and an experienced cook has come forward beginning in December! In the meantime, we do need short-term cook volunteers who could fill in with guidance from Nancy Patrick, if needed.  
Thank you!
Join us Sunday, October 29th for Halloween fun for the whole family! We'll begin at 4:00pm with a spooky organ concert featuring the work of Music Director Jim Denman alongside several talented members of our church family, and immediately following the concert there will be a Halloween party in the Parish Hall, with snacks, candy, games, and more! Everyone is invited, and costumes are welcome - see you there!
Thanks to generous donations from Homestead School and our  members, we are getting close to our goal of paying for the newly planted trees on the Green.  These new trees help give a sense of peace and serenity to our green space.  They make the space ideal for our worship services and other events, and for play space for our children and the preschoolers.

If you want to help out, please go to PayPal (Dogwood trees tab), or give a check to All Saints/ Tree Fund to treasurer Jerry Meter or assistance treasurer Susanne Bateman.  Thank you for your support!   Judy Clark, Junior Warden  

It's time to put All Saint's grounds to bed for the winter!  We have lots of jobs for all energy levels and talents!  We need your help on:


10:00 AM - NOON

If you have pruning saws, lopers, rakes, shovels and brooms and could bring them, it would be appreciated.  

For more information call Judy Clark 605-670-8141.     THANK YOU!
My Bolivia, Remembering What I Never Knew

You can see a clip of this film by Rick Tejada-Flores on The full documentary should be available on the below website after October 8.

SAFE Church

SAFE Church Trainings provides awareness in the areas of sexual conduct and sexual abuse issues for both employees and volunteers working within the congregations and organizations of the Diocese of Oregon.

We offer two different programs that have been developed by the Church Pension Group:

  • Safeguarding God’s Children
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment and Exploitation
October 21, St. Stephen's, Portland

How do I register for SAFE Church?

 Click here to go to the online registration. After you have made certain you have supplied all of the requested information, submit your registration by clicking on the “Submit” button. You should receive a response saying your registration has been submitted. You will not receive further confirmation.

New Books of Common Prayer
The new Books of Common Prayer have arrived and are on display in the Parish Hall and in the Narthex.  Any parishioner who would like the opportunity to donate toward each book in memory of a loved one or dedicated to someone, now can do so. You can place the completed forms in the collection basket on Sunday, drop in the Church Office, or give them to me.  
The suggested donation per book is $15. A special memorial sticker will be made and put in the front of each BCP that are given in someone’s honor.  The Feast of All Saints is Sunday, November 5th, is a great time to honor your loved ones with a memorial BCP. That is our deadline for replacing the older and worn BCP’s in the Sanctuary with the new ones.  

When you see Bev Curtis, please thank her for making it possible to start this now almost completed project.  Thank you also goes out to the Vestry for making this project become a reality. 

Jerry Meter
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
Thursday, October 5
8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Touring Club
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, September October 6
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, October 7
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Sunday, October 8
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
9:15 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum in the Guild Room
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:15 a.m. Godly Play: The Great Family
12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Monday, October 9
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Parish Profile Committee Meeting
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, October 10
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 11
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, October 12
11:00 a.m. Daughters of the King
3:00 p.m. History Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer  
Judy Clark; Marcia Clark; Pamala Clarke; Bill & Jocelyn Cox; Jeani Crichlow & Rod Weick; Bev Curtis; Geri Dash; Deona Delong, Quinn, Vaughn; James Denman & Tamara Still.

Special needs, immediate concerns  
Susanne Bateman; Chris Broderick; Ken, Jann, Jacob, Bella & Gabe Jaspers;Nancy Patrick; David & Michelle Waite.
Ministry Schedule October 8, 2017
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost —Year A, Proper 22
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Music Dir. & Organist Dr. James Denman
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Mary Earl
Mary Camman & Jen Schafer Lectors Mary Earl & Laurie McDowell
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Ministers Mary Earl 
Peter Muiruri Ushers Bill & Jocelyn Cox
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Laurie McDowell & Chris McClave
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Rev. Liz Powers & Pat Roach

Lessons Appointed for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

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")

Scarcity:  Dumouchel refers specifically to scarcity that is humanly created. Although material goods in the world are finite, they can become more scarce than they really are through mimetic desire and especially mimetic rivalry. In an example commonly used by Girard, if a child reaches for a toy in a room filled with toys, and then all, or most, of the other children want that toy, toys have suddenly become scarce. In the dynamics of economics, scarcity can be created in various ways, particularly when people with the most economic power compete with one another, leaving little for other people.

Want to join the fight against toothache and gum disease?

Thank you to Barbara White for stepping up to help!

We still need two more volunteers to help once a month with our Dental Van Ministry on either the first or third Thursday of each month. Volunteers greet and check-in the patients; no experience required!

Other volunteers will always be present to provide orientation and assistance. 

Please contact Dn. Kathleen if you have questions. (503) 568-9420


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