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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
Christ be with me, Christ within me
Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort,
 and restore me.
Words: Ce­cil F. Al­ex­an­der, 1889.
Diocesan Convention 2015

2015 Diocesan Convention News

November 13-14, 2015
Ashland Hills Hotel
Ashland, Oregon 
2015 Convention Schedule

Attending from All Saints:
 Rev. Laura C. Truby & Rev. Mary Anne Gard
Not attending: Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch

Delegates: Noah Kilian, Laurie McDowell, Craig Heverly
Not attending: Larry Chalew-Fuller
Prayer for a Church Convention
Almighty and everlasting Father, you have given the Holy Spirit to abide with us for ever: Bless, we pray, with his grace and presence, the bishops and the other clergy and the laity here assembled in your Name, that your Church, being preserved in true faith and godly discipline, may fulfill all the mind of him who loved it and gave himself for it, your Son Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. 
 A fortunate group of 18 from All Saints had the pleasure of a historical tour of downtown Portland on Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 a.m. We met Katie Keller, our guide, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Northwest Portland. Trinity was the first Episcopal Church established in Oregon in May 1851, by a Rev. William Richmond from New York, with the organization of St. Paul’s in Oregon City just two weeks later. Our group then took the MAX train down to the waterfront to view some of the remaining  buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries and learn about the early days of Portland and our church. Fortunately, many of these old buildings, which do remain, are now being restored and used. Did you know that the city’s name was chosen by a coin toss between the two owners of the property along the Willamette River called simply “The Clearing”?  William Overton, from Boston, lost the toss to his partner Francis Pettygrove from Maine and our city thus became Portland.  So, thank you, Katie, for sharing your extensive knowledge of our church and of Portland with all of us. 
Lucille Pierce

We are writing this column so that the people of All Saints can better know the gifts we have among us in our senior members.
We begin with the stories of Dr. Warren and Jen Schafer.
Born in a small town in Colorado, Warren was the son of a farmer and a school teacher.  The year was 1919.  Warren's father died when he was just nine years old.  He and his two brothers were farmed out to relatives. At this young age he was expected to earn his keep by farming and herding cattle. In spite of being moved from one family to another during his childhood, he managed to graduate from high school in 1937. From there he joined the navy. It was in the service that he got his medical experience that led to dentistry. After leaving the navy, he graduated from college and then went to dental school here. He later set up a practice in Oregon City.

For the rest of the story click here:
Adult Class on Celtic Spirituality

Mother Laura's class continues this Sunday, November 15 at 9:15 a.m. in the Guild Room, encompassing the chapter on "The Cross".
Celtic Cross
Ancient & Modern Celtic Blessings
May the strength of God pilot us.
May the power of God preserve us.
May the wisdom of God instruct us.
May the hand of God protect us.
May the way of God direct us.
May the shield of God defend us.
May the host of God guard us
      against the snares of the evil one
      and the temptations of the world.
May Christ be with us 
      Christ above us
      Christ in us
      Christ before us.
May the salvation O Lord,
      be always ours
      this day and for evermore.

ECW will meet on Wednesday November 18 at 7:00 pm. Please join us. Because of our busy schedules in the coming weeks, we will not meet again until January 2016.
Micky Keiter
The Shawl Ministry meets on the fourth Sunday of each month.  All are welcome - you do not need to know how to knit or crochet. We will teach you but we also need distribution and organization helpers. Contact Mary Earl at or call (503)964-3242.

Canvas Pledge Sheet 2016
The latest!!!
85 pledges and $142,024.00

Amelia Brooks
Pick up your photo directory supplemental sheet this Sunday
or stop by the church office during the week.  
We have 14 additional individuals and families added.  

A big thank you to Jerry Meter for going the extra mile 
and doing this beautiful job for us!
Kathy Martin     
Hello Everyone,
I recommend Godly Play training to each one of you if you have the inclination. In the words of parishioners, Henry & Charlie Axon, "Mom, it is not fair that grown-ups do not get to do Godly Play." 

There is a training led by Caryl Menkus Creswell at Church of the Resurrection in Eugene starting Friday. The Diocese will pay half the fee for up to ten people.

Internal Peace to you all.
Laura Axon
For more info go to: 
Godly Play Wall Hanging
A new quilted wall hanging made for our Godly Play room was made by Sarah Gibson to replace the old paper one.  It represents the Seasons of the Church Year.  Stop by and see how much this adds to our children's space!  Special thanks to Sarah for this personal contribution.
Laura Axon & Mother Laura

A big thank you to all the men who accomplished an amazing amount of work on Veteran's Day, clearing out the old youth room and moving new furniture into our current youth room! 
Hot Meals Update
We need two dishwashers for first Saturdays. Mark & Reta Price are retiring. Thank you for your years of service!
We are also looking for donations of small turkeys for the Thanksgiving Dinner.

Thank you for Gifts Received
We thank the Westmoreland Men's Club and the Ladies of the Round Table that each donated $100.00 toward hot meals for our Saturday guests.  Both groups reside at Westmoreland Manor. Your monetary gifts on the first and third Sundays help keep this outreach vital!
Nancy Patrick
The Children of All Saints
invite You to an AdventFest

November 29

In the Parish Hall
Following both the 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharists.
Advent Soup Supper Series
December 2, 9,and 16
6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall

Praying our Visions:
Story, Gender, and Icons of the Theotokos

Over the course of three Wednesdays, we will come face to face with four different depictions of Christ's mother, side by side with the hymns and poetry which shape how we 'read' these images.  This class will be a little bit theology, a little bit gender theory, a little bit story, and an inroad into ways of praying with the "visual metaphors" of the Christian tradition.  Taught by Dr. Maria Gwyn McDowell, a member of Trinity Cathedral and scholar of gender, ethics and Eastern Christian traditions.

The CRABS are coming!!
Get ready for a CRACKIN' good time in January!
Thursday, November 12
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, November 13
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

Saturday, November 14
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA

Sunday, November 15
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:45 a.m. Refugee Sponsorship Meeting
12:00 p.m. Family Choir

4:00 p.m.  Youth Group

Monday, November 16
10:00 a.m.  Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice

Tuesday, November 17
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, November 18
1:00 p.m. Parish Life

5:00 p.m. CFC
6:00 p.m. NAMI Multnomah
7:00 p.m. ECW

Thursday, November 19
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
2:00 p.m. History Comm.

7:00 p.m. Rhododendron Soc.
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, November 20
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

Saturday, November 21
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA

November 15, 2015, Proper 28, Year B

Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, November 15th:
8:00 a.m. Rite I: 
Worship Leader: Ardis Weir
Lectors: Vaughan Spielman, Deona DeLong
Intercessor: Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
10:15 a.m. Rite II:
Worship Leader:
Chuck Bateman
Lectors: Chuck Bateman, Johanna Burgess
Intercessor: Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Eucharistic Ministers: Chuck Bateman,
Warren Schafer, Ron Jones, Elijah Kilian
Acolytes: Geoff Sasser, Noah Kilian, Henry Axon

Ushers: Mary Earl, Laurie McDowell
Greeter: Barbara White
Coffee Hour: Jude Leahy, Nancy Patrick
Lessons Appointed for Pentecost 25, Proper 28:
1 Samuel 1:4-20
1 Samuel 2:1-10
Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25
Mark 13:1-8
"... to commit a crime against the natural world is a sin. For humans to cause species to become extinct and to destroy the biological diversity of God's creation. for humans to degrade the integrity of Earth by causing changes in its climate, by stripping the Earth of its natural forests or destroying its wetlands, for humans to injure other humans with disease, for humans to contaminate the Earth's waters, its land, its air, and its life with poisonous substances -- these are sins."  
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.
The Diocese has a program in place called Stock or Mutual Fund Gifting for parishioners who would like to donate stock or mutual funds to their parish.  There is a form available in the Church Office that outlines the steps involved in this process.  We also have Goods Donation Letters and Monetary Donation Letters available as well for tax receipt purposes.  You can stop by the Church Office during regular hours to pick up any of these forms or contact Jerry Meter, Treasurer, for further information.
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.
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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