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All Saints Episcopal Church

4033 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 777-3829

www.allsaintspdx.org

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.
Pledge Drive In-Gathering
This Sunday, October 25 is the In-Gathering of our pledges!
You will have an opportunity to bring your pledge forward to place in an offering bowl along with pledges that have been previously submitted. Then they will be blessed and offered to God as our commitments for 2016.  Ushers will have pledge cards if you need one. 
STEWARDSHIP 2016
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
What is our goal?  
Our goal is for all pledges to increase by 10%.  A 10% increase is essential to maintaining our current staff and program.  
What do our pledges support?
64% of our budget pays salary, payroll taxes and benefits for our employees.  Mother Laura, our Rector, Jim, our Choir Director, Belinda, our Family Choir Director, Laura Axon, our Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Geoff, our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Joe, our Custodian and Irene, our Administrative Assistant.  These staff members support ongoing daily or weekly needs within our parish life and enable the ministries of all us, to support children and youth, do outreach, serve hot meals, worship, sing, and keep the building clean for other non-profit groups to rent.
12% pays our utilities water, gas, electric and trash pick-up.
9% is our contribution to the diocese as part of the Diocese of Oregon and the Episcopal Church of the United States and supports our regional and national ministries.
15% is for phone, office computer, bathroom supplies, printing, insurance and small program expenses.
100% supports us as a worshiping community ministering to the sick, the needy and the poor through our efforts as a community of faith, both within the All Saints family and outside in our neighborhood, city, diocese and nationally. Those who pay to use our building such as NAMI, AA, NA, and ROSS, help to support similar efforts through their own organizations, and All Saints provides them an inexpensive and hospitable place to meet.

Where do I put my pledge card when I have completed it?
Your pledge card can be put in the offering plate on Sunday, mailed to the church, or delivered to the church office. Additionally, we will have a formal In-Gathering to complete our stewardship campaign on October 25th.  Pledge cards will be brought to the altar, including all those that have already been submitted.  
What about Deacon Kathleen and Rev. Mary Anne?
Deacon Kathleen and Reverend Mary Anne serve as non-stipend (i.e. they are not paid) Deacon and Priest at All Saints.  We are extremely grateful for their ministries and their contributions to the life and ministry of All Saints Parish.
Is there other income than pledges?
Yes, we receive building fees for use of the building from ROSS, NA, AA and other occasional tenants.  We also receive income for the cell phone tower incorporated into our steeple.  This income represents about 18% or our total budget.
Do I still need to pay this year’s pledge?
Yes!  We are on budget provided everyone pays the pledge commitment they made for 2015.  We have a number of pledges that are a month or two behind and we are asking everyone to bring themselves current on their pledge.  If, for some reason your circumstance has changed, just let us know.  You can send a note to Susanne Bateman or Sonja Miller.  A pledge is a commitment to our budget and our budget is built on these commitments.  Please helps us sustain our programs and staff.
Hello All Saints,

I appreciate hearing the information from Sonja Miller last Sunday, and also in the Stewardship Goals letter, about the need to fully fund the subsidy for Mother Laura. I agree this is very important. I was not aware of this information before I heard from Sonja. I will do what I can to help.  Thank you Sonja, Amelia, and Mother Laura. What a blessing all of you are.

Sincerely,
Nancy Janacek

All Saints Day Service: 9:30 a.m.

We will gather as a parish for one service only at 9:30 a.m. followed by a parish-wide potluck brunch on Sunday, November 1st, our Patronal Feast Day.
You are invited to bring photos of your loved ones who have died to be displayed in the back of the sanctuary on that special day.

A sign up sheet for food items, set up and clean up is in Parish Hall.

 
Memorial Service    
A memorial service is planned for Shirley Busick on Saturday November 7th at 5:30 p.m. at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church at 2800 SE Harrison Street.
Celtic Spirituality
Adult Forum: Celtic Spirituality
Join our avid discussion at 9:15. a.m. on Sundays! 'Healing' is the subject for this Sunday's class, led by Mother Laura, discussing the book Every Earthly Blessing: Rediscovering the Celtic Tradition by Esther de Waal
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Greetings to all,

If you are knitting or crocheting hats/scarves for the Nov. 21 presentation to Hot Meals guests, please finish up your projects and bring them to the Shawl Ministry meeting following the 10:15 church service this coming Sunday. If you need to complete your project, of course I can get it from you closer to the presentation date.

Many of you know that Francine Titherington has noted a need for chemo hats. Geri Dash has a pattern for these hats and will bring the pattern on Sunday. Our basic hat pattern also works well. Francine suggests that the chemo hats do not have an open pattern and that we use soft yarn or cotton yarn rather than what we typically use. We do have some soft yarn and cotton yarn in the yarn room.

Thank you,

Bev Curtis

ECW is sponsoring a Kitchen Cleanup at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28.  You are invited to bring your favorite household cleaners and a sack lunch. Beverages and cookies will be provided.
A sign-up sheet will be available for the next two Sundays.

 
Donna Woodruff, ECW
Halloween Organ Concert
All Saints Halloween
Organ Concert with Dr. James Denman
October 30th 6:30 pm

Costume Parade
Mini-Pumpkin Decorating
Bobbing for Apples


Need help for bringing an appetizer and setting up and cleaning up.
Sign up sheet in Parish Hall.

All Saints Bunco Night
November 4th at 7:00 p.m. at Laurie McDowell's home.  Bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill!  The game is easy to learn, sweet prizes will be awarded and you'll get a chance to meet other folks at All Saints.  There's room for 16 people--sign up on Sunday in the Parish Hall.
 
The Daughters of the King®, a prayer ministry, at All Saints will meet in the Guild Room from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2015
 
Veterans Day Work Party

We welcome your help on November 11. We are having a work party in order to clean out the former youth room so that it can be re-purposed for regular use.  If there is ANYTHING in that room you would like to have, please remove it & take it to your regular storage space.  If you do not have storage space at the moment, please TAG it and put it against the wall on the hallway floor. 

Anything still in that room on November 11 will either go to the Mustard Seed, Goodwill or a dumpster.

Looking to borrow a small shop vac so that I can vacuum the floor of the Yarn Room. Thank you. Please contact Bev Curtis. 
Cell tower updates added last week.
Our church bell as viewed by Mother Laura and Rev. Mary Anne.
Thursday, October 22
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, October 23
11:00 a.m.  Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

Saturday, October 24
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals followed by Youth Group
7:00 p.m. NA

Sunday, October 25
In-Gathering of Pledges
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30 a.m. Shawl Ministry
11:45 a.m. Refugee Sponsorship Meeting

Monday, October 26
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
6:00 p.m. Girl Scout Daisy Group

Tuesday, October 27
9:30 p.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, October 28
1:00 p.m. Parish Life
6:00 p.m. NAMI Multnomah

Thursday, October 29
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, October 30
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
6:30 p.m.  Halloween Organ Concert
6:30 p.m. NA

Saturday, October 31
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA

Sunday, November 1
All Saints Day-One Service Only

9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
12:30 p.m. Executive. Comm
4:00 p.m.  Youth Group
   
October 25, 2015: Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost,
Proper 25, Year B
Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, October 25th:
8:00 a.m. Rite I: 
Worship Leader: David Champion
Lectors: Vaughn Spielman, Deona DeLong
Intercessor: Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
10:00 a.m. Rite II: 
Worship Leader: Noah Kilian
Lectors: Ben Lain, William Johnston
Intercessor: Elijah Kilian
Eucharistic Ministers: Noah Kilian, Sonja Miller
Chuck Martin, Kathy Martin
Acolytes: Emma Lain, Simon Lain, Geoff Sasser
Ushers: Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick
Greeters: Youth
Coffee Hour: Nancy Patrick, Barbara White
 
Lessons
Lessons Appointed for Pentecost 22, Proper 25:
Job 42:1-6, 10-17
Psalm 34:1-8
Hebrews 7:23-28
Mark 10:46-52    

 

ECO-FAITH NOTES
 
 "At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home."
 
Eucharistic Prayer C, Book of Common Prayer, pg. 370
 
Safe Church Training

Safe Church Training Opportunities

Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers
 Preventing Exploitation in Communities of Faith
November 7 at 8:00 a.m & 1:00 p.m. 
St. Paul's, Oregon City


http://www.diocese-oregon.org/safe-church-training-current-schedule/

Building Peace from the ground up in the Holy Land

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

How can we stabilize Christian communities in the Holy Land?

Much has been written recently about an increasing sense of intolerance in the Middle East. Some fear there could be no Christian presence at all in our Holy Land if we can’t stem the emigration and violence. How can we, in the U.S., help stabilize these communities? Some who view the region purely through a political lens have become frustrated with the tools that are available to make change. Are there other ways? Find out how the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem is building peace from the ground up – and how you as an individual and a congregation can participate in this effort. You can change lives, and you can do it now.

Grace Memorial invites all for an evening with Anne Lynn, President of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, and learn about the humanitarian work of the Diocese of Jerusalem and its partnership with AFEDJ.

*Doors open and light refreshments provided at 6 PM

Grace is located at 17th and Weidler in the Lloyd District with parking lot and street parking. An accessible entrance access is located on 17th Avenue.

RSVP: Deb Pratt, AFEDJ Missioner, Portland
debpratt3@comcast.net or 503-939-9842

For more information on American Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem, visit http://afedj.org/ .

CURSILLO BEYOND DAY
Our next gathering is on Saturday, October 24 from 2:30 to 4:30
in the All Saints Episcopal Parish Hall.  Open to all.
Episcopal Relief & Development

Syrians seeking safety in Europe

Episcopal Relief & Development is engaging the Syrian crisis through support to agencies in Syria, to the Diocese of Jerusalem’s Holy Land Institute for the Deaf and in support of large numbers of people traveling out of crisis areas into Europe.  The agency is in contact with Anglican Communion partners through The Episcopal Church’s Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and The Church of England’s Diocese in Europe, as well as interfaith partners such as Islamic Relief.
To read more about how you can help:


http://www.diocese-oregon.org/syrians-seeking-safety-in-europe/
Diocesan Convention 2015

2015 Diocesan Convention News

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

https://www.diocese-oregon.org/convention/
 
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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