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Our annual Blessing of the Animals liturgy was very Celtic this year, with new music accompanied by Jim Denman on the electric keyboard.
We were delighted by the presence of many and varied dogs, one cat, and yes, even a Bearded Dragon!! See if you can find that creature in this artistic representation of St. Francis! We also enjoyed meeting some new friends in our neighborhood.
 Mother Laura
This Sunday at our 10:15 service,
we are pleased to welcome as new members:

Traci, Shayne & William Hayes
Deb & Silvia Miller
Liz Pwers
Pat Roach
Jim, Sara, and Grady Soland
Johnny Townes
Nick & Sissy Harris
Ena Weick
Summer is over, you have received your 3rd quarter statement for your pledge. If you are behind, it would be great to have everyone catch up. Thank you to those who have just done so! If there is a change in your circumstances, please let us know by emailing Sonja Miller at"
Giving Talley: End of Third Quarter
*  Pledges paid up to date and/or in full:  49

*  Pledges that are behind:                              31

*  Pledges that have paid nothing:                12

*  Persons giving well without a pledge:      4
As reported by our Financial Secretary, Susanne Bateman
Youth Group Meets this Sunday at 4 p.m. to watch "The Lego Movie" in our youth room at All Saints Episcopal Church (40th & Woodstock). We will be reflecting on how we build something special together. Our Lego fort & Pirate Ship are still in the youth room, and ready for further building as we enjoy this truly hilarious movie together! I encourage all of our friends at St John the Evangelist with middle school aged youth to come enjoy one of my favorite movies of all time. Pizza we be provided.  Feel free to bring snacks.
Geoff Sasser
News from the Bill & Loralee Henry!

"We are finally in our new digs...Neighbors keep bringing us gift food (apples, zucchini bread, etc.) and advice and welcoming attitudes.  Hope all is well with you and All Saints. Please tell everybody Hi! Our new church has about 20-25, all senior citizens.  Enclosed also, is a pack of Tri-Met tickets for Kathleen to share with any needy dental van patients.  We are sure on an adventure.
Love, Loralee
Celtic Spirituality
Adult Class on Celtic Spirituality

'The Universe' 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. The class meets every Sunday through November 22, (up until Advent) at 9:15 a.m. in the Guild Room.  All are welcome to join us.

Found in front of the Altar two weeks ago -- A Gift to God

Gift at Altar
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:
Our sympathy to the family of Margaret Wilhelm, who died on October 6th at Miramont Pointe, Clackamas, at the age of 100.  She was a member of All Saints, having joined during the 1940's.  

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, October 10 at 11 a.m., at Wilhelm Portland Memorial Funeral Home on SE 14th and Bybee.

The Over the Hill Gang will resume this week.  Men are invited to meet at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, Beez Restaurant at 4507 SE 27th Avenue.

A big thank you to all of our volunteers who helped with the Pledge Drive mailing: Nancy Patrick, Steve Heleba, Debra Brown and Betty Meeker. Your assistance is very much appreciated, making my job much easier!  

Irene Weldon, Admin. Asst.
Walking Tour

of Portland and Episcopal Church History
On Saturday, October 17th there will be a leisurely walking tour in downtown Portland led by Katie Keller.  We will meet at Trinity Cathedral in the East parking lot at 10 a.m ,  ride the MAX line to Old Town and walk and talk our way through history. It will last about 1.5 hours and we will return to Trinity and possibly go inside for a few minutes.  
The tour is to 20 participants.  If it fills and there is still interest, we will plan another one!  There is no charge but you will need to buy a MAX ticket for $2.50/ adults.
If you are interested, please add your name to the sign-up sheet located on the desk top in the front of the parish hall. 
Wednesday, October 7
5:00 p.m. Outreach Committee
6:00 p.m. NAMI Multnomah

Thursday, October 8
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, October 9
11:00 a.m.  Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

Saturday, October 10
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA

Sunday, October 11
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
4:00 p.m.  Youth Group

Monday, October 12
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice

Tuesday, October 13
9:30 p.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA
6:30 p.m. DPA Meeting
7:00 p.m. Finance Committee

Wednesday, October 14
6:00 p.m. NAMI Multnomah

Thursday, October 15
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
2:00 p.m. History Committee
5:00 p.m. CFC
7:00 p.m. Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, October 16
11:00 a.m.  Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

Saturday, October 17
10:00 a.m. Episcopal Walking Tour Downtown
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA
October 11, 2015: Twentienth Sunday after Pentecost,
Proper 23, Year B
Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, October 11th:
8:00 a.m. Rite I: 
Worship Leader: Ardis Weir
Lectors: Esther Muiruri, Nancy Janacek
Intercessor: Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
10:00 a.m. Rite II: 
Worship Leader: Larry Chalew-Fuller
Lectors: Larry Chalew-Fuller, Dawn Odell
Intercessor: Johanna Burgess
Eucharistic Minister: Larry Chalew-Fuller, Sara Zito
Ron Jones, Elijah Kilian
Emma Lain, Noah Kilian, Geoff Sasser
Ushers: Bill & Jocelyn Cox
Greeters: Christine McClave
Coffee Hour: Amelia Brooks, Patricia Kugler
Lessons Appointed for Pentecost 19, Proper 22:
Job 23:1-9, 16-17
Psalm 22:1-15   
Hebrews 4:12-16 
Mark 10:17-31
Prayers of the People: Form IV

 "Give us all a reverence for the earth as your own creation, that we may use its resources rightly in the service of others and to your honor and glory."
Book of Common Prayer, Prayers of the People, Form IV, pg. 388

An Evening with Nadia Bolz-Weber
October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In her newest book “Accidental Saints”, New York Times bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber invites readers into a surprising encounter with what she calls “a religious but not-so-spiritual life.” Founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, this former standup comic turned Lutheran pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. But God keeps showing up in the least likely of people—a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop, and a gun-toting member of the NRA. Join us for an evening with Nadia, the “tatted-up, foul-mouthed champion to people sick of being belittled as not Christian enough for the right or too Jesus-y for the left.” Free and Open to the Public. There will be an author book signing in the Trinity Bookstore after the presentation. Click here to enjoy an interview that Terry Gross from NPR recently conducted on Fresh Air with Nadia.
Fall Quiet Day with Keith Jones
October 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join Trinity’s guest preacher and teacher, the Very Rev’d Keith Jones, for Living Water: Discovering the source of life in your own heart, a quiet day of reflection and conversation to explore prayer and spirituality through the contemplative traditions in Christianity. Keith is Dean Emeritus of York Minster in the Church of England, an affiliate of the Carmelite Order, and regularly teaches and gives retreats on the spiritual life. This retreat will be an opportunity to find deep silence in the midst of a hectic and stressful world, and to explore new and ancient ways of connecting to the presence of God as we explore the relevance of the great mystics in our contemporary situations. $25 per person (lunch and afternoon tea included). Register on the Events page of Trinity’s website: 
On the Shooting at Umpqua Community College:
"Let us respond with the transformative power of love and again dedicate our lives to ending all of these expressions of hatred and self-loathing. To the people of Roseburg, Umpqua Community College, and the community as a whole: Know that we are with you in your sorrow, loss and fear and offer healing prayers for your tomorrow. St. George’s Episcopal Church in Roseburg has opened its doors as a place of prayer and healing for all the community." Full article at link below:
Safe Church Training

Safe Church Training Opportunities

Safeguarding God's Children
October 17th at 8:00 a.m.
Ascension Chapel, Portland

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

Our next gathering is on Saturday, October 24 from 2:30 to 4:30
in the All Saints Episcopal Parish Hall.  Open to all.
All Saints Day
We will gather as a parish for one joint service at 9:30 a.m. followed by a potluck brunch on Sunday, November 1st, our Patronal Feast Day.

You are invited to remember a loved one who has died by bringing a photo to place on a display table on that special day.
Diocesan Convention 2015

2015 Diocesan Convention News

November 13-14, 2015
Ashland Hills Hotel
Ashland, Oregon 
2015 Convention Schedule
Episcopal Shield
Featured FAQ's:  
Presiding Bishop-elect, Michael Curry 

About living into his ministry:
"I am very thankful for the presiding bishop's long, sustained, courageous, wise and faithful stewardship. Thank God for you," he told Jefferts-Schori. "I am very thankful, honored and blessed. I've been blessed to be bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina for 15 years. I love that diocese and our people and I'm blessed to be the presiding bishop-elect."

All Saints Episcopal Church
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.

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
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