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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
Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Bishop Barry R. Howe shares an Easter message 

Christian pilgrims from around the world join in the sacred and solemn rites and ceremonies of Holy Week with our Sisters and Brothers in Christ who live in the cities and towns and villages within the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.  These   pilgrims who gather there wash one another's feet; walk the way of the Cross along the narrow streets of the Old City of Jerusalem;  prayerfully spend hours at many services celebrated in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher; and eagerly anticipate the rising of the sun on the Day of Resurrection.  It is for Christians the holiest time in the Holy Land.
You and I observe our Holy Week pilgrimage in the rites and services of our parish community; in the purposeful acts of quiet retreat and prayer; and in preparing our hearts for the rising of the sun on the Day of Resurrection in our home locality.  It is also for us the holiest time.  And while not physically present with our Holy Land Sisters and Brothers in Christ, we are indeed spiritually present with them as we move through this sacred time.  These Sisters and Brothers in Christ continue to inspire us with their courage and faithfulness, and to challenge us with their incredible ministries of education and healing and presence. 
As we join this pilgrimage with them, may we resolve anew to support them with the love that surpasses our understanding, and with the gifts and resources that  truly make a difference in building hope and peace in the Holy Land.  Together we eagerly anticipate the rising of the sun on the Day of Resurrection, knowing that the light of the Resurrected Christ penetrates all darkness and makes all things new!!
A Blessed Holy Week and Eastertide to all the Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem! 
 -- The Rt. Rev. Barry R. Howe, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, AFEDJ
Maundy Thursday, April 13
7:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Last Supper

All are invited to participate in the Eucharistic meal as well as the foot washing, symbolic of the servant ministry Jesus instituted with the disciples, with the Stripping of the Altar
Good Friday, April 14
12:00 Noon Stations of the Cross in the Church: the traditional Stations said before each of the fourteen images of Christ’s passion.
Offering given for the Church in Jerusalem.

7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy.  Principal Service of the day with sermon and music led by the Chancel Choir, the Veneration of the Cross, and Eucharist from the Reserved Sacrament
The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday Night, April 15
8:00 p.m. The service dating to the fourth century begins at the door of the Church in darkness with the lighting of the new fire, from which we light the Paschal Candle, hear the ancient Exsultet sung by our Deacon, and re-tell the stories of God’s love and call to us. The readings will be shortened.  With the announcement that the Lord is risen and the ringing of bells, we celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter.  Incense is used at this liturgy.
Easter Day, Sunday of the Resurrection, April 16
8:00 a.m. Festive Easter Eucharist, Rite I, in the Church with Chancel Choir

9:15 a.m. Easter Breakfast for Choir and Clergy in Parish Hall

10:30 a.m. Festive Easter Eucharist, Rite II, with Children’s Flowering of the Cross, Choirs and Brass, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, and Welcoming New Members
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

You see a letter like this every year from your presiding bishop with a request to support the
Good Friday Offering. Why? Because we walk the walk of Christ when we walk in solidarity
with the Christians of the Middle East, who keep the faith in the very land Jesus called home. We
walk the walk of Christ when we advocate for the voices of those who work fearlessly for peace
in the midst of unremitting violence. We walk the walk of Christ when we support ministries of
healing, education, pastoral care, and interfaith cooperation rooted in a deep desire for a future
full of reconciliation and hope.

The Good Friday Offering is our opportunity to add some of the substance of our lives to the
substance of our prayers. You have heard me talk about the Jesus Movement so much in these
past months. Jesus of Nazareth is not about the talk of faith. He is not about the walk of faith. He
is about both the talk and the walk. The Jesus Movement is about the journey we share with a
world desperate to see examples of the love of God lived out in each one of us to empower
compassion and mercy for all people in all places.

The Jesus Movement is manifested through opportunities like the Good Friday Offering to stand
in solidarity with our sisters and brothers throughout the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle

I ask you to join me in the journey of faith as part of the Jesus Movement in supporting the Good
Friday Offering again this year.

May God bless you and the love we share in our Lord and Savior.

Your brother in Christ,
Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Palm Crosses
Special thanks to Susanne and Chuck Bateman and Susan Hanks for folding each of the beautiful Palm Sunday crosses that were distributed and then, taken to friends and family members on Palm Sunday.  We appreciate having them to keep!

Mother Laura

Mary Gay Broderick has just been sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Multnomah County. These volunteers work with the courts and social services to support and help adjudicate children and families in the state foster care system. It's a big commitment by her in addition to her regular job with the Portland Children's Levy. 
Congratulations, Mary Gay!
at All Saints Church
April 22nd (
Corrected date!)
10:00 - Noon

Please bring rakes, clippers, shovels if you have them.
Sign up sheets will be available in Parish Hall.  

Lunch provided for all workers!
Call Judy Clark 605-670-8141 for more information. 
Adult Forum
Adult Forum will reconvene on April 23 in the Guild Room.
Maundy Thursday, April 13
11:00 a.m. Daughters of the King
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist Rite II
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Good Friday, April 14
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
12:00 a.m. Stations of the Cross
6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday, April 15
8:30  a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies
8:00 p.m. Great Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 16 
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist: Rite I 
9:15 a.m. Easter Breakfast for Choir
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist Rite II with Baptisms & Welcoming New Members
5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Monday, April 17
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
3:45 p.m. Suzuki Group Lessons
6:00 p.m. Girl Scouts
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, April 18
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, April 19
9:00 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, April 20 
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. American Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Parish Cycle of Prayer
Laurie & Steven McDowell; Ken & Bettie Meeker; Jerry Meter & Chuck Ford; David & Sonja Miller; Deb Miller, Silvia; Peter & Esther Muiruri; Ruth Mumm; Matt & Mary Lynne Myatt.
Special needs, immediate concerns
Nancy Bateman; Susanne Bateman; Sally Campbell; Cliff & Lynn Drake; Ray Harris; Isaac Kangara; Kilian Family; Jude Leahy; Becky Sanchez; Bill Stewart; Mikki Wooldridge.

Those receiving The Sacrament of Baptism
Lucius Stephenson-Carr; Lucius Krause.
Ministry Schedule April 16, 2017, Holy Eucharist Rite I 8:00 a.m.
Easter Sunday—Year A

Celebrant & Preacher
The Rev. Laura C. Truby
Deacon The Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Director of Music Dr. James Denman
Worship Leader Nancy Janecek
Lectors Jacob Mathai, Mary Camman
Intercessor Nancy Janecek
Greeters & Ushers Peter & Esther Muiruri
Guest Trumpeters Danny Fineman & Chang Park
Ministry Schedule April 16, 2017, Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:30 a.m.
Easter Sunday—Year A
Celebrant & Preacher The Rev. Laura C. Truby
Deacon The Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Worship Leader Chris Broderick
Director of Music Dr. James Denman
Director of Family Choir Belinda Nissen
Lectors Nancy Patrick & Susan Hanks
Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Eucharistic Ministers Nancy Patrick & Sonja Miller
Ushers Mary Earl & Laurie McDowell
Acolytes Liora Banfield, Rowan Budlong, Elijah Kilian, Noah Kilian, Simon Lain
Coffee Hour Jude Leahy & Nancy Patrick
Guest Trumpeters Danny Fineman & Chang Park
Lessons Appointed for Easter Sunday
You can find all the readings here:

Grow your faith at camp!

Episcopal Week at Suttle Lake Camp will be July 24-29, 2017. It is for children and youth currently in grades 1-12. Registration is now open and the early bird discounts ends May 5!

Campers who have completed 3-12 grades can sign up for a full week of camp, now called Summer Camp Week 2.
 Click here for more information and a link to registration.

Campers who have completed 1-4 grades can sign up for a few days of camp (July 24-27), now called Intro Summer Camp Week 2. Click here for more information and a link to registration.

Camp scholarships are available for up to $100 per camper. Click here for the application. Scholarship Application – Episcopal Camp

Information about all the camp & retreat options available to us through our partnership with the Camp & Retreat Ministries of the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church is online at

More Camping Opportunities:  The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon has a fabulous camping ministry at the Ascension Camp & Conference Center in Cove, Oregon. Check out all their offerings for children, youth, adults & families at

For more information, please contact
The Rev. Carol W. Sedlacek
Missioner for Camping & Youth Ministries
11800 SW Military Lane
Portland, OR 97219
971-204-4124 office
541-401-4606 cell


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

  • Safeguarding God’s Children
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment and Exploitation

Who should attend and why?

In striving to live out our Baptismal Covenant we are called to respect the dignity of every human being. As the people of God in the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon we are committed to the safety of all God’s people. This recommendation outlines who is required to attend which of the training sessions.

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.

Please Note: The deadline for registration is 12pm on the Tuesday preceding the scheduled training. Additional registrations will be accepted, but trainings that do not have at least 12 people pre-registered by 12pm on the Tuesday before the scheduled trainings will be cancelled. If we have to cancel a training, those who have pre-registered will be notified of the cancellation.

If none of the currently scheduled trainings work for you, please use the training request form to give us some details about times and locations that would be convenient for you, to help us plan future trainings.

"Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding."
~ Gandhi
View the Church Calendar here

Printed calendars are updated weekly and available
in the narthex - please take one - thank you!

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Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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