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All Saints Episcopal Church

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

The Rev. Dr. Robert Williams, Interim Rector
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
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.

Friday,  October 5, at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

We are fortunate to have Lt. Anthony Kollias, of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office coming to All Saints on October 5th to give a talk on "Security Threat Awareness Training." It's very useful for large organizations like our church to have this preventative training to help avoid security problems. Lt. Kollias has a background dealing with hostage situations and other public safety issues. His talk is very informative and thought provoking. Please try to make time to hear this very important talk.
~ Judy Clark, Jr. Warden  

Blessing of the Animals

This Sunday, October 7,
at both 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. services. 

Bring your beloved pet friends, mementos of departed pets, and stuffed animals to church with you!

All are welcome!
Adult Forum

Please join us for an informal Gospel-based conversation in the Guild Room continuing this Sunday October 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Convention is Coming!
Online registration for all attendees will close October 26.

Registration for Lay Delegates and Voting Clergy:  Registration as a lay delegate or voting clergy is $30.00 per person with a deadline of Saturday, September 30. If you choose to pay by check, it must be received in the diocesan office by that date. Payments received after September 30 or submitted at the door will be $50.00 per person even if registration was prior to September 30.

Beginning October 1, late registration for lay delegates and voting clergy will continue online at a cost of $50.00 per person.

Register online at Eventbrite.
Last week the Diocesan Council Budget Committee published the 2019 Proposed Diocesan Budget. All delegates and voting clergy should review this and other business-related documents before Convention.
All materials for Convention business matters will be shared on the Convention website as they become available.
All Convention delegates, alternates and any visitors should register as soon as possible for all Convention-related events.
Welcome To Our New Rector
The Vestry is delighted to announce that, after a prayerful search, our new rector, Rev. Andria Skornik, will join us beginning November 1, 2018.  Her first official service will be November 4. 

Please welcome the Reverend Andria Skornik and her family to our church family.  Rev. Andria, her husband Jordan, and their sweet little son, Coby, are coming to us from the Chicago area, happily returning to her roots here in Portland.

Stay tuned for welcoming events, the Installation Service officiated by the Bishop, and getting to know each other as we continue our journey in our parish life.
~ Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden

Dear All Saints Parishioners,

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be your new rector! I sense that God is about to do some great things at All Saints and in its wider community, and I am thrilled to be part of it. There’s no doubt in my mind that we are going to have a lot of fun growing together.

To give you some background about me, I received my Masters of Divinity from the University of Chicago Divinity School, with training in Anglican Studies from Seabury Western. I have a B.A. in Communication Arts from Warner Pacific College (now University), in Portland, and a post-baccalaureate degree in Philosophy from the University of Oregon. (Go Ducks!)

For the past four and a half years, I have been the rector of a growing, urban parish in Rockford, IL, part of the diocese of Chicago. My work in Rockford has given me the opportunity to share leadership in several significant outreach ministries, including a drop-in center for people who suffer from chronic mental illness and an arts outreach initiative. It is also a church with strong music and children and family ministry programs, which wonderfully accords with the strengths and goals of All Saints. 

My family consists of my husband, Jordan, whom I met at Warner, and our 2 year old son, Jacoby (Coby for short). My husband recently received his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible, also from the University of Chicago, and our son has the curiosity, energy and opinionatedness that you’d expect from someone his age. At this moment in time, he loves soccer and baseball, buses, trains and airplanes, and monsters. As a family, we enjoy camping, biking, swimming, paddle-boarding, playing music, and hanging out in interesting neighborhoods. We also eat a vegan diet, which should explain our frequent, future visits to the Laughing Planet across the street from the church. If you’re hosting a meal or event with food, please know I’m always happy to bring something vegan or provide ideas.

Another thing Jordan, Coby and I are looking forward to about this move is being closer to family. My parents and brother's family live in Portland on the Southeast side, and Jordan’s family lives in Chico, CA. The position at All Saints helps us fulfill a long desire to move back to the Pacific Northwest, which we consider to be home. Also catching a few more Timbers games won't hurt!

I'm really looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you. The time I spent with your Vestry and Search Committee was very meaningful, and I am grateful for their thoughtfulness, prayerfulness and devotion to and throughout this process.

When I arrive, please don’t hesitate to reach out to grab a cup of coffee or share a meal, and let me know if there’s anyone you’d like me to reach out to. I will be praying for you in the time leading up to my arrival. November 3rd will be here before we know it!


The Rev. Andria Skornik

It’s the Great All Saints Pasta Feed!
The All Saints Pasta Feed (a fundraiser for Hot Meals) is fast approaching. It will take place from 5:00-8:00 PM on 10/20/18. We will need help to set up, serve and clean up. We’ll be using disposable place settings, so set up and clean up should be quite easy and quick.

If you can help with set up and/or clean up, please let Lorraine:
lorraine.herr (at) frontier (dot) com know or contact the church office. Set up will start at 3:30, and I would guess clean up will be completed by 9:00.
We are also looking for a little help in selling tickets at coffee hour after each service. Again, please let Lorraine know, or contact Cris at the church office.

Purchase your tickets here!

Watch your mailboxes for the All Saints Stewardship letter and pledge card. Additional copies are available in the Narthex.

Bible Study Needs YOU!

Tuesday Morning Bible Study is NOW open to everyone, women AND men!

Join us as we explore A Journey Through Acts on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with social time and treats afterwards.

We look forward to seeing you!
Music is a joyous way for people to offer praise to God and to remember the truth that they have just sung. At All Saints’, music is valued as intrinsic to our parish life. We are blessed to be able to give back a portion of that gift through our several ministries. Here’s a few ways to revel in the gift of music and share your time and talent in the parish family:
Chancel Choir – rehearses Thursdays, 7:30­–9:00pm and sings the 10:15am service most Sundays. We are always able to welcome new talent to this vital (and fun!) ensemble. Jim Denman directs.
Family Choir – rehearses Sundays following the main service and sings the 10:15am service on the 4th Sunday of each month. Parents and children can join together in song and celebration! A loving and learning experience for all. Belinda Nissen directs.
Fourth Sunday Ensemble – come all guitarists, string, wind, and brass players to our instrumental ensemble that joins the family choir on the 4th Sunday of each month. Warmup read-through rehearsals precede the service.
Join the growing musical life of All Saints! Please talk with Jim or Belinda following today’s service, or give a call to the Parish Office and leave your name and number.

A word from your deacon ...

We are gratefully accepting small hygiene products and other useful items year-round.
Currently we especially need shaving cream and razors. Please drop these off with Dn. Kathleen.  Feel free to ask me about current needs!

Thank you.
~ Dn. Kathleen
Check out this week's games at
Children's Bulletins by clicking 

This week's secret code for ages 3-6 is D47773
This week's secret code for ages 7-12 is HZZTF0

* And find the Children's Bulletin in the basket
at the back of the Sanctuary every Sunday.
Thursday, October 4
8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
3:30 p.m. Girl Scout Meeting: Craigmiles
6:30 p.m. Girl Scout Meeting: Davis
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, October 5
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Security Talk 

Saturday, October 6
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, October 7
8:00 a.m. Holy  Eucharist, Rite I ~ Blessing of the Animals
9:00 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
10:15 a.m. Holy Baptism with Eucharist, Rite II ~ Blessing of the Animals 
10:15 a.m. Godly Play
11:45 a.m. Building and Grounds Committee
12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

5:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Monday,  October 8
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
7:00 p.m. Altar Guild Meeting
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, October 9
9:30 a.m. Bible Study ~ Men & Women Welcome!
5:00 p.m. Banners

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

Wednesday, October 10
6:00 p.m. Parenting Class
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, October 11

5:00 p.m. JCWC Event
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Richard & Marjorie Lindquist; Joseph Marlia; Chuck & Kathy Martin; Jacob Mathai, Lucas, Sana Mary; George & Gail McCowen; Laurie & Steven McDowell; Rob McMonigal & Erica Satifka.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Lisa Alan; Marjorie Ashcraft; Dn. George Goold, retired; Steve Heleba; Jann Jaspers; Marjorie Lindquist; Belinda Nissen; Dan Phillips (Micky Keiter's brother); Brandt Scherer; Tanya ten Broeke; Guy Van Ortwick; Willie & Echo Wayman (friends of Susan Hanks); Kip (Mikki Wooldridge's grandson-in-law).
Ministry Schedule October 7, 2018
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost —Year B

Rev. Dr. Robert Williams Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Dr. Robert Williams
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Dir. of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Noah Kilian
  Lectors Noah Kilian, Jerry Meter
Nancy Janecek Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Minister Noah Kilian
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Ejy Agum & Bill Habel
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Kathy Martin
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Geri Dash
Lessons Appointed for The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost:

Genesis 2:18-24
Psalm 8
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
Mark 10:2-16

You can find all the readings here:
View the Church Calendar here

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

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

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