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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
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
A Prayer for Special Guidance
Almighty Lord, source of all knowledge and loving kindness, bring your grace upon the  All Saint’s Search Committee as we discern the needs of our parish in finding a new priest to serve as our Spiritual guide. Give us ears to hear, open hearts to feel, and clarity of vision so we might see your light. Shine your light upon us and grant us courage to move forward for your Honor and Glory. Let us all work together in your spirit of love for all who make up our All Saints’ community. We ask this For His Sake, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen
Written By Nancy Patrick & Miriam Lain,
Daughters of the King
Collect for Protection
Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and prayers, and dispose the way of Houston and Mumbai that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by thy gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Fall Start-Ups

Sunday, September 10
  • Adult Forum begins 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Sunday School Kickoff and Ice Cream Social after 10:15 a.m. service
  • Chancel Choir returns for 10:15 a.m. service
  • Youth Group resumes - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 12
  • 9:30 a.m. Bible Study begins
Thursday, September 14
  • 11:00 a.m. Daughters of the King Morning Prayer
Tuesday Bible Study
The first meeting of Bible Study will be at 9:30 on  September 12. For this first meeting, I have scheduled a potluck and a chance to get to know the members and what they hope to learn, how they hope to grow, and what goals they might have for the year. I am looking forward to this time together.  
~ Liz Powers +
Invitation to Morning Prayer

Daughters of the King invite all in the parish to join them Thursday, September 14th, at 11:00 a.m. for Morning Prayer. This is the beginning of our new year. We will have our meeting in the Guild Room following morning prayer.
~ Nancy Patrick

Come to an Instructed Eucharist

Our Worship Committee has requested that we offer an Instructed Eucharist on Sunday, September 17.  This will take the place of the sermon.  The last Instructed Eucharist was held in September 2013, four years ago.  We hope you will find the explanations add to the understanding, depth of meaning and appreciation of the Episcopal liturgy.  We will take a look at its structure and content.  Whether you are a cradle Episcopalian or new to this expression of Christian worship, we hope it will enrich your worship experience.

~ Mother Laura

On September 10th at 9:30 a.m. in the Guild Room, the Adult Forum will begin a 12-week study featuring the videotape series "The Religions of the World." Narrated by actor Ben Kingsley, it presents an overview of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Islam. 

Religion has become a major influence in world politics as well as in the multicultural society we are each a part of. Most of us have a neighbor or co-worker who is of a different faith. This series can help us find greater understanding and mutual respect for them and an appreciation of our own. I hope you'll join us.

Sept. 10 – Hinduism, Part 1
Sept. 17 – Hinduism, Part 2
Sept. 24 – Buddhism, Part 1
Oct. 1 – Buddhism, Part 2
Oct. 8 – Judaism, Part 1
Oct. 15 – Judaism, Part 2
Oct. 22 – Catholicism, Part 1
Oct. 29 – Catholicism, Part 2
Nov. 5 – Protestantism, Part 1
Nov. 12 – Protestantism, Part 2
Nov. 19 – Islam, Part 1
Nov. 26 – Islam, Part 2

~ Dn. Kathleen
The Parish Profile Survey is nearly ready for your input.
  • Those who attend the 10:15 a.m. Rite II service may complete the survey on September 24 at 11:30 a.m.  Childcare will be provide.
Your input is greatly valued and will help guide us as we seek our new priest.  
Thank you,
Ardis Weir

Thank you to our Barbecue Chefs, Ron Jones and Craig Gibson, who expertly grilled for our Parish Picnic last Sunday!
and Happy Anniversary
to Laurie & Steve McDowell who are
celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary!
Financial Update
Due to some recent large expenses and loss of some of our rental income, our need for continued financial support is more important than ever.  Summer is typically a low point in pledges and contributions, so please consider extending help as you are able.  We do appreciate your financial support of All Saints.

Jerry Meter
We are pleased to announce that the Vestry voted unanimously this week to purchase 140 new Book of Common Prayers for our Sanctuary to replace the books that are well worn and in many cases, held together with tape. 

As in years past, the congregation will have an opportunity to make a donation in memory of loved ones of these new Book of Common Prayers.  As soon as these books arrive, we will put them on display for you to see and make it possible for a donation to be given if that is your desire. 

Many thanks go out to Bev Curtis who originally went through all of the Book of Common Prayers in our Sanctuary to determine how many new ones were needed to enhance our worship experience at All Saints. Any of the current Book of Common Prayers with a memorial page will be disbursed throughout the church in areas such as Sunday School or the Youth Loft where prayer books might occasionally be needed.

~  Jerry Meter


Ministry of the Lamps

John Herr and Matt Johnson have volunteered to share this ministry.

Thank you so much!
Thank you to Steve Heleba and Nancy Patrick for the donation of 50 chairs with burgundy seats from the Manor to help with additional comfortable seating in our Parish Hall.
100 padded black chairs were donated in 1998 or 1999 to replace the metal folding chairs we were using. About 94 of them remaining, and only about 7 have intact seat covers.  

Your help is needed to recover the seats of the black chairs in the parish hall. No experience needed. If you think you may be interested in helping with this "hands-on" project, please email or speak with Mary Earl [
bymaryearl (@)].

Thankfully yours, Mary 

Girardian Glossary of Terms (Defined by Abbot Andrew Marr, OSB)

Mimetic Theory:  Rene Girard's theory that a human's desires are derived from the desires of others.  That is, not only do people copy the external behavior of other people, but more fundamentally, people copy the desires of others.

Mimetic Rivalry:  Where two or more people imitate each other in their desires and attempt to attain the desired objects for themselves.

Heaven:  A social realm that is free of all mimetic rivalry and conforms completely to God's desire.  Insofar as people relate without mimetic rivalry in earthly life, Heaven is present.  Given the reality of earthly life, Heaven will be mostly experienced beyond this present life.  This futuristic hope does not diminish our call to do what we can to pursue the dynamics of Heaven here and now.

Greetings from Ray Harris, who is doing well except for his hearing. Ray still loves building things and recently made a beautiful octagonal picnic table of cedar. We miss you, Ray!
My Bolivia, Remembering What I Never Knew, will air on PBS stations around the country on October 8, at 10 PM / 9PM Central. It will be presented as part of the  Doc World series from the World Channel.  World airs on the digital channels of PBS stations. Go to for a list of stations that carry World, and if they don't carry World, tell them you want it! You can see a clip of this film by Rick Tejada-Flores on
Episcopal Cursillo of Oregon and SW Washington
Episcopal Cursillo of Oregon and SW Washington invites one and all to a Grand Ultreya and finger food Potluck gathering on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 2pm – 4:30pm. 

It will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, 805 SE Ellsworth Road, Vancouver, WA 98664.  Lots of singing, sharing, and connecting with friends old and new.  Find and join us on Facebook under Oregon Episcopal Cursillo, and sign-up for Cursillo email at .
Sunday schedule for greeters to welcome visitors and guests:

September 3: Judy Clark

Thanks again for your participation. It's been going well so far and I think you will find it enjoyable to connect with newcomers. If you have any questions, just ask myself or Kathy Martin. If a conflict comes up and you have to change your schedule, please contact me via email.
Thank you,
Chris Broderick

Mobile Dental Van Ministry at All Saints

American Veteran: "This is my dental plan."

by Tyler Graf | Aug 02, 2017

With a gruff confidence that belies his sweet nature, Wade zips around on his scooter like a hummingbird.

Wade used to be homeless. The Navy veteran spent 21 years on the streets or living in a van. Now he has a place of his own, works and receives disability payments from the government.

But there’s one service he still relies on: the Mobile Dental Clinic.

“This is my dental plan,” Wade says. “Without it, I’d have lost four teeth.”

Financially, Wade is stuck in a Catch 22. His monthly income is above the VA’s income threshold to receive dental benefits. Still, his income isn’t enough that he can afford to pay for insurance out of pocket.

Over the years, Wade has had several problems with his teeth. They became brittle and chipped easily. “This is literally the only place guys like me can come,” Wade said.

Wade said he was thankful that Mobile Dental comes to Night Strike regularly because the needs among the homeless population are so great. A lot of these people, Wade said, are veterans like him. They are hurting. A little kindness goes a long way in restoring confidence and faith in oneself.

Thursday, August 31
12:00 p.m. EASA Program
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Friday, September 1
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed

Saturday, September 2
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry 

Sunday, September 3
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:30 a.m. The Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:45 Building & Grounds Committee

Monday, September 4
Office Closed - Labor Day
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi at All Saints
7:00 p.m. Altar Guild Meeting
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, September 5
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, September 6
6:30 p.m. Whole Child Montessori Fall Kick-Off
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, September 7
8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Touring Club
6:30 p.m. Outreach and Growth Committee
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer  
Christopher Williams; Susan Wills; Earl & Donna Woodruff; Mikki Wooldridge; Kathryn Work; Sara Zito.

Special needs, immediate concerns  
Judy Clark; Bev Curtis; Flood Victims in Houston and in India.
Ministry Schedule September 3, 2017
The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost —Year A, Proper 17
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Guest Organist Jerry Meter
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Miriam Lain
Jen Schafer & Mary Camman Lectors Miriam Lain & Belinda Nissen
Nancy Janecek Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Ministers Miriam Lain & Ron Jones
Peter Muiruri Ushers Ejy Agum
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Judy Clark
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Geri Dash & Donna Woodruff

Lessons Appointed for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
You can find all the readings  here:


   News from the Diocese . . .

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

  • Safeguarding God’s Children
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment and Exploitation
October 21, St. Stephen's, Portland

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.

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.

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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