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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 and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
BCP 184

OUR  "Believe Out Loud" MISSION

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.
Your presence is a blessing regardless of your background,
sexual orientation, gender identity,
race or ethnicity, age or family structure,
abilities or limitations,
or wherever you are in life's journey.

The Mustard Seed is OPEN this Friday and Saturday
from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Adult Forum
This Sunday, October 30, part two of four of the DVD - The Story of the Twelve Apostles - will be shown in the Guild Room for our Adult Forum. This four-part film reveals the extraordinary, untold tales of the men and women who brought God's plan to the world. It will be continued through November 20, except on November 6 when we will have our Parish Potluck Brunch. This series is facilitated by Deacon Kathleen.
Sacrament of Holy Baptism

This Sunday, October 30, three small children will be baptized into Christ, into his death and resurrection. 

Sonja Miller will be preaching on the "Ministry of the Baptized" at both services.
I am the Program Manager overseeing EASA an early psychosis program for young people ages 15-24 experiencing their first psychotic break and School Based Mental Health Services.  For School Based Mental Health we have 24 Multnomah County Mental Health Employees in 42 schools in Multnomah County providing direct outpatient mental health services to students at school.  I have been working for Multnomah County Mental Health for 14 years.

The Miller family-David, Sonja, Ben, Nick and Ali came to All Saints in 1999 when we purchased a home in Woodstock neighborhood.  We formerly attended St. Michael All Angels.  All 3 children participated in youth group and are now all in their 20's and scattered along the west coast.
~  Sonja
Youth Halloween Party
Sunday, October 30th, 4:00-6:00 pm

Hello everyone! In lieu of our regular youth group meeting, the youth will be hosting a little Halloween Party on the 30th! We'll have games, treats, costume contests, and fun for the whole family. All are welcome to attend and invited to come in costume, and if you can bring a spooky snack to share. Hope to see you there!
~ Noah
Fall Clean up 2016

We are grateful for the industrious girls of Brownie Troop #41565 who provided indefatigable help during our Fall Clean-Up! They added riotous color to the landscape while raking leaves and beautifying our parish grounds.
It is exciting to see the progress on the Mediation Garden. Slowly but surely, a beautiful space is being created under the inspired leadership of our Junior Warden, Judy Clark, who has a degree in landscape design. It is funded by a gift from the Pentecost Offering of the Diocese.
~ Mother Laura

Quilt Gift Raffle Winners!
Micky Keiter, Miriam Lain, Duane Kilian, Sonja Miller, Deb Miller, Andrea Banfield, and Liora Banfield who generously gave her pick to Virginia Kuhlman who was visiting All Saints last Sunday.

All the quilts were beautifully and lovingly handmade by Ena Weick as her birthday present this year to herself, in remembrance of her husband – Jeffrey Weick -- who passed last year, and also for all of the dear family and friends of All Saints that have also passed since then.
Virginia Kuhlman, of Turner, Oregon, visited with us on October 23rd and left this message:

"Thank you for allowing me to worship with you! Beautiful spirit-filling place of worship. Returning to my home church, St. Tim's Episcopal Church in Salem. God bless this dwelling place of God."
Congratulations, Deacon Kathleen!

Deacon Kathleen will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of her ordination as Deacon in the Diocese of Northwest Texas on October 29, this Friday. A deacon shall model diaconal ministry in the liturgy, parish community, and community at large while inviting and leading laity in their baptismal ministry.  Deacon Kathleen has served as full clergy member and colleague on the parish staff of All Saints since her appointment by our bishop on March 9, 2014. We are grateful for her presence among us! 

Congratulations and love from your parish family, Hot Meals and Dental Van guests.
~  Mother Laura

Our Sparkling Kitchen

Thank you from Hot Meals
to Betty Meeker, Ena Wieck,
and Susanne Bateman
for donating the money to have
the kitchen stove professionally
cleaned and repaired!
The Hot Meal cooks will love cooking
in a clean kitchen!

~ Nancy Patrick
Meet the new ROSS manager, Tamara Burkovskaia, who will be visiting us in worship this Sunday, October 30, 2016

I was born in the Soviet Union, in a small town in Siberia, which now is a part of Russia,  but I lived most of my life in Central Asia, west of China, in a country called the Kyrgyz Republic or Kyrgyzstan, which used to be part of the Soviet Union. Sometimes people call Kyrgyzstan "Switzerland of Central Asia" because this picturesque country has a lot of high, snow-capped mountains.
I lived through exciting and tumultuous times when the Soviet Union collapsed and Kyrgyzstan became an independent country. Among many things that happened during those times, was international recognition of the newly independent states and opening of embassies. After the United States government opened its Embassy in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, I started working for the U.S. Embassy. These were fantastic 16 years, filled with unique experiences and meetings with many remarkable people.
Eight years ago, I immigrated to the United States and settled in beautiful Portland. Before coming to the Russian Oregon Social Services (ROSS) a little over a month ago, I worked for the Oregon Public Health Division in a program that helps people to build healthier communities and live healthier lives.
I have one son and daughter-in-law and two adorable grandchildren: a four and a half year old boy Maksim (Maksik) and a two week-old granddaughter Maria (Masha).  They live here, in Portland, two miles away from me, and I am always available for babysitting.
I feel privileged to serve my community and feel blessed that our program is located at the All Saints church, which offers such supportive environment for ROSS staff and people we serve.
Episcopal Cursillo of Oregon and SW Washington invites one and all to a Grand Ultreya and Potluck gathering on Saturday, October 29 from 11am – 2pm.  It will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 822 Washington St., Oregon City, OR 97045.  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
Pie Sale Sign-Up
Parish Life Committee will be selling pies and cookies at the Book Fair on Saturday, November 12. The monies raised provide funds for various events we sponsor throughout the year. Sign-up sheets for food and serving will be in the Parish Hall on October 30 and November 6. You can also sign up by emailing or calling Laurie McDowell at or 503-760-2268.  Thank you!

Turkey!  Turkey!

Hot Meals needs five donated turkeys for the Thanksgiving Meal. They should be about 12-14 lbs. We already have enough hams for Christmas. Thanks for your help!

All Saints Patronal Festival
November 6th


In celebration of All Saints Day, we will welcome new members to our parish family at both services. Also, we will have a potluck brunch between services. The brunch will be held at 9:30 on Nov. 6th. Don't miss this festive occasion. Sign-ups for our brunch will be in the parish hall for the next two Sundays.
You can also sign up by emailing or calling Laurie McDowell at or 503-760-2268. Thank you!


I want to invest in All Saints, its growth and its future!

In-gathering of 2017 pledges will occur at both services and at the celebration on Sunday, Nov. 6. 
On All Saints Day, we will be remembering with candles
the six persons who died in 2016:

Patricia Ann Wright,    February 20, 2016
Doreen Beatrice Ingelis Lund,    February 21, 2016
Richard Whitlock Nunley,    March 3, 2016
Jacqueline Helen Kraft,    March 5, 2016
Jerrie Winifred Ferrell,    May 27, 2016
Donald Silsbe McClave,    July 4, 2016

Christ will open the kingdom of heaven to all who believe in his Name, saying,
Come, O blessed of my Father; inherit the kingdom prepared for you.
Into paradise may the angels lead you. At your coming may the martyrs receive you,
and bring you into the holy city Jerusalem.
Archival Assistance 
Join your fellow parishioners All Saints Sunday in the Parish Hall after both services, November 6th. Join in identifying photos of our past, discovered in the archive room as the archiving committee sorted though and organized that room.
Photos will be put out on the side rectangular tables. Pens and post-a-notes will be provided. The back rectangular tables will be empty and ready to hold identified photos, with photos still out for parishioners to view.
Your help will be appreciated in identify the photos and recalling past events and celebrations of our church.

Daughters of the King New Meeting Time

DOK will be meeting on the second Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. (location to be determined). This is to accommodate more members and those interested.
Next meeting will be November 8, 2016.
Help Warm Hearts
We need blankets (not quilts or comforters) for the homeless, as well as men's socks and any warm clothing you want to give the Mustard Seed. The nights are cold already, so your donations will be welcome and deeply appreciated. 

~  Mustard Seed Volunteers

Save the Date:
November 11-12
Friday and Saturday, 10am to 3pm

All Saints’ Annual Books and Homemade Goods Sale in Watson Parish Hall. Also, back by popular demand, our Pie Sale (Saturday only). Come peruse and buy books for a bargain. Check out the homemade items. Details soon. Contacts:

Mikki Wooldridge (503-235-0277) or
Micky Keiter (503-695-2758).

Hot Meals Christmas Gift Bags

Please bring any unused hygiene articles, such as hotel soap, lotion, shampoo, and dental care items to the church beginning this week through early December, as we prepare gift bags for the Hot Meals Christmas event.  
~ Deacon Kathleen
Vestry Action: That All Saints enter into a lease agreement with Homestead Preschool contingent on attorney approval of the agreement. The Lease is for five years starting at $700.00 a month and increasing 2% each year. Adopted September 20, 2016.

All Saints to Host a Preschool

The Vestry of All Saints is pleased to announce that All Saints will soon become the Annex for the Homestead Schoolhouse, a preschool for children 2 through 5 years old in January of 2017.  We have entered into a contract with the director of this well-respected preschool in the Woodstock neighborhood to refurbish and occupy two of our Sunday School classrooms.  The Godly Play room will remain intact and off limits.  The outcome will be a win-win for both the young children of our parish and for parents in our neighborhood that have been on their waiting list for space for their little ones.  Huge thanks for working out these arrangements go to our Building Use Manager, Chuck Martin. The plans include the addition of a fenced playground area on the northeast grassy corner of our property next to our parking area.  This is the fulfillment of the visioning done by the Vestry of 2010.  Thanks be to God for all who have contributed to this outcome.
~ Mother Laura
When to call the Rector ...

You should call Mother Laura when:
  •  You are facing serious life challenges
  •  Someone wants to join the Church
  •  There is the birth of a child
  •  There is illness in the house
  •  There is a surgery scheduled
  •  When there is death in the home
  •  There is an engagement leading to marriage. 
The All Saints Episcopal Church seeks to be a serving church.
Calendar Updates?
Please remember to give any changes
or postponements of scheduled meetings
or events to Cris in the Church Office
( so that she can update
the calendar on a weekly basis.
Thank you!
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Geri Dash; Bill & Heather Dash, Connor, Ryan; Deona Delong, Quinn Spielman, Vaughn Spielman; James Denman & Tamara Still.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Chuck Bateman; Deona Delong; Jim Denman; Sarah Ebers; Rosie Hostetter; Gail Jenkins; Patricia Kugler; George McCowan; Betty Meeker; Jim Titherington.
Thursday, October 27
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies.

Friday, October 28
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop -- Open!
6:00 p.m. NA
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, October 29
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop -- Open!
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, October 30
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II & Holy Baptism
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
12:00 p.m. Vestry Meeting in Guild Room
4:00 p.m. Youth Group Halloween Costume Party

Monday, October 31
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Beginners
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
7:30 p.m. I Chuan with David Miller

Tuesday, November 1
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, November 2
10:00 a.m. Basket Weaving with Susan Hanks
7:00 p.m. I Chuan with David Miller
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Thursday, November 3
8: 45 a.m. Dental Van
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Touring Club
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies 




Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, October 23:

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Nancy Janecek
LECTORS: Jen Schafer, Mary Camman
INTERCESSOR: Nancy Janecek
USHERS: Peter & Esther Muiruri
GREETERS: Peter & Esther Muiruri
COFFEE HOUR: Mikki Wooldridge

10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
LECTORS:  Mary Earl, Laurie McDowell
INTERCESSOR:  Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
USHERS: Steve & Sue Hisco
GREETERS: Kathy Martin
COFFEE HOUR: Laurie McDowell
Lessons Appointed for Proper 26, Year C
for Sunday, October 30, 2016
     Isaiah 1:10-18
     Psalm 32:1-8
     2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
     Luke 19:1-10

You can find all the readings here (alternate version):
News from the Diocese of Oregon

Regarding the upcoming election from the Presiding Bishop:

Dear Friends:

In a few short weeks we will all be receiving our ballots for national and local political races and other ballot measures. Needless to say there are serious issues to be decided and critical decisions to be made. We come to this responsibility as citizens of this nation and as individuals who have chosen to follow the way of Jesus. It is my hope that you will bring to the privilege of voting the values you hold as a citizen and as a follower of Jesus Christ.

Jesus invited his disciples to a life of justice and compassion and how we vote should reflect such values. We can differ about who will do the best job in a particular position of living out these values and we can imagine that a yes or a no vote on a particular measure will best serve the community but we should at least agree that our values as Christians should inform our choices.

The top to the ballot will hold the names of those running for President of the United States and we all hold our convictions about which of the candidates will govern the country in ways that are compatible with our values. As Christians we take a prayerful approach to voting.  I believe it is a great responsibility and honor to vote in these times and I look forward to casting my vote soon. I pray you will do the same.

The rest of the ballot contains individuals running for various positions and I trust we will pay close attention to these choices as well. Toward the bottom of the ballot are local items to consider many of which will ask us to consider funding particular projects. These are also questions that demand our best judgement.

In September the House of Bishops met in Detroit Michigan and crafted a statement: A word to the Church for the World. I invite you to watch this video presentation of this word as we prepare to vote this November.


Statement of the Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon
On the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Dakota Access Pipe Line
October 8, 2016

The Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon stands in support of the North Dakota Council of Indian Ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota in their resolution to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their peaceful and prayerful efforts to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line because of its degradation of sacred sites and possible catastrophic contamination of their drinking water and irrigation projects.

The Diocesan Council invites and encourages other Episcopalians and people of goodwill to join us in these efforts. They made a commitment to find ways to be concretely involved.

November 4-5, 2016   
Valley River Inn   
Eugene, Oregon

Information from the 127th Convention is available by clicking on the link to the diocesan convention archives.

Registration for the Convention: pre-Convention Hospitality, ECW Luncheon, and the Banquet. Click here to begin.

Click here for online reservations for the the Valley River Inn. If you would rather make your reservations by phone, call the Valley River Inn at (541) 743-1000 and let them know that you are attending the 2016 Episcopal Diocese of Oregon Convention.

Journal of Convention for_2015

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Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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