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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
Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart [and especially the hearts of the people of this land], that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
BCP 823

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

*** A special thank you to Alex Holland, a junior in high school, who brought almost all the books himself: "It makes me feel good." ***

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.  Thank you!
Sam Robertson: an introduction:

Sam, who will be preaching during Native American Month on Sunday, November 13, is a Dakota descendant from South Dakota. He also has Scotsman, English, Irish and Dutch blood in his ancestry. Sam was the Chairperson of the Anti-racism committee in the Diocese of South Dakota for three years. The committee took an alternative method concerning racism and learned a great deal about individual and group actions. Sam has a Masters Degree in Education and completed all the class requirements in the Counselor Education Doctorate program at North Dakota State University. Sam and Mother Liz have been married for 20 years, and Sam has been in recovery for 18 years. Sam and Liz relocated to Portland to be closer to their children. They have just returned from being a presence with the clergy witness at Standing Rock.

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.

Adult Forum
This Sunday, the adult forum will resume its viewing of the film "The Story of the Twelve Apostles." This third part of four highlights the early church after the Resurrection of Jesus and includes information found in the Bible and other ancient writings. Get some coffee and goodies after the 8:00 a.m. service, then join us in the Guild Room for this fine film.
~ Dn. Kathleen 
Stewardship Catch-Up!
It's getting toward the end of the year.
We need everyone to make the effort
to catch up on your financial pledges!!
Thank you again for your gifts to All Saints.
Your Finance Committee
Advent Soup, Supper & Study Series
Relaxing about Race: Opening Our Minds, Addressing Fear, Enhancing Relationships

Sam Robertson, Presenter, Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • November 30
  • December 7
  • December 14
Think of one person who needs your compassion and bring them to the table with you.
Welcoming new members to our All Saints' Family:
  • Marjorie Ashcraft
  • Lisa Alan
  • Emily Bacchetti
  • Steve Bacchetti
  • Laurie Herr
  • Lynn King
  • Judy Perry
  • David Shochat
Thanks to all who helped make our All Saints Day brunch a huge success!  We served folks between services, giving everyone an opportunity to mingle and be together as one parish.  Good food, good friends, and good times!
~ Laurie McDowell
ECW (Episcopal Church Women)
All Saints' Episcopal Church ECW will meet on Wednesday November 16 at All Saints', 7pm to 8pm. Bring suggestions for presentations you might like to hear for future meetings, perhaps a few familiar games, or poetry writing, (or lively conversation with a topic of your choice. I am still working on an interesting topic, but awaiting confirmation.
"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more ....." 
                                           Henry V,  Act III     
 Yes, it's true we need you one more time this year to finish up some very important jobs at All Saints!  We must get the wall to wall carpet up in the front rooms of the Mustard Seed, finishing moving the mulch and gravel and transplanting a couple of ferns.  If you can help we'll be at church:  
Saturday, November 19th at 10:00 - 12:00  
Thank you for your help!    Judy Clark  605-670-8141

Hot Meals Fun Fun Fun ...

Steering Committee Meeting on Saturday, November 19, at 1:00 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. we will need five or six people to wipe down ALL surfaces and clean in the drawers. There will be pizza afterwards while watching the Food Safety Video! 

Thank you!  
Nancy Patrick

On Saturday, November 19th, the Hat and Scarf Ministry will be giving hats and scarves to our Hot Meals Guests. Two young college students have volunteered to help with this project.  
Bev Curtis


In celebration of 30 years of marriage, Ron and Shirley Jones will renew their wedding vows on Sunday, December 4 during the 10:15 a.m. service. There will be a reception for the entire church after in the Parish Hall. Please join in celebrating their renewal of covenant marriage vows. 
    Each year an offering is taken on Pentecost Sunday and divided by the Diocese Council between two types of project grants.  Half goes to programs, and the other half to "bricks and mortar" projects.  In July we made a grant application for a "bricks and mortar" project we called the Meditation Garden.  

    We hoped to landscape the area between the Parish Hall door on Woodstock, and the double doors to ROSS.  Not only would a more beautiful garden enhance the area for our All Saints family, but would be a beautiful welcome to our Hot Meals guests, and the wider Woodstock community.  

    Apparently the Diocese Council agreed, and awarded us a $950 grant to construct the garden.  We took great care in designing this garden to ensure our three objectives.  It must be beautiful, safe and low maintenance.  Following our tentative plan to the Council, we enclosed the area with native ferns, and vinca, both low maintenance plants.  We brought in three large boulders (over 600 pounds each!) for seating that is both beautifully natural, but only for one person to sit on, not sleep on.  We preserved the two large trees that were already there and enclosed them and the ferns with edging.  The center of the garden is fine pea gravel.  There is nothing in the garden that can easily be picked up and used for mischief!  The low plants and the open trees provide serenity, and ensure openness for safety.  

    As to how this plan was to be accomplished, the Diocese Council was probably surprised to learn that we were going to complete this ambitious plan with only our terrific All Saints volunteers.  I can not say enough great things about the people who came out to do sometimes back-breaking and hard work!  What a wonderful group and I am so proud of them!  I want to thank those who helped so that everyone knows their names, and can say "thank you" to them.

    In no particular order:  Laurie McDowell, Nancy Carr, David Miller, Chris McClave, Mary Earl, Deb Miller, Kathy Martin, Matt Johnston, Scott McDowell, Steve McDowell, Sonja Miller, Jacob Mathai, Amelia Brooks, Nathan Brooks, Earl Woodruff, Chuck Martin, Ron Jones and Mother Laura are the hard working crew who made the difference!  We also had help from Kiley, half the couple who own and run our new pre-school, several Hot Meals guests, and a neighbor just strolling by who stepped in to lend a helping hand. What a great effort!  Thank you.
    ~ Judy Clark, Junior Warden
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!
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
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
Our All Saints Columbarium

We are beginning to make good use of the beautiful marble columbarium for committals that take place through our church.  Many members are finding it very affordable and significantly meaningful to know their ashes will be laid to rest in the north wall of our chancel next to our tracker pipe organ, surrounded by the singing of our Chancel Choir and near the altar where we celebrate the Holy Eucharist.

If you would like to find out more about the availability of niches, please contact our Columbarium Administrator, Pamala Clarke.  She will be happy to answer your questions.  Spaces may be purchased in advance and reserved in preparation for end of life or at the time of need.
~ Mother Laura
Remembering a Loved One ...
Lovely inscribed brass memorial plaques can be purchased for the altarpiece at the back of the Our Savior Chapel with the name and dates of someone who has graced your life.
Simply contact Ardis Weir, Altar Guild Director, making a check out to All Saints Episcopal Church Altar Guild in the amount of $50.
Whenever you wish for some time to honor their memory, you can come, light a votive candle above our prayer desk, and offer a prayer for your loved one.
Prayers for the Departed may be found in the Book of Common Prayer, pp. 253, and Prayers Of a Saint on pp. 250.
~ Mother Laura
Dear All Saints,

Thank you to the quilt-maker, Ena Weick, and dear
 Liora Banfield, who let me have the quilt. I also appreciated the warmth and acceptance I experienced with you! 


Virginia Kuhlman, age 80
   (your visitor from the Salem area).
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!
Thursday, November 10
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies.

Friday, November 11
9:00 a.m. BOOK FAIR
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, November 12
8:30 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
9:00 a.m. BOOK FAIR & PIE SALE
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, November 13 
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:45 a.m. veteran's Day Cake Reception
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

Monday, November 14
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Beginners
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
3:45 p.m. Suzuki Violin Group Lessons
4:15 p.m. Girl Scout Group
7:30 p.m. I Chuan with David Miller

Tuesday, November 15
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
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, November 16
9:00 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
10:00 a.m. Basket Weaving with Susan Hanks
1:00 p.m. Nomination Committee in Guild Room
2:00 p.m. History Committee in Guild Room
7:00 p.m. ECW Meeting in Guild Room
7:00 p.m. I Chuan with David Miller

Thursday, November 17
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 

Parish Cycle of Prayer
Susan Hanks, Nicole Budlong and Rowan; Ray Harris; Nick & Sissy Harris; Peter & Stosur Hatcher, Hallie, Simon, Charlie; Traci & Shayne Hayes, William.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Pamala Clarke; Deona Delong; Jim Denman; Sarah Ebers; Laurie Herr;  Lynn King; Patricia Kugler; George McCowan; Betty Meeker; Rev. Liz Powers & Sam Robertson; Jim Titherington.

Repose of the Soul
Doris Greer (grandmother of Pamala Clarke); William Kuster (father of Laurie Herr); Sandy Undeen (cousin of Mary Earl); Dallas Wassink (father of Lynn King).



Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule November 13, 2016:

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Ardis Weir
LECTORS: Esther Muiruri, Mary Camman
USHERS: Peter & Esther Muiruri
GREETERS: Peter & Esther Muiruri
COFFEE HOUR: Mikki Wooldridge

10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
LECTORS:  Chuck Bateman, Dawn Odell
INTERCESSOR: Johanna Burgess
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Chuck Bateman, Warren Schafer
USHERS: Bill & Joselyn Cox
GREETERS: Christine McClave
COFFEE HOUR: Amelia Brooks & Patricia Kugler
Lessons Appointed for Proper 28, Year C
for Sunday, November 13, 2016
Malachi 4:1-2a
Psalm 98
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19

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

Dear Friends in Christ: The following statement of resolve in the wake of yesterday’s election comes to you from The Rt. Rev. Michael Hanley, Bishop of Oregon in consultation with the Very Rev. Nathan LeRud, Dean of Trinity Cathedral and several clergy leaders of the diocese.

There are moments in our history in which the Church is presented with an opportunity to affirm who we are, and whom we endeavor to be. Too often, we have been passive in the face of injustice, bigotry, and oppression. We confess our complicity in political and religious systems that have perpetuated injustice over many generations. We confess that fear and the desire to keep the peace has often led us to issue statements rather than the harder task of working for a more just and equitable society.

As Christians we are called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ with clarity and conviction, particularly as that Gospel compels us to work alongside those in every faith tradition to confront forces which threaten the lives and safety of the most vulnerable.

As a people committed to the incarnation of God in the human body of Jesus Christ and the mystical body of the gathered community, we affirm that our very bodies must serve the cause of healing, love and justice. We believe in the goodness and holiness of the human body in all of its varied and diverse forms, and we commit to the protection of bodies and souls in the face of forces that demean, disenfranchise, threaten and abuse the children of God. We renounce the evil powers of this world which corrupt and destroy the creatures of God. Therefore we commit: 

• To protect and defend the human dignity of immigrants, refugees, and those who fear deportation. Our churches will be sanctuaries for those whose safety and security is threatened;

• To stand and work with those whose race or religion is threatened by the vitriolic and violent language and action of white supremacy in American society;

• To confront bigotry, fear, ignorance and hatred whenever and wherever we encounter it. We will not be silent or passive in the face of language that harms the children of God;

• To protect the physical, psychological, and spiritual safety of women, people of sexual and gender diversity, the elderly and the physically impaired;

• To pray for our president and elected leaders and hold them accountable to the principles of justice as found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

We believe that together we can foster a world of justice, love and the mercy of God. We commit to this work and we invite those who would do likewise to join us in the work ahead. 
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Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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