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All Saints Episcopal Church
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.

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

The Rev. Laura C. Truby, Rector
The Rev. Mary Anne Gard, Assisting Priest
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
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.
  June 14, 2015: Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 

Rainbow Cross
Sunday, June 14
8:00 a.m. Rite I Worship
10:15 a.m. Rite II Worship
11:30 a.m. Godly Play open house

Monday, June 15
9:30 a.m. Water of Life Yoga

Tuesday, June 16
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Megan's Boot Camp
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Financial Committee

Wednesday, June 17
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
1:00 p.m. Parish Life Committe

Thursday, June 18
9:30 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
6:15 p.m. Megan's Boot Camp

Friday, June 19
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

Saturday, June 20
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA
Father's Day is Sunday, June 21st.  Congratulations Dads!
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, June 7th:
8:00 am Rite I:
Worship Leader:  Loralee Henry
Lectors: Bill Henry, Bettie Meeker
Intercessor: Loralee Henry
Usher:  Bill Henry

10:15 am Rite II:
Acolytes: Noah Killian, Henry Axon, Johanna Burgess
Worship Leader: Nancy Patrick
Lectors: Nancy Patrick, Johanna Burgess
Intercessor: Lucille Pierce
Eucharistic Ministers: Nancy Patrick, Sonja Miller
Ushers: Bill and Jocelyn Cox
Christine McClave
Congratulations to our new Graduates!

Last Sunday, two high school graduates from All Saints were recognized, blessed, and given a gift on behalf of their parish, thanks to the efforts of our Prayer Shawl Ministry. Two more grads will be honored similarly at this Sunday's 8:00 service.
Congratulations to our graduates, McKenzie Trapp, Aiden Springer, Sean Pahlke, and Mark Pahlke

Open House This Sunday!
Just a reminder that we have an Open House this Sunday immediately following the service.
Then we will feast on Matzos and M&Ms. Also there will be sign up sheets for Hot Meals Youth Saturdays this summer. PLEASE BRING YOUR CALENDARS. JUNE 14!!!!!!!!!!!!
We want to set up summer youth sunday hot meals, cookie baking for the Eastmoreland Garage Sale, Sunday schools, and Registration for Vacation Bible School.
2014-2015 Sunday School
End of Year News
We have had a great year in Sunday school this year. We have heard many Godly Play Stories including some new synthesis lessons and The Crosses lesson after which we made the magic oragmi crosses pictured below.  St Nicholas visited us. We performed the Caterpillar Play on Ascension Sunday. Some of us created our Advent Felt Project of the Holy Family and many of us are still working on our Easter Butterfly Sewing Project. 

Vacation Bible School is our next big event and I am very excited about it!!! Exploring the themes of anti-bullying and the labyrinth. I will have some craft project preparations ready for help next week.

Over the summer we can continue our work on our butterflies, Chuck Bateman would like to share some Native American Stories with us and perhaps his hand made instruments also. I am hoping we can make cookies to sell at the Eastmoreland Garage Sale. Maybe we could use the monies for more Godly Play Lessons or materials.  ~Laura Axon

Summer is coming. Please remember to keep your pledges current. Bills don't take a vacation!
Register Soon for Our Vacation Bible School!!!

Theme:  The Peaceable Kingdom - Exploring Anti-Bullying and the Labyrinth

Where: All Saints Episcopal Church, 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland

When: June 22 - 25, 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Who: Kindergarteners - upcoming 6th Graders!

How Much: $10

Registration forms can be found on the small bulletin board next to the copy room in the parish hall.

For more information contact:
Laura Axon (503) 775-6998, Children's Ministry Coordinator
Ad Hoc Committee on Homeless
Our parish has had its’ share of interactions with homeless people on church property. The City of Portland has recommended that we establish a firm policy, both pro-active and re-active to handle this issue.

Thank you to those who volunteered to serve on this committee to draft such a policy: Amelia Brooks, Judy Clarke, and our two Wardens. If you are interested in participating, please contact Chuck Martin, Senior Warden.

Wednesday, June 24, Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will meet in the Parish Hall. We invite you to participate in a potluck, so bring your favorite dish to share. If you are unable to bring a dish or something else of your choice, please join us in good cheer and conversation. Potluck starts at 6:00 p.m., and meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

The All Saints Eastmoreland Garage Sale is on June 27th at the Broderick's home.

We are getting closer to the Eastmoreland Garage Sale and we need more stuff!!!! We urgently need electronics (dvd's, dvd player, cd's etc) sporting equipment, kitchen items and small furniture. Items need to be clean and in good condition. Contact Amelia Brooks at or call at 503-851-2706.

Bring items to church on Sundays in June, or contact Amelia Brooks 503-851-2706 with questions or for other arrangements.  This is one of two large 2015 fundraisers to meet our general budgetary goals.

Volunteers: Please support us by having good items and/or volunteering to help with transporting items, pricing, set-up, etc.  Thank you!

Needed: Salespeople, Cashiers, Setup and Clean Up, and Pricers. Amelia Brooks and Matt Johnston are signing up volunteers, you can find them after the 10:15 service in the Parish Hall with the sign up sheets.

Equipment: We need 4 canopies for rain cover and 2 more generous people to drive their truck, SUV, or wagon .

In-Gathering of Donations for Garage Sale: June 7th, June 14th and June 21st after the 10:15 service.  We will have trucks, station wagons or vans ready to be loaded with your donations and taken to the sale on June 21st .  8:00 o'clockers  we will have a truck there for you on June 14th after the 8:00 a.m. service.

Based on previous experience we will NOT be collecting: clothing, shoes, outdated electronics, large appliances, plants, mattress, stuffed animals and pillows. We are looking for easily moveable furniture that is clean, in useable, sellable condition, 1950’s furniture and decorations are very desirable, toys, games, everyday dishware, kitchen utensils, vases, small portable appliances, outdoor furniture good condition, picture frames, tools, garden tools, prints, posters, paintings, holiday decorations, costume jewelry, CDs and DVDs, no VHS, clean and good condition bedding such as blankets, throws, sheets and linens, working lamps, and good condition children’s books.

Contact Amelia Brooks at or call at 503-851-2706.
ECUSA General Convention

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah from Thursday, June 25th through Friday, July 7th.
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We have had interest in the Administrative Assistant position for the parish, and will be interviewing candidates this week!  Stay tuned for more information.

A very special thanks to Elizabeth Allen, Duane Killian, Bev Curtis, and Belinda Nissen for your welcoming presence in our church office. 

Office hours are:
Tuesday - Thursday from 9-noon
A very special thank you to Alison Olsav for covering our church office needs in such a skilled way over the past five weeks. It's been a great blessing! ~ Mother Laura
The St. Clare Order of the Daughters of the King® is going to be on summer hiatus all of July and August. We will begin meeting again on Thursday, September 3, 2015, in the Guild Room at 11:00 a.m. However, the Prayer Request list will still be prepared weekly during our summer break. If someone you love or know is in need of prayers, please pick up a blue Prayer Request card and fill it out and put it in the Prayer Box in the Narthex.

We do not take a vacation from praying ever.

For the last four weeks in the Notes , Steve Hiscoe has been offering thoughts on electric vehicles . As you might have guessed Steve and Sue own an electric car and have agreed to answer questions you might have about these amazing machines. How far can you go on a charge? How long does it take to charge? What do they cost? How big is the trunk? Can I sit in yours? Any and all questions welcome. Next time you see them feel free to pick their brains and experience.
Featured FAQs; frequently asked questions about Episcopal Church teachings, terminology, and traditions.

Ordinary Time:  Term used to designate the parts of the liturgical year that are not included in the major seasons, namely, the Sundays after the Epiphany and the Sundays after Pentecost.  While it does not appear in the Book of Common Prayer, Episcopalians sometimes use this term informally to refer to those seasons in which green is the appropriate liturgical color.
A Dictionary for Episcopalians, by John N. Wall.
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