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This Sunday at our 8:00 a.m. service,
we are pleased to welcome as new members:


Nick & Sissy Harris
Traci & Shayne Hayes & William Hayes, Infant Son
Dean & Rosie Hostetter
Kashi Massey

  
STEWARDSHIP 2016
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
What is our goal?  
Our goal is for all pledges to increase by 10%.  A 10% increase is essential to maintaining our current staff and program.  
What do our pledges support?
64% of our budget pays salary, payroll taxes and benefits for our employees.  Mother Laura, our Rector, Jim, our Choir Director, Belinda, our Family Choir Director, Laura Axon, our Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Geoff, our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Joe, our Custodian and Irene, our Administrative Assistant.  These staff members support ongoing daily or weekly needs within our parish life and enable the ministries of all us, to support children and youth, do outreach, serve hot meals, worship, sing, and keep the building clean for other non-profit groups to rent.
12% pays our utilities water, gas, electric and trash pick-up.
9% is our contribution to the diocese as part of the Diocese of Oregon and the Episcopal Church of the United States and supports our regional and national ministries.
15% is for phone, office computer, bathroom supplies, printing, insurance and small program expenses.
100% supports us as a worshiping community ministering to the sick, the needy and the poor through our efforts as a community of faith, both within the All Saints family and outside in our neighborhood, city, diocese and nationally. Those who pay to use our building such as NAMI, AA, NA, and ROSS, help to support similar efforts through their own organizations, and All Saints provides them an inexpensive and hospitable place to meet.

Where do I put my pledge card when I have completed it?
Your pledge card can be put in the offering plate on Sunday, mailed to the church, or delivered to the church office. Additionally, we will have a formal In-Gathering to complete our stewardship campaign on October 25th.  Pledge cards will be brought to the altar, including all those that have already been submitted.  
What about Deacon Kathleen and Rev. Mary Anne?
Deacon Kathleen and Reverend Mary Anne serve as non-stipend (i.e. they are not paid) Deacon and Priest at All Saints.  We are extremely grateful for their ministries and their contributions to the life and ministry of All Saints Parish.
Is there other income than pledges?
Yes, we receive building fees for use of the building from ROSS, NA, AA and other occasional tenants.  We also receive income for the cell phone tower incorporated into our steeple.  This income represents about 18% or our total budget.
Do I still need to pay this year’s pledge?
Yes!  We are on budget provided everyone pays the pledge commitment they made for 2015.  We have a number of pledges that are a month or two behind and we are asking everyone to bring themselves current on their pledge.  If, for some reason your circumstance has changed, just let us know.  You can send a note to Susanne Bateman or Sonja Miller.  A pledge is a commitment to our budget and our budget is built on these commitments.  Please helps us sustain our programs and staff.
Hello All Saints,

I appreciate hearing the information from Sonja Miller last Sunday, and also in the Stewardship Goals letter, about the need to fully fund the subsidy for Mother Laura. I agree this is very important. I was not aware of this information before I heard from Sonja. I will do what I can to help.  Thank you Sonja, Amelia, and Mother Laura. What a blessing all of you are.

Sincerely,
Nancy Janacek

Found in front of the Altar  -- A Trustful Gift to God

"I thank and praise God for what He has done for me, and I pray that God would open the doors and windows of financial breakthrough for my family."
Gift at Altar
In Sympathy    
A member of our parish, Shirley Busick, died at St. Vincent's Hospital on Tuesday, October 14 from complications with diabetes. She is survived by her three children: Kara, and twins Aaron and Amanda.  No services are planned at this time. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace and rise in glory. 
Mother Laura
Celtic Spirituality
Adult Class on Celtic Spirituality
Join our avid discussion at 9:15. a.m. on Sundays! 'Common Creation' is the subject for this Sunday's class, led by Mother Laura, discussing the book Every Earthly Blessing: Rediscovering the Celtic Tradition by Esther de Waal. 
 
Blessed are you, Lord God,
for all living creatures you have made.
They glorify you, each in its own way
and speak to us of your beauty and love.




of Portland and Episcopal Church History 
is this coming Saturday, October 17th. Katie Keller will lead the tour which will meet at Trinity Cathedral in the East parking lot at 10 a.m , and then ride the MAX line to Old Town and walk and talk our way through history. It will last about 1.5 hours and we will return to Trinity and possibly go inside for a few minutes.  

ECW is sponsoring a Kitchen Cleanup at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28.  You are invited to bring your favorite household cleaners and a sack lunch. Beverages and cookies will be provided.
A sign-up sheet will be available for the next two Sundays.

 
Donna Woodruff, ECW
Halloween Organ Concert
All Saints Halloween
Organ Concert with Dr. James Denman
October 30th 6:30 pm

Costume Parade
Mini-Pumpkin Decorating
Bobbing for Apples


Need help for bringing an appetizer and setting up and cleaning up.
Sign up sheet in Parish Hall.

All Saints Day
We will gather as a parish for one joint service at 9:30 a.m. followed by a parish-wide potluck brunch on Sunday, November 1st, our Patronal Feast Day.
You are invited to bring photos of your loved ones who have died to be displayed in the back of the sanctuary on that special day.

A sign up sheet for food items, set up and clean up is in Parish Hall.

 

All Saints Bunco Night
November 4th at 7:00 p.m. at Laurie McDowell's home.  Bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill!  The game is easy to learn, sweet prizes will be awarded and you'll get a chance to meet other folks at All Saints.  There's room for 16 people--sign up on Sunday in the Parish Hall.
 
Thursday, October 15
2:00 p.m. History Committee
5:00 p.m. CFC
7:00 p.m. Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, October 16
11:00 a.m.  Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

Saturday, October 17
10:00 a.m. Episcopal Walking Tour Downtown
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA

Sunday, October 18
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:45 a.m. Building & Grounds
11:45 a.m Refugee Sponsorship Meeting
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
4:00 p.m.  Youth Group

Monday, October 19
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice

Tuesday, October 20
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 p.m. Women's Bible Study
12:00 p.m. Nominating Committee
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Vestry

Wednesday, October 21
6:00 p.m. NAMI Multnomah

Thursday, October 22
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, October 23
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
6:30 p.m.  Halloween Organ Concert
6:30 p.m. NA

Saturday, October 24
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA

Sunday, October 25
In-Gathering of Pledges

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:15 a.m. Family Choir
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II

11:30 a.m. Shawl Ministry
4:00 p.m.  Youth Group
   
October 18, 2015: Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost,
Proper 24, Year B
Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, October 18th:
8:00 a.m. Rite I: 
Worship Leader: Ardis Weir
Lectors: Jacob Mathai, Esther Muiruri
Intercessor: Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch

10:00 a.m. Rite II: 
Worship Leader: Mary Earl
Lectors: Mary Earl, Susan Hanks
Intercessor: Lucille Pierce
Eucharistic Minister: Mary Earl, Gary Sorenson
Ron Jones, Elijah Kilian
Acolytes: Simon 
Lain, Henry Axon,Noah Kilian
Ushers: Mary Earl & Laurie McDowell
Greeters: Barbara White
Coffee Hour: Jude Leahy
Lessons
Lessons Appointed for Pentecost 21, Proper 24:
Job 38:1-7
Psalm 104:1-9; 25, 37b  
Hebrews 5:1-10 
Mark 10:35-45
Prayers of the People: Form IV
Great Report on Woodstock Gives Back! 
All Saints participated in the first annual collaboration of businesses in September! With the help of 32 businesses who supported 30 different charities, a total of $16,000.00 was raised and 30 pints of blood donated.  We are proud that we were a presence, supporting the Oregon Food Bank. It was a great event and Venture Portland said we should be incredibly proud! Its key to success was what it did for other people.                  
Mother Laura Truby

ECO-FAITH NOTES
 
"Honor the Earth. Have you forgotten how?  Then think of how you honor your grandmother, the wizened woman in the nursing home -- by visiting her, spending time holding her hand, singing her songs of the season. telling her stories of how she cared for you, asking her to remember how you were, bringing her small gifts, stroking her arm, listening to her, making sure her hair is clean and people are kind to her. The Earth is equally beloved and holy; honor it the same way." 
Kathleen Dean Moore
 
"This Changes Everything," a movie based on Naomi Klein's book of the same title will be showing at the Hollywood Theater, Tuesday, October 20th at 7:30.
 
 
 
Safe Church Training

Safe Church Training Opportunities

Safeguarding God's Children
October 17th at 8:00 a.m.
Ascension Chapel, Portland

 
Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers
 Preventing Exploitation in Communities of Faith

November 7 at 8:00 a.m & 1:00 p.m. 
St Paul's Oregon City


http://www.diocese-oregon.org/safe-church-training-current-schedule/

Fall Quiet Day with Keith Jones
October 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join Trinity’s guest preacher and teacher, the Very Rev’d Keith Jones, for Living Water: Discovering the source of life in your own heart, a quiet day of reflection and conversation to explore prayer and spirituality through the contemplative traditions in Christianity. Keith is Dean Emeritus of York Minster in the Church of England, an affiliate of the Carmelite Order, and regularly teaches and gives retreats on the spiritual life. This retreat will be an opportunity to find deep silence in the midst of a hectic and stressful world, and to explore new and ancient ways of connecting to the presence of God as we explore the relevance of the great mystics in our contemporary situations. $25 per person (lunch and afternoon tea included). Register on the Events page of Trinity’s website: 

Building Peace from the ground up in the Holy Land

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

How can we stabilize Christian communities in the Holy Land?

Much has been written recently about an increasing sense of intolerance in the Middle East. Some fear there could be no Christian presence at all in our Holy Land if we can’t stem the emigration and violence. How can we, in the U.S., help stabilize these communities? Some who view the region purely through a political lens have become frustrated with the tools that are available to make change. Are there other ways? Find out how the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem is building peace from the ground up – and how you as an individual and a congregation can participate in this effort. You can change lives, and you can do it now.

Grace Memorial invites all for an evening with Anne Lynn, President of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, and learn about the humanitarian work of the Diocese of Jerusalem and its partnership with AFEDJ.

*Doors open and light refreshments provided at 6 PM

Grace is located at 17th and Weidler in the Lloyd District with parking lot and street parking. An accessible entrance access is located on 17th Avenue.

RSVP: Deb Pratt, AFEDJ Missioner, Portland
debpratt3@comcast.net or 503-939-9842

For more information on American Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem, visit http://afedj.org/ .

CURSILLO BEYOND DAY
Our next gathering is on Saturday, October 24 from 2:30 to 4:30
in the All Saints Episcopal Parish Hall.  Open to all.
Episcopal Relief & Development

Syrians seeking safety in Europe

Episcopal Relief & Development is engaging the Syrian crisis through support to agencies in Syria, to the Diocese of Jerusalem’s Holy Land Institute for the Deaf and in support of large numbers of people traveling out of crisis areas into Europe.  The agency is in contact with Anglican Communion partners through The Episcopal Church’s Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and The Church of England’s Diocese in Europe, as well as interfaith partners such as Islamic Relief.
To read more about how you can help:


http://www.diocese-oregon.org/syrians-seeking-safety-in-europe/
Diocesan Convention 2015

2015 Diocesan Convention News

November 13-14, 2015
Ashland Hills Hotel
Ashland, Oregon 
2015 Convention Schedule

https://www.diocese-oregon.org/convention/
 

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

www.allsaintspdx.org


The Rev. Laura C. Truby, Rector
The Rev. Mary Anne Gard, Assisting Priest
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
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