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All Saints Episcopal Church

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

www.allsaintspdx.org

The Rev. Dr. Robert Williams, Interim Rector
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

 
Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Maundy Thursday, March 29
7:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Last Supper. All are invited to participate in the Eucharistic meal as well as the foot washing, symbolic of the servant ministry Jesus instituted with the disciples, with the Stripping of the Altar. See readings here.
 
Good Friday, March 30
12:00 Noon Stations of the Cross in the Church:  the traditional Stations said before each of the fourteen images of Christ’s passion.
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy.  Principal Service of the day with sermon and music led by the Chancel Choir, the Veneration of the Cross, and Eucharist from the Reserved Sacrament. See readings here.

 
The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday Night, March 31
8:00 p.m. The service dating to the fourth century begins at the door of the Church in darkness with the lighting of the new fire, from which we light the Paschal Candle, hear the ancient Exsultet, and re-tell the stories of God’s love and call to us. The readings will be shortened.  With the announcement that the Lord is risen and the ringing of bells, we celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter. Incense is used at this liturgy. See readings here
 
Easter Day, Sunday of the Resurrection, April 1
8:00 a.m. Festive Easter Eucharist, Rite I, in the Church with Chancel Choir.
9:15 a.m. Easter Breakfast for Choir and Clergy in Parish Hall
10:30 a.m. Festive Easter Eucharist, Rite II, with Children’s Flowering of the Cross, Choirs and Brass, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, and Welcoming New Members. See readings here
From Father Bob:
Dear Friends,

 “Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace; So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do now know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your Name.  Amen”  (Book of Common Prayer, p. 101).

How quickly we have come from the anticipation of Advent, the celebration of Christmas, the excitement of Epiphany, through the sober penitence of Lent on our journey with Jesus to the Cross.  While Jesus lived and breathed in Palestine, the Roman cross was a symbol of ultimate rejection and defeat.  But God made other plans.  The Cross where Jesus gave his life became a symbol of the ultimate reality of love’s victory over sin and death.  At the foot of the Cross we hear Jesus’ words of love and forgiveness, offering himself “a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.” 

Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday when Christ enters the city of Jerusalem in triumph.  To this day, pilgrims reenact the Palm Sunday procession from Bethany to the Holy City.  In the Palm Sunday liturgy the mood quickly changes from triumph to the reenactment of the Passion.  This is a harsh reminder of our fickle human nature, how quickly we can turn from adulation to persecution, from love to hate.  The first three days of Holy Week are given to contemplation of the suffering that Jesus will endure.  Readings include passages from Isaiah, who speaks of the Suffering Servant, in anticipation of the suffering of Jesus. 

Holy Thursday begins with joyful celebration of Jesus’ establishing the Lord’s Supper or Holy Eucharist.  It is also the day that Jesus gave us his commandment to love one another as he loves us, sacrificially.  The term Maundy Thursday commemorates the giving of this divine mandate on this day.  Friday is the most serious day of the year when Christ gave his life to restore our relationship with God, the Father.  Holy Saturday is a day of mourning when no church services are held until the evening Easter Vigil when we celebrate the Resurrection.   

I invite you to attend church services as often as you can during Holy Week and to live fully into the mystery of our redemption in these Christian High Holy Days.  Come and celebrate Easter with us when we will joyfully celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection.  Together we will shout, “The Lord is Risen, Indeed!  Alleluia!”

Blessings,
 
Fr. Bob+
March for our Lives All Saints Group
 

Rest In Peace, Rise in Glory

We bid your prayers for the repose of the soul of Christine McClave, a long-time parishioner of All Saints Portland, who died this past weekend.  May she rest in peace and rise in glory.  Please keep Chris’s family in your prayers.   

Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful servant Chris; and we pray that, having opened to her the gates of larger life, you will receive her more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, she may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Her obituary can be seen here. Services will be in the Sanctuary at All Saints Episcopal Church, Saturday, April 7, at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Dougy Center, 3909 SE 52nd Ave.

Rest In Peace, Rise in Glory

We bid your prayers for the repose of the soul of Inez Whitmore, who died this past weekend.  May she rest in peace and rise in glory.  Please keep Inez's family in your prayers.  .  

Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful servant Inez; and we pray that, having opened to her the gates of larger life, you will receive her more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, she may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Her obituary can be seen here. Services will be in the Chapel at All Saints Episcopal Church, Friday, April 6, at 11:00 a.m. A light reception will follow in the Parish Hall.


Daughters of the King

There will be a Daughters of the King Meeting on Monday, April 2, at 11:00 a.m.  All women are invited to join us in the Chapel.
William Temple House Food Collection

The blue William Temple House barrel has been overflowing! Among a total of 135 items, there were 17 jars of peanut butter, 23 boxes of cereal, and 59 cans of various foods. These tightly packed crates (in photo) were sent to the William Temple House food pantry this Thursday. Thank you for your continued support and generosity!
~ Dn. Kathleen
SPECIAL THANKS !
to Steve and Tina Dieterich, Brian Fitzgerald, Laurie McDowell, Deb Miller, David Miller, Michelle and David Waite  for their hard, hard work on Spring Clean-Up Saturday.  The grounds look so much nicer for our Easter guests! 
    Thanks to Mary Earl for providing a sandwich lunch and the delicious home made potato salad!
    And thanks also to David Miller for his many trips to the church, and up and down the ladder to install our new down spout after the copper one was stolen!   
    As Junior Warden I feel blessed to have such wonderful help!   
~ Judy Clark
 
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    Need some fill dirt for your garden?  All Saints church has some piles of dirt left from the fence installation that can be had for any parishioner who needs it.  It's good soil and fairly easy to shovel. Please contact Judy to arrange a time to pick it up.
"All Saints Blue Aprons"

If you have some of our blue aprons home to launder or borrowed a couple for a special event, might you please return them, laundered, to the kitchen. We are missing ten of the blue aprons. The aprons are used for Hot Meals, for Sunday Coffee Hour and other All Saints' events. Should you have an apron home because you love having it in your kitchen, that is fine; simply leave $20 with Cris in the office and we will order more of the blue aprons and have them embroidered.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
~ Nancy Carr
A word from your deacon ...

The ladies of the Mustard Seed Thrift Shop have been giving socks and other clothing items to the homeless for years. We are now in the process of expanding this ministry and organizing a space that will also include personal care items. We now gratefully accept small hygiene products year-round, from hotel stays, trial size, dollar stores, etc. Please drop these off with Dn. Kathleen.  
Thank you.
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
Thursday, March 29 ~ Maundy Thursday
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
6:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
7:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Last Supper


Friday, March 30 ~ Good Friday
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
12:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
6:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Convenes

6:00 p.m. NA
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy 



Saturday, March 31 ~ Holy Saturday
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry 

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies
6:45 p.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
7:00 p.m. Anonymous Group
8:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter 


Sunday, April 1 ~ Easter Day
7:30 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
8:00 a.m. Festive Easter Eucharist, Rite I
9:15 a.m. Easter Breakfast for Choir & Clergy
10:00 a.m. Family Choir Convenes
10:30 a.m. Festive Easter Eucharist, Rite II

5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Monday, April 2 ~ Office Closed
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
7:30 p.m. I Chuan


Tuesday, April 3
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA


Wednesday, April 4
6:00 p.m. Parenting Class
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan


Thursday, April 5
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Meeting
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Becky & Felix Sanchez, Cassandra, Alexandra; Warren & Jen Schafer; David Shochat; Jim & Sara Soland, Grady, Ainsley; Jack Stephenson-Carr, August, Lucius; Bill Stewart.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Marjorie Ashcraft; Chuck Ford and Jerry Meter; Charles Hudson (Isaac Hudson's father); Howard Leavenworth; Barbara Liniger; Jim Soland; Emily Springer; Waite Family.

Repose of the soul
Christine McClave; Inez Whitmore.
Ministry Schedule April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday of the Resurection —Year B

8:00 a.m. Rite I Service

Celebrant & Preacher
The Rev. Dr. Robert Williams
Deacon The Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Director of Music Dr. James Denman
Guest Trumpeters Bailey Paugh, Danny Fineman
Worship Leader Nancy Janecek
Lectors Jacob Mathai, Esther Muiruri
Intercessor Nancy Janecek
Greeters & Ushers Peter & Esther Muiruri
 

10:30 a.m. Rite II Service 
Celebrant & Preacher The Rev. Dr. Robert Williams
Deacon The Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Worship Leader Chris Broderick
Director of Music Dr. James Denman
Director of Family Choir Belinda Nissen
Guest Trumpeters Bailey Paugh, Danny Fineman
Lectors Chris Broderick; Nancy Carr
Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Eucharistic Ministers Chris Broderick; Larry Chalew Fuller
Ushers Ejy Agum & Bill Habel
Acolytes Rowan Budlong, Elijah Kilian, Noah Kilian, Simon Lain
Coffee Hour Geri Dash & Donna Woodruff
 
 
Lessons Appointed for Sunday of the Resurrection:
  You can find all the readings here:
 
Late Epiphany 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I greet you in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I am writing to you in preparation for Holy Week and the focus of that week on our Lord’s sacrificial offering of love on the cross.

The Good Friday Offering is one way we in the Episcopal Church help to support the ongoing ministry of love and compassion carried out by our Anglican sisters and brothers throughout the Province of Jerusalem and Middle East.

Whether funding an eye clinic in Aden or women’s programs, schools and medical services in the West Bank, the Good Friday Offering is making a difference in the lives of so many. I believe our partnership with those who keep the faith of Jesus alive in the region where our Lord walked and began his movement is a significant aspect of our work as part of the church catholic.

I hope you will participate in this effort. Information is available at
episcopalchurch.org/page/good-friday-offering, which offers bulletin covers, bulletin inserts, and other helpful information. Any questions about this program may be directed to the Rev. Canon Robert Edmunds, our Middle East Partnership Officer. He can be reached at redmunds@episcopalchurch.org.

Thank you for considering this important witness to the love of Jesus across our Church and in the Holy Land. May God bless you and keep you always. I remain

Your brother in Christ,
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
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