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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
O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.
BCP 184
Mother Laura and Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch will be attending the 128th Convention in Eugene on Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5, 2016. Also attending will be our convention delegates: Laurie McDowell and Nancy Carr. 
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. You can 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 and were buried from All Saints in 2016:

Patricia Ann Wright,    February 20, 2016
Doreen Beatrice Inglis 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.
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
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
Adult Forum
Part three of four of the DVD - The Story of the Twelve Apostles - will be postponed until November 13 so that we may celebrate All Saints Day. This four-part film reveals the extraordinary, untold tales of the men and women who brought God's plan to the world. This series is facilitated by Deacon Kathleen.
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.
From Rev. Liz Powers and Sam Robertson
We are here in North Dakota with some thought and a Clergy call from the Standing Rock Episcopal Church. Please ask folks to say prayers for our safe travel and for the People of Standing Rock and all who support the people there.
Thanks, see you on the 13th!
Sam and Liz

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.

    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

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).

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!
Recognizing those Baptized on
October 30, 2016

Payton Virginia Hall
    Daughter of April Lynn Hall and Sean Michael Hall
    Godparent: Mary Earl

Alexandra Felix Sanchez
     Daughter of Rebecca Sue Sanchez and
     Felix Sanchez III
     Godparents: Steve and Sue Hiscoe

Jameson Patrick Bacchetti
     Son of Emily A. Bacchetti and
     Stephen P. Bacchetti
     Godparents: Mark and
     Amanda Bacchetti
     Standing in: Daniel and Noel Bacchetti
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

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.
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
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 3
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies.

Friday, November 4
All day:  Mother Laura at 128th Convention
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

6:00 p.m. NA
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, November 5
All day: Mother Laura at 128th Convention
8:30 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
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 6 All Saints Patronal Festival
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I -- Welcome New Members
9:30 a.m. Potluck Brunch
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II -- Welcome New Members
11:45 a.m. Building and Grounds Committee in Guild Room
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
4:00 p.m. Youth Group Halloween Costume Party

Monday, November 7
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Beginners
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
6:00 p.m. Brownie Group
7:00 p.m. Altar Guild Meeting in Guild Room
7:30 p.m. I Chuan with David Miller

Tuesday, November 8
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Finance Committee
7:00 p.m. Daughters of the King

Wednesday, November 9
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 10
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Parish Cycle of Prayer
Mary Earl; Sarah & Michael Ebers, Emily Springer, Aidan Springer; Craig & Sarah Gibson, Daniel, Margaret, Thomas; Ruth Goodwin; Kathleen Grabski; Richard & Joyce Gustafson.

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).

All Saints Sunday


Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for All Saints Sunday, November 6, 2016:

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Nancy Janecek
LECTORS: Deona DeLong, Jacob Mathai
INTERCESSOR: Nancy Janecek
USHERS: Peter & Esther Muiruri
GREETERS: Peter & Esther Muiruri
COFFEE HOUR: Mikki Wooldridge

10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
LECTORS:  Jerry Meter, Johanna Burgess
INTERCESSOR:  Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Jerry Meter, Chuck Martin
USHERS: Ejy Agum, Earl Woodruff
GREETERS: Kathy Martin
COFFEE HOUR: Geri Dash, Donna Woodruff
Lessons Appointed for Proper 27, Year C
for Sunday, November 6, 2016
Daniel 7:1-3,15-18
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23
Luke 6:20-31

You can find all the readings here (alternate version):
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.
News from the Diocese of Oregon
Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
BCP 822

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.


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Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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