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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
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
  • Saturday November 4 - Fall Clean-up Day from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Saturday, November 4 - Daylight Savings Time Ends. Set your clocks back an hour.
  • Sunday, November 5 - All Saints Feast Day Celebration with Holy Baptism followed by Parish Potluck Brunch at 11:45 a.m. Time and Talent Information Tables.
  • Sunday, December 3 - Advent Wreath Making in the Parish Hall between Services. 
  • Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20 - Advent Soup Supper Series at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
for Fall Clean-Up!

We need your help for chores that have to be done before winter comes!
Please help from ten until noon this Saturday
November 4th
at All Saints Church.

Bring pruning tools, clippers, shovels if you have them.
No need to climb a ladder; supervisors are needed too!
Stay for pizza and fellowship after!  
Call Judy Clark 605-70-8141 with questions.
In-gathering this Sunday, November 5
Bring your pledge card for the in-gathering, including the time and talent pledge.  All gifts are appreciated and we look forward to giving thanks for a successful Stewardship Campaign.  Extra pledge cards will be available from the ushers, if you misplaced yours.  There will be a few information tables at the brunch to gather information about Youth Ministry, Hot Meals, Dental Van and more.
This Sunday, November 5, at 9:30 a.m. in the Guild Room, the Adult Forum will continue a 12-week study featuring the videotape series "The Religions of the World." Narrated by actor Ben Kingsley, it presents an overview of Buddhism, Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Islam.

Each film in the series features experts on and adherents to the faith being presented.

This series can help us find greater understanding and mutual respect for the beliefs of our neighbors and coworkers. You can drop in on the class on any given Sunday. No preparation needed! Please join us.

Nov. 5 – Protestantism, Part 1
Nov. 12 – Protestantism, Part 2
Nov. 19 – Islam, Part 1
Nov. 26 – Islam, Part 2

~ Dn. Kathleen
Your All Saints' History committee requests that you donate to our history archives any items related to our history (photos, old bulletins, old news articles and more). Please leave them with our church office. We will put them in appropriate storage for future generations. Please identify photos if possible, and years or decades as you know them.
John Keiter, Chair
On Sunday, November 5, all our new Books of Common Prayer will be found in our sanctuary and chapel. The old BCPs will be available for you to take home.
Sue Hiscoe, Vestry Class of 2018
I first came to All Saints and the Episcopal church in the 1970’s, after falling in love with an Episcopalian.  We were married by the then Rector, Fr. Arlin John Rauthage, who also baptized our baby son.  Subsequently we began attending Saints Peter & Paul where my husband had a childhood connection.  After 30 years of Parochial and Diocesan ministry we realized we were on the verge of burnout, and began a search for a new Parish home that involved 17 parishes and 2 years of our lives.    We landed back here at All Saints.

We have two children; our son Tim is the Director of Operations for Suncadia, a private city/resort similar to Sun River, and lives in Cle Elum, Washington.  Our daughter Becky is the Director of the undergraduate program in the School of Business at Portland State University.  Becky’s daughters – Alexandra and Cassandra- often come to church with us.

 I have been a Parish Office Administrator for various Episcopal Churches since 1999, most recently at St. Philip the Deacon in NE Portland. 

In addition to serving on the Vestry, I am an usher here at All Saints.

Sue Hiscoe
A partial summary of his priesthood, beginning with my father's ordination in 1938, Diocese of Eastern Washington:  he turned to the Episcopal Church in 1937 or so, after many years of theological study and of teaching of both theology and ancient languages.  (Berlin, England, Chicago, U of Pennsylvania. 
The purchase and installation of the kneelers in the chapel (donated by Bill and Jocelyn Cox in Feb of 2014) were given in memory of my parents, the Rev Frederick A. Schilling, PhD, and Hope Schilling. 

Churches he served as rector were, first, the three missions of St. Paul’s, Kennewick, and Church of our Savior, Pasco;  and St. Matthew’s, Prosser, at which he conducted services and preached every Sunday (all three) until 1942.  Next were St. John’s, Olympia; Church Divinity School of the Pacific (New Testament chair) and Trinity Church, Berkeley;  St. Paul’s Bakersfield; St. Jude’s, Burbank; Canon Theologian of the Diocese of Olympia and St. James at Kent, WA and established Huston School of Religion in Seattle (for men wishing to enter the priesthood from other careers);  St. Marks, Glendale, CA. and professor graduate Dept of Religion at USC; finally retirement.  He died early 70s, probably worn out from have so many simultaneous responsibilities.
 I’m reminded by the fact that the World Series is on – Game 7 tonight.  Dad was a great baseball fan; me, too.

 Jocelyn Cox
We are delighted to announce a new member of All Saints’ team of ushers:  Bill Habel, who is the husband of Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel.  Bill has agreed to serve regularly on the first Sunday of the month, with Ejy Agum.  Please welcome Bill into our family.
Advent Soup Supper Series
~ Centering Prayer ~

with the Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel & William Habel
Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Stillness is a scarce commodity in today's world. It seems that we are constantly bombarded with ever-changing electronic media, sounding cell phones, and the endless demands of busy lives. Yet as the psalmist knew, stillness is needed for greater awareness of God's presence in our lives.

How do we get into a discipline of silence and honor it in our lives? Silence is God's first language. Find out how to structure it as a practice!

Join us for this Advent Series where we will discuss loving attentiveness, learn about prayer of the heart and sit quietly in God's presence.

Special Thanks from the Jr. Warden

Brian Fitzgerald is Chuck Martin's new assistant and apprentice in oiling, greasing and replacing filters to maintain the heating system. I'm so grateful to both for saving us the bill we would have been charged for that service.  We're lucky to have Chuck's expertise of motors!

Brian also called the office to volunteer for any jobs I might have. That was like getting an early Christmas present! He cut all the grass, bringing his own mower to do it! And he weeded the Meditation Garden and has been edging the grass and other thoughtful jobs.  Many thanks!

Another dear volunteer is our own Senior Warden, Laurie McDowell, who has watered the two new trees planted to make sure they survive!

The kids bathrooms are almost finished with new large wall art that will appeal to the preschoolers. Nancy Carr provided fresh paint for repainting three bathrooms, and Greg Palaniuk donated paint and labor to reclaim a small bathroom for the Mustard Seed volunteers.

Judy Clark
Parish Profile Update

The  committee is reviewing the information from the two parish meetings. 
We are working diligently to make sure the parish wishes are addressed. The next step is to give our finding to the Vestry.
Thank you, 

The Profile Survey Committee. 

One tradition in churches is to have a basic data base on members – including when they were born. Fortunately, we have the birth dates of most of our parishioners, but some are missing.

Our Profile Committee has set a goal to have a bar chart showing how membership fits in age categories (like 20-29, 30-39, etc.) I have agreed to collect and prepare this data for our Parish Profile Committee.
If you are not contacted, it means we already have your information.

Thank you,

Chuck Martin
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
Duniway Elementary School celebrates 90 years ...
Attending were two of the students who started their education on the very day the school first opened – Lucille (Harris) Pierce, and Joan (Crystall) Cuttin. Both were six-years old as they started first grade at the Duniway Elementary School 90-year Celebration.
Rainy Fall doesn't keep our Homestead Preschoolers inside!
Their brightly-colored joy is infectious!
In Sympathy
The mother of Rebecca Taylor, former member Eleanor Hart, passed away in Salem on October 13, at the age of 90.
Eleanor and her husband Donald, who died 12 years ago, were members of the All Saints choir.  Eleanor took part in guild activities and raised her three daughters in our parish.
A Memorial Service will take place in Our Savior Chapel on Friday, November 10, at 11:00 a.m. with a reception following in Parish Hall.
May her soul rest in the everlasting peace of Christ in the place prepared for her.
Mother Laura
ECW would like your help following the Hart memorial service on November 10. We are asking those who can to bring one batch of your famous home baked favorite cookies to share with the guests during the reception. Thank you in advance.

Micky Keiter, member of ECW 
The Forward Day by Day magazine has been sponsored by The Daughters of the King as a service project.  Since DOK is not allowed to have fund raisers and has to rely on donations, there is a donation box on the shelf of the magazine rack in the Narthex.  Your support of this is very much appreciated.  It is our hope that the Forward Day by Day brings a closer relationship between you and God every day. 

I also want to remind everyone that you are welcome to come on the 2nd Thursday of the month for a prayer service at 11am in the Chapel.  DOK has their meeting after the prayer service.  Hope to see you there.  

For His Sake,   Nancy Patrick
Chair Recovering!
Come, lend a hand with a fun, needed project!

Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sundays, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tools will be supplied but staple guns are welcome so that more than one person can staple at a time. Just show up or call Mary at 503-964-3242 or email

Thank you,
Mary Earl

Hygiene Items Needed ...

I am collecting hygiene items for our Hot Meals Christmas dinner. We especially need soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and socks.  

Please leave these donations outside my office door (next to kitchen). 


Dn. Kathleen
Thursday, November 2
8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Touring Club
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, November 3
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook 
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, November 4
10:00 a.m. Fall Clean-up
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Sunday, November 5 -- All Saints Sunday & Archive Event
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
9:15 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum in the Guild Room
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Holy Baptism
10:15 a.m. Godly Play -- The Ark and the Temple
11:45 a.m. All Saints Parish Potluck Brunch
11:45 a.m. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting

12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes
2:00 p.m. Girl Scout Meeting
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Monday, November 6
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Girl Scout Meeting
7:00 p.m. Altar Guild Meeting
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, November 7
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
11:30 a.m. Chair Recovering
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, November 8
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, November 9
11:00 a.m. Daughters of the King
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer  
John & Micky Keiter; Kris & Liz Kelly-Campanale, Ava; Noah Kilian; Carolyn Kimbrough; Charles Kraft; Doug & Miriam Lain, Ben, Emma, Simon, Noah.

Special needs, immediate concerns   
Susanne Bateman; Glo & Pam Davies; Susan Hanks; Sonja Miller; Nancy Patrick; Sam Robertson.

Repose of the soul
Eleanor Hart.
Ministry Schedule November 5, 2017
The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost —Year A, Proper 26
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Music Dir. & Organist Dr. James Denman
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Nancy Patrick
Mary Camman & Jen Schafer Lectors Nancy Patrick & Dawn Odell
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Ministers Nancy Patrick
Peter Muiruri Ushers Ejy Agum & Bill Habel
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Kathy Martin
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Geri Dash & Donna Woodruff
Lessons Appointed for the All Saints Sunday:

You can find all the readings here:

Girardian Glossary of Terms (as defined by Abbot Andrew Marr, OSB in "Moving and Resting in God's Desire: a Theology of Peace")

  • Hope:  Trusting in God's assurance that our inheritance as sons and daughters of God will be received in its fullness at a future time determined by God.
  • Humility: Popular belief that humility means self-abasement obscures the richness of this virtue. The first step of humility in Benedict's Rule, that one should be constantly aware of living in the presence of God, makes a much firmer starting point for understanding this virtue.
           What You Can Do To Help The Planet
from the Oregonian, October 22, 2017

Global climate change is caused by increases in carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases in Earth's atmosphere. The accumulation of these gases has caused Earth's temperature to rise at the fastest rate in recorded history over the last 50 years, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. And experts think that pace is accelerating.

Here are Small Things YOU can do to Help:
  • You can reduce your use of fossil fuels by turning down the thermostat a couple degrees in winter and turning it up a couple degrees in summer.
  • You can buy an efficient car and keep it maintained so it works at its highest level.
  • You can use only the lights you need and turn them off when you leave.
  • You can buy local food, meaning it requires fewer fossil fuels to get to your table.
Here are some BIGGER -- and more RADICAL -- steps YOU can take:
  • Go mostly vegetarian.
  • Stop flying internationally.
  • Get rid of your car.
  • Have fewer children.
Calculate your Carbon Footprint here!
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Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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