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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
Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Season of Lent Begins!
Next Sunday, March 5, is the First Sunday in Lent, the first of five Sundays leading us to Holy Week and culminating in the joy of Easter. We hope you will join us on our Lenten journey!
The 8:00 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist will begin with the Penitential Rite, and the 10:15 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist will begin with The Great Litany, chanted.  It is a beautiful way to enter the season, perhaps the most Anglican of all traditions.
The Great Litany is a long intercessory rite penitential in nature, the very first English-language rite created by Thomas Cranmer in the late 1540's.  It takes the place of the Prayers of the People and the Confession of Sin.
Mother Laura
Adult Forum

The next two Sundays, March 5 and 12, the Adult Forum will explore the drama and truths in the Old Testament book of Esther, in the video Queen Esther: Far Away and Long Ago. This story of intrigue, revenge, personal sacrifice, and the rescue of an entire population of people remains relevant for today. (Jews celebrate this event, Purim, on March 12 this year.) Please join us in the Guild Room at 9:30 on Sunday morning.
Lenten Study:  Crossing the Wilderness
Come enjoy a soup supper and stimulating conversation in a safe space!
Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

March 8 – Listening Actively
March 15 – Tolerating with Open Hearts
March 22 – Responding Non-violently
March 29 – Facing Truths
April 5 – Moving Closer to the Cross
Continuing with Sam Robertson and with guest, Deacon Kathleen Borsch as we
Cross the Wilderness Together.

Sign-up in the Parish Hall after services.

Growth and Outreach volunteers needed
The Vestry and the Outreach Committee are looking for church members who are interested in developing ideas and helping to grow our parish congregation in the next year. If you are interested, you are welcome to attend a meeting and discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday March 7 in the Guild Room at All Saints. Contact Chris Broderick for more information.
The quilt raffle brought in $400.00 Susanne Bateman creator of the quilt and winner of  the quilt put it on her bed and has slept better than she has for some time. :)  Thank you to all who purchased tickets to support our Sunday School.
The Sunday School students and I will using the proceeds to choose some new Godly Play lesson materials, perhaps the synagogue. The students are the ones who decided the ticket prices and made the posters and ran the selling of the tickets and collection of the money. I am certain we will make some solid decisions together on what will best serve our Godly Play program.
Laura Axon
In sympathy for Ardis Weir in the loss of her mother, Jean Klemsen, at the age of 90.

A memorial service will take place in the Chapel on March 10 at 11:00 a.m. with a small reception in the Parish Hall following.

Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord:
And let light perpetual shine upon her. 

May her soul, and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

This week's New Vestry Member profile: Deb Miller

When did you come to All Saints, and what is your favorite thing about our church?
I’ve been attending All Saints for almost two years.  There are a couple of things that drew me in.  One was the genuine affection I saw between people as we passed the peace.  I loved the choir and the music—especially the little snippet of Schubert’s “Sanctus" that we sing during the Eucharist.  I also loved that on a sunny day, Silvia and I can walk to church from our house and then swing by the Farmer’s Market on our way home.
Tell us about your family.
I am married to Nathan who is an architect, a thinker, and my high school sweetheart. Silvia is our fierce and funny 8 year old daughter.  Many of you have met her.  She can be very reserved but when she feels comfortable she’ll talk your ear off about whatever her latest passion is.  Recently it’s been greyhound dogs, Greek and Roman mythology, and Harry Potter.
Our extended family all lives out of state so we are very excited when Grandpa and Grandma come to town.  We also have some “bonus family” that live in Australia and we’re looking forward to an Aussie adventure this July.
Tell us something about your background, job, or education.
I grew up as a Mennonite pastor’s kid in Indiana.  I’ve attended Taylor University, Indiana University, and Lewis and Clark. I was a special education teacher for more than ten years, and now I am an administrator coordinating special education services in the Reynolds School District, a very diverse school district east of Portland.  I am particularly interested in how childhood trauma impacts the brain, and what we as educators can do to bring healing. 
My job can be pretty heavy so I enjoy hiking, yoga, reading, gardening, sewing, and crafting as ways to relax and refresh.
What ministries have you been involved with at All Saints?
I serve Hot Meals one Saturday a month, and Silvia and I have just started singing in the Family Choir.
What are your hopes and goals for your vestry term?
My hope is that we can continue the work that God has been doing here at All Saints for many years, and find ways to bring new vitality to the work.  I am interested in building strong relationships among the members of our parish and in connecting with the Woodstock neighborhood that is growing and changing.

Thank You To Otto's!! 

Once again, this year, Otto's Sausage Kitchen donated 3 hams for our Pancake Supper.  The hams were great as usual and we truly appreciate Otto's generosity.
All Saints Emergency Management Committee, led by Vestry member Jacob Mathai, will hold its first meeting on Sunday, March 19 at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room. 
Tuesday Morning
Woman's Bible Study 

The Women's Bible Study is searching for a new facilitator. Pat Ten Broeke has been a wonderful leader for ten years and will retire at the end of 2017. 

If you are interested in considering the leadership of the Tuesday Morning Bible Study, please speak with Mother Laura about it. We thank Mary Earl for facilitating it at this time. 
2016 Parochial Report

The 2016 report of Episcopal Congregations and Missions (otherwise known as the parochial report) was approved and signed at our February Vestry meeting.  Our report shows we had 233 baptized members.  We had 164 communicates in good standing (148 adults and 16 youth).  97 families signed pledge cards in 2016 for a total of $156M.  Funds from pledge offerings, pledge payments and regular support totaled $161,501.  Other operating income, including unrestricted gifts and restrictive gifts used for operations and contributions from congregation's organizations $19,782.  Total operating revenue, $181,283.
Mark Your Calendars with these Important Dates:

These are the recommended upcoming dates for Holy Baptism:
April 15 - The Great Vigil of Easter - 8:00 p.m.
April 16 - Sunday of the Resurrection, Easter Day - 10:30 a.m.
June 4 - Day of Pentecost
November 5 - All Saints Sunday
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!


Is your child missing a watch?  
Check with Cris in the office!
Thursday, March 2
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Lessons
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Touring Club
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Friday, March 3
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, March 4
8:30  a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals 

8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, March 5
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I - Lent 1
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum in Guild Room
9:30 a.m. Choir Convenes
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II -  Lent 1
11:45 a.m. Building & Grounds Committee
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
1:00 p.m. Suzuki Recital
4:00 p.m. Youth Group
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Monday, March 6
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
3:45 p.m. Suzuki Group Lessons
4:15 p.m. Girl Scouts
6:00 p.m. Girl Scouts
7:00 p.m. Altar Guild Meeting
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, March 7
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Growth Committee / Outreach

Wednesday, March 8
9:00 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
10:00 a.m. Basket-Weaving
6:00 p.m. Lenten Soup Supper & Study
7:00 p.m. I Chuan
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Thursday, March 9
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
6:00 p.m. Worship Committee
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Parish Cycle of Prayer
Geri Dash; Deona Delong, Quinn Spielman, Vaughn Spielman; James Denman & Tamara Still; Steve Dieterich; Mary Earl; Sarah & Michael Ebers.
Special needs, immediate concerns
Nancy Bateman; Sally Campbell; Norm Dilworth; Steve Hiscoe; Jude Leahy; Peter Leahy; Scott McDowell; Judith Perry; The Spencer Family; Bill Stewart; Francine Titherington; Ardis Weir.
Repose of the Soul
Jean Klemsen; Harold Leahy; Jim Titherington; Bob Wilson.
Ministry Schedule March 5, 2017:
The First Sunday in Lent—Year A
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Director of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Chris Broderick
Jen Schafer, Mary Camman Lectors Chris Broderick, Belinda Nissen
Dn. Kathleen Borsch Intercessor Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Ministers Sonja Miller, Chris Broderick
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Ejy Agum, Earl Woodruff
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Kathy Martin
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Geri Dash, Donna Woodruff
Lessons Appointed for the First Sunday in Lent You can find all the readings here:
The William Temple House & Portland Opera Care Benefit:

Please join us for an afternoon of music and mission on Saturday, March 4th from 1:00-3:00 pm for this special partnership event. This benefit will feature live performances by Opera artists as well as tours of William Temple House that highlight how we care for the most vulnerable among us. The event at the historic Mackenzie House will include appetizers donated by Artemis Foods as well as wine. At only $45 a piece, the limited 85 seats will fill up fast, so purchase your ticket now!

You may contact Brie Richards, Development Coordinator for WTH, at 503-715-0265 or with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Seeking Wellness: Keep It Simple Sister

May 20th 2017 St Paul’s Episcopal Church 1440 Liberty St. SE Salem Oregon Episcopal Church Women, in the Diocese of Oregon, are inviting you to hold the date of May 20th for an exciting spirituality day called “Seeking Wellness: Keep It Simple Sister”. This event is open to all women.

The focus will be on spiritual and physical health. Our keynote speaker will be noted author and lecturer Elaine Sanchez. There will also be a variety of spiritual and relevant workshops.

The cost of event, which includes luncheon and snacks, is $25.00. Pre-registration is required. More information along with the registration forms will be available in the next few months. If you have any questions, please feel free to call: Elizabeth Loring 503-364-4379
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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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