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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
Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Annual Meeting and Parish Potluck provided by our ECW this
Sunday, January 22, 2017 immediately after the second service.
Join in this special time of reflection on the year past, a powerpoint presentation the budget for 2017, and the election of the new members of our Vestry.
Grateful for Our Music Director and Organist

January 11th was the 6th anniversary of Dr. James Denman's hiring as the Music Director and Organist of All Saints.  Jim assumed this position in 2011.
The chair of the committee to hire a new music director was Chris McClave.

We are so grateful for the spirit and depth and talent that Jim brings to our music program.  Our chancel choir is one of the best assets our parish offers, often drawing newcomers to return and become part of our church.  Thank you, Jim!  It is a delight to work with you. 
~ Mother Laura

Happy Lunar New Year!

The year of the Rooster will be upon us on Jan 28!  To welcome the lunar new year along with the continued wishes and blessings of 2017, please join us for a small celebration embracing all of the good things to come! 

Special coffee hour Chinese pastries and delicacies will be shared with all after the main service on Jan 29th.


Ena Weick

Crackin' Crab Feast
     at All Saints Episcopal Church

     On Saturday, Feb. 4th.
Two seatings are available: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the church hall on 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland.

The annual event has been a huge hit for those who love crab and like to have a good time with family and friends. A bargain at $37.50, the meal comes with fresh crab, salad and bread. A cash bar is available as well, and children 6 and under eat free with a mac & cheese option. All proceeds support All Saints outreach ministries.

For tickets or more info, go to or call Nancy at 916-202-7132.

Pajama Candlemas Service:

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel for children and their families. Crêpes, hot chocolate, and popcorn following.
Opportunity for Holy Baptism

Holy Baptism is scheduled to take place on Easter Day, April 16. The Day of Pentecost, Sunday June 4, is another recommended time for Baptism.  If you would like to learn more, please speak with Mother Laura. 

Confirmation Classes for Youth and Adults on Sundays and Wednesdays!
In order to accommodate other commitments, we will be offering three classes on both Sundays and on Wednesdays in the rector's study.  These will last for 45 minutes to no more than 1 hour each.

Please attend whichever day and time best fits your schedule!

Wednesday, January 25 and February 1 - we meet at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 22, 29, and February 5 - we meet at 9:15 a.m.

This is a time of inquiry and discernment for both young people and for adults of any age.  Those who decide they want to be confirmed will be prepared for the event when Bishop Michael Hanley comes to All Saints on Sunday, February 19th. It is a meaningful experience!

~ Mother Laura

Bishop's Visitation

Our Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Michael J. Hanley, will be coming to All Saints for his annual visit on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The Bishop's Visitation is an opportunity for Baptism, Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation.  We hope to have our new altar dedicated by Bishop Michael, as well as to have him bless our new Meditation Garden during his time with us.
Thank you to all who have generously made a commitment
to support our church!

2017 Pledge Drive Update:  84 cards have been received totaling $141,145. We still need to make every effort to meet the Vestry's adjusted 2017 Annual Pledge Goal of $145,000. If you haven't already, please submit your pledge today!

Every gift counts toward reaching our goal!
~ Sonja Miller & Amelia Brooks 
Tuesday Morning Women's
Bible Study

The Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study has begun a study of  the twelve apostles represented in the rose window.  Come join us at 9:30 every Tuesday in the Parish Hall.

Needed: more Eucharistic ministers who are not members of the choir. After the departure of some of key servers, most of our remaining Eucharistic ministers, the good people who carry the chalices during communion, are members of the choir.  Since communion takes place during the singing of the anthem, this imbalance is a burden on the choir, especially during special feast days and other celebrations.   If you are interested in serving, please contact David Champion at 971-284-4175 or

Mark Your Calendars with these Important Dates:

Confirmation Classes:
Sundays, January 22, 29 and February 5 at 9:15 a.m. and
Wednesdays, January 25 and February 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting & Parish Potluck: Sunday, January 22, 11:45 a.m.
(food generously provided by E.C.W.)

Crackin' Crab Feast: February 4, 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

Bishop's Visitation & Meeting with Vestry: February 19, 2017, 8:30

These are the recommended upcoming dates for Holy Baptism:
January 8 - The Baptism of our Lord Sunday
April 15 - The Great Vigil of Easter - 8:00-10:00 p.m.
April 16 - Sunday of the Resurrection, Easter Day - 10:30 a.m.
June 4 - Day of Pentecost
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!
Friday, January 20
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, January 21
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals

8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, January 22
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:15 a.m. Confirmation Class
9:30 a.m. Family Choir Convenes
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II -- Youth Sunday
11:45 a.m. Annual Meeting and Potluck
1:30 p.m.  New Vestry Meets (following Annual Meeting) 
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

Monday, January 23
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, January 24
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:00 p.m. NAMI Multnomah
6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, January 25
9:00 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
10:00 a.m. Basket-Weaving
5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class
7:00 p.m. I Chuan
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Thursday, January 26
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Parish Cycle of Prayer
Pat Ten Broeke; Francine Titherington; Tom & Laura Truby; Dale & Cynthia Van Ortwick; Judy Wallace; Ena Weick; Ardis Weir; Barbara White.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Jean Klemsen; Bill Stewart; Jim Titherington.

Repose of the Soul
Harold Leahy, father of Jude Leahy
Ministry Schedule January 22, 2017:
Rite I 8:00 a.m.   Rite II 10:15 a.m.
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
  Family Choir Director Belinda Nissen
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Noah Kilian
Jen Schafer & Esther Muiruri Lectors Youth
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Eucharistic Ministers Noah Kilian, Miriam Lain
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Youth
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Pat Roach & Barbara White
View the Church Calendar here

Printed calendars are updated weekly and available
in the narthex - please take one - thank you!

Printed copies of sermons are available for use during the Sunday service.  Please find them on the table in the narthex.

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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