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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. Mary Anne Gard, Assisting Priest
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Celtic Cross
Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves:
Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and  inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended
from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault
and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
BCP, p. 167

The Shawl Ministry meets this coming Sunday, February 28 after the 10:15 service. Come and join us in the Guild Room at 11:45.

So teach us to number our days, that we may present to you a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)
When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son!  Then he said to the disciple, Behold your mother!  And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.  (John 19:25-27)

The Bible tells us, health care professionals urge us, estate planners remind us, and our families need us, to prepare for “a good death.”  A good death must be addressed on many levels. 
Please join us for all of our Lenten DEATH MATTERS activities this year, to prepare yourself for a good death, as Christ modeled for us.  These sessions are appropriate for adults of all ages.


All Soup Suppers begin at 6:00 p.m.
followed by the study series at 6:30.

It is important to attend all of the 3 following Wednesday classes*.
Each builds on the other.  Presenter: Gretchen Brauer-Rieke, RN, MSN

*Soup Supper Series, Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30
Class #2
Steps to Creating an Advance Plan End of Life
Going through the handout and describing each step, less emphasis on documentation because that will be the next class, more emphasis on the importance of discussing our wishes with loved ones and health care providers.

*Soup Supper Series, Wednesday March 9, at 6:30
Class #3
Documenting our Wishes in Oregon
Specific instructions for Oregon Advance Directive and POLST, including more information on the major decisions that the forms ask about (specifically tube feedings, life support, and CPR).

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Soup Supper Series, Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30
(Facilitated by Rev. Mary Anne Gard)
Exploring Burial of the Dead Liturgy in the BCP

Dyings an important event, she said.  You cant rehearse for it.  All you can do is try to prepare yourself and others.  You can try to do it right.” (Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety
The Daughters of the King®, a prayer ministry, will meet in the Guild Room from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016. All women of the church are invited and welcome. Marjorie Ashcraft is joining us permanently from another chapter. She is most welcome.
Easter Flowers
If you would like to make a donation for the Easter Flowers in our church (as a thanksgiving, in celebration or memory of) please complete this form and put it in the collection plate, leave at the church office, or contact Nancy Carr (916) 202-7132 or by March 20. Thank you!
Dear Friends,

I am thinking of offering the sacrament of Holy Baptism on the Sunday after Easter, which is April 3, if that is a possibility that might work for you or interest you for your child (or grandchild). 

Of course, the Great Vigil of Easter, the first service of the resurrection, which falls on Saturday, March 26, or Easter Eve, is one of the special times when baptisms are recommended.   That is always an option.  But I know that with infants or small children that is not always the easiest since the service begins at 8:00 p.m.!

The season of Easter continues through May 1st, during which baptisms could also take place if there is a more convenient Sunday that works for your families. 

After that, May 15, the Day of Pentecost, is another feast day especially designated for and appropriate to baptism.

Thought I would let you know so you could plan ahead for what is best for you.

Mother Laura
Reconciliation of a Penitent
Lent is a season for confession and reconciliation. If you wish to receive the ministry of reconciliation please contact one of our priests to schedule an appointment. This ministry is also exercised through the care each Christian has for others. It is important, when we feel the weight of our sin, to approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  We all need God's mercy and the relief it brings, mediated openly through others. 
See BCP, p. 446.
Heartfelt thanks to each of you who donated socks for our Hot Meals guests earlier this month. We were able to collect two good sized baskets of the socks and they were distributed to those in need at the February 13 meal.. The guests were most appreciative. 
It is my hope that we can collect socks again later in the year when the weather turns chilly. According to the Mustard Seed volunteers socks are the most frequent items requested by our guests. 
Bev Curtis
Vestry News
The Vestry Bulletin Board above the mail boxes by the copy room off of the Parish Hall contains Financial Information for your perusal.  Here you will find the Vestry Approved 2016 Budget as well as the end of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget & Performance and Balance Sheets.  Each month following the Finance Committee meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and before the Vestry Meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, the current Budget & Performance Report will be included on this board.  It is important that you know where I’ve posted these documents as transparency of the financial information for All Saints is a key component of our communication together.  I am always available if you have any questions regarding any of these financial documents.

Jerry Meter, Treasurer
Meet our New Vestry Member!

Jacob Mathai

I've been attending All Saints for about 4 years. On most Sundays you can find me at the 8 am service with my son Lucas.

My wife and I grew up in New York and moved to Portland about 10 years ago. We have a 9 year old dog, a beta fish, and our 4 year old son.

My parents immigrated to the US from India and I was born in New York.  I have an undergraduate degree in Politics from New York University, a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Fordham University, have studied design at Stanford and I am fortunate enough to do something that I love. I get paid to be curious,ask questions, and design and make things.

Most of my free time is consumed with work, and chasing after a 4 year old! I have volunteered with Hot meals in the past.

Everything is a learning experience. I hope to learn what a vestry does, I want to grow as a person, and give back to my community.
Jacob Mathai
A big thank to Millie Petersen for being so faithful in coming every Friday for the past year to work as cashier at the Mustard Seed Thrift Shop. Her help has been greatly appreciated!
Mikki Wooldridge

Episcopal Week at Suttle Lake Camp will be July 18-23, 2016. It is for children and youth currently in grades 1-12. 

Campers who have completed 2-12 grades can sign up for a full week of camp, now called Classic Camp Week 1 at Suttle Lake (formerly called Awesome Adventures, Outer Limits & Beyond).

Campers who have completed 1-4 grades can sign up for a few days of camp, now called Classic Camp Week 1 (Intro Option) at Suttle Lake (formerly called Blast Off).

Camp scholarships are available for up to $100 per camper.

Information about all the camp & retreat options available to us through our partnership with the Camp & Retreat Ministries of the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church is online at

To view flyers, register, apply for a scholarship, or for more information about any of the camps click here:
or contact The Rev. Carol W. Sedlacek
Missioner for Camping & Youth Ministries
11800 SW Military Lane
Portland, OR 97219
971-204-4124 office
541-401-4606 cell
A New Arrival!
Congratulations to the new grandparents, Steve and Sue Hiscoe on the arrival of Alexandra Felix on February 18, weighing 7 lbs. 7 oz., and measuring 20.5 inches long at Kaiser Sunnyside. The new baby girl is the son of their daughter, Becky Sanchez.
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Charles & Jackie Kraft; Patricia Kugler; Doug & Miriam Lain, Ben, Emma, Simon, & Noah; Jude Leahy & River Hogan; Howard & Carolyn Leavenworth.

Special needs, immediate concerns: 
Rebekah Borsch; Jeanne McDowell; Ambrosia; Bettie Meeker; Sara Revak; Lois Nissen; Chet Rossitter and Family; George McCowen, Landon Clark, Karla Lapic.
Thursday, February 25
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, February 26
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
6:00 p.m. NA
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, February 27
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals - Youth Serving

7:00 p.m. NA
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, February 28
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I

10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
11:30 a.m. Shawl Ministry
12:00 p.m. Youth: Lunch followed by Liturgy & Acolyte Training
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

Monday, February 29
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice

Tuesday, March 1
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study

5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, March 2
6:00 p.m. Death Matters - Soup Supper

8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Thursday, March 3
9:00 a.m. DENTAL VAN
11:00 a.m. DOK
5:00 p.m. Girl Scout Daisy Group
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, February 28:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Worship Leader:
 Nancy Janecek
Lectors:  Jen Schafer

Intercessor: Nancy Janecek
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Worship Leader:
Mary Earl

Lectors: Noah Kilian, William Johnston
Intercessor: Elijah Kilian

Eucharistic Ministers: Mary Earl, Sonja Miller, Elijah Kilian
Acolytes: Noah Kilian, Rowan Budlong, Liora Banfield

Ushers: Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick
Greeters: Youth
Coffee Hour: Pat Roach, Barbara White
Lessons Appointed for the
Second Sunday in Lent, Year C

Exodus 13:1-15
Psalm 63:1-8                     
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Luke 13:1-9
News from the Diocese of Oregon
SAFE Church 2016
The following SAFE Church trainings have been scheduled for 2016:

Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers
Saturday, February 27, 1:00-5:00 – St. Matthew, Portland
Saturday, March 5, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard
Saturday, April 16, 1:00-5:00 – Trinity, Ashland
Saturday, May 7, 1:00-5:00 – St. Gabriel the Archangel, Portland
Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith
Saturday, February 27, 8:30-12:30 – St. Matthew, Portland
Saturday, March 12, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard
Saturday, April 16, 8:30-12:30 – Trinity, Ashland
Saturday, May 7, 8:30-12:30 - St. Gabriel the Archangel, Portland

Safeguarding God’s Children
Saturday, February 27, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard
Sunday, April 17, 12:30-4:30 - Trinity, Ashland

To register on-line registration click here:
Coming Soon
Women's Cursillo Weekend
May 20-22, 2016
St. Francis of Assisi, Wilsonville


If you are interested in attending, ask a Cursillista,
your priest, or contact Winnie Carey.
For the past twelve years, the Diocese of Oregon has sponsored various diocesan-wide outreach projects.  The project for 2016, “Pennies to Prosperity” was introduced at our diocesan convention in Ashland and will culminate at this year’s convention in Eugene. Millions of people around the world do not have sufficient access to markets and financial services. As a result, people are not able to earn enough to support themselves and their families.

Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners work to create economic opportunities and strengthen communities by finding creative ways to generate and increase income for individuals and their families.

To read more, click here:
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, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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.
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