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All Saints Episcopal Church

4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 777-3829

www.allsaintspdx.org

The Rev. Laura C. Truby, Rector
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Jean Klemsen Memorial Service

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 tomorrow,  March 10 at 11:00 a.m., with a reception in the Parish Hall following.
 
Lessons Appointed for the Second Sunday in Lent You can find all the readings here:
 
The Season of Lent is underway!
 
This Sunday, March 12, is the Second Sunday in Lent, the second 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!
  
Mother Laura
Adult Forum

This Sunday, March 12, the Adult Forum will continue to 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 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.
Looking Ahead:
      March 15 through 21: Mother Laura will be on vacation.
      March 19: Morning Prayer Services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. with Dn. Kathleen.

New Memorial Plaques have been installed on the prayer wall at the back of the Chapel. Please take a moment to visit and reflect on those who have passed.

If you would like a plaque for someone you loved, please contact Ardis Weir.

This week's New Vestry Member profile: Corey Banfield

When did you come to All Saints, and what is your favorite thing about our church?
My family and I started attending All Saints a in the fall of 2014. My favorite aspect about All Saints is the open and accepting atmosphere of our parish. For example, my youngest was only 3 or so months old when we started attending and like all babies he would make all of the delightful sounds that babies make. At All Saints everyone was accepting that this happens and is par for the course and reassured us that our little one was not a distraction but a delight to hear and see.

Tell us about your family?
My wife and I have been married for 18 years and we have two beautiful children. Our oldest is 8yrs and she enjoys playing sports, developing her musical and artistic talents, and serving as an acolyte. Our youngest is 2 ½ and loves his big sister, is full of energy, and looks for every opportunity to run and play with other kids. Together, we all enjoy being outdoors and as the weather improves we plan to go hiking most weekends and have a beach trip or two.

Tell us about your background, job or education?
I identify myself as a New Englander even though I was born in New York City. I grew up in Milford, Connecticut which is a coastal town on the Long Island Sound. I do miss the spectacular view of the autumn foliage in the rolling hills.

I am a graduate of Warner Pacific College here in Portland. I have worked for Fred Meyer for over 20 years and currently, I work at the Corporate Office in the finance department as an accountant.

What ministries have you been involved with at All Saints?
So far the only ministry, I have been involved in are the Lights. I try to make sure that all of the lights provide lamination all throughout the church building and premises. You may be surprised to know that there are 633 lights or lamps in the church. If you notice lights that need replacing, please let me know.

What are your hopes and goals for the vestry team?
My desire for the vestry is that we would all use are skills and abilities in service to the Lord and His body. I hope that collectively we can help All Saints to continue to grow and transition while staying true to All Saints’ identity and remain in accord with the church’s mission
.

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. Contact Chris Broderick for more information.
March 11, 2017
St Gabriel's Episcopal Church
17435 NW West Union Rd, Portland

Who should attend?

Safeguarding God's Children:
  •     All members of the clergy whether stipendiary or non-stipendiary
  •     All interns and persons in the ordination process
  •     All paid employees
  •     All wardens and vestry/BAC members
  •     All volunteers (age 16 and over) who work with children and youth. Volunteers age 12-14 are welcome to attend it accompanied by a parent. We do not recommend this training for children under 12.
Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Harassment:
  •     All members of the clergy whether stipendiary or non-stipendiary
  •     All interns and persons in the ordination process
  •     All paid employees and unpaid staff members
  •     All unpaid lay leadership (wardens, vestry/BAC members, members of other boards)
  •     All others who volunteer themselves for church-related service
  •     Pastoral Leaders, Worship Leaders, Preachers, Eucharistic visitors, and Catechists
  •     Stephen ministers, spiritual directors, counselors, peer mentors, lifecoaches, etc.
The schedule:
8:30                Checking in
9:00-12:00      Safeguarding God's Children
12:00-12:30    Break for lunch (on one's own/brown bag unless host congregation volunteers to provide lunch)
12:30              Checking in (for PSEH)
1:00-5:00        Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Harassment (usually finished around 4:30)

Online registration and payment is on the Diocese website under Formation and
here. Cost is $10 per session ($20 for both). Payment may be done online, by mailing a check to the Close to arrive by the Thursday before, or by check at the door.

James Johnson
Safe Church Coordinator

safechurch@diocese-oregon.org
541-708-1659
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.

A Message from our Presiding Bishop and the Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Anglican Church of Canada, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada ...

This Lent we call our Churches to be continually mindful of the global refugee and migration crises, and the injustices and conflicts that have swelled the statistics to a number greater than ever in the history of the world.  We acknowledge the good work done by so many of our synods and dioceses and parishes in sponsoring refugees, welcoming them, accompanying them and advocating for them as they settle in our countries.  Similarly, we commend the compassionate work of our partner churches in other lands and intergovernmental bodies caring for migrants and refugees. We call on our Churches not to weary of this good work in the name of God.

Given the current political climate in the United States, it is important to say that while both our countries recognize the need for measures ensuring homeland security, we also stand up for the long established policies that welcome migrants and refugees.  That is not to say any of them are not beyond reform.  But it is to say that fair and generous policies strengthen the economy of our nations and enriches the social and cultural fabric of our countries – a fabric woven by both the First Peoples of these lands and all those who have settled here through numerous waves of migration throughout our histories.

May this Season of Lent be especially marked by our prayers and advocacy for refugees and migrants – on the run, in United Nations camps, in waiting, in our communities… And let it be marked by a continuing resolve in welcoming the strange in our midst, for such hospitality is in keeping with the faith we proclaim. (Matthew 25:31-40)

In Christ,

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate, the Episcopal Church

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate, Anglican Church of Canada

The Rev. Susan C. Johnson, National Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

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


Friday, March 10
11:00 a.m. Jean Klemsen Memorial Service
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies


Saturday, March 11
8:30  a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
1:30 p.m. Jazz Workshop

8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, March 12
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I - Lent 2
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum in Guild Room
9:30 a.m. Choir Convenes
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II -  Lent 2
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 13
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
3:45 p.m. Suzuki Group Lessons
7:30 p.m. I Chuan


Tuesday, March 14
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. Finance Committee


Wednesday, March 15
9:00 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
10:00 a.m. Basket-Weaving
6:00 p.m. Lenten Soup Supper & Study
7:30 p.m. I Chuan
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies


Thursday, March 16
8:45 a.m.Dental Van
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. American Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies



 
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Craig & Sarah Gibson, Daniel, Margaret, Thomas; Ruth Goodwin; Kathleen Grabski; Richard & Joyce Gustafson; Susan Hanks, Rowan Budlong; Ray Harris; Nick & Sissy Harris.

Special needs, immediate concerns
 Lisa Alan; Nancy Bateman; Tamara Burkovskaia; Sally Campbell; Norm Dilworth; Steve Heleba; Steve Hiscoe; Jude Leahy; Peter Leahy; Judith Perry; The Spencer Family; Bill Stewart; Ardis Weir.

Repose of the Soul
Jean Klemsen.

 
Ministry Schedule March 12, 2017:
The Second 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
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Chuck Bateman
Deona DeLong, Esther Muiruri Lectors Chuck Bateman, Nancy Carr
Ardis Weir Intercessor Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Ministers Chuck Bateman, Warren Schafer
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Bill & Jocelyn Cox
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Christine McClave
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Rev. Liz Powers, Pat Roach
ECW SPIRITUALITY DAY 2017
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
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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