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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. Mary Anne Gard, Assisting Priest
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Celtic Cross
Open the heavens, Holy Spirit,
for us to see Jesus interceding for us;
may we be strengthened to share his baptism,
strengthened to share his cup,
and ready to serve him forever. Amen.

 
New Zealand Prayer Book
This sermon by Chuck Martin, Senior Warden, on the refugee situation, was presented last Sunday as an area of potential ministry.  "Could anyone church make a difference?  I think so. Remember that darkness is dispelled with even the smallest amount of light."  For the full text, click here:
http://www.allsaintspdx.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Refugee-Sermon-January-3-2016-by-Chuck-Martin.pdf
All Saints will host a Believe Out Loud training on Saturday January 16th from 10am to 4:00pm.  Cost for the training will be $25.00 which includes materials and lunch.  Please contact the church office or Kathy Martin at 503-236-3895 if you will be able to attend.
 
The Episcopal Church Welcomes You!  We've all seen the signs - a statement that everyone is welcome in our parish communities.  But for too long, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) have not believed that the welcome extended to them.
 
Believe Out Loud is a transdenominational brand that's being established as an identifier for people and churches that are willing to be vocal about their inclusive beliefs.
Crackin' Crab Feast

The CRABS are coming!!
Get ready for a CRACKIN' good time in January! Save the date, Saturday, January 23rd.
Two seatings: 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Save the Date!
 
Our Annual Meeting is slated for Sunday,
January 31st, following the 10:15 a.m. service.

A potluck lunch will be shared, to be enjoyed by all.

Reports by our committee chairs, wardens, and staff
need to be submitted to Irene Weldon
at the church office no later than January 10th.
Thank you!
Mother Laura
 
Hello Friends,
 
Wanted you all to know that our second child, Ainsley, was born [December 31st] at 4:53 a.m. at Providence Hospital in Portland, OR.  She weighs 7 pounds 13 ounces and is 21 inches long.  Sara is doing great after a pretty long labor. 
 
Happy New Year!
 
Jim & Sara Soland 

Sunday School Needs You on the second and third Sundays from 10:15-11:05.

Please contact Laura Axon at 503-775-6998 with your interest.
 

The Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study will resume its study of Acts next Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., weather permitting, following Portland Public Schools' closings.
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Pamela Clark, Kaitlyn, Alaina; William & Jocelyn Cox; Jeani Crichlow & Rod Weick; Beverly Curtis; Geri Dash.

Special needs, immediate concerns: 
Nancy Patrick, Mildred Petersen, Marjorie Lindquist; Rebekah Borsch; Jeanne McDowell; Ambrosia.
Thursday, January 7
DENTAL VAN
11:00 a.m. DOK
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Touring Club
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


Friday, January 8
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

Saturday, January 9
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals 

4:30 p.m. Cookie Baking Class
7:00 p.m. NA


Sunday, January 10
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I

10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite Ii
11:45 a.m. Crab Feast Planning Comm.
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
12:15 p.m. Executive Committee
4:00 p.m. Youth Group


Monday, January 11
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
6:00 p.m. Girl Scout Daisy Group


Tuesday, January 12
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
4:00 p.m. Girl Scout Daisy Group
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Finance Comm.


Thursday, January 14
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

JANUARY 10, 2016, FIRST SUNDAY AFTER the EPIPHANY, Year C

BAPTISM OF OUR LORD
Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, January 10th:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Worship Leader:
 Nancy Janacek
Lectors:
Jen Schafer, Deona DeLong
Intercessor: Nancy Janacek
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Worship Leader:
Jerry Meter

Lectors: Jerry Meter, Susan Hanks
Intercessor: Lucille Pierce

Eucharistic Ministers:
Acolytes: Simon Lain, Noah Kilian, Geoff Sasser

Ushers:Bill & Jocelyn Cox
Greeters: Christine McClure
Coffee Hour: Amelia Brooks, Patricia Kugler
Lessons
Lessons Appointed for the
First Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C

Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
DEATH MATTERS
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.

Saturday, February 13, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Tea & Sympathy - In a friendly, safe and confidential space, we will talk about death. This is not an information session, bereavement support, nor grief counseling session. It's only purpose is to talk about death without expectations. It's only requirement is that you respectfully listen to the sharing of others. Tea and cake will be served. Directed by Rev. Mary Anne Gard, Hospice and Hospital Chaplain.

Soup Supper Series, Wednesdays at 6:30
February 17
 
Memorial Wall at All Saints, Ardis Weir
Columbarium at All Saints, Pamala Clarke

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


February 24, Class #1
Let's Talk about Death - or not?
Death in the U.S. today – how it has changed, why our culture is so death-avoidant, consequences of avoidance when coming to the end of our own lives.
March 2Class #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
March 9 - 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).
March 16, Class #4
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)  Facilitated by Mary Anne Gard.
SAFE Church 2016
The following SAFE Church trainings have been scheduled for 2016:
Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers
Saturday, January 9, 8:30-12:30 – St. John the Baptist, Portland
Saturday, February 27, 1:00-5:00 – St. Matthew, Portland
Saturday, March 5, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard


Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith
Saturday, January 9 8, 1:00-5:00 – St. John the Baptist, Portland
Saturday, February 27, 8:30-12:30– St. Matthew, Portland
Saturday, March 12, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard


Safeguarding God’s Children
Saturday, February 27, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard
To register on-line registration click here:


http://arena.episcopaldioceseoregon.org/default.aspx?page=3113
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.
OUR MISSION
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.
Evening with Bill Bradbury: 
Impacts of Climate Change
January 12th at 7 pm at Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

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