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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
O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Springtime at All Saints!
Adult Forum
Adult Forum will continue this Sunday, May 7, in the Guild Room with the second half of a video called, Mary Magdalene: The Hidden Apostle will be shown. 
~ Deacon Kathleen

Daughters of the King invites everyone to Morning Prayer  on May 11th at 11:00 a.m.  Please join us for this wonderful service.  DOK will have their meeting in the Guild Room following the service.  Members should bring their Spiritual Guide to the meeting.
For His Sake   
~ Nancy Patrick
To close out the school year, the youth group will once again be participating in World Vision's "30-Hour Famine!" From 12:00pm on Friday, May 26th until 6:00pm on Saturday, May 27th we shall be abstaining from food in solidarity with the millions of children around the world who are hungry or malnourished.
Leading up to the event we will be raising money that will go to fund world-wide anti-poverty initiatives with a particular emphasis on helping children get the nutrition, medical care, and education they need to build a better future. Those who are able are encouraged to sponsor one of the youth taking part in the famine by making a donation. One good suggestion is to offer to donate $1 for every hour we'll go without food. 30 hours would mean just $30, and that's enough to feed, clothe, house, and educate a child in the developing world for an entire month!
If you would like to know any more about the famine, please direct inquiries to Noah Kilian, our youth ministries coordinator. Thank you!
~ Noah Kilian
Emerging Kenya Church Gathering Here

This is the flyer Pastor Isaac is using to invite his African brothers and sisters. 

We will need to add beneath it:

They are gathering to meet for the first time this coming Sunday, May 7, in the Chapel from 3:00-4:30 p.m. for prayers. 

Please send your prayers for this fledgling community of Kenyan immigrants and for Pastor Isaac's wisdom in leading them. 

Here is his request:

"Mother, as you know, God has called us to express His unlimited love to all people irrespective of who they are or where they come from.  Pray that the Spirit of God will fill me with wisdom as we begin this incredible journey of ministry here in Portland."

Mother Laura                  

Dear Staff and Vestry,
I regret to announce to you that the staff of ROSS who occupy the top floor of All Saints will be leaving us near the end of this calendar year. This non-profit program that serves Russian immigrant women and children began in our facility and has continued for 23 years. Their current Director, Ms. Tamara Burkovskaia, came to tell me how sad she and her staff are about their slated move.  I feel the same way, as the relationships have been gratifying, and their presence a precious gift.
The Chief Finance and Operations Officer of EMO (Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon) met yesterday with me and Chuck Martin, Building Use Manager to convey the news.  Funding requirements from DHS and state agencies for domestic violence clients are unfortunately driving the move.
ROSS will be relocating in a building housing other EMO programs on NE 79th and Halsey.  The expected move, sometime in November, will not affect the income we are contracted to receive for rental through the end of 2017.
Please pray for God's guidance for another beneficial non-profit that we might be able to house in 2018.  In the meantime, we will enjoy them, and hope to give them a special send-off before they depart.
Mother Laura Truby

This note was sent to Mother Laura with someone's feelings about coming to worship:

"Sunday mornings are very important to me.  I used to have a series of jobs in which I missed worship every other weekend.  I found missing church to be like a handicap."

Women's Bible Study

Women's Bible Study will be on hiatus until fall. The group will gather in September to make plans for the new year.
Over the Hill Gang Breakfast

Senior men from our parish gather at Beez Holgate Station for a great breakfast and conversation monthly on the third Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Their next group breakfast is Thursday, May 18. You are welcome to join them there!
Ministering Through Hot Meals

Members of our church who are currently engaged in outreach through our Hot Meals program are:  Nancy Patrick, Earl and Donna Woodruff, Pat Roach, Barbara White, Noah Kilian, new members:  Michelle Waite and Jim Hinman, and two members of our Vestry:  Deb Miller (and daughter Sylvia) and Ena Weick.  Feel free to contact Nancy Patrick if you would like to join the group!  Mother Laura
Please look at the Altar Flower Chart in the Narthex. There are many blank lines hoping to receive signatures of parishioners  to contribute towards Sunday's Altar Flowers. June through October has many blank lines + there are openings Nov. 19 and Dec. 31.  Thank you for your giving and keeping our Altar Flowers as full as the hearts of the parishioners, with their honorings, celebrations and rememberings.
Eastmoreland Garage Sale:
Chris McClave has graciously agreed to host the All Saints Garage Sale during the Eastmoreland Neighborhood Garage Sale.  Please start setting aside good condition items for the sale. 

The following items have been found to sell well: easily moved furniture that is clean, in usable, salable condition, 1950’s furniture and decorations are very desirable, toys, games, everyday dishware, kitchen utensils, vases, small portable appliances, outdoor furniture good condition, picture frames, tools, garden tools, prints, posters, paintings, holiday decorations, costume jewelry, working lamps, good condition children’s books, books, CDs and DVDs. 

Based on previous experience we will NOT be collecting: clothing, shoes, outdated electronics, large appliances, plants, mattresses, stuffed animals, bedding, pillows, VHS tapes. 

If in doubt ask one of the members of the fundraising committee, we have sold large difficult to move items via Craig's list: Chris M, Nancy Carr, & Sonja

Outreach Opportunities

You will find newly updated All Saints Brochures and Neighborhood Flyers on the entryway table in the narthex for your taking.  Please take a look at the careful work done by Cris Breshears, Nancy Carr, Jack Stephenson-Carr and Kathy Martin.  These are excellent tools to give visitors, or for inviting people interested in coming to All Saints.  Please check them out, and feel free to take some to give or to post.  More can easily be reproduced.  Thank you!  Mother Laura

Seeking Wellness:  Keep It Simple Sister
Saturday, May 20th 2017
St Paul’s Episcopal Church - 1440 Liberty St. SE, Salem 

Episcopal Church Women, in the Diocese of Oregon, are pleased to present the
Menu of Workshops to be held during our ECW Spirituality Day.
Our keynote speaker Elaine Sanchez, noted author and lecturer, will speak on
Spirituality as it Pertains to Loss
We are offering eight workshops throughout the day that address a variety of spiritual and practical issues.
Labyrinth Walk                         The Rev. Anne Emry
Centering Prayer                      Pam Justus      
Spirituality Bracelets                Amy Daraghy
Rest and Self Care                   Vanessa Hunt
Healing Touch                         The Rev. Constance Hammond
Nutrition/Physical Health         Nancy Baldwin, Salem Hospital
The “T” in LGBT                      Char McCreight, Integrity USA                                           
Healthcare for All Oregon         David Young and Mary Lou Hennrich                              

You will also be given the opportunity to “walk the labyrinth”, a wonderful way to center yourself for prayer and learning.
Please plan to attend the 2017 Spirituality Day.  Pre-registration is required.  The cost is $25.00 which includes a luncheon and snacks.  Registrations forms are available on the website:

"No lunches will be provided for registrations received after May 10th."
If you have questions, please call Elizabeth Loring, 503 364-4379
Are you missing a laptop? How about a pair of glasses? Coat? Jacket? Umbrella?

Well, you are in luck. We have a full to overflowing Lost & Found Bin that may have what you're looking for. Take a look between services to see if your lost item has been found. And be warned, in the next week or two, the Mustard Seed will be putting a price tag on it! 

For glasses and laptop, please check with Cris in the office.
Thursday, May 4
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Touring Club
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, May 5
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
12:00 p.m. MOU Operations Team in Parish Hall
6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, May 6
8:30  a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, May 7
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist: Rite I
9:30 a.m. Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:45 a.m. Building and Grounds Committee Meeting
3:00 p.m. Kenyon Prayer Group
4:00 p.m. Youth Group
5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Monday, May 8
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
3:45 p.m. Suzuki Group Lessons
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, May 9
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 (MR)
6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Finance Committee

Wednesday, May 10
9:00 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, May 11 
11:00 a.m. Daughters of the King Morning Prayer & Meeting
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Parish Cycle of Prayer
Pat Ten Broeke; Francine Titherington; Tom & Laura Truby; Dale & Cynthia Van Ortwick; David & Michelle Waite, Christian, Liam; Judy Wallace; Ena Weick; Ardis Weir.

Special needs, immediate concerns
April Avants-Earl; Susanne Bateman; Nate Brooks; Sally Campbell; Ray Harris; Kilian Family; Jude Leahy; David & Sonja Miller; Belinda Nissen; Sue Nunley; Tami Perkins; Bill Stewart; Michelle Waite.

Repose of the Soul
Tim Miles (friend of the Millers); Floyd White (father of Tami Perkins).
Ministry Schedule April 30, 2017
Easter 3 —Year A
             8:00 a.m.                                                                                           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
Chuck Bateman Worship Leader Mary Earl
Mary Camman, Deona DeLong Lectors Mary Earl, Laurie McDowell
Chuck Bateman Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Chuck Bateman Eucharistic Ministers Mary Earl
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Ejy Agum & Earl Woodruff
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Corey Banfield
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Geri Dash & Donna Woodruff
Lessons Appointed for the Fourth Sunday of Easter
You can find all the readings here:
When to call the Rector ...

You should call Mother Laura when:
  •  You would like a pastoral conversation or visit
  •  You are facing serious life challenges
  •  Someone wants to join the Church
  •  There is the birth of a child
  •  There is illness in the house
  •  There is a surgery scheduled
  •  When there is death in the home
  •  There is an engagement leading to marriage. 
The All Saints Episcopal Church seeks to be a serving church.

Grow your faith at camp!

Episcopal Week at Suttle Lake Camp will be July 24-29, 2017. It is for children and youth currently in grades 1-12. Registration is now open and the early bird discounts ends May 5!

Campers who have completed 3-12 grades can sign up for a full week of camp, now called Summer Camp Week 2.
 Click here for more information and a link to registration.

Campers who have completed 1-4 grades can sign up for a few days of camp (July 24-27), now called Intro Summer Camp Week 2. Click here for more information and a link to registration.

Camp scholarships are available for up to $100 per camper. Click here for the application. Scholarship Application – Episcopal Camp

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

More Camping Opportunities:  The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon has a fabulous camping ministry at the Ascension Camp & Conference Center in Cove, Oregon. Check out all their offerings for children, youth, adults & families at

For more information, please 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

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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