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All Saints Episcopal Church

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

The Rev. Dr. Robert Williams, Interim Rector
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Summer Adult Forum
Please join us for an informal Gospel-based conversation in the Guild Room continuing this Sunday August 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
All Saints Annual Picnic
Mark your calendars!!
Sunday, August 26, following the 9:30 a.m. service.
One service only (Rite II) to be held in sanctuary
with picnic following in fenced area.

You are invited to bring a salad or desert and to help where you can.

Sign-ups in the parish hall first three Sundays in August.

Contact person: Mary Earl 503-964-3242 
Naming and Claiming our Ministries Workshop
Are you interested in finding your niche in the Church?
Exploring the many ways of serving God?
Being Christ's hands and feet in the world?
Make plans to attend this workshop from the Diocesan Commission on Ministry - Committee for Baptismal Ministry Development.
September 15, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

All Saints Episcopal Church

4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
Cost: $10 (cost covered by ECW for All Saints members)

Register online today.
Thursday,  August 23, at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.
We are fortunate to have Lt. Anthony Kollias, of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office coming to All Saints on August 23rd to give a talk on "Security Threat Awareness Training." It's very useful for large organizations like our church to have this preventative training to help avoid security problems. Lt. Kollias has a background dealing with hostage situations and other public safety issues. His talk is very informative and thought provoking. Please try to make time to hear this very important talk.
~ Judy Clark, Jr. Warden  
Do you want to know how to use your gifts in service to others?
Do you want to get more actively involved in Parish life?
Plan on attending the All Saints Ministry Fair on Sunday, September 30.
Learn about the many ministries at All Saints.  You’ll discover:
  • What makes our Parish tick,
  • What exciting opportunities are waiting for you, and
  • How your time and talents can be part of this amazing community!
You can make a difference—See you there!
A Note from Your Treasurer

Thanks for keeping your pledges current during the summer months. Summer is typically a low point in pledges and contributions, so please consider extending help as you are able.  We do appreciate your financial support of All Saints.
Jerry Meter


There are new volunteer opportunities for coffee servers. Beginning September 1st. I will be retiring as coordinator.  I have enjoyed this position for many years but, now it is time to give this responsibility to a new person. I will continue on as a server. Also, there are other openings for new servers.

I ask other parishioners to give this prayerful thought. This is fun job and an opportunity to meet and greet others new and old. Hosts serve once a month and always with lots of help in learning the job.

A special thanks to all who serve and to those who will in the future.

Donna Woodruff


Susanne & Chuck Bateman, Mary Earl, Laurie & Steve McDowell for maintaining our beautiful garden and for all the weeding, and Craig Gibson for spraying the weeds in the driveway.
~ Judy Clark,  Junior Warden 
News from  Woodstock Neighborhood Association:
Woodstock Gives Back and Woodstock Community Center Birthday celebration Sunday Sept. 9 2018. Woodstock gives back starts at 10 a.m. and continues until 3ish, Birthday celebration for WCC from 2 to 4.
 A Master Recycler presented at last night's meeting.  Help us clean up the Blue Bins!  No paper coffee cups or food contaminated paper such as freezer boxes.  Many of these items have a plastic coating and contaminate the recycling stream of paper.  Plastic tubs and bottles over 6 oz are good but if they have contained a pesticide or volatile chemical, put in the gray garbage can. No diapers, plastic lids, propane cylinders, plastic clam-shells, or Styrofoam.
Agrilyx in Tigard takes Styrofoam at 7904 SW Hunziker, Tigard or visit their website at

Also, bottle deposits are now 10 cents.  The Oregon Beverage folks have established regional recycling contracts for all containers that carry a deposit. A new bottle drop will open at 82nd and Holgate late fall.  There are some ways to make this an easy drop off or to have the returns go to charity.  Go to

A word from your deacon ...

We are gratefully accepting small hygiene products and other useful items year-round.
Currently we especially need shaving cream and razors. Please drop these off with Dn. Kathleen.  Feel free to ask me about current needs!

Thank you.
~ Dn. Kathleen
A Prayer for Special Guidance
Almighty Lord, source of all knowledge and loving kindness, bring your grace upon the  All Saint’s Search Committee as we discern the needs of our parish in finding a new priest to serve as our Spiritual guide. Give us ears to hear, open hearts to feel, and clarity of vision so we might see your light. Shine your light upon us and grant us courage to move forward for your Honor and Glory. Let us all work together in your spirit of love for all who make up our All Saints’ community. We ask this For His Sake, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen
Written By Nancy Patrick & Miriam Lain,
Daughters of the King
Lost and Found

Have you lost a pair of earrings? How about a silver spinning ring? Religious notes? If so, please see Cris in the office!
Summer Greetings,

During my short time here this past year, I have been trying to deepen my understanding of who is accessing our services. Every week I greet extraordinary people in all stages of life who pass through our doors: low income seniors, struggling young adults, families with children, and the ever looming “gray wave” of baby boomers who don’t have the resources to buy healthy food and meet their basic needs each month, even with Social Security and subsidized housing benefits. 

As many of you know, William Temple House is part of an important network of community-based human services organizations (CBOs) in Portland. I recently read the new
report from the American Public Human Services Association and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, which examines the health and impact of organizations like William Temple House across the country.

I was struck by many of the findings that show just how essential CBOs are in our society and economy, but what stunned me most is that one in five people in the U.S. receives critical services from the human services system, and that one in eight CBOs are technically insolvent, or financially unsustainable. These two findings – the rising need for services and the financial challenges agencies face to generate enough resources to provide these services – show how high the stakes are for everyone, especially our clients. When we consider other threats like possible reductions to government assistance programs like SNAP, the ongoing affordable housing crisis, and the ever-increasing populations of homeless people living on our streets, I see an increasingly stark future for our city.

This makes our work at William Temple House more relevant than ever and shows why the support from our community is essential to sustain these important services. We aren’t merely in the business of “welfare” but in promoting the well-being of our entire community. Because everybody benefits when our clients lead healthier, more productive lives.

Carrie Hoops
Executive Director

Woodstock Farmer's Market SNAP Matching Program 

The Market is in full swing! Help everyone enjoy fresh foods by supporting the SNAP matching program. The Woodstock Farmers Market has set a goal to raise $7,500 to fund their SNAP Matching Program during the 2018 season. Without donations, the program cannot continue to provide assistance to ensure everyone has access to fresh and local produce from local farms right here in Oregon. The Market has been offering SNAP matching since 2012, helping an average of 40 low income households every week! You can donate at the market, onlineThe Woodstock Farmer's Market is open every Sunday now through October 28th from 10AM-2PM
Thursday, August 9
5:00 p.m. JCWC Event
6:00 p.m. Search Committee Meeting

Friday, August 10
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook

Saturday, August 11
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry

7:00 p.m. Anonymous Group

Sunday, August 12
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
10:15 a.m. Holy  Eucharist, Rite II

Monday,  August 13
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, August 14
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA 
7:00 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting

Wednesday, August 15
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, August 16

9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Ernie & Pauline Azevedo; Joan Barnes; Charles & Susanne Bateman; Sara Beechwood; Gaye Benson; Rachel Blakeman & Jeff Cechini, Ryan, Henry; Dn. Kathleen Borsch; Rebekah Borsch; Christopher & Mary Gay Broderick, Delaney, Mackenzie, Tally.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Lisa Alan; Marjorie Ashcraft; Dn. Kathleen Borsch; Bishop Michael Curry; Rev. George Goold, Retired Deacon, Diocese of Oregon; Steve Heleba; Laurie McDowell; Loie Nissen; Lucille Pierce; Guy Van Ortwick; Kip (Mikki Wooldridge's grandson-in-law).
Ministry Schedule August 12, 2018
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost —Year B

Rev. Dr. Robert Williams Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Dr. Robert Williams
  Director of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Mary Earl
Mary Cammann; Jacob Mathai Lectors Mary Earl; Laurie McDowell
Nancy Janecek Intercessor Mary Earl
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Ministers Sonja Miller
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Bill & Jocelyn Cox
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Michelle Waite
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Rev. Liz Powers & Pat Roach
Lessons Appointed for The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost:

1 Kings 19:4-8
Psalm 34:1-8
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
John 6:35, 41-51

You can find all the readings here:
View the Church Calendar here

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

Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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