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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 blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Springtime at All Saints!
All Saints Earth Day Spring Clean-Up a Big Success!
Even with rain, wind and cold (for Portland!) a dozen members of All Saints turned out on Earth Day April 22nd to clean up and beautify our church property, inside and out!  Grateful thanks to Chris Broderick, Nancy Carr, Steve Dietrich, Mary Earl and Phagan, Matt Johnston, Kathy Martin, Laurie and Steve McDowell, David Miller, Deb Miller, Joe Marlia and Greg Palanluk who mowed, planted, trimmed, weeded and hung towel dispensers.  And thanks to Joe Marlia for donating the new towel holders. What a team!
 ~ Judy Clark, Junior Warden 
TODAY, April 27th!!

A Drive for Reading glasses and Sunglasses!

"This is an opportunity to take positive action, a way we can participate in the global neighborhood."
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden.

Last minute drive for reading glasses and sunglasses, and girls'/womens' underwear (girls' 10-14 sizes or womens' smaller sizes- prefer colored)

My son and I are going on a medical trip to Haiti- leaving April 28th (need donations by Thurs 4/27)
I will be doing surgeries and clinics. He and other teen observers help distribute glasses, vitamins etc.
We are also making 'Days for Girls' menstrual kits, and need underwear for those. 

Drop off on our porch
6315 SE 15th Ave
Portland, 97202
(Submitted by Judy Clark)
Adult Forum
After a brief hiatus, Adult Forum will resume this Sunday, April 30, in the Guild Room. The first half of a video called, Mary Magdalene: The Hidden Apostle will be shown. 
~ Deacon Kathleen

Update from March 2017 Minutes

Emergency Response
: Jacob Mathai briefed the Vestry on a meeting to discuss response to emergencies such as earthquakes or fires. His group is developing a plan and safety protocols for communication, evacuation and procedures. The goal is to have a plan in place prior to the opening of the preschool that will operate later this year at All Saints.

Rector Search: Laurie McDowell said the Vestry will discuss the first step of forming a rector Profile Committee at the April meeting, and Canon Ellgren of the Diocese will meet with the Vestry on May 16th to discuss procedures and timelines for the search for a new rector to succeed Mother Laura.

Emerging Kenya Church Gathering Here

I have met with Pastor Isaac Kangara, a very qualified pastor and seminary graduate with a non-denominational Christian background. He has met the Vestry and he has submitted the proper credentials and organizational papers.  Rev. Isaac, who came to the United States 8 years ago recently moved from Texas to Oregon to plant a new Kenyan non-denominational congregation called Fountain Gateway Church. 

He and his wife Mary hope to gather together the Kenyan people in the Portland/Vancouver area in our facility.  They will be meeting in the near future in the Chapel on Sunday afternoons with fellowship following in Parish Hall. Our Vestry has agreed to support their proposal and a contract is being worked out with our Building use Manager, Chuck Martin. 

They would start with prayer meetings, seeking to gather the disparate Kenyan community of immigrants.  Christianity has taken a real hold in African countries; many arriving here have a vibrant faith in Christ. This is our opportunity to welcome immigrants and a new plant Christian church.  This is the fulfillment of another vision All Saints has held for years.

Mother Laura                        

Congratulations to new parents, April and Sean Hall on the birth of their baby son, Easton Peter, on Sunday night, April 23 at Meridian Park Hospital, weighing 6 pounds 9 ounces and measuring 19" long. His big sisters are Phalyn and Payton, and his proud grandmother is Mary Earl.  Congratulations on the new arrival!

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."

The Prayer Shawl Ministry welcomes two new members: 
Michelle Waite and Rev. Liz Powers.
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.  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
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 20th2017
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
Thursday, April 27
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, April 28
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
6:00 p.m. NA
6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, April 29
8:30  a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
2:30 p.m. Suzuki Violin

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, April 30
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
4:00 p.m. Youth Group
5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Monday, May 1
11:00 a.m.Tai Chi Practice
3:45 p.m. Suzuki Group Lessons
6:00 p.m. Girl Scout (Lindsay)
7:00 p.m. Altar Guild Meeting -- Cancelled
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, May 2
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
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

Wednesday, May 3
8:30 a.m. Life Line Screening
9:00 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer
Pat Roach; Warren & Jen Schafer; Diane Scott, Scott Collin; David Shochat; Jim & Sara Soland, Grady, Ainsley; Bill Stewart; Alicia Swindel.
Special needs, immediate concerns
April Avants-Earl; Susanne Bateman; Sally Campbell; Ray Harris; Kilian Family; Jude Leahy; Tami Perkins; Bill Stewart.
Repose of the Soul
Floyd White.
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
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Noah Kilian
Jen Schafer, Jacob Mathai Lectors Noah Kilian, Dawn Odell
Nancy Janecek Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Ministers  
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Steve & Sue Hiscoe
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Kathy Martin
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Deb Miller & Laurie McDowell
Lessons Appointed for the Third Sunday of Easter
You can find all the readings here:

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

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

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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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