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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
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
There will be an 8:00 a.m. Rite I Service in the Chapel this Sunday,
August 27, for all who prefer that setting.
All are invited to attend the All-Parish Picnic after the Outdoor Service. 
AUGUST 27 ~ Outdoor Service & Parish Picnic

Our end-of-summer Outdoor Service is this Sunday, August 27, at 10:30 a.m. Seating provided on pavement. Bring your protection from the sun!

The All Parish Picnic will start after the service and there will be games for the children. Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs with buns will be provided!

Some thoughts on our Outdoor Service and Picnic ...
We've all been there: the traffic sounds disrupting, the children's voices distracting, the weather imposing. Outside worship is so different than when it is within the quiet of our sanctuary.
Some tips on making our outdoor service a beautiful expression of our faith:
  • Accept that noise is part of our outdoor service and picnic.
  • Call to mind the living, breathing, feeling human beings behind the noise and wish them well.
  • Let the noise be a sort of secondary focus of our worship. If you stop hearing the noise as the enemy of worship and instead see it as part of our fuller experience, then noise can become the holy hum of our lives.
Hopefully, realizing this will make noise just another part of our experience, like the feeling of grass beneath our feet, or like our breath in song, or like the warmth in our heart.

New Vestry Members

We are happy to inform everyone in our parish that we have officially been able to fill two vacancies so that our Vestry may continue strong for the remainder of the year.

The two new members of the Vestry are: 

Sue Hiscoe, Class of 2018, completing the position of Amelia Brooks, and

Lorraine Herr (Laurie), Class of 2020, filling out the term of Corey Banfield.

They will be joining our Vestry at its next meeting on the third Tuesday of the month in September. 

We are grateful for the many years of experience they each bring to their position.

~  Mother Laura


Fall Start-Ups

Sunday, September 10
  • Adult Forum begins 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Sunday School Kickoff and Ice Cream Social after 10:15 a.m. service
  • Chancel Choir returns for 10:15 a.m. service
  • Youth Group resumes - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 12
  • 9:30 a.m. Bible Study begins
Invitation to Morning Prayer

Daughters of the King invite all in the parish to join them Thursday, September 7th, at 11:00 a.m. for morning prayer. This is the beginning of our new year. We will have our meeting in the Guild Room following morning prayer.
~ Nancy Patrick
On September 10th at 9:30 a.m. in the Guild Room, the Adult Forum will begin a 12-week study featuring the videotape series "The Religions of the World." Narrated by actor Ben Kingsley, it presents an overview of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Islam. 

Religion has become a major influence in world politics as well as in the multicultural society we are each a part of. Most of us have a neighbor or co-worker who is of a different faith. This series can help us find greater understanding and mutual respect for them and an appreciation of our own. I hope you'll join us.
~ Dn. Kathleen
The Parish Profile Survey is nearly ready for your input.
  • Those who attend the 10:15 a.m. Rite II service may complete the survey on September 24 at 11:30 a.m.  Childcare will be provide.
Your input is greatly valued and will help guide us as we seek our new priest.  
Thank you,
Ardis Weir
Wednesday, Sept. 27: Storytelling as Spiritual Practice
with Caryl Creswell 6-9 pm at Moreland Presyterian 
1814 SE Bybee Blvd. 
Women of Moreland and Children’s Ministries present this evening led by international Godly Play trainer and Quaker educator Caryl Creswell for all who would like to explore spiritual practice through the storytelling of Godly Play.  We’ll begin the evening with Caryl presenting a beautiful story from the Quaker tradition--“Listening for God” followed by a potluck salad dinner from 7:15-7:45. After dinner Caryl will lead a session specifically about Godly Play for children. Participants can stay for all or part of the evening.
I’m sure you’ve noticed the panels to the fence have been partially installed. I’ve talked to Cornerstone and they assure me the fence will be done this week.  They ran into a bracket problem and had to order specialized ones.  Those brackets arrived today, Wednesday, and they will finish the installation.  I noticed the posts are different heights.  I asked about it and was told these will be cut to size and capped at the completion of the panel installation.  The gates are being powder-coated and will be ready to install this week.  Craig Gibson has graciously offered to paint a crosswalk between the church sidewalk and the smaller gate.
~Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
We are pleased to announce that the Vestry voted unanimously this week to purchase 140 new Book of Common Prayers for our Sanctuary to replace the books that are well worn and in many cases, held together with tape. 

As in years past, the congregation will have an opportunity to make a donation in memory of loved ones of these new Book of Common Prayers.  As soon as these books arrive, we will put them on display for you to see and make it possible for a donation to be given if that is your desire. 

Many thanks go out to Bev Curtis who originally went through all of the Book of Common Prayers in our Sanctuary to determine how many new ones were needed to enhance our worship experience at All Saints. Any of the current Book of Common Prayers with a memorial page will be disbursed throughout the church in areas such as Sunday School or the Youth Loft where prayer books might occasionally be needed.

~  Jerry Meter

Our High School Graduate
Amaka Agum is working as a camp counselor this summer and will be attending Portland Community College this fall.  She already had nine college credits, and is interested in Information Technology.
All the best, Amaka!

Welcome to our Parish!
We welcome to our parish family the Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel and her husband, William "Bill" Habel.  Since Deborah and Bill moved to SE Portland from Salt Lake City, Utah, they have been looking for a faith community and a home.  We are happy they have chosen to be part of us at All Saints.
Since coming one year ago to the Portland area  to be with grandchildren, Deborah was assisting at St. Matthew's Episcopal in Portland.
Rev. Deborah was raised up at All Saints Episcopal in Salt Lake City and then ordained to the Holy Order of priest on May 21, 2011  at St. Stephens. Prior to that, she was employed full time as a nurse.  She has over 30 years experience working with people with disabilities, with heart disease in ICU, and also as a traveling nurse.  Bill has held a career in the field of law.
Bill and Rev. Deborah have been active in the practice of centering prayer and are interested in developing it and offering it.  While Rev. Deborah is not on staff, we welcome her as an Associate Priest of our parish.
Mother Laura
Needed: Ministry of the Lamps

Corey Banfield, who recently moved away to take  a promotion, was the volunteer who kept all the lights working. There are 634 lamps (the correct term) in and outside of the church. Every month about three burn out. The secret ministry maintains the lamp inventory and replaces bad lamps. It does require using all 3 of our various step ladders. Chuck Martin will provide all details and provide training, as needed. Thank you,

Judy Clark

Thank you to Steve Heleba and Nancy Patrick for the donation of 50 chairs with burgundy seats from the Manor to help with additional comfortable seating in our Parish Hall.
100 padded black chairs were donated in 1998 or 1999 to replace the metal folding chairs we were using. About 94 of them remaining, and only about 7 have intact seat covers.  

Your help is needed to recover the seats of the black chairs in the parish hall. No experience needed. If you think you may be interested in helping with this "hands-on" project, please email or speak with Mary Earl [
bymaryearl (@)].

Thankfully yours, Mary 
My Bolivia, Remembering What I Never Knew, will air on PBS stations around the country on October 8, at 10 PM / 9PM Central. It will be presented as part of the  Doc World series from the World Channel.  World airs on the digital channels of PBS stations. Go to for a list of stations that carry World, and if they don't carry World, tell them you want it! You can see a clip of this film by Rick Tejada-Flores on
Episcopal Cursillo of Oregon and SW Washington
Episcopal Cursillo of Oregon and SW Washington invites one and all to a Grand Ultreya and finger food Potluck gathering on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 2pm – 4:30pm. 

It will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, 805 SE Ellsworth Road, Vancouver, WA 98664.  Lots of singing, sharing, and connecting with friends old and new.  Find and join us on Facebook under Oregon Episcopal Cursillo, and sign-up for Cursillo email at .
Sunday schedule for greeters to welcome visitors and guests:

Aug 27: Chris Broderick

Thanks again for your participation. It's been going well so far and I think you will find it enjoyable to connect with newcomers. If you have any questions, just ask myself or Kathy Martin. If a conflict comes up and you have to change your schedule, please contact me via email.
Thank you,
Chris Broderick
Wednesday, August 23
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, August 24
Office Closed

Friday, August 25
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
6:00 p.m. NA

Saturday, August 26
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry - Youth

Sunday, August 27
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist Rite I ~ Chapel
10:30 a.m. The Holy Eucharist Rite II ~ Outdoor Service
11:30 a.m. Parish Picnic

Monday, August 28
Office Closed
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi at All Saints
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, August 29
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, August 30
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, August 31
12:00 p.m. EASA Program
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Parish Cycle of Prayer  
Rev. Laura & Rev. Tom Truby; Dale & Cynthia Van Ortwick, Robin Ramsdell; David & Michelle Waite, Christian, Liam; Judy Wallace; Ena Weick; Ardis Weir; Barbara White.

Special needs, immediate concerns  
Judy Clark; Bev Curtis; Steve Hiscoe; Richard Morris; Cindy Van Ortwick; Nancy Patrick; Rev. Liz Powers.
Ministry Schedule August 27, 2017
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost —Year A, Proper 16
8:00 a.m.
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant & Preacher
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon
Ardis Weir Worship Leader
Ardis Weir Intercessor
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Ministers
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts

10:30 a.m.
Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Laura C. Truby
Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Guest Organist & Guitarist Jerry Meter & Daniel Noland
Worship Leader Chris Broderick
Lectors Chris Broderick & Youth
Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Eucharistic Ministers Chris Broderick & Chuck Martin
Ushers Steve Heleba & Craig Gibson
Greeters Chris Broderick
Coffee Hour Hosts Pat Roach & Barbara White
Lessons Appointed for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost:
You can find all the readings  here:


   News from the Diocese . . .

SAFE Church

SAFE Church Trainings provides awareness in the areas of sexual conduct and sexual abuse issues for both employees and volunteers working within the congregations and organizations of the Diocese of Oregon.

We offer two different programs that have been developed by the Church Pension Group:

  • Safeguarding God’s Children
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment and Exploitation
September 30, St. John the Baptist, Portland 
October 21, St. Stephen's, Portland

How do I register for SAFE Church?

 Click here to go to the online registration. After you have made certain you have supplied all of the requested information, submit your registration by clicking on the “Submit” button. You should receive a response saying your registration has been submitted. You will not receive further confirmation.

Register Now for Convention
Registration is now open for all delegates, clergy, and visitors, and will be processed by Eventbrite. Click here to register.
September 30 is the deadline for registration.
More details, including hotel information, how to register as an exhibitor, and a brief proposed agenda are on our website.
Other Convention notes:
The deadline for proposing Resolutions of Policy is July 29.
The Rev. Nancy Gallagher is leading the Nominating Committee for the open diocesan positions. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, go to our Convention page for position descriptions and nomination forms.
Learn more about Convention.
View the Church Calendar here

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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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