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All Saints Episcopal Church
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.

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

The Rev. Laura C. Truby, Rector
The Rev. Mary Anne Gard, Assisting Priest
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
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.
August  30, 2015: Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost,
Proper 17, Year B

Monday, August 31
10:00 a.m.  Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m.  Tai Chi Practice

Tuesday, September 1
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, September 2
6:00 p.m. NAMI Multnomah
6:30 p.m. Whole Child Montessori

Thursday, September 3
7:00 p.m.  Portland Wheelman Touring Club

Friday, September 4
11:00 a.m.  Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

Saturday, September 5
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, August 30th:
10:00 am Rite II:
 Acolyte: Elijah Kilian, Emma Lain
Worship Leader: Noah Kilian
Lectors: Noah Kilian
Intercessor: Elijah Kilian
Eucharistic Ministers: Noah Kilian
Sara Zito

Ushers: Steve & Sue Hiscoe

Greeter: Kathy Martin
Coffee Hour: Laurie McDowell
Lessons Appointed for Pentecost 14, Proper 17b
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Psalm 45: 1-2, 7-10
Epistle:  James 1: 17-27
Gospel:  Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Special Needs & Concerns
Special needs and immediate 
concerns for Parishioners:

Chuck Bateman; Jim Titherington; Evelyn & Henry Meter; David Miller and Ben Miller; Shirley Busick; Joe & Linda Marlia.
Hot Meals
HUNGER DIDN'T TAKE A SUMMER VACATION. Contributions to Hot Meals have been down this summer, but attendance at every meal has remained high, usually over 90 guests. Please consider a generous donation to this ministry. The first and third Sundays are set aside for this special offering, but you may give it on any Sunday  if you designate it as such. Many thanks! - Deacon Kathleen
Safe Church Training

Safe Church Training Opportunities

Safeguarding God's Children

September 13th at 12:30 p.m., St. Paul's, Oregon City
October 17th at 8:00 a.m., Ascension, Portland
Has anyonefound a metal vase? We are missing it since our wedding on July 17th. 
It is about 6-7 inches tall, about 2-inches in diameter, bud-vase shape with a base, looks like brass, with dark and light bands around it. 
Sarah Bateman Ebers 
Parish Directory Photo Shoot Opportunity!  
After the 8:00 service and the 10:15 service, Jerry Meter will have his camera ready by the side of our Pipe Organ to take photos for those parishioners who missed the first time we took pictures for our directory and for new families and parishioners who have joined our congregation since the directory photos were taken.  Check in with Jerry after the services if you need to have your picture taken.

Submitted by Jerry Meter 
Chancel Choir
Chancel Choir Rehearsals Resume
Rehearsals resume on Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Cecelia Room on the lower level. New singers are welcome and encouraged to join us!
The St. Clare Daughters of the King® will be holding its first meeting after the summer break on Thursday, September 3, 2015. This meeting will be devoted to the induction of Kashi Massey into the Daughters of the King®.  We will gather at 11:00 a.m. for Holy Eucharist in the Our Savior Chapel. Rev. Mary Anne Gard will be installed as their new chaplain. All are welcome to attend this joyous occasion.
House Blessing

On Friday, September 4th at 4:00 PM Mother Laura will doing be a home and farm blessing for Ray Harris at his new address. Please update his address in your church directory to 19798 Redland Road, Oregon City, OR 97045 .
Women's Bible Study
Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study will resume meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 9:30 in the Parish Hall. Interested women are invited to bring their Bibles (any version) and join us each Tuesday morning as we begin our 9th year of meeting for fellowship and the study of God's word.  One of our themes this year will be connections between the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer.  See you there!
Pat ten Broeke

Effective September, Craig Gibson will begin serving as our Interim Junior Warden, inasmuch as Bill Henry cannot complete his term because of his upcoming move.  Craig was elected by the Vestry to do so until the next annual meeting.
Mother Laura
Parish Brochure Updated
To see our parish life highlights for the coming school year, please see our updated brochures or visit our website online.
Outreach Committee
Godly Play
Sunday School with Godly Play
Classes begin Sunday, September 13, followed by our annual Ice Cream Social in the Parish Hall.  
Ice Cream Social
This event will be open to the public as part of our participation in "Woodstock Gives Back".  We will be serving ice cream to the public outdoors, as we elicit charitable support for the Oregon Food Bank.
Mark your calendars!  All Saints has partnered with Oregon Food Bank to participate in the Woodstock Gives Back: Day of Giving event, happening on September 13.  This is a unique and exciting event with over 30 businesses and organizations participating.  Think street fair with a charity promotion angle. 

The event will begin at 10 am and conclude at 6 pm.  At this time streets will not be closed.  High school students will be guiding and handing out maps. If you are interested in helping All Saints/Oregon Food Bank out with this event, we could sure use you!  Contact Laurie McDowell or Micky Keiter with your ideas, times available, and questions.  Thanks!

Submitted by Laurie McDowell

Thanks for keeping your pledges
up to date during the summer months.  
Bills don't take a vacation!
Flower Fund
You may honor or commemorate the death of a loved one on the week of their passing by making a contribution to the Flower Fund for the closest Sunday.  This contribution could be made annually.  Special thanks to those who beautify our chapel and sanctuary with their ministry of flower arranging:  Joan Barnes, Nancy Carr, and Francine Titherington.
Memorial Fund

Our parish has a Memorial Fund which, combined with our Columbarium Fund, are used for improvements and beautification of the Chapel and Nave.  Memorial contributions can be sent to the Memorial Fund of All Saints Episcopal Church.  These are recorded in our Memorial Book for posterity by Susanne Bateman.  We appreciate the memorial gifts recently received in honor of Carolyn Kristy and Mary Williams.

"Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption, in order to combat [climatic] warming or at least the human causes which produce or aggravate it... Concentrated in the atmosphere, [greenhouse] gases do not allow the warmth of the sun’s rays reflected by the earth to be dispersed in space. The problem is aggravated by a model of development based on the intensive use of fossil fuels, which is at the heart of the worldwide energy system."                    

 Pope Francis


Featured FAQ's:  
Presiding Bishop-elect, Michael Curry 

On Being elected the African-American leader
of a largely white denomination:
"It'll be interesting to see what terms get used about me.  Let's wait and see."  He said the of Jefferts Schori as the first woman presiding bishop paved the way for him.  I was there when it happened and I remember just realizing it was an experience of the Holy Spirit for real.  And today I had that same feeling," he said, his voice growing softer.  I think that's a sign of our church growing more deeply in the spirit of God and the movement of God in our world.  It was like the day of Pentecost, when the spirit came down , people living in the spirit of God's love, of God's embrace, and we find ourselves growing more in the direction of God's dream."
Walking Tour

of Portland and Episcopal Church History
On Saturday October 17th there will be a leisurely walking tour in downtown Portland led by Katie Keller.  We will meet at Trinity Cathedral in the East parking lot at 10 a.m ,  ride the MAX line to Old Town and walk and talk our way through history. It will last about 1.5 hours and we will return to Trinity and possibly go inside for a few minutes.  
The tour will be limited to 20 participants.  If it fills and there is still interest, we will plan another one!  There is no charge but you will need to buy a MAX ticket for $2.50/ adults.
If you are interested, please add your name to the sign-up sheet located on the desk top in the front of the parish hall.
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