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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

Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession 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.
This Sunday, October 22, at 9:30 a.m. in the Guild Room, the Adult Forum will continue a 12-week study featuring the videotape series "The Religions of the World." Narrated by actor Ben Kingsley, it presents an overview of Buddhism, Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Islam.

Each film in the series features experts on and adherents to the faith being presented.

This series can help us find greater understanding and mutual respect for the beliefs of our neighbors and coworkers. You can drop in on the class on any given Sunday. No preparation needed! Please join us.

Oct. 22 – Catholicism & Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Part 1
Oct. 29 – Catholicism, Part 2
Nov. 5 – Protestantism, Part 1
Nov. 12 – Protestantism, Part 2
Nov. 19 – Islam, Part 1
Nov. 26 – Islam, Part 2

~ Dn. Kathleen
The Book Nook Open House:
The Mustard Seed will host an open house following the 10:15 service on October 22nd. 
Don't miss this opportunity to see our new Book Nook.  This a new addition to our Mustard Seed Thrift Shop.  New and used books.  Best prices in town!

The Shawl Ministry will meet this Sunday, October 22, at 11:45 a.m.

All experienced and beginners welcome. Please join us!
  • Sunday, October 29 - 4:00 p.m. - Annual Halloween Concert with Dr. Jim Denman at All Saints, followed by Halloween party.
  • Saturday November 4 - Fall Clean-up Day from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Sunday, November 5 - All Saints Feast Day Celebration with Holy Baptism followed by Parish Brunch at 11:45 a.m.
We celebrated Mother Laura's 5th Anniversary at All Saints.
There were smiles all around and plenty of cake! 

Thank you, Mother Laura, for all you give to us!
The Over the Hill Gang, a men's breakfast fellowship group, has been going for well over 30 years at All Saints! Originally, they met at church and enjoyed making their own breakfast, but now gather monthly at Beez Holgate Station on the third Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

Historically, they assisted the Junior Warden a lot with needed repairs, changing  lightbulbs, and other handyman tasks. A sharp group, they continue to share their lives, stories, knowledge, experience, concerns and friendship.   Bill Stewart continues as their leader.
Our Engagement with The Homeless Crisis

Last Tuesday night Chris Broderick hosted an hour-long televised town hall discussion at PSU on Portland's homeless crisis (what is being done, what needs to be done) with community leaders, neighborhood groups, homeless advocates and others.
A crowd of 300 people were in attendance, split between neighborhood folks who are frustrated with homeless camps, homeless advocates, shelter and social service providers and government folks. 

Chris wrote, "I learned a lot about what the city and county and various nonprofits are doing to provide more shelter space and transitional housing for our homeless population." 

It will be televised this Sunday on KATU Channel 2 for their public affairs program from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

We are proud of Chris's leadership here.  Chris is a member of our Vestry.

Mother Laura
In Sympathy
The mother of Rebecca Taylor, former member Eleanor Hart, passed away in Salem on October 13, at the age of 90.
Eleanor and her husband Donald, who died 12 years ago, were members of the All Saints choir.  Eleanor took part in guild activities and raised her three daughters in our parish.
A Memorial Service will take place in Our Savior Chapel on Friday, November 10, at 11:00 a.m. with a reception following in Parish Hall.
May her soul rest in the everlasting peace of Christ in the place prepared for her.
Mother Laura
Join a Supper Club Group! 
Come to the Kick-off Potluck on Wednesday November 1st at 6 p.m.
This is a wonderful opportunity for you to become better acquainted with others in our church family. A group of six to 10 people gather to share a meal throughout the year. Groups choose to meet in homes, restaurants, parks, and/or at the church. Some groups include children, some are adult-only, some play games--a lot of variety and fun!
The groups stay together for a year, then begin anew with a new group. Some groups choose to stay together beyond that and become what we call a Social Club. 
At the Kick-off Potluck on Wednesday, November 1, 6pm, we'll announce the groups, give you more info on Supper Clubs in general, and share a great meal together! 
If you'd like to join a group, and we hope you do, please fill out the contact info form found on the table by the entry to the Parish Hall. Give the filled out form to Laurie McDowell, Kathy Martin, or Cris in the office.

Convention of the Diocese of Oregon
October 27 – 28, 2017
Salem Convention Center

Our keynote speaker will be the Right Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, former Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. She will speak Friday afternoon, and registered visitors are welcome to attend.

The Proposed Agenda 2017 is now available.

Registration is now open for all delegates, clergy, and visitors, and will be processed by Eventbrite. Click here to register.

Sunday, October 29th at 4:00 p.m.
Join us Sunday, October 29th for Halloween fun for the whole family! We'll begin at 4:00pm with a spooky organ concert featuring the work of Music Director Jim Denman alongside several talented members of our church family, and immediately following the concert there will be a Halloween party in the Parish Hall, with snacks, candy, games, and more! Everyone is invited, and costumes are welcome - see you there!
It's time to put All Saint's grounds to bed for the winter!  We have lots of jobs for all energy levels and talents!  We need your help on:


10:00 AM - NOON

If you have pruning saws, lopers, rakes, shovels and brooms and could bring them, it would be appreciated.  

For more information call Judy Clark 605-670-8141.     THANK YOU!
Worship Leader, Eucharistic Minister or Eucharistic Visitor

Anyone interested in the possibility of becoming a Worship Leader, Eucharistic Minister or Eucharistic Visitor, please speak with Mother Laura. She will be contacting the Bishop's Office to obtain new licenses for these positions.  
Thank you.

The Nominations Committee of 2017 is beginning its work of discernment.  It consists of Chris McClave, Ken Meeker, and Judy Heverly.  Please contact any of them if interested in learning more about what it means to serve on the Vestry, the Endowment Committee, or Nominations. You could also speak with anyone currently on the Vestry.

A good fit is sought for each of the following positions:  four positions on the Vestry, one for two years, and the rest for the standard 3 years. Two positions are open to serve on Nominations for 2018.  If you are asked, please prayerfully consider if serving in that capacity is right for you and God's call. 

Thank you.  Mother Laura

Thanks to Steve Hiscoe at PSU,

the Deacon's desk has been found!

Thank you.
Come, lend a hand with a fun, needed project!

Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fridays, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tools will be supplied but staple guns are welcome so that more than one person can staple at a time. Just show up or call Mary at 503-964-3242 or email

Thank you,
Mary Earl
Want to join the fight against toothache and gum disease?

We still need two more volunteers to help once a month with our Dental Van Ministry on either the first or third Thursday of each month. Volunteers greet and check-in the patients; no experience required!

Other volunteers will always be present to provide orientation and assistance. 

Please contact Dn. Kathleen if you have questions. (503) 568-9420

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
This Saturday, 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.

New Books of Common Prayer
The new Books of Common Prayer have arrived and are on display in the Parish Hall and in the Narthex.  Any parishioner who would like the opportunity to donate toward each book in memory of a loved one or dedicated to someone, now can do so. You can place the completed forms in the collection basket on Sunday, drop in the Church Office, or give them to me.  
The suggested donation per book is $15. A special memorial sticker will be made and put in the front of each BCP that are given in someone’s honor.  The Feast of All Saints is Sunday, November 5th, is a great time to honor your loved ones with a memorial BCP. That is our deadline for replacing the older and worn BCP’s in the Sanctuary with the new ones.  

When you see Bev Curtis, please thank her for making it possible to start this now almost completed project.  Thank you also goes out to the Vestry for making this project become a reality. 

Jerry Meter
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
Thursday, October 19
8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang

11:30 a.m. Nominations Committee
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, September October 20
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook 
12:00 p.m. Chair Recovering
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, October 21
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry - Youth

5:00 p.m. Girl Scout Event
6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Sunday, October 22
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
9:15 a.m. Family Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum in the Guild Room
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II - Youth
11:45 a.m. Shawl Ministry
11:45 a.m. Book Nook Grand Opening

5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Monday, October 23
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, October 24
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
11:30 a.m. Chair Recovering
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, October 25
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, October 26
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer  
Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick; John Herr; Laurie Herr; Craig & Judy Heverly; Jim Hinman & Mary Taylor; Steve & Sue Hiscoe; Dean & Rosie Hostetter; Isaac Hudson.

Special needs, immediate concerns  
Susanne Bateman; Nicole Budlong; Glo & Pam Davies; Chuck Martin; Sonja Miller; Belinda Nissen; Nancy Patrick.
Ministry Schedule October 22, 2017
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost —Year A, Proper 24
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Preacher & Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Music Dir. & Organist Dr. James Denman
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Miriam Lain
Jen Schafer & Mary Camman Lectors Youth
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Ministers Miriam Lain & Chuck Bateman
Peter Muiruri Ushers Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Youth & Chris Broderick
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Pat Roach & Barbara White
Lessons Appointed for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

You can find all the readings here:

Girardian Glossary of Terms (as defined by Abbot Andrew Marr, OSB in "Moving and Resting in God's Desire: a Theology of Peace")

  • Idol:  Anyone or anything, other than God, who becomes the primary organizing principle of one's life. In mimetic rivalry, a rival can become an idol.
  • Peace: An absence of conflict to begin with, but, in its fullness, an active cooperation of people with one another to create a society of mutual nurturing.
  • Mimetic Triangle: A triangle formed by two persons desiring the same object and whatever they both desire. Two men pursuing the same woman in conflict with each other form a mimetic triangle.


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