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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, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Mother Laura is on Vacation
Mother Laura is on vacation and will be out of town this coming Sunday. Rev. Liz Powers will serve as celebrant, and the Rev. Deacon Kathleen Borsch will preach on May 21.  For any pastoral emergencies, please contact Cris at the church office.
Mother Laura has a new email. Please check with Cris in the office for the address.
 opens very soon!
“What difference does it make if I go to church or not? What does liturgy have to do with life?” In the film, “With Burning Hearts”, Father Henri Nouwen shows us how the Eucharist is an intensely human event, revealing the deepest of human experience.
We will view this film in our Adult Forum at 9:30 this Sunday, and it will serve as an introduction to a study series on the life and work of Henri Nouwen. 

To close out the school year, the youth group will once again be participating in World Vision's "30-Hour Famine!" From 12:00pm on Friday, May 26th until 6:00pm on Saturday, May 27th we shall be abstaining from food in solidarity with the millions of children around the world who are hungry or malnourished.
Those who are able are encouraged to sponsor one of the youth taking part in the famine by making a donation. One good suggestion is to offer to donate $1 for every hour we'll go without food. 30 hours would mean just $30, and that's enough to feed, clothe, house, and educate a child in the developing world for an entire month, but any donation is appreciated!
If you would like to know any more about the famine, please direct inquiries to Noah Kilian, our youth ministries coordinator. Thank you!
Holy Baptism Opportunity
The celebration of the feast Day of Pentecost falls on Sunday, June 4th.  It is one of the ideal recommended times for Holy Baptism.  If you know of someone who may desire to have their child baptized, or be baptized themselves, please speak with Rev. Laura Truby.  Thank you.
Safe Church Training
Saturday, June 17, 2017
8:30 AM Safeguarding God's Children:
St. David of Wales, Portland
12:30 PM Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Harassment:
St. David of Wales, Portland

Eastmoreland Garage Sale on Saturday June 24:
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
In Gratitude ... 

Thank you to Lucille Pierce who is retiring from chairing the History Committee at All Saints. Lucille has hand-guided the research for our beautiful new altar and in the organization of our extensive archives. We are grateful for her tireless leadership, inspiration, and dedication to our parish through her service.
Ten Years of Service
Our special thanks to Pat Ten Broeke, who has faithfully served in the role of teacher and leader of the Tuesday Bible Study Group.  This weekly group has been blessed by the spirited leadership of this gifted teacher who had a career as a college professor.  This group has not only studied the Holy Scriptures, but has  offered prayers and sent cards to our entire parish in times of need.  We all thank you, Pat! 
Endowment Committee Update

The 2017 Endowment Committee consists of five members, who typically are elected for 5-year terms: Craig Gibson, Ken Meeker, Matt Johnston, Joan Barnes, and Ardis Weir. They have elected Craig Gibson to serve as their new chair. They also voted to direct interest on endowment monies toward replaying the diocese for the roof loan replacement.

~  May 27, 2017  ~
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary
Jen and Warren Schafer!
Thursday, May 18 ~ Mother Laura on Vacation 
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. American Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, May 19 ~ Mother Laura on Vacation 
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
5:00 p.m. Piano Recital
6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, May 20 ~ Mother Laura on Vacation 
ECW Spirituality Day
8:30  a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals

5:00 p.m. Supper Club
6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, May 21~ Mother Laura on Vacation 
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
10:15 a.m. Nursery Re-opens
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
3:00 p.m. Kenyon Prayer Group
4:00 p.m. Youth Group 

5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Monday, May 22~ Mother Laura on Vacation 
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
3:45 p.m. Suzuki Group Lessons
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, May 23
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
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 24
9:00 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, May 25
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Parish Cycle of Prayer
Ejy & Patience Agum, Amaka, Nonso, Chisom; Lisa Alan; Elizabeth Allen & Duane Kilian, Elijah, Miriam; Marjorie Ashcraft; Laura Axon; Ernie & Pauline Azevedo.
Special needs, immediate concerns
April Avants-Earl; Susanne Bateman; Nate Brooks; Sally Campbell; Ray Harris; Kilian Family; Jude Leahy; Sonja & David Miller; Sue Nunley; Tami Perkins; Greg Powers (brother of Rev. Liz); Bill Stewart; Michelle Waite.
Ministry Schedule May 21, 2017
Easter 6 —Year A
             8:00 a.m.                                                                                           10:15 a.m.
Rev. Liz Powers Celebrant Rev Liz Powers
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon & Preacher Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Dir. of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Jerry Meter
Deona DeLong, Mary Camman Lectors Jerry Meter, Nancy Carr
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Ministers Jerry Meter, Sonja Miller
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Mary Earl & Laurie McDowell
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Ena Weick
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Jude Leahy & Nancy Patrick
Lessons Appointed for the Sixth Sunday of Easter
You can find all the readings here:
When to call the Rector ...

You should call Mother Laura when:
  •  You would like a pastoral conversation or visit
  •  You are facing serious life challenges
  •  Someone wants to join the Church
  •  There is the birth of a child
  •  There is illness in the house
  •  There is a surgery scheduled
  •  When there is death in the home
  •  There is an engagement leading to marriage. 
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Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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