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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

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Up With People, Jr. Summer Camp that has been filling the parish with song and dance these past two weeks is coming to a close. The show is tomorrow, Friday July 28th, at 2:30pm. The show runs about 25 minutes, and all are welcome to attend!
After much thought and hard work, our fence around the front lawn will be a reality!   Cornerstone Fencing Company will start on our fence project today.
The Vestry voted and overwhelmingly agreed to the design proposal and the funding
expenditure.  Cornerstone has assured us that they can get the job done before August 27, in time for our All Parish Picnic. 
We will have an aluminum three-rail fence system that surrounds the entire front lawn. Each panel will be 6 feet wide and 4 feet high.  The posts will measure 2 ½” x 2 ½” and the pickets will measure ¾”  x  ¾”. This will ensure the strength of the fence to keep our little ones safe, both our children and the children of the Homestead preschool. The height of the fence will be slightly over 4'--approximately 51"-- because we would like a 3" gap between the ground and the bottom railing.  There will be two steel gates:  one 4’ and one 16’.  These gates will have an arched scroll design.
Representatives from Cornerstone will come to All Saints early next week to begin collecting data on the exact location and measurement of the perimeter of the fence and gates.  Posts will soon follow.  The panels should arrive at Cornerstone within two weeks--sometime during the end of the first week of August.  The panels will be installed shortly thereafter.
The fence is being paid for from four sources:  Homestead Preschool, the Gruggen Fund, the Memorial Fund, and the Endowment Fund.
A lot of time and energy went into making this project happen and I’d like to thank the fence committee members, the executive committee, the finance committee, the endowment committee, and the Vestry for their consideration and idea-contributions.

~ Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
All Saints is saying farewell to two of our beloved families: 
Nathan, Amelia, and Sondre Brooks are moving down to Pittsburg, California.
Corey, Andrea, Liora, and Langston Banfield are moving across the country to Nashville, TN.

We feel sorrow in your leaving, yet we rejoice with you in anticipation of this new chapter of your life. We will miss your love and support, yet we know you will add much to the lives of those who will be your new church family, as you have added much to our lives.

A reception is planned for this Sunday, July 30, at 11:45 a.m.
From Patricia Kugler's son, Mike ...

Vestry Openings

We regret that we must say farewell this month to two of our valued Vestry members who are moving away:  Amelia Brooks and Corey Banfield.  We thank them for serving in this important leadership capacity. 

By vote between annual meetings, members of the Vestry are able to secure replacements when vacancies arise.  We will be looking for two new persons to fill out the remaining time left for the Class of 2017 and the Class of 2019. 

If you might be interested in learning more about what it means to serve on the Vestry, please speak to Mother Laura, one of the Officers, or a member of the Vestry.  They are pictured in the glass case in the entryway (Narthex).  Please let one of us know if you would like to be considered for this position.

Thank you,

Mother Laura

Nancy Patrick is recovering well from back surgery at Providence Hospital on Glisan. Cards and calls are welcome at this address:

Nancy Patrick 
c/o Portland Providence Medical Center
Room 832
4805 NE Glisan
Portland, OR  97213


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Steve Hiscoe is recovering at home from a successful knee replacement surgery.


Most people are current on their Financial Pledges. We appreciate it so much, especially during the summer months! Thank you!


Our end-of-summer Outdoor Service is planned for Sunday, August 27 at 10:15 a.m. Seating provided on pavement.

The All Parish Picnic will start after the service

One service only. 

Several people asked for the name of Abbott Andrew Marr's excellent book that I have been quoting, so let me share it here in case others want it as well. Our friend, Andrew, is a monk of St. Gregory's Abbey in Three Rivers, Michigan, a Benedictine monastery in the Episcopal Church.  I am using this for my daily devotional time and finding it readable and richly instructive on the practice of Christian spirituality using the Gospel and insights of Rene Girard.  I commend it to you. 
~ Mother Laura

Moving and Resting in God's Desire:  A Spirituality of Peace
by Andrew Marr, OSB
St. Gregory's Abbey Press

All Saints Service/Companion Animal Policy
Service Animals are allowed in the Parish Hall and Sanctuary of All Saints. No person shall be asked to leave because of his/her service animal unless that person and/or animal are threatening.
Staff are not allowed to request any documentation for the dog, require that the dog demonstrate its task, or inquire about the nature of the person's disability. All are welcome. Thank you.
This coming Sunday, July 30, will be the final Sunday the Kenyan Prayer Group will be meeting in our Parish Hall. They will be moving to another location to continue forming their congregation. Our prayers go with Pastor Isaac Kangara in his new venture. 

With summer upon us, Deacon Kathleen and the Prayer Shawl Ministry reach out to you with a few requests.

While you enjoy your summer adventures, please remember the less fortunate. Any donations of toothpaste, dental floss, toothbrushes, socks, and toiletries that you are able to collect may be given to Deacon Kathleen or any member of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.
Thank you for your generosity.
Sunday schedule for greeters to welcome visitors and guests:

Aug 6: Laurie McDowell
Aug. 13: Elizabeth Allen
Aug. 20: Deb Miller
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
Thursday, July 27
8:00 a.m. Up with People, Jr. Summer Camp
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang

Friday, July 28
8:00 a.m. Up with People Jr. Summer Camp
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
2:30 p.m. Up with People, Jr. Performance in Parish Hall
6:00 p.m. NA

Saturday, July 29
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed

Sunday, July 30
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist: Rite I
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist Rite II
3:00 p.m. Kenyan Prayer Group in Parish Hall (last meeting)

Monday, July 31
8:30 a.m. Cook First Summer Camp
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi at All Saints
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, August 1
8:30 a.m. Cook First Summer Camp
9:00 Staff Meeting
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, August 2
8:30 a.m. Cook First Summer Camp
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, August 3
8:30 a.m. Cook First Summer Camp
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Touring Club

Parish Cycle of Prayer  
Laurie & Steven McDowell; Ken & Bettie Meeker; Jerry Meter & Chuck Ford; David & Sonja Miller, Ali; Deb Miller, Silvia; Michael & Megan Morasko, Mason; Richard Morris.

Special needs, immediate concerns  
Judy Clark; Jim Denman; Steve Hiscoe; Richard Morris; Cindy Van Ortwick; Nancy Patrick; Dawn Phillips; Earl Woodruff and family.

Repose of the Soul
Sally Campbell; Patricia Kugler.
Ministry Schedule July 30, 2017
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost —Year A, Proper 12
             8:00 a.m.                                                                                           10:15 a.m.
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Preacher Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Dir. of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Mary Earl
Deona DeLong; Jen Schafer Lectors Mary Earl; Laurie McDowell
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Ministers Mary Earl; Kathy Martin
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Steve & Sue Hiscoe
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters  
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Deb Miller & Laurie McDowell
Lessons Appointed for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost:
You can find all the readings  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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