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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. Mary Anne Gard, Assisting Priest
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Celtic Cross
Holy and Eternal God,
your Son Jesus Christ has taught us
to learn from the simple trust of children;
give us pure hearts and steadfast faith
to worship you in spirit and in truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

New Zealand Prayer Book
All Saints will host a Believe Out Loud training this coming Saturday, January 16th from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Cost for the training is $25.00 and includes materials and lunch. Please contact the church office or Kathy Martin at 503-236-3895 if you will be able to attend.
The Episcopal Church Welcomes You!  We've all seen the signs - a statement that everyone is welcome in our parish communities.  But for too long, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) have not believed that the welcome extended to them.
Believe Out Loud is a transdenominational brand that's being established as an identifier for people and churches that are willing to be vocal about their inclusive beliefs.
Hello Church Family,

With the Crackin' Crab Feast fast approaching, we want to have a little fun and promote the event.  Can you wear dungeness-crab orange in some way this Sunday, the 17th?  Also, if you haven't bought your tickets yet, this Sunday would be a good time to do that.  You can purchase tickets on All Saints' website, as well.
Laurie McDowell
Crackin' Crab Feast

Get ready for a CRACKIN' good time in January! Save the date, Saturday, January 23rd.
Two seatings: 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Order your tickets now!
ECW (Episcopal Church Women) will meet on Wednesday January 20, at 7:00 p.m. Our presenter will be parish member Katie Keller, who will share our recent walking tour of downtown Portland. She knows surprising histories and quirks of Portland beginnings and more.
Senior Warden Appreciation Sunday
Chuck Martin will be honored on Sunday, January 24,
following the 10:15 service. Cards are welcome! - Mother Laura
Last week's e-news had an incorrect link to his document. We apologize for the error.

This sermon by Chuck Martin, Senior Warden, on the refugee situation, was presented last Sunday as an area of potential ministry.  "Could any one church make a difference?  I think so. Remember that darkness is dispelled with even the smallest amount of light."  For the full text, click here:

http://Refugee Sermon by Chuck Martin

Save the Date!
Our Annual Meeting is slated for Sunday,
January 31st, following the 10:15 a.m. service.

A potluck lunch will be shared, to be enjoyed by all.

Committee leaders, if you have not submitted your report to
Irene Weldon at the church office please do so this week.

Thank you!
Mother Laura
Posting of Nominees
The Nominating Committee proposes for election the following nominees at our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 31st, in keeping with notices required by our bylaws:
For the Vestry: Jacob Mathai, Class of 2017 (to fill the unexpired term of Bill Henry). Judy Clark, Laurie McDowell and Ruth Mumm for the Class of 2019. Sara Zito as Clerk of the Vestry.
For the Endowment Committee: Joan Barnes for the Class of 2020.
As Delegate to Convention: Deona DeLong
For the Nominating Committee: Rachel Blakeman. (Two more needed)
Looking Ahead
Sunday, January 31, 11:45 a.m.
Parish Potluck and Annual Meeting
Wednesday, February 3, 5:00 p.m.
Pajama Service & Hot Chocolate
Sunday, February 7, 4:00 p.m.
Choral Evensong with our Chancel Choir
February 9, 5:00 p.m.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
February 10, 12 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Ash Wednesday Services
Saturday, February 13, 2:00 p.m.
Death Matters: Tea and Sympathy,
    led by Rev. Mary Anne Gard
Sunday, February 24
Chuck Martin Appreciation Sunday

Sunday School Needs You on the second and third Sundays from 10:15-11:05.

Please contact Laura Axon at 503-775-6998 with your interest.
You are invited to an inter-generational pajama service
on February 3, 2016 at 5 p.m. in the Chapel.
Following the Service will be popcorn, hot chocolate
and a simple craft project.

Tuesday, February 9th
5:00 - 7:00pm
Family:  $13.00
Adults:  $6.00
Children under 12:  $3.00

Pancakes, Ham, Applesauce, and Beverages
Ash Wednesday Services

12:00 p.m. Service in the Chapel with imposition of ashes.
7:00 p.m. Service of Holy Eucharist with the imposition of ashes and Chancel Choir.
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Bill & Heather Dash, Connor, Ryan; Deona DeLong, Quinn Spielman, Vaughn Spielman; James Denman & Tamara Still, Alex Denman-Still; Mary Earl; Sarah & Michael Ebers, Emily Springer, Aidan Springer.

Special needs, immediate concerns: 
Nancy Patrick; Rebekah Borsch; Jeanne McDowell; Ambrosia; Bettie Meeker.
Thursday, January 14
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, January 15
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

Saturday, January 16
10:00 a.m. Believe Out Loud training
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals 

7:00 p.m. NA
7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Wedding Reception

Sunday, January 17
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I

10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:45 a.m. Parish Life Committee
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

Monday, January 18
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
6:00 p.m. Girl Scout Daisy Group

Tuesday, January 19
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study

5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Vestry

Wednesday, January 20

1:00 p.m. Parish LIfe
7:00 p.m. ECW

Thursday, January 21
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
5:00 p.m. CFC
7:00 p.m. Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, January 17th:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Worship Leader:
 Ardis Weir
Jacob Mathai, Mary Camman
Intercessor: Ardis Weir
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Worship Leader:
Mary Earl

Lectors: Mary Earl Laurie McDowell
Intercessor: Belinda Nissen

Eucharistic Ministers: Mary Earl, Kathy Martin
Acolytes: Elijah Kilian, Noah Kilian, Geoff Sasser

Ushers:Mary Earl, Laurie McDowell
Greeters: Barbara White
Coffee Hour: Jude Leahy, Nancy Patrick
Lessons Appointed for the
Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C

Isaiah 62:1-5
Psalm 36:1-5
1 Corinthians 12:1-10
John 2:1-11

So teach us to number our days, that we may present to you a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)
When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son!  Then he said to the disciple, Behold your mother!  And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.  (John 19:25-27)

The Bible tells us, health care professionals urge us, estate planners remind us, and our families need us, to prepare for “a good death.”  A good death must be addressed on many levels. 
Please join us for all of our Lenten DEATH MATTERS activities this year, to prepare yourself for a good death, as Christ modeled for us.  These sessions are appropriate for adults of all ages.

Saturday, February 13, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Tea & Sympathy - In a friendly, safe and confidential space, we will talk about death. This is not an information session, bereavement support, nor grief counseling session. It's only purpose is to talk about death without expectations. It's only requirement is that you respectfully listen to the sharing of others. Tea and cake will be served. Directed by Rev. Mary Anne Gard, Hospice and Hospital Chaplain.

Soup Supper Series, Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30
Memorial Wall at All Saints, Ardis Weir
Columbarium at All Saints, Pamala Clarke

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It is important to attend all of the 3 following Wednesday classes*. Each builds on the other. 
Presenter: Gretchen Brauer-Rieke, RN, MSN

*Soup Supper Series, Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30
Class #1
Let's Talk about Death - or not?
Death in the U.S. today – how it has changed, why our culture is so death-avoidant, consequences of avoidance when coming to the end of our own lives.

*Soup Supper Series, Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30
Class #2
Steps to Creating an Advance Plan End of Life
Going through the handout and describing each step, less emphasis on documentation because that will be the next class, more emphasis on the importance of discussing our wishes with loved ones and health care providers.

*Soup Supper Series, Wednesday March 9, at 6:30
Class #3
Documenting our Wishes in Oregon
Specific instructions for Oregon Advance Directive and POLST, including more information on the major decisions that the forms ask about (specifically tube feedings, life support, and CPR).

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Soup Supper Series, Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30
(Facilitated by Rev. Mary Anne Gard)
Exploring Burial of the Dead Liturgy in the BCP

Dyings an important event, she said.  You cant rehearse for it.  All you can do is try to prepare yourself and others.  You can try to do it right.” (Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety
SAFE Church 2016
The following SAFE Church trainings have been scheduled for 2016:
Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers
Saturday, February 27, 1:00-5:00 – St. Matthew, Portland
Saturday, March 5, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard

Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith
Saturday, February 27, 8:30-12:30– St. Matthew, Portland
Saturday, March 12, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard

Safeguarding God’s Children
Saturday, February 27, 1:00-5:00 – St. James, Tigard
To register on-line registration click here:
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.

Office Hours:
Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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.
“Seeing ourselves as separate entities, rather than as connected parts of a larger whole, reduces the search for purpose to a preoccupation with how well our self is doing compared with others. As a result, the unhealthy obsession with appearance and status known as ‘affluenza’ has become a major contributor to emotional distress.
“To promote the recovery of our world and the healing of our communities, while also living lives that are rich and satisfying, we need to embody a larger story of who and what we are.”  
Joanna Macy
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