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All Saints Episcopal Church

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

www.allsaintspdx.org

The Rev. Dr. Robert Williams, Interim Rector
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

 
Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
This Saturday, June 30th.  Join us!
The Families Belong Together rally in Portland (formerly a march but changed by the organizer to a rally) will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 30th, at the North Park blocks in the Pearl District. Those wishing to join Bishop Michael's call to attend the rally can meet in the All Saints parking lot at 10:00 am and take the 19 bus together at 10:15. It is $5.00 for an all day pass. Click here for further information on the rally. Rob McMonigal is coordinating our group and can be reached at (trebro @ gmail (dot) com)
Summer Adult Forum
 
Please join us for an informal Gospel-based conversation in the Guild Room continuing this Sunday July 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
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
Dear friends in Christ:
 
In the Diocese of Oregon we are far away from our southern border and yet, through the media and even at some of our local federal prisons, we are offered a view of what is happening to families and especially to children.
 
It is unsettling to see large detention centers, wire rooms and groups of children massed together.
 
It is troubling to hear of the separating of parents and children and it should outrage Christians of all denominations to know that this is done as a matter of public policy. 
 
Speaking out and acting in ways that make our views known to the government and to the world is, I believe, a Christian imperative. Please consider letting your voice be heard this day. Below I offer a few ideas and welcome yours as well. Our faith demands our action.
 
+Michael


(1) Call Members of Congress: Tell Congress to Stop Separating Families & Protect Family Unity: Click here to be connected to your 2 Senators and 1 Representative.
 
Here's an example of what to say: "I'm your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and [as a person of faith], I urge you to support policies that protect and unite immigrant and refugee families. The administration is detaining and prosecuting parents, and forcibly separating them from their children. I call on you to do everything in your power to stop family separation and reject anti-immigrant, anti-family legislation like H.R.4760, the Securing America’s Future Act; the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act; or any other proposal that violates the sanctity of family unity. These bills drastically cut legal immigration, eliminate green cards for family reunification, increase detention and deportation, reduce access to asylum, and put more children and asylum seekers in jail or return them to deadly situations. These bills do not offer a workable path to citizenship for Dreamers already living among us. Children and young people should not be used as bargaining chips to advance harmful immigration proposals. A closed-door, enforcement-only immigration policy is not the solution our nation needs. Congress should cut funding for ICE and CBP that fuels family separation. I value the sanctity of the family and believe Congress should act to bring families together, not keep them apart.”
 
(2) Plan a Neighbor-to-Neighbor Visit to Your In-District Member Offices: Your Members of Congress will be home from June 30th - July 8th - an important time to share the importance of protecting family unity. Establishing and nurturing relationships with your Senators and Representatives are crucial to enacting immigration policies that protect and affirm the rights of all people, and also to stopping proposals that would exacerbate family separation. Every Senator and Representative has an office – often multiple offices – in their home state. Use the Interfaith Immigration Coalition
Neighbor to Neighbor Toolkit to request meetings and put together a team. Here are some guidelines:
  • Get a team together: A team ideally includes faith leaders from different traditions, people whose lives have been directly impacted by the immigration system, people who volunteer or work teaching English, etc.
  • Learn about who represents your community in Congress: Go to www.house.gov and www.senate.gov to find out which Members of Congress represent you and your surrounding community.
  • Have a plan: Meet with the other participants to assign roles, including the facilitator, the personal story, specific points, and the “ask.”
  • Schedule a meeting: Call your Member's local office to request a meeting (local office numbers can be found on their websites). Make sure to tell them how many other faith leaders and community members would like to attend. If the member is unavailable, ask to meet with staff who work on immigration issues. You may have to send an email or fill out a form. Don’t be discouraged if you need to follow-up for a response.
  • Talking points and leave behinds: Click here for talking points as well as handouts to take to congressional meetings.
 
(3) Join and support Mass Mobilization Events:
 
(4) Amplify on Social Media: Don’t forget to share the same message with your Senators & Representatives on social meedia. Here are sample social media posts and graphics for public use. Use the hashtag #FamiliesBelongTogether #KeepFamiliesTogether and #ValueOurFamilies.
 
Here’s a sample post: Everyone knows that taking children away from their parents is wrong. #FamiliesBelongTogether and should never be separated. Trump and Congress have the power to stop the separation of families. Tell them to #EndFamilySeparation #KeepFamiliesTogether and to #ValueOurFamilies.
 
(5) Stay informed about immigration policies, procedures, and laws:
Interfaith Toolkit to End Family Separation and Keep Families Together provides background information and a helpful FAQ, statements from nationwide faith leaders, and more action points

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Joins Other Faith Leaders
in a Statement on Family Separation at Our Borders


Recently, the Administration announced that it will begin separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who enter the U.S. without previous authorization. As religious leaders representing diverse faith perspectives, united in our concern for the wellbeing of vulnerable migrants who cross our borders fleeing from danger and threats to their lives, we are deeply disappointed and pained to hear this news. 

We affirm the family as a foundational societal structure to support human community and understand the household as an estate blessed by God. The security of the family provides critical mental, physical and emotional support to the development and wellbeing of children. Our congregations and agencies serve many migrant families that have recently arrived in the United States. Leaving their communities is often the only option they have to provide safety for their children and protect them from harm. Tearing children away from parents who have made a dangerous journey to provide a safe and sufficient life for them is unnecessarily cruel and detrimental to the well-being of parents and children.  

As we continue to serve and love our neighbor, we pray for the children and families that will suffer due to this policy and urge the Administration to stop their policy of separating families.  

Take action, defend access to asylum!

((Click to TAKE ACTION))

Immigration Resources 

For information contact:
eppn@episcopalchurch.org

A broad spectrum of faith leaders, youth, advocates, and Oregonians who are gun owners and non-gun owners have come together to promote safety in our schools, our streets, and throughout our country. The coalition, Lift Every Voice, proposes two steps to make Oregon a safer place for all residents. The first is to ensure that semiautomatic weapons and large capacity magazines currently owned are registered by responsible gun owners. The second step is to prohibit the future proliferation of these weapons and magazines in Oregon.
 
Lift Every Voice filed Initiative 43 as a ballot initiative for the November 2018 election and needs 88,184 valid voter signatures to place the measure on the ballot. They have declared June 29 - July 1 a "Signature Sabbath Weekend" during which they hope to gather 120,000 signatures to turn in by the July 6 deadline.

Click here to take action.

 
Bishop Michael says:
As a member of
Bishops United Against Gun Violence, I am committed to taking steps – both personally and pastorally in my ministry as Bishop of the Diocese of Oregon – that seek to promote public safety and diminish gun violence. Those actions include participating in public liturgy such as March For Our Lives and supporting common sense gun safety measures. For this reason, I support Initiative Petition 43 and Lift Every Voice Oregon in their efforts to reduce the future sales and transfers of assault weapons and high capacity magazines in our state. I am thankful for the people of all faiths training to gather signatures to get IP 43 on the November ballot and encourage all who are willing and able to lend their support to this measure.
Register Now for Episcopal Summer Camp
There's still time to register for Episcopal Week at Suttle Lake Camp!
 
Campers who have completed grades 1 - 4 can sign up for Intro Summer Camp, July 23 - 26. Summer Camp for grades 3 - 12 is July 23 - 28.
 
Information about all the camp & retreat options available to us through our partnership with the Camp & Retreat Ministries of the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church is online at
GoCamping.org.
 
Visit the Camping Ministry website.
Thursday, June 28
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Friday, June 29
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies


Saturday, June 30
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry ~ Youth

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Anonymous Group


Sunday, July 1
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:15 a.m. Holy  Eucharist, Rite II
11:45 a.m. Building and Grounds Committee

5:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies 


Monday,  July 2 ~ Office Closed
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
7:00 p.m. Altar Guild Meeting
7:30 p.m. I Chuan


Tuesday, July 3 ~ Office Closed
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
6:30 p.m. AA


Wednesday, July 4 ~ Office Closed
3:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan


Thursday, July 5
8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Jacob Mathai, Lucas, Sana Mary; George & Gail McCowen; Laurie & Steven McDowell; Rob McMonigal; Kenneth & Bettie Meeker; Jerry Meter & Chuck Ford.
 
Special needs, immediate concerns
Marjorie Ashcraft; Chuck Kraft; Ruth Ouderkirk; Lucille Pierce; Jim Soland; Guy Van Ortwick.
Ministry Schedule July 1, 2018
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost —Year B
Rev. Dr. Robert Williams Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Dr. Robert Williams
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Music Director & Organist Dr. James Denman
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Jerry Meter
Jen Schafer; Mary Cammann Lectors Jerry Meter; Susan Hanks
Nancy Janecek Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Ministers Jerry Meter; Elijah Kilian
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Ejy Agum & Bill Habel
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Kathy Martin
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Geri Dash & Donna Woodruff
 
Lessons Appointed for The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost:

Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15; 2:23-24
Psalm 30
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Mark 5:21-43

You can find all the readings 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, 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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