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All Saints Episcopal Church

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

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

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Fr. Bob's surgery went really well and he is recovering comfortably at home. Thank you for your continued prayers. 

Fr. Bob plans on returning this Sunday, September 16th! 
Naming and Claiming our Ministries Workshop
Are you interested in finding your niche in the Church?
Exploring the many ways of serving God?
Being Christ's hands and feet in the world?

In baptism, we receive the Holy Spirit and gifts for ministry. We also promise to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being. This is part of our baptismal covenant. This concept is called "4th Day" in Cursillo, "Monday Morning Ministry," and more. 

The Diocesan workshop, "Naming and Claiming Your Ministry," is designed to help you explore these concepts. What did we agree to when we were baptized? What does it mean to continue our faith in our daily life and work? 

Many of you engage in providing ministry as you move about your week, working and caring for others. This is an opportunity to explore your gifts and to more fully recognize opportunities to carry out God's work and to become even more intentional in your daily life and work ministries.

Make plans to attend this workshop from the Diocesan Commission on Ministry - Committee for Baptismal Ministry Development. Our very own Sonja Miller will be a speaker!
September 15, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

All Saints Episcopal Church

4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202


Adult Forum

Please join us for an informal Gospel-based conversation in the Guild Room continuing this Sunday September 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Bible Study Needs YOU!

Tuesday Morning Bible Study is NOW open to everyone, women AND men!

Join us as we explore A Journey Through Acts on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with social time and treats afterwards. Our first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you!
Air Conditioning in the Guild Room!
Hooray and a big thank-you to Chuck Ford (with Jerry Meter’s assistance) for installing the air conditioner in the Guild Room!  For those of us who sat through meetings in the Guild Room on those 90-plus degree days this past summer, we are pleased to know the space won’t be quite so sweltering during the next heat wave!

This is a permanent installation, my friends, so please read the directions on the unit before you use it.  Basically, to use it, you will need to open the window and turn the machine on, then close the window and turn it off when you are done.
~ Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
 A Great Big Thanks to:
Mary Earl                                           
Chris Broderick

Michelle & David Waite                       
Sonja & David Miller

Rachel Blackman                               
Chuck & Susanne Bateman

Chuck & Kathy Martin                         
Kiley Cronen & friend from Homestead

for turning out after a last minute plea to get All Saints ready for the Woodstock Festival and the Ministries Council.  The grounds look nicely trimmed and weeded now.  We made a good impression on our community! 
~Judy Clark,  Jr. Warden
As you may have heard, our search for a new rector has been successful. Thank you so much for your prayers, patience, and support as we went through the process. A new chapter in the All Saints story will soon begin and we owe many thanks to our church family, Mtr Laura, and Fr Bob as we begin this exciting next step.
Although we can’t divulge any pertinent information till mid-September, I can tell you that this call was unanimously agreed to by our Vestry. Details have been worked out, the Diocese is thrilled with our choice, and in a just a few short weeks, we will be introducing our new rector.
Thank you, one and all!
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
Music is a joyous way for people to offer praise to God and to remember the truth that they have just sung. At All Saints’, music is valued as intrinsic to our parish life. We are blessed to be able to give back a portion of that gift through our several ministries. Here’s a few ways to revel in the gift of music and share your time and talent in the parish family:
Chancel Choir – rehearses Thursdays, 7:30­–9:00pm and sings the 10:15am service most Sundays. We are always able to welcome new talent to this vital (and fun!) ensemble. Jim Denman directs.
Family Choir – rehearses Sundays following the main service and sings the 10:15am service on the 4th Sunday of each month. Parents and children can join together in song and celebration! A loving and learning experience for all. Belinda Nissen directs.
Fourth Sunday Ensemble – come all guitarists, string, wind, and brass players to our instrumental ensemble that joins the family choir on the 4th Sunday of each month. Warmup read-through rehearsals precede the service.
Join the growing musical life of All Saints! Please talk with Jim or Belinda following today’s service, or give a call to the Parish Office and leave your name and number.

The Shawl Ministry
will be meeting
on Sunday, September 23,
at 11:45 a.m. 
Please join us!
Do you want to know how to use your gifts in service to others?
Do you want to get more actively involved in Parish life?
Plan on attending the All Saints Ministry Fair on Sunday, September 30.
Learn about the many ministries at All Saints.  You’ll discover:
  • What makes our Parish tick,
  • What exciting opportunities are waiting for you, and
  • How your time and talents can be part of this amazing community!
You can make a difference—See you there!
It’s the Great All Saints Pasta Feed!
Please join us for the Great All Saint’s Pasta Feed on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
All Saints Episcopal Church will be hosting a Pasta Get Together for us and for all friends and folks who share our building – Homestead PreSchool, Johnson Creek Watershed, Portland Wheelmen, The Rhododendron Society, The Scouts, and all the other groups who are part of the All Saints Family.
Please join us for an evening of fun, food, festivities and live music!  Suggested donation $10, $8.50 for seniors and students. Purchase your tickets here!
Coffee Hour Needs Your Help!
Many thanks to our retired coffee hour coordinator, Donna Woodruff.  After many years making sure we enjoyed hot coffee and sweets every Sunday, Donna is ready to move on to other ministries. 

ECW is looking for a new person to continue this fine ministry.  Please ask the coffee hour hosts behind the counter how you can get involved. You can be the new coordinator—lots of great helpers willing to train you and/or you can be a coffee hour host along with a partner.  You generally serve one Sunday a month.  This is a great way to get to know folks!

Speaking from experience, I find it a most pleasant task.  I host every fifth Sunday along with Deb Miller after the 10:15 service.  There is a bit of set up before the service, such as making sure there is enough coffee made and the sweets are ready to display—about 9:45 to 10:00 am.  Deb and I then attend the service and after the Eucharist, we head back into the kitchen to set everything out.  I can tell you it is a pleasure to visit with folks as they come through the line after the service!

There’s a bit of clean up to be done after the coffee hour, but it is minimal and does not take long.  A bit of stacking dishes and running the dishwasher, a bit of wiping down counters and tables, and a bit of rinsing out the coffee pots.
Join us, won’t you?

Laurie McDowell


A word from your deacon ...

We are gratefully accepting small hygiene products and other useful items year-round.
Currently we especially need shaving cream and razors. Please drop these off with Dn. Kathleen.  Feel free to ask me about current needs!

Thank you.
~ Dn. Kathleen
Check out this week's games at
Children's Bulletins by clicking 

This week's secret code for ages 3-6 is CD2908
This week's secret code for ages 7-12 is SE2351

* And find the Children's Bulletin in the basket
at the back of the Sanctuary every Sunday.
Thursday, September 13
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, September 14
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nool
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, September 15
9:30 a.m. Parenting Class
10:00 A.m. Naming & Claiming our Ministries
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry

5:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, September 16
8:00 a.m. Holy  Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:15 a.m. Godly Play 
12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes
4:00 p.m. Youth Group 

5:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Monday,  September 17
6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts - Tara & Susan
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, September 18
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 Meeting

Wednesday, September 19
7:00 p.m. I Chuan
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Thursday, September 20

8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
3:30 p.m. Girl Scout Meeting: Craigmiles
6:30 p.m. Girl Scout Meeting: Davis
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Craig & Judy Heverly; Jim Hinman & Mary Taylor; Steve & Sue Hiscoe; Dean & Rosie Hostetter; Isaac Hudson; Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel & Bill Habel.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Marjorie Ashcraft; Bishop Michael Curry; Bev Curtis; Dn. George Goold, retired; Steve Heleba; Jan Jaspers; Marjorie Lindquist; Belinda Nissen; Tanya ten Broeke; Guy Van Ortwick; Willie & Echo Wayman (friends of Susan Hanks); Fr. Bob Williams; Kip (Mikki Wooldridge's grandson-in-law).

Repose of the Soul
Loie Nissen.
Ministry Schedule September 16, 2018
The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost —Year B
Rev. Dr. Robert Williams Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Dr. Robert Williams
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Dir. of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Miriam Lain
Nancy Janecek; Mary Cammann Lectors Miriam Lain; Nancy Carr
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Minister Sonja Miller
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Mary Earl; Laurie McDowell
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Laurie McDowell; Barbara White
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Jude Leahy; Nancy Patrick
Lessons Appointed for The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 116:1-8
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38

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!

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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