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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

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
My husband, Tom, will be coming home from Mirabella, where he has been receiving rehabilitation therapies with skilled nursing care. I pick him up tomorrow, Friday morning, early in the day!!
He was hospitalized on December 7 at OHSU for 18 days, followed by 18 days at Mirabella. Thank you for all the many ways you have stood by us in this tender and uncertain time in our lives.
God is returning his mental acuity and physical strength, a process which will continue for some time. He hopes to be with us for my final Sunday, along with the rest of my family. By February, Tom is looking forward to returning to his church and resuming his work.
Gratefully and with joy,
Mother Laura
Crackin' Crab Feast
Tickets on sale now!
Saturday February 3, 2018.  Seating at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  $37.50 per person, internal senior discount $33.00. We are seeking some donated tickets so all parishioners can attend. Purchase a ticket for your loved one for Valentines Day, or to say thank you to someone whom you appreciate!

Purchase tickets here.

Volunteers to work as servers and kitchen help for the two seatings are gratefully asked to please contact Steve Dietrich at stevenrdieterich @ gmail (dot) com or after the 10:15 a.m. services in the Parish Hall.
All Parish Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Following the 10:15 a.m. Service there will be a parish potluck in Watson Hall followed by our annual meeting in which we elect new members of the vestry, review our budget, and share important reports highlighting 2017.
Godly Play
This Godly Play lesson of Epiphany led by Miriam Lain. The lesson includes the burning of Frankensen and Myrrh.

My son Charlie and I made a Galette des Rois for Epiphany. Three people had the lucky bean in their portion, received a crown and tidings of a prosperous new year ahead.

Laura Axon
All Saints will have one combined Farewell Service at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 28. A retirement reception for Mother Laura will  be held in the Parish Hall immediately after the service. Please join us as we bid farewell and wish Mother Laura all the best on her next chapter.
In Sympathy
Alicia Swindel passed away on Friday, January 5, 2017, at the age of 90.
A Memorial Service will take place in our Sanctuary on Saturday, January 20, at 3:00 p.m. with a reception following in Parish Hall.
May her soul rest in the everlasting peace of Christ in the place prepared for her.
~ Mother Laura
AFFLUENZA (not Influenza)

3-week video series: January 7, 14, and 21

An outbreak of Affluenza has been reported in your area.

Swollen Expectations, Hypercommercialism, Shopping Fever, a Rash of Bankruptcies, Fractured Families, Chronic Stress, Social Scars and Resource Exhaustion.

Four out of five doctors recommend seeing the PBS production AFFLUENZA for instant relief. Join us for this informative video during Adult Forum.

Affluenza is a fascinating look at one of the greatest social maladies of our tiome: overconsumption and materialism. Hosted by National Public Radio's Scott Simon, the program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities, and the environment.
Parish Profile Update

Bishop Michael Hanley has approved our 2018 All Saints Parish Profile! 

Special thanks to all who contributed to this process and especially for the leadership of Mary Earl, Laura Axon, Laurie McDowell, Chris McClave, Ardis Weir, Sonja Miller, Ruth Mumm and Jerry Meter.
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
Episcopal Cursillo of Oregon and SW Washington invites one and all to a Grand Ultreya Gathering on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 2pm – 3:30pm.  It will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, 805 SE Ellsworth Road, Vancouver, WA 98664.  Bring a friend, and a finger food to share.  Special music by ShepherdSong. Find and join us on Facebook under Oregon Episcopal Cursillo, and sign-up for Cursillo email at .  The next Cursillo Weekend for all adults will be held Thursday evening, May 31 – Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Oregon Christian Convention Center in Turner, outside Salem.
Thursday, January 11
11:00  a.m. Daughters of the King
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, January 12
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Saturday, January 13
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry 

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

Sunday, January 14
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
9:15 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:15 a.m. Godly Play
11:45 a.m. Chair Recovering  

12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes
4:00 p.m. Youth Group
5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Monday, January 15 -- Martin Luther King Day -- Office Closed
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, January 16
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Chair Recovering
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Vestry  Meeting

Wednesday, January 17
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, January 18
8:45 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Parish Cycle of Prayer  
Christopher & Mary Gay Broderick, Delaney, Mackenzie, Tally; Mary Cammann; Nancy Carr; David Champion; Kathy Chandler; Judy Clark; Marcia Clark; Pamala Clarke.

Special needs, immediate concerns  
Nancy Bateman; Brian Fitzgerald; Lorraine Herr; Jim, Mark and Ann Swindel; Tom Truby and Truby family; Waite family.

For the Repose of the Soul
Alicia Swindel.
Ministry Schedule January 14, 2018
The Second Sunday after the Epiphany—Year B
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Music Director & Organist Dr. James Denman
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Darek Jenkins
  Lectors Darek Jenkins; Laurie McDowell
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Ministers Darek Jenkins; Sonja Miller
Peter 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 Second Sunday after the Epiphany: You can find all the readings here:

Girardian Glossary of Terms (as defined by Abbot Andrew Marr, OSB in "Moving and Resting in God's Desire: a Theology of Peace")

  • Conflictual mimesis:  Imitating another person with whom one is in conflict over a mutually desired object. 
  • Body of Christ:  Image for the Church used by St. Paul (1Cor.12:12-31). Suggests unity-in-diversity among the members. Also suggests a collective participation in Christ.

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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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