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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
Christ be with me, Christ within me
Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort,
 and restore me.
Words: Ce­cil F. Al­ex­an­der, 1889.
Adult Class on Celtic Spirituality

Mother Laura's class finishes this Sunday, November 22 at 9:15 a.m. in the Guild Room, encompassing the chapter on "A World Made Whole".
Celtic Cross
Ancient & Modern Celtic Blessings
May the grace of the Lord Jesus sanctify us and
     keep us from evil;
may he drive far from us all hurtful things,
and purify both our souls and bodies;
may he bind us to himself by the bond of love,
and may his peace abound in our hearts.
--Gregorian Sacramentary, sixth century
The Shawl Ministry meets on the fourth Sunday of each month.  All are welcome - you do not need to know how to knit or crochet. We will teach you but we also need distribution and organization helpers. Contact Mary Earl at or call (503)964-3242.
Hot Meals Update
We are looking for donations of small turkeys for the Thanksgiving Dinner and d
onations of hams for the Christmas Dinner.
Nancy Patrick
The Children of All Saints
invite EVERYONE to an AdventFest

November 29
Following the 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Holy E

Making wreaths, an intergenerational activity!

Kids' ornament crafts & 
angel ornaments
for the Holgate House Tree.
We will also put up the tree in the Parish Hall.
Advent Soup Supper Series
December 2, 9,and 16
6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall

Praying our Visions:
Story, Gender, and Icons of the Theotokos

Over the course of three Wednesdays, we will come face to face with four different depictions of Christ's mother, side by side with the hymns and poetry which shape how we 'read' these images.  This class will be a little bit theology, a little bit gender theory, a little bit story, and an inroad into ways of praying with the "visual metaphors" of the Christian tradition.  Taught by Dr. Maria Gwyn McDowell, a member of Trinity Cathedral and scholar of gender, ethics and Eastern Christian traditions.

Soup supper sign-up sheets will be out this Sunday.
Attention All Program Chairs & Staff!

Please consider and submit your budget requests for 2016 to Sonja Miller, Finance Chair, no later than Sunday, December 6, 2015. The budget setting process will take place on Tuesday, December 8.

We are writing this column so that the people of All Saints can better know the gifts we have among us in our senior members.
We begin with the stories of Dr. Warren and Jen Schafer.
Born in a small town in Colorado, Warren was the son of a farmer and a school teacher.  The year was 1919.  Warren's father died when he was just nine years old.  He and his two brothers were farmed out to relatives. At this young age he was expected to earn his keep by farming and herding cattle. In spite of being moved from one family to another during his childhood, he managed to graduate from high school in 1937. From there he joined the navy. It was in the service that he got his medical experience that led to dentistry. After leaving the navy, he graduated from college and then went to dental school here. He later set up a practice in Oregon City.

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ECW met Wednesday and we were treated to a presentation by Beverly Klock. She is a local "Renaissance woman" who writes prose, poetry, books, journals and showed us how to do the same. It was a lovely evening. We had a reported an income of $761.65 as proceeds from the Book/Pie Fair. Thank you to the Mustard Seed for providing the books, and thanks to the ever-so-many All Saints' members, families, and friends who worked to make it all possible. We had additional proceeds from the sale of home made jams and more. We will meet next in January 2016.

Canvas Pledge Sheet 2016
The Latest!
88 pledges $144,884.  Help us close the gap for 2016.   Our goal is 100 pledges and $159,000.  Thank you to all who have pledged!  
Amelia Brooks
Three motions passed at the September and October Vestry meetings are as follows:

1) Our Junior Warden will be obtaining quotes to make the side walk safety repairs on both 40th and 41st. A maximum of $2,500 was authorized, with funding coming as a capital improvement from the annual Endowment Fund potential distribution. (Note: a contract has been issued for $1,200)

2) Ken Meeker was elected to the Endowment Committee to fill the unexpired term of Ken Rupp, who has resigned.

3) The Vestry adopted a No Trespassing Policy. The policy is on file in the office. In summary, the policy states that we do not allow anyone to sleep or camp on our property. We will complete an agreement with the City that gives them authority to  help with trespass matters. For our members and guests, the policy adopts an “observe and call” strategy involving church leaders and the police emergency and non-emergency numbers. Other details involve the ushers, Wardens and Clergy.
Pick up your photo directory supplemental sheet this Sunday
or stop by the church office during the week.  
We have 14 additional individuals and families added.  

A big thank you to Jerry Meter for going the extra mile 
and doing this beautiful job for us!
Kathy Martin     
William Temple House is a valuable community resource affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Their beautiful building in northwest Portland houses a food pantry, children's clothing closet, and counseling and pastoral services. The also operate a thrift store nearby. You can contribute to William Temple House this Sunday in the special offering basket, as well as bring donations of grocery items and new children's clothing. Remember, this would be a good way to help a family during the holidays!
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Crackin' Crab Feast

The CRABS are coming!!
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.
Thursday, November 19
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
7:00 p.m. Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Friday, November 20
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop

Saturday, November 21
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals - Hats & Scarves distributed
7:00 p.m. NA

Sunday, November 22
YOUTH SUNDAY/Christ the King
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
11:45 a.m. Building & Grounds
9:15 a.m. Family Choir
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:45 a.m. Shawl Ministry

Monday, November 23
10:00 a.m.  Tai Chi Instruction
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
3:00 p.m. Yelena Hansen's Retirement Party
6:00 p.m. Girl Scout Daisy Group
7:30 p.m. Body Back, Fit4Mom

Tuesday, November 24
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
12:30 p.m. Nominations Comm.
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:00 p.m. Worship Comm.
6:30 p.m. AA
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving Day - Office Closed

Friday, November 27
6:30 p.m. NA

Saturday, November 28
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals -Youth
7:00 p.m. NA

November 22, 2015, Last Sunday of Pentecost
Christ the King

Proper 29, Year B

Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, November 22nd:
8:00 a.m. Rite I: 
Worship Leader: Ardis Weir
Lectors: Nancy Janacek, Jen Schafer
Intercessor: Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
10:15 a.m. Rite II:
Worship Leader:
Larry Chalew-Fuller
Lectors: Ben Lain, Simon Lain
Intercessor: Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Eucharistic Ministers: Larry Chalew-Fuller, Sara Zito
Chuck Martin, Kathy Martin
Acolytes:Elijah Kilian, Geoff Sasser, Emma Lain

Ushers: Steve Heleba, Nancy Patrick
Greeter: Youth
Coffee Hour: Pat Roach, Barbara White
Lessons Appointed for
Last Sunday of Pentecost 26, Proper 29:

2 Samuel 23: 1-7
Psalm 132:1-13, (14-19)
Revelation 1:4b-8
John 18:33-37


"God's passion --what God is passionate about -- is 'the world.' We as humans are spoken of as the crown of creation. But that does not mean that we are apart from creation, like lords reigning over creation. Rather, the Bible calls us to participate in God's passion -- and God's passion is the whole of creation. The world -- not just human beings -- matters to the God of the Bible."  

Marcus J. Borg
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.
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