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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
Eternal Father, you gave to your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of him who is the Savior of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
New Year's Day Service!
10:00 a.m. The Holy Name, Rite II
~ One Service Only ~
Thank you to Joan Barnes, Nancy Carr, and the Altar Guild for their magnificent preparations for Christmas.
Stewardship 2016 Final Push!
It's the end of the year!
We need everyone to make the effort
to fulfill your financial pledges before the end of the year!!
Thank you to all who have been able to honor your financial gift to God.


Thank you to all who have generously made a commitment
to support our church!

2017 Pledge Drive Update:  73 cards have been received totaling $133,005. We still need to make every effort to meet the Vestry's adjusted 2017 Annual Pledge Goal of $145,000. If you haven't already, please submit your pledge today!

Every gift counts toward reaching our goal!
~ Sonja Miller & Amelia Brooks 
Your attention, please ...

Annual Meeting Reports are due to Church Office the first week in January to give Cris time to figure it all out! The Annual Meeting and Potluck is scheduled for January 22 at 11:45 a.m.  Thank you!

Adult Forum
ill continue on
January 8, 2017
Thank you to all who gave
Christmas Season Altar and Church Flowers:

Given by                                 in celebration/loving memory of:
Joan Barnes                                      Family
Blakeman / Cechini Family           Christmas
Chris & Mary Gay Broderick         Mackenzie, Delaney & Tally
Amelia & Nathan Brooks               Angelina Maria Brooks
Nancy Carr                                        Family & Friends
Bill & Jocelyn Cox                            Our Choir and Music Director                                                                                                 and our 55th Wedding Anniv.
Susan Hanks                                     Geraldine & Joseph Budlong,
                                                                   and Grandparents               
Steve & Sue Hiscoe                          Family & friends & those departed
Ron & Shirley Jones                        For thirty years of marriage
John & Micky Keiter                       Our family
Chuck Kraft                                       Shannon Kraft & Jackie Kraft
Chuck Martin                                    Meredith Martin
Christine McClave                            The music & voices of the All                                                                                                   Saints Choirs & Don McClave
Gail & George McCowen                 To the glory of God and in
                                                                    thanks for his many blessings
Laurie McDowell                              My church family
Steve & Laurie McDowell               Family & friends, here and departed
Bettie Meeker                                    My mother, Alberteen Ebner
Kenneth Meeker                               My parents, Philip & Iona Meeker
Lucille Pierce                                     Francis & Leonora Harris       
Liz Powers & Sam Robertson         Family who have passed
Diane & Collin Scott-Batchelder   Mom and grandma, Elizabeth                                                                                                   "Betty" Batchelder
Bill Steward                                        Jean Stewart
Mikki Wooldridge                             My sons, James and Steven
Opportunity for Holy Baptism

The first Sunday after the Epiphany, January 8,  is the Baptism of our lord and is one of the special designated times for the sacrament of Baptism. If you would like to learn more, please speak with Mother Laura. 

Confirmation Classes for Youth and Adults on Sundays,
January 15, 22 & 29 at 9:15 a.m.
Sign up sheet available in the Parish Hall.

Confirmation classes will be offered for those interested in exploring the possibility of being confirmed or received. They will take place on four Sundays in January from 9:15-10:00 in the Guild Room.  These classes are for any youth or adult in our parish who is ready to consider
 and explore making a "mature commitment" of faith. 

"Confirmation is appropriate for those of any age who are making a mature commitment for the first time," as the Bishop's Customary says.

"Reception is for those who have previously made a mature commitment in any other Christian church, regardless of the pedigree of the minister."

Reaffirmation is for those who want to renew their faith asking the Holy Spirit to direct and uphold them in the service of Christ and his kingdom.

The Bishop's Visitation is the special opportunity for confirmation, reception, and reaffirmation of one's faith with the laying on of hands. 
Bishop's Visitation

Our Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Michael J. Hanley, will be coming to All Saints for his annual visit on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The Bishop's Visitation is an opportunity for Baptism, Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation. Please speak with Kathy Martin or Mother Laura if you are interested. Confirmation classes can be provided.
  • Confirmation is for children who were baptized in the Episcopal Church or who came to this church with their families before making a "mature commitment."
  • Confirmation is also appropriate for those of any age who are making a mature commitment for the first time.
  • Reception is for those who have previously made a mature commitment in any other Christian church, regardless of the pedigree of the minister.
We hope to have our new altar dedicated by Bishop Michael, as well as to have him bless our new Meditation Garden during his time with us.
Crackin' Crab Feast
at All Saints Episcopal Church

Get your tickets now for the "Crackin Crab Feast!" at All Saints Episcopal Church, Saturday, Feb. 4th.

Two seatings are available: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the church hall on 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.

The annual event has been a huge hit for those who love crab and like to have a good time with family and friends, and tickets make for great holiday presents and stocking stuffers!

A bargain at $37.50, the meal comes with fresh crab, salad and bread. A cash bar is available as well, and children 6 and under eat free with a mac & cheese option. All proceeds support All Saints outreach ministries.

For tickets or more info, go to or call Nancy at 916-202-7132.

Thank you from Medical Teams International:

Dear All Saints Episcopal Church,

Thank you so much for your recent gift to Medical Teams International. We really appreciate your support of our Mobile Dental Program. Your gift is making a real difference to real people. So thank you for turning your compassion into action. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for being a blessing to those in need.

Warm Regards,

Emily and all at MTI
Check the Lost and Found for your forgotten item!
Mark Your Calendars with these Important Dates:

Confirmation Classes: Sundays, January 15, 22, 29
Annual Meeting & Parish Potluck: Sunday, January 22, 11:45 a.m.
Crackin' Crab Feast: February 4, 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.
Bishop's Visitation & Meeting with Vestry: February 19, 2017, 8:30
Calendar Updates?
Please remember to give any changes
or postponements of scheduled meetings
or events to Cris in the Church Office
( so that she can update
the calendar on a weekly basis.
Thank you!
Saturday, December 31
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals

Sunday, January 1 
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II (One Service Only)

Monday, January 2
Office Closed
7:00 p.m. Altar Guild
7:30 p.m. I Chuan with David Miller

Tuesday, January 3
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, January 4
10:00 a.m. Basket Weaving with Susan Hanks
7:00 p.m. I Chuan with David Miller
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Thursday, January 5
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Touring Club
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Parish Cycle of Prayer
Tami Perkins; Judith Perry; Mildred Petersen; Lucille Pierce; Liz Powers and Sam Robertson; Mark and Reta Price; Pat Roach; Elaine Rowzee.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Chuck Bateman; Jude Leahy and River Hogan; Jim Titherington.
Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule January 1, 2017:

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
CELEBRANT & PREACHER: The Rev. Laura C. Truby
DEACON: The Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch

USHERS: Ejy Agum & Earl Woodruff
GREETERS: Kathy Martin
COFFEE HOUR: Geri Dash & Donna Wodruff

News from the Diocese of Oregon
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 a.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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